Claremont killer trial LIVE: Mother becomes tearful recounting finding Jane Rimmer's body while picking lilies
 By Heather McNeill and Hannah Barry
 December 17, 2019 —

https://www.smh.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-bradley-edwards-trial-moves-on-to-last-of-state-civilian-witness-20191217-p53kqi.html

5.33pm on Dec 17, 2019
'Did you touch the bushes near Ciara's body?': Defence
Mr Yovich is now cross-examining Mr Atkinson, asking what led him to the body.
"I've got a habit, if I do smell it and it is a kangaroo, I check the pouch," Mr Atkinson said. 
Mr Yovich is asking if Mr Atkinson pulled bush back to view the body, he has agreed and said he then "dropped them and ran". 
Mr Yovich has asked if all the police that attended that he saw were men, and he has agreed. 
As Mr Atkinson left the court, he walked past Ciara Glennon's father, Denis, and shook his hand.

5.50pm on Dec 17, 2019
Detective who re-investigated Karrakatta rape after Jane's death takes the stand
The cord Bradley Edwards used to tie up his rape victim in 1995.
The next witness is Betty Jo Francis, a former detective from the WA Police Sex Abuse Squad. 
The 49-year-old has medium-length blonde hair and is wearing a black, patterned blouse. 
She said in 1996 she was asked by the homicide squad to reinterview the teenager Bradley Edwards raped at Karrakatta cemetery in 1995. At the time, police did not know who the offender was. 
Her evidence forms part of how the exhibits relating to the offence were collected, stored and examined. 
The defence alleges at some stage, Mr Edwards' DNA contained on some of the exhibits contaminated the exhibits relating to DNA found under Ciara Glennon's fingernails. 
Ms Francis said she created a running sheet to record her tasks relating to the investigation.
"It was a few weeks, possibly two months [that we had the file], then we handed the file back to Macro as it was known," she said. 
She is recalling the exhibits relating to the rape were being held at the central exhibits office at police headquarters, in the forensic branch. 
"I remember requesting photographs ... that are normally taken at the time of the complaint ... [I requested] any photographs taken at the scene at the time," she said. 
She said she requested for the photographs to be developed.
An earlier witness revealed these photosgraphs of the exhibits in situ were either never taken, or lost. 
Ms Francis then collected the exhibits including shoes, shorts, underwear, t-shirt, jacket, hospital gown and pants and a white cord from the headquarters, and recorded the collection in a 1995 forensic exhibits register.
The shorts were originally marked as a skirt, and her denim vest was originally marked as a denim jacket. 
"Those exhibits were then taken back to our offices at Curtin House ... they were in brown and green exhibit bags, paper bags," she said. 
Ms Francis is recalling reviewing the cord Mr Edwards used to tie up his victim, which was originally thought to be an electrical cord. 
"We wanted to ascertain who the manufacturer was, what type of cord it was," she said. 
"We ascertained it was actually clothesline or washing line cord ... I believe it was a generic product that came from Melbourne."
Ms Francis is now recalling taking a detailed statement from the victim on June 17, 1996 - a 35 page statement which has already been read to the court. 
After the interview, Ms Francis corrected the exhibit named 'skirt' to 'shorts' in the property tracing system on June 26, 1996. She said she did this based on the victim's recollection, and "would never" have opened the exhibit bag to check.
She is now recalling the date she took some of the exhibits to the ChemCentre on June 27, 1996 to request fibre analysis of the items.
The document requesting the forensic testing has been shown to the court. It requested testing for vehicle carpet fibres and vehicle paint traces on the victim's clothing and shoes. 
To do the testing, the exhibits were transferred to the possession of the ChemCentre. The court is being shown a document showing the transfer occurred on June 27, 1997.   
Ms Francis said she did not have possession of the exhibits after this point and the case file was returned to Macro Taskforce. 

6.38pm on Dec 17, 2019

Defence questions the continuity of the Karrakatta rape exhibits
Mr Yovich is now cross-examining Ms Francis, pointing out she made her first witness statement relating to her involvement in the Karrakatta rape case in 2009. 
She again made a more detailed statement in 2014 and was allowed to see her running sheet and documentation she filed around the time. 
"There are many things I explicitly remember and then there are things I remember because of the notes," she said. 
Mr Yovich has asked if it was practice to fill out the running sheet, as the thing was happening.
She has agreed sometimes it was filled out right away, and sometimes at a later stage soon after if they were "on the road".
"Where there are approximate times, it would have been filled out back at the office," she said. 
Mr Yovich is now referring to Ms Francis' request for photographs forensic police took of the rape exhibits at the scene to be developed - which is referenced on the running sheet. 
"I can remember photographs of a sandy area and some bushes, I don't recall any other photographs. I don't recall seeing [any photographs of the exhibits]," she said.
Mr Yovich is now asking if when she collected the exhibits, if she would have asked for all of the exhibits. 
She has agreed. 
Mr Yovich: Did you check the exhibit register to ensure you were getting all the items? 
Ms Francis: I recall there were a number of items and a number of bags that matched. I didn't initial each item, nor did I look into the bags and tick off each item. 
Originally the victim's underwear and shorts were listed as one exhibit in one bag and called 'skirt and panties'.
Mr Yovich: When you saw that two items were listed together, did you check to see that they were separately bagged? 
Ms Francis: I don't recall looking into any of the bags. 
Mr Yovich has now asked if the bags were sealed, and Ms Francis has replied she "can't imagine them being unsealed". 
Mr Yovich is now reminding Ms Francis that during her 2014 police statement she was asked why there was no record of the cord being recorded in the property tracing receipt. 
"I went on to explain it wasn't analysed because we took the cord to other places to determine the manufacturer," she said. 
"That was the only item that was opened up that we took with us."
Mr Yovich has also pointed out the soil sample taken from the rape scene was also not entered by Ms Francis on the property tracing receipt. 
"I don't believe it was provided to me," she said. 
She has reiterated she never opened any of the exhibit bags, except the cord bag. 
Mr Yovich has read aloud from her 2014 statement from relation to changing the exhibit name from 'skirt' to 'shorts' which said: "At some point, I must have removed the item from its packaging and noticed it was shorts".
"In all of the investigations I've done I don't recall ever opening an exhbit bag that's been sealed," she has replied. 
She said in the statement, it was a suggestion by the detective interviewing her that she must have opened the bag, but having had more time to consider it and review her documents, she believes she got that information through interviewing the victim.
Mr Yovich is now showing Ms Francis a document that shows she requested the ChemCentre to "package, label and sign for items individually" when she handed over the exhibits. 
He has suggested she must have opened one of the exhibit bags to see the items originally listed 'skirt and panties' were in one bag. 
She has reiterated again, she did not open any of the sealed bags. 


7.26pm on Dec 17, 2019
Statement of Ciara's colleague being read into court
Ms Barbagallo has now indicated the last four civilian witnesses will be read into court. 
The first is from Michael Young, a barrister who worked at Blake Dawson and Waldron in 1997 with Ciara Glennon and had known her for 10 years. 
On the day Ciara disappeared, he recalled he went to lunch with her to buy gifts for her sister's hens party. 
"Ciara requested my company to buy some novelty gifts ... after assisting her we had lunch together ... then returned to work," he said. 
Later Mr Young joined Ciara and around 35 other lawyers for after work drinks at their office. 
Five of the group went to The Continental Hotel later that night, including Mr Young. 
"It wasn't crowded to the point where you had to fight to get to the bar," he said. 
"I shortly found Ciara talking to a mixed group of people I didn't know. 
"When I had located Ciara I was with Sue and Abigail.
"I think she said, 'I'm leaving', or, 'I've had enough'. She then turned and I assume she walked off. 
"There was nothing abnormal in the way she left the hotel."

7.35pm on Dec 17, 2019
Statement of Telstra knife manufacturer being read into court
The next statement being read in is that of Alexander Angus. 
Mr Angus in the mid-1990s was the managing director of Sheldon and Hammond Pty Ltd, based in NSW. The company manufactured knives.
"In the 1990s the company had contracts to supply specific knives, to specific clients," he said. 
"I recall in the early 1990s ... Telecom Australia had a requirement for a knife ... to supply to their linesmen and technicians. 
He said the knives were made in Japan and had Shelham stamped on the blade and the Telecom label embossed on the handle. 
The first batch of 11,000 was shipped in 1993. A number of knives were reordered up to 1996- totalling 58,900. Of those, 4,200 were sent to Western Australia. 
"We never produced any copies of the knife to sell separately or independently," Mr Angus said. 
The state alleges a Telstra-issued knife was located near Jane Rimmer's body, despite no major telecommunications work having been done in the semi-rural area in recent years. 
Mr Edwards was allegedly allocated one of the knives. 

7.40pm on Dec 17, 2019
International movements of Mr Edwards' family being read in
The next witness statement being read in is that of Susan San Juan.
It is a schedule of international movements of Mr Edwards and his immediate family, including his parents and siblings.  
The exhibit was removed too quickly to view Mr Edwards' movements. 
The state alleges Mr Edwards committed some of his offending when he was alone in his family home while his parents were on extended holidays in Bali. 

7.45pm on Dec 17, 2019
First wife's pregnancy medical appointment dates being read in to court
The next witness statement being read in is that of Scott McCarthy, an employee at the Department of Human Services. 
He has released a request for Mr Edwards' first wife for her Medicare records. 
The record shows on June 4, 1996 and June 12, 1996 - she attended medical appointments relating to her pregnancy. 
The state alleges these dates represent when the first wife attended the doctor's to confirm she was pregnant by a man she was having an affair with. 
The state alleges she told Mr Edwards in the following days, which resulted in emotional turmoil in his personal life and led him to murder Jane Rimmer on June 9, 1996. 

7.54pm on Dec 17, 2019
Court has wrapped up for the year
The state indicates that it has completed the evidence of the majority of its civilian witness, bar a few who will be heard in the New Year. 
The list heard to date has included more than 120 witnesses. 
The court will now break a few days early for the Christmas period, and will resume on January 6, 2020. 
Upon returning, the trial will begin to hear from the police and forensic officers who attended the crime scenes where Jane and Ciara's bodies were found. 
Ms Barbagallo has indicated there will be video evidence of the scenes. 
Following the police witnesses, the evidence will move to the post-mortems. 
By February it is estimated the trial will move onto fibre and DNA expert evidence, with a "significant concentration" on the continuity - or integrity - of that evidence. 

8.07pm on Dec 17, 2019
Justice Hall considering media requests to release some exhibits
Justice Stephen Hall
Justice Stephen Hall is now considering media requests for some of the trial's exhibits to be made public. 
He has agreed to release the identikit from yesterday's evidence of a man standing by a vehicle along Stirling Highway the night Ciara disappeared. 
He has also agreed to release an aerial photo of Eglinton, where Ciara's body was found. 
A photo of the hubcap Mr Gray said resembled the one on the white station wagon he saw the night Ciara disappeared will also been released. 
He has indicated he will not be releasing any CCTV footage from Claremont on the nights the women disappeared. 
The released exhibits will be placed on the blog when they are made available. 
For a full catalogue of WAtoday's coverage of the Claremont serial killer trial, click here.


9.00pm on Dec 17, 2019
Judge releases identikit, aerial map and Holden hubcap
The identikit made with the help of Karen Mabbott, who drove down Stirling Highway the night Ciara Glennon vanished and said she saw a man standing behind a vehicle up the road from a woman who resembled Ciara.
The Holden hubcap Brandon Gray said resembled the one on the car he saw on Stirling Highway the night Ciara Glennon vanished.
An aerial photograph of Eglinton in 1997 where Ciara Glennon's body was found off Pipidinny Road.

Sergeant Adam McCulloch was involved in the DNA examination of Ciara Glennon. (ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn)

David John Caporn-Former Assistant Western Australian Police Commissioner stated in  Television Interview that he thinks about Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and CIara Glennon everyday ... but spent years accusing the wrong people of the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings.

As soon an information about powerful people being involved with the  Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings was sent to Paul Ferguson, the original head of the Macro Task Force, .... Paul Ferguson, was quickly removed from the Macro Task Force,  and replaced by David John Caporn...

David John Caporn-Former Assistant Western Australian Police Commissioner had to quickly resign from the Western Australian Police Service so that an internal police inquiry could not proceed against him regarding allegations that he  and other police officers with the help of Kenneth Bates, former senior Director of Public Prosecutions Prosecutor presented misleading evidence and withheld material evidence at Andrew Mallard's murder trial, which the High Court of Australian ruled was a wrongful murder conviction against Andrew Mallard. The end result was that Andrew Mallard spent 12 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. After Andrew Mallard's murder conviction was quashed by the High Court of Australia, Andrew Mallard was paid $3.25 million in compensation .... however in 2019 Andrew Mallard was killed  in Los Angeles, USA by a Hit and Run Driver ...

 Rooster, cannabis led to Claremont bodies

They had "sawing" cuts to their necks and injuries indicating they fought back.
Angie Raphael
DECEMBER 1 2019

https://www.theflindersnews.com.au/story/6519715/rooster-cannabis-led-to-claremont-bodies/
Had it not been for a rogue rooster, and a young man searching for cannabis plants, the bodies of slain women Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon may never have been found dumped in bushland.
Around the time Ms Rimmer disappeared in June 1996 prosecutors say Edwards learnt his former wife was pregnant to a friend-turned-boarder.
The next day, Ms Rimmer's watch was found by a man who had fallen off his horse.
Her body was found metres away almost two months later after a family stopped their car when a rooster ran in their path, after which the mother spotted the body while picking death lilies.
A Telstra-issued pocket knife was also found by two riders that day.
Around the time the marital home was sold in March 1997, a woman matching Ms Glennon's description was seen leaning into the window of a station wagon.
Her body was later found by a man searching for cannabis plants.
Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo said the women had been "left to rot" and while Ms Spiers was never found, it was a "miracle" Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon were stumbled upon, covered in branches.
They had "sawing" cuts to their necks and injuries indicating they fought back.

The Holden hubcap Brandon Gray said resembled the one on the car he saw on Stirling Highway the night Ciara Glennon vanished.

Carmel Barbagallo, the senior WA-DPP Prosecutor of Bradley Robert Edwards,

Andrew Mallard who is now in heaven with murdered girls from Western Australia, who would all want the truth to be known and told .. .

'They framed me for a murder I did not commit'
Mr Mallard spoke to ABC's Australian Story in 2010, describing the torment he endured during his incarceration.
"I was wrongfully imprisoned. There's a stigma that goes with that and still goes with that," he said.
"I know what they did to me and it's the truth. They framed me for a murder I did not commit."

Jane Rimmer- Credit Supplied

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
Contact: claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au
Shane Brennon experienced Defence Criminal Lawyer
42 years who Specialises in Fraud, Drugs and has done murder trials discusses the Bradley Robert Edwards …
Podcast:The Telephone Question with Shane Brennon experienced Defence Criminal Lawyer
“ 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 the 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 experienced Defence Criminal Lawyer

Was a telephone on the PathWest Lab?

Flags a speculative option
Was there any repair work, cleaning of the phones?

Is there actual evidence that Edwards or another telephone technician did work on the PathWest Offices
Mr Edwards was a telephone engineer who may have worked at the PathWest Offices.
Had their phones been maintained at PathWest by either Bradley Edwards of be co-telstra workers ..
Thus because Edwards would likely to have shared a screw driver, a sandwich etc.
Chance of secondary transfer from Bradley Edwards to another co-telephone worker is a strong possibility …


DNA is not the definative animal that it was originally claimed to be…
The state and judge would know who the DNA expert that the defence is using..
There are issues regarding DNA  evidence ….... Transfer or Secondary Transfer

Claremont serial killer trial told contamination not to blame for alleged killer's DNA under victim's fingernails
By Andrea Mayes -  4 Feb 2020, 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-04/claremont-serial-killings-trial-day-37/11927298

A senior scientist working at WA's pathology laboratories has cast further doubt on claims by lawyers defending accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards that contamination could explain how his DNA was found on one of his victim's fingernails.
Edwards, 51, a former Telstra technician, is on trial in the WA Supreme Court accused of wilfully murdering 18-year-old Sarah Spiers, 23-year-old Jane Rimmer and 27-year-old Ciara Glennon in 1996 and 1997.
Scientist Martin Blooms testified in the triple murder case today, telling Justice Stephen Hall that PathWest always took appropriate care with the exhibits sent to it for forensic analysis, including the preparation of swabs from the victims' bodies for DNA analysis.
He said it was impossible for DNA from one swab to be transferred to another in the laboratory during that process.
"Things don't just fly about,", Mr Blooms said.
"We have to be very careful not to encourage cross-contamination."
He said he and his colleagues were acutely aware of the risk of contamination of exhibits and were careful to take all precautions to prevent cross-contamination.

Defence counsel Paul Yovich is trying to show Edwards's DNA, which was detected under the fingernails of Ms Glennon by a UK laboratory using highly advanced DNA detection techniques in 2008, got there through a process of contamination.
Mr Blooms said samples from cases were treated carefully and kept separate from each other in the lab.
"We would separate out each individual case so we wouldn't have two or three cases all higgledy-piggledy mixed up," he said.

Under cross-examination from Mr Yovich, Mr Blooms said he was always "acutely aware" of the need for cleanliness in the laboratory when dealing with samples.
"I would defend any assertion that we took shortcuts with cleaning procedures for samples," he said.
"We used the cleaning procedures that were the standard at the time."
Mr Blooms said if an error had been made when the samples were processed in the lab, it would have been documented.
"We take errors very seriously, there was nothing informal about it," he said.
Mr Blooms worked on samples taken from the bodies of both Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon, testing them for the presence of blood and sperm.

Blood cells were found on some of the samples taken from Ms Rimmer, and Mr Blooms said this could have been because of the biological processes involved in decomposition.
No sperm was detected on any of the samples, and Mr Bloom said both sets of results were not surprising.
"With the state of decomposition these results don't indicate anything one way or another," he said.
Likewise, no sperm was detected on Ms Glennon's body, and Mr Blooms said the test results "don't help one way or the other" in determining whether Ms Glennon had been sexually assaulted.
Last week, PathWest forensic pathologist Clive Cooke told the court there was no evidence that either Ms Rimmer or Ms Glennon had been sexually assaulted, although decomposition meant the possibility could not be excluded.
The body of Ms Rimmer was found in bushland at Wellard on August 3, 1996, 55 days after she went missing, while Ms Glennon's body lay in bushland at Eglinton for 19 days before it was discovered on April 3, 1997.
Mr Blooms is the fourth PathWest scientist to give evidence at the trial, and each has stressed that correct procedures were followed in the laboratory when dealing with the women's bodies and samples taken from them.
However, all have testified procedures for handling samples have changed over the years and scientists are now required to wear face masks and hair nets as further protection against contamination, which was not mandatory in the mid-1990s when the critical samples were being analysed.
The trial, before Justice Stephen Hall, will resume on Wednesday.

We know the Claremont killer-Mr Silas, Australia - Claremont SK, 1996-97, Perth, WA - #14-
"We know the Claremont killer".Mr Silas, -Christian, Bret.
Discussion in 'Serial Killers' started by bessie, Jan 2, 2017.

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Flicking through 1000's of screenshots, I came across a copy of a comment posted on a serial killers website from a guy called "Dave" on 01Jun15, in relation to CSK. I dont have the full web address in the shot, easy enough to find but I dont know if Im allowed to link to it anyway. Anyone interested can search SK's briancomb (thats all I have but sure its enough)
"i was employed at a screen printing shop in Nth Fremantle at the time, the Macro task force interviewed all the employees that had contact with a particular past employee. This chap had been interviewed and had told the police he was working the night Jane Rimmer disappeared, upon scouring records this proved to be false. The interviewing detectives were quite interested in the tools of our trade and took one particular item with them".

petedavo.auWell-Known Member
Red Hot Designs had a factory listed in North Fremantle, current website only shows their showroom in East Fremantle. 
https://www.aussieweb.com.au/business/red+hot+design,+fremantle/1839618#
http://www.redhotdesign.com.au/about/
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petedavo.au, Jun 25, 2017
Canning ValeActive Member

Whilst reading through the older threads there was a theory that the perp. may have used a yacht to conduct the crime and travel to the crime scene, within the yacht. They pointed out that both JR and CGs d-sites were near the ocean. Below is the post...
Thread #6, 15 – Crabstick – 10/11/2016
That would mean that Ciara was kept overnight, then taken away next day.
I think they drove up Stirling highway and headed north or south to the respective positions via Freeway on ramp in the city which lead them in the corresponding directions north south with no traffic lights for some way. With a taxi driving through the city would essentially bury them in hundreds of other taxis, leaving everyone none the wiser.
Even coast road for that matter. They hit the roads and head up or down. Or they run the victims to the nearest yacht club, put them on a sail boat and sailed up and down the coast totally away from anyone held without scrutiny. Then when the heat died, they would put the body in a car and take the bodies from the nearest anchor point to the prospective sites.
Police said some were killed in short time, they didn't say they were dumped in short time. Bodies were discovered some time later. Both sites are coastal.
I think both points were not far from the prospective freeway points of planning.
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Canning Vale, Jun 25, 2017
Canning Vale said:
Whilst reading through the older threads there was a theory that the perp. may have used a yacht to conduct the crime and travel to the crime scene, within the yacht. They pointed out that both JR and CGs d-sites were near the ocean. Below is the post...
Thread #6, 15 – Crabstick – 10/11/2016
That would mean that Ciara was kept overnight, then taken away next day.
I think they drove up Stirling highway and headed north or south to the respective positions via Freeway on ramp in the city which lead them in the corresponding directions north south with no traffic lights for some way. With a taxi driving through the city would essentially bury them in hundreds of other taxis, leaving everyone none the wiser.
Even coast road for that matter. They hit the roads and head up or down. Or they run the victims to the nearest yacht club, put them on a sail boat and sailed up and down the coast totally away from anyone held without scrutiny. Then when the heat died, they would put the body in a car and take the bodies from the nearest anchor point to the prospective sites.
Police said some were killed in short time, they didn't say they were dumped in short time. Bodies were discovered some time later. Both sites are coastal.
I think both points were not far from the prospective freeway points of planning.
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Would be simpler to transport a body in the boot of their car.
However to keep boot clean, the alleged CSK would require tarpaulin or plastic bags. Especially if there was lots of blood spill involved, like if victims were already deceased before arriving at D-sites. Then the plastic or tarp would need disposal or burning to eliminate any further evidence.
SK'ing is no simple task it seems. Sadly.
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Spooks-R-Us, Jun 25, 2017
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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9ntidqi1...dl=0&preview=We+know+the+Claremont+killer.pdf

 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.


​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.


...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.

"We know the Claremont killer".
Christian, Bret.
[TD="class: bibInfoLabel"]Summary[/TD]
[TD="class: bibInfoData"]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.
[TD="class: bibInfoLabel"]Subjects[/TD]
[TD="class: bibInfoData"]Serial murder -- Western Australia -- Claremont.
Silas, Frank.
[TD="class: bibInfoLabel"]Found In[/TD]
[TD="class: bibInfoData"]Subiaco post, 1 Sept. 2001, p.1,55, (Battye newspaper), .b16826188.
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petedavo.au, Jun 26, 2017

Justice Stephen Hall

crabstickFormer Member
crabstick said: ↑

One seat has been left vacant for their daughter, granddaughter, sister and aunty Sarah McMahon, who was 20 years old when she vanished while driving home from work 10 years ago today.
Sarah's mother Patricia McMahon believes her daughter is alive and hopes someone has information to help bring her home.
Sarah left her workplace, Hugall & Hoile in Claremont, about 5.20pm on November 8, 2000 after talking on the phone. Detectives believe she drove her 1986 white Ford Meteor, registration 7FO 731, to the Bassendean area for a prearranged meeting with someone...  her car was found by her family in a carpark at Swan Health Service in Middle Swan days later.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/8276690/sarahs-family-keep-hope-alive/#page1

​​Claremont serial killings trial delayed after new DNA evidence revealed by PathWest
By Andrea Mayes
9th February 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-10/claremont-serial-killings-trial-delayed-after-new-dna-evidence/11949332

PHOTO: DNA captured from Ciara Glennon's body forms crucial evidence in the Claremont serial killings trial. (ABC News)
PHOTO: Bradley Robert Edwards was arrested in 2016 after a crucial DNA discovery. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA
PHOTO: State prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC revealed details in court about the new material. (ABC News: Carmel Barbagallo)


Key points:

DNA collected from Ciara Glennon's nails was examined by PathWest
They have now revealed 400 new pages of DNA-related documents
This evidence is deemed crucial to the case against Bradley Edwards


RELATED STORY: Claremont trial hears how hairs linked long-time murder suspect Lance Williams to Ciara Glennon
RELATED STORY: Forensic expert tells Claremont trial DNA doesn't 'just fly about' as defence argument tested


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.
Bradley Edwards is on trial in the WA Supreme Court for the wilful murders of Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23 and Ms Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997.
Tiny fragments of Edwards's DNA found under the fingernails of Ms Glennon are considered crucial to the prosecution's case.
Forensic scientists from PathWest, the state's pathology laboratory, have been giving evidence about examination techniques and record keeping regarding these pieces of evidence.

Today the court was told that on the weekend PathWest found about 400 pages of material in three separate files that had not previously been disclosed at the trial.
The material had been scanned by the state pathology laboratory, but had not made it onto the disclosure spreadsheet.
Justice Stephen Hall, who is presiding over the marathon judge-alone trial, described the situation as "extremely unsatisfactory".

PathWest urged to explain 'disclosure issue'
State prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC said the new material related to the work undertaken by PathWest scientist Alexsander Bagdonovicius on Ms Glennon's fingernail samples.
Mr Bagdonovicius began giving evidence last Thursday, telling the court PathWest had conducted a specialised DNA test called Low Copy Number testing (LCN) on some of the fingernail samples, even though it was not accredited to do those tests.
He said these LCN results found trace DNA on AJM46 — Ms Glennon's right index fingernail, an exhibit critical to the prosecution case — and the result was passed onto detectives, but the results were not reportable in a court of law because of the lack of accreditation.
Ms Barbagallo said the new material related to how Mr Bagdonovicius handled the exhibits in July and August 2003, and how he recorded and analysed the test information on a matrix.
Defence counsel Paul Yovich SC said while he agreed with Justice Hall that the late disclosure was unsatisfactory, he was keen that the new material be carefully examined, suggesting that the delay could be longer than two days.
"I am conscious of the need for this trial to stay on the rails, but we should not compromise proper full disclosure of material on such a crucial issue for the sake of one day less," he said.

He also said PathWest needed to explain in a statement how the material came to be overlooked, to which Justice Hall concurred.
"Frankly I would like to see some statement that explains how this disclosure issue has arisen," Justice Hall said.


Boost to defence DNA argument

While it is not yet known how important the previously undisclosed material is, the error has boosted the defence's case that PathWest did not follow appropriate processes and procedures in dealing with crucial evidence.
A batch of Ms Glennon's fingernail samples was eventually sent to the UK in 2008 for further LCN testing, where scientists at a Forensic Science Service laboratory made the breakthrough discovery of male DNA after combining AJM 40 and 42.
It was not until 2016 that the DNA was matched to Edwards and he was arrested shortly afterwards.


The trial is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, when Mr Bagdonovicius is due to continue his evidence.

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 disapeared.
Miss Clayton (21 years old uni student) said she saw the girl staggering along Stirling Highway, thumb out, hitching a lift at 12.30 am. Emma Clayton told police about the incident and her description of the cloths Jane was wearing matched that of a police description which had not been released to the media. Ms Clayton said she and her friends had been in Stirling Highway after leaving a 21st birthday party at Claremont Yacht Club. "Down near Lock Street we saw a girl Hitchhiking," she said. The Girl had her thumb out and we just slowed down and thought maybe we should pick her up but didn't." The conversation between the two couples in the car had been that she was a silly girl for trying to hitch in the area and they discussed whether they should pick the girl up. The decided at the last minute to move on. "we said of all 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 ..
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Sarah Spiers was 18 when she disappeared after leaving a Claremont nightclub. (Fairfax Media)

The Secret Team : The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World
Paperback - English
By (author)  L. Fletcher Prouty , Foreword by  Jesse Ventura
 "Offers uncommonly penetrating insight....A rare glimpse into Covert and Black Operations.-New York Times Bestselling author, Governor Jesse Ventura, from his Foreword.


