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Bradley Roger Edwards Under be 24 Hour Suicide and Possible Harm Watch



Bradley Robert Edwards in his last year at Gosnells High School 1985



Bradley Robert Edwards after his arrest

 

A Perth Newspaper reported on the Community Award given to Bradley Robert Edwards




As a result of AWN.bz warning the solicitors  representing Bradley Edwards and John Quigley the Attorney General for Western Australia  that it likely that there will be an attempt to to have  Bradley Robert Edwards murdered in Prison while  waiting to be   provided a copy of the evidence supporting the charges of being the sole person to have abducted and murdered Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, there been has assurances by the Western Australian Prison Department
that Bradley Robert Edwards will stay under 24 hours suicide and harm watch to make sure there is no chance of Bradley Robert Edwards being murdered in prison, with Prison officers falsely making out that Bradley Roberts Edwards committed suicide.
One of the reasons why there maybe an attempt to murder Bradley Robert Edwards in prison and make it look like a suicide is because the Western Australian Police Service may not have  the evidence supporting their public claim that Bradley Robert Edwards was the sole person responsible for the Abductions and Murders of Jane Rimmer.
There are strong rumours coming from Insiders in the Western Australian Police Service that the arrest of Bradley Robert Edwards in December 2016 just before the March 2017 Western Australian State Elections was for political purposes.
The Western Australian Liberal Party and the soon to be retired Western Australian Police Commissioner Dr Karl Joseph O'Callahan and other senior police were for obvious reasons needing to make a public announcement that the Western Australian Liberal Party Government and the current Western Australian Police Commissioner Dr Karl Joseph O'Callahan and the Western Australian Police Service had arrested the Claremont Serial Killer.
If it turns out that the evidence does not support the public claim by the Western Australian Police Service that Bradley Robert Edwards is solely responsible for the Abductions and Murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, then there would be massive damages claim by Bradley Robert Edwards for false arrest and cause unrepairable damage to the international reputation of the Western Australian Police Service and the retiring Western Australian Police Commissioner Dr Karl Joseph O'Callahan.



Other interesting information that has come up on Internet Discussion Forums about the Claremont Serial Killings and the arrest of Bradley Robert Edwards

There are claims made on the Internet discussion forums that the legal fees to represent Bradley Robert Edwards are being paid by the Aboriginal Legal Service.

There is a claim that the woman's silk dressing gown found relating to  the indecent assault of an 18-year-old woman during a home invasion in 1988, is just a ruse by the Western Australian Police, and has no real evidential relationship in proving that Bradley Robwert Edwards was the person solely responsible for the abductions and murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon



evidential relationship



 

Detective Sergeant John Callegari Holds a the Silken Dressing Gown for Rod Taylor to take a picture for the West Australian Newspaper in 1988,
which was claimed to be fouund in the house  
 relating to  the indecent assault of an 18-year-old woman during a home invasion in 1988





A man accused over the two Claremont serial killings case had led a quiet life 

Bradley Edwards, 48, was known as a friendly father in Kewdale, south of Perth

From 2000, he spent a lot of his time volunteering at local Little Athletics Club

Family friend said she was shocked the father was arrested for cold case murder

Edwards was charged with the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon

By Cindy Tran for Daily Mail Australia



 



Bradley Robert Edwards was praised for his hard work at Little Athletics -

a local club where his stepdaughter competed  (pictured shaking hands with former WA Labor leader Eric Ripper in 2013)

Man charged with Claremont serial murders looking relaxed as he coaches children at little athletics -

 three years before police DNA breakthrough that led to his arrest 

    A man accused over the two Claremont serial killings case had led a quiet life 

    Bradley Edwards, 48, was known as a friendly father in Kewdale, south of Perth

    From 2000, he spent a lot of his time volunteering at local Little Athletics Club

    Family friend said she was shocked the father was arrested for cold case murder

    Edwards was charged with the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon

    By Cindy Tran for Daily Mail Australia

  • A man accused over the two Claremont serial killings case had led a quiet life 
  • Bradley Edwards, 48, was known as a friendly father in Kewdale, south of Perth
  • From 2000, he spent a lot of his time volunteering at local Little Athletics Club
  • Family friend said she was shocked the father was arrested for cold case murder
  • Edwards was charged with the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4082970/Bradley-Robert-Edwards-life-charged-Claremont-serial-killings-case.html#ixzz4nCzZdFX2 
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A man accused over the two Claremont serial killings case had led a quiet suburban life as a devoted stepfather who volunteered at a children's sports club.

Pictures of Bradley Robert Edwards looking relaxed during his time as a volunteer timekeeper at Little Athletics in 2013 have emerged just weeks after he was charged.

The 48-year-old who was well known to the community lived in the humble four-bedroom home in Kewdale, south of Perth, since 2000 with his French wife.

He joined the athletics club to help out while his daughter was a member, but stayed to help out even after she outgrew it. 

A family friend has spoken of her shock after learning the friendly father figure was arrested over the cold case murders just days before Christmas.

'Brad was always very nice and friendly, and my family were taken by shock when we found out about what he [is alleged to] have done to those poor women,' she told Woman's Day.

'Anyone who knows him wouldn't say a bad word about him.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4082970/Bradley-Robert-Edwards-life-charged-Claremont-serial-killings-case.html

 

Edwards is believed to have been residing with his stepdaughter since his marriage to his French wife, Catherine Marie Geneste, broke down in 2015. 

Detectives alleged recent DNA tests on a kimono found nearly 30 years ago matched samples found on the body of the third victim Ciara Glennon.

They also matched samples from a 17-year-old girl who was abducted in Claremont in 1995 before she was allegedly sexually assaulted in the Karrakatta cemetery.

 

Secretary Sarah Spiers, 18, was the first of three victims who was last seen at a Claremont nightclub after celebrating Australia Day with friends in 1996.

Her body has never been found as police continue inquiries into her death.

In the same year, childcare worker Jane Rimmer, 23, went missing after she was last seen outside the Continental Hotel in June 1996.

Her body was found in bushland in August 1996.


In March 1997, Ciara Glennon, a 27-year-old lawyer, disappeared after leaving Continental Hotel. Her body was found in bushland at Eglington, in Perth's north, on April 3.

Mr Edwards has since been charged with eight offences, including the alleged murders of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon.

He has also been charged with the rape of the 17-year-old girl and the indecent assault of an 18-year-old woman during a home invasion in 1988.

However, no charges have been laid over the disappearance of Ms Spiers. 

Mr Edwards has been remanded in custody.












What happened to Jane Rimmer from 12.30 am on Sunday the 9th of June, 1996 onwards ...
and
why did the Western Australian Police and the media deliberately lie
to the Western Australian Public for 20 years about the last sighting of Jane Rimmer,
which was at around 12.30 am on Sunday the 9th of June, 1996 hitchhiking on Stirling Highway near Loch Street, Claremont, Western Australia...
was it because as witnesses have stated according to USA media investigators, that some members of the Western Australian polie Service were involved in picking up Jane Rimmer on Sunday Morning on Stirling Highway ... and these police officers have not come forward to say what they did with Jane Rimmer after they picked up Jane Rimmer on Sunday Morning on Stirtl#ing Highway ....  

Jane Rimmer was 23 when she went missing in 1996 after a night out in Claremont
Jane Rimmer above

after the four twenty-one year old uni students saw Jane Rimmer Hitchhiking on Stirling Highway
near Lock Street at around 12.30 am staggering as though she was quite drunk.
TheyweregoingtopickupJaneRimmerbutforsomereasondidnotpickupJaneRimmer
even though they commented to each other
that it  was a dangerous place to be hitchhicking at that hour of the morning

Below is the false statement that the police and all the Western Australian media
have stated to the public for the last 20 years about the last sighting of Jane Rimmer at 4 minutes past midnight on Sunday June 9th 1996 

Sunday June 9, 1996: Childcare worker Jane Rimmer, 23, was last seen leaving Claremont’s Continental Hotel at 00.04am after a Saturday night out with friends. She was last seen standing outside Club Bay View after she declined a lift home with friends, with whom she had been drinking. Her parents had expected their bubbly daughter for lunch that Sunday at their Wembley home.

However,  the true last sighting of Jane Rimmer was at around 12.30 am hitchhiking on Stirling Highway near Loch Street,Claremont,
which is going towards Perth from where Jane Rimmer had been at the Continental Hotel in Bay View Terrace

The corner of Loch Street and Stirling Highway from the
Continental Hotel in Bay View Terrace is only about 10 to 15 minutes walk.
The Uni Students   were driving back to near the Nedlands Uni after attending a 21st birday party at the Claremont Yatch Club,
which is near the bottom of Bay View Terrace, Claremont.
They would have drived up Bay View Terrace andf turned right on the Stirling Highway,
towards Nedlands w
here  they lived near the university of Western Australia
So Jane Rimmer was hitchhiking towards Nedlands/Perth on the left side of the road if one was driving to Perth



Continental Hotel

Bay View  Terrace, Claremont


http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?294704-Claremont-Serial-Killer-Media-Timelines-Photos-*NO-DISCUSSION*/page10
Title: We Saw Jane Rimmer Hitchhiking - Student
Author:Andrew Clennell
Date: 19 June 1996
Publisher: Community Times, News Chronical, Nedlands Edition.

Title: We Saw Jane Rimmer Hitching - Uni Student says
Author: Andrew Clennell Date: 19th June, 1996
Publisher: Community Times, News Chronical, Nedlands Edition

University student Emma Clayton and her friends almost picked up a blonde girl she is sure was Jane Rimmer early on the Sunday Morning Jane Rimmer disapeared.
Miss Clayton (21 years old uni student) said she saw the girl staggering along Stirling Highway, thumb out, hitching a lift at 12.30 am. Emma Clayton told police about the incident and her description of the cloths Jane was wearing matched that of a police description which had not been released to the media. Ms Clayton said she and her friends had been in Stirling Highway after leaving a 21st birthday party at Claremont Yacht Club. "Down near Lock Street we saw a girl Hitchhiking," she said. The Girl had her thumb out and we just slowed down and thought maybe we should pick her up but didn't." The conversation between the two couples in the car had been that she was a silly girl for trying to hitch in the area and they discussed whether they should pick the girl up. The decided at the last minute to move on. "we said of all placed for a girl to be hitchhiking alone, this was probably the worst," Miss Clayton said. She said initially, after she had heard of Jane Rimmer's disappearance, she felt guilty that that hadn't picked her up. "If we had picked her up things would have been a lot different, " Miss Clayton said. When she and her friends saw the girl there were no other cars on the Stirling Highway ...




Western Australian Police and Liberal Government so not deny the accusations by USA media investigators of presenting  false evidence to the public and Australian media in the Claremont Serial Killings investigation to falsely arrest Bradley Edwards for the Claremont Serial Killings for the main purpose of using the arrest of Bradley Edwards to help win the March state election in Western Australia.
SEE
www.nyt.bz/missingmurdered_westaust

www.nyt.bz/claremontserialkillings

New book and film includes some of the information about the Claremont Serial Killings



A new book is being published and a film of the same name is being produced in Australia entitled " Missing Abducted Murdered In Western Australia"
which exposes those named by witness statements as being involved with the carrying out and organising the Claremont Serial Killings and other serious crimes committed in Western Australia and how and why the Western Australian Police and Liberal Government covered up the truth from being exposed and those involved protected from investigation and arrest and how they used their powerful connections in the Western Australian media to help present false and misleading information about the Claremont Serial Killings and other serious crimes committed in Western Australia
Western Australian Police issued a false statement to the media that a group of boys saw Ciara Glennon stop and lean over to talk to people or a person in a Holden Station Wagon when one of the boys have stated that all they saw was the back lights of a car and did not in anyway see Ciara Glennon or any girl leaning over with her hands on her knees talking to a person or people in any car on the Stirling Highway, Claremont.
The Western Australian Police Service helped by their powerful connections in the Western Australian media have for 20 odd years presented a false impression to the Western Australian public that the last time Jane Rimmer was seen alive was at around midnight outside the Continental Hotel in Claremont, when it was well known by the Western Australian Police and the Western Australian media and the Western Australian Liberal Government that the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer was by four 21 year old university students was at around 12.30 am when Jane Rimmer was hitchhiking on Stirling Highway near Loch Street and was staggering and looking quite drunk.
The university students told the Western Australian Police about seeing Jane Rimmer hitchhiking on Stirling Highway near Loch Street at around 12.30 am the mornings Jane Rimmer disappeared and this sighting of Jane Rimmer was publicly reported in a community newspaper thus the other main media outlets in Western Australia would have also known about the university students reporting their sighting of Jane Rimmer hitchhiking on Stirling Highway near Loch Street at around 12.30 am the morning Jane Rimmer disappeared and eventually murdered with her body bring found in bushland.
There is evidence presented to USA media investigators that shows involvement of Western Australian Police and powerful well connected business people being involved with the Claremont Serial Killings and other serious crimes committed in Western Australia.
The Western Australian Police also failed to more closely look at and investigate the names and identities of the man and woman that traveled by taxi with Sarah Spiers to South Perth by taxi who the USA media investigators say were involved in picking up Sarah Spiers in a  taxi they already were in, when they convinced Sarah Spiers to get into their taxi  before the taxi Sarah Spiers had ordered that arrived only a few minutes later to find Sarah Spiers already gone.

www.nyt.bz/missingmurdered_westaust

www.nyt.bz/claremontserialkillings








Claremont Perth Serial Killer Unsolved Murders 1997

Western Australian Police Commissioner Robert Falconer talks about the Claremont Perth Serial Killings

Jacko The Bastard

Published on May 27, 2016

In 1996/1997 a serial killer was stalking young women in Perth, Western Australia. Sarah Spiers, 18, was the first known victim. Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon disappeared from the same nightclub district in Claremont soon after, their bodies discovered sometime later. Sarah Spiers has never been found & the serial killer remains at large, the murders unsolved......

The Premier of Western Australia from the 16th of February, 1993 to the 16th of February, 2001 was Richard Fairfax Court.
It was Western Australian Premier Richard Fairfax Court that arranged and approved his close Freemason brother and to be the first non Western Australian Police Officer to be appointed the Western Australian Police Commissioner.
The Court Family along with former Premier Charles Court, who was the father to Richard Fairfax Court come form as long line of proud Freemason Brothers,

 Former Premier the late Sir Charles Court, the father of former Premier Richard Fairfax Court

Richard Fairfax Court the Former Premier of Western Australia from 1993 to 2001 .

Robert Falconer


Robert Falconer, Western Australian Police Commissioner, who is a red lodge senior repected Freemason,
who was the former head of the Victorian Drug Squad of Victoria

Robert FalconerWestern Australian Police Commissioner,
 20 June 1994 to 20 June 1999


Commissioner Falconer was of Scottish birth and joined the Victorian police in 1963. He had gained very varied experience in practical policing work and was Deputy Commissioner in charge of operations when he was appointed to the WA position. Robert Falconer was the first person without any West Australian career background to be gain the office since Matthew Smith in 1871. There is little doubt that from day one Mr Falconer had a mandate for sweeping institutional change.

He instituted the Delta Reform programme, which may be likened to a third managerial revolution in the history of WA policing. Some traditional branches were rationalised or even abolished, with widely differing outcomes. The Police Force was renamed the Western Australia Police Service. Opinion among WA police officers of the time was divided in terms of the success of the changes; few would have denied that radical reforms were necessary.

Robert FalconerWestern Australian Police Commissioner,

Killer's Confession | 9 News Perth



Published on Oct 10, 2015

There's been a potential breakthrough in at least 3 unsolved murders after a self-confessed serial killer admitted to the crimes.


Crime Investigation Australia - Hunt for a Killer The Claremont Murders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNNF1E3mg3c&spfreload=5

hayleyjane1985

Published on Dec 18, 2013


POLICE CORRUPTION IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. - Smuggled.com

www.smuggled.com/wapol1.htm

Australians Against Corruption (AAC) have an enormous dossier of Police ... stating that Bob Falconer the current WA Police commissioner was involved in serious corruption in Victoria in the early 1990's, when head of that state's Police Internal ... I recorded a telephone conversation between two drug squad Officers talking ...

West Australian Police Corruption

Australians Against Corruption (AAC) have an enormous dossier of Police corruption in Western Australia that is all out of proportion to the relatively small size of that state's Police force. This indicates that corruption there is out of control. On 14th October 1997, a Federal Parliamentary (Senate) Inquiry was given substantial evidence at a Melbourne hearing, stating that Bob Falconer the current WA Police commissioner was involved in serious corruption in Victoria in the early 1990's, when head of that state's Police Internal Investigations section, either in a role of facilitating or covering up illegal Police activity.

Time constraints prevent AAC from placing much of this material on the World Wide web, but we expect it to become the focus of books in the future. Avon Lovell has written a number of books about corruption in Western Australia, most notably The Mickelberg Stitch and Split Image. The WA Police force have attempted to ban both books and served a number of vexatious defamation writs on the author. Notably the author of that book, Avon Lovell, wrote a foreward for Raymond Hoser's book, The Hoser Files, which was about Police corruption in Victoria. That book was unlawfully banned by Police in Victoria, following unprecedented pressure on media and the book distributors. In spite of that ban, the first print run has sold out and the book has been reprinted to satisfy demand.

The following letter (below) is typical of many received by AAC in Melbourne from victims of Police corruption. The case involving XXXXXX (see below) has had some media publicity in WA, which in itself is rare as usually mainstream media tend to shy away from exposing official corruption.

From: XXXXX Name deleted XXXX
XXXXXX St 
XXXXXXX 
Perth Western Australia

Dear Mr Hoser,

Let me start by telling you, that on the XXXXX 1997, I recorded a telephone conversation between two drug squad Officers talking about sharing around money that they had found at a suspects home. I approached the Anti Corruption Commission with the tape. The A.C.C launched a huge investigation into Police Corruption.

Since then, my house has been raided six times by the Organised Crime Squad. Nothing illegal has ever been found. I am being harassed by the police every time I walk out the door.

I was advised by an anonymous caller (who called himself Colin) to get into contact with you regarding The Hoser Files. I was told to send Twenty Five Dollars to obtain a copy. I was briefly told what they were about, but not in great detail. If you are able to send me a copy of The Hoser Files, could you please highlight or write a quick description outlining the relevant parts.

I have enclosed copies of relevant newspaper articles regarding the tape. You can contact me anytime on the following numbers:-

Mobile -XXXXXX
Work - XXXXXX
Home - XXXXXX

Thank you for taking the time to read this,

Yours Sincerely

XXXXX

AUSTRALIANS AGAINST CORRUPTION.

UNDERGROUND BOOKS THAT THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HAVE TRIED TO BAN.

BANNED CORRUPTION WEBSITES

Victoria Police Corruption - Media Suppression of the facts.

Victoria Police - How a Corruption Whistleblower Was Jailed on Falsified Charges.

Victoria Police - Charges Falsified - Police Violence, Perjury, etc, (A Routine Case).

Victoria Police Corruption - Taxi Industry - Who Murdered Peter Coe?

NSW Police Corruption.

How Corrupt Officials in The National Crime Authority Control the illegal Australian Trade in Narcotics.

Australian Wildlife Crime Website.

Smuggled-2 beats Three Defamation Writs - Internet Censorship (1).

Internet Censorship (2) - by Victorian Government Politician, State Ombudsman's Office and others.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service - Further Corruption.

Other Corruption Related Sites.

Scientific Papers on Reptiles, Links to Other Reptile and Wildlife Sites on the Smuggled.com server.



Scientific Papers on Reptiles, Links to Other Reptile and Wildlife Sites on the Smuggled.com server.

Non-urgent email inquiries via
the Snakebusters bookings page at:
http://www.snakebusters.com.au/sbsboo1.htm

Urgent inquiries phone:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
(03) 9812 3322 or 0412 777 211

Smuggled: The Underground Trade In Australia's Wildlife.

Smuggled-2: Wildlife Trafficking, Crime And Corruption In Australia.

The Hoser Files: The Fight Against Entrenched Official Corruption.


An excerpt from the book and film

Devils Garden, the Darkest side of Perth, Western Australia…

Paul Musarri was arrested and jailed in the 1980’s for selling heroin in Perth, Western Australia. When he was on trial in the District Court of Western Australia for these charges, he yelled out from the dock and pointed to the Western Australian Police Officers that had charged him with the supply and selling of heroin criminal offences and said to the District Court Trial Judge… “….. you Honour, I accept that I have been running a business of supplying and selling heroin … but I want to ask why those police officers sitting in the front row of the court are not also charged with me because they for many years were my partners in my heroin business….”

The trial judge and the prosecution all took no notice of what Paul Musarri had yelled… Paul Musarri ended up with a long jail term and was sent out of the way down t6o Albany Prison … what happened was after and five years of Paul Musarri being in prison, members of the Western Australia Drug Squad then came to visit Paul Musarri and put a deal to Paul Musarri…

“ …  the new Western Australian Police Commissioner  Robert Falconer had approved for you to be released from jail on the condition that you sell heroin and other drugs for the Crime Syndicate he runs and is involved with …..”

Paul Musarri took the deal ….

…after 3 years of again becoming one of Perth’s top heroin dealers and buying a number of homes and cars including a luxurty home in the same multi-million City Beach Street, where the new Western Australian Police Commissioner  Robert Falconer lived … with the new Western Australian Police Commissioner  Robert Falconer and Paul Musarri and their families having Sunday barbeques together … just before the Western Australian Police Commissioner  Robert Falconer had finished his term as Western Australian Police Commissioner  and was about to return to Victoria  ….. Western Australian Police Commissioner  Robert Falconer arranged for Paul Musarri to be arrested again for heroin dealing … this meant all of Paul Musarri’s assets would be seized under the proceeds of crime act and Paul Musarri would again go back to jail…. There was a massive story in the Sunday Times,   Western Australia’s Sunday newspaper … about Paul Musarri’s arrest…

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-31/notorious-wa-drug-dealer-paolo-musarri-jailed-again/7981370

Notorious WA drug dealer Paolo Musarri jailed for selling ice to officer

Posted 

A notorious West Australian drug dealer has received a further substantial prison term for selling methylamphetamine and heroin.

Paolo Musarri, 67, has spent most of his adult life behind bars for drug offences, including conspiring to import drugs in 1984 for which he received a 15-year term.

The latest offences occurred in 2013 and 2014 and were uncovered during an investigation by the WA police's Organised Crime Squad into an interstate drug trafficking ring.

The first offence in December 2013 involved Mussari attempting to buy 361 grams of heroin.

A search of his home found more than $130,000 in cash that was going to be used to buy the drugs.

