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Qld BABY BOY: Baby found cut in half in Cairns driveway - 1996

Discussion in 'Australia: Cold Cases' started by MarlyWings, May 6, 2016.

  1. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    11 minutes ago

    POLICE have launched a cold case investigation into the murder of a baby boy found cut in half on a Cairns driveway 20 years ago.

    Latest DNA analysis is behind a fresh breakthrough in the unsolved killing of the newborn in a high-profile case that shocked a nation.

    “It’s a profoundly disturbing case,” said Northern Region Crime Co-ordinator Detective Inspector Geoff Marsh said yesterday.

    “It is two decades since the tragic death of that young child. But police have not given up hope of finding a resolution and bringing the culprits to justice.”

    Residents in suburban Cairns discovered the infant’s death when they saw a dog chewing on the upper half of the baby’s torso in their front yard in May 1996.

    “There has been a remarkable leap of technology in DNA analysis ... We are delving deeper.’’

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  2. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    This was an horrific case!!

    Excellent news re the "remarkable leap of technology in DNA analysis"

    Hopefully that will help solve some other cold cases as well.
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Agreed! !!
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