In Perspective, A Visual Look Through The Lens!


PLEASE NOTE NONE OF THESE PHOTOS MAYBE COPIED,SHARED,DOWNLOADED WITHOUT OBTAINING MY EXPRESS PERMISSION. ANY BREACH OF THIS IS A BREACH OF COPYRIGHT, I HAVE NO HESITATION IN PURSUING ANY SUCH BREACHES! ALL PHOTOS REGISTERED TO GERRYROCKS

As a pro photographer, I wanted to visit Allison’s memorial, pay my respect, see her final resting place and the house in which she lived. The purpose of these photos is give some perspective to those who are unable to visit her memorial site, resting place. Also to show the layout of exterior of the home (at a distance). At no stage were any photos of the home taken on the property itself.

These images are taken in good faith, with no malice, disrespect intended.

Thanks again to Robbo for allowing me post these!

CCTV Camera at Moggill Rd and Brookfield Rd Roundabout

CCTV Camera at Moggill Rd and Brookfield Rd Roundabout

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View of CCTV cameras at roundabout taken from Brookfield Rd.  No CCTV camera pointed at Brookfield RD. Both cameras only focused on Moggill Rd

View of CCTV cameras at roundabout taken from Brookfield Rd. No CCTV camera pointed at Brookfield RD. Both cameras only focused on Moggill Rd

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Right side of Kholo Creek Bridge (City direction my back). More accessible on this side than the left side of the bridge.  Allison's body was located under the bridge and to the left as you look from here.

Right side of Kholo Creek Bridge (City direction my back). More accessible on this side than the left side of the bridge. Allison’s body was located under the bridge and to the left as you look from here.

 

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This is to highlight how steep the path is from the top. PLEASE TAKE CARE IF YOU INTEND TO VISIT. The ground is soft under foot and you can easily slip and tumble

This is to highlight how steep the path is from the top. PLEASE TAKE CARE IF YOU INTEND TO VISIT. The ground is soft under foot and you can easily slip and tumble

Allison's final resting place.  You can see the concrete slab in the bottom left of the picture. There is a drop off of about 2 meters. It would be easy for someone to push a body from off the ledge, imo.

Allison’s final resting place. You can see the concrete slab in the bottom left of the picture. There is a drop off of about 2 meters. It would be easy for someone to push a body from off the ledge, imo.

This photo is taken with the pillar of the bridge on my immediate left.  Testimony was given that her body was inside the pillar if you drew a straight line down from the top. When you stand next to the pillar and look up you will realize that its almost impossible for the body to have been dropped over to top of the bridge (to have been found where it was). This just my opinion.

This photo is taken with the pillar of the bridge on my immediate left. Testimony was given that her body was inside the pillar if you drew a straight line down from the top. When you stand next to the pillar and look up you will realize that its almost impossible for the body to have been dropped over to top of the bridge (to have been found where it was). This just my opinion.

This is taken to the left of the pillar (left hand side of the bridge). I have tried to show  the drop off from the cement ledge I refered to in earlier photo.  Her body was found to the right of this pillar again just to give some perspective.

This is taken to the left of the pillar (left hand side of the bridge). I have tried to show the drop off from the cement ledge I refered to in earlier photo. Her body was found to the right of this pillar again just to give some perspective.

This is taken with the left pillar to my back looking back up to the pathway on the right.

This is taken with the left pillar to my back looking back up to the pathway on the right.

This is the view looking up the left side (as you face it on road level) of the bridge.

This is the view looking up the left side (as you face it on road level) of the bridge.

Give some perspective as to distance between the riverbed and the top of the bridge.

Give some perspective as to distance between the riverbed and the top of the bridge.

This is the view from the concrete ledge (In between the pillars). The photo doesn't do itself justice to show  the drop off.

This is the view from the concrete ledge (In between the pillars). The photo doesn’t do itself justice to show the drop off.

This is the right hand pillar of the bridge

This is the right hand pillar of the bridge

This is from the right pillar on my left looking back up towards the path.

This is from the right pillar on my left looking back up towards the path.

Taken in between both pillars, a few meters back from the concrete drop.

Taken in between both pillars, a few meters back from the concrete drop.

Again just highlighting the steepness

Again just highlighting the steepness

The view from the right pillar looking towards the left side of the bridge

The view from the right pillar looking towards the left side of the bridge

Use this photo looking at the top of the sign and the next photo to give you an idea of the steepness given the height of the sign

Use this photo looking at the top of the sign and the next photo to give you an idea of the steepness given the height of the sign

Sign at the top beside the pathway

Sign at the top beside the pathway

Dry dead shrubbery on the far left of the path as you are walking up to top. It's plausible that you might grab hold of these branches so as to not slip (help pull you up) the slope.

Dry dead shrubbery on the far left of the path as you are walking up to top. It’s plausible that you might grab hold of these branches so as to not slip (help pull you up) the slope.

Following on from previous photo the dead dry shrubbery on the left of the pathway as you climb back to the top.

