Detective Sergeant Jim Stanbury was the head of the Macro Task Force investigating the Claremont killings. (ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn)

Claremont serial killings trial podcast: ‘A Doctor’s Memory’ 
Kate Ryan 
The West Australian Monday, 
13 January 2020

https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-a-doctors-memory-ng-b881432450z  

Claremont Serial Killings Trial day 23: A Doctor's Memory
5:53 | The West Australian

The doctor who examined the 17-year-old who was brutally raped by accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards in 1995 has recalled the horrific injuries the teenager suffered that night.
In Day 23 of the Claremont serial killings trial Dr Amanda Barnard gave evidence saying while she had examined thousands of women during her career as a doctor for the sexual assault resource centre, the injuries inflicted on the 17-year-old by Bradley Robert Edwards almost 25 years ago had stayed with her.
Bradley Edwards pleaded guilty to the rape, in which he abducted the teenager while she was walking to a friends’ house in Claremont on February 11, 1995.
He grabbed the 17-year-old from behind, bound her hands, put a hood over her head and carried her to his van, where he tied her legs, drove her to Karrakatta Cemetery where he then brutally raped the teenager twice.
Dr Barnard, who was working at the sexual assault resource centre at the time told the court how the teenager’s examination was ‘painful and difficult’.
“I think the things that made this particular case stick in my mind were the violent nature of assault by a stranger, the fact that she had been hooded and restrained, the extent and painfulness of her injuries and given the fact of her youth and that she was a virgin,” she said.
But while on the stand, the doctor was quizzed about how she collected samples from the teenager, how they were stored and who she sent them to.

The defence say these samples – which were found to have Bradley Edwards’ DNA on them were cross-contaminated with the fingernail clippings from Ciara Glennon.
But the prosecution say they were never even stored on the same shelf, let alone could be contaminated, and previously called the suggestion of cross contamination an “Exercise in errant fantasy”.
Join Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and criminal defence lawyer Damien Cripps as they take you through day 23 of the Claremont Serial Killings trial.
If you, or anyone you know has been affected by the content in this podcast, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14
Or the sexual assault resource centre on 1800 199 888
Don’t forget to send your questions to claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au

Claremont serial killings trial hears details of Bradley Edwards's dramatic arrest in Kewdale
By Andrea Mayes
45th February 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-25/claremont-serial-killings-trial-hears-of-bradley-edwards-arrest/11999726 
PHOTO: Bradley Edwards was arrested in 2016 in connection with the Claremont serial killings. (ABC News)

The trial of the man accused of the Claremont serial killings has heard for the first time about the dramatic moments surrounding his arrest at his home in suburban Perth in December 2016. 
Bradley Robert Edwards, 51, is charged with wilfully murdering Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and 27-year-old Ciara Glennon in 1996 and 1997.
Each woman had been socialising with friends in the Claremont entertainment precinct, in Perth's wealthy western suburbs, on the nights they vanished.
Edwards, a Telstra technician, had been living in the semi-industrial suburb of Kewdale, in Perth's south-east, at the time of his arrest, two decades after the women went missing.
Detective Senior Constable Ian Berry from the Macro Task Force told the court he went to Edwards's home on Acton Avenue about 7:40am on December 22, 2016, together with about 10 other police officers.
By this time, the heavily-armed Tactical Response Group had already forced its way into the house and arrested Edwards, who was transported to the Special Crime Squad's offices in the city while Senior Constable Berry and his team began searching the premises.
The search took two days to complete, with police recording every seized item on a police information management system.

Among the items was a 64-page exercise book containing handwritten notes taken by Edwards's second wife, in which she recorded selected financial transactions apparently made by her husband over a 13-month period from November 1996 to December 1997.
These included an entry from December 5, 1996 — after both Ms Spiers and Ms Rimmer had gone missing, but before Ms Glennon disappeared — that indicated Edwards had withdrawn $300 from an ATM on Bay View Terrace in Claremont.
The ATM was located in the heart of the entertainment precinct, just metres from the Continental Hotel where two of the women had been drinking on the nights they vanished.

In her opening address, state prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC said Edwards had told police he was not familiar with the Claremont area.
'Monster' fireworks display on day Spiers vanished
Questioning of Senior Constable Berry also focused on an exchange between Edwards and his estranged first wife that included an invitation to a fireworks display.
Back in December, in the early days of the marathon trial, the ex-wife — whose name is suppressed — told the court she had moved out of their shared home in late 1995 or early 1996 to stay with her parents near Mandurah, south of Perth, while she worked out whether to remain in the marriage or not.
She said Edwards visited her there unannounced one day and asked her to attend a fireworks display with him, but she refused.
However, she was vague about the date this took place.
The prosecution has argued Edwards murdered the three women at times of emotional upheaval in his personal life, and Ms Barbagallo has suggested he was upset by his wife's rejection and that night went on to murder Ms Spiers.

She had been celebrating Australia Day with friends at popular nightspots in Cottesloe and Claremont when she went missing in the early hours of January 27, 1996, and her body has never been found.
"The accused did not outwardly react to this. But within a matter of hours, Ms Spiers disappeared from Claremont and we say was murdered," Ms Barbagallo said.
Senior Constable Berry told the court he researched past copies of the Mandurah Mail newspaper from 1995 and 1996 to find out if there had been any fireworks displays in the area at the time, as the Mandurah Council did not keep records of fireworks displays dating back further than seven years.
His search revealed a "monster" fireworks display had taken place on the Mandurah foreshore on the night of January 26, 1996.
He had found references to just two other fireworks displays in the two years' worth of newspapers he searched — one in June 1995 for the opening of a Rockingham shopping centre and another referring to "Chinese firecrackers" in March 1996.

Attention returns to Telstra knife

Later, forensic biologist Louise King, who works at the state's pathology lab PathWest, told the court she had examined a knife in 2003 found at the Wellard crime scene where Ms Rimmer's body was discovered in an area of semi-rural bushland in August 1996.
The prosecution claims the knife is the same as that issued to Edwards by Telstra as part of his employment.
The wooden-handled knife was 18.5 centimetres long and the blade was sharp, but Ms King said tests had not revealed the presence of blood or DNA.
Under cross-examination from defence counsel Paul Yovich SC, Ms King said her DNA had been found on a twig sample and another vegetation sample from Ms Rimmer's burial site in Wellard, despite the fact that she had taken all necessary precautions to prevent cross-contamination when she examined it.
"I don't recall any relapse in our procedures," she said.
"I would have followed standard protocols."
Judge halts prosecutors in frustration
Later in the day, forensic DNA expert Andrew McDonald began to give evidence about his involvement in analysing samples from Ms Glennon's fingernails while he was working for UK laboratory Cellmark.
But his testimony was interrupted by a clearly frustrated Justice Stephen Hall, who questioned the prosecution on the relevance of the evidence.
"I'm having trouble seeing where this is going," Mr Hall told the court.
When prosecutor Tara Payne tried to explain the state had to cover all bases because it did not yet know how the defence was planning to run its case, particularly in regard to the DNA evidence, Mr Hall twice told her to "stop".
"The prosecution bears the onus of proof," Justice Hall told her.
"I'm not particularly assisted by hearing you don't know where the defence is coming from.
"All I simply want to know is what the relevance is of this to the matters I have to determine."
The court was then adjourned for a short break so the defence and prosecution could confer.
The trial is now in its 52nd day and much of the past month has been focused on scrutinising crucial DNA evidence found underneath Ms Glennon's fingernails, including laboriously detailed evidence from a multitude of scientists both in Perth and overseas about how the critical samples were analysed, stored and handled.
The defence does not dispute that Edwards's DNA was found on the fingernail samples, but argues it could have got there through a process of contamination, which is why the prosecution has called witnesses to give evidence about every stage of the evidence-handling process spanning more than two decades.

The trial continues.
PHOTO: Justice Stephen Hall is presiding over the trial of Bradley Edwards. (Supplied)
PHOTO: A Telstra-issued knife was found near where Ms Rimmer's body was discovered. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)
PHOTO: Ms Rimmer's body was dumped on a deserted bush road in Wellard. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)
PHOTO: Bank records kept by Edwards's ex-wife allegedly showed him in Claremont around the time of the killings. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)

Claremont Serial Killer: Media, Timelines, Photos 


delbertGradyNew Member
papertrail said: ↑
I have a feeling he might have invited the girls to go onto somewhere else, like the a party or the casino or somewhere. With Sarah I always keep in mind that she was at Claremont the night before the 26th as well and went back to South Perth with the guy that didn't appear to have treated her too well. I've seen a news item somewhere about a photographer that believed he witnessed her on the ground floor of the flat complex she lived at; which supported the evidence of the taxi driver
absolutely. Hey sorry I'm sure this has probably been discussed but I've forgotten, did police ever talk to the guy Sarah was with the night before? Also why do you say he didn't treat her very well? Thank
delbertGrady, Nov 9, 2015

SuttonNew Member
Papertrail
Very observant find on the possible composite and the video clip of JR talking to another man. I thought the hullabaloo about the release of the video was odd, this would help explain what really happened.
Can anyone read the time stamp on the video?
Sutton, Nov 9, 2015
SuttonNew Member
When did the photographer believe he witnessed Sarah on the ground floor of her flat complex? The night/early morning she went missing (a.m. hours of Jan 27)? Or the previous evening?
The SR reports I've seen refer to the 25th (although I may have read he originally said he didn't know what night he was remembering).
Sutton, Nov 9, 2015
BartholemeusFormer Member
My understanding is this man, as well as the lady who shared the cab but exited at Dalkeith were never identified.
Bartholemeus, Nov 9, 2015
SuttonNew Member
Last night, Enzeder pm'd me this screenshot in response to a question I'd posed:
Wow. Jane's face is recognizable. This is the clearest shot I've seen. Is NASA taking the fall for Macro? Did Macro release a sub-par version, knowing MM would be unrecognizable, but as an excuse to deliver another message?
Is this clear version what Australian and near Australian posters have been looking at all along?
(Note: Foreign videos do have "Optimus" text and other quality issues when shown in the US.)
(I did not adjust pics to same size--didn't know if that might further change quality.)
Sutton, Nov 9, 2015
enzederActive Member
Sutton said: ↑
Last night, Enzeder pm'd me this screenshot in response to a question I'd posed:
View attachment 84069
Wow. Jane's face is recognizable. This is the clearest shot I've seen. Is NASA taking the fall for Macro? Did Macro release a sub-par version, knowing MM would be unrecognizable, but as an excuse to deliver another message?
Is this clear version what Australian and near Australian posters have been looking at all along?
(Note: Foreign videos do have "Optimus" text and other quality issues when shown in the US.)
(I did not adjust pics to same size--didn't know if that might further change quality.)

RSBM&BBM ^ I captured that that screen shot from the CIA video so it's just the same video available to all. Just a lot of pausing the video to get a clearer frame then I think I may have sharpened that particular capture a little in Gimp.
enzeder, Nov 10, 201
BartholemeusFormer Member
papertrail said: ↑
Is this the MM talking with Jane and another person ? Man's haircut seems to be the same as MM
Man appears to be holding and using a 'brick' mobile phone
This miniscule piece of footage was deleted from a 2nd copy released by WA police.
Thanks for that papertrail - great catch! - (attached image in post #4) I had another look at the cctv footage and looking at the haircut I'm thinking that they both look very similar. It looks like the same tuft of hair could be hanging over the collar in the 1:08 video as well.
Comparison between MM on CIA video (screen shot on left) and the guy in the 1:08 cctv.
enzeder, Nov 10, 2015

enzederActive Member
Here's the 1:08 video for anyone who needs the link.
Claremont Killings CCTV footage released (screen shot above right around 0:45)
[video=youtube;hbbg-FVij4c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbbg-FVij4c[/video]
enzeder, Nov 10, 2015


SuttonNew Member
Does anyone know where the staircase is inside the Continental?
Sutton, Nov 10, 2015

SuttonNew Member
Bartholemeus said: ↑
Wow. Great wotk both Papertrail and Enzeder.
Recently the video was discussed and it was assumed police just cut out the dead bits when in fact they cut out both dead bits and a 3rd camera showing inside Conti.
Which goes to show, if police really wanted an ID on MM, why not release all available footage?
Are we now to believe we have the only two shots of MM? Or is there additional, unreleased footage of MM?
Sutton, Nov 10, 2015
ParkieFormer Member
The staircase was inside the left hand door on Bay View Tce. Pretty obvious he likes Blondes..
Parkie, Nov 10, 2015
BartholemeusFormer Member

Sutton said: ↑
Does anyone know where the staircase is inside the Continental?
Yep. That view of the blonde and the guy who looks like MM - that camera would be mounted above the front door on the inside.
So walk straight in the door and up the stairs to the bar upstairs, or walk in and turn to the right for the downstairs area.
Bartholemeus, Nov 10, 2015
ParkieFormer Member
At the 38 second mark MM appears out of a doorway & looks for chicks left & right & goes back inside again. I can understand that style of looking out. Now at 45 secs MM is chatting to a blond near the stairs. This is big news for the media in the next 2 days.I will take pics of the footage in case it disappears, lol. I have never been up the stairs there.
Parkie, Nov 10, 2015
aim2solveNew Member
I know this has been posted previously but I just wanted everyone to be aware if some has not seen it. It is Brett Christian's own personal recollection of reporting the Karakatta rape.
(6PR) "She made it as far as the Showgrounds subway and a man grabbed her, put something over her head, tied her, up - she said with telephone cable - and bundled her into the back of what she said was a commercial vehicle, and drove her deep into the cemetery, where she was sexually assaulted."She told police she didn't see the man, didn't have a description of him and was let go, with no clothes, and ran to Hollywood Hospital, which was on the other side of the cemetery.
"They now know that the person who committed that sexual assault is the Claremont serial killer and if they solve that earlier crime, they will have solved the other three."
"I understand they don't know [who it is yet] but they've looked damn hard and long and they've re-tested, re-interviewed literally thousands of people since they made that link and of course gone into databases and turned over every rock they can think of."

aim2solve, Nov 10, 2015
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/claremont-serial-killer-1996-1997-perth-western-australia-3.294568/page-2


https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/claremont-serial-killer-1996-1997-perth-western-australia-3.294568/page-3


ParkieFormer Member
So the blonde on the right is chatting to the lady to the left by the hand rail. While MM takes a pic on a Kodak film camera of them both. Nothing in this folks...
Parkie, Nov 10, 2015
enzederActive Member
I watched the timestamp closely in the poor quality 1:08 video and although the time showing, when MM? is shown by the staircase, is near impossible to see it does appear to follow in sequence as the time progresses and I think it's most likely 00:02:02 when the guy appears on cctv inside the hotel by staircase?. (open to correction   )IF he is MM he could have gone into the hotel via the entrance by staircase after a brief conversation with Jane. Jane's movements could have been observed from inside the hotel through the glass panels on the doors as well I guess.
As far as I can ascertain watching the CIA video:

MM approaches Jane at 00:01:41
28 seconds later camera pans back showing Jane standing alone - MM gone.
Last image of Jane as she looks at her watch 00:03:59 - 00:04:04
28 seconds later camera pans back to area where Jane was standing - she is no longer there.
enzeder, Nov 10, 2015
BartholemeusFormer Member

Parkie said: ↑
I lean toward the guy talking to the blonde as being MM…
He'd have to be an outsider for no one to recognise him.
Bartholemeus, Nov 10, 2015
BartholemeusFormer Member
Chronology of attacks
Swanbourne Railway - January 01, 1993 (Friday)
Two girls raped adjacent to Swanbourne Railway Station. Girls had been to Club Bayview. (papertrail)
Stop sign/Subway - January 01, 1994 (Saturday)
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. (1)
A woman fights off man who dragged her from her car and tried to rape her near Claremont subway. (8)
A girl was waiting at the stop sign at the Claremont subway, was pulled from her vehicle and survived an attempted rape. (papertrail)
Most likely this happened at the lights on Gugeri St/Stirling Rd
Princess Rd - October 31, 1994 (Monday)
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. (1)
A 31-year-old woman breaks her ankle when she leaps from a speeding taxi on Princess Rd, after the driver and another man try to attack her. (8)
Attack occurred on Princess Rd, St. Claremont (papertrail)
Karrakatta - February 12, 1995 (Sunday)
A girl, 17, was abducted at Rowe Park, tied with an electrical cord, raped and left for dead at Karrakatta Cemetery. She had been abducted walking home from the club. (1)
Teenager abducted, tied with electrical flex and raped in Karrakatta Cemetary (8)
Assailant driving a light-coloured panel van (12)
Golf Course - 1995
In 1995 a young woman got into a taxi in Claremont and the driver drove her to the other side of the railway line to the golf course. Forcibly stripped of her clothes, she managed to escape, banging on the door of a nearby house and screaming for the couple who lived there to let her in. Completely traumatised, it took an hour for her to finally splutter out what had happened. (11)
Sarah Spiers - January 27, 1996 (Saturday)
Sarah Spiers disappears from Stirling Rd. and Stirling Hwy. after leaving Club Bay View(8)
Church Lane - March 03, 1996 (Sunday)
A 21-year-old woman was indecently assaulted in a lane behind Club Bay View, which she had left about 2am. Her head was bashed six times against a brick wall and her skirt ripped off. (1)
A 21-year-old woman was bashed and indecently assaulted on Church Lane behind Club Bay View. (8)
Jane Rimmer - June 09, 1996 (Sunday)
Jane Rimmer is last seen by four friends outside the Conti. Her body is later found south of Perth. (8)
Ciara Glennon - March 14, 1997 (Friday)
Ciara Glennon disappears after drinking with friends at the Conti. Her body is found north of Perth. (8)
Bartholemeus, Nov 10, 2015
SuttonNew Member
Sorry to make so many consecutive posts.
RSBM. At 46:45 in the CIA docu, Steve Liebman (host) says,
"One of the first tasks of the Claremont investigation was to try to establish what type of person could have picked up Sarah and Jane. While it's possible they were forced into a vehicle, police suspect it's more likely they went willingly with someone they knew, or at least felt they could trust."
Curious only Sarah and Jane are mentioned.
I am not sure police were correct (especially considering the Ghost videos and the Karrakatta connections), but there are many directed things abou
t the docu.
Sutton, Nov 10, 2015

The Claremont "The DNA Doesn't Lie"
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-gcf45-81f7311?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share 


THAT moment, the phone call which changed the Claremont Serial Killings investigation after almost two decades of nothing, was described by the police officer, that took the call from UK scientists who said male DNA had been found with Ciara Glennon’s fingernail samples.
That officer was former head of MACRO, Jim Stanbury, who took the stand today.
What followed the call would change the whole investigation. Police no longer had to rely on alibis or witnesses.
The DNA doesn’t lie, and if the person of interest didn’t match the male DNA found, they weren’t considered a suspect anymore.
That’s how the man police suspected for almost a decade of being the Claremont Serial Killer - Lance Williams - was cleared.
Day 51 of the Claremont Serial Killings trial also revealed the other high profile cases which police had sent tp the UK.
We’d previously heard about the Gerard Ross murder case, but the FSS also tested exhibits from one of WA’s most high profile murder cases in recent history, the murder of Corryn Rayney, as well as a double homicide which ended up in a conviction - which Justice Hall himself sentenced.
We found out this because Det Sgt Stanbury had to fly to the UK to collect the exhibits when the FSS was shut down.

In this episode, Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and forensic DNA expert Brendan Chapman discuss why the UK state lab, which helped in the breakthrough for WA police, was shut down,  “The CSI effect”,  and the moment of relief for investigators of the Claremont case. We also answer some of your questions.
If you have any questions for the podcast team, or any of their guests, send them in to claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au

Richard Edward Dorrough

Podcast Claremont serial killings trial: Bradley Robert Edwards’ lawyers claim contamination of key evidence
AAP
February 17, 2020 9:10AM
CLAREMONT Podcast: The Trial: Debunking Case Myths

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/court-justice/claremont-serial-killings-trial-bradley-robert-edwards-lawyers-claim-contamination-of-key-evidence-ng-b881465216z

TOPICS
WA News Crime - Claremont Serial Killings


The practices of Western Australia’s state-run pathology laboratory remain under the microscope at the Claremont serial killings trial, as the defence team continues to point to the possibility of evidence being contaminated.
Ex-Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards, 51, denies murdering Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997, but admits abducting a teenager then raping her in a cemetery in 1995.
The crucial physical evidence in the case is DNA scraped from Ms Glennon’s fingernails, which matches DNA found on the rape victim.

DNA evidence found on Ciara Glennon’s fingernails has become central to the prosecution case, but Bradley Edwards’ lawyers claim it was contaminated. Credit: Supplied
Edwards admits it is his, but says he doesn’t know how it got on Ms Glennon, with his lawyers suggesting there may have been contamination in the laboratory.
They have even asked about visiting tradesmen and cited three exhibits in the case that were shown to be contaminated by PathWest scientists - with one of them not touching the evidence, just standing nearby.

A fourth exhibit labelled RH21, which was taken from vegetation on Ms Rimmer’s body, yielded a partial profile that matched the victim of an unrelated crime whose samples were processed in the same lab.

PathWest forensic scientist Aleksander Bagdonavicius was cross-examined about the vegetation on Monday, saying it took at least one week to examine and he took care not to touch any of it.

Mr Bagdonavicius said the PathWest team asked for female police officers to assist with the examination to reduce the risk of male contamination, as it was assumed Ms Rimmer had been sexually assaulted.
She was found naked but was so decomposed after 55 days in bushland it cannot be known.
Mr Bagdonavicius last week admitted making several mistakes in documentation, and was again asked about errors, conceding they were sometimes made with labelling exhibits.
He said notes were not thrown out even if they contained mistakes, which he tried to minimise.
He agreed PathWest was minimally staffed but said despite some pressure from police and the Director of Public Prosecutions, processes were not rushed.
The policy was “quality not quantity“, Mr Bagdonavicius told the WA Supreme Court.
All four contamination examples cited by the defence are not central to the prosecution’s case, but they argue it illustrates a “live issue”.

Prosecutors say the crucial exhibits didn’t come near each other, both in time and place.

Laurie Webb CIA/MI6, and former head scientist at PathWest ... who was sacked by PathWest
The sacking and breaches against Mr Webb were "unprecedented in Western Australia's criminal justice history"...Attorney General John Quigley told Mornings with Gareth Parker on Radio 6PR on Friday 
Claremont serial killings: Sacked PathWest technician Laurie Webb present during Ciara Glennon’s post mortem
https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-sacked-pathwest-technician-laurie-webb-present-during-ciara-glennons-post-mortem-ng-b881436443z - Shannon HamptonThe West Australian -Friday, 17 January 2020
DNA extractions from Ciara Glennon's fingernails have come under scrutiny at Bradley Edwards' trial. Credit: AAP
​The epic WA Supreme Court trial last week heard when Ms Glennon’s left middle fingernail was initially tested, only her DNA came up - not Edwards’
 But in a combined sample with Ms Glennon’s torn left thumbnail in 2008, Edwards’ DNA was detected by UK scientists.
On Monday, the court heard there were three possible explanations -
(a) the clipping never contained Edwards’ DNA,
(b) it was always there but not detected by the technology used at the time, or
(c) it was present but not in the extracts initially analysed.

Jane Rimmer  ...

Why did the Western Australian Police and the Western Australian Media deliberately lie to the families and friends of Jane Rimmer and the Western Australian Public about the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer, which was at around 12.30 am on the 9th of June, 1996 hitch hiking along Stirling Highway, Claremont, near the corner of Loch Street and Stirling Highway, Claremont ..heading towards the City of Perth .?????

The  Western Australian Police and the Western Australian Media told the general public that the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer was at around 12 pm the 8th of June 1996 talking to the Mystery Man outside the Claremont Hotel.

Carmel Barbagallo, the senior Western Australian DPP Prosecutor of Bradley Robert Edwards​Western Australian Police

 Sally Anne Bowman, Ciara Glennon, Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer,

  all fit into the profile of young attractive blond girls ​Mark Philip Dixie has a fetish to murder and rape​.

The Claremont Serial Killings stopped after ​Mark Philip Dixie was sacked in 1997 from his chef job at a Cottesloe/Claremont Restaurant for  after holding a knife to a waiter's throat.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-517552/Revealed-Violent-past-Sally-Annes-killer--struck-before.html

​Mark Dixie has left a world-wide trail of shattered lives - and several possible murder victims.
In Britain, he was responsible for a series of violent sex attacks on women.
In Spain, he was suspected of battering and molesting three women within minutes.
And while he was working as a chef in Perth, Western Australia, there were three unsolved killings of attractive young women.

​He was also involved in several incidents of violence or perverted behaviour. But he managed to avoid leaving any crucial DNA evidence and was deported back to Britain - to murder Sally Anne Bowman. in 1997  Dixie was sacked after holding a knife to a waiter's throat. He got a new job at the Dunsborough Beach Lodge where he smoked huge amounts of cannabis in his quarters. Police suspect he loitered on the beachfront looking for victims and local papers at the time carried several reports of 'flashers'.
It later emerged that he broke into a flat yards from his home before stabbing and raping a Thai student, leaving her for dead.
Miraculously she survived to describe her ordeal, but Dixie managed to evade capture.
On January 1, 1999 a woman out running was horrified when a naked man jumped out of a car. When she screamed, he ran back to the car and drove off, but she gave police a full description of the vehicle. They tracked Dixie down and he was deported on April 23, 1999. Crucially, British police were never told about his Australian offences.

Jane Rimmer (left) and Mystery Man with a long Lens Camera at the Claremont Hotel around 12 pm 8th June 1996

Police searched Edwards's former Huntingdale home in 2017, 10 years after he sold it. (ABC News-Eliza Laschon)

Mark Philip Dixie, a CIA/MI6/ASIO Asset, is still one of the most obvious main prime suspects in the Abductions and murders of Sarah Spiers (January  1996), Jane Rimmer (June 1996) and Ciara Glennon, (March 1997) Mark Philip Dixie, was convicted for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Sally Anne Bowman. In 2005 Sally Bowman was stabbed in the neck and stomach by Mark Philip Dixie, and then Sally Bowman raped as she lay dead or dying. The Claremont Serial Killings only started when Mark Philip Dixie came to live and work in Claremont and Cottesloe in January 1996 and only stopped in 1997 after Mark Philip Dixie Aka Shane Turner, was sacked from his Claremont chef job for threatening a waiter with a knife ... Mark Philip Dixie Aka Shane Turner, was escorted from Australia in April 23, 1999, and protected from arrest in Australian by his CIA/MI6/ASIO handlers .... similar to the way  CIA/MI6/ASIO  Asset Frank Hand, of Nugan Hand Bank Fame, was escorted from Australia and protected from arrest in Australian by his CIA/MI6/ASIO handlers..... The Nugan Hand Bank was set up by CIA/MI6/ASIO  to launder billions of dollars of illegal drug income made by the CIA/MI6/ASIO .... and their Mafia and Triad drug distribution partners 

DNA will prove crucial in the murder trial of Bradley Edwards. (ABC News)

 Accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards as a young man. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)

Brendan-Chapman-Forensic scientist Brendan Chapman.

Summary by the NYT CSK Investigation Team 

The Trial of Bradley Robert Edwards is starting to look like a repeat of what happened at the Andrew Mallard Trial , one has a corrupt previous head of the Marco Task Force, David John Caporn-Former Assistant Western Australian Police Commissioner who spent years accusing the wrong people of the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings ... - a well known to be corrupt WA-DPP - what appears to be corrupted/unreliable DNA Samples (either by accident or deliberate)-  a statement by John Quigley, the Attorney General for Western Australia  " .. the  sacking by PathWest and breaches against Mr Webb were 'unprecedented in Western Australia's criminal justice history'... a well established corrupt WA Police Service - what appears to be corrupted DNA Samples - the Police and DPP withholding of material evidence from the trial - a corrupted Western Australian and Australian Media who have mislead the public for over 20 years about the last publicly known sighting of Jane Rimmer ... and not reminded the public and the WA-DPP of the missing material evidence at the trial of Bradley Edwards - the lack of interest in arresting and/or seriously investigating Donald Morey, a well known suspect of the abduction and/or murder of Sarah Anne McMahon - the lack on interest by the WA Government, the and WA- DPP of the people named in a statement made by Sarah Anne McMahon before she disappeared on the 8th of November, 2000, as to who Sarah Ane McMahon said was involved in the Clarement Serial Killings ....  who named a senior police officer and a powerful well known well off Perth businesman and the fact that Sarah Anne stated "...if I approve my statement to be given to the authorities about who was involved in the Calremont Serial Killings .... I would be dead in a week ... because these people are simply too powerful to try and exposed or bring to account - a desperate Liberal Government and Western Australian Police  who were desperate to have someone arrested for the Claremont Serial Abductions adn murders before the Western Australian State lEections and before the retirement of the then WA Police Commissioner, Dr Karl Joseph O'Callaghan Western Australian Police Commissioner from  2004 to 2017, who it is understood to be a senior well respected Freemason and a member of a Freemason Red Lodge - .......

We know the Claremont killer" The Post Newspaper 2001/09/01
Mr Silas said this week he believed " the scratches had been made by a person, because each scratch was about 5mm wide and they were spaced like human fingers."


​Mr Silas said that after Ms Glennon's body had been found, he had phoned Fremantle Police and Crime Stoppers to tell of his suspicions. He said detectives had not interviewed the man until eight months after Mr Silas' first call. 
Available at the State Library - 
http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2028647?lang=eng

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9ntidqi1...dl=0&preview=We+know+the+Claremont+killer.pdf


...The three men said that on the Tuesday after Ms Glennon disappeared their fellow worker, a casual employee, had arrived at work very defensive about the four distinct scratches on his face, which they said appeared to have been made by fingernails. He had kept to himself at the back of the factory and attempted to hide his face behind his hair...
...Mr Silas said the casual employee had tried to conceal scratches on his face when the two came face to face in the factory kitchen on the morning of the Tuesday after Ms Glennon's disappearance. The man had been evasive about how he had received the scratches, finally saying his dogs had jumped up on him. 

Mr Silas said this week he believed the scratches had been made by a person, because each scratch was about 5mm wide and they were spaced like human fingers.
 He said he had called another supervisor, now aged 31, who sneaked a look at the scratches. Mr Silas said the casual employee man had frequently claimed to be famous, and some days after Ms Glennon was found the man had said he was "more famous than Christopher Skase". Mr Silas had been puzzled until he realised the newspaper that morning had the Claremont murders on the front page and a report about Christopher Skase on page three. 

​Mr Silas said that after Ms Glennon's body had been found, he had phoned Fremantle Police and Crime Stoppers to tell of his suspicions. He said detectives had not interviewed the man until eight months after Mr Silas' first call.

Mr Silas said police had later told him the man had said he could not remember where he had been that night in March. Mr Silas said police had said they'd checked security alarm records and they believed there had been no nightshift at the factory that night. This week, Mr Silas disputed this, saying he had proof. The casual employee's girlfriend had later got a job in the same factory. She once remarked that a factory process felt the same as stabbing someone.
Her boyfriend had been an excellent worker but had been sacked for assaulting a female worker at the factory. He had later been re-employed. Mr Silas had become frustrated at what he saw as lack of police action, and turned detective himself. He'd made excuses to call at the former casual employee's home and to check out his van. He said that once he had seen what appeared to be a pattern of blood spots on the inside roof of the van; they had gone brown after being treated with an organic cleaner. The man had once unbolted the front seat of the van and said he was looking for an earring. His girlfriend did not wear earrings. She began wearing a claddagh ring, but did not know what it was. Ciara Glennon had been wearing a claddagh brooch when she disappeared. It has not been found.
Mr Silas said the casual employee had been a craftsman who had the skills to convert a brooch to a ring...
...Mr Silas said he believed the couple was still together, and worked as a team. The man had phoned the factory three times recently trying to get a reference for jobs, once from Victoria, once from Queensland and most recently from Darwin...
"We know the Claremont killer" The Post Newspaper 2001/09/01
Available at the State Library - 
http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2028647?lang=eng
"We know the Claremont killer" -Christian, Bret. Index Entries | 2001.
Summary: Police say at least 12 people have been named repeatedly as suspects in the Claremont serial murders inquiry. Silas is convinced he knows the identity of the killer.
Subjects: Serial murder -- Western Australia -- Claremont. _ Silas, Frank. Found In Subiaco post, 1 Sept. 2001, p.1,55, (Battye newspaper), .b16826188.

DNA is crucial to the prosecution's argument in the murder trial of Bradley Edwards. (ABC News)

Carole Evans-Former forensic scientist has been questioned about the evidence-handling procedures for samples sent to her UK lab. (ABC News- Manny Tesconi)

It is understood that Mark Philip Dixie also known as Shane Turner in the Mystery Man in that is talking to Jane Rimmer,

It is also understood that Mark Philip Dixie isa CIA/MI6 assets and it is for that reason the video that the above photo has e=been downloaded form was nit shown to the public until 12 years after the abduction of Jane Rimmer,

Claremont Serial Killer Trial Podcast of Bradley Robert Edwards- The Random Test that Changed the Investigation
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It was the random testing of a silk kimono in 2016, which led police to their breakthrough in Australia’s most expensive and longest running investigation, and the dramatic arrest of Bradley Robert Edwards.

