They got him Danny Deacon , THE EX as most folks thought, after he allegedly returned to burial site, thank god for the family and friends who have fought so hard to keep the investigation alive, and the hard work at the NT POLICE force be those dedicated to find justice. Covert surveillance in this day and age is a huge investigative tool in all sorts of situations…Remember Kiesha? He pathetic parents (stepfather) caught a taxi to her burial site and the cops were waiting…
The former partner of Darwin mother Carlie Sinclair has been arrested on suspicion of her murder, sources have told the ABC.
Danny Deacon was arrested today after being seen close to where a body, thought to be Ms Sinclair’s, was found near Berry Springs, in Darwin’s rural area.
Police Commissioner John McRoberts would not name the man they had arrested, but said he had recently returned from interstate.
“I will say at this stage that he was known to Ms Sinclair and that’s as far as I can take it,” he said.
“The man that has been arrested left the Northern Territory soon after the disappearance of Ms Sinclair and has only just returned, in fact less than 24 hours ago.“
Mr Deacon was the last known person to see Ms Sinclair, when she left a business in the Darwin suburb of Parap.
Mr Deacon told investigators the pair had had an argument while having a drink, and she walked off.
Body found in shallow grave
Mr McRoberts said a body, believed to be Ms Sinclair’s, had been found at Berry Springs, in Darwin’s rural area.
Mr McRoberts described the arrest as a “significant development”.
“Earlier today, as a result of a man being seen in the Berry Springs area, he has been arrested and we are now holding him in custody until the results are known of a comprehensive crime scene analysis which is currently underway,” Mr McRoberts said.
“Based on the information we have, including comments made by the man, we are very confident that we know where Carlie is, although it will take us some hours, or possibly not even until tomorrow to be able to tell her family that we have, in fact, confirmed her identity and where she is.
Mr McRoberts said he expected there would be more details from the crime scene later today.
“Based on all the evidence that has been compiled, based on the fact that we now have a man in custody, based on the fact that we now have what is clearly a gravesite at Berry Springs, we are very confident that we have solved the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Ms Sinclair,” he said.
Ms Sinclair, 36, has not been seen since the evening of July 18, 2013, with police mounting a widespread publicity campaign to find her and offering a reward of $250,000 for information.
Mr McRoberts said information from members of the public was significant in helping the piece together their case.
Police said Ms Sinclair was last seen leaving the Parap decorative concrete business she ran.
She was then spotted on CCTV at a BP service station at nearby Fannie Bay.
Police said Ms Sinclair had not been in contact with her son, Alex, since disappearing and had not accessed her bank account or used her mobile phone.
“Her sudden disappearance was completely out of character, and after being advised police immediately held grave concerns for her welfare,” Mr McRoberts said.
“It was simply too much to believe that Carlie would leave Alex behind.”
The media are being taken to the suspected gravesite at Berry Springs.
Carlie Sinclair – Missing for Six Months
Wednesday 18-Dec-2013 12:31
Six months ago, little Alex Deacon’s mum, Carlie Sinclair, disappeared, sparking a Major Crime investigation that continues to build momentum.
The Northern Territory Police Major Crime Squad have been vigilant in their intelligence gathering and investigation, and are focussed on finding some closure for Carlie’s family.
“It has now been six months since Carlie was last seen alive,” said the head of Operation Samburu, Detective Sergeant Tony Henrys.
“In the lead up to Christmas, spare a thought for little Alex who will not be able to spend Christmas Day, Carlie’s birthday, with his mum.”
Carlie Sinclair was last seen alive by her partner Danny Deacon at their business premises, ‘Darwin Decorative Concrete’, late in the evening of Tuesday June 18.
Acting on information received early on in the investigation, Detectives and members of the Territory Response Group searched bushland and water courses in the vicinity of Parap, Stuart Park and Berry Springs. A search warrant was also executed at a Parap location, with soil samples gathered.
Two vehicles of interest were nominated back in early July, and Detectives are still calling for anyone who may have witnessed a white Hi-Ace van or late model silver Toyota Rav 4 around the Parap, Stuart Park, Cox Peninsular Road or Berry Springs area on the evening of June 18 or before midday on June 19 to contact Police.
“Detectives involved in this investigation are not prepared to give up. Every tiny shred of information is being thoroughly examined,” said Detective Sergeant Henrys.
“We would like to thank the community for their support thus far, and Police are very keen to speak to anyone who has information about Carlie’s disappearance.
“Somebody knows something. Somebody has the vital piece of information that will help us piece together this suspicious disappearance, and find some justice for Carlie, her parents, and her two-year-old son, Alex.
Carlie’s mother and father, Marlene and Robert, and brother, Kristian, have not given up on finding Carlie, and urge anyone with any information about Carlie’s disappearance to contact Police.