Whilst on bail for that crime, he committed the second offence by selling more than 400 grams of methylamphetamine to a man called "Vinnie" who was an undercover police officer.

Musarri's 43-year-old daughter Tammi was also involved in that deal, with the District Court hearing she was living with her father at the time and he had instructed her to get the drugs from a truck to hand over to the undercover officer.

Musarri introduced daughter to heroin

Judge Philip Eaton said at the time Tammi Musarri was "significantly" affected by drugs and had been dependent on her father to give her "free" heroin.

Musarri had introduced his daughter to heroin when she was staying with him in 1999 on one of the occasions he had been released from jail.

Judge Eaton said he had taken into account Tammi Musarri's dysfunctional upbringing in giving her an 18-month suspended jail term.

However, he imposed a term of 10 years and five months' jail on Paolo Musarri, whom the court heard now had a range of health problems including being diagnosed with cancer.

It was backdated to the time of his arrest in October 2014, and he will have to serve eight years and five months before he can be released.

Two Vietnamese men were also jailed for supplying the methylamphetamine to Musarri that was sold to the undercover officer.

Van Dieu Phan, 56, who has prior convictions for drug offences, was sentenced to seven years and seven months' jail, while 29-year-old Vihn Pham was given a four-and-a-half-year sentence.

It has been stated by witnesses that well known heroin dealer operating out of Western Australia was the main man behind Barlow and Chambers became the first Westerners to be executed under Malaysia's new tougher laws for drug offences that prescribe death for anyone convicted of having over 15 grams of heroin.

 

The Barlow and Chambers executions were the hangings in 1986 by Malaysia of two Westerners, Kevin John Barlow (Australian and British) and Brian Geoffrey Shergold Chambers (Australian) of Perth, Western Australia, for the drug trafficking of 141.9 g of heroin.

The two men became the first Westerners to be executed under Malaysia's new tougher laws for drug offences that prescribe death for anyone convicted of having over 15 grams of heroin. Barlow was born in the UK in Stoke-on-Trentand held dual British and Australian nationalities.[1] Barlow's family made appeals to UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to make a protest about the impending execution, and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Bill Hayden made an appeal for clemency to the Malaysian government. The executions caused public outcry and strained political relations between Australia and Malaysia at the time.

Between early 1981 and the end of 1983 Chambers had made at least twelve trips abroad to transport heroin to Australia.[3] In 1980 Chambers imported heroin to Australia using body packing techniques: Chambers placed the drugs in his anus. The rest of the load was swallowed. He used the same technique in 1981 when, on transit in Singapore, customs officers detected Chambers' two vials of personal-use heroin in his jacket pocket. He was released after bribing officers. Chambers and his then girlfriend, Susan Cheryl Jacobsen, decided to move to Melbourne to escape Perth's organised crime scene. Driving intoxicated near Penong, South Australia, Chambers crashed the vehicle. Chambers was not seriously injured; however, Jacobsen received severe injuries. Jacobsen spent several days in a coma before dying of her injuries on 20 May 1983.[

The drug run was organised by Perth criminal John Asciak. Chambers was enlisted for the job due to his experience in the task. Asciak spent much time at the residence of his girlfriend Debbie Colyer-Long and got to know her boarder, Kevin Barlow. Asciak soon learned Barlow had little money and few prospects for regular work.[5] At the time Barlow was on compensation after injuring himself at work. He was depressed, consuming a lot of alcohol and marijuana after losing his girlfriend. He had also been threatened with the repossession of his car.

Though Barlow and Chambers later testified they were tourists travelling alone who met by chance in Singapore and then opted to travel together, their meeting in Singapore in October 1983 was planned by Asciak. Chambers had previously had a meeting with Barlow in Perth to approve him for the job. To help conceal their activities, Barlow had flown to Singapore directly from Perth, while Chambers had flown there via Sydney. After the Singapore meeting they disobeyed orders by travelling together and sharing the same hotel rooms; they had been directed to stay apart.

Barlow was a novice on his first drug run; he was convinced by organisers that as Chambers was an experienced drug courier the plan would proceed smoothly. Barlow was initially confident the drug run would be successful.[

The proposed drug run had been openly discussed by John Asciak and Kevin Barlow in the household of Debbie Colyer-Long prior to the event. Colyer-Long's brother-in-law Trevor Lawson learned of it and had informed the National Crime Authority of the scheme.

Having met in Singapore, Barlow and Chambers travelled by train to Penang in Malaysia. The package of drugs had been buried on a beach in Penang. Chambers was given directions to the site and dug up the package. Barlow was present but had not known the location of the heroin.

Initial plans were that Barlow and Chambers conceal the drugs by inserting some packages into their anuses and swallowing the rest. Barlow refused to do either, the former for reasons of distaste, the latter due to health concerns with that method. Chambers relented and placed the several packages of drugs, which were within plastic carry bags and wrapped in newspaper, into a newly purchased maroon suitcase. Barlow had become very nervous after the collection of the drugs

Barlow and Chambers were observed alighting from the same taxi at Bayan Lepas International Airport on 9 November 1983. Barlow carried the maroon suitcase and entered the airport. He bypassed the luggage scanning area and approached the check-in desk. Chambers, carrying Barlow's bags, paid the taxi, entered the airport and passed through the luggage scanning area, and joined Barlow at the check-in desk. They were detained by police, as Barlow was seen to be very nervous.

Taken to an interview room they were asked to open the suitcases. Chambers opened the bags he was carrying. Barlow said he was unable to open the case he had carried and that it was Chambers' case. Chambers unlocked the case's combination locks and the drugs were found; however, he claimed he had not known the contents of the smaller carry bags the drugs were in.

When police handcuffed them, they were reportedly "shivering terribly".

They were imprisoned in Penang Prison for all of 1984 and most of 1985. The prison was overcrowded. Built in 1849 to house up to 350 prisoners, in 1984 it housed 2000 people including women and babies. Barlow and Chambers were locked in a two by three-metre square cell together with up to three other prisoners for 22 hours a day, with an exercise period being allowed only if all cellmates had behaved that day. Chambers was well liked in prison; however, Barlow had trouble adjusting, and was described as being a "lunatic" and "cracking up".

Barlow attempted to excuse his actions by claiming that he had been forced to take the trip and his girlfriend threatened to leave him if he refused









 Former Macro Take Force Boss Paul Ferguson was in about 1997 removed by the the then Western Australian Police Commissioner Robert Falconer, who was the former head of the well known to be corrupt Victorian Drug Squad, from being the Macro Take Force Boss and replaced by Inspector David Caporn, who was later made Assistant Commissioner, until David Caporn had to resign from the Western Australian Police Force be cause of a ruling of the High Court of Australia that set aside the murder conviction of Andrew Mallard, because the High Court stated that the evidence that Inspector David Caporn
 put together to that was the basis of Andrew Mallard's murder conviction was false and manufactured evidence
                                        
   Former Assistant Commissioner,  David Caporn, who had been named in Western Australian Parliament as being corrupt. and serious questions have been asked as to whether  fformer Assistant Commissioner,  David Caporn was seriously trying to catch and arrest the real Claremont Serial Killer or Killers....
......one would expect there to be more than one person involved in the 
Claremont Serial Killings....

         Crime Investigation Australia - Hunt for a Killer The Claremont Murders

Crime Investigation Australia - Hunt for a Killer The Claremont Murders


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Crime Investigation Australia - Hunt for a Killer The Claremont Murders



  



 

                                            Nightmare begins for third family

                                                        Grant Taylor

                                                Thursday, December 22, 2016

                                          https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/nightmare-begins-for-third-family-ng-b88337795z

                                                   
                               
                                            Claremont serial killer victim Jane Rimmer

This story was first published in January 2016, 20 years after Sarah Spiers went missing from Claremont.

It was the phone call former homicide squad boss Insp. Paul Ferguson had been dreading, but also expecting.

With two unsolved murders already on his plate, his quiet Saturday afternoon would be shattered by the news that the Claremont serial killer had struck again.

“It was the worst possible thing, the worst possible thing ... you can’t help but feel guilty, ” Mr Ferguson, now retired, said.

“I knew we (investigators) had done everything possible. But we had been unable to prevent it from happening again.”


“I knew we had done everything possible” … Former Macro boss Paul Ferguson

Police tonight were refusing to confirm reports the search was linked to the Macro investigation into the Claremont serial killings.

Like the first two victims, lawyer Ciara Glennon was young, blonde, smart and attractive.

The similarities between all three were overwhelming and police would finally be forced to say the words that until then they had not dared to say in public.

“I think it’s fair to say that we certainly have fears that there is a serial killer at loose in Perth, ” State crime commander Bob Ibbotson told a press conference two days after Ciara vanished.
 

                                                               

      Steve Penn photo montage of Jane Rimmer, Sarah Spiers and Ciara Glennon - Claremont Seral killings.
                                        
                                        Continental Hotel Bay View Terrace, Claremont, Western Australia
                                         

After an extended holiday in Ireland, the 27-year-old had only recently returned to Perth to attend her sister Denise’s wedding.

On Friday, March 14, 1997, she had been having drinks at the Continental Hotel with colleagues from the law firm where she had worked before going overseas.

It was about midnight when Ciara told them she was tired, before setting off to presumably catch a taxi back to her parents’ house in nearby Mosman Park.

Her mother had warned her daughter when she had returned from Ireland about the two earlier disappearances from Claremont.

But streetwise Ciara did not think twice about walking off alone down Bay View Terrace towards Stirling Highway.

 

                                      
Inspector Paul Ferguson ex macro taskforce boss, spoke to The West Australian on the 20th anniversary of Sarah Spiers' disappearance. Picture: Ian Munro/The West Australian.

A group of young men who had been sitting at a bus stop on the highway told police they had seen her walking south, looking for a lift.

The men went back to talking among themselves and a short time later one noticed that Ciara was now much further down the road, leaning in through the passenger side window of a light-coloured car that had pulled up alongside her.

When the men looked again a few moments later, she and the car were gone.

The nightmare was about to begin for a third Perth family who would soon discover their beloved daughter was missing.

Alarm bells began ringing for Denis and Una Glennon the next morning when their daughter missed a hairdresser’s appointment and then failed to show up at her sister’s hens’ party that was organised for that afternoon.

At 4.30pm, Mr Glennon would telephone police to share his concerns.

Within hours, the Macro task force’s members had been recalled to duty and were beginning the hunt for clues all over again.

Although bitterly disappointed at having failed to prevent another murder, Mr Ferguson said his investigators also understood that a fresh case presented them with fresh investigative opportunities.

A copy photo of Ciara Glennon. Picture: Supplied.

Had the killer finally made a mistake? No expense would be spared to try to find out.

Within days, Richard Court’s government announced a $250,000 reward for information to help catch the killer — the biggest ever offered at that time.

Mr Glennon would also appear before a packed press conference to reveal the depth of his family’s despair.

“Only now do I even begin to understand the terrible trauma that the parents of Jane (Rimmer) and Sarah (Spiers) went through, ” he said.

“No parent who loves their child ... can even begin to comprehend the devastating thing that this is.”

Mr Glennon was also confident that his daughter would be found alive.

But it would not take long before his family’s worst fears were realised.

Almost three weeks after Ciara vanished, a bushwalker stumbled across her body near Pipidinny Road in Eglinton on what was then Perth’s far northern fringes.

                               
                            Sarah Spiers has never been found

The location of the body made sense to police. Eglinton was north of where the Mitchell Freeway ended.

Jane Rimmer had been dumped near the end of the Kwinana Freeway.

No attempt had been made to bury either of the bodies. Though Jane Rimmer was naked, Ciara was reportedly fully clothed.

The details of how they died have never been released, but police did confirm that the women’s gravesites had given them a valuable insight into the mind of the killer.

The public were keen to do their bit and more than 15,000 calls to the Crime Stoppers hotline were logged in the first month after Ciara disappeared. But still there was no breakthrough.

To help, Mr Glennon appealed to his network of business contacts who dug deep and established a fund to give police additional resources.

The Secure Communities Foundation raised more than $750,000 , which would help pay for international experts to join the investigation as well as funding new technologies.

One of those technologies was lie-detector testing, or polygraphs. More than 50 people of interest would sit those tests, but one man in particular would fail it.

That man was firming as the prime suspect.

WHAT WE KNOW

Friday March 14, 1997: Ciara Glennon catches up with former work colleagues at Claremont’s Continental Hotel.

Midnight: The 27-year-old lawyer says she is tired and leaves the pub to find a lift home to Mosman Park.

Minutes later a group of young men see her on Stirling Highway talking to someone in a light coloured vehicle.

When they look again, both the vehicle and Ciara were gone.



                      ‘Very raw and bittersweet’

                                                                05 JANUARY 2017

                                                                                                      http://www.mayonews.ie/news/29207-very-raw-and-bittersweet

A WESTPORT man whose daughter was murdered in Australia 20 years ago has said that the arrest of a suspected serial killer for her murder just before Christmas is a ‘very raw and bittersweet time’.


MURDERED Ciara Glennon was just when 27 when she was abducted and murdered in Perth in Western Australia.

Neill O’Neill

A WESTPORT man whose daughter was murdered in Australia 20 years ago has said that the arrest of a suspected serial killer for her murder just before Christmas is a ‘very raw and bittersweet time’.
Ciara Glennon was 27 when she was abducted and murdered in Perth, Western Australia in 1997. The body of the lawyer, whose father Denis Gleenon is a native of Westport Quay,  was discovered on April 3 that year. She was remembered last week by a former colleague as a ‘gifted young lawyer, a popular and fun-loving workmate, a loyal friend and a devoted daughter and sister’.
Bradley Robert Edwards, from Kewdale, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday, December 23, charged with the murders of Jane Rimmer in June 1996 and Ciara Glennon in March 1997.
Edwards, 48, is also accused of abducting a 17-year-old girl in February 1995 as she walked through Rowe Park in Claremont, and indecently assaulting an 18-year-old woman during a break-in at a Huntingdale home in February 1988.
He was remanded in custody to appear in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on January 11.
Australian media have reported that he was charged with two counts of wilful murder, two counts of deprivation of liberty, two counts of aggravated sexual penetration without consent, one count of breaking and entering, and one count of indecent assault, and that he showed no emotion as he appeared in a Perth court the day before Christmas Eve. It is understood Edwards works as an electrical engineer and has been decorated for his volunteerism and community work in the recent past. 
Police commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said Mr Edwards’ arrest was the result of the ‘biggest and most complex police investigation in Western Australian history’.
“We are being updated by the Western Australian Police, and hence it is best that I do not comment on the recent developments,” Denis Glennon futher stated to reporters. 
The Glennon family are originally from Westport. Denis Glennon worked with Bord na Mona for a time. His parents (Ciara’s grandparents) and family later moved to Sligo and Ciara Glennon’s grandfather Denis, who worked for CIE at Westport Quay, and his wife Annie, who were both well-known around Westport, continued to live in Sligo. Ciara’s father Denis played football with Deel Rovers and emigrated to Australia in the mid seventies. Ciara visited her grandparents in Sligo just months before her disappearance. Her uncle Tom Glennon, who lives in Longford, is a regular visitor to Westport and still follows the fortunes of his home town soccer club Westport United.

Serial killer
For the last 20 years these unexplained murders have been known as the ‘Claremont Serial Killings’ after the two women disappeared and were later found murdered. Ms Rimmer vanished from Claremont and her body was found in August 1996 in bushland in Wellard, about 40km from Perth. CCTV footage later emerged, showing Ms Rimmer talking to a man in the street outside the Continental Hotel. Then on March 14 1997, Ms Glennon disappeared after a night out. Her body was found less than a month later, on a deserted track in Eglinton in Perth’s north. That’s when police suspected the deaths could be linked and there may be a serial killer on the loose.It is believed Ms Glennon had also been partying at The Continental pub, now known as the Claremont Hotel, on what was St Patrick’s weekend. 
Links with other similar cases are now being investigated by police in Perth.


Claremont: the deaths that shook Perth and sparked a 20-year hunt

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/23/claremont-deaths-shook-perth-sparked-20-year-hunt

                       The disappearance of several women in the Perth suburb of Claremont in the late 1990s has haunted the city for two decades

                                                  

              Ciara Glennon, the 27-year-old lawyer whose body was found in bushland in April 1997


It is the case that shocked Western Australia and shattered the safety of one of Perth’s most well-to-do suburbs. In the late 1990s, three women – all young, all blonde – disappeared from the streets of Claremont, a sleepy enclave wedged between the University of Western Australia and Cottesloe beach.

All three were last seen leaving one of two well-loved drinking holes in Claremont and walking a block towards the Stirling Highway in search of a lift. In the space of 14 months, within an area smaller than 4 sq km, all three disappeared. The bodies of two of the women were found dumped in bushland within months.

For two decades, the identity of the so-called Claremont serial killer has been a subject of public speculation and police investigation. On Friday, police charged 48-year-old Bradley Robert Edwards with two counts of murder over the deaths of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon. The investigation into the disappearance and suspected murder of Sarah Spiers, the first of the three women to disappear, was declared “ongoing”.

Edwards was also charged with abducting a 17-year-old girl from the streets of Claremont in 1995 and raping her in a nearby cemetery, and with breaking into a house in Huntingdale in 1988 and indecently assaulting an 18-year-old woman.

The police commissioner, Karl O’Callaghan, said the arrest was the result of the “biggest and most complex police investigation in WA history”. The investigation began 20 years ago under the name Taskforce Macro, established after Rimmer disappeared.

Jane Rimmer

Grainy CCTV footage of the footpath outside the Continental Hotel, now the Claremont Hotel, contains the biggest unanswered clue to Rimmer’s disappearance. The minute-long video shows the 23-year-old leaning against a pole outside the hotel after midnight on 9 June 1996, apparently waiting for a ride. The childcare worker’s friends later told police she had declined to share a taxi home.

Her jacket is slung over her arms. At one point she can be seen to acknowledge a man who is also standing outside the hotel, before the camera changes view. When it moves back, she is gone.

That footage was shown to more than 700 people in the initial investigation, but was not publicly released until 2008, when WA police were forced to defend the decision to withhold the video. At the time, they said they didn’t want to risk public reaction to the “underwhelming” grainy footage narrowing the focus of their investigation.


The West Australian police commissioner, Karl O’Callaghan, announces a 48-year-old man has been charged with the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, and attacks on two other women, including the abduction of a 17-year-old in 1995. Photograph: AAP

Rimmer’s body was found in bushland near Woolcoot Road at Wellard, 45km away in Perth’s southern suburbs, two months after she disappeared.

Her parents, Trevor and Jenny Rimmer,
told Australian Story in 2004
that until that point, they had held out hope their daughter was alive.

“You wonder, when it happens, ‘Why was it my daughter that night?’ I mean, which is not a very nice thing to say, but you naturally think that,” Jenny Rimmer said. “And I think she just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. You know, it could’ve been anyone. I just couldn’t believe it.”

Seven months later, it happened to Glennon.

Ciara Glennon

By the time 27-year-old Glennon disappeared, young women in Claremont were warned not to go out alone. But Glennon didn’t intend to go far.

It was Friday, 14 March 1997, and the young lawyer had been drinking with colleagues at the Continental. About midnight, she announced she was heading home and walked towards the Stirling Highway – just 180m away – to hail a taxi.

A group of young men sitting at a bus stop on the highway told police they saw her leaning through the window of a light-coloured car, the West Australian reported. When they looked back, both she and the car were gone.

She had been due to attend her sister Donna’s hen party the next afternoon. When she didn’t show, her parents, Denis and Una Glennon, raised the alarm.

Glennon’s disappearance forced police to make the announcement they had been avoiding. Two days later, the state crime commander, Bob Ibbotson, held a press conference.

“I think it’s fair to say that we certainly have fears that there is a serial killer at loose in Perth,” he said.

Eighteen days later, on 3 April, a bushwalker discovered Glennon’s dumped body near Pipidinny Road in Eglinton.

The suburb was then the northernmost fringe of Perth, near the end of the Mitchell Freeway. Rimmer’s body had been discovered near the end of the Kwinana Freeway, to the south. Both suburbs have now been swallowed by housing developments, but were then covered in thick scrub.

Both bodies were dumped in the bushland with no attempt to conceal or bury them. Rimmer was reportedly naked, Glennon reportedly clothed.

Within days of Glennon’s disappearance, the then WA premier, Richard Court, announced a $250,000 reward for information leading to the killer’s arrest. Within a month, a hotline set up by police had received more than 15,000 calls.

The disappearance of Sarah Spiers

Five months before Rimmer was killed, another woman, Sarah Spiers, disappeared from the street outside a Claremont hotel called Club Bayview. The club was on St Quentin Avenue, just 150m from the Continental Hotel.

The 18-year-old secretary had been out celebrating Australia Day with a group of friends and was returning to the home she shared with her parents, Don and Carol.

Phone records showed her calling a taxi at 2.06am, but by the time the taxi arrived at 2.14am, she had gone. She has not been seen since.

In the weeks that followed, missing posters were plastered around Perth. They asked: “Have you seen Sarah? She was last seen at 2am, wearing a black denim jacket, beige shorts and a white T-shirt. Blonde hair, blue eyes, 5ft 4in.”

Don Spiers told the West Australian he and his wife had been bombarded with tip-offs and theories about his daughter’s disappearance for 20 years. One anonymous phone call, which he believed was from someone who knew what had happened to her directed him to a patch of bushland. He searched, but found nothing.

Edwards has not been charged over Spiers’s disapperance and her case remains unsolved.

The investigation

The man put in charge of the investigation into the suspected killings was inspector Paul Ferguson, the head of the homicide squad. Ferguson pulled other detectives into Taskforce Macro, and in the following 20 years hundreds of detectives took thousands of statements and examined more than 50 persons of interest, some of whom were named publicly.

Police conducted DNA and background checks for all 2,700 licensed taxi drivers in WA, causing some to lose their licences.

The list of suspects was lengthy. It included Mark Dixie, a British man who is serving a 34-year sentence for the rape and murder of model Sally Anne Bowman in London in 2005, and Bradley John Murdoch, now serving a life sentence for the 2001 murder of the British backpacker Peter Falconio. Both have since been ruled out.

In 2014, police tried the controversial tactic of asking persons of interest to fill out a questionnaire and provide DNA as part of a “process of elimination”, PerthNow reported at the time.

But it was not until Friday that O’Callaghan was able to announce the charging of Edwards, who appeared in court later in the day. He was remanded in custody and will appear again on 11 January.

Have the Macro Task Force fully investigated all possible people that could be involved in the Claremont Serial Killings and Abductions and all possible connection to murders and disappearances of other women in Perth and around Western Australia during the 1980's and 1990's and continuing from the year 2000 and beyond?