Today, on day 53, the scientist who tested that kimono took the stand
Scott Egan, who was a scientist at Pathwest in 2016, told the court the kimono, which was taken out of storage by a cold case police officer, was tested by him on November 23, 2016.
The silk kimono was left behind during a break-in, and attack on a teenager while she slept in her Huntingdale home in 1988. Earlier in the trial, the court heard Edwards snuck into the woman’s bedroom on Valentine’s day, crept onto her bed and pinned her down while placing something in her mouth.

Bradley Edwards has pleaded guilty to the attack.
Scott Egan not only gave evidence today, he was also the subject of another witness’s cross examination. His colleague Andrew McDonald was forced to name him, along with three other scientists who contaminated samples from Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon.
During that cross examination, an unusual case of contamination was brought up by the defence, except it had nothing to do with MACRO exhibits, and happened in the UK.
In this episode, Tim Clarke questions why the prosecution didn’t jump up to object, and what this evidence could mean to the trial.
Join Tim, along with Natalie Bonjolo and Alison Fan as they discuss day 53.
If you have any questions for the podcast team, or any of their guests, send them in to claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au and for more on the Claremont Serial Killings trial, head to thewest.com.au

Detective Inspector Leo Ricciardi and Detective Senior Sergeant Joe Marrapodi (right) arriving at the Claremont serial killer trial. CREDIT:AAP 

Six  CIA/MI6 Assets in Western Australia During the Claremont Serial Killings


According  to a CIA Insider .... Laurie Webb CIA-MI6_Asset, who was sacked by PathWest for not following the right procedures for DNA Tests the correctway, David John Caporn-CIA-MI6_Asset_Former Assistant Western Australian Police Commissioner-who was previously in charge of the Macro Task Force and had to resign from the WA Police for presenting false and misleading evidence to wrongly get Andrew Mallard  convicted for a murder he did not commit, WESTERN Australian police officer, Detective Sergeant James Stanbury-CIA-MI6_Asset_ who  has been accused of being derelict in his duties by ignoring scraping noises from the cell of a prisoner being questioned over another murder, despite the fact the man was a suicide risk, Mark Philip Dixie- sadistic serial rapist and murderer, CIA-MI6_Asset, Western Australian Police Commissioner from 1994 to 1999 Robert Falconer, CIA-MI6_Asset, and a powerful well off Perth businessman were all CIA/MI6 Assets 

Ms Rimmer's body was dumped on a deserted bush road in Wellard. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)

Claremont serial killings trial hears of new evidence including bloodstained brick and leather gloves
By Charlotte Hamlyn 18th February 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-18/claremont-serial-killings-trial-evidence-bloodstained-brick/11971776

Emails between an officer investigating the Claremont serial killings and a scientist tasked with testing crucial exhibits have revealed some of the leads pursued by police in the years before a major DNA breakthrough that led to the arrest of Bradley Edwards.
Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon all disappeared from the Perth suburb of Claremont in the 1990s.
Bradley Edwards denies murdering the women, with his lawyers arguing DNA found under Ms Glennon's fingernails got there by means of contamination while the material was stored in WA's pathology lab.
The long-running Macro Task Force investigation into the murders was one of the most extensive in Australia's history and its avenues of inquiry were largely kept secret for more than two decades.
But a string of emails between Senior Sergeant Kenneth Sanderson and forensic scientist Aleksander Bagdonavicius, who was on Tuesday giving evidence at the trial for the fifth day, have detailed a series of police leads including a "bloodstained brick" and a pair of leather gloves found in a waterway in the southern Perth suburb of Wellard, close to where Ms Rimmer's body was located.

'Bloodstained brick RH48'

In the emails, exchanged in March and April 2003, Senior Sergeant Sanderson requested that a number of items be re-tested as part of a forensic review of the case.
They included hair and fingernail samples, clothing, vegetation and a knife located at the Wellard crime scene.
Also referenced for the first time at the trial was a brick that the email suggested was yet to be handed over to PathWest for testing.
"Bloodstained brick RH48," Senior Sergeant Sanderson wrote in the email.
"Believe we still have to locate this item for you. Is that the case?"
It is not known where the brick came from or whether it was found to have any relevance to the case.
There has also been no further information presented at the trial about the leather gloves.
Another email highlighted some of the challenges faced by PathWest staff attempting to re-test the items, including missing exhibits and a computer that was "on the blink".
Experts questioned over 'negative control blanks' handling

Mr Bagdonavicius was asked how often items stored at PathWest could not be located.
"I can't give you an exact figure," the scientist replied.
Earlier, Mr Bagdonavicius was questioned about the role he played in selecting and preparing a series of "negative control blanks" to be sent to New Zealand, where additional forensic testing was being carried out on the evidence by an agency called ESR.
The "blanks" were supposed to be control samples that did not contain any traces of DNA, however, four out of the 21 samples tested at ESR were contaminated.
Mr Yovich asked him what he made of that percentage of contamination, but Mr Bagdonavicius defended his lab's work.
"Recently the lab assessed the number of quality incidents we have an according to international standards, we are approximately half of the international standard," he said.
On Wednesday the Supreme Court trial is expected to sit into the night to accommodate two witnesses appearing via video link from the United Kingdom.

Bloodstained brick lead in Claremont case
FEBRUARY 18 2020

https://www.barossaherald.com.au/story/6637443/bloodstained-brick-lead-in-claremont-case/?cs=7

A bloodstained brick and two leather gloves found in a waterway near a dumped body were among the leads police explored during the Claremont serial killings investigation, a Perth trial has heard.
Ex-Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards, 51, denies murdering Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997, but admits raping a teenager in a cemetery in 1995 and attacking a sleeping woman in 1988.
During Edwards' ongoing WA Supreme Court trial on Tuesday, emails sent in 2003 between PathWest scientist Aleksander Bagdonavicius and Senior Sergeant Kenneth Sanderson revealed police wanted some items tested for a forensic review of the case including hair, fingernails and vegetation.
It has not been revealed where the brick, linked to Ms Glennon's case, came from or if it was relevant.
The gloves, which were found near Ms Rimmer's body, have also not been elaborated on.
Central to the prosecution's case is DNA taken from Ms Glennon's fingernails, which matches DNA found on the rape victim.


While Edwards concedes it is his, the defence team suggests there was contamination in the laboratory.
On his fifth day of testimony, Mr Bagdonavicius admitted he made several paperwork errors during the Claremont killings investigation.
He was also grilled about contaminated control samples sent to New Zealand for testing in 2004.

The court heard from 21 supposed blank samples tested, four contained DNA that should not have been there.
Mr Bagdonovicius agreed it was a high ratio, but said the lab usually turned up DNA in blanks only about two times in every 100.
"Recently, the laboratory has assessed the number of quality incidents we have and according to international standards, we are approximately half of the international standard," he said.

The trial will start late on Wednesday and sit well into the night for testimony from the UK via video link.
Australian Associated Press

Defence lawyer Paul Yovich is closely scrutinising the DNA evidence.

A WESTERN Australian police officer, Detective Sergeant James Stanbury has been accused of being derelict in his duties by ignoring scraping noises from the cell of a prisoner being questioned over another murder, despite the fact the man was a suicide risk
The WA Corruption and Crime Commission’s inquiry into the wrongful conviction of Andrew Mallard for the 1994 murder of Perth jeweller Pamela Lawrence has heard Detective Sergeant James Stanbury should face serious disciplinary action over his failure to respond to the noises coming from the cell of Simon Rochford, the man being interviewed about the murder as part of a cold case review in 2006.
"On its face it involves a serious dereliction of duty,” counsel assisting the commission Jeremy Gormly SC told the CCC during his closing statements.

If Mr Yovich can sow enough reasonable doubt in the mind of Justice Stephen Hall, Bradley Edwards will be exonerated. (ABC News: Anne Barnetson)

Police raided a home in the Perth suburb of Kewdale

Jane Rimmer, a 23-year-old childcare worker, went missing six months later. Like Sarah, she had enjoyed drinks with friends at the same two popular pubs in the affluent suburbs of Cottesloe and Claremont.

The WA Police lied to the main media outlets and journalists and the Western Australian Public about the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer

​We Saw Jane Rimmer Hitchhiking - Student
Author:Andrew Clennell
Date: 19 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 disappeared.
Miss Clayton (21 years old uni student) said she saw the girl staggering along Stirling Highway, thumb out, hitching a lift at 12.30 am. Emma Clayton told police about the incident and her description of the cloths Jane was wearing matched that of a police description which had not been released to the media. Ms Clayton said she and her friends had been in Stirling Highway after leaving a 21st birthday party at Claremont Yacht Club. "Down near Lock Street we saw a girl Hitchhiking," she said. The Girl had her thumb out and we just slowed down and thought maybe we should pick her up but didn't." The conversation between the two couples in the car had been that she was a silly girl for trying to hitch in the area and they discussed whether they should pick the girl up. The decided at the last minute to move on. "we said of all places 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 ...

An Identikit image, tendered as evidence, of a man seen in a Telstra vehicle in Claremont on January 27, 1996 – the night Sarah Spiers vanished. Photo: AAP

Fingernail samples from Jane Rimmer's body were contaminated by PathWest. (ABC News)

CLAREMONT SERIAL KILLER TRIAL:  The Trial of Bradley Edwards

Court Room Clash

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The two lead lawyers on WA’s mammoth case have been working for 49 days and nights every day of the Claremont Serial Killings trial.
After 49 days, it seemed - as The West’s Emily Moulton pointed out in this episode - that they were getting tired.
As the day was drawing to a close, a new witness, from the MACRO Taskforce took the stand. Just as soon as Senior Sergeant George Paton started his evidence, defence lawyer Paul Yovich objected, which led to a 20-minute legal argument between him and the lead prosecutor.
Eventually, Justice Hall said he would ‘lock them in a room together’ so they could sort it out, which they eventually did.
Outside of courtroom clashes, during UK witness Carole Evans’ cross examination, it was revealed hairs found on Ciara Glennon’s body were also sent to be tested in the UK - in fact, these samples were considered more important than the fingernails at the time.
It was found that the hairs from 10 people including Ciara were found, but after comparison with those hairs against some taken from Bradley Edwards after his arrest, none of them matched the accused Claremont Serial Killer.
Join Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and Emily Moulton as they discuss the late sitting of day 48, as well as day 49’s proceedings.
If you have any questions for the podcast team, or any of their guests, send them in to claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au

Brendan-Chapman-Forensic scientist Brendan Chapman.

Bank records kept by Edwards's ex-wife allegedly showed him in Claremont around the time of the killings. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)

Claremont Serial Killings
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Episode 1: Revelations
29 MINS - FEB 27, 2019

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Episode One Info
Twenty three years ago, attractive young women began to be abducted at night from the streets of Claremont, an upmarket urban village in Western Australia.
They were crimes that sparked waves of terror and dread in a previously safe community.
It was not until February 2019 that the gruesome details about the fate of four young, carefree women was revealed to a shocked public.
Many people devastated by the murders had long since given up hope of seeing a result for the most expensive police investigation in Australia’s history.
Detectives had kept a tight grip on the details of what they believed had happened, the public unaware of what was known behind an iron curtain of military-grade secrecy.
In 2016 police announced they had made a breakthrough, and it was 2019 before a court heard what the police really knew about this cluster of rapes and murders.
To find out what the judge heard, click here to listen to Revelations, the first episode in the series Claremont Serial Killings.

Episode 2: Closing in on a trial
15 MINS SEP 5, 2019

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Episode Info
Closing in on a trial

One of the most anticipated murder trials in local history will get under way in late November.
Prior to the trial’s start date, yet more startling evidence has emerged during a further series of pre-trial court appearances by Bradley Robert Edwards.
He faces court charged with the abduction and murder of three young women who had been outenjoying the nightlife of the urban village of Claremont in Western Australia.
The disappearances decades ago became known as the Claremont Serial Killings.
Mr Edwards is also facing sexual assault charges concerning two other teenage women 
He has pleaded not guilty to all the changes against him.
Post Newspapers' reporters were at the pre-trial hearings to catch every word.

Episode 1 of the Post Newspapers podcast, called Revelations, detailed some of the evidence that the prosecution intended to array against Mr Edwards, including evidence of extreme pornography.
But what is this new evidence, and how much of it will be allowed to be introduced when the trial proper gets under way?
Find out in the Post’s podcast Episode 2: Closing in on a trial.

State prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC says she does not know what direction the defence's argument will take. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)

Six  CIA/MI6 Assets in Western Australia During the Claremont Serial Killings who will not be called as witness in the Bradley Edwards Trial 

Detective Sergeant James Stanbury gave falae information on the CIA documentary about the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer 

A CIA/MI6/ASIO insider has explained that .." ...  through the unlimited power the CIA, MI6 and ASIO ....  have on the Western Australian Director of Public Prosecutions, the Western Australian Government and the Western Australian Police Service .... CIA/MI6/ASIO  have made sure that CIA/MI6 Assets Laurie Webb, Detective Sergeant James Stanbury, David John Caporn, Robert Falconer,  andf others .... who all have been accused publicly of some wrong behaviour as public officers ...... who are some of the most material witnesses in the Bradley  Robert Edward Trial .... will not be called as witnesses .... because there is too big a risk that under cross examination they may tell the truth about their involvement in covering up for those who were involved in the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings  for over 20 years  .. through many methods including making sure the Macro Task Force, which has been in charge of investigation the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings, deliberately concentrated in spending unlimited police and associated resources  on investigating and accusing the wrong people for the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings ....... and arranging for the DNA of Bradley Robert Edwards to be added to the DNA of Ciara Glennon, which was taken by CIA/MI6 Assets  Laurie Webb and Detective Sergeant James Stanbury to the UK to have CIara Glennon's DNA tested by forensic experts who  are also CIA/MI6 assets ....  at  CIA/MI6 financed Forensic Science Service in London​ .... using an advanced DNA extraction method known as Low Copy Number testing, ..... it was a well planned operation to select Bradley Robert Edwards to be publicly announced by the Western Australian Police just before the Western Australian State Election .... that they believe Bradley Robert Edwards to be the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon ..... in 1996 and 1997 ..........  the police knew not long after the 1995 Karrakatta Rape Crime had been committed, that  Bradley Robert Edwards was the prime suspect, because of his criminal history .... where Bradley Robert Edwards was convicted in 1990 of a serious attempted rape and assault of a woman at the Hollywood Hospital ..... and thus Bradley Robert Edwards would be an ideal person to frame up as the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon ........  as one reads on the World Wide Web of the most horrific stories about the life of Bradley Robert Edwards  .... one can see how Bradley Robert Edwards was the ideal person to convince the families and friends of the victims and the general publiic  ...... that Bradley Robert Edwards was the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon ...... even without clear cut undisputable evidence ..... out of hundreds of witnesses and millions of exhibits  with the investigation and trial costing the Western Australian people over $100 million dollars ....... all they needed to hang the case on ...  to save face .... to show that ther was at least one peice of evidence to support the spending of over $100 million dollars on the arrest and trial of Bradley Robert Edwards .... was to arrange for CIA/MI6 Assets  Laurie Webb and/or Detective Sergeant James Stanbury and/or Forensic Science Service  ....to add  the DNA of Bradley Robert Edwards to the DNA of Ciara Glennon  ..... so that an advanced DNA extraction method known as Low Copy Number testing came up with the result that Ciara Glennon's DNA included the DNA of  Bradley Robert Edwards ...   regardless of whether  Bradley Robert Edwards .is found guilty as being the sole person  responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers and/or Jane Rimmer and/or Ciara Glennon ...... the Wesrtern Australian Director of Public Prosecutions and Police will have achieved what they set out to do .... that is to convince the families and friends of the victims and the general public that Bradley Robert Edwards was the sole person  responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon .. and that there is no need to look any further for the person or people  responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon ...... because ... ' ....we know we had the right guy but did not have enough evidence to convince Justice Stephen Hall to rule that there was no reasonable doubt that Bradley Robert Edwards was the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon' .....  .Detective Sergeant James Stanbury gave falae information on the CIA documentary about the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer ,.... " .... CIA/MI6 insider 

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Bradley Robert Edwards Edwards is accused of killing Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer. (Fairfax Media)

Sarah Anne McMahon: Credit: Supplied
The last publicly known sighting of Sarah Anne McMahon was in Claremont, when she left Hugall and Hoile, her Claremont work place, about 5.20pm on November 8, 2000 after talking on the phone .... Sarah's last known phone call was with Donald Morey, aka Matusevich ..... it is believed that Sarah has arranged to meet with  Donald Morey, aka Matusevich in the Midland area 

Carmel Barbagallo, the senior Western Australian DPP Prosecutor of Bradley Robert Edwards​Western Australian Police

Justice Stephen Hall is presiding over the trial of Bradley Edwards. (Supplied)

 Bradley Edwards excluded as source of hairs found on Ciara
Claremont killer trial LIVE: Bradley Edwards excluded as source of hairs found on Ciara

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11.18am on Feb 20, 2020 - Court has adjourned for morning tea
Ms Evans said it was decided low copy number DNA testing would be carried out on the two combined fingernail samples as "it was anticipated there was only a low level of DNA inside" the pots. 

Court has broken for morning tea and will resume at 11.35am. 
12.27pm on Feb 20, 2020

What the defence might be for the DNA evidence is a "guessing game": Prosecutor
Following the DNA testing of the fingernails, it was discovered in January 2009 that the male DNA recovered allegedly matched that of an unknown male profile stored in the Pathwest DNA database. 
The unknown male profile belonged to the perpetrator of a rape carried out in 1995. 
In 2019, Mr Edwards confessed to the crime, where he abducted a 17-year-old girl from Claremont as she walked home alone and raped her in the Karrakatta Cemetery.
Ms Barbagallo is now asking Ms Evans about DNA testing carried out in April 2009 on some rape kit swabs taken from the Karrakatta cemetery rape victim. 
The rape kit swabs were tested in the UK using what's known as a Y Filer DNA kit. 
The results match Mr Edwards' DNA profile, which police obtained when he was arrested in 2016. 
The results of DNA taken from the rape kit swabs in Pathwest in 1999 also matched Mr Edwards' profile. 
Defence lawyer Paul Yovich has questioned the relevance of asking Ms Evans about the UK lab's testing of the rape kit swabs, given Mr Edwards had already confessed to. 
Ms Barbagallo: I don't know what the defence is quite frankly. I don't know where they are going with the DNA ... so it may be that this has no role to play, but it may be that it does ... quite frankly, it's a guessing game and I don't want to be in a position at the end of the prosecution case to say, 'I can now see the relevance of that'. 
Justice Stephen Hall has agreed to let the evidence be heard, saying, "If there was any question raised as to the reliability of the [Karrakatta victim] samples as being that of the accused ... the Y Filer test is a test that confirms and reinforces the conclusion reached using other tests, that the DNA is his". 
12.42pm on Feb 20, 2020
Ciara's crucial T-shirt scrapings sent to US and twice to UK for DNA testing before fibres discovered

Ms Barbagallo is now taking Ms Evans through some further testing of Macro items carried out by the UK lab in November 2010. 
A document marked "highly protected" shown on the court screens shows 178 exhibits were sent by Macro Taskforce detective Jim Stanbury, including scrapings from Ciara's T-shirt (AMJ33). 
The T-shirt scrapings, collected from the FBI in 1999 and placed into a petri dish, would go on to have 11 blue polyester fibres retrieved in 2012 which the state alleges match Mr Edwards' work-issued Telstra trousers. 
Ms Barbagallo is taking Ms Evans through this evidence for the purpose of showing the chain of possession, or continuity, of the T-shirt scrapings while they were in the UK. 
1.00pm on Feb 20, 2020 - Court has broken for lunch
It will resume at 2.15pm.

2.29pm on Feb 20, 2020 - Mammoth trial may take a break after DNA evidence is heard

Before Ms Evans resumes her evidence, the court has flagged it may be necessary to have a break from the trial after the DNA evidence is completed in the next week or two. 
The break would allow the prosecution to consider a defence report relating to the state's fibre evidence, which was allowed to be submitted to the trial late. 
The fibre evidence will begin after the DNA evidence. 
2.50pm on Feb 20, 2020 - Defence begins cross-examination
Mr Yovich has begun his cross-examination of Ms Evans and is asking about the anti-contamination processes at her Birmingham lab. 
He has pointed out the UK labs were "ultra-clean labs" with higher air pressure and monitored airflow, and specialised cabinets to avoid contamination. 
He also pointed out the lab used different areas to conduct different stages of a DNA extraction, in order to further reduce the risk of contamination. 
Mr Yovich is arguing Mr Edwards' DNA - which had been stored at Pathwest as part of the Karrakatta rape exhibits since 1995 - somehow cross-contaminated Ciara's fingernail exhibits.
"We accept ... that the scientific literature suggests the chance of contamination is remote but secondary transfer is known and documented in the literature," he said in his opening address.
"Your Honour will have to consider the possibility of cross-contamination with other exhibits at Pathwest that did have the accuseds' DNA on them."
Secondary DNA transfer is where DNA is transferred to an object or person through an intermediate, such as a piece of laboratory equipment.
3.27pm on Feb 20, 2020 - Mr Edwards excluded as source of hairs found on Ciara
Mr Yovich has now moved onto some mitochondrial DNA testing undertaken on some of Ciara's hair slides by Ms Evans in 2010. 
The testing was carried out on hairs found on drop sheets that Ciara's body was laid out on at the crime scene and at the beginning of her post-mortem, and hairs found on her underwear. 
Mr Yovich has pointed out a number of the hairs tested were found to not be Ciara's. 
Mr Yovich: What is the minimum number of individuals that [these hairs] could have come from? 
Ms Evans: Each one was probably a separate individual ... potentially nine [people].
In earlier evidence, Mr Yovich cross-examined technicians involved in the post-mortem on Ciara's body and questioned that in footage of the examination, a number of people appeared to lean over the sheeting, and even walk on it. 
Mr Yovich has now revealed a sample of Mr Edwards' hair was taken and tested to compare to the 2008 hair tests, to see if he was a match. 
Mr Yovich: Does that report conclude that those hairs distinguishable from Ms Glennon are also distinguishable from Mr Edwards? 
Ms Evans: Yes. 
Mr Yovich: Do you concur in conclusion that the hairs in your tables, that Mr Edwards can be excluded as a contributor? 
Ms Evans: Yes. 
3.58pm on Feb 20, 2020 - Defence and prosecution clash as Macro detective takes the stand
Justice Stephen Hall
The next witness is Senior Sergeant George Paton, who was involved in the Macro Taskforce between 1998 and 2016, working full-time on the case between 2008 to mid-2016. 
There is some legal argument underway as Mr Paton is a witness who will be giving evidence on both DNA and fibre evidence. 
Mr Yovich has said he is not ready to cross-examine Mr Paton about his fibre-related evidence, due to the late submissions of fibre evidence reports to this trial that he is yet to consider. 
Ms Barbagallo is opposed to witnesses being called to give their evidence-in-chief, and then "months later" being recalled to be cross-examined. 
"Giving evidence in this trial for any witness is nerve-racking, it's heavily scrutinised, and this witness ought to be able to give his evidence and be cross-examined, in fairness to everybody," she said. 
Mr Yovich has disagreed.
"I want to ensure the trial proceeds for no longer than it has to obviously, but my overriding concern is fairness to my client, and fairness to my client is to know what the evidence will be and have time to deal with it," he said. 
In light of Mr Yovich's position, which Ms Barbagallo said she had not been made aware of until now, the prosecution has requested Mr Paton's evidence be deferred.  
This application would also mean former Macro Taskforce boss Jim Stanbury's evidence would also be delayed. 
Justice Hall has ordered a brief adjournment for the two parties to "have a chat" and work out how best to call the witnesses. 
4.15pm on Feb 20, 2020 - Court has wrapped up for the day
Ms Barbagallo has said the state has agreed to reshuffle the order of its witnesses pending receiving a list from Mr Yovich highlighting which witnesses he says the defence is not yet ready to cross-examine. 
It has left the state now scrambling to bring forward witnesses they did not expect to call until a later stage. 
Ms Barbagallo has said the prosecution can read-in some witness statements tomorrow, and then look to have a new witness take the stand by Monday. 
Court has adjourned until 10am tomorrow. 
At the request from the media, Justice Hall has agreed to release two photographs of the packaging Ciara's fingernails were in when they arrived at the UK lab in 2008. 
4.40pm on Feb 20, 2020- Judge releases images of fingernail containers
Justice Hall has released the below images, which show how Ciara's fingernail exhibits AJM40, AJM42, AJM46 and AJM48 were received by the UK FSS lab in 2008.
The state alleges AJM40, once combined with AJM42, returned a mixed DNA profile consistent with being from Ciara and Mr Edwards.
A photograph of AJM40 and AJM48 being received by a lab in the UK in 2008.
A photograph of AJM42 and AJM46 being received by a UK lab in 2008.

Sketch of Bradley Robert Edwards at his trial where he is accused of the abuduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon 

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 21st day of November, 2002
 Counsel Assisting Mr S. Hall
 Appearances Mr R.L. Hooker Mr W.M. Bryant Ms J. Pepe


https://www.slp.wa.gov.au/publications/publications.nsf/DocByAgency/F586FA2FBBAB6E8F48256C83002C036F/$file/S021121.pdf

Can you tell me what was the initiating cause of that investigation?---Yes. The initiating cause was two computer checks that had been conducted, and some analysis conducted by the Anti-Corruption Commission Intelligence Unit, and just to explain, the first check related to an incident that you touched on this morning, on the 1st of February 2000 at Scarborough, at a car park, an ACC staff member was observed by (...name suppressed...), and the next day, the car driven by that staff member was accessed by a West Australian Police Service employee. We conducted some telephone analysis on (...name suppressed...)'s telephone, and we found that immediately before the check was made, (...name suppressed...) made a phone call to the West Australian Police Service, to the main switch. Some 3 minutes later, the check was made, and some 2 minutes after that, a West Australian Police Service telephone extension contacted (...name suppressed...)'s mobile. We believe from that, that information was passed on in relation to the Anti-Corruption Commission vehicle. There was a second incident on the 31st of July 2000, where the same ACC staff member was in the vicinity of (...name suppressed...)'s house, and at about 8 o'clock on that morning, a - - the vehicle registration of the ACC staff member's car was also accessed, again accessed. On this occasion, however, we had no phone calls, as we did with the first occasion, however the common link between the two incidents were that (...name suppressed...) knew the ACC staff member from attending school with him, but also - - Why do you say that?---Sorry? Why do you say that?---I say that because in between those two incidents occurring, and I think it was in May 2000, (...name suppressed...) and the ACC staff member met in the Kinross area and had a conversation, and (...name suppressed...) indicated to him at that stage that they had actually attended school together, and the staff member has since confirmed that, that that is the case.

Right?---So, the other common link that we had between those two incidents and (...name suppressed...) was that the telephone call that was made on the first occasion after the check had been made back to (...name suppressed...), was made by a - -
made from a WAPS telephone extension that was allocated to a police officer by the name of James Stanbury. (...name suppressed...) and Stanbury attended the Police Academy together, so they were known to each other, and the second check that was made on the ACC staff vehicle was made by a Senior Constable Michael Cooper, and Senior Constable Cooper and (...name suppressed...) also attended the West Australian Police Service Academy together as cadets. So, both of those two people had attended the Academy with (...name suppressed...). And as I said,

.21/11/2002 HILLIER, R.J. XN

we conducted some analysis and we found that over a period between August 99 and August 2000, there were over 100 calls to (...name suppressed...)'s mobile phone from Curtin House and Police Headquarters. MR HALL: Now, I take it that you knew that these vehicle checks had been done because the registration numbers were trapped? on the system?---That's correct. And that is something that you do as a security measure?--- That's correct. And what that means, as I understand it, is when an access is done by somebody looking on the computer, a message is sent to the person who put the trap on, which in this case was the ACC?---Yes. And that will indicate to you who it was who - -?---Accessed that vehicle. - - accessed the vehicle?---Or those details. Or details?---Yes. Now, when it came to - - just going back to the first of those incidents, the one - - -

.21/11/2002 HILLIER, R.J. XN 4570

MR HALL: - - - first of those incidents, the one on the 1st of February 2000, when it came to trying to determine who it was who had made the access, you mentioned the name of a police officer. What happened when you conducted an investigation?---We - - in relation to that incident we have just recently interviewed a number of people, and I should say that the investigation has been a long and complex investigation. It hasn't been a simple matter. And we now know that - - and (...name suppressed...)'s indicated this morning that he actually rang a police officer by the name of Paul Carlsen who instituted the check and rang (...name suppressed...) back with the information. Was it possible to tell from looking at the audit information that it was Officer Carlsen who had done the check?---No. It wasn't. The check was conducted by a West Australian Police Service staff officer by the name of Irena Noack? , and Irena Noack is employed within the BCI covert unit. Her role there is really an administrative role. She stays in the office. She actually conducts all the checks for the covert units out in the field. They either ring in on the radio or ring in via phone, request registration numbers or details of people, and she provides those details.

So in trying to determine who it was who was responsible for making this information request, you no doubt went to interview Ms Noack?---We interviewed Ms Noack and she was unable to remember the check, firstly because of the period of time that had elapsed, but she informed us that she makes anywhere between 20 and 100 checks per day. She maintains no records of those checks unless the check relates directly to a target's car; then the surveillance operative will put that check within the surveillance running sheet or the surveillance log. Ms Noack said that if she makes a check that isn't work-related or isn't related to a job, there is no records made, so she's unable to say why she made the check. And was that the case here? Was she able to assist you with why she had made this check?---No. She could not remember the check, and she maintains no records of any checks she makes. So how did that affect your investigation into that particular access?---Well, it meant that we couldn't pinpoint exactly how the information was getting out because Ms Noack had made so many checks it's possible for anybody to obtain any information they want from her, and we just never know because of the high volume of checks. So what we tried to do was, not with Ms Noack but with the Joondalup Police Station, we attempted to audit all the checks that had been made on a particular computer, and what happened was we found that the West Australian Police Service, with their audit system, they don't allocate one particular identification number to a computer; it's a roaming identification. So if, for . instance, I logged on to this computer here, the West Australian Police Service audit system may give it identification number 1. When I logged off, somebody else logged on and it might be 1001; number 1 might be on your computer. So what happened was, when we ran the audit at Joondalup Police Station, because the identification's roaming, we ended up with just a mass of information that we couldn't analyse. MR HALL: Why did you decide to - - this was clearly a different tack that you were taking with the investigation, having tried to follow down the BCI line and found that no adequate records were kept by Ms Noack in her area of who was requesting these checks. Why did you decide to go to Joondalup and do an audit there?---We - - as we commenced the inquiry we found that was in contact with Joondalup Police Station quite a bit. We ran two covert operations to see what would come of that, and what we did was we provided some information to (...name suppressed...) to see what he did with that information, and we - - we looked at the telephone call patterns and we were fairly well convinced that the information had been passed. However, we were not able to confirm how the information was accessed. As we started to investigate it we found that WAPS officers can actually make partial checks on registration numbers. That is, they can put in all the registration details bar the last digit - - -

21/11/2002 HILLIER, R.J. XN 4572

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Court hears details of accused Claremont killer Bradley Edwards’ dramatic arrest Angie Raphael
 AAP 
Tuesday, 25 February 2020

https://7news.com.au/news/wa/court-hears-details-of-accused-claremont-killer-bradley-edwards-dramatic-arrest-c-715866 

The specialist Tactical Response Group stormed into Bradley Robert Edwards’ home to arrest him almost two decades after the third Claremont murder, a Perth court has heard.
The 51-year-old former Telstra technician is on trial in the West Australian Supreme Court accused of murdering Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997.
Detective Senior Constable Ian Berry arrived at Edwards’ Kewdale home on December 22, 2016 about 7.40am after the TRG forced their way in and Edwards was arrested.
“He was taken for further inquiries at our office at the Cold Case Homicide Squad,” the detective testified on Tuesday.
During a two-day search of the home, a notebook was seized which detailed Edwards’ bank transactions, believed to have been written by his second wife.“My inquiries were to establish if the information that was written in that book, some of it albeit in a form of shorthand, were consistent with what would have appeared in a bank statement during the 1990s, if it had been indeed copied from a bank statement,” he said.

The wife, whose identity is suppressed, previously testified she was “sick and tired of the lies” and feared for her life when she began trawling through Edwards’ bank statements.
She could not find a bank statement that covered the day Ms Glennon disappeared.
Records also showed Edwards used an ATM in Claremont in December 1996, despite telling police he had no connection to the area.
Last year, Det Sen Const Berry was also asked to look into whether there were any fireworks in Mandurah between 1995 and 1996.
He checked the local newspaper and found “references of some events which had contained fireworks” and took copies back to the office.They were a fireworks display on the foreshore on Australia Day in 1996, as well as events in June 1995 and March 1996.