“Next Wednesday, while everyone celebrates Christmas with their families, we will be still wondering what happened to Carlie,” said Marlene Sinclair, Carlie’s Mum.
“If you know anything, anything at all, please call the Police. The small piece of information you have may be just what the Police need to make a breakthrough.”
You can report information to the Police anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
“Since the day the matter was reported to Police a team of investigators have been working on this case. We have not stopped and will not stop.”
“We continue to follow up on a number of matters and revise the evidence, statements and information we have already collected, looking for new leads to act on.
“We are determined to find out what happened to Carlie and to locate any person or persons that may have been involved in her disappearance,” concluded Detective Sergeant Henrys.
If you have information about the suspicious disappearance of Carlie Sinclair, please contact Police on 131 444, or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. You may be eligible for a reward.
Police hold grave concerns for the wellbeing of missing mother of one, Carlie Sinclair, who has not been seen since the evening of Tuesday 18 July 2013 and are calling on assistance from the public to locate her.
Ms Sinclair, who resides in Stuart Park, was last seen on the evening of Tuesday 18 June and has not been heard from since. Ms Sinclair is described to be of Caucasian appearance, solid/heavy build, with blonde hair which she wears in a pony tail. She was last seen wearing a black mini-skirt, a horizontal striped black and white top with sleeves and brown ‘Havaianas’ thongs.
Missing Woman Carlie Sinclair – Update
Northern Territory Detectives investigating the suspicious disappearance of Ms Sinclair from Parap on Tuesday 18 June are currently searching an area in Acacia.
Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Henrys from the Major Crime Squad said Police had received fresh information concerning a vehicle in the vicinity of Livingstone Road.
“We are concentrating on an area of bushland and water courses close to the road. Members from the TRG and Crime Command are using a helicopter to co ordinate the search.
“Police continue to hold grave concerns for the welfare of Ms Sinclair and urge any person who has information to come forward.”
Anyone who may have information is asked to call Police on 131 444 or they may make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Christmas is Carlie Sinclair’s birthday – she has been missing for six months
- NT News
- December 18, 2013
Carlie Sinclair was last seen by her partner Danny Deacon at their business premises, Darwin Decorative Concrete, in the evening of Tuesday June 18.
Her two-year-old son, Alex Deacon, will spend Christmas – also Carlie’s birthday – without his mum.
Acting on information received early on in the investigation, detectives and members of the Territory Response Group searched bushland and water courses in the vicinity of Parap, Stuart Park and Berry Springs. A search warrant was also executed in Parap, with soil samples gathered.
Police are also still seeking anyone who may have seen a white Hi-Ace van or late model silver Toyota Rav 4 around the Parap, Stuart Park, Cox Peninsular Road or Berry Springs area on the evening of June 18 or before midday the following day.
“Somebody knows something. Somebody has the vital piece of information that will help us piece together this suspicious disappearance, and find some justice for Carlie, her parents, and her two-year-old son, Alex,” said head of Operation Samburu, Detective Sergeant Tony Henrys.
Det Sgt Henrys thanked the community for their support so far.
Carlie’s mother and father, Marlene and Robert, and her brother Kristian, have not given up hope of finding Carlie and urge anyone with information about her disappearance to contact police.
People can do so by ringing 131444 or making an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Hopes re-enactment could bring results one year after Carlie Sinclair went missing
- NT News
- June 17, 2014
Still the desperate search for Darwin mum Carlie Sinclair continues.A year on from her disappearance, four Northern Territory detectives are working full-time on the baffling case: re-examining evidence, reinterviewing people and poring over old statements.
It is all they can now do to bring closure to her loving family – parents Marlene and Robert, brother Kristian and, most importantly, her three-year-old son Alex.
Carlie, who would now be 36, was last seen by partner Danny Deacon at their Parap business, Darwin Decorative Concrete, on the evening of June 18, 2013. Mr Deacon told investigators the pair had an argument during a drink and she walked off.
Police suspect foul play and Mr Deacon, who has since moved to Perth, remains the only suspect.
“He was the last person to see her and he was in a domestic relationship with her,” investigator Acting Commander Tony Fuller said.
“He will remain a suspect until he’s eliminated.”
But building a case is difficult with no body and the trail has gone cold.
Acting Commander Fuller would not comment on the couple’s relationship, what evidence police have uncovered, or what lines of inquiry they were pursuing. But he said there were no “fresh” leads and her bank cards had not been touched since June 18.They have ruled out suicide and her devotion to Alex has all but ruled out the possibility she ran away.
“The mostly likely scenario is she met with foul play that night, by person or persons unknown to us at this stage,” Commander Fuller said.
Tomorrow it will be exactly one year since Carlie was last seen alive and police are making another public push for information.