The Secret Team, L. Fletcher Prouty's expose of the CIA's brutal methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War, was first published in the 1970s. However, virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, having been purchased en masse by shady "private buyers." Prouty's topics include:
President Kennedy tried to control the CIA.
The nature of clandestine operations.
The Dulles-Jackson-Correa Report in action
Defense, containment, and anti-communism
Khrushchev's Challenge: the U-2 dilemma
From the Bay of Pigs to Dallas.
And much more!


Prouty's allegations-such as how the U-2 Crisis of 1960 was fixed to sabotage Eisenhower-Khrushchev talk-cannot have pleased the CIA. The Secret Team appears once more with a new introduction by bestselling author, Governor Jesse Ventura.
"Like it or not, we now live in a new age of 'One World.' This is the age of global companies, of global communications and transport, of global food supply and finance and . . . just around the corner . . . global accommodation of political systems. In this sense, there are no home markets, no isolated markets and no markets outside the global network. It is time to face the fact that true national sovereignty no longer exists. We live in a world of big business, big lawyers, big bankers, even bigger moneymen and big politicians. It is the world of The Secret Team."


https://spartacus-educational.com/JFKprouty.htm

Leroy Fletcher Prouty was born in Massachusetts on 24th January, 1917. He graduated from Massachusetts State College in 1941 with a Bachelor's degree.

During the Second World War he served as a army tank commander. He later joined the United States Air Force (USAAF) and in 1943 became the personal pilot of General Omar Bradley. Later that year he flew Chiang Kai-shek to the Tehran Conference.
Prouty also became involved in work for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). In 1945 he served on Okinawa and was involved in transporting the bodyguard of General Douglas MacArthur to Tokyo. In 1946 Prouty was assigned by the U.S. Army to Yale University. In 1950 he established Air Defense Command and during the Korean War was based in Japan where he was Military Manager for Tokyo International Airport.
In 1955 Prouty was assigned to coordinate operations between the USAAF and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For the next nine years he worked for the Pentagon. He was Briefing Officer for the Secretary of Defense (1960-61), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Chief of Special Operations (1962-63).
Colonel Prouty retired from the United States Air Force (USAAF) in 1964 and was awarded the Joint Chiefs of Staff Commendation Medal. He later worked for the General Aircraft Corporation (1964-65) and First National Bank (1965-68). He was also a senior director of a government and military marketing organization.
In 1973 Prouty published his book The Secret Team. In this controversial work Prouty claimed that the CIA had worked on behalf of the interests of a "high cabal" of industrialists and bankers. Prouty thought that the Executive Actionprogramme had not only been used against foreign leaders. He also claimed that the CIA was involved in the killing of President John F. Kennedy. Prouty even named Edward Lansdale as the leader of the operation. He claimed he was in Dallas on the day of the assassination: "He was there like the orchestra leader, coordinating these things."

Fletcher Prouty - Anatomy of an Assassination
Assassination of JFK
http://Forum.AssassinationofJFK.net - Fletcher Prouty, "The Anatomy of an Assassination." This talk is from 1975. Fletcher Prouty tells us how the world of assassination really works. Leroy Fletcher Prouty (January 24, 1917 -- June 5, 2001) served as Chief of Special Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President John F. Kennedy. A former colonel in the United States Air Force, he retired from military service to become a bank executive, and subsequently became a critic of U.S. foreign policy, particularly the covert activities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) about which he had considerable inside knowledge. Prouty, along with Richard Case Nagell, was the inspiration for the character "Mr. X" in Oliver Stone's movie JFK. Greg Burnham's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/assassina... "Fletcher Prouty" "Anatomy of an Assassination" "AssassinationOfJFK.net"
Category: News & Politics

The Continental Hotel in Claremont where Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon were last seen. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)

Col. L. Fletcher Prouty on Ed Lansdale being in Dealey Plaza on Nov 22 1963
Nov 28, 2012
Federaljacktube
Col. Fletcher Prouty discusses photos of Dealey Plaza www.prouty.org http://www.youtube.com/user/blackopradio
Category: Education

Forensic police examine the bush crime scene where Ciara Glennon's body was found. (ABC News)

Jane Rimmer

Ciara Glennon

 Court hears details of massive police operation that unfolded after discovery of Jane Rimmer's body
NATIONAL- WA - CLAREMONT KILLER TRIAL

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/court-hears-details-of-massive-police-operation-that-unfolded-after-discovery-of-jane-rimmer-s-body-20200106-p53pck.html

The Claremont serial killer trial has been taken back to the massise police operation that unfolded within hours of Jane Rimmer’s body being discovered in Wellard Bushland.
The 23-year-old was the first of Bradley Edwards’ three alleged murder victims to be located after a woman picking lilies made the grim find on August 3, 1996 – 55 days after Jane vanished off the streets of Claremont.
A police running sheet of the operation, which commenced around 3pm, revealed more than 20 police officers including first responders, homicide detectives, Macro taskforce investigators and forensic officers had descended onto the scene within three hours.
Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo on Monday began questioning each police officer on their movements that day to establish how close they came to the body.

Donald Morey, aka Matusevich

An identikit police sketch of man based on a description given to them by Julie-Anne Johnstone, who was also a patron at Club Bay View on the night Ms Spiers went missing.

Ms Johnstone, now 47, said the identikit sketch was of a man who was driving a white sedan with Telstra insignia when he stopped to stare at her as she waited on Stirling Highway for a taxi.
She had been at Club Bay View with friends, arriving around 1:00am, but had left on her own after about 40 minutes, exiting via the rear staircase and walking past a nearby Hungry Jack's to stand at a bus stop on the highway.
It was while she was standing there that the man pulled up in the car, which she described as looking like a Toyota Camry.
"It wasn't a wagon," she said.

But her description of the driver does not match the descriptions given by other witnesses in the Telstra Living Witness project who have given evidence to the court so far.
Annabelle Bushell, Jane Ouvaroff and Natalie Clements told the court of a clean-shaven man with a short, neat haircut driving a Telstra-branded station wagon or van.

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?

Claremont serial killer trial told fibre evidence taken from Ciara Glennon's body went missing
By Charlotte Hamlyn - 22 Jan 2020,

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-22/claremont-serial-killings-trial-day-29-police-fibre-evidence/11885880

Steps he took at Ms Glennon's post-mortem examination.

Sergeant Adam McCulloch was involved in the DNA examination of Ciara Glennon.

The Claremont serial killings trial has heard how a piece of forensic evidence collected from Ciara Glennon's body was discovered missing the day after it was collected.

Sergeant Adam McCulloch was responsible for packaging, labelling and storing some exhibits taken from bushland north of Perth where Ms Glennon's body was found on April 3, 1997, and at her post-mortem examination the following day.
Ms Glennon, 27, was the third woman to disappear from Claremont between 1996 and 1997 after Jane Rimmer, 23, and Sarah Spiers, 18, whose body has never been located.

Bradley Edwards is on trial in the WA Supreme Court accused of murdering the three women, with forensic material — including the fingernail clippings from Ms Glennon allegedly containing his DNA — now central to the prosecution case.


'Minute' evidence found on body
Sergeant McCulloch, now a fingerprint expert within WA Police, today gave evidence at the trial and was asked to detail the steps he took at Ms Glennon's post-mortem examination.
During the post-mortem, Sergeant McCulloch also assisted in an examination of Ms Glennon's body using a polilight, which can detect things like hair, fibres and semen.

It resulted in a series of exhibits being seized and later stored in a 'drying room' at police headquarters.

Sergeant McCulloch testified that the following day, when he went to collect the samples, he noticed that a yellow top container, said to contain a white fibre, was empty.
Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo asked him about the nature of that fibre sample.
"They're very small, minute, hard to see with your eye, that's why we used the polilight," Sergeant McCulloch said.


Officer 'touched' Ciara Glennon's hand while clipping her nails
Sergeant McCulloch also admitted he had made contact with the body to assist a mortuary technician who was trying to cut her fingernails.
"I got very close to the point where I actually touched and handled the left hand of Ciara Glennon," he said.
He told the court he had caught the nail clippings in yellow top containers, before sealing and labelling them.

The prosecution alleges a DNA profile found under Ms Glennon's left middle fingernail and left thumbnail matches Bradley Edwards, claiming it got there when Ms Glennon scratched at her attacker as she fought her life.
It says the same DNA was also found on the 17-year-old victim of the rape at Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995, which Edwards has admitted to.

But Edwards' defence lawyer Paul Yovich argues evidence crucial to the state's case was contaminated while it was in the state's pathology lab and has been attempting to identify flaws in police procedures that may have led to cross-contamination.
Sergeant McCulloch said on the day of Ms Glennon's autopsy he had been dressed in plain clothes but was wearing protective gear provided by the mortuary.
"We were provided with a white overall gown, blue overshoe booties to put over your shoes and a pair of heavy-duty gloves."
When asked what he knew about DNA technology back in the 1990s, Sergeant McCulloch said his knowledge "very limited" but that had been guided by 'Locard's exchange principle' — which states when two objects come into contact, a transfer of material occurs.
"Whenever we went to a crime scene, the last thing we wanted to do was leave something behind," he said.

Inaccuracies in police officer's statement
Sergeant McCulloch was also involved in the collection of evidence at Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995.


The defence highlighted a series of inaccuracies in witness statements made by Sergeant McCulloch between 1997 and 2019 in relation to both the Karrakatta and Ms Glennon's case.
In one statement from 2015, he had stated that paper bags containing evidence from the Karrakatta scene, including the victim's shorts, had been sealed with evidence tape.
But he admitted to the court that was not the case, conceding the bags had simply been folded over.
Sergeant McCulloch said he had wrongly assumed that the use of evidence tape was common practice in 1995.
"It was brought to my attention from cold case investigation officers and it had been an oversight on my behalf."
He said he then took steps to identify the mistake and corrected it in a later statement.
Mr Yovich acknowledged the sergeant had not intended to be misleading.
"I'm not suggesting you put this in your statement knowingly," Mr Yovich said.
"Quite the contrary, it was an innocent mistake."

Mr Edwards denies the murder charges against him.
His trial is now in its seventh week.

 Claremont killer trial LIVE: Disgraced Pathwest scientist may not be called as a state witness
By Heather McNeill
 February 7, 2020 

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-forensic-scientist-questioned-about-involvement-in-dna-testing-20200207-p53ypy.html

Day 41 of trial to start at 10am
Welcome to WAtoday's live coverage of day 41 of the Claremont serial killer trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. 

Today, Pathwest forensic scientist Aleksander Bagdonavicius will continue to give evidence for a second day. 

Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo is taking Mr Bagdonavicius through his involvement in the testing of DNA samples and clothing samples relating to the Karrakatta cemetery rape victim, Ciara and Jane's cases. 


Bradley Edwards has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon. 

6th February, 2020, 10.52am

Forensic scientist who recommended fingernails for DNA testing said he didn't open their containers
Mr Bagdonavicius is being asked about how he decided which of Ciara's fingernail cuttings, held in yellow top containers, he would recommend for DNA testing. 
He handed the fingernail exhibits to the DNA lab on April 7, 1997. 
He excluded the recommendation of testing AJM40, AJM41, AJM46 and AJM48 for DNA. 
Ciara's left thumbnail, AJM40, is one of the most important pieces of evidence the state has in this trial, as it's alleged once combined with AJM42 and tested in 2008, it revealed a mixed DNA profile consistent with Ciara and Mr Edwards.
Mr Bagdonavicius said he would have "eye-balled" the fingernail clippings in the yellow top containers to determine which ones may be more suited for DNA testing, and that his recommendation might not have been followed by the scientists carrying out the actual testing in the lab. 
He said he did not open the containers. 
During earlier testimony, it was revealed that AJM40's fingernail clipping was smaller than the others as it was partly torn, and it was cut with larger scissors compared to most of the other nails which made it awkward to get a complete sample. 
Mr Bagdonavicius was not involved in the initial DNA testing of the fingernails, which was done by his colleagues Anna-Marie Ashley, Laurie Webb and Scott Egan. 

6th February, 2020, 11.18am
Detective's act of compassion just days before what would have been Ciara's 28th birthday
Ms Barbagallo has now moved onto a time in November 1997, nine months after Ciara was murdered, when her hair mass was taken from the state mortuary.
A sample of the hair was given to Purslowe Funerals to treat before it was handed to Ciara's parents.
The act of compassion was carried out just days before what would have been Ciara's 28th birthday, on November 20, 1997 
Mr Bagdonavicius said he collected a billy bucket with a hair mass inside, and handed it to a Macro taskforce detective, senior sergeant Joe Marrapodi, in the presence of forensic pathologist, Karin Margolius, on November 17, 1997. Records show it was returned to the mortuary on November 19, 1997. 
"I handed over the whole item [to the detective] ... I didn't look inside the container," he said. 
The hair sample, known as AJM54, and the billy bucket it was stored in, is a critical piece of evidence for the state as it alleges fibres found in both link Ciara's murder to Mr Edwards through his Telstra work trousers and vehicle. 

The defence is seeking to uncover opportunities for the item to have been contaminated with micro-fibres from outside sources. 

Ms Barbagallo has pointed out to Mr Bagdonavicius the paperwork he completed in relation to the transfer of the hair mass in and out of the mortuary was wrong, and that he was using the wrong batch number reference for the item. 

The hair mass was stored in storage box 39 inside the mortuary freezer before and after it was taken by the detective. 
By 2001, it was stored in the Pathwest freezer, location: A1, box 20. 

6th February, 2020, 11.28am
An excerpt: Ciara's mother speaks of the grief of losing a child
“Days that are meant to be days of celebration are now days tinged with sadness. There is always someone
missing, a conspicuous absence, an empty chair, a silenced voice in the conversation. We do not speak out her
but our silence speaks louder than words. We miss her acutely. Nothing can fill the void of her absence. It is a
constant companion.”


6th February, 2020,11.43am
Detective who carried out act of compassion for Ciara's parents attends trial every day
The detective who collected Ciara's hair sample to give to her parents on her birthday is Senior Sergeant Joe Marrapodi who has been in the Claremont serial killer trial every day since it began, sitting at the back of the bar table behind the prosecutors with two other detectives. 
He was one of the detectives who interviewed Mr Edwards after his arrest in 2016 and is among a handful of police officers who have permission to be in court for the trial before they give their evidence on the witness stand. 

6th February, 2020, 12.44pm
Scientist details 2003 DNA testing defence claims likely led to contamination
Since the morning tea break, Ms Barbagallo has now moved onto some DNA testing carried out on Ciara's fingernails in August, 2003. 
This is the Qiagen testing that may have had a contaminated blank [control sample] within it, which was detected when the extracts and corresponding blanks were sent to a New Zealand lab for testing in 2004. 
A blank is a negative control sample that has no DNA present which is included in a batch run when a number of other samples are being tested, to ensure the results are accurate. 
The blank in the run with AJM41 and AJM46 contained a female's DNA that was not Ciara's.
Neither of these exhibits, which refer to Ciara's left and right index fingernails, are critical to the state's case.
The Qiagen testing on the exhibits was carried out by Denise Galvin. 
Mr Bagdonavicius said female lab staff typically tested exhibits if the lab was looking for male DNA, as if an employee contaminated the sample, it would be easy to exclude it as being relevant. 
The next day Mr Bagdonavicius reviewed Ms Galvin's work - which involved taking the fingernails out of their containers, swabbing them, and then placing them back in the container.
In reviewing the paperwork from the testing, he commented he was "not quite sure why" AJM41, AJM43 and AJM46 fingernail cuttings were taken out of their containers by Ms Galvin and their appearance documented and photographed, e.g. four pieces of nail in AJM41. 

6th February, 2020,12.56pm
Scientist explains why Ciara's left thumbnail wasn't tested for 11 years
Mr Bagdonavicius has explained why during the August 2003 Qiagen (purification) DNA testing, he again made a decision, similar to in 1997, to not test Ciara's left thumbnail (AJM40). 
The thumbnail, according to Pathwest's records, remained in its yellow top container, unopened, until 2008, when it was sent to the UK for low copy number testing and Mr Edwards' DNA profile was allegedly uncovered. 
Upon viewing the records for AJM40, in 2003 Mr Bagdonavicius said he determined the sample was "debris only, not suitable for analysis". 
"On previously viewing there was no actual nail in that container [just debris]," he said. 
He said the container would not have been opened during the testing of other fingernails in 2003. 

Left hand
Left middle
AJM42
1997 Ciara's DNA only
2004 Ciara's DNA only
2008 Mixed profile, Ciara and accused
Left thumb
AJ40
Tip torn off
Aug 2003 Debris only
2008 Mixed profile, Ciara and accused
 
6th February, 2020,12.56pm
Pathwest results for its Qiagen and low copy number DNA testing in 2003
Mr Bagdonavicius is now going through the results from the August 2003 Qiagen testing, and low copy number testing also carried out around the same time on a number of fingernail sample sub-extracts.  
AJM41 - partial profile for Ciara detected, no male DNA present.
AJM46 - partial profile for Ciara detected, trace of male DNA detected on low copy number testing. 
AJM49 - partial profile for Ciara detected, male DNA detected on low copy number testing. 
Pathwest was not accredited to conduct low copy number profiling at the time, and as such, the testing was done for investigative purposes only, to assist police.
"We were trying to see if we could get enhanced, better results, not for court purposes, for the investigators," Mr Bagdonavicius said. 
Mr Bagdonavicius said no further testing was carried out on the two samples that returned readings for male DNA. 

Ms Barbagallo: So as at November 2003, AJM40 and AJM48 had not been sampled or tested, or had any work done? 
Mr Bagdonavicius: I believe so. 

 6th February, 2020,1.07pm
Scientist going through how DNA samples were transported to NZ lab in 2004
Mr Bagdonavicius has now moved onto when he arranged for some of Ciara's fingernail clippings, and DNA extracts from the original clippings, to be sent to New Zealand for Y chromosome testing in March 2004. 
Extracts from samples relating to Jane's case were also sent. 
NZ DNA expert, SallyAnn Harbison gave evidence on what was sent and tested on Wednesday and Thursday. 
The fingernail clippings sent to NZ (AJM41, AJM42, AJM46, AJM49) were taken out of their yellow top containers, and placed in sealed eppendorf tubes for transportation. 
The fingernails were sent to the Institute of Environmental Science and Research along with 31 other vials that contained DNA extracts relating to Ciara and Jane's cases. 
Three months later, the blanks and control samples that were on the "same runs" as the vials during testing in the Pathwest were also sent across. 
Dr Harbison said 35 blanks were sent over, and of the 21 they tested, four were found to have been contaminated with DNA. 

6th February, 2020, 1.28pm
Disgraced Pathwest scientist still yet to be called as witness
Court has wrapped up for the day. 
Ms Barbagallo has outlined the witnesses expected to be heard from in the coming weeks. 
She said after Mr Bagdonavicius has completed his evidence, another Pathwest employee, Denise Galvin will take the stand, followed by detectives involved in the transport of the DNA samples to New Zealand in 2004 and the UK in 2008. 
Following next week, witnesses from the UK labs Cellmark and the Forensic Science Service will then be called, followed by Pathwest scientist Scott Egan and the state's DNA expert consultant, Jonathan Whitaker.


Ms Barbagallo has not mentioned whether forensic scientist Laurie Webb, who was sacked in 2017, will be called as a state witness. 
Mr Webb was involved in the collection, examination and transport of Ciara's fingernail samples. 


The state's DNA evidence is expected to take to the end of February, and then the state's fibre evidence will begin. 


Senior Sergeant Marrapodi will be the last witness called for the state - as he will talk the court through the six hour police interview with Mr Edwards after his 2016 arrest, in which the state says Mr Edwards lied repeatedly and "feigned disbelief" at his DNA being found at the 1988 Huntingdale sex attack and 1995 Karrakatta cemetery rape crime scenes.
He confessed to the crimes three years later. 
He maintains his not guilty plea in relation to his three murder charges. 

Teen Lurded Into Claremont Car- December 22nd, 2015, Subiaco Post

A Woman has described her apparent attempted abduction in central Claremont in 1994, the year before the first known attack by the Claremont serial killer. The woman have the Subiaco POST details of the unreported incident following the Subiaco POST’s of new evidence that police believe will help lead them to the killer ( Subiaco POST 5th December, 2015).
She said that she believed the incident had happened in 1994, when she was 18-years-old and was out on the town in Claremont with her husband and brother. The teenager found herself alone in a big hotel car park at night, when a man approached and asked for her help in finding his car keys.
He said he thought he had lost them down the back of the driver’s seat of his car, a white Holden Commodore. She opened the front door of the car, but the stranger said it would be much easier to find the keys from the back seat. She got in the back seat and was groping for the keys when she felt the presence of the man behind her, and very close to her, A that moment her brother, who had been urinating in a secluded spot, turned up and said: “What the hell are you doing?”
She said she and her brother quickly moved on and she did not see if the car had left.
“What the Hell are you doing?”
The Subiaco POST has passed on to the police other details, including a description of the man and the identity of the teenager, which it has chosen not to pubish.
“It was weird but noting really happened,” the woman said. “ I did not see at the time that it might have been significant, and did not report it.”
It was not until a year later that another teenager who had been to a nightclub in central Claremont was abducted, blindfolded, tiredn up and driven the Karrakatta Cemetery, where she was sexually assaulted by the man now know as the Claremont Serial Killer. She survived (“Fourth serial killer victim”. Subiaco POST.October 17).The next year, 1996, Sarah Spiers (18) was abducted from a Claremont street after visiting the same nightclub, followed a few months later by Jane Rimmer (23) and Ciara Glennon (27) in 1997.
While there is no firm evidence to connect the car-key man to the serial killings, experts in the field say it is very likely the killer would have been familiar with Claremont and responsile for the other abductions before and after the known “Claremont series.

Another woman who as a teenager was abducted from a car outside the Cotteslow Beach Hotel and sexually asssaulted in late 1989 has also told her story to police for the first time in recent weeks (“Kidnapped teen in Claremont attack”. Subiaco Post. November 4, 2015)

Two issues have become starkly clear from information received by the Subiaco POST since it began publishing new details about the serial killings in October,(2015) this year.
Women who were involved in what could be significant incidents leading to clues identifying the serial killer had not previously ocme forward.
A common theme was tha they felt secure beleiving that poic eknew who the killer was, and wer watching him 24 hours a day.
This man was Cottesloe pubic servant Lsnce Williams, who has since been eliminated as a suspect by DNA samples that have ocnnected the murderer of Ciara Glennon with the Karrakatta Cemetry rapist.
This fact has not been publicly admitted buy the Western Australian Police.
A linkined twist is that many young westerm suburbs men and women who visited Claremonth’s very popular nightspots and might have information, left
Western Australia in the 1990’s to explore the world and further their carreers.

Many are now returning to live in their home town of Perth, Western Australia or visit family for Christmas, started ot learnd that the hunt for the killer wh had haunted central Claremont is still making progess, and that further information coud be valuable.
Some who contacted the Subiaco Post said they had left Perth comfortable in the knowledge that Claremont was safe because the police had the killer under surveillance, not realising they were watching the wrong man.

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

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Paul Yovich, the barrister representing Bradley Robert Edwards -  CREDIT: :SDS

Sarah Spiers

A transcription of the conversation between the Swan Taxis dispatcher and Ms Spiers when she ordered the vehicle to take her to Mosman Park.

​We Saw Jane Rimmer Hitchhiking - Student, Author:Andrew Clennell, Date: 19 June 1996
Publisher: Community Times, News Chronical, Nedlands Edition.

Claremont serial killings trial podcast: ‘Injuries Too Similar to Ignore’
Kate RyanThe West Australian
Wednesday, 29 January 2020

https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-injuries-too-similar-to-ignore-ng-b881447462z
 

RECAP - Day 34: Forensic experts reveal how victims fought back

Pathologist Clive Cooke reveals fatal injuries of Ciara Glennon, Jane Rimmer
Shocking injuries of Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer laid bare
Forensic pathologist Dr Clive Cooke told the court during his fourth day on the stand that Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon suffered similar injuries on their necks and hands, and that they both likely died as a result of having their necks cut with a knife.
That information isn’t new to the trial, but as Tim Clarke explains in this episode, it’s significant because it’s the first time an expert witness has been asked about - and explained - injuries inflicted on both women as a collective.
Criminal defence lawyer Damien Cripps joins the Claremont in Conversation team to discuss why this is significant, as well as throw some questions about the other piece of evidence that Dr Cooke also provided today - that there’s no evidence to suggest that Ciara Glennon was sexually assaulted before her murder.
As Damien and Tim explain, if the prosecution are going to present the similarities in the murder cases, the defence would likely highlight the differences in the murders with the other cases the accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards has admitted to.
Namely, that Bradley Edwards has admitted to two sexual attacks - the Huntingdale attack and the Karrakatta rape - and witnesses over the last two days have told the court there’s no evidence to suggest Jane or Ciara were sexually assaulted before their murders.
Join Natalie Bonjolo, Damien Cripps and Tim Clarke as they take you through day 34 of the Claremont Serial Killings trial.
If you have a question for the podcast, email us at claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au
For more information on WA's trial of the century, head to TheWest.com.au

https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings

News article _ Police nearby when Ciara Went Missing

 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.


Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #10 P.5
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?325918-Australia-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia-10/page5
If BRE was to plead not guilty to the 1997 murder of CG, ...
With Frank Silas and friends (if still alive) to be called as witnesses.

Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia webslueths.com P.60


The apparent lack of media referral to anything to do with Frank Silas, the CARK 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://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?222868-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia/page60

With Frank Silas and friends (if still alive) to be called as witnesses.
With the ex-workmate (+female partner) that Frank Silas reported to police, and that the Police reportedly, and belatedly investigated, to be drawn into the case.

THE serial killer behind the 1994 Claremont murders may be leaving clues ... Page 192 - Apparently aman named Frank Silas and two other men who called themselves

CARK (Citizens forApprehension of the Real Killer) called a press conference because they weren't happy happy with Macro's inaction.


THE serial killer behind the 1994 Claremont murders may be leaving clues ... Page 192 - Apparently a man named 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.


The apparent lack of media referral to anything to do with Frank Silas, the CARK or this 2001 article, raises questions about the potential for a massive coverup 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.
Apparently, Debbie Marshall's book "The Devils Garden" refers to Frank Silas and CARK on p192 (I'll report back on what Devil's Garden says about this after I get around to purchasing it).
Assuming the reports are bona fide, it appears that there was a suspect with no Alibi, that was not followed up on until after the physical remnants of a potential fight with CG on the night of her disappearance would have long gone.
Wonder whether Silas or other members of CARK are still alive, and if not, what happened to them before or after this 2001 article?
Any theories on why any of the CARK reported story might not be true and why?
Anyone know any more about CARK and it's members?


Musings about Debi Marshall - The Devils Garden - Part 2 of 2
Page 184 - Con Bayens who headed up Operarion Bounty gets a mention. The recent Sunday Night epsiode is all here. It's almost verbatim. It is apparent that recent story was rehashed from this book.
I wonder if this was Donald Morey (the prime suspect in the Sarah McMahon case). I also wonder where this whole thing went? Did they do any surveillance on this guy because he looked good to go. Did they interview him for Lisa Brown and other prostitutes that went missing?
Page 192 - Apparently a man named 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.

Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia
www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?222868-Claremont-Serial-Killer...
Jun 22, 2015 - 15 posts - ‎5 authors
THE serial killer behind the 1994 Claremont murders may be leaving clues ... Page 192 - Apparently aman named Frank Silas and two other men who called themselves CARK (Citizens forApprehension of the Real Killer) called a press conference because they weren't happy happy with Macro's inaction.
Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia P.4 of 69
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?222868-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia/page4
Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #10

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?325918-Australia-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia-10/page5

Australia Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth ...www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?325918...Claremont-Serial-Killer...

Jan 3, 2017 - 15 posts - ‎8 authors

Did the Western Australian Police and the Macro Task Force  thoroughly investigated Frank Silas’s Claremont Serial Killer  suspect?
Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #5 P.110
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?306032-Australia-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia-5/page110
Did the Western Australian Police and the Macro Task Force  thoroughly investigated Frank Silas’s Claremont Serial Killer  suspect?