KAChing stated on the website www.essentialkids.com, with her statement posted on the 29th of November, 2008 ... in response to seeing a TV documentary about the Claremont Serial Killings and Abductions...
"... I have heard who is a suspect by a friend who knows someone quite high up... but it was not one of the two people mentioned as suspects on the TV documentary about the Claremont Serial Killings and Abductions ...I have also been told some of damages done to the murdered girls that have not been made public ...they also did not mention on the TV documentary about the Claremont Serial Killings and Abductions that another girl went missing close to a suburb where I was living who was traveling up to Geraldton which is north of Perth in Western Australia ..."





Man charged over killing of Irish woman in Australian serial killer case

http://www.thejournal.ie/australia-serial-killer-charged-3157003-Dec2016/

He is charged with the murders of two women – a third woman was also killed but the investigation is still open

Dec 23rd 2016

                                                 

A MAN HAS been charged in an infamous Australian serial killer case after one of the country’s longest and most complex police investigations spanning 20 years.

One of his alleged victims was Ciara Glennon, who moved to Australia with her Irish family when she was five years old. She disappeared at the age of 27.

The deaths of Glennon and two other women who disappeared from the upmarket Perth suburb of Claremont after a night out between 1996 and 1997 shocked the country and struck fear into the city.

Police struggled to pin the blame on anyone and followed thousands of leads before arresting Bradley Edwards, 48, at a home in a Perth suburb yesterday.

                                                 

Nine News Perth 

@9NewsPerth

'REST IN POWER' - Tributes are being placed in Claremont after 48yo Bradley Edwards charged over 2 of the Claremont serial killer murders.

5:06 AM - 23 Dec 2016

Source: Nine News Perth/Twitter

He was charged with the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, whose bodies were found dumped in bushland. But an investigation into the killing of Sarah Spiers remains ongoing. Her body has never been found.

Edwards, who police allege acted alone, was also accused of attacking two other women. Western Australia Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said authorities never gave up.

In an interview with the Irish Times in 1999, Ciara Glennon’s father Denis said that “justice must prevail”, adding that finding the perpetrator would “be like closing a chapter but it also means the whole horror of what happened to Ciara will be revealed and I am not looking forward to that for any of our sakes”.

“This has already been the biggest and most complex police investigation in WA history,” said Commissioner O’Callaghan. “Hundreds of police officers have worked on this case over the past 20 years.

Operation Macro has been a massive body of work involving thousands and thousands of investigative actions.

Local media reports said Edwards showed no emotion when he appeared in court. He was remanded in custody to reappear on January 11.

Comments are closed as a man has been charged.

- © AFP, 2016 - Additional reporting Aoife Barry






Crime Investigation Australia - 
The Night Caller Eric Edgar Cooke, in Perth Western Australia 

anne jacobsen August, 2016

My heart breakes for all the victims. So many broken lives....

dandygirl6 January, 2017 How fucking scary to be killed in your own bed

How fucking scary to be killed in your own bed

How fucking scary to be killed in your own bed


Karen Hearne
 December, 2016

Dead since 1964...no recidivism here.

Nancy Campbell Gibson  January, 2016

I think police that force confessions out of people then refuse to take a second look in cases like this are are the worst type of criminals.

unanimous300  August, 2016

In the late Fifties cops had no education and were little more than corrupt criminals.

Nancy Campbell Gibson August, 2016

I've been around since then. You had bullies then, and you have bullies now. All with the spoken and unspoken consent of mainstream America. It's worse now, in my opinion, or harder to cover up.

Lellobeetle February, 2016

My husband can't stand when I watch this show because of the shrieking female reenactment actors sounding so real. I'm relegated to the headphones. This man was so evil inside. His children must have carried a heavy burden. I wonder how they turned out.

meowjiejie January, 2017

Charley Smith You know what happens.... Nothing. Absolutely nothing. They are cops. A lot of them think they are above the law.

Tesak2 January, 2016

Lellobeetle my fiancée hates that I watch these shows and I use head phones too. Idn what is wrong with me lol

Maria Da Silva December, 2016

I am so sick of this experts making excuses for this evil monsters



The Claremont serial killings: Your explainer on the murder mystery that paralysed Perth, the capital city of Western Australia

Belinda Jespen

It was the case that paralysed Perth. Three young women vanished from the same affluent suburb within the space of just 14 months; the remains of two later discovered dumped outside the city, the other never found.

For more than 19 years, police have been on the hunt for the person responsible for the so-called ‘Claremont killings’, in what has become one of the longest-running and most expensive police investigations in Australian history.

http://www.mamamia.com.au/claremont-serial-killing/

Then, this morning, an apparent breakthrough.

A 48-year-old man named Bradley Robert Edwards was taken into custody and charged with the murder of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, after officers from the Tactical Response Group stormed his Kewdale home about  7am.

Irena Ceranic 

@Irena_Ceranic

BREAKING: Kewdale man taken into custody, it's believed in relation to Claremont serial killer investigation

10:32 AM - 22 Dec 2016

The arrest has thrust the case back into the headlines, where it has appeared numerous times since the late ’90s, solidifying its place in Australian cold-case folklore.

It began with disappearance of 18-year-old Sarah Spiers.

Just after 2am on January 27, 1996, the secretary called for a taxi outside Claremont’s Club Bayview nightclub, after enjoying an evening out with friends.

She told the dispatcher she would be waiting at the corner of Stirling Highway and Stirling Road, but by the time the cab arrived eight minutes later, Sarah had vanished.

Her body has never been found.

Despite ongoing investigation Taskforce Macro the mass murderer who killed three women in affluent Perth suburb Claremont hasn't been found

Jane Rimmer, Sarah Spiers and Ciara Glennon.

Just six months later, the next tragedy would befall Claremont - the disappearance of childcare worker Jane Rimmer.

The 23-year-old was last seen alive at the Continental Hotel, where she reportedly declined her friends' offer to share a cab ride home.

Unlike Spiers, Rimmer's body was discovered a month later in Wellard, south of Perth, leading police to establish The Macro Taskforce.

Tragically, the horrific discovery was followed by that of the remains of missing lawyer Ciara Glennon in April 1997, the month after she too disappeared following a night out at the Continental.

Glennon's body was found in bushland at Eglington in the city's north.

ClaremontSerialMurdersP1

Jane Rimmer was captured talking to an unknown man prior to her disappearance. Image: WA Police

What had begun as missing person's case, had become a suspected serial killing.

The investigation was stepped up, public appeals issued and suspects targeted - one public servant was tailed by police around the clock for several years before being struck off as a person of interest, according to the ABC.

Just last year DNA evidence reportedly linked Ciara Glennon's killer to an unknown man who had sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1995. The 17-year-old had been abducted from a Claremont street and driven to Karrakatta Cemetery where she was raped.

Prior to that, among the key pieces of evidence in the case (CCTV footage) was released to the public in 2008, showing a man approaching Jane Rimmer as she waited outside the Continental Hotel on the night of her disappearance. It's unclear whether he was ever identified.

Tiffiny Genders @tiffgenders

Getting chills as police detail charges against 48 y/o man over the #Claremont serial killings. Perth people will understand.

12:40 AM - 23 Dec 2016

 

Edwards, who appeared in Perth Magistrates Court this afternoon, has also been charged with deprivation of liberty, aggravated sexual penetration without consent, break and enter and indecent assault.

West Australian police have identified the victims of these crimes as a 17-year-old who was abducted from Claremont and sexually assaulted in 1995 and an 18-year-old who was indecently assaulted in her own bed in 1998.

He was remanded in custody to appear in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on January 11.

Investigations into Sarah Spiers' death remain ongoing.

 Man being questioned over serial killings including death of Irish woman Ciara Glennon

             Ciara, whose parents are both Irish emigrants, vanished after celebrating St Patrick’s Day in her home city of Perth in 1997

                                                                          http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/man-being-questioned-over-serial-9503567

                                                                          BY KATHY ARMSTRONG

                                                                                     22 DEC 2016

                                                                           
                                                                                                     Ciara Glennon

A man is reportedly being questioned about the murder of a “lovely, fun-loving” Irish woman and two other high profile serial killings in Australia.

The man, in his 50 was arrested at a house in Kewdale, in the province of Perth on Thursday over the deaths of Ciara Glennon and two other women, which were dubbed the Claremont serial killings.

Ciara, whose parents are both Irish emigrants, vanished after celebrating St Patrick’s Day in her home city of Perth in 1997.

The 27-year-old lawyer’s body was found in bushland in Perth just weeks later.

Her heartbroken father Michael, from Westport in Co Mayo, and her mum Una, from Monaghan, had to identify her remains.

Ciara’s murder was linked to the disappearances of two other women from the same area in just 15 months and sparked a high profile police hunt for a possible serial killer.

                                                    

The Glennon family leave St Marys Cathedral after service for their daughter Ciara Eilish Glennon a 28 year old solicitor who may have been abducted from the Claremont, a suburb of Perth in Western Australia

Sarah Spiers, 18, went missing from a nightclub in January 1996 and her body was never found.

Five months later Jane Rimmer, 23, also disappeared after leaving a venue and her remains were found in Perth bushland in August 1996, she had been strangled.

Following Australia’s longest police probe, detectives stormed the man’s house on Thursday and arrested him.

They cordoned off the property as part of the cold case inquiry and removed several large bags, according to ABC News.

Neighbours claimed they heard screams coming from the hour just an hour before the police arrived.

Jim Sheffield, who lives nearby, told ABC News: “I was out the back ... doing some gardening, that was about half past 6 and I heard a real loud yell and it sounded like a scream.

“Obviously I just thought ‘well something’s going on’ because you don’t normally see those sort of police officers around.” 
It is understood that the man has not been investigated as part of the case before and is believed to have lived at the house with his daughter for several years.

Ciara’s relatives have previously paid tribute to her and spoke fondly of her regular visits to Ireland with her younger sister Denise.

Her uncle Gerry Murphy, from Waterford, said she was a “lovely fun-loving girl.”

He added: “She was full of life, loved the outdoor life and was very into sports.”

The Post Newspaper also reported last year that detectives suspect that the person or people behind the three women’s deaths might have also raped a teenage girl in 1995.

Family deals with its loss as serial killer still roams free

Sat, Feb 6, 1999,

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/family-deals-with-its-loss-as-serial-killer-still-roams-free-1.149685

Ciara Glennon was born in a bush hospital in Zambia 29 years ago when her Irish parents, Denis and Una, moved to Africa to take up teaching posts in the region. Two years ago next month she went missing from her home in Perth, Western Australia and three weeks later her body was found in bush land, 50 km north of the country's third largest city.

Her murder, at the hands of a serial killer who is believed to have murdered three young women, stunned the local community and the whole state of Western Australia mourned her death.

The Glennons went to Africa from Mayo and Monaghan and settled in Australia when Ciara was five years old. She was a bright, fun-loving, adventurous child. She gained a law degree, mastered Japanese at the University of Western Australia and had no problem securing a job with a successful local law firm.

Irrepressibly free-spirited, at the age of 26 she took a one-year career break to travel the world. During this time she visited Israel, Greece and Turkey and spent six weeks, longer than she had intended, with relatives in Ireland. In late February 1997 she returned to Perth for the wedding of her sister Denise. Her wanderlust sated, she got her old job back as a solicitor and was put in charge of a case that would have taken up most of the following two years.

She was wearing a claddagh brooch on the single-breasted jacket of her black suit when she went with colleagues for drinks at the Continental Hotel in the upmarket suburb of Claremont on the evening of Friday, March 14th. She was slim and brighteyed, with dark brown curly hair that fell past her shoulders. There was only one week until her sister's wedding, and the night was something of an early St Patrick's Day celebration. At around midnight, she left the hotel to get a taxi, anxious not to miss an early appointment the next morning. She was 10 minutes from her home.

Denis Glennon sits in the boardroom of Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) where he has just finished a board meeting. As managing director of Environmental Solutions International, a waste processing and disposal company, he was recently appointed to the board of the EPA. In fact, but for this interruption to his schedule he would be next door with his fellow board-members, talking shop over a glass of wine.

He seems uncomfortable and understandably wary of talking to the media. His treatment at the hands of some Irish newspapers (not The Irish Times) at the time of Ciara's disappearance resulted in a written apology to him and his family.

He is well spoken, impeccably dressed. He carries a compact mobile phone and wears a wider than usual marriage band on his wedding finger. Behind him the Swan River sparkles soothingly under a clear Perth sky as he waits for the interview to begin.

When he speaks it is in the carefully measured tones of those who have suffered too much to bother wasting words. Instead of choosing to assert Ciara's personality, her talents, her essence, he phones his secretary and instructs her gently, in his still distinctly Irish accent, to fax over the eulogy he wrote for her funeral Mass. It talks more eloquently than perhaps he ever could again about who his daughter was.

Instead of answering questions about how the investigation into his daughter's death is progressing he punches numbers into his phone and calls the head of the police task force set up to catch the Claremont serial killer. He knows that without his say-so the police are unlikely to co-operate with an out-of-town journalist. "You should be fine now," he says and waits for the next question.

Ciara Glennon's story hangs heavily in the air-conditioned room. You want to ask this strong, silent Irishman how life has been over the last two years since his daughter went missing; to describe the torment they endured when her partially clothed body was found under some scrub by a passer-by three weeks later. How he and his family have coped when the man who police are 99.9 per cent sure perpetrated this atrocity is living a short drive away from their home.

"When it hits you first you are totally numb with shock. Then you go through a stage of absolute anger, a stage of questioning your faith, disbelief. You start to question the abilities of the police, and then there are periods, weeks and weeks without sleep, total exhaustion," he says.

Ciara was probably not thinking about it as she made her way along Stirling Highway in search of a taxi that night, but in the 18 months before two young women had disappeared from almost the exact same spot. Police had already highlighted the possibility of a serial killer after 18-year-old Sarah Ellen Spiers and, eight months later, 23-year-old Jane Louise Rimmer went missing. Like Ciara, both women were petite, young, attractive and well-dressed.

Sarah Ellen Spiers's body has never been found, but they found Jane Louise eight weeks after she went missing. It was 50 km south of Claremont, about four metres in from the road in dense vegetation. The Macro Taskforce was quickly established by Perth police, as it became clear that a serial killer was at large in the area.

The search for Ciara got under way immediately. By late Saturday afternoon the task force was making inquiries into her movements and by the end of the week they were imploring people to come forward with any useful information. Denise Glennon was married as planned that weekend - the bridesmaid's dress supposed to be worn by her best friend and sister left hanging in the wardrobe.

"It was a very difficult decision to go ahead with the wedding," says Denis Glennon. "But stripped of all the usual materialistic elements it was so much more meaningful and special."

Three weeks after she went missing, Ciara's body was found at a remote fishing location near Perth. The pain of this time has never left Denis Glennon's eyes but what also remains for him is the way a whole country, his business friends, the media, ordinary people took their awful family tragedy to their hearts.

Almost immediately afterwards the Secure Community Foundation was set up by Denis Glennon's colleagues to raise money for extra resources to help the police investigation. The funds paid for a DNA analyser to scan the oral swabs given by the hundreds interviewed after the murder. They paid for a retired FBI polygrapher (lie detector expert), Ron Homer, to travel to Western Australia for a month, allowing police to eliminate a large number of suspects and focus on the remaining group who had refused the test or who had failed it.

They also paid for an FBI psychological profiler to visit for a month to give police a better understanding as to the identity of the offender, his likely traits, his background, his lifestyle. The last time the funds donated by the SCF were tallied they came to A$850,000 (£390,000). It is the largest homicide investigation conducted in Australia.

In late October 1997 police in Perth identified the person they still suspect of being the Claremont serial killer. He was kept for 10 months under covert surveillance until April last year, 12 months after Ciara was found, when he was observed driving alone through Claremont's business district, stalking a girl who looked very like Ciara and the two other victims. He was interviewed at length that evening and has been under overt surveillance ever since.

A member of the Macro Taskforce said last week that the suspect, a 42-year-old civil servant, was driving home from work to his parents' house as we spoke. "He is a quiet, introverted, insignificant member of the community and the person we strongly believe is the Claremont serial killer," he said. The vital evidence they need for a conviction is proving elusive, however.

People tell you that Perth has grown up since Ciara Glennon's murder as women grow wary of going out alone, but inevitably as time goes by complacency is creeping in. The Glennon family has been dramatically altered, priorities shifted, perspectives changed.

"Previous to Ciara's murder I was no different than any other reasonably successful business man," says Denis Glennon, adding that "now life is much more about caring for our family. There has been a huge renewal in the meaning of faith amongst us."

The everyday ways in which the bitter grief has changed them are informative. Una Glennon used to watch "a reasonable amount of TV, partly crime-related stuff. Now she doesn't watch any," says Denis. Constantly travelling, he himself used to go through up to three novels a week. "Now I don't. It seems frivolous."

He does not view the apprehension of Ciara's killer in a vengeful way but "justice must prevail". "Finding the perpetrator will be like closing a chapter but it also means that the whole horror of what happened to Ciara will be revealed and I am not looking forward to that for any of our sakes," he says.

The Glennons realise that each of them must go through it in their own way. They haven't sought counselling and will not. Denis Glennon knows the statistics - that 80 per cent of marriages simply don't survive this kind of devastation - but his has come through the worst.

"You have to find the strength from somewhere," he says. "Everything is more meaningful now. We pray for Ciara all the time. When Una and I see a young woman of Ciara's age we think of her. Sometimes we choose to speak about it, sometimes we choose not to".

He chose to speak about it now for two reasons. He wanted to thank the Irish people for their support over the last two years. He also wanted to show how the tragedy has deepened the faith of the family, in the hope that it might have a positive impact on others. Faith helped them to choose between the way of hope and the way of madness. They chose hope.

"We really miss her but if we had a choice to bring her back from where she is now we wouldn't . . . we have to learn to live beyond it."






Channel 7 Report presented this picture of what the boot look like of the car that police found when they searched a car in an undercover oeration of Nothbridge, Perth...
The former head of WA's prostitution taskforce Con Bayens thought that what was in this man's boot was all that is need for an abduction and the boot was lined with blue plastic,.
the reported started on the TV Investigation that the car looked like and unmarked police car...



Above: Retired police officer that passed on the information of what he found in a man's car as above in an undercover police opperatio, which made him feel this man could be the Calremont Serial Killer, however he was shocked to realise that the Macro Task Force that was in charge of Investigating the Claremont Serial Murders did not follow the information up that he gave them about this man and the fact that he found the following in the boot that was lines with blue plastic:
Pliers, tape and wore ties , which aere all items that could be used in an abduction


http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/claremont-serial-killings-police-piecing-together-the-life-of-bradley-robert-edwards/news-story/557f281e68cdf76d572843291ea9cef7

'Don't worry about it, we've got our man': Is this the moment police let the Claremont Killer

walk free because they were too focused on tying another man to the crime?

  • The Claremont Killer serial murders is a notorious Australian cold case
  • Three women were abducted in 1996 and 1997 from the Perth suburb
  • The cases were all strikingly similar, yet the killer has never been found
  • A former detective speaks out about a potential suspect who walked
  • Says investigators were fixed on one man, rejected all other possibilities
  • Con Bayens recalls a chilling incident which set off alarm bells
  • Case is Australia's longest running and most expensive investigation 

The Claremont killer, who abducted and murdered three young blonde women, was never captured and could still be walking the streets almost 20 years on – and it's suggested police may have let the culprit go.

Taskforce Macro have been investigaing the Perth serial murders in what has become Australia's longest running and most expensive active man hunt

The FBI, Nassar and a former Mossad agent have been called on to assist - yet the person or people responsible remain at large.

The bodies of Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, were found dumped in bushland in 1996 and 1997 respectively.

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Despite ongoing investigation Taskforce Macro the mass murderer who killed three women in affluent Perth suburb Claremont hasn't been found

Despite ongoing investigation Taskforce Macro the mass murderer who killed three women in affluent Perth suburb Claremont hasn't been found


Jane Rimmer's (left) body was found in 1996 two months after she disappared, Ciara Glennon's (right) was found just under three weeks after her 1997 disappearance



However, the body of the first victim, 18-year-old Sarah Spiers is yet to be found after she disappeared from a pub in the affluent Perth suburb of Claremont on Australia Day in 1996.

Police officers have now spoken out to allege the investigations were bungled, with potential suspects allowed to walk and key pieces of evidence disregarded.

A terrifying encounter with a sinister man in a car equipped with 'abduction tools' has been pinpointed as a potential moment the police allowed a prime suspect to walk away without inquiry, as they were too focused on a man they believed to be the killer.

'It seems to me the Macro taskforce was a situation where the cops really mucked up and now we've got a cover up. And that's the saddest part, that they've never said 'we made a mistake', said former West Australian officer Con Bayens.




Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer both disappeared after spending time at Bayview Terrace in Perth's Claremont (pictured). Ciara Glennon had been at another establishment in the precinct, just 200 metres away

The former head of WA's prostitution taskforce says police looking for the Claremont serial killer in the 1990s and 2000s were dismissive of a suspect because they were too focused on trying to tie another man to the crime.

In 2008 the man, public servant Lance Williams, was finally dismissed as a suspect after years of round-the-clock surveillance.

Mr Bayens fears investigators failed to adequately probe potential suspects he encountered while running his taskforce between July 2000 and August 2002.

One particularly harrowing night has 'haunted' him 'for years' and Mr Bayens is adamant the disturbing man he found was never properly investigated by the taskforce.

The former head of WA's prostitution taskforce Con Bayens believes the taskforce missed crucial opportunities to explore suspects - including a suspicious character he encountered in 2002

Mr Bayens recalls the chilling night he pulled over a man during an undercover operation in Highgate in 2002 - 11 kilometres away from Claremont.

The boot was lined with blue plastic and there was a pair of pliers and masking tape – disturbing equipment which he believed appeared to be for an abduction.

The driver was questioned but Mr Bayens does not know why he was cleared in inquiries by officers on Task Force Macro, which was set up to investigate the killings.

The boot was lined with blue plastic and there was a pair of pliers and masking tape – disturbing equipment which he believed appeared to be for an abduction

Mr Bayens said the head investigator into the killings had rejected his offer to pass on information from the undercover operation, which was uncovering people every night 'and every one of them had the potential to be the Claremont serial killer.'

However, his offer was rejected by the chief investigator, to his astonishment.

'He said, 'Don't worry about it, Con, we've got our man.' And those words will stick with me forever,' he said.

'That just hit about 10 on my weird s***-o-meter.'

WA Police insist they looked into the sinister man Mr Bayens encountered, but the former constable insists the enquiry never took place.