Prosecutors allege Edwards visited his estranged first wife at her parents’ home on Australia Day and asked her to attend the fireworks display with him but she refused. He then allegedly murdered Ms Spiers later that night.

His first wife, whose identity is also suppressed, testified she could not remember the date of his visit but believed it was in late 1995 or early 1996.
PathWest scientist Louise King testified that in 2003 she examined a pocket knife found near Ms Rimmer’s naked and decomposing body in Wellard in 1996.
Prosecutors allege Edwards had been issued a Telstra work knife of that type.
Ms King said she tested the sharp knife for blood but the results were negative.

She also noted a yellow-green sticky stain on the knife, which she thought might be glue or vegetation.
Under cross-examination, she said she always took care to minimise the risk of contamination, before defence counsel Paul Yovich pointed out her DNA was found on a combination of some vegetation samples.
“I don’t recall any lapse of my procedures. I would have followed our standard protocols,” she said.


Edwards admits raping a 17-year-old girl he abducted and dragged through Karrakatta cemetery in 1995 and attacking an 18-year-old woman as she slept in her Huntingdale home in 1988.
The trial continues.

Claremont serial killings: More delays as defence ‘not ready’ for fibre evidence
AAP
Thursday, 20 February 2020 

https://7news.com.au/news/crime/claremont-murders-case-hits-speed-bump-c-708175

The Claremont serial killings trial has hit another speed bump, with the deferral of evidence by two police witnesses after objections from Bradley Robert Edwards’ defence team.
Senior Sergeant George Paton, who was part of the Macro Taskforce investigating the 1996 and 1997 killings, was only briefly in the witness box on Thursday before lead defence lawyer Paul Yovich objected.
That was because Snr Sgt Paton would be giving evidence on both DNA evidence, which has been the focus of recent sittings, and yet-to-come fibre evidence.
Mr Yovich is not yet prepared to cross-examine Snr Sgt Paton and possibly Detective Sergeant Jim Stanbury, who was the former head of Macro, about fibre evidence, so foreshadowed deferring that until later in the trial.
But prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo said she would rather defer their evidence-in-chief than have their testimony broken up.
Justice Stephen Hall said he was content with that and wanted the trial to be fair.

Bringing witnesses forward

The state is now scrambling to bring forward witnesses and may only read statements into evidence on Friday.
Earlier on Thursday, Mr Yovich questioned the relevance of Ms Barbagallo asking Carole Evans, a former reporting scientist at the now-defunct UK laboratory Forensic Science Services, about further DNA evidence taken from Edwards’ 1995 rape victim.
The 51-year-old former Telstra technician admitted in October - the month before his epic trial started - to abducting and raping the teenager in a cemetery.
Prosecutors say DNA swabbed from her matches DNA found on the fingernails of the third murder victim Ciara Glennon.
Mr Barbagallo said the relevance was “to show consistency”.

“All of the results that have been produced by any laboratory on these matters has consistently produced a result that is consistent with the profile of this accused,” she said.
Justice Hall responded: “I”m not sure that’s in dispute”.
But he later added Edwards’ guilty plea “doesn’t necessarily entail an acceptance that all of the results of the DNA testing”.
Ms Barbagallo said she didn’t know what angle Mr Yovich - who has previously suggested contamination in the laboratory - was going to take.
“Quite frankly, it’s a guessing game and I don’t want to be in a position at the end of the prosecution case saying, ‘I can now see the relevance of that’.”
Former Telstra worker Bradley Robert Edwards denies murdering three women in 1996 and 1997. Credit: AAP

Claremont serial killings DNA evidence was contaminated by forensic scientists, trial told
 By Andrea Mayes

17th Febuary 2020
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-27/claremont-serial-killer-dna-evidence-contaminated-court-told/12007598 

PHOTO: DNA evidence found under the fingernails of Ciara Glennon was linked to Mr Edwards. (News Video)
Key points:
Bradley Edwards's DNA was found under the fingernails of Ciara Glennon
His defence has questioned if samples were contaminated in the lab
DNA found on a kimono left after a 1988 assault led to Edwards's arrest


Scientists at Western Australia's state-run forensic laboratory contaminated crucial samples relating to the Claremont serial killings case on multiple occasions with their own DNA, the trial of the man charged with the three murders has been told. 
Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards, 51, is standing trial in the Supreme Court for the wilful murders of 18-year-old Sarah Spiers, 23-year-old Jane Rimmer and 27-year-old Ciara Glennon.


The women all vanished on separate nights from Claremont, in Perth's western suburbs, between 1996 and 1997.
Edwards's DNA was found on scrapings taken from Ms Glennon's fingernails, but his defence has contested how it came to be there, suggesting the samples could have been contaminated.
Forensic scientist Andrew McDonald on Thursday cast doubt on the veracity of the DNA evidence linking Edwards to the murders, telling the court several key samples had been contaminated by scientists working on the case.

Mr McDonald worked for Cellmark Forensic Services in the UK, where a number of key exhibits were sent for further testing by police following Edwards's arrest in late 2016.
He said DNA from senior PathWest scientists including former lead forensic scientist Laurie Webb, Aleksander Bagdonavicius, Louise King and Scott Egan had been found on different samples relating to the case.

These included vegetation taken from the burial site of Ms Rimmer and intimate swabs taken from both Ms Glennon and Ms Rimmer.
The DNA of Steven Daventhoren, who found a Telstra-issued knife on the road close to where Ms Rimmer's body was discovered, was also found on one of Ms Rimmer's intimate samples.
Mr Daventhoren, who has since died, worked at a nearby horse riding school and stables.
Mr McDonald, who now works for PathWest, said the DNA of a visitor to the Cellmark laboratories at Abington, near London, had been found on one sample, despite stringent precautions being taken in that lab to prevent contamination.
He said samples taken from a branch that had been lying on top of Ms Rimmer's body were found to contain a partial female DNA profile that did not match the young childcare assistant or any PathWest staff.

In his opening address, defence lawyer Paul Yovich SC said this DNA matched the victim of an unrelated crime, but this was not specified on Thursday.
In 2008 scientists at the UK's Forensic Science Service made the crucial discovery of male DNA on a combined sample of two of Ms Glennon's fingernails from her left hand — AJM 40 and 41.
At the time the male DNA did not match anyone on police databases, but it was later matched to Edwards.

No record that Edwards visited lab
Later Mr Egan, who began working at PathWest as a lab assistant in 1995 and is now the acting scientist in charge of cold case examinations, took to the witness stand.
Mr Egan said any contractors visiting PathWest would have to sign the visitors' book and be taken by staff through secure doors to gain access to the laboratories.
He said he had checked the visitors' book dating back to 1995, when records began to be kept, and had found evidence of Telstra technicians visiting the labs.
"Does Bradley Edwards's name appear in that book?" prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC asked.
"No, it does not," Mr Egan said.
Mr Yovich suggested in his opening that "in circumstances where other instances of contamination are known to have occurred", it was not beyond the realms of possibility that Ms Glennon's critical fingernail samples could have been contaminated through secondary transfer.

Silk kimono broke open Claremont investigation
Later, Mr Egan said he prepared a spreadsheet for the trial of the key evidence relating to the three murders, as well as the 1988 attack on an 18-year-old women in her home at Huntingdale and the brutal 1995 rape of a teenage girl at Karrakatta Cemetery.

Edwards has pleaded not guilty to the murders but admitted his guilt on five charges relating to the other two attacks.


Mr Egan said DNA found on a silk kimono Edwards had been wearing when he attacked the teenager in her bed in Huntingdale was 1.1 billion times more likely to have come from Edwards than anyone else.
The DNA was also compared to a reference sample from Edwards's brother Troy, but was not found to be a match.
Mr Egan detailed how the kimono, which had been kept in police storage for 28 years by then, came to be a key piece of the puzzle the prosecution claims links Edwards to the murders.
The garment was left behind after Edwards fled the teenager's home and was brought to PathWest for testing by police on November 16, 2016 as part of a review of unsolved cases.
It had been held in police storage for 28 years by then, and PathWest began testing it for possible DNA on November 23, 2016, Mr Egan said.
A male DNA profile was developed on November 28 based on testing of semen found on it, before being entered into the WA database on December 1, prompting a critical breakthrough.
The profile was found to match the male DNA found on the 17-year-old Karrakatta rape victim, which police had already matched to DNA found under Ms Glennon's fingernails.
But the identity of the man was still unknown, prompting police to revisit the Huntingdale case more closely.

Fingerprint led police to Edwards
When they did so, they found a fingerprint that had been left behind at a different home in Huntingdale after a break-in, one of a series of incidents which Ms Barbagallo has referred to as the "Huntingdale prowler" series.
That fingerprint was uploaded into the police system and matched to an unprovoked attack on a female social worker who was working alone at an office in Hollywood Hospital in 1990.
Edwards had attacked the woman while he was fixing the hospital's telephone system as part of his work with Telstra, grabbing her from behind and pinning his arm across her chest while trying to stuff a cloth in her mouth.
Earlier in the trial, the woman testified she thought she was "going to die" during the terrifying ordeal.

Edwards was given two years' probation and ordered to attend a sex offender's treatment program after admitting the offence, and crucially, it meant his details were stored on the police database.
In mid-December, police put Edwards under surveillance, following him to a cinema and obtaining a DNA sample from a Sprite bottle he discarded.
Two days later they swooped, arresting him at his home in the south-eastern suburb of Kewdale.
The trial, before Justice Stephen Hall, is in its 12th week and will resume on Friday.


Topics: murder-and-manslaughter, law-crime-and-justice, courts-and-trials, perth-6000, wa, claremont-6010

Justice Stephan Hall warned the public against any outbursts, adding Edwards was presumed innocent of the murders and it was for the prosecutors to prove his guilt

Detective Sergeant James Stanbury
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Jim Stanbury
Team Leader - Investigations
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Company NameWA Police
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Dates EmployedJan 2016 – Present
Employment Duration: 4 yrs 2 mos
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Leader of a multidiscipline team of ten, conducting investigations into drug, volume and serious crime. The team is responsible for rapid response to such matters, commencing inquiries at the time of the incident, taking responsibility for the inquiry; handling physical material, interviewing witnesses, processing offenders, and facilitating all aspects of the judicial process.
Title Detective Sergeant - Forensic Coordinator
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Liaison with local, National and International Forensic Service Providers.
Review of Major Crime Investigations to identify new forensic oppurtunities utlising the latest technologies and procedures
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 Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #10

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/australia-claremont-serial-killer-1996-1997-perth-western-australia-10.325918/page-39

petedavo.auWell-Known Member
CuriousChum said: ↑
I find BRE FB post on 22 dec at 455am quite odd. This has been raised before by other sleuthers and on BF. I do not know enough of BRE public FB posts but to make the "eagles nest" comment literally hours before his arrest and so early in the day is odd...is it his final cryptic message? Eagles nest retreat around perth is at gidgiegannup roughly NE of perth amd along with the other dump sites and claremont area forms a rough cross symbol? The retreat is listed as "Eagle's Nest is a formation and retreat centre wholly owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perth".It borders the large walyunga national parlk with what looks like acessible dirt roads one with a culdesac. I understand its a leap but maybe other sleuths have ideas. Credit to BF poster for this location.

papertrailFormer Member
CSK? said: ↑
According to news reports every single person in that video was identified except MM. If it was BE he would have been on the police radar even as just a name at the scene of JR's last sighting but news reports he only come on the radar within the last few weeks.
listen very carefully to what Jim Stanbury actually states on the CIA documentary about who they have the names of. Hint: it is not everyone.
papertrail, Jan 6, 201
CSK?New Member
papertrail said: ↑
listen very carefully to what Jim Stanbury actually states on the CIA documentary about who they have the names of. Hint: it is not everyone.
Jim Stanbury states at 37:56 "Correct, we have identified and interviewed all of these people out on the street and none of these were able to provide significant information"
Host then states at about 38:30 regarding MM "Because of all the people that were there, this is the one person you have not been able to interview"
Jim Stanbury then says "correct"
at 39:00 the host then reitterates "all these people here you have spoken too, haven't been able to help you as far as his (MM) identity is concerned"
Jim Stanbury then says "That is correct
Host says "We dont know who mystery man is, where he went or where he is
Jim Stanbury says "no"
No mention that there was anyone other than MM unidentified in the video. Did you see a different version of the CIA doco than I did?
CSK?, Jan 7, 2017
CSK?New Member
So after watching the CIA doco again, I'm now confused. Was JR waiting for a taxi? In the doco it shows JR exiting the hotel with her friends whom go on to get a taxi, if JR wanted a taxi why not go with her friends? she was clearly waiting to meet someone she had perhaps spoken to earlier in the night.
You don't leave your friends whom are getting a taxi to go and wait for a taxi that defies all reasonable logic.
MsAnaisVerified Clinical Psychologist (AU)
CSK? said: ↑
So after watching the CIA doco again, I'm now confused. Was JR waiting for a taxi? In the doco it shows JR exiting the hotel with her friends whom go on to get a taxi, if JR wanted a taxi why not go with her friends? she was clearly waiting to meet someone she had perhaps spoken to earlier in the night.
You don't leave your friends whom are getting a taxi to go and wait for a taxi that defies all reasonable logic.
BBM
That's exactly what I thought
MsAnais, Jan 7, 2017
isisawNew Member
CSK? said: ↑
So after watching the CIA doco again, I'm now confused. Was JR waiting for a taxi? In the doco it shows JR exiting the hotel with her friends whom go on to get a taxi, if JR wanted a taxi why not go with her friends? she was clearly waiting to meet someone she had perhaps spoken to earlier in the night.
You don't leave your friends whom are getting a taxi to go and wait for a taxi that defies all reasonable logic.
This is the part that has always baffled me. She clearly had plans and surely she would of mentioned those plans to her entourage on the night as she declined their ride?
As you said, it defies logic. Something just doesn't add up.
isisaw, Jan 7, 2017
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/australia-claremont-serial-killer-1996-1997-perth-western-australia-10.325918/page-40
CP345Member
isisaw said: ↑
This is the part that has always baffled me. She clearly had plans and surely she would of mentioned those plans to her entourage on the night as she declined their ride?
As you said, it defies logic. Something just doesn't add up.
I think her friends made it as clear as they could without wanting to risk conservative people thinking badly of Jane that she was looking for 'company' that evening.
CP345, Jan 7, 2017
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Discussion in 'Serial Killers' started by sillybilly, Dec 6, 2016
phantommMember
Nugget77 said: ↑
What have police made of this finding?
I Haven't told them yet. Jim Stanbury told me not to report anything to them unless I found a body.
But I have sent it to Liam Bartlett to give him a heads up if I investigate more carefully and do some digging. But I also want Paul Ferguson to have a look in case I damage any forensic evidence.
phantomm, Dec 12, 2016
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Dec 6, 2016 - 20 posts - ‎10 authors
Jim Stanbury told me not to report anything to them unless I found a body. ... Travelling 39.18 kms east at 90 degrees to the line finishes on Mundaring Rd 30 metres North of McCallum Rd. In fact it's the ... If SS is linked to the line in some way then it was planned to do the 3 ... Ps , Would link if was able to
Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #6
Discussion in 'Serial Killers' started by sillybilly, Oct 11, 2016.
MyLeftFootMember
Bartholemeus said: ↑
It's a laboratory. They are scientists. Let's take the CSK case for example. Someone calls crime stoppers and reports a lead. Invesigators run some checks and realise this person's name has come up a few times and is on their POI list. The new information elevates them up the POI list. Forensics would not have access to the CSK case files. They would not be the team looking at suspects, investigating them and then deciding "we should go and ask/demand for that POI's DNA".
ps CSI: Las Vegas isn't actually real. Doesn't happen like that.
Correct. And it only happens partly as you describe also!
MyLeftFoot, Nov 17, 2016

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/australia-claremont-serial-killer-1996-1997-perth-western-australia-6.318778/page-44
MyLeftFootMember
All evidence is evaluated as priority 1, priority 2 etc, depending a what substantiating evidence is apparent. That decision is made by the investigators whose job it is to class it's priority. That is where Stanbury comes in. It is his job to decide what is relevant and what is not, depending on what other factors are known.
As for running off and demanding a DNA sample from someone, it is my belief they already have the offenders DNA. Now that is speculation on my part, but informed speculation based on the reshuffling of staff and things I have picked up. As I said...it's speculation. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck..it's probably a duck.
MyLeftFoot, Nov 17, 2016
Mo JoeNew Member
MyLeftFoot said: ↑
Please clarify. Have his DNA from the crime scenes, have his DNA from him, or both?
Mo Joe, Nov 17, 2016
All evidence is evaluated as priority 1, priority 2 etc, depending a what substantiating evidence is apparent. That decision is made by the investigators whose job it is to class it's priority. That is where Stanbury comes in. It is his job to decide what is relevant and what is not, depending on what other factors are known.
As for running off and demanding a DNA sample from someone, it is my belief they already have the offenders DNA. Now that is speculation on my part, but informed speculation based on the reshuffling of staff and things I have picked up. As I said...it's speculation. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck..it's probably a duck.
Mo JoeNew Member
Bartholemeus said: ↑
She's possible as are some other girls. One thing we can be quite confident of is; if the CSK remained in Australia and continued killing then he changed his MO.
My gut feel is DM did Lisa Brown. I haven't ruled out the CSK but without any extra evidence it's in the "will keep it in mind won't look at it unless there's some new evidence or a plausible theory" basket.
I have reason to believe that the police may have considered she was connected to the CSK. MOO
Mo Joe, Nov 17, 2016
MyLeftFootMember
Mo Joe said: ↑
Please clarify. Have his DNA from the crime scenes, have his DNA from him, or both?
First of all let me say this. I don't have concrete evidence that they DO have the offenders DNA! I'm saying that it looks like they do. I base this on how the investigation has shifted and gone to ground and where resources have been placed.
But to answer your question, I believe it points to them having both crimescene and offenders evidence and I think it is only a fairly recent development. You are perfectly free to believe otherwise.
MyLeftFoot, Nov 17, 201
BartholemeusFormer Member
MyLeftFoot said: ↑
First of all let me say this. I don't have concrete evidence that they DO have the offenders DNA! I'm saying that it looks like they do. I base this on how the investigation has shifted and gone to ground and where resources have been placed.
But to answer your question, I believe it points to them having both crimescene and offenders evidence and I think it is only a fairly recent development. You are perfectly free to believe otherwise.
I just checked Stanbury's LinkedIn. It says he is "Forensic Coordinator" but has been in that role since 2006. So he hasn't necessarily been moved from heading up the CSK investigation to a forensic role.
Bartholemeus, Nov 17, 2016
meticulouslyFormer smartphone blogger
Mo Joe said: ↑
I have reason to believe that the police may have considered she was connected to the CSK. MOO
Don Morey linked to sarah McMahon disappearance .
And is thought to be separate from the csk . 
Sarah disappeared after work in claremont and initially fuelled rumors that the csk did it . But then turned out to be not related , but it is another disappearance in the area so heres pics for anyone unaware . Lisa brown possibly moreys crime ? More to come on that...
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meticulously, Nov 17, 2016
MyLeftFootMember
Bartholemeus said: ↑
You said you had a source. Can you please post it.
Ok..Found the file in question but I'm not sure it should be posted here. I will need to check some legals as it mentions other officers.
I hope this will suffice in the interim.
Jim Stanbury© 2016
Detective Sergeant - Forensic Coordinator at WA Police
location - Perth, Australia
industry - Law Enforcement
Current - Detective Sergeant - Forensic Coordinator
Past - Team Leader at Australian Crime Commission, Liaison Officer at Australian Federal
Education -Murdoch University, Kalamunda Senior High School
-Murdoch University 2008 – 2009 Post Grad Forensic Science
MyLeftFoot, Nov 17, 2016
Mo JoeNew Member
10/02/99 - article by Sarah Stephen
https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/and-aint-i-woman-sex-worker-and-law
Extensive search for Lisa Jane Brown not launched for three months.
Police Constable on three charges of rape against two sex workers
Mo Joe, Nov 17, 2016
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/australia-claremont-serial-killer-1996-1997-perth-western-australia-6.318778/page-45

MyLeftFootMember
Top cop taken off cold case (and straight into the forensic division)
Grant Taylor - The West Australian on October 3, 2015, 12:35 am
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29709275/top-cop-taken-off-cold-case/#page1
MyLeftFoot, Nov 17, 2016
meticulouslyFormer smartphone blogger
Mo Joe said: ↑
Lisa Jane Brown 1998. Dressed like Nicole Reid. Why isn't Lisa Jane Brown mentioned more in CSK discussions? Why isn't Lisa Jane Brown getting the attention of the other girls. Perhaps he moved areas when Claremont got too hot?
It has been mentioned in the past some time over the years but there seemed to be a few reasons why it wasn't linked to csk . I will have a look mo joe

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meticulously, Nov 17, 2016

Podcast_ Claremont Serial Killer Trial
A Gift for Ciara's Birthday

https://omny.fm/shows/the-claremont-serial-killings/a-gift-for-ciaras-birthday?in_playlist=the-claremont-serial-killings!podcast

Some comments on the above by the NYT CSK Investigation Team-7th February 2020

1. It is completely unbelievable that Western Australian Police, the ABC News and all the other main stream newspaper, magazine and TV media outlets in Western Australia and Australia wide ..... as deliberately falsley  claimed in the above ABC News Article ..... that the last know siting of Jane Rimmer was on the video footage at around 11.50 pm 8th June, 1996 ...... talking to the Mystery Man s Jane Rimmer was leaving the Claremont Hotel ... when they ll would know about and have access to the Nedlands Chronicle Newspaper article which stated that four university students saw Jane Rimmer at around 12.30 am June 9th, 1996 in a drunken state hitchhiking on Stirling Highway, near the corner of Loch Street, Claremont .... walking in the direction of the City of Perth ....... the four university students correctly described the cloths the girl they saw , as being the clothes that Jane Rimmer had been wearing that night ..... they made their statement to the newspaper and the police before the police had publiclly announced what Jane Rimmer was wearing on the 8th June 1996 ...

2.  It is completely unbelievable that Western Australian Police, the ABC News and all the other main stream newspaper, magazine and TV media outlets in Western Australia and Australia wide ..... and the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australian have competely ignore the bricklayer's evidence, which is supported by his wife ... that at around 4 am the early morning that Ciara Glennon disappeared .... that he was driving near where the body of Ciara Glennon was found .... on the way to a building site to start work , ... when her saw a Fa;con Taxi without it's lights on ..... with a person sitting in the back of the taxi and another person driving the taxi .... this is one of the most material pieces of evidence in the whole Bradley Roberts Edwards Trial ...who has been charged as allegedly being the the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Ciara Glennon, along with other charges .....  there can be very little doubt that the taxi that the bricklayer saw at around 4 am was connected to the abduction murder of Ciara Glennon and that CIaria Glennon would have been in that Taxi ..... when the bricklayer saw the taxi at around 4 am in aythe morning ... back then in 1997  the area was mainly bush and very little residential housing and development ..... and as the bricklayer stated in his statment tha it was highly unusual to see a taxi driving down that buck road at 4 am without it's light' on......... 

3. By the police and the prosecution not calling the taxi driver, and his wife who saw a taxi with it lights off the morning CIara Glennon disappeared .... near where the body of Ciara Glennon was found ..... as well as the four university students as witnesses....  at the Bradley Robert  Edwards Trial  ,,,is a serious breach of their duties as police and prosecutors and is a serious contempt of court ..... not to present all the material evidence and witnesses before the court to try and get to the truth as to what were the last movements and sightings of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon ...

Why have the WA Police and  the  senior WA-DPP Prosecutor,, Carmel Barbagallo, acted this way?

Mr Yovich has suggested sub-par standards at PathWest contaminated the fingernail scrapings taken from Ciara Glennon.

(Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)

Bradley Robert Edwards is accused by the Western Australian Police  and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia for allegedly being the sole person responsible of the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon .....on the behalf of the State of Western Australia .....however, his senior Defence lawyer Paul Yovich is closely scrutinising the alleged DNA evidence being used to try and obtain a guilty verdict ..... claiming that his client Bradley Robert Edwards  did not abduct and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, and that there is a reasonable doubt that  the DNA Evidence could have been contaminated in various ways .... and is simp;y unreliable . and can not be trusted by the court as a basis for a guilty verdict ....... there is clear evidence and reason to believe that those that that have been in charge over the last over 20 years in investigating and prosecuting what is publicly known worldwide as the Claremont Serial Killings can not be trusted to be responsible for the investigation and prosecution of the Claremont Serial Killings ..... all previous heads of the Macro Task Force hahave been piblicly accused and named in alleged breaches and deriliction of their duties as pubic officers for various reasons ..... the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia and the former Office of Prosecutions has a long history of actung illegally and improperly in the prosecution of various people of various crimes including being involved with helping Former Macro Task Force Boss David John Caporn (CIA-MI6_Asset_) to have Andrew Mallard wrongly and unjusticly accused of murder ...... that completey destroyed life ...

The two people that delivered Ciara Glennon's to the UK for DNA Testing have been accused in CIA/MI6Insider Laurie the Webb CIA-MI6_Asset, who was sacked by PathWest for not following the right procedures for DNA Tests the correct way .. and .... 

Detective Sergeant James Stanbury-CIA-MI6_Asset_ who has been accused of being derelict in his duties by ignoring scraping noises from the cell of a prisoner being questioned over another murder, despite the fact the man was a suicide risk ....

...... were told by their CIA/MI6 Handlers it was their job and responsibility to made sure there were DNA Results come back from the UK that showed the DNA of Bradley Robert Edwards in the samples of DNA taken from Ciara Glennon .... by having the DNA of Bradley Robert Edwards deliberately added the samples of DNA taken from Ciara Glennon 

Brendan-Chapman-Forensic scientist Brendan Chapman.

 Bradley Edwards's defence against Claremont murder charges still a 'guessing game', prosecutor says

20th February 2020
By Charlotte Hamlyn
  Key points:  

Bradley Edwards is accused of murdering three women in Claremont
DNA remains a crucial element of the case bring brought against him
But his lawyers have still not clearly outlined their defence strategy

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-20/bradley-edwards-claremont-defence-still-a-guessing-game/11983116 

The lead prosecutor in the Claremont serial killings case has conceded she does not know what direction Bradley Edwards's defence lawyers plan to take in the marathon Supreme Court trial, describing their case as "a guessing game". 
 Edwards is standing trial in the WA Supreme Court over the deaths of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon who disappeared from Claremont in 1996 and 1997.
He denies the murder charges against him but has admitted to attacks on two other women, including the abduction and rape of a teenager at Karrakatta cemetery in 1995.
On Thursday former forensic scientist Carole Evans, who has travelled from the UK to appear at the trial, was asked more about the processes she went through to test a series of exhibits relating to Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon.
In 2008 hair, nail and clothing samples were flown to the UK's Forensic Science Service laboratory where scientists performed an advanced technique called low copy number (LCN) testing.
The sensitive testing method is designed to detect traces of DNA on very small pieces of material and it was during these tests a male DNA profile later linked to Edwards was uncovered under Ms Glennon's fingernails, marking a major breakthrough in the long-running investigation.
The following year, the Forensic Science Service also conducted a series of tests on evidence relating to the Karrakatta case.
Defence remains guarded on strategy
Questions about those tests prompted an objection from Edwards's defence lawyer, Paul Yovich SC, who questioned the relevance of the information, given his client had already confessed to that crime.
Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC told the court she was trying to cover all bases given she had no idea what direction the defence planned to take.
 "I don't know what the defence is quite frankly," Ms Barbagallo said.
 "I don't know where they are going with the DNA.
 "It may be that this has no role to play, but it may be that it does.
"Quite frankly, it's a guessing game."
During his brief opening address, Mr Yovich gave little away about the defence's argument.
At the time, he conceded the DNA found under Ms Glennon's fingernails, which was catalogued as exhibits AJM 40 and 42, belonged to Edwards but said he would argue it got there by way of contamination.
He has since been attempting to identify opportunities for that to have occurred.
·"The defence accepts that the mixed DNA profile extracted from the sample that became AJM40 and 42 is consistent with a two-person profile, the contributors of which are Ms Glennon and the accused," Mr Yovich said back in November.
On Thursday Justice Stephen Hall asked him to clarify whether that was still his position, but Mr Yovich was vague in his response.
"Whether it is or isn't, results relating to intimate results on [the Karrakatta victim] don't go to prove anything other than those results," Mr Yovich said.
Later, Ms Evans was asked about mitochondrial DNA testing performed on samples of hair taken from Ms Glennon's underwear and from two drop sheets that were used during her post-mortem examination in 1997.
She concluded that the hairs had likely come from Ms Glennon and nine other individual sources.
However, none of them came from Edwards.

The trial continues.
PHOTO: Bradley Edwards has denied murdering three women in the mid 90s. (ABC News: Anne Barnetson)
PHOTO: Former forensic scientist Carole Evans has been questioned about the evidence-handling procedures for samples sent to her UK lab. (ABC News: Manny Tesconi)
PHOTO: State prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC says she does not know what direction the defence's argument will take. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)
PHOTO: Paul Yovich SC is defending Bradley Edwards in the Claremont trial. (ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn)

CIA/MI6 insider stated to NYT CSK Investogators that the DNA of Brsdley Robert Edwards was deliberate;y added to the DNA of Ciara Glennon, so there was an escuse to issue an arrest warrant against Bradley Robert Edwards for the abduction and murder of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon

Evidence from the crime scenes of Ciara Glennon and Gerard Ross was sent to the UK. (ABC News)

Podcast_ Claremont Serial Killer Trial_ Panic as Exhibits 'Go Missing'2020-02-21

https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/3patm-872d9/CLAREMONT-The-Claremont-Serial-Killings-Podcast

When Claremont exhibits were sent over the to the UK for expert low copy number testing, the exhibits which are now seen as crucial to the prosecution’s case - Ciara Glennon’s fingernails - went missing.
It turns out they were never ‘missing’, just separated from the other exhibits and placed in a fridge for storage.
As Tim Clarke explains, there must have been a sense panic that went through that lab in the time the exhibits were thought to be missing.
The scientists didn’t know just how important these fingernails would be to the case at that time, because they hadn’t yet been tested.
But what they did have with them, that were considered important at the time, were samples from multiple ‘people of interest’ to the case, which they planned to test against the Claremont samples.
As the Claremont Serial Killings trial entered its 50th day, another cold case which gripped WA was in the headlines again, just over two years since a conviction was made.
But today, that conviction of Francis Wark was overturned. He was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 17-year-old WA teenager Hayley Dodd in 1999. Hayley’s body was never found.
Tim Clarke says this raises questions in the case of Sarah Spiers.
The Claremont in Conversation podcast team discuss what, if any implications this could have on the Claremont case.
If you want to know more about the Hayley Dodd case, head to https://thewest.com.au/news/court-justice/francis-john-wark-to-face-re-trial-for-murder-of-hayley-dodd-after-conviction-quashed-on-appeal-ng-b881468701z
If you have any questions for the podcast team, or any of their guests, send them in to claremonpodcast@wanews.com.au ​​

Claremont killer trial LIVE: DNA from kimono was '100 billion' times more likely to be Edwards'
By Heather McNeill
February 27, 2020 

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-uk-scientist-who-re-tested-macro-exhibits-against-accused-s-dna-profile-takes-stand-20200227-p544x1.html



26th February, 2020 1.04pm
Pathwest scientists who contaminated Macro exhibits identified

The next exhibit that was found to be contaminated was another intimate swab taken from Jane, which when tested in 2017 was found to have the partial profile of Pathwest forensic scientist, Laurie Webb. 
A twig recovered from Jane's crime scene (RH21) was also found to have the DNA profile of an unknown female present. This female was later identified as the victim of an unrelated crime. 
A different branch taken from Jane's crime scene (RH22) was found to have a mixed DNA profile with 30/31 of the peaks matching a mixture of Pathwest forensic scientists Aleksander Bagdonavicius and Louise King, who examined the item in 2002. 
The remaining peak at D22 of '14', matched Mr Edwards' profile. 
Another test of the above extract, but enhanced, showed Mr Bagdonavicius and Ms King's profiles again, with Mr Bagdonavicius' making up 28 of the alleles and Ms King 25 alleles. 
Some of the unaccounted for peaks, or alleles, matched Mr Edwards' profile, however Mr McDonald said there was no indication he had contributed to the sample. 

26th February, 2020 1.20pm
CellMark scientist reveals 'very unusual' contamination event with its own staff member

The next exhibit that was contaminated was an intimate swab taken from Ciara (AJM30). 
Testing of the exhibit returned a reading of 19 peaks, with 17 of the peaks matching Pathwest forensic scientist, Scott Egan. 
The remaining two peaks matched Ciara's profile. 
The last exhibit that was found to be contaminated was an extract taken from a branch from a crime scene (RH9) that was found to have seven out of nine peaks matching Pathwest scientist Louise King. 
"A little alarm bell rings there that it may be an incidence of contamination and could be worth following up," Mr McDonald said.
Mr Yovich has now asked about a contamination incident that occurred at CellMark in the last five years, where a staff member's DNA was detected on an exhibit [not Macro-related] more than a year after they had ceased working at the lab.
Mr Yovich: This was an exhibit in effect that the person whose DNA was found on it, could not have had any contact with it within the lab, and wasn't in the lab for at least a year, and yet their profile DNA made its way onto the exhibit.
Mr McDonald: This individual worked in the exhibit reception area rather than the labs... it was a very unusual episode. Some of her cellular DNA may have got into the air handling system and when that got switched on at some point, something may have blown out of there and onto an exhibit.

