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Claremont review police feel public pressure

FRI NOV 05,  2004

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A detective appointed to review one of Western Australia's biggest murder investigations admits he is feeling pressure to achieve results.

A four-person panel will look at the evidence of the eight-year-old Claremont serial killer investigation to determine what course it should take.

The Macro Task Force was formed after Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon disappeared from the centre of Claremont in 1996 and 1997.

This year the former police commissioner Barry Matthews ordered an independent assessment of the case in the hope of making a breakthrough.

Detective Inspector Russell Oxford, from New South Wales Police, says it is very difficult to predict the outcome of the review.

"I think there'll be a lot of pressure on us, I think there'll be a lot of expectations and I just hope we can acquit ourselves," he said.'

The panel, which consists of detectives from the United States and other parts of Australia, arrives in Perth next week and will spend a month on the case.







  The Ones That Got Away -

 Exploring accusations of police corruption in Western Australia.


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                                                  WARNING: The language used in sections of this transcript may offend some people.



STEPHEN McDONELL: The beneficiary of this accusation and counteraccusation is organised crime. Western Australia has seen failed prosecutions, the mysterious death of a star witness in a drug trial and a high-tech police operation called off without notice. Tonight, Four Corners goes to the dark parts of Perth where police and criminals go and where corruption seems to be prosecuted selectively.

STEPHEN McDONELL: There's a side to Western Australia not often talked about, a side of life not bound up in sun and sailing. Western Australia has thousands of kilometres of largely unwatched coastline. Facing out and up to Asia, it's the ideal back door for drug importation, like ecstasy, amphetamines and heroin. Western Australia's remote cattle stations are used to establish considerable marijuana crops. This has attracted sophisticated growers from the east. Then there's the capital, Perth. Its burgeoning population has provided a growing demand for hard drugs. Slowly, and without the rest of the nation noticing, organised crime has been moving into Western Australia.


STEPHEN McDONELL: The officers involved in Red Emperor may or may not have acted improperly, but they say they want a Royal Commission to scrutinise the whole affair. Meanwhile, one interested party must be finding quite some amusement in all of this.

JOHN KIZON, NOVEMBER 1999: There's corruption in senior ranks in the police department and has been for years. They've just moved them sideways. It's an absolute disgrace. You've got the public that sit at home and believe that --  There is some honest coppers. And I do respect honest police officers. Your normal police officer that does his job, goes home, and is by the book, I respect him. But in this State, without a Royal Commission, it's a complete disgrace, let me tell you.

STEPHEN McDONELL: How do you feel at the end of all this? You've spent many years working on this operation. What are you left with at the end?

UNDERCOVER OFFICER: A sense of waste. A sense of dismay that it could've come to that. A sense of questioning about the motives of the people who shut it down. Most of all, I guess, I'm concerned that the syndicate is now stronger than it was before.


STEPHEN McDONELL: The officers from Red Emperor were forced to hand over their documents to the ACC. But before the corruption commission finished its investigation into Cull and Coombs, the top brass acted. 

In November 1997, Deputy Commissioner Bruce Brennan issued an official order that Red Emperor be closed immediately. In a confidential memo, he said that any future investigations into the operation's primary target, John Kizon, would have to be cleared by him personally.
 What did you think when you first heard they were going to shut down Red Emperor?

It's crucial to this investigation whether Turton is to be believed in what she will tell the Commission, as follows; she will tell the Commission that she is sure that the bag at that point contained bundles of $50 notes and $100 notes. 
That is, as is probably obvious, an extremely important part of the evidence. 

If Turton is to be believed on that point, it directly implicates the police because at that point, the money is in police custody, according to Turton contains $50 and $100 notes, yet as I'll explain in a moment, when that money was booked into the exhibits officer, Mr Williams, and photographed by Officer Diviney there was not a solitary $50 note or $100 in the amount seized.

Detectives Nesbitt and Cave arrived after the searches had been completed.
They were asked to convey Debnam and Turton to Curtin House, which they did. I should add that the search of unit 22 by Detectives Keays, Stjepic and Etherton did not locate anything of significance.
Following the search, Detectives Potter and (...name suppressed...) left together and they returned to Curtin House, leaving Detective Thompson at unit 5 to await the arrival of a forensic officer to take photographs.
Detective Etherton also remained behind with Thompson during this time.

MR PETTIT: - - - observed to attend, but that search, of course, did not turn up anything further of significance. The possibilities are, of course, that Detectives Potter and (...name suppressed...) conducted that search more in hope than in expectation. It's possible that there were other reasons for the search as well. 


STEPHEN McDONELL: But an infiltration going the other way was about to expose serious police corruption. It begins with a police sting involving a man named Andrew Petrelis.
There are no public photos of Petrelis but he grew up in a well-off family.
He was drawn into the Northbridge scene, becoming a heroin user, and he got work as a driver for John Kizon's old girlfriend.
According to police, in the early '90s, Petrelis started doing some jobs around Northbridge. He was told to go to Perth's Kings Park and dig up a couple of bags buried there.
 He then took the bags, which contained cannabis, to this self-storage unit and padlocked the door.
 The storage centre owners became suspicious when they saw the padlock on a unit they thought was empty.
They broke in, found $150,000 worth of drugs and called the police.

DET SGT PETER COOMBS: We, through the early part of that investigation, established that the person who rented that storage was Petrelis.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Andrew Petrelis was then offered immunity from prosecution if he'd roll over and give evidence against his alleged criminal bosses.
 He agreed and became a protected witness. Back at the storage centre, police had already set a trap using surveillance.

DET SGT PETER COOMBS: That's when I came up with an idea that we'll substitute it with grass clippings.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Coombs swapped the cannabis for lawn clippings, installed a secret camera and waited to see who would turn up.
On 22 November, 1994, a close friend of Mr Kizon named Michael Rippingale was captured picking up the bags which now contained a different sort of grass. The court was later told that when Mr Rippingale to his horror discovered the lawn clippings, he immediately rang John Kizon.
A series of conversations between the men were captured by police phone taps and a bugged car.

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE, FRIEND OF JOHN KIZON, (Re-enactment of police transcript): Do you want to meet me somewhere?

JOHN KIZON: Why? What's wrong?

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Oh, something.

JOHN KIZON: You all right?

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Yeah, oh, no, not really -- not really.

JOHN KIZON: Have the coppers got you?

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: No, no. Something else.

STEPHEN McDONELL: The secret recordings seemed to indicate that John was angry that something valuable was missing.

JOHN KIZON (25 minutes later, meeting in car): Hey, Rip, he probably never put it in there in the first place. You understand what I mean? That cunt.

DET SGT PETER COOMBS: They thought Petrelis had ripped them off the cannabis and put grass clippings in -- and not the police.

STEPHEN McDONELL: And so how were they going to respond to that?
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: They responded in a very violent manner in their conversations with themselves on what they intended to do to Petrelis.

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: (Later that night, telephone transcript): Cunt.

JOHN KIZON: Little arse.

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Oh.

JOHN KIZON: And when you said yeah, he's a little cunt.

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Yeah.

JOHN KIZON: I'm gonna wring his fucking neck.

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Yeah, alright.

JOHN KIZON: Alright, buddy.

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: See ya.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Police phone intercepts show that John Kizon and Michael Rippingale looked for Andrew Petrelis without luck for days. Armed with the phone taps, police charged both Michael Rippingale and John Kizon with conspiracy to supply cannabis. This time, they thought they had the big fish.

JOHN KIZON, 1999: I've only been charged in this offence because I've stayed close to a friend of mine. There is no substance to this charge at all. It's just a slur on my name and it's a personal attack on myself.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Police promised their star witness, Andrew Petrelis, that he'd be protected with a new identity. He moved to Queensland and in the quiet town of Caloundra, planned to get his pilot's licence. When he didn't turn up for his flying lesson one day, local police went around to his flat. They found Andrew Petrelis dead. He was naked and lying hunched over with a CD playing on repeat. The door was locked from the inside and Queensland police said it was a heroin overdose. Yet there was no tourniquet and no spoon. He was right-handed but the injection was into his right arm and this arm was twisted up and around. Official cause of death -- opiate toxicity. Andrew Petrelis was to give evidence against John Kizon and Michael Rippingale in a month. How much of a blow to the prosecution was the lack of the Petrelis evidence?

ROBERT COCK: I think it was a serious blow.
I think the case would have been stronger with his evidence.

DET SGT PETER COOMBS: His evidence, in my opinion, was critical in the conviction of one, if not both, of the accused people.

STEPHEN McDONELL: A jury acquitted John Kizon and Michael Rippingale of the drug charges.

MICHAEL RIPPINGALE, NOVEMBER 1999 (Outside court): Yeah, I'm just happy it's all over now. And this has been going for five years. I can get on with my life. Work the rest out for yourself.

JOHN KIZON, NOVEMBER 1999 (Outside court): I'm pleased for myself but what I'm not pleased about is they spent $1 million to $1.5 million on me.
There's kids in the children's hospital that don't have facilities. There's old people that are being thrown out of their homes in the suburbs because this Government has a personal vendetta against me.

STEPHEN McDONELL: John Kizon had an alibi over the weekend of Andrew Petrelis's death. He checked himself into hospital, complaining of heart problems, and was soon discharged. Andrew Petrelis's death remains a mystery. There was no inquest. We don't know whether it was the result of an overdose or a hot shot from an enemy. But his death opens the doorway to a dark cave of police corruption because before Mr Petrelis had even gone to Queensland, his new secret identity was already blown. And it was blown by the police. This man, Constable Kevin Davy, made an unauthorised access of the police database in May 1995. He found Andrew Petrelis's new identity -- Andrew Parker. The new identity had only just been given out. Davy's excuse for looking this up on the computer was that he's an Elvis fan and he was looking for the name of Elvis's famous manager Colonel Tom Parker. He says he found Petrelis's new identity by mistake. What Kevin Davy did with the information is unknown. But Four Corners has been able to establish that another officer, Sergeant Murray Shadgett, also accessed Petrelis's new identity on the police mainframe. He passed the information on to known criminals. They allegedly provided Shadgett with a car-registration number and he matched it with the name Andrew Parker, Petrelis's new identity. Because Shadgett was speaking to suspected members of the Kizon syndicate, their phones were bugged and Peter Coombs heard the conversations.

DET SGT PETER COOMBS: The fact is, um -- known crooks asked a police officer to obtain information off the police mainframe.

STEPHEN McDONELL: And these were known criminals?

DET SGT PETER COOMBS: That's a criminal offence There's no, uh -- no beg your pardons, in my opinion.It is, um -- an inexcusable.

STEPHEN McDONELL: These criminals who received information from the police mainframe computer, from police -- were they linked to the main criminal syndicate being targeted by you?

DET SGT PETER COOMBS: Yes.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Significant members of the group?

DET SGT PETER COOMBS: Yes.

CHRIS CULL, OPERATIONS MANAGER, RED EMPEROR: And those criminals are involved in the organised crime group in Western Australia.

STEPHEN McDONELL: So there's little doubt that these senior level criminals were trying to find out about Andrew Petrelis?

CHRIS CULL: Absolutely. Everything they could.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Inspector Chris Cull was another officer on Red Emperor.

Could it mean, then, that these high-level Western Australian criminals still have spies, allies in the West Australian police?

CHRIS CULL: Yes.

STEPHEN McDONELL: It's unclear if Andrew Petrelis's death was related to the security breaches. But the West Australian witness protection program has been hopelessly compromised. As for those who looked up Petrelis's details, Constable Davy resigned for giving out other classified information. Red Emperor officers told Internal Affairs about Sergeant Shadgett who'd been recorded talking to their criminal targets. Nothing happened. He's now very sick from diabetes and has just resigned. Both officers refused to speak to Four Corners. For three months, Andrew Petrelis lived in Queensland. Though police knew his identity was compromised, they made no attempt to give him a new one. After the blow of losing Andrew Petrelis, Red Emperor went on. The operation uncovered more police corruption.

INTELLIGENCE ANALYST, RED EMPEROR: What we found was driver's licences in false names in the hands of members of the syndicate under investigation.

STEPHEN McDONELL: And you believe police had given these driver's licences to the criminals?

INTELLIGENCE ANALYST: Inquiries confirmed that they were issued by police officers to persons unknown but ended up in the hands of members of our syndicate, under investigation.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Why is it useful to have a false driver's licence?

INTELLIGENCE ANALYST: You can open bank accounts, you can obtain property under false names.
There are many things you can do with a fake identification.

STEPHEN McDONELL: As Red Emperor continued, its key undercover officer gained access to senior levels of John Kizon's alleged syndicate.

UNDERCOVER OFFICER: Like, you spend hours and hours out on the piss with these lunatics.
Bored out of your brain most of the time because all you're doing is talking absolute shit.
That's really what it comes down to.

CHRIS CULL: He lived with them, drank with them, was right in with them, the whole way.

UNDERCOVER OFFICER: Someone will tell you half a bit of information about it.

You know, something that might be worth rolling over or, you know, plans to make a shitload of eccies or something like that.
So you start talking about presses and who can steal chemicals, then nothing happens with it.
Every now and then, something does.
 That's the whole point
. But you also sit there and you try and work out who's who in the zoo.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Many Red Emperor detectives were close to criminal sources. Although the officers were uncovering police corruption they also came under suspicion themselves, in a grey world of favours, secret meetings and informants.

BOB FALCONER, POLICE COMMISSIONER, 1994-1999: And informers -- guess who they are.  It won't be the archbishop or the local brain surgeon. They're invariably the sorts of people who are deeply involved in crime, and they're cunning and they're clever and they're dangerous, but they can be useful.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Sometimes it's not clear where undercover work ends and crime begins. Police start turning a blind eye to small crimes in return for information. Criminals use police to attack their underworld rivals. But Chris Cull says, "In organised crime, 99 per cent of successes come from informants."

CHRIS CULL: Manipulate the informant. Work on his desires and his motivations. You know, build him up when he's down. Pretend to be a friend to him, so that you can move him toward a position where he feels some comfort with you, and he'll tell you what's going on. 'Cause he's putting his neck on the line. There's also a very good saying in the police in West Australia, and I'm sure it's the world over, that today's informant is tomorrow's target.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Into this mix of police, criminals and those in between, came Western Australia's Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC. It was set-up in 1997 following the Police Royal Commission in NSW.
ACC Chairman, Terry O'Connor, quickly became suspicious of police-informant relationships.

TERRY O'CONNOR, CHAIRMAN, ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION: I suppose you've got to expect that there's always going to be some bad eggs in the barrel. There is in every human barrel. But we would say that there are more bad eggs in the West Australian Police Service barrel than one might expect.

STEPHEN McDONELL: What sort of things are these bad eggs doing?

TERRY O'CONNOR: Well, we see, um -- we have some evidence to support the view that they're engaged in stealing -- stealing money, stealing drugs. Um -- selling drugs, stealing property. Um -- those sorts of things.

STEPHEN McDONELL: It wasn't long before the ACC itself became the subject of controversy. It's an ultra-secretive body. There are no public hearings, there's no cross-examining of witnesses by the accused and the law even prohibits anyone mentioning publicly that the commission is examining a matter. The ACC works closely with police Internal Affairs. Keen to prove its mettle from the outset, the ACC went after the detectives -- including some from Red Emperor with active informants. From this point, the investigation of police in the West becomes a bewildering world of claim and counter-claim. Chris Cull was accused of having an improper relationship with a major heroin dealer and disclosing confidential information to him. Mr Cull says he was trying to save the man's life.

TERRY O'CONNOR: What Cull had done was that he had gone to a major heroin dealer (Pau Massari) to, as he describes it, to provide him information that his life or well-being was under some threat. He said that he had the authority of a senior officer but not his senior officer. He had subsequent meetings with that heroin dealer. He says he was offered money by the heroin dealer which he refused. He made no report of being offered money and appears not to have contemplated charging him with bribery or something like that.
CHRIS CULL: We analysed the situation and saw that the possible target of an abduction and a beating and possibly even worse.

STEPHEN McDONELL: What do you mean by worse?

CHRIS CULL: Torture. Possibly deathPossibly murder.

STEPHEN McDONELL: And who was to be the target of this?

CHRIS CULL: The person that the ACC alleged I had a relationship with (Francesco La Rosa who worked with well known drug dealer Paul Massari who stated in District Court in Western Australia that he worked with the polcie as his partners)
STEPHEN McDONELL: To confuse things, Chris Cull's story has changed. Originally, he said the meeting to warn the man was near the dealer's home with just him and the dealer present. Now Mr Cull claims the meeting took place in a superintendent's office and that this senior officer was present as well. What would you say to critics, I suppose -- especially the ACC -- might say to you, well, why should we believe you if you can't even remember where this crucial meeting took place?
CHRIS CULL: Oh, I can remember the second occasion.
STEPHEN McDONELL: No, the first one though.

CHRIS CULL: Um, well, I don't know. I mean, we're only human beings. We aren't super computers -- 

STEPHEN McDONELL: It's a big difference between meeting him near his house and meeting him in a police building, isn't it?
CHRIS CULL: Yeah.

No, I mean, I -- often we go through this process and I don't remember everything that has gone on. You only remember key issues of matters.
STEPHEN McDONELL: The Anti-Corruption Commission and Internal Affairs also turned their attention to the head of Red Emperor, Peter Coombs.
Internal Affairs prepared a damning report into Sergeant Coombs which was tabled in Parliament. The allegations against him flowed from the 1994 raid on the home of heroin dealer, Francesco La Rosa. During the raid, Coombs and two other officers found cannabis and drug charges would be laid But when a safe was opened, police found inside a pistol, a silencer and 59 rounds of ammunition. The police took the weapon but never charged La Rosa with anything relating to the gun.

DET SGT PETER COOMBS: He was to be charged on that day.He wasn't. And then when it came to light a few months down the track -- after some information was obtained -- he was sanctioned by our superiors for him not to be charged.

STEPHEN McDONELL: Former deputy 

STEPHEN McDONELL: The fight against organised crime in Western Australia has all the appearances of being a shambles. Detectives, criminals and government watchdogs can agree on only one fact -- there is corruption in the police service.

TERRY O'CONNOR, CHAIRMAN, ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION: I suppose you've got to expect that there's always going to be some bad eggs in the barrel. We would say that there are more bad eggs in the Western Australian Police Service barrel than one might expect.

STEPHEN McDONELL: The trouble is nobody can agree on who the corrupt officers are or what constitutes corruption.

LES AYTON, DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER, 1994-1996: There is no way you can effectively catch criminals by sticking strictly to the letter of the law. Good detectives have to take the law to the knife's edge.

BOB FALCONER, POLICE COMMISSIONER, 1994-1999: If you're skilled in detecting and presenting evidence, well, clearly, if you want to turn to the dark side of the force -- to use an Americanism -- then you can easily use those same skills and knowledge as a countermeasure.



Liam Bartlett: WA’s unsolved murders — is there a major issue with Major Crime?

LIAM BARTLETT, PerthNow

June 13, 2015 

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/opinion/liam-bartlett-was-unsolved-murders--is-there-a-major-issue-with-major-crime/news-story/d60b0e9e70934216baed7f34303d245b

WHEN a senior policeman in charge of the Major Crime division of a large capital city is removed from his “current role” and forced to relinquish the cases he’s overseeing, it is not a small problem.

When another four of his colleagues are also told to take a seat in the corner, and “stood aside” from their criminal investigations, one gets the impression something is seriously amiss.

For the general public, these actions have little impact – and perhaps that’s why the WA Police hierarchy can escape the blowtorch with such little attention. However, if you happen to be one of the unlucky few who are depending on the work of Major Crime to resolve the fate of their loved ones, it is a severe setback, bordering on disastrous.

One such case is the unexplained death of Raymond Kehlet and the disappearance of his wife, Jennie. The couple were reported missing on March 30 after rangers from Sandstone in the Goldfields went to their campsite and found it intact but deserted. Raymond’s body was discovered nine days later in a mineshaft but there has been no trace of Jennie.

This column has previously explored aspects of the tragedy, which seem implausible in light of the facts and inconsistent with what’s known about the pair’s close relationship. But police were adamant the scenario was more mundane. As Detective Superintendent Anthony Lee insisted: “We are not seeing anything that suggests criminality.”

 LIAM BARTLETT: Kehlet’s outback vanishing act just doesn’t make sense

As head of Major Crime, he was running the investigation – up until two weeks ago. That’s when he was “stood aside” with four other officers, at least two of whom were working on the Kehlet case.

Missing prospecting couple Jennie and Raymond Kehlet. 

The reason for the shuffling of deckchairs was the result of an internal investigation into their conduct during a 2010 murder case in Broome. Josh Warneke, 21, was killed while walking home from a nightclub. A Kimberley man, Gene Gibson, faced a charge of murder but it had to be downgraded to manslaughter after a Supreme Court judge found police bungled the case. Gibson was denied basic legal rights such as use of an interpreter and his admissions were not voluntary. Mr Warneke’s mum, Ingrid Bishop, said: “At least two or three officers should depart the services of WAPOL.”

But Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan concluded Lee and four others can effectively twiddle their thumbs while he decides what “further action” be taken against them and he lined up five others for “managerial action”. That left the Kehlet case without a rudder and Jennie Kehlet’s adult children with very little confidence in how police had been handling the investigation. Indeed, their father, Jim Keegans, only learnt this week that Supt Lee had been removed and another detective assigned the case. That was only after multiple phone calls to inquire about what was being done.

Mind you, he was a long way from shocked, having already discovered a sense of urgency is not a commodity Major Crime seems to value highly. He had gone to Sandstone when his former wife was first reported missing and helped to pack up the campsite, collecting Jennie’s personal belongings, including hairbrush and toiletries, in a box. He offered these to detectives for potential DNA samples but nobody was particularly interested.

Weeks later, about May 1, he visited Major Crime and offered the box, which was casually sorted by an officer, who then told him to take it home. It wasn’t until May 14 that a forensic team was sent to his home and clinically tested samples and took photographs of the box’s contents.

A similar approach appears to have been taken with the last person known to have seen either Raymond or Jennie alive. It turns out he was the primary reason the couple were at Sandstone. Not only did he introduce them to prospecting but was also teaching them how to abseil. In fact, when Supt Lee appeared at a press conference to mark the announcement of a second search for the Kehlets he also launched a public appeal for information leading to a number of pieces of prospecting equipment that Jennie was believed to have “discarded”.

What he failed to say was the gear, including a metal detector, did not belong to Raymond or Jennie but was the property of the man who had been camping with them prior to the tragedy. Despite the public appeal, the equipment has not been found.

While there is no suggestion he is a suspect, the Kehlets’ friend is yet to talk publicly. And the police are yet to convince the family that the investigation is not a shambles.

Iveta Mitchell, pictured with her mum Dobra, before she went missing in 2010

MAJOR DISASTER?

We know about the big ones they got wrong and there’s been a few – Button, Beamish, the Mickelbergs, Mallard, Rayney – but what about the cases Major Crime have never had a chance to get right?

Why do the “cold cases” present so much of a mental block for WA Police? Is there a crisis of confidence in Major Crime, which should be a worry for us all, or is the reluctance to be open and accountable just part of an outdated paramilitary culture that has them trapped in a 1960s mentality?

A case in point is the disappearance of Iveta Mitchell. The mother-of-three vanished on May 2, 2010, after a roaring argument with her husband, Chad. He later named himself as the prime suspect, saying detectives had told him he was in the frame. Five years on, the case has gone nowhere.

Iveta’s mother, Dobra, has never fully recovered from losing her daughter and believes that Major Crime’s efforts have been woeful.

If the experience of this columnist is any indication, I can sympathise with her frustration. In March this year I approached police with an offer of statewide coverage and an interview to mark the fifth anniversary. It’s common practice around the globe in modern policing precincts to use anniversaries as a tool, through the use of re-enactment, to jog someone’s memory and hopefully prompt new leads and information.

But, despite over two months’ preparation time, Major Crime were seemingly not interested in generating any new information that could help solve the crime.

Instead, they said this: “WA Police remain committed to the investigation into the disappearance and suspected homicide of Iveta Mitchell. The investigation is ongoing and as such WA Police are not in a position to comment further.”

So, we learn by default they believe she was murdered but don’t want to attract public attention because it’s “ongoing”. This is a favourite chestnut used by Major Crime to excuse any participation, but who are they kidding? After five years they have no body, no killer and, seemingly, no idea of what to do next, but they are happy to build a brick wall around themselves if it means nobody will discover the adequacy of their own performance. It’s either a lack of confidence or competence or maybe both.

MACRO OR MICRO?

It’s the same old song for the state’s most notorious unsolved serial crime. The Claremont killings began with the disappearance of Sarah Spiers in 1996. Two weeks ago the Seven Network asked police to participate in a story about trying to catch the killer but again, not an officer in sight to appeal for public help. The excuse? It’s an “ongoing” investigation. Yes, 19 years of “ongoing” nothingness. No breakthrough, no result and no chance of pricking the conscience of anyone – across a national television audience – who might come forward.

This is what Mr O’Callaghan refers to as “modern policing”. It probably was when Division 4 was being produced by Hector Crawford but not today.

This should not be misinterpreted as being about media self-interest. It’s about our ever-shrinking reputation – a state where serious crime is not always treated seriously.

Mr O’Callaghan has been the top dog since 2004, the same year an external review was held into the Claremont case. Since then, he’s had 11 years to send the case to a coronial inquiry and has never pushed the button. How long before cold goes to freezing?

HAYLEY DODD

Hayley Dodd, who vanished in 1999

Similarly, there has never been a coronial inquest into the disappearance and suspected murder of Hayley Dodd. Despite the case lingering for 16 years, a recent development has been more to do with the dogged persistence of her mother, Margaret, than any inspirational detective work.

Interestingly, on Monday, May 25, police held a press conference and announced that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of a man for her wilful murder. It sounded like an impressive breakthrough – the only hiccup being the accused is serving time in a Queensland jail for another crime.

That led to a complete clanger; the warrant meant nothing without an extradition request being made from the WA Attorney-General to his Queensland counterpart and that wasn’t possible because the detectives had not completed the “appropriate paperwork”. Two weeks later, Attorney-General Michael Mischin said: “When they’ve got an application ready for me to consider, then I’ll pass it on to the Queensland Government.”

It’s Keystone Cops at best.

Only on Thursday morning, two-and-a-half weeks after the bells and whistles announcement, Mrs Dodd confirmed police had phoned to tell her “the Commissioner has signed the application and the paperwork is good to go”.