12 years after her disappearance, CCTV footage of Jane Rimmer outside Claremont's Continental Hotel was finally released. She ran into a man she seemed to recgonise just minutes before she disappeared

'What happened? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I'd love to see the proof,' he said.

Police still believe they will find the killer, who abducted and murdered the women after they partied at nightspots in the affluent suburb of Claremont.

The three disappearances were extremely similar – as former Ferguson puts it 'they each got into the wrong car and it cost them their lives.'

Investigators believe the women trusted the drivers of the vehicles so focussed their attention on taxi drivers –taking DNA samples from thousands of registered cab drivers in the city.

The three disappearances were extremely similar – as former Ferguson puts it 'they each got into the wrong car and it cost them their lives' (the taskforce pictured in the 1990s)

The three disappearances were extremely similar – as former Ferguson puts it 'they each got into the wrong car and it cost them their lives' (the taskforce pictured in the 1990s)

The women disappeared in 1996 and 1997 in the ritzy western Perth suburb, Claremont in an area that was a hub of activity.

Sarah Spiers was just 18 years old when she became the first victim in the Claremont serial murders.

She left a nightclub in Claremont, Club Bayview, on Australia Day 1996 and called for a cab from a payphone at 2.06. By the time the taxi arrived at 2.14am, she had disappeared. Her body has never been found.

On June 6 of that year childcare worker Jane Rimmer, 23, disappeared from the same Claremont pub – Club Bayview after declining a lift with friends.

Her body was found two months later August 3 in dense bushland south of Perth. She was found naked, partially decomposed and covered with leaves and twigs.

The third incident occurred early the following year on March 15, 1997. Ciara Glennon, a 27-year-old lawyer, disappeared from Claremont's Continental Hotel, just 200 metres from Club Bayview in the same party precinct.

She wandered out onto the Sterling Highway, potentially in search of a taxi. A witness told police they saw her talking to someone in a car. When the witness looked back a moment later, Ciara and the car were both gone.


Sarah Spiers was just 18 years old when she became the first victim in the Claremont serial murders

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3104708/Don-t-worry-ve-got-man-moment-police-charge-hunting-Claremont-Killer-let-prime-suspect-walk-free-focused-tying-man-crime.html

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the police wil never and have never admitted that they make mistakes thats the main reson ppl dont trust them anymore they seem to think their infalable

I thought it was just Victoria Police that were useless!!!

The Police are bungling idiots. No wonder the culprit has never been caught. Caper Cops, I'd call it.

I lived in that area during that time and the cops really did stuff this whole thing up BIG TIME.

Typical police







   Kimono Clue To A Brutal Killing of Victor Heather Cark in Victoria Park in September, 1987
                                                                               By Cyril Ayris

                                                    West Australian Newspaper 17th February, 1988

                                                    http://imgur.com/a/0Ozgt

            Brutal Murder of Victor Heather Clark in Victoria Park in September, 1987
                                 

                                                                                                                                           

                                         Detective Sergeant John Callegari holds a silken dressing gown for this picture
                                       taken by Rod Taylor of the West Australian Newspaper of the 16th of February, 1988
                                                             

Silk kimono is the key clue to Brutal Murder of Victor Heather Cark in Victoria Park in September,1987. It was dropped by a man who had brokedninto a Huntingdale residence early Monday morning the 15th of February, 1988, and then lay onto of a sleeping 18-year-old girl….

The silk kimono is the vital good clue Western Australian Police believe will help solve sex attacks the area….. Detective Sergeant Mark Kilpatrick believe that the man walked into the Huntingdale house through the back door….

West Australian Newspaper 17th February, 1988 Victor Heather Cark in Victoria Park in 1987

Picture by Rod Taylor

Detective John Calangari with the silk kimomo  Western Australian Police hope will be the clue to help them catch the killer of

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4063928/Silk-kimono-stolen-clothesline-28-years-ago-key-clue-solving-Claremont-killings-cold-case-arrest-Bradley-Robert-Edwards.html

https://www.reddit.com/r/ClaremontSerialKiller

https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/5juixs/western_australian_police_have_announced_that_the/

Comment by foxymoron1:

Did anyone see the West Australian newspaper articles from the 17th of February, 1988, which links the Huntingdale silk kimono…..

 ( which the Western Australian Police say is the key DNA clue to solving the Claremont Serial Killings, because the police say they found the same DNA on the body of Ciara Glennon, the silk kimono found after the Hungtindale assault of the 18-year-old girl in her home on the 15th of February, 1988 and the girl that was abducted walking under a Clarmont Subway and the taken to the Karakatta Cemetery and raped…)…..

….to a ‘brutal killing’ in Victoria Park un 1987? A woman named Victoria Heather Clark was murdered after a man broke into her home abnd raped her. The man, named David Troy Masters ( who apparently lived in her apartment block), has  been in jail for 25 year for that murder. Police initially thought it was related to the Huntingdale attack on the 15th of February, 1988. But now the Western Australian Police now claim that committed the Huntingdale sexual assault on the 15th of February, 1988and the same silk kimono, are linked to the Claremont Serial Killer (CSK) instead… and the Western Australian Police are now saying that they are certain that whoever committed the Huntingdale sexual assault on the 15th of February, 1988, is the same person that abducted and murdered Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon in June 1996 and March 1997…

Comment by Bigwood69:

I’ve never heard about this, that could be huge!

Comment by foxymoron1:

I was on page 2 of Saturday’s West and yet I can’t find anyone anywhere talking about it!

Comment by Bigwood69:

I’s imagine there may be a strong reason that that ….

Comment by othervee:

Comment was deleted, because the comment was too controversial and maybe the website could be sued for what was said..

Comment by Bigwood69:

Holy crap. Any proof that this is the actual guy?

Comment by othervee:

I can’t find any prrof and I suspect the YouTube channel belongs to some poor guy who unfortunately share a name with the suspect. The Dr Who fanfic writer gives his location as the West Midlands, which is in the United Kingdom, and he’s the same guy as the YouTube channel.

Comment by Bigwood69:

Yeah, I said in another reply, after seeing that his location was West Midlands and only finding a single fanfic /vid I figured this was just some unfortunate dude with th same name…

Comment by othervee:

Comment was deleted, because the comment was too controversial and maybe the website could be sued for what was said..

Comment by othervee:

Possibly not the same guy  …. fanfic writer gives his location as the West Midlands..

Comment by Bigwood69:

Are you sure this is the guy? Because that guy’s profile says he lives in the West Midlands which is England

Silk kimono is the key clue in the Claremont killings: Robe stolen from backyard clothesline 28 YEARS ago 'provides DNA link between serial murder case, a teen rape and the man now charged with both'

A kimono dropped during a break-in and attempted rape of a woman in a northern Perth suburb in 1988, is believed to have been a vital clue in the case

DNA samples from the kimono matched samples recovered from body of third victim Ciara Glennon, and a woman, 17, who was sexually assaulted in 1995 

Bradley Edwards was arrested at his Kewdale property in WA on Thursday

He was charged with allegedly sexually assaulting two women, aged 17 and 18

Was also charged with wilful murder of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon in 1990s

Edwards, a stepfather, was also a volunteer at his local Little Athletics Club 

By Ashleigh Davis and Martha Azzi For Daily Mail Australia

A silk kimono stolen 28 years ago is believed to be the clue that helped solve the cold case of the Claremont killings.

In 1988 the white kimono embroidered with birds and flowers was dropped when a man broke into a Huntingdale woman's house and tried to rape her, reported Perth Now.

The man responsible reportedly dropped it while running from the house, where it was found and put into storage at WA Police's evidence recieval centre. 

 

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A silk kimono (pictured) stolen 28 years ago during a break-in and attempted sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman, is believed to be the clue that helped police solve the cold case of the Claremont killings

                                                                                 

Bradley Robert Edwards (left) was arrested on Thursday at his home in the Perth suburb of Kewdale. Among other charges, he was charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, whose bodies were found in bushland in the 1990s

Recent DNA tests on the kimono matched samples already on the police database - ones that had been recovered from the body of the third victim Ciara Glennon.

                                                                       Jane Rimmer

                                                                           Ciara Glennon

On Friday Bradley was charged with the alleged murders of Jane Rimmer (left) and Ciara Glennon (right), as well as alleged sex attacks on two other women, aged 17 and 18

                                                                                                                        Sarah Spiers


 Sarah Spiers (pictured) is believed to be the first of the three women that went missing. Her body has never been found. Police are continuing inquiries into her death. To date, Edwards has not been charged in relation to her death.

The police also matched samples from a 17-year-old woman who was abducted in Claremont in 1995 and sexually assaulted in Karrakatta cemetery nearby 

Bradley Robert Edwards was arrested at his Kewdale property in Perth on Thursday and charged with the alleged wilful murders of Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, whose bodies were dumped in bushland in the 1990s.

The 48-year-old who was described by a local as 'quiet and friendly,' was also charged with two counts of aggravated sexual penetration and one count of indecent assault, reported Perth Now.

He was also charged with the alleged abduction of the 17-year-old in the early hours of February 12, 1995.

At the time the 17-year-old told police she was restrained with ties and before being raped and she was unable to see her attacker due to having something placed over her head.

'It will be alleged she was restrained and forced into a vehicle and then driven to a cemetery where she was sexually assaulted,' WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan said.

Edwards was also charged with indecently assaulting the 18-year-old woman during a break-in at a Huntingdale home on February 15, 1988.

Locals and friends of Edwards said the man who is now living with his step-daughter rarely divulged information about himself.

'He is always very quiet ... but he is quite friendly,' a man who chose to stay anonymous said. 'He never tells anyone anything about anything that he's doing.'  

The Little athletics volunteer was described as a community figure who spent years aiding the club, ABC reported.

'He's held a number of roles in the centre over that time,' Belmont Little Athletics Centre chief executive, Vince Del Prete, said.

                                        

                                               

In a press conference on Friday police said inquiries into Ms Spiers' death are still ongoing. Pictured are officers at Edwards' property

'Fair to say it's come as a bit of a shock to those of us at the centre, and for the little league sport generally.

'What's very important from our perspective is to support the Belmont Centre now, and all of its members and families involved.'

Sarah Spiers, an 18-year-old secretary, the first of the three victims who went missing, was last seen at a Claremont nightclub in January 1996. Her body has not been found and police are continuing inquiries into her death. 

 

The deaths of three women between 1996 and 1997 sparked Australia's longest police investigation into what was dubbed the Claremont serial killings.



                                

Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #9 *ARREST

 Originally Posted by CSK? View Post

Has anyone here done research on the murder of Kerry Turner? I'd be interested in any info you have, googling news articles hasn't really given me much of an insight to that murder.

She was last seen out clubbing the night before Australia day, sound familiar?

I have just done some research on Kerry Turner and what I have found is a little alarming!

Witnesses say she hopped into a blue car that was similar to a Datsun 260c. If you have a look at the first pic (from Google) and compare it to the blue car parked out the front of BRE house...

Image from Google...



Image from out the front of BRE house...


The rear end of the cars is almost identical!

lavagirl 

 Originally Posted by stalker9 View Post

Why do you say that..? He was registered at the Huntingdale address for the entire period 1988 - 99. That's not to say that he didn't rent elsewhere and fail to update his address. But we have no evidence to show that he wasn't living there - I'm sure the police will be looking into all that.

Madora bay was purchased by his folks in the 1990s while they were still registered at the huntingdale address, so it was likely a holiday home..
*edit* - Madora Bay was actually purchased in 1988. Definitely a holiday home.
*second edit* Maybe the folks spent a lot of time down in Madora Bay from June 1988..? When in 1988 was the Huntingdale attack?

Huntingdale attack in 1988 was Feb 15 (Monday) 
Interesting that KK attack was around a similar date - Feb 12.

With two murders occurring in public holiday weekends could be due to family being away at their holiday home. Though doesn't account for CG in March or KK in Feb (unless ad hoc visit) And according to this, Mandora place was purchased after Huntington attack.

jam sandwich 

Originally Posted by SB.1 View Post

If she was two years younger and went to Gosnells High she would have attended the same year as BE's brother, so good chance known to BE or his brother.

This makes me wonder if this is how they connected this assault to BE in the end.
Maybe, BE was a suspect of this in 1988 plus other people but never had enough evidence to charge anybody. Once they got a DNA match with CSK they looked at this case with more detail.
It
’s possible BE may have had a thing for this girl at high school. BE may not had any success with girls in his own year as they may have found him weird/strange or lacking personality.
Younger girls tend to be more interested in older guys as ones their own age are immature. They generally go for seniors or maybe BE thought this
….he might of thought he would have better luck with the younger ones. Maybe, he asked her out or something and she shrugged him off. Maybe, he tried a few times and gradually became more obsessed with her.
After he left school it
’s possible this obsession continued. It wouldn’t take much to find out where she lived if they both went to the same school. The fact he assaulted her inside her home and the bedroom he must have known all these details about where she lived/her bedroom etc…I just can’t see it being a random attack!
Maybe, when the files were opened again and they looked at the report the Police may have originally asked her if she suspected anyone had followed her or had previously tried it on with her. She may have mentioned BE had asked her out a few times but she wasn
’t interested….bingo, they have a name to relook at. The other possibility as someone mentioned previously is that he may have seen/met her through his younger brother. Again, this is the connection to the Edwards family.
As they didn
’t have BE DNA they looked at other things first to see any other connections. The only other clues they seemed to have that we are aware of is the upholstery fibres from a VS Commodore Series 1. Maybe, they checked to see if a car like this was ever registered to BE. If it wasn’t due to being a company vehicle it wouldn’t take much to see if this make/model was ever registered to Telecom where he worked and what was it used for. I’m sure this is how they made the two connections to BE…They were starting to build up a bit of history….hence it took a little time to arrest him for the assault/murders as they checked these details out.

YoureNicked 

Jane Rimmer video (video was taken down, since last I checked, yesterday)still haunts me. She goes out into middle of Bayview Tce and looks towards Gugeri. Was she looking up at the Railway Bridge for the person she appears to be waiting for? 

Could he have seen girls leaving Conti from up there? Was this where he lurked/ his 'observation tower' around closing time, looking for lone girls leaving Conti? Shortly after, MM appears. Then, 3 minutes later, Jane is gone so if she went with MM then his car needed to have been parked very close by, on Bayview Tce.

Maybe if he didn't get a Conti victim by closing time, he then moves his car around closer to Club Bayview and then lurks around the entrance to that Club, looking for girls leaving on their own. Hanging around outside as guys often do - maybe having a smoke (did he smoke?) or having a hotdog from the stand that people remember was there, lurking in dark doorways, sitting in car, having a burger or drink from HJ's to break up his 'stalking job'. Seeing girls leaving (what time did Church Lane attack happen? Early or late into the night?)
 

A nice, systematic routine. Scope Continental around midnight, have car handy. If no victim by time it closes, take transport close to Club Bayview, scope that doorway.
 

BE sounds like a very methodical guy - so he'd have organised his stalking like it was a job. First, scout Conti, have transport handy - then, if no success, take car to Club BV so it's handy and 'do' that venue.

All speculation.

SN76 

Originally Posted by msvinova View Post

I have just done some research on Kerry Turner and what I have found is a little alarming!

Witnesses say she hopped into a blue car that was similar to a Datsun 260c. If you have a look at the first pic (from Google) and compare it to the blue car parked out the front of BRE house...

Image from Google...



Image from out the front of BRE house...


The rear end of the cars is almost identical!


I clearly recall this case.....freaked me out back then.

Easy to see how the two said cars can be mistaken especially as it was eyewitnessed at night.

Many similar circumstances surrounding this case which could link to CSK IMO.


Grok
 

Originally Posted by Mordekai View Post

"Exactly what capacity did he work for UWA as? As a Telstra worker, contractor of a company or employee of UWA. 

And do you work in a technical capacity in your job?"

I think it was GROK who asked this back on Thread #8


He worked at UWA as a Telstra tech, employed by Telstra, and contracted out to the university to look after the uni's comms system on an intermittent basis between 2012-2015 (from memory) He filled in for the other tech for a week or two at a time, sometimes more during that period when the regular guy was on leave. He sat at the desk across from me, so I had the opportunity to chat to him some mornings in the office and in the tea room.
 

As far as the last question: why do you ask?
 
ps: I used to look forward to reading GROK when it came out. It was always far superior to the Pelican.

I asked if you were a tech so I knew if to bother asking more questions about what kind of a programmer he was.

msvinova 

Originally Posted by SN76 View Post

I clearly recall this case.....freaked me out back then.

Easy to see how the two said cars can be mistaken especially as it was eyewitnessed at night.

Many similar circumstances surrounding this case which could link to CSK IMO.

I agree! It would also explain why someone with a company car would hold onto an old car like this for so long!!

BReVeTTe 

 Originally Posted by JBA512 View Post

Seems like quite a lot of the article was sourced from here. 
Good to read all the info in an organized way

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I had hoped for some further insight, and gather we're all thinking the same on here - a bit deja vu for websleuthers - yesterday's news.
I talked to a friend or two about the CSK, and of me spending the festive tuned into WS - my associates don't seem to share this passion to the same degree, as one of them had no idea who or what I was talking about.
Not saying that heinous acts appeal to me in the Slightest, but must admit I am fascinated by the criminal mind.
There's some undercurrent to my train of thought, that I might keep myself safer by being savvied up on this stuff.

Originally Posted by Reality View Post

My gut feeling (and based on one of the comments on the Gosnells reunion Facebook page) is that he was probably bullied a bit at school. When I was at school in the 80s calling someone a "bog" was slightly derogatory. It was possibly a shortening of "bogan", but had a slightly different meaning; it referred to a person who was into heavy metal music and dressed in black. I can remember kids at school being called "bogs" and it wasn't intended to be complimentary.

It's possible he was bullied and eventually just tried to "own" that identity by running with it as a nickname.

I feel that too. As friendly or ribbing as some nicknames are carelessly designed to be, a name like boggsy probably wouldn't have helped any social inadequacy he may have carried.
He already stood out amongst his peers simply for being the biggest/tallest (and I have personally known somebody extremely tall who readily took serious offence at being asked to reach something down from a top shelf)

No disrespect intended, but when I saw the class photo in the article, at a glance it looked as if his classmates had all deliberately placed brown paper bags on their own heads, and I was struck by how they'd had the foresight to hide their own identities back then.

CP345 

Originally Posted by msvinova View Post

I agree! It would also explain why someone with a company car would hold onto an old car like this for so long!!

While I'm certainly not saying it's impossible I'd find it unlikely that BE murdered this girl in 91 but then went back to sexual assault and let his victim go at the cemetery in 95. I think once he'd crossed the murder threshold a sexual assault wouldn't have been good enough for him anymore.

BReVeTTe 

Originally Posted by CP345 View Post

While I'm certainly not saying it's impossible I'd find it unlikely that BE murdered this girl in 91 but then went back to sexual assault and let his victim go at the cemetery in 95. I think once he'd crossed the murder threshold a sexual assault wouldn't have been good enough for him anymore.

but did he actually let her go in 95?
the way I read it was that he had "left her for dead"

silver tongue

Originally Posted by marble View Post

Apologies for the off-topic post, but I can't imagine what a mind- ****** this must be for you Mordekai.

How crazy it would have been if the topic of the CSK came up at some point when you knew him and he found out you'd been a cleared POI.

The mind boggles.
 

Thanks for all the useful info you've contributed to the thread since day one.

dont believe everything you read

northwest 

 Originally Posted by CP345 View Post

While I'm certainly not saying it's impossible I'd find it unlikely that BE murdered this girl in 91 but then went back to sexual assault and let his victim go at the cemetery in 95. I think once he'd crossed the murder threshold a sexual assault wouldn't have been good enough for him anymore.

While I agree with you on the above I remember reading in the KT murder investigation that the person in the car called out her name, she then talked to the person and got in. If he was the perp in this case perhaps he had to cross that line as he could have been identified?

Article here where it states her name was called
 http://www.news.com.au/national/crim...eb3127df726998

http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/perth-teenager-kerry-turner-hitched-a-ride-and-ended-up-dead/news-story/5fc90319ac3f97ce0eeb3127df726998

marble 

 Originally Posted by CP345 View Post

While I'm certainly not saying it's impossible I'd find it unlikely that BE murdered this girl in 91 but then went back to sexual assault and let his victim go at the cemetery in 95. I think once he'd crossed the murder threshold a sexual assault wouldn't have been good enough for him anymore.

I'm not sure he "let her go" at all, many reports say "left for dead". Which, even though we don't have details, sounds like great bodily harm that could have resulted in death. There have also been a few cases I'm familiar with of serial killers not killing all of their victims for one reason or another, so I do think it's possible he may have attacked women without killing them in addition to the murders.

CP345 

 Originally Posted by northwest View Post

While I agree with you on the above I remember reading in the KT murder investigation that the person in the car called out her name, she then talked to the person and got in. If he was the perp in this case perhaps he had to cross that line as he could have been identified?


Article here where it states her name was called
 http://www.news.com.au/national/crim...eb3127df726998

Called out. Not called out her name. Called out was probably' "Hey, want a lift?'

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KERRY Turner was going to come home for dinner that Saturday night but changed her plans at the last minute go clubbing with her best mate Kylie.

It was a spur of the moment decision, made 25 years ago to the day today that would result in one of the nation’s most baffling unsolved murders.

On that June 30 night in 1991, the teenagers ended up at Perth CBD nightspot Pinocchio’s but were separated once inside.

Kerry, 18, didn’t have enough money to take a taxi all the way home to Bickley so the cabbie dropped her outside an all-night cafe in East Victoria Park.

She was stranded and alone with no way to get home. Minutes later, she was walking across Shepperton Road when a car sped up and stopped behind her.

“The person in the car called out and Kerry turned around and walked back to the car, spoke to the person, and then got in the car and left and that was the last time she was seen alive that we know of,” John Turner, Kerry’s father, told Radio 6PR.

Police hunted for the vehicle, described by witnesses as a dark blue car, similar to a Datsun 260C, which had spoked wheels, but came up empty-handed.

It was one of the few leads they had into Kerry’s disappearance.

                        

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PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT: Monday, 9 February , 2004 

CAROLINE JONES: Hello, I'm Caroline Jones. Tonight's story takes us inside Australia's longest-running and most expensive murder investigation. Eight years ago, three young women went missing from the wealthy Perth suburb of Claremont. Two of the girls were found murdered. The body of the third has never been discovered. Now some are suggesting that the subsequent disappearance of other young women from different areas of Perth could possibly be linked, an idea strongly rejected by the Claremont investigators. What's not in dispute is that the heartache and controversy surrounding the Claremont killings has not faded with time. Now pressure is building for a fresh approach.