Following on from previous photo the dead dry shrubbery on the left of the pathway as you climb back to the top.

View from road level of left hand side of bridge (direction of City to your back)

View from road level of left hand side of bridge (direction of City to your back)

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Street level (City direction to my back)

 

Alison Baden-Clay Investigation-Police interview owners of same type of cars


In what one would imagine is a due process of tracking down all the similar cars in make and model and establish their whereabouts on the day(s) in question. One would imagine this could be very important down the track at a trial, where any decent defence would attempt to raise doubt about the cars. Here is a piece from the Courier Mail that came in overnight.

Please read this before you go on to read the rest and comment though folks!

I would personally like to make a plea to those of you who choose to make comments, to do so with due consideration to the circumstances surrounding this case and the 3 wonderful little girls lives have been destroyed.

WE all want answers and certainly Justice for Allison Baden-Clay and her family and we can honour her memory by trying to stay respectful of each other on here, whether or not you have formed an opinion on who is the guilty and who are not. Lots of ordinary folks like me and you have dedicated a lot of time to sit down and share themselves so we can have a collective place to delve into the who, where’s and whys of such a terrible crime.

WE are not judge or jury, that is obvious, and each and every one of you is entitled to say what you think, all I’m asking is NO PERSONAL ATTACKS, agree to disagree, and if it needs to be, just do not interact with a commenter you feel uneasy or judged by. You are welcome to contact me with any concerns as I will be stamping my foot down on the type of personal attack that sends valued contributors away and anyone found with multiple names/pseudonyms or resigns as a “New person” will be BANNED… I can see NO legite reason to pretend to be another (new) contributer etc. behave and you can be who you are simple…

Sound fair?

Thanks…Robbo

Previous threads can be found using the links below

Original First Post (26/04/12) here

Second updated Post (14/05/12)  here

Third Updated Post  (17/05/12) here

Fourth Updated Post (20th may 2012) here

Fifth Updated Post  (23/05/12) here

Sixth Updated Post (26/05/12) here

UPDATE THIS AFTERNOON 28/05/12

Police chief defends Allison Baden-Clay investigation

May 28, 2012 2:07PM

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson

QUEENSLAND’S police commissioner has defended detectives investigating the murder of Allison Baden-Clay, saying it’s important they are thorough.

It’s been more than five weeks since 43-year-old mother Allison Baden-Clay disappeared from her Brookfield home on April 20.

Her body was discovered on a creek bank 10 days later and toxicology results are expected to arrive this week.

No one has been charged and police refuse to say if they have any suspects.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson defended the slow-moving investigation, pointing out that it took eight years before there was a breakthrough in the Daniel Morcombe case.

“When you’re an investigator … you have to get it right. You don’t get a second chance,” he told reporters in Brisbane today.
“Everything that they do has got to be done properly in a considered way to gain all the evidence possible before they make a move.”

He was confident in the ability of investigators, whose commitment to catching the killer was “unwavering”.

“We will continue without in any sense easing off in terms of our efforts in the intensity of this investigation,” Mr Atkinson said.

“When and if we decide to prosecute anyone we have to make sure that we’ve got that as right as we can and we’ve done all we can in that space beforehand.”

Reports suggesting delays in the return of forensic results were a misunderstanding, he added.

“My understanding is that from the investigators’ point of view we’re in fact fine with the way this has been progressed,” he said.

POLICE are questioning western suburbs residents with cars similar to those driven by Gerard Baden-Clay about their movements on the night the real-estate identity’s wife disappeared.

The Courier-Mail understands one local woman, who owns a silver Holden Captiva, was questioned at the weekend on whether she had driven through the Kenmore roundabout at the intersection of Moggill and Brookfield roads on Thursday, April 19 – the night Mrs Baden-Clay was last seen alive.

In an apparent bid to clarify reported sightings and rule out various vehicles in the area, the woman was also asked whether she had recently pulled her car over to the side of Mt Crosby Rd.

Mrs Baden-Clay’s body was discovered on April 30 by a canoeist on the banks of Kholo Creek under the Mt Crosby Rd bridge at Anstead.

The mother-of-three was reported missing by her husband at 7.30am on April 20, after she failed to return from a late-night walk.

Police initially appealed for information from anyone who saw either of the family cars – a silver Holden Captiva or a white Toyota Prado – on the night Mrs Baden-Clay disappeared.

They later made repeated pleas for anyone who had driven through the Kenmore roundabout on April 19 between 11.30pm and 4am the following day to contact them.

On Thursday, May 10, police went to the roundabout and stopped cars between those same times looking for people who might be able to assist with their investigation.