So, why the hoopla of a media conference when you’re not actually ready to slap on the handcuffs? Could it have had anything to do with getting the Shirley Finn case off the front page of the paper? Senior police also would have known the initial results of the Warneke internal investigation would be announced five days later and that would not reflect at all well on Major Crime.

SHIRLEY FINN

On the morning of the premature “breakthrough” announcement in the Dodd case, all Perth media outlets were chasing a follow-up on Shirley Finn. The 40-year-old murder case was reignited two days previously with the supposed revelation from a former police officer that detectives had threatened to kill him if he spoke up about seeing the brothel madam drinking with police on the night of her murder. The news cycle was strategically altered but the long-running Finn controversy is not over.

Shirley Finn.

Staggeringly, Mr O’Callaghan penned his own editorial on the Finn scenario and said it was “incredible” a 2002 royal commission into police corruption did not investigate it. He was quoted as saying: “I can’t understand why nobody lobbied the premier at the time to actually go back further and look at the Finn case.”

At the time, Mr O’Callaghan was an assistant commissioner, quite well placed to have an opinion. In addition, he worked in Internal Affairs from 1996 – the perfect place to be a receptacle of all sorts of police scuttlebutt and rumour. When he took control in 2004, one would have assumed he was in a perfect position to send the Finn case straight to the Coroner but he did not.

He ordered a review in 2005 and must have had an inkling then that something lurked under the surface because he makes the point that a royal commission in 2002 “could have revealed vital information if it had been allowed to investigate”. So, why did he not send it to the Coroner after the 2005 review?

He now says he’ll consider it after the current review is completed. I suspect that is more a political statement designed to keep the hope alive – not for the Finn family but the wider community who are losing faith in the ability of police to solve serious crimes.

Attempts to get a more scientific measurement of the performance of the Major Crime squad have not been successful. Despite repeated requests this week to police for the latest figures on clearance rates, they have been unable to provide them.

THE WRAP

Police Minister Liza Harvey isn’t worried about the machinations at the Major Crime squad, preferring to support management. As she says: “I have full faith in the Commissioner to be ensuring that we have the right people in those roles to continue with our investigative practices.”

To quote Mandy Rice-Davies, she would say that, wouldn’t she? Having reappointed Mr O’Callaghan for another two years, just last week, Ms Harvey is unlikely to be expressing dissatisfaction.

But one can only hope the Minister takes time to be a bit more forensic in her oversight to ensure our investigative practices do not continue but, rather, improve.

This is a Commissioner who is keen on parroting a “world’s best practice” mantra and yet then hides behind Perth’s traffic congestion as an excuse for falling response times. The last time I looked, New York City police managed to do their job in heavy traffic, albeit with a lot more sirens. Perhaps we need to make a lot more noise.

— Liam Bartlett is a journalist with the Nine Network and can be seen on 9 News Perth. Email: lbartlett@nine.com.au



An excerpt from the book and film

The History of the Darkest Side of Perth, Western Australia…
the shocking untold full story that will shock Western Australians, Australians and the world....which will help Western Australians unerstand whya d how the serial killers and other involved where allowed to continue to abduct, rape and murder innocent girls in Western Australia in the last 50 odd years .... with such abductions, rapes and murders increasing without those involved in such horrendous crimes being properly investigated and/or charged....

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 to 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…
".. in another instance a well known Perth justice and truth campaigner was attending a Neighbourhood Watch Meeting in Fremantle, in the 1990's, which was  attended by Fremantle community leaders and chaired by the then Western Australian Police Commissioner, Robert Falconer ... the 
well known Perth justice and truth campaigner stated to the then Western Australian Police Commissioner, Robert Falconer during the Fremantle Neighbourhood Watch Meeting ..."..Sir I would like to make an appointment with next week to go through evidence I have of Western Australian Police being involved with the importing, manufacture, growing and distribution of illegal drugs in Western Australia and protecting well known illegal drug dealers  ...... for various monetary and other rewards ...." ... the response the well known Perth justice and truth campaigner had from the then Western Australian Police Commissioner, Robert Falconer was that he ordered security to throw out the well known Perth justice and truth campaigner from the Fremantle Neighbourhood Watch Meeting .. and threatened to have the well known Perth justice and truth campaigner arrested by the Western Australian Police if he ever tried to come back into the Fremantle Neighbourhood Watch Meeting or every tried to repeat again the claim that Western Australian Police Western Australian Police being involved with the importing, manufacture, growing and distribution of illegal drugs in Western Australia and protecting well known illegal drug dealers  .....
on others occasion  the well known Perth justice and truth campaigner had the following information given to him:
1. At a by chance meeting with a lady who used to be a doctor for the
 Western Australian Police Force/Service ... stated to  the well known Perth justice and truth campaigner that is was normal and common that on a Monday morning when she entered the lift at the main CIB Police headquarters  situated at 1 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia ......for members of the Western Australian Police Force Drug Squad to be also in the lift with a few large bags of marajuana which had been confiscated from Perth and Western Australian drug dealers over the weekend .... the general and usual conversation would go like this .... the police officer that seemed to be in charge would say to the other police officers .....".... what will e done with these 5 bags of marajuana is that four of them will be given to our drug dealer to sell back on the streets and the 5th bag you will take and book into the police property room as evidence to be used in court against the drug dealers we have arrested .... they will not dare to complain about us stealing four of their bags of marajuanja because they would all e confiscated form them ion any event, and the less marajuana that is presented in court as the amount of marajuana found  in their possession when they were arrested ....the lesser jail sentence they will get . in fact if the drug dealers arrested play ball with us ... and agree to work for us ... we will do our best to get them probation or a suspended prison sentence .... or  at  the worst ..... make sure their get a short prison sentence wit early parole ... so that they can be out on the streets as soon as possible selling marajuana, heroin,  and other illegal drugs for us ..."

2. One day when  the well known Perth justice and truth campaigner and his other friend, dropped into see a female friend who lived in Northbridge .... to have a cup of coffee and a chat .... she had another female friend with her staying for a few days at her flat ... during the conversations over coffee and biscuits  . her female friend  stated among other things  ..... " ....the police that are in the Western Australian Drug Squad all well know I am a heavy heroin drug user ..... I bumped into western Australian Police officers James Cave and and his offsider in the Bat and Ball tavern in Rivervale ... who came up to me and said ..... " .. the police know that you are are well known heroin user ... if you try to score heroin in this tavern you will be charged and arrested .. however is you go the Charles Hotel  in North Perth .... where our dealer has the green light from the police to sell illegal drugs without fear of being charged ro arrested and the people ... and if yo buy off our drug dealer at the Charles Hotel you will not be arrested and charged for buying and using an illegal substance ..."

3. The well known Perth justice and truth campaigner, whose business was closed as a result of robbery and smashing up of his business, with the person who was proven to have organised the robbery and smashing of his business being deliberately charged with the wrong charge so that we was aquitted of the charge that he was charged by the prosecution being with robbery in company, but clearly of the evidence presented and proven at trial, was guilty of violence in company .... bumped into a a young man that used to work for him in the business, a few years back when he was around 17 years old  .. that was robbed and smashed up to make sure he was put out of business  ...  well known Perth justice and truth campaigner asked the young man ..." .. I have not seen you around the streets of Perth for a few years .. where have you been and what had you been up do since I have seen you last .... when you were working for me at the age of 17 years old ..." ... The young man replied ..." .... oh .. io have just come out of a few years in prison for a bank robbery I was involved with ....... I ended up with a huge heroin habit and did a stupid thing and robbed a bank to pay for my heroin habit...... the strange part about what happened to me after I was arrested and charged with the bank robbery ..... is that the Western Australian Police that arrested and charged  me put a deal to me .... they then warned me if I did not co-operate with the deal they were are about to propose .. then they would make sure I ended up locked up in prison for at least 20 years....they then they put the deal to me..... we want to sign a statement that you stole $250,000 from the bank .. even though we all know that you only stole $50,000 from the ANZ Bank ....that way the bank can claim $250,000 insurance money form the Insurance Company ... and the bank makes extra money, the bank mand and us can be a pay off too ,,,,,, we also want you to sign a further statement that you were responsible for three other bank robberies we all known that you were not involved with .. that way we can clean our our arrest, charge and solved crimes records  as well ..." .... The well known Perth justice and truth campaigner then asked ..."..did you take the deal?" ... the answer was from the young man  was ..",,yes I felt I had no choice but to take the deal ... I had met a nice girl and wanted to have a child with her and wnated to star a new life as soon as a could and get out of prison as soon as I could ... I ended up with only 5 years jail and was out in 3 years on parole, instead of 20 years jail ...."


JOHN KIZON, NOVEMBER 1999: There's corruption in senior ranks in the police department and has been for years. They've just moved them sideways. It's an absolute disgrace. You've got the public that sit at home and believe that --  There is some honest coppers. And I do respect honest police officers. Your normal police officer that does his job, goes home, and is by the book, I respect him. But in this State, without a Royal Commission, it's a complete disgrace, let me tell you.
STEPHEN McDONELL: How do you feel at the end of all this? You've spent many years working on this operation. What are you left with at the end?
UNDERCOVER OFFICER: A sense of waste. A sense of dismay that it could've come to that. A sense of questioning about the motives of the people who shut it down. Most of all, I guess, I'm concerned that the syndicate is now stronger than it was before.


West Australian Police Corruption
https://www.slp.wa.gov.au/publications/publications.nsf/.../$file/S020729.pdf
Jul 30, 2002 - various motels in and around Perth, including the Eastway. Lodge in Rivervale .... Robbery Squad received a telephone call from Police. Communications. ..... Cave from the Break Squad had also attended at Belmont detectives office ..... by officers of the Drug Squad; Detective Peribonio in particular, and I ...
http://www.smuggled.com/wapol1.htm
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.
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/josh-warneke-murder-wa-police-commissioner-reveals-detectives-will-be-disciplined-not-sacked/news-story/129dbdfdb7ab8c01eb86b037801b2e53
Josh Warneke murder: WA Police detectives will be ‘disciplined’, not sacked
PHIL HICKEY, PerthNow
January 7, 2016 

Josh Warneke was found dead on the side of Old Broome Rd after a night out with friends on February 26, 2010EXPOSED: Joshua Warneke murder revealed ‘systemic’ failures in WA Police

Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said on Thursday that 11 officers in total were investigated as part of an internal review into the botched police inquiry into Josh Warneke’s death.
Eight officers will receive “managerial intervention” and three will be subject to a loss-of-confidence process.
Of those three, two will face disciplinary action ranging from fines to demotion.
The third officer, who was not part of the Major Crime team that investigated Mr Warneke’s death, is still being reviewed.
“They made a series of judgment calls about the ability of suspects and witnesses to understand the interview process which were wrong and reflected a lack of diligence,” Mr O’Callaghan said.
“I do accept, however, one of the officers had no experience with interviewing Aboriginal people from remote communities and should never have been tasked with the investigation.
“Other officers could have received better and more thorough advice from their supervisors.
“In this regard, the agency could have also done better.
“These ... are the mitigating factors against their removal from the WA Police.”

EXPOSED: Joshua Warneke murder revealed ‘systemic’ failures in WA Police
LIAM BARTLETT: Cruel wait for mother, prisoner and police over Josh Warneke’s death
BOTCHED: WA Police stand aside five officers over Josh Warneke investigation
POLICE involved in the botched Josh Warneke homicide investigation will face disciplinary action, such as a fine or a demotion, rather than being sacked.
Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said on Thursday that 11 officers in total were investigated as part of an internal review into the botched police inquiry into Josh Warneke’s death.
Eight officers will receive “managerial intervention” and three will be subject to a loss-of-confidence process.
Of those three, two will face disciplinary action ranging from fines to demotion.
The third officer, who was not part of the Major Crime team that investigated Mr Warneke’s death, is still being reviewed.
“They made a series of judgment calls about the ability of suspects and witnesses to understand the interview process which were wrong and reflected a lack of diligence,” Mr O’Callaghan said.
“I do accept, however, one of the officers had no experience with interviewing Aboriginal people from remote communities and should never have been tasked with the investigation.
“Other officers could have received better and more thorough advice from their supervisors.

“In this regard, the agency could have also done better.
“These ... are the mitigating factors against their removal from the WA Police.”
Mr Warneke’s mother, Ingrid Bishop, was notified of the findings on Thursday morning. She has been contacted for comment.

Josh Warneke’s mother Ingrid Bishop.
The Corruption and Crime Commission, in its review into the case, found there were “systemic failures” within WA Police.
Mr Warneke, 21, was found dead on the side of a Broome road in 2010.
Gene Gibson was initially charged with murder in 2012 but pleaded guilty to manslaughter, after a judge ruled police interviews carried out with him were inadmissable.
Also on Thursday, Mr O’Callaghan said a specialist unit for dealing with Aboriginal witnesses and suspects from remote communities would be set up.
Pre-recorded cautions in every Aboriginal language will be introduced, similar to a system in the Northern Territory.
Detectives interviewing Gibson failed to provide him with an interpreter.
Mr O’Callaghan said Operation Aviemore had highlighted the difficulties of interviewing Aboriginal people whose first language was not English.
“More broadly we are enhancing the rigour around our homicide investigative practices by establishing ‘live’ review teams in Major Crime to provide quality assurance and governance across all new investigations,” he said.
“The lessons from Operation Aviemore have also led us to examine our victim liaison services, which will lead to significant improvements.”

Gene Gibson during a school excursion in Darwin when he was 14 years old.
Mr O’Callaghan said a report on the review into Operation Aviemore had been provided to the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions.
He said “material collected during the review” had also been given to Gibson’s legal team.
Mr O’Callaghan added: “The agency clearly has made mistakes.
“Clearly, these officers could have received better supervision and they could have received better training.
“So I accept as the Commissioner of WA Police those things were wrong.
“No police commissioner wants to be trying to explain the failings of an organisation ... but we have to understand that when things go wrong, we have to have an immediate response.”
Police Minister Liza Harvey refused to comment on the Commissioner’s findings on Thursday.
In November, Mrs Harvey said she was mortified over the bungled investigation and apologised to Mr Warneke’s mother Ingrid Bishop.
“My heart goes out to Ms Bishop, I would be horrified if an investigation into the murder of one of my children had been handled this way — I totally understand her distress,” she said.
“We have a very busy state, we have over 6000 officers, they investigate millions of incidences a year … we’re not always going to get it right, but I don’t expect we would get it so horribly wrong.
“I do apologise to her, I’m mortified this has happened.”

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/josh-warneke-murder-wa-police-commissioner-reveals-detectives-will-be-disciplined-not-sacked/news-story/129dbdfdb7ab8c01eb86b037801b2e53
https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Crime/Organised-crime
Organised Crime in Western Australia
https://www.slp.wa.gov.au/publications/publications.nsf/DocByAgency/012EBF78D9765A0A48256C060011DF67/$file/S020729.pdf
Organised Crime in Western Australia
Organised criminal activities may involve public official corruption, falsification of records, money laundering and the use of violence. Organised crime is when two or more people work together to carry out some type of criminal activity in order to profit.
Criminal activity includes illegal drug manufacturing, drug trafficking and distribution, extortion and sexual exploitation.
How you can help
You can assist police by keeping alert to what is going on around you at home, at work and in your neighbourhood.
What to look out for
Numerous people and vehicles briefly visiting an address within a few hours, particularly at unusual times of the day or late at night, may mean someone is drug dealing.
Significant and unexplained wealth, expensive homes, vehicles, electrical appliances, spending and an overall lifestyle that does not appear consistent with income may indicate a person or group is generating their income and supporting a flamboyant lifestyle from organised crime. Unusual or excessive fortification of premises, expensive alarm systems and surveillance cameras could be indicators of criminal activity related to organised crime.
The regular exchange of valuable items or cash may be payment for drugs or a drug debt. Drug deals often involve the use of cash. A person with no apparent, legitimate income source who frequently has large amounts of cash may have gained it from drug dealing or some other criminal activity.
How to report suspected organised crime
If you have information about organised crime, drug dealing, the people doing it or associated with it, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
ROYAL COMMISSION INTO WHETHER THERE HAS BEEN ANY CORRUPT OR CRIMINAL CONDUCT BY WESTERN AUSTRALIAN POLICE OFFICERS
 COMMISSIONER: G.A. Kennedy AO QC, Held at Perth on the 29th day of July, 2002
Counsel Assisting: Mr K. Pettit SC
Appearances: Mr J.C. Hammond (with him Ms J. Pepe), Mr K. Prince.
29/07/2002  A1/1 POLICE


Now, the Commission will hear that at least some of the Armed Robbery Squad detectives, and in particular Detective Potter and Detective (...name suppressed...), developed some explanations for the missing money, to account for the missing money. There were four explanations advanced by Detective Potter in particular. They were these.
 The first possible explanation advanced was that the money was stolen by one of the three women involved.
 That is, Turton, Emonson or Blight. Indeed, Mrs Dawson - Loris?
 Dawson, who owned the supermarket - was told this as fact, that one of the women had stolen the money.
The second theory advanced was that the money had been given to Paul Musarri, probably in payment of some previous drug debt.
The third theory advanced was that Mrs Dawson and her staff had lied about the amount that had been lost so that a fraudulent insurance claim could be made by Supa Valu.
The fourth theory was that police had in fact stolen the money. That theory was given little credence by Detective Potter, he says, and was not discussed with any other officer apart from Detective (...name suppressed...).


MR PETTIT: - - - little in time. At about 0820 hours that morning, Detective (...name suppressed...) of the Armed Robbery Squad received a telephone call from Police Communications. He was advised that an armed robbery at the supermarket had been reported. He immediately informed Detective Sergeant Potter, Glen Potter. Potter at that time was apparently out of town. He was in Bullsbrook. Potter then contacted the BCI and it was he who requested the deployment of a surveillance team to the area of Great Eastern Highway in Rivervale. Apparently Potter had the understanding - correct understanding, as it turns out - that Rose was likely to seek refuge in one of the motels in that area after committing a robbery. In fact, the BCI employed two surveillance teams to the vicinity of the Great Eastern Highway, Rivervale and one of those, as I have indicated, observed Rose and Monaghan return.
Detective Owen Williams collected Potter from the Midland Police Station en route to the supermarket. Detectives Thompson and (...name suppressed...) proceeded to the supermarket separately from Williams, and they arrived at the scene at 0830 hours. When they arrived at Midland, uniform police and the other detectives were already at the scene - that is, detectives from Midland.
Mr Potter and Mr Williams arrived at the supermarket about half an hour later, at 0900 hours. Thompson and (...name suppressed...) by then had begun taking witness statements, in the course of which they were informed by employees of the supermarket initially that approximately 30,000 to 40,000 might have been stolen in the robbery. Miss Karen Muller however, as I said, who was in the office at the time, shortly afterwards specifically recalls that she informed the Armed Robbery Squad of the correct amount having been stolen, which was in the vicinity all-up of $64,000. She will say that she thinks she informed Detective (...name suppressed...) of that directly.
(...name suppressed...) and Potter then left the scene. The remaining crime scene tasks were completed by Officers Thompson and Williams and the Midland detectives, but (...name suppressed...) and Potter returned to the Armed Robbery Squad offices at Curtin House. At 0920 hours (...name suppressed...) and Potter gathered some available Armed Robbery Squad staff for a briefing. In attendance were Detective Senior Constable Mariano Calzada, Detective Constable Kevin Baker, Detective Constable James Crozier and Detective Sergeants Stephen Da Re, Allan Corry and Detective Senior Sergeant Keegan. Additional officers were brought in from the Break Squad, from the Motor Squad and from the Drug Squad.
MR PETTIT: The secondary allegations in respect of those matters really concern the efforts of the police involved to cover up those two alleged thefts, and I'll come to that in more detail later. Turning to some more detail of the allegation, and turning first to some of the principal actors in the matter, Mr Monaghan and Mr Rose first met, we're told, in about 1994 when both were serving prisoners. They met again, relevantly, in March of 1997 when Mr Monaghan was released from Albany Prison.
At that time, March 97, Mr Rose was living in a duplex in Blackadder Road in Swan View. He lived there with a person named Tara Sinclair. She was the wife of a man that Rose had met in prison. At about the same time, that is, March 97 when Monaghan was released from prison, he resumed a relationship he had earlier with Miss Cher Angela Blight. Monaghan and Blight had, in the weeks before the 28th of April, stayed at various motels in and around Perth, including the Eastway Lodge in Rivervale, in Minora Drive, Rivervale.
Monaghan and Blight moved into the Eastway Lodge, into unit 22, about a week before the 28th of April. Also a few days before the 28th of April, Mr Rose took a room at the same lodge, the Eastway Lodge, and with him were two other women, a Miss Tracey Turton and a Miss Zoe Emonson. On the weekend of the 26th and 27th of April, therefore, there were these five people together at the Eastway Lodge. Mr Rose, as I say, was in unit 5 with Miss Turton and Miss Emonson, and Mr Monaghan was in unit 22 with Miss Blight.
All five were at that time heroin users. Mr Rose and Mr Monaghan were convicted criminals and each of the three women supported her drug habit by prostitution. It's important to note, Commissioner, that this was the Anzac Day long weekend in 1997, Anzac Day falling on the Friday. It's also important to note, and we'll have to go into it in some detail as evidence, that the Armed Robbery Squad at the time had earlier instituted surveillance of Mr Rose. That surveillance was code named by the Armed Robbery Squad, Operation Iceberg.
Operation Iceberg was instituted primarily because the Armed Robbery Squad suspected that Mr Rose had been involved in a separate robbery on the 3rd of April. That was committed at Mac's Supermarket in Gosnells, and they were also in receipt of information that Mr Rose was likely to attempt a further robbery, hence the surveillance. The surveillance was conducted, of course, by the police Bureau of Criminal Intelligence, BCI, and BCI had its own operation name for that surveillance. The BCI termed it Operation Two-Step.
The surveillance of Rose - and I should indicate here that at that time, it was not known to surveillance officers that Monaghan was acting in concert with Mr Rose - commenced on the 10th of April and it continued until the evening of the 24th of April. That's the Thursday. At 1836 hours on the 24th of April, the BCI surveillance officers observed Rose and his partner - subsequently determined to be Monaghan - enter the Supa-Valu supermarket in Morrison Road, Swan View. Rose and Monaghan were observed checking the location of the manager's office and checking also the store security cameras. Rose, in addition, was overheard to ask a staff member what time the store closed.
The surveillance of Mr Rose was suspended that evening at 2115 hours and at that point, it was not intended to restore the surveillance until the morning of Monday, the 28th of April.
One aspect of this investigation which might, from one perspective, be viewed as incidental, but is nonetheless important, certainly to those directly concerned with it, is that although officers - - - 


So pausing at this moment, Commissioner, Rose had left to buy heroin and, as I'll indicate in a moment, he went to Bayswater for that purpose. Emonson had left to go to the city to the bank to get some money. Monaghan and Blight had left in a taxi and Ms Turton remained in unit 5. All except Ms Emonson were under surveillance.
If I can take up, for a moment, what we know or what is alleged to be Rose's movements from there on, after leaving the service station Rose drove to Irvine Street in Bayswater where he met one Paul Musarri. He'd met Mr Musarri in prison
- - - 
MR PETTIT: - - - Mr Musarri in prison in 1995. Musarri operated a motor repair business called Northline Radiators. That was close to another business called JJ Motors, which was operated at 3 White Street, Bayswater by Mr Musarri's brother, Joseph Musarri.
Rose was followed to that address by BCI surveillance team.
On his arrival Rose spoke to Musarri. That was observed by BCI. He then entered the premises at 38 Irvine Street. He re-emerged shortly after that and retrieved from the van his blue and maroon Adidas jacket.
Now, the reason for the visit was for Musarri - - was for Rose, I should say, to purchase some drugs. There is some slight discrepancy, which will probably be able to be clarified when Mr Rose gives evidence, but it appears that part of the money that Rose was to pay Musarri involved an earlier debt in respect of a car. Mr Musarri will say that Mr Rose was to repay $2100 for repairs to a car, but the second purpose, according to both of them, was to purchase
some heroin.
Mr Musarri placed the money that he was paid by Rose in a bag to be banked. The money was later banked at the Challenge Bank in Morley into an account in the name of Northline Radiators. By that means Mr Musarri will tell the Commission that he is able with some accuracy to relate how much money he received from Mr Rose, but it seems to have been in the orderbof five or six thousand dollars.
Mr Rose departed from 38 Irvine Street at 1024 hours, still under observation. He drove to Goldie's Lunch Bar in Raymond Street, Bayswater where he purchased food and emerged 2 minutes later at 10.26. I'm sorry, I have that wrong. He entered the lunch bar at 10.26, he left at 10.39 - still, I might add, wearing the Adidas track suit top.
According to the running sheet, BCI took a photograph of Rose leaving the lunch bar but the Commission investigators have been unable to obtain any such photograph. From the lunch bar Rose returned to 38 Irvine Street, arriving there at 1041 hours, and he finally departed 38 Irvine Street at 1046 hours, drove the short distance to JJ Motors at 3 White Street and entered that premises at 1047 hours. A few minutes later, at 10.53, he left the area.
There is another slight discrepancy in the evidence at this point. Before leaving the area Mr Rose recalls that he drove to a nearby railway line car park where he injected some of the heroin he had just obtained, but BCI officers make no mention of that. I should add that the heroin that Mr Rose had obtained was bundled into three bundles, each covered withb black plastic masking tape, each bundle being something less than the size of a squash ball.
As I say, at 1053 hours Rose left the area completely and he drove to the Alcohol & Drug Authority methadone clinic in William Street, Northbridge. Apparently, as he neared the methadone clinic he drove a little erratically, cut acrosssome traffic and parked immediately outside the methadone clinic.
His arrival at the methadone clinic was observed by two uniformed officers. That occurred at 11.06 - - - 





The Ones That Got Away - Exploring accusations of police corruption in Western Australia.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/s160338.htm
WARNING: The language used in sections of this transcript may offend some people.
STEPHEN McDONELL: The officers involved in Red Emperor may or may not have acted improperly, but they say they want a Royal Commission to scrutinise the whole affair. Meanwhile, one interested party must be finding quite some amusement in all of this.
JOHN KIZON, NOVEMBER 1999: There's corruption in senior ranks in the police department and has been for years. They've just moved them sideways. It's an absolute disgrace. You've got the public that sit at home and believe that --  There is some honest coppers. And I do respect honest police officers. Your normal police officer that does his job, goes home, and is by the book, I respect him. But in this State, without a Royal Commission, it's a complete disgrace, let me tell you.
STEPHEN McDONELL: How do you feel at the end of all this? You've spent many years working on this operation. What are you left with at the end?
UNDERCOVER OFFICER: A sense of waste. A sense of dismay that it could've come to that. A sense of questioning about the motives of the people who shut it down. Most of all, I guess, I'm concerned that the syndicate is now stronger than it was before.