ROBIN NAPPER – FORENSIC SCIENCE UNIT: People have to realise that serial killers don't walk around with horns sticking out of their head. They look like normal people. They look like your neighbour. But by night, that's when the really evil side comes out and they go off hunting and prowling for victims. And they simply just can't stop. They have to keep on and on. It's like food and water, to us.

So, there is this compulsion to kill and to keep on killing and to get better and better each time that they do it. They can't take victims unless they can actually get close to victims and be friendly and actually lure them into cars or take them away. So, the persona they will present to the world is one of a very friendly - maybe a little bit offbeat, maybe a little bit strange, but nevertheless a non-dangerous person.


BRET CHRISTIAN – EDITOR, POST NEWSPAPERS: Claremont was never looked on as a dangerous place. Claremont's a well-heeled area which has something of an entertainment centre. There's a nightclub and a hotel there. In the mid-1990s, three girls in a fairly short space of time went missing after visiting those nightspots.

Well, it totally traumatised our backyard. The girls had been there probably as kids shopping with their mothers, and then at night they would go there, you know, for fun, to have a few drinks, meet some friends, and suddenly it became a hellhole, somewhere where people disappeared from.


DON SPIERS: Sarah had been at Club Bayview in Claremont with friends of hers. When she left, her friends weren't ready to go, so she left early to make a phone call for a taxi. When the taxi-driver arrived she was not there. It was probably only three minutes after the appointment. Well, initially you like to presume that there's something minor wrong and that, you know, everything will work out - that maybe she's gone with friends somewhere and hasn't been able to return. But we knew that there was something serious wrong because Sarah just simply would not fail to communicate with us under any circumstances. You know, our love was so strong that she wouldn't do that to us, you know?


CAPTION: Sarah Spiers disappeared about 2am on 27th January 1996. She has never been found.


DON SPIEARS: People ask me, "How do you cope?" And you don't "cope" - you learn to preoccupy yourself. I mean, I keep myself so busy that my mind's occupied all the time. I only have to have two or three hours off and I start to, you know, become a bit depressed. My day starts at 5:00 in the morning and I very rarely knock off before 8:00 in the evening. I admit now - I've always sort of probably been accepted as a fairly...fairly strong and rugged sort of a character, but, um, you know, I confess I cried myself to sleep for over 12 months in the initial... in the initial journey. And, you know, I'm not ashamed. Not ashamed of that at all.


CAPTION: On 9th June 1996, four months after Sarah Spiers vanished, Jane Rimmer disappeared in similar circumstances. Believing there was a connection, the next day police set up the MACRO Task Force.


TREVOR RIMMER: The police came round and they told me that, um... .that they'd found Jane's body. And, um... .that was the... the end of the night. That just... Everything broke down. That was just so hard. Because at that time, I guess, we were still hoping against hope, in our hearts... .that she was still alive...even though we knew in our heads that the odds were very much against it.


JENNY RIMMER: You wonder when it happens, "Why was it my daughter that night?" I mean, which is not a very nice thing to say, but you naturally think that. And I think she just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. You know, it could've been anyone. I just couldn't believe it.


CAPTION: Two months later, Jane Rimmer’s body was found.


POLICE RE-CREATION: On 14 March, just over a week ago, was a night just like this. Ciara Glennon left the hotel that's just behind me and hasn't been seen since. She's the third young woman that this has occurred to in 14 months in this area.


DENIS GLENNON – PRESS CONFERENCE: Only now do I even begin to understand, um, the terrible trauma that the parents of Jane and Sarah went through, and...and the degree of empathy that I have with them now is just enormous. No parent who loves their child, even a child of 28 like Ciara was, can even begin to comprehend the devastating thing that this is in any family.


CAPTION: Nine months later, in march 1997, a third girl, Ciara Glennon went missing from Claremont.


NEWS REPORT: We want to move quickly to see if we can get information while it is fresh in people's minds. 
NEWS GRAB: We certainly have fears that there is a serial killer at loose in Perth. 
NEWS REPORTER: Police are collecting body specimens from potential suspects. 
NEWS GRAB: It wasn't, like, a prostitute or anything - just a normal family girl. It's really quite terrifying.


DET. SGT PAUL COOMBES – MACRO TASK LEADER: The State of Western Australia, I believe, was in a state of shock upon the disappearance of Ciara Glennon. For three people to disappear from relatively safe streets without a trace was very disturbing.

The investigation has continued full-time for over seven years, and that in itself is very unique. It is the biggest ever in this State and in the history of WA policing, and possibly the largest investigation ever conducted in Australia.


DAVID CAPORN – HEAD MACRO TASK FORCE: I think one of the very tangible ways that this crime could be solved is in the tracing of the particularly significant items of jewellery that are missing in relation to this case.


DET. SGT LEE: What I'm showing you now is replicas of the clothing worn by all of the girls on the night of their disappearance, firstly starting with Sarah's clothing. And in particular we'd like to locate a key ring, a sunflower key ring. Um, most notable with Jane's clothing and property is the small bag. And with Ciara's clothing, the most notable is the small brooch.


DAVID CAPRON: Those are the sort of pieces of information that could assist the task force to resolve this matter.


NEWS REPORTER: Amid growing fears the killer would strike again soon, a breakthrough - MACRO Task Force detectives swooping on a suspect at 3 o'clock Sunday morning as he prowled around Claremont streets in his car.


BRET CHRISTIAN: There is a man that the police have been watching from very early on in the investigation, and he appears to be a prime suspect. Vast amounts of resources have gone into watching his every movement, to following him, to surveilling him in all sorts of different ways.


JENNY RIMMER: Well, the only thing I can say is that if he had nothing to do with it, I feel really sorry for him. If they're so confident, I can't understand why he hasn't been charged. There's obviously something lacking after, like, seven years. They still can't put their finger on it, so it's very hard to comprehend.


BRET CHRISTIAN: I think our community's been lulled into a false sense of security by the - sort of the sly nod and the wink that, "Look, we really know who's done this. We've been watching him. "And since we've been watching him there's been no other murders." That's actually wrong. There HAVE been other murders - just not any more in Claremont.


DAVID CAPORN: We can't eliminate the possibility that there is another crime that's been committed that's linked to the Claremont crime, but there is no indication of any significance that we have had a linked one since Ciara Glennon's disappearance and, ultimately, her murder. Certainly, there have been times when the media have led the community to believe that we're only interested in one person. I can assure you that we've looked far and wide, and that as every year goes by, several people are looked at very closely.


JENNY RIMMER: I don't think it'll be solved. I think too much time has gone past. They should have caught the person by now. We know there are other girls that have gone missing, and... .I mean, I haven't heard much about a lot of those other girls.


ROBIN NAPPER: You cannot divorce the three missing girls from Claremont with all the other missing people, because it's unsolved. He's still out there.


CAPTION: At 5pm on November 8 2000, Sarah McMahon left her workplace in Claremont. She said she was going to meet a friend. She vanished without a trace. Ten days later her car was found at the Swan District Hospital.


TRISH MCMAHON: The police said no, it had nothing to do with the Claremont girls missing. We just didn't have to even think about that. It was nothing to do with that at all. But they said because of the circumstances of Sarah's disappearance, that it was highly likely that Sarah had been murdered or that she was dead. I took it the only way I could - I don't believe it. I want facts.

I don't want to have to deal with what the police THINK. I want to be able to have tangible facts. People say, "Well, you know, it's been three years, you know. "You have to get on with your life." How can we? How can we? There are so many unanswered questions.


DON SPIERS: You know, people that perpetrate these sort of activities have no...no grasp of the torment and pain that they put families through. If they could just have a bit of an insight as to what they've done to numerous people... It's not just the families - like, the brothers, sisters and parents - but there's the uncles, the cousins, the aunties, the grandparents.


JENNY RIMMER: But it's also impacted on a lot of our friends and our relations. 
We pour three glasses of champagne and an extra one for Janie, and we drink ours and enjoy it, and then we pour hers on the plaque. My girlfriends and I do that quite often, actually, on her birthday - go down there with the Blush champagne, which was her favourite. 
We...that makes you feel really good. I think, anyway. Mmm.


DON SPIERS: Our situation's a little bit different to the Glennons' and the Rimmers', because their two girls have been found. We still haven't had either of the questions answered as to where Sarah is and what's actually happened to her. Another big problem that we've had has been clairvoyants. They have been a huge torment to myself and my family in giving cryptic clues as to where Sarah might be. I remember one night early days I was down Salter Point, you know, thrashing around the swampy areas down there at 11 o'clock at night. Um...probably walking around bawling my eyes out and getting nowhere. I mean, a lot of times I've known I shouldn't have listened, but I've always thought that maybe they're using that excuse of being a clairvoyant to give me some honest facts.


TRISH MCMAHON: I've been to Melbourne, put up posters in Melbourne. I've been to Sydney, going out with the soup van. My son's travelled up the coast putting up posters. We've done as much as we can. I don't know what else to do... ..you know? I haven't got the resources. I just haven't got the resources. I...I want to be out there now.


BRET CHRISTIAN: There are about 16 murders or disappearances of women since the late 1980s that remain unsolved in Perth. That's something that hasn't really registered in the public mind - that the 16 disappearances, or a large proportion of those, could be the work of one person. I think MACRO should live up to its name and go and look at the really big picture again and try and connect the dots.


ROBIN NAPPER: The UK police service learnt a very painful lesson in the 1970s with the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe. He was found almost by accident. Because of information overload, they'd been chasing other leads down the wrong path and they'd missed him, and lives could have been saved. As a result of that, one of the recommendations was the creation of the National Crime Faculty, who would do independent case reviews, so in the future when complex murder investigations occurred, an independent team would come in and look at the whole case independently to get another perspective on the investigation.

An independent case review will bring in experts from all the different fields - geographic profilers, forensic profilers, different pathologists, different investigators. And the host force gives them the material, then they literally stand back and leave them to it to do the whole review. This Claremont case has now remained unsolved for eight years, and in my view it's almost crying out for a full, comprehensive case review where we get experts from round the world, we look at world's best practice, and we adopt it to this case to try and solve it once and for all.


DAVID CAPORN: I don't know of any other investigation that has been audited and reviewed as much as the MACRO investigation. We have employed people in this State and also people in other parts of Australia with significant homicide investigation background, particularly in relation to serial crime, to conduct comprehensive reviews of the inquiry. Other things that we've done is to employ investigators within this State to review particular streams of evidence, so rather than give them the whole investigation review, we'll give them bite-sized pieces. We've also sent our case file to numerous experts throughout the world - United Kingdom, United States - allowing those people full access to our information to get opinions, views.


ROBIN NAPPER: It's how you look at the word "review". A complex investigation is like a huge jigsaw puzzle, and you cannot solve that by sending one piece of the jigsaw puzzle off to an expert overseas and asking him to tell you what the picture is. The whole point of an independent review is, you get everyone together at the same time and at the same place with the same material. That's the synergy that's solved some of the most complex murders since the Yorkshire Ripper case.


COMMANDER ANDY BAKER – HEAD HOMICIDE: Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees. You're so close to it, you may have tunnel vision. So, you need someone to come in and say, "Step back." We have found it's been difficult for other offices, whether in the UK or across the world, to accept others coming in, but the parameters are that this is a search for truth every single time. It may hurt someone, but it's got to be a search for the truth, 'cause the truth will come out.


ROBIN NAPPER: There is so much help in there, like the National Crime Faculty in the UK, who are experts and skilled in these case reviews, who, without a doubt, would come and help in this case review.


DAVE BARCLAY: We're certainly supporting MACRO here at National Crime Faculty, but with some specific things that we have that other people don't, like the injuries database. It would be fair to say that we have not made an effective contribution to MACRO. I've had a go at it. A colleague of mine who's a specialist advisor has had a go too. We just don't have enough information at this distance.


PAUL COOMBES – MACRO TASK FORCE: I believe that the investigation team itself are still very well positioned to be able to resolve the matters. We're very confident in the advances in forensic technology, and that is one of the reasons why we have instigated a forensic review to go back to the beginning and look at what we do hold on this case. We believe that that may, with what we hold, open the case up to enable us to get to a stage where we can prosecute.


DAVE BARCLAY – NATIONAL CRIME FACULTY: Most opportunities arise from lack of thought, not lack of technology. When you look at it, it isn't DNA that solves these crimes. It's basic reassessment of the crime scene by somebody else. Helps a lot.


COMMANDER ANDY BAKER: I think if the Claremont case had been investigated in the UK, I'm not confident that it would've been detected in the UK, either. Now, from what we've seen of what's been done, it's been pretty good and pretty extensive. The thing that HASN'T been done, I think, is this giant workshop where we all get together.

The review system certainly has brought success around locking up the guilty. And more importantly, there's families that have had unanswered questions. At least we've answered some of those questions, and I've actually seen some families and communities, a weight removed from them. And as time goes on, they're a bit more at peace with what happened to their loved one.


DON SPIERS: The police that have been involved with us have been absolutely outstanding in the way that they've conducted themselves and gone out of their way to assist us. You know, even the guys that are still on the case today are always right behind us. I mean, there's no question that doesn't get answered. If I've got a problem, I tell them what it is and they make sure that I've got an answer. They're...they've been remarkable.


PAUL COOMBES: On a personal level, I suppose it is with you the whole time. I've got to know Don, in particular, fairly well and I do feel very close to him. At times it is very frustrating for me not being able to...talk to Don about where Sarah is. And we've spoken a number of times about that day, should and when we do locate Sarah - you know, how we would deal with it.


BRET CHRISTIAN: I think it's more like the Eric Cooke saga than people believe, and I think we'll find out one day that it very closely approximates that dreadful period of serial killings through the same residential area that happened in the 1960s. The women who were killed and injured by Eric Cooke - at the time that they happened, the police made public statements saying, "It's not the work of the same person." Later on, it was discovered that he was using all sorts of different methods of locating and murdering the women. He was running them down with cars, he was stabbing them, he was attacking them with axes and he was shooting people. So, there seems to be a Hollywood myth that serial killers use only one method, they operate in only one area, and that stamps them as that particular killer.


DAVID CAPORN: We can only do everything within our power to complete the investigation and hopefully have a successful resolution. It's not crystal ball stuff. It's not about a 1-hour television program where the crime occurs, you put your resources in and at the end of the show it's solved - it's just not as simple as that. But it's a matter of history that all over the world there will be crimes that are not resolved.


JENNY RIMMER: I don't feel revenge. I don't think that does any good. But I'd just like to know...you know, maybe how it all happened and who it was and...save some other poor young girl from going through the same thing.


DON SPIERS: There's probably not an hour of any day that passes that I don't think of Sarah. Until the day that she is found, there'll never be closure. No matter what the circumstances, I would like to have someone come forward. I don't want clairvoyants, but if there's someone out there that knows where our Sarah is, for them to come forward and tell me...somehow.


CAPTION: W.A. Police say there have been 10 independent reviews of ‘MACRO’, including one in the UK and four in the USA. Later this year after the current forensic review, police will ask overseas experts to conduct another comprehensive review.

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This is presumably the Claremont Serial Killer. Huge news! I'll post new articles and videos as they come through.

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/man-charged-with-murders-of-ciara-glennon-jane-rimmer-ng-b88337901z
UPDATE: The man has been identified as 48 year old Bradley Robert Edwards

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/claremont-serial-killer-man-appears-in-court-charged-with-claremont-murders-20161223-gth517.html
UPDATE 2: Press conference held by WA police, Sarah Spiers case still unresolved at time of posting:https://www.facebook.com/WAtoday/videos/10154846163674313/?pnref=story
Update 3: Quote from Western Australian Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan this morning: "We never give up". Thank God you didn't, Karl.
Update 4:https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/23/claremont-killings-police-charge-man-with-of-two-women-in-1990s
Extended video of announcement: https://www.facebook.com/7NewsPerth/videos/10154267036044072/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
I'm not especially familiar with the area the man lived, but from my knowledge of the geography between Perth and Kewdale the area that the two bodies were discovered is more or less in between the area that the girls were abducted from and where the man lives. He picked them up, killed them and dumped them on his way home.
BIG UPDATE: The father of Sarah Spiers has spoken briefly, stating that they are 'comfortable', were in contact with the police in the lead up to the arrest and 'knew what was going to happen'. Hard to read into, but perhaps they were aware that Edwards would not be charged with the murder of Sarah Spiers/that it might not be possible with the information that they have. Video and article here: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/claremont-serial-killer-father-of-sarah-spiers-posts-video-after-charge-20161223-gth76y.html

YUUUUUUGE UPDATE:Special Crimes are now investigating a property that used to belong to the parents of Bradley Edwards, potentially the location of Sarah Spiers!!! http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/claremont-serial-killings-police-search-property-in-madora-bay/news-story/6b64e4cb36446fbe7a252f353726534a

As of 11am, Dec 24, AWST news has cooled down for the moment. Police returned to the property previously owned by Edwards' parents this morning so I'll try to give an updates as they come through but the headlines have naturally cooled off a bit. Thanks for hanging out and validating my efforts to keep you up to date guys, here's hoping we have more good news as the day goes on. Cheers, enjoy your Christmas/Holidays everyone.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 62 points  

-Police are still determining the location of Sarah Spiers
-The man has also been charged with a break-in and indecent assault in 1988, as well as an abduction and sexual assault of a 17 year old girl in 1995.
-The man is 48 years old, not in his 50s as reported yesterday
-Police have been seen digging up sections of the backyard of a property previously owned by Bradley Edwards family, possibly the location of Sarah Spiers

[–]denteslactei 32 points  

Oh, it's that guy they were talking about last year! Wowwww....this is pretty fantastic.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 29 points  

Yup, telstra van and all. The Special Crimes Squad has copped a TON of shit over the past 20 years, but winners never quit I guess

[–]uz3r 9 points  

Telstra van?

[–]Bigwood69[S] 38 points  

Yes sir. The man is confirmed to have worked for Telstra as an electrical engineer, as well as several different mining companies based here, BHP and Rio Tinto.
Edit: Woops, misread your comment because I didn't check the context. In a websleuths thread earlier this year people were discussing a potential new suspect who was supposedly an ex police office and later worked for Telstra (telecommunications company in Australia) meaning he had knowledge of police procedures at the time, as well as access to the kind of van or work truck suspected to be used during the transportation of the bodies and cleaning of the crime scenes. He was supposedly raised a potential suspect due to a DNA profile built from a sexual assault that took place prior to the murders, which is presumably one of the two extra sexual assaults than the man has been charged with this morning.

[–]othervee 6 points  

Interesting point, if he was working for Telstra at the time of the murders; according to Debi Marshall's book on the Claremont killings, Telstra workers were in the vicinity of Clara Glennon's body days before it was discovered, and smelled something decomposing but thought it was a dead kangaroo. It would be interesting to know whether Edwards was part of that crew, or knew the area due to Telstra being present there.

[–]Budgiesmugglerlover2 9 points  

Can you please expand on your comment? Was this man a suspect for some time?

[–]Bigwood69[S] 23 points  

I think it was actually around March this year, but rumours started circulating that a man had been linked by DNA to the above Indecent and Sexual assaults, and police were suspicious that he fit the possible profile of the CSK and had the appropriate knowledge and resources to have committed the murders, as well as the above assaults fitting the timeline of an escalating level of crime.

[–]Budgiesmugglerlover2 7 points  

Thank you. I am also seeing some info on people suspecting it was a Telstra worker responsible and others saying that was a different suspect. It's all a bit confusing, as this suspect did work for Telstra.

[–]denteslactei 2 points  

Thanks for answering, I didn't realise it was this year. I remember reading that they believed a person or persons had committed a violent assault the year before the first girl was murdered.
I wonder how long he was on the police radar before they announced the link? This is all very intriguing.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 2 points  

At least one journalist has claimed that a connection between the 1995 abduction/rape and the CSK was proposed very early on but dismissed by police. As far as the events leading up to this arrest, I do know that Special Crimes received extra funding with regards to a lead in the case in 2015 and that was confirmed by Commissioner O'Callaghan in the press conference this morning as leading directly to this arrest. It's incredible how quiet they've kept it, frankly.

[–]i_broke_wahoos_leg 8 points  

Can you clear up something I'm a bit confused about? I saw on the news tonight that they have CCTV footage from outside the hotel on the night of one of the murders that apparently shows the guy arrested standing near a crowd. My question is wether or not he was only recently identified as the man in the video or if he was identified back in 96?

[–]Bigwood69[S] 11 points  

I have no idea, to be honest. I know that that CCTV footage was only released maybe ten years ago, and they were actually looking for a guy who stops and says hello to the victim in the clip. I don't know whether they'd identified him in the video prior to him becoming a suspect or if he became a suspect and they then went back and saw him in the video.
Edit: In the Crime Investigation Australia documentary where they released the CCTV footage for the first time the head detective from Special Crimes Squad states that everyone in the footage is accounted for except the man who spoke to her. If that's the case, they could have had his name for over a decade and alarm bells only rang when his DNA was connected to the rape in 1995.

[–]cheapclooney 3 points  

How did they just now link his DNA to the rape? Presumably it wasn't in the database the whole time or this guy would have already been in prison for the rape at least. Did they recently get his DNA via some other manner?

[–]Bigwood69[S] 3 points  

As somebody else commented somewhere here, it was more than likely that the rape kit from the 1995 assault wasn't tested until just last year which is unfortunately quite common.

[–]cheapclooney 1 point  

Wow, that's terrible if so.

Wonder why his DNA was in the system?

[–]Bigwood69[S] 2 points  

There are rumours going around that he was visible in CCTV footage released 10 years ago and everybody in the clip was accounted for except one (not him supposedly). If he was interviewed at the time he would have presumed they didn't have his DNA and maybe given a sample, but that's the best guess I can give with the facts we have and it is only a guess. If people want I'll start a new thread when his trial begins and update it as details come through.

[–]918263 1 point  

yes please!

[–]i_broke_wahoos_leg 2 points  

Good question. I'm sure it'll all come out during the prosecution if he pleads not guilty. I'm not sure if it's legal here but I'm sure I've heard of investigators collecting these things surreptitiously in other cases. They bring someone in for an interview and take their finger prints off a glass for example. Not sure if DNA collection has a higher privacy value than finger prints but I imagine you could use similar techniques. Steal used cigarettes, take hair from a comb etc. As I said though, no idea if that's legal and even if it was you would need a warrant (I hope) which means he was already a strong suspect before the DNA evidence confirmed their suspicion.

[–]cheapclooney 2 points  

But how would they have even had a suspicion it was him to do something like that?

Perhaps a familial match?

