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SIMONE QUINLAN, 33yrs - murdered - Vic - August 2015 - * 3 ARRESTS*

Discussion in 'Australia: Crimes & Trials' started by MarlyWings, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Missing person - Simone Quinlan

    19 September 2015
    Missing Person Squad detectives are investigating the disappearance of 33-year-old Melton woman Simone Quinlan.

    A friend of Ms Quinlan reported her missing to police on Sunday 13 September.

    Detectives hold serious concerns for the safety of Ms Quinlan as further investigations have revealed she has not been seen, used her mobile phone or accessed her bank and Facebook accounts since Monday 24 August.

    Investigators have located CCTV of the last confirmed sighting of Ms Quinlan about 11pm on Monday 24 August at the Caltex Service Station on the corner of Melton Highway and Gisborne road in Melton.

    Ms Quinlan was first seen driving through the service station forecourt around 10.20pm in a blue Ford sedan.

    Around 10.55pm she drives to the front of the service station, parks the vehicle and enters the store where she is seen to purchase some items.

    Ms Quinlan is last seen driving away from the service station around 11pm.

    Ms Quinlan is described as 165 cm tall, medium build with hazel eyes and brown hair.

    At the time of her last sighting she was wearing black tracksuit pants with a white stripe on the outside of the leg, a grey hooded top with a white emblem on the front and white runners.

    Police have released photographs of Ms Quinlan and also CCTV footage and images which show Ms Quinlan and the vehicle she was driving on the night she was last seen.

    Police have not been able to locate the blue Ford sedan or identify the registration number of the vehicle.



    Anyone who has any information in relation to the disappearance of Ms Quinlan or about the location of the vehicle is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au


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  2. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Simone Quinlan search: Missing Melbourne woman has not used Facebook, bank or mobile, police say

    Sat 19 Sep 2015

    The parents of a missing Melbourne mother are pleading for their daughter, who has been missing since August, to return home to her two young children

    A friend reported her missing on September 13.

    Ms Quinlan's father Wayne said his daughter had two boys, aged five and 12, who missed their mother.

    "They really need to have contact with their mother," he said.

    Mr Quinlan used police press conference to deliver a plea to his missing daughter.

    "Simone, if you're out there, your family loves you, your boys love you, we all love you. We just want you home safe," he said


  3. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Bronze Member

    Thanks for starting this.
    I reckon those sighting times are sus Marly.

    Car first seen at 1020pm but Simone didnt enter store, didnt even get out of car, left.
    At 1055pm car returned, seen again on cctv, this time got out of car and entered store.

    I did a weather check for August 24 - min 6 max 16 - chilly yes but not hoody over neck and ears weather.
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  4. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Family of Vic woman beg her to return

    September 19, 2015

    THE family of a Melbourne woman who vanished almost a month ago have pleaded with her to make contact.

    SIMONE Quinlan, 33, of Melton, last used her bank account and mobile phone on August 24.

    Police have not ruled out suspicious circumstances.

    "When a person goes missing for this period of time, we certainly have concerns," Detective Sergeant Graham Hamilton told reporters on Saturday.

    "We're investigating all avenues."

    Police have not found the car she was driving, a vehicle not known to her family.

    Det Sgt Hamilton said Ms Quinlan met with a friend while she was parked at the rear of the service station.

    "We will continue to investigate everyone that's involved, particularly those last seen with her," he said.

    "He's not a person of interest but we are certainly still dealing with him."

    Ms Quinlan's youngest son has a birthday next week.

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  5. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Bronze Member

    Im not thinking this is going to end well Marly, its a month missing this week.
    The whole petrol station thing is too weird.
    Fingers crossed for a quick miracle before her sons birthday :candle:
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  6. Rowdy Girl

    Rowdy Girl Just call me Rowdy!

    So many women going missing....... tragic! I hope they find her safe.
  7. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Not good news....

    Man arrested following disappearance of Simone Quinlan

    24 September 2015 19:10

    Missing Person Squad detectives have arrested a 34-year-old Melton man this afternoon in relation the the disappearance of Simone Quinlan.

    Investigators executed a warrant at a residential property in Killarney Drive about 2.30pm today.

    Police are currently conducting a search of the property.

    The Melton man is currently in custody assisting with enquiries.

  8. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Bronze Member

    Its dreadful Marly, good on VICPOL though - they never give up do they?
    Hopefully he spills sooner rather than later so the family get an answer as to where he put her.
    Those poor children.
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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Seeing a lot of mention of her on Twitter. I sure hope he confesses and tells authorities how to find her. :vigil:

    Nine News Melbourne ‏@9NewsMelb 54s54 seconds ago

    Police have arrested a man over the disappearance of Melbourne mother Simone Quinlan who vanished a month ago #9News
  10. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Three charged with the murder of missing Melton mum Simone Quinlan

    September 26, 2015 - 11:33PM

    Three men have been charged with the murder of missing Melton mother-of-two Simone Quinlan.

    Melton men Wayne Marmo, 24, Brendan Neil, 28, and Dylan Jez, 23, are accused of killing the 33-year-old at Bacchus Marsh on August 25.

    Mr Jez and Mr Marmo appeared at the Melbourne's Magistrate's Court on Saturday morning. Mr Neil requested not to appear

    They were remanded to appear again at the court on Tuesday. No application for bail was made.