The Ones That Got Away - Exploring accusations of police corruption in Western Australia.
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WARNING: The language used in sections of this transcript may offend some people.

STEPHEN McDONELL: The beneficiary of this accusation and counteraccusation is organised crime. Western Australia has seen failed prosecutions, the mysterious death of a star witness in a drug trial and a high-tech police operation called off without notice. Tonight, Four Corners goes to the dark parts of Perth where police and criminals go and where corruption seems to be prosecuted selectively.
STEPHEN McDONELL: There's a side to Western Australia not often talked about, a side of life not bound up in sun and sailing. Western Australia has thousands of kilometres of largely unwatched coastline. Facing out and up to Asia, it's the ideal back door for drug importation, like ecstasy, amphetamines and heroin. Western Australia's remote cattle stations are used to establish considerable marijuana crops. This has attracted sophisticated growers from the east. Then there's the capital, Perth. Its burgeoning population has provided a growing demand for hard drugs. Slowly, and without the rest of the nation noticing, organised crime has been moving into Western Australia.
STEPHEN McDONELL: The officers involved in Red Emperor may or may not have acted improperly, but they say they want a Royal Commission to scrutinise the whole affair. Meanwhile, one interested party must be finding quite some amusement in all of this.
JOHN KIZON, NOVEMBER 1999: There's corruption in senior ranks in the police department and has been for years. They've just moved them sideways. It's an absolute disgrace. You've got the public that sit at home and believe that --  There is some honest coppers. And I do respect honest police officers. Your normal police officer that does his job, goes home, and is by the book, I respect him. But in this State, without a Royal Commission, it's a complete disgrace, let me tell you.
STEPHEN McDONELL: How do you feel at the end of all this? You've spent many years working on this operation. What are you left with at the end?
UNDERCOVER OFFICER: A sense of waste. A sense of dismay that it could've come to that. A sense of questioning about the motives of the people who shut it down. Most of all, I guess, I'm concerned that the syndicate is now stronger than it was before.


STEPHEN McDONELL: The officers from Red Emperor were forced to hand over their documents to the ACC. But before the corruption commission finished its investigation into Cull and Coombs, the top brass acted. 
In November 1997, Deputy Commissioner Bruce Brennan issued an official order that Red Emperor be closed immediately. In a confidential memo, he said that any future investigations into the operation's primary target, John Kizon, would have to be cleared by him personally.
 What did you think when you first heard they were going to shut down Red Emperor?
It's crucial to this investigation whether Turton is to be believed in what she will tell the Commission, as follows; she will tell the Commission that she is sure that the bag at that point contained bundles of $50 notes and $100 notes. 
That is, as is probably obvious, an extremely important part of the evidence. 
If Turton is to be believed on that point, it directly implicates the police because at that point, the money is in police custody, according to Turton contains $50 and $100 notes, yet as I'll explain in a moment, when that money was booked into the exhibits officer, Mr Williams, and photographed by Officer Diviney there was not a solitary $50 note or $100 in the amount seized.
Detectives Nesbitt and Cave arrived after the searches had been completed. They were asked to convey Debnam and Turton to Curtin House, which they did. I should add that the search of unit 22 by Detectives Keays, Stjepic and Etherton did not locate anything of significance. Following the search, Detectives Potter and (...name suppressed...) left together and they returned to Curtin House, leaving Detective Thompson at unit 5 to await the arrival of a forensic officer to take photographs. Detective Etherton also remained behind with Thompson during this time.
MR PETTIT: - - - observed to attend, but that search, of course, did not turn up anything further of significance. The possibilities are, of course, that Detectives Potter and (...name suppressed...) conducted that search more in hope than in expectation. It's possible that there were other reasons for the search as well. 


STEPHEN McDONELL: But an infiltration going the other way was about to expose serious police corruption. It begins with a police sting involving a man named Andrew Petrelis. There are no public photos of Petrelis but he grew up in a well-off family. He was drawn into the Northbridge scene, becoming a heroin user, and he got work as a driver for John Kizon's old girlfriend. According to police, in the early '90s, Petrelis started doing some jobs around Northbridge. He was told to go to Perth's Kings Park and dig up a couple of bags buried there. He then took the bags, which contained cannabis, to this self-storage unit and padlocked the door. The storage centre owners became suspicious when they saw the padlock on a unit they thought was empty. They broke in, found $150,000 worth of drugs and called the police.
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: We, through the early part of that investigation, established that the person who rented that storage was Petrelis.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Andrew Petrelis was then offered immunity from prosecution if he'd roll over and give evidence against his alleged criminal bosses. He agreed and became a protected witness. Back at the storage centre, police had already set a trap using surveillance.
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: That's when I came up with an idea that we'll substitute it with grass clippings.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Coombs swapped the cannabis for lawn clippings, installed a secret camera and waited to see who would turn up. On 22 November, 1994, a close friend of Mr Kizon named Michael Rippingale was captured picking up the bags which now contained a different sort of grass. The court was later told that when Mr Rippingale to his horror discovered the lawn clippings, he immediately rang John Kizon. A series of conversations between the men were captured by police phone taps and a bugged car.
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE, FRIEND OF JOHN KIZON, (Re-enactment of police transcript): Do you want to meet me somewhere?
JOHN KIZON: Why? What's wrong?
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Oh, something.
JOHN KIZON: You all right?
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Yeah, oh, no, not really -- not really.
JOHN KIZON: Have the coppers got you?
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: No, no. Something else.
STEPHEN McDONELL: The secret recordings seemed to indicate that John was angry that something valuable was missing.
JOHN KIZON (25 minutes later, meeting in car): Hey, Rip, he probably never put it in there in the first place. You understand what I mean? That cunt.
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: They thought Petrelis had ripped them off the cannabis and put grass clippings in -- and not the police.
STEPHEN McDONELL: And so how were they going to respond to that?
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: They responded in a very violent manner in their conversations with themselves on what they intended to do to Petrelis.
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: (Later that night, telephone transcript): Cunt.
JOHN KIZON: Little arse.
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Oh.
JOHN KIZON: And when you said yeah, he's a little cunt.
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Yeah.
JOHN KIZON: I'm gonna wring his fucking neck.
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: Yeah, alright.
JOHN KIZON: Alright, buddy.
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE: See ya.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Police phone intercepts show that John Kizon and Michael Rippingale looked for Andrew Petrelis without luck for days. Armed with the phone taps, police charged both Michael Rippingale and John Kizon with conspiracy to supply cannabis. This time, they thought they had the big fish.
JOHN KIZON, 1999: I've only been charged in this offence because I've stayed close to a friend of mine. There is no substance to this charge at all. It's just a slur on my name and it's a personal attack on myself.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Police promised their star witness, Andrew Petrelis, that he'd be protected with a new identity. He moved to Queensland and in the quiet town of Caloundra, planned to get his pilot's licence. When he didn't turn up for his flying lesson one day, local police went around to his flat. They found Andrew Petrelis dead. He was naked and lying hunched over with a CD playing on repeat. The door was locked from the inside and Queensland police said it was a heroin overdose. Yet there was no tourniquet and no spoon. He was right-handed but the injection was into his right arm and this arm was twisted up and around. Official cause of death -- opiate toxicity. Andrew Petrelis was to give evidence against John Kizon and Michael Rippingale in a month. How much of a blow to the prosecution was the lack of the Petrelis evidence?
ROBERT COCK: I think it was a serious blow.
I think the case would have been stronger with his evidence.
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: His evidence, in my opinion, was critical in the conviction of one, if not both, of the accused people.
STEPHEN McDONELL: A jury acquitted John Kizon and Michael Rippingale of the drug charges.
MICHAEL RIPPINGALE, NOVEMBER 1999 (Outside court): Yeah, I'm just happy it's all over now. And this has been going for five years. I can get on with my life. Work the rest out for yourself.
JOHN KIZON, NOVEMBER 1999 (Outside court): I'm pleased for myself but what I'm not pleased about is they spent $1 million to $1.5 million on me. There's kids in the children's hospital that don't have facilities. There's old people that are being thrown out of their homes in the suburbs because this Government has a personal vendetta against me.
STEPHEN McDONELL: John Kizon had an alibi over the weekend of Andrew Petrelis's death. He checked himself into hospital, complaining of heart problems, and was soon discharged. Andrew Petrelis's death remains a mystery. There was no inquest. We don't know whether it was the result of an overdose or a hot shot from an enemy. But his death opens the doorway to a dark cave of police corruption because before Mr Petrelis had even gone to Queensland, his new secret identity was already blown. And it was blown by the police. This man, Constable Kevin Davy, made an unauthorised access of the police database in May 1995. He found Andrew Petrelis's new identity -- Andrew Parker. The new identity had only just been given out. Davy's excuse for looking this up on the computer was that he's an Elvis fan and he was looking for the name of Elvis's famous manager Colonel Tom Parker. He says he found Petrelis's new identity by mistake. What Kevin Davy did with the information is unknown. But Four Corners has been able to establish that another officer, Sergeant Murray Shadgett, also accessed Petrelis's new identity on the police mainframe. He passed the information on to known criminals. They allegedly provided Shadgett with a car-registration number and he matched it with the name Andrew Parker, Petrelis's new identity. Because Shadgett was speaking to suspected members of the Kizon syndicate, their phones were bugged and Peter Coombs heard the conversations.
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: The fact is, um -- known crooks asked a police officer to obtain information off the police mainframe.
STEPHEN McDONELL: And these were known criminals?
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: That's a criminal offence There's no, uh -- no beg your pardons, in my opinion.It is, um -- an inexcusable.
STEPHEN McDONELL: These criminals who received information from the police mainframe computer, from police -- were they linked to the main criminal syndicate being targeted by you?
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: Yes.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Significant members of the group?
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: Yes.
CHRIS CULL, OPERATIONS MANAGER, RED EMPEROR: And those criminals are involved in the organised crime group in Western Australia.
STEPHEN McDONELL: So there's little doubt that these senior level criminals were trying to find out about Andrew Petrelis?
CHRIS CULL: Absolutely.
Everything they could.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Inspector Chris Cull was another officer on Red Emperor.
Could it mean, then, that these high-level Western Australian criminals still have spies, allies in the West Australian police?
CHRIS CULL: Yes.
STEPHEN McDONELL: It's unclear if Andrew Petrelis's death was related to the security breaches. But the West Australian witness protection program has been hopelessly compromised. As for those who looked up Petrelis's details, Constable Davy resigned for giving out other classified information. Red Emperor officers told Internal Affairs about Sergeant Shadgett who'd been recorded talking to their criminal targets. Nothing happened. He's now very sick from diabetes and has just resigned. Both officers refused to speak to Four Corners. For three months, Andrew Petrelis lived in Queensland. Though police knew his identity was compromised, they made no attempt to give him a new one. After the blow of losing Andrew Petrelis, Red Emperor went on. The operation uncovered more police corruption.
INTELLIGENCE ANALYST, RED EMPEROR: What we found was driver's licences in false names in the hands of members of the syndicate under investigation.
STEPHEN McDONELL: And you believe police had given these driver's licences to the criminals?
INTELLIGENCE ANALYST: Inquiries confirmed that they were issued by police officers to persons unknown but ended up in the hands of members of our syndicate, under investigation.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Why is it useful to have a false driver's licence?
INTELLIGENCE ANALYST: You can open bank accounts, you can obtain property under false names.
There are many things you can do with a fake identification.
STEPHEN McDONELL: As Red Emperor continued, its key undercover officer gained access to senior levels of John Kizon's alleged syndicate.
UNDERCOVER OFFICER: Like, you spend hours and hours out on the piss with these lunatics.
Bored out of your brain most of the time because all you're doing is talking absolute shit.
That's really what it comes down to.
CHRIS CULL: He lived with them, drank with them, was right in with them, the whole way.
UNDERCOVER OFFICER: Someone will tell you half a bit of information about it.
You know, something that might be worth rolling over or, you know, plans to make a shitload of eccies or something like that. So you start talking about presses and who can steal chemicals, then nothing happens with it. Every now and then, something does. That's the whole point. But you also sit there and you try and work out who's who in the zoo.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Many Red Emperor detectives were close to criminal sources. Although the officers were uncovering police corruption they also came under suspicion themselves, in a grey world of favours, secret meetings and informants.
BOB FALCONER, POLICE COMMISSIONER, 1994-1999: And informers -- guess who they are.  It won't be the archbishop or the local brain surgeon. They're invariably the sorts of people who are deeply involved in crime, and they're cunning and they're clever and they're dangerous, but they can be useful.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Sometimes it's not clear where undercover work ends and crime begins. Police start turning a blind eye to small crimes in return for information. Criminals use police to attack their underworld rivals. But Chris Cull says, "In organised crime, 99 per cent of successes come from informants."
CHRIS CULL: Manipulate the informant. Work on his desires and his motivations. You know, build him up when he's down. Pretend to be a friend to him, so that you can move him toward a position where he feels some comfort with you, and he'll tell you what's going on. 'Cause he's putting his neck on the line. There's also a very good saying in the police in West Australia, and I'm sure it's the world over, that today's informant is tomorrow's target.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Into this mix of police, criminals and those in between, came Western Australia's Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC. It was set-up in 1997 following the Police Royal Commission in NSW.
ACC Chairman, Terry O'Connor, quickly became suspicious of police-informant relationships.
TERRY O'CONNOR, CHAIRMAN, ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION: I suppose you've got to expect that there's always going to be some bad eggs in the barrel. There is in every human barrel. But we would say that there are more bad eggs in the West Australian Police Service barrel than one might expect.
STEPHEN McDONELL: What sort of things are these bad eggs doing?
TERRY O'CONNOR: Well, we see, um -- we have some evidence to support the view that they're engaged in stealing -- stealing money, stealing drugs. Um -- selling drugs, stealing property. Um -- those sorts of things.
STEPHEN McDONELL: It wasn't long before the ACC itself became the subject of controversy. It's an ultra-secretive body. There are no public hearings, there's no cross-examining of witnesses by the accused and the law even prohibits anyone mentioning publicly that the commission is examining a matter. The ACC works closely with police Internal Affairs. Keen to prove its mettle from the outset, the ACC went after the detectives -- including some from Red Emperor with active informants. From this point, the investigation of police in the West becomes a bewildering world of claim and counter-claim. Chris Cull was accused of having an improper relationship with a major heroin dealer and disclosing confidential information to him. Mr Cull says he was trying to save the man's life.
TERRY O'CONNOR: What Cull had done was that he had gone to a major heroin dealer (Pau Massari) to, as he describes it, to provide him information that his life or well-being was under some threat. He said that he had the authority of a senior officer but not his senior officer. He had subsequent meetings with that heroin dealer. He says he was offered money by the heroin dealer which he refused. He made no report of being offered money and appears not to have contemplated charging him with bribery or something like that.
CHRIS CULL: We analysed the situation and saw that the possible target of an abduction and a beating and possibly even worse.
STEPHEN McDONELL: What do you mean by worse?
CHRIS CULL: Torture. Possibly deathPossibly murder.
STEPHEN McDONELL: And who was to be the target of this?
CHRIS CULL: The person that the ACC alleged I had a relationship with (Francesco La Rosa who worked with well known drug dealer Paul Massari who stated in District Court in Western Australia that he worked with the polcie as his partners)
STEPHEN McDONELL: To confuse things, Chris Cull's story has changed. Originally, he said the meeting to warn the man was near the dealer's home with just him and the dealer present. Now Mr Cull claims the meeting took place in a superintendent's office and that this senior officer was present as well. What would you say to critics, I suppose -- especially the ACC -- might say to you, well, why should we believe you if you can't even remember where this crucial meeting took place?
CHRIS CULL: Oh, I can remember the second occasion.
STEPHEN McDONELL: No, the first one though.
CHRIS CULL: Um, well, I don't know. I mean, we're only human beings. We aren't super computers -- 
STEPHEN McDONELL: It's a big difference between meeting him near his house and meeting him in a police building, isn't it?
CHRIS CULL: Yeah.
No, I mean, I -- often we go through this process and I don't remember everything that has gone on. You only remember key issues of matters.
STEPHEN McDONELL: The Anti-Corruption Commission and Internal Affairs also turned their attention to the head of Red Emperor, Peter Coombs. Internal Affairs prepared a damning report into Sergeant Coombs which was tabled in Parliament. The allegations against him flowed from the 1994 raid on the home of heroin dealer, Francesco La Rosa. During the raid, Coombs and two other officers found cannabis and drug charges would be laid But when a safe was opened, police found inside a pistol, a silencer and 59 rounds of ammunition. The police took the weapon but never charged La Rosa with anything relating to the gun.
DET SGT PETER COOMBS: He was to be charged on that day.He wasn't. And then when it came to light a few months down the track -- after some information was obtained -- he was sanctioned by our superiors for him not to be charged.
STEPHEN McDONELL: Former deputy 
STEPHEN McDONELL: The fight against organised crime in Western Australia has all the appearances of being a shambles. Detectives, criminals and government watchdogs can agree on only one fact -- there is corruption in the police service.
TERRY O'CONNOR, CHAIRMAN, ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION: I suppose you've got to expect that there's always going to be some bad eggs in the barrel. We would say that there are more bad eggs in the Western Australian Police Service barrel than one might expect.
STEPHEN McDONELL: The trouble is nobody can agree on who the corrupt officers are or what constitutes corruption.
LES AYTON, DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER, 1994-1996: There is no way you can effectively catch criminals by sticking strictly to the letter of the law. Good detectives have to take the law to the knife's edge.
BOB FALCONER, POLICE COMMISSIONER, 1994-1999: If you're skilled in detecting and presenting evidence, well, clearly, if you want to turn to the dark side of the force -- to use an Americanism -- then you can easily use those same skills and knowledge as a countermeasure.

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

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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. 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.
 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 rt 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  former 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....

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 luxury 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…

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

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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....

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 FalconerWestern 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,




    WHO ABDUCTED, RAPED OR KILLED THESE WOMEN? -
    THE HUNT FOR A SERIAL ABDUCTOR OR ADDUCTRORS, RAPIST OR RAPISTS  
 AND KILLER or KILLERS
 

February 15, 1988 - 18-year-old woman indecently assaulted in her sleep during break-in at a Gay Street, Huntingdale home

Julie Cutler last seen 12:30am 20 June 1988


Kerry Turner last seen 5am June 30 1991 – BRE’s father’s birthday

Saturday January 1, 1994 Claremont Subway Attack

1994 Jan 1 woman driving home from Club Bay View fights off man who dragged her from her car and tried to rape her near the Claremont subway 

1994 May 23 Pamela Lawrence is murdered at her shop in Mosman Park. Andrew Mark Mallard is wrongfully convicted of her murder in 1995. 
He is ultimately cleared... some 12 years later

1994 Oct A 31-year-old woman breaks her ankle when she leaps from a speeding taxi on Princess Road after the driver and another man try to attack her. 

Sunday February 12 1995 Karrakatta attack.

1995 Feb 12 Teenager abducted in Rowe Park, tied with electrical flex and raped at Karrakatta Cemetery

1995 - Karrakatta Cemetery rape, Claremont

Jan. 1996 - Sarah Spiers abducted Claremont- still missing (Hidden probably in the bush somewhere)-Was a possible call from the killer suggesting a really well hidden enormous area

Church Lane - Women bashed and indecently assaulted Sunday March 3 1996 at 2:00am

1996 Mar 3 A 21-year-old woman is bashed and indecently assaulted in Church Lane behind Club Bay View. 

June 1996 - Jane Rimmer- Abducted Claremont, Found dead, cause of death unknown (Foreign articles suggest major knife wounds- abattoir worker anyone?)

Mar. 1997 - Ciara Glennon- Abducted Claremont, Found dead, cause of death unknown (Foreign articles suggest major knife wounds- maybe im wrong and only one victims was identified in the foreign media as having major knife wounds throughout the body,If So it would be Ciara only where we know the cause of death?)

Nov. 1998 - Lisa Brown, missing (sex worker, last seen on Palmerston St.)

Nov. 2000 - Sarah McMahon, missing (last seen in Claremont, knew Morey)

Apr. 2002 - Survivor (attacked on Palmerston, St.Perth

18 March 2002, Christine Michelle Schipp last seen Northbridge

Mar. 2003 - Darylyn Ugle, murdered (sex worker, body found near Mundaring Weir)

Dec. 2003 - Survivor (sex worker, escaped near Mundaring Weir)

 8th August, 2005 - Robyn Santen went Missing in Leederville- Cottesloe area, and has never been found.

Originally Posted by Bartholemeus

Karra - blitz attack (planned)
Claremont Subway - blitz attack (brazen)
Car park behind CBV - blitz attack
Swanbourne Railway station - blitz attack (presumably on foot)

Princes Rd/Bayview Tce attack - taxi pick up (2 dudes)
Lakeway golf course attack - taxi pick up (1 dude)

Cottesloe Hotel/Lakeway Drive-in (opportunistic)

There's a lot of different MOs in that lot. The Claremont Subway one is unclear. Articles say "he tried to rape her" which suggests he didn't try to put her in his car.
 Wouldn't mind knowing where exactly he dragged her to. Maybe this is the CSK evolving?

1991 - opportunistic rape. Passed out girl in car.
1993 - rapes 2 girls? How did he do that? Were they on different dates?
1994 - Tried to plan it but failed? Went back to drawing board.
1995 - Karra. Planned it to a tee.
1996-97 - CSK murders

 

 

How many of Perth’s missing and murdered women fell prey to serial killers?

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/how-many-of-perths-missing-and-murdered-women-fell-prey-to-serial-killers/news-story/0c2ef54e364745c7c0582b4e60685a91

JANUARY 17, 2017

IT’S one of the most remote cities on earth, yet no less than four serial killers and suspected
serial killers have chosen Perth as their hunting ground since the 1980s.

The arrest of a man in connection with the most notorious of them all — the Claremont murders — has renewed interest in Western Australia’s other unsolved cases. And there are many.

Over the past four decades, dozens of women and girls have disappeared from the Perth area. A handful have turned out to be murdered but the vast majority have never been found.

Some of these cold cases are being rexamined for possible links to other unsolved cases, while others bear the hallmarks of solved murders and notoriously violent criminals.

The waters have been muddied thanks to some major screw ups by the Western Australian Police, who have developed a reputation for collaring
the wrong man (Andrew Mallard, the Mickelburg brothers and John Button to name a few) while the real killers roamed free, and in some cases struck again.

The town of Claremont has feared there may be a serial killer in their midst since the deaths of
 Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997.

Speculation about other serial killers has been rife for years as police, amateur sleuths and journalists chip away at WA’s growing list of unsolved crimes.

Two cases which have come up again and again are those of Julie Cutler and Kerry Turner, who vanished in 1988 and 1991 respectively.

Ms Turner’s decomposed remains were found near Canning Dam four weeks after she disappeared. Ms Cutler’s upturned car was found in the surf off Cottesloe Beach two days after she was last seen but her body has never been recovered.

The parents of both Ms Cutler and Ms Turner believe their daughters may have fallen prey a serial killer and have appealed to detectives to investigate possible links.

Just before Christmas, police charged Bradley Robert Edwards with the abduction and murders of Ms Glennon and Ms Rimmer.

The 48-year-old Telstra technician and amateur photographer was arrested after cold case detectives allegedly linked DNA from Ms Glennon to a 1995 rape at Perth’s Karrakatta Cemetery and a kimono linked to the scene of a 1988 assault on a sleeping teenager in Huntingdale.

Mr Edwards faces 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 with respect to the earlier cases.

The investigation regarding 18-year-old Sarah Spiers, who also disappeared from Claremont in 1996 but whose body has never been found, remains open.
Mr. Edwards has not been charged with any offences in relation to Ms Spiers

 


Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #4

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?299185-Australia-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia-4/page89

WA Police appear to have changed the actual statement the three boys gave who sat on the bus stop in Stirling Highway who were the last known people to see Ciara Glennon alive on Stirling Highway that night..
One of the boys said he did not see any car stop and did not see Ciara Glennon stand with her hands on her knees talking to the occupants of a light coloured car ..
The other boy said to the police that he only saw the break lights of a car come on, but never saw the actual car stop..
He did apparently say
"that girl will go missing tonight"

18th April, 2016 Bartholemeus on websleths.com
Originally Posted by Frankie1972
"There was no car that stopped that night"
"You should call the police and let them know.
Regardless, all 3 girls got into a car. 
It wasn't a boat, helicopter or invisible jet, and they didn't walk to their drop zones. 
They got in a car. So where is the kill zone?"

22/9/1969 Anne Zapelli ex Geraldton sisappeared on 2th of September 1969  who was from Morowa.
had a policeman boyfriend.was  missing walking home from drive-in theatre.
there was a South Australian pedophile in area at time who made some sort of death bed confession,
however one wonders if such confession was to help cover up for the real killer?



Jean Climas has been missing since April, 1969
 

Jean Climas

http://www.postnewspapers.com.au/20030809/news/019.shtml
Mosman mystery spans 34 years 

http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/index.php?showtopic=6255

Victorian police want information about this woman, who was last seen in Mosman Park in 1969 and known as Jean Climas (or Shaw or Batten).

JEAN CLIMAS
Jean Climas vanished in Mosman Park in 1969


http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/index.php?showtopic=6255

Personal Details At time of disappearance: Missing since 1969 from Mosman Park, Western Australia Employment: Jean worked at a local lunch bar or milk bar in Mosman Park Age:20 Year of birth: Height: 154 cm - 5'1/2" Build: Medium Eyes: Hair: Blonde but may be naturally dark, curly Complexion: Fair Gender: Female Distinguishing Feature: Alias: Jean Shaw, Jean Batten Circumstances: Jean Climas vanished in Mosman Park in 1969. Described as quiet and shy, she was 20 when she moved into a 5 storey block of flats possibly on Murray Avenue 15 minutes walk from Victoria Street (train) Station in Mosman Park and worked in a nearby deli. Miss Climas left her children, aged six months and 18 months, in Bendigo, Victoria with her sister and moved to Mosman Park, in April 1969, in the company of a man. He got a job at Renaware, selling pots and pans, then apparently left Mosman Park alone after a few months and drove north and eventually to South Australia. Jean Climas has not been heard from since her move to Mosman Park, and all efforts to locate her have proven fruitless. Investigators If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Bendigo, Victoria Police (03) 5440 2540

Raelene Eaton and  Yvonne Waters 

Raelene Eaton and Yvonne Waters
Missing since: 
Sunday, April 7, 1974, Raelene Eaton and Yvonne Waters were both last scene in Scarborough in Western Australia. 

