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

Stafford calls for release of confidential report

Queensland Times Damian Bathersby 13 April 2014

GRAHAM Stafford spent 15 years in jail for a crime he has always maintained he did not commit.

But it appears he has no right to know why the police, and now Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, have decided not to continue pursuing him over the 1991 murder of Ipswich schoolgirl Leanne Holland.  Mr Stafford, 52, has called on Mr Bleijie to release the report that has led to the decision, believing it will provide answers to the baffling saga.

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Real-life CSI tech trumps television gadgets

Sydney Morning Herald Bennett Ring 8 April 2014

Developed by the CSIRO over seven years, the laser-scanning technology was initially intended for a different purpose.  However,  the  Zebedee is being used  to recreate crime and accident scenes with an incredible degree of accuracy.

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Two die in fiery Brisbane truck crash

Sydney Morning Herald 12 April 2014

Two men have died after their trucks burst into flames during a crash in Brisbane’s northeast.  The two trucks collided on Port Drive at Lytton shortly after 8pm (AEST) on Friday and were engulfed in flames immediately, police say.  The two male drivers died at the scene.  One of the trailers from the truck blocked a train track, suspending all rail traffic for several hours.

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Truck on fire after serious crash

Two killed in truck crash inferno

Soft justice for some hard cases Robyn Ironside 14 April 2014

HALF the violent offenders who face court in Queensland escape any sort of jail sentence.

Figures obtained by The Courier-Mail from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General show of the 19,055 people convicted of grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning bodily harm in the past five years, 9702 (50.9 per cent) walked free from court.

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Hunt for son was `flawed’

Townsville Bulletin Christie Anderson 12 April 2014

THE family of missing hitchhiker Tony Jones who disappeared 31 years ago, have slammed the police investigation as flawed and criticised detectives for keeping them in the dark.  The last confirmed sighting of Mr Jones, 20, who disappeared while hitchhiking between Townsville and Mount Isa, was at a phonebox in Townsville on November 3, 1982.

The family will also be asking the State Coroner to continue with an inquiry.

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New lead in headless torso mystery?

Brisbane Times 12 April 2014

A skull found in forestry near Tin Can Bay on Thursday could belong to the unidentified victim in the Cedar Pocket torso mystery.  The grisly find was yesterday confirmed by police to be human remains, with The Gympie Times reporting a skull was discovered by forestry workers.

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Skull found in the forest

Could Tin Can Bay remains be Gympie torso’s missing head?

Young man on trial for attempted murder after torching ex-girlfriend’s Coomera home as she and a male friend slept

Gold Coast Bulletin Leah Fineran April 11, 2014

A MAN who allegedly torched his ex-girlfriend’s Gold Coast house as she and a friend slept has been committed to stand trial for attempted murder.
Kyle Tasman Tubb, 22, yesterday conceded to being committed to the Supreme Court in Brisbane on a future date.
He entered no plea on charges including two counts of attempted murder, arson, burglary and unlawful use of a car.

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Abduction alert: Bushland and dams included in frantic search

Bundaberg News Mail Emily Prain

Mystery shrouds the disappearance of a three-year-old girl from Childers, with police holding grave concerns her safety.
Forensic teams have fingerprinted the home and vehicles parked on the property, with several streets surrounding the area of Ridgeway St cordoned off.

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ABC News Update 11 April

Cowan lodges appeal against conviction for Morcombe murder

ABC News 9 April 2014

Lawyers for Brett Peter Cowan have lodged an appeal against his conviction for the murder of Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.

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Man fronts court over rape, murder of French student Sophie Collombet

ABC News 9 April 2014

A 25-year-old man has appeared in a Brisbane court charged with the rape and murder of French student Sophie Collombet.

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