If BRE was to plead not guilty to the 1997 murder of CG, ... With Frank Silas and friends (if still alive) to be called as witnesses. With the ..
Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western ...
www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?222868-Claremont-Serial-Killer...

Jun 22, 2015 - 15 posts - ‎5 authors
THE serial killer behind the 1994 Claremont murders may be ... I wonder if this was Donald Morey (the prime suspect in the Sarah McMahon case). ... Page 192 - Apparently a man named Frank Silasand two other men who ...

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?222868-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia/page60

03-01-2017  potr 
 Originally Posted by b4u 
If BRE was to plead not guilty to the 1997 murder of CG,
I can envisage that one of his line's of defence will be to refer to The Post Newspaper article 2001/09/01 "We know the Claremont Killer" posted in this forum about 6 months ago
https://www.dropbox.com/s/14fibheszg...iller.pdf?dl=0 (I've copied parts of this article below)
With Frank Silas and friends (if still alive) to be called as witnesses.
With the ex-workmate (+female partner) that Frank Silas reported to police, and that the Police reportedly, and belatedly investigated, to be drawn into the case.

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The apparent lack of media referral to anything to do with Frank Silas, the CARK or this 2001 article, raises questions about the potential for a massive coverup 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.

Apparently, Debbie Marshall's book "The Devils Garden" refers to Frank Silas and CARK on p192 (I'll report back on what Devil's Garden says about this after I get around to purchasing it).

Assuming the reports are bona fide, it appears that there was a suspect with no Alibi, that was not followed up on until after the physical remnants of a potential fight with CG on the night of her disappearance would have long gone.
Wonder whether Silas or other members of CARK are still alive, and if not, what happened to them before or after this 2001 article?
Any theories on why any of the CARK reported story might not be true and why?
Anyone know any more about CARK and it's members?
this is a summary of the 2 pages that make up chapter 50 in debi's book (page 192 and 193) I am not sure if it is revisited, its been a looooong time since i read it.
• after the 3 disappearances more than 12 people are repeatedly nominated.
• 3 men concerned that their claims were not being taken seriously called a press conference
• frank silas claimed the man had worked until 10pm the night of Ciara Glennon's abduction, carried a knife and had pointed it at him...plus the other details you have already noted. in addition he had been sacked for assaulting a female co-worker..he was apparently later re-employed
• frank silas said he had first seen him weeks before (and before he started working with him) and that the man and his girlfriend (at around 2 am)offered lifts to young women waiting in the taxi rank in claremont
• frank silas said he was also offered a lift and accepted, in the car the man talked about going bush to a dope crop, and he left the vehicle soon after.
• he named the man (not named by debi) and said he concluded that the man and his girlfriend had worked as a team.
• he made his suspicions known days after ciara was found, but was not interviewd until about 8 months after.
• he had apparently spent 4 years trying to obtain the attention of the powers that be including various police officers, the commissioner and minister and showed much correspondence of his claims (some of it accusing the police of ineptitude) and police
responses including defending the qualities and qualifications required of their detectives
• apparently caporn later responded to media requests, talking of the enormous efforts the police had gone to to placate mr silas
• he further stated sarcastically that he felt sorry for mr silas, because the issue was "taking a large space in his life"
• another person after mr silas had threatened to publish details about the man "because we wouldn't arrest this person for the claremont murders"
• macro insider reported that these types of interactions irked caporn using the metaphor: "he was busy enough putting out fires that existed, let alone ones that arsonists had started just so they could watch them burn".
let me kown if there are any other parts of interest.

03-01-2017 JoeDetective 

 Originally Posted by b4u 

If BRE was to plead not guilty to the 1997 murder of CG,
I can envisage that one of his line's of defence will be to refer to The Post Newspaper article 2001/09/01 "We know the Claremont Killer" posted in this forum about 6 months ago
https://www.dropbox.com/s/14fibheszg...iller.pdf?dl=0 (I've copied parts of this article below)
With Frank Silas and friends (if still alive) to be called as witnesses.
With the ex-workmate (+female partner) that Frank Silas reported to police, and that the Police reportedly, and belatedly investigated, to be drawn into the case

The apparent lack of media referral to anything to do with Frank Silas, the CARK 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.


Apparently, Debbie Marshall's book "The Devils Garden" refers to Frank Silas and CARK on p192 (I'll report back on what Devil's Garden says about this after I get around to purchasing it).
Assuming the reports are bona fide, it appears that there was a suspect with no Alibi, that was not followed up on until after the physical remnants of a potential fight with CG on the night of her disappearance would have long gone.
Wonder whether Silas or other members of CARK are still alive, and if not, what happened to them before or after this 2001 article?
Any theories on why any of the CARK reported story might not be true and why?
Anyone know any more about CARK and it's members?

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?


 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 - .......


 NYT CSK Investigation Team 

Court hears details of massive police operation that unfolded after discovery of Jane Rimmer's body
 By Heather McNeill
January 6, 2020 
NATIONAL- WA - CLAREMONT KILLER TRIAL

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/western-australia/court-hears-details-of-massive-police-operation-that-unfolded-after-discovery-of-jane-rimmer-s-body-20200106-p53pck.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed
The Claremont serial killer trial has been taken back to the massive police operation that unfolded within hours of Jane Rimmer’s body being discovered in Wellard bushland.
The 23-year-old was the first of Bradley Edwards’ three alleged murder victims to be located after a woman picking lilies made the grim find on August 3, 1996 – 55 days after Jane vanished off the streets of Claremont.

Jane Rimmer's body is discovere
9 News reporting on the discovery of Jane Rimmer’s body in 1996.
A police running sheet of the operation, which commenced around 3pm, revealed more than 20 police officers including first responders, homicide detectives, Macro taskforce investigators and forensic officers had descended onto the scene within three hours.
Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo on Monday began questioning each police officer on their movements that day to establish how close they came to the body.
The two responding officers, Bleddyn Davies and Michelle Beaman, said they entered the dense shrub off the side of Woolcoot Road and came within one metre of the body to confirm its existence.
Constable Beaman recalled how the pair were then asked on their police radios to see if they could determine its gender.
“I could only see parts of the body, the upper thigh, shoulder and foot,” she said.
“It was at that stage that I was asked if I could tell the sex of the deceased person, which at that stage I couldn’t ... because the body was lying face down.
“We exited the bush area and stayed at the roadside ... [police communications] instructed us to guard the scene until the arrival of the detectives.”
A cordon was set up by the pair once then-Detective Senior Constable Jim Crozier arrived at the scene and began a running sheet to track the movements of police.
Det. Crozier said he and another detective observed a torso about five or six metres from the road through the bushes, but did not enter the shrub so as not to contaminate the scene.
Mr Edwards’ defence team has previously indicated it would be looking to uncover potential sources of contamination that could have occurred during the recovery and examination of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon’s bodies.
Prosecutors allege common blue polyester fibres found in Jane’s hair and on Ciara’s body match fibres from the Telstra-issued navy trousers Mr Edwards wore for work in the mid-90s.

Telstra-issued work trousers from around the 1990s period.
It also alleges common grey fibres found on both women match the upholstery from the same make and model of car Mr Edwards drove - a 1996 Holden Commodore VS Series 1.
During cross-examination, lawyer Genevieve Cleary asked the two uniformed police officers whether they attended the site in their police-issued navy trousers, to which both replied yes.
She also asked Detective Crozier what car he drove to the site, to which he confirmed police at the time either drove Fords or Holdens, and if it were a Holden vehicle, it would have been a Commodore sedan, although he could not recall.

The trial is expected to continue hearing from police officers who attended the scene this week.
In an unprecedented move, Justice Stephen Hall allowed the prosecution to make an eleventh-hour dash to Officeworks during proceedings on Monday to erect make-shift screening behind the bar table to prevent the media and public gallery from being able to see the distressing photographs and vision taken from the crime scene.
The decision was made out of respect for the victims' families.
Heather McNeill✔@Heather_WAtoday
Prosecutor Bradley Hollingsworth arriving back at court after a trip to Office Works to buy screening. Court is due to resume at 2.15pm #perthnews #claremonttrial
4:35 AM - Jan 6, 2020

Mr Edwards has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon.
The trial continues.

Claremont killer trial LIVE: Defence uncovers five examples of DNA contamination in Ciara's samples by 2004

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-nz-dna-expert-says-2004-testing-of-ciara-s-fingernails-revealed-no-clues-to-killer-20200206-p53yb9.html
By Heather McNeill
February 6, 2020 

4th February 2020 - 11.37am
Defence hones in on potential DNA contamination
Defence lawyer Paul Yovich has begun his cross-examination of Dr Harbison. 
He is asking about the third allele, found in the AJM41 fingernail sample when tested. 
"All we can tell ... is that there is a suggestion of a second contributor, there's no suggestion that contributor was male because no male DNA was detected, and your testing is sensitive for male DNA," he said. 
He has now asked what the minimum threshold amount of DNA was to return a profile using its SGM+ testing and Y chromosome testing. 
Dr Harbison said for SGM+, a full DNA profile could be obtained by samples with 0.1 nanograms of DNA, and a partial profile could be obtained from even less. 
For the Y chromosome testing she said a full profile could typically be obtained from 0.1 nanograms, and sometimes less than that. 
For reference, 100 DNA cells weigh 0.6 of a nanogram. 
Mr Yovich is now asking Dr Haribon when the NZ lab changed its practices to reduce the risk of contamination following the introduction of more sensitive DNA technologies. 
"As we moved through the 1990s that's definitely the case, by the time we were using the SGM+ testing [in 1997]... our work practices haven't changed significantly since then," she said. 
She said in 1997, a sample would have been handled with disposable, single-use blades and tweezers which were cleaned with ethanol between each use. 
Before 2004, she said scientists switched from wearing cotton lab coats to disposable paper lab coats. She also said tweezers and other lab equipment started to be washed in solution, then ethanol, and then UV treated, between each use. 
She also said by 2004, gloves were single-use only to prevent risk of cross-contamination from one item to another through the gloves. 

4th February 2020 - 11.49am
Defence uncovers five examples of contamination within Ciara's samples by 2004
Mr Yovich has now pointed out, of the 35 re-agent blanks, or control samples, the NZ lab received from Pathwest in 2004 - 14 were not tested by ESR, and 21 were. 
Of the 21 tested, four were found to contain female DNA. The purpose of a negative control, is to provide a sample that has no DNA present to ensure the other test results from that batch are accurate. 
Mr Yovich: What, if anything, does that say about the quality of the work at the lab that supplied these blanks?
Dr Harbison: It's not unheard of, although it's not common. 
She said nowadays, of the 50,000 samples that are tested in the NZ lab, "one or two a year" may return a positive result for having been contaminated with DNA from an unrelated source, such as a staff member. 
She said in 2004, the number would likely have been similar, although she could not recall. 
Justice Stephen Hall has asked if it's able to be determined whether the four examples of cross-contamination occurred at Pathwest, when they extracted the samples, or at ESR. 
"[I can't] 100 percent [discount that the contamination occurred in the ESR lab] but ... there was a smaller window of opportunity and the amplification process [we carried out] included a negative control, introduced at that step, and those were clear," Dr Harbison said. 
She said there were more opportunities for the Qiagen extracts to have been contaminated in the Pathwest lab. 
Today, the unrelated DNA could be tracked to the person it came from, however in 2004, this was a manual process, and ESR did not carry out an investigation at the time. 

4th February 2020 -11.49am
Defence uncovers five examples of contamination within Ciara's samples by 2004
Mr Yovich has now pointed out, of the 35 re-agent blanks, or control samples, the NZ lab received from Pathwest in 2004 - 14 were not tested by ESR, and 21 were. 
Of the 21 tested, four were found to contain female DNA. The purpose of a negative control, is to provide a sample that has no DNA present to ensure the other test results from that batch are accurate. 
Mr Yovich: What, if anything, does that say about the quality of the work at the lab that supplied these blanks?
Dr Harbison: It's not unheard of, although it's not common. 
She said nowadays, of the 50,000 samples that are tested in the NZ lab, "one or two a year" may return a positive result for having been contaminated with DNA from an unrelated source, such as a staff member. 
She said in 2004, the number would likely have been similar, although she could not recall. 
Justice Stephen Hall has asked if it's able to be determined whether the four examples of cross-contamination occurred at Pathwest, when they extracted the samples, or at ESR. 
"[I can't] 100 percent [discount that the contamination occurred in the ESR lab] but ... there was a smaller window of opportunity and the amplification process [we carried out] included a negative control, introduced at that step, and those were clear," Dr Harbison said. 
She said there were more opportunities for the Qiagen extracts to have been contaminated in the Pathwest lab. 
Today, the unrelated DNA could be tracked to the person it came from, however in 2004, this was a manual process, and ESR did not carry out an investigation at the time. 

4th February 2020, 11.50am
Court has adjourned for morning tea
It will resume at midday. 

4th February 2020, 12.18pm
State seeks to clarify impact of contamination on results
Mr Hollingsworth is re-examining Dr Harbison and asking about which fingernail samples were impacted by the contaminated 'blank' or control samples.
She said AJM41 and AJM46 - which returned the presence of a female DNA profile - were in a batch with a contaminated blank. She said this means the SGM+ results become invalid, however the Y chromosome testing, which detected no male DNA, is still valid. 
The critical exhibit AJM42's blank was blank. 
An extract from AJM42 had a sub-sample created in the Pathwest lab in 2001 during a purification process known as Qiagen. 
Extracts created from AJM41 and AJM46 had Qiagen purification carried out in 2003. 
Dr Harbison has completed her evidence. 

4th February 2020, 12.45pm
Another Pathwest forensic scientist takes witness stand
The next witness Aleksander Bagdonavicius, who has been a Pathwest forensic scientist since the 1970s. 
Ms Barbagallo is asking how visitors entered the Pathwest laboratory between 1995 and 2004, when it was at the QEII building, on the first floor of J block. 
He said there was a visitors' book in place, and that anyone who wanted to come into the secured lab would have to call through to the reception area from a phone outside the lab. The receptionist could then see the person on CCTV and would have to go to the door to physically let them in. 
Earlier this week, Mr Yovich suggested Mr Edwards could have carried out work on the DNA lab's phone system through his employment at Telstra, when he asked another forensic scientist if she ever recalled the phones being serviced, or a technician in the secure area of the lab. 

4th February 2020, 1.05pm
Court is breaking for lunch
It will resume at 2.15pm. 

4th February 2020, 3.20pm
Forensic scientist questioned about examination of rape victim's clothing
Ms Barbagallo is now taking Mr Bagdonavicius through his involvement in the examination of the clothing exhibits relating to the 1995 Karrakatta cemetery rape case. 
Mr Bagdonavicius said the items arrived at Pathwest on February 14, 1995 and two days later he examined them. 
Among the items is one of the state's key pieces of evidence, the victim's black shorts. Prosecutor's allege two blue polyester fibres recovered from the shorts match fibres also found on Jane and Ciara's bodies, and on Mr Edwards' Telstra work pants.  
He said he would have examined the shorts while wearing a lab coat and gloves and by laying it out on a clean piece of butcher's paper on a clean bench top. 
He also examined the victim's hospital pants and gown, which were found to have traces of semen on them, meaning Mr Edwards' DNA was on the garments. 
Mr Bagdonavicius said he cut a portion of the hospital pants out, likely placed them in a petri dish or tube, and sent them to the DNA lab for future testing. 
He was not asked where the gown then wen

4th February 2020, 3.50pm
Edwards' DNA profile, 'unknown male 4' entered onto national database by 2004
Bradley Edwards in the 1990s.
Ms Barbagallo has now moved onto June 1996, when Mr Bagdonavicius entered the Karrakatta cemetery rapist's DNA profile onto Pathwest's unknown offender database as 'Unknown male 4'. 
The DNA profile entered was a "full profile" retrieved from a sperm cell extraction of one of the victim's rape kit swabs, known as 11J7. 
Ms Barbagallo: So if there was an unknown male 5 profile, would you be able to search that database to see if it had come up in the laboratory another time? 
Mr Bagdonavicius: Yes. 
Ms Barbagallo: And I take it that system was unique to Pathwest?
Mr Bagdonavicius: Yes it was our own database, not searchable by anyone and at that time our network was not available to anyone else either. 
Mr Bagdonavicius said the 'Unknown male 4' profile was uploaded to the National Criminal Investigation DNA database by July 2004, which allowed other laboratories across Australia to know if a profile they were searching was linked. 

4th February 2020, 4.18pm
Forensic scientist said he didn't open fingernail containers
Ms Barbagallo has now moved onto when Mr Bagdonavicius was asked to examine some hair cut from Ciara's head shortly after her body was found in bushland, referred to as exhibit RH17. 
The examination occurred the same day, on April 3, 1997. 
According to documents, RH17 contained "greater than 200 hairs" in a yellow top container. 
Mr Bagdonavicius examined 12 hairs, which had been mounted onto slides. 
Ms Barbagallo has now moved onto a few days later, when Mr Bagdonavicius recieved Ciara's clothing from police. The exhibits had been stored in a secure drying room at police headquarters over the weekend after Ciara's post-mortem. 
Among the items was Ciara's T-shirt, known as AJM33, which is a critical piece of evidence for the state, as it's alleged fibres found on the top link her murder to Mr Edwards through his Telstra work pants. 
Ms Barbagallo has asked if Mr Bagdonavicius ever opened the fingernail exhibits before he sent them to the DNA lab along with the clothing. He has replied no. 
 
4th February 2020, 4.18pm
Court has wrapped up for the day
It will resume at 10am with Mr Bagdonavicius continuing to give his evidence. 
….………………………..
Claremont killer trial LIVE: Scientists looked to link former suspect Lance Williams to Ciara's murder in 2002
By Heather McNeill

 February 5, 2020 
https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-defence-questioning-dna-scientist-in-attempt-to-uncover-contamination-opportunities-20200205-p53xye.html

12.03pm on Feb 5, 2020
Forensic scientist denies delay in samples being sent to AFP was due to poor lab processes
Mr Yovich has recommenced his cross-examination and has resumed asking about Mr Blooms' involvement in preparing and packaging hair slides to be sent to the AFP in 2003 for examination.
Mr Blooms said he was aware the collection of the items was a priority. 
A detective first asked if he could collect the slides on April 24, 2003 - however the slides were not ready for collection until May 12, 2003  - despite numerous phone calls by police seeking to confirm when they could pick up the items. 
Mr Yovich: Is it possible these delays in preparation of these exhibits for collection was because they were not appropriately labelled in the first place? Or because they were not properly stored? 
Mr Blooms: That doesn't sound like the typical thing that would have been the explanation ... I can't imagine that to be the case, no. 

12.21pm on Feb 5, 2020
Detectives asked for forensic officer to be taken off Claremont cases in 2003
Mr Blooms also carried out DNA testing on Jane's watch, found on the road near her body by a passerby the day she went missing on June 9, 1996. 
The documents from the testing, carried out in April 1998 are marked with a notation, "Mixed profile, excluding Williams". 
Mr Yovich has referred to emails between Mr Blooms and a detective, where Mr Blooms indicated for six months that sonication had been carried out on the watch in preparation for DNA testing. 
Sonication involves applying sound vibrations to release material from an object. 
Mr Blooms then corrected himself in an email on March 19, 2003 and said it appeared the sonication hadn't been done, which was "good news" as it meant further testing could be carried out. 
Shortly after the email was sent, police asked for Mr Blooms to be taken off the case. 
He was one of the main Pathwest scientists assigned to the Claremont cases between late 2001 and early 2003. 

12.58pm on Feb 5, 2020
Defence asks scientist about contaminated branch from Jane's crime scene
Mr Yovich has now moved onto Mr Blooms' involvement in the examination of twigs and branches found on top of Jane's body in bushland. 
One of the branches known as RH21 was found to have been contaminated with the DNA of the victim of an unrelated case which was also being tested in the Pathwest lab some days either side of Jane's exhibits. 
The contamination was discovered in 2007. 
Mr Blooms said during his testing of the branches - carried out with fellow scientist Agnes Thompson between January 29 and February 9, 2002 - no DNA was detected for typing.
He said the branches would have been tested on a clean working bench lined with clean paper. 
"It would have been the case, with gloved hands I might add, of tearing open the packages with the alcohol wipes in them and using those to cover as much of the area of the twigs and branches as we could," he said. 
"We have to cover a lot of area looking for trace DNA.
"The alcohol wipes are put into containers that then go to DNA extraction."
Mr Yovich: So there would be no reason to suppose any of [the branches] became contaminated with foreign DNA?
Mr Blooms: The environment in which we work is set up to minimise the possibility. 
Mr Yovich has not mentioned the exhibit was later found to have been contaminated, but he did mention it in his opening statement for the trial. 
The details of the four confirmed contaminations which occurred within the Pathwest lab that relate to the Claremont cases are in the second post of today's blog. 

1.08pm on Feb 5, 2020
Forensic scientist clarifies results from Lance Williams hair tests

During re-examination by prosecutor Bradley Hollingsworth, Mr Blooms has clarified that the hair testing carried out on hairs found on Ciara's clothing and those from former suspect Lance Williams was mostly used for exclusionary purposes. 
"For example, if the suspect was red headed and the police asked us, 'Are there any red hairs', I'd look at whatever the item was ... I would look and say, 'No, I can't see any red hairs', so police use that as a direction finding tool if you like for that person to be excluded," he said. 
Of the notations on the hair examination documents that noted a "possible match" between hairs found on Ciara's clothing and Mr Williams' hairs, he said:
"It means the characteristics or morphology of the hairs was similar to some of Lance Williams' reference hairs. Hairs we can only say are similar, we can't definitively say this is from person A or B."
He said the characterists he would be looking for when examining a hair included its colour, length, whether it was

1.35pm on Feb 5, 2020
Prosecution accuses defence of "muck-raking"

Mr Blooms has completed giving his evidence. 
Before he is excused lead prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo has questioned the relevance of Mr Yovich mentioning Mr Blooms was taken off the Macro cases in 2003, labelling it "muck-raking"
Mr Yovich: It certainly was not general muck-raking, I don't engage in that. It was relevant of the practice of Mr Blooms in this period and whether he did things accurately and correctly and followed procedures. 
Ms Barbagallo and Justice Hall have both agreed if there is a specific matter that led to a police officer requesting Mr Blooms be taken off the case, it should be put to him today. 
Mr Yovich has said there is no specific criticism, but that future witnesses may testify to Mr Blooms being removed from the case. 
Justice Hall: I suppose the concern is [Mr Blooms] might feel his integrity has been impugned in circumstances when he has no opportunity to meet whatever allegations there is about his professionalism ... there may be a real question about the admissibility of police opinions. 
Justice Hall has dismissed Mr Blooms, but left it open for him to be recalled at a later date if required. 

1.35pm on Feb 5, 2020
Court has broken for lunch
Mr Blooms has completed his evidence. Court will resume at 2.30pm with a new witness

3.18pm on Feb 5, 2020
DNA expert from New Zealand called to witness stand

The next witness is SallyAnn Harbison, a forensic scientist with a PHD in molecular biology who works at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research in Auckland, New Zealand. 
The institute is an accredited forensic lab. 
In 2004, Dr Harbison was requested to assist WA Police with the testing of some exhibits relating to Ciara's case, including some of her fingernails - AJM41, 42, 46, 49 and 50. 
She was also sent tape lifts from Ciara's skirt. 
Of the exhibits listed, the only critical exhibit the state relies on in this trial is AJM42 - which it says once combined with AJM40 and tested in 2008 - recovered Mr Edwards' DNA. 
The DNA testing carried out by Dr Harbison was SGM Plus DNA testing and Y chromosome testing. 
The Y chromosome testing can draw out the male DNA on an item where it's anticipated there will be a large amount of female DNA, such as an intimate swab. 
If the testing returns a negative male DNA result, Dr Harbison said this means there is either no male DNA present, or if it is present, it is below the limit of the DNA test and not able to be detected.  

3.30pm on Feb 5, 2020

NZ lab testing of Ciara's fingernails revealed no presence of male profile in 2004
Dr Harbison is now going through the results of the lab's Y chromosome testing carried out in 2004.
The intimate swab extracts tested returned no female or male DNA. 
The fingernail extracts tested returned the following: 
AJM41 (left index fingernail): Female DNA only detected
AJM42 (left middle fingernail): Female DNA only detected 
AJM46 (right index fingernail): Female DNA only detected
AJM49 (right little fingernail): No DNA detected
AJM50 (right index fingernail swab): No DNA detected

Tape lifts from Ciara's skirt zip returned no DNA profile. The zip was undone by around two centimetres when Ciara's body was discovered in bushland in April 1997. 

Alleged DNA of Bradley Robert Edwards on Ciara Glennon’s finger nails
Left thumb
AJ40
Tip torn off
Aug 2003 Debris only
2008 Mixed profile, Ciara and accused

Left middle
AJM42
Tip torn off
1997 Ciara's DNA only
2004 Ciara's DNA only
2008 Mixed profile, Ciara and accused

4.20pm on Feb 5, 2020
Testing carried out on Ciara's fingernails in NZ explained in detail
Dr Harbison is now going through the process of the DNA testing carried out on Ciara's fingernails which were sent to NZ. 
She said the fingernail pieces each arrived in an eppendorf tube, sealed with a thick cling-wrap-like film at the top. The tubes were opened and the fingernails and the interior of the tube wet and dry swabbed to collect any cellular material.
The fingernails were then placed into individual zip-lock bags and photocopied to record the appearance of the item. 
Dr Harbison described the bags as "clean but I wouldn't want to say sterile". 
"Nowadays we would use a digital camera," she said. 
The swab samples were then placed into a batch with solution to undergo the extraction process. 
Once this process was complete, each sample becomes a small tube with a small amount of liquid in it, which would contain any DNA, if present. 
The next step is to quantify the amount of DNA present in each tube. Dr Harbison said there was five times the amount of DNA present in AJM41 compared to AJM42. 
A sub-sample from the extraction samples is then taken, placed in a smaller tube, and amplified in a machine, sometimes overnight. 
At the end of the run, the scientist is presented with the DNA data and that is then analysed. 
Most samples returned no results, except for: 
AJM41 (left index fingernail): Female profile, one additional allele marker detected
AJM42 (left middle fingernail): Partial female profile detected
AJM46 (right index fingernail): Female profile trace DNA detected


4.22pm on Feb 5, 2020
Court has wrapped up for the day
It will resume at 10am tomorrow. Dr Harbison is continuing to give her evidence. 

 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 - .......

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.

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

Katrina Jones accepted a lift from a man driving a Telecom van in Cottesloe in December 1995. (ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn)

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."

Claremont killer trial LIVE: Defence suggests accused could have serviced phones in Pathwest DNA lab
https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-state-claims-edwards-dna-never-on-same-bench-or-shelf-as-ciara-s-crucial-fingernail-exhibits-20200203-p53x87.html
By Heather McNeill - February 3, 2020 

12.13pm on Feb 3, 2020
2001 DNA testing revealed no clues to Ciara's murderer
Ms Ashley has confirmed the remainder of the fingernail samples tested in October 2001 returned results that showed the presence of Ciara's DNA profile only, except for AJM47, which returned no result. 
This means there was no detection of a male DNA profile on any of the five fingernail samples tested, including the state's critical exhibit AJM42. 
The state alleges when AJM42 was combined with AJM40 (Ciara's torn left thumbnail which has not yet been tested to this date) in 2008, Mr Edwards' DNA was allegedly present. 

12.42pm on Feb 3, 2020
Forensic scientist hands physical exhibits into court
Ms Ashley is now handing some physical exhibits to the court for them to be formally tendered. 
Among the exhibits are the four yellow top containers which once housed the four fingernail clippings which were transported to the UK in 2008 to undergo low copy DNA testing (AJM40, AJM42, AJM46, AJM48).
It was during this testing the state alleges it made a breakthrough in the case when a male DNA profile was discovered underneath a combined sample of AJM40 and AJM42 which allegedly matched that of the then-unknown Karrakatta cemetery rapist. 
The containers are now empty, but the original external labelling remains.
Ms Ashley has also tendered examples of laboratory equipment, including purification tubes, glass slides, swabs, pipettes and scalpel blades.