[–]i_broke_wahoos_leg 2 points  

Yeah, no idea really. Although people have mentioned that someone who drives a Telstra vehicle came up a lot in the investigation. That and the fact he is seen on CCTV at the hotel on the night of one of the abductions?

A familial DNA connection does make sense though. I hadn't thought of that.

Edit: Also, it's just as likely that it was one of the lesser crimes that caused them to seek his DNA. He could of been a very strong suspect for one of those and his DNA was thrown in for comparison against the murders as a matter of procedure and they got a hit.

[–]i_broke_wahoos_leg 3 points  

Interesting. The other two crimes he has been charged with show a pretty clear escalation into full blown serial killer territory, it must of made the detectives skin crawl when they got confirmation. It leaves me to wonder what other crimes he committed that we aren't aware of during that escalation period in the 80s to mid 90s and wether or not he has more murder victims other than the 3 known. It's chilling that someone can do these things and get away with it for so long. I wonder if he thought he was free and clear or if he was looking over his shoulder for the past 20 years.

Thank you for sharing the info from the CIA episode and for all the other great information you've provided in this thread. Its much appreciated.

[–]maebe_next_time 3 points  

In the Crime Investigation Australia episode, they said that the man talking to Jane Rimmer wasn't necessarily a suspect. So, I wonder if he's even the same guy that has just been arrested. I don't know. The CCTV footage was super grainy.

With regards to the DNA, they said that they've had it for some time, but have been waiting for technology to progress so they can do something with it. Whatever that means in this case!

[–]OchamsRazor 22 points  

I saw a documentary some time ago about the Claremont serial killings. Apparently a vice squad operation was under way in the area at the time. The vice cops saw what they thought was an unmarked police car approach one of the hookers so they thought they would warn the 'officer' off. What they found was a civilian who had bought an ex cop-car at an auction. The car was fitted with radio scanners which monitored the taxi cab company radios. It also had a boot lined with plastic and contained cable ties etc. The car was a Commodore, and it had been set up for abduction. Apparently fibers found on one of the victims comes from a mid 90's Commodore. The vice cops informed the CSK homicide team about this guy, and were apparently told to let him go as they knew who the CSK was. This was at the time they were convinced it was the public servant. As Edwards is a techie programming radio scanners to monitor taxi company frequencies would be a piece of cake. Turning up at a location where a taxi pick-up had been arranged in a late white Commodore and saying 'taxi for Sarah' etc would easily lead to the target getting into the car without suspicion. If Edwards turns out to be the guy the vice squad found that night the cops shouldn't be congratulated, they should have their backsides kicked up and down the street. They could have bagged him 19 years ago. And, if it was him, and the vice squad talked to him after the last girl was abducted that may have scared the crap out of him, that was probably why he stopped at 3.

[–]jeffsanders445 20 points  

Hopefully they are able to recover Sarah spiers body so the family can at least have some measure of closure

[–]Bigwood69[S] 16 points  

As of this morning the man has been charged with four crimes (about 6 or 7 individual charges) and police openly stated that the investigation into the disappearance and presumed murder of Sarah Spiers is still open. That could mean he didn't do it, or more likely that he just isn't talking. Hard to tell at this point.

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[–]CarolineTurpentine 15 points  

Or they might have a better shot at prosecution without her case since there isn't a body.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 9 points  

That's what I'm thinking. They were sufficiently convinced this whole time that the disappearance was connected, why press the issue now when they've got the guy in a court room?

[–]Bigwood69[S] 5 points  

Police are now digging up sections of a property that belonged to the parents of the suspect at the time of the murders. We could see complete closure.

[–]i_broke_wahoos_leg 1 point  

I really hope so for the sake of her poor family. And so all of the victims can get justice, for whatever that's worth.

[–]Lolliebuzz 12 points  

The areas the bodies were found in were really out of the way, at opposite ends of the metropolitan area.

The accused doesn't appear to have been living in Kewdale at the time of the murders (according to public records).

This absolutely has rocked our town today, a very exciting development!

[–]Bigwood69[S] 9 points  

True, I'm not too sure of the Kewdale area, I've lived in Bull Creek-Leeming my whole life, besides a couple years I lived just past North Perth. Lots of people are very excited for this to be closed finally, there are a lot of people in the 20s age bracket especially who were very young at the time and basically CSK was the boogie man for us. Another mate of mine has said that one of his earliest memories of living in Perth was hearing about CSK. People have to remember that it wasn't too along ago that Perth was essentially just the largest small town in Australia.

[–]Lolliebuzz 3 points  

I'm only a teeny bit older than you and completely agree... this was all we thought about when heading out to Clubba or even travelling past Claremont traino.

Regardless of the developments this week, I think so many people are just keen for this to be closed off and put behind us as another part of Perth history!

[–]ranman1124 3 points  

They are searching an old property of his parents in a place called Midora I think.

[–]Lolliebuzz 3 points  

Yep, Madora Bay - it's a suburb at the southern end of Perth's metropolitan area. Quite far from every other site confirmed to be linked to the CSK case, so will be interesting to see if the property turns up anything noteworthy!

[–]ranman1124 2 points  

Is there a map with his suspected crimes and where they know he lived? I have no idea about the area.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 17 points  

Since you guys are still interested and asking questions I'll share a personal anecdote that my father shared with me that occured around the time of the murders (everybody in Perth at the time has at least one). My dad was dealing heroin in the Claremont area in 1995/96 (don't ask). Allegedly one night, not long after the first two disappearances I believe, he was approached by a police car in a dark area. They addressed my dad by his full name, and asked to speak to him. He thought he was going away this time (he later did, but hey), until they essentially told him that they knew exactly who he was and what he was doing in the area. They said that they could arrest him right now, but instead they wanted him to stay put in the area and case everyone and everything he could and keep his eyes on any young girls walking around alone. That is the depth this investigation went to, and take that story how you will. Maybe it says something about how little information they had, maybe it says something about how far they were willing to go to get their man. However you take it, just take it as an indication of how this event touched everyone and everything in Claremont and all of Perth. Closure will hopefully exorcise a lot of demons, not least those of the police and the victims' families.

[–]satisfythecriteria 7 points  

It will be interesting to see how this all pans out. For those local, one of the current affairs shows has something on this tonight at 6.30pm.

I always thought a taxi driver might be a line of inquiry.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 8 points  

From what I understand, just about every person in WA who had a taxi license at the time was DNA tested/interviewed and absolutely none of them fit the bill.

[–]MagicWeasel 8 points  

My grandfather was apparently interviewed because he was quite weird and had a ute. I think they cast a pretty damn wide net.

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[–]MagicWeasel 3 points  

Yeah, seems they didn't cast the net wide enough.

Apparently a guy who works in my government department (>500 employees so I haven't met him or even know his name) was a suspect too. Someone who worked with him said he was also weird. So.... lots of weirdoes in Perth apparently.

At least nobody has been rotting in prison for the last 20 years for something they didn't do. I know there was that guy who was later convicted of a rape in the UK who was wideley suspected? But you know, that guy had a pretty bad reputation regardless.

[–]satisfythecriteria 1 point  

Yes, but I'm straining to understand why anyone would think it's a great idea to jump into a Telstra van with a complete stranger. Anyway, we will see what pans out.

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[–]satisfythecriteria 2 points  

How awful - thanks.

[–]nicrep94 3 points  

Do you know what channel it is going to be on? Seven or nine?

[–]satisfythecriteria 3 points  

I saw an ad for it on 9, although I have actually seen subsequent ads for it for the 6pm news. I think it might have got bumped for the Melbourne terror plot.

[–]ooken 6 points  

This is such great news. I really think they must have something pretty concrete on him to link these four attacks as they have, but I will be very interested to see what the linchpin was. DNA I would think, but how did they make the connection?

[–]CarolineTurpentine 20 points  

I wonder if the sexual assault victims had rape kits that were never tested (which is sadly common). Historically kits have not been tested for various reasons mostly relating to limited funding and victims too scared to go through with pressing charges but the kits are still taken. This would be the simplest explanation for me, the police notice the similar MO in the crimes, called the locals who handled the case and find the proverbial needles in the haystack with untested rape kits. Now there are two live victims that you can talk to.

After Ohio made it mandatory for all police departments to submit their entire backlog of rape kits for testing they discovered that almost a third of the kits tested were from serial offenders and that due to the age of some of the kits the statute of limitations was about to run out on some of these crimes. They actually extended the statute of limitations because of this and now have a mandate saying all rape kits must be submitted for testing within 30 days.

[–]ooken 5 points  

That sounds right! This was announced about a year ago, so the first attack must also have been linked forensically. I am also interested in what turned their eyes in his direction specifically, as he seems to be relatively low-profile (not the taxi driver they expected initially, that's for sure) and I'm not sure what is on Websleuths about him being a suspect who was ruled out too quickly at the time is true.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 2 points  

At least one journalist who followed the case at the time has said that there was the suggestion that the rape and the murders were linked but police dismissed it at the time. Not sure how true it was. The facts are surely going to come out soon.

[–]Nerdfather1 6 points  

This is awesome news! Has the man that is charged and apprehended given a confession at all?

[–]Bigwood69[S] 8 points  

He's been identified, I'll add that link to the post as well. He was allegedly completely silent during his court hearing today.

[–]Nerdfather1 3 points  

Thank you! I'm so glad this case is almost officially solved. Hopefully they can find Sarah Spiers.

[–]FriendVriendin 5 points  

Bradley Robert Edwards appeared in court this morning. He was remanded in custody until his next court date on January 25.

[–]SoundFreqq 3 points  

Here's my take on why Brad Edwards has been taken in. Brad Edwards has a brother. This brother has recently committed a crime and had DNA recorded in the system. All new DNA that comes into the system is checked against DNA recorded for unsolved crimes. The brother's DNA is a very close match to what was found on Jane Rimmer, Ciara Glennon and the rape cases. This brother is investigated but is ruled out as a possible suspect for whatever reason. Police focus attention on close blood relatives. Brad Edwards is flagged by police and investigated. Now they have a name, they can check the car he was driving at the time of the murders, his age, where he lived, what he did etc. There is enough info now for police to believe they can raid this guys house and take him in. A DNA test done on Brad Edwards soon after capture reveals a perfect match for all the crimes he's been charged with.

[–]alienartifact 4 points  

can we have a from start to now story on this for non Westralians.

[–]in_a_waiting_room 7 points  

Crime investigation Australia-CSK

[–]alienartifact 2 points  

that was awesome. thanks man.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 7 points  

You can look up the Case File podcast episode on this, otherwise their are a few documentaries (Crime Investigation Australia did an episode on it, which I think is on youtube). It's been covered many times by people more equipped to do so than me.

[–]alienartifact 2 points  

watched the CIA youtube vid.

[–]non_stop_disko 5 points  

This is crazy! This is why I still have hope that some of the most notorious unknown killers will be caught someday. 2016 has been awesome in regards to unsolved mysteries, hopefully 2017 will bring similar results

[–]lowtenet 2 points  

I understand the police having DNA connecting the crimes to a single perp but how did they tie that DNA back to the suspect? Was he in the database for some other reason?

[–]Bigwood69[S] 2 points  

It's hard to say, but some people have speculated that the perp was one of the people visible in CCTV footage released 10 years after the crime, and every person interviewed was accounted for except one man. I have a strong feel, though nothing else, that the name came up when they ran the DNA and they flagged the name as being one of the people interviewed because of the footage.

[–]ranman1124 2 points  

Is parkie Bradley Edwards?

[–]1-800-876-5353 2 points  

Please cross post to
r/ClaremontSerialKiller

[–]shortstack81 1 point  

i literally just finished the Crime Investigation Australia episode on this. This is excellent news, and I hope his victims get justice!

[–]jeffsanders445 1 point  

So they charged this guy with both the murders wonder what kind of evidence they have against him he might have confessed to being the killer like the BTK did when he was arrested

[–]SoundFreqq 1 point  

His Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012368418165&ref=ts&fref=ts Seems to like evil clowns and David Hasselhoff/Yoda hybrids. Had 50 odd friends before arrest, now down to 2. One being his step daughter.

[–]leinyann 1 point  

I heard about this in friday, it's such great news for all involved. hope they throw the book at him and he never leaves prison.

[–]foxymoron1 1 point  

Did anyone see the newspaper article from 1988 which links the Huntingdale kimono (the vital DNA clue) to a 'brutal killing' in Victoria Park in 1987? A woman named Victoria Heather Clark was murdered after a man broke into her home and raped her. The man, named David Troy Masters (who apparently lived in her apartment block), has been in jail for 25 years for that murder. Police initially thought it was related to the Huntingdale attack in 1988. But now that attack, and the kimono, are linked by DNA to the CSK instead.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 1 point  

I've never heard about this, that could be huge!

[–]foxymoron1 1 point  

It was on page 2 of Saturday's West and yet I can't find anyone anywhere talking about it!

[–]Bigwood69[S] 1 point  

I'd imagine there may be a strong reason for that...

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[–]Bigwood69[S] 2 points  

Holy crap. Any proof that this is the actual guy?

[–]othervee 5 points  

I can't find any proof and I suspect the YouTube channel belongs to some poor guy who unfortunately shares a name with the suspect. The Dr Who fanfic writer gives his location as the West Midlands, which is in the UK, and he's the same guy as the YouTube channel.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 3 points  

Yeah I said in another reply, after seeing that his location was West Midlands and only finding a single fanfic/vid I figured this was just some unfortunate dude with the same name.

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[–]othervee 3 points  

Possibly not the same guy... fanfic writer gives his location as the West Midlands, which is in the U.K.

[–]Bigwood69[S] 3 points  

Are you sure this is the guy? Because that guy's profile says he lives in the West Midlands which is in England...


Peter Weygers Perth public servant Left in Limbo | 9 News Perth




Left in Limbo | 9 News Perth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LBItwcXBM8&app=desktop

9 News Perth

Published on May 28, 2015

We begin tonight with an exclusive report on the Perth public servant paid more than one million dollars to do nothing. Peter Weygers goes to work every day to sit in an empty office. The Education Department psychologist says his life is in limbo because his reputation was smeared by the Claremont serial killer investigation and never cleared. The former Claremont mayor wants 10 million dollars in compensation.


                                     Living In The Shadow Of The Claremont Killings

                                                                               We've all been waiting more than twenty years for a breakthrough.           23/12/2016

                                                                                   http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/12/22/living-in-the-shadow-of-the-claremont-killings/

                                                                                 Libby-Jane Charleston HuffPost Australia

                                                       

                                                                                          Ciara Glennon

A dreadful cloud of fear settled over the city of Perth when three young women were killed, one by one. And despite the passage of 20 years, it has never quite lifted.

The Claremont murders are some of Australia's most enduring cold case files, and now reports suggest a man has been arrested in connection with them, some 20 years later.

Regardless of this latest development, these killings changed Perth forever.

Ciara Glennon, aged 27, Jane Rimmer, 23 and Sarah Spiers, 18 disappeared from Claremont in 1996 and 1997. The bodies of Ciara and Jane were later found but Sarah's body has never been recovered.

What made it so frightening is that it happened in a 'safe suburb.' It happened to girls who could have been anybody's daughter, sister or best friend.

The murders changed people's social habits and it made people feel unsafe. As young women, we were told not to go out in pairs, only go out in a group of at least three. Do not catch a taxi. Do not hitchhike. Women were scared to go to pubs and nightclubs. The fear was quite palpable. And what made it even worse is that nearly 20 years later the killer hadn't been caught.

How could it be that even with CCTV cameras and DNA, a killer had seemingly gotten away with the crime of snuffing out the lives of three beautiful young women?

All three girls had been socialising in the 'nice, safe suburb' of affluent Claremont. Yet the killer found a way to kidnap them, kill them and leave two of their bodies in bushland, without a trace of evidence. It was like the killer vanished into thin air. Along with the body of victim Sarah Spiers, which is yet to be found.

There are few West Australians who don't immediately recognise the girls' faces, which have been plastered on posters and across newspapers and TV reports for the last twenty years. The phrase 'Claremont Serial Killer' was a constant on everybody's lips. Even today, many in Perth who had been teenagers at the time the girls went missing have a story to tell.

Urban myths are stones that still gather moss, no matter how many years have rolled passed.

                   

                                                                                                                     Jane Rimmer

Even this journalist, (who hails from Perth), has a connection; my friend's boyfriend had dated one of the victims. And the father of my family friend had worked with a victim's father. She told of the unspeakable horror of the girl's parents when police broke the news that that their beloved daughter's body had been discovered.

My friends and I had walked home from the Claremont pub many times. Sometimes we would stupidly hitch-hike. But never again. Task Force Macro, Australia's longest-running murder investigation, has investigated more than 3,000 people over the years. That's why a breakthrough, for the people of Perth, is a long time coming.

Journalist Ros Thomas was working as a reporter for the Seven Network's Today Tonight at the time of the killings and she was invited to spend a night with Taskforce Macro.

"All of a sudden, one of the cops turned to me and said, 'You'd be the killer's perfect victim. You're a size 12, fair-haired and curvy,'" Thomas told The Huffington Post Australia.

(Another journalist told me, when I repeated what Thomas had said; "That's something only a Perth cop would say.")

                                                                                                                     Ciara Glennon

"It was a strange night following the taskforce around at night. They'd sit in cars, waiting outside the Claremont pub and making sure any women leaving would be safely getting in cars with friends. But most people stayed well away from Claremont. And, of course nobody dared to catch a taxi," Thomas said.

The first suspect in the killings was a taxi driver. That's because Jane, Ciara and Sarah had told friends they were catching a taxi home. The phrase, "Don't get a taxi!" was thrown at anybody going out for a drink in the affluent western suburbs.

"We all had our theories. There was a well-known local politician I interviewed on an unrelated story and he had an employee who was a taxi driver. There were stories going around about the politician's possible connection with the crimes. One theory is that the politician used the taxi driver to get his victims, then he could have his way with them," Thomas told The Huffington Post Australia.

"That's another thing the cops told me. That most serial killers practice a lot before they get their 'perfect murder' and there were a string of crimes that had similarities to the Claremont killings. Then the killer got good at what he was doing and that the three Claremont murders were finally his perfect murders.

"On a personal note: the photograph the police used of Jane Rimmer showed her in a dress that was identical to a dress I'd recently worn to a friend's wedding. That always freaked me out -- that Jane and I had the same dress and that dress was all over the news. Also there was so many stories swirling around Perth: stories that a man was driving around Claremont with an axe, masking tape and black plastic. Stories that a 13-year-old girl who was murdered years ago was his first victim."

As recently as 2008, police released previously unseen CCTV footage, showing Jane Rimmer exchanging a greeting with an unidentified man outside the Continental Hotel in Claremont at midnight on June 9, the night she disappeared.

  







 CCTV footage showing Jane Rimmer outside the Continental Hotel in Claremont in 1996. This footage wasn't released until 2008.

The hotel had closed for the night and a man approaches Jane; she seems to acknowledge him. Then he walks out of view while Jane remains on the footpath for several minutes. When the rotating camera moves away from Jane, then returns -- she is gone.

For now, the people of Perth are desperately waiting for closure. And, of course, the family of Sarah Spiers, will be living in hope that they might finally be able to bury their beloved daughter.

                                                                

                            Sarah Spiers


The Claremont serial killings_Your explainer on the murder mystery that paralysed Perth.

http://www.mamamia.com.au/claremont-serial-killing/

Belinda Jepsen

It was the case that paralysed Perth. Three young women vanished from the same affluent suburb within the space of just 14 months; the remains of two later discovered dumped outside the city, the other never found.

For more than 19 years, police have been on the hunt for the person responsible for the so-called ‘Claremont killings’, in what has become one of the longest-running and most expensive police investigations in Australian history.

Then, this morning, a breakthrough.

A 48-year-old man named Bradley Robert Edwards was taken into custody  with the murder of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, after officers from the Tactical Response Group stormed his Kewdale home about 7am.

                            

Irena Ceranic 

@Irena_Ceranic

BREAKING: Kewdale man taken into custody, it's believed in relation to Claremont serial killer investigation

The arrest has thrust the case back into the headlines, where it has appeared numerous times since the late ’90s, solidifying its place in Australian cold-case folklore.

It began with disappearance of 18-year-old Sarah Spiers.

Just after 2am on January 27, 1996, the secretary called for a taxi outside Claremont’s Club Bayview nightclub, after enjoying an evening out with friends.

She told the dispatcher she would be waiting at the corner of Stirling Highway and Stirling Road, but by the time the cab arrived eight minutes later, Sarah had vanished

The arrest has thrust the case back into the headlines, where it has appeared numerous times since the late ’90s, solidifying its place in Australian cold-case folklore.

It began with disappearance of 18-year-old Sarah Spiers.

Just after 2am on January 27, 1996, the secretary called for a taxi outside Claremont’s Club Bayview nightclub, after enjoying an evening out with friends.

She told the dispatcher she would be waiting at the corner of Stirling Highway and Stirling Road, but by the time the cab arrived eight minutes later, Sarah had vanished.

Her body has never been found.

Jane Rimmer, Sarah Spiers and Ciara Glennon.

Just six months later, the next tragedy would befall Claremont - the disappearance of childcare worker Jane Rimmer.

The 23-year-old was last seen alive at the Continental Hotel, where she reportedly declined her friends' offer to share a cab ride home.

Unlike Spiers, Rimmer's body was discovered a month later in Wellard, south of Perth, leading police to establish The Macro Taskforce.

Tragically, the horrific discovery was followed by that of the remains of missing lawyer Ciara Glennon in April 1997, the month after she too disappeared following a night out at the Continental.

Glennon's body was found in bushland at Eglington in the city's north.



Jane Rimmer was captured talking to an unknown man prior to her disappearance. Image: WA Police

What had begun as missing person's case, had become a suspected serial killing.

The investigation was stepped up, public appeals issued and suspects targeted - one public servant was tailed by police around the clock for several years before being struck off as a person of interest, according to the ABC.

Just last year DNA evidence reportedly linked Ciara Glennon's killer to an unknown man who had sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1995. The 17-year-old had been abducted from a Claremont street and driven to Karrakatta Cemetery where she was raped

What had begun as missing person's case, had become a suspected serial killing.

The investigation was stepped up, public appeals issued and suspects targeted - one public servant was tailed by police around the clock for several years before being struck off as a person of interest, according to the ABC.

It's unclear whether he was ever identified

.

Prior to that, among the key pieces of evidence in the case was CCTV footage, released to the public in 2008, showing a man approaching Jane Rimmer as she waited outside the Continental Hotel on the night of her disappearance.


