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A nasty surprise – Kingston murder

By caf 3 September 2008 78

[First filed: September 01, 2008 @ 09:21]

A reliable source tells me that the early starters first to arrive at the ABC childcare centre in Kingston found a nasty surprise this morning – a bloodied corpse on the play equipment.

From reports it sounds like the fellow met a violent end.

Nice.

UPDATE: The ABC is reporting that the body was in Telopea Park.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Police statement on this matter is now online.

FURTHER UPDATE: NineMSN reports that Caf was absolutely on the money and it was the ABC Learning Centre, not Telopea Park. Police are already interviewing a woman he apparently met earlier in the evening at Filthy McFadden’s in Kingston (remind me to cross Filthy’s off my pick-up list).

News Limited are corroborating although intriguingly they’ve decided that Kingston is cool enough to be in Melbourne. Nice one Mellissa Jenkins.

ALSO: The ABC (not to be confused with fast Eddie Groves’ child care pyramid scheme) reports that the victim was in his late-teens/early 20s and was wearing chef’s pants.

MORE: The ABC now reports that the woman has been released without charge and investigations are continuing.

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ikarus 11:54 am 24 Sep 08

Update. “Police to take DNA from suspect in chef’s murder. The person at the centre of the investigation is a 17-year-old girl who was seen drinking with Mr Anderson at Kingston’s Filthy McFadden’s pub in the hours before the apprentice chef’s death.”

Granny 3:10 pm 05 Sep 08

So long as they could still make it to that meeting with the client.

Deadmandrinking 2:47 pm 05 Sep 08

emmy-lou said :

Just briefly back to the original topic – just found out from my sister that her best friend takes her little ones there.

What I think is dodgy is that she was one of the very few parents to ask if the staff were ok, and whether they needed anything. Most of the parents just blew up the staff for the inconvenience.

What did the parents want to do? Let the kids play detective with a real, blood-splatted crime-scene or something?

peterh 1:57 pm 04 Sep 08

Tooks said :

emmy-lou said :

Just briefly back to the original topic – just found out from my sister that her best friend takes her little ones there.

What I think is dodgy is that she was one of the very few parents to ask if the staff were ok, and whether they needed anything. Most of the parents just blew up the staff for the inconvenience.

You mean the poor buggers had to look after their own kids for a day? Stupid murder victims causing inconvenience to busy parents.

and they had to vent at the staff??

bad form, that.

Tooks 12:47 pm 04 Sep 08

emmy-lou said :

Just briefly back to the original topic – just found out from my sister that her best friend takes her little ones there.

What I think is dodgy is that she was one of the very few parents to ask if the staff were ok, and whether they needed anything. Most of the parents just blew up the staff for the inconvenience.

You mean the poor buggers had to look after their own kids for a day? Stupid murder victims causing inconvenience to busy parents.

emmy-lou 12:19 pm 04 Sep 08

Just briefly back to the original topic – just found out from my sister that her best friend takes her little ones there.

What I think is dodgy is that she was one of the very few parents to ask if the staff were ok, and whether they needed anything. Most of the parents just blew up the staff for the inconvenience.

dorkus mallorkus 5:05 pm 03 Sep 08

Y’know, I really should have figured that out for myself from your user name…..

peterh 2:30 pm 03 Sep 08

dorkus mallorkus said :

peterh said :

I lived behind the top shop in garrad court

Curiouser and curiouser……peterh: Are you willing to let us know which number? I lived at #4 until 1996.

number 8.

dorkus mallorkus 2:12 pm 03 Sep 08

peterh said :

I lived behind the top shop in garrad court

Curiouser and curiouser……peterh: Are you willing to let us know which number? I lived at #4 until 1996.

Julius Constantius 2:01 pm 03 Sep 08

“I lived behind the top shop in garrad court, went to charny primary and high, and copland college. I had a few mates in flynn, and trained at the flynn primary gym when i was doing Rhee Taekwondo. went to school with a few guys from flynn, roped into charny high feeder instead of melba high.”

You went to Charny High? That is totally gangster!

peterh 1:33 pm 03 Sep 08

BerraBoy68 said :

@dorkus mallorkus

dorkus mallorkus said :

@BerraBoy68 – I think I might have finally twigged who you are. Did you live in a cul-de-sac just off Spalding Street?