12.54pm on Feb 3, 2020

Exhibits from Karrakatta rape and Ciara's case tested two weeks' apart
In summary, Ms Ashley has said the closest the Karrakatta rape swab samples ever came to being tested at the same time as Ciara's fingernail exhibits was two weeks. 
She said she tested the Karrakatta samples on:
February 27 and 28, 1996
March 1, 1996
March 18, 1996
May 19 and 20, 1997
September 24 and 25, 1999She said she tested Ciara's fingernail samples on: 
April 9, 10 and 11, 1997
May 5 and 6, 1997
October 23 and 25, 2001
Ms Ashley said the closest exhibits from the two separate cases came was two weeks apart, and that Ciara's fingernails were tested first (bolded above). 
Ms Barbagallo: Was there any point in time when you were working on items to do with the [Karrakatta rape victim] and Ms Glennon?
Ms Ashley: Not at the same time, no.
Ms Barbagallo: In all that time you've spoken about, [AJM42 actual nail as opposed to an extract from the nail] was examined once on April 9, 1997? 
Ms Ashley: That's correct. 


1.01pm on Feb 3, 2020
Defence begins cross-examination of forensic scientist
Defence lawyer Paul Yovich has begun his cross-examination, and is asking how many forensic staff members worked in the Pathwest lab in the mid 1990s. 
Ms Ashley has replied seven people, six of whom where scientists or lab technicians. 
He has questioned her over how frequently testing and results were peer reviewed within the lab at the time, and she said "when we could", agreeing that sometimes there were not enough staff on hand.  

1.01pm on Feb 3, 2020
Court has broken for lunch
It will resume at 2.15pm. 

1.51pm on Feb 3, 2020
A recap of what today's evidence means so far
The evidence relating to the DNA testing is getting quite technical. Here is a wrap up of the key points from today so far and how they relate to the state's case, and the defence's argument of cross-contamination. 
The defence alleges the Karrakatta rape kit swabs at some stage while in the Pathwest lab contaminated Ciara's fingernail exhibits through secondary transfer (when DNA is transferred to an object or person through an intermediate, such as a piece of laboratory equipment).
The two fingernails the state alleges that once combined in 2008 revealed Mr Edwards' DNA profile are AJM40 and AJM42. 
low top container containing AJM40 was never opened in the Pathwest lab, according to its records, and was "pristine". It was first opened in 2008 when it was taken to the UK for testing.
The yellow top container containing AJM42 was opened once in the Pathwest lab, on April 9, 1997, according to its records. 
A swab extract taken when the AJM42 fingernail container was opened on April 9, 1997 was used to make sub-extracts from on several occasions to carry out DNA testing, the closest time to the Karrakatta rape exhibits also being tested being two week's prior. Results from the extract only ever revealed Ciara's DNA profile. The extract was not taken to the UK in 2008. 
The state has left it open for the Judge to decide whether Mr Edwards' DNA was allegedly underneath only AJM40, only AJM42, or underneath both but in a low volume only able to be detected once combined. 

3.23pm on Feb 3, 2020
'Trace DNA testing didn't start until 1998 or 1999': Forensic scientist
Mr Yovich has recommenced his cross-examination of Ms Ashley. 
She has agreed that DNA testing in the mid-90s required repeated manual precision by the scientist preparing the samples for analysis, with the amounts of solution added to samples ranging from 20 to 40 millionths of a litre.
Most of this process today is now automated, and barcodes attached to the tubes automatically scan and track the exhibits when they are placed into lab machines. 
She said this automation was not in place in 2002, although she cannot recall exactly when it began. 
Ms Ashley said between the less than five scientists who were trained to carry out DNA testing in 1996/1997, the lab received around 600 to 700 cases a year.
Mr Yovich: Were there sometimes pressures on your lab to get results out quickly? 
Ms Ashley: We would deal with the exhibits and requests for results in as timely a manner we could with the resources we had. 
Mr Yovich: And was it ever indicated to you that police were under pressure to get results in relation to this case? 
Ms Ashley: I can't recall being informed that I needed to do anything differently in relation to the testing in this case. 
Ms Ashley, also said in her witness statements that she was always aware of the risk of contamination, but that the minimisation of contamination risk improved overtime as DNA testing became more sensitive. 
"In 1995 you say you would almost have to see a blood stain or semen stain to submit it for analysis," Mr Yovich said, reading from the statement. 
Ms Ashley said her awareness of trace DNA was established in around 1998 or 1999 when Profiler Plus DNA testing was introduced. 
Mr Yovich: Following that did that then lead to an awareness for the potential for contamination risk at a new level? 
Ms Ashley: Yes, because the technique were more sensitive, not long after that time we started wearing face masks in the lab.
Mr Yovich has said trace DNA was impossible to tell what kind of cellular material it was, e.g. blood, semen etc. 
The DNA found underneath Ciara's fingernails, which the state alleges is Mr Edwards' profile, is cellular material. 
Ms Ashley has said forensic scientists in the DNA lab today wear a lab coat, double gloves, hair net and face mask, and utensils such as scissors, forceps and scalpel are single-use only. 
In 1996 and 1997, scissors, scalpels and forceps were cleaned with alcohol and re-used within the lab. 
Of the four yellow top containers that went to the UK in 2008, Mr Yovich has said Ms Ashley only had direct contact with AJM42's container

3.57pm on Feb 3, 2020

'I trust I would have followed process': Forensic scientist
Ms Ashley has agreed while she has a recollection of the lab procedures from 1996 and 1997, she does not have an independent recollection of examining the exhibits relating to Ciara's case, or the Karrakatta victim's case. 
She has agreed she is relying on her documentation to act as her memory. 
Mr Yovich: You trust yourself that you did follow procedure?
Ms Ashley: Yes, I do. 
She said she couldn't think of a reason why one of the fingernail exhibits would not have been selected for testing at all while in the lab.
Critical exhibit AJM40 - Ciara's left thumbnail - was never tested in the Pathwest lab. 

4.27pm on Feb 3, 2020
Defence suggests Mr Edwards could have serviced phones in Pathwest DNA lab
Mr Yovich is now asking about the physical set up of the Pathwest DNA lab. 
In 1994, the lab was on the ground floor of J Block at the QEll Medical Centre. By late 1995, when Ms Ashley had returned from maternity leave, the lab had moved up to the first floor. 
She said the area was secured by two doors at either side of the corridor, and required a keycard to enter. 
Once inside, the left side of the corridor housed an open plan office for seven staff members and an examination area for physical exhibits such as presumptive tests on clothing, swabs etc.
On the right side of the corridor was the DNA testing lab, which was a separate room, and freezers. 
Mr Yovich has asked if there were telephones in the lab, which Ms Ashley has agreed. 
Mr Yovich: Who serviced them? 
Ms Ashley: No idea. 
Mr Yovich: Did you see anyone come and service the telephones? 
Ms Ashley: No, I don't recall.
Mr Edwards was a Telstra technician in the 1990s, and mostly worked for the telecom's corporate and business clients.
Previous evidence has heard Mr Edwards was assigned to another medical building, Hollywood Hospital in 1990 to upgrade their phone system.
While carrying out the work, he assaulted a female social worker by trying to drag her into a public bathroom. 
During re-examination, Ms Barbagallo has asked Ms Ashley if she was aware of any contamination in relation to the two cases she has given evidence about the past three days. 
"Not that I am aware of," she said.

 4.28pm on Feb 3, 2020
Court has wrapped up for the day
Ms Ashley has completed her evidence.

Tomorrow's proceedings will start later than usual, at 12pm, with a new witness. 

Mr Silas, .one of 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...

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

Claremont serial killings trial podcast: ‘Extremely unsatisfactory’
PerthNow
February 10, 2020
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-extremely-unsatisfactory-ng-b881458583z
CLAREMONT Pod Cast: The Trial
“Extremely Unsatisfactory”
 01:24 / 27:43 
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-extremely-unsatisfactory-ng-b881458583z
 
Day 42 of the Claremont serial killings trial started with a revelation that immediately led to a delay of proceedings for at least two days.
That revelation was the discovery of more than 400 documents relating to testing of the crucial evidence — Ciara Glennon’s fingernails.
Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo started off proceedings by admitting the blunder to the court, which Justice Hall called “extremely unsatisfactory”.
Ms Barbagallo revealed the documents were discovered during a briefing with PathWest witnesses ahead of their appliances, which was due to be this week. The defence received those documents just five minutes before court began.
Before the trial started, it was revealed there would be at least one million documents presented by the prosecution.
During preparation for the trial, Ms Barbagallo said PathWest found and scanned all of their documents relating to the case, but at least 400 were scanned and not sent to the defence, or never scanned at all.
Both Justice Hall and defence lawyer Paul Yovich have asked PathWest for a statement explaining how it could have happened.
When court resumes in two days, forensic scientist Aleks Bagdonovicius will continue his evidence.
Joined by criminal defence lawyer Damien Cripps, who had some sympathetic words for the prosecution, Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and Alison Fan discuss what today's events mean for the trial moving forward, and debate whether it was in fact an unacceptable blunder, or just human error.
While court won’t be sitting, the podcast will continue, stay tuned for bonus episodes of Claremont in Conversation, and send in any questions you have from the trial so far to claremonpodcast@wanews.com.au

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

 Insider Col. L. Fletcher Prouty discusses the JFK Assassination and America's Clandestine History
Apr 17, 2017
Jim Grapek
Pulled this out of my archives -- I produced it for John Judge in 1992, and it's as gripping to listen to now as it was then. Col. Prouty was a high level, military insider who saw what was going on behind the curtain. Definitely worth watching (or listening to) if you want to hear some REAL history. He talks about JFK, 'Murder, Inc.', the Vietnam War, the Korean War, how they smuggled Nazi intelligence officers into our military to help us start the cold war, and lots more. Plenty of eye openers here. Oh, the 'high cabal' is talked about, too. Sorry about the quality. I pulled it off an old VHS tape. But don't let that stop you. You definitely want to hear Col. Prouty talk about how the Kennedy assassination was planned at the highest levels -- and why Lee Harvey Oswald, a highly trained double agent paid by the CIA, was set up. Fascinating!!
Category: Education

We know the Claremont Killer-Mr Silas
CARK (Citizens for Apprehension of the Real Killer)
Post Newspaper 1st September 2001
Frank Silas airs his suspicions about a former workmate

Police working on the Claremont serial murders say at least 12 persons have been named repeatedly by the public as prime suspects in the Claremont Serial Killings
But all have been investigated thoroughly and none charged, says Detective Superintendent David John Caporn, head of Major Crime Division.
Mr Caporn, who is also commander of the Macro Task Force, was commenting on claims by three men this week about a former workmate.
The friends went public with their suspicions about the man, who they say had arrived at a western suburb factory with a deeply scratched face days after Ciara Gellon went missing from Claremont.
One of the men, Frank Silas (41) says that weeks before that incident in 1997, the man offered lifts to young women waiting for taxis on the corner of Bay View Terrace and Stirling Highway, Claremont, at 2am.
Mr Silas and workmates said the man had missed work the Monday after Ms Glennon’s weekend disappearance.
The men, who say they represent a group called Citizens For The Apprehension Of The Real KIller (CARK) called the press conference because they say their suspicions had not been fully investigated by police.
But Det. Supt. Caporn said later. “ We have gone to great lengths to placate Mr Silas, without success.
Mr Sillas will not come to terms with the fact that police won’t divulge to him the extent of our investigations or information obtained from the crime scenes.”
“This type of information helps us greatly when determining fact from fantasy.”
“I do feel for Mr Silas, because the issue is obviously taking up a large space in his life.”
“He is one of about 12 people in the same situation, albeit their suspicions are about different individuals.”
“Another person recently threatened to put the information about their suspect on the Internet, because we would’.t arrest his suspect for the Claremont Murders.”
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, who had been the casual employee’s supervisor, said he had seen the full extent of facial scratches. Another supervisor had seen two of the scratches.
Mr Silas, of Fremantle, produced a thick file of letters he had written over four years to detectives, the Police Commissioner, his local MP, Jim McGinty, and a former police minister because he believed the police had not taken his reports seriously.
In May this year, a detective took the first formal statement from Mr Silas.
Mr Silas also produced drawings of various incidents he said involved the man, which he said indicated the casual employee should have been seriously investigated as a suspect.
In one incident, this man had allegedly pulled a flick knife on Mr Silas at work, put to his ribs and told him that was how he dealt with street kids.

The group says the man, whom they named, now in his mid-30’a, in not the Cottesloe public servant police have been following.
Mr Silas said he had first seen the man in March, 1997, some weeks before Ciara Glennon disappeared.
Mr Silas had been to Club Bay View, in St Quentin Avenue, Claremont, and had walked to Stirling Highwat, where Mr Silas was hoping to hail a taxi.
Mr Silas got into a conversation with a young woman who was also waiting for a taxi. When Mr Silas bent to tie his shoelace out of sight of car drivers on the highway, a panel van stopped.
In the front was a woman in her 20’s, with the suspected man driving.
The driver had lent from the window and called out: “Does anyone want a lift to Fremantle?”
Mr Silas said he had stood up, said he was going to Fremantle, and got in the back of the van. “/…The woman did not get on..”
Mr Silas said the driver had begun talking drugs and said he would drive to where some marijuana plants were growing in the bush.
Mr Silas became worried, so he made up a story about knowing a local drug dealer and got out of the van in North Fremantle.
Mr Silas noted the registration number.
Mr Silas said that a few days afterwards the van driver had turned up at the factory where he was a supervisor and the manager had given him a laboring job.
Mr Silas noted the new worker’s panel van had the same registration number as the one that had picked him up on Stirling Highway, Claremont.
The casual employee had missed work the Monday after Ciara Glennon (28), a lawyer of Mosman Park, went missing on Friday, March 17.
Ciara Glennon’s body was found north of Perth twp weeks later.
Mr Silas said the casual worker had finished nightshift at the factory at 10 pm on the night Ms Glennon disappeared from outside the Taste of Thai Restaurant on Stirling Highway at about 12.15 am.
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.
Mr Silas 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, her had phoned the Fremantle Police and Crime Stoppers to tell of his suspicions.
Mr Silas said the police detectives had not interviewed the man until eight months after Mr Silas’s first call.
Mr Silas said police had later told him the man had said that he could not remember where he had been that night in March.
Mr Silas said police had said that they’d checked security alarm records and they believed there had been no nightshifts 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. The casual worker had later been re-employed.
Mr Silas had become frustrated at what he saw as the lack of police action, and turned detective himself.

Mr Silas had made excuses to call at the former casual employee’s home and check out his van.
Mr Silas 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.

His girlfriend began wearing a claddagh ring, but Mr Silas did not know what it was at the time.

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.
Shortly before Sarah Spiers disappeared, believed to have been the first of three victims of the Claremont serial killer, a 17 year-old girl had been abducted in a panel can from Gugeri Street, Claremont, near the subway.  The 17 year-old girl had been had been to Club Bay View and had been walking towards Perth. Her attacked had tied her with telephone wire and covered here head so she did not see him. She had been taken to Karrakatta Cemetery and raped. She escaped and ran to Hollywood Hospital.
17 year-old girl had been said he believed the couple were still together, and worked as a team.

The man had phone the factory three times recently trying to get a reference for jobs, once from Victoria, once from Queensland and most recently from Darwin.

Letters from the Police Commissioners Barry Matthews takes issue with Mr Silas’s referring to detectives as “high school dropouts” and is at pains to explain the educational qualifications of detectives.
Police say they went to great pains to investigate Mr Silas’ information, and say they would like nothing better than to resolve the Claremont murders.

Col. L Fletcher Prouty: Secret Team - Conclusion - PT 4 of 4
FederalJacktube6
This is an interview with L. Fletcher Prouty from May 6, 1989 Conclusion Thanks to http://www.youtube.com/user/johndcqr for the video
Category: Education

Lance Williams pictured in August 1998.CREDIT:9 NEWS PERTH

Ms Julie-Anne Johnstone, 

The court was also showed an identikit police sketch of man based on a description given to them by Julie-Anne Johnstone, who was also a patron at Club Bay View on the night Ms Spiers went missing 

"We know the Claremont Serial Killer".... Frank Silas, CARK  of (Citizens for Apprehension of the Real Killer)

Why have the Australian Media and the WA police continued over 20 plus years to mislead Jane Rimmer's family and friends and the general public over the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer hitchhiking on Stirling Highway at around 12.30 am 9th June 1996?

Pod Cast: The Trial “Extremely Unsatisfactory”     Email Contact for the Claremont Podcast: claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-extremely-unsatisfactory-ng-b881458583z

The state alleges four witnesses heard screams the night Sarah Spiers vanished after calling a taxi and asking to be taken to Mosman Park.

Ciara Glennon

At least two people involved as well as the girl screaming

Amanda Spiers tells Claremont serial killings trial of Bradley Edwards about Sarah Spiers's final moments
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
The Claremont serial killings
A timeline of the key events and the subsequent investigation by police — a murder inquiry spanning two decades and hundreds of potential suspects.


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


Ms Munro told the court she was woken at 3:00am by "really, really blood-curdling screaming".
"My heart was pounding," she said.
She said she thought the screams were coming from the direction of the phone box on Monument Street.
Mr Stewart said the scream did not last long "but it was very loud and very distressing".
"My primary concern was to look for the person who was screaming," he said.
When he got onto the balcony, he looked towards a phone box outside a shopping centre on the corner of Monument Street, about 100 metres away, and noticed a vehicle with its tail lights on facing the wrong direction.
The car was a light-coloured station wagon, probably a Toyota Corona, he said.
He heard two car doors slam hard, within about 5-10 seconds of each other, and then the car drove off.


INFOGRAPHIC: A map showing Sarah Spiers's last known movements in Claremont before her disappearance in 1996. (ABC News
PHOTO: A missing person poster in the phone box where Sarah Spiers called for a taxi on the night she disappeared from Claremont. (ABC News)
PHOTO: A Telecom van similar to the one issued to Bradley Edwards in the 1990s. (Supplied: Supreme Court of WA)
PHOTO: Bradley Edwards is accused of killing (from top) Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon. (ABC News)
PHOTO: Bradley Edwards worked for Telstra for 30 years before his arrest in 2016. (Facebook: KLAC)

RELATED STORY: The last witness to ever see Sarah Spiers, and the first to notice her missing, recount a fateful night
RELATED STORY: 'I honestly thought I was going to die': Edwards's victim breaks her silence

Key points:
Bradley Edwards is on trial accused of killing three women taken from Claremont
Srah Spiers, the first alleged victim, was enjoying a night out on Australia Day
The trial has also been told of a man in a Telstra van allegedly prowling the area.

Mr Munro heard screams at around 3am in Mosman Park around the weekend of the 7th January 1996 and saw a car with its tail lights on, facing the wrong direction. and then there were two doors slamming, then the car sped drove off from a phone box, which indicates that there had to be at least two people involved as well as the girl screaming

Amanda Spiers dropped her little sister Sarah off for a night out with friends, gave her a hug and a kiss and said goodbye, never to see her again.
The sister and a close friend of Ms Spiers have both told the Claremont serial killings trial of how the teenager spent her last moments alive celebrating Australia Day in 1996, before she was allegedly abducted and murdered by Bradley Robert Edwards.


Edwards is on trial in the WA Supreme Court for the murder of Ms Spiers, 18, along with 23-year-old Jane Rimmer, who disappeared in June 1996, and 27-year-old Ciara Glennon, who vanished in March 1997.
Ms Spiers's body has never been found, but the bodies of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon were found weeks after their disappearances.
Emma Wates, now 43 and previously known as Emma McCormack, told the court Ms Spiers had been in good spirits that night and in the company of a group of friends.
After meeting at the Spiers house in South Perth, the group had gone to Kings Park for a picnic, then onto the Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe where they met more friends.
"She was happy, she was talking with friends," Ms Wates said of Ms Spiers.
When the pub closed at midnight, Ms Spiers, Ms Wates and two other friends got a lift to Club Bay View in Claremont with Ms Spiers's sister, Amanda, where they continued to socialise.
Emma Wates, now 43 and previously known as Emma McCormack, told the court Ms Spiers had been in good spirits that night and in the company of a group of friends.
After meeting at the Spiers house in South Perth, the group had gone to Kings Park for a picnic, then onto the Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe where they met more friends.
"She was happy, she was talking with friends," Ms Wates said of Ms Spiers.
When the pub closed at midnight, Ms Spiers, Ms Wates and two other friends got a lift to Club Bay View in Claremont with Ms Spiers's sister, Amanda, where they continued to socialise.

After a while, Ms Spiers approached Ms Wates on the dance floor and said she was going to leave.
Ms Wates said she suggested Ms Spiers wait so the friends could leave together, but Ms Spiers said: "No that's fine, I'm ready to go now."
"She spoke to me clearly, she wasn't upset, she just was going to leave. She seemed normal, there was nothing unusual," Ms Wates said.
Ms Wates had tears in her eyes as she acknowledged it was the last time she ever saw or spoke with Ms Spiers.
A hug, a kiss and a final goodbye

Earlier, a statement given to police by Amanda Spiers in the days after the 18-year-old vanished was read out to court.
In it, Ms Spiers described her last moments with her sister as she dropped her outside the Claremont nightclub.
"Sarah walked around, gave me and a hug and a kiss and said goodbye," Ms Spiers said in the statement.
"I never discussed with Sarah how she was going to get home."
She said although her sister was intoxicated when she dropped her off, she was not concerned about her.
"Sarah was drunk when I dropped her off but she seemed OK," she said.
It was the last time she saw her sister, who had been due to host friends at their shared home the next day and go to the Skyworks fireworks display.


A mysterious car sighting
The court was also played the telephone call Sarah Spiers made to Swan Taxis the night she disappeared, in which she said she needed a cab to Mosman Park and was standing by a phone booth near the corner of Stirling Highway and Stirling Road.
Witness Mark Laidman told the court he had been at Club Bay View the same night and had been in a car driving home with friends when he noticed a woman of Ms Spiers's description standing near the same street corner.
That part of the street was well lit, he said, and the young woman "stood out" because there was no-one else around at the time.
"She was kind of leaning, half-standing" against a low-rise bollard, he said, and was wearing a white top and light-coloured shorts with a jacket or jumper wrapped around her waist.
As he sat in his friend's car at red traffic lights, another vehicle pulled up behind them, although he was unable give a clear description of the car other than that the space of the headlights reminded him of his friend's Mazda 808.
When the lights changed to green and Mr Laidman's car turned into Stirling Highway, he looked back but the other car did not appear.
"I looked back and didn't see it come through the lights after us, which I would have expected," he said.


'Blood-curdling' screams heard
Not long after this, a man living in the nearby suburb of Mosman Park told the court he heard a "loud, distressing" woman's scream in the early hours of the morning.
Wayne Stewart had been asleep in bed in his apartment on the top floor of a two-storey apartment block in St Leonards Avenue when his fiancee Jessie-Marie Munro woke him up to tell him she had heard a woman screaming.
"She just woke me up, she was quite concerned, she said there was something going on outside," he said.

Ms Munro told the court she was woken at 3:00am by "really, really blood-curdling screaming".
"My heart was pounding," she said.
She said she thought the screams were coming from the direction of the phone box on Monument Street.
Mr Stewart said the scream did not last long "but it was very loud and very distressing".
"My primary concern was to look for the person who was screaming," he said.
When he got onto the balcony, he looked towards a phone box outside a shopping centre on the corner of Monument Street, about 100 metres away, and noticed a vehicle with its tail lights on facing the wrong direction.
The car was a light-coloured station wagon, probably a Toyota Corona, he said.
He heard two car doors slam hard, within about 5-10 seconds of each other, and then the car drove off.

Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC said Mr Stewart was one of four witnesses to have heard screams in the Mosman Park area that night.
Judith Borrett, who lived in nearby Fairlight Street, told the court the "desperate" screams stood out in an area that was "always, always very, very quiet".
She said the screams "were very high pitched" and from a female.

"I wish I'd gone outside but I didn't," she said.
Telstra van man looking for 'damsels in distress'

Earlier in the day another witness testified she was accosted by a man who said he worked for Telstra, after accepting a lift from him in his white work van a month before Ms Spiers vanished.
Katrina Jones told the court she had been at a wedding reception with her boyfriend at the Albion Hotel in Cottesloe, a suburb adjacent to Claremont, in December 1995.
The couple had a row after he hooked up with his younger brother's girlfriend and she broke up with him, walking off along Stirling Highway in search of a taxi to take her back to her car, which was parked at his parents' house in Innaloo.
A white van then slowed down and stopped, and the lone male driver offered her a lift.
"He looked across at me and he said are you all right … can I give you a lift?" she said
She "had to lift myself up" to get into the passenger seat of the van and began chatting to the driver, asking what he was doing out so late at night.
"He said, 'I was heading to Cottesloe picking up damsels in distress like yourself'," she said.
"He was ever so polite, he really was very friendly."
Offer of a ride takes a sinister turn

When they arrived at Innaloo, Ms Jones said the driver followed her out of the van.
"He grabbed my arm … and tried to kiss me," she said.
But she told him she was a "blue belt in tae kwon do".
"I just said, 'no, don't even go there or I will drop you'," she said.
She "had to lift myself up" to get into the passenger seat of the van and began chatting to the driver, asking what he was doing out so late at night.
"He said, 'I was heading to Cottesloe picking up damsels in distress like yourself'," she said.
"He was ever so polite, he really was very friendly."

Offer of a ride takes a sinister turn

When they arrived at Innaloo, Ms Jones said the driver followed her out of the van.
"He grabbed my arm … and tried to kiss me," she said.
But she told him she was a "blue belt in tae kwon do".
"I just said, 'no, don't even go there or I will drop you'," she said.
She said the man then put his arms up and said "it's OK, it's OK".
"I thought, 'well you're some sort of piece of work'," she said.
The man then drove off.

She said he was aged about 25-27 with short brown hair, but under cross-examination from defence counsel Paul Yovich SC, Ms Jones admitted she had originally told police he was about 21 with fair hair.
She also admitted that she had not mentioned him working for Telecom or Telstra in her original statement to police, merely that he worked in telecommunications.
The trial, before Justice Stephen Hall, is continuing

Sarah Anne McMahon

 Billionaire Len Buckeridge (with widow Tootsie) founded the Buckeridge Group of Companies (BCG), a construction firm which has a 'hand in just about every facet of the building process'. Tootsie is also challenging the will, according to reports
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3621243/Billionaire-Len-Buckeridge-s-estate-squabble-deepens-ex-partner-Tootsie-seeks-family-s-luxury-mansion-day-granddaughters-went-court-90m.html

​In 2014, Len Buckeridge suddenly passed away aged 77, leaving behind an immense mass of wealth to his extended family of six children, eight grandchildren, wife and ex-wife

By ASHLEIGH DAVIS and DANIEL PETERS and DANIEL PIOTROWSKI FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA 
PUBLISHED: 08:34, 2 June 2016
The legal battle for West Australian construction billionaire Len Buckeridge's estate has escalated, with his ex-partner Siok Puay Koh 'Tootsie' fighting for a bigger share of his estate, while his granddaughters seek a $90 million inheritance.
Ms Koh's claim is for ownership of a riverfront mansion in Mosman Park in Perth's western suburbs that she shared with Mr Buckeridge, held in the name of Esther Investments.
Ms Koh, who is allowed to live in the house until she dies, is understood to want ownership so she can pass it on to her sons, reported The West Australian. 
Mr Buckeridge's granddaughters Esperance and Alba Stephen, aged 19 and 16, have launched a legal bid for a $90 million share of his $2.5 billion fortune. 
Mr Buckeridge, who abruptly died aged 77 in 2014, left behind immense wealth to his extended family of six children, eight grandchildren, widow Toostie and ex-wife Judith Lyon. 
Ms Koh and her son, Julian Ambrose, who is a leading executive at BGC, and his two children are set to inherit 10 per cent of Mr Buckeridge's $2.5 billion fortune when several trusts vest in mid-2019.   
Mr Buckeridge’s sons Sam and Andrew and their four heirs will get up to 35 per cent of the estate in three years.
The teens claim they are entitled to about $90 million - a percentage of shares from their grandfather's 'Buckeridge Group of Companies' (BGC) construction group. 
But they argue the will does not make 'adequate provision' for them because of the way the trusts are structured.  