Tiffiny Genders @tiffgenders

Getting chills as police detail charges against 48 y/o man over the Claremont serial killings. Perth people will understand.

Edwards, who appeared in Perth Magistrates Court this afternoon, has also been charged with deprivation of liberty, aggravated sexual penetration without consent, break and enter and indecent assault.

West Australian police have identified the victims of these crimes as a 17-year-old who was abducted from Claremont and sexually assaulted in 1995 and an 18-year-old who was indecently assaulted in her own bed in 1998.

He was remanded in custody to appear in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on January 11.

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Claremont serial killer investigation: Ciara Glennon's murderer linked to unsolved rape
By Graeme Powell 17 Oct 2015
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-16/reports-of-breakthrough-in-claremont-serial-killer-investigation/6859620
Police in Perth have reportedly made a breakthrough in the Claremont serial killings, one of the nation's longest running investigations.
The Post newspaper has reported that police believe the person responsible for killing three women last seen in Claremont in the 1990s also raped a teenage girl in the year before the first murder.
The newspaper said police had established a forensic link showing that whoever killed Ciara Glennon in March 1997 also abducted the 17-year-old from a Claremont street in February 1995 before sexually assaulting her in Karrakatta Cemetery.
The teenager survived.
Almost one year after the sexual assault, in January 1996, 18-year-old Sarah Spiers was abducted after leaving Club Bayview in Claremont.
Ms Spiers told her friends she was tired and was going to get a taxi home, and has never been seen since.
Five months later, Jane Rimmer, 23, vanished after drinking at the Continental Hotel in Claremont.
Ms Rimmer's body was found in August 1996 in bush at Wellard, south of Perth.
Ms Glennon, 27, was the killer's third victim.
She disappeared from the Claremont area in March 1997, having also visited the Continental Hotel.
Her body was found in April of that year in bush at Eglington, north of Perth.
Police decline to comment on 'breakthrough'
Approached by the ABC, police released a statement saying they would not respond to the reported breakthrough.
"For operational reasons the Macro Taskforce has not commented on similar media reports about possible links to other crimes," a police spokesman said.
"Maintaining the operational integrity of this investigation is paramount if we are to bring the offender, or offenders, to justice, therefore operational outcomes must be prioritised over media and public interest.
"Media reports on an active investigation can seriously jeopardise the investigation and negatively impact future prosecutions."
Acting Assistant Commissioner Pryce Scanlan later read the prepared statement to reporters and media cameras, but would not answer questions about the case.
Premier Colin Barnett said he hoped it was the breakthrough police and the victims' families had been waiting for.
"The police have persisted in this, I don't know any more details, but I hope this does lead to further lines of investigation, because this has been a long time, 20 years now since those young girls disappeared," he said.
Post editor Bret Christian said the link would not come as a surprise.
"When the Claremont series began, we went to an ex-FBI profiler in the United States and put the four crimes to him," he told Fairfax Radio.
"And he said, 'I would be looking thoroughly at that first sexual assault. I think that's your bloke.'
"I published this and we got criticised roundly for it and publicly for publishing this opinion, which turned out to be right."
Mr Christian said as far as he knew, police had not identified the man responsible for the 1995 rape, but had re-interviewed thousands of people since originally making the link a number of years ago.
"What's really chilling is that when they [the police] began a cold-case review of the serial killings in 2004 ... they announced they would be examining the disappearance of 16 women," he said.
"So who knows how active and for how long this guy has been before this."
Investigation spans two decades
The Claremont serial killings paralysed Perth and sparked one of the biggest murder investigations in Australia's history.
The Macro task force was established by police early on in an attempt to solve the mystery.
Senior officers leading the task force publicly focussed their attention on a handful of suspects, including a middle-aged public servant who lived with his parents in Cottesloe.
There have been more than 10 independent reviews of the Claremont investigation by expert crime fighters from the eastern states and around the world.
In 2008, police released previously unseen video footage of a man seen with Ms Rimmer just minutes before she disappeared.
The CCTV vision showed Ms Rimmer standing outside the Continental Hotel when a man approached her and engaged in a brief discussion.
Police said the man was the only one in the footage they had not been able to identify, but described him as a person of interest, not a suspect.
Senior officers also said in 2008 that up to 3,000 people had been investigated as part of the Macro probe.
The Macro task force remains active, two decades after Sarah Spiers disappeared.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-16/jane-rimmer/6859896


 
Jane Rimmer
Posted 16 Oct 2015, 1:42am
Jane Rimmer's body was the first to be found, in bush in Perth's southern suburbs


Jane Rimmer

Posted 16 Oct 2015, 1:42am

Jane Rimmer's body was the first to be found, in bush in Perth's southern suburbs.

ABC

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/01/08/murder-perth-claremont_n_8936806.html

The Claremont Killings: One Of Australia's Greatest Unsolved Crimes

 16/01/2016 

  • Libby-Jane Charleston Associate Editor, HuffPost Australia

 

SUPPLIED

A cloud of fear hung across the city of Perth, WA, when news broke in 1996-97 that three young women had been murdered, one by one. It happened in a safe suburb. It happened to girls that could have been anybody's daughter, sister or best friend. It changed Perth forever.

It changed how people went out at night, it changed social habits and it made people feel unsafe. The fear was quite palpable. And what made it even worse is that nearly 20 years later -- nobody has ever been caught.

How incredible is it that with CCTV cameras and DNA, a monster managed to get away with the crime of snuffing out the lives of three beautiful young women? The girls had been socialising in a ‘nice, safe suburb’ and he was able to abduct them, kill them, leave two of their bodies in bushland and not leave a trace. It was like the killer vanished into thin air. Along with Sarah, whose body still has not been found.

There are few West Australians who do not know the names Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer. There are few West Australians who don’t immediately recognise the girls faces, which have been plastered on posters and across newspapers and TV reports for the last twenty years.

Jane Rimmer.

The girls all had one thing in in common: they’d all been out socialising in the upmarket suburb of Claremont. The phrase ‘Claremont Serial Killer’ was a constant on everybody’s lips. Even today, many in Perth who had been teenagers at the time the girls went missing have a story to tell.

Urban myths are stones that still gather moss, no matter how many years have rolled passed.

Even this journalist, (who hails from Perth), has a connection -- my friend’s ex-boyfriend once dated one of the victims. And the father of my family friend had worked with a victim’s father. She told of the unspeakable horror of the girl’s parents when police broke the news that that their beloved daughter’s body had been discovered. My friends and I had walked home from the Claremont pub many times. Sometimes we'd stupidly hitch-hiked. But never again.

It is still one of Australia’s most horrific unsolved mysteries. Task Force Macro is the nation’s longest-running and most expensive murder investigation in history. More than 3,000 people have been investigated and yet it remains an unsolved crime.

Sarah Spiers. Picture Supplied

While the bodies of Ciara and Jane were found in bushland, Sarah’s body was never found.

Timeline:

18 year old Sarah Spiers went missing from outside a Claremont bar in January 1996. Her body has never been found.

Jane Rimmer, aged 23, was abducted from Claremont in June 1996 and her body found in bushland south of Perth that August.

Ciara Glennon, aged 27, disappeared in March 1997. Her body was found in bushland north of Perth, 19 days after she was last seen in Claremont.

Ciara Glennon. Picture Supplied

Journalist Ros Thomas was working as a reporter for the Seven Network's Today Tonight at the time of the killings and she was invited to spend a night with Taskforce Macro.

“All of a sudden, one of the cops turned to me and said, ‘You’d be the killer’s perfect victim. You’re a size 12, fair-haired and curvy,’” Thomas said.

(Another journalist told me this week, when I repeated what Thomas had told me; "That's something only a Perth cop would say.")

“It was a strange night following the taskforce around at night. They’d sit in cars, waiting outside the Claremont pub and making sure any women leaving would be safely getting in cars with friends. But most people stayed well away from Claremont. And, of course nobody dared to catch a taxi.”

The first suspect in the killings was a taxi driver. That’s because Jane, Ciara and Sarah had let friends know they were catching a taxi home. The phrase, "Don't get a taxi!" was thrown at anybody going out for a drink in the affluent western suburbs.

Police have been relentless with their investigation, despite the passage of time. As recently as 2008, police released previously unseen CCTV footage, showing Jane Rimmer exchanging a greeting with an unidentified man outside the Continental Hotel in Claremont at midnight on June 9, the night she disappeared.

The hotel had closed for the night and a man approaches Jane; she seems to acknowledge him. Then he walks out of view while Jane remains on the footpath for several minutes. When the rotating camera moves away from Jane, then returns -- she is gone.

“We all had our theories. There was a well-known local politician I interviewed on an unrelated story and he had an employee who was a taxi driver. There were stories going around about the politician's possible connection with the crimes. One theory is that the politician used the taxi driver to get his victims, then he could have his way with them. There were other things about that man that made me very suspicious. He was once caught sleeping in his car near the Claremont social district but, when cops questioned him, he told them that he was looking out for any girls to make sure they were safe,” Thomas told Huffington Post Australia.

“On a personal note: the photograph the police used of Jane Rimmer showed her in a dress that was identical to a dress I’d recently worn to a friend’s wedding. That always freaked me out -- that Jane and I had the same dress and that dress was all over the news. Also there was so many stories swirling around Perth: stories that a man was driving around Claremont with an axe, masking tape and black plastic. Stories that a 13-year-old girl who was murdered years ago was his first victim.”

“That’s another thing the cops told me. That most serial killers practice a lot before they get their 'perfect murder’ and there were a string of crimes that had similarities to the Claremont killings. Then the killer got good at what he was doing and that the three Claremont murders were finally his perfect murders.”

Advertising executive Rebecca Nadal lived and worked in Claremont at the time of the killings and, to this day, is amazed that the crime is still unsolved.

“I recently attended a talk about the psychological profile of the Claremont Serial Killer at Murdoch University, where the criminologist said someone from the SAS or armed forces would have the balls, stealth, strength and skills to carry it off,” Nadal said.

“That was the first I’d heard of that angle. Given that Campbell Barracks is right next to Claremont, and the Claremont is their local pub, I wondered why this hadn’t been explored more in the press.”

Nadal also recalls a time when people were afraid to go out at night and that Claremont, once the playground for the younger generation, abandoned the trendy suburb and flocked to nearby Subiaco,

“The killings were great for business for Subiaco but Claremont was like a ghost town at night. I remember there were cops everywhere. The only people in Claremont at night were all the cops. After the first girl went missing, nobody would let a girl walk to her car alone -- even if the car park was next to the pub. And if a friend walked you to your car, you would then drive her to her car.”

“I remember hitchhiking down Stirling Highway in the middle of the night during the Burnie period. (Previous serial killers who terrorised Perth girls) However, you wouldn’t dream of walking down Bayview Terrace alone after Sarah Spiers went missing. Everybody was afraid.”

Bret Christian, the editor of the Post Newspapers, recently broke a story that police have forensic evidence linking Ciara Glennon's killer with a rapist who abducted a 17-year-old woman from a Claremont street then raped her in nearby Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995.

According to the Post, the young woman had left a Claremont nightclub, Club Bay View, shortly after midnight and was walking to a friend's house when she was abducted, taken to the cemetery, raped and released.

WA Police issued a statement in response to the report.

"For operational reasons the macro taskforce is not commented on similar media reports about possible links to other crimes," a spokesperson said.

But Christian is confident the Post's information is correct.

“I wouldn't have published it otherwise. The police haven’t denied it and people are pleasantly surprised to hear that the cops are still actively investigating the murders and they’re making progress,” Christian said.

“There’s also been new information coming forward from members of the public: that a woman was kidnapped near Claremont, but never reported it. Another woman was lured into a car in central Claremont, but never reported it until now.”

Christian told The Huffington Post Australia that there had been some unfortunate blunders, early in the investigation.

“The Perth cops hired a man who said he was an FBI profiler, who told the public to let cops know if you see anybody behaving oddly, such as washing their car frantically, or any suspicious behaviour. All that achieved is thousands of people called the police hotline, dobbing in ex-husbands, or neighbours they were feuding with... and they just swamped the cops with useless information.”

“It’s so easy to be an armchair expert and it seems everybody has a theory. But the good news is that Macro Taskforce has not given up. We're all hoping that one day everybody has closure."




Hunt For A Killer - The Claremont Murders

Published on Oct 6, 2016

This chilling CIA episode details the long and difficult investigation which began with the disappearance of 18-year-old secretary Sarah Spiers from a night club in the up-market Perth suburb of Claremont on Australia Day, 1996. The new information has been kept secret by police until now for fear its release could jeopardise the investigation. Now, for the first time, it's being shown to the public and viewers will be asked to look closely and to call Crimestoppers if they believe they can help.

b1LL1eMc1 month ago (edited)

48 year old man charged with murders of 2 girls. http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/claremont-serial-killer-man-appears-in-court-charged-with-claremont-murders-20161223-gth517.html

Fleurs Sv3 weeks ago

They found the evil bastard! Congratulations to WA police. �� Incredible. My heart goes out the victims and families.

Amanda Temme2 weeks ago

Alleged killer. Police took the unusual step of warning members of the public to be wary of posting about the case on social media and to let the natural course of justice take place. https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/man-charged-with-murders-of-ciara-glennon-jane-rimmer-ng-b88337901z

OctopusVolcano2 months ago

Wtf is up with that dudes facial hair...

Margot1 month ago

Very Sad

Ebenezer Geezer1 day ago

Yes DNA caught the Evil Bastard after 20 years!!

Paul Neiland1 day ago

It's great when you hear that these scumbags are caught,

jemorrismmorris1 month ago

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-22/claremont-serial-killer-breakthrough-arrest/8143174

His Dudeness2 months ago

@35:51 His eyes & listening to the way he says: ""That's correct" he clearly believes this mystery man is the killer. This documentary is old, though. Did he come forwards or not? Talk about the case...



BrainScratch: Claremont Killer Caught?

Published on Jan 13, 2017

If you have any info pertaining to this case, Please contact Crime Stoppers (Australia) on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential and rewards are offered.

BrainScratch: The Claremont Murders:
https://youtu.be/qHrouA7-yr8
*Thanks to Babelfroggy for researching the original BrainScrach episode!

Man Charged:
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/weste...

Silk Kimono..
vital clue?
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/weste...

Who is Bradley Edwards?
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/weste...

Wikipedia on Telstra:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra

Spiers family comments:
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/weste...

Car found:
http://www.news.com.au/national/weste...

Wikipedia Claremont Serial Murders:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claremo...

Please support BrainScratch with Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/LordanArts

Comments:

Dayse Batista1 week ago

Hey, John, did you see this about D. B. Cooper? http://video.foxnews.com/v/5283040660001/?#sp=show-clip

Dayse Batista1 week ago

Yes, and look at this (I hope John gives it a look): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4121146/Did-D-B-Cooper-work-BOEING-New-analysis-hijacker-s-necktie-reveals-super-rare-particles-used-plane-manufacturer-thrilling-discovery-reopen-one-America-s-mystifying-cases.html

LordanARTS1 week ago

Thanks for the link Dayse!

 

Anthony Silbert1 week ago (edited)

I wasted years of my life investigating this case. They guy was a total wildcard, no one had any idea.

Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #9 *ARREST

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?325435-Australia-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia-9-*ARREST/page22



Accused 'Claremont serial killer' appears in court charged with two murders

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/claremont-serial-killer-man-appears-in-court-charged-with-claremont-murders-20161223-gth517.html

DECEMBER 23 2016

The man accused of being the Claremont serial killer, Bradley Robert Edwards, appeared in a Perth court on Friday morning charged with murder, abduction and sexual assault.

The 48-year-old Kewdale man remained silent during the brief appearance and was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on January 25.

He was arrested on Thursday and charged overnight with the abduction and murders of Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997.

He has also been charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl in Claremont in 1995, and the indecent assault of an 18-year-old woman in a Huntingdale home in 1988.


Accused: Bradley Robert Edwards. Photo: Facebook

He has not been charged in relation to the suspected murder of Sarah Spiers after she disappeared from a nightclub in Claremont in 1996. Her body has never been found.

Mr Edwards' home, which he bought in July 2000 - three years after Ms Glennon's body was found - was raided by police on Thursday morning, with several bags of evidence taken away.

He was charged overnight with a series of alleged crimes over a nine-year period.

He was 29 when Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon were found dead.


Claremont victims Sarah Spiers  (left), Ciara Glennon (middle)
 and Jane Rimmer (right).
Investigation into the disappearance of Sarah Spiers in ongoing


It is understood he lives in his Kewdale home with his adult step-daughter and is the former president of a Perth little athletics club.

In 2013, Mr Edwards and his wife at the time were awarded life memberships at Kewdale Little Athletics Club and Mr Edwards has held several positions with the sporting faculty, including president at the Belmont Little Athletics Centre in 2008.


Bradley Edwards shaking hands with former WA Labor leader Eric Ripper during a presentation for his 10 years' service at Kewdale Little Athletics Club in 2013.  Photo: Facebook

He currently volunteers for the Belmont club as a timekeeper, photographer and website administrator.

WAtoday understands he works for Telstra in an electrical field and may have previously been contracted to major mining companies in WA.

Bradley Edwards was the former president of the Belmont Little Athletics Club. Photo: Facebook


Catherine Birnie


Laura Woollett

Published on Jan 18, 2014

A documentary about serial-killing couple David and Catherine Birnie, originally aired on the Nine Network (2010). Hosted by Vince Colosimo.

Crime Investigation Australia - The Devil Inside

Re: Serial Murderer John Cribb


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Published on Dec 11, 2013.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-25/claremont-serial-killer-accused-bradley-robert-edwards-in-court/8210792

Claremont serial killings: Accused man Bradley Edwards in second court appearance

By Joanna Menagh  25th January, 2017

The man charged over the infamous Claremont serial killings has made his second court appearance in Perth, with the case adjourned for eight weeks.


Bradley Robert Edwards, 48, is accused of murdering Jane Rimmer in 1996 and Ciara Glennon in 1997 — two of the three women who disappeared during separate nights out in Claremont. Edwards is also accused of the rape of a 17-year-old girl in 1995 and the indecent assault of another woman in 1988. Bradley Robert Edwards is not facing any charges relating to Sarah Spiers, who disappeared from Claremont in January 1996.

Edwards appeared in the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court this morning, in front of Magistrate Jan Whitbread via video link from Hakea prison. He sat quietly, showing no emotion, but often twitched his fingers. Edwards was wearing a green shirt and glasses.

There were more than 30 people in the public gallery, some there simply out of interest for the case that shocked the community.

Edwards did not enter pleas to the charges against him.

State prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo said there had been discussions with Edwards' lawyer and an adjournment was requested so that documents could be provided to the defence. Ms Barbagallo also said the defence needed to take further instructions from their client.

He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on March 29.




Richard Edward Dorrough before shooting himself, at a shooting range, admitted to murdering three woman but did not name his victims

Richard Edward Dorrough looks very much like the Mystery Man that last spoke to Jane Rimmer and is a very good looking man whom a girl would really like

Nationwide police appeal for information on former Navy sailor with links to murder case

By David Weber -  10 Oct 2015

Richard Edward DorroughPHOTO: Richard Edward Dorrough has been linked to a number of serious crimes across the country.(Supplied: WA Police)

RELATED STORY: New evidence emerges in murder case

RELATED STORY: Prostitute stabbed to death after struggle, court hears

RELATED STORY: Man facing extradition over sex worker's murder

 


Richard Dorrough.

PHOTO: A court artist sketch of Richard Dorrough.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-10/appeal-for-info-on-former-navy-sailor-linked-to-murder-case/6843802

 

 

A nationwide appeal for information about a former Navy sailor linked to the murder of one woman and the disappearance of another has been issued by Western Australia's special police crime squad.

Richard Edward Dorrough took his own life in Perth last year. WA Police are not commenting on reports he left behind a suicide note containing admissions.

Dorrough had been convicted of attempted murder in one state, cleared of murder in another, and had been questioned over the disappearance of a Kimberley woman.

It was in 2010 that Dorrough was acquitted of the 1998 murder of Rachael Campbell in Sydney and in 1997 he was the last person known to have seen Sara-Lee Davey in Broome.

WA Police will not make any official comment on the specifics of the Dorrough's note, but they are appealing for assistance regarding his movements around Australia and New Zealand.

State Crime Assistant Commissioner Michelle Fyfe said someone somewhere may have crucial information.

"There is information out there that we don't hold whether that be here in Western Australia, whether that be on the eastern seaboard or in New Zealand," she said.

"There are members of the public who knew Mr Dorrough, who associated with him, who may very well recognise him and they may hold the key to us solving an unsolved crime."

Dorrough was a crew member of the patrol boat HMAS Geelong and spent time in different locations around Australia.

Sara-Lee Davey inquest set down for 2016

In 1997, police interviewed Dorrough in Darwin over the disappearance of 21-year-old Ms Davey.

Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said police were restricted in what they could say about the Davey case because a coronial inquest was set down for April next year.

She said that at the time of the disappearance, the investigation was carried out by local officers.

After about two weeks, they were joined by members of the homicide squad.

ssistant Commissioner Fyfe said it was recognised that practices and technologies change and evolve over time.

"The investigation into the disappearance of Ms Davey that took place in 1997 was conducted in line with policy and practice for 1997," she said.

"Any contemporary review of an historical investigation will often find deficiencies. We have reviewed the investigation in regards to Ms Davey and that will form part of the file that goes before the Coroner.

"The Special Crime Squad was set up for exactly this reason, to review historical homicides and historical long term missing persons."

A taxi driver had told police he had taken Dorrough and Ms Davey to the Broome port early on January 14, 1997.

While there were reported sightings of Ms Davey after that, Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said those witnesses were mistaken.

"The investigation in 1997 was directed based upon statements given by four witnesses," she said.

"Now these are witnesses who knew Sara-Lee personally, or knew the family all of whom said they saw her alive after 14th of January, 1997."

Rachael Campbell's body found in Sydney car-park

Police information sheet on Richard DorroughPHOTO: West Australian Police are looking for information on Richard Edwards Dorrough's whereabouts over a 20 year period.(Supplied: WA Police)

On November 7, 1998, the body of 29-year-old Rachael Campbell was found in the car park of St Joseph's Church in the Sydney suburb of Rosebery.

The sex worker had been stabbed several times in the neck and there were bite marks on her arms.

Dorrough was extradited from WA to NSW in 2009 after a DNA match was made.

He admitted biting Ms Campbell, but pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Dorrough argued her ex-boyfriend was probably the killer and he was acquitted by a jury.

In 2012, Sydney police said they had new information that an orange coloured Volkswagen Kombi Van may have been used to dump Ms Campbell's body in the church grounds.