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The Allison Baden-Clay Murder Investigation
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Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation hampered by delays in forensics


UPDATE A NEW THREAD HAS BEEN STARTED HERE FOLKS

Previous threads can be found using the links below

Original First Post (26/04/12) here

Second updated Post (14/05/12)  here

Third Updated Post  (17/05/12) here

Fourth Updated Post (20th may 2012) here

Fifth Updated Post  (23/05/12) here

News has been scarce folks, but here is the latest, and a fresh start for new comments…

update 9.30am 27/05/12

Gerard Baden-Clay and his father, Nigel Baden-Clay, embrace yesterday while his mother Elaine looks on

THE future of Gerard Baden-Clay’s troubled real estate agency is uncertain after his office was put up for lease and his staff left the business amid ongoing fallout from the death of his wife Allison.

Mr Baden-Clay’s large Century 21 Westside office at Taringa was offered for lease, along with naming rights to the building, through the Knight Frank property agency last week. Key sales staff have left over the past fortnight and the franchise’s website has removed references to the remaining team, listing only three homes for sale.

According to friends, Mr Baden-Clay was left with no salespeople and the business has only office and rental staff who have been assisted by his parents, Nigel and Elaine.

Mr Baden-Clay removed a trailer full of goods from the business yesterday. His lawyer declined to comment and the building’s owner could not be contacted.

Century 21 owner Charles Tarbey said he was waiting to learn the fate of the Westside franchise but Mr Baden-Clay was yet to seek required approvals to move.

“Because team members have left and the office has been offered for lease, all indications are he may be relocating the business,” Mr Tarbey said.

Speaking about the case for the first time, Mr Tarbey revealed that he spoke to Mr Baden-Clay “a couple of times” after his franchisee’s wife Allison disappeared: “Everybody at this point needs to be scrutinised until it is resolved. Gerard needs to be scrutinised like everybody else.”

In one conversation when police were still searching for his wife, Mr Baden-Clay reportedly told Mr Tarbey: “I’m doing everything I can to make sure they have all the information they need to find Allison.” Mr Tarbey was critical of speculation online about how Mrs Baden-Clay may have died. One website, he said, had published thousands of comments, including unsubstantiated and possibly defamatory posts.

“People on blogs are saying some horrible things which is impacting on many people,” Mr Tarbey said.

He said Mr Baden-Clay’s affair with former staffer Toni McHugh – revealed in last week’s Sunday Mail as central to investigations – was at odds with the way he was viewed within the franchise network.

Police investigating the case from a major incident room at Indooroopilly are awaiting toxicology results due back within a week.

UPDATE 4.10PM 26/05/12

THERE are no delays in forensic tests being run in one of Queensland’s biggest murder cases, Queensland Health says.

Senior director of Forensic and Scientific Services, Greg Shaw, says forensic examinations in the Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation have been given the highest priority.

The announcement comes after The Courier-Mail today reported lengthy delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.
However, Mr Shaw said he expects to have final toxicology results within “the next week”. Hopefully that will rubber-stamp the arrest warrants

“Queensland Health understands the importance of closure for the family of the deceased and is treating this case with priority.”

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”  freedom is such an over rated thing until you do not have your own, enjoy your weekend killer(s)

The Murder Investigation of Allison Baden-Clay (and others I imagine) is being hampered by delays in forensic testing.Not good enough in 2012…

LENGTHY delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

As family and friends of Allison Baden-Clay still await details of her murder and the cause of death, the State Government says it will look at ways of fast-tracking the process.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”

The Baden-Clay murder

4WD clue in Baden-Clay murder hunt

Allison Baden-Clay’s funeral

Police visit husband as hunt continues

Body confirmed as Allison Baden-Clay

Mr Atkinson again appealed to the public for any information about Mrs Baden-Clay’s disappearance from her Brookfield home on April 20 and discovery of her body at Kholo Creek crossing in Brisbane’s west 10 days later.

For friends and family of Mrs Baden-Clay, the wait for justice is weighing them down.

Her parents Geoff and Priscilla Dickie said they wanted closure and were grateful for support from police, emergency officers and community.

“It is with broken hearts that we write to thank the many hundreds of people who have supported us throughout the last five weeks as our world changed forever,” the family said in a statement.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said there had been constant problems with backlogs during the past 20 years at the John Tonge Centre – the mortuary for Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services – and other facilities where testing takes place outside of Queensland.

“Time frames are enormous. In the past, it’s been years,” he said.

“A lot of that has been because money is being used in other areas and that’s what we’re all about, making sure the pointy end of policing is resourced properly.”

Police Union president Ian Leavers said delays by Queensland Health in forensic testing of vital evidence could hamper investigations.

“I’ve seen cases where forensic testing analysis has taken over a year between when police have sent off evidence to be analysed and when results arrive back,” he said.

“Clearly it’s not the fault of the scientists charged with administering the forensic and DNA tests as they’re working as fast as they can. However, there’s simply not enough of them to meet the demand.”