  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    @MarlyWings , do you think there's a greater chance of finding out what they did with her now that there are 3? That at least one of them will flip on the other two? Do they commonly make plea deals that way in Australia?
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  12. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Yeah plea deals are quite common here. I think police will manage to get one of them talking.
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  13. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Three men accused of murdering a missing Victorian woman have been ordered to provide DNA samples

    29 Sep 2015

    Three men accused of murdering missing mother Simone Quinlan have been ordered to provide DNA samples.

    Police allege Melton men Brendan Neil, Dylan Jez and Wayne Marmo murdered the mother of two at Bacchus Marsh on August 25.

    Marmo, 24, appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday while Jez, 23, and Neil, 28, both requested not to face the court.

    During the brief filing hearing Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt ordered all three men undergo DNA testing.

    He also granted a police application for CCTV footage of the men.

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  14. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Two men accused of murdering Simone Quinlan request not to attend court

    September 29, 2015 - 1:50PM

    Two of the three men charged with the murder of missing mother-of-two Simone Quinlan have requested not to appear in court.

    Lawyers for Brendan Neil, 28, and Dylan Jez, 23, told Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday their clients had asked not to be brought in to court for filing hearings. The reasons why were not revealed.

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    MarlyWings Retired Staff

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    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Simone Quinlan case: Suspected human remains found in search of Melbourne woman's body, police say

    Wed 30 Sep 2015, 7:53pm

    Suspected human remains have been found near Bendigo in central Victoria by detectives searching for the body of missing Melbourne woman Simone Quinlan.

    Earlier today, an exclusion zone was set up in Bendigo parkland as emergency services searched for clues.

    Police said a crime scene guard would remain in place overnight.

    The remains will be forensically tested on Thursday morning.

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  18. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Police believe body found in Bendigo is of missing mother Simone Quinlan

    October 1, 2015 - 3:33PM

    Police say they believe the human remains found in Bendigo parkland are that of missing Melbourne mother Simone Quinlan.

    Missing Persons Squad Detective Inspector Jill Dyson said police carried out a large scale hunt of the Kangaroo Flat area on Wednesday.

    "Approximately midday we located some items of interest, which late last night were identified as human remains," Detective Inspector Dyson said.

    "We believe at this stage the remains are those of Simon Quinlan."

    According to 3AW, the father of the missing 33-year-old was asked to identify the remains on Thursday

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  19. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    ‘She was already dead when I shot her’: Simone Quinlan’s horrifying final hours detailed in court

    WAYNE Marmo insists he didn’t kill Simone Quinlan — he just shot her five times in the head.

    The Melton mother-of-two was already dead when Marmo shot her, dumped her body down a mineshaft and incinerated her corpse on the outskirts of Melbourne on August 25, 2015, his lawyer has told the court at his murder trial.

    Defence lawyer Scott Johns said Ms Quinlan was instead killed by her boyfriend, Marmo’s mate Brendan Neil in a “violent, controlling rage”.

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Victoria heard Ms Quinlan was brutally bashed in the chest and head, had her face taped up, was “thrown around like a rag doll” and repeatedly struck with a hammer in Mr Neil’s house.

    Her body was then wrapped in a blanket and placed in Marmo’s ute and was driven to Kangaroo Flat, near Bendigo where he dumped her down a mineshaft. Petrol was then used to burn her body.

    Prosecutor Kevin Doyle said according to witness statements, Marmo and two other friends were sitting in the house house during his attack on Ms Quinlan, smoking ice, while Marmo began cutting the barrel off a shotgun.

    Meanwhile, Neil launched an attack that “went on for hours ... he threw her around like a ragdoll”.

    The court heard that on the way to the mineshaft, Marmo, who was 24 at the time, shot her to make sure she was dead.

    Mother-of-two Simone Quinlan, 33, was found incinerated down a mineshaft, but suffered horribly in the hours beforehand.Source:Supplied

    Mr Johns said it appeared Ms Quinlan was already dead before leaving the house, meaning Marmo was guilty instead of the lesser charge of attempted murder.

    Mr Doyle told the jury pathologists had not been able to determine the exact cause of death — gunshot wound to the head, blunt impact to the head, or the result of having her nose and mouth taped up. However, he said “it doesn’t matter” what caused her death, as Marmo was “complicit” in her murder.

    “A person can be guilty of a crime whether or not they committed the precise acts that killed the person,” Mr Doyle told the jury.

    “One way or another, he’s guilty of murder.”

    The court heard that in the lead-up to her killing, Ms Quinlan had been in a violent relationship with Neil, wanted to leave him, and had been messaging friends asking for help.


    Witnesses, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have claimed to have seen Ms Quinlan’s death and the subsequent dumping of her body.

    They are expected to give evidence this week about how they were present when Ms Quinlan’s body was wrapped in a blanket and placed in Marmo’s Hilux. They then accompanied Marmo on the drive to Kangaroo Flat, near Bendigo, where she was finally dumped and set alight.

    Ms Quinlan was reported missing for nearly a month before her remains were eventually found.

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  20. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Seriously? They threw around like a rag doll, beat her, and shot her AFTER she was dead? This is beyond morbid! I can't believe what I'm reading!
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