Last seen:Scarborough WA. Jurisdiction:Western Australia

Raelene Eaton's Year of birth:1957

Raelene Eaton's now in 2007 would be around 59 years old , Raelene Eaton's gender is female, Raelene Eaton's high is 150 cm,

Raelene Eaton's Hair is :Black

Raelene Eaton's Eyes are :Hazel

Raelene Eaton's distinguishing features: Has a mole on the left side of her neck, and the bottom centre tooth is fitted with a gold cap.

Circumstances:

Raelene Eaton and Yvonne Waters were last seen at about 6.45pm on 7 April 1974 leaving the White Sands Hotel, Scarborough in the company of three unidentified men.
Nothing has been seen or heard from either girl since that time.
Raelene was last seen wearing a black skirt, pink top, brown platform shoes and carrying a brown shoulder bag.

Ms Shirley Finn was found slumped in a car with four bullets in the back of her head at the Royal Perth Golf Club in 1975.

Shirley Finn: CCC rules out examining brothel madam's murder unless allegations of police misconduct arise

By Stephanie Dalzell - 25 May 2015.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-25/shirley-finn-ccc-rules-out-examining-madam-brothels-murder/6496380

Western Australia's corruption watchdog has ruled out examining the cold case murder of brothel madam Shirley Finn unless allegations of police misconduct arise.

Ms Finn was found slumped in a car with four bullets in the back of her head at the Royal Perth Golf Club in 1975.

At the time, she was being investigated by the taxation office and had threatened to blow the whistle on the payment of kickbacks to various groups to keep her business operating.

A former police officer came forward with claims detectives threatened to kill him if he spoke up about seeing Ms Finn drinking with police on the night of her murder.

There were calls for the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) to conduct its own investigation into WA Police's handling of the incident, but in a statement, the watchdog's commissioner John McKechnie said the investigation of a murder was a task for police.

"The remit of the CCC relates to police misconduct, or misconduct by other public officers, either now or in the past," he said.

"Commission officers will meet with WA Police to discuss progress and whether the current investigation has identified any alleged police misconduct and/or reviewable police action.

"I have written to the Commissioner of Police asking for any information that may be relevant to our function.

"If allegations of police misconduct come to light, then we will assess them in the normal way."

missingpersons.gov.au/missing-persons/profiles/profiles/a/l/albert%20petronella%20-%20wa.aspx

Glenyce Rae McGowan on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1975


Glenyce Rae McGowan
 Date of Disappearance:10/12/1975

Age:19 Height (cm): Hair Colour:Brown Eye Colour: Brown Build:Medium Date of Disappearance:10/12/1975 Town/City:Nanturra State:WA Country:Australia Features Circumstances: 19-year-old Glenyce Rae McGowan was travelling from her hometown of Perth, Western Australia to Tom Price,in the north of the state to visit a friend on the night of December 10, 1975. Due to heavy flooding in the area, Glenyce McGowan was forced to camp overnight at a roadhouse near Nanturra,which is north of the town of Carnarvon. Other travellers were also waiting for the roads to claer at the same roadhouse. Glenyce McGowan disappeared from the roadhouse by the next morning. Her car was located where she had initially parked it the night before. There has been no sign of her since that night.




Felicia Wilson

Felicia Wilson went missing  in from the Kwinanna, Western Australia  area in 1979

In January 1979 Felicia Wilson was bashed to death and mutilated behind
the 
Kwinana Shopping Centre.
FELICIA MARIE WILSON, 19
Orelia resident Felicia Wilson’s battered, mutilated body was found behind a shopping centre at Kwinana on January 10, 1979. Felicia Wilson was found dead in 1979.

Felicia Wilson, West Australia.

http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.wilson/11084/mb.ashx

Felicia Wilson.

Hi. I am an Australian historian and just discovered your fascinating website on Wilson family history and wonder if anyone can help me with regards to a famous unsolved Australian crime, the 1979 murder of a West Australian girl, Felicia Wilson, 19 of Kwinana which continues to fascinate Australia. Her parents Bevis & Colleen emigrated from the UK in 1967, they had a very large family which I cannot locate which leads me to believe they may have returned to the UK in 1979. 
I have taken the liberty of attaching, here following, a copy of an article I wrote on the subject and if anyone has any info on the case or family I would be very grateful.
 

Cheers. John Godl. Sydney. Australia.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.true-crime/BWLz6ld6Ru0#

The following appears courtesy of The Australian Broadcasting
Corporation news wire:

Fri, 5 Nov 1999 ABC

Hopes computer software may shed light on unsolved murders

Western Austalrian police are using a new computer software package to review information about three 20-year-old murders and the disappearance of Collie girl Lisa Mott.

Mandurah Detective Sergeant Jeff Beaman is heading the effort.

Detective Beaman says a tip about a marked change of behaviour in a man focussed attention on the case of 19-year-old Annette Caroline Deverall, whose body was found near Pinjarra two years after she disappeared from outside the Mandurah Post Office.

"She was seen in that vicinity, last seen, talking to a young, blonde-headed, scruffy-looking fella," Dectective Beaman said.

He says there is now renewed interest in the theory of a serial killer travelling to and from the south-west.

In January 1979 Felicia Wilson was bashed to death and mutilated behind the Kwinana Shopping Centre.

In December 1979 Kerryn Mary Tate's body was found draped over a burning log at Karragullen.

In October 1980 12-year-old Lisa Mott disappeared in Collie after being seen near a yellow panel van.
---------------------------------------------------------
  The following appears courtesy of yesterday's Australian Broadcasting Corporation news wire:

Police probe new leads on series of murders

November 4, 1999

Detectives at Mandurah, 70 kilometres south of Perth, are working on new leads involving the murders of three young women and the disappearance of a young girl.

Sergeant Jeff Beaman says the information specifically relates to the murder of Anette Carolyn Deverall, who was last seen alive outside the Mandurah Post Office in 1980.

Her body was found two years later in burnt out bushland.

Detective Beaman says there are similarities in the Deverall murder with the 

killings of Kerry Tate and Felicia Wilson, in 1979, and the disappearance of 12-year-old Lisa Mott from Collie in 1980.

"They suspect they know the person," he said.

"We've had a look at the file, and when you look at the file and look at all the newspapers it comes to bear that there was three confirmed homicides and one young girl missing, all around the same time.

"I've spoken to other investigators inquiring into it before and they say it's quite possible they could be linked."

Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996-1997, Perth, Western Australia - #7 *ARREST

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?323506-Australia-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia-7-*ARREST*/page23

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?323506-Australia-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia-7-*ARREST*/page23

Websleuth:
Yes agreed Sutton they must have identified something more and would prob keep on ld, they also probably wouldn't want to advertise that 20 are linked without capture!


Note this one: is this what is referenced in the new video on YouTube?

7/8/1986 Barbara Western ex Vic Park, located 19/3/1991 (cemetery record) Spectacles (south of Perth). Headless torso in roadside ditch

December 1979 - Kerryn Mary Tate found draped over a burning log at Karragullen;

Personal Details
Last seen: 28-Dec-79, Aged: 19 Years at the time of the Murder of Kerryn Mary Tate,
 Year of birth of Kerry Mary Tate was 1957, Kerry Mary Tate's hair and complexion was fair, The gender of Kerryn Mary Tate is Female


Circumstances: Kerryn Tate disappeared from the Perth metropolitan area on the 28th of December 1979. Her remains were found on a burnt tree stump two days later on the 30th of December 1979 at Boulder Rock, off the Brookton Highway east of Perth. A pendant that Kerryn owned was located at the site too and used to help identify her.

KERRYN MARY TATE, 19

Kerryn Tate disappeared from the Perth metropolitan area on the 28th of December 1979. Her remains were found draped over a burnt tree stump off the Brookton Hwy at Boulder Rock two days later. A pendant found at the site was used to help identify her. A pendant found at the site was used to help identify her.

PAULINE WALTER, 22 went missing in June, 1980
in Perth, Western Australia

Pauline Walter was last seen at a Perth backpacker hostel in June 1980. Her headless body was found in a Forrestdale ditch six years later

Sophie Woodman disappeared on the 21st of March 1980 while travelling..
 last known in Vic with young girlfriend who left and went to Qld, Sophie's homebase WA)
 Sophie Woodman

Anette Carolyn Deverall, was last seen alive outside the Mandurah Post Office in 1980.

ANNETTE DEVERELL, 19
Annette Deverell was last seen heading to Mandurah to buy cigarettes on September 13, 1980. Two years later, her burnt, skeletal remains were found in bush at Pinjarra.
 
A shotgun was found nearby and a post mortem examination revealed her skull had been fractured.

Detectives at Mandurah, 70 kilometres south of Perth, are working on new leads involving the murders of three young women and the disappearance of a young girl.

Sergeant Jeff Beaman says the information specifically relates to the murder of Anette Carolyn Deverall, who was last seen alive outside the Mandurah Post Office in 1980.

Annette Deverell - Murder

Ms Deverell was just 19 when she disappeared from outside the Mandurah Post Office on September 13, 1980 after a night out with friends. Her body was found in bushland east of Pinjarra about two years later. 
To date, Annette Deverell murderer has not been found.

http://missingandmurderedaustralia.blogspot.ie/2011/06/annette-deverall-murder.html

AnonymousMay 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM Annette was 19 when she was taken and correct spelling of surname is Deverell.

AnonymousMay 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM Annette was 19 when she was taken and correct spelling of surname is Deverell.

AnonymousAugust 28, 2014 at 3:56 AM There was another report regarding Annette Deverell in 2012. I cannot locate it on the internet now, but kept a copy of it. It read:

There was another report regarding Annette Deverell in 2012. I cannot locate it on the internet now, but kept a copy of it. It read:

"1 Mar 2012 - WA: Murdered woman seen in panel van on night she vanished”

West Australian police have reopened investigations into a woman whose burnt skeletal remains were found in bushland more than 17 years (ago).

Police have revealed 19-year-old ANNETTE DEVERELL was seen riding in a panel van around Mandurah the night she disappeared.

Police reopened the investigation into the baffling murder after a local businesswoman came forward with information about a possible suspect."

The report did not state the colour of the panel van, but Lisa Mott disappeared after last being seen talking to the driver of a yellow panel van in Collie on 30 October 1980. 

I too had an horrific close shave with the driver of a yellow panel van in Mandurah on 5 October 1980. I was then aged 19. I have posted a comment about this incident to this site's webpage on Lisa Mott.
Looking back it can be seen that there were three incidences involving teenagers being abducted in panel vans in the space of six weeks in September/October 1980. Although I managed to get away, clearly Annette and Lisa did not. 

The question of whether there is a link between all three is a worthy one. Although Collie and Mandurah are indeed a great distance from each other, its not uncommon for people to drive such distances relatively frequently.

It would be preferable to have a photo of Annette Deverell up here. People are bound to confuse her with Hayley Dodd as its the only photo showing. It doesn't help that Ms Deverell's surname in frequently misspelled elsewhere, and her age given (at time of disappearance) varies between 16 and 19 years. I think its imperative that care is taken to ensure accuracy in such serious matters.

AnonymousAugust 28, 2014 at 4:58 AM Another example of where the name is wrong:#
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.true-crime/BWLz6ld6Ru0
Here misspelled as 'Annette Caroline Deverall' and even 'Anette Caroline Deverall'.
Here the police are looking at a possible link between:
1. January 1979 - Felicia Wilson found bashed to death and mutilated behind Kwinana Shopping Centre;
2. December 1979 - Kerryn Mary Tate found draped over a burning log at Karragullen; 
3. September 1980 - Annette Deverell disappeared from Mandurah, burnt skeletal remains found in bushland east of Pinjarra approx 2 years later; and4. October 1980 - Lisa Mott disappeared from Collie, remains missing.
 

AnonymousOctober 8, 2014 at 6:55 PM Andrew Garforth, the evil brute that murdered Ebony Simpson in NSW on 19/8/1992 is the chief suspect in the murder of Felicia Wilson. He was living in Orelia at the time, and has continuously reported having nightmares about the murder of Felicia and is able to give authorities details that have not been published. 
Karrakatta cemetery records show Annette was 19 at the time of her death which they record as being 13/9/1980 which is the day of her disappearance although her burnt remains were found a couple of years later on 7/7/1982 near Lake Navarino which is close to Waroona. Not all of her skeletal remains had been recovered as the remains were headless.
There is a lovely photograph of Annette (link below) which was on the front page of the Coastal District Times on 7/1/1977. She is photographed in connection with the Emergency Rescue Water Group selling raffle tickets, in the company of 2 x policeman Jim Carver and Trevor Thomas - the tickets were being sold outside the police station
http://mandurah1976and77.wordpress.com/tag/jim-carver-constable-trevor-thomas-annette-deverell-mandurah/
I find it fascinating that David Birnie's date of birth is 16 February which is day 47. Annette Deverell 13/9/1980 and Lisa Mott 30/10/1980 were taken 47 days apart. Where some of the Birnie victims were buried at Gleneagles, was 313 degrees from The Birnie's Willagee address. 313+47=360. The last surviving victim of the Birnie's escaped on day 313. all the deceased victims of the Birnies were located on day 313. To me there appears to be a pattern.
on 21/3/1980 a young girl named Sophie Woodman also disappeared.

AnonymousOctober 8, 2014 at 7:10 PM Sophie Woodman and a girlfriend had hitched from WA to Victoria. The girlfriend carried on to Qld. Sophie was to meet up with her but failed to do so. 

AnonymousNovember 22, 2014 at 9:13 PM I new Annette and wondered how she could hang out with the wrong types in Mandurah, she was always nice to me when we spoke as she was a friend of my sisters. I hope they do find her killer one day, I don't know about a yellow panel van I always heard about a white one. Considering Mandurah was a surfing town there was a lot of vans as that was the surfers choice of car. I also heard that her body was found off scarp rd, was that correct? 

AnonymousDecember 5, 2014 at 8:47 PM Annette's incomplete remains were recovered in Scarp Road not far from the northern tip of of Lake Navarino (aka Waroona Dam) on 7/8/1982. I have been advised from a reliable source Annette was last seen with a man in a yellow panel van outside the Mandurah post office. I've seen an online article (historic newspaper clip) that shows Annette selling raffle tickets for a sea rescue group and she is the company of 2 police officers. Did Annette have a relative connected to the police service?

AnonymousDecember 5, 2014 at 8:52 PM Brian I hope you don't mind me posting the link to the historic newspaper article which featured Annette on the front cover 7/1/1977. Is it possible to get a clip of her face put on her profile page? 

http://mandurah1976and77.wordpress.com/tag/jim-carver-constable-trevor-thomas-annette-deverell-mandurah/
                                                            

 Lisa Marie Mott
                                                   
                                                Lisa Mott’s father Brian at his Busselton home with a painting of his daughter, who disappeared in 1980 at the age of just 12.  
 
Lisa Mott vanished on October 30, 1980. She was last seen getting into a panel van on Forrest St, Collie, after a basketball game. Her body has never been found
                                                                                          

                                                                                                                         

        

Lisa Marie Mott
Date of Disappearance: 1980/10/30 Age at time of disappearance: 12 years old Height (cm):152 Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Hazel Build: Slim Town/City: Collie State: WA Country: Australia Lisa Mott was last seen at approximately 8.30 pm on Thursday October 30, 1980. She was waiting in the main street of the West Australian town of Collie where she was to be picked up by a family friend and returned home after a basketball game. Lisa was 12-years old. Despite extensive inquiries by police and family and comprehensive media coverage, there has been no information regarding her whereabouts since then. In 2000, Western Australian police reopened the case. 12-year-old Lisa was last seen speaking to a person in a yellow panel van in Forrest Street after a basketball game at about 8.30pm on October 30. Retired CIB detective Reg Driffill, who headed the investigation into Lisa's disappearance, believed serial killer David Birnie should be interviewed by police about the disappearance. David Birnie has since committed suicide. Det-Supt David Caporn, of the major crime division, said an investigation team was following new leads in the case. He had spoken to Mr Driffill about aspects of the case, including information relating to the ownership of yellow panel vans. Det-Supt Caporn said police were reviewing a number of unsolved crimes, including the disappearance of Lisa Mott. If you have any information on this matter, Please contact CrimeStoppers 1800 333 000

Serial killers David and Catherine Birnie are considered suspects in her case however, there maybe another serial killer or killers responsible
for the disappearance of Lisa Marie Mott and other girls in Perth and around Western Australia

SHARON MASON, 14 vanished on the 19th of February 1983 missing 

Perth schoolgirl Sharon Mason vanished on February 19, 1983.
Sharon Mason's butchered body was found by workman under a shed behind a shop run by Arthur Greer later that year.

Greer was convicted of Sharon’s murder in 1994 and received a life sentence.
However, there is a widely held belief that Greer did not kill Sharon and the WA Innocence Project have conducted a long-running campaign to appeal his conviction but his requests for parole have continually been knocked back.
His pro bono lawyer Jonathan Davies has applied to the board to allow Greer parole in light of the new evidence, which may explain his longstanding refusal to accept responsibility for the schoolgirl’s murder.
The evidence uncovered by John Button, who was also wrongly convicted over a murder committed by serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke,
was presented to the Innocence Project in WA and Edith Cowan University law students, as well as criminologists and psychologists.

His years as a builder meant he was able to find a discrepancy about where the plumbing was on the Mosman Park site where Ms Mason’s remains were found.
It is now suggested that the remains were above pipes that were installed after the girl’s disappearance in 1983, and were not located under a shed then belonging to Greer, which was thought to have concealed the burial spot.
Many believe Arthur Greer was wrongly convicted of the murder of Sharon Mason, 14 (above) and that her real killer remains uncaught.


Sharon Fulton disappeared from near the Pearse RAAF Base in Bullsbrook, Western australia, MARCH , 1986

Sharon Fulton
18/3/1986 Sharon Fulton ex East Perth Railway Station missing dropped off by husband. Maybe domestic involvement.

AGE: 39 years HEIGHT: 165cm BUILD: Medium EYES: Green HAIR: Brown shoulder length wavy hair COMPLEXION: Fair To this day a mystery still surrounds the disappearance of mother of four – Sharon Elizabeth FULTON. FULTON was born Sharon Elizabeth HULME on the 31st of May 1946 in Dubbo, New South Wales, the only child of Robert and Betty HULME. When Sharon was 21 years of age she married Maxwell Robert FULTON on the 8th of July at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Brisbane. Together, Robert (which he preferred to be called) and Sharon had four children. Robert was employed by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and was often posted to RAAF bases both with in Australia and overseas. In February 1983 Robert was transferred to Western Australia where the family took up residence on Readshaw Road in Duncraig while Robert worked at Pearce Air Base in Bullsbrook. It was from this address that Sharon FULTON, aged 39, was reported missing to police on the 21st of March 1986, by her husband who last saw his wife four days earlier on March 18th 1986. Robert reported that he had arrived home from work around Midday on March the 18th to find his wife missing after having had a conversation with her the previous day where she informed him that she needed time to herself. He later told police that he had taken his wife to the East Perth Train Station on this date. Sharon has not been seen or heard of since. At the time of Sharon’s disappearance her children aged 15 yrs, 10 yrs, 7 yrs and 3 yrs, were left to fend for themselves without a mother, never knowing what happened to her. She was described as an enthusiastic person by all that knew her, centring her life on motherhood, and occasionally enjoying times with her friends while following her hobby of ten pin bowling. Now about 26 years on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance still remain a mystery and the tragedy continues to haunt her children and friends who are still searching for answers. Detectives are eager to speak with anyone who knew Sharon Fulton prior to the time that she vanished. If you have any information about Sharon’s disappearance, make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential, and rewards are offered.

Between 6/10/1986 - 10/11/1986 there were five known
David and Catherine Birnie abductions with 4 murders and 1 survivor. 


Cheryl Renwick was went missing in South Perth, Western Australia
between the 25th and 26th May, 1986


Cheryl Renwick

Personal Details:
 Cheryl Renwick was Last Seen: 25th of May 1986, Aged 33 in when Cheryl Renrick disappeared, would be aged 63 in 2016, Height : 162 cm, Hair: Light Brown, Eyes: Blue, Complexion: Fair, Last seen Wearing: Dark tartan skirt, pink skivvy, brown boots

Circumstances: Cheryl RENWICK went missing from her South Perth unit overnight under unusual circumstances, between the 25th and 26th of May, 1986. Despite extensive inquiries by Police and family and comprehensive media coverage, there has been no information regarding her whereabouts since then.Concern is held for her welfare.

Barbara Western was last seen leaving a Perth pub
on the Albany Highway, Victoria Park, Western Australia,
on the 26th of June, 1986...
.
the 38-year-old mother of two was known to hitch hike home ... 





Barbara Western was last seen drinking at a pub on the Albany Highway on June 26, 1986.
Barbara Western was last seen drinking at a pub on the Albany Highway on June 26, 1986... .
the 38-year-old mother of two was known to hitchhike home ...
 

Barbara Western's skeletal remains were eventually found in bush near Karragullen.


Barbara Western was last seen drinking at a pub on the Albany Highway on June 26, 1986. Barbara Western
Barbara Western's skeletal remains were eventually found in bush near Karragullen.
 Suspicion also fell on the Birnies, who are considered suspects in this case.
But it may well be that the Birnies are not responsible  when one considers that the Biries tended to bury their victims in a shallow grave,
thus if the Birnies were responsible for the abduction and murder of Barbara Western then, it would be likely that her skeletal remains would not be found, unless the Birnies told the police where they were and at the same time admitted responsibility of the abduction and murder of Barbara Western.


Victoria Clarke a 30-year-old was murdered in her home on Leonard Street, Victoria Park in April, 1987
Masters raped and murdered 30-year-old Victoria Clarke in her home on Leonard St, Victoria Park, in April 1987.

 

David Troy Masters. Photo courtesy of Australian Police Journal.

Masters murdered 21-year-old British tourist Fiona Carty in a backpackers’ lodge in Katherine in the Northern Territory.
 Masters had also strangled her after attempting to rape her. He was arrested and charged with Ms Carty’s murder in June 1991.
Masters was sentenced to life in jail for the murder and attempted rape of Ms Carty. In 1998,
 he was extradited to WA and handed a second life imprisonment term for killing Ms Clarke, with a seven-year non-parole period.


Sally Beatrix Greenham



Sally Beatrix Greenham went missing on the 20th August, 1987

Sally Beatrix Greenham was allegedly last seen in the early hours of the 20th of August, 1987
 in Adelaide Terrace, Perth, alighting from a vehicle.

Age: 43 years Height: 166 cm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown

http://www.australianmissingpersonsregister.com/SallyGreenham.htm

Sally GREENHAM was a resident of Geraldton. Sally GREENHAM
Sally Greenham was allegedly last seen in the early hours of the 20th of August, 1987 in Adelaide Terrace, Perth,
alighting from a vehicle. Despite extensive inquiries by Police and family and comprehensive media coverage,
there has been no information regarding her whereabouts since then. Concern is held for her welfare. 


Last seen: Unknown

If anyone has seen Sally Beatrix GREENHAM , or has information regarding this persons whereabouts, please contact 1800 333 000

Lisa Joyce Scultz went missing in Collie in 1987.
Lisa Joyce Scultz was a blond girl

Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #11


http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?326587-Australia-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia-11&p=13062429&styleid=21


 Julie Leanne Cutler  

Cottesloe Beach were Julie Cutler's car was found in the surf

  • Missing since:Monday, June 20, 1988
  • Last seen:Perth WA
  • Jurisdiction:WA
  • Year of birth:1965
  • Age now:51
  • Gender:Female
  • Ethnicity:Caucasian
  • Height:162cm
  • Build:Medium
  • Hair:Dark, Brown
  • Complexion:Fair
  • Eyes:Blue/green

Circumstances:

Julie Cutler was last seen at 12.30am on 20 June 1988 leaving the Parmelia Hilton Hotel, WA, after a staff function. Her car was found two days later in the sea off Cottesloe Beach.
She was last seen wearing a black evening dress with a high collar and gold buttons on the shoulder and black patent shoes.
Despite extensive inquiries by police and family and comprehensive media coverage, there has been no information regarding her whereabouts since.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Julie please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

There was an attempted abduction and of a girl from
 the Cottesloe Hotel, Perth, Western Australia in 1989.

This attempted abduction has been report in the Subiaco Post Newspaper on the 14th of November, 2015 as per the below article

https://www.scribd.com/doc/289515831/POST-Newspaper-for-14th-of-November-2015







Kerry Turner 
went missing from Victoria Park, Western Australia on June 30, 1991

Kerry Turner's family pleads for answers 25 years after daughter's body found in bush

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-28/kerry-turner-family-plead-for-help-25-years-after-perth-murder/7549252

ABC Radio Perth  By David Weber 28 Jun 2016

The parents of a murdered Perth woman have joined police in a renewed plea for help to catch her killer nearly 25 years after their daughter was last seen alive.

Key points:

  • Kerry Turner's body found near Canning Dam after night out in Perth
  • Her parents say they have not had closure
  • Police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers

The body of Kerry Turner, 18, was discovered in late July 1991 hidden behind a log in bushland in the Canning Dam area.

She was last seen getting into a car on Shepperton Road in East Victoria Park after a night out four weeks earlier.

The murder case is still open.

Ms Turner's father, John Turner, said he and his wife thought about Kerry every day, and said there was a "giant hole" in their lives.

"My wife Sue and I, we both feel as though we haven't had proper closure," he told 720 ABC Perth.

"We miss our Kerry so much and her tragic loss has left a gaping hole in our family that can never be filled, but we would really appreciate it if someone could come forward and provide information to Crime Stoppers."

Ms Turner had gone to Pinocchio's night club in Perth's Murray Street on the evening of Saturday June 29 with a girlfriend, but they became separated and police say Kerry mingled with different people during the night.

She caught a taxi from Murray Street to go home about 4:00am the following morning. The driver dropped Kerry off on the Causeway when he learned she did not have money for the fare.

Witnesses saw Ms Turner sitting on the curb on the Causeway and trying to hitch a ride.

She was eventually picked up by another taxi which dropped her off about 5:00am on Shepperton Road, opposite what is now Conca's Italian Restaurant.

Soon afterwards, a vehicle described by witnesses as similar to a dark-coloured or blue Datsun sedan pulled up next to Ms Turner. Another witness described the vehicle as a fawn-coloured sedan with spoked wheels.