Police artist's drawing of a man that witnesses say they saw while they were driving along Stirling High, Claremont on the early morning that CIara Glennon was abducted

 Claremont serial killings trial podcast: ‘A Gift for Ciara's Birthday’
Kate RyanThe West Australian
Friday, 7 February 2020 

https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-a-gift-for-ciaras-birthday-ng-b881456405z

Just days before what would have been Ciara Glennon’s 28th birthday in November 1997, her grieving family were given a gift from a MACRO detective and pathologist Dr Karin Margolius - a lock of her hair.
Detectives on the case had become close to the families as the massive investigation spanned months, turning into years, and this - as it was with Jane Rimmer’s family - an act of compassion.
This act, however has somewhat divided our podcast team, with veteran 7NEWS reporter Alison Fan describing the act of signing out the hair mass for two days as ’bizarre’.
As forensic scientist Aleks Bagdonovicius finished his evidence today, he revealed a record, which showed one of the crucial DNA exhibits, Ciara Glennon’s left middle fingernail labelled AJM 42, had at some point between 2001 and 2003 been tested with results showing a ‘possible match for male DNA’.
This had never been heard in court before.
The only time the court had previously been told of male DNA showing up in AJM42 was when it was sent to the UK for further testing - and only when it was joined with Ciara Glennon’s thumbnail, AJM 40, that it revealed a male DNA profile, which the prosecution says matched the male DNA found on the Karrakatta rape victim - Bradley Robert Edwards.
As the day’s proceedings came to a close on the final day of week nine, the prosecution listed the witnesses for the next week, and the witnesses they will call to complete the DNA portion of the trial.
One notable name which wasn’t mentioned was Laurie Webb - the PathWest manager who had a huge involvement in handling evidence from both Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, as well as samples from the Karrakatta rape victim. He was sacked from PathWest in 2016 for cutting corners in his work.


The West Australian Legal Affairs editor Tim Clarke reveals the scoop he’s uncovered about why his name wasn’t mentioned in this episode of Claremont in Conversation
You can also read Tim’s exclusive story at
 thewest.com.au.

Accused Claremont killer's defence launches into uncovering how key evidence was 'contaminated'
Bradley Edwards is facing trial charged with the Claremont serial killings.CREDIT:STEPHEN KIPRILLIS

By Heather McNeill
January 7, 2020
NATIONAL - WA CLAREMONT KILLER TRIAL


https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/accused-claremont-killer-s-defence-launches-into-uncovering-how-key-evidence-was-contaminated-20200107-p53pll.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed

Lawyers for the accused Claremont serial killer have launched their attack into the credibility of the state’s key forensic evidence as they begin the complex task of uncovering potential opportunities for contamination.
The prosecution is alleging common fibres found on the bodies of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon came from two sources - Bradley Edwards’ Telstra-issued navy trousers, and upholstery from the inside of his 1996 Holden Commodore VS Series 1.
The trouser fibres allegedly also match those found on the shorts of Mr Edwards’ 1995 Karrakatta rape victim – a crime he recently confessed to.
Defence lawyer Genevieve Cleary on Tuesday began to cast doubt over whether the fibres found on the shorts of the Karrakatta victim could have been placed there through contamination.
Retired detective Jonathan Adams was one of the officers from the Child Abuse Squad tasked with securely storing the shorts between June 1999 and July 2001, before they were transferred over to the Special Crimes Squad which housed the Macro Taskforce.
“We were advised we weren’t allowed to talk about what happened and very rarely would any conversation come up about this woman in the last 20 years.”….Former undertaker Peta Page

However during cross-examination by Ms Cleary, it was revealed there was no electronic record of the location of the shorts in the eight months prior to Mr Adams receiving them, when they were under the watch of the then-sex assault squad.
Mr Adams said it was likely a delay in someone entering data into the electronic log that caused the discrepancy.
Mr Adams also revealed while the shorts and other exhibits from the rape were in his possession, they were in a locked room in paper bags that were folded closed – but not sealed.


The shorts, which provide the state a crucial link to Mr Edwards, had 11 tape lifts taken from them in July 1996, 17 months after the attack.
In January 2014, further tape lifts were taken from the shorts, revealing one blue polyester fibre. A re-examination of the original tape lifts at the same time revealed another single blue polyester fibre.

A single matching blue polyester fibre found in Jane Rimmer’s hair was discovered by a ChemCentre scientist 13 years after her body was discovered in Wellard bushland on August 3, 1996.
Of the 21 other fibres discovered, 20 grey polyester fibres matching the car seat inserts of Mr Edwards’ car; and one blue-grey polypropylene matching the upholstery in the rear cargo area of same vehicle, were found.
Ms Cleary has this week zeroed in on those fibres, and has suggested they could have come from the 25+ people who responded to the discovery of Jane Rimmer’s body on August 3, 1996.
During cross-examination of the two uniformed police officers who were the first to the Wellard scene, Ms Cleary asked if they wore navy trousers at the time, to which they confirmed they did.
Both stated they never touched the body, and only got within one metre of it.
The first detective to arrive confirmed police officers at the time either drove Fords or Holden Commodore sedans, although he could not remember which he drove that day.
Ms Cleary also accused the former officer-in-charge of the Kwinana police station of lying while giving evidence that he never went into the bush to closely view Jane’s body when he first arrived at the scene.
She claimed a person couldn’t see the body from the road, as he had claimed he had, and that Mr Adams was lying due to feeling “embarrassed” that he could have contaminated the scene.
“I’ve had years of experience in investigations and the first rule of investigations is don’t go anywhere near the body because of contamination,” he replied.
“There’s certain parts of that day that I recall vividly ... the body in the bush is what was imprinted in my mind and I think once you see a body in the bush like that, that never leaves you, I can recall it as clearly as yesterday.”

 

 John Quigley (left) was instrumental in getting Mr Mallard's murder conviction quashed, with Andrew Mallard (right)- (ABC News)

Carmel Barbagallo, the senior WA-DPP Prosecutor of Bradley Robert Edwards,

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 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.

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
Sarah Spiers Credit: Supplied
Jane Rimmer Credit: News Corp Australia

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

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Claremont Killer Trial Podcast: the most crucial piece of evidence the prosecution has to try and prove Bradley Edwards’ guilt
Kate Ryan - PerthNow
January 31, 2020 
Bradley Edwards Trial Podcast:
Literally Hanging on by a Fingernail

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-killer-trial-podcast-the-most-crucial-piece-of-evidence-the-prosecution-has-to-try-and-prove-bradley-edwards-guilt-ng-b881449701z
By Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman, Danny Hakim and Michael S. Schmidt
Feb. 7, 2020


It’s seen as probably the most crucial piece of evidence the prosecution have to try and prove Bradley Edwards as being the Claremont Serial Killer - Ciara Glennon’s fingernail clippings.
Anna-Marie Ashley, the forensic scientist who extracted the DNA from those fingernails spent her second day on the stand, detailing how the DNA was extracted, and whose DNA they found.
Just as crucially, she was also asked about how the evidence was stored, and as Tim Clarke and Alison Fan explain, these are the type of details the defence will try and draw out, to try and show if there was any moment during this mammoth investigation the samples from the Karrakatta rape victim and Ciara Glennon’s fingernails could have been cross contaminated.
When one of Ciara’s fingernail clippings taken from the middle finger on her left hand - which were labelled AJM42 - were tested, initially they only showed her DNA.
It wasn’t until the fingernail clippings, along with the Karrakatta rape victim’s samples were sent to the UK for further testing that a male DNA profile was found.
That was later found to be the DNA of Bradley Edwards, after police retested other exhibits from then-unrelated cases which brought up his fingerprints, then tailed him and tested a sprite bottle he left behind after a trip to the movies in 2016.
Join Tim Clarke, Alison Fan and Natalie Bonjolo as they discuss week eight of Western Australia’s trial of the century.
For more on the Claremont serial killings trial, head to thewest.com.au, and if you have any questions about the trial for the podcast team or any of their guests, send in your questions to claremontpodcast@wanew.com.au

Podcast February 6, 2020 Claremont serial killings trial
Defence attempt to cast doubt over DNA evidence ‘linking’ Bradley Edwards to murders
PerthNow - AAP
February 6, 2020 7

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-defence-attempt-to-cast-doubt-over-dna-evidence-linking-bradley-edwards-to-murders-ng-b881455247z

Defence lawyers for the accused Claremont serial killer continue to try to cast doubt on the integrity of physical evidence in the case, suggesting it may have been contaminated.
Former Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards, 51, is on trial in the WA Supreme Court, charged with murdering Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997.
It emerged on Thursday that of 21 reagent blanks that were tested as part of Ms Glennon’s investigation in 2004, four were found to contain DNA and should not have given they were controlled samples.
“It’s not unheard of, although it’s not common,” SallyAnne Harbison, a forensic scientist with New Zealand-based Institute of Environmental Science and Research, told the court.
“Obviously we go to great lengths to avoid contamination.
“The intention is to reduce the risk to as close to zero as is practical to do.”
Genrally, the rate of contamination of blanks was a much lower one to two per cent, she said.

None of the samples were found to contain male DNA.
But in 2008, the breakthrough came when material from underneath two of Ms Glennon’s fingernails were combined in a UK laboratory and yielded Edwards’ DNA, according to the prosecution.
They say it matches DNA found on a 17-year-old girl he admitted raping at Karrakatta Cemetery in 1995 and on a kimono left behind at the home of an 18-year-old woman he confessed attacking in her sleep in 1988.
Defence counsel Paul Yovich said in his opening address some DNA samples in the case, when tested, were shown to match scientists at Perth-based PathWest, where they were initially gathered.

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​​"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.

Claremont killer trial LIVE: Defence uncovers five examples of DNA contamination in Ciara's samples by 2004
By Heather McNeill
February 6, 2020 

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-nz-dna-expert-says-2004-testing-of-ciara-s-fingernails-revealed-no-clues-to-killer-20200206-p53yb9.html


11.37am on Feb 6, 2020

Defence hones in on potential DNA contamination

Defence lawyer Paul Yovich has begun his cross-examination of Dr Harbison. 

He is asking about the third allele, found in the AJM41 fingernail sample when tested. 

"All we can tell ... is that there is a suggestion of a second contributor, there's no suggestion that contributor was male because no male DNA was detected, and your testing is sensitive for male DNA," he said. 

He has now asked what the minimum threshold amount of DNA was to return a profile using its SGM+ testing and Y chromosome testing. 
Dr Harbison said for SGM+, a full DNA profile could be obtained by samples with 0.1 nanograms of DNA, and a partial profile could be obtained from even less. 
For the Y chromosome testing she said a full profile could typically be obtained from 0.1 nanograms, and sometimes less than that. 
For reference, 100 DNA cells weigh 0.6 of a nanogram. 
Mr Yovich is now asking Dr Haribon when the NZ lab changed its practices to reduce the risk of contamination following the introduction of more sensitive DNA technologies. 
"As we moved through the 1990s that's definitely the case, by the time we were using the SGM+ testing [in 1997]... our work practices haven't changed significantly since then," she said. 
She said in 1997, a sample would have been handled with disposable, single-use blades and tweezers which were cleaned with ethanol between each use. 
Before 2004, she said scientists switched from wearing cotton lab coats to disposable paper lab coats. She also said tweezers and other lab equipment started to be washed in solution, then ethanol, and then UV treated, between each use. 
She also said by 2004, gloves were single-use only to prevent risk of cross-contamination from one item to another through the gloves. 

11.49am on Feb 6, 2020
Defence uncovers five examples of contamination within Ciara's samples by 2004
Mr Yovich has now pointed out, of the 35 re-agent blanks, or control samples, the NZ lab received from Pathwest in 2004 - 14 were not tested by ESR, and 21 were. 
Of the 21 tested, four were found to contain female DNA. The purpose of a negative control, is to provide a sample that has no DNA present to ensure the other test results from that batch are accurate. 
Mr Yovich: What, if anything, does that say about the quality of the work at the lab that supplied these blanks?
Dr Harbison: It's not unheard of, although it's not common. 
She said nowadays, of the 50,000 samples that are tested in the NZ lab, "one or two a year" may return a positive result for having been contaminated with DNA from an unrelated source, such as a staff member. 
She said in 2004, the number would likely have been similar, although she could not recall. 
Justice Stephen Hall has asked if it's able to be determined whether the four examples of cross-contamination occurred at Pathwest, when they extracted the samples, or at ESR. 
"[I can't] 100 percent [discount that the contamination occurred in the ESR lab] but ... there was a smaller window of opportunity and the amplification process [we carried out] included a negative control, introduced at that step, and those were clear," Dr Harbison said. 
She said there were more opportunities for the Qiagen extracts to have been contaminated in the Pathwest lab. 
Today, the unrelated DNA could be tracked to the person it came from, however in 2004, this was a manual process, and ESR did not carry out an investigation at the time. 

11.50am on Feb 6, 2020
Court has adjourned for morning tea
It will resume at midday. 

12.18pm on Feb 6, 2020
State seeks to clarify impact of contamination on results
Mr Hollingsworth is re-examining Dr Harbison and asking about which fingernail samples were impacted by the contaminated 'blank' or control samples.
She said AJM41 and AJM46 - which returned the presence of a female DNA profile - were in a batch with a contaminated blank. She said this means the SGM+ results become invalid, however the Y chromosome testing, which detected no male DNA, is still valid. 
The critical exhibit AJM42's blank was blank. 
An extract from AJM42 had a sub-sample created in the Pathwest lab in 2001 during a purification process known as Qiagen. 
Extracts created from AJM41 and AJM46 had Qiagen purification carried out in 2003. 
Dr Harbison has completed her evidence. 

12.45pm on Feb 6, 2020
Another Pathwest forensic scientist takes witness stand
The next witness Aleksander Bagdonavicius, who has been a Pathwest forensic scientist since the 1970s. 
Ms Barbagallo is asking how visitors entered the Pathwest laboratory between 1995 and 2004, when it was at the QEII building, on the first floor of J block. 
He said there was a visitors' book in place, and that anyone who wanted to come into the secured lab would have to call through to the reception area from a phone outside the lab. The receptionist could then see the person on CCTV and would have to go to the door to physically let them in. 
Earlier this week, Mr Yovich suggested Mr Edwards could have carried out work on the DNA lab's phone system through his employment at Telstra, when he asked another forensic scientist if she ever recalled the phones being serviced, or a technician in the secure area of the lab. 


1.05pm on Feb 6, 2020

Court is breaking for lunch
It will resume at 2.15pm. 

3.20pm on Feb 6, 2020
Forensic scientist questioned about examination of rape victim's clothing
Ms Barbagallo is now taking Mr Bagdonavicius through his involvement in the examination of the clothing exhibits relating to the 1995 Karrakatta cemetery rape case. 
Mr Bagdonavicius said the items arrived at Pathwest on February 14, 1995 and two days later he examined them. 
Among the items is one of the state's key pieces of evidence, the victim's black shorts. Prosecutor's allege two blue polyester fibres recovered from the shorts match fibres also found on Jane and Ciara's bodies, and on Mr Edwards' Telstra work pants.  
He said he would have examined the shorts while wearing a lab coat and gloves and by laying it out on a clean piece of butcher's paper on a clean bench top. 
He also examined the victim's hospital pants and gown, which were found to have traces of semen on them, meaning Mr Edwards' DNA was on the garments. 
Mr Bagdonavicius said he cut a portion of the hospital pants out, likely placed them in a petri dish or tube, and sent them to the DNA lab for future testing. 
He was not asked where the gown then went. 


3.50pm on Feb 6, 2020
Edwards' DNA profile, 'unknown male 4' entered onto national database by 2004
Bradley Edwards in the 1990s.
Ms Barbagallo has now moved onto June 1996, when Mr Bagdonavicius entered the Karrakatta cemetery rapist's DNA profile onto Pathwest's unknown offender database as 'Unknown male 4'. 
The DNA profile entered was a "full profile" retrieved from a sperm cell extraction of one of the victim's rape kit swabs, known as 11J7. 
Ms Barbagallo: So if there was an unknown male 5 profile, would you be able to search that database to see if it had come up in the laboratory another time? 
Mr Bagdonavicius: Yes. 
Ms Barbagallo: And I take it that system was unique to Pathwest?
Mr Bagdonavicius: Yes it was our own database, not searchable by anyone and at that time our network was not available to anyone else either. 
Mr Bagdonavicius said the 'Unknown male 4' profile was uploaded to the National Criminal Investigation DNA database by July 2004, which allowed other laboratories across Australia to know if a profile they were searching was linked. 

4.18pm on Feb 6, 2020
Forensic scientist said he didn't open fingernail containers
Ms Barbagallo has now moved onto when Mr Bagdonavicius was asked to examine some hair cut from Ciara's head shortly after her body was found in bushland, referred to as exhibit RH17. 
The examination occurred the same day, on April 3, 1997. 
According to documents, RH17 contained "greater than 200 hairs" in a yellow top container. 
Mr Bagdonavicius examined 12 hairs, which had been mounted onto slides. 
Ms Barbagallo has now moved onto a few days later, when Mr Bagdonavicius recieved Ciara's clothing from police. The exhibits had been stored in a secure drying room at police headquarters over the weekend after Ciara's post-mortem. 
Among the items was Ciara's T-shirt, known as AJM33, which is a critical piece of evidence for the state, as it's alleged fibres found on the top link her murder to Mr Edwards through his Telstra work pants. 
Ms Barbagallo has asked if Mr Bagdonavicius ever opened the fingernail exhibits before he sent them to the DNA lab along with the clothing. He has replied no. 

4.18pm on Feb 6, 2020
Court has wrapped up for the day
It will resume at 10am with Mr Bagdonavicius continuing to give his evidence

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.

Jane Rimmer

​​ The Claremont serial killings trial of Bradley Edwards may come down to two tiny fingernail scraps

By Andrea Mayes

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-08/tiny-scraps-of-fingernail-hold-key-to-claremont-killings-trial/11943168

​​Claremont Killer Trial Podcast: the most crucial piece of evidence the prosecution has to try and prove Bradley Edwards’ guilt
Kate Ryan - PerthNow January 31, 2020 

Bradley Edwards Trial Podcast: Literally Hanging on by a Fingernail

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-killer-trial-podcast-the-most-crucial-piece-of-evidence-the-prosecution-has-to-try-and-prove-bradley-edwards-guilt-ng-b881449701z
By Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman, Danny Hakim and Michael S. Schmidt Feb. 7, 2020

​ forensic scientist Aleks Bagdonovicius finished his evidence today, he revealed a record, which showed one of the crucial DNA exhibits, Ciara Glennon’s left middle fingernail labelled AJM 42, had at some point between 2001 and 2003 been tested with results showing a ‘possible match for male DNA’.

​​ Claremont serial killings trial podcast: ‘Forensic scientist Aleks Bagdonovicius finished his evidence today, he revealed a record, which showed one of the crucial DNA exhibits, Ciara Glennon’s left middle fingernail labelled AJM 42, had at some point between 2001 and 2003 been tested with results showing a ‘possible match for male DNA’.
Kate RyanThe West Australian
Friday, 7 February 2020
 
https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-podcast-a-gift-for-ciaras-birthday-ng-b881456405z

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February 4, 2020


https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/court-justice/claremont-the-trial-podcast-defending-their-work-ng-b881452926z

A former senior forensic scientist has defended his work practices in the 1990s, maintaining he never took shortcuts and followed the protocols of the time.
During day 38 of the Claremont Serial Killings trial, Martin Blooms rather cheekily said on the stand that DNA doesn’t “just fly around” when asked whether there was any chance DNA samples from the Karrakatta rape victim could have come into contact with intimate samples from Ciara Glennon — both of which he tested.
The trial has previously heard there is no evidence to suggest Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon were sexually assaulted before their deaths, but Mr Blooms said there was no way to ever tell whether the women were raped, because decomposition and time would have decayed trace evidence, if any existed in the first place.

In Episode 38 of the trial, Tim Clarke, Alison Fan and Natalie Bonjolo also discuss Mr Blooms evidence, how even in the 1990s the lab technicians knew technology would only advance, and the measures they took to ‘future-proof’ the exhibits.
Also hear Alison Fan’s take on the surprise appearance by WA’s police commissioner Chris Dawson in the public gallery on Monday, and why a strong focus by the defence of a label could be an important piece of evidence.

Strangulation

LUKE ELIOT CHIEF CRIME REPORTER - The West Australian on November 8, 2010,

Natasha Tracy-Ann Kendrick, whose name had been previously suppressed for legal reasons, said in a November 2011 statement to WA Police that she saw the bloodied and strangled body of Sarah McMahon, who has been missing since November 8, 2000.
Ms Kendrick originally told police she was called to a house in Marangaroo by her friend Gareth Allen, who said his trucking company co-worker and part-time housemate Donald Morey had killed a girl at the property and help was needed cleaning up.
She said in her statement that she and Mr Allen's wife, Marta Margaret Allen, had cleaned up after seeing Ms McMahon's naked body on Morey's bed, with rope

Bradley Edwards was taken into custody (above) after an early morning raid led by tactical response group officers. Pic

Sarah Spiers

Bizarre life of accused serial killer
News.com  FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Bizarrely modified women’s clothes, a bondage obsession: Allegations emerge about the life of the accused serial killer.Candace Sutton@candacesutton1
Click here to view News.com Video of the arrest of Bradley Robert Edwards

 https://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/bizarre-life-of-accused-serial-killer/news-story/832ac79af939f622005db6e851dfd1e4

Sarah Speirs: Credit: Supplied

The identikit made with the help of Karen Mabbott, who drove down Stirling Highway the night Ciara Glennon vanished and said she saw a man standing behind a vehicle up the road from a woman who resembled Ciara.

Comments by the NYT CSK  Investigation Team


1. One can not see any reason for Mr Frank Silas and the other members of CARK (Citizens for Apprehension of the Real Killer), to have risked their public reputation to make up the story about the casual worker and his girlfriend as set out in the above Subiaco Post Newspaper Article.


2. The information provided in the above  Subiaco Post Newspaper Article. sounds logical and very believable.


3. The  information provided in the above  Subiaco Post Newspaper Article by Mr Frank Silas and the other members of CARK (Citizens for Apprehension of the Real Killer), about  the casual worker and his girlfriend, fits in fairly exactly to the information and evidence relating to Ciara Glennon having fought with her attacker and/or attackers and having scratched the face of her attacker or attackers, which may well have been the casual male worker and his girlfriend .... and/or another person, with Ciara Glennon having scrached the face of the attacker or attackers ... and having been attacked, stabbed and cut with a knife, 


4. There is an indication that the man was involved in growing  marijuana and we have ample evidence on out research files that drug squad detectives and other police in Western Australia are involved in growing, manufacturing, importing and the distribution of illegal drugs.

"Mr Silas said the driver had begun talking drugs and said he would drive to where some marijuana plants were growing in the bush."

There is every reason to believe that the casual male worker and his girl friend were involved with an protected by corrupt Western Australian Police


5. Now that the evidence has been released at the trial of Bradley Roberts Edwards, as to how Ciara Glennon was murdered and condition of her body when it was found,  it beggers belief that the Major Crime Squad Detectives and Macro Task Force Detectives, had been spoken to the first time by Mr Frank Silas,  did not immediately pickup the casual worker and his girlfriend and their van and take then to police headquarters for an interview, DNA and fingers prints and a doctors examination as to any face or other injuries  on the male and female casual worker's skin and body.


6. It  beggers belief  that the Major Crime Squad Detectives and Macro Task Force Detectives, had been spoken to the first time by Mr Frank Silas,, did not immediately take the casual worker's van in for  complete forensic testing for any DNA and/or blood belonging to Ciara Glennon.


7. Why would the Major Crime Squad Detectives and Macro Task Force Detectives, wait around 8 months to interview the casual worker, which gave time for all skin damage on the skin of the male worker and/or his girl friend to heal over, with no trace of such skin damage ever been  there?


8. The only possible conclusion to the clear fact that the casual male worker and his girlfriend not immediately been made persons of interest in the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings is that they were both protected by the Western Australian Police and had been given the "Green Light" by the police to commit and be involved with any crime whatsoever, even murder.


9. Even though Bradley Robert Edwards has pleased guilty to the 1995 Karrakatta Rape, it does not mean that this casual worker and/or his girlfriend, or someone else were not also involved in the 1995 Karrakatta Abduction and Rape .... it may well be that Bradley Robert Edwards was not the one that actually abducted the 17-year-old-girl ...... even though he has admitted in being involved in the raping of the 17-year-old-girl .. the police say that the 17-year-old-girl .. was raped twice and this may mean that two different men raped her ..... 17-year-old-girl  was hooded and would not know it is was two different  men that raped her ...


10. If the casual male worker and his girl friend were involved in the abduction and rape of the 17-year-old-girl .. in 1995 .... with Bradley Robert Edwards ... it may well have been Bradley Robert Edwards that insisted that the  17-year-old-girl  was not permanently physically harmed or murdered ... and made sure she could escape.


1.1. Bradley Robert Edwards  may not have been involved in the abduction and/ore murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and/or CIara Glennon,, and that such abductions and murders were carried out by others, which may well include the casual male worker and his girl friend, who are involved with corrupt police who also were involved .... in  either the abductions and/or murders and/or covering up for who was involved such as the  casual male worker and his girl friend ..... and they knew that Bradley Robert Edwards was involved in the 1995 Karrakatta Rape ... and decided that it would be easy to set up 1995 Karrakatta Rape, for being accused of being the sole Claremont Serial Killer who was solely responsible for the abduction and murder of  Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon ......... by planting the DNA of  Bradley Robert Edwards in the untested DNA taken from Ciara Glenno's fingernails and the person or persons that abducted and murdered Ciara Glennon to be wearing Telstra clothing which would be easy to obtain and using the same model car as used by  Bradley Robert Edwards ... it is understood that the police at thew time drove the same type and model car as driven by  Bradley Robert Edwards at the time .... which could explain why that type of car seem to have been involved in transporting Ciara Glennon..


12. It beggers belief that with the serious sexual assault conviction that was on the criminal record of  Bradley Robert Edwards, from 1990 onwards.... that  Bradley Robert Edwards was not immediately on the radar and immediately flagged up as a person of interest as soon as the 1995 Karrakatta Rape happened, and as soon as Sarah Spiers disappeared and again then Jane Rimmer disappeared and again when Ciara Glennon .disappeared ...... there are very few people that commit such serious sexual assaults in Perth, Western Australia, thus a quick look through the police computers would have flagged up  Bradley Robert Edwards as a person of possible interest in the abduction and/or murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and/or Ciara Glennon .... rather than concentrating on Lance Williams, a public servant that had no criminal history or rape, attempted rape or assault etc. 


13. If the Western Australian Police are that convinced that Bradley Robert Edwards is the sole person responsible of the abduction and murder of  Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon .... then the Western Australian Police have blood on their hands as far as the abduction and murder of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, because as soon as  Sarah Spiers, disappeared  the police could have and should have immediately flagged up  Bradley Robert Edwards as a person of interest in the abduction and possible rape and possible murder of Sarah Spiers and had 24 hour undercover surveillance done on  Bradley Robert Edwards ... like they did for years on Lance Williams.


14. It seems rather odd and strange that the male casual worker was sacked for assaulting a female worker at the factory where Frank Silas as a supervisor, and yet the casual male worker was re-employed by the same company.


15. It seems strange that Bradley Robert Edwards had been caught red handed causing a most serious assault on a female employee at the Hollywood Hospital in 1990, while being employed by Telecom (now known as Telstra) to fix a telephone line at Hollywood Hospital ... with the victim believing at the time she was going to be killed .... and  Bradley Robert Edwards, is not sent to prison, not even for a short time ... and not only keeps his job with Telecom (now known as Telstra) .. but he also get a promotion ..... this leaves an obvious conclusion that  Bradley Robert Edwards was being helped by powerful police and others ... and that such powerful people went out of their way to make sure that  Bradley Robert Edwards was not flagged up or investigated for the 1995 Karrakatta Rape ........ and such well connected powerful people, some being in the Western Australian Police had planned to let  Bradley Robert Edwards get away with the 1995 Karrakatta Rape for 20 odd years.. with the plan to eventually set up Bradley Robert Edwards as the sole Claremont Serial Killer ..... knowing that when  they eventually arrested Bradley Robert Edwards, that they had knew that Bradley Robert Edwards  had committed the 1995 Karrakatta Rape ... and thus he would have to spend a long time in prison for that most serious offence having already has a previous conviction of a similar sexual assault in 1990 ... for which he only received a probation order as punishment and did not even lose his job and in fact obtained a promotion ..... had the police pushed the court for a prison sentence for the most serious 1990 Hollyood assault .. and the courts had given Bradley Robert Edwards a prison sentence  and he lost his job with Telecom (now known as Telstra) ......then it would be unlikely that Bradley Robert Edwards would have committed the 1995 Karrakatta Rape ..... and it the police and prosecution are right that Bradley Robert Edwards  is the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of  Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon, .. then it seems logical and sensible to believe that these three girls would not have been the abduction and murdered.


