This Crime has had massive Interest and the previous threads became quite large and slow to load for some people, as they contain large amounts of photos and video. Take your time to have a look through them.You better grab a coffee or 4.They will open in another window when you click on them.
Original First Post (26/04/12) here
Second updated Post (14/05/12) here
Overnight Update 2.20am
I hear a breakthrough was made overnight, and you might say the pressure has become too much for some…………………
Also some significant words from the Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson earlier folks, I think the snowball is rolling and getting massive…Damn its 2.10 am and I won’t be able to sleep, I hope some cowardly, gutless, weak, conniving, filthy, dishonest, murdering folk get taken away in the morning. They will cheer in the streets if it does. Go you Queenslanders…
ALLISON Baden-Clay was an innocent whose tragic story captured the hearts of Queenslanders, Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday.
As police continue to scour for clues in the hunt for Mrs Baden-Clay’s killer, the commissioner said her heartbreaking death had struck a chord with the public.
“This is clearly a case with significant public interest.”
Mr Atkinson said the intense public interest in Mrs Baden-Clay could be due to the fact that she was a true victim.
“It is dreadful that a mother of three young children has been taken from them,” he said.
“I think in this case there is an innocence about Allison Baden-Clay, there is something that triggers the public.
Mrs Baden-Clay was reported missing about 7am and just a few hours later her suburb was overrun with police.
It was the start of a frantic search involving hundreds of police and State Emergency Services volunteers.
A passing canoeist eventually spotted her body under the Kholo Creek bridge.
Mr Atkinson said police responded swiftly and in large numbers for a reason.
“There were alarm bells from the moment she was reported missing,” he said.
Mr Atkinson said some cases needed immediate attention.
“As soon as he (her husband) reported her missing there was concern,” he said. “When it comes to women and children, if you don’t move quickly you might miss something.”
The Police Commissioner chose to not even use Coward Clays name…
Sadly tomorrow already marks four weeks of heartache since mother-of-three Allison Baden-Clay disappeared but the floral tributes being laid at her Brookfield home and at the Kholo Creek Bridge near where her body was found only grow in number.
More than 20 detectives yesterday continued their methodical hunt to find Mrs Baden-Clay’s killer from a major incident room first erected at the Indooroopilly Police Station almost a month ago, shortly after the 43-year-old was reported missing by her husband at 7.30am on Friday, April 20, 2012.
It is understood detectives are scouring hundreds of witness statements and are still interviewing widely as they wait for final toxicology results.
Police earlier this week declared that members of the Brookfield community should not fear for their safety, adding they believed Mrs Baden-Clay’s killer was someone she knew.
The community celebrates the annual Brookfield Show this weekend.
Residents of Lintrose Tce at Karalee, on the opposite side of the Brisbane River to where Mrs Baden-Clay’s body was found, said yesterday that they only wished they had heard something that could help the police investigation.
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Many of the properties on the street front the river and have a direct view of the mud bank where Mrs Baden-Clay’s body was discovered.
One neighbour denied rumours that residents living in the area heard a “splash” in the days after Mrs Baden-Clay was reported missing.
“You can hear the traffic on the bridge, definitely, and you probably could hear something if it was quiet but no one along here did,” he said. “It’s awful. I wish we could (help).”
Anyone with information which could help the police investigation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Does this intersection hold the clue to the Baden-Clay murder?
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The police are rightly playing their cards close to their chest in the Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation.
Did the killer drive through the Kenmore roundabout at the corner of Moggill Road and Brookfield Road on the night of the murder between 11.30pm on Thursday 19 April 2012 and 4:00am the following morning?
Was Allison still alive in the killer’s car at that time or did she die later?
Even if the killer did traverse this route, the camera may not have captured that exact moment. Take a look at the above image from the position of the Department of Transport and Main Roads CCTV traffic camera at that location. The camera points east towards Indooroopilly, meaning that a vehicle turning right from Brookfield Road into Moggill Road would be in view of the camera for a maximum of just over 1 second., perhaps a fraction less.
With the camera updating public images only every 60 seconds, the chances of capturing a particular vehicle at any specific time of the day or night would be at long odds. A vehicle on Moggill Road travelling eastbound from the direction of Moggill, turning left into Brookfield Road would not be captured at all.
This camera may hold the key clue to the murder
Equally, the killer may have avoided being captured on this CCTV installation by the barest of seconds.
Either way, the Brisbane community rumour mill is now in feverish overdrive that the police will wrap up this case very soon with residents in homes, workplaces and street corners openly opinionating their views.
Like the unsolved Betty Shanks murder in Brisbane in 1952, the Baden-Clay murder will be etched into the minds of the people of Brisbane for generations to come.
The on-going tangled web of circumstantial evidence will slowly but surely point to the killer whose days of freedom can probably be counted on a single hand.
It is not too hard to predict what will happen from here.
The eventual suspect in the murder of Allison Baden-Clay is likely to be taken for serious questioning to the Indooroopilly Police Station on Moggill Road opposite Indooroopily Shopping Centre and, subject to a successful prosecution for murder in the Supreme Court, remain incarcerated from that moment for the next 20 years or even longer, given the gravity of this horrendous crime.
D-Day approaching for killer
With a team of more than 20 detectives moving forward with their investigation and final post mortem tests becoming available, “D”-Day is about to arrive for Allison Baden-Clay’s killer.
Police have already publicly announced that she may have known her killer.
The team of homicide detectives is playing a masterful game to flush out the killer, drip feeding small tidbits of key information to the media which must be driving the killer insane.
With each small piece of carefully released information, such as the 2 cars seen at Kholo Creek where the body was found, the killer must be frantic to speak to any accomplices to refine their story – something near impossible with police wire taps and electronic surveillance certain to be in place.
The time must be just about up for this killer.
The arrest and subsequent trial is likely to be one of the most-sensational ever witnessed in Queensland.
- Baden-Clay murder hunt cops focus on road clue (news.com.au)
- How much longer till the police pounce on Baden-Clay killer? (aussiecriminals.com.au)
- Body found in creek is Allison Baden-Clay (news.com.au)
- Baden-Clay murder clue: Witness saw two cars (news.com.au)
- What has happened to missing mother Allison Baden-Clay? (aussiecriminals.wordpress.com)
- Police ask: Did two people kill mum Allison? (news.com.au)
- BADEN-CLAY MURDER: Allison ‘knew killer’, police set for arrest (news.com.au)
- Baden-Clay killer may have had help (news.ninemsn.com.au)
- Roundabout witness may have clues (news.ninemsn.com.au)
- Police await Baden-Clay toxicology tests (news.ninemsn.com.au)
- Gerard Baden-Clay arrives at police station (news.com.au)