Anyone with information on the murder of Mrs Baden-Clay can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation hampered by delays in forensics


UPDATE A NEW THREAD HAS BEEN STARTED HERE FOLKS

Previous threads can be found using the links below

Original First Post (26/04/12) here

Second updated Post (14/05/12)  here

Third Updated Post  (17/05/12) here

Fourth Updated Post (20th may 2012) here

Fifth Updated Post  (23/05/12) here

News has been scarce folks, but here is the latest, and a fresh start for new comments…

update 9.30am 27/05/12

Gerard Baden-Clay and his father, Nigel Baden-Clay, embrace yesterday while his mother Elaine looks on

THE future of Gerard Baden-Clay’s troubled real estate agency is uncertain after his office was put up for lease and his staff left the business amid ongoing fallout from the death of his wife Allison.

Mr Baden-Clay’s large Century 21 Westside office at Taringa was offered for lease, along with naming rights to the building, through the Knight Frank property agency last week. Key sales staff have left over the past fortnight and the franchise’s website has removed references to the remaining team, listing only three homes for sale.

According to friends, Mr Baden-Clay was left with no salespeople and the business has only office and rental staff who have been assisted by his parents, Nigel and Elaine.

Mr Baden-Clay removed a trailer full of goods from the business yesterday. His lawyer declined to comment and the building’s owner could not be contacted.

Century 21 owner Charles Tarbey said he was waiting to learn the fate of the Westside franchise but Mr Baden-Clay was yet to seek required approvals to move.

“Because team members have left and the office has been offered for lease, all indications are he may be relocating the business,” Mr Tarbey said.

Speaking about the case for the first time, Mr Tarbey revealed that he spoke to Mr Baden-Clay “a couple of times” after his franchisee’s wife Allison disappeared: “Everybody at this point needs to be scrutinised until it is resolved. Gerard needs to be scrutinised like everybody else.”

In one conversation when police were still searching for his wife, Mr Baden-Clay reportedly told Mr Tarbey: “I’m doing everything I can to make sure they have all the information they need to find Allison.” Mr Tarbey was critical of speculation online about how Mrs Baden-Clay may have died. One website, he said, had published thousands of comments, including unsubstantiated and possibly defamatory posts.

“People on blogs are saying some horrible things which is impacting on many people,” Mr Tarbey said.

He said Mr Baden-Clay’s affair with former staffer Toni McHugh – revealed in last week’s Sunday Mail as central to investigations – was at odds with the way he was viewed within the franchise network.

Police investigating the case from a major incident room at Indooroopilly are awaiting toxicology results due back within a week.

UPDATE 4.10PM 26/05/12

THERE are no delays in forensic tests being run in one of Queensland’s biggest murder cases, Queensland Health says.

Senior director of Forensic and Scientific Services, Greg Shaw, says forensic examinations in the Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation have been given the highest priority.

The announcement comes after The Courier-Mail today reported lengthy delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.
However, Mr Shaw said he expects to have final toxicology results within “the next week”. Hopefully that will rubber-stamp the arrest warrants

“Queensland Health understands the importance of closure for the family of the deceased and is treating this case with priority.”

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”  freedom is such an over rated thing until you do not have your own, enjoy your weekend killer(s)

The Murder Investigation of Allison Baden-Clay (and others I imagine) is being hampered by delays in forensic testing.Not good enough in 2012…

LENGTHY delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

As family and friends of Allison Baden-Clay still await details of her murder and the cause of death, the State Government says it will look at ways of fast-tracking the process.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”

The Baden-Clay murder

4WD clue in Baden-Clay murder hunt

Allison Baden-Clay’s funeral

Police visit husband as hunt continues

Body confirmed as Allison Baden-Clay

Mr Atkinson again appealed to the public for any information about Mrs Baden-Clay’s disappearance from her Brookfield home on April 20 and discovery of her body at Kholo Creek crossing in Brisbane’s west 10 days later.

For friends and family of Mrs Baden-Clay, the wait for justice is weighing them down.

Her parents Geoff and Priscilla Dickie said they wanted closure and were grateful for support from police, emergency officers and community.

“It is with broken hearts that we write to thank the many hundreds of people who have supported us throughout the last five weeks as our world changed forever,” the family said in a statement.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said there had been constant problems with backlogs during the past 20 years at the John Tonge Centre – the mortuary for Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services – and other facilities where testing takes place outside of Queensland.

“Time frames are enormous. In the past, it’s been years,” he said.

“A lot of that has been because money is being used in other areas and that’s what we’re all about, making sure the pointy end of policing is resourced properly.”

Police Union president Ian Leavers said delays by Queensland Health in forensic testing of vital evidence could hamper investigations.

“I’ve seen cases where forensic testing analysis has taken over a year between when police have sent off evidence to be analysed and when results arrive back,” he said.

“Clearly it’s not the fault of the scientists charged with administering the forensic and DNA tests as they’re working as fast as they can. However, there’s simply not enough of them to meet the demand.”

Anyone with information on the murder of Mrs Baden-Clay can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation hampered by delays in forensics


UPDATE A NEW THREAD HAS BEEN STARTED HERE FOLKS

Previous threads can be found using the links below

Original First Post (26/04/12) here

Second updated Post (14/05/12)  here

Third Updated Post  (17/05/12) here

Fourth Updated Post (20th may 2012) here

Fifth Updated Post  (23/05/12) here

News has been scarce folks, but here is the latest, and a fresh start for new comments…

update 9.30am 27/05/12

Gerard Baden-Clay and his father, Nigel Baden-Clay, embrace yesterday while his mother Elaine looks on

THE future of Gerard Baden-Clay’s troubled real estate agency is uncertain after his office was put up for lease and his staff left the business amid ongoing fallout from the death of his wife Allison.

