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

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Human remains found at a property in Brisbane’s north last month have been confirmed as belonging to a man who went missing in 1986.

    The remains, clothing and a ring and gold watch were found in a disused septic tank by a plumber at the back of a North Street, Brighton special education facility during routine maintenance on November 29.

    Police today said they had been matched to Wayne James Youngkin, who previously lived at the address and disappeared when he was aged 29.

    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...-who-went-missing-in-1986#XArxq2ZZl0b6YSXo.99
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  2. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    This had to be scary!


    Boy, 4, grabbed by stranger in Kings Park

    Police are appealing for help to identify a man who tried to snatch a child from Kings Park on Tuesday.

    A four-year-old boy was playing near family at Synergy Park on May Drive in Kings Park when a stranger picked him up and started to walk away.

    The alleged abductor put the child down after being challenged by an adult who witnessed the incident and walked towards an access road where several vehicles were parked.

    The wanted man, who was believed to be aged in his 30s, has fair skin, is about 177cms tall with a slim build and short light brown hair.

    He was wearing a blue loose fitting polo T-shirt, baggy knee-length shorts and a white baseball cap.
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    A former child migrant, sent from Wales to an Australian orphanage, has told a child abuse inquiry how it was a "feast of kids" for paedophiles working there.

    Giving evidence, the anonymous 72-year-old said Brother Lawrence Murphy took him in to his bedroom twice, forcing him to perform sex acts.

    If I had told anyone, I would have been belted or got the strap, he said.

    Castledare orphanage near Perth, run by the Christian Brothers order, was like "a legal paedophile ring", he said.

    The witness told the inquiry: "If someone did it in the public eye, he'd go to court, he'd get sentenced and he'd serve time.

    "If he'd got a habit on, if you're a Christian Brother then it seemed to be a free-for-all.

    "We knew what would happen if you told somebody, especially in authority, they would say 'this doesn't happen here.'"

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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  5. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Seven Dead in What Could Be Australia's Worst Mass Shooting in Decades

    (CANBERRA, Australia) — Seven people were found dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the tourist town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest on Friday in what could be the country’s worst mass shooting in 22 years, police said.

    The bodies of three adults and four children and two guns were found at a rural property at the village of Osmington, Western Australia state Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said.

    Read more: http://time.com/5273841/seven-dead-gunshot-wound-australia-mass-shooting/
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  6. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Mass Shooting in Australia Leaves a Tiny Community in Shock and Grief

    The Margaret River region is a tourism mecca known for its vineyards, its natural beauty and its laid-back, friendly attitude. Now a shadow hangs over the community as people struggle to come to terms with the deaths of three adults and four children in a murder-suicide on Friday morning.

    The police say they believe that Peter Miles shot his wife, Cynda Miles, who was a prominent member of the community; their daughter Katrina Miles; and their four grandchildren before calling the police and then taking his own life.

    Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/worl...-tiny-community-in-shock-and-grief/ar-AAx9Iyj
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    spike Bronze Member

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  8. Sam Willis

    Sam Willis Member

    Man found dead under rubbish at hoarder's home in Greenwich remembered as a 'good man'
    By Mark Reddie
    Updated Thu at 6:18am

    PHOTO: 'A good person': Shane Snellman, the man found dead in a home in Greenwich. (ABC News: supplied)
    RELATED STORY: Mummified body rolled up in carpet in Sydney home identified by police
    The estranged family of the man found dead under rubbish at a house on Sydney's lower North Shore have described him as a "good man", but someone who often fell on the "wrong side of the law".

    Homicide detectives spent Wednesday speaking with the family of Shane Snellman, whose remains were rolled up in a carpet and found at a deceased estate in Greenwich last Tuesday, as they try to piece together his last movements.

    Police believe the badly decomposed body had been there for many years before the property owner Bruce Roberts died from natural causes last July.

    However, the exact time period is yet to be determined.

    Mr Snellman's estranged nephew Anthony Trudgitt, who spoke to the ABC on Wednesday, said he last saw his uncle at a family gathering at Arncliffe, in Sydney's south, six years ago.