If you’re thinking Strehlow Place (first right turn up Spalding after turning off Tillyard), then yep.

Peterh – now I’m curious to see if I know you! I know we’ve talked about charnwood etc.. before but how would we know each other?

I got the bug for old cars from an old neighbor – Bob Stevens, who lived down the road and drove the Black ’57 Chev.

I lived behind the top shop in garrad court, went to charny primary and high, and copland college. I had a few mates in flynn, and trained at the flynn primary gym when i was doing Rhee Taekwondo. went to school with a few guys from flynn, roped into charny high feeder instead of melba high.

used to walk home from copland college down spalding, and would drop in to see a few mates on the way home.

then we moved to Evatt.

was in charnwood for about 11 years. my mum moved back briefly after the divorce, so i was there for an additional 4 years.

peterh 1:24 pm 03 Sep 08

Headbonius said :

Yes I have children, multiple in fact. They are after all your child. Peterh, the same question applies – do you have any children? If not then your advice is worthless.

So, I realise that we all have different standards and belief systems by which we raise our children (if we have any at all Peterh) but they are resilient little beings that deserve to be told the truth – at least a version they will understand. I think you would all be surprised by what your kids actually know and can accept.

Headbonius, if you read my other posts on the RA elsewhere, you would know that i have 3 children, a 3yo girl, and 14mo twin boys.

and at the moment, that will be enough.

Special G 8:57 am 03 Sep 08

Raodrage – Which one of the mods died so you could step up. Add something to the discussion or head off to the burnout thread.

This discussion is very relevant to what happened and how a death at a childcare centre/ in general effects children. My oldest is 2 and she is very empathetic if something is wrong. We explain things to her about what is happening and if she ask she gets an aswer. Given her favourite saying is wasat? She gets a lot of answers.

Special G 8:53 am 03 Sep 08

@ Roadrage – which one of the mods died so you could step up.

This discussion is very relevant to what happened and how a death at a childcare centre/ in general effects children. My oldest is 2 and she is very empathetic if something is wrong. We explain things to her about what is happening and if she ask she gets an aswer. Given her favourite saying is wasat? She gets a lot of answers.

Timberwolf65 7:36 am 03 Sep 08

My 12 year old was 4years old when he lost his uncle to cancer, We were up front and honest with him about what happened, I also bought him a really good children’s book called “BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS WITH LIFETIMES IN BETWEEN” it’s a book explaining life and death to children,
Kids aren’t stupid and they know when somethings wrong, the best thing is to be honest and upfront with them, they will respect you for it.
Lets all face it, there is no point wrapping them up in cotton wool in this cruel world, we need to teach them about life, drugs, murder and give them the tools to get through life and to keep them safe.
Thats just my opinion.

BerraBoy68 9:25 pm 02 Sep 08

Overheard said :

RoadRage, look over there for 30 seconds; Elvis is back!

You can come back, RoadRage. It was just Jim Murphy wearing a wig and a jump suit.

GOLD!

Overheard 8:26 pm 02 Sep 08

I’m not trying to tell you how to do anything, PickedANick; I’d just add a cautionary word that the questions MAY come later.

RoadRage, look over there for 30 seconds; Elvis is back!

My daughter had to deal with the death of a much-loved uncle at age three (and three weeks) and I was gob-smacked at how much she’d processed and how it came out later. Obviously these are totally different scenarios, but I’m just suggesting that kids take in much more than we give them credit for.

You can come back, RoadRage. It was just Jim Murphy wearing a wig and a jump suit.

PickedANickname 8:09 pm 02 Sep 08

Just a report on life at the centre. It was open today but I think some staff were not there. My little one did get his special news today. I am very grateful that the staff who were able to come in today so the centre could be open, made the day as routine as possible. It is a great daycare and I really feel for them with all the bad press the company as a whole generates, when in fact the centre is excellent.

My child did take a lot in from the day before. He was very eager to return to “school” today but on the way he did ask is the “accident was gone” “are the police gone? “And the ambulance?” “Did Daddy fix the fence?” (Daddy fixes everything)

I still did not choose to tell him the centre was closed because a person died there. I think his questions do convey a sense of concern for the world as much as a 3 1/2 year old can.

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