MAJOR UPDATE ON THIS STORY AFTER 8 MONTH INVESTIGATION PARENTS CLEARED
As promised when an official investigation was finished I would post it so here is the news. The parents have been cleared of ANY CRIMINAL OFFENCES relating to the death of their son.
So it is quite a relief for the family I am sure and I offer my apologies for and distress caused in this time. I wish the family all the best.
Mum of three-year-old Sean Murphy found dead in washing machine cleared
May 20, 2011 1:10PM
THE mother of a three-year-old found dead in a washing machine has been cleared of any criminal offence relating to the incident, Western Australia police announced today after an eight month investigation.
Police began an inquiry after Sean Murphy – and a pet cat – were found dead in the machine on September 20 at the family home in Perth.
Mother Kerry Murphy and her boyfriend Craig Sheppard were branded as suspects in the case after the discovery of the little boy’s body in the front loading washing machine. There were initial suspicions the boy had been suffocated, beaten or drowned to death, WAToday.com reported.
A police statement said an investigation by Major Crime Squad detectives had involved forensic examinations and consultation with a variety of experts, “including the manufacturer of the washing machine” involved.
It concluded there was no evidence to establish as criminal offense had been committed. Exact circumstances surrounding the child’s death were still “undetermined,” police said.