26th February, 2020:1.20pm
Court has adjourned for morning tea

It will resume at 11.35am. 

26th February,2020: 2.24pm
'Accused's DNA not able to be excluded from intimate swab test result': CellMark scientist

In re-examination of Mr McDonald, Justice Stephen Hall is asking for clarification around how a scientist can interpret the difference between artefacts and trace DNA when reading DNA test results. 
He has explained that there are certain positions and situations where artefacts are well known to appear on DNA results. 
Of the peaks detected in the re-testing of Ciara's fingernails, he has said: "It's maybe just slightly out from what you might expect [for an artefact] but it's still a reasonable expectation that it might be an artefact". 
The state claims the re-testing of Ciara's fingernail exhibits in 2017 showed none of the samples revealed any signs of contamination. 
Prosecutor Tara Payne has now re-visited the testing of an intimate swab taken from Jane. 
A low amount of DNA was recovered from the swab showing at least two contributors. 
Jane's profile was a match for 10/23 of the peaks. 
Steven Daventhoren's profile was a match for 9/23 peaks. 
Mr McDonald said Mr Edwards' profile could not be completely excluded as a potential third source, with his alleles matching six of the allele points. 
He agreed the low level of DNA returned made it difficult to obtain any match. 

26th February, 2020:3.11pm
Lead scientist for Macro Taskforce takes stand

The next witness called is Pathwest forensic scientist Scott Egan, who started working at the lab in 1996 as an assistant and became a scientist in 1999/2000.
Today he is the scientist-in-charge of the Pathwest cold case investigations team. 
During the Macro Taskforce investigation, he was the reporting scientist, with prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo referring to "thousands of exhibits" being tested at Pathwest in relation to the investigation. 
Ms Barbagallo has spent around 30 minutes asking Mr Egan to explain the lay-out of the Pathwest lab in the mid-90s, and who was allowed into the DNA section. 
He said the two main scientists in that area were Laurie Webb and Anna-Marie Ashley.
He said if a trades person was required to enter the secured area, the person would at all times be supervised. 

26th February, 2020:4.28pm
'Mr Edwards never entered DNA lab to work on phones': Pathwest scientist

Ms Barbagallo has resumed asking Mr Egan about the lay-out of the Pathwest in the 1990s, with Mr Egan confirming there was one telephone in the secure DNA area of the lab. 
Mr Egan said any trades people who visited the lab would have had to have signed in at the reception visitor's book before being escorted into the area. 
Pathwest still has its visitor records dating back to 1995. 
Ms Barbagallo: Did Bradley Edwards' name appear in that visitor book? 
Mr Egan: No. 
He confirmed there were some other Telstra employee names within the book. 
Mr Edwards was a Telstra technician his entire working life, and worked mostly on the telco's business and government clients. 
Mr Yovich has previously hinted Mr Edwards may have at some stage been inside the lab to fix its telephones. 

26th February, 2020:5.37pm
Scientist details lab lay-out and 2004 move

Ms Barbagallo is now taking Mr Egan through the different types of machinery and anti-contamination equipment used at Pathwest and when they were first introduced into the lab. 
He is also explaining how exhibits were delivered and analysed in the mid-90s, and how that process evolved over time. 
Mr Egan has now moved on to talking about tthe lay-out of Pathwest's lab after it moved from the QEII Medical Centre to a new facility in Bentley in May 2004. 

26th February, 2020:6.01pm
Kimono testing found profile was 100 billion times more likely to be Edwards' DNA than another person's

Mr Egan is now being asked about the testing of a cold case item from an unsolved sex attack in Huntingdale.
A kimono was recovered from the attack, and sent to the Pathwest lab on February 19, 1988. It was examined and then returned to police on March 30, 1988.
More than 28 years later, the kimono was again received by the Pathwest lab for DNA testing on November 16, 2016 as part of a cold case review.

26th February, 6.13pm
Court has wrapped up for the day

It will resume at 10am tomorrow. 

Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon

Why wasn’t Bradley Robert Edwards immediately placed in the prime suspect list for the 1995 Karrakatta Rape, with the police knowing about his 1990 Hollywood Attempted Rape and Serious Assault Conviction? ... asks the NYT CSK INvestigation Team

Fibres that allegedly matched either a VS Commodore Car or another car being a Toyota Luxus Car. ... where found on the hair or body of Ciara Glennon …this is the first time it has been mentioned in any media report that the fibres found on the hair or body of Ciara Glennon could have also come from not just a VS Commodore Car but also a Toyota Luxus Car…. Why Is That? We are sure that the information on this podcast which had been written by the well respected experienced journalist Bret Christison, who is the owner and the editor of the Post Newspaper in Subiaco …. is exactly correct as to what was stated by the police and the prosecution about what type of possible cars fibres that were allegedly found in the hair or body of Ciara Glennon could have matched ....... this puts a reasonable doubt on whether the car used to transport Ciara Glennon was a VS Commodore Car or a Toyota Luxus Car. 

The nurse at Hollywood Hospital intimate virginal and anal swabs of the 1995 Karrakatta Victims… the victim had had been raped two times …. this indicates that the 1995 Karrakatta Victim had had both a virginal and anal rapes …… this could mean there was two men involved .. with one man causing the virginal rape and other man causing the anal rape …..  Sarah Anne McMahon stated in her statement made before she disappeared on 8th November 2000 … that a senior police officer who used to be her boyfriend and a high well known powerful Perth businessman were involved in the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings ….. it may well be that one of these people or someone connected to one of these people was a second man who raped the 1995 Karrakatta Victim and that Bradley Robert Edwards, even having pleady guilty for the 1995 Karrakatta Abduction and Rape …. may be too scared to mention the other person or people involved for fear of either himself or his step daughter being harmed by connections of the people that were involved with the other person who may have raped the 1995 Karrakatta Victim…

The other issue which has not be brought to light or discussed by the police, the prosecution, the defence or the Western Australian and Australian Mainstream Media Outlets is relation to why Bradley Robert Edwards was not immediately on the radar and flagged up by the police as a person of interest and a possible person who could be involved in the series of rapes and attempted rapes and sexual assaults around the Cottesloe and Claremont area and person noticed as having been driving around in a Telecom and/or Telstra Van and/or a station wagon and/or a hatchback car …. picking up girls and looking to pick up girls …. as soon as various rapes and attempted rapes and sexual assaults  started happening from 1990 onwards in the Cottesloe and Claremont area …. which seemed to ended up the 1995 Karrakatta Abduction and rape happening of a 17-year-old girl who was virgin prior to been abducted raped in 1995 …in the light that Bradley Robert Edwards, has been caught red-handed and pleaded guilty to the attempted rape and assault in 1990 of a woman at the Hollywood Hospital, while Bradley Robert Edwards was working on fixing the telephones at the Hollywood Hospital ….

It was absolutely astonishing that as a result of the 1990 Hollywood serious assault conviction against Bradley Robert Edwards, where the victim has stated that she feared her life during this serious attack on her and thought that Bradley Robert Edwards was going to kill her at the time ….. that Bradley Robert Edwards  was not given a prison sentence, but instead was given a two year probation order …….    

It was absolutely astonishing that as a result of the 1990 Hollywood serious assault conviction against Bradley Robert Edwards, that Bradley Robert Edwards did not lose his job at Telecom (which later become known as Telstra) …. in the light of how serious this convection was … and in the light that this most serious offence was committed by Bradley Robert Edwards while he was working on a Telecom Assignment at one of Telecom’s large Hospital Clients …….

Just imagine if a McDonald’s employee while he was working at a McDonald’s store tried to attack, gag and tie up a female staff member for the purposes of trying to sexually assault her …… there is no way that this McDonald’s employee would not immediately be sacked from his job ….

It was absolutely astonishing that Bradley Robert Edwards was not only not sacked after the 1990 Hollywood Hospital Assault, but was given a promotion by his employer Telecom (which later became to be known as Telstra)….

None of this makes any sense on the real world …

The only possible explanation to the way the Bradley Robert Edwards was able to get away with no real punishment, kept his job and Telecom/Telstra … and also ended up with a promotion with Telecom/Telstra …. is that Bradley Robert Edwards  had very powerful connections with certain police, people in the government and/or powerful business people who have powerful connections to have all this dream ride for Bradley Robert Edwards .. out of the serious trouble he should have been is after pleading guilty to the 1990 Hollywood Hospital Assault ….. and also to make sure he not only did not go to prison and kept his job with Telecom/Telstra .. but also was able to receive a promotion at Telecom/Telstra …

It is noted that Bradley Robert Edwards ended up playing football om Sundays with a local Perth Football Team called The Krocs …. where there was also police who also football team members …. which Bradley Robert Edwards would have developed friendships with overtime …

There thus seems no doubt that taking all the facts into account that Bradley Robert Edwards was either before the 1990 Hollywood Hospital Assault and/or after the Hollywood Hospital Assault well connected in some way with poerful people in the police, government and/or business networks that he could call upon favours from and who could protect him in various ways from being flagged up as a person of interest in any of the raped and assault and attempted rapes and assaults and abductions and murders that happen around Cottesloe/Claremont/Perth in the 1990’s .. until the year 2015/2016 some 20 years after the abductions and murders of the 1995 Karrakatta Rape Victim … the disappearance of Julie Cutler in 1988 … the disappearance of Sarah Spiers in January 1996, ….  the abduction and murder of Jane Rimmer in June 1996 ….and the abduction and murder of Ciara Glennon in March 1997…

Claremont serial killings trial podcast: ‘Newly Discovered Evidence’
Kate RyanThe West Australian
Wednesday, 12 February 2020

https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-newly-discovered-evidence-ng-b881460914z

CLAREMONT Serial Killer Trial Podcast: The Trial
Newly Discovered Evidence


Around 17,000 people had their DNA tested during the largest and most expensive investigation in Australia’s history.
They included thousands of taxi drivers, MACRO Taskforce’s prime suspect Lance Williams and even the former mayor of Claremont.
But what we don’t know is if any Telstra workers were asked to give their DNA.
We probably won’t find out, because as Tim Clarke explains in this episode, unless something extraordinary happens,

those 17,000 names won’t be released to the public.
This was revealed on Day 43 of the Claremont Serial Killings trial, which lasted just 10 minutes.
After two days of adjournment, the trial was delayed for another day as prosecutors asked for more time

following the discovery of more than 400 documents relating to LCN testing on Ciara Glennon’s fingernails conducted by PathWest.
The delay will allow forensic scientist Aleks Bagdonovicius from PathWest to read through at

35-page statement he and the prosecution put together following the document discovery.
The prosecution also revealed 62 more pieces of evidence will be tendered as exhibits.
As Alison Fan explains, WA’s trial of the century has already been tipped to run for at least six months, possibly nine.

How much time will these new exhibits put on the length of the already mammoth trial.
Alison joins Tim Clarke and Natalie Bonjolo as they discuss day 43.
If you have any questions for the podcast team, or any of their guests, send them in to 

claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au
For more information on WA's trial of the century, head to

 TheWest.com.au

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​Donald Morey, aka Matusevich has never been ruled out as a suspect in the suspected death of Ms McMahon, Detective Darryl Cox told the Coroner's Court.
A special police unit that manages WA's cold cases reopened the case of Ms McMahon's disappearance last year and reinterviewed several witnesses.
One witness – a prostitute whose name has been protected – changed her original statement to make shocking claims that she saw the naked body of a woman she believed to be Ms McMahon in Morey's bedroom with a robe looped around her neck, counsel assisting the coroner Philip Urquhart told the inquest in his opening submissions.
The inquest is expected to hear the woman claimed she helped clean up the house after something wrapped in a quilt was removed from the bedroom.
The woman told police she wanted to "tell the whole truth" about what happened to Ms McMahon last year because she believed she was suffering from a terminal illness, Mr Urquhart told the inquest.

Podcast -Court Room Clash-Claremont Serial Killer Trial Podcast
2020-02-2

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The two lead lawyers on WA’s mammoth case have been working for 49 days and nights every day of the Claremont Serial Killings trial.

After 49 days, it seemed - as The West’s Emily Moulton pointed out in this episode - that they were getting tired.
As the day was drawing to a close, a new witness, from the MACRO Taskforce took the stand. Just as soon as Senior Sergeant George Paton started his evidence, defence lawyer Paul Yovich objected, which led to a 20-minute legal argument between him and the lead prosecutor.
Eventually, Justice Hall said he would ‘lock them in a room together’ so they could sort it out, which they eventually did.
Outside of courtroom clashes, during UK witness Carole Evans’ cross examination, it was revealed hairs found on Ciara Glennon’s body were also sent to be tested in the UK - in fact, these samples were considered more important than the fingernails at the time.
It was found that the hairs from 10 people including Ciara were found, but after comparison with those hairs against some taken from Bradley Edwards after his arrest, none of them matched the accused Claremont Serial Killer.
Join Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and Emily Moulton as they discuss the late sitting of day 48, as well as day 49’s proceedings.
If you have any questions for the podcast team, or any of their guests, send them in to claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au

The prosecution claims that the key to obtaining a guilty verdict against Bradley Robert Edwards is alleged DNA Evidence 

KEY DATES AND PLACES:
Saturday January 27, 1996: 18-year-old Sarah Spiers went missing after leaving Claremont’s Club Bay View at about 2am on the Saturday morning, following Australia Day celebrations. She called a taxi at 2.06am from a phone box near the corner of Stirling Highway and Stirling Road. She was not there when the taxi arrived at 2.14am. Sarah’s body has never been found.


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

Saturday August 3, 1996: Jane Rimmer’s naked and partly decomposed body was found in dense bushland off Woolcoot Road, Wellard, 35km south of Perth, 2km from Casuarina Prison. It had been covered lightly with leaves and twigs and was not visible from the road. The area was surrounded by farmlets and residents said the heart tea tree scrub made it a perfect place to dispose a body.

Saturday March 15, 1997: Ciara Glennon disappeared after visiting Claremont’s Continental Hotel (200m from Club Bay View). After leaving the hotel, she was last seen outside a nearby computer shop on Stirling Highway at 00.15am on the Saturday morning. She may have thought she had a better chance of getting a taxi there. It is believed she was headed to her parents’ home in Mosman Park.

Ciara, a 27-year-old lawyer, who had just got back to Perth from a year overseas and in time for her sister’s wedding, was described by many as “sensible and outgoing.” Friends thought it was improbable that she would have got in a stranger’s car. “It didn’t matter if she’d been drinking, she always kept her head screwed on,” said one friend.
Thursday April 3, 1997: The partly-clothed body of Ciara Glennon was discovered by a bushwalker. It was hidden under branches, but not buried, 40m off Pipidinny Road, 45km north of Perth, on a sandy track that was sheltered from view. The spot was about 2.5km from Wanneroo Road.

Operation Macro detectives told media they believed the controlled killer had used “planned disposal sites”. It was also reported that police believed the bodies of Ciara and Jane were dumped soon after they were abducted from the Claremont nightclub strip.

Police asked to hear from people who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the Pipidinny Road area in the days leading up to March 15 and until her body was found.
Following Ciara’s disappearance, thousands of taxi-drivers gave saliva samples as part of police screening and more than 1000 taxis were inspected.
* If you have new or relevant information that can help police solve these murders, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police at the site where Ciara Glennon‘s body was discovered. Credit: News Corp Australia

When young lawyer Ciara Glennon also disappeared from Claremont nine months later, it was clear something was very amiss in Perth.

Like Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer before her, 27-year-old Ciara Glennon had been drinking in Claremont before her disappearance.
The young lawyer had recently returned from a year-long European holiday and was back home in Perth for her sister's wedding in March 1997, where she was to be a bridesmaid.
She had returned to her old job as a solicitor and was enjoying after-work drinks with colleagues at the Continental Hotel on the night of Friday, March 14 — a night that was documented in a police claimed re-enactment of Ciara Glennon's final moments at around 12.30 am on Stirling Highway, Claremont..


​Claremont Serial Killer Trial:: Podcast:The Telephone Question with Shane Brennon experienced Defence Criminal Lawyer
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-pathwest-scientist-martin-blooms-says-dna-doesnt-just-fly-about-ng-b881452657z


Shane Brennon experienced Defence Criminal Lawyer with 42 years who Specialises in Fraud, Drugs and has done murder trials discusses the Bradley Robert Edwards …
“ DNA is not the silver bullet that it is made out to be … DNA evidence is not a shut the gate conviction because there are many issues that the defence can raise a reasonable doubt as to the reliability of DNA evidence….”..“ …. if the state can not get over the line with the DNA Evidence, to convince Justice Hall that there is no reasonable doubt about the possible contamination, or how Bradley Edwards’ DNA ended up on the DNA Sample from Ciara Glennon Bradley …… then the case against Bradley Robert Edwards will fail…” …Shane Brennon Defence Criminal Lawyer


Claremont serial killer: Taxi clue to Ciara Glennon’s death
JOHN FLINT - PerthNow
January 3, 2015 

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/claremont-serial-killer-taxi-clue-to-ciara-glennons-death-ng-b80af943b3f4b839a9956cdffd1aa3ab
Local man has come forward with information that puts a taxi at the scene where  Ciara Glennon’s body was found in dense bushland 45km north of Perth,

“It has stuck in my mind so much because I’ve lived where I live now for 36 years and that was probably the first taxi I ever saw (that far up) Wanneroo Rd. "

MORE than 17 years after Ciara Glennon’s body was found in dense bushland 45km north of Perth, a local man has come forward with information that puts a taxi at the scene.
The taxi had its headlights off as it turned off Pipidinny Rd, Eglinton, on to Wanneroo Rd in the pre-dawn darkness, the Two Rocks resident told The Sunday Times. He said he had to hit his brakes to avoid hitting it.
The man’s detailed account is supported by his wife, who insists she tried to inform police in the days after Ciara’s body was discovered in scrub off secluded Pipidinny Rd on April 3, 1997.
She claims she couldn’t get through to officers on a special hotline that was flooded with calls at the time. Her husband, Dave, who didn’t want the family’s surname published, said he’d made subsequent efforts down the years to relay his information to police, but never got a call back.

Mystery man is seen talking to Jane Rimmer just after Midnight 9th June 1996.

The mystery man looks very much like it could be Richard Edward Dorrough., who was a very good looking male and obviously who ha sbeen reported as having an excellent ability to chat up women ...

​Suicide note confession was written by Richard Edward Dorrough
In January last year, police received new information that Mr Dorrough had died and had confessed to killing three people in a suicide note.

Claremont serial killer: Taxi clue to Ciara Glennon’s death
JOHN FLINT - PerthNow
January 3, 2015 

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/claremont-serial-killer-taxi-clue-to-ciara-glennons-death-ng-b80af943b3f4b839a9956cdffd1aa3ab


Local man has come forward with information that puts a taxi at the scene where  Ciara Glennon’s body was found in dense bushland 45km north of Perth,


“It has stuck in my mind so much because I’ve lived where I live now for 36 years and that was probably the first taxi I ever saw (that far up) Wanneroo Rd. "

MORE than 17 years after Ciara Glennon’s body was found in dense bushland 45km north of Perth, a local man has come forward with information that puts a taxi at the scene.
The taxi had its headlights off as it turned off Pipidinny Rd, Eglinton, on to Wanneroo Rd in the pre-dawn darkness, the Two Rocks resident told The Sunday Times. He said he had to hit his brakes to avoid hitting it.
The man’s detailed account is supported by his wife, who insists she tried to inform police in the days after Ciara’s body was discovered in scrub off secluded Pipidinny Rd on April 3, 1997.
She claims she couldn’t get through to officers on a special hotline that was flooded with calls at the time. Her husband, Dave, who didn’t want the family’s surname published, said he’d made subsequent efforts down the years to relay his information to police, but never got a call back.

He contacted the newspaper after last weekend’s story about WA detectives reaching out to new people, in an effort to get a breakthrough in the marathon Claremont serial killings investigation. The Sunday Times has passed his contact details to the Special Crime Squad so that he can make a full statement.
The bricklayer, now 62, said about 4.30am on a Sunday morning in March 1997 he was heading south on Wanneroo Rd, from Yanchep to his work site at Nollamara, when he saw the taxi begin turning out of Pipidinny Rd in front of him.
“I saw him and he obviously saw me and stopped,” he said. “I had to brake and pull towards the side of the road. It was definitely a Ford Falcon and it was a grubby thing too. I saw the front more than I saw the side. It was definitely a taxi.
“I thought there might have been someone sitting in the back,” he added.
“I avoided him and carried on.
“I thought it was really unusual ... It was definitely unusual to have a near miss with a taxi with no lights on.”
Though the taxi was angled to turn south on Wanneroo Rd, the bricklayer said he didn’t see it behind him as he carried on down the road. “I didn’t see it again,” he said.
He said it was odd to see a taxi in Yanchep area at that time of a Sunday morning, when there was rarely any traffic around. But he said it was the fact that the taxi’s headlights were switched off on the unlit roads that made it a talking point with his wife that night.
“I had spoken to my wife about it that night, about how unusual it was to not only see a taxi come out of that road, but also without its lights on,” he said.


“Back then the only traffic you would see on a Sunday morning would be the odd crayfisherman coming up to Two Rocks.
“It has stuck in my mind so much because I’ve lived where I live now for 36 years and that was probably the first taxi I ever saw (that far up) Wanneroo Rd.


You see them nowadays.

But back then you just didn’t see them.

You saw them when you got to Wanneroo or even when you got to Hester Ave, but not out there.”

When the news broke on April 3 that Ciara’s body had been found near a track leading off Pipidinny Rd, the bricklayer’s wife remembered her husband’s account of the strange taxi and tried to call the police hotline.

“I tried several times over the next few days to ring the police, but couldn’t get through,” she said. “I just gave it away in the end.”

The bricklayer said that in the intervening years he had mentioned the taxi to police officers he had built houses for and was told they would pass the information to the relevant detectives. And when his daughter became a police officer about seven years ago, he claimed she too passed information to her superiors. “No one got back to me, nobody seemed interested,” he said this week.
“When I’ve been reminded of it, it does bother me. In hindsight it’s a shame I didn’t hit him.”
He added: “I’m absolutely sure about all these facts. The only one I’m not as sure about is which Sunday, but it was around the time (Ciara went missing).”
In 1997, Pipidinny Rd was an isolated beach access road that petered out into a small track just short of the beach at Alkimos. Today, Pipidinny Rd connects with Marmion Ave.
When asked at a Sunday media conference, Assistant Commissioner of Traffic and Emergency Response Nick Anticich said he would not comment.
“Every unsolved homicide is an ongoing investigation for the WA Police,” he said.

Claremont Serial Killer Trial Podcast- Getting "That" Shot
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Whenever there’s a big event, there’s bound to be news crews. That was no exception when police descended on the accused Claremont Serial Killer’s house on December 22, 2016.

But unlike now, those news crews had no idea just how big that raid would be. With special guests, veteran 7NEWS cameramen Ray Raab and The West Australian photographer Justin Benson-Cooper joining Natalie Bonjolo and Tim Clarke, they discuss, even when the opposition got a shot of ‘a man’ being taken away by police from his house, they had no idea what they were looking at.
As the day progressed, rumours started to swirl. Rumours turned into questions and then scrambling by news houses across the state.
It was the biggest story WA had ever seen. Did police catch the Claremont Serial Killer? We still won’t find out for another few months as the trial continues.
Reporters, camera operators and photographers had one chance at getting a shot of the man arrested for one of the most infamous crimes in WA history.
As Justin and Ray relive the day they stayed out until 4am to get “that” shot of Bradley Edwards being driven to police lockup after a six-hour interview with police. The preparation, the nerves, the 10 seconds of action.
In this bonus episode, the podcast team talk the massive police operation, the confusion which led to shock and captured the attention of the state.
Join the team again on Thursday as court resumes.

Justice Stephen Hall in charge of the Bradley Robert Edwards Trial

Ciara Glennon

Aleksander Bagdonavicius.CREDIT-NINE NEWS PERTH

Detective Sergeant James Stanbury, WA officer derelict in duty, CCC told
By ELIZABETH GOSCH
THEAUSTRALIAN
NOVEMBER 28, 2007

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/wa-officer-derelict-in-duty-ccc-told/news-story/f7d565db6f2359ebaff428199ed9d876

A WESTERN Australian police officer, Detective Sergeant James Stanbury has been accused of being derelict in his duties by ignoring scraping noises from the cell of a prisoner being questioned over another murder, despite the fact the man was a suicide risk
The WA Corruption and Crime Commission’s inquiry into the wrongful conviction of Andrew Mallard for the 1994 murder of Perth jeweller Pamela Lawrence has heard Detective Sergeant James Stanbury should face serious disciplinary action over his failure to respond to the noises coming from the cell of Simon Rochford, the man being interviewed about the murder as part of a cold case review in 2006.
"On its face it involves a serious dereliction of duty,” counsel assisting the commission Jeremy Gormly SC told the CCC during his closing statements.

“Mr Stanbury, because he was second in charge, was aware … of the detail of the special crime cold case review of the homicide matter. He knew who Mr Rochford was, the significance of Mr Rochford.
"He knew that Mr Rochford was being interviewed and that there was a suicide risk at some stage during the period already. He is not a fresh and baby-faced individual. He had been around long enough to be aware of the implications of an interview of somebody like Mr Rochford already in prison for another murder but approaching the end of his sentence.”

Mr Mallard spent almost 12 years in jail for the bludgeoning murder of Mrs Lawrence before the High Court quashed his conviction in 2005.
A 2006 cold case review identified British backpacker and convicted killer Rochford as the likely murderer and police had begun questioning him in early May that year.
Det Sgt Stanbury was tasked with the electronic monitoring of Rochford’s cell and on the afternoon of May 16 heard scraping noises “like a knife being sharpened”.
“Any police officer noting sounds like that, one would think and one would hope, would respond to the sounds, his assessment, the risk, by ringing someone up and telling them,” Mr Gormly said.
“That he failed to do it just really defies any kind of reasonable explanation.”
Recommending a course of action to Commission John Dunford QC, Mr Gormly said it was either an issue of attitude or incompetence or negligence.
“In my submission, Commissioner, there are two real options. The first is to take the view that his dereliction, his failure in the circumstances is so great … and there would be material sufficient for you to find, or to form an opinion, that he has been derelict,” Mr Gormly said.
“The other option is to say that it amounts to some form of neglect of his ordinary duties; that the act wasn't malevolent, it was simply incompetent, and that there would be a view formed by you that he would be referred to the Commissioner of Police for appropriate disciplinary action.
"It's hard to imagine that there wouldn't be some view that he had failed in his duties, requiring disciplinary action.”


Commissioner Dunford also indicated Rochford’s death would probably be referred to the State Coroner.

Kidnapped Teen in Claremont Attack 
Subiaco Post by Bret Christian

A teenage university student who was abducted and sexually assaulted in Claremont five years before the first known victim of the Claremont  Serial Killer has told her story publicly for the first time.
A man kidnapped her from a car in the carpark opposite the Cottesloe  Hotel and drove her to the abanded Lakeway drive-in theatre in SWanborne where he tried to rape her.
She escaped but he stalked and recaptured her in Claremont and bundled her into the back of his station wagon.
She came forward after friends read in the POST that police investigating the three known Claremont Serial Killings of the mid-1990's have now been positively linked to a prior offence to the last known victims. Ciara Glennon (POST October 17).
Forensic tests have confirmed that the man who murdered Ms Glennon is the same man who abducted a 17-year-old in Gugeri Street, Claremont, bundled her into the back of his van and drove her to Karrakatta cemetery, raped her and left her for dead.
She survived and ran to Hollywood Hospital.
Special Crime Squad police are keen to investigate other attempted abductions in the Claremont area before and after the Claremont series of killings.
The woman had never reported the abduction to police believing it was useless because she did not have a description of the man or his vehicle.
She said she had been celebrating with friends at the Cottesloe Hotel in late 1989 when they took her to their car parked opposite the hotel because she was extremely drunk,
I couldn't handle alcohol." she said.
"They left me there and went back to the pub.". " He must have been watching I was dressed in a tight short skirt and a tight little top." 
She said she much have been moved from her friend's car to the kidnapper's car.
"The next thing I remember was waking up, being driven along Servetus Street (Swanborne) in his car while he was groping my boobs.
"He stopped at the old drive-in at Swanbourne and I cam too pretty quickly. I had an adrenaline surge. I sobered up instantly and I can remember everything clearly to this day."
She said the man tried to kiss her while groping her.
"He had hard whiskers. I had only been with boys up until then, so he must have been at least 30."
She said she had managed to open the car door and run to the back fence of a house. She was half-way over it when the man caught her and dragged her back to the ground and lay on top of her.
​"I was completely sober by now," she said. "He was trying to pull down my skirt but it was high-waisted and he couldn't."
"A was screaming as loudly as I could. I have pretty a good voice so it must have been petty loud."
When the man reacted to her screams she managed to wriggle out and sprinted to the front of a nearby house, where she hid in a bush as the man searched for her.
After some minutes she felt safe enough to walk along Alfred Road towards her home, But she was not safe.
The man was waiting for her at a service station on the corner of Graylands in his hatchback or station wagon with the rear tailgate open.
"he grabbed me and shoved me in the back." she said.
​"Before he could close the tailgate, I pushed past him and sprinted across the road to Graylands (now Mt Claremont) Primary School.
"I was quite athletic and I jumped under a bush and just stayed still for some time.
She then walked home to the other side of Stirling Highway, hiding under bushes whenever a car approached.
She said that at the time she thought the man was an opportunist who was taking advantage of a drunk young girl.
"I told friends but I didn't tell my mother," she said.
"My friends kept telling me to go to the police, but what could I tell them." I couldn't remember what the guy looked like or what his car was."
"he didn't say anything that I remember - he didn't try to talk or call out.
"I think he was more stocky than tall, but I wasn't looking.
"I was just trying to get away."

Inside the science that led police to Bradley Robert Edwards

Claremont killings: Inside the science that led police to Bradley Robert Edwards
NEWS CRIME Mar 2, 2020

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/crime-news/2020/03/02/claremont-serial-killer-dna/
An Identikit image, tendered as evidence, of a man seen in a Telstra vehicle in Claremont on January 27, 1996 – the night Sarah Spiers vanished. Photo: AAP
An image tendered as evidence shows marks on the ground where a 17-year-old girl was dragged through Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995 and twice raped by accused serial killer Bradley Edwards, who admitted to the attack. Photo: AAP
A sketch of confessed rapist Bradley Robert Edwards in the early days of the trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in November. Photo: AAP
Forensic scientist Brendan Chapman.
Former telco worker Bradley Robert Edwards stands trial for the Claremont serial killings, but it’s the methods of DNA scientists that are coming under scrutiny in Perth’s Supreme Court.
It was the DNA of an “unknown male” found on a murder victim’s body that led police to arrest Edwards in 2016.
How that DNA got there is now the focus of the trial, which has so far heard the testimony of 170 witnesses and is expected to last another four months.
The Claremont serial killings shook the community of Perth between 1996 and 1997.
Secretary Sarah Spiers, 18, childcare worker Jane Rimmer, 23, and lawyer Ciara Glennon, 27, all disappeared after a night out in affluent Claremont.
Ms Rimmer’s and Ms Glennon’s bodies were found in bushland weeks after their respective disappearances, with cuts to their throats and defensive wounds on their arms.
Investigators found no evidence of sexual assault.
Ms Spiers’ body has never been found.
Here, The New Daily explains how the DNA was obtained in Australia’s longest running and most expensive investigation, and why that evidence has become a focal point in a trial that continues to grip Perth.
DNA breakthrough
Twelve years into the Claremont investigation, WA Police made a breakthrough with the discovery of male DNA in debris under Ms Glennon’s fingernails.
The DNA was discovered in 2008 by scientists in a specialised London lab, which used an advanced method called Low Copy Number analysis (LCN) not available in Perth at the time.
The sample was marked as “Unknown male 4”.
“We don’t have the sensitivity to detect just a single copy of DNA, so we ‘photocopy’ it up in a process called PCR [Polymerase Chain Reaction],” explained Perth forensic scientist and former crime scene investigator Brendan Chapman.
“It’s like boosting the signal. We do that copying process around 28 times in a normal test. With LCN we repeat that process up to as many as 35 times.”
It was through that amplification that a DNA profile was gleaned.
And in a stunning twist, the sample matched DNA found from intimate swabs taken from a teenager who was abducted in a Claremont park and brutally raped at Perth’s Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995 – the year before the murders began.
“The DNA is packaged up in cells and in one cell is the entire genome – over three billion pieces of DNA sequence,” Mr Chapman said.
“Most of the DNA is identical to any other person’s DNA. So we look at 21 short regions in today’s testing.
“Those areas are chosen because they differ hugely between every person on the planet.”
Hunting the ‘unknown male’
Now armed with the DNA of a suspect, police looked at cold cases to determine if the killer might have committed prior offences.
In one cold case from 1988, an 18-year-old woman had been attacked in bed at her family home at Huntingdale, in Perth’s south-east.
The woman, who was not sexually assaulted, screamed for her dad and the intruder fled, leaving behind a kimono, which he had taken from a clothes line.
The woman, who was not sexually assaulted, screamed for her dad and the intruder fled, leaving behind a kimono, which he had taken from a clothes line.
Semen was found on the garment, which yielded the same “unknown male” DNA.
Though the case was 32 years old, the DNA was preserved.
“DNA is packaged in the cell, and when a sample is kept dry and in the dark it can maintain for decades,” said Mr Chapman, a senior lecturer in forensic science at Perth’s Murdoch University.
“That’s why you see forensic officers walking out from crime scenes with brown paper bags. If there is any moisture, the bag allows it to breathe.”
In the end, however, it was a simpler science that finally gave police a name.
At the time of the Huntingdale attack there had been other reports of a prowler, and in one case they found fingerprints at a home.
Police ran the cold case prints through a database and finally got a match: allegedly, they were that of Bradley Robert Edwards.
His fingerprints were on file because he had been convicted of a common assault against a woman in 1990.
Going undercover
What followed was an undercover operation to get Edwards’ DNA.
When he went to the movies, he discarded an empty Sprite bottle outside the theatre, and police swooped in and retrieved it from the bin.
DNA was extracted and allegedly matched the DNA of the “unknown male”. Edwards was arrested.
In a stunning twist before the trial last year, Edwards pleaded guilty to the rape and home attack, but pleaded not guilty to the murders.
DNA contamination?
Edwards’ defence team argues that the debris taken from Ms Glennon’s fingernails was affected by cross-contamination in the lab during the investigation process (Edwards’ DNA had been in the lab since the rape in 1995).
Edwards’ lawyer Paul Yovich has grilled in court many scientists who worked at Perth’s PathWest lab, where the DNA was examined, about their practices.
Mr Yovich has also suggested that Edwards may have been in the lab, due to the fact he was a Telstra technician who mostly worked for the telco’s government clients.
“If your practices are good, the chance of contamination should be very small,” said Mr Chapman, who consults on cold cases.
“But people are human and by nature can make mistakes.
“A modern DNA lab will do everything to mitigate every opportunity for contamination, with the aim to get that chance to as close to zero as possible.”
Is the contaminated DNA theory enough for the defence to create ‘reasonable doubt’?