    "We were at my Nan's house, who's my great aunt, and Shane was there," he said.

    "But he didn't say much — he was in and out of jail for criminal stuff, so he kept to himself."

    He said Mr Snellman's half-sister Tracy Trudgitt found out about her brother's death when detectives turned up at her Macquarie Fields house on Friday night.

    "We saw the Greenwich murder on the news earlier in the week, and we both commented something like, 'that's someone's brother or friend', it was just horrible and really creepy," he said.

    "On Friday night, at around 10:00pm, there was a knock on the door and one of the detectives told us it was Shane's body. Mum immediately collapsed and burst into tears — family is family, it really hurts.

    PHOTO: Police working at the house where Mr Snellman was found (AAP: Danny Casey)

    "He had a really hard life — he was in foster care and then he ended up in prison — he was always in trouble for something," Mr Trudgitt added.

    Guns and a mobile phone were seized from the Greenwich home, and police believe the evidence could be crucial in solving a murder that has left them baffled.

    Neighbour Gayle Meagher said detectives asked her whether she heard gunshots fired in the area over the last decade.

    "It's hard to tell because often you think these loud sounds are from a car backfiring," she said.

    With a history of petty crime, police are now investigating whether Mr Snellman was shot and killed during a break and enter at the Greendale Street address.

    Neighbour Edna Scott said she noticed Bruce Roberts had became increasingly paranoid about security up until his death last July.

    "He was always putting up extra barbed wire," she said. "I thought it was to help maintain his garden, but he was such a recluse and a hoarder, that I often wondered what was going on."

    Bruce Roberts remains a suspect in the ongoing murder investigation, after severe injuries were found on Mr Snellman's badly decomposed body.

    PHOTO: A body was discovered in a Greenwich home on May 29, 2018, less than one year after the former occupant died. Police believe the body may have been hoarded by the previous occupant Bruce Roberts. (ABC News: Mark Reddie)

    The ABC understands that Mr Roberts left part of his will to a cousin, who lives on a property in far central western New South Wales, and the majority was donated to a number of charities.

    Forensic cleaners have resumed the mammoth task of clearing out piles of rubbish from the house, which is no longer a crime scene.
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  9. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    :welcome:@Sam Willis
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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Yes, welcome to our group @Sam Willis ! What a sad story about Shane.
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  11. Sam Willis

    Sam Willis Member

    Sydney truck driver finds body wrapped in material on side of road in Homebush
    By police reporter Mark Reddie
    Updated Thu at 5:45pm

    A murder investigation is underway after a body was found wrapped in material on the side of a busy road in Sydney's west.

    A truck driver made the gruesome discovery when he broke down on Homebush Bay Drive near Olympic Park late last night.

    Police decided not to unwrap the corpse because they did not want to tamper with any evidence and instead sent it to a morgue.

    Detective Inspector Paul Arnold said formal identification was underway but it was still too early to know the age of the victim.

    "We strongly require the public's assistance in working out how this man ended up on the side of the road," he said.

    "Anyone who has concerns about a loved one not coming home should contact local police and make a missing persons report."

    Forensic police officers spent the morning scouring bushland between Bicentennial Park and Homebush Bay Drive.

    The mysterious body appears to have been dumped about 200 metres away from a restaurant in the centre of the park.

    Restaurant owner Theodore Drivas said the grim discovery has "shocked" locals.

    "We have a lot of families and children who come to the playgrounds and who eat at the restaurant — it's an awful thing to wake up to," he said.

    Homicide investigators approached business owners in the area to see if they had any CCTV footage from the park.

    Results from the post-mortem are expected in the next 24 hours.
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  12. Sam Willis

    Sam Willis Member

    Thanks for the welcoming words guys :)

    I might be slightly obsessed with NSW crime.. I plot everything in google maps. Keeps me busy on the train to work every day!


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  13. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    Welcome, Sam!!!

    Feel free to post up some of those cases... I'm kind of obsessed with cold cases, lots of those NSW...