At the time, Chief Inspector John Lehmann renewed an appeal for information from the public in relation to Ms Campbell's murder.

It was a violent incident in Queensland which led to Dorrough being put on trial for the murder of Ms Campbell.

In 2000 Dorrough was charged with attempted murder after deliberately running down a pedestrian with his vehicle.

He was convicted of performing an act intended to do grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to five years in prison with a 12 month minimum. He was released in 2001.

It was as a result of that charge that Dorrough's DNA was taken and placed on the National Database.

When officers from the NSW Cold Case Squad reviewed the 1998 murder of Ms Campbell in 2008, they got a hit on Dorrough's profile.

Search for clues continues

The Special Crime Squad is appealing to the public for assistance regarding Dorrough's movements across Australia and New Zealand over the past 20 years.

The squad has been in contact with cold case teams in other jurisdictions where Dorrough lived or visited, but has so far been unable to establish links with any unsolved crimes.

Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said the abductions and murders of two women from the Perth suburb of Claremont in the 1990s, and the disappearance of a third had been checked for links to Dorrough.

"We've reviewed all of our files - Mr Dorrough's whereabouts has been cross-matched with all of the files that we have on hand and we are unable to find any links at this time," she said.

Members of the public with any relevant information about Dorrough are being asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

 


Richard Edward Dorrough before shooting himself, at a shooting range,
admitted to murdering three woman but did not name his victims

Richard Edward Dorrough looks very much like the Mystery Man that last spoke to Jane Rimmer and is a very good looking man whom a girl would really like

Richard Edward Dorrough havs been reported by the ABC to have lived in the following areas  in the following times:

Queeensland prior to 1984

Darwin in May 1996 to July 1997

And October 1997 to November 1997

Broome in 1997

Melbourne January 1995 to May 1999

Queensland: July 1999 to 2007

Perth: 2008 to 2010

However Richard Edward Dorrough  could have driven or flown to Perth during 1996 and 1997

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/former-australian-navy-mechanic-richard-dorrough-confesses-to-three-murders-before-death/news-story/5db2ff7d9fb88ad450c7711d90050452

THE former head of the WA Police homicide squad which investigated a navy sailor – now linked to three killings – has admitted his “strong suspicions”.

Former detective Paul Ferguson, whose team investigated the disappearance of a Broome woman 20 years ago, said there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Richard Edward Dorrough.

Explosive allegations have now emerged that Dorrough, 37, confessed in a suicide note to killing three unnamed people, believed to be 21-year-old Broome woman Sara-Lee Davey, an unknown victim, and Sydney prostitute Rachael Campbell, 29 – the murder case Dorrough stood trial over but was acquitted.

Dorrough, originally from Queensland, killed himself at Belmont’s Lone Ranges Shooting Gallery in August last year.

Ms Davey disappeared on January 14, 1997 after it’s believed she met Dorrough, a navy mechanic on shore leave from the HMAS Geelong, at a Broome night spot.

Mr Ferguson yesterday stood by his homicide squad’s “thorough” investigation.

State Crime Assistant Commissioner Michelle Fyfe said the investigation was “in line with policy and practice for 1997” and was directed by four witness statements from people known to Ms Davey and her family claiming they saw her after January 14.

Mr Ferguson sent two detectives to Darwin to interview Dorrough a few months later, but couldn’t strengthen their case against him.

“We were relatively confident that he was the killer, but you don’t convict people on gut feelings, you convict them on evidence,” he said.

“In that particular case, there was no body, there was no admissions and you had not strangers, but members of (Ms Davey’s) family saying they’d seen her after the time of the incident.

“I was satisfied with the calibre of the investigation and I’d be more than satisfied to go before the coroner and answer any questions relating to what was done and why it was done at that particular point in time.”

A coronial inquest into Ms Davey’s disappearance will be held in Broome in April next year. WA Police have reviewed all cold cases and continue to work with other jurisdictions cross-matching Dorrough’s known whereabouts with unsolved crime files.

“We are unable to find any link with any unsolved serious crimes that we’re aware of,” Ms Fyfe said, adding any connection with the Claremont serial killer case had been ruled out as Dorrough was not living in Perth at the time. “There are members of the public who knew Mr Dorrough, who associated with him or who may very well recognise him. They may hold the key to us solving an unsolved crime.”

Dorrough’s criminal history includes being charged with attempted murder after he deliberately ran down a pedestrian in Queensland in 2000. He was convicted of a lesser charge and sentenced to five years, serving just a year.

NSW Police yesterday said its unsolved homicide team would “continue to review new evidentiary information”.

Former Australian Navy mechanic Richard Dorrough confesses to three murders before death

KATE CAMPBELL, PerthNow - October 10, 2015

Nationwide police appeal for information on former Navy sailor with links to murder case

By David Weber -  10 Oct 2015



PHOTO: Richard Edward Dorrough has been linked to a number of serious crimes across the country.(Supplied: WA Police)

RELATED STORY: New evidence emerges in murder case

RELATED STORY: Prostitute stabbed to death after struggle, court hears

RELATED STORY: Man facing extradition over sex worker's murder



PHOTO: A court artist sketch of Richard Dorrough.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-10/appeal-for-info-on-former-navy-sailor-linked-to-murder-case/6843802

A nationwide appeal for information about a former Navy sailor linked to the murder of one woman and the disappearance of another has been issued by Western Australia's special police crime squad.

Richard Edward Dorrough took his own life in Perth last year. WA Police are not commenting on reports he left behind a suicide note containing admissions.

Dorrough had been convicted of attempted murder in one state, cleared of murder in another, and had been questioned over the disappearance of a Kimberley woman.

It was in 2010 that Dorrough was acquitted of the 1998 murder of Rachael Campbell in Sydney and in 1997 he was the last person known to have seen Sara-Lee Davey in Broome.

WA Police will not make any official comment on the specifics of the Dorrough's note, but they are appealing for assistance regarding his movements around Australia and New Zealand.

State Crime Assistant Commissioner Michelle Fyfe said someone somewhere may have crucial information.

"There is information out there that we don't hold whether that be here in Western Australia, whether that be on the eastern seaboard or in New Zealand," she said.

"There are members of the public who knew Mr Dorrough, who associated with him, who may very well recognise him and they may hold the key to us solving an unsolved crime."

Dorrough was a crew member of the patrol boat HMAS Geelong and spent time in different locations around Australia.

Sara-Lee Davey inquest set down for 2016

In 1997, police interviewed Dorrough in Darwin over the disappearance of 21-year-old Ms Davey.

Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said police were restricted in what they could say about the Davey case because a coronial inquest was set down for April next year.

She said that at the time of the disappearance, the investigation was carried out by local officers.

After about two weeks, they were joined by members of the homicide squad.

ssistant Commissioner Fyfe said it was recognised that practices and technologies change and evolve over time.

"The investigation into the disappearance of Ms Davey that took place in 1997 was conducted in line with policy and practice for 1997," she said.

"Any contemporary review of an historical investigation will often find deficiencies. We have reviewed the investigation in regards to Ms Davey and that will form part of the file that goes before the Coroner.

"The Special Crime Squad was set up for exactly this reason, to review historical homicides and historical long term missing persons."

A taxi driver had told police he had taken Dorrough and Ms Davey to the Broome port early on January 14, 1997.

While there were reported sightings of Ms Davey after that, Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said those witnesses were mistaken.

"The investigation in 1997 was directed based upon statements given by four witnesses," she said.

"Now these are witnesses who knew Sara-Lee personally, or knew the family all of whom said they saw her alive after 14th of January, 1997."

Rachael Campbell's body found in Sydney car-park


PHOTO: West Australian Police are looking for information on Richard Edwards Dorrough's whereabouts over a 20 year period.(Supplied: WA Police)


Mystery Man last person known top have talked to Jane Rimmer before she disappeared

On November 7, 1998, the body of 29-year-old Rachael Campbell was found in the car park of St Joseph's Church in the Sydney suburb of Rosebery.

The sex worker had been stabbed several times in the neck and there were bite marks on her arms.

Dorrough was extradited from WA to NSW in 2009 after a DNA match was made.

He admitted biting Ms Campbell, but pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Dorrough argued her ex-boyfriend was probably the killer and he was acquitted by a jury.

In 2012, Sydney police said they had new information that an orange coloured Volkswagen Kombi Van may have been used to dump Ms Campbell's body in the church grounds.

At the time, Chief Inspector John Lehmann renewed an appeal for information from the public in relation to Ms Campbell's murder.

It was a violent incident in Queensland which led to Dorrough being put on trial for the murder of Ms Campbell.

In 2000 Dorrough was charged with attempted murder after deliberately running down a pedestrian with his vehicle.

He was convicted of performing an act intended to do grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to five years in prison with a 12 month minimum. He was released in 2001.

It was as a result of that charge that Dorrough's DNA was taken and placed on the National Database.

When officers from the NSW Cold Case Squad reviewed the 1998 murder of Ms Campbell in 2008, they got a hit on Dorrough's profile.

Search for clues continues

The Special Crime Squad is appealing to the public for assistance regarding Dorrough's movements across Australia and New Zealand over the past 20 years.

The squad has been in contact with cold case teams in other jurisdictions where Dorrough lived or visited, but has so far been unable to establish links with any unsolved crimes.

Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said the abductions and murders of two women from the Perth suburb of Claremont in the 1990s, and the disappearance of a third had been checked for links to Dorrough.

"We've reviewed all of our files - Mr Dorrough's whereabouts has been cross-matched with all of the files that we have on hand and we are unable to find any links at this time," she said.

Members of the public with any relevant information about Dorrough are being asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/dna-from-condoms-found-near-rachael-campbellls-body-lead-to-richard-edward-dorrough-on-murder-charge/news-story/0eb2ea9df12afb9b8c1c4f0624f24174

DNA from condoms found near Rachael Campbell's body lead to Richard Edward Dorrough on murder charge

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AAP March 24, 2010 

A MAN accused of the murder of a sex worker in 1998 was arrested more than a decade later after a DNA match, a Sydney jury has been told.

DNA from two used condoms and other items near the body matched the DNA profile of Richard Edward Dorrough, prosecutor John Bowers said.

In his opening address today in the NSW Supreme Court, Mr Bowers said Dorrough's DNA profile had been entered into a national database in 2001 for a traffic matter.

Dorrough, 32, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Rachael Campbell, 29.

Ms Campbell's naked body, covered with two blankets and a sheet, was found in the car park of St Joseph's Church at Rosebery in Sydney on November 7, 1998.

"She was killed during a violent struggle in which her attacker tried to strangle her and then stabbed her repeatedly in the neck with a sharp object, probably a knife," Mr Bowers said.

The location where Ms Campbell was killed has never been established, but Mr Bowers said her killer dumped the body in the car park.

He said the investigation into the murder had stalled until 2008 when police were able to match the previously unidentified DNA with that of Dorrough.

He said RTA records showed that Dorrough had been living in 1998 at addresses only a few kilometres from where Ms Campbell's body was found.

The trial is continuing before Justice David Kirby.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-06/police-believe-sailor-richard-dorrough-behind-broome-womans-disa/7304038

Police believe sailor Richard Dorrough behind Broome woman's death, inquest told

By Natalie Jones-  6 Apr 2016

Police believe former Navy sailor Richard Dorrough was responsible for the death of 21-year-old Sara-Lee Davey in the Kimberley town of Broome 19 years ago, a coronial inquest into her suspected death has been told.

The one-day inquest looking into the circumstances of Ms Davey's suspected death was held in Broome on Wednesday.

Ms Davey was drinking at a bar with friends in Broome in January 1997 when she met Mr Dorrough, 19, who was on shore leave.

The inquest heard the pair caught a taxi to the wharf where HMAS Geelong was moored and Mr Dorrough tried to bring Ms Davey on board.

The pair were stopped by Able Seaman Dean Mildenhall, who was on security duties and has since changed his name to Dean Fraser.

The court heard Mr Dorrough then said he was going to take Ms Davey to the end of the wharf to have sex with her and the pair walked out of sight behind a building.

This was the last time Ms Davey was seen by a credible witness.

Her body has never been found.

Fisherman David Jones told the inquest he heard a woman screaming.

"She was saying 'what the hell are you doing?' and 'get off me'," Mr Jones said.

He also recalled hearing a splash which sounded like someone throwing a stone in the water and then saw a man pacing up and down the wharf.

Mr Fraser told the hearing when Mr Dorrough returned to the ship, he questioned him about scratches on his face which were not there before.

Mr Dorrough replied that Ms Davey would not have sex with him and she was gone.

Mr Fraser also said Mr Dorrough, who was nicknamed Bambi by crew members, was not well liked, considered himself a ladies' man and was an impulsive liar.

In April that year, Mr Dorrough was questioned about Ms Davey's disappearance, but there was not enough evidence to charge him with any offences.

At the time he was questioned, police had received reports of several sightings of Ms Davey after the night at the wharf and they believed she may still have been alive.

Suicide note confession

In January last year, police received new information that Mr Dorrough had died and had confessed to killing three people in a suicide note.

The inquest heard that in August 2014 Mr Dorrough mailed his partner a parcel containing his computer, phone and an exercise book with the suicide note, which read: "I did kill three times ... it's the hardest thing to live with."

This led to the review of the Davey case, headed up by Detective Sergeant Darren Bethell.

Detective Bethell told the hearing the review revealed four witnesses who claimed they saw Ms Davey after January 14 were uncorroborated and one was falsified.

He said he could not go so far as to say there were shortcomings in the original investigation, but said in hindsight there were aspects of the case he would have done differently.

Detective Bethell said if Mr Dorrough was alive today there may have been enough evidence to charge him with an offence, but possibly not enough to convict him.

Inquiry may bring 'closure' but no 'justice' for family

Coroner Barry King deferred his findings until later this year.

He said it was likely he would find that Ms Davey died on January 14, 1997, but unlikely he would be able to say Mr Dorrough killed her. Outside the court Ms Davey's brother Jeffrey Hunter said after a long wait, the inquest brought the family some relief.

"In our hearts and our minds we know she's left us and we know who's responsible," he said. Mr Hunter said the process had not brought justice, but may lead to closure.

Richard Edward Dorrough - 6 Apr 2016, 12:31pm

Richard Dorrough left a suicide note in which he admitted killing three people, the inquiry heard.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-06/head-shot-of-richard-edward-dorrough/7304090

Supplied: WA Police

PHOTO: Richard Dorrough left a suicide note in which he admitted killing three people, the inquiry heard.(Supplied: WA Police)

RELATED STORY: Police appeal for information on former Navy sailor linked to murder case

RELATED STORY: Mother of missing Broome woman appeals for help

MAP: Broome 6725



Police believe former Navy sailor Richard Dorrough was responsible for the death of 21-year-old Sara-Lee Davey in the Kimberley town of Broome 19 years ago, a coronial inquest into her suspected death has been told.

suicide note serial killer: Richard Dorrough confesses to three murders ...

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Oct 10, 2015 - Richard Edward Dorrough, who grew up in the Bundaberg area before leaving to join the Royal Australian Navy, confessed to murdering three women …

Has Rachael Campbell’s killer finally been unmasked?

http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/has-rachael-campbells-killer-finally-be-unmasked/news-story/b0a8224f7cbdb4eeaa944fc3f906a6b0

OCTOBER 13, 2015

Andrew Koubaridis news.com.au

STABBED, strangled, bitten and raped, Rachael Campbell’s final moments were brutal and painful.

The 29-year-old prostitute from Sydney had been violently attacked before her body was dumped in a church courtyard. It took 10 years before a lucky break meant police were able to make an arrest and bring the alleged killer to court.

But that wasn’t the end for the accused, Richard Edward Dorrough. The 37-year-old West Australian man was found not guilty by a Supreme Court jury and allowed to return to his Perth home.

Many remained convinced that he was in fact the killer, but without a conviction, the case became another unexplained homicide — until, in an unexpected twist, Dorrough confessed to three murders in a note he left before committing suicide.

Details of what was written in the note have just surfaced with The West Australianreporting police were in “no doubt’ the murders Dorrough refers to are Ms Campbell’s and that of Broome woman Sara-Lee Davey and one other, unidentified, person.

Dorrough, a former sailor with the Australian Navy, shot himself in August last year. His handwritten note will form part of a coronial inquest, to be held next year, into Ms Davey’s death.



Richard Edward Dorrough. Picture: WA PoliceSource:Supplied

Detectives investigating Ms Campbell’s death believed they had cracked the case in 2009 when they matched DNA from the man they believed killed Ms Campbell with DNA Dorrough provided to the national database in 2000 after a minor traffic matter.

Until then the mystery DNA had frustrated investigators who believed they had the killer’s identity almost staring them in the face.

Their angst was summed up by Coroner John Abernethy at an inquest in 2000 when he said: “What we need is to find the person with the DNA that matches the DNA that we have. That may never occur. It could occur tomorrow.”

Rachel Campbell with her daughter Dana.Source:News Corp Australia

Prostitute Rachel Campbell was found murdered, wrapped in blankets in a church carpark.Source:News Corp Australia

He determined that Ms Campbell had probably been killed by a client who had refused to use a condom and was killed shortly after she was raped. She was then dumped at St Joseph’s Church at Rosebery covered in two blankets.

When he was finally brought to trial, the court heard two used condoms and other items matched the DNA profile of Dorrough.

It was the prosecution case that she died a violent death.

“She was killed during a violent struggle in which her attacker tried to strangle her and then stabbed her repeatedly in the neck with a sharp object, probably a knife,” Prosecutor John Bowers said as he opened the Crown case.

There were holes in the police case, such as the place she was actually killed. And Dorrough himself never denied he had been with Ms Campbell.

He admitted having sex with her and even biting her but rejected that he killed her. In court his legal team advanced a theory Ms Campbell’s estranged boyfriend was the killer.

In April 2010 the jury handed down their verdict. Not guilty of murder. Dorrough was a free man.

Dorrough’s criminal history includes being charged with attempted murder after he deliberately ran down a pedestrian in Queensland in 2000. He was convicted of a lesser charge and sentenced to five years, serving just a year.

In a statement, NSW Police said its unsolved homicide team would “continue to review new evidentiary information”.

andrew.koubaridis@news.com.au

Traffic offence led to cold case prostitute killer, court told

Victim ... Rachael Campbell. 

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/traffic-offence-led-to-cold-case-prostitute-killer-court-told-20100324-qvo3.html

A man accused of the murder of a sex worker in 1998 was arrested more than a decade later after a DNA match, a Sydney jury has been told.

DNA from two used condoms and other items near the body matched the DNA profile of Richard Edward Dorrough, prosecutor John Bowers said.

In his opening address today in the NSW Supreme Court, Mr Bowers said Dorrough's DNA profile had been entered into a national database in 2001 for a traffic matter.

Dorrough, 32, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Rachael Campbell, 29.

Ms Campbell's naked body, covered with two blankets and a sheet, was found in the car park of St Joseph's Church at Rosebery in Sydney on November 7, 1998.

"She was killed during a violent struggle in which her attacker tried to strangle her and then stabbed her repeatedly in the neck with a sharp object, probably a knife," Mr Bowers said.

The location where Ms Campbell was killed has never been established, but Mr Bowers said her killer dumped the body in the car park.

He said the investigation into the murder had stalled until 2008 when police were able to match the previously unidentified DNA with that of Dorrough.

He said RTA records showed that Dorrough had been living in 1998 at addresses only a few kilometres from where Ms Campbell's body was found.

The trial is continuing before Justice David Kirby.

AAP

http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/has-rachael-campbells-killer-finally-be-unmasked/news-story/b0a8224f7cbdb4eeaa944fc3f906a6b0

Former navy sailor who took his own life 'wrote a suicide note claiming he MURDERED three people' - as police appeal for help tracking his movements

Former navy mechanic Richard Dorrough committed suicide in 2014 

It is alleged he left behind a suicide note admitting to three murders 

Dorrough was charged with the murder of Sara-Lee Davey, 21, in 1997 - but the charge was dropped after a jury deemed him not guilty in 2009

Police across Australia have been unable to link him to any unsolved crimes, but are asking the public for information on his movements 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3267456/Former-navy-seal-took-life-wrote-suicide-note-claiming-MURDERED-three-people-police-appeal-help-tracking-movements.html

By Daniel Peters For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press

A former Australian Navy sailor reportedly confessed to three murders in a suicide note written before his death, sparking a nationwide appeal for information by West Australian police.  

Richard Edward Dorrough, a former HMAS Geelong crew member, left behind the shocking admission after his August 2014 death, the West Australian reported on Saturday.

'We are seeking public assistance regarding Dorrough's movements across Australia and even in New Zealand over the past 20 years,' WA State Crime Assistant Commissioner Michelle Fyfe said in a statement on Saturday. 

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Comments:

Trish Delaney, Geelong, Australia, 1 year ago

I recognise him and he might have left the area due to a drug habit.

dbunk, Australia, Australia, 1 year ago

D M junior writers have no idea at all. And they don't have to care because they still get 12 million readers even with errors, spelling mistakes and garbage headlines.

oseph_212, Perth, Australia, 1 year ago

Congratulations to Australias first navy seal.

TweetyBird, DC, United States, 1 year ago

Get your headline right DM!!

Mirrorinyourface, Downumderland, Australia, 1 year ago

We don't have navy seals. Stupid, because a few sentences later he is referred to as a mechanic. Does anyone proofread at DM?; unlikely .



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Richard Borrough, a former Navy mechanic, reportedly admitted to three murders in his suicide note last year

One of those women is reported to be Rachael Campbell, a 29-year-old prostitute who was stabbed to death in 1998. Dorrough was initially charged with her murder, but was acquitted after the jury found him not guilty

Before Dorrough took his own life in August 2014 at age 37, he reportedly wrote a handwritten note admitting to murdering three people - one case of which police were not aware of.

The note was found at his Byford home and did not identify the victims.

Police said the state Coroner had directed them not to reveal, or confirm, the contents of the note.

It has been reported that two of the alleged murders were of young women in the late 1990's, both of which he was questioned over at the time of the murders.

Dorrough was initially charged with the 1998 murder of 29-year-old prostitute Rachael Campbell in Sydney, but was acquitted at trial.

Ms Campbell was found in the car park of St Joseph's Church, just south of Sydney's CBD, with several stab wounds on her neck, and bite marks on her arm, according to the ABC.

Dorrough was extradited to NSW in 2009 after a breakthrough in DNA evidence, and whilst he admitted to sleeping with and biting Ms Campbell, the jury found him not guilty of her murder. 

The former navy mechanic was also a suspect in the 1997 disappearance of 21-year-old Kimberley woman Sara-Lee Davey from Broome.