The trial continues.

Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer all disappeared from Claremont. (Fairfax Media)

Ciara Glennon

Claremont Serial Killer: Media, Timelines, Photos 

papertrailFormer Member
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-517552/Revealed-Violent-past-Sally-Annes-killer--struck-before.html
"Dixie was jailed for six months for indecent assault and actual bodily harm in August 1988. Less than a year later he was given a community service order after exposing himself to two women.
In 1993 he went to Australia where he fathered two children with Sandra - neither of whom is now in contact with him. He overstayed his visa and faced deportation, so he disappeared and turned up with a new name.
When Dixie strolled into a cafe in Perth in January 1996, he introduced himself as Shane Turner, a top chef who had worked in restaurants around Europe and Australia. The owner, Anthony McMahon, hired him for £160 a week. Mr McMahon recalls: "He could be moody at times, but I put that down to him being a chef."
Dixie rented a flat a few miles away, near the coastal suburb of Claremont. Sarah Spiers, 18, went missing the same month that Dixie arrived at the cafe. Her body has never been found." end
What I find peculiar about this article is it puts Dixie in Claremont in January 1996 which goes totally against the grain of what WA police stated in 2008. The UK newspaper evens goes so far as to name the restaurant owner therefore there has been some research by the newspaper's journalist. Makes me consider that WA police controlled information going out to WA and Australian media, but there's been either a leak or someone made contact with the UK media directly that worked with Dixie in Perth; that someone was possibly the restaurant owner.
papertrail, Oct 26, 2015

Paul Yovich, the barrister representing Bradley Robert Edwards 

Bradley Edwards was arrested in 2016 in connection with the Claremont serial killings. (ABC News)

Claremont serial killings defence case finally comes to fore, with first blow
By Andrea Mayes
28th February 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-29/claremont-serial-killings-defence-case-finally-comes-to-fore/12010042


PHOTO: DNA will prove crucial in the murder trial of Bradley Edwards.
(ABC News)
Paul Yovich SC has kept his plans to defend Bradley Edwards in court under wraps.
(ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn)
Carmel Barbagallo has pursued a relentless prosecution strategy against Bradley Edwards.
(ABC News)

Mr Yovich has suggested sub-par standards at PathWest contaminated the fingernail scrapings taken from Ciara Glennon. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)
If Mr Yovich can sow enough reasonable doubt in the mind of Justice Stephen Hall, Bradley Edwards will be exonerated. (ABC News: Anne Barnetson)


For months now, the man tasked with defending accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards has kept his cards close to his chest.
Paul Yovich SC has been meticulous in his cross-examination of witnesses during the trial of Edwards for the wilful murders of three young women in 1996 and 1997 — and there has been more than 150 of them since proceedings began in November last year.
He has also been quick to object when the prosecution's examinations have steered into territory he considers irrelevant to the case, or when he thinks questioning has veered into inappropriate territory.
But three months into the marathon trial, it has still been difficult to get a sense of exactly how the defence plans to argue its case in the face of the prosecution's evidence.
Mr Yovich's very brief opening address to the trial painted a broad overview of some of the arguments he planned to use, including the reliability of DNA evidence, but there was little detail.

Mr Edwards' defence, Mr Yovich said, was simple — "it wasn't him."
Even state prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo admitted she had no idea what tack Mr Yovich was planning to take, and tensions in the courtroom had occasionally surfaced over the sometimes laborious and repetitive nature of the evidence given.
"I don't know what the defence is quite frankly," Ms Barbagallo said last week, when Mr Yovich questioned why evidence was being led about the 1995 rape of a teenage girl at Karrakatta Cemetery, a crime Edwards had already admitted to.
"I don't know where they are going with the DNA.
"It may be that it has no role to play, but it may be that it does.
"Quite frankly, it's a guessing game."

DNA doubts land defence first major blow

This week, however, gave a much greater insight into where the defence is going with its case, as the DNA evidence at the heart of the trial came under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
It is the state's case that Edwards' alleged final victim, lawyer Ciara Glennon, clawed or scratched at him in a desperate fight for her life, and in the process, his DNA was lodged underneath two of the fingernails on her left hand.
Edwards' legal team doesn't dispute it is his DNA on the nail samples — but they do dispute how it came to be there, suggesting sloppy practices at the State's pathology laboratory PathWest could have led to the samples being contaminated.
DNA from the former phone line technician was already being held at PathWest when Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ms Glennon were murdered, in the form of samples taken from the 17-year-old girl he raped in 1995.
That brutal crime was unsolved at the time, with the DNA samples labelled as having come from an "unknown male" and stored in a secure freezer at the lab.
Ms Barbagallo maintains DNA "doesn't just fly around a laboratory", a line repeated by senior PathWest scientist Martin Blooms when he took the witness stand earlier this month.

Evidence teased out of witnesses by Mr Yovich this week, however, helped to cast doubt on that claim.
We now know DNA from four PathWest scientists was somehow transferred to a number of key pieces of evidence in the case, including a branch taken from the top of Ms Rimmer's body and intimate samples taken from both Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon.
This is despite every scientist that has so far given evidence testifying to the numerous methods they employed to stop any form of contamination happening, including wiping down benches with bleach, cleaning instruments between use and wearing protective clothing and gloves.
Crucially, we also know DNA from a person completely unrelated to the case was also found on one of the vegetation samples from where 23-year-old Ms Rimmer's body was found in bushland at Wellard, in Perth's south.
Asked to explain how that could have happened, PathWest scientist Scott Egan said it was likely to be a "manual handling issue" or "operator error".
He said the rogue DNA had come from samples relating to a separate crime that were being examined at PathWest on January 31, 2002 — five days before samples from the twig relating to Ms Rimmer were tested.
The same batch of micro centrifuge tubes were used for both cases, Mr Egan said, and one of them was probably "contaminated with that unrelated case sample" and then used to store an extract from the twig.

The laboratory error invalidated the results of twig testing, he said.
The journey towards reasonable doubt
Mr Egan also tried to explain how his own DNA came to be found on intimate samples taken from Ms Glennon but not detected until more than two decades after her death.
He said this would have likely happened because he wasn't wearing a face mask when he prepared glass slides from the samples in April 1997.
If these mistakes can happen, the defence is suggesting, it might not be so fanciful to suggest Edwards's DNA stored in the PathWest freezer could have somehow made its way to the samples taken from Ms Glennon's fingernails.
Mr Yovich even got senior forensic scientist Andrew McDonald — who worked at the Cellmark laboratories in the UK — where evidence relating to the case was sent for testing in 2018, to recount an instance of contamination at that lab where the DNA of a receptionist who had not worked there for up to two years was mysteriously found on an exhibit.
It was the first time some serious questions had been raised about the veracity of the DNA evidence the state was relying so heavily on in its prosecution of Edwards.

And Mr Egan is not finished on the stand yet — he is yet to face what will no doubt be a searching cross-examination from Mr Yovich about the numerous instances of contamination and how they could possibly have occurred in such an important case.
Reasonable doubt is the standard of proof required in a murder trial, and if Mr Yovich can sow enough reasonable doubt in the mind of Justice Stephen Hall, his client will be exonerated.
With at least three months to go in the trial plus deliberation time, it will be a long while before we know whether that will happen.
Topics: murder-and-manslaughter, law-crime-and-justice, courts-and-trials, perth-6000, wa, claremont-6010


Claremont serial killings forensic evidence contaminated by DNA while handled by PathWest
By Andrea Mayes
27th February 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-28/more-dna-contamination-claims-emerge-at-claremont-trial/12011756

A twig lying on top of the body of Jane Rimmer was contaminated with female DNA from a completely unrelated crime while being examined and other evidence had traces of DNA from one of the state pathology lab's own scientists, the Claremont serial killings trial has been told.
The revelation came as the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards for the wilful murders of 23-year-old childcare worker Jane Rimmer, 18-year-old receptionist Sarah Spiers and 27-year-old lawyer Ciara Glennon entered its 54th day.
Forensic scientist Scott Egan, who has worked at PathWest since 1995, told the WA Supreme Court an extract from the twig — an exhibit known as RH21 — was being examined by PathWest scientist Agnes Thompson on February 4, 2002.
Four days earlier, on January 31, a different PathWest scientist had been examining an item connected to an unrelated crime and it was DNA related to that case that was later found to have contaminated the twig.

"I think it's most likely from a manual handling issue," he said.
The same batch of tubes was used to capture samples from both crimes and he said this was the likely way the DNA had been transferred from the unrelated crime to the twig sample relating to Ms Rimmer.
"The only way that I could think of was that there might have been an operator error," he said.

Scientist's DNA contaminated fingernail sample
Mr Egan said fingernail samples taken from Ms Rimmer had also been contaminated while in the care of PathWest, this time with the DNA of one of the laboratory's top forensic scientists, Laurie Webb.
He said Mr Webb had not been involved in receiving the fingernail samples when they first came into the laboratory in August 1996, nor was he involved in any subsequent DNA testing or evaluation by PathWest.
His DNA was not detected on the extracts until they were sent for further testing in the UK in October 2017 by Cellmark, which reported the apparent contamination to PathWest.
Mr Egan said an investigation was conducted by PathWest to try to find out how it could have happened and the only conclusion that could be drawn was that Mr Webb was present in the lab when the samples were received and being worked on, and therefore the opportunity existed for them to be contaminated.
Mr Webb was sacked from PathWest in 2016 for unethical conduct including breaching testing protocols.
Mr Egan also revealed his own DNA had been found by Cellmark when it combined four intimate samples taken from Ms Glennon in 2018.
The samples had been tested individually at Pathwest in the intervening years since Ms Glennon's death, but no DNA had been detected at all, not even any of her own genetic material.
Mr Egan said an investigation showed his DNA most likely contaminated one or more of the four samples when he was initially preparing the samples for DNA extraction, as a young lab assistant in 1997.
"We weren't wearing face masks at the time in the laboratory so the opportunity for me to contaminate them would have been higher," he said.
He said the fact that none of Ms Glennon's DNA had been found on the intimate samples was because of the passage of time and the resulting degradation of the samples.


The lawyer's body was found on April 3, 1997, 19 days after she disappeared,
The same was true of intimate samples relating to Ms Rimmer, which also did not have any detectable DNA on them — from her or from anyone else, he said.
Ms Rimmer's body was found on August 3, 1996, 55 days after she disappeared.
It was also revealed in court today that the highly anticipated DNA evidence from Dr Jonathan Whitaker, a world renowned expert in Low Copy Number DNA profiling, will be heard from March 9.
Ms Barbagallo said Mr Whitaker would fly into Perth from the UK next Saturday and give evidence the following week.
The trial will resume on Tuesday.
Topics: murder-and-manslaughter, law-crime-and-justice, courts-and-trials, perth-6000, wa, claremont-6010

Sarah Spiers

​Sarah, the youngest victim and the only one whose body has never been found, was still a teenager when she disappeared. Just 18, she was just one of countless people celebrating Australia Day with mates on the night of January 26, 1996, when she vanished.

At least two people involved, plus the girl screaming in a car that sped off from the phone box in Mosman Park at 3am the morning Sarah Spiers disappeared-
Sarah Spiers's final moments ANC News By Andrea Mayes - 5 Dec 2019,

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/claremont-serial-killings-trial-hears-of-telstra-van-man-lift/11768998

John Townsend, a veteran West Australian crime reporter stated on the PerthNow Claremont Serial Killer Trial l Podcast that he agreed with comments made by other guests on the Claremont Serial Killings Trial Podcast that  "... the Macro Task Force after David John Caporn was appointed the head of the Macro Task Force, had tunnel vision on just concentrating on public servant Lance Williams to be the Claremont Serial Trial Killer ...... which would have allowed those lurking in the shadows to have more chance of not been caught ....... if the police were wrong about their c.laims at the time that public servant Lance Williams was the Claremont Serial Killer .... "

years later the police declared that public servant Lance Williams was no longer a person of interest in relation to  the Claremont Serial Killings ....

Well known and extremely respected Perth TV Reporter and Journalist, Alison Fan, who personally interviewed Lance Williams ,,, rang the police after interview with Lance Williams to say she was convinced that Lance Williams was not the Claremont Serial Killer ..

​John Townsend, a veteran West Australian crime reporter also stated on the PerthNow Claremont Serial Killer Trial Podcast that he  was absolutely shock to hear evidence at the Bradley Robert Edward's Trial that Sarah Speirs had called a Taxi at 2.06 am and that the taxi driver arrived to pick up Sarah Spiers at 2.09 am in the early hours of Saturday the 27th of January, 1996 .. and that Sarah was see waiting for the taxi on the West (ocean side) of Stirling Road, Claremont .... when John Townsend,  and other news reporters and news outlets were all told that in 1996 and continually the same thing for over 20 years that :

​1, The taxi did not arrive till 2.14 to pick up Sarah Speirs,

and

​2. Sarah Speirs was seen waiting on the East side of  Stirling Road, Claremont, not the West (Ocean) side of  Stirling Road, Claremont.

John Townsend was extremely upset when he heard this new evidence had been given at the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards .... because he now feels that the Western Australian Police lied to him and the other journalists and media outlets ....... John Townsend went on to say that is would have been extremely important for the police to tell the exact true story of the last whereabouts and movements of Sarah Spiers .. at the first media conference, which John Townsend attended .. so that the general public to help provide whatever information possible that could help locate whereabouts of Sarah Spiers, the movements of Sarah Spiers and the possible direction that Sarah Spiers would have gone that morning ... which was even more important bearing in mind that at that time frame Sarah Spiers was just a missing person and may have been still alive and thus the public had to know the exact details of the last movements and sighting of Sarah Spiers ... in the hope that some information from the public could have helped locate Sarah Spiers alive.... 

The question remains to be answered by the then Western Australian Police Commissioner, Robert Falconer, who was the Western Australian Police Commissioner,1994–1999

Why did the Western Australian Police deliberately lie to the media about the last sighting of Sarah Spiers?

The Western Australian Pubic, who are spending in between $100 million and $200 million on the Claremont Serial Killings Investigation and the prosecution and trial of Bradley Robert Edwards ,,, have a right to demand then Western Australian Police Commissioner, Robert Falconer be put on the witness stand to be asked this and many other questions about his time as the Western Australian Police Commissioner,

The families and friends of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon and the Western Australian Public need to know and deserve to know the whole detailed truth about all information concerning the  Claremont Serial Killings.

Claremont serial killings trial podcast: The Day a Teenager’s Innocence was Taken
PerthNow - February 11, 2020 - CLAREMONT Podcast: The Trial
Bonus Episode: The Day a Teenager's Innocence was Taken

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-the-day-a-teenagers-innocence-was-taken-ng-b881459690z

 Sarah Spiers (18) disappeared on 27 January 1996, after she left Club Bayview in the centre of Claremont at around 2:00 am. At 2:06 am, Spiers called Swan Taxis from a public telephone booth and waited on the West (Ocean) side of Stirling Road, Claremont. Although she was living in South Perth with her older sister at the time, she had requested to be taken to the nearby suburb of Mosman Park.  Sarah Spiers  was then sighted waiting alone near the West (Ocean) side corner of Stirling Road and Stirling Highway by three eyewitnesses, who also mentioned seeing an unidentified car stopping where she was waiting. However, she was not at the site when the responding taxi arrived at 2:09. Her disappearance soon attracted massive publicity and her fate remains unknown.  However, a prime suspect for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers is Mark Philip Dixie is a British serial rapist and murderer who was convicted on 22 February 2008 of murdering 18-year-old singer and model Sally Anne Bowman on 25 September 2005 in South Croydon, London. He has 17 other criminal convictions. He was known by various pseudonyms.

In 1993 he went to Australia where he fathered two children with Sandra - neither of whom is now in contact with him. He overstayed his visa and faced deportation, so he disappeared and turned up with a new name.
When Dixie strolled into a cafe in Perth in January 1996, he introduced himself as Shane Turner, a top chef who had worked in restaurants around Europe and Australia. The owner, Anthony McMahon, hired him for £160 a week. Mr McMahon recalls: "He could be moody at times, but I put that down to him being a chef."
Dixie rented a flat a few miles away, near the coastal suburb of Claremont. Sarah Spiers, 18, went missing the same month that Dixie arrived at the cafe. Her body has never been found." end. Experts have looked at the photos of Sarah Spiers and Sally Anne Bowman and they have said they look like sisters..... it seems that  Mark Philip Dixie has fettish to rape and murder young blond extremrly petty and attractive 18 year-olds that look like  Sally Anne Bowman

Richard Edward Dorrough
http://awn.bz/ClaremontSerialKillerCSK.html
Police believe sailor Richard Dorrough behind Broome woman's death, inquest told
By Natalie Jones-  6 Apr 2016


Suicide note confession was written by Richard Edward Dorrough
In January last year, police received new information that Mr Dorrough had died and had confessed to killing three people in a suicide note.


Police believe former Navy sailor Richard Dorrough was responsible for the death of 21-year-old Sara-Lee Davey in the Kimberley town of Broome 19 years ago, a coronial inquest into her suspected death has been told.

The one-day inquest looking into the circumstances of Ms Davey's suspected death was held in Broome on Wednesday.
Ms Davey was drinking at a bar with friends in Broome in January 1997 when she met Mr Dorrough, 19, who was on shore leave.
The inquest heard the pair caught a taxi to the wharf where HMAS Geelong was moored and Mr Dorrough tried to bring Ms Davey on board.
The pair were stopped by Able Seaman Dean Mildenhall, who was on security duties and has since changed his name to Dean Fraser.
The court heard Mr Dorrough then said he was going to take Ms Davey to the end of the wharf to have sex with her and the pair walked out of sight behind a building.
This was the last time Ms Davey was seen by a credible witness.
Her body has never been found.
Fisherman David Jones told the inquest he heard a woman screaming.
"She was saying 'what the hell are you doing?' and 'get off me'," Mr Jones said.
He also recalled hearing a splash that sounded like someone throwing a stone in the water and then saw a man pacing up and down the wharf.
Mr Fraser told the hearing when Mr Dorrough returned to the ship, he questioned him about scratches on his face which were not there before.
Mr Dorrough replied that Ms Davey would not have sex with him and she was gone.
Mr Fraser also said Mr Dorrough, who was nicknamed Bambi by crew members, was not well liked, considered himself a ladies' man and was an impulsive liar.


In April that year, Mr Dorrough was questioned about Ms Davey's disappearance, but there was not enough evidence to charge him with any offences.
At the time he was questioned, police had received reports of several sightings of Ms Davey after the night at the wharf and they believed she may still have been alive.

Suicide note confession

In January last year, police received new information that Mr Dorrough had died and had confessed to killing three people in a suicide note.

The inquest heard that in August 2014 Mr Dorrough mailed his partner a parcel containing his computer, phone and an exercise book with the suicide note, which read: "I did kill three times ... it's the hardest thing to live with."
This led to the review of the Davey case, headed up by Detective Sergeant Darren Bethell.
Detective Bethell told the hearing the review revealed four witnesses who claimed they saw Ms Davey after January 14 were uncorroborated and one was falsified.
He said he could not go so far as to say there were shortcomings in the original investigation, but said in hindsight there were aspects of the case he would have done differently.
Detective Bethell said if Mr Dorrough was alive today there may have been enough evidence to charge him with an offence, but possibly not enough to convict him.

Inquiry may bring 'closure' but no 'justice' for family
Coroner Barry King deferred his findings until later this year.
He said it was likely he would find that Ms Davey died on January 14, 1997, but unlikely he would be able to say Mr Dorrough killed her. Outside the court Ms Davey's brother Jeffrey Hunter said after a long wait, the inquest brought the family some relief.
"In our hearts and our minds we know she's left us and we know who's responsible," he said. Mr Hunter said the process had not brought justice, but may lead to closure.

Richard Edward Dorrough - 6 Apr 2016, 12:31pm
Richard Dorrough left a suicide note in which he admitted killing three people, the inquiry heard.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-06/head-shot-of-richard-edward-dorrough/7304090

Richard Edward Dorrough before shooting himself, at a shooting range, admitted to murdering three woman but did not name his victims
Richard Edward Dorrough looks very much like the Mystery Man that last spoke to Jane Rimmer and is a very good looking man whom a girl would really like
Nationwide police appeal for information on former Navy sailor with links to murder case

By David Weber -  10 Oct 2015
PHOTO: Richard Edward Dorrough has been linked to a number of serious crimes across the country.(Supplied: WA Police)
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PHOTO: A court artist sketch of Richard Dorrough.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-10/appeal-for-info-on-former-navy-sailor-linked-to-murder-case/6843802

A nationwide appeal for information about a former Navy sailor linked to the murder of one woman and the disappearance of another has been issued by Western Australia's special police crime squad.
Richard Edward Dorrough took his own life in Perth last year. WA Police are not commenting on reports he left behind a suicide note containing admissions.
Dorrough had been convicted of attempted murder in one state, cleared of murder in another, and had been questioned over the disappearance of a Kimberley woman.
It was in 2010 that Dorrough was acquitted of the 1998 murder of Rachael Campbell in Sydney and in 1997 he was the last person known to have seen Sara-Lee Davey in Broome.
WA Police will not make any official comment on the specifics of the Dorrough's note, but they are appealing for assistance regarding his movements around Australia and New Zealand.
State Crime Assistant Commissioner Michelle Fyfe said someone somewhere may have crucial information.
"There is information out there that we don't hold whether that be here in Western Australia, whether that be on the eastern seaboard or in New Zealand," she said.
"There are members of the public who knew Mr Dorrough, who associated with him, who may very well recognise him and they may hold the key to us solving an unsolved crime."
Dorrough was a crew member of the patrol boat HMAS Geelong and spent time in different locations around Australia.

Sara-Lee Davey inquest set down for 2016
In 1997, police interviewed Dorrough in Darwin over the disappearance of 21-year-old Ms Davey.
Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said police were restricted in what they could say about the Davey case because a coronial inquest was set down for April next year.
She said that at the time of the disappearance, the investigation was carried out by local officers.
After about two weeks, they were joined by members of the homicide squad.

Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said it was recognised that practices and technologies change and evolve over time.
"The investigation into the disappearance of Ms Davey that took place in 1997 was conducted in line with policy and practice for 1997," she said.
"Any contemporary review of an historical investigation will often find deficiencies. We have reviewed the investigation in regards to Ms Davey and that will form part of the file that goes before the Coroner.
"The Special Crime Squad was set up for exactly this reason, to review historical homicides and historical long term missing persons."
A taxi driver had told police he had taken Dorrough and Ms Davey to the Broome port early on January 14, 1997.
While there were reported sightings of Ms Davey after that, Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said those witnesses were mistaken.
"The investigation in 1997 was directed based upon statements given by four witnesses," she said.
"Now these are witnesses who knew Sara-Lee personally, or knew the family all of whom said they saw her alive after 14th of January, 1997."

Rachael Campbell's body found in Sydney car-park
PHOTO: West Australian Police are looking for information on Richard Edwards Dorrough's whereabouts over a 20 year period.(Supplied: WA Police)
On November 7, 1998, the body of 29-year-old Rachael Campbell was found in the car park of St Joseph's Church in the Sydney suburb of Rosebery.
The sex worker had been stabbed several times in the neck and there were bite marks on her arms.
Dorrough was extradited from WA to NSW in 2009 after a DNA match was made.
He admitted biting Ms Campbell, but pleaded not guilty to her murder.
Dorrough argued her ex-boyfriend was probably the killer and he was acquitted by a jury.

In 2012, Sydney police said they had new information that an orange coloured Volkswagen Kombi Van may have been used to dump Ms Campbell's body in the church grounds.
At the time, Chief Inspector John Lehmann renewed an appeal for information from the public in relation to Ms Campbell's murder.
It was a violent incident in Queensland which led to Dorrough being put on trial for the murder of Ms Campbell.
In 2000 Dorrough was charged with attempted murder after deliberately running down a pedestrian with his vehicle.
He was convicted of performing an act intended to do grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to five years in prison with a 12 month minimum. He was released in 2001.
It was as a result of that charge that Dorrough's DNA was taken and placed on the National Database.
When officers from the NSW Cold Case Squad reviewed the 1998 murder of Ms Campbell in 2008, they got a hit on Dorrough's profile.

Search for clues continues

The Special Crime Squad is appealing to the public for assistance regarding Dorrough's movements across Australia and New Zealand over the past 20 years.
The squad has been in contact with cold case teams in other jurisdictions where Dorrough lived or visited, but has so far been unable to establish links with any unsolved crimes.
Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said the abductions and murders of two women from the Perth suburb of Claremont in the 1990s, and the disappearance of a third had been checked for links to Dorrough.
"We've reviewed all of our files - Mr Dorrough's whereabouts has been cross-matched with all of the files that we have on hand and we are unable to find any links at this time," she said.
Members of the public with any relevant information about Dorrough are being asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Richard Edward Dorrough before shooting himself, at a shooting range,
admitted to murdering three woman but did not name his victims
Richard Edward Dorrough looks very much like the Mystery Man that last spoke to Jane Rimmer and is a very good looking man whom a girl would really like

Richard Edward Dorrough has been reported by the ABC to have lived in the following areas  in the following times:
Queeensland prior to 1984
Darwin in May 1996 to July 1997
And October 1997 to November 1997
Broome in 1997
Melbourne January 1995 to May 1999
Queensland: July 1999 to 2007
Perth: 2008 to 2010
However Richard Edward Dorrough  could have driven or flown to Perth during 1996 and 1997
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/former-australian-navy-mechanic-richard-dorrough-confesses-to-three-murders-before-death/news-story/5db2ff7d9fb88ad450c7711d90050452

THE former head of the WA Police homicide squad which investigated a navy sailor – now linked to three killings – has admitted his “strong suspicions”.
Former detective Paul Ferguson, whose team investigated the disappearance of a Broome woman 20 years ago, said there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Richard Edward Dorrough.
Explosive allegations have now emerged that Dorrough, 37, confessed in a suicide note to killing three unnamed people, believed to be 21-year-old Broome woman Sara-Lee Davey, an unknown victim, and Sydney prostitute Rachael Campbell, 29 – the murder case Dorrough stood trial over but was acquitted.
Dorrough, originally from Queensland, killed himself at Belmont’s Lone Ranges Shooting Gallery in August last year.
Ms Davey disappeared on January 14, 1997 after it’s believed she met Dorrough, a navy mechanic on shore leave from the HMAS Geelong, at a Broome night spot.
Mr Ferguson yesterday stood by his homicide squad’s “thorough” investigation.
State Crime Assistant Commissioner Michelle Fyfe said the investigation was “in line with policy and practice for 1997” and was directed by four witness statements from people known to Ms Davey and her family claiming they saw her after January 14.
Mr Ferguson sent two detectives to Darwin to interview Dorrough a few months later, but couldn’t strengthen their case against him.
“We were relatively confident that he was the killer, but you don’t convict people on gut feelings, you convict them on evidence,” he said.
“In that particular case, there was no body, there was no admissions and you had not strangers, but members of (Ms Davey’s) family saying they’d seen her after the time of the incident.
“I was satisfied with the calibre of the investigation and I’d be more than satisfied to go before the coroner and answer any questions relating to what was done and why it was done at that particular point in time.”

A coronial inquest into Ms Davey’s disappearance will be held in Broome in April next year. WA Police have reviewed all cold cases and continue to work with other jurisdictions cross-matching Dorrough’s known whereabouts with unsolved crime files.
“We are unable to find any link with any unsolved serious crimes that we’re aware of,” Ms Fyfe said, adding any connection with the Claremont serial killer case had been ruled out as Dorrough was not living in Perth at the time. “There are members of the public who knew Mr Dorrough, who associated with him or who may very well recognise him. They may hold the key to us solving an unsolved crime.”
Dorrough’s criminal history includes being charged with attempted murder after he deliberately ran down a pedestrian in Queensland in 2000. He was convicted of a lesser charge and sentenced to five years, serving just a year.
NSW Police yesterday said its unsolved homicide team would “continue to review new evidentiary information”.


Former Australian Navy mechanic Richard Dorrough confesses to three murders before death
KATE CAMPBELL, PerthNow - October 10, 2015
Nationwide police appeal for information on former Navy sailor with links to murder case
By David Weber -  10 Oct 2015


PHOTO: Richard Edward Dorrough has been linked to a number of serious crimes across the country.(Supplied: WA Police)
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PHOTO: A court artist sketch of Richard Dorrough.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-10/appeal-for-info-on-former-navy-sailor-linked-to-murder-case/6843802
A nationwide appeal for information about a former Navy sailor linked to the murder of one woman and the disappearance of another has been issued by Western Australia's special police crime squad.
Richard Edward Dorrough took his own life in Perth last year. WA Police are not commenting on reports he left behind a suicide note containing admissions.
Dorrough had been convicted of attempted murder in one state, cleared of murder in another, and had been questioned over the disappearance of a Kimberley woman.
It was in 2010 that Dorrough was acquitted of the 1998 murder of Rachael Campbell in Sydney and in 1997 he was the last person known to have seen Sara-Lee Davey in Broome.
WA Police will not make any official comment on the specifics of the Dorrough's note, but they are appealing for assistance regarding his movements around Australia and New Zealand.
State Crime Assistant Commissioner Michelle Fyfe said someone somewhere may have crucial information.
"There is information out there that we don't hold whether that be here in Western Australia, whether that be on the eastern seaboard or in New Zealand," she said.
"There are members of the public who knew Mr Dorrough, who associated with him, who may very well recognise him and they may hold the key to us solving an unsolved crime."
Dorrough was a crew member of the patrol boat HMAS Geelong and spent time in different locations around Australia.
Sara-Lee Davey inquest set down for 2016
In 1997, police interviewed Dorrough in Darwin over the disappearance of 21-year-old Ms Davey.
Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said police were restricted in what they could say about the Davey case because a coronial inquest was set down for April next year.
She said that at the time of the disappearance, the investigation was carried out by local officers.