Kerry was seen entering the car on the passenger side, and it continued south on Shepperton Road.

'She never came home'

Mr Turner said he did not know at the time Kerry was trying to hitchhike home.

"I always went out at any time to pick up my daughter and she knew that. So we don't know why she decided to hitchhike, but she did," he said.

"She never came home and you can imagine how that was for us. We were frantic, we were really worried for her safety."

Mr Turner said he thought it was likely the teenager knew the person driving the vehicle that she got into.

"[Kerry] was a lovely, bubbly person, a very happy person, I don't think she had any fear ... she was a close family member just doing the stuff that teenagers did," he said.

"And she didn't deserve to have happen to her what happened to her."

Investigators suspect there are still people who know what happened to Ms Turner, and believe someone who may have felt intimidated or uncomfortable coming forward in the 1990s may now be in a position to do so.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact call Crime Stoppers.


'She accepted a lift and never seen again': Unsolved murder of teen Kerry Turner

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/she-accepted-a-lift-and-never-seen-again-unsolved-murder-of-teen-kerry-turner-20160628-gptg4f.html

JUNE 28 2016 Heather McNeill

Thursday marks 25 years since 18-year-old Perth teenager Kerry Turner, on her way home from a night out in the city, accepted a lift from a driver in Victoria Park and was never seen alive again.

On the anniversary of her murder, her father John Turner has made an emotional plea for anyone with information to come forward, telling Radio 6PR presenter Gary Adshead on Tuesday there wasn't a day that went by that he didn't think of his beloved daughter.

"With Kerry, she was a bright and bubbly 18-year-old - like they are - beautiful looking girl and she was full of confidence and had no fear of anything," he said.

"We miss her so much... it's just left a giant hole in our family."


Kerry Turner.  

Kerry Turner disappeared on June 30, 1991, after accepting a lift in Victoria Park. 

The death of Kerry was the second tragedy for John and his wife Sue, who immigrated to Perth from the UK in 1970 for a better life.

In 1985, their son, Jamie, 18, died after being injected with drugs by a man who was later convicted of his manslaughter.

Six years later, on June 30, 1991, Kerry, their youngest daughter, went missing.

Her body was found four weeks later by a member of the public in bushland near Canning Dam. 

"This particular day, [Kerry] had been in touch with mum and told her she was coming home for dinner," Mr Turner said.

"She rang a bit later on and said there was a change of plans and [Kerry and her friend Kylie] were going out together into the city, and of course mum said 'be careful', all the usual things that mums say.

"We didn't know that she was hitchhiking, she had a car, we'd bought her a car, but she obviously hitchhiked instead of driving her car because they were probably going to have a few drinks or something."

When Kerry became separated from her friend, and did not have enough taxi money to get her home, unknowingly, her fate was sealed.

"The taxi driver dropped her in Victoria Park ata lit up all-night cafe," Mr Turner said.

"She was walking across the street and a car sped up and stopped behind her on Shepparton Road

"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."

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.

"It's just mystifying that she would be so positively walking around the back of the car and getting in [unless she knew the person]," Mr Turner said.

"It's very awful, we think about it every single day, there's never a day that goes by that a thought about Kerry doesn't come into my mind."

Mr Turner has pleaded for anyone with information into what happened to Kerry to come forward.

"Whatever it is, no matter how small it might be... if they've got any information that might be relevant, please bring it forward," he said.

"There is definitely a good chance I think of something coming from the continued and renewed vigour of investigation.

"We remain hopeful and we know that there are people that know something."

Alex Turner, the brother of Kerry Turner
went missing on the 23rd of June 1991,
who appears to have been murder in a homophobic attack


 

Radina Marie Djukich disappeared on SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1992



Radina Marie Dyukich

 Radina Marie DJUKICH

http://www.australianmissingpersonsregister.com/Djukich.htm

Missing since May 16, 1992 from Perth, Western Australia. 

Vital Statistics
Date Of Birth: July 29 1977

Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3" - 160 cm.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blue eyes, auburn hair.
Marks, Scars: She has a noticeable turned left eye.
Clothing: Blue jeans ("JAG" brand), red jumper and sports shoes.
Shockingly custody of Radina Marie Djukich had been handed to known pedophile through court system.
 The pedophile subsequently convicted of murder of woman in following year.



Circumstances of Disappearance 
Radina Djukich was reported missing by Ronald Joseph Buckland on May 16, 1992, six weeks after she was released into his care after an appearance in the Children's Court. 
At the time, Buckland was on parole after serving part of a six-year sentence for breaking and entering. He had an extensive criminal record, including convictions for assault and armed robbery. In 1982, he had been declared an habitual criminal. 
Buckland was not Radina's father in any legal sense, yet the Children's Court released her on a $1000 surety with the condition that she lived with Buckland and observed a 7pm to 7am curfew. 
When she disappeared Buckland said she had run away interstate. 
A year later, Buckland murdered his 18-year-old girlfriend, Vicki Robinson, after an argument, and buried her body in bush near Yanchep. He is serving a 20-year sentence for the crime. 
In 1996, Buckland told police Radina had been murdered but denied responsibility. He led officers on an unsuccessful search for her body around the Star Swamp in the Perth suburb of North Beach.

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1992 

Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old Last Seen: May 16, 1992 Location Perth, Western Australia. Classification: Missing Date Of Birth: July 29 1977 Height: 5'3" - 160 cm. Distinguishing Characteristics: She has a noticeable turned left eye. White female. Blue eyes, Auburn hair. Last Seen Wearing: Blue jeans ("JAG" brand), red jumper and sports shoes. Circumstances: Radina Djukich was reported missing by Ronald Joseph Buckland on May 16, 1992, six weeks after she was released into his care after an appearance in the Children's Court. At the time, Buckland was on parole after serving part of a six-year sentence for breaking and entering. He had an extensive criminal record, including convictions for assault and armed robbery. In 1982, he had been declared an habitual criminal. Buckland was not Radina's father in any legal sense, yet the Children's Court released her on a $1000 surety with the condition that she lived with Buckland and observed a 7pm to 7am curfew. When she disappeared Buckland said she had run away interstate. A year later, Buckland murdered his 18-year-old girlfriend, Vicki Robinson, after an argument, and buried her body in bush near Yanchep. He is serving a 20-year sentence for the crime. In 1996, Buckland told police Radina had been murdered but denied responsibility. He led officers on an unsuccessful search for her body around the Star Swamp in the Perth suburb of North Beach. Radina's mother, Christine Djukich, wants to know why her daughter was released into the care of a violent offender who claimed to be her father. If you have any information or sightings please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Cariad Slater missing  on the 13th of July 1992 from
67a Rosewood Ave Woodlands, Western Australia.

A man charged and convicted; case going through appeal process.
 Located in yard he lived in and address where taxi had dropped her off at.

 Debra Donachy at aged 46 years old went missing in 1992
 from Armadale, Western Australia


 

Alex Turner brother of Kerry Turner went missing 23rd of June 1991
 who appears to have been murdered in a homophobic attack. 

      In 1994 Jan 1 woman driving home from Club Bay View fights off man
      who dragged her from her car and tried to
       rape her near the Claremont subway 

     1994 May 23 Pamela Lawrence is murdered at her shop in Mosman Park. Andrew Mark Mallard is wrongfully convicted of her murder in 1995. 
    Andrew Mallard is ultimately cleared... some 12 years later .. and paid $3.25 compensation by the Western Australian Government for having
     to spend 12 years wrongfully in jail for a murder he was wrongfully found guilty of as a result an misleading evidence presented at his trial
       by police and the Director of Public Prosecutions



       1994 Oct A 31-year-old woman breaks her ankle when she leaps from
         a speeding taxi on Princess Road after the driver and another man try to attack her



Karen Skinner went missing at the age of 20 years old in 1995  
from Kardinya, Western Australia                           

                                               Josephine Jennings 

https://www.missingpersons.gov.au/who-missing/wa/jennings-josephine

                                                                               Missing since:Friday, September 1, 

L                          Last seen:Kalgoorlie Western Australia, Jusidiction: Western Australia- date of Birth 1964
                                     
                              in 2006 Josephine Jennings in 52 years old and hight is 165cm
             with brown hair and tanned complexion- tanned complexion and brown eyes

Ag

                                   Distinguishing features:Has a tattoo ' I love You' on the inside of her left ankle;
                                a large scar from her left ear to her mouth; and a large burn mark on her right calf.

                    Circumstances:

Josephine Jennings was last seen in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia around September 1995.
She has not been in contact with any family or friends in that time.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Josephine please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

                             

                                                    Josephine Jennings

         

        I have a good memory for some things, but a lot eludes me, trust me on that! 
I do just remember something about the Dalziel St murder (must of been the flats, as the only other house was 'the sandy mans' from memory). However, some details of the other one I'm recalling are more clear to me. 
Ok, I can tell you this. The girl was found in the house at 1995 Albany Hwy Maddington, which was diagonally opposite what used to be Stokley station. I can not recall her name, however I know that on my school group someone had mentioned the fact 'so & so' had been murdered and I asked "was that in the house opposite Stokley station?" and he'd confirmed it was (this convo was some years ago now).

Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia #10 P.1

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?325918-Australia-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia-10

Tilbury was convicted in 1971 for the murder of Lynette Robeson and again in 1989 for the murder of Vanessa Devlin.


   1996 Feb Police confirm they have received reports of bogus taxis in Perth. 


       1996 Mar 3rd a 21-year-old woman is bashed and indecently
         assaulted in Church Lane behind Club Bay View. 




                              Sarah Ellen Spiers
Sarah Spiers has been missing since Saturday the 27th of January, 1996 and was last seen in Claremont,Western Australia
Sarah Spiers is a Caucasian female who was born in 1977 and would be around 39 years of age in the year 2016.
Sarah Spiers has a height of 160cm and has blonde shoulder length hair and has a fair complexion, with green eyes.
Sarah Spiers has a distinguishing feature which a small scar on her forehead and on the tip of her nose.

  • Ms Sara Spiers went missing from outside a Claremont nightclub in January 27, 1996.
    Circumstances of the disappearance of Sarah Spiers:
    Sarah Spiers was last seen in the early hours of Saturday, 27 January 1996 after leaving Club Bay View, St Quentins Avenue, Claremont.
    She left the night club at approximately 1:30am. At 2:06am it is known that Sarah called a taxi from the telephone booth at the corner of Stirling Road and Stirling Highway, Claremont. A taxi arrived minutes later however Sarah was not there.
    Despite extensive inquiries by Police and family and comprehensive media coverage, there has been no information regarding her whereabouts since this time. Sarah was last seen wearing a light coloured t-shirt, beige shorts, black denim jacket. Concerns are held for her safety and welfare.
    If you have information that may assist police to locate Sarah please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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

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

Ms Rimmer, 23, was abducted from Claremont in June 1996 and her body found in bushland south of Perth that August.
Students say they saw Jane Rimmer hitchhiking on Stirling Highway, Claremont near Loch Street at around 12.30 am, the description of what Jane Rimmer was wearing matched the unreleased description the police had so it seems quite certain that it was Jane Rimmer hitchhiking on Stirling Highway near Loch Street. The students had been to an event at the Claremont Yatch Club.
12.30 am would have been about the time it would have taken for Jane Rimmer to walk from Bay View Terrace to around Loch Street on Stirling Highway.

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. Mis 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 ...



more about 2004 Schramm review of police and macro force forensics

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1239582.htm

in 2004, Father of CG talks about finding perpetrator

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1236822.htm

Transcript from 2004 discussing Scramm Review

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1257731.htm

"PAUL SCHRAMM: We've found further opportunities to investigate. Naturally, when you have an investigation of this size and you have something like 33,000 pieces of, or 36,000 pieces of information received in a couple of weeks, when we have gone through some of that information, we believe that there are aspects that could be further explored."

https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watc...-arrest/#page1
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Ciara Glennon was 27 when she disappeared in March 1997 in upmarket Claremont in Perth

Ciara Glennon was 27 when she disappeared in March 1997 in upmarket Claremont in Perth

Ms Glennon, 27, disappeared on March 15 1997. Her body was found in bushland north of Perth 19 days after she was last seen in Claremont.

Disappearance in 1997 of 21-year-old Kimberley woman Sara-Lee Davey from Broome.


Another murder allegedly mentioned in the suicide note was of Sara-Lee Davey - who has been on the national missing persons list since she vanished in 1997.

The former navy mechanic was also a suspect in the 1997 disappearance of 21-year-old Kimberley woman Sara-Lee Davey from Broome.
 

 Dorrough was questioned over her disappearance at the time.

SWara lee Davey was last seen: Tuesday, 14 January 1997 Year of birth: 1973 Height: 175cm Build: Slim Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Complexion:Olive Gender: Female Distinguishing Feature: Circumstances Sara was last seen driving a four wheel drive type vehicle in Saville Street, Broome at 5.00 pm on Tuesday January 14, 1997. This is the last known location that she visited in Broome prior to her disappearance. Despite extensive inquiries by police and family her whereabouts are not known

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1997 Peta Simonw Weber went missing in Albay, Western Australia

Peta Simone Weber

Age: 25 Years Height: 152 cm Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue Circumstances: Peta WEBER and her husband were fishing off The Gap, Albany at 0645 hrs, on the 22nd of June 1997. Peta went off to the toilet and has not been seen since. Despite extensive inquiries, Police have been unable to locate her. Last seen:Black leggings, purple/blue parker with hood, ugg boots or white shoes. If anyone has seen Peta Simone WEBER , or has information regarding this persons whereabouts, please contact 1800 333 000


In around August, 1997 Gerard Ross was abducted while visiting Perth with his family from the country town of Newman.

Gerard Ross murder: Fresh leads discovered in schoolboy cold case

 TUE JAN 1

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-17/gerard-ross-child-murder-cold-case-breakthrough-in-rockingham/8187552

PHOTO 

Gerard Ross was abducted while visiting Perth with his family from the country town of Newman.

Several new persons of interest have been identified in the unsolved murder of an 11-year-old schoolboy in Perth, police say.

Key points:

  • Gerard Ross was abducted and killed in 1997 while holidaying in Perth with his family
  • Police say they have new 'persons of interest' following a cold case review
  • Police want to speak with man who approached another young boy on the same road before the abduction

Gerard Ross was abducted while on a family holiday in Rockingham in 1997.

His body was found dumped in a pine plantation near Baldivis and Stakehill roads 20 kilometres away, 14 days later after several unconfirmed sightings.

WA Police have made a fresh appeal to the public to help find his killer following a cold-case review which began in 2014.

Since then the Special Crime Squad has been working through the review recommendations and opened up new lines of inquiry which police hope will lead to a breakthrough, Acting Detective Inspector Jon Munday said.

"This was a crime that shocked all West Australians," Acting Inspector Munday said.

PHOTO Acting Detective Inspector Jon Munday has called for public help.

ABC NEWS: CHARLOTTE HAMLYN

"Despite the passage of time the WA Police remain committed to resolving this matter and bringing the killer or killers to justice, as well as providing some closure for the Ross family."

Police say several new persons of interest have been identified, but would not give any information about who they were or their possible links to the case.

"We believe there are still people in the community who know what happened to Gerard," Acting Inspector Munday said.

"I would ask them that, given the passage of time or changes in circumstances or allegiances, [they] please reconsider and come forward.

"Ask yourself 'what if it was my child or what if it was my grandchild'."

Driver asked to come forward

Police have released an image of a hat worn by Gerard, that was never recovered from the scene, which they hope may have been spotted by the public, or jog someone's memory.

PHOTO The hat that was never recovered in the Gerard Ross abduction and murder cold case.

SUPPLIED: WA POLICE

They are also trying to identify the driver of a beige or cream sedan that reportedly approached a young boy waiting at a Kent Street bus stop near the Rockingham public library a few weeks before Gerard disappeared.

"We don't have a precise date, but in August 1997 a male driver pulled over at the bus stop and asked the 11-year-old if he wanted a lift," Acting Inspector Munday said.

"When the boy declined, the man drove away."

"The vehicle and its driver have never been identified due to the vague description provided but we are still keen to speak to that person, if only to eliminate him from the investigation."

WA Police say they have collected more than 5,000 pieces of physical evidence in the long-running investigation and have spoken to almost 1,200 witnesses.

In 1998, the WA Government offered a $100,000 reward for information about Gerard's murder, and that offer still remains in place, according to police.

Police also ruled out any link to the death of Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe who disappeared in similar circumstances on the Sunshine Coast in 2003.

Brett Peter Cowan, who was born in Western Australia, was convicted of that murder after an eight-year investigation. Police said Cowan was in custody in Queensland at the time of Gerard's murder.

'He will never experience the joy in sharing his love'

PHOTO Gerard Ross would have turned 31 this year, his mother said.

Gerard's mother Cyrese, who now lives in Scotland, released a statement.

"Gerard would have turned 31 last November and has sadly missed out on so much life," she said.

"He will never experience the joy in sharing his love, creative talent and sense of humour with his niece or when starting his own family. "We make this appeal on behalf of Gerard, and ask you to provide any information, no matter how small or insignificant. "Please come forward as it can make the difference to Gerard's life and give him the justice he deserves."


Lisa Jane Brown has been missing since 12.30am on 10 November 1998 from the Palmerston Street, Perth City area
Lisa Brown was a street worker and mother-of-two who vanished on October 11, 1998 and is believed to have been murdered.
She was last seen looking for clients in the Lake Street area of Perth.
Sex worker and mum-of-two Lisa Brown, 21, is believed to have been murdered by a serial killer
Sex worker and mum-of-two Lisa Brown, 21, is believed to have been murdered by a serial killer

Lisa Jane Brown, is a female who has been missing since Tuesday the 10th of November,1998.
Lisa Jane Brown was last seen in Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia.
Lisa Jane Brown was born in the year 1979, and in the year 2006 would be around 38 years old.
Lisa Jane Brown is 175cm and is of slim build, and has dark blonde hair and has a fair complexion.
Lisa Jane Brown's eyes are brown.


Circumstances of the disappearance of Lisa Jane Brown:

Lisa Brown has been missing since 12.30am on 10 November 1998 from the Palmerston Street, Perth City area.
She was last seen wearing casual blue denim jeans, a black T-shirt and black high heeled boots.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Lisa please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

JENNIFER WILBY, who disappeared in May 1999,
Jennifer Wilby's remains were found in a shallow bushgrave
at Karragullen, 40km south-eat of Perth on the 4th of August, 2011.


WA: Man in court over murder of massage parlour worker

http://formyassetmanagement.blogspot.ie/2012/03/wa-man-in-court-over-murder-of-massage.html

WA: Man in court over murder of massage parlour worker

A 24-year-old man has appeared in a Perth court charged with the murder of a massageparlour worker who disappeared three years ago.

DENNIS IAN BELL was not required to enter a plea in the Perth magistrate's Court over the murder of 23-year-old JENNIFER WILBY, who disappeared in May 1999.

The charge against BELL followed the discovery of Ms WILBY's remains in a shallow bushgrave at Karragullen, 40km south-east of Perth, on August 4.

BELL was arrested early last Friday in the inner Melbourne suburb of South Yarra.

He was charged with the murder in Melbourne and extradited to Perth to appear in court today.

BELL's been remanded in custody to reappear on September 6.

AAP RTV lk/alm/sd/rp

KEYWORD: BELL (PERTH)

WA: Man charged over death of massage parlour worker

http://uhxc1.blogspot.ie/2012/03/wa-man-charged-over-death-of-massage.html

A 24-year-old man will appear in a Melbourne magistrates court today charged with murderinga Perth massage parlour worker whose remains have been found three years after she wentmissing.

Melbourne police arrested the man, from the Perth suburb of Maylands, shortly aftermidnight eastern time.

He's been charged him with the murder of 23-year-old JENNIFER WILBY.

Ms WILBY'S remains were found by bushwalkers at Karragullen, south of Perth, on Sunday.

She was reported missing in May 1999.

The man charged over her murder was arrested in South Yarra.

Police will ask that he be remanded in custody to allow time for Perth officers toarrive in the Victorian capital to seek his extradition.

AAP RTV sd/dl

KEYWORD: REMAINS (PERTH)


HAYLEY MARIE DODD Missing Since July 29, 1999
Personal Details
Status: Unknown (Missing, believed murdered)
Year of birth: 1981
When Last seen: Thursday, 29 July 1999
Occupation: Roust-a-bout
Age: 17
Height: 155 cm
Build: Slim
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Feature: 
Racial Appearance: Caucasian


 

http://missingandmurderedaustralia.blogspot.ie/2011/06/hayley-marie-dodd.html

Personal Details
Status: Unknown (Missing, believed murdered)
Year of birth: 1981
When Last seen: Thursday, 29 July 1999
Occupation: Roust-a-bout
Age: 17
Height: 155 cm
Build: Slim
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Feature: 
Racial Appearance: Caucasian


Updated 22 June 2011.
Circumstances: Whilst walking and getting lifts to get to her new job, Hayley made a telephone call at about 10.30am on Thursday 29 July 1999. She was then given a lift by a lady to the North West Road, Badgingarra, WA. At around an hour later at 11.35AM she was sighted by a motorist on the North West Road walking towards the farm where she was going. That was the last reported sighting of Hayley. 

At the time of her disappearance Hayley was wearing, light brown hiking boots, blue denim jeans, black v-neck top, grey men's jacket with a hood, silver sunglasses and carrying a light brown backpack with the word " EQUIP" on the flap. 

There has been no trace of Hayley since the morning of 29 July 1999. The only information about what may have transpired has been from convicted prisoners who are making self serving statements about comments allegedly made by other prisoners. This is undoubtedly compounding the pain felt by Hayley's family.

The general consensus is that sometime after her disappearance Hayley died as a result of foul play and her body dumped. This is based on the unsigned statements of convicted thieves, liars and murderers and statistical results of other disappearances.  

The Dodd family are a wonderful caring family seeking nothing more than to have answers to their daughters disappearance. If you have any information or suspicions in this case please act on them as a matter of urgency. 

___________________________________

Hayley Dodd's mum pins last hopes on cadaver dog

By Vanessa Schmitt, Mandurah Coastal Times 22/Jun/2011

 Margaret Dodd.

Exclusive: A CADAVER dog arrived in WA from Queensland on Monday to search the area around Badgingarra for missing Mandurah teenager Hayley Dodd.
Margaret Dodd said labrador Baz was her last port of call in searching for her daughter Hayley, who disappeared while hitchhiking in July 1999.

After a police investigation failed to shed light into what happened to the 17-year-old, Mrs Dodd tried Aboriginal trackers, a private detective, a geographic profiler and clairvoyants to find answers.

With all other avenues exhausted, she said everything was pinned on the cadaver dog.

“It will be 12 years since Hayley went missing on July 29, but I hope we won’t get to that date without finding her.”

Mrs Dodd said cadaver dogs were trained to track bones and could find body remains after many years.

Mrs Dodd has been planning to use the cadaver dog for a year. 

Her family raised money for airfares and accommodation, while dog handler Martin Dominick offered his services free of charge.

___________________________________

Missing teen's mother unaware of killer's confession
By NICOLE COX From: The Sunday Times October 09, 2010 10:00PM 

HAYLEY Dodd's heartbroken mother says she will never give up on finding out what happened to her daughter, despite an 11-year lapse since the teenager's disappearance. 

Margaret Dodd said her family had painstakingly mounted independent searches for Hayley, desperate for answers amid concerns that police had bungled the investigation.

They also called for a coronial inquest, but a date is yet to be set.

Hayley was 17 when she was last seen walking along North West Rd near Badgingarra in the WA wheatbelt on July 29, 1999, after picking up a lift while hitch-hiking.

Mrs Dodd said she was angry that police had not kept her abreast of developments in the case, including the latest man to come forward with a claim convicted killer Robin David Macartney had confessed to being involved in Hayley's disappearance.

She said police had only confirmed the development to her when she questioned them after being alerted by The Sunday Times.

"Whoever is responsible for Hayley disappearing is still out there and I still desperately want them to be caught," Mrs Dodd said. "I get annoyed. Police should be telling me everything. I shouldn't be hearing it from the media."

Macartney, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Lalita Horsman in Geraldton in December 1999, has long been considered a suspect in Hayley's disappearance. But police have been unable to pinpoint his precise movements on the day she went missing.

Mrs Dodd said she did not believe police had done everything they could to rule Macartney out of their investigation into Hayley's disappearance.

In 2005, Mrs Dodd and her husband Ray visited Macartney four times in Casuarina Prison after the killer requested a meeting, claiming he had information about Hayley's case. During the meetings, he denied having anything to do with Hayley's disappearance but named a person whom he believed had not only killed Hayley, but was also responsible for Ms Horsman's murder.

Macartney also sent Mrs Dodd a copy of a police videotape, which showed graphic footage of the police recovery of Ms Horsman's body, to which he had controversially gained access in preparation for an appeal against his conviction.

Mrs Dodd severed contact with Macartney.

"I felt like he was playing with us, trying to give us hope but not coming through with any genuine information," she said. "I don't sit there and cry anymore. I listen to the information and then try to see if there is any truth to it ...We want to know where she is, we need to know."

WA Police declined to comment on Mrs Dodd's claims of police bungling.
__________________________________
POLICE are investigating Hayley breakthrough
NICOLE COX Police Reporter Sunday Times October 09, 2010  

POLICE are investigating a startling breakthrough in the 11-year hunt for missing teenager Hayley Dodd, amid claims a convicted killer confessed to his involvement in her murder. 
The Sunday Times can today reveal the Special Crime Squad has received new information about Hayley's suspected abduction and murder, one of WA's most mysterious cases.

A released prisoner has come forward claiming Robin David Macartney confessed to killing the 17-year-old.

Macartney, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Lalita Horsman in Geraldton in December 1999, has long been considered a suspect in Hayley's disappearance, but police have been unable to pinpoint his precise movements on the day she went missing.

The released prisoner claims Macartney, who is known by his middle name David, told him he had killed Hayley because she would not have sex with him.

In an earlier conversation it is claimed Macartney told the former inmate he knew the whereabouts of Hayley's body.

In a copy of the former prisoner's statement to police, made to Det-Sgt Geoff Buck on August 27 this year and seen by The Sunday Times, the released prisoner also claims:

* He found a file of newspaper clippings about Hayley and two articles stuck on the wall of Macartney's Casuarina Prison cell while snooping when Macartney was in hospital in 2009.