Mr Baden-Clay’s large Century 21 Westside office at Taringa was offered for lease, along with naming rights to the building, through the Knight Frank property agency last week. Key sales staff have left over the past fortnight and the franchise’s website has removed references to the remaining team, listing only three homes for sale.

According to friends, Mr Baden-Clay was left with no salespeople and the business has only office and rental staff who have been assisted by his parents, Nigel and Elaine.

Mr Baden-Clay removed a trailer full of goods from the business yesterday. His lawyer declined to comment and the building’s owner could not be contacted.

Century 21 owner Charles Tarbey said he was waiting to learn the fate of the Westside franchise but Mr Baden-Clay was yet to seek required approvals to move.

“Because team members have left and the office has been offered for lease, all indications are he may be relocating the business,” Mr Tarbey said.

Speaking about the case for the first time, Mr Tarbey revealed that he spoke to Mr Baden-Clay “a couple of times” after his franchisee’s wife Allison disappeared: “Everybody at this point needs to be scrutinised until it is resolved. Gerard needs to be scrutinised like everybody else.”

In one conversation when police were still searching for his wife, Mr Baden-Clay reportedly told Mr Tarbey: “I’m doing everything I can to make sure they have all the information they need to find Allison.” Mr Tarbey was critical of speculation online about how Mrs Baden-Clay may have died. One website, he said, had published thousands of comments, including unsubstantiated and possibly defamatory posts.

“People on blogs are saying some horrible things which is impacting on many people,” Mr Tarbey said.

He said Mr Baden-Clay’s affair with former staffer Toni McHugh – revealed in last week’s Sunday Mail as central to investigations – was at odds with the way he was viewed within the franchise network.

Police investigating the case from a major incident room at Indooroopilly are awaiting toxicology results due back within a week.

UPDATE 4.10PM 26/05/12

THERE are no delays in forensic tests being run in one of Queensland’s biggest murder cases, Queensland Health says.

Senior director of Forensic and Scientific Services, Greg Shaw, says forensic examinations in the Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation have been given the highest priority.

The announcement comes after The Courier-Mail today reported lengthy delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.
However, Mr Shaw said he expects to have final toxicology results within “the next week”. Hopefully that will rubber-stamp the arrest warrants

“Queensland Health understands the importance of closure for the family of the deceased and is treating this case with priority.”

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”  freedom is such an over rated thing until you do not have your own, enjoy your weekend killer(s)

The Murder Investigation of Allison Baden-Clay (and others I imagine) is being hampered by delays in forensic testing.Not good enough in 2012…

LENGTHY delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

As family and friends of Allison Baden-Clay still await details of her murder and the cause of death, the State Government says it will look at ways of fast-tracking the process.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”

The Baden-Clay murder

4WD clue in Baden-Clay murder hunt

Allison Baden-Clay’s funeral

Police visit husband as hunt continues

Body confirmed as Allison Baden-Clay

Mr Atkinson again appealed to the public for any information about Mrs Baden-Clay’s disappearance from her Brookfield home on April 20 and discovery of her body at Kholo Creek crossing in Brisbane’s west 10 days later.

For friends and family of Mrs Baden-Clay, the wait for justice is weighing them down.

Her parents Geoff and Priscilla Dickie said they wanted closure and were grateful for support from police, emergency officers and community.

“It is with broken hearts that we write to thank the many hundreds of people who have supported us throughout the last five weeks as our world changed forever,” the family said in a statement.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said there had been constant problems with backlogs during the past 20 years at the John Tonge Centre – the mortuary for Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services – and other facilities where testing takes place outside of Queensland.

“Time frames are enormous. In the past, it’s been years,” he said.

“A lot of that has been because money is being used in other areas and that’s what we’re all about, making sure the pointy end of policing is resourced properly.”

Police Union president Ian Leavers said delays by Queensland Health in forensic testing of vital evidence could hamper investigations.

“I’ve seen cases where forensic testing analysis has taken over a year between when police have sent off evidence to be analysed and when results arrive back,” he said.

“Clearly it’s not the fault of the scientists charged with administering the forensic and DNA tests as they’re working as fast as they can. However, there’s simply not enough of them to meet the demand.”

Anyone with information on the murder of Mrs Baden-Clay can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation hampered by delays in forensics


UPDATE A NEW THREAD HAS BEEN STARTED HERE FOLKS

Previous threads can be found using the links below

Original First Post (26/04/12) here

Second updated Post (14/05/12)  here

Third Updated Post  (17/05/12) here

Fourth Updated Post (20th may 2012) here

Fifth Updated Post  (23/05/12) here

News has been scarce folks, but here is the latest, and a fresh start for new comments…

update 9.30am 27/05/12

Gerard Baden-Clay and his father, Nigel Baden-Clay, embrace yesterday while his mother Elaine looks on

THE future of Gerard Baden-Clay’s troubled real estate agency is uncertain after his office was put up for lease and his staff left the business amid ongoing fallout from the death of his wife Allison.