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

Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said it was recognised that practices and technologies change and evolve over time.
"The investigation into the disappearance of Ms Davey that took place in 1997 was conducted in line with policy and practice for 1997," she said.
"Any contemporary review of a historical investigation will often find deficiencies. We have reviewed the investigation in regards to Ms Davey and that will form part of the file that goes before the Coroner.
"The Special Crime Squad was set up for exactly this reason, to review historical homicides and historical long term missing persons."
A taxi driver had told police he had taken Dorrough and Ms Davey to the Broome port early on January 14, 1997.
While there were reported sightings of Ms Davey after that, Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said those witnesses were mistaken.
"The investigation in 1997 was directed based upon statements given by four witnesses," she said.
"Now these are witnesses who knew Sara-Lee personally, or knew the family all of whom said they saw her alive after 14th of January, 1997."
Rachael Campbell's body found in Sydney car-park

Sally Anne Bowman 

​​Mark Philip Dixie is a British serial rapist and murderer who was convicted on 22 February 2008 of murdering 18-year-old singer and model Sally Anne Bowman on 25 September 2005 in South Croydon, London. ​Mark Philip Dixie has 17 other criminal convictions. He was known by various pseudonyms. 
Mark Philip Dixie repeatedly bit her and knifed her seven times before sexually assaulting her as she lay dying.
Finally, he removed her underwear and handbag as souvenirs - just as he had during the attacks in Spain and Australia.
He calmly returned to a friend's flat where he had been staying, smoked a spliff and dozed off.

Claremont serial killings trial podcast: The Day a Teenager’s Innocence was Taken
PerthNow - February 11, 2020 - CLAREMONT Podcast: The Trial
Bonus Episode: The Day a Teenager's Innocence was Taken


https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-the-day-a-teenagers-innocence-was-taken-ng-b881459690z


***WARNING: Distressing Content***
On February 11, 1995 a teenager’s life was changed forever.
It was the night Bradley Robert Edwards brutally raped the 17-year-old, snatching her as she walked home after a night out with friends. The stuff of nightmares.
Edwards has admitted to the horrific crime pleading guilty to the assault at Karrakatta Cemetery just weeks before his trial for rape and murder was due to start late last year. And in archived stories from The West Australian a year after the rape, the victim told journalist Ingrid Mansell she didn’t want to ruin her friends night, by forcing them to leave early, deciding instead to make the 700 metre walk home.
That’s when Edwards grabbed her from behind, tied her hands together, put a hood over her head and carried her to his car where he tied her feet together before driving to Karrakatta Cemetery.
Once there he dragged her into the bushes and raped her twice.
Claremont had already been reeling from the impact of the Birnies — the serial killer couple who abducted four of their five victims from the suburb in the 1980s — and a series of rapes and attempted rapes in the area that had residents in the affluent suburb on high alert.
This crime sent shockwaves through the area. The victim said she lived in fear other women would suffer a similar fate to her.
“I realised that unless they found (my attacker) straight away, the only way they would catch him would be if he offended again and I could not bear the thought of that happening to someone else,” she told The West Australian.
Then Sarah Spiers went missing. Bradley Edwards has always denied killing Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon.
John Townsend was The West Australian’s crime reporter at the time. As a guest on the podcast, John recalled speaking to police and the startling information he received shortly after Sarah Spiers disappeared.
The case has clearly stayed with him for more than 25 years - his anger about the lack of information or misinformation clear in his emotional description of the time. Join John Townsend, Natalie Bonjolo and Tim Clarke for this extra episode during a brief court adjournment. If you, or anyone you know has been affected by the content in this podcast, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) on 08 6458 1828.

Sally Anne Bowman killer Mark Philip Dixie admits other attacks

BBC News
26 July 2017

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40728210

A man serving a life sentence for raping and murdering teenage model Sally Anne Bowman has admitted attacks on two other women previously.
Mark Dixie, 46, was jailed in 2008 for repeatedly stabbing Miss Bowman then raping her as she lay dead or dying in Croydon, south London in 2005.
Dixie now admits raping a woman in her car in Croydon when he was 16.
The former chef also molested another woman near a railway bridge in 2002 and will be sentenced on 22 September.
'He got what he deserved', model's family say
The secret history of Sally Anne Bowman's killer
A previous hearing was told he ambushed a woman in an isolated car park in 1987 then raped her.
Following the sex attack, he tied her to the back seat of her car then set fire to the front seat.
"He later told police he had set fire to a Tampax," prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC told Southwark Crown Court earlier.
She managed to escape and raised the alarm.

Dixie has also admitted charges of indecent assault and GBH after hitting another woman on the head several times with a chef's steel - used to sharpen kitchen blades.
He attacked her near a railway bridge in Croydon and told his victim "I'm going to kill you".
Dragging her up the stairs he proceeded to assault her but was interrupted by another woman who heard the commotion.
"When she asked what was going on, Dixie said 'nothing, nothing, it's just a row with my girlfriend,'" the prosecutor said.
Dixie fled after the victim said: "help, help, he's attacking me".

Killer reveals 'the truth'

Mr Aylett QC told the court Dixie had revealed the attacks to police after finally admitting in January 2015 that he had killed Miss Bowman.
Miss Bowman's murder was something Dixie had previously denied.
"He wrote to police indicating he wanted to tell them the truth of what had happened to Sally Anne, because at the trial he said that he was not responsible for her murder," Mr Aylett said.
During the original three-week murder trial Dixie claimed to have found Miss Bowman dead and proceeded to have sex with her lifeless body after he had been on a drink and drugs binge.
The 18-year-old's body was found next to a skip in Croydon in September 2005.

Gerard Ross was murdered in 1997 after being abducted from Rockingham. (Source unknown)

Last known sighting of Jane Rimmer and suspicious taxi with no lights on being sighted the night Ciara Glennon was abducted near where the body of Ciara Glennon was found was deliberately not disclosed to the court at the Bradley Edwards Trial by Carmel Barbagallo, the senior Western Australian DPP Prosecutor of Bradley Robert Edwards​ 

"Mystery Female DNA found in Ciara's Fingernail DNA .... according to NZ DNA Tests " .... this could indicate a female being involved with the murder of Ciara Glennon who could be the "Michelle" Noel Geoffrey Coward  mentioned as being involved in the Claremont Serial Killings or the girlfriend of the Casual Worker that has been mentioned by Frank Silas of CARK .. if a female was involved this destroys the prosecution case against Bradley Robert Edwards .as being the sole person to have abducted and murdered CIaria Glennon .....there are other reports of a female and male possibly involved in the CSK's  eg:  Taxi Driver Steven Ross and  Sergeant Starkey from the Claremont Police Station said.... "the police were looking for a man and a woman or two men with one of them dressed as a woman. of a female and male possibly involved in the CSK's ...and a man and woman was mentioned in the disppearance of Julie Cutler in Jun 1988 .... it would be much easier to entice a girl to accept a lift if a female was in the car Ciara Glennon was see getting into the back of ute or van on Stirling Highway which could have had a woman driving and a man could have been hiding in the vehicle.....Ciara Glennon was smart girl, a trained lawyer with a lot of life experience who would would be unlikely to have have accepted a lift from a male driver unless there was a female in the vehicle  or a female driver or a person showing a police badge  ..... it was well known the girls knew the police often offered them lifts to get home as what was considered a community service .. the CSK case is a lot more complex than the police and prosecution are presenting .....by having blinkers on to any other evidence or information that would hinder them convincing Justice Stephen Hall that Bradley Robert Edwards is beyond any reasonable doubt the sole person responsible for the responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon " ....... .NYT CSK Investigation Team 

Dr SallyAnn Harbison, who was on the stand for a second day, that when testing Ciara Glennon’s fingernail samples, four blank control samples were found to be contaminated with another woman’s DNA.

"We know the Claremont killer"
"​The apparent lack of media referral to anything to do with Frank Silas, CARK  (Citizens for Apprehension of the Real Killer) or this 2001 article, raises questions about the potential for a massive cover up of something about this case, and will do nothing to allay any suspicions or rumours of BRE potentially being falsely accused of some of the charges that have already been laid."

http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2028647?lang=eng

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9ntidqi1gayimy0/AABtQA-5pkhnDxq6J7YuW5Cua?dl=0&preview=We+know+the+Claremont+killer.pdf

​ Frank Silas and two other men who called themselves CARK (Citizens for Apprehension of the Real Killer)
 called a press conference because they weren't happy happy with Macro's inaction.

​​Claremont serial killings trial podcast: ‘Another Woman's DNA’ Kate RyanPerthNow- February 6, 2020
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-another-womans-dna-ng-b881455419z

Claremont Killer Trial _WAToday News Articles

https://www.watoday.com.au/topic/claremont-serial-killer-trial-1mh2

It is noted that Ciara Glennon was hit over the head with a metal instrument which could have been "a Chef's Steel" ... if that is the case then it helps to indicate that it was chef Mark Philip Dixie that that abducted and murdered Irish/Australian Lawyer Ciara Glennon in March, 1997 ... it when Mark Philip Dixie (who was using the name Shane Turner) was sacked in 1997 from the Claremont Restaurant he was working at as a chef after holding a knife to a waiter's throat... that the Claremont Serial Killings Stopped ....  again Mark Philip Dixie's connections to the CIA/MI6/ASIO stopped him from being arrested for holding a knife to a waiter's throat.... his CIA/MI6/ASIO  handlers instead arranged for Mark Philip Dixie to obtain a job in  Dunnsborough, in the South-west of Western Australia ..... s log way from Claremont ....... and eventually arranged for Mark Philip Dixie to escorted for free on April 23, 1999. without any criminal charges laid against him in Australia, after his long series of crimes he obviously committed while in Australia... 

Mark Philip Dixie has also admitted charges of indecent assault and GBH after hitting another woman on the head several times with a chef's steel - used to sharpen kitchen blades. He attacked her near a railway bridge in Croydon and told his victim "I'm going to kill you". Dragging her up the stairs he proceeded to assault her but was interrupted by another woman who heard the commotion. "When she asked what was going on, Dixie said 'nothing, nothing, it's just a row with my girlfriend,'" the prosecutor said. Dixie fled after the victim said: "help, help, he's attacking me". ​​

CLAREMONT Serial Killer Podcasts: The Trial: The West Australian

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/claremont-the-trial/id1454487674

Claremont Serial Killings Trial podcast Day 27: The Evidence the State’s Case Hangs OnThe West Australian
Friday, 17 January 2020

https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-day-27-the-evidence-the-states-case-hangs-on-ng-b881436718z

Steven Ross - Perth Taxi Driver

 Sally Anne Bowman

​​Mark Philip Dixie is a British serial rapist and murderer who was convicted on 22 February 2008 of murdering 18-year-old singer and model Sally Anne Bowman on 25 September 2005 in South Croydon, London. ​Mark Philip Dixie has 17 other criminal convictions. He was known by various pseudonyms. 

​He repeatedly bit her and knifed her seven times before sexually assaulting her as she lay dying.
Finally, he removed her underwear and handbag as souvenirs - just as he had during the attacks in Spain and Australia.
He calmly returned to a friend's flat where he had been staying, smoked a spliff and dozed off.
Six months to the day after the murder, he celebrated by filming himself committing a sex act in front of a newspaper bearing Sally Anne's image.

Dixie embarked on a new relationship with Kate McConaghie, a fellow-chef at the pub where he worked in Horley, Surrey. The 20-year-old blonde describes him as 'moody' but 'nice looking' and says he initially 'treated me like a princess'.
But before long he was viciously biting her during sex.
Miss McConaghie said: "When I learned he had been arrested for Sally Anne's murder and remembered how she had been bitten during the attack it sent a chill of fear and revulsion through me." The Bowman murder team, meanwhile, were searching for Sally Anne's killer.
Although he had left a DNA sample at the scene, no match could be found on the national database as Dixie's previous convictions dated back before samples were routinely taken from suspects.
Then, last June, Dixie got drunk and became involved in a brawl in Horley. He burst into tears when Surrey Police arrested him and took a DNA sample. The killing spree was over.

Officers remove items from the Kewdale home in 2016. Credit: 7NEWS

"..I did not Abduct Sarah Spiers ..." .... Steven Ross _Retired Taxi Driver
​ A drunk young woman was already in the front seat, which is why I was outside my cab, and after Sarah got in, a man got in beside her.
He didn't know her. He was wearing a white shirt and black trousers. He was good looking and knew how to talk to girls.
I dropped the drunk woman in Dalkeith, where the man wanted to get out after her, but I talked him out of it.
I dropped Sarah and the man in the car park of the Windsor Hotel in South Perth.
After my initial report in 1996, police took me into custody in August 2004, and again a month later.
They accused me of abducting Sarah and delivering her to another person at the Hotel.
They said they had taxi records that showed I had picker Sarah up on the night she had gone missing and taken her to the Windsor.
Last July, while I was in the hospital, two detectives visited me and wanted to knew about the man who had been in the taxi with Sarah Spiers,
20 years after I had first offered them information.
Fortunately, I have an alibi for the night Sarah disappeared, the night after Sarah got into my cab.
The taxi company and Department of Transport say that only the police can release them to me.
My health is not good and I am writing this letter to put the facts straight in case anything should happen to me... Steven Ross, Lime Street, East Perth.

Top cop taken off cold case
Grant TaylorThe West Australian
Friday, 2 October 2015 

https://thewest.com.au/news/australia/top-cop-taken-off-cold-case-ng-ya-129969

The most senior investigator attached to the Claremont serial killer inquiry has been taken off the case, just months before the 20th anniversary of the first murder.
Det-Sgt Jim Stanbury had spearheaded the Macro inquiry for more than seven years but was recently told he had one week to clear his desk and move. He is one of many experienced officers to have been shown the door from the embattled major crime division in recent months, including the divisional superintendent who was stood aside along with four other officers in May over the bungled Josh Warneke murder inquiry.
But police said yesterday forced transfers were not unusual, particularly when officers had been in the same position for many years.

The turnover helped bring “fresh eyes” to investigations.
“Detectives are subject to the WA Police tenure policy and ... as a result of this process, a number of officers have been transferred in recent months,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Pryce Scanlan said.
Police also denied Det-Sgt Stanbury’s transfer was a sign that the long-running Claremont inquiry was being scaled back because of a lack of results.
The case remains the biggest and most expensive in WA history, with an annual operating budget rumoured to still be well in excess of $1 million. But what has been achieved with that money in recent years is unclear because the highly secretive Macro team rarely comments on its operations.
The first of the serial killer’s victims, 18-year-old Sarah Spears, vanished from Claremont on January 27, 1996.
Five months later, 23-year-old Jane Rimmer also vanished from Claremont, followed by 27-year-old lawyer Ciara Glennon who disappeared on March 15, 1997. Jane and Ciara’s bodies were found, but Sarah’s has never been recovered.

When Det. Sgt Stanbury joined the inquiry in 2008, he helped push it in an entirely new direction from the original Macro team which had focused much of its attention on a Cottesloe public servant.
The man as never been officially told that he is no longer a suspect, but his family say they have had no contact with police since 2008.
That same year, Det. Sgt Stanbury also released video footage of a possible person of interest that his predecessors had controversially kept secret for more than a decade.
The mystery man was seen talking to Jane Rimmer outside what was then the Continental Hotel on Bay View Terrace shortly before she went missing.

Former Telstra worker Bradley Robert Edwards denies murdering three women in 1996 and 1997. Credit: AAP

A court artist sketch of Richard Edward Dorrough.

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Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon

The Claremont Murders
http://www.australianmissingpersonsregister.com/Claremont.htm
This video footage is from OUTSIDE the Continental Hotel in Claremont at 1 minute past midnight on the 9th of June, 1996. It shows Jane Rimmer leaning against a pole when she is approached by a male person. This person approaches from the Gugeri St end of Bay View Terrace. It appears this male speaks to Jane.
http://www.australianmissingpersonsregister.com/Claremont.htm

The Claremont Murders
Much has been written about the Claremont Murders in Perth, WA. Possibly too much has been written, it seems to have been sensationalised and dramatised and I have even seen this website mentioned several times. For the record, I have not written about this before, and the only time I have discussed it is with a friend who wrote a book about the subject, in which I was mentioned (with my permission).
My concern is that in all the hype and excitement and fascination with there being a yet-to-be-caught serial killer out there, people have forgotten there are several very real young women out there who have lost their lives. What happened to them is unknown, and I am not interested in endless theories, speculation and rumours, I am interested in preserving the dignity of these women, in only dealing with known facts and evidence and in simply remembering them for their families and friends, who are the only ones who really knew them.
Sarah Spiers, 18, is believed to have been the first victim after she went missing on January 27, 1996. Her body has never been found. Sarah appears in the missing person files, click on her name.
Jane Rimmer, 23, was killed in early June of the same year, her body was discovered in bushland at Wellard, south of Perth, in August 1996.
Ciara Glennon, 27, was the last known victim and disappeared in March 1997. Her body was found north of Perth in bush off Pipidinny Road, Eglinton.

Between 26/JAN/2006 and 15 /MAR/1997 three young women; Sarah Ellen SPIERS, Jane Louise RIMMER and Ciara Eilish GLENNON went missing after attending some night spots in Claremont WA. The bodies of two of the young women; Jane RIMMER and Ciara GLENNON were later found but Sarah SPIERS has still not been located to date.

The images shown below are of Jane RIMMER and the “Mystery Man” outside the Continental Hotel in Claremont and have been taken from the video footage.
This video footage is from OUTSIDE the Continental Hotel in Claremont at 1 minute past midnight on the 9th of June, 1996. It shows Jane Rimmer leaning against a pole when she is approached by a male person. This person approaches from the Gugeri St end of Bay View Terrace. It appears this male speaks to Jane.
The footage of this male lasts only three seconds, then the security camera switches view to another part of the Continental Hotel. When the camera view returns to outside the hotel 28 seconds later, Jane is standing alone in the same position and the mystery man is no longer in view.
If you can identify the mystery man talking to Jane, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
There is a $250,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murders.

Jane Louise Rimmer
  Click here to watch the video footage, courtesy of WA Police
OFFENCE: Murder
IR NUMBER: 300806 1200 7372
DATE OF OFFENCE: 30/08/06

Some time between 8.00 pm and 8:30 pm on Saturday the 8th of June, 1996, Jane Rimmer attended the Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe. This is the same hotel that Sarah Spiers was drinking in on the night she disappeared.
At that location, Jane met up with some friends. They stayed there for about an hour , before Jane and her friends caught a taxi to the Continental Hotel in Claremont arriving at about 9:30 pm.
Jane and her friends stayed at the Continental Hotel until they left just after 11:30 pm, to go to Club Bay View. This is the same nightclub that Sarah Spiers was socialising at shortly before she went missing.
Jane and her friends didn’t enter the nightclub, instead they decided to catch a cab to a friend's place where they would continue to party. As they got to the taxi rank near the Continental Hotel, Jane informed her friends that she didn’t want to go home and without any more explanation, she walked off back to the Continental.
Her friends jumped in a cab and pulled up outside the Continental and yelled over to Jane who was standing outside to join them but she declined.
At about midnight, Jane is sighted on security camera footage outside the Continental.
At about a minute past midnight, a male person is seen to approach Jane and there is a brief interaction between the two before the security camera recording changes views to another part of the hotel.
When the recording returns to Jane, about 28 seconds later, this man is no longer in view.
This person has been named the ‘mystery man’. Despite extensive inquiries police have been unable to identify this person. Approximately 700 people were shown the footage or still photographs of the male.
Jane remained outside the Continental Hotel for another 2½ minutes.
At about 4 minutes past midnight , the security footage changes view and when it returns to where Jane was standing she is no longer in view.
Police have several possible sightings of Jane in the immediate vicinity but nothing is confirmed.
55 days later on the 3rd of August ,1996, Jane’s body was discovered in Wellard, about 40 kilometres south of the Perth CBD.
If you are the 'Mystery Man' or if you know the identity of the 'Mystery Man', Please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential and rewards are offered
Jane Louise RIMMER
Murder
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EYES:  Blue
HAIR:  Blonde
COMPLEXION:  Fair
Sometime between 8.00 pm and 8:30 pm on Saturday the 8th of June, 1996, Jane Rimmer attended the Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe. This is the same hotel that Sarah Spiers was drinking in on the night she disappeared.
At that location, Jane met up with some friends. They stayed there for about an hour , before Jane and her friends caught a taxi to the Continental Hotel in Claremont arriving at about 9:30 pm.
Jane and her friends stayed at the Continental Hotel until they left just after 11:30 pm, to go to Club Bay View. This is the same nightclub that Sarah Spiers was socialising at shortly before she went missing.
Jane and her friends didn't enter the nightclub, instead they decided to catch a cab to a friend's place where they would continue to party. As they got to the taxi rank near the Continental Hotel, Jane informed her friends that she didn't want to go home and without any more explanation, she walked off back to the Continental.
Her friends jumped in a cab and pulled up outside the Continental and yelled over to Jane who was standing outside to join them but she declined.
At about midnight, Jane is sighted on security camera footage outside the Continental.
At about a minute past midnight, a male person is seen to approach Jane and there is a brief interaction between the two before the security camera recording changes views to another part of the hotel.
When the recording returns to Jane, about 28 seconds later, this man is no longer in view.
This person has been named the 'mystery man'. Despite extensive inquiries police have been unable to identify this person. Approximately 700 people were shown the footage or still photographs of the male.
Jane remained outside the Continental Hotel for another 2½ minutes.
At about 4 minutes past midnight , the security footage changes view and when it returns to where Jane was standing she is no longer in view.
Police have several possible sightings of Jane in the immediate vicinity but nothing is confirmed.
55 days later on the 3rd of August ,1996, Jane's body was discovered in Wellard, about 40 kilometres south of the Perth CBD.
If you are the 'Mystery Man' or if you know the identity of the 'Mystery Man', Please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are striclty confidential and rewards are offered
Ciara Eilish Glenno

OFFENCE: Murder
IR NUMBER: 300806 1200 7372
DATE OF OFFENCE: 30/08/06
 
On Friday 14 March, 1997 at about 6:00pm Ciara Glennon attended a work function with her colleagues. Ciara was a lawyer and worked at a law firm in Saint Georges Terrace, Perth.
Ciara and group of her friends left this private function at around 11:00pm and attended the Continental Hotel in Claremont, the same place Jane Rimmer attended the night she was murdered.
The group arrived at around 11:30 pm and after about 20 – 25 minutes, Ciara told her friends she had had enough and was leaving. There is a confirmed sighting of Ciara walking down Bay View Terrace towards Stirling Highway.
Investigators are confident that there are sightings of Ciara down on Stirling Highway outside a business called Australian Computer Resellers, next to the Dental Surgery.
As she passed the Taste of Thai Restaurant and Baptist Church, a male person who was sitting at the bus stop opposite called out to her that she was ‘crazy’ for hitch hiking. Ciara dismissed him with a wave/gesture. This male was with two other friends. A few minutes later Ciara is seen interacting with the occupant/s of a light coloured vehicle further along Stirling Highway, near Stirling Road.
Ciara is seen to lean over with her hands on her knees and it appears she speaks to the occupant/s.
A few minutes later, the male turns back and the vehicle and Ciara are no longer in view. There are other possible sightings of Ciara along Stirling highway and it cannot be confirmed if Ciara did or did not get into this vehicle.
The occupant/s of this light coloured vehicle has/have not been identified.
Ciara was reported missing to Police on the 15th of March, 1997.
On the 3rd of April ,1997; 18 days after being reported missing, Ciara’s body was found in bush off Pipidinny Road, Eglington.

Bradley Robert Edwards who is on Trial havung being accused of the murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon 

Its strange that the next major documentary after the 2008 documentary had all the focus on the Highgate POI. My money is on the same man Bayens suspects, Bayens isn't keystone, he is a good detective, he has more credibility than any of the other major detectives openly talking about the CSK case. Even the original CSK investigator Ferguson has a dark past. Nothing like Caporns though and his disgraceful conduct and career.
All evidence suggests Morey was most likely out during the CSK years, I think he is the most likely POI right now.
Imagine if it turned out to be the Blond guy with a Police dad protected by the corrupt WA Police due to dirt the father had on senior detectives, nothing in WA would surprise me, lets hope that it doesn't turn out to be the case.
elastic, Oct 27, 2015
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/claremont-serial-killer-1996-1997-perth-western-australia-2.284695/page-49

BrainScratch: The Claremont Murders

Claremont serial killer trial 'breakthrough': scientist gives evidence
February 19, 2020 

NATIONAL- WA - CLAREMONT KILLER TRIAL
https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-serial-killer-trial-breakthrough-scientist-gives-evidence-20200219-p542hb.html   

A laboratory assistant at the UK facility where the first major breakthrough in the Claremont murders case was made has testified about how male DNA was found on fingernail samples from Ciara Glennon.
Former Telstra worker Bradley Robert Edwards, 51, denies murdering Ms Glennon, 27, Sarah Spiers, 18, and Jane Rimmer, 23, in 1996 and 1997.In 2008 - 12 years after Ms Glennon was killed - WA Police asked the now-defunct Forensic Science Services to test four samples taken from her fingernails, and found male DNA after combining two of them, labelled AJM40 and AJM42.
They used a method known as Low Copy Number (LCN), which required only a few cells, was not available in Australia at the time.
The male DNA was then found to match a sample in the database of Perth-based pathology lab PathWest that had been swabbed from a teenaged Edwards admits abducting and raping in a cemetery in 1995.
Andrew Talbot, the FSS lab assistant who extracted DNA from the fingernail exhibits, gave evidence via videolink from Scotland during a late-night sitting of the WA Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Ms Talbot, who is now a postman, detailed the intricate process, which was carried out in a restricted-access "clean" laboratory, where air flowed one way out of the room to prevent contamination from outside.
"There are safety cabinets for working in ... the airflow is designed to prevent contamination and the labs themselves have a positive air pressure," he said.
Like other witnesses who have given evidence about exhibits in the case, Mr Talbot said a range of protective clothing was worn to prevent contamination.
"We changed gloves frequently, any time there was a chance of contamination," he said.
Also, most equipment, including pipettes and swabs, were run through an ultraviolet cross-linker, which has various applications including sterilising, and reducing or eliminating contamination during the process known as polymerase chain reaction, where millions of copies of a piece of DNA are made.

Edwards' defence team argues contamination in the laboratory, citing examples of it in non-critical exhibits from PathWest, but prosecutors say the crucial samples from Ms Glennon and the rape victim never came near each other in time or place.AAP

The back of a kimono seized from the Huntingdale house in 1988 after Mr Edwards attacked a young woman at the property.

WA’s biggest and longest manhunt came to a head in December 2016,

when the TRG burst into the home of Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards. Credit: 7NEWS

Claremont serial killings trial told Ciara Glennon fingernail DNA find proved a major 'turning point'
By Andrea Mayes ABC News 25th February 2020
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-24/claremont-serial-killings-trial-ciara-glennon-fingernail-dna/11995374

By Andrea Mayes

The discovery under murdered lawyer Ciara Glennon's fingernails of male DNA matching samples taken from a teenage rape victim has been highlighted by a senior detective as a crucial "turning point" in the Claremont serial killings investigation.

Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards, 51, is on trial in the WA Supreme Court charged with the wilful murders of Ms Glennon, Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer in 1996 and 1997.

He has pleaded not guilty to the murders, but has admitted to the violent rape of a 17-year-old girl he abducted at Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995, and a sexually motivated attack on another teenager as she slept in her bedroom at her parents' home in 1988.

Detective Sergeant Jim Stanbury, a former head of the Macro Task Force set up to investigate the Claremont killings, took critical exhibits relating to the case, including scrapings from Ms Glennon's fingernails, to the UK for specialised DNA testing in 2008.

Scientists at Forensic Science Service (FSS) laboratories in Birmingham made the breakthrough discovery of male DNA on scrapings from Ms Glennon's left thumb and middle finger.

'Now we had a living witness'

When the male profile was entered into the DNA database on WA, a match was recorded with DNA found on the 17-year-old girl.

This was left on her body after a horrific ordeal, in which she was snatched from a Claremont park and bundled into Edwards's van with her hands and feet bound, before being driven to the nearby cemetery where she was brutally raped twice.

Sergeant Stanbury said the DNA match between the two crimes had been a clear "turning point" that changed the course of the Claremont investigation.

"Now that we had this match to the sex assault … we had a living witness," he said.

"We had a description of the person responsible, we had vehicles or a vehicle, I should say, that was possibly involved.

"We had a method, a style of assault [and] attack … and of course we had the highly discriminating DNA profile.

"We then didn't have to rely on alibis or anything like that. We could target individuals for interview and for DNA, and if their DNA didn't match they would be eliminated from the investigation.

"It was definitely a turning point for the Macro investigation."

He said a review of forensic opportunities was undertaken as a result of the breakthrough, and items relating to both the rape and murders were sent to various laboratories around the world for further testing.

Closure of UK forensic lab a setback to police

Earlier, the court was shown key documents that revealed police were investigating multiple suspects for the Claremont killings as late as 2008.
The documents were among paperwork sent to the UK with the fingernail samples for Low Copy Number (LCN) testing, a technique not available in Australia at the time.
Also included were other samples for testing relating to the murder of 11-year-old schoolboy Gerard Ross in October 1997.
"There are a number of persons of interest in relation to both investigations," the documents noted.
But Sergeant Stanbury revealed the investigation received a setback in 2010 with the news that the FSS was shutting down, forcing WA Police to find a new forensic laboratory to undertake tests on important items and retrieve about 500 exhibits held by the UK lab relating to WA crimes.
These included debris taken from Ms Glennon's bloodstained t-shirt, including fibres that became critical in the case, known as AJM 33.
The fibres allegedly matched clothing worn by Edwards during the course of his work for Telstra.


Rayney evidence among items returned from UK
Also included in the large batch of exhibits ultimately brought back to Australia were items relating to the high-profile murder of Supreme Court registration Corrine Rayney.
Documents shown in court revealed eight crates of items had been returned to WA Police relating to Operation Dargan, the name given to the Rayney investigation.
Ms Rayney was murdered in 2007 and her body was discovered buried in Kings Park, near the Perth CBD, eight days after she vanished.
Her husband, former state prosecutor Lloyd Rayney, was named by police as the "only" and "prime suspect" in her murder, but he always maintained his innocence and was found not guilty of murdering her in a 2012 trial.

Spreadsheet lists items found at dump site
Other documents shown at the trial on Monday included a spreadsheet of items held by the Special Crime Squad in February 2011 relating to the Claremont investigation.
The 18-page document detailed items taken from Ms Rimmer's car and home, including one poignantly listed as "Stuffed toy rabbit (21st gift), Jenny requests return. No forensic value".
Other items were taken from the semi-rural suburb of Wellard in Perth's south, where Ms Rimmer's body was found in August 1996, including a bag of women's clothing, a plastic lunchbox, two gloves, a pair of Katies-brand shorts and a pair of cream-coloured shorts.
There were also a variety of items seized from Ms Rimmer's car, ranging from McDonald's food wrappers and an apple core to a Bankwest ATM receipt and a packet of Extra brand chewing gum.
The Claremont trial, before Justice Stephen Hall, is continuing.

Claremont serial killings trial told Ciara Glennon fingernail DNA find proved a major 'turning point'
By Andrea Mayes
25th February 2020

PHOTO: Ciara Glennon's body was found in bushland in Perth's far north three weeks after she disappeared. (ABC News)
PHOTO: Fingernail scrapings from Ms Glennon were sealed in forensic evidence containers and sent to the UK. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)
PHOTO: The DNA discovery eventually led to Bradley Edwards being charged with the Claremont murders. (ABC News)
PHOTO: Detective Sergeant Jim Stanbury was the head of the Macro Task Force investigating the Claremont killings. (ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn)

Who were the Claremont victims?

Sarah Spiers. Jane Rimmer. Ciara Glennon. Three women whose names were etched into Perth's consciousness more than 20 years ago.

Macro boss describes turning point in Claremont investigation after DNA breakthrough
https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/macro-boss-describes-turning-point-in-claremont-investigation-after-dna-breakthrough-20200224-p543vo.html
By Heather McNeill
February 24, 2020

The former Macro Taskforce boss has described the moment the investigation into the Claremont serial killings drastically changed following the discovery of male DNA under Ciara Glennon’s fingernails 11 years after her death.
Detective sergeant Jim Stanbury - who was the Macro Taskforce lead investigative officer between 2006 and 2015 - took the stand in the Supreme Court trial of Bradley Edwards on Monday to explain the impact of the DNA breakthrough.

The low copy number testing, carried out at a UK forensics lab in late 2008, uncovered a male DNA profile underneath Ciara’s left thumbnail and middle fingernail which in January 2009 was run through the WA DNA database and a match detected.
The match was to the unsolved rape of a 17-year-old girl who was abducted from Claremont in February 1995 in what prosecutors referred to as a “blitz-style attack” late at night as she walked home from Club Bayview.

Detective Stanbury described the moment the DNA match was realised as a turning point in the investigation.
"Now we had this match to the sex assault, we had a living witness, we had a description of the person responsible, we had a vehicle that was possibly involved, we had a method or style of assault or attack to look for, and of course we had the highly discriminating DNA profile," he said.
"We didn't have to rely on alibis or anything like that.
"We could target individuals for interview and for DNA and if their DNA didn't match, they would be eliminated from the investigation."