* A photograph of Hayley's mother, Margaret, was uncovered in Macartney's cell with holes in her face that appeared to have been made with a pen. The word "bitch" was scawled above her name.

* He overheard Macartney discussing Hayley's disappearance with at least two other inmates at the jail, each time recounting that he had been different distances from where Hayley was last sighted on the day she disappeared.

The Sunday Times has strong information that police and prison authorities conducted at least two raids of Macartney's cell in recent weeks and that items had been seized from his living quarters.

While police said the cell raids were not related to the Hayley Dodd case, Mrs Dodd said detectives had confirmed to her they had been investigating the new claims for about two months and had searched Macartney's cell.

Mrs Dodd, who visited Macartney in jail in 2005 after he contacted her saying he had information about Hayley's disappearance, said she was only alerted to the heightened police investigation after inquiries made by The Sunday Times.

Police contacted her again on Friday asking her not to comment publicly on the latest claims.

But she described as "disturbing" the account that Macartney had news clippings of Hayley in his cell.

Hayley vanished after she hitched a ride from Dongara, where she was working as a roustabout, on July 29, 1999. She was last seen walking along North West Rd, near Badgingarra, about 200km north of Perth.

Police are convinced Hayley was abducted and murdered, though her body has never been found.

Ms Horsman, 27, was suffocated and her body dumped in the sand dunes of a Geraldton beach five months after Hayley disappeared.

The former prisoner, who was released from jail this year, claims that he spoke with Macartney on several occasions about Hayley's disappearance after a TV news report on June 28, 2009, named him as being a suspect in the case.

"I ask(ed) him, 'What happened, how come they accused you of murdering Hayley?'," the former prisoner said in a statement.

"He said, 'I was accused of it because they accused me of killing the girl in Geraldton and they thought I killed Hayley before I killed her'. He said, 'But I do know where the body is because the person who killed her told me where her body is'.

"I said, 'That can't happen. I think you should tell the police where the body is so the mother can have closure to this'. He said, 'No, that would spoil my appeal'."

In the statement, the ex-prisoner said: "It troubled me what David said to me, no one would know where the body was unless he was the murderer, that's what I thought."

He said, while Macartney confessed to knowing where Hayley's remains were, he did not detail the location.

The man claims that Macartney gave him his cell key so he could clean up before he returned from hospital where he was having treatment for bowel cancer.

"On his wall he had pictures and news items cut out of the newspaper about Hayley Dodd," the statement said. "There was only two on the wall, they were from 2009."

Inside the cell, the prisoner says he found two plastic files with newspaper clippings about Hayley's disappearance and other cases involving Dannie Wright, who was convicted for raping and murdering Chinese student Jiao Dan in Innaloo in October 2007, and American Dennis Maher, who was exonerated after serving 19 years in jail for raping three women in 1983.

"The red folder was all about Hayley," he said. "I saw some clippings had red ink around them.

"There was one picture of Margaret Dodd and it had holes in her face. It looked like the holes were made with a pen. The word 'bitch' was scribbled above her name."

The prisoner said, when he heard the prison guards coming, he returned the files to where he found them and never spoke to other prisoners about the find.

He said he told Macartney that he would give him an opportunity to go to police, but if he had not contacted them by June then he would.

"I'm telling the police this now as he didn't tell the police himself and the family needs to know and they need to get Hayley back," the statement said.

Mrs Dodd said three people had now come forward with similar stories about Macartney confessing to an involvement in Hayley's disappearance.

"One person could be lying, two perhaps collaborating but three people . . . there is no doubt Macartney is saying these things," she said.

Det-Insp Casey Prins, officer-in-charge of the Special Crime Squad, declined to comment.

A Department of Corrective Services spokesman said he was unable to comment or release information about operational or security issues regarding individual prisoners.

A $250,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for Hayley's disappearance.


Deborah Anderson ex Woodvale missing on the 25th Januaruy 1999
Located Midland area
Deborah Anderson was found deceased in driver's seat of burnt vehicle on the 25th of January 1999



Lisa Joanne GOVAN

https://www.missingpersons.gov.au/who-missing/wa/govan-lisa

Lisa Joanne GOVAN
Lisa Govan was last seen near the bottle shop of the Foundry Hotel in Kalgoorlie on October 8, 1999.
At the time, the hotel was also used as a clubhouse by the Club Deroes outlaw motorcycle gang.
Lisa Joanne Govan's body was never found and despite a $50,000 reward and two anonymous calls made to her parents in connection with her suspected murder,
the case remains unsolved.

  • Missing since:Friday, October 8, 1999
  • Last seen:Kalgoorlie WA
  • Jurisdiction:WA
  • Year of birth:1971
  • Age now:46
  • Gender:Female
  • Height:155cm
  • Build:Slim
  • Hair:Brown
  • Complexion:Olive
  • Eyes:Blue

Circumstances:

Lisa Govan was last seen at approximately 7.30am on the morning of Friday 8 October 1999 in the vicinity of the Foundry Hotel bottle shop, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Despite extensive inquiries by police and family her whereabouts are not known.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Lisa please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



Sarah Ann McMahon
Sarah McMahon was last seen leaving work at Claremont on November 11, 2000.
Her car was later found abandoned and unlocked at a hospital carpark.
Missing, presumed murdered: Claremont woman Sarah McMahon.



Sarah Ann McMahon went missing from Greenmount on November 8th, 2000, 
Was aged 20, Now would be age 36 in December, 2016



https://www.missingpersons.gov.au/who-missing/wa/mcmahon-sarah

  • Missing since:Wednesday, November 8, 2000
  • Last seen:Greenmount WA
  • Jurisdiction:WA
  • Year of birth:1980
  • Age now:36
  • Gender:Female
  • Height:173cm
  • Build:Slim
  • Hair:Auburn
  • Eyes:Green

Circumstances:

Sarah McMahon has not attended work since Wednesday, 8 November 2000.
She was last seen driving her vehicle, a 1986 White Ford Meteor Sedan, registration 7FO-731 east on the Great Eastern Highway Greenmount, Western Australia.
She was last seen wearing dark jeans, black turtle neck sweater and black suede jacket.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Sarah please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Susan Margaret Christie was reported missing on November 20, 2001 by her first husband, Ian Ure.

Susan Margaret Christie was last seen about 10.28pm on the night of November 15 by her neighbour when a taxi dropped her off at her one-bedroom unit in Curry Street, Jolimont, after a trip to the Wembley Hotel to pick up a bottle of wine.
Giving evidence today, South Metropolitan District Superintendent Scott Higgins said police believed the 42-year-old Ms Christie was killed sometime between November 15 and 16.
Her second husband, Rory Kirk Christie, was sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder in October 2003 after a month-long trial in the WA Supreme Court which heard from over 100 witnesses.
He successfully appealed the sentence in March 2005, and had his case dismissed in a retrial by Justice John McKechnie in November 2005.
"I conclude that there is a defect in the evidence about the accused's opportunity to dispose of the body," Justice McKechnie said in his acquittal of Christie.
"Taken at its highest, the evidence cannot sustain a verdict of guilty. I therefore direct that a verdict of not guilty be recorded and a judgment of acquittal be entered."
Christie is understood to have since returned to his native Canada.
Today, Superintendent Higgins confirmed police were "not actively investigating" the case anymore and conceded "no one was likely to be charged".
"All avenues of inquiry have been exhausted in this case," he told the court.
State Coroner Alistair Hope reserved his findings into the inquest, but conceded that "on the basis of the evidence" Ms Christie was dead.
"I am prepared to find beyond reasonable doubt that (Susan Margaret Christie) is deceased," he said.
"The death was an unlawful homicide by a person or persons unknown.


Apr. 2002 - Survivor (attacked on Palmerston St.)

Christine Michelle Schipp 18/03/02 from Northbridge 


Ms Darylyn Ugle vanished on March 25, 2003, from Highgate, Perth, Western Australia


Christine Michelle Schipp was last seen in  Northbridge, Perth Western Australia  on the 18th of March, 2002
 it appeare Christive Michelle Schipp's remains were located on the 6-5-2013

Judy Maringu- last seen in Northbrige,  Perth, Western Australia  on the 1st of May, 2003.




Mar. 2003 - Darylyn Ugle, murdered (sex worker, body found near Mundaring Weir)
DARYLYN UGLE, 25
Ms Ugle vanished on March 25, 2003, from Highgate.
Her badly decomposed body was found in bush near Mundaring Weir about two weeks later.

Hatice Gurbuz 18 year old went missing from Maddington 

missing since: january 15, 2004

Violent attacker is suspect in murders

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/violent-attacker-is-suspect-in-murders-ng-ya-141907

Violent attacker is suspect in murders

LUKE ELIOT

Monday, November 07, 2011

Donald Morey

Donal Morey is a suspect in the murder of Darylyn Meridith Ugle,
 a prostitute who was last seen alive while soliciting for sex in March 2003

Violent attacker is suspect in murders

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/violent-attacker-is-suspect-in-murders-ng-ya-141907

Violent attacker is suspect in murders

LUKE ELIOT -, Monday, November 07, 2011

 Donald Morey, 

1s a suspect in the murder of Darylyn Meridith Ugle, a prostitute who was last seen alive while soliciting for sex in March 2003

A street prostitute who narrowly survived a brutal bashing at the hands of a sexual deviant who is suspected of being involved in two unsolved suspected murders says she is still haunted by the chilling attack and believes her assailant may have killed other women.

In her first media interview since the December 2003 attack, the woman, who did not want her name published, described crawling through a swamp and scaling a 2.4m high concrete wall in a bid to escape.

"I know there are other girls who aren't as lucky as I was," the woman said.

In September 2005, career criminal Donald Victor Morey was convicted after trial of attempted murder.

In handing down a 13-year jail term, Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Miller accepted the prosecutor's submission that there was no sexual motive to Morey's crime as he was impotent at the time.

"This woman was a random target and . . . it was predatory conduct on your part," Justice Miller said. "It was a premeditated offence, that you planned to take her to a remote area and it was not the case that you voluntarily desisted from what you were doing."

Morey's appeals were dismissed and he remains behind bars.

He is a suspect in the murder of Darylyn Meridith Ugle, a prostitute who was last seen alive while soliciting for sex in March 2003, and to the disappearance of Sarah McMahon, a 20-year-old Parkerville woman who has not been seen leaving her Claremont workplace exactly 11 years ago today. Her vehicle was found at Swan District Hospital. Morey denies involvement in both cases but admits he knew Ms McMahon.

Ms Ugle's body was found in April 2003 near Mundaring Weir - a short distance from Morey's Chidlow home and from the Helena Valley street where he took his December 2003 victim. The two prostitutes knew each other.

Dec. 2003 - Survivor (sex worker, escaped near Mundaring Weir)

A street prostitute who narrowly survived a brutal bashing at the hands of a sexual deviant who is suspected of being involved in two unsolved suspected murders says she is still haunted by the chilling attack and believes her assailant may have killed other women.

In her first media interview since the December 2003 attack, the woman, who did not want her name published, described crawling through a swamp and scaling a 2.4m high concrete wall in a bid to escape.

"I know there are other girls who aren't as lucky as I was," the woman said.

In September 2005, career criminal Donald Victor Morey was convicted after trial of attempted murder.

In handing down a 13-year jail term, Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Miller accepted the prosecutor's submission that there was no sexual motive to Morey's crime as he was impotent at the time.

"This woman was a random target and . . . it was predatory conduct on your part," Justice Miller said. "It was a premeditated offence, that you planned to take her to a remote area and it was not the case that you voluntarily desisted from what you were doing."

Morey's appeals were dismissed and he remains behind bars.




ROBYN SANTEN - Missing from Northbridge, WA - 8th August 2015 - Age 36yrs

Australia - Robyn Santen, 36, Perth, 8 Aug 2015

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?287493-Australia-Robyn-Santen-36-Perth-8-Aug-2015/page6

http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/index.php?threads/robyn-santen-missing-from-northbridge-wa-8th-august-2015-age-36yrs.3086/

Australian Federal Police

December 22, 2015

On Saturday 8 August 2015, Robyn Santen was with work colleagues at the Grapeskins Wine Bar in Northbridge, Western Australia. She left the establishment at approximately 11pm and returned to her home in West Leederville.

Her car was located the following day at the City Beach car park. Despite extensive police inquiries, her whereabouts remain unknown.


If you have information that may help police to locate Robyn, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

https://www.facebook.com/australian...004722006806/1124936257646976/?type=3&theater

http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...sing-from-australia-since-8-august-2015.1186/

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2005


Donelle Newberry missing betwen November and December, 2005

Dec 12, 2005 - Donelle NewberryPersonal Details Last seenNov 2005 – Dec 2005Warburton WA Year of Birth: 1977. Sex: Female Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Personal Details
Last seen: Nov 2005 – Dec 2005, Warburton WA
Year of Birth: 1977
Sex: Female
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Height: 170cm
Build: Slim
Complexion: Dark 
Racial: Australian Aboriginal
Circumstances: Despite extensive inquiries by police and family her whereabouts are not known. Missing person was last seen with a group of people sitting in a creek bed outside of the town site of Warburton Western Australia. Exact dates are not known but it was believed to be between November 2005 and Christmas 2005. She has not contacted family or friends since that time.

Posted by James Brian 

elfare.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Leela please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

                                  Chanelle MCDOUGALL 
                                                                                    

MISSING SINCE 1ST JULY, 2007 FROM HER RESIDENCE IN NANNUP, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. CHANTELL MCDOUGALL IS A FEMALE WAS BORN IN 1980 AND IN THE YEAR 2007 IS 36 YEARS OLD

CHANTELL MCDOUGALL IS 163CM IN HEIGHT AND IS MEDIUM BUILD WITH BROWN HAIR AND BLUE EYES

Circumstances:

In July 2007 six-year-old Leela and her mother, 27-year-old Chantelle McDougall, along with two other men vacated their premises in Nannup Western Australia.

All indications were that they were going on holiday to Brazil possibly via New Zealand.

Extensive enquiries have failed to locate Chantelle McDougall and there are concerns for her safety and welfare.

If you have information that may assist police to locate Chantelle please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

https://www.missingpersons.gov.au/who-missing/wa/mcdougall-chantelle


Leela MCDOUGALL

https://www.missingpersons.gov.au/who-missing/wa/mcdougall-leela

Missing since:Sunday, July 1, 2007

Last seen:Nannup WA

Jurisdiction:WA

Year of birth:2001

Age now:15

Gender:Female

Hair:Blonde

Eyes:Blue

Circumstances:

In July 2007 six-year-old Leela and her mother 27-year-old Chantelle McDougall along with two other men vacated their premises in Nannup Western Australia.
All indications were that they were going on holiday to Brazil possibly via New Zealand.
Extensive enquiries have failed to locate Leela McDougall and there are concerns for her safety and welfare.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Leela please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


 Iveta Mitchell missing ex residence Parmelia

on the 3rd of May 2010.
  Iveta Mitchell

Iveta Mitchell had worked at a hotel near Mundaring, Western Australia

    Into thin air_ The disappearance of Iveta Mitchell
                                     by  
Anne-Louise Brown MAY 3, 2012

                                              Iveta Mitchell

HTTP://WWW.WATODAY.COM.AU/WA-NEWS/INTO-THIN-AIR-THE-DISAPPEARANCE-OF-IVETA-MITCHELL-20120502-1XY4U.HTML

Two long, sad years have passed since Sinki Nikolic last heard the infectious laugh of her best friend, Iveta Mitchell.

Today marks the second anniversary of the day Mrs Mitchell, a loving mother-of-three, vanished into thin air. It's a day her friends have been dreading.

Facebook images of Iveta Mitchell

Mrs Mitchell, a 37-year-old Parmelia mum, disappeared in the early hours of May 3, 2010, after an argument with her husband, Chad Mitchell, at their Meares Avenue home.

They had fought over money he'd spent, funds meant to go towards paying off their mortgage that Mr Mitchell had used to buy drugs. According to Mr Mitchell, his wife went for a cigarette at nearby Barney Park and never came back.

This year, like the one past, Ms Nikolic and a group of Mrs Mitchell's closest friends will spend the evening at Barney Park remembering their friend.

She does not hold out hope Mrs Mitchell is alive, nor does she believe Mr Mitchell will attend the memorial, but Ms Nikolic has vowed to keep her friend’s memory burning until she knows exactly what happened that May night.

 

"To be honest, it doesn't feel like any questions have been answered. I haven't heard anything about the investigation in ages.

 In your head there are just more and more questions that keep popping up," Ms Nikolic said.

"There's no trace whatsoever of what happened to Iveta – it’s mind boggling. It’s like she just vanished into thin air.

"To be honest, it doesn't feel like any questions have been answered. I haven't heard anything about the investigation in ages. In your head there are just more and more questions that keep popping up," Ms Nikolic said.

"There's no trace whatsoever of what happened to Iveta – it’s mind boggling. It’s like she just vanished into thin air

Justyna Kozol

https://www.missingpersons.gov.au/who-missing/wa/koziol-justyna

Justyna Kozol

Missing since:Monday, March 24, 2014

Last seen:Denham WA

Jurisdiction:WA

Year of birth:1985

Age now:31

Gender:Female

Ethnicity:Eurasian

Height:160cm

Build:Slim

Hair:Blonde

Complexion:Tanned

Eyes:Blue

Distinguishing features:Polish National.

Circumstances:

Justyna Koziol is believed to have left her accommodation at the Tradewinds Seafront Apartments in Denham, Western Australia, about 7.00am on Monday, 24 March 2014.
Justyna is Polish and is described as being 160-165cms tall with blonde hair and blue eyes and requires medication for a diagnosed illness.
There are welfare concerns for Justyna due to her state of mind at the time.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Justyna please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 


                The Age-Part One
       
  http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac?
 
 Publication: The Age, Section: News Extra, Page: 1
   
 Author: Martin Daly with additional reporting by David Reardon

                                                                                                                  Date: 30/05/1998, Words: 2000




THE LAUGHTER has died in Claremont. It was there on
Friday night a year ago, and the next day it was gone. The music stopped. Parents of young women became frightened; those with young, blonde daughters were terrified.

Claremont is known as a place for the young and the beautiful, a Perth suburb that has long been a synonym for privilege and security. It is Toorak cachet in an area smaller than but like Brighton, with a main street similar to Church Street.

The wealth here is understated. The apparel is often designer label. Education is largely private.

The suburb has a distinct culture. It adjoins blue-ribbon Liberal-voting Nedlands, Dalkeith and Peppermint Grove, where grand mansions back on to Freshwater Bay.

For young adults, Claremont always represented a peculiar brand of western suburbs fun, largely at their favorite haunts: the Continental Hotel and the Club Bay View. To those from less affluent suburbs, Friday and Saturday nights in Claremont meant rich kids having a good time.

In many ways that is the Claremont that was.

The city is howling with outrage. They're talking of bringing in the army, bringing across the Sydney homicide squad, Scotland Yard ... The whole city goes mad with fear and outrage. He knows what he's doing. They're frightened of him. The whole city is quaking at the thought of him. -- Cloud Street

In this exerpt from Tim Winton's award-winning novel, a serial killer stalked Perth's streets. In Claremont today, there is another. He targets young, blonde women. The bodies of two have been found; a third is missing, feared dead. Unless the killer is caught there will be more victims; serial killers continue to murder until they are caught.

Everybody in Perth appears to know who is the killer. He is a taxi driver, they say. He is believed to be the former mayor, Peter Weygers (this is untrue: police say he is not a suspect). He is the public servant from a nearby suburb who was arrested by police at 3am on Sunday, 5 April, as he cruised Claremont in his car, armed with a knife, stalking young women. He is local. He is any number of estranged male partners dobbed in by women who accused them of liking kinky sex with young girls and, therefore, they had to be suspect. The killer is a police officer. He is from interstate, where he has killed before (no evidence for this). He was a friend of the dead and missing women, or was known to them, as the friend of a friend.

They all know also that limbs were hacked from the bodies of the dead women and spikes driven into the skulls. Police have revealed little about the bodies or the investigation, but the rumors became so frightening they told The Age emphatically: "They were not mutilated."

The murders and grim rumors at one stage so paralysed aspects of community life that WA police commissioner Bob Falconer publicly called for calm. "... We're into a mixture of panic and paranoia and fear and distrust and the blaming stage," he warned.

The fear called for special measures. Security guards turned up at taxi ranks even in Fremantle, about 10 kilometres away. A former Australian SAS commando, reportedly an "adviser to the US Pentagon", and two associates were said by a local newspaper to have been hired to analyse risks to women on Claremont streets.

THE media response to the murders is seen as damaging in part. It so much plays on victim profiles as young, educated, intelligent and living in a wealthy bastion protected by its prosperity, that critics suggest the story has become like Serial Killer Haunts Bay Watch.

"The whole thing was sensationalised to the point that it was almost glamorised (by the media)," says Annie Goldflam, director of the Centre of Research for Women at the University of Western Australia.

For Dr David Indermaur, research fellow at the University's Crime Research Centre, the case has transcended its origins to become a curious class issue. People, he says, feel threatened; if something like this can happen to "nice girls in a place like Claremont" it can happen to them as well.

"There is definitely a class dimension to this. Maybe it's in the killer's mind as well," Dr Indermaur says. "They are almost like the play-out of real life in a TV drama. We do not know what is fact from fiction when we see Claremont on TV."

The police investigation at one stage was the largest ever murder investigation in Australia. Fifty thousand telephone calls were made in response to police appeals for help. Thousands of people have been interviewed. A retired FBI polygraph expert from San Francisco tested responses from 54 people. Many people have been fingerprinted. Clairvoyants picked locations of significance and hypnotists helped penetrate witness recollections.

FBI-trained Captain David Caldwell, brought to Perth from the South Carolina Police Service, was quoted as saying of the killer: "The chances of his striking again are very good."

Serial murder is a big story, and police and the media have used each other in the search for the man who is kidnapping, probably raping, and killing young women. There is now a breach in relations; media outlets that helped the cause are being accused of hindering it by publishing stories the investigators did not want made public.

An element of blame-the-victim has emerged. What, some people ask, were the women doing alone and under the influence of alcohol at that time of night? They were asking for it. And, it is said, there will be more killings, not only because a murderer is stalking young women but, as one taxi driver volunteered, girls with short skirts are still walking around Claremont alone at night.

Police messages have emphasised that women should enjoy life but be careful. However, Barbara Buick, of the Womens' Electoral Lobby, says the campaign has scared young women. "They don't like being blamed, and they feel vulnerable."

Dr Indermaur fears, too, the stranger-danger theme has caused long-term damage by frightening women. His mother believes the messages are telling her not to walk the streets at night.

But Denis Glennon, father of Ciara Glennon, 27, a victim of the serial killer, disagrees: "It is quite easy from the confines of an academic cloister to theorise on the prospective effects of the campaign and that it is linked to some sort of derogation of victims. It is my experience, having been at the coalface, that this is poppycock . . . It (the campaign) has no damaging affect whatever."

Two-and-a-half years after the first woman disappeared, and a year after the body of the last victim was found, the community remains traumatised. In this time there appears to have been elements of self-interest rising in Claremont, despite the threat of more killings. Everybody wanted telephones on the streets and a taxi rank to help keep the kids safe, but some businesses made it clear they did not want them outside their premises.

Enmities about planning matters appeared, too, to become part of a blame campaign. The then Claremont mayor Peter Weygers, some Claremont councillors and local business people - notably the owner of the Continental Hotel and the Club Bay View, John Sainken - became embroiled in a dispute about who should have done more to protect patrons from the serial killer. This led to Club Bay View issuing a writ, later withdrawn, against the mayor and others.

In Claremont, some of those designated as "people of interest" by the taskforce investigating the murders talk bitterly of the upheaval in their lives. They claim they were treated as suspects. Taskforce spokesman Tony Potts counters: "We are not going to make any apology for investigating the murder of two young women and the disappearance of another. We act within the law. We are always professional."

The taskforce suffered a setback when its then head, Senior Sergeant Paul Ferguson, was removed and charged later with misleading a special investigator from Western Australia's Anti-Corruption Commission on matters relating to a drug squad case. It had nothing to do with the murder investigation.

There is also a dispute among academics about the use by police of FBI profiling techniques while, it is claimed, there is a better science in England. Police say they have used both methods and reject the criticism.

In the search for the killer, taxi drivers claim they became scapegoats because, initially, one of their number, or a bogus taxi driver, was believed to be the killer. Drivers were spat on and abused on the streets. They were asked for and, in most cases, gave saliva samples. Their cars were thoroughly searched and about 80 lost their jobs when prior offences emerged in police checks.

They blame the media for pushing the taxi-driver theme, and many of the 4000 drivers in Perth are unforgiving. "I always tell passengers a reporter did it," one says.

T HE Continental Hotel is on the corner of Gugeri Street and Bay View Terrace, Claremont's main street. It is a trendy pub where hundreds of young people gather on weekends. A short distance down the main street, on St Quentin Avenue, is Club Bay View, another place where the young meet friends from similar, privileged backgrounds. They are now notorious - three women left them and are believed to have walked into the night and into the hands of a serial killer.

It is 2.06am on Saturday, 27 January 1996, and Sarah Ellen Spiers, 18, a secretary, is standing at a telephone box about 300 metres from Club Bay View. She has called a taxi. She had been at the club with friends from about 12.15am and had been drinking. When the taxi arrives, she is not there.

In the absence of a body, Ms Spiers was treated as a missing person. Club Bay View offered a $10,000 reward for information about her disappearance. The State Government ran a $130,000 television campaign to warn women against taking risks at night.

Sarah's parents, Don and Carol Spiers, are adamant their daughter would not disappear of her own accord. Carol Spiers refused to talk to The Age about Sarah in terms of the serial killings. "As far as we are concerned our daughter is still a missing person," she says.

The Spiers family was the first of three whose public grief shocked communities throughout Australia.

Bret Christian, the editor of Claremont's The Post newspaper, says Don Spiers remained by his phone day and night. "He checked out 250 phone calls, many from clairvoyants," Christian says. "He has been all over the countryside. They are cruel bastards, those people. They do not realise what they are doing."

Spiers responded to the calls believing someone might pose as a clairvoyant to give him a clue that could save his daugher. "He was told things like 'I have a 100 per cent vision that your daughter is in a house in Wembley, no address, with a white picket fence outside it, and he would drive up and down every street looking for a house that fitted that description."

Perth at night has often been dangerous for women. In the 1960s, "Moonstruck Murderer" Eric Cooke, the last person hanged in WA, killed six people, some from the area. In the mid-1980s, David and Catherine Birnie tortured, raped and murdered four women, and abducted and sexually assaulted a fifth. They are in jail for life.

