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BREAKING NEWS: Australia's crime, missing, unidentified and other crime news links *NO DISCUSSION*

Discussion in 'Australia: Crimes & Trials' started by Kimster, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This is a no discussion thread to list any crime and missing news for Australia. If you want to discuss any of these headlines, please feel free to start a discussion thread!

    :cheers:
     
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    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Skeletal remains found at a bush camp in Western Australia's Kimberley region have been identified as Brisbane man Brian Pedder.

    The remains were discovered near Coconut Wells, 20km north of Broome, on October 11.

    Police are trying to piece together Mr Pedder's movements after he flew into Broome on December 1 last year and was last seen at the Broome Beach Resort on December 24, 2014, when he was aged 46.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.


    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...ins-identified-as-qld-man#p4Jbt05fjHIkBMuo.99
     
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    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Skeletal remains found at a bush camp north of Broome in Western Australia have been identified as those of a Brisbane man who went missing last Christmas Eve.

    West Australian detectives identified the remains as Brian Pedder, who was aged 46 when he vanished.

    The remains were discovered on October 11, at a camp near Coconut Wells, about 20km north of Broome.


    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...ssing-since-christmas-eve#AOdHRUWPEF1Spl3j.99
     
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    SYDNEY RIVER — Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating following the discovery of a man's body in Sydney harbour Monday morning.


    "We are currently investigating human remains found in Sydney harbour on the Westmount side," said Cape Breton Regional Police Staff Sgt. Phillip Ross. "The body was located close to shore."

    As of late Monday night, the remains had not yet been identified. Foul play is not suspected.

    Earlier in the day, police asked for help locating missing Breton Ability Centre resident Arthur Wells, 71, of Sydney River. He was last seen Sunday evening around 9:30 p.m. Ross could not say if the body found was that of the missing man.

    "I can't confirm that at this time," he said. "It's still being investigated by the (identification) section and the major crime unit."

    http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/...e-4353104/Mans-body-found-in-Sydney-harbour/1
     
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    Nine News Australia ‏@9NewsAUS 28s28 seconds ago

    Families of two missing Perth men hold grave fears, as Mexican authorities begin DNA test on two bodies found in burnt out van. #9News
     
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    NEW SOUTH WALES:

    Police say they've identified a man whose remains were found wrapped


    Mr Sabine, who would now be 85, was last seen with his wife Leigh Ann Sabine in February 1997. Sabine emigrated from New Zealand to Beddau in South Wales in the late 90s, died from cancer in October, aged 74. The couple emigrated to New Zealand in the 1960s but returned to Wales, leaving their four children in the care of welfare services in New Zealand. The one person who could believe that she might have killed her husband was her own son, Steve, who claims that Leigh abandoned him - and his siblings - in New Zealand, where they became wards of the state while she and her husband lived as they pleased. Neighbour Violet Scott, 75, said: "It is a complete mystery but I can not believe the body has been there for all these years". Gazette Standard http://gazettestandard.com/2015/12/13/police-say-theyve-identified-a-man-whose-remains-were-found/
     
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    Mexican officials have confirmed that two bodies found in a bunt-out camper van in north-western Sinaloa state last month are those of Australian surfers Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman.

    The two 33-year-olds were last seen alive on the night of 20 November in the town of Topolobampo.

    They were planning to travel to the city of Guadalajara when they disappeared.

    Mexican police have arrested three men in connection with their murder.

    Police officials said the three confessed to killing the two surfers when they fought back during an attempted robbery.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35101793
     
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    Police operation underway
    A police operation is underway at the Opera House.



    Police confirmed the operation but no further information is available.

    Police are clearing people from the area and some ferry services have been cancelled.

    A statement from NSW Police indicated an operation is also underway in Manly, with reports suggesting a number of officers are also present at Manly
     
  13. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Sydney Opera House: Police say iconic landmark cordoned off as 'precautionary measure'

    Updated about 3 hours ago Thu 14 Jan 2016, 5:07pm

    New South Wales Police say they conducted an operation at Sydney Opera House and at Manly this afternoon as a "precautionary measure".

    Officers had carried out searches in response to information on social media, but nothing was found.

    "Following information on social media, police conducted an operation in the vicinity of the Opera House and Manly as a precautionary measure," said police in a statement.

    "That police operation has now concluded."

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-...ydney-opera-house/7089126?WT.ac=statenews_nsw
     
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    A forensic technique developed by a Queensland researcher is being used to identify the remains of American soldiers from the Korean War, speeding up the rate of identification and returning the fallen to their families.

    University of Queensland forensic anthropologist Carl Stephan, who also is creating Australia's first skeleton library, developed the chest radiograph comparison analysis technique during a five-year fellowship at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Hawaii from 2008-2013.

    Much more at link! http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-...-carl-stephan-pioneers-identification/7334668
     
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    Queensland
    August 22, 2016

    DPP: Claims of cover-up as rape charges against youth worker dropped after girl in care, 14, died
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...d/news-story/81bc7356f06f77642b78e73014efa872

    A 14-YEAR-OLD “high-needs” girl who was repeatedly raped while in a residential foster care home is at the centre of a political storm after claims the shocking abuse was “conveniently covered up” after she died.

    The Director of Public Prosecutions dropped the case after her death despite DNA evidence that found the odds of her attacker being innocent were “100 billion to one”.

    Family and Community Services Minister Brad Hazzard last night described the move as “beyond disturbing” and ordered the DPP, headed by Lloyd Babb SC, to “review the evidence” so it can restart proceedings to “ensure justice prevails”.
     
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    A man charged with murdering Melbourne mother Karen Rae may have suffered a heart attack in recent days as authorities searched for her remains.

    Tony John Smith, 49 , appeared briefly in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Sunday charged with murdering Ms Rae on April 15 last year.

    The mother disappeared from her Frankston North home on that day and hasn't been seen since.

    Human remains found in bushland next to the Frankston Freeway on Saturday are yet to be identified.

    But it's believed they belong to the mother who was 48 when she vanished.

    Crews searched the bushland area on Friday and returned on Saturday.

    A lawyer acting for Smith on Sunday told the magistrates court the Langwarrin man had spent the past two nights in the Royal Melbourne Hospital being treated for a heart condition.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/bre...d/news-story/c1f25e774d2d5d4cc34f2242c8082a35
     
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