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Murder in Gympie, Australia

Discussion in 'Community Outreach' started by DexterNZ, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. DexterNZ

    DexterNZ Member

    My half sister Lisa Rebecca Daly was murdered in Gympie, Australia in the mid 90s and I'm struggling to find any information about it online.
    I live in New Zealand and I was only around 9 at the time.
    Not much was told to me by my parents so I feel very much in the dark about what happened.
    A man was charged over it but that's all I know.
    If anyone might have some leads for me I would be so very grateful.

    Thanks
     
  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Hi @DexterNZ Welcome to Crimewatchers! So sorry that it is under these circumstances. Very sorry to hear about your half-sister.
    I did a quick search and could not find anything either. :( But we do have some members very good at finding things online. Hopefully they will swing in here and give it a look.
     
  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    @summerbreeze seems to be able to find needles in a haystack! Next time she comes by, perhaps she'll see this thread.

    Hugs to you in the meantime, @DexterNZ .
     
  4. DexterNZ

    DexterNZ Member

    that would be amazing. I'm running out of ideas. I even emailed a couple of newspapers to ask if they had anything tucked away but unfortunately they won't even reply. this forum is probably my only hope now.
    thanks for your help
     
  5. DexterNZ

    DexterNZ Member

    thank you
     
  6. DexterNZ

    DexterNZ Member

    I'm still searching for answers.
    I don't think I'll find them to be honest
     
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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Any way you could call or visit or email the local police and request info? I'm not sure about the laws there but it's been over 20 years... Something like a public records request?
     
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  8. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Would you happen to know the name of the person charged? The location where charges originated would also be a good place to seek further details.

    I have spent quite some time searching for any information about this case however to no avail. If your half sister was a minor at the time this could also be a reason why her name isn't published publically.

    If anything, know you're not alone and we will continue to search for answers.
     
  9. DexterNZ

    DexterNZ Member

    Not a minor. I think she was in her late teens.
    all i know about the man who was charged was that he was a local to the town and that he possibly had some mental issues.
    a day or two after he killed her he actually returned to the scene with his brother who knew nothing about it and 'discovered' her body then contacted police. didn't take them long for a confession.
    he's most likely free now.
    Gympie is a small town in Queensland. the local police don't even have an email contact.
    gympie times editor hasn't replied to me either.
    so frustrating. also she was cremated so no cemetery records
     
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  10. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Would you know if there was an autopsy done before her cremation? A coroner would have to sign on her death certificate. Have you tried to email the Coroner's Court? https://www.courts.qld.gov.au/contacts/coroners-court# The death certificate should have been filed in court documents as well.

    Also, the offender, if released, may be a registered sex offender too. I don't know details surrounding the crime however it's also another source for information.
     
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  11. DexterNZ

    DexterNZ Member

    still no leads. no one replies to my emails.
    think I'm at a dead end now
     
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  12. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    @DexterNZ was the year of Lisa's death 1993?
     
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  13. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Gympie Family History Society Inc.

    Click on lists at the top of the page

    Scroll down and click or select surname D

    The file opens as a PDF

    Go to page 56


    DALY Lisa Rebecca

    You could reach out to this organization and find out what information they have listed for Lisa. Hope this helps.
     
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  14. DexterNZ

    DexterNZ Member

    yes. July 3rd or 4th 1993. we're unsure of the exact day
     
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  15. DexterNZ

    DexterNZ Member

    so I've been in contact with my older sister abroad and she shared some interesting information with me.
    James (Jim) Faggotter was the name of the man who took her life.
    served 19 years I think after unachievablly trying to turn it into a manslaughter charge.
    I'll share more with you all when I do more digging.
     
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  16. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    This is great news! I hope this helps renew your search for answers.
     
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  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Looking forward to learning what you find!
     
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  18. Emerold

    Emerold Member

    Hi DexterNZ.

    I live in Gympie and knew your sister. I stayed over at her house sometimes at her mothers Pet Motel. It was located on the South Side of Gympie. I was around 17 - 18 at the time. After Lisas death, I believe she was cremated and her ashes were scattered back in NZ. She also was known by another surname but I cannot recall what it is now. I'll check with another friend, as she has a better memory than me. He murderer was caught. She was last seen at the Jockey Club Hotel on South Side (her car was located there) and was found murdered in the Forestry between Widgee and Lower Wonga. She had been raped and thrown off a cliff, approximately 30 metres fall - I am sorry for being blunt. I believe her murderer is out now, but I'll try and find his name out as well. She was murdered in 1993 - approximately between June and August. I recall this specifically because I was living at Cedar Pocket at the time and I had another friend that was brutally murdered that year a week before Christmas out at Sexton. His name was Nick Khoumar(spelling ?), and it is likely that he and Lisa knew each other too as in those days we all knew each other. Lisa had a boyfriend at the time but I am unsure of his name, or whether they had recently broken up, but at one point they (I think) were living out near Gympie West Railway Station.... out that way somewhere.

    I came across your post because I was looking at the Australian Femicide and Child Murder map, and noticed Lisa wasn't listed. I went online to find details and subsequently found your post. My intention was to find information to pass on to the creator of the site to have Lisa included.

    Her murderer was in his 30's at the time, perhaps early 40's?, and she was only 21, like me.

    Post edit. I should mention that Lisa had striking bright red hair, but she continually died it blonde. She was approximately my height, 5'5", maybe a fraction taller.
     
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  19. Emerold

    Emerold Member

    This may interest you. Most prisoners at the time were sent to Rockhampton, before the Maryborough Correctional Facility was built. upload_2018-11-7_2-2-58.png

    From this site. On Page 9 - Book Request. https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/docs/digitised_collections/the_koori_mail/200.pdf


    I'll also go and see the Gympie Times for you as well as seeing whether there is any info on microfische at the Library and maybe even the Family History Society (they keep everything!), but it may be a couple of weeks before I get around to it as I have some other things taking up my time meanwhile.
     
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  20. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    :thankyou: @Emerold!
     

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