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

Court hears hacksaw, shears and jerry can missing from home at which cat allegedly stolen and decapitated as accused wins bail

Gold Coast Bulletin Meagan Weymes  April 16, 2015

A HACKSAW, shears and a jerry can went missing from the home where a cat was allegedly stolen and later decapitated, a court has been told.
The new details emerged yesterday as accused cat killer Jordan Christie applied for bail during a committal hearing at the Southport Magistrates Court.
Police allege Christie stole a cat from an address in Surfers Paradise then decapitated it, leaving the carcass on rival Lewis Hallam’s doorstep in June last year.

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Cairns killings: Demolition of home where children died delayed

Brisbane Times Cameron Atfield April 16, 2015

The Cairns house in which eight children were allegedly murdered in December will remain standing until at least June, when the mother of seven of those children again faces court.
Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, 37, faces eight murder charges over the deaths of three of her daughters, aged two, 11 and 12, four of her sons, aged five, six, eight and nine, and her 14-year-old niece.

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Australian Academy of Science – Nominations for the 2016 honorific awards for scientific excellence are now open

Honorific Awards

Most honorific awards are open to any scientist normally resident in Australia. Nominations may be made by anyone in the scientific community, with the exception of the Macfarlane Burnet or the Matthew Flinders Medals and Lectures for which nominations may only be made by Academy Fellows.

Criteria and nomination forms are available under each individual award.  Awards are available for a range of disciplines including chemistry, physics, human genetics, and women in science, and include early and mid-career awards.

View the full-list of awards

 

Update, house fire, Brymaroo (Dalby)

QPS News 14 April 2015

Police have located human remains within a property at Brymaroo that was destroyed by fire last night.

Police and emergency services were called to the Jondaryan Nungil Road home at around 9pm.

A woman was unaccounted for, believed to be within the home.

Forensic officers are currently at the home investigating the cause of the fire. At this stage, it is not believed to be suspicious.

Investigations are continuing.

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Authorities search for woman after house fire near Toowoomba

ABC News 14 April 2015

A woman is missing after an overnight house fire at Brymaroo near Toowoomba on Queensland’s Darling Downs.  Police forensic officers from Brisbane are on their way to examine the scene to determine if anyone was inside and the cause of the fire.

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Firefighters to search Queensland farm house for remains of missing woman

Update: Murder charge, Townsville

QPS News 13 April 2015

Townsville detectives investigating the suspicious disappearance of a 48-year-old Condon woman have this afternoon charged a 47-year-old man with murder.

Read more:  http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2015/04/13/update-murder-charge-townsville-2/

House fire, Southport

QPS News 13 April 2015

Police are investigating a house fire that damaged a vacant premises at Southport in the early hours of this morning.

Around 1.35am today a security officer performing patrols in the area noticed smoke coming from the Lather Street building and contacted emergency services.

The fire was extinguished, and police are investigating the cause.

Investigations are continuing.

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