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JULIE HUTCHINSON: Townsville vs. Michael Hutchinson for murder of wife

Discussion in 'Australia: Crimes & Trials' started by MarlyWings, May 14, 2015.

  1. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    April 14, 2015

    A 47-year-old Townsville man will appear in court on Tuesday charged with the murder of his wife, who has been missing for more than a month.

    Julie Hutchinson, 48, a scientist at Clive Palmer's Nickel and Cobalt Refinery, is presumed to have been murdered, though her body is yet to be found.

    Police on Monday scoured parkland on the Townsville fringe for evidence in the alleged murder

    The last confirmed sighting of Mrs Hutchinson was at her home in suburban Condon, in Townsville's south, on March 7, though she was not reported missing until more than a month later.

    It was her sister, not her husband, who reported the mother-of-two's disappearance to police.

    On Monday afternoon, Michael Hutchinson was formally charged with his wife's murder.

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  2. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Update: Homicide investigation, Townsville

    May 14, 2015 @ 1:27pm

    The Queensland Police Service can confirm that Australian Army personnel are assisting in the ongoing investigation surrounding the disappearance of Julie Hutchinson, including searching areas of and adjoining to Defence estate in Townsville.

    The Queensland Police Service requested support from Defence understanding Defence assistance to the civil community arrangements.

    Police are making inquiries with a number of property owners in the Hervey Range area, in connection with the investigation.

    Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

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    fran Administrator Staff Member

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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Julie Hutchinson murder case adjourned again in Townsville Magistrates Court

    THE court case into the murder of Julie Hutchinson has been adjourned again as police continue to wait for results from forensic evidence.

    The court was told forensic evidence being tested in Melbourne that links Mrs Hutchinson’s body to a car was delaying the court case.

    Magistrate Ross Mack adjourned the matter until February 5.

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  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    They found her! :vigil:

    'We loved Jules so very much'
    Friend and colleague, Trish Dunne, says Julie Hutchinson was a quiet and gentle woman with a wicked sense of humour who was loved by everyone and well respected by her colleagues at Queensland Nickel in Townsville.

    Her husband Michael Hutchinson was convicted of her manslaughter in 2017 and jailed for more than 15 years.

    The remains were discovered last month on a remote stretch of road around 100 kilometres west of Townsville.

    Ms Hutchinson's sister Christine Teitzel reported her missing on April 9, 2015.

    The 48-year-old mother-of-two was last seen at a residence in Chelsea Drive on March 7, 2015.

    Ms Teitzel said today the family would now be able to lay Julie to rest.

    "This past week has been harrowing and our lives have been tipped upside down once again," she said.

    "We have spent many hours waiting for confirmation that the remains found up on Hervey's Range Road are those of our Jules."

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