“There must be someone out there who saw something or heard something that quite possibly hasn’t heard about Carlie’s disappearance,” Acting Commander Fuller said.
“It gets taxing over time, but those officers are very committed and they’ve only got one thing on their mind – that’s to get answers for young Alex.”
Police want to speak to anyone who has information, or who saw a white HiAce van or late-model silver Toyota RAV4 around the Parap, Stuart Park, or rural areas on the evening of June 18 or before noon the next day. Information can be given anonymously to police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A Channel Nine special featuring re-enactments and interviews with Carlie’s family, friends and partner Danny Deacon will air tomorrow night in the hope of prompting someone to come forward with information.The project, shot on a shoe-string budget, has been more than four months in the making and taken presenter Jonathan Uptin and senior cameraman Graham Morrison beyond Darwin to Perth and Brisbane.
The re-enactments feature volunteer actors and are meticulous on detail, right down to the make and model car Carlie was driving when she went missing.
“One of the best things was there were so many people who volunteered their time and resources – these are people who didn’t want money,” Mr Uptin said. “Hopefully we’ll get a breakthrough; someone might be able to come forward.
“It’s something I’ve become emotionally invested in – it’s absorbed my life and I really want closure for the family. It sounds cliche but it’s true.”
The half-hour special will air at 6.30pm and lead into the second State of Origin clash between NSW and Queensland on Nine.
HOW IT UNFOLDED
JUNE 18, 2013: Carlie Sinclair is last seen by partner Danny Deacon at their Parap business, Darwin Decorative Concrete.
JUNE 28, 2013: Police search an area off Livingstone Rd, Acacia, after a tip-off Mr Deacon’s 4WD was seen in the area on June 18. It is one of several searches.
JULY 3, 2013: Mr Deacon asks Carlie to come home, saying: “Carlie, if you can hear this, you need to know that we both miss you very much, Alex and I are struggling on a daily basis.”
JULY 18, 2013: Mr Deacon reveals police have been watching his every move. He tells the NT News: “It is not nice being accused of it but at the end when you face reality that is what I expect them to do.”
DECEMBER 22, 2013: Days before what should have been Carlie’s 36th birthday, police and mother Marlene issue another public appeal for assistance.
JUNE 17, 2014: The eve of the one-year anniversary of Carlie’s disappearance. Police still count Mr Deacon as the only suspect, but say there are no fresh leads.
$250,000 reward offered to find Carlie Sinclair
June 18, 2014
The reward includes a recommendation of indemnity from prosecution for any accomplice who gives information leading to a conviction, provided he or she did not actually commit the crime.
Chief Minister Adam Giles announced that the Government had approved a reward to help Police in their search for the person or persons who may have taken the life of Sinclair.
“Around midnight on Tuesday June 18 last year, Police believe the young mum left her business address at number 209 Stuart Highway in Parap after an argument with her partner,” Mr Giles said.
“She left behind her personal belongings, her car and her young son.
“She has not contacted her family or friends since which relatives say is completely out of character.
“Her bank accounts have not been touched since the day she was last seen and Police suspect she may have been murdered.”
Despite an intensive, year-long Police investigation, they have been unable to find her or those responsible for her disappearance.
A team of detectives has interviewed witnesses, viewed CCTV footage, conducted aerial and ground searches of the local area and organised information stands in Parap to no avail.
It is hoped that the offer of this substantial reward may provide an incentive for someone to come forward with what they know, saw or heard.
“A single piece of information, no matter how small, may hold the key to solving this crime,” Mr Giles said.
“Carlie Sinclair’s family, particularly her young son, deserve answers about what happened to her and who was responsible.
“I urge anyone with information to contact 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
The allocation of the reward will be at the discretion of the Police Commissioner.
Police struggle in search for Carlie Sinclair, $250,000 reward offered
Ms Sinclair disappeared on June 18 last year, and Police Commissioner John McRoberts said the anniversary was a good time to try and get fresh leads.
“Rewards are something that are considered when the investigation gets to a point at which we have exhausted all other avenues. We are now at that point,” Mr McRoberts said.
“I think it is also fitting that we use the 12-month anniversary as an ideal opportunity to generate a great deal of public interest,” he said.
It is kown that Ms Sinclair left her business in Parap with her partner Danny Deacon at their Parap business, Darwin Decorative Concrete.
She was not seen again and her bank accounts have not been touched since in the past 12 months.
She was the mother of a three-year-old boy, Alex, when she went missing.
“This is a substantial reward that seeks to identify information that can lead to the successful prosecution of someone who was involved in the disappearance and potential murder of Carlie Sinclair,” NT Chief Minister Adam Giles said.
Mr Giles said he was not aware of the NT ever paying out reward money in relation to previous crimes.