On New Year's Day 1994, a man dragged a woman from her car after she had left Club Bay View. He tried to rape her, but she fought him off. Three months earlier, a

31-year-old woman got into a taxi near the club. A man hiding in the back seat grabbed her, but she jumped from the car, breaking a leg. In February 1995, a girl, 17, was tied with an electrical cord, raped and left for dead at Karrakatta Cemetery. She had been abducted while walking home from the club.

The disappearance of Sarah Spiers in the context of the previous attacks, and the fact that she would not disappear of her own accord, added a sinister dimension. But, as in all such cases, the absence of a body meant the investigation stopped short of full-scale murder hunt.

On 3 March, two months after Sarah disappeared, a 21-year-old woman was indecently assaulted in a lane behind Club Bay View, which she had left about 2am. Her head had been bashed six times against a brick wall and her skirt ripped off.

Taxis were often hard to find in Claremont. Drivers sometimes did not want to go there, particularly on weekend nights, because of abuse from intoxicated young people who would vomit in their cars. The taxi shortage meant some young people slept in their vehicles until they were sober enough to drive home. Some would walk, trying to pick up a cab or hitch a lift.

On 8 June 1996, Jane Louise Rimmer, 23, a child-care worker from Wembley, went to the Continental Hotel with friends. At 12.04am, she headed home, declining to share a taxi with four friends. She disappeared.

The next day police set up the taskforce. It has gathered 80,000 pieces of information, much of which is still being assessed.

Two months later, on 3 August, Jane's body was found alongside a dirt track beside a riding school at Wellard, 35 kilometres south of Perth. The body had decomposed, but The Age understands there were no gunshot or knife wounds and she may have been strangled.

Her watch was found, giving police clues about which they refused to talk. But there is evidence Ms Rimmer was killed and dumped within hours of her abduction. The fact this happened in such a short time could indicate the murderer is in the early stages of a killing spree and is not yet confident enough to hold victims captive for long periods.

CIARA EILISH GLENNON, 27, the Zambian-born eldest daughter of Irish Catholic businessman Denis Glennon and his wife Una, of Mosman, returned from a year-long world trip in time for the wedding of her younger sister, Denise. She rejoined her old law firm, Blake Dawson Waldron, and began contacting old friends.

Ten days after later, on Friday, 14 March 1997, she went to the Continental Hotel with work colleagues. Her mother had told her of Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer.

Ciara left the hotel just after midnight on Saturday, 15 March, and was last seen 15 minutes later on Stirling Highway.

Denis and Una Glennon appeared on television, saying they were convinced Ciara was alive and asking her captor to let her return to them and for those who might know something to call police.

Two weeks later, on 3 April, Ciara's semi-clothed body was found by a bushwalker, in bushland off Pipidinny Road, about 50 kilometres north of Perth. It was 86 kilometres from where Jane Rimmer was found. Based on the definition that a serial killing is two or more killings with a cooling-off period in between - a couple of hours or days - the Glennon case dramatically changed the murder hunt.

There was now no doubt there was a serial killer in Claremont. The State Government posted a $250,000 reward for information leading to the killer.

Last week police produced replicas of distinctive pieces of jewellery that could help catch the killer: a silver Claddagh brooch belonging to Ciara and a golden sunflower key-ring belonging to Sarah Spiers. They believe the killer may have kept the items as souvenirs, which have been seen by someone, or he may have given them to a friend or relative.

Within a short time of his daughter's disppearance, Glennon was poring over minutes and documents at Claremont council to test his contention that it did not do enough to protect women in Claremont.

He refuses to discuss this issue with The Age. "In the council documents, there are gross inadequacies in relation to the action that should have been taken after the first and second girls (disappeared)," he says. He denies helping to oust Peter Weygers in the mayoral election in May last year. "I took no part in the campaign at all."




In around August, 1997 Gerard Ross was abducted while visiting Perth with his family from the country town of Newman.



                                                                      Closing in on a killer

                                                                                                                                                                          September 25, 2004

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/24/1095961862193.html?from=storylhs

Innuendo and charges of police conspiracies surround the renewed interest in three unsolved murders, writes Robert Wainwright.

In 1964 Eric Edgar Cooke was hanged for a series of gruesome murders in the wealthy inner-western suburbs of Perth. Cooke not only stole the lives of eight people - attacked in their beds with knives, strangled, shot and even run down with cars - but also the innocence of a city where front doors were left open to wash away the summer night heat.

Four decades later, the same quiet, well-to-do neighbourhoods stretching along the Swan River between the city and the Cottesloe surf have been rent by another killing spree. At least two young women have been murdered and dumped, taken not from their homes as a raging Cooke had done, but selected, carefully, and plucked from quiet streets while the city slept behind bolted doors and windows. A third is believed to have suffered the same fate.

These cases came to public attention some years ago - Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer disappeared in 1996, and Ciara Glennon in 1997, all while on a night out in Claremont - but Perth is still seething, not in fear of a killer on the loose but in anger that the case has not been solved.

Instead, the investigation has become a multimillion-dollar, three-ring circus: three victims, three people investigated and three detectives heading a case that has been reviewed 10 times and will be again in November.

Peter Weygers, 62, was mayor of Claremont when the murders occurred. His 12-year tenure ended in 1997; around the same time he began phoning the father of one victim in the middle of the night to say he (Weygers) was a suspect in the case. Weygers was one of about 100 men initially interviewed by detectives in the rush of activity. In the years since, his significance has been mostly dismissed by police. But that changed in dramatic circumstances last week when detectives staged a very public search of his Claremont home, during which he was compelled to give a DNA sample.

Outside and defiant, Weygers claimed the police scrutiny was part of a State Government plot to discredit him: "This is a gross invasion of privacy. This is a gross invasion of rights. I have no idea what their excuse is for this absolutely disgraceful conduct," he told reporters.

It was not the first time Weygers has railed against police and the State Government. He is a complex character - by profession a senior, and controversial, psychologist with the Education Department; by choice a strident, and controversial, president of the West Australian Council for Civil Liberties.

Weygers enjoys thrusting himself into the public spotlight in any or all of his capacities, a trait which would appear to be at odds with the behaviour of a serial murderer who might be expected to hide in the shadows of society. He is intelligent and a man of means, owning 19 investment properties around the city, mostly inherited from his mother with whom he lived until her death several years ago. He has since married Vicki, a Filipina.

A big man, at 192 centimetres tall and weighing 100 kilograms, Weygers was a popular mayor with elderly ratepayers and once spent the weekend scrubbing excreta off a bus shelter, rather than locate a council crew. His supporters describe him as passionate and courageous, while to opponents he is a dreary zealot.

Weygers has been the voice of the civil liberties council since 1988. His reign as a champion of justice has been marked more by his penchant for being a human headline, many times for the wrong reasons and seemingly bizarre causes. Weygers once agreed to launch a book written as a guide for Australian males who wanted to get themselves a virgin Filipina bride. The launch was abandoned amid public outcry.

He created more public dismay in April by defending the three-time convicted serial rapist Gary Narkle, describing him as an artist and claiming Narkle had more to fear from his victims than they had to fear from him.

Such is Weygers's profile that the Council for Civil Liberties refused to admit the WA branch to the peak national body, saying it did not have a rational or uniform approach.

Weygers's problems have also spilled into his professional life. This year he was investigated over workplace harassment allegations.

The September 15 raid on Weygers's home was the second on a property linked to him in three weeks. On August 25 taskforce officers searched a property he owns in the outer Perth suburb of Embleton, seizing items including two vehicles belonging to 47-year-old taxi driver Steve Ross, who lives in a van in the back yard. One of the vehicles, a Ford station wagon, was used as a taxi by the cabbie at the time of the murders.

Though police said the search had nothing to do with Weygers, his links with Ross are strong. The pair knew each other as far back as the early 1990s when Ross went to Weygers for help because of a complaint by one of his passengers.

Ross owned the property until he sold to Weygers in 2001 because of financial difficulties after losing his taxi licence. Weygers then put a mobile unit at the back of the block for Ross to live.

Like Weygers, Ross's links with the investigation goes back to 1996 when he supplied police with information about Sarah Spiers. Ross told police he picked her up in his taxi the night before she disappeared. Spiers had shared the cab with a second woman and another man. The woman was dropped in a nearby suburb before Ross drove Spiers to the Windsor Hotel in South Perth. Even though the man had wanted to go to the city, he got out with Spiers and paid the fare. Ross theorised that the man had gone back to Claremont the next night, found her and killed her.

Ross handed out an unsigned 44-point statement to media on Wednesday, claiming police had tried to coerce him into making false admissions about Weygers the day before the raid on the civil libertarian's home, suggesting he was the driver who delivered girls to the former mayor.

"The police made derogatory remarks about Peter Weygers and implied that I was involved in a homosexual relationship with him," he wrote. "I denied that I was in a homosexual relationship with Peter Weygers and that he was not my boyfriend. The police alleged that Peter Weygers exerted an abnormal influence over me, which I denied. The police alleged that Peter Weygers gave me orders that I carried out, which I denied. The police then stated words to the effect that Peter Weygers 'wanted' young girls."

There is a third figure in this confusing case. Cottesloe public servant Lance Williams was named after a police sting in the late 1990s which used a policewoman as a decoy. Williams picked up the undercover officer, who asked to be driven to a nearby suburb. Williams denies he had anything to do with the killings and says he was just being a good Samaritan.

In May, police returned to the home Williams shares with his elderly parents. They also scoured a vacant beachfront unit owned by Williams. Nothing has been said since, though a former member of the taskforce spoke out at the time, saying the circumstantial evidence against Williams was compelling. Others inside the police force disagree.

Which leads to investigation by Taskforce Macro. Weygers, who has been lying low since the raid on his house, insists the real motive of the renewed interest is the review which will be conducted in November by a panel including Superintendent Paul Schramm, who led the Snowtown bodies-in-the-barrels case in South Australia.

George Papamihail, one of Weygers's lawyers, says his investigation has unearthed two more likely suspects. "If it's taken us one week then why has it taken police eight years?' he asked.

Tom Percy, QC, also represents Weygers: "This latest stuff is just a way of police shoring up their own reputations. If they want to charge Peter Weygers with murder then come and arrest him."

In the meantime, the families of the three women continue to wait.

Ciara Glennon was the last of the trio to disappear, on March 14, 1997, outside a hotel. Seven years later, her father, Denis, is hesitant to say anything and wants to give investigators more time.

Jane Rimmer, a child-care worker, was last seen outside a hotel at 12.10am on June 9, 1996. Her mother, Jenny, remains vaguely hopeful of justice.

Sarah Spiers, 18, was the first to disappear and, unlike the others, her body has never been found. She was last seen at 2.06am on January 27, 1996 when she ordered a taxi near a Claremont nightclub. She vanished before the cab arrived. Her father, Don, said the family was still tormented by not knowing what had happened.

He told one newspaper: "I am hopeful there is going to be a breakthrough. We are going to the grave with the unknown. Every time I hear of a similar case, I know what those parents are going through and I relive it."



C                                                          Chantelle MCDOUGALL
            
        

C              Chantelle MCDOUGALL and Leela Mcdougall

MIS                misSING SINCE 1ST JULY, 2007 FROM their RESIDENCE
                IN NANNUP, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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                 CHANTELL MCDOUGALL
                  IS A FEMALE WAS BORN IN 1980 AND IN THE YEAR 2007 IS 36 YEARS OLD

                      chaNTELLe MCDOUGALL IS 163CM IN HEIGHT AND IS MEDIUM BUILD WITH BROWN HAIR AND BLUE EYES

            Circumstances of the disappearance of Chantelle and Leena McDougall: 

                  In July, 2007 six-year-old Leela and her mother, 27-year-old Chantelle McDougall,
                          along with two other men vacated their premises in Nannup Western Australia
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           All indications were that they were going on holiday to Brazil possibly via New Zealand.

Ex                        Extensive enquiries have failed to locate Chantelle McDougall
             and Leela McDougall and there are concerns for her safety and welfare
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                            If you have information that may assist police to locate
                   Chantelle please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000  
   
              Leela McDougall's year of birth is 2001 with fair hair and complexion 

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         Missing-Leela McDougall-New fears
         for safety of missing cult family-MAKO

http://www.mako.org.au/missing-Leela-McDougall.html

            MAKO - Missing Persons

          Missing Children/ Persons and unsolved cases do not close. 
         Often new information is received, even without new information Senior Detectives  still review cases on a regular basis. 

          Missing Children/ Persons and unsolved cases do not close. 
           Often new information is received, even without new information Senior Detectives still review cases on a regular basis. 
          If you have any information please contact Crime Stoppers  onb1800 333 000


Police say new lead on family's disappearance prompts public appeal 


Police say a new lead has led to renewed calls for information about the disappearance of a family more than six years after they left their Nannup home. 
Religious cult leader Simon Kadwill, his partner Chantelle McDougall, their daughter Leela, and a friend Tony Popic who lived with the family, disappeared in July 2007. 
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Balfour says at least one of the group may have travelled by train from Bunbury to Perth and then from Perth to Kalgoorlie. 
"From our inquiries, we believe one of our two missing men, either Tony Popic or Simon Kadwill, boarded the Prospector train at 7:15 on the morning of July 16th, 2007," he said. 
"That person travelled from Perth to Kalgoorlie under the name of J. Roberts." 
Detective Balfour says renewed attention in the media may help to spark the memory of someone who was on the train. 
"The photographs of our missing people have been circulated nationally and we're hopeful that someone may recognise one of the four or several of the four as being on the train," he said. 
He says there has been no trace of the woman or young girl since they disappeared. 
"There's no indication that Chantelle or her daughter Leela were on the same service," he says. 
"We ask anyone who may have encountered any of our missing people on the train, or spoken to a man by the name of J. Roberts, to call CrimeStoppers." 
Detective Balfour says there is unconfirmed information that the man may have returned to Perth the following day. 
www.abc.net.au (13-8-2013) 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-13/police-say-new-lead-on-disappearance-of-family/4884546

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International hunt for cult 'guru' over Nannup family disappearance 

 

One of Western Australia's greatest mysteries has gained international exposure as Australian Federal Police try to re-ignite new leads into the case of missing Nannup mother Chantelle McDougall and her daughter Leela. 
The 30-year-old and her six-year-old daughter went missing in October 2007, together with partner Gary Feldman, 45, and friend Antonio Popic, 40. 
Mr Feldman was only ever known in Australia as Simon Kadwell, a false alias he picked up from England before emigrating in 2000. He was also Leela's father. 
Since their disappearance, he has been linked to a sect based on a doomsday book called Servers of the Divine Plan, which calls on "servers" to take up their positions on Earth before the world's imminent end and rebirth. 
The family and their lodger, Mr Popic, who lived in a caravan on their South-West property, mysteriously vanished, leaving behind wallets, credit cards and dirty plates on the table. 
They were last seen in a Busselton car yard north of Nannup heading towards Perth, where they sold Ms McDougall's car for $4000. The money remains untouched in her bank account. 
Ms McDougall's parents, Jim and Cathy McDougall, have not given up hope of finding their daughter and granddaughter safe and well, but remain convinced it was Mr Feldman who persuaded them to disappear. 
"Originally this guy - Gary Feldman, as we know him now - claimed to be some sort of religious guru and he enticed them into his little flock that way," Mr McDougall said. 
"(It) was September two years ago that we found he was English, and his parents were from England, and he had taken money off people, and that his name was Gary Feldman, and the real Simon Kadwell was quite a nice guy in England." 
He said his daughter was a vulnerable and naive teenager when she met Mr Feldman in Victoria. 
"He was operating in Melbourne when Chantelle met 'Simon Kadwell', if you want to call him that. Chantelle was only a teenager, only 16 or 17. She's 30 now," Mr McDougall said. 
"That guy had other young girls with children and when they moved over there (to WA) she went over to help with the kids and it went on from there. 
"I think she was fairly naive in believing in what this guy was telling her." 
Mr McDougall thought they may have travelled to Brazil, after Ms McDougall suggested the family was planning a holiday there months before they disappeared. But there has been no evidence to show the group left Australia. 
"We did a bit of work but everything we found was a dead end, in the end. So we never really got anywhere ... we couldn't find any reason about where they had been, where they had gone, so there was just no clues to help to find them," Mr McDougall said. 
"It is unresolved and completely strange but also it is very frustrating for us and the police and Missing Persons and everybody because there are four people missing, not just one person missing." 
AFP Missing Persons Co-ordination Centre team leader Rebecca Kotz agreed, saying: "This case is so baffling to police because there are no leads." 
Investigators have so far worked with WA Police, Scotland Yard and US authorities. However this week, as a part of Missing Person's Week, they have stepped up the campaign by involving the global missing children network, which has 19 member countries. 
"All of the profiles that are submitted (to the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children), of which Leela was one of our Australian profiles, will be featured all around the world," Ms Kotz said. 
She said the centre has started a Facebook page this year which includes every profile on AFP's website helpbringthemhome.org.au
Although Ms McDougall and her daughter's physical appearances may have changed, her parents say the pair was unlikely to go unnoticed. 
"Leela was very loud child, she wasn't quiet and she loved to know exactly what you were doing.," Mrs McDougall said. 
"She would go up and talk to different people and ask them what they were doing and she loved to dance, play little jokes and that. 
"So I don't know how you would keep a child like that quiet, you would notice her, and Chantelle was always a very kind, thoughtful and caring sort of person. 
"She liked to joke too and she was happy and things like that, and if she was in a community people would notice her." 
Although they still visited WA to see Mr Popic's family - who were too traumatised by the disappearance to speak publicly - they could no longer bring themselves to go to Nannup, saying it was "too heartbreaking". 
"It never gets any easier. You always relive it every day of your life, every day it gets a little bit harder," Mr McDougall said. 


www.watoday.com.au (26-5-2011) 
Aja Styles 
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/international-hunt-for-cult-guru-over-nannup-family-disappearance-20110525-1f4dm.html

Brazilian search for cult family 
 
The mysterious disappearance of a Nannup family linked to an internet cult has taken a dramatic twist, with police investigating whether they were on a plane which crashed in Brazil four years ago. 
Chantelle McDougall, 30, her cult leader boyfriend Gary Felton, 48, their daughter Leela McDougall, 10, and friend Tony Popic, 44, were last seen on July 13, 2007 in Busselton where they sold a car for $4000 to a local dealer and drove away in a waiting vehicle. 
The group, none of whom have touched their bank accounts since, told family and friends they were headed for Brazil. 
Four days later, Tam Airlines domestic flight 3054 from Porto Alegre to Sao Paulo crashed at Sao Paulo Airport, killing 181 passengers, six flight crew and 12 people on the ground. 
The plane careered off the end of the runway, cleared a highway bordering the inner-city airport, slammed into a fuel depot and burst into flames. 

The resulting heat was so intense that more than 70 of the bodies were so badly burnt they were either never recovered or could not be identified. 

_The West Australian _understands the WA Police missing persons squad has been liaising with Brazilian authorities in an effort to determine whether the missing group were among the victims. 

While the flight's passenger manifest is publicly available, and does not contain the names of any of the group, the issue has been complicated by Mr Felton's history of forging identity documents. 

While living in Australia, where he operated a secretive doomsday internet forum, the Englishman went by the name Simon Kadwell - an identity he stole from a former British associate more than 15 years ago. It is understood WA detectives have been investigating whether the group could have travelled under false identities, but are yet to find any evidence that they did. Police have previously said they had not left Australia under their real names. 
WA Police refused to comment on the case yesterday. 
Chantelle's father Jim McDougall said yesterday he had conducted his own investigations into the plane crash and did not believe the group were on board. 
He did not believe there was enough time for them to have made it to Porto Alegre in time for the flight. 
"We spoke to police about that crash a little while back but we haven't had any recent update on what they've come across," Mr McDougall said. 
"We looked at the names on the passenger list and didn't find theirs, which was a big relief. 
"We strongly believe they are alive and are hoping that they will make contact sooner, rather than later." 
Mr McDougall and his wife have previously accused Mr Felton of brainwashing and seducing their daughter when, as a 17-year-old, she started babysitting for him.
Mr Felton and Chantelle had Leela and in 2004 moved with Mr Popic to Nannup, where Mr Felton operated the doomsday forum called The Gateway. 
He was called Si in the internet chat forum, which involved about 40 members around the world who referred to themselves as the Forecourt - a religious reference to the place where believers wait for "judgment day". 

New fears for safety of missing cult family 

A WA family linked to an internet cult who disappeared almost two years ago have not used their bank accounts or contacted relatives, raising fears they have been murdered. 
Investigators initially believed that former internet cult leader Englishman Simon Kadwell, 46, Chantelle McDougall, 28, their daughter Leela, eight, and a friend Tony Popic, 42, may have sneaked out of the country to New Zealand before travelling to Rio Branco, a Brazilian city known for its religious cults. 
But it is understood the WA Police missing person’s squad has uncovered no evidence that the group have left the country. 
They were last seen on July 13, 2007, in Busselton, where they sold a car for $4000 to a local dealer and drove away in a waiting car. 
Chantelle’s father, Jim McDougall, said yesterday that his fears for the wellbeing of his daughter and granddaughter were growing by the day. 
With Leela featuring in a national missing children’s campaign that started on Monday, he said he still hoped that they would be found. 
But he could not understand why Chantelle had not contacted him or his wife Kath in almost two years or how they could survive for such a long time without using their bank accounts. 
1000 missing person’s flyers 
The couple, who live in Wodonga, Victoria, have printed 1000 missing person’s flyers featuring photos of Chantelle and Leela and will set off in July on a three-month trip from Victoria to Cape York in Queensland, plastering the posters along the way. 
“As every day goes by and I don’t hear from Chantelle it gets a bit harder to keep going,” Mr McDougall said. 
“She was very close to both me and her mother so to not have heard from her for almost two years does make us very worried for her and Leela. 
“It’s always in your mind that something may have happened (to them). I try not to think about it and just hope that we will hear from them soon.” 
While living in WA, Mr Kadwell operated a secretive doomsday internet forum called The Gateway. He was called Si in the chat forum, which involved about 40 members around the world, who referred to themselves as “the Forecourt” — a religious reference to the place where believers wait for “judgment day”. 
Ms McDougall’s parents have accused Mr Kadwell of brainwashing and seducing their daughter when, as a 17-year-old, she started babysitting for him and his partner, Deborah, in 1998. 
The teenager had been introduced to Mr Kadwell and Deborah through friends in Victoria and would follow them to WA, Britain and back. By September 2000, Mr Kadwell, Deborah, their son Daniel and Ms McDougall were living in WA. 
“awakening servers of the divine plan” 
The same year, Ms McDougall, who was pregnant, and Mr Kadwell moved to a rented house in Floreat, where they continued to believe that the planet was on “red alert” and it was time for “awakening servers of the divine plan” to come forward. 
Mr Popic moved in with them. With baby Leela, the couple and Mr Popic moved to Denmark. In 2004, the group shifted to Nannup, where Ms McDougall worked at a fish and chip shop and taught swimming, while Mr Popic lived in a caravan at the rear of their property. 
Mr McDougall said yesterday that his daughter had told him during their last conversation on the day they disappeared that they were going to live in a small religious community on the outskirts of Rio Branco. 
When the owner of their Nannup property went to the house in the days after they left the town, he found a note on the front door which read “Gone to Brazil”. 
But given that police had no evidence that they had left the country, Mr McDougall believed that the Brazil trip was probably a cover story. “We were always worried that Simon would take off with Chantelle and Leela one day,” he said. “Simon seemed to have control over Chantelle and she would do whatever he said. All we want to know now is that they are OK and safe. We won’t give up hope.” 
Anyone with information about the group should 

call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000. 



Safety Tips for Women (and men) 

CIFS is an Australian support and information network. CIFS was initially formed by parents and family members of loved ones caught up in abusive groups.

The network has grown to include families, friends, former members and concerned individuals working together towards a common goal, to provide support and develop awareness for those affected by high demand groups or cultic relationships.

For further information, support or to or become an Associate Member of CIFS...

Website: http://www.cifs.org.au

info@cifs.org.au

Ph: 0423-332-766

CIFS : GPO Box 1690 ,Sydney, NSW, 2001,A USTRALIA

www.cifs.org.au 

(31-5-2009) 
http://www.cifs.org.au/disappeared.php

http://www.mako.org.au/safetyforwomen2.html

Important - All women should empower themselves with safety tips and information. 
 The information below could prevent you from being sexually assaulted or even Save Your Life !!....... 
The mind is your greatest self defensive weapon. Always have it with you!

Safety Tips for Women (and men) 
Top of our safety tips list is to always use your common sense and TRUST YOUR INSTINCT, it's there for a reason. If a situation is uncomfortable then get out of there as quickly as possible.
 Here you will find some general safety and self defence information to better arm yourself in the event of an attack. 
A high percentage of women who FIGHT back get away..... 


DON'T THINK IT CAN NEVER HAPPEN TO YOU 

Drink Spiking

Be aware that it's something that can happen to you.

Whenever you can, go out with people you "trust". Try not to go out alone

Designate a trusted person to stay sober

Don't accept drinks from strangers. Only people you "trust"/or get your own

Watch bar staff while they make drinks/ Sealed beverages are even better

NEVER leave drinks unattended. WATCH your drinks at all times

Watch out for friends

Be suspicious if someone buys you a drink and it's not what you asked for

If your out drinking and start feeling strange (dizzy, light-headed) or unwell for no apparent reason, or more affected than you think you should be, seek medical attention immediately/ drink plenty of water. Just get to a safe place, preferably with safe people

Be aware that by going back to someone's house you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position

Be aware of drink spike detector cards, buy them whenever you can afford to.

Drink-Spiking Facts- Australian Drug Foundation

Drink spiking is when alcohol or another substance is added to a person's drink without them knowing.

It is a criminal offence under the Victorian Crimes Act.

Drink spiking is commonly associated with other crimes, including drug-faciliated sexual assault.

Victims are mainly young women, aged 18 to 30. In many cases, the offender is known to them.

Alcohol is most commonly used in drink spiking (with extra shots added to drinks).

Other drugs such as Rohypnol, GHB (Gama Hydroxybuyrate), Ecstasy, Midazolam and Temazapam are also being used.

The effects of these drugs include drowsiness, vomiting, unconsciousness, memory impairment, loss of motor skills and muscle relaxation.

Many cases of drink spiking go unreported because of memory loss or feelings of embarrassment/ shame.