16. A independent investigators and observers ... there is no doubt that both the Western Australian Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia  and the Western Australian Courts have not done their job properly in the past, and are still not doing their job properly at present in the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards by not presenting all the known material information, evidence and material witnesses to bring the whole truth to light as to who was involved and who was responsible for the  the abduction and murder of  Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon ...... and why the person or people s involved and who was responsible for the abduction and murder of  Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon not been fully investigated and charged for over 20 years since the  the abduction and murder of  Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon in 1996 AND 1997....


17. Then added to the above comments there is the most serious issue of the corruption in the Western Australian and Australian Main Stream Media who have all conspired together with the Western Australian Police, the Western Australian Government and the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia to present a false and misleading claim over that last over 20 years that the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer was outside the Claremont Hotel at around 12pm on the 8th June, 1996 .... when the truth is that the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer was at around 12.30 pm .. when Jane Rimmer was seen in a drunk type state (who may well have been slipped a date rape drug into her drink while drinking at the Claremont Hotel) .. hitchhiking down Stirling Highway near the corner of Loch Street. in the direction of the City of Perth .... by four university students who were considering giving Jane Rimmer a life ... but last minute decided not to give Jane Rimmer a lift ... a decision they now obviously regret ..... it seems obvious that Jane Rimmer would have accepted a lift in her state with anyone and was in a very vulnerable situation ..... one has to wonder why there were not 10 plus police cars driving up and down Stirling Highway every night after the disappearance of Sarah Spiers a few months before ... to pick up drunk girls who could not get a taxi and protect them from any harm coming to them ....... then added into the mix is the statement provided by Sarah Anne McMahon before she disappeared on the to meet with Donald Morey, who Sarah sold $10,000 lots of Chrystal Meth for ... who provided the names of a senior police officer and a well known well off powerful Perth business man she stated were involved in the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings ...... there are most serious questions to be asked and answers needed by the families and friends of the victims and the general public ...


18. We sincerely appologize for being so critical of the Western Australian Police, the Western Australian Government, the Director of Public Prosecution for Western Australia and the Western Australian and Australian Main Stream Media in relation to their handling of what is known world wide as the Claremont Serial Killings ..... however as can bee seen such serious scolding is needed..... it seems that what is needed in Western Australia is an in depth Independent Judicial Inquiry for the years 1970 onwards into the police, the prosecution, the government and the courts for Western Australia with no restrictions as to what can be investigated by such  Independent Judicial Inquiry which should be presided over by a senior judge or barrister from overseas, and/or or from the Eastern States

Accused Claremont killer’s defence launches into uncovering how key evidence was ‘contaminated’
 by admin
 January 7, 2020

https://www.newsyworld.com/accused-claremont-killers-defence-launches-into-uncovering-how-key-evidence-was-contaminated/

Retired detective Jonathan Adams was one of the officers from the Child Abuse Squad tasked with securely storing the shorts between June 1999 and July 2001, before they were transferred over to the Special Crimes Squad which housed the Macro Taskforce.

“We were advised we weren’t allowed to talk about what happened and very rarely would any conversation come up about this woman in the last 20 years.”…  Former undertaker…..  Peta Page
However during cross-examination by defence lawyer Genevieve Cleary, it was revealed there was no electronic record of the location of the shorts in the eight months prior to Mr Adams receiving them, when they were under the watch of the then-sex assault squad.
Mr Adams said it was likely a delay in someone entering data into the electronic log that caused the discrepancy.
Mr Adams also revealed while the shorts and other exhibits from the rape were in his possession, they were in a locked room in paper bags that were folded closed – but not sealed.
The shorts, which provide the state a crucial link to Mr Edwards, had 11 tape lifts taken from them in July 1996, 17 months after the attack.

In January 2014, further tape lifts were taken from the shorts, revealing one blue polyester fibre. A re-examination of the original tape lifts at the same time revealed another single blue polyester fibre.
A single matching blue polyester fibre found in Jane Rimmer’s hair was discovered by a ChemCentre scientist 13 years after her body was discovered in Wellard bushland on August 3, 1996.
Of the 21 other fibres discovered, 20 grey polyester fibres matching the car seat inserts of Mr Edwards’ car; and one blue-grey polypropylene matching the upholstery in the rear cargo area of same vehicle, were found.

Defence lawyer Genevieve Cleary has this week zeroed in on if those fibres, and has suggested they could have come from the 25+ people who responded to the discovery of Jane Rimmer’s body on August 3, 1996.

During cross-examination of the two uniformed police officers who were the first to the Wellard scene, Ms Cleary asked if they wore navy trousers at the time, to which they confirmed they did.
Both stated they never touched the body, and only got within one metre of it.
The first detective to arrive confirmed police officers at the time either drove Fords or Holden Commodore sedans, although he could not remember which he drove that day.

Ms Cleary also accused the former officer-in-charge of the Kwinana police station of lying while giving evidence that he never went into the bush to closely view Jane’s body when he first arrived at the scene.
Telstra-issued work trousers from around the 1990s period. State prosecutors argue the fibres pulled from tape lifts by forensics officers match the same brand of pants.
She claimed a person couldn’t see the body from the road, as he had claimed he had, and that Mr Adams was lying due to feeling “embarrassed” that he could have contaminated the scene.
“I’ve had years of experience in investigations and the first rule of investigations is don’t go anywhere near the body because of contamination,” he replied.
“There’s certain parts of that day that I recall vividly … the body in the bush is what was imprinted in my mind and I think once you see a body in the bush like that, that never leaves you, I can recall it as clearly as yesterday.”

Former undertaker Peta Page was also questioned by Ms Cleary about how she and her colleague removed Jane’s body from the site after it had been examined by forensic police officers.
She said the pair wore a full suit of protective clothing including coveralls, boot covers, masks and hair nets and that Ms Rimmer was transferred into a body bag that was zipped up and then she was transferred on a gurney into a Ford vehicle and taken by police escort to the mortuary.
“[The forensic pathologist] told us there was a female deceased person there, she lifted up the tarpaulin for us to see, Dave and I both saw her but only briefly because it’s not something that you do, you don’t just … look,” she said.
“It was a very busy crime scene, there was a lot going on and [we were] obviously being mindful and respectful of who we thought it was.
“We were advised we weren’t allowed to talk about what happened and very rarely would any conversation come up about this woman in the last 20 years.”

Mr Edwards has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon.

The trial continues.
Heather McNeill is the crime and courts editor at WAtoday.

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An identikit police sketch of man based on a description given to them by Julie-Anne Johnstone, who was also a patron at Club Bay View on the night Ms Spiers went missing.

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 .... 

Sarah's still alive, living overseas': Morey
https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/sarahs-still-alive-living-overseas-morey-20121214-2beir.html
By Rania Spooner - December 14, 2012
https://www.bunburymail.com.au/story/1186922/sarahs-still-alive-morey/Rania Spooner

A convicted prisoner told an inquest into the disappearance of Perth woman Sarah McMahon more than a decade ago she's still alive and living overseas with two children.
The last confirmed sighting of Ms McMahon, then 20 years old, was on November 8, 2000.
Sarah McMahon was 20 when she was last seen in November, 2000.
She was seen driving away from her Claremont workplace while talking on the telephone, the inquest into her suspected death heard in Perth this week.
Before leaving work she had mentioned she was going to "see a bloke" in the Bassendean area that afternoon, the Coroner's Court heard.

The last person she took a call from was Donald Morey, a man 25 years her senior, who has since been convicted of trying to strangle a prostitute to death in 2003.
Currently serving 13 years' jail for the attempted murder, Morey, now 57 and in poor health due to a heart condition, appeared at the Perth inquest into Ms McMahon's suspected death on Friday.

According to a work log he kept for his job with a trucking company at the time, Morey had been cleaning and refuelling trucks at his workplace when Ms McMahon "disappeared".
But Counsel Assisting the Coroner Philip Urquhart accused Morey of fabricating the entry.
Mr Urquhart said there was no record of him using his fuel card, while phone tower records placed his mobile near the Bassendean area that afternoon.
Morey claimed he never saw Ms McMahon the day she vanished, but had helped her formulate a plan to flee the country illegally.
"She's overseas, she's alive and she has two children," he said.
"I have been in contact with Sarah basically ever since."
If you want to put her life in danger you f..king wear it.
But he refused to say where Ms McMahon was living, claiming he was protecting her and her children from danger by not revealing her whereabouts.
Morey would also not say how he has been communicating with Ms McMahon after he was imprisoned in 2005, for fear of being "locked up in maximum security indefinitely".
"Do not put her life in danger," he told Mr Urquhart when questioned about where Ms McMahon was and how she left the country.
Morey also maintained his innocence in relation to the attempted murder conviction, which he suggested he'd been set up for because of Ms McMahon's "disappearance".
"It was Sarah's decision to leave - not mine," he said.

Sarah's family have not heard from her in 12 years.
Morey met Ms McMahon at her older sister's house months before she disappeared and maintained there was never a sexual relationship between the pair.
"She could confide in me," he said. "We just talked".
Ms McMahon had intended to call her mother before she left, but had lost her phone, Morey told the inquest.

He said he was unable to contact her for more than a month after she left but sent her text messages and repeatedly tried to call.
"All I can tell you is I sent a hell of a lot of text messages," he said.

But Mr Urquhart told the Coroner there were no records of Morey trying to contact Ms McMahon by phone after November 8, 2000.
Morey then refused to answer any further questions and accused Mr Urquhart of "winding" him up when he had a "crook heart".
"Mr Morey it seems to me you just don't want to answer the hard questions," Mr Urquhart said.
Morey requested a medic and was taken back into lockup.

"If you want to put her life in danger you f..king wear it," he said.
Ms McMahon's sister Amanda Smith giving evidence earlier in the week described Morey as "creepy" and "too interested" in her younger sister.

The inquest has also heard evidence of a black bag found in Morey's bedroom after Ms McMahon's disappearance, which according to three witnesses contained gaffer tape, rope, knives and graphic pornographic magazines which involved fake corpses in compromising positions.
Morey accepted he had a black bag he used to carry his lunch in for work, but rejected ever buying the pornographic material.
"Common sense tells you I'm not into that sort of garbage for starters," he said.
"Man, if I'm supposed to be this mad serial killer running around, why would I be carrying this bag around with me."
The state coroner Alastair Hope will hand down his findings on January 17. It is not known whether they would involve recommendations to the DPP.

 Deborah Michelle ANDERSON.

Claremont killer trial LIVE: Bradley Edwards' trial moves onto night Sarah Spiers vanished
By Heather McNeill and Hannah Barry
December 5, 2019 

https://www.smh.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-bradley-edwards-trial-moves-onto-night-sarah-spiers-vanished-20191205-p53h2w.html

30 Palmerston Street, Mosman Park - Screams Heard
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2 Baring Street, Mosman Park, Sarah’s Likely destination

The state alleges four witnesses heard screams the night Sarah Spiers vanished after calling a taxi and asking to be taken to Mosman Park

3.26pm on Dec 5, 2019
Sarah's friend becomes tearful recounting last time she saw her less than an hour before she disappeared
The next witness to be called to the stand is Emma McCormack who was a close friend of Sarah's. 
The 42-year-old has long, light brown hair and is wearing a top and black blazer. 
She said she met Sarah while the two were boarders at Iona Presentation College. 
She is being asked about the night she, Sarah and other friends went out on Australia Day 1996. 
She said they arrived at the Ocean Beach Hotel around 8pm that night. 
"We all went inside and I guess at the time we all had a lot of friends there so we went in and socialised with them," she said. 
"We stayed till it closed at 12 o'clock. 
"I think I was probably drinking beer, Sarah was drinking.
"She was happy, she was talking with friends, I wasn't sort of with her the whole time. 
"She was wearing beige linen shorts, a light or white-coloured shirt and she had a black jacket tied around her waist and light-coloured shoes."
Ms McCormack is now being asked about when the group arrived at Club Bayview in Claremont around 12.30am after being dropped off by Amanda Spiers. 
"Sarah went off with Anne and we were just sort of talking to different people so I didn't directly observe her the whole night," she said. 
"She was happy, just talking with friends, she didn't seem upset, as I said I wasn't with her the whole time but there was nothing unusual." 
Ms McCormack is now recalling when Sarah came up to her on the dance floor around 1.30am and told her she was leaving. 
Ms McCormack said she encouraged Sarah to stay and leave later with the group. 
"She said, 'No that's fine, I'm ready to go now, I'm just going to catch a taxi' and I said ok and she walked out the door that leads down the stairs," she said. 
"She spoke to me clearly, she wasn't upset she just was going to leave, she seemed normal, there was nothing unusual."
Ms Payne: Is that the last time you saw Sarah that night?
Ms McCormack: (tearing up) Yes. 
Mr Yovich has chosen not to cross-examine Ms McCormack.
She has finished her evidence and has become emotional while walking out of the courtroom. 

3.42pm on Dec 5, 2019
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The next witness is Mark Laidman.
The 58-year-old has short, white hair and is wearing a white, buttoned top. 
Ms Barbagallo: Do you recall where you were on Australia Day of 1996?
Mr Laidman: I do know that we went out on that evening. 
The man said he and his group of friends went to Club Bayview that night and left with two friends around 2am. 
He said he was in the front passenger seat of his friend's car when they drove to the intersection of Stirling Highway and Stirling Road when he noticed a woman on the side of the road. 
"I did notice as we came around that corner of St Quentin's Avenue I did notice a girl leaning against a bollard on the footpath," he said. 
"She's kind of leaning, standing against this bollard ... half sitting, half standing.
"There was no one [else around], nothing around.
"I'd say she was around 20, quite young ... I guessed [her height] around 5'4 inches ... slight build, slim to medium ... light brown [hair], about shoulder length. 
"I remember she had a white top, shorts that were light coloured but not white ... they weren't short, shorts, just regular shorts. 
"I remember either a jacket or a jumper was wrapped around her waist. 
"She was sort of right there as we came round the corner so I just noticed then she was very obvious because there was nothing else around ... nothing else, just her there.
"It's like she was waiting for someone, she was just waiting, she kind of glanced as we went passed and that was it.
"She just kind of looked at us and we kept going."
He said he saw no other vehicles around when he first spotted the woman but as the car he was in was waiting for a green light he noticed two headlights coming up behind them. 
"The look of it gave me the impression of a car a friend had at the time ... a Mazda 828," he said. 
"I couldn't be specific.
"It was moving down Stirling Road, the lights changed and off we went.
"For some reason I just looked back again just to see if that vehicle had gone through the lights because I would have guessed that's where it would be going.
"I looked back and didn't see it come through the lights after us, which I would have expected."
He said where the woman was standing was "well lit".
"She must have been standing under a light because she was very clearly obvious," he said. 
Mr Yovich is now cross-examining Mr Laidman and asking about his memory of the car behind him.
"We were in the right lane, it was in the lane closest to the curb so I had a very small view of the side of it, it was mainly the front," he said. 

4.12pm on Dec 5, 2019
Court is breaking for lunch
Court has adjourned for lunch and will resume at 2.15pm when a new witness will be called. 

5.24pm on Dec 5, 2019
'I was at Club Bayview the night Sarah vanished': witness
The prosecution has called its next witness Melanie Polain, 44. 
She has long, dark brown hair tied back into a tight bun and is wearing a white blouse. 
She is recounting what she was doing the night Sarah disappeared, saying she was at The Cottesloe Hotel and then went to Club Bayview around 11 or 11.30pm. 
She said they left around 2.15am with a male and female friend.
"We literally walked out onto St Quinten's Avenue and got into a taxi ... the taxi was going past as we were coming up," she said. 
"[The driver] was oldish and foreign-looking.
"[We were intending to go] to my home on Monument Street in Mosman Park."
The state alleges Ms Polain and her friends got a lift with the taxi driver who was meant to pick Sarah up but when he could not see her, he carried on for another fare. 
Ms Payne is now asking about their drive back to her home in Mosman Park. 
"We stopped at the lights at Stirling Road and Stirling Highway," she said.
She said she looked around while waiting at the lights and it was quiet. 
She agreed she looked towards the public telephone box and did not see anyone there. 
She says she does not know Sarah Spiers. 
She said she did not hear anything that night after being dropped home around 2.25am. 
Mr Yovich is now cross-examining Ms Polain who said she stayed up for a further hour after being dropped home. 
The state alleges a number of witnesses heard screams coming from the same street around 2.30am or 3am the night Sarah vanished. 

5.43pm on Dec 5, 2019
'Someone was hurting or scaring her': Resident speaks of screams night Sarah disappeared


The next witness is Wayne Stewart

A map of Mosman Park that was shown to witnesses who said they heard female screams at around 3am on January 27, 1996.
The 49-year-old has short brown hair and is wearing a navy blue collared shirt. 
In January 1996 he lived in a block of units on St Leonards Street in Mosman Park which intersects with Monument Street.
On the night of Australia Day 1996 Mr Stewart doesn't recall what he was doing, but said he likely would have been at home with his fiance watching the cricket.
He said she woke him up in the early hours of Sunday morning.
"It was in between 1am and 4am in the morning," he said.
"She just woke me up, she was quite concerned and said that there's something going on outside, a loud scream, a woman's scream.
"I proceeding in getting up and making my way to the balcony to see if I could see anything.
"On my way to the screen door or in the process of unlocking it I heard a woman scream very loudly.
"[It lasted] not very long but it was very loud and very distressing.
"I wasn't sure of where it had come from but because it was so quiet and still that night it did sound very close by, I basically started looking for a lady who was in trouble ... someone was either hurting or scaring her.
"My primary concern was to look for the person who was screaming.
"I did hear two doors slam very hard and within close proximity to each other.
"I was drawn to the phone box area [on Monument Street] where I did see a vehicle that had its lights on, I don't know if it was running or not but I did see its tail lights.
"I do believe it was a wagon because the licence plate lamp was quite high ... it was a light colour or cream [vehicle]."
Mr Stewart said he knew cars well as he was a qualified mechanic and believed from the part of the car he could see, it appeared to be a Toyota Corona based on the slight concave on its tail lights. 
"From what I could view or see, it appeared to me the vehicle was facing against traffic, so it would have been on the wrong side of the road."
He said he saw the car then drive off. 
Mr Edwards is rubbing his thumb over his fingers as he sits listening to Mr Stewart.

6.00pm on Dec 5, 2019
Mosman Park resident being cross-examined
Mr Yovich is now cross-examining Mr Stewart. 
Mr Stewart has agreed the distance from his unit to the telephone box is around 100 metres.
He is also agreeing there were trees along the verge of the street.
Mr Stewart's partner called the police "around a week" after the incident but was not asked to give a statement at that time. 
He said he could not recall any police attending his unit again.
He made a signed statement in 2018.
Mr Yovich said there was a police record of a conversation with a police officer and Mr Stewart in 2002. 
"[I remember] very vaguely," he said.
In 2018, Mr Stewart was shown a draft statement he wrote "many years before" when he was 27 years old (1997 or 1998). In it he stated the vehicle he saw resembled a Toyota Corona. 
Mr Yovich is asking if the 'wrap-around' tail light Mr Stewart noticed on the car was specific to Toyota wagons, and he said was also on Toyota sedans.
Mr Stewart has repeated that he believed it was a station wagon due to the height of the number plate. 
"That was my assessment, that it was a wagon," he said. 
Mr Yovich is now going through photos taken in 2018 of Mr Stewart's street and asking him what the height of the trees in it would have been in 1996. Mr Yovich is asking him if his view of Monument Street would have been obscured. 
"All I could say is I believe what I saw is what I saw," Mr Stewart said. 
Ms Barbagallo has objected to the photos being tendered into evidence, saying they are not relevant. Justice Stephen Hall has allowed them to be tendered, but has accepted the value of the photographs is limited to showing the topography of the area. 
This witness has been excused. 
 
6.39pm on Dec 5, 2019
'I'll never forget those blood-curdling screams': Mosman Park woman
The next witness is Judith Borrett.
The 80-year-old has grey hair styled in a bob and is wearing a patterned blouse. 
She said on Australia Day 1996 she lived on Fairlight Street in Mosman Park and had attended a 50th wedding anniversary that evening before arriving home around 11pm.
Her villa is close to where Fairlight street intersects with Monument Street. 
"It's always always very, very quiet, even now ... you can hear a pin drop at night it's so quiet," she said. 
"All the people that live nearby are very quiet, including me."
She has said she is a light sleeper and on the night of Australia Day 1996 she heard "high-pitched, female" screams. 
"I was either awake or woken, I'm not sure ... I heard these screams," she said.
"I think about three [screams] ... desperately, blood-curdling, terrible, terrible screams, something that you'd never forget. 
"It was early morning, I think it was about 3ish."
She said after the third scream she heard "absolute silence".
She said she didn't hear any cars, or voices. 
Ms Barbagallo has asked if she did anything when she heard the screams.
"No I wish I had, I'm sorry I didn't do anything and I wish I had," she said. 
Mr Yovich is now cross-examining Ms Borrett and asking her about a phone call she made to police around a week later. 
He said in that phone call she said she wasn't sure if the screams occurred on the morning of January 27. 
"Well I'm sure now because we looked back at my diary," she said. 
This witness has been excused. 

6.52pm on Dec 5, 2019
Residents who heard screams didn't call police until a week later
The next witness is Jesse-Maree Munro, the former wife of Mr Stewart who gave evidence around an hour ago.
The 53-year-old has long, blonde hair and is wearing a floral black blouse. 
She said on Australia Day 1996 she was at work and recalls going for drinks after work and then she returned to Wayne's unit on St Leonards Street, Mosman Park.
She is now talking about how she would walk down to the public pay phone on Monument Street to call her parents every Sunday evening and that Wayne could see her from their balcony while she was on the phone. 
Ms Barbagallo has now returned to the night of Australia Day 1996. 
Ms Munro has recalled she was woken by a scream. 
"I was woken, it was around 3am in the morning, I sat bolt upright in the bed. I heard a really, really blood-curdling scream," she said.
"My heart was pounding, and then there was another one. 
"[Wayne] said, 'Stay there', and he ran out onto the balcony.
"I heard car doors and I saw what I think was red tail lights, you know when someone's got their foot on the brakes, the glow, I saw that. 
"When I saw the glow of light the car was taking off.


The state alleges four witnesses heard screams the night Sarah Spiers vanished after calling a taxi and asking to be taken to Mosman Park.
She is pointing on a map to where she saw the car. It is not in the same place where Wayne said he saw the car in earlier evidence. 
Mr Yovich is now cross-examining Ms Munro and asking her to mark the public phone box on the map. 
She's agreeing the car was not by the phone box, it was "more in front of the units". 
She said she called Crime Stoppers about the screams "a couple of days later". 
Mr Yovich says it was on February 3, 1996. 
"I've made about four statements," she said.
Mr Yovich is claiming the first time Ms Munro mentioned a vehicle or tail lights to police was in her 2018 statement. 
"I'm remembering now what I'd seen and I would have told police [at the time]," she said. 
Ms Munro is now recalling how difficult it was to lodge the incident with police.
"I do remember calling Crime Stoppers and it was very hard to get through and the person I spoke to wasn't interested," she said.
She said it took "a very long time" for detectives to come and speak with her. 
The witness has been excused. 

7.43pm on Dec 5, 2019
Court has wrapped up for the day

Justice Stephen Hall
Justice Stephen Hall is now considering media requests for some of the exhibits tendered in court today to be released publicly.
He has agreed to release photos of Stirling Highway in the 1990s.
He has declined to release the audio of Sarah's taxi phone call after Ms Barbagallo said it would be upsetting to her family.
He has however agreed to release the transcript of the call.
The exhibits will be posted to the blog once released.
Court will resume at 10am on Friday with a new witness and will run for a half-day.
Ms Barbagallo said she expects to read-in some witness statements tomorrow, meaning the witnesses will not be in court in person.
 
8.56pm on Dec 5, 2019
Judge releases street maps, transcript of Sarah Spiers' last phone call
The Swan Taxi job record from January 27, 1996, indicating Sarah Spiers had called from a phone booth and was waiting to be picked up from the corner of Stirling Road and Stirling Highway.
A transcription of the conversation between the Swan Taxis dispatcher and Ms Spiers when she ordered the vehicle to take her to Mosman Park.
A photograph of Stirling Highway annotated by Katrina Jones to indicate where a driver did a U-turn in order to pick her up as she was walking near Mercy College in late 1996.
A map of Mosman Park that was shown to witnesses who said they heard female screams at around 3am on January 27, 1996.

 ".... It's All About The Economy Stupid...."

Siok Pauy Koh (also known as Mrs Buckeridge and Tootsie) ...… with other Buckeridge family members and the Who’s Who of Perth business, banking, legal, political and media circles at Len Buckeridge’s Memorial Service held at the Civic Centre, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia.

The billions that Len Buckeridge's silent partners poured into Perth and Western Australian through their BGC Companies from the 1970's onwards made the state of Western Australia financially boom  and made of people well off and created over 4,000 jobs in Perth ....... with billions of annual turnover .... it did not seem to matter to the Who's Who of Perth, who attended  Len Buckeridge’s Memorial Service,  held at the Civic Centre, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia, to honour Len Buckeridge's life ....  that Len Buckeridge openly committed criminal offences that no one was prepared to openly challenge Len Buckeridge ..... and no police officer was prepared or willing to charge Len Buckeridge for any criminal offence, even when the evidence was clear and undisputable ... all that seemed to matter was the wealth and booming economy that was created in as a result of the billions that Len Buckeridge and his silent partners poured into Perth and Western Australian through their BGC Companies in from the 1970's onwards ....  as it was famously said ..... ".... It's All About The Economy Stupid...."

The question remains is what other crimes was Len Buckeridge involved with that have not been publicly brought to light ....... Len Buckeridge seemed to be wanting to more and more prove he was completely above the law ...according to a retired Senior ASIO Intelligence Officer this one of the traits of a person who has dangerous criminal psychopathic personality traits ..... as Len Buckerdge in my expert and experienced opinion has  ........ to be constantly proving at a higher and higher level that he is completely above the law ..... so to prove this the stakes have to become higher and higher and the crimes a person who has dangerous criminal psychopathic personality traits  becomes involved with become more and more serious ...... to prove that person can get away with such serious crimes .... to prove the person's ultimate power ....... it is more the power that is craved that needs to satisfied... by a person who has criminal psychopathic personality traits "

Police at the site where Ciara Glennon‘s body was discovered. Credit- News Corp Australia

​Andrew Mallard who is now in heaven with murdered girls from Western Australia, who would all want the truth to be known and told .. .
'They framed me for a murder I did not commit'
Mr Mallard spoke to ABC's Australian Story in 2010, describing the torment he endured during his incarceration.
"I was wrongfully imprisoned. There's a stigma that goes with that and still goes with that," he said.
"I know what they did to me and it's the truth. They framed me for a murder I did not commit."

Last known sighting of Jane Rimmer not disclosed to the court at the Bradley Edwards Trial by the DPP
DPP  withhold the last known sighting of Jane Rimmer from the Bradley Edwards Trial Evidence.
The Western Australian Pol;ice and Media also have mislead the family, friends of Jane Rimmer and the General Public over the last publicly known sighting of Jane Rimmer.
The Trial of Bradley Robert Edwards is starting to look like a repeat of what happened at the Andrew Mallard Trial

​"......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 of interest by the WA Government,  and the 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 Anne McMahon said were involved in the Claremont Serial Killings .... Sarah Anne McMahon named a senior police officer and a powerful well known-well off Perth businessman 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 and murders, before the Western Australian State Elections 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 - ....... NYT CSK Investigation Team 

".....Jane Rimmer would want to ask why the Carmel Barbagallo, the senior DPP Prosecutor of Bradley Robert Edwards​Western Australian Police, the DPP for WA,  the mainstream Media in Western Australia and Australia, and the WA Government ..... have mislead Jane Rimmer's Family and friends, and the general public for the last 20 plus years, about the last publicly known sighting of herself by four university student on Stirling Highway at around 12.30 am the 9th June 1996..... There is other material evidence, witnesses and information that the Carmel Barbagallo, the senior WADPP Prosecutor of Bradley Robert Edwards, the ​Western Australian Police, and the Western Australian Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are not presenting at the trial of Bradley Robert Edwards ...... Why Is That?...."  ..... NYT CSK Investigation Team

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​ 

Morey 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.