    And good work on those maps! Might come in very handy.
  14. Sam Willis

    Sam Willis Member

    Police identify mystery body at Homebush, release CCTV in fresh appeal
    HE walks into a service station on a Friday night. Two weeks later, his bound and gagged body is found dumped near Sydney Olympic Park

    HIS body was wrapped up and dumped near Sydney’s Olympic Park earlier this month.

    Police have now released CCTV footage of the last known movements of the mystery man they have now identified as Wachira “Mario” Phetmang in a bid to unravel what happened to him.

    His bound, gagged and plastic-wrapped body was found on Homebush Bay Drive by a passing truck driver who pulled over due to bad weather on the morning of June 6.

    A post mortem examination revealed he had been seriously assaulted, and his cause of death was blunt-force trauma.

    The CCTV footage shows the 33-year-old Thai man who at a nearby petrol station two weeks before a truckie made the gruesome discovery.

    Police hope the vision of Mr Phetmang, seen entering the service station store wearing a purple baseball cap with a red peak, a striped shirt, and long black coat, might jog someone’s memory as they attempt to piece together his last movements.

    Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad have established Strike

    Force Sinder to investigate the murder.

    On Wednesday they said he was last seen at a South Hurstville service station on King Georges Road, about 16km from Homebush, at about 7.30pm on May 25.

    He was driving a silver 2004 Hyundai Terracan, with Victorian registration URK109.

    Mr Phetmang, who had been in Australia for about a decade, was living in Hurstville in the city’s south.

    The 33-year-old’s body was discovered on the side of the road at Sydney Olympic Park earlier this month.Source:AAP

    Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Scott Cook said they were eager to speak to anyone who saw Mr Phetmang on the Friday night he was seen at the service station.

    “At this stage, we do not know where Mario went after leaving the service station, and we are appealing for information about his movements from then until his body was located almost two weeks later,” he said.

    “We are particularly appealing to motorists who have dash cameras to review their footage to see if they may have filmed the vehicle during that time.

    “This includes a re-appeal to motorists who travelled in the Sydney Olympic Park area during that time to double check their vision for anything that may assist with our inquiries,” Det Supt Cook said.

    Police believe the murder could be linked to organised crime and or drugs but are not ruling anything in or out at this stage.

    He said police were talking to Mr Phetmang’s friends and associates but had “no firm suspect at this stage”.

    Mr Phetmang, worked at Starbucks in the city and a Thai restaurant.

    He had been using a number of dating websites before his murder and police urge anyone who had contact with him to let them know.
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  15. GarAndMo49

    GarAndMo49 Not A Sheeple

    Man charged over Qld cheerleader's death
    By AAP
    4:24pm Jan 25, 2019
    Breeana Robinson and her former partner.

    A man has been charged with murdering Breeana Robinson, the cheerleader who fell from a luxury high-rise apartment in Southport in 2013.

    A 45-year-old Nerang man will face Southport Magistrates Court's on Saturday charged with one count each of murder, damaging evidence with intent and attempted fraud.

    It's been six long years since Ms Robinson plunged to her death from a luxury high-rise apartment owned by her boyfriend.

    Her aunt, Janine Mackney, was overjoyed with the arrest on Friday. <snip>
    Can anyone weigh in on what, if any, effect this may have on the Tostee case (or similarities/differences)? Thanks!
    Edited to add <snip>
    Family of cheerleader who fell to death from Gold Coast balcony calls for inquest date
    ABC Gold Coast
    By Michelle Rafferty and Damien Larkins
    Posted 16 Feb 2016, 1:13am

    [​IMG] Photo: Breeana Robinson (left), with her aunt Janine Mackney, fell from a Gold Coast balcony in 2013. (Facebook)
    The family of a young woman who fell to her death from a Gold Coast high-rise wants a date set for an inquest into her death.

    In 2013 Titans cheerleader Breeana Robinson, 21, who was legally blind, fell from an 11th storey balcony to her death.

    The coroner has decided to hold an inquest into Ms Robinson's death, but has not yet set a date. <snip>
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