Among those eliminated as a person of interest from the case was former public servant, Lance Williams, who was a prime suspect in the murders for nearly a decade, and subject to years of police surveillance and public scrutiny.
However, despite the DNA breakthrough, the alleged identity of the male DNA profile remained a mystery for another eight years until an investigation into a 1988 Huntingdale cold case sex attack allegedly led investigators to Mr Edwards in 2016.
That case was re-opened in late 2016 after DNA testing of a kimono dropped at the scene of the attack allegedly uncovered a match to the Claremont serial killer's profile.
Police quickly identified Mr Edwards as the perpetrator of the Huntingdale attack through his fingerprints.
His DNA was then secretly obtained by undercover detectives from a Sprite bottle he disposed of while at the movies with his step-daughter.
His profile was allegedly a match and a few days later Mr Edwards was arrested during an early morning raid of his Kewdale home and charged.
The 51-year-old confessed to the 1995 rape and 1988 sex attack in late 2019, but denies the murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon.
The DNA recovered from Ciara's fingernails remains the only piece of DNA evidence allegedly linking Mr Edwards to the murders.
His defence lawyer, Paul Yovich, claims Mr Edwards’ DNA – already in the Pathwest lab in relation to the 1995 rape – somehow contaminated Ciara’s fingernail exhibits prior to the 2008 breakthrough testing.

The trial continues.

Claremont serial killings DNA breakthrough expert admits to errors in police statements
By Andrea Mayes

13th February 2020
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-13/claremont-serial-killing-forensic-expert-admits-procedural-error/11963996
 
DNA will prove crucial in the murder trial of Bradley Edwards. (ABC News
Laurie Webb was sacked from his position at Pathwest in 2016 for breaching protocols. (ABC News)


Laurie Webb

13th February 2020
RELATED STORY: Claremont prosecutors reveal DNA was taken from 17,000 suspects at height of serial killings probe
RELATED STORY: Surprise discovery of 400 pages of new DNA evidence delays Claremont trial
RELATED STORY: Ciara Glennon's last actions to fight off her killer may be what decides Bradley Edwards's fate


Key points:
Sacked forensic expert Laurie Webb made a crucial DNA breakthrough that led to the arrest of Bradley Edwards
He later admitted in a statement he gave erroneous information to investigating police
Edwards admits it is his DNA found on Ms Glennon, but disputes how it got there


Laurie Webb was sacked from his position at Pathwest in 2016 for breaching protocols
ABC News
The pathologist who helped make the crucial DNA breakthrough that led to the arrest of alleged Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards has admitted making errors in statements to police investigating the murders.
Forensic expert Laurie Webb, who was sacked from the state's pathology laboratory for breaching testing protocols in 2016, made a crucial breakthrough in the Claremont case in 2009 when he matched male DNA found under the fingernails of murdered lawyer Ciara Glennon to samples taken from a 17-year-old girl who was brutally raped at Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995.

Mr Edwards, 51, has admitted to the rape of the teenager and is standing trial for the wilful murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon in 1996 and 1997.
He has pleaded not guilty.
The three women, aged between 18 and 27, all disappeared from the streets of the western Perth suburb of Claremont after enjoying nights out with friends.

Mr Webb had been expected to give evidence in person to the trial in the WA Supreme Court but instead a series of witness statements signed by him were read to the court by prosecutor Tara Payne.
In the statements, Mr Webb said he took samples from Ms Glennon's fingernails to the UK with Detective Sergeant Jim Stanbury in 2008 so they could undergo sophisticated testing not available in Australia.
Two of the fingernail cutting samples would go on to become pivotal to the prosecution case that Edwards murdered Ms Glennon.
These samples were combined by UK scientists using an advanced DNA extraction method known as Low Copy Number testing, which resulted in male DNA — later matched to Edwards — being discovered.

In his statements, Mr Webb said the samples were packed in secure, tamper-proof envelopes, and kept separate from another batch of samples he was taking to the UK relating to another unrelated homicide.
The results of the UK tests were relayed to him in January 2009 and when he put the male component of the DNA profile into the WA database, he found it matched the samples taken from the 1995 rape victim.
In a 2016 statement made after he had been sacked from Pathwest, Mr Webb admitted he had made errors in earlier statements he had made to police, mixing up which of Ms Glennon's hands the fingernail samples had come from.

Mistakes made recording fingernail samples
Mr Webb's colleague Aleksander Bagdonovicius also admitted to the court to making mistakes in recording tests done on the crucial fingernail samples.
Mr Bagdonovicius said he had created a number of matrices to summarise the DNA testing undertaken by Pathwest on each of the samples taken from Ms Glennon's fingernails.
The results were sent to police with recommendations about which samples needed to undergo further testing.
However, under questioning by state prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo, Mr Bagdonovicius admitted he made a series of mistakes in preparing the matrices.

These included cutting and pasting the results of one sample into the results column for another, making it incorrect, erroneously recording that a test had been conducted on a sample when it hadn't, and mistakenly recording the wrong date that samples had been tested.
While Edwards admits it is his DNA that was found on Ms Glennon's fingernail samples, he disputes how it came to be there, and his legal team has been trying to cast doubt on the veracity of Pathwest procedures and processes, suggesting that contamination of the samples could have occurred.

It was also revealed today that DNA profiles obtained for the three young women were compared to that of a long-term suspect in the case, public servant Lance Williams.
Mr Williams was considered by police to be the prime suspect in the murders because of his habit of cruising around the streets of Claremont late at night, and they subjected him to intensive surveillance over a number of years before ruling him out.
He died in 2018.


Trial resumes after three days of delay
Today was the first time the trial has heard new evidence since last week.
On Monday, Justice Stephen Hall adjourned proceedings for two days because of the discovery by Pathwest of 400 pages of new material related to the case, and extended that adjournment for another day yesterday.
The discovery of the new material meant Mr Bagdonovicius and other Pathwest witnesses yet to testify had to make additional statements to police, which lawyers for both sides have yet to examine in detail.
It remains unclear exactly what the new material is and how it impacts on the trial.
The trial will resume tomorrow.

Bradley Robert Edwards is on trial, accused of the Claremont serial killings of the 1990s. Credit: 7NEWS

​​The serial killings that shocked a city to its core

By Andrea Mayes
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-28/how-the-claremont-serial-killings-shocked-perth-to-its-core/9490836
The disappearance of three young women from the upmarket suburb of Claremont in the mid-1990s changed the face of Perth. Two decades later, a man faces court charged with their murders.

It's a horrifying mystery that has haunted Perth for decades and become a dark stain on the city's psyche.
How three young women in the prime of their lives could disappear from a popular nightspot in Perth's wealthy western suburbs seemed beyond belief.
The fact that the crimes have remained unsolved for more than two decades added an element of grim fascination, fuelling endless speculation over water coolers and barbeques.
This is a case that has gripped the city like no other.
Their names are forever etched in our minds — Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon.

Carmel Barbagallo has pursued a relentless prosecution strategy against Bradley Edwards. (ABC News)

Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon.The three women who disappeared from Claremont, Perth, between 1996 and 1997 from left to right:

Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon, and Jane Rimmer.(ABC News)

​Claremont Serial Killer: Media, Timelines, Photos 

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/claremont-serial-killer-media-timelines-photos-no-discussion.294704/page-5


Cab driver: Police have proof - I did not abduct Sarah Spiers
June 4, 2016: http://postnewspapers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/POST_04-1.pdf
https://postnewspapers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/POST_04-1.pdf
"Police accused Steven Ross of abducting Sarah Spiers from Claremont in 1996, but he says his taxi-driving records prove he did not."

Excerpt below - Continued at link.
I am the now-retired taxi driver police suspected of involvement in the Claremont serial killings. Though the police promised me they would release to me the Swan Taxi computer records that prove my innocence, they still refuse to do so.
My story, which will be familiar to long-term POST readers, is that I picked up as a fare Sarah Spiers, one of the victims, the night before she went missing in 1996. I voluntarily reported this to police a month after she disappeared. They first asked if I had a criminal record and when I answered yes, they lost all interest. I know it was Sarah in my cab because she came out of Club Bay View while I was outside my cab. She said she had called another taxi from inside the club but had changed her mind about going to Mosman Park and wanted to go home to South Perth.

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

billywhizzMember
papertrail said: ↑
Do you know there was CCTV installed at the army barracks for sure?
Using fake taxi to carry men and women in the general vicinity would have ensured he didn't stand out too much. Fake taxis were pretty 'common' back then.
He knew the weaknesses of police investigative techniques because they never pursued him; that simple. Also possible he had been questioned with no pending charges. No press or media releases issuing warnings.
It was 4 days after Sarah Spiers disappeared before their was a squeak in the media.


Jane was not reported missing until the Sunday evening at approximately 10.30.


Ciara was not reported missing until the Saturday afternoon at approximately 4pm.


I believe this showed the killer that the investigation was being handled by keystone cops; don't forget who was in charge of initial investigations. He had well promoted history by then. Killer would have been back at the scene checking out if there were any concerns; nothing!


How do you know the blonde guy offering lifts and stating his father was a policeman is a deadbeat?
If you do your own research I think you will find that the police didn't release the information to the press, it was the fake taxi passengers that were interviewed directly by the press.


Sat in a hotel carpark for 3 hours; taking notice of what is going on in the general area.

Fake cab Holden vs Ford; he may have had his own personal fleet.

Given that Claremont hotel had CCTV, I'm almost 100% certain that the military base that is the HQ of some of Australia's most elite soldiers would have some form of recording device monitoring who went in and out of the front entrance.

Blonde guy - need I say more? Offering lifts to complete strangers (women) under the pretense that his father is a policeman in an area where two girls have disappeared from over the past year. Obviously not a bright spark.
billywhizz, Oct 27, 2015
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elasticMember

There is a good chance that if there is a break through about to happen and Con Bayens was privileged to such information through fellow colleagues and detectives that he keeps in contact with that may still have links to the CSK case, then it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume he may have wanted to get his POI out there so that he could in fact take credit for identifying the CSK way back in the case prior to the subsequent reviews that reinforced that the Police investigation was now on track, conveniently around the time the POI who happened to hunt in 'highgate' a known hunting ground for another known highly likely 'serial killer, Morey', was identified to Police through another Task force. Conveniently after the highgate POI turns up and gets arrested, the scramm review concludes everything is fine, and the case has been stalled in an investigation that is about to lead to an arrest, conveniently now around the same time Morey is about to be released.
Very coincidental..
Another huge Coincidence is this... WA had possibly 4 SERIAL KILLERS operating at the SAME TIME, if we asssume Morey is not the CSK...
-Donald Morey
-Claremont Serial Killer
-Richard Dorrough
-Francis Wark
Think about how rare it is to have serial killers in some parts of the world, and how rare they usually are in Australia. then think in WA how small the population is, and had up to 4 if not more serial killers operating concurrently.
That is extreme so I would bet our CSK killer is either one of the possible highly likely serial killers operating in WA at the time, or possibly Martial Arts Expert or someone else if we assume Martial Arts Expert is a serial killer, the CSK could be someone else mind, but Martial Arts Expert is a suspect still not ruled out.

Its strange that the next major documentary after the 2008 documentary had all the focus on the Highgate POI. My money is on the same man Bayens suspects, Bayens isn't keystone, he is a good detective, he has more credibility than any of the other major detectives openly talking about the CSK case. Even the original CSK investigator Ferguson has a dark past. Nothing like Caporns though and his disgraceful conduct and career.

All evidence suggests Morey was most likely out during the CSK years, I think he is the most likely POI right now.

Imagine if it turned out to be the Blond guy with a Police dad protected by the corrupt WA Police due to dirt the father had on senior detectives, nothing in WA would surprise me, lets hope that it doesn't turn out to be the case.


elastic, Oct 27, 2015
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/claremont-serial-killer-1996-1997-perth-western-australia-2.284695/page-49


papertrailFormer Member
I have a feeling he might have invited the girls to go onto somewhere else, like the a party or the casino or somewhere. With Sarah I always keep in mind that she was at Claremont the night before the 26th as well and went back to South Perth with the guy that didn't appear to have treated her too well. I've seen a news item somewhere about a photographer that believed he witnessed her on the ground floor of the flat complex she lived at; which supported the evidence of the taxi driver.
papertrail, Nov 8, 2015
​​

Scott Egan, Pathwest forensic scientist,

CREDIT:ABC PERTH

An Identikit image, tendered as evidence, of a man seen in a Telstra vehicle in Claremont on January 27, 1996 – the night Sarah Spiers vanished. Photo: AAP

The kimono was kept in police storage for 18 years before it was tested in a review of unsolved cases. 

(Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)

Detective Sergeant Jim Stanbury CIA/MI6 Asset and former head of the Macro Task Force investigating the Claremont killings.

(ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn).


"..... A CIA/MI6 insider has spoken out to say that former Macro Task Force Head Detective Sergeant Jim Stanbury and ​Laurie Webb, who was sacked by PathWest for serious breaches of PathWest Procedures are CIA/MI6 Assets and one of their jobs was to do what was necessary to add the DNA of Bradley Edwards to the Ciara Glennon DNA samples to provide the evidence necessary to issue an arrest warrant against Bradley Edwards for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon ...  for a number of reasons ... which include:

(a) trying to help the Colin Barnet Liberal Government win the Western Australian State Election in March 2016 ... with the announcement that the Western Australian Police under their watch had arrested a person as being allegedly being the sole lone Claremont Serial Abductor and killer in the 1990's;

(b) help respected Red Lodge Freemason Karl Joseph O'Callaghan, who was the Western Australian Police Commissioner from  2004 to 2017 retire as the police commissioner, who under his watch  .... the police had arrested a suspect in the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings in the 1990s;

(c) help protect CIA/MI6 Assets, police officers and powerful businessman and other well connected powerful people in Western Australia named by Sarah Anne McMahon as having being involved in one way or another in the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings in the 1990s;

(d) plus many other reasons.....

The CIA/MI6 insider stated the methods police and the security agencies like the CIA and MI6 .... when they want to cover up a messy situation where they have to frame a person for a crime that person did not commit ... is to find a person who has done a similar related crime ...... and do what is necessary to frame that person for crime he or she did not commit .... they start by researching police and conviction files to provide a shortlist of any person with a criminal history of a crime or crimes that relate in some way to the crime that they need to frame someone on ..... right from the time of the Karrakatta Rape in 1995 ..... the Western Australian Police would have pulled up the criminal file on Bradley Robert Edwards, because of his 1990 Hollywood assault conviction ....  where the victim stated under oath at the Bradley Robert Edwards Trial .... that she thought she was going to die that day and feared for her life .... this was no ordinary common assault .... the actions of Bradley Robert Edwards that day would have given the police and the prosecution the excuse to charge Bradley Robert Edwards with attempted rape and attempted murder of the victim...  but for some reason, the police, the prosecution, the courts and his employer Telecom.Telstra ... went extremely soft on Bradley Robert Edwards .. our investigations over the last 30 years have given us a good idea why . this was so ..... not only did Bradley not receive a prison sentence for such a horrendous and serious crime ..... Bradley Robert Edwards did not even lose his job for trying to rape and possibly trying to kill a woman while on a telephone repair job for Telecom/Telstra at the Hollywood Hospital ...... and unbeleiveably Bradley Robert Edwards even was promoted by his employer Telecom/Telstra  do you think that a male emplyee of McDonalds who attacked and tried to rape, tie up  .... and possibley murder a female customer or another employee while at work at a McDonald's Store ..... would keep his job and be promoted to being the manager of a McDonald's Store .....  as soon as the Karrakatta Rape happened in 1995 ..... the name of Bradley Robert Edwards would have been immediately flagged up as on the shortlist of possible suspects ... even if they did not have the DNA of Bradley Robert Edwards .. at the time ... they could have easily of obtained it... by having an undercover police officer follow around Bradley Robert Edwards to retrieve a bottle or something else that Bradley Robert Edwards touched and threw away ... just as the undercover police officer followed around Bradley Robert Edwards to retrieve a soft drink bottle that Bradley Robert Edwards at the cinem in late 2015 ...... if that was done in 2015 .....  it could have easily been done in 1995/1996 .....  then as soon as they found the DNA of a male on the intimate swabs they did on the 1995 Karrakatta Rape Victim ..... they could quite easily and quickly matched it up to be the DNA of Bradley Robert Edwards  .. and not take years to do so ....  and wait till after there have been three women abducted and murdered in Claremont in 1996 and 1997 ... which was shortly after the  1995 Karrakatta Rape occured ....  Bradley Robert Edwards was the ideal person to frame for the abductions and murders od Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon .. so there can be a complete coverup of the of powerful well-connected people which included police which were name by Sarah Anne McMahon before she disappeared (likely to have been murdered) in November 2000 .... as being involved with the Claremont Serial Abductions and murders ....... the police had the evidence from the very beginning to legitimately charge Bradley Robert Edwards for the  1995 Karrakatta Rape ...... which could have been done in 1995 .... but for some reason, the police did not to even accuse Bradley Robert Edwards for the  1995 Karrakatta Rape  and the breaking and entering and attempted sexual assaults in Huntington in the 1980's ..... until December 2015 ..... and add then added charges  of murder of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon and the later on add the extra charge of the murder of Sarah Spiers .... to the list .. without any real evidence at all linking Bradley Robert Edwards to the abductions and murder of Sarah Speirs .. but it was a convenient public relatuons excercise to ass the charge of the murder of Sarah Spiers before the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards for the alleged murder of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon started .. the whole way the prosecution have run the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards has been do to every thing to make Bradley Robert Edwards the man the everyone in Western Australia and Australian and the world ..... wants to hate .. and for good reason ...... Bradley Robert Edwards admitted being responsible for the horrendous crime of the 1995 Karrakatta Rape and thus will expect to spend a long time in jail for this horrendous crime done to a young 17-year-old virgin ... the public will demand this .. and rightly so ... .. however the CIA/MI6 .. the police and prosecution have no right to abuse their powerful positions and do what they can to frame Bradley Robert Edwards for the  abductions and murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon to satisfy the families and the general public to say they have arrested the sole person responsible for the  abductions and murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon  .. with an implication that Bradley Robert Edwards  was solely responsible for all other unsolved attempted rapes and sexual assaults and maybe other murder of females during the 1980's and 1990's in and around Claremont and the City of Perth ..... just to protect other powerful people that Sarah Anne McMahon stated in a statement before she disappeared, and likely murdered under orders of these powerful including powerful police ....... and to satisfy the families of the victims and the general public that the police and the Director of Public Prosecution for Western Australia have arrested the person that was they claim was the sole person responsible for the  abductions and murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon .,. and for Carmello Barbagello to play her part so she can be rewarded to eventually become the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia .... there is so much material informatuion and material witnesses that Carmello Barbagello representing the police,  the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia and the State of Western Australia has diberately not presented to the the court during the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards  .. and material information and witnesses that Carmello Barbagello, the police,  the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia and the State of Western Australia are not interested in looking at and investugating .... we have been trying to present what we know to Carmello Barbagello, the police,  the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia and the State of Western Australia that is material to the investigation into the Claremont Serial Adbuctions, attempted sexualt assaults and kilings ... however, they are not interested in any information that does not imply that Bradley Robert Edwards is the sole person for the abductions and murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon ...... if Carmello Barbagello, the police,  the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia and the State of Western Australia are right that Bradley Robert Edwards was the sole person responsible for the abductions and murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon .... they the Western Australian Police, the courts and Telecom/Telstra the employer of Bradley Robert Edwards have blood on their hands ...... fore not giving Bradley Robert Edwards the proper and correct punishment for the horrendous crime and attacking and trying to tie and bound a female staff member at Hollywood Hospital in 1990 ..... by giving Bradley Robert Edwards a prison sentence and sacking him from his job at Telecom/Telstra ....... who instead provided the creditability, cover, respectability and vehicles to drive around in.......to allegedly to abuct and murder Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon which is what Carmello Barbagello, the police,  the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia and the State of Western Australia claim ... had the police, the court and Telecom/Telstra dealt with Bradley Robert Edwards more severly .. instead of a slap on the wrist for the 1990 Hollywood Assault .. and  Carmello Barbagello, the police,  the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia and the State of Western Australia b are right in their claim that Bradley Robert Edwards is the sole person for the abductions and murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon .... then it is very likely that Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon would be alivre today ..... " ..... NYT CSK Investigation Team


Donald Morey, aka Matusevich
Sarah Anne McMahon made a statement that she and Donald Morey, aka Matusevich could drive around Perth in the personal car of her senior police officer boyfriend, drunk and high on illegal drugs with large qualities of illegal drugs for sale in the car, and when the police ever pulled them over, as soon as the police realised that the car she was driving was the personal car of her senior police officer boyfriend, she was allowed to drive away,  without her or  Donald Morey, aka Matusevich, being charged with any criminal offences of being drunk and high on illegal drugs and for having commercial quanities of illegal drugs in the personal car of her senior police officer boyfriend .....

Why Is That?
The Claremont Serial Killings Trial has been delayed for at least two days after the discovery of 400 pages of new material relating to the detection of male DNA under the fingernails of victim Ciara Glennon. Why were these 400 pages withheld from the initial evidence provided to the defense?

The following material  witnesses are not being called to give evidence at the Bradley Robert Edwards Trial: Laurie Webb Sacked PathWest technician, Former Assistant Police Commissioner David John Caporn, and former Inspector Paul Ferguson who were former heads of the Macro Task Force, Con Bayens, former head of a WA Prostitution Taskforce, who says he could have met the Claremont killer, Frank Silas and the other members of  the Citizens for Apprehension of the Real Killer (CARK) who say they know the killer of Ciara Glennon, the university students who were the last known people to see Jane Rimmer alive, the taxi driver Steven Ross, who transported Sarah Spiers and a blond man and a woman the night before Sarah Spiers  disappeared, the bricklayer who saw a taxi without its lights on at around 4am the same morning Ciara Glennon was abducted near where the body of Ciara Glennon was found, the people involved in taking a statement from Sarah Anne McMahon regarding her knowledge as to who was involved in the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings, .......Why Is That?

Sally Anne Bowman 

Mark Philip Dixie is a British serial rapist and murderer who was convicted on 22 February 2008 of murdering 18-year-old singer and model Sally Anne Bowman on 25 September 2005 in South Croydon, London. ​Mark Philip Dixie has 17 other criminal convictions. He was known by various pseudonyms. 
Mark Philip Dixie repeatedly bit her and knifed her seven times before sexually assaulting her as she lay dying.
Finally, he removed her underwear and handbag as souvenirs - just as he had during the attacks in Spain and Australia.
He calmly returned to a friend's flat where he had been staying, smoked a spliff and dozed off.

Mark Phillip Dixie Violent Past Revealed: Violent past of Sally Anne's killer - and how he may have struck before
22 February 2008

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-517552/Revealed-Violent-past-Sally-Annes-killer--struck-before.html

Mark Dixie has left a world-wide trail of shattered lives - and several possible murder victims.
In Britain, he was responsible for a series of violent sex attacks on women.
In Spain, he was suspected of battering and molesting three women within minutes.
And while he was working as a chef in Perth, Western Australia, there were three unsolved killings of attractive young women.

Police believe Mark Dixie may have committed other serious crimes in Australia
He was also involved in several incidents of violence or perverted behaviour. But he managed to avoid leaving any crucial DNA evidence and was deported back to Britain - to murder Sally Anne Bowman.

Mark Phillip Dixie was born in Balham, south London on September 24, 1970 to advertising manager Phillip Dixie and his wife Lesley. Eighteen months later the couple divorced and Dixie never saw his father again.
His mother remarried in 1980 and his stepfather Ronald McDonald regularly beat and abused him. Two years later, his mother dumped him on the doorstep of a children's home in Streatham and has never bothered to make contact since.
Dixie was taken into care and started his criminal career at 14 with a series of muggings in Plumstead. At 15 he was expelled from school for punching a teacher, and spent six weeks at a young offenders' unit as a punishment for vandalism.
At 16 he was referred by the children's home to a psychiatrist following concerns about his emotional problems and the effect of his heavy cannabis abuse on his mental state, which led to at least two indecent assaults on women.
At the home he met his first girlfriend, Sandra Beckhaus, and they moved in together to a flat in Plumstead where a Jehovah's Witness called one day. Dixie, then 17, punched her, fracturing her jaw, and grabbed her throat demanding sex. She managed to escape but said the attack by the 'monster' had ruined her life.
Dixie was jailed for six months for indecent assault and actual bodily harm in August 1988. Less than a year later he was given a community service order after exposing himself to two women.
In 1993 he went to Australia where he fathered two children with Sandra - neither of whom is now in contact with him. He overstayed his visa and faced deportation, so he disappeared and turned up with a new name.

When Dixie strolled into a cafe in Perth in January 1996, he introduced himself as Shane Turner, a top chef who had worked in restaurants around Europe and Australia. The owner, Anthony McMahon, hired him for £160 a week. Mr McMahon recalls: "He could be moody at times, but I put that down to him being a chef."
Dixie rented a flat a few miles away, near the coastal suburb of Claremont. Sarah Spiers, 18, went missing the same month that Dixie arrived at the cafe. Her body has never been found.
That June, Jane Rimmer, 23, was killed and her body was found in bushland two months later. Ciara Glennon, 27, was the last known victim and disappeared in March 1997. Her body was found north of Perth in bushland. All the women lived near Dixie.
That year Dixie was sacked after holding a knife to a waiter's throat. He got a new job at the Dunsborough Beach Lodge where he smoked huge amounts of cannabis in his quarters. Police suspect he loitered on the beachfront looking for victims and local papers at the time carried several reports of 'flashers'.

It later emerged that he broke into a flat yards from his home before stabbing and raping a Thai student, leaving her for dead.
Miraculously she survived to describe her ordeal, but Dixie managed to evade capture.
On January 1, 1999 a woman out running was horrified when a naked man jumped out of a car. When she screamed, he ran back to the car and drove off, but she gave police a full description of the vehicle.

They tracked Dixie down and he was deported on April 23, 1999. Crucially, British police were never told about his Australian offences. After his arrest for the Sally Anne Bowman murder, detectives from a Perth 'cold case' squad investigated Dixie. But without any DNA to link him to any of the cases, the inquiry had to be dropped.
Back in Britain, he was referred to Croydon mental health services by his GP after he complained of 'desperate thoughts' and said he feared he was going 'potty'.
He told doctors that he was suffering from insomnia, severe depression, mood swings, violent temper tantrums, anxiety attacks and fear of public places.
In one paranoid outburst, he punched a friend just because he approached him from the right.

But despite his deteriorating mental state, experts sent him off with anti-depressants and recommendations of counselling after Dixie convinced them that he would take up Tai Chi to soothe his troubled mind.

He never received any counselling because he failed to keep follow-up appointments and his case was closed by June 2002.
That month he began a relationship with 23-year-old Stacey Nivet and they moved to Spain where she became pregnant with a son.

On the Costa del Sol, police believe he robbed, battered and sexually assaulted three women in Fuengirola.
Returning to Britain in October 2003, Dixie and Miss Nivet moved into a flat on Blenheim Crescent, Croydon, ten doors from where he would attack Sally Anne. There is, however, no suggestion that Dixie ever met the would-be model.

The couple then moved to East Grinstead in East Sussex. After three stormy years together, their relationship broke down under the strain of Dixie's heavy cocaine habit, which took up most of his wages.
Miss Nivet, who said Dixie would often get rough and bite her, threw him out of their two-bedroom flat on September 1, 2005, just over three weeks before Sally Anne's death.
Dixie responded by leaving on a coach bound for Amsterdam to 'fulfil a lifelong dream' where he took cannabis, Ecstasy and cocaine while visiting prostitutes. He returned when he ran out of cash and went to stay with his cousin Anthony Down in Coulsdon, near Croydon.

On the night of Sally Anne's murder, Dixie tried to persuade Miss Nivet to take him back and celebrate his 35th birthday with him. But she refused. Furious, he went on a bender with friends consuming lager, wine, spirits, cocaine and cannabis.
By the time he arrived at the home of a friend where he planned to stay the night, he was desperate for sex, so he picked up a knife and walked into the night.
At 3.30am on September 25, less than an hour before Sally Anne died and four streets from the murder scene, a 36-year-old mother-of-three had her mobile phone stolen and was assaulted by a man police are convinced was Dixie.
Disturbed by a taxi, he ran off with her mobile phone and headed for his old stamping ground of Blenheim Crescent where, at 4.15am, he saw Sally Anne being dropped off by her boyfriend Lewis Sproston. Lying in wait behind a skip, he attacked the teenager yards from the safety of her front door.

He repeatedly bit her and knifed her seven times before sexually assaulting her as she lay dying.
Finally, he removed her underwear and handbag as souvenirs - just as he had during the attacks in Spain and Australia.
He calmly returned to a friend's flat where he had been staying, smoked a spliff and dozed off.

Six months to the day after the murder, he celebrated by filming himself committing a sex act in front of a newspaper bearing Sally Anne's image.

Dixie embarked on a new relationship with Kate McConaghie, a fellow-chef at the pub where he worked in Horley, Surrey. The 20-year-old blonde describes him as 'moody' but 'nice looking' and says he initially 'treated me like a princess'.

But before long he was viciously biting her during sex.
Miss McConaghie said: "When I learned he had been arrested for Sally Anne's murder and remembered how she had been bitten during the attack it sent a chill of fear and revulsion through me."
The Bowman murder team, meanwhile, were searching for Sally Anne's killer.
Although he had left a DNA sample at the scene, no match could be found on the national database as Dixie's previous convictions dated back before samples were routinely taken from suspects.
Then, last June, Dixie got drunk and became involved in a brawl in Horley. He burst into tears when Surrey Police arrested him and took a DNA sample. The killing spree was over.

Paul Yovich SC, is representing Edwards in court. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)

Claremont trial delayed as legal teams race to assess new DNA documents
Alison Fan
Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Click here to Watch the video 

https://7news.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-trial-delayed-as-legal-teams-race-to-assess-new-dna-documents-c-694341

The Claremont Serial killings trial has been hit with another costly delay.


Lawyers have told the court they needed more time to go through hundreds of extra pages of documents on crucial DNA evidence from Pathwest that had not been disclosed..
On Monday it emerged that 400 pages of work carried out on Ciara Glennon’s fingernails - two of which they say contains accused killer Bradley Edwards’ trace DNA - had not been provided to lawyers.
Justice Hall granted a two-day hiatus, but on Wednesday lead prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo said they needed another extension.
The hold-up is costing taxpayers $50,000 a day.

Taxi DNA samples

Much of the documentation relates to thousands of DNA samples taken from taxi drivers at the height of the investigation.
When Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon went missing from Claremont in 1996 and 1997, there were fears a taxi driver was involved.
As part of a massive police investigation, thousands of cabbies came forward to give their DNA voluntarily.
On Wednesday, the Claremont trial heard that the names of approximately 17,000 people whose DNA was sampled had not been handed over, but were included in a police brief.

Watch the video above
Justice Stephen Hall asked for reassurance that there “are not other documents lurking somewhere” that could cause further delays.
The missing documentation has caused a headache for both prosecution and defence teams, but it has also put the trial’s timetable into disarray.
Experts from the UK were due to testify next week, but their testimony will now have to be rescheduled.
The trial is set to resume at 10am on Thursday.

Claremont killer trial LIVE: Lab ordered to test Ciara's fingernails again after discovery of nails in a taxi
By Heather McNeill - February 17, 2020

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-defence-to-begin-cross-examination-of-pathwest-scientists-20200217-p541i4.html


17th February 2020: 11.12am
Defence hones in on potential Pathwest lab contamination

Mr Yovich is now asking Ms Downe about how blanks, or negative control samples, are prepared for DNA extraction runs. 
The blank for the extraction of AJM41 and AJM46 - which were part of a larger run - was made by taking a swab head that hadn't swabbed for any cellular material and placing it in a tube on that run. 
To ensure the cycle testing of the run is accurate, the blank should return a negative result for DNA. 
Mr Yovich: The purpose of adding it is to see whether at the end of the process it is still a clean swab?
Ms Downe: Yes

AJM41 and AJM46 samples underwent a number of DNA extraction and amplification processes performed by Ms Downe in 2003. 
In 2004, when the exhibits were transported to a NZ lab for Y chromosome testing, a blank relating to runs the exhibits were on was found to have been contaminated with female DNA that was not Ciara's. 
It's not yet clear when and in what lab the contamination occurred, and testing to determine whose DNA it was was not undertaken at the time, as the NZ lab was only interested in trying to find male DNA. 
Mr Yovich is now going through the different blanks associated with the Pathwest testing runs for AJM41 and AJM46, and where each blank was stored in the freezer afterwards. 
Mr Yovich: If DNA is detected on a blank, what is the consequence? 
Ms Downe: If what might be part of or a DNA profile [is detected], then we look at where that DNA may have come from, because it should have no DNA in it at all.
Mr Yovich: If it has DNA in it, that may mean that the parent sample, the AJM nail exhibits, any DNA finding in relation to those may be invalidated? 
Ms Downe: We would look at that result and try to determine where that DNA came from and looking back at who handled the exhibit. 
Ms Downe said if a blank was found to be contaminated during a run, it should have been noted on documentation, and investigated. 
She said she does not recall a blank in the DNA testing process returning a positive for DNA. 
The state does not rely on the testing or results from AJM41 and AJM46 (Ciara's left and right index fingernails), which returned only Ciara's DNA. 