Bradley Robert Edwards

Claremont's calendar of tragedy
Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia P.3 of 69
Claremont's calendar of tragedy


http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?222868-Claremont-Serial-Killer-1996-1997-Perth-Western-Australia/page4&s=cbd0b72c267ffa6089bd00d794bf446c
1989 Kidnapping and sexual assault in Cottesloe Hotel 
1994 Suspicious behaviour of man involving girl in a hotel Car park in the city of Claremont that was disturbed by brother and husband
1994, October: A woman (31) entered a taxi near Club Bayview. A man hiding in the back of the taxi grabbed her.She jumped out and broke her leg. 
1994, New Year's Day: A man dragged a woman from her car after she left Club Bayview. He attempted to sexually assault her but she fought him off.
1995, February: A girl (17) left Club Bayview - she was tied with an electrical cord and left for dead in Karrakatta Cemetery. She had been abducted walking home from the club.
1996 (Jan 27): Sarah Ellen Spiers (18) - never found - first to go missing. She left Club Bayview - last seen in a telephone booth, Stirling Highway, Claremont. Police believe a golden sunflower key ring may help find Sarah.
1996 (May 3): Woman (21) indecently assaulted in the laneway behind Club Bayview. 2am assailant ripped her skirt off and her head was bashed against a wall six times before she fled.
1996 (Jun 8): Jane Louise Rimmer (23) found murdered in bushland at Wellard, 35km south of Perth, last seen Continental Hotel.
1997 (Mar 14): Ciara Eilish Glennon (27) disappeared from Stirling Highway, Claremont. Had been at the Continental Hotel that night. Body found at Eglinton, 45km north of Perth, on April 3. Missing from the body: a silver Claddagh brooch.
2000 (Nov 8): Sarah McMahon (20) disappeared. Left her Stirling Highway workplace 5pm Friday, disappeared, her car found abandoned at Swan Districts Hospital in Middle Swan.
http://www.australianmissingpersonsr...com/Spiers.htm
Unsolved WA
Kerry Tate, 22 , body burnt on tre stump , December 1979 murdered.
Lisa Mott , 12, last seen in Collie , October 1980 , missing.
Sharon Fulton , East Perth Railway Station , 1986 missing.
Cheryl Renwick , 33 , disappeared from South Perth Unit , 26 May 1986 missing.
Sally Greenham , 20 , August 1987 , Adelaide Terrace Perth , missing.
Julie Cutler , 22 , last seen at Parmelia Hilton Hotel , 20 June 1988 , car found in surf Missing.
Barbara Westorn , found in bushland north-east of Canning Dam , Perth , murdered.
Kelly Turner , 18 , body found near Canning Dam , July 1991 murdered.
Radina Dujkid , 14 , last seen at her North Beach Unit , 16 May 1992 , missing.
Cariad Anderson-Slater , 41 , last seen at dawn exiting a taxi in Perth , 13 July 1992.
Petronella Albert , 21 , Broome area , 17 July 1992 missing.
Hayley Dodd , Badgingarra , 17 July , 1999 missing.
Lisa Govan , 28 , last seen at 7.30am , Kalgoorlie , 8 October 1999 , missing.
Deborah Anderson last seen January 25 January 2000 , car found burning with body in front seat at Middle Swan Shopping Centre , murdered.
Sarah McMahon , 20 , last seen in Claremont , November 8 , 2000 , her car was found unlocked in hospital car park , November 20 , missing.
Lisa Brown , 19 , street prostitute , last seen on a Perth Street at 12.30am , November 10 1998 , missing.

Darylyn Ugle , 25 , street prostitute , body found at Mundaring Weir , April 2003 murdered.

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 .....

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

The defence honed in on potential DNA contamination from samples sent to a lab in New Zealand on day 40 of WA’s trial of the century.
During cross examination, defence lawyer Paul Yovich pointed out to 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.
Forensic DNA expert Brendan Chapman joins us for this episode to explain this isn’t a ‘blow’ for the prosecution because - although the court heard two fingernail samples AJM 41 and 46 had been affected by contamination and showed a woman’s DNA unrelated to the case - Dr Harbison said the crucial left middle fingernail, AJM 42, which the State says contained Bradley Edwards’ DNA, was not affected by the contamination.
Brendan helps the podcast team discuss contamination, DNA and even a bit of ancestry on episode 40, he also answers some of your complex DNA questions, which have come up during the trial and left us scratching our heads.
If you have any questions for Brendan or any of the podcast team and guests, send them in to claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au
For more information on WA's trial of the century, head to TheWest.com.au

For full coverage of WA's trial of the century, head to TheWest.com.au
https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings

Bradley Robert Edwards. Credit: Anne Barnetson/The West Australian

Claremont killer trial LIVE: 'I saw Brad five hours after Sarah was last seen': Telstra colleague
https://www.smh.com.au/national/western-australia/claremont-killer-trial-live-shocking-claims-aired-as-first-week-draws-to-close-20191128-p53f8h.html
By Heather McNeill and Hannah Barry
November 29, 2019


1.19pm on Nov 29, 2019
Mr Edwards' old Telstra colleague called to witness stand
Bradley Edwards in the 1990s.
The state has now called its first witness for the day, Murray Cook. He has walked to the witness box slowly, assisted by a cane. He is dressed in a suit, is wearing glasses and has short, grey hair. 
Mr Cook, 55, is a former Telstra colleague of Mr Edwards' from the mid 1990s. 
Ms Barbagallo is asking Mr Cook about when he resigned from Telstra in the first week of March 1997, due to being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  
He is talking about going to Dawesville for around 10 or 11 days for a holiday with his wife after his resignation. 
The state will allege Mr Edwards, on the night of Ciara Glennon's murder on March 14, 1997, failed to show up to a friend's house in Dawesville, and instead arrived mid-morning the next day. 
Mr Cook is now being asked about what Telstra vehicles Mr Edwards drove in September 1995.
He said he gave him a lift home one day in a relatively new model Holden Commodore station wagon.
The pair struck up a friendship through playing pool at Mr Cook's house most Wednesday nights. 
Ms Barbagallo is asking if Mr Edwards drank alcohol during pool nights. 
"I don't recall Brad having a lot, maybe one or a soft drink or a water ... he didn't drink a lot," he said. 
Of Mr Edwards' separation from his first wife in 1996, Mr Cook said, "It came about in conversation through our time together that he was separated and that's all I know". 

1.41pm on Nov 29, 2019

'I worked with Brad day after Sarah's disappearance': colleague
Mr Cook is now speaking about how he worked overtime with Mr Edwards at Dumas House on January 27, 1996 - the day after Sarah Spiers disappeared. 
He said he started at 8am but does not remember what vehicle he travelled in to get there or home. 
Mr Edwards is alleged to have taken Sarah from Claremont at 2am that morning. 

1.46pm on Nov 29, 2019
'Mr Edwards didn't arrive at my house the night Ciara vanished': colleague
Ms Barbagallo has now returned to the Dawesville holiday Mr Cook took in March 1997. 
Mr Cook said he informed Mr Edwards about his illness and plans to go to a house in Dawesville. 
"He said I'll be there Friday," Mr Cook said. 
Ms Barbagallo: Did he arrive Friday night?
Mr Cook: No, he didn't.
Ms Barbagallo: Did he arrive at all?
Mr Cook: Yes, Saturday morning, about 11.
Mr Cook claims when he arrived he said, "What the hell, you were supposed to be here", to which he said Mr Edwards replied he was trying to reconcile with his first wife. 
"I may have said, 'Well how'd you go' and he just shook his head," he said. 

1.49pm on Nov 29, 2019
Mr Yovich questioning Telstra colleague's memory of key dates
Mr Cook is now being cross-examined by Mr Yovich. 
Mr Yovich is now questioning Mr Cook's memory of the date he went on extended sick leave, which Mr Cook said he remembered clearly as it was his birthday.
Mr Cook is now going over Mr Edwards' drinking patterns, saying again he did not drink excessively between 1995 to 1997 during their pool nights. 
Mr Yovich has now moved to the day Mr Cook worked at Dumas House - the day after Sarah disappeared. 
Mr Yovich: You don't recall how you got there, but you do recall you got there with Bradley?
Mr Cook: Yes. 
Mr Yovich is now questioning Mr Cook's memory as to when he resigned from Telstra, which he said he was confident was after the long weekend in early March 1997. 
Mr Cook said after his wife's birthday on March 9, 1997, he then recalls going on holiday to Dawesville. 
He has conceded he does not have a specific memory of her birthday, but his wife's diary entry from the day before says they went to an Italian restaurant in Victoria Park. 
Mr Yovich said the restaurant's bookings from 1997 had a reservation for a Cook, but it was linked to another Cook family. 
"Events, even important events are not always easy to remember 20 years later," Mr Yovich said. 
Mr Cook agreed. 

2.10pm on Nov 29, 2019
Defence tries to dismantle Mr Cook's evidence of night state says Ciara disappeared
Mr Yovich has now suggested when Mr Edwards failed to show up as planned in Dawesville on a Friday night in March 1997, it was because he was dealing with the breakdown of a relationship with a girlfriend, not his first wife. 
Mr Cook: No. 
Mr Cook said he remembered Mr Edwards using the word wife. 
Court has now adjourned for morning tea and will resume at 11.30am. 

2.34pm on Nov 29, 2019
Mr Cook's wife now giving evidence
Mr Cook's wife, Brigita Cook, is now giving evidence. 
She is 64 years old, has short blonde hair and is wearing a grey, long-sleeved top. 
Ms Barbagallo is asking her about her husband and Mr Edwards playing pool most Wednesday nights after dinner. 
She said she recalls two other times he brought his older girlfriend to dinner at their house, and another time he brought his second wife and step-daughter to dinner. 
She's now being asked to recall when her husband was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997 and their trip to Dawesville shortly afterwards.
She said she kept diaries in that time. 
"I kept all my diaries since 1994 up until today. I still keep diaries of different events, yes," she said. 

2.56pm on Nov 29, 2019

'I kept diaries from 1994': Telstra colleague's wife
Ms Cook is recalling the day her husband left for work on January 27, 1996. 
Sarah Spiers was last seen waiting for a taxi in Claremont at 2.06am that morning. 
She says she remembers it was the long weekend of Australia Day and the airconditioning in their house stopped working that morning.
She recalled Mr Cook took their private vehicle into work that day and would have left the house around 7.30am. 
In her diary, she wrote 'Muzz OT' for the date, which she says means Mr Cook worked overtime. 
She is now being shown her diary entries. 
Ms Barbagallo has now returned to the Dawesville holiday, which Ms Cook said they took after her birthday on March 9, 1997. 
On March 3, she wrote 'start holiday' which she says referred to her annual leave commencing. 
On March 8, she said there is an entry indicating they would have gone to lunch at Christina's - a restaurant in Victoria Park. 
On March 9, she wrote 'my birthday', on March 10 she wrote down her daughter's birthday. 
She says they travelled to Dawesville on the following Monday or Tuesday.
Her diary entry on March 19 indicates they went to Busselton and returned home by March 21 in time for Mr Cook's mother's birthday. 
These dates are being scrutinised to determine what Friday Mr Edwards was invited to stay at the Dawesville house. 
"We invited him on March 14 ... we asked him what he was up to and he said, 'not much' and that he would like to come," she said. 
"He arrived Saturday morning, mid-morning. 
"I believe we asked him why he didn't come on the Friday and he said to Murray and I that he was trying to reconcile with his first wife. 
"Once he said that, Murray and I had no reason not to believe what he said and at that time in Dawesville there was no TV or radio, so we didn't hear what happened."

3.11pm on Nov 29, 2019
Ms Cook being asked about day Sarah Spiers disappeared
Ms Cook is now being asked about her memory on January 27, 1996 again - the day Sarah disappeared at 2am. 
She said that morning she believes Mr Edwards got a lift with her husband into work, but did not leave a car at her house. 
"Maybe he was dropped off by his brother ... he liked walking as well," she said. 
Mr Edwards lived one suburb over from the Cooks. 
Ms Cook is now being cross-examined by Mr Yovich.
Of the 27 January 1996, Mr Yovich has asked if Mr Edwards had a look at her broken air-conditioner that morning before work, to which she said yes. 
She said her husband and Mr Edwards would have left together for work around 7.20am. 
Mr Yovich: My suggestion to you is Bradley drove Murray in a Toyota Camry wagon, you disagree? 
Ms Cook: I disagree. 
Ms Cook also recalled the day the air-conditioner broke was a very hot day. Mr Yovich said it was 27 degrees on January 27, 1996. 
He has now moved on to her diary entry for Christina's restaurant in Victoria Park on March 8, 1997. 
He says in a statement she said she went to Christina's for dinner, but in evidence today she said she "might have gone there for lunch".
Mr Yovich's cross-examinations today appear to be focused on discrediting people's memories of specific events that occurred more than 20 years ago. 
"Your diary doesn't record all of the plans you made or the things you did at that time because it doesn't record the trip to Dawesville," he said. 
"It's not easy to remember things 20 years ago." 
Ms Cook has agreed. 
She is doubling down on her recollection of what Mr Edwards told her the morning he arrived late to Dawesville, saying he definitely said he had been reconciling with his wife, not girlfriend. 
Ms Cook has finished giving her evidence. 

3.34pm on Nov 29, 2019
Next witness is another Telstra colleague of Mr Edwards
Mr Edwards was assigned several vehicles as part of his employment at Telstra as a technician. CREDIT:PAUL JONES
The next witness who has been called is Wayne Chivell.
Mr Edwards has nodded at him in recognition as he entered the room. 
He is wearing jeans and a navy blue polo shirt. 
Mr Chivell started working at Telstra in 1990 and said he met Mr Edwards through his employment. 
In the mid-1990s Mr Chivell installed and maintained Telstra pay phones. 
He is being asked about Telstra vehicles including how they were fitted out and how they were allocated. 
He is explaining how on some of the vehicles a white magnetic sticker could be used at certain jobs to cover the Telstra or Telecom logo on the car door. 
He said he wore khaki or brown trousers in his [pay phone] division, while people in the Telstra business services division wore navy pants. 
He said when new uniforms came in it was a "gradual process" for workers to transition to that uniform. 
The state alleges Mr Edwards wore Telstra-issued blue trousers when he murdered Jane and Ciara - with matching blue fibres found on both their bodies. 
Mr Yovich is now cross-examining the witness, although he has expressed some frustration as he was not expecting Mr Chivell to appear until next week. 
He has asked to continue cross-examining the witness on Monday. 

3.59pm on Nov 29, 2019
Proceedings have wrapped up for today
Proceedings are now wrapping up for today, bringing the first week of the Claremont serial killer trial to an end.
Court will resume late on Monday at 12pm and run til 8pm to accommodate a witness who is based overseas. The man had an affair with Mr Edwards' first wife in 1996. 
Justice Stephen Hall has indicated he will close the overflow courtroom which had been made available for the general public as interest has died down and there are spare seats in the existing courtroom. 
He has declined a request from the media to release copies of Ms Cook's diary entries from March 1997. 

Len Buckeridge, with WA Premier Colin Barnett and Prime Minister Tony Abbott Source: News Limited

Len Buckeridge, up to the date of his death in March 2014, was clearly the most powerful person in Western Australia and one of the most powerful people in Australia for so many different reasons.

Leonard Walter Buckeridge (15 June 1936 – 11 March 2014) was an Australian businessman ... As of January 2013, he was worth an estimated US$1.4 billion. He died of a heart attack at his home on 11 March 2014, aged 77 years.
Died‎: ‎11 March 2014 (aged 77); ‎Mosman Park, ...
Net worth‎: ‎US$1.25b
Born‎: ‎Leonard Walter Buckeridge; 15 June 1936

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Buckeridge

There is clear undisputed evidence available on public record that Len Buckeridge was "Above The Law" and in many respects "Was The  Law" .. and that he had the "Green Light" to commit, or order and/or be involved with any criminal offences without fear of any serious criminal investigation and/or arrest for any criminal offense .... this was confirmed by a statement from Detective John Hancock, who in the 1990's worked at the Claremont CIB ,,,,, Detective John Hancock was presented with concrete evidence that Len Buckeridge had committed assault and perjury  and stated he had enough evidence to issue an arrest warrant against Len Buckeridge for  assault and perjury  ... however Detective John Hancock, was informed by more senior officers that he was not allowed to arrest  Len Buckeridge any crimes ....... Inspector Hadril stated the same thing when the person who was assaulted by Len Buckeridge in the back of the head with a hot rake and a witness to the assault went to see Inspector Hadril to at the Central Police Headquarters a 1 Adelaide Terrace Perth, to demand that  Len Buckeridge  be arrested for a serious assault ......... " I can not and will not order the arrest of Len Buckeridge ...... I will simply ring Len at home tonight and tell Len to stop assaulting people ..."

The victim who was assaulted replied to  Inspector Hadril ...... ".... if anyone else hit a process served on the back of the head with a hot rake after the process server has politely served a witness summons on that person ... he or she that committed such serious assault would be immediately arrested and be put in the back of a Police Paddy Wagon and have to be put before a magistrate before he or she could be released on bail .. to be obligated to come back to court to answer  a serious assault charge..."

Len Buckeridge clearly had a large influence and control in the Western Australian Police n the 1990's, and even more so with the Claremont and Cottesloe Police ... this is well documented on undisputed public record in the Western Australian State Reference Library ....

It was the 1970', 1980's and 1990's police culture that certain people were above the law and had the green light to commit, order and/or be involved in any criminal activity ... which is still true to day to a certain extent ..

Col. L Fletcher Prouty: Secret Team - The Formation & Purpose of The NSC - PT 1 of 4
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Paul Yovich - CREDIT:SDS

Paul Yovich, Defence lawyer for Bradley Robert Edwards has begun his cross-examination of Dr Harbison. 

".... 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....." ... Steven Ross - Taxi Driver

Dr SallyAnn Harbison. CREDIT:STUFF.CO.NZ

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

"..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.

Len Buckeridge in the 1990's at the Western Australian State Elections In The Tally Room Wearing A Political Badge which are usually only worn by Politicians and staff and/or families of politicians. It is publicly well known that Len Buckeridge and his powerful Billion Dollar BCG Building Companies supported the Western Australian and Australian Liberal Party help with the election of the Liberal Party and well respected Freemason, Richard Fairfax Court as Premier of Western Australia.

The question that has been asked for a long time, who were Len Buckeridge's silent partners that provided billion of dollars in working capital of the BCG Building Companies, which helped improve their net assets from being worth a few million dollars in the 1970's , to being worth a dew billion dollars when Len Buckeridge died on March 11th, 2014?

Research indicates that the billions in working capital injection into the BCG Building Companies came from Hong Kong ... where Len Buckeridge said he take all the BGC Assets back to if he did no get his own way in Western Australia ... Len Buckeridge threatened that because the BGC Companies had no formal debts to repay anyone, he could at any time close down all the BGC Companies, sack their over 4,000 employees ... and move all the assets back to Hong Kong where they came from in the first place. 

Len Buckeridge took the Unions head on in Western Australia as a result he said he had many threats on his life from union representatives ....

It was reported in the Australian Newspaper that Len Buckeridge made a public statement that he had prepaid Hit Men to kill Union Representatives after his death, if anyone in the unions dared to carry out their threats on his life ...

It was reported by a concrete worker who was working on a building site where a Len Buckeridge's BGC company had had delivered concrete .... that there was complaints about the quality of the concrete delivered by a Len Buckeridge's BGC company .... there were complaints made about the quality of the concrete .... the worker reported that Len Buckeridge personally attended the building site told everyone there the following ...".... if anyone wants to dare to complain about the quality of my company's concrete .... I will arrange to have their legs broken as well as the legs of their family's broken ......".... this was the way Len Buckeridge dealt with anyone that dared to make problems for him or his companies ..... Len Buckeridge in public and in private clearly showed be believed he was above the law .... and in fact proven he was above the law ... when he was never charged or investigated for provable criminal offences ....

One of his workers/standover men once stated to someone who was trying to obtain their legal rights against Len Buckeridge .....and his companies ....... "... you do not seem to understand that my boss ... Len Buckeridge is the most powerful person in Perth and Western Australia ..... Len can ring up the police commissioner at home at 3am in the morning and demand that the police commissioner to jump in any direction  and as high as is demanded .... the police commissioner would have to reply ...Len in what direction do you want me to jump?  ... and how high?... ... look mate..... Len Buckeridge is untouchable and is too powerful and well connected to take on ...... just a word of warning that anyone trying to push Len Buckeridge too far is likely to end up with a pair of concrete shoes and buried in concrete on a building site... "

A retired Perth Real Estate Agent and Businessman stated when he read a book detailing the bad actions by Len Buckeridge ..... no one in Perth is game to take on Len Buckeridge ... they are all too scared of Len Buckeridge.....  for fear of physical violence to themselves and/or their families  or even the fear of being murdered...

A senior retired ASIO Intelligence Officer who was Len Buckeridge's next door neighbour in Mosman Park ......  described Leonard Walter Buckeridge as having dangerous criminal psychopathic personality traits ...... who would patiently bide his time to get back at anyone that upset him enough ........ Len Buckeridge had attempted to kill this next door neighbour the late 1950's by bashing the neighbour on the back of  head . with a piece of jarrah wood ..... this was witnessed ...... when asked by the witness if the victim was going to have Len Buckeridge charged .... the reply was this ...... "... if I have Len charged he will pay a good solicitor who will get Len off with a slap over the wrist .... and I can no watch my back 24 hours a day ........ Len Buckeridge has dangerous criminal psychopathic personality traits .. and this 

​will patiently wait till he finds me coming home late one and hit me over the back of the head with a 4 by 2 piece of jarrah wood ... and make sure he did a good job this time and make sure I am dead......  for my and my family's safety it is better a put the incident behind me and let sleeping dogs lie ..." ... 

Please note that all of the above has been on public record in the late 1990's and such claims and information has never been challenged in any way by Len Buckeridge while he was alive .... it is also noted that Len Buckeridge was sent a copy of all these claims and information before they were published in the 1990's .. Len Buckeridge chose to remain silent and not threaten any legal action if such claims and information was published in the public domain ...

Earlier sighting of Jane Rimmer at around 11.50 pm on the 8th June 1996 ....  talking to the Mystery Man (left) the Mystery Man seems to to taking a photo of Jane Rimmer with a long lens camera before the Mystery man speaks to Jane Rimmer ... one wonders if the Mystery first took the photo of Jane Rimmer and then secretly recorded her voice when he spoke to Jane Rimmer ..... also it was noted on the WebSleuth.com website that

there is a newspaper article that  quotes a witness identifying a blonde man seen talking to Jane Rimmer in the cctv footage the night she disappears, as looking like the blonde man offering to give her (the witness) a lift home the night before Ciara disappeared from St Quentin's Ave.

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/australia-claremont-serial-killer-1996-1997-perth-western-australia-19.358426/page-7

Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and CIara Glennon who were all abducted from the same few streets in Claremont, near Perth, Western Australia in 1996 and 1997 ..... it is strange that after the disappearance of Sarah Spiers in January 1996, that the police did not have 10 plus unmarked police cars driving around the streets near where Sarah Spiers from 10 pm to 4am every night to make sure that there any vulnerable girls that had attended the Claremont Hotel and Club Bay View  were able to get home in safely and to make sure no one could abduct them .... as happened twice after the disappearance of Sarah Spiers .... no the people are spending over $100 million trying to prove that Bradley Robert was the sole person responsible for the abduction and murder of Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and CIara Glennon ... the late Colonel Leroy Flecture Prouty retired from the United States Air Force (USAAF) in 1964 and was awarded the Joint Chiefs of Staff Commendation Medal.  in his book The Secret Team, exposing the CIA, from inside knowledge that he had while spending most of his working life working for the CIA and The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) which was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II, and a predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) .... stated how to work out who was behind the murder of a person or group of people that should have been protected is to look at who was responsible to not providing the full and proper protection of the person or group of people who were murdered (or assassinated -which is murder (an important person) for political or religious reasons) ...... Colonel Leroy Flecture Prouty stated "... it was the CIA's job to make sure the right protection was available for the late US President JF Kennedy  ..... the full protection that is normally in place and should have been in place for US President JF Kennedy was withdrawn and simply not there .... thus it was easy for anyone that did no not US President JF Kennedy to shoot him in Dallas Texas ...... this allowed for the assassination of US President JF Kennedy to occur... it mater not who fired the shot ..... to killed US President JF Kennedy ...  it was the CIA's job to make sure the right protection was available for the late US President JF Kennedy  and i was clearly deliberately withdrawn and not there for US President JF Kennedy in Dallas Texas...."

The CIA and the Five Eyes are running the world including Australia and Western Australia since the CIA were involved in having Gough Whitlam, the prime minister of Australia sacked and replaced by a Malcom Fraser, a CIA approved Australian Prime Minster

http://www.wikipediaexposed.org/claremontserialkillertrial_p.3.html


If one takes the theory of the late Colonel Leroy Flecture Prouty on board, that when trying to work out who was responsible for the Claremont Serial abductions and Killings  ... one has to ask who was responsible to make sure enough resources where made available to protect females between the hours of 10pm and 4am who had been drinking and partying with friends at the Claremont Hotel and Club Bay View, who needed to get back home safely ...... after there were so many attacks of females in the Claremont and Cottesloe area, which started with the disappearance of Julie Culter in 1988 and then..

​1989 Kidnapping and sexual assault in Cottesloe Hotel 
1994 Suspicious behaviour of man involving girl in a Hotel Car park in the city of Claremont that was disturbered by brother and husband
1994, October: A woman (31) entered a taxi near Club Bayview. A man hiding in the back of the taxi grabbed her.She jumped out and broke her leg. 
1994, New Year's Day: A man dragged a woman from her car after she left Club Bayview. He attempted to sexually assault her but she fought him off.
1995, February: A girl (17) left Club Bayview - she was tied with electrical cord and left for dead in Karrakatta Cemetery. She had been abducted walking home from the club.

Then in 1996 (Jan 27): Sarah Ellen Spiers (18) - never found - first to go missing. She left Club Bayview - last seen in telephone booth, Stirling Highway, Claremont. Police believe a golden sunflower key ring may help find Sarah.
1996 (May 3): Woman (21) indecently assaulted in laneway behind Club Bayview. 2am assailant ripped her skirt off and her head was bashed against a wall six times before she fled.

The obvious answer is the Western Australian Police Service should have placed 10 plus unmarked and marked police cars combing around the streets of Claremont from 10pm to 4am every night ..... to may sure every female arrived safely home after drinking and partying at the Claremont Hotel and Bay View Night Club...

Even more so after the disappearance of Sarah Spiers ......

this would not doubt have made it extremely difficult and virtually impossible for the abductions and murders of Jane Rimmer and Irish/Australia girl Ciara Glennon to have happened...

It seems clear on the evidence that Jane Rimmer and Irish/Australia girl Ciara Glennon  were abducted from Stirling Highway in Claremont .... between around 12pm and 2 am ...... if there were a number of marked and unmarked police vehicles driving up and down Stirling Highway in Claremont  from 10pm to 4 am on these evenings when  Jane Rimmer and Irish/Australia girl Ciara Glennon were abucted ........ then  Jane Rimmer and Irish/Australia girl Ciara Glennon would not have been abducted ....


​1996 (Jun 8): Jane Louise Rimmer (23) found murdered in bushland at Wellard, 35km south of Perth, last seen Continental Hotel.


1997 (Mar 14): Ciara Eilish Glennon (27) disappeared from Stirling Highway, Claremont. Had been at the Continental Hotel that night. Body found at Eglinton, 45km north of Perth, on April 3. Missing from the body: a silver Claddagh brooch.