Mr Baden-Clay’s large Century 21 Westside office at Taringa was offered for lease, along with naming rights to the building, through the Knight Frank property agency last week. Key sales staff have left over the past fortnight and the franchise’s website has removed references to the remaining team, listing only three homes for sale.

According to friends, Mr Baden-Clay was left with no salespeople and the business has only office and rental staff who have been assisted by his parents, Nigel and Elaine.

Mr Baden-Clay removed a trailer full of goods from the business yesterday. His lawyer declined to comment and the building’s owner could not be contacted.

Century 21 owner Charles Tarbey said he was waiting to learn the fate of the Westside franchise but Mr Baden-Clay was yet to seek required approvals to move.

“Because team members have left and the office has been offered for lease, all indications are he may be relocating the business,” Mr Tarbey said.

Speaking about the case for the first time, Mr Tarbey revealed that he spoke to Mr Baden-Clay “a couple of times” after his franchisee’s wife Allison disappeared: “Everybody at this point needs to be scrutinised until it is resolved. Gerard needs to be scrutinised like everybody else.”

In one conversation when police were still searching for his wife, Mr Baden-Clay reportedly told Mr Tarbey: “I’m doing everything I can to make sure they have all the information they need to find Allison.” Mr Tarbey was critical of speculation online about how Mrs Baden-Clay may have died. One website, he said, had published thousands of comments, including unsubstantiated and possibly defamatory posts.

“People on blogs are saying some horrible things which is impacting on many people,” Mr Tarbey said.

He said Mr Baden-Clay’s affair with former staffer Toni McHugh – revealed in last week’s Sunday Mail as central to investigations – was at odds with the way he was viewed within the franchise network.

Police investigating the case from a major incident room at Indooroopilly are awaiting toxicology results due back within a week.

UPDATE 4.10PM 26/05/12

THERE are no delays in forensic tests being run in one of Queensland’s biggest murder cases, Queensland Health says.

Senior director of Forensic and Scientific Services, Greg Shaw, says forensic examinations in the Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation have been given the highest priority.

The announcement comes after The Courier-Mail today reported lengthy delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.
However, Mr Shaw said he expects to have final toxicology results within “the next week”. Hopefully that will rubber-stamp the arrest warrants

“Queensland Health understands the importance of closure for the family of the deceased and is treating this case with priority.”

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”  freedom is such an over rated thing until you do not have your own, enjoy your weekend killer(s)

The Murder Investigation of Allison Baden-Clay (and others I imagine) is being hampered by delays in forensic testing.Not good enough in 2012…

LENGTHY delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

As family and friends of Allison Baden-Clay still await details of her murder and the cause of death, the State Government says it will look at ways of fast-tracking the process.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”

The Baden-Clay murder

4WD clue in Baden-Clay murder hunt

Allison Baden-Clay’s funeral

Police visit husband as hunt continues

Body confirmed as Allison Baden-Clay

Mr Atkinson again appealed to the public for any information about Mrs Baden-Clay’s disappearance from her Brookfield home on April 20 and discovery of her body at Kholo Creek crossing in Brisbane’s west 10 days later.

For friends and family of Mrs Baden-Clay, the wait for justice is weighing them down.

Her parents Geoff and Priscilla Dickie said they wanted closure and were grateful for support from police, emergency officers and community.

“It is with broken hearts that we write to thank the many hundreds of people who have supported us throughout the last five weeks as our world changed forever,” the family said in a statement.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said there had been constant problems with backlogs during the past 20 years at the John Tonge Centre – the mortuary for Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services – and other facilities where testing takes place outside of Queensland.

“Time frames are enormous. In the past, it’s been years,” he said.

“A lot of that has been because money is being used in other areas and that’s what we’re all about, making sure the pointy end of policing is resourced properly.”

Police Union president Ian Leavers said delays by Queensland Health in forensic testing of vital evidence could hamper investigations.

“I’ve seen cases where forensic testing analysis has taken over a year between when police have sent off evidence to be analysed and when results arrive back,” he said.

“Clearly it’s not the fault of the scientists charged with administering the forensic and DNA tests as they’re working as fast as they can. However, there’s simply not enough of them to meet the demand.”

Anyone with information on the murder of Mrs Baden-Clay can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation hampered by delays in forensics


UPDATE A NEW THREAD HAS BEEN STARTED HERE FOLKS

Previous threads can be found using the links below

Original First Post (26/04/12) here

Second updated Post (14/05/12)  here

Third Updated Post  (17/05/12) here

Fourth Updated Post (20th may 2012) here

Fifth Updated Post  (23/05/12) here

News has been scarce folks, but here is the latest, and a fresh start for new comments…

update 9.30am 27/05/12

Gerard Baden-Clay and his father, Nigel Baden-Clay, embrace yesterday while his mother Elaine looks on

THE future of Gerard Baden-Clay’s troubled real estate agency is uncertain after his office was put up for lease and his staff left the business amid ongoing fallout from the death of his wife Allison.