Mr Yovich has completed his cross-examination. 
During re-examination, Ms Downe has explained that the contamination of a blank does not always mean the entire run is invalid as it could mean the staff member handling the blank could have contaminated only the blank. 
She also explained Pathwest had a staff DNA database to cross-check if contamination was detected. 

17th February 2020: 11.13am
Court has adjourned for morning tea

It will resume at 11.30am with Mr Bagdonavicius to commence his

17th February 2020:  12.29pm
Mr Bagdonavicius takes witness stand for fourth day

Aleksander Bagdonavicius.CREDIT:NINE NEWS PERTH

The next witness is Pathwest forensic scientist, Aleksander Bagdonavicius, who has returned to the witness box to be cross-examined by Mr Yovich after taking three days to give his evidence-in-chief. 
Mr Bagdonavicius has been employed at Pathwest since 1975.
He was involved in the examination of some of the Karrakatta rape victim's clothes, and the recommendation of which of Ciara's fingernails be sampled by others in the DNA lab. 
He was also responsible for compiling a forensic review for WA Police in 2003 that included details of all the testing to that date that had been carried out on Ciara's 11 fingernail samples. 
Mr Edwards' DNA was allegedly discovered underneath a combined sample of Ciara's left thumb and middle finger (AJM40 and AJM42) in 2008. 
Mr Bagdonavicius said DNA testing developed in the late 1980s and1990s, but that he was "not the scientist in the DNA area". 
He has agreed that the introduction of the Profiler Plus testing to Pathwest lab in the "very late 90s" was a significant leap forward for the technology. 
He said he has some recollection of working on the Macro Taskforce cases, but cannot remember individual activities he carried out without referring to his notes. 
"This is certainly the longest case that I have been involved in," he said. 

Mr Yovich is now going through the witness statements Mr Bagdonavicius made, being one in 1995 relating to the Karrakatta cemetery rape victim case, and then several from mid-2016 onwards. 
Mr Bagdonavicius has agreed he relies on his documentation being accurate to assist with his recollection, given the passage of time. 
Mr Yovich is now asking about when the process for storing exhibits in the lab changed. The court has heard previous evidence Pathwest's storage coding system was introduced in late 1996. 
Today, an exhibit is given a barcode once it is retrieved which allows it to be scanned and tracked as it is processed in the lab. 
In the 90s, Mr Bagdonavicius said the process was manual. 

17th February 2020:  12.38pm
Defence again alludes to Mr Edwards possibly having done trade work in Pathwest lab



Mr Yovich has queried if anyone other than Pathwest employees and police officers entered the Pathwest lab in the 1990s. He has replied, "very rarely".
Mr Yovich has asked whether Mr Bagdonavicius could recall tradesmen ever entering the lab - which in the mid-90s only had seven staff.
"I do not recall tradesmen having to come in ... the fluorescent tubes were changed by the security officers. Cleaners we used one of the mortuary cleaners who only cleaned when we were present," Mr Bagdonavicius said.
During the cross-examination of an earlier witness, Mr Yovich asked if anyone ever entered the DNA lab to work on the phones. 
Mr Edwards worked as a Telstra technician and serviced the Telco's business and corporate clients in the 1990s. 
Mr Yovich is now asking Mr Bagdonavicius to draw the lay-out of the Pathwest lab when it was situated in the QEII Medical Centre, J Block, first floor. 

17th February 2020:1.01pm
Defence probing how often scientist entered DNA lab

Mr Yovich is asking Mr Bagdonavicius how often he spent time in the DNA lab within Pathwest, to which he has replied, "not routinely". 
He said he was a case reporting scientist, so he wasn't involved in the processing of any DNA samples, and that it was mainly the responsibility of two scientists - Anna-Marie Ashley [then Furmedge] and Laurie Webb - to carry out DNA testing within the lab. 
During his opening address, Mr Yovich highlighted four occasions where contamination was proven to have occurred within the Pathwest lab in relation to the Macro Taskforce exhibits. 
Three of the contaminations relate to more than one Pathwest male staff member's DNA being recovered. The state and the defence are yet to reveal who these staff members are. 
There is only one remaining Pathwest male staff member from the mid-90s era who is yet to give evidence, Scott Egan. Another staff member, Laurie Webb, gave evidence by his statements being read into court, but was never cross-examined. 

The four examples of contamination
Intimate swabs collected from Jane Rimmer were analysed in 1996 and produced no male DNA profile. They were later analysed in 2017 by the UK laboratory Cellmark and an "almost complete" profile of a male Pathwest scientist who was involved in preparing the swabs for DNA analysis was detected.
Intimate swab collected from Ciara Glennon, identified as AJM30, was analysed in 1997 and yielded no result. It was later analysed by Cellmark and a profile which matched "17 or 19 components" of another Pathwest scientist was detected. This scientist had been involved in the testing of the exhibit between 1997 and 2001.
Fingernail samples from Jane Rimmer, known as RH33 and RH34, when analysed by Cellmark in 2017 / 2018, returned a mixed DNA profile with the male profile matching a Pathwest scientist. There was no direct documentation of this scientist being involved in the processing of the exhibits, but he was in the vicinity of the examination area at the time.
Swab taken from a branch on top of Jane's body, known as RH21, when tested in 2007 showed a partial profile which matched a victim of a completely unrelated crime whose samples were processed in the lab some days either side of the sample.

17th February 2020:  1.01pm
Court has broken for lunch

It will resume at 2.15pm. 

17th February 2020:2.59pm
Defence questioning scientist about branch that was contaminated with unrelated victim's DNA

Mr Yovich has asked Mr Bagdonavicius why he used to write a symbol on lab documents and exhibit bags he was involved in examining or testing. The symbol was a cross drawn inside a circle. 
He said he would ensure he made the symbol with the same coloured pen, for all documents that related to one case, in order to avoid anyone "forging his documents". 
He said he and two other scientists had their own symbols to mark their work, but that they eventually stopped doing so. 
Mr Bagdonavicius: I don't think there was any occasions when I came across any of those documents being forged.

17th February 2020: 3.34pm
Forensic scientist concedes paperwork mistakes sometimes happened in lab


Mr Yovich is now discussing how exhibits relating to Jane and Ciara's cases were given 'batch numbers' depending on when they were received by the Pathwest lab. 
Mr Bagdonavicius has agreed that sometimes mistakes were made with the allocation of batch numbers. 
"There could be missing paperwork, there could be wrong numbers," he said. 
Mr Yovich has now begun talking about why it is important to label things correctly, referring to the fact that intimate swabs look the same in tubes. 
"It is important to label things correctly, particularly things that otherwise have a close resemblance to each other," he said. 
"Because for example an item like a knife, if you had ten different knifes, you didn't necessarily remember what each one looked like, and they had to be labelled correctly."
Mr Bagdonavicius has agreed there were sometimes mistakes made with the labelling of items. 
Mr Yovich is now going through a paperwork error made by Mr Bagdonavicius, when he wrongly placed an asterisk next to the exhibit number relating to Ciara's T-shirt, to indicate it be sent for DNA testing. The asterisk was two centimetres too high, and was meant for the exhibit written below. 
The shirt was never DNA tested, and the error was realised at the time. 
Mr Yovich: Was it an uncharacteristically careless thing? 
Mr Bagdonavicius: It wasn't a deliberate thing. 

17th February 2020: 3.58pm
Lab ordered to test Ciara's fingernails again after discovery of nails in a taxi

Mr Yovich has now moved on to asking about the forensic review report, or DNA matrix Mr Bagdonavicius prepared for WA Police in 2003, detailing the types of DNA testing that had been carried out on Ciara's 11 fingernail samples - AJM40 to AJM50 - up to that date. 
Mr Bagdonavicius was a team leader at the time he compiled the report. 
Mr Yovich has asked if he began compiling the report after his colleague, Martin Blooms, was taken off the Macro case at the request of police. 
"I don't recall whether I was asked to take-over, I do remember I was asked to do the work," he said. 
Mr Yovich has asked if he recalls why he was asked to compile the report, and Mr Bagdonavicius has replied he was looking for anything of evidentiary value to compare the fingernails to two fingernails found in a taxi. 
Mr Yovich: Did police communicate to you that they wanted every possible avenue explored? 
Mr Bagdonavicius: Yes. 
This led to the Pathwest lab testing some of the fingernail samples for low copy number DNA testing, a test the lab was not accredited to do at the time, so therefore its results could not have been used as evidence in court, had any person been identified. 

17th February 2020:  4.13pm
Court has wrapped up for the day

Mr Bagdonavicius will resume his evidence from tomorrow morning at 10am. 

Western Australian Police Commissioner, Robert Falconer, who was the Western Australian Police Commissioner,1994–1999

DNA evidence found under the fingernails of Ciara Glennon was linked to Mr Edwards. (News Video)

How the UK Helped Break WA’s Cold Case
Claremont Serail Killer Trial Podcast: How the UK Helped Break WA’s Cold Case

2020-02-19

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-fk9im-81391a9?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share

In 2008, exhibits from Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon were sent for testing in a state-of-the-art lab in the UK.
Paperwork attached to the samples left no questions about what they were investigating:
“The three women are believed to have fallen victim to a serial killer”.
When the samples got to the Forensic Science Service, they were tested in an air-tight lab, which was known as the clean room. We heard anyone who left the ‘clean’ room and became ‘dirty’, they weren’t allowed back in, the lengths that the scientists went to, to try and stop contamination was detailed in court by FSS scientist Carole Evans, who travelled to Perth to appear in court.
The court had previously been told samples from another WA case were sent along with the Claremont Serial Killings samples.
Today we found out samples in the investigation of the suspected murder of an 11-year-old boy were also sent to the UK. See the investigation of the disappearance of Gerard Ross at https://thewest.com.au/features/gerard-ross
Join Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and Damien Cripps as they discuss what’s to come for the late sitting, answer some of your questions and discuss the relationship between the court and the media.
Tune in tomorrow to hear evidence from the two other UK scientists, who are giving evidence via video link during the night.

Further Commment by the NYT CSK Investigation Team on the above article and the case and history of the investigation of  Robert Edwards

1. It quite clear that the Western Australian Police had Bradley Robert Edwards on their police database as a person who has committed a serious violent assault on a woman with the obvious intent to rape, murder and/or some other sexual purpose or to relieve some sort of sexual frustration etc.

"Edwards had attacked the woman while he was fixing the hospital's telephone system as part of his work with Telstra, grabbing her from behind and pinning his arm across her chest while trying to stuff a cloth in her mouth. Earlier in the trial, the woman testified she thought she was "going to die" during the terrifying ordeal. Edwards was given two years' probation and ordered to attend a sex offender's treatment program after admitting the offense, and crucially, it meant his details were stored on the police database..."


2.  The Western Australian Police had a fingerprint of break-in in Huntingdale in the late 1980's and thus could have easily arrested and/or formally interview and followed Bradley Robert Edwards much earlier than they did. ..... like they did to people with no criminal background such as the Lord Mayor of Claremont, Public Servant Lance Williams' (Police staked out Lance Williams' house for more than a year), Taxi Driver Steven Ross and others..... 

"Fingerprint led police to Edwards- When they did so, they found a fingerprint that had been left behind at a different home in Huntingdale after a break-in, one of a series of incidents which Ms Barbagallo has referred to as the "Huntingdale prowler" series.
That fingerprint was uploaded into the police system and matched to an unprovoked attack on a female social worker who was working alone at an office in Hollywood Hospital in 1990."


3.  The Police could have easily obtained the DNA of Bradley Robert Edwards at any time by getting an undercover detective to follow Bradley Robert Edwards and pick up any item that Bradley Robert Edwards touched and threw away, such as a drink bottle, or a sandwich wrapper etc., as was done in December 2015., when the undercover detective following Bradley Robert Edwards picked up a Sprite Bottle that Bradley Robert Edwards had thrown in the bin at a cinema ,,,,, 


4. There can be no doubt that because of the fact that Bradley Robert Edwards was on a known female assault offenders list since the 1990 Hollywood Hospital Attack, that Bradley Robert Edwards, plus have the fingerprint of Bradley Robert Edwards from the Huntindate Break in .... the Western Australian Police should have been immediately flagged up Bradley Robert Edwards as being a prime suspect in the  1995 Karrakatta abduction and Rape, and again when Sarah Spiers disappeared, then again when Jane Rimmer was disappeared and her body found ... and then again when Ciara Glennon disappeared and her body found...... the Western Australian Police have acted in a strange way and not wanted to until 2015/2016 to look closely at Bradley Robert Edwards as the possible Claremont Serial Killer ...


​5. If the Western Australian Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions are right in accusing Bradley Robert Edwards as being the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, ..... the because they did no investigate and interview Bradley Robert Edwards immediately after the 1995 Karrakatta abduction and Rape, .. then they have blood on their hands for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers,


6.  If the Western Australian Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions are right in accusing Bradley Robert Edwards as being the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, then they did no investigate and interview Bradley Robert Edwards immediately after the   Sarah Spiers disappeared, they have blood on their hands for the abduction and murder of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon,....


​7. This all leads to the obvious conclusion that if the statement made by Sarah Anne McMahon ..." that a powerful, rich and well-connected business person and  Western Australian Police  Officers and the CIA/MI6 Assets were involved in the Claremont Serial Killings..." ...  is correct .... the n this make sense wht the police in Western Australia have deliberately continually looked and investigated  the wrong people in relation to the Claremont Serial Killings .... to protect ".. a powerful, rich and well-connected business person, the CIA/MI8 ... and police .....".... who Sarah Anne McMahon claims were involved in the Claremont Serial Killings.... of course, the Western Australian Police, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Western Australian Government do not want to know about".. the powerful people..." .. that  Sarah Anne McMahon before she diasappeared and feared murdered by Donal Morey ...... named as being involved in the Claremont Serial Killings.... they semm to just want a $100 million show trial of Bradley Robert Edwards,  paid for by the Western Australian People, who because of his sexual assault history and background, who is going to spend a long time in prison in any event for his admitted sexual crimes, .....  is the perfect scapegoat to convince the families and close friends of the victims and the general public, ....  that Bradley Robert Edwards as being the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, and that they have the right man .. and regardless if they can not obtain a murder conviction, because they do not have the evidence to prove beyound reasonable doubt that Bradley Robert Edwards as being the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon,...... and have  had to use falsified DNA results by adding the DNA of Bradley Robert Edwards to the DNA of Ciara Glennon (as claimed by a CIA/MI6 Insider) ..... to even make out their is some sort of case to make against Bradley Robert Edwards ..... then they have achieved their main aim .. ,...

that is to convince the families and close friends of the victims and the general public that Bradley Robert Edwards as being the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, and that they have the right man .. the CIA/MI6 controlled mainstream media to hammer home this concept .......

such as the Western Australian Newspaper which is known as The Bible in Western Australia .. because most Western Australians believe everything that is written in the West Australian Newspaper ...... and they believe that anything that anyone claims to have happened in Western Australia .. could not have happened if it was not written about in the West Australian Newspaper .... 

A Telstra-issued knife was found near where Ms Rimmer's body was discovered. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)

 Mark Philip DIXIE
https://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/dixie-mark.htm
 Murderer
 Rape - Robbery - Necrophilia

September 25, 2005
 June 10, 2006
 September 24, 1970
 Sally Anne Bowman, 18
 Stabbing with knife
Croydon, South London, England, United Kingdom
 concerns Sally Anne Bowman born (11 September 1987 – 25 September 2005), an up and coming British model. She was robbed, raped and murdered near her home in Croydon, South London, two weeks after her 18th birthday.


Life and career

Sally Anne attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon. She had dreams of one day appearing on the cover of Vogue magazine and also being the next Kate Moss.
In January 2005, she joined Pulse Model Management, a local talent agency. Sally took part in the Swatch Alternative Fashion Week in April of the same year and described her experience there. "I was so nervous all week particularly when all the models were lined up and the designers chose who they wanted to model their clothes - luckily I was picked by loads of designers which gave me more confidence."

Murder
In 2005 Bowman was stabbed in the neck and stomach, and then raped as she lay dead or dying. Her handbag, cardigan, bra, thong and mobile phone were stolen. Mark Dixie was accused and charged with the assault and murder of Bowman. At the Old Bailey on 22 February 2008, Dixie was found guilty of Bowman's murder by a jury of seven women and five men after only two days of deliberation. The jury sat for three hours and Dixie was found guilty by a unanimous verdict. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommended minimum of 34 years, by which time he will be 70 years old. This is among the longest minimum terms ever imposed upon a single murderer. It was then revealed that Dixie was already a convicted serial sex offender.
Following Dixie's conviction, Detective Superintendent Stuart Cundy, who had led the Bowman investigation, said: "It is my opinion that a national DNA register — with all its appropriate safeguards — could have identified Sally Anne's murderer within 24 hours. Instead it took nearly nine months before Mark Dixie was identified, and almost two-and-a-half years for justice to be done."
Police had initially treated Sally Anne Bowman's boyfriend Lewis Sproston as a suspect; he was the last person known to have seen alive and admitted that they'd argued just before she left. He was subsequently arrested but DNA evidence eliminated him as a suspect within hours.
The calls for a such a register were, however, turned down by ministers and other politicians who claimed that it would raise practical as well as civil liberties issues.
A documentary about the murder was broadcast on BBC1 at 10.35pm on 8 April 2008. Another TV documentary, as part of ITV's Real Crime series documented Bowman's killing, with interviews, the history of the case and reconstructions included. It was shown on 29 June 2009.

Mark Dixie
Mark Philip Dixie (born 24 September 1970) was born in Streatham. When he was 18 months old, his parents separated. When he was 8, his mother remarried; she had two sons by her new husband. Dixie took his stepfather's surname, McDonald.
Dixie used cannabis from age 14, and later used cocaine and ecstasy.
Dixie's criminal record begins in 1986. Between then and 1990, he was found guilty of robbery, burglary, assaulting a police officer, indecent assault, indecent exposure and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Dixie lived in Australia from January 1993 until he was deported back to the UK in April 1999 after being fined for indecent exposure. He lived in London until moving to Spain in 2002. He moved back to England in 2003.
Dixie later started work as a chef at the Ye Old Six Bells in Horley, Surrey. He was arrested on 10 June 2006 in nearby Crawley, West Sussex, after being involved in a fight while watching an England vs Trinidad and Tobago World Cup football match. His DNA was taken and matched with that of Bowman's killer.
Dixie denied the murder. As part of his defence he claimed he had spent the night drinking and taking drugs, and had gone out to buy more cocaine. He claimed to have come across the body of Bowman, murdered, he said, by a third party, and had sex with her after she was killed.
Dixie's DNA matches that left at a sexual assault in 2001, where it is believed he masturbated in front of a woman in a telephone booth.
In October 2006, Dixie's DNA was sent to Western Australia to be tested against that of the DNA evidence in the Claremont serial killer case between 1996 and 1997, as it is believed he was in the area at the time of the killings, and may have committed them. At his trial for the murder of Bowman, an unnamed Thai woman gave evidence that Dixie had stabbed and raped her in Australia in June 1998 in Subiaco, Western Australia whilst Dixie was burgling her house; Dixie has yet to be formally charged with this attack, though a DNA sample from the woman's underwear has been matched to him.

Memorial
On 11 September 2008, a memorial was held to mark what would have been Sally Anne's 21st birthday. Balloons were released in Central Croydon outside Primark along North End.
Wikipedia.org


Model's killer loses appeal bid
BBC.co.uk


February 3, 2009
The man jailed for life for the murder of teenage model Sally Anne Bowman has lost a bid to challenge his conviction.
Pub chef Mark Dixie, 38, was given a minimum term of 34 years for the killing, in Croydon, south London.
Ms Bowman's near-naked body was found in the driveway of her home in 2005. Dixie had stabbed her repeatedly before having sex with her body.
The panel of three Court of Appeal judges said Dixie's application to appeal was "entirely without merit".
Dixie was out celebrating his 35th birthday on the night he killed the 18-year-old in an alcohol and cocaine-fuelled attack.
Dixie, who had a string of sex convictions in Britain and Australia - where he lived for six years - had denied the murder.
Sally Anne's mother Linda and sister Nicole Chiddy were in court to hear the ruling by Lord Justice Burnton, Mr Justice Treacy and Mrs Justice Slade.
Afterwards, Ms Chiddy, 26, said the family had been fearful of a technicality leading to Dixie's release.
She said: "This is the best thing that could have happened.
"He should accept what he did and that he got what he deserved. I hope this is the final chapter and he will rot in hell."


Man gets life for model's murder
BBC.co.u
February 26, 2008

A man who murdered teenage model Sally Anne Bowman outside her home has been sentenced to life in prison.
The 18-year-old's body was found next to a skip in Croydon, south London, in September 2005.
Pub chef Mark Dixie, 37, was found guilty of her murder and told he would have to serve a minimum of 34 years.
Miss Bowman's father, Paul, said: "Sally Anne, you may have been taken from us, but rest assured you will forever be missed and never forgotten."
During the three-week trial, Dixie denied the charge. He claimed he found Miss Bowman dead after he had been on a drink and drugs binge and had sex with her body.
Broken-hearted
Miss Bowman's family cheered as the verdict was delivered by the jury foreman.
Dixie shook his head before being taken down to the cells.
Her mother, Linda, tried to console her daughters, while Miss Bowman's boyfriend Lewis Sproston wept with friends.
Speaking after the verdict, she said: "My heart will never mend not even over time.
"I cannot understand why my baby girl was taken from me in such a brutal and depraved way.
"I cannot understand why he killed her."
Judge Gerald Gordon told Dixie his conduct was unspeakable.
'Awful and repulsive'
"What you did that night was so awful and repulsive that I do not propose to repeat it," he said.
"Your consequent conduct shows you had not the slightest remorse for what you had done."


On the day of the murder, Dixie had spent a drug and drink-filled day celebrating his 35th birthday. He went on the prowl later that night.
He attacked a woman motorist whose mobile phone was stolen before a taxi driver came to her aid.
Later, at about 0430 GMT, neighbours heard Miss Bowman's screams.
Dixie stabbed her repeatedly before having sex with her body.

Police said Dixie enjoyed hearing details of his crimes being re-told in court by his victims.
Det Supt Stuart Cundy said: "Dixie has made his victims re-live horrific ordeals. He made Sally Anne's family sit through horrific evidence."
At one point during the evidence Miss Bowman's mother fled the court in tears.
Dixie had a string of previous convictions for sex offences.
Detectives believe he may have targeted other women while living in Australia. He lived there from 1993 to 1999 working as a cook in bars and restaurants.
He was deported to England from Western Australia after jumping out of a bush naked and making lewd suggestions to a woman jogger.
Det Supt Cundy said: "I am still convinced he has done something somewhere in Australia."
It was only after British police made inquiries following Dixie's arrest during a minor scuffle in a pub in Surrey that his DNA was matched to an unsolved attempted murder and rape of a student in Perth.

Mr Cundy said: "If there was a DNA register we would have known who killed Sally Anne that day."
Police appealed for any victims to come forward so they can receive counselling.

Man 'had sex with victim's body'
BBC.co.uk
February 5, 2008


A man accused of murdering teenage model Sally Anne Bowman confessed to having sex with her after she was killed, a court has been told.
Miss Bowman, 18, was repeatedly stabbed and bitten outside her home in Croydon, south London, in September 2005.
Chef Mark Dixie, 37, of no fixed address, denies murdering Miss Bowman.
Prosecutor Brian Altman said: "The defendant confesses that he had sex with Sally Anne and that he had sex with her after her death."
The court heard Mr Dixie had said he had been drinking, took drugs and had "taken advantage of the situation".
Mr Altman said: "That astonishingly is his defence. It is born out of desperation."


'Gruesome discovery'
Miss Bowman had been driven home after a night out in Croydon Town Centre by her boyfriend Lewis Sproston at about 0400 BST, the court was told.
The couple began to argue as they sat in the car outside Miss Bowman's house with each accusing the other of seeing other people, Mr Altman added.
She had tried to stop Mr Sproston driving off by sitting on the bonnet of the car, but as he left he had seen Sally Anne walking into her drive.
Mr Altman said Mr Sproston believed someone had been watching them and at one stage had "looked angrily" into the car.
Neighbours heard screams at about 0420 BST but it was not until over two hours later that the "gruesome discovery" of the model's body was made.
The defendant's DNA was found on Miss Bowman's body, his bloody fingerprint on her shoe and his bite marks on her cheek, neck and breast, the jury was told.
Mr Altman said Mr Dixie, a father of three and a "recreational drug user", had a history of sexual violence.
The court was told that, at the age of 17, he indecently assaulted a female Jehovah's Witness in London, and a match to his DNA was found by police investigating the rape and stabbing of a student in Perth, Western Australia.
He had been celebrating his 35th birthday drinking and taking cocaine in a pub on the night Miss Bowman died, the court heard.
The party later retired to a flat in Avondale Road, two streets away from where Miss Bowman was killed.

Fingernail scrapings from Ciara Glennon were sealed in forensic evidence containers. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)

Laurie Webb was sacked from his position at Pathwest in 2016 for breaching protocols. (ABC News)

Paul Yovich SC has kept his plans to defend Bradley Edwards in court under wraps. (ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn)

The Claremont Murders
http://www.australianmissingpersonsregister.com/Claremont.htm
This video footage is from OUTSIDE the Continental Hotel in Claremont at 1 minute past midnight on the 9th of June, 1996. It shows Jane Rimmer leaning against a pole when she is approached by a male person. This person approaches from the Gugeri St end of Bay View Terrace. It appears this male speaks to Jane.
http://www.australianmissingpersonsregister.com/Claremont.htm

If the Mystery Man approaches Jane Rimmer from the Gugeri St end of Bay View Terrace, it seems clear that the Mystery Man was no drinking in the Continental Hotel, was just finishing working at a nearby restaurant wearing a white shirt. similar to what Mark Philip Dixie is wearing above .... Mark Philip Dixie is known to be excellent in chatting up women and more is known about Mark Philip Dixie because he stayed with another woman which has been interviewed ...  Mark Philip Dixie has also being spoken to, who bragged he was a CIA/MI6 asset doing various jobs for the CIA/MI6 in Australia and this was protected and will always be allowed to leave Australia no matter what crime he is involved within Australia ......

Dixie was taken into care and started his criminal career in England at 14 with a series of muggings in Plumstead., UK

At 15 he was expelled from school for punching a teacher, and spent six weeks at a young offenders' unit as a punishment for vandalism.
At 16 he was referred by the children's home to a psychiatrist following concerns about his emotional problems and the effect of his heavy cannabis abuse on his mental state, which led to at least two indecent assaults on women.
At the home he met his first girlfriend, Sandra Beckhaus, and they moved in together to a flat in Plumstead where a Jehovah's Witness called one day. Dixie, then 17, punched her, fracturing her jaw, and grabbed her throat demanding sex. She managed to escape but said the attack by the 'monster' had ruined her life.
Dixie was jailed for six months for indecent assault and actual bodily harm in August 1988. Less than a year later he was given a community service order after exposing himself to two women..... it was in around 1988 that Mark Philip Dixie became as asset of CIA/MI6 and was allowed to travel around doing jobs for CIA/MI6 knowing he was protected to a large degree by CIA/MI6/ASIO ... however if he was caught red-handed by local police there is only so much CIA/MI6/ASIO could do .,. in the end CIA/MI6 knew that Mark Philip Dixie would end up being caught for a murder of a woman and be locked up for a long time ... but until then Mark Philip Dixie followed orders of his handlers at CIA/MI6...

In 1993 Mark Philip Dixie went to Australia where he fathered two children with Sandra - neither of whom is now in contact with him. He overstayed his visa and faced deportation, so he disappeared and turned up with a new name.  Mark Philip Dixie had an affair with a lady in Gingin, WA, ended in the Gingin Police Lockup (one hour's drive Perth), Western Australia for overstaying his Australian Visa at the Gingin, (Near Perth), Western Australia ..... however the CIA/MI6/ASIO arranged for his release and allowed him to disappear under a new name ... Shane Turner ..... to do jobs for CIA/MI6/ASIO .....
When Dixie strolled into a cafe in Perth in January 1996, he introduced himself as Shane Turner, a top chef who had worked in restaurants around Europe and Australia. The owner, Anthony McMahon, hired him for £160 a week. Mr McMahon recalls: "He could be moody at times, but I put that down to him being a chef."
Dixie rented a flat a few miles away, near the coastal suburb of Claremont. Sarah Spiers, 18, went missing the same month that Dixie arrived at the cafe. Her body has never been found.the Claremont abductions and murders stopped in 1997 after Mark Philip Dixie, who was using the name Shane Turner, was sacked from the restaurant is was working for in the Claremont area for, after holding a knife to a waiter's throat.

CIA/MI6/ASIO arranged a new job for Mark Philip Dixie at the Dunsborough Beach Lodge, where he smoked huge amounts of cannabis in his quarters. Police suspect he loitered on the beachfront looking for victims and local papers at the time carried several reports of 'flashers'.
It later emerged that he broke into a flat yards from his home before stabbing and raping a Thai student, leaving her for dead. Miraculously she survived to describe her ordeal, but Dixie managed to evade capture. On January 1, 1999 a woman out running was horrified when a naked man jumped out of a car. When she screamed, he ran back to the car and drove off, but she gave police a full description of the vehicle. They tracked Dixie down and he was deported on April 23, 1999. Crucially, British police were never told about his Australian offences. The reality is that the CIA/MI6 arranged for Mark Philip Dixie to leave Australian without being charged for any offences because he was a CIA/MI6 Asset

Claremont serial killings DNA experts from UK also examined Gerard Ross forensic evidence
By Andrea Mayes
19th February 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-19/claremont-serial-killings-experts-examinedgerard-ross-evidence/11965712

 Key Points
Gerard Ross was murdered in 1997 after being abducted from Rockingham. (Source unknown)
Evidence from the crime scenes of Ciara Glennon and Gerard Ross was sent to the UK. (ABC News)

Three women went missing from Claremont from 1996–97
Schoolboy Gerard Ross was abducted and killed in late 1997
Police asked a UK lab to examine both cold cases to find a new lead


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Edwards, 51, is on trial in the WA Supreme Court for the wilful murders of Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and 27-year-old Ciara Glennon in 1996 and 1997.
British forensic experts who helped make a breakthrough in the Claremont serial killings investigation by establishing a DNA link between the crimes and Bradley Edwards were also asked to investigate the cold-case murder of Perth schoolboy Gerard Ross.
Edwards, 51, is on trial in the WA Supreme Court for the wilful murders of Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and 27-year-old Ciara Glennon in 1996 and 1997.

The three young women all vanished from the streets of upmarket Claremont, in Perth's western suburbs, late at night after socialising in local pubs and clubs.
Forensic scientist Carole Evans told the court via video link she had been working at the Forensic Science Service (FSS) in Birmingham in 2008 and examined a variety of items sent for testing by WA Police.

A document recording the items was shown to the court, which included a note stating they related to both the Macro Task Force — the specialised police unit established to investigate the Claremont killings — and Operation Ambrose, the name given to the Gerard Ross investigation.
One of the items relating to the Ambrose investigation was a pubic hair found on a sock.
Gerard disappeared on October 14, 1997, seven months after Ms Glennon vanished, while he was on a family holiday to the seaside town of Rockingham, south of Perth.
The 11-year-old had been heading to the shops to buy comics with his brother.
His body was found a fortnight later in nearby Karnup, but the case remains unsolved.
Last year the WA Government offered a $250,000 reward for information connected to Gerard's disappearance as police revealed they were conducting a second cold case review of the evidence collected over two decades.

Evidence included eyelashes and fingernails

Ms Evans told the court today the laboratory in Birmingham had received the items from the Claremont case together with a form stating the priority was urgent.
"The three women are believed to have fallen victim to a serial killer," the paperwork from WA Police stated.
The exhibits included two of Ms Rimmer's eyelashes and the crucial exhibits known as AJM 40 and 42, which were scrapings from Ms Glennon's left thumbnail and left middle finger respectively.
By combining the samples and performing sophisticated DNA analysis known as Low Copy Number testing on the fingernail scrapings, FSS scientists identified male DNA that was later matched to Edwards — the crucial breakthrough in the long-running case.
Ms Evans was taken through a series of detailed questions from prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC about the way the exhibits were recorded and stored at the Birmingham laboratory after they were received from the London FSS lab by courier.
She said at one stage two other fingernail scrapings from Ms Glennon and Ms Rimmer's eyelashes, catalogued as RH25, could not be located, but they were eventually found in a secure refrigerated storage area.

'Clean' and 'dirty' labs

Ms Evans said the Birmingham facility had a "clean" area for examination of exhibits and an area scientists called the "dirty" area, because the same level of protective clothing did not have to be worn there.
In the "clean" area, where items were initially examined, laboratory coats, gloves, caps and glasses were worn by staff at all times in an effort to stop contamination of exhibits, which "could have a devastating effect on the results".
Edwards's defence team has been trying to establish how the fingernail samples containing his DNA could somehow have become contaminated during their examination by scientists, and hence every detail of the movement of the items has been being scrutinised in court.
The trial, before Justice Stephen Hall, is continuing.