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

Remains found in missing Queensland man Kurt Kempton’s car

Brisbane Times AAP 1 February 2016

Police have found human remains in the car of a Queensland man who vanished more than five months ago.

Kurt Kempton’s car was found near Gladstone on Friday night and on Monday police confirmed remains had been found inside.

The 26-year-old was last seen driving a grey ute in the Boyne Valley, south of Mackay on September 11.

View at source:  http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/remains-found-in-missing-queensland-man-kurt-kemptons-car-20160131-gmiegl

Explosives, manual found in suburban home

Townsville Bulletin Charlie Peel 1 February 2016

A QUIET Rupertswood street became a major crime scene after police found explosives and a bomb-making manual on Saturday night.    Explosives experts were at the Brosnan St property yesterday investigating the find to determine if any crime had been committed.  Police found glassware and chemicals suspected to be used in the manufacture of explosives and possibly drugs.

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Death investigation, Yandaran (Bundaberg)

QPS News 30 January 2016

Around 6.15am yesterday, fishermen discovered the body of a man in Mullet Creek and alerted police.

Subsequent enquiries have confirmed the deceased to be a 64-year-old Bucca man and police are investigating to determine the cause of his death.

Read more:  http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2016/01/30/death-investigation-yandaran-bundaberg/

Queensland fire death a homicide: police

News.com.au AAP January 28, 2016

The death of a Queensland man in a Darling Downs house fire last week is being treated as a homicide.
Police confirmed on Thursday the death of 45-year-old Dalby resident Mark Wilkes, after his Edward Street home went up in flames last week, is suspicious.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/police-say-queensland-fire-was-a-homicide/news-story/e4e32d696285cb4a8df352fda2ffbd46

Shooting incident, Logan District

Qld Police Media 27 January 2016

Police are investigating an incident in which a man was shot overnight.
Around 1.20am, a man presented himself to the Logan Hospital with what is believed to be a gunshot wound to his lower back.
The 33-year-old is expected to undergo surgery today and his injuries are not considered to be life threatening.
Initial investigations have led police to a vehicle that was located at an address on Atkinson Street in Slacks Creek.
The vehicle is being examined and investigations are continuing.

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Post mortem results indicate fire death was suspicious

The Chronicle 25 January 2016

THE results of a post mortem examination of a man found dead after a house fire at Dalby have prompted police to consider the fire as suspicious.

Detective Superintendent Brian Swan of the Southern Police region confirmed police were now treating the death of Dalby father-of-three Mark Wilkes as suspicious.

“As a result of our examination of the scene, and as a result of the post mortem examination, we’re treating the death of the 45-year-old male as suspicious,” he said.

http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/mystery-around-fatal-dalby-fire/2909148/

A cold case to answer

Courier Mail Weekend Matthew Condon 23-24 January pp 12-15

Exactly what happened to Brisbane mother Barbara McCulkin and her two daughters 42 years ago?

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