Mr Baden-Clay’s large Century 21 Westside office at Taringa was offered for lease, along with naming rights to the building, through the Knight Frank property agency last week. Key sales staff have left over the past fortnight and the franchise’s website has removed references to the remaining team, listing only three homes for sale.

According to friends, Mr Baden-Clay was left with no salespeople and the business has only office and rental staff who have been assisted by his parents, Nigel and Elaine.

Mr Baden-Clay removed a trailer full of goods from the business yesterday. His lawyer declined to comment and the building’s owner could not be contacted.

Century 21 owner Charles Tarbey said he was waiting to learn the fate of the Westside franchise but Mr Baden-Clay was yet to seek required approvals to move.

“Because team members have left and the office has been offered for lease, all indications are he may be relocating the business,” Mr Tarbey said.

Speaking about the case for the first time, Mr Tarbey revealed that he spoke to Mr Baden-Clay “a couple of times” after his franchisee’s wife Allison disappeared: “Everybody at this point needs to be scrutinised until it is resolved. Gerard needs to be scrutinised like everybody else.”

In one conversation when police were still searching for his wife, Mr Baden-Clay reportedly told Mr Tarbey: “I’m doing everything I can to make sure they have all the information they need to find Allison.” Mr Tarbey was critical of speculation online about how Mrs Baden-Clay may have died. One website, he said, had published thousands of comments, including unsubstantiated and possibly defamatory posts.

“People on blogs are saying some horrible things which is impacting on many people,” Mr Tarbey said.

He said Mr Baden-Clay’s affair with former staffer Toni McHugh – revealed in last week’s Sunday Mail as central to investigations – was at odds with the way he was viewed within the franchise network.

Police investigating the case from a major incident room at Indooroopilly are awaiting toxicology results due back within a week.

UPDATE 4.10PM 26/05/12

THERE are no delays in forensic tests being run in one of Queensland’s biggest murder cases, Queensland Health says.

Senior director of Forensic and Scientific Services, Greg Shaw, says forensic examinations in the Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation have been given the highest priority.

The announcement comes after The Courier-Mail today reported lengthy delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.
However, Mr Shaw said he expects to have final toxicology results within “the next week”. Hopefully that will rubber-stamp the arrest warrants

“Queensland Health understands the importance of closure for the family of the deceased and is treating this case with priority.”

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”  freedom is such an over rated thing until you do not have your own, enjoy your weekend killer(s)

The Murder Investigation of Allison Baden-Clay (and others I imagine) is being hampered by delays in forensic testing.Not good enough in 2012…

LENGTHY delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

As family and friends of Allison Baden-Clay still await details of her murder and the cause of death, the State Government says it will look at ways of fast-tracking the process.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”

The Baden-Clay murder

4WD clue in Baden-Clay murder hunt

Allison Baden-Clay’s funeral

Police visit husband as hunt continues

Body confirmed as Allison Baden-Clay

Mr Atkinson again appealed to the public for any information about Mrs Baden-Clay’s disappearance from her Brookfield home on April 20 and discovery of her body at Kholo Creek crossing in Brisbane’s west 10 days later.

For friends and family of Mrs Baden-Clay, the wait for justice is weighing them down.

Her parents Geoff and Priscilla Dickie said they wanted closure and were grateful for support from police, emergency officers and community.

“It is with broken hearts that we write to thank the many hundreds of people who have supported us throughout the last five weeks as our world changed forever,” the family said in a statement.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said there had been constant problems with backlogs during the past 20 years at the John Tonge Centre – the mortuary for Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services – and other facilities where testing takes place outside of Queensland.

“Time frames are enormous. In the past, it’s been years,” he said.

“A lot of that has been because money is being used in other areas and that’s what we’re all about, making sure the pointy end of policing is resourced properly.”

Police Union president Ian Leavers said delays by Queensland Health in forensic testing of vital evidence could hamper investigations.

“I’ve seen cases where forensic testing analysis has taken over a year between when police have sent off evidence to be analysed and when results arrive back,” he said.

“Clearly it’s not the fault of the scientists charged with administering the forensic and DNA tests as they’re working as fast as they can. However, there’s simply not enough of them to meet the demand.”

Anyone with information on the murder of Mrs Baden-Clay can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation hampered by delays in forensics


UPDATE A NEW THREAD HAS BEEN STARTED HERE FOLKS

Previous threads can be found using the links below

Original First Post (26/04/12) here

Second updated Post (14/05/12)  here

Third Updated Post  (17/05/12) here

Fourth Updated Post (20th may 2012) here

Fifth Updated Post  (23/05/12) here

News has been scarce folks, but here is the latest, and a fresh start for new comments…

update 9.30am 27/05/12

Gerard Baden-Clay and his father, Nigel Baden-Clay, embrace yesterday while his mother Elaine looks on

THE future of Gerard Baden-Clay’s troubled real estate agency is uncertain after his office was put up for lease and his staff left the business amid ongoing fallout from the death of his wife Allison.