Self Defence Information 

"Should you find yourself in a struggle for survival, your goal is not to maim your attacker, not to kill, not even to 'win' the fight... your goal is to make it home alive. Everything else is secondary. "Fair fights are for professional prizefighters and people killed in the streets. Otherwise, do what it takes to make if home safe."


Awareness is half the battle

Many attackers will look for vulnerable women especially in vulnerable places- For example, easier targets to overpower would be women talking on mobiles/ looking through handbags/ wearing headphones while jogging etc..

Many abductions occur in shopping centre and work car parks/ underground carparks. Hitch-hiking is also not recommended.. 

Fact: A high percentage of rape victims knew their attacker.

Some Tips

Break fingers, gouge eyes, slap ears, chop throats, kick groins and knees, stomp the tops of his feet, scratch, bite, spit and scream.

You must completely overwhelm your attacker both physically and mentally to be successful in surviving. In a fight for life and death- nothing- is off limits.

Pull hair, throw objects, bash, slash, and stab with objects.

Do not give up or give in to fear...turn your body's fear into rage and use- Controlled Violence- to stop your attacker.

Rules of Engagement

If you feel attack is imminent and you have no escape route, it is acceptable morally and legally to strike pre-emptively. Observation of the predator’s body language, his verbal taunts, and consistent imposing on your personal space all are factors to consider. Often the one who strikes first holds the upper hand in conflict.

Be aware that an attacker can cross 7 yards, (21 feet), in about 1.5 seconds. This means among other things, that your personal safety area can be compromised in about the time it takes your brain to effectively realize what is happening.

If you are faced with overwhelming odds, such as weapons or sheer numbers of attackers, lethal force is justified. Although your premise for defence should not be based on killing but rather incapacitating in the most effective manner necessary in order to preserve your life. If death or dismemberment of the assailant is a result of your actions, then it is just that...a consequence of HIS actions, not yours.

However if you can be reasonably sure the attacker poses no immediate threat to your life, lethal force may put you in the defence chair in court. Examples would be a significantly smaller and less powerful individual or otherwise impaired individual. These are the cases where less than lethal tactics may be required.

Even if you properly defend yourself or a third party from attack you still may be required to defend yourself again in court. It is a good idea to learn the self defence laws in your area.

The best self defence is avoidance. Don’t be there. However this is not always possible. Keep in mind, in court you will be asked to prove you did EVERYTHING to avoid the confrontation in the first place.

Usually striking immediately gives the best chance of survival. However you may have to feign compliance until an opening arises.


Element Of Self Preservation

Always be aware of your surroundings, and WHO is in them. TRUST YOUR GUT FEELINGS.

If you must defend yourself, do so aggressively. There are NO RULES in a fight for survival. Only prizefighters and people killed in the street try and fight with rules.
FIGHT DIRTY. NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING...IS OFF LIMITS.

Targets: Pick the easiest and the weakest. THE EYES. THE GROIN. ANYWHERE ON THE NECK but especially THE THROAT.

Strike hard, fast, and strike through the target. Then do it again and again and again.

Do not stop striking until the attacker runs away, you can get away safely, or the authorities arrive.

ANYTIME an attacker puts his hands on you in any way, he is exposing SOMETHING. Learn to look for what is exposed and attack it. Then find the next opening and attack it. REPEAT until you can get home safely. 
Your goal is not to injure, maim, or kill...IT IS TO MAKE IT HOME ALIVE. That is all that matters.

Always... have a back up plan. If you carry a gun, carry a back up or another weapon...i.e. anything can break, and usually does when you need it most. (Murphey's Law)...If one tactic, tool, or target choice doesn't work try another and so on until you get to leave alive.

EVERYTHING IS A WEAPON 

 There are 3 types of weapons. Impact, cutting, and weapons of distraction. If you can't hurt them with it, throw it in their face and use the micro second of distraction to attack.

Use you hands, elbows, knees, feet...headbutt, bite, spit, and scream. If you want grace, do ballet. If you want to look pretty, join a pageant. If you want to survive a violent assault, do whatever it takes.

  • Keep it simple and vicious ...Complicated, fancy, and honorable are for fight tournaments and Karate movies.
  • Fight strength to weakness not strength to strength. If you are a lady, don't try and fist fight with a man, odds are that will be your strength vs his strength and most of the time men are just stronger...that's not sexist, just a physical fact. Strength to weakness is your fingers in his eyes. Your fist in his throat. Your foot in his groin or kneecap. Strength to weakness.
  • Never ever rely on PAIN to stop a violent attacker. Some people do not respond to pain for various reasons. You must incapacitate...i.e. take away his ability to continue the assault. Example would be...tearing out his eyeball or shattering his kneecap. If he can't see, walk, or breathe he can't keep coming after you.


Never-Land

NEVER go to a secondary location with an individual you suspect will cause you harm.
 Predators remove would be victims in order to separate them “from the herd”. 
No witnesses, and no one to stop them during their assault.
 Even if he has a gun trained on you...DO NOT go. 
Fight if no other option. 
People who go to secondary locations are at the greatest risk of being killed.

NEVER go walking or jogging wearing loud headsets. Not only should you be able to see your surroundings...you need to be able to hear them as well.

NEVER forget you have the option of saying...”NO”. If you are not comfortable allowing someone in your home or car, or even to be around you...YOU CAN SAY NO.

NEVER let the thought of a rapist dictate to you what you can wear. Provocative clothing may “excite” a man, but it will never make a decent man rape you. Rape is more about power than sex.


The Mind-Your Primary Defensive Tool

One of the Key Elements in security and self defence is a good mindset. It is also in the mind where the battle is usually won and lost...the body is just the stage on which this battle is played out. You must have the proper mindset to SURVIVE. Don't let fear control you. Trust your intuition. Fight strategically.

It is in your mind where the battle for survival is won or lost. You must have the survival mindset...the attitude that you will survive the attack. You must turn fear into determination to stay alive. 90% of Self Defence is in the mind...10% is physical. Wars are won and lost in the battlefield of the mind.

You must decide that you will not be a victim...that you will do any and everything you can to make it home alive. You must understand that in a violent assault you will get hurt...then you must get over it! Wounds will heal...death will not.

You must constantly be alert and aware of your surroundings to avoid being in a bad situation in the first place. However sometimes even the most alert person may find themselves in a bad predicament. You must then maintain your focus...to survive. Trust your "gut feelings"...trust your intuition...these are not supernatural or psychic responses...they are subprograms your brain constantly runs concerning the normal and not so normal behavior of others. If someone gives you the "creeps" there is a reason for it...just because you cannot "put your finger on it"...does not mean there is not a problem. Your subconcious has picked up on something that is abnormal...HEED your intuitive warnings.

A weapon without the brain is just a paperweight...any tactic without the proper mindset will fall to either luck or disaster...and neither of these can be counted on to keep you alive.

Self Defence Information provided by "First Line Personal Security"

http://www.mako.org.au/prelist.html

Articles and Publications of Interest:

This list of publications and researched articles has been selected for their informative content and insight into the cult phenomenon.

http://www.cifs.org.au/publications.php

CultWatcher Handbook   

http://www.cifs.org.au/CultAidBooklet.pdf

 

This booklet is a collection of papers and articles designed to give you an overall idea of the identifying marks of a cult, and to impart some strategies should you in some way be affected by an extremist group.

Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010 - Senate Committee Report   

http://www.aph.gov.au/binaries/senate/committee/economics_ctte/public_benefit_test_10/report/report.pdf

 

This report of the Australian Senate Inquiry called for by Senator Xenophon has comprehensive recommendations including the establishment of a Charities Commission and a Federal cult-watch body similar to the French 'MIVILUDES'.

CIFS appreciates the opportunity to present evidence to the Inquiry regarding widespread harm and abuses of members by the many renegade cult-like groups who have been free of oversight for too long.

Research Paper

http://www.cifs.org.au/Denis%20Healy%20-%20Research%20Project-%20Retraumatising%20in%20Therapy.pdf

'An exploration of the methods used by therapists to address instances of re-traumatising in therapeutic meetings with former members of psychologically abusive cults.' Full PDF File

by Denis Healy

Abstract:

Various authors have disagreed about whether or not cults are harmful to individuals; whether members experience trauma during their time in the cult; and whether they continue to experience cult related traumas in the post-cult life. And, if this is the case, is there a special form of post cult post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Does potential exist for re-traumatisation during therapy? And, if it occurs, what is the therapists’ attitude to the incidence of trauma and what is the recommended approach to address it? ... more…

'Memoirs of a Spiritual Refugee'

https://thehumanist.com/magazine/november-december-2009/features/memoirs-of-a-spiritual-refugee

by Mary Garden

 Published in the The Humanist, November/December 2009

A review of Jane Stork's book, Breaking the Spell: My Life as a Rajneeshee and the Long Journey Back to Freedom (Pan Macmillan, 2009). This is the story of a spiritual quest that led not to lightness or freedom but to darkness and imprisonment. The title is apt. For those of us who have spent time in religious cults—even if we emerged relatively unscathed—looking back it can seem as if we have been under a spell, and we can be long haunted by the mental seduction that took place.

The After-Effects of Cult Involvement as Experienced by Former Members: 

http://www.cifs.org.au/CIFS-CultAfterEffects2006.pdf

An Investigation    

This Report, written on behalf of CIFS,

 aims to give former cult members and their families an understanding of common cult practices and their after-effects. In addition, this Report hopes to increase awareness and educate the public regarding the potential dangers of becoming involved in cults.

Tabled at 'Public Benefit Test' Senate Inquiry 28-June-2010.

the Skeptic articles by Michael Wolloghan:  

 

Combatting Cult Mind Control . . . CIFS Vision.

http://www.cifs.org.au/CombattingCultCulture%20fromTheSkepticVolume332013No3.pdf

Modern Mormons . . . Papyrus, DNA and faith.

http://www.cifs.org.au/MORMON.pdf

Adrian Norman: Visions of Paradise . . . Educational video.

http://www.cifs.org.au/VisionsofParadise.pdf

Diana Pletts: Phoenix Project . . . Art as therapy.

http://www.cifs.org.au/PhoenixProject.pdf

Gillie Jenkinson: Cult Recovery . . . What helps.

http://www.cifs.org.au/GillieJenkinson.pdf

THE APOSTATE   

 

Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.   

by Lawrence Wright

http://www.cifs.org.au/PaulHaggis-vs-Scientology.pdf

'The New Yorker Article'

Can Meditation Be Bad for You?   by Mary Garden

http://www.users.bigpond.com/marygarden/

http://www.cifs.org.au/CanMeditationBeBadForYou.pdf

 

by Mary Garden Published in the Humanist, September/October 2007.

A compilation of personal experiences, modern therapies and contemporary brain research.

'Scientology'   

by John August, Humanist Society of NSW president. 

http://www.cifs.org.au/JohnAugustScientology.php

Published in the Australian Humanist, No. 102 WINTER 2011

The Emotional Pain of Leaving a Cult   

http://www.cifs.org.au/EmotionalPain.php

A list compiled by the late Jan Groenveld.

Jan Groenveld operated the Cult Awareness & Information Centre in Brisbane. She compiled a list of responses compiled from her counselling of people who have left cults.

Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups    

http://www.cifs.org.au/CAWCG.pdf

A checklist developed by Michael Langone.

Published in the new book, Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships by Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias (Berkeley: Bay Tree Publishing, 2006).

The Trouble With Gurus 

http://www.users.bigpond.com/marygarden/   

by Mary Garden

http://www.cifs.org.au/TheTroubleWithGurus.pdf

 Published in the Australian Financial Review, 21 November, 2003 pp. 6-7

An inside look at the world of Indian Gurus.

Quote: "If the guru is seen as infallible, then the disciples are always to blame: it is their karma. On the other hand, what the guru does is a divine lila (game) or 'test'. "

What Is A Cult? - 2006   

http://www.cifs.org.au/awareness.ppt

This links to an introductory powerpoint presentation of what cults are and how they operate.

Coercive Mind Control Tactics by Dr Margaret Singer

http://factnet.org/coercive-mind-control-tactics

Terminology note: Today Mind control or brainwashing in academia is commonly referred to as coercive persuasion, coercive psychological systems or coercive influence. This short description comes from Dr. Margaret Singer professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley the acknowledged leading authority in the world on mind control and cults.

Dangerous Persuaders by Louise Samways (81 pages)

http://www.louisesamways.com.au/

http://www.louisesamways.com.au/dangerous-persuaders-penguin-1994-updated-e-book-2007/

An exposé of gurus, personal development courses and cults, and how they operate.

The complete book is available for download via this link

Cults and Families by Doni Whitsett and Stephen Kent (12 pages)

http://www.cifs.org.au/Families.pdf

From: 'Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services' 2003

They conclude with discussion of therapeutic challenges that therapists face when working with cult-involved clients and make preliminary recommendations for treatment.

MALIGNANT NARCISSISM,

L. Ron Hubbard, and Scientology’s Policies of Narcissistic Rage -2008 (44 pages)

https://scicrit.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/malignant-narcissim-l-ron-hubbard-and-scientologys-policies-of-narcisstic-rag

"In this article, we argue that Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, was a malignant narcissist who created organizational policies against perceived enemies that reflected his narcissistic rage."

Published in French: Criminologie (Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal) 41 (2): 117–155.

Churches that Abuse by Dr. Ronald M. Enroth. (231 pages)

http://www.apologeticsindex.org/704-abusive-churches-a-view-from-within

"But when they violate that trust, when they abuse their authority, and when they misuse ecclesiastical power to control and manipulate the flock, the results can be catastrophic. The perversion of power that we see in abusive churches disrupts and divides families, fosters an unhealthy dependence of members on the leadership, and creates, ultimately, spiritual confusion in the lives of victims."

The complete book is available for download via this link

A report for the Parliament of Australia - Joint Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=jfadt/religion/relindex.htm

Conviction with Compassion: A Report on Freedom of Religion and Belief to both Houses of Parliament on 27 November 2000.

Chapter 10: Point 10.26 onward discusses the CIFS submission to Parliament.


Safety Tips for Women (and men) 

http://www.mako.org.au/safetyforwomen2.html

http://www.mako.org.au/referral.html

http://www.mako.org.au/newsarchive.html

WANTED OFFENDERS

http://www.mako.org.au/ausnews114.html

CIFS is an Australian support and information network. CIFS was initially formed by parents and family members of loved ones caught up in abusive groups.

The network has grown to include families, friends, former members and concerned individuals working together towards a common goal, to provide support and develop awareness for those affected by high demand groups or cultic relationships.

For further information, support or to or become an Associate Member of CIFS...

Website: http://www.cifs.org.au

info@cifs.org.au

Ph: 0423-332-766

CIFS : GPO Box 1690 ,Sydney, NSW, 2001,A USTRALIA

www.cifs.org.au 

(31-5-2009) 
http://www.cifs.org.au/disappeared.php

http://www.mako.org.au/safetyforwomen2.html

Important - All women should empower themselves with safety tips and information. 
 The information below could prevent you from being sexually assaulted or even Save Your Life !!....... 
The mind is your greatest self defensive weapon. Always have it with you!


http://www.mako.org.au/safetyforwomen2.html

http://www.mako.org.au/referral.html

http://www.mako.org.au/newsarchive.html

WANTED OFFENDERS

http://www.mako.org.au/ausnews114.html

http://www.mako.org.au/referral.html

ACT 
Crimestoppers 
Ph: 1800 333 000 

Australian Federal Police
Sexual Assault Unit
Winchester Centre
Cnr. College St & Benjamin Way
Belconnen ACT 2616 
Ph:(02) 6256 7777 

Canberra Rape Crisis (CRCC)- crcc.org.au 
PO Box 3805
Weston Creek ACT 2611 
Ph: (02) 6247 2525 
Text Only: 0488 586 518 
Email: crcc@crcc.org.au 

SAMSSA- samssa.org.au 
Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault 
PO Box 3805 
Weston Creek ACT 2611 
Ph:(02) 6287 3935 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm) 
24hr hotline- 02) 6247 2525 
E-mail- samssa@samssa.org.au 

Child at Risk Unit
The Canberra Hospital
Gilmore Crescent
Garran ACT 2605 
Ph: (02) 6244 2717 -(Child sexual assault only) 

FAMSAC
Forensic & Medical Sexual Assault Care
Building 5
The Canberra Hospital
Garran ACT 2605
Ph:02 6244 2184 

NSW 
Crimestoppers 
Ph: 1800 333 000 

VOSA - Victims of sexual assault 
NSW Government - Help for victims of Sexual Assault 
Ph: 1800 633 063 
Ph: (02) 8688 5511 

VOCAL - Victims of Crime Assistance League (NSW) 
vocal.org.au - addressing issues for victims of any crime, through any stage including advocacy and lobbying. 
47 Hudson Street
Hamilton, NSW 2303 
Phone: 02) 4961 4755 
24hr Assistance: (02) 8688 5511 or 1800 633 063 
Fax: 02) 4961 2378 
Email: ceo@vocal.org.au 

The Children’s Hospital Westmead
Child Protection Unit
Postal: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead 2145
Ph: 9845 2434
Ph:9845 0000 (24 hrs) 

Central Sydney- Eastern & Central Sexual Assault Service 
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Level 9
Queen Mary Building, Grose Street
Camperdown 2050
Ph: 9515 3680
Ph: 9515 6111 (24 hrs) 

Southern Sydney Sexual Assault Service
St George Hospital
36 Belgrave St 
Kogarah 2217
BH: 9113-2494
Ah: 9113 1111 

Child Protection Unit
Sydney Children’s Hospital, Level 3
High Street, Randwick 2031
Ph: 9382 1412
Ph: 9382 1111 (24hrs) 

Northern Sydney Sexual Assault Service
Royal North Shore Hospital
Pacific Hwy, St Leonards 2065
Ph: 9926 7580
Ph:9926 7111 (24 hrs) 

Child Protection Service
Royal North Shore Hospital
Pacific Hwy, St Leonards 2065
Ph: 9926 6060
Ph:9926 7111 (24 hrs) 

Wentworth Sexual Assault Service
Nepean Hospital
Postal: PO Box 63
Penrith, NSW, 2751
Ph: 4734 2512
Ph: 4734 2000 (24 hrs) 

Western Sydney- Blacktown/ Mt Druitt Sexual Assault Service
Postal: PO Box 6010 
Blacktown 2148 
Ph: 9881 8700 

Westmead Sexual Assault Service

Ph: 9845 7940
Ph:9845 5555 (24 hrs) 

South West Sydney Bankstown Sexual Assault Service
Bankstown Community Health Centre
36 – 38 Raymond Street, Bankstown 2200
Ph: 9780 2777
Ph:9828 3000 (24 hrs) 

Liverpool/ Fairfield Sexual Assault Service
Liverpool Hospital Level 3
Campbell & Goulburn Sts, Liverpool 2170
Ph: 9828 4844
Ph:9828 4809
Ph:9828 3000 (24 hrs) 

Macarthur Sexual Assault Service
Rosemeadow Community Health Centre
4 Thomas Rose Drive, Rosemeadow 2560 
Ph:4633 4100
Ph:4629 2111
Ph:9828 3000 (24 hrs) 

Wingecarribee Sexual Assault Service
Wingecarribee Community Health Centre
Bendooley St, Bowral 2576
Ph: 4861 8000
Ph: 9828 3000 (24 hrs) 

Illawarra Nowra Sexual Assault Service
Shoalhaven Hospital
Postal: PO Box 55, Nowra 2541
Ph: 4423 9211 

Urunga House Sexual Assault Service
Wollongong Hospital
Ph: 4222 5408
Ph: 4222 5000 (24 hrs) 

Hunter Newcastle Sexual Assault Service
John Hunter Hospital
Ph: 4924 6333
Ph:4921 3888 (24 hrs) 

Upper Hunter Sexual Assault Service
Muswellbrook Community Health Centre
Ph: 6542 2050 or Freecall: 1800 642357 

Lower Hunter Sexual Assault Service
Lower Hunter Community Health Centre
58 Stronach Ave, East Maitland 2323
Ph: 4933 4422
Ph: 4921 3888 (24 hrs) 

Macquarie Dubbo Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6885 8999
Ph: 6885 8632 (24 hrs) 

Coonabarabran Sexual Assault Service
Coonabarabran Community Health Centre
Cassilis St, Coonabarabran 2357
Ph: 6842 6404
Ph: 6885 8632 (24 hrs) 

Far West Lightning Ridge Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6829 1022 

Broken Hill Sexual Assault Service
Broken Hill Community Health Centre 
PO Box 457 
Broken Hill 2880
Ph: (08) 8088 5800
Ph:(08) 8088 8033 

Bathurst Sexual Assault Service
Bathurst Community Health Centre
William St, Bathurst 2795
Ph: 6331 5533
Ph: 6339 5311 (24 hrs) 

Parkes Sexual Assault Service 
Parkes Community Health Centre
Coleman Rd, Parkes 2870
Ph: 6862 1866
Ph: 6339 5311 (24 hrs) 

New England Moree Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6757 3632
Ph: 6757 9222 (24 hrs) 

Narrabri Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6799 5100
Ph: 6792 1666 (24 hrs)
Ph: 6799 5066 (24 hrs) 

Armidale Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6776 4738
Ph: 6776 4622 (24 hrs) 

Glenn Innes Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6730 2611
Ph:6730 2000 (24 hrs) 

Tamworth Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6766 2555
Ph: 6766 1722 (24 hrs) 

Inverell Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6728 8411
Ph: 6728 8300 (24 hrs) 

Gunnedah Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6740 2888 (24hrs) 

Mid North Coast Port Macquarie Sexual Assault Service
Port Macquarie Community Health Centre
Morton Street, Port Macquarie 2444
Ph: 6588 2882 

Kempsey Sexual Assault Service
Kempsey Community Health Centre
Polwood St, Kempsey 2440
Ph: 6562 6066
Ph: 6562 6155 (24 hrs) 

Taree Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6551 5443
Ph: 6552 1327
Ph: 6628 5343 (24 hrs) 

Coffs Harbour Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6659 1424
Ph: 6652 2866 (24 hrs) 

Northern Rivers Clarence Sexual Assault Service
Grafton Community Health Centre
Ph: 6640 2402 

Richmond Sexual Assault Service
Lismore Hospital, Indigo House
Ph: 6620 2970
Ph: 6621 8000 (24 hrs) 

Tweed Valley Sexual Assault Service
Tweed Heads Community Health Centre
Ph: (07) 5506 7540 

Southern Queanbeyan Sexual Assault Service
Queanbeyan Community Health Centre
Ph: 6298 9233 

Goulburn Sexual Assault Service
Goulburn Community Health Centre
Ph: 4827 3913
Ph: 4827 3111 (24 hrs) 

Young Sexual Assault Service
Young Community Health Centre
Ph: 6382 1522
Ph: 6382 4368 

Bega Valley Sexual Assault Service
Bega Community Health Centre
Ph: 6492 4416 (24 hrs) 

Eurobodalla Sexual Assault Service
Moruya Community Health Centre
Ph: 4474 2149
Ph: 6492 4416 (24 hrs) 

Cooma Sexual Assault Service
Cooma Community Health Centre
Ph: 6455 3201
Ph: 6455 3222 (24 hrs) 

Greater Murray Wagga Sexual Assault Service
Wagga Community Health Centre
Ph: 6938 6411
Ph:6938 6666 (24 hrs) 

Griffith Sexual Assault Service
Griffith Community Health Centre
39 Yambil St, Griffith 2680
Ph: 6962 3900
Ph: 6962 1266 (24 hrs) 

Deniliquin Sexual Assault Service
Deniliquin Community Health Centre
Ph: (03) 5881 9690
Ph: (03) 5881 2222 (24 hrs) 

Albury Sexual Assault Service
Albury Community Health Centre
Ph: 6058 1843
Ph: 6058 4642 (24 hrs) 

Bourke Sexual Assault Service
Bourke Community Health Centre 
Ph: 6870 8899
Ph: 6870 8888 

Mid West Orange Sexual Assault Service
Ph: 6360 7853 

Cowra Sexual Assault Service
Cowra Hospital, Cowra 2797
Ph: 6342 2022
Ph: 6342 1411 (24 hrs) 

VIC 
Crimestoppers 
Ph: 1800 333 000 

State Wide Sexual Assault Crisis Line 
Ph: 1800 806 292 

Broken Rites
Support group for Australian victims within the church.
Postal: Broken Rite Collective Inc.
P.O Box 163, Rosanna, Vic, 3084.
National Hotline: (03) 9457 4999. 

Crime Victims Support Association
Ph: (03) 9758 4512 
Mobile: 0419 897 615 
Email: crimevictims@optusnet.com.au 

Child Wise
National Helpline: 1800 991 099
Email: helpline@childwise.net
Ph: (03) 96458911


Victoria Homicide Victims Support Group
www.victoriahomicide.com.au
Ph: 0459 430 946 

Division of Clinical Forensic Medicine
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
11 Moore St, Southbank 3006- arranged via Victorian Police
Ph:(03) 9684 4444 

Victorian CASA www.casa.org.au
Sexual Assault Crisis Line- ph: 1800 806 292
Sexual assault counselling ph: 1800 RESPECT
Email: ahcasa@thewomens.org.au 

Gatehouse Centre
level 5, South East Building
Royal Children’s Hospital
Flemington Road, Parkville 3052
Ph: (03) 9345 6391
AH: (03) 9345 5522 

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
580 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053
Ph:(03) 9347 0244 or Freecall: 1800 032 017 

Mallee Sexual Assault Unit
Ph: (03) 5025 5400 

Office Of Public Prosecutions - www.opp.vic.gov.au 

QLD 
Crimestoppers 
Ph: 1800 333 000 

Statewide Sexual Assault Help Line
Ph: 1800 010 120 

Bayside Sexual Assault Service
Ph: (07) 3821 9558 
AH:(07) 3821 9558 

Brisbane Rape & Incest Survivors Support Centre
Ph: (07) 3391 0004 

Brisbane Sexual Assault/ Crisis Service
Ph: (07) 3636 5206 
AH: (07) 3636 5206 

Community Counselling Service
Ph: (07) 3636 5207 

Bundaberg Area Sexual Assault Service
Ph: (07) 4153 4299 

Cairns Rape Crisis & Incest Service
Ph: (07) 4031 3590 
AH: (07) 4031 3590 

Centre Against Sexual Violence (Logan) 
Ph: (07) 3808 3299 

Gladstone Region Sexual Assault Service
Ph: (07) 4972 7404 

Ipswich Women’s Health Centre & Sexual Assault Service 
Ph: (07) 3812 0138
AH: (07) 3812 0138 

24 Hour Response (for recent sexual assault)