The Girl How Knew Too Much
 Then on 2000 (Nov 8): Sarah Anne McMahon (20) disappeared. Left her Stirling Highway workplace 5pm Friday, on her way to meet with Donald Morey .... disappeared, her car found abandoned at Swan Districts Hospital in Middle Swan. ......  anyone involved in the Claremont Seriial Abductions and Murders would have a good reason to  want Sarah Anne McMahon murdered because Sarah Anne McMahon had made a statement of her knowledge as to who was involved in the Claremont Serial Abductions and Murders  ..... two of the people named by Sarah Anne McMahon as being involved with Claremont Serial Abductions and Murders were a senior police officer and a well off well connected powerful Perth Businessman.... 




Carmel Barbagallo, the senior WA-DPP Prosecutor of Bradley Robert Edwards:  Credit: Supplied

A map of Mosman Park that was shown to witnesses who said they heard female screams at around 3am on January 27, 1996.

Bradley Edwards is facing trial charged with the Claremont serial killings.

Police nearby went Ciara went missing

Interesting old newspaper clipping - by Spinnaker with awesome research skills.
Post Newspaper, March 22-23, 1997:
"Ciara Glennon vanished in between tight patrols of two police cars early Saturday morning"
"When Ciara supposedly went missing, we had two cars in the block for the half hour when she was last seen," said Claremont station's acting sergeant Mike Starkey.
Sergeant Starkey was speaking at a meeting of Claremont's safety and security committee omn Thursday.
Claremont's mayor Peter Weygers suggested to the meeting that s shopfront police presence be estbalished in central Claremont until the crimes were solved.
Peter Weygers suggested that a vacant shop be used as a temporary police station.
Sergeant Starkey said that a mobile force was far more effective.
A stagnant presence was easily observed by an offender.
 Sergeant Starkey said there was no substitute for police patrols.
"We're there to catch this man. On a local level, we are doing everything possible."     Sergeant Starkey said.
There were unconfirmed reports on Friday that police were looking for a man and a woman or two men with one of them dressed as a woman.

SarahSpiers

 The last man to see Sarah Spiers alive tells the Claremont serial killings trial about a young woman he spotted on a street corner apparently waiting for someone after calling a taxi, but when it showed up no trace of her could be seen.

Martin Blooms, retired PathWest Scientist  testified in the triple murder

David John Caporn-Former Assistant Western Australian Police Commissioner-who was previously in charge of the Macro Task Force set up to  investigate the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings, who spent over $20 million on police resources investigating the wrong people in relation to the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings Investigations, and who was involved with the help Kenneth Bates a  senior Western Australian DPP Prosecutor, is presenting misleading evidence and withholding material evidence at the trial of Andrew Mallard, who as a result was wrongly convicted of the Mr Mallard was convicted of the brutal murder of Pamela Lawrence in 1995. With the help of high profile barrister, John Quigley, Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, who is now the Attorney General for Western Australia, the High Court of Australia set aside the murder conviction against Andrew Mallard. Andrew Mallard was finally awarded $3.25 million compensation for wrongfully spending 12 years in prison for a murder Andrew Mallard did not commit.

Andrew Mallard was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the United States.

However, Andrew Mallard's family say they are devastated by his sudden death, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the United States.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-20/andrew-mallard-killed-in-hit-and-run-in-los-angeles/11032672

Andrew Mallard, wrongfully jailed for 12 years over WA murder, killed in hit-and-run crash in US
By Herlyn Kaur and staff - 20 Apr 2019

​A West Australian man who was wrongfully jailed for more than a decade has been killed in a hit-and-run crash in the United States.

WA Police have confirmed 56-year-old Andrew Mallard died in Los Angeles.
Mr Mallard was convicted of the brutal murder of Perth wife and mother Pamela Lawrence in 1995 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
He served 12 years in jail until the combined efforts of a journalist, politician and a team of high-profile, pro bono lawyers finally saw him exonerated.
In a statement, the family of Andrew Mallard said they were shocked to learn overnight of his sudden death.
Former journalist Colleen Egan, who played a role in obtaining the acquittal of Mr Mallard, said she was assisting the family with media queries.
"His mother, Grace Mallard, sister Jacqui and brother-in-law Wayne are all devastated by the news," she said in a statement.
"They are being assisted by the Australian consulate in the US."
The statement said Mr Mallard had been based in the UK and was travelling frequently to the US, where his fiancee lived, and was looking forward to getting married.
Family, friends mourn death
His sister Jacqui Mallard said the family was devastated his life was cut short.
"Those years were taken from him and now his life has been taken," she said.
In a statement, WA Attorney-General John Quigley told the ABC he was terribly saddened by the tragedy.

"It's just fortunate that he got to spend 13 years of freedom after so much time wrongfully imprisoned," Mr Quigley said.
"My thoughts are with Grace and Jacqui."
Los Angeles Police are investigating.


'They framed me for a murder I did not commit'
Mr Mallard spoke to ABC's Australian Story in 2010, describing the torment he endured during his incarceration.
"I was wrongfully imprisoned. There's a stigma that goes with that and still goes with that," he said.
"I know what they did to me and it's the truth. They framed me for a murder I did not commit."
Ms Egan had worked on the Mallard case for two years when she became convinced there had been a miscarriage of justice.
"There probably are still people out there who believe that Andrew did it. There probably always will be," Ms Egan said.
"It was just a cruel twist of fate that put him on a collision course with this inquiry and it was just a matter of fact that there were police who were willing o act dishonestly.
"There was a prosecutor willing to run a case that wasn't quite right, and there were three judges who refused to believe it when evidence was put in front of them, and they saw what the High Court saw."
Desperate in her efforts to find new evidence, she took a risk in seeking the assistance of then shadow attorney-general John Quigley, who had been the WA Police Union's lawyer for 25 years.
Soon Mr Quigley, with his intimate knowledge of policing practices, made a breakthrough, finding crucial evidence never revealed to the defence.
Mr Mallard's supporters were devastated three years later when, despite the new evidence, a fresh appeal to the WA Supreme Court failed. But they fought on.
It would be another two years before Mr Mallard's conviction was quashed by the High Court amid allegations of police and prosecution misconduct.

Claremont serial killings trial of Bradley Edwards hears of the final sighting of Sarah Spiers
By Andrea Mayes
4/12/2019

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/claremont-serial-killings-trial-of-bradley-edwards-hears-of-the-final-sighting-of-sarah-spiers/ar-BBXLGbk

ABC News Images The last man to see Sarah Spiers alive has told the Claremont serial killings trial about a young woman he spotted on a street corner apparently waiting for someone after calling a taxi, but when her taxi showed up, the driver said no trace of her could be seen.
Provided by ABC NEWS Bradley Edwards and Sarah Spiers, the first woman to go missing from Claremont. (ABC News

ABC News Images The last man to see Sarah Spiers alive has told the Claremont serial killings trial about a young woman he spotted on a street corner apparently waiting for someone after calling a taxi, but when her taxi showed up, the driver said no trace of her could be seen.

The last man to see Sarah Spiers alive has told the Claremont serial killings trial about a young woman he spotted on a street corner apparently waiting for someone after calling a taxi, but when her taxi showed up, the driver said no trace of her could be seen.

Bradley Edwards, 50, is on trial in the WA Supreme Court for the wilful murders of 18-year-old Ms Spiers, Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, who disappeared from the upmarket Perth entertainment district of Claremont between 1996 and 1997.
The bodies of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon were found in bushland some weeks after their disappearances, but Ms Spiers's body has never been found.
Alec Pannall, 47, who now works for Shell International in London, told the court he had been leaving popular nightclub Club Bay View in the early hours of January 27, 1996, when he noticed the young woman as he was being driven home.
Mr Pannall said she was near the corner of Stirling Highway and Stirling Street, outside the Body Club gymnasium, and leaning against a metre-high telecommunications post with her arms crossed.
"She looked as though she was waiting for someone," he said.
He described her as being "roughly 20 years old" and of slim build, and he observed her for 15-20 seconds as the car he was in waited at nearby traffic lights.

The taxi ride Spiers never took
His account came after taxi driver Jaroslav Krupnik, 70, told the court no one was present when he went to pick up a fare from the corner of Stirling Street and Stirling Highway around 2:00am on January 27, 1996.
Ms Spiers called for a taxi from that location at 2:06am, and last week her final phone call to Swan Taxis was played to the court, in which she told the operator in a young Australian-accented voice she wanted to go to Mosman Park.
Mr Krupnik, a Czech national, said no one was at the location when he arrived about two minutes after receiving the fare from the Swan Taxis computer system.
He said it had been a busy night and he was coming from the direction of Cottesloe, which is adjacent to Claremont.
"I not see anybody so I kept going," he said.
He then picked up two men and a woman from Club Bay View, where Ms Spiers had been socialising with friends before she left to get a cab, and headed back towards Stirling Highway to drop them in Mosman Park.
He passed the intersection again where he was meant to pick up the fare, and again did not see anyone.
"I was looking at the space but still nobody was there," he said.

Under cross-examination from defence counsel Paul Yovich SC, he admitted he did not have a thorough look for Ms Spiers because he knew he could easily get a fare from nearby Club Bay View if he could not see her.


Identifying the 'suspicious' Telstra driver


ABC News Images The last man to see Sarah Spiers alive has told the Claremont serial killings trial about a young woman he spotted on a street corner apparently waiting for someone after calling a taxi, but when her taxi showed up, the driver said no trace of her could be seen.
The court was also showed an identikit police sketch of man based on a description given to them by Julie-Anne Johnstone, who was also a patron at Club Bay View on the night Ms Spiers went missing and is part of the prosecution's so-called Telstra Living Witness project.

The project consists of a series of witnesses who reported seeing a lone man driving a white vehicle marked with Telstra insignia and behaving suspiciously in the Claremont and Cottesloe areas in 1996 and 1997.
Ms Johnstone, now 47, said the identikit sketch was of a man who was driving a white sedan with Telstra insignia when he stopped to stare at her as she waited on Stirling Highway for a taxi.
She had been at Club Bay View with friends, arriving around 1:00am, but had left on her own after about 40 minutes, exiting via the rear staircase and walking past a nearby Hungry Jack's to stand at a bus stop on the highway.

It was while she was standing there that the man pulled up in the car, which she described as looking like a Toyota Camry.
"It wasn't a wagon," she said.


It is the State's case that Edwards was driving one of two Telstra work vehicles he was allocated at the time — both station wagons, not sedans — when he abducted Ms Spiers, Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon.


One was a white Toyota Camry station wagon, which he drove between 1992 and 1996, and the other a white Holden Commodore station wagon he was allocated from April 29, 1996 to December 1998.


When the car stopped, Ms Johnstone "just assumed that the car was pulling up to pick someone up", but after it had remained there for 10–15 minutes, she turned to look at it.
The driver wound down the passenger side window, she said, and leaned over to stare at her silently for 10–30 seconds.
"I said 'what?' but there was no response," she said, and the car then drove off.

But Ms Johnstone said the man she saw had brown hair that was "a bit messy maybe" or possibly curly, styled longer at the back than the front, and facial hair.


But her description of the driver does not match the descriptions given by other witnesses in the Telstra Living Witness project who have given evidence to the court so far.
Annabelle Bushell, Jane Ouvaroff and Natalie Clements told the court of a clean-shaven man with a short, neat haircut driving a Telstra-branded station wagon or van.

Further witnesses from the Telstra Living Witness project are likely to give evidence today

 

Podcast: CLAREMONT: The Trial
Injuries Too Similar to Ignore
29 Jan 2020 · 35 min


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Forensic pathologist Dr Clive Cooke told the court during his fourth day on the stand that Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon suffered similar injuries on their necks and hands, and that they both likely died as a result of having their necks cut with a knife.
That information isn’t new to the trial, but as Tim Clarke explains in this episode, it’s significant because it’s the first time an expert witness has been asked - and explained - injuries inflicted on both women as a collective.
Criminal defence lawyer Damien Cripps joins the Claremont in Conversation team to discuss why this is significant, as well as throw some questions about the other piece of evidence that Dr Cooke also provided today - that there’s no evidence to suggest that Ciara Glennon was sexually assaulted before her murder.
As Damien and Tim explain, if the prosecution are going to present the similarities in the two murder cases, the defence would likely highlight the differences in the murders with the other cases the accused Claremont Serial Killer Bradley Edwards has admitted to.
Namely, that Bradley Edwards has admitted to two sexual attacks - the Huntingdale attack and the Karrakatta rape - and witnesses over the last two days have told the court there’s no evidence to suggest Jane or Ciara were sexually assaulted before their murders.

Join Natalie Bonjolo, Damien Cripps and Tim Clarke as they take you through day 34 of the Claremont Serial Killings trial.
They’ll also answer some of your questions you’ve sent in to the
 claremontpodcast@wanews.com.au email.
For more on the Claremont Serial Killings trial, head to https://thewest.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings

​​ The Claremont serial killings trial of Bradley Edwards may come down to two tiny fingernail scraps
By Andrea Mayes
8th February 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-08/tiny-scraps-of-fingernail-hold-key-to-claremont-killings-trial/11943168

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

Forensic police examine the bush crime scene where Ciara Glennon's body was found. (ABC News)

Defence lawyer Paul Yovich is looking to exploit weaknesses in the DNA evidence. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)

They are tiny scraps cut from the fingernails of a murdered lawyer that have been stored in a freezer for more than two decades — and they are at the heart of the Claremont serial killings case.
Ciara Glennon is one of three young women who went out with friends at night in the western Perth suburb of Claremont in 1996 and 1997 and never came home again.
It is the prosecution's case that they were murdered by Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards, who allegedly roamed the streets of the wealthy suburb looking for his victims.
The bodies of Ms Glennon and Jane Rimmer were discovered weeks after their disappearances, but teenage receptionist Sarah Spiers has never been found.
Ms Glennon's body was found in bushland on Perth's northern fringe 19 days after she vanished, on April 3, 1997.
Defence lawyer Paul Yovich is looking to exploit weaknesses in the DNA evidence. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)

hey are tiny scraps cut from the fingernails of a murdered lawyer that have been stored in a freezer for more than two decades — and they are at the heart of the Claremont serial killings case.

Ciara Glennon is one of three young women who went out with friends at night in the western Perth suburb of Claremont in 1996 and 1997 and never came home again.
It is the prosecution's case that they were murdered by Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards, who allegedly roamed the streets of the wealthy suburb looking for his victims.
The bodies of Ms Glennon and Jane Rimmer were discovered weeks after their disappearances, but teenage receptionist Sarah Spiers has never been found.
Ms Glennon's body was found in bushland on Perth's northern fringe 19 days after she vanished, on April 3, 1997.


Childcare assistant Ms Rimmer was also found in bushland, this time south of the city, on August 3, 1996 — a full 55 days after she was last seen.

The key piece of evidence
The passage of time wrought significant destruction on the women's bodies, especially given they were left out in the elements, limiting the amount of evidence that could be recovered from them.
Of all the samples taken from the two bodies, it is just two minute samples of Ms Glennon's fingernails — one of which was initially labelled "debris only, not suitable for analysis" — on which the case against Edwards largely rests.
In her opening address at the marathon trial, which is expected to last at least another four months, prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo SC outlined why those fingernail snippets were so important.

Edwards, she said, was able to "lure" Ms Glennon into his car or she "was abducted by him in a blitz attack".
"He went on to subdue and incapacitate her and, the state says, to murder her in bushland in Eglinton in the early hours of that morning," Ms Barbagallo said.
She characterised the attack as one of "ruthless efficiency".
But there is significant evidence that Ms Glennon fought for her life, the prosecution says, in a desperate struggle that was to lead investigators to Edwards.
Did a fight for her life lead police to her killer?

As well as significant neck and head injuries, Ms Glennon suffered what has been characterised in court as classic self-defence injuries to her right forearm.
These were deep wounds that cut to the bone, likely to have been inflicted with a knife that forensic pathologist Clive Cooke said indicated she had her hands raised in a defensive position, trying to ward off her attacker.
During that ultimately futile fight for her survival, Ms Glennon was "scratching and clawing" at Edwards, Ms Barbagallo argued, tearing off her left thumbnail in the process and damaging the nail on the ring finger of her right hand.
This was particularly noticeable, she said, because of the "beautifully manicured" state of the rest of her nails.
Crucially, what was captured "on or under or around" her nails was parts of her killer's DNA, Ms Barbagallo said.

Forensic evidence subject to intense scrutiny

How the fingernail samples came to be taken, how they were stored for nearly two decades, and how the DNA was extracted and analysed by forensic laboratories in Australia and overseas has been the subject of intense questioning of witnesses over the past fortnight in the WA Supreme Court, where Edwards is on trial for the three murders.

The trial has heard how the fingernails were first cut in the state mortuary during Ms Glennon's post-mortem examination, how they were labelled and stored in the freezer at PathWest, the state pathology laboratory, and how sub-samples were extracted from the nails for testing.
Details of what the PathWest scientists were wearing as they worked on tiny fragments of nail, the brand of cleaner they used to scrub down the laboratory benches before beginning work, and the names and results of the highly specialised DNA extraction tests they performed were all detailed.
Witnesses have been asked to pore over forms, case files and other paperwork relating to the tests undertaken on the samples, what was discovered and what notations on the files were made, by whom, when and why.
The level of detail has been at times mind-numbingly banal and yet, at the same time, absolutely essential for the triple-murder trial because in the end so much rests on two samples — AJM 40 and 42.

Why two fingernail fragments are so important

These little pieces of fingernail from Ms Glennon's left thumb and left middle finger are the only places where traces of Edwards's DNA were found on either the body of Ms Glennon or that of Ms Rimmer.
There is no other genetic material linking Edwards to the murders.
Edwards himself does not contest the fact that the DNA is his, but he does contest how it got there, which is why there has been so much emphasis on the treatment of the fingernail samples.
It wasn't until more than a decade after her murder that male DNA was detected on the nails, after a number of samples relating to Ms Glennon — including AJM 40 and 42 — were sent to the UK for advanced DNA testing not available in Australia at the time.

The two critical samples had been stored at PathWest in sterile, yellow-topped plastic containers ever since they were clipped from Ms Glennon's body as it lay in the state mortuary on April 4, 1997.
Until it was sent to the UK, AJM 42 had only been opened twice.
Extracts were taken in 1997 and subjected to a barrage of DNA tests at PathWest, and the little container was opened again in 2004 when its contents were transferred to a plastic tube and sent to New Zealand.
AJM 40, in contrast, was not opened at all until it went to the UK and was "pristine", according to Ms Barbagallo, having been marked "not suitable for analysis".

Chinks in the DNA argument

Five PathWest scientists have so far taken the stand at the trial, as well as a senior scientist from the New Zealand laboratory, and all have been grilled about the measures they took to minimise the chance of contamination while handing the samples.
Even under the pressure of cross-examination, the scientists have been precise and measured when answering questions, at pains to explain the meticulous way they went about their work on the case.
But defence lawyer Paul Yovich SC has found some chinks in their armour.
This week it was revealed that four control samples — part of a batch sent by PathWest to a laboratory in New Zealand — were found to contain DNA when they shouldn't have.
While forensic biologist Sally Ann Harbison testified this had not affected the AJM 42 sample in any way, the revelation served to cast doubt on PathWest's processes.

Mr Yovich revealed Macro Task Force detectives investigating the Claremont murders had asked senior PathWest scientist Martin Blooms be taken off the case after he wrongly told them a DNA test had been conducted on Ms Rimmer's watch when it had not.
The incident also had no apparent material effect on the case — the prosecution accused Mr Yovich of "muckraking" — but it alluded to the integrity of PathWest, its staff and its
procedures.
Mr Yovich's aim in the trial is to cast enough reasonable doubt on the prosecution's evidence that his client cannot safely be convicted.
Whether he succeeds will not be known for many months.

The Swan Taxi job record from January 27, 1996, indicating Sarah Spiers had called from a phone booth and was waiting to be picked up from the corner of Stirling Road and Stirling Highway.

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

Col. L Fletcher Prouty: Secret Team - Covert Operations & Their Consequences - PT 3 of 4

An aerial photograph of Eglinton in 1997 where Ciara Glennon's body was found off Pipidinny Road.

Claremont serial killings: WA Police quiz new people, request DNA samples
JOHN FLINT - PerthNow - December 27, 2014 

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/claremont-serial-killings-wa-police-quiz-new-people-request-dna-samples-ng-bc48350f2d83ae30f2f574c948331e82
COLD case detectives investigating the Claremont serial killings are reaching out to new people, asking them to fill out a questionnaire and provide DNA.
Pensioner Noel Geoffrey Coward was interviewed on December 18 at Curtin House by two detectives from the Special Crime Squad.
But Mr Coward is not a person of interest in the case. For many years he has been urging police to look closely at a former taxi driver he brought to their attention after the abduction and murder of Ciara Glennon in 1997.
Mr Coward is unsure why detectives wanted him to fill out the questionnaire or why they wanted his DNA.
He said one of the detectives explained it was part of “a process of elimination” and they were making the same approach to many more people whose names were on file.
He said the special crime squad had gone to some effort to locate him and arrange the interview.
WA Police would not comment on Mr Coward’s account of the interview.
Detective-Inspector Casey Prins of the special crime squad provided a brief statement to The Sunday Times. He said: “Claremont (Macro) is an ongoing investigation, hence inquiries will continue to be made.
“WA Police remain committed to resolving these and other significant offences.”
The statement is identical to one issued by Insp Prins in 2012 when the media reported on another man who was interviewed.

Mr Coward said he told the two detectives he wouldn’t fill out the questionnaire or let them have his DNA.
“Primarily (that was) because I don’t trust them,” he said. “And because they had not, in my opinion, investigated the original evidence I supplied.

“(The detective) said he could not show me (the questionnaire) unless I complied and filled it out.”
Mr Coward said the detectives then tried to convince him that the former taxi driver was “not their man” and that he had been last interviewed by police in 2011. Mr Coward is known to The Sunday Times because he brought his suspicions about the taxi driver to the newspaper in 2001.
At the time, the Macro task force, set up to investigate the killings, was focused on an introverted public servant who lived with his parents in Cottesloe.
The then prime suspect was the target of around-the-clock surveillance.
WA Police were criticised in intervening years for being too narrowly focused at the time.
Mr Coward believes police failed in the early years to properly investigate the former taxi driver, who he claims was in Claremont at the precise time Ciara Glennon went missing, and was driving his taxi on the nights the other murder victims, Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer, vanished from the entertainment precinct.
Mr Coward said there was other evidence he passed to the police that should have raised a flag about the man.
In 2001, police claimed the taxi driver’s explanation for his movements on the night of Ciara Glennon’s disappearance checked out.
Then-police commissioner Barry Matthews got involved after a university professor and a former senator, both friends of Mr Coward, sought a meeting with Mr Matthews, suggesting Mr Coward’s information was not being treated seriously enough. Mr Matthews told the pair that the taxi driver had been interviewed twice and his taxi logs had been checked.
The former taxi driver told The Sunday Times in 2001 that he’d only been interviewed once, when he, along with other taxi drivers volunteered a saliva sample at the East Fremantle vehicle inspection pound. He denied any involvement in the killings.

The special crime squad uses new forensic and investigative techniques to help crack cold cases.


Former senior UK and NSW detective Robin Napper suggested the questionnaire might be for scientific content analysis, a technique used by police to detect concealed information. “It’s a linguistic technique used to find people who are lying in written word,” he said.

Claremont serial killings trial: Omissions cause ‘extremely unsatisfactory’ delay in trial of Bradley Robert Edwards
Rebecca Le May - AAP
February 10, 2020 
Podcast_CLAREMONT: The Trial - A Gift for Ciara's Birthday
00:00 / 30:32

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/claremont-serial-killings/claremont-serial-killings-trial-omissions-cause-extremely-unsatisfactory-delay-in-trial-of-bradley-robert-edwards-ng-b881458081z
Podcast_CLAREMONT: The Trial - A Gift for Ciara's Birthday
00:00 / 30:32


The judge overseeing the Claremont serial killings trial says it’s “extremely unsatisfactory” the epic proceedings has been delayed due to disclosure shortfalls.
Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo told Supreme Court of WA Justice Stephen Hall on Monday the trial could not proceed for at least two days because about one lever arch file of PathWest documentation hadn’t been shown to the defence.


Bradley Robert Edwards’ lead lawyer, Paul Yovich, said he had been handed a hard drive amounting to more than 830 pages of documents about five minutes before the day’s hearing started.
Ms Barbagallo said some 400 pages had not previously been disclosed, but the rest had.
“We are mindful of keeping this trial on track,” she said.

The delay interrupts the testimony of PathWest forensic scientist Aleksander Bagdonavicius, who on Friday told the court testing of a crucial fingernail sample from the third victim Ciara Glennon in the early 2000s showed a “trace of male DNA“, but it was not a strong result so no further testing was recommended.
After Mr Bagdonavicius finished giving evidence for the day, Justice Hall noted that testimony seemingly contradicted previous evidence by PathWest forensic scientist Anna-Marie Ashley, who said no male DNA was found.
Mr Bagdonavicius was relying on file notes and was going to be asked to clarify on Monday, when Justice Hall said the apparent inconsistency “might be that he’s misunderstood the documentation”.
We are mindful of keeping this trial on track.
The court has previously heard male DNA was not found until 2008, when a UK laboratory combined the fingernail sample with another taken from Ms Glennon’s thumbnail and uncovered Edwards’ DNA.
The former Telstra technician, 51, does not dispute it is his, but says he doesn’t know how it got there, with his lawyers suggesting contamination in a laboratory.
Justice Hall also said on Monday Ms Barbagallo must provide an explanation as to how PathWest failed to disclose the material, and defence counsel Paul Yovich said he sympathised with her position.
Bradley Robert Edwards. Credit: Anne Barnetson/The West Australian
“She’s working extremely hard in the time she has,” Mr Yovich said.
He said he was conscious of the need to keep the trial on track, but proper disclosure should not be compromised by rushing and if an extra day’s adjournment was needed “so be it”.
Edwards denies murdering Ms Glennon, 27, Sarah Spiers, 18, and Jane Rimmer, 23, in 1996 and 1997, but has pleaded guilty to five other

Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996 - 1997, Perth, Western Australia - #6
Discussion in 'Serial Killers' started by sillybilly, Oct 11, 2016

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crabstick said: ↑
Kerry turned was found 40km away and the CSK girls were found 40km away
A dark blue Datsum 260Z? Im not discounting Donald Morey. He strangled a prostitute. Donald Morey about the right age with all the skill sets to carry out this crime.
This whole crime fits his capacity.

crabstickFormer Member
If the police have someone in prison, they have them in prison. They may just sit and wait until the person is leaving prison with the exponential evidence that comes forward while they are in prison.
I guess the question is, where is Sarah McMahon??? Is she buried out east somewhere?
Man was 'too interested' in missing girl: sister
WAToday.com

crabstick, Oct 20, 2016
crabstickFormer Member

Middle Swan, Middle Swan Both McMahon, and Anderson are quite tall girls in their day. Hospitality again. Cutler was in hospitality.
The 25th of January 2000, is a date that will never be forgotten by the family of Deborah Michelle ANDERSON.
Discovered in a burnt out motor vehicle parked outside Marant’s Deli Lunch Bar at the Middle Swan Shopping Centre, Deborah’s incinerated body was discovered after several triple 0 calls were made to FESA about the grim finding.
Engulfed in flames, the small white 1990 Ford Laser hatchback with Deborah’s body inside triggered a full scale homicide investigation involving Midland Detectives, the Major Crime Squad, Arson Squad and the Forensic Division.
Born in Perth on the 20th of August 1975, Deborah moved to the United Kingdom in 1990 to be with her mother, returning nine years later in August 1999 to re-unite with her father and commence a cooking course at the Australian School of Tourism and Hotel Management.
https://www.crimestopperswa.com.au/open-cases/deborah-anderson/

David John Caporn-Former Assistant Western Australian Police Commissioner stated in  Television Interview that he thinks about Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and CIara Glennon everyday ... but spent years accusing the wrong people of the Claremont Serial Abductions and Killings ...

Telstra-issued work trousers from around the 1990s period. State prosecutors argue the fibres pulled from tape lifts by forensics officers match the same brand of pants.