Category Archives: Physical evidence

Criminal evidence (inc. adhesive tape, rope, soil, trace evidence, fibres, textiles, dyes, poisons, fertilisers) in relation to homicide, suicide, sexual assault, break & enter, hit & run etc.
Includes explosives, IEDs (Improvised explosive devices) oil spills and comparisons, physical evidence examination

Police investigate suspicious fire on Nerang business overnight

Gold Coast Bulletin May 26, 2016

HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars damage has been done inside Bike Sales Qld in the industrial area of Nerang after it was found engulfed in flames overnight.
Firefighters spent all night extinguishing the blaze and are still on scene this morning clearing the property.
Police are investigating the cause of the suspicious fire in a Lawrence Dr building about 11.15pm last night.

Read more: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/police-investigate-suspicious-fire-on-nerang-business-overnight/news-story/fd3b74cfde58ec21adb8cb0af2708dec

Brisbane Times article: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/nerang-motorbike-shop-fire-owner-held-at-gunpoint-cops-say-20160526-gp4e5g.html

Egyptian blue delivers fingerprint boost to modern forensic science

ABC News Nicolas Perpitch 25 May 2016

An ancient Egyptian pigment can help forensic investigators identify fingerprints on difficult surfaces, new research has revealed.
Researchers from Perth’s Curtin University and the US brought together art and science to make the discovery.
Their work showed Egyptian blue, the earliest known synthetic pigment, can double as a luminescent dusting powder that reveals print marks on patterned coatings, such as polymer currency notes, and highly reflective materials.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-25/ancient-egyptian-blue-pigment-can-help-identify-fingerprints/7442698

 

Acacia Ridge house fire leaves woman in critical condition

Brisbane Times 25 May 2016

A woman believed to be in her 60s is fighting for her life in hospital with severe burns to most of her body after a fire in Brisbane’s south.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/acacia-ridge-house-fire-leaves-woman-in-critical-condition-20160524-gp31gg.html

Tyson Taylor found guilty of murdering Brisbane referee Tony McGrath

ABC News 24 May 2016

Tyson John Taylor has been found guilty of both murder and attempted murder of Brisbane rugby league referee Tony McGrath.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-24/tyson-taylor-guilty-of-tony-mcgrath-murder/7437552

 

Human remains found on Laidley West property, near Brisbane, yet to be identified

ABC News Matt Watson 24 May 2016

Police investigating the disappearance of a 44-year-old man have discovered human remains on a property, west of Brisbane.  The body was found in a lantana thicket on Saturday on a 31-acre property at Laidley West. Police were yet to confirm the identity of the remains, believed to be Darrell Simon who was reported missing in November 2014.

Read more:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-24/human-remains-found-on-laidley-west-property-near-brisbane/7441546

Mobile lab to detect Hanford chemical vapors being tested

Tri-City Herald (Washington State) Annette Cary 22 May 2016

RJ Lee Group has developed a commercially available mobile laboratory, equipping a van with scientific instrumentation. A mass spectrometer in the van can detect chemicals that quickly evaporate into the air, even if they make up just a few parts per trillion of a sample.  The mobile lab offers three potential benefits — real-time analysis, detailed chemical analysis and low detection limit.

The mobile laboratory can detect three-quarters of the 59 chemicals the DOE contractor believes are of potential concern and can identify them in near real time in the field rather than requiring samples to be collected and shipped off to a lab for analysis.

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Jury in trial of Tyson Taylor accused of killing rugby league referee Tony McGrath to consider verdict

Courier Mail Thomas Chamberlin 23 May 2016

A JURY is expected to retire today to consider their verdict in the trial of the man accused of the murder of a rugby league referee who was executed in the garage of his Brisbane home.

Tyson Taylor, 41, has pleaded not guilty to shooting Tony McGrath at his Woolloongabba home in May 2013 after he ­allegedly botched an attempt to poison him, and kill him in a house fire in October 2012.

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