Mr Baden-Clay’s large Century 21 Westside office at Taringa was offered for lease, along with naming rights to the building, through the Knight Frank property agency last week. Key sales staff have left over the past fortnight and the franchise’s website has removed references to the remaining team, listing only three homes for sale.

According to friends, Mr Baden-Clay was left with no salespeople and the business has only office and rental staff who have been assisted by his parents, Nigel and Elaine.

Mr Baden-Clay removed a trailer full of goods from the business yesterday. His lawyer declined to comment and the building’s owner could not be contacted.

Century 21 owner Charles Tarbey said he was waiting to learn the fate of the Westside franchise but Mr Baden-Clay was yet to seek required approvals to move.

“Because team members have left and the office has been offered for lease, all indications are he may be relocating the business,” Mr Tarbey said.

Speaking about the case for the first time, Mr Tarbey revealed that he spoke to Mr Baden-Clay “a couple of times” after his franchisee’s wife Allison disappeared: “Everybody at this point needs to be scrutinised until it is resolved. Gerard needs to be scrutinised like everybody else.”

In one conversation when police were still searching for his wife, Mr Baden-Clay reportedly told Mr Tarbey: “I’m doing everything I can to make sure they have all the information they need to find Allison.” Mr Tarbey was critical of speculation online about how Mrs Baden-Clay may have died. One website, he said, had published thousands of comments, including unsubstantiated and possibly defamatory posts.

“People on blogs are saying some horrible things which is impacting on many people,” Mr Tarbey said.

He said Mr Baden-Clay’s affair with former staffer Toni McHugh – revealed in last week’s Sunday Mail as central to investigations – was at odds with the way he was viewed within the franchise network.

Police investigating the case from a major incident room at Indooroopilly are awaiting toxicology results due back within a week.

UPDATE 4.10PM 26/05/12

THERE are no delays in forensic tests being run in one of Queensland’s biggest murder cases, Queensland Health says.

Senior director of Forensic and Scientific Services, Greg Shaw, says forensic examinations in the Allison Baden-Clay murder investigation have been given the highest priority.

The announcement comes after The Courier-Mail today reported lengthy delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.
However, Mr Shaw said he expects to have final toxicology results within “the next week”. Hopefully that will rubber-stamp the arrest warrants

“Queensland Health understands the importance of closure for the family of the deceased and is treating this case with priority.”

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”  freedom is such an over rated thing until you do not have your own, enjoy your weekend killer(s)

The Murder Investigation of Allison Baden-Clay (and others I imagine) is being hampered by delays in forensic testing.Not good enough in 2012…

LENGTHY delays in forensic test results are compromising police investigations, prompting a push for better resources and a cut in red tape.

As family and friends of Allison Baden-Clay still await details of her murder and the cause of death, the State Government says it will look at ways of fast-tracking the process.

Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday they were yet to receive toxicology results following the post-mortem examination of the 43-year-old mother of three.

“We will, as is our tradition, just keep the efforts going and will never give up,” he said.

“We haven’t had a breakthrough as yet, but that breakthrough is only one piece of information away.”

The Baden-Clay murder

4WD clue in Baden-Clay murder hunt

Allison Baden-Clay’s funeral

Police visit husband as hunt continues

Body confirmed as Allison Baden-Clay

Mr Atkinson again appealed to the public for any information about Mrs Baden-Clay’s disappearance from her Brookfield home on April 20 and discovery of her body at Kholo Creek crossing in Brisbane’s west 10 days later.

For friends and family of Mrs Baden-Clay, the wait for justice is weighing them down.

Her parents Geoff and Priscilla Dickie said they wanted closure and were grateful for support from police, emergency officers and community.

“It is with broken hearts that we write to thank the many hundreds of people who have supported us throughout the last five weeks as our world changed forever,” the family said in a statement.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said there had been constant problems with backlogs during the past 20 years at the John Tonge Centre – the mortuary for Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services – and other facilities where testing takes place outside of Queensland.

“Time frames are enormous. In the past, it’s been years,” he said.

“A lot of that has been because money is being used in other areas and that’s what we’re all about, making sure the pointy end of policing is resourced properly.”

Police Union president Ian Leavers said delays by Queensland Health in forensic testing of vital evidence could hamper investigations.

“I’ve seen cases where forensic testing analysis has taken over a year between when police have sent off evidence to be analysed and when results arrive back,” he said.

“Clearly it’s not the fault of the scientists charged with administering the forensic and DNA tests as they’re working as fast as they can. However, there’s simply not enough of them to meet the demand.”

Anyone with information on the murder of Mrs Baden-Clay can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.