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The blue platform boots of murder. A break in the Kathryn Grosvenor killing.

By johnboy - 15 July 2011 71

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ACT Policing is urging the woman who bought a pair of electric blue boots from a St Vincent de Paul store in Wagga Wagga to contact police immediately.

On Monday July 11, two women went to the Peter Street St Vincent de Paul store and purchased the platform boots. The shoes are thought to be connected with the murder of Canberra woman Kathryn Grosvenor.

Kathryn Grosvenor, then 23, was last seen at her Nicholls home on Sunday, March 3, 2002. A woman matching her description was seen purchasing a packet of cigarettes at The George Harcourt Inn, Nicholls, just after 9 pm that night.

Kathryn’s body was discovered in Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday, March 9, 2002. She was 178cm tall, with a slim build and long brown/red hair. She was last seen wearing dark coloured hipster pants and electric blue platform shoes.

Police are urging the women to immediately contact their local police station or through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.

A Reward of up to $250,000 will be paid at the discretion of the ACT Minister for Police for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Kathryn Anne Grosvenor.

In addition, an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be considered for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the crime, who first gives the information. The grant of any such indemnity is at the discretion of the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Treacle 1:48 pm 24 Dec 12

forensicBOB said :

The Frots said :

EandIprefix said :

vg said

Are you 100% sure I don’t mix in the right company? 100%. Maybe I have national awards that I didn’t need to team to assist me with.

Nothing more ex than someone who worked in a policing organisation and wasn’t even a cop…..just thinks they were. Police do Police work. Consultants don’t solve crimes….the Police do that

I am sure 100% now from the lack of process knowledge in your reply. The courts require that experts do not work alone. The courst require proof of professional peer review and consultation. The years of news stories on this case remind the reader that both a consultant from the UK was used and a forensic team. In court cases experts and consultants testify and present evidence that is the final word to refute claims on both sides.

This really is a joke isn’t it………………………..yes?

It must be a joke. As an (educated and employed) forensic scientist, I cracked up when I read this. Not only does the answer have no relevance to the original comment, it is actually incorrect. In fact, it is so wrong, it leads me to believe that the author has no knowledge of forensic science whatsoever, but has overheard some big words in the office whilst making coffee and has strung them together to big note themselves.

vg was correct. Police do police work. Deep 😉

I cracked up when I read about the investigation into forensic Bob Barnes and the potentially unsafe verdict against David Eastman. The author of forensicBOB’s comment obviously has no knowledge of forensics. What a year of stories is coming about forensic Bob Barnes and his employment history (sacked in Victoria) not to mention how they are going to tear his past evidence to shreds.

Lookout Smithers 4:47 pm 14 Jul 12

Treacle said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said

That’s what they did in the Lindy Chamberlain case (consultant from the UK) in the Northern Territory and look where that got them.

And in recent discussions at RA the second forensics expert observing the first forensics expert doing ballistics tests on a Rguer rifle and look where that got them.

Why the interest in the thread and foresic related comments?

Treacle 12:34 pm 14 Jul 12

Rawhide Kid Part3 said

That’s what they did in the Lindy Chamberlain case (consultant from the UK) in the Northern Territory and look where that got them.

And in recent discussions at RA the second forensics expert observing the first forensics expert doing ballistics tests on a Rguer rifle and look where that got them.

Rawhide Kid Part3 10:48 am 14 Jul 12

EandIprefix said :

vg said

Are you 100% sure I don’t mix in the right company? 100%. Maybe I have national awards that I didn’t need to team to assist me with.

Nothing more ex than someone who worked in a policing organisation and wasn’t even a cop…..just thinks they were. Police do Police work. Consultants don’t solve crimes….the Police do that

I am sure 100% now from the lack of process knowledge in your reply. The courts require that experts do not work alone. The courst require proof of professional peer review and consultation. The years of news stories on this case remind the reader that both a consultant from the UK was used and a forensic team. In court cases experts and consultants testify and present evidence that is the final word to refute claims on both sides.

That’s what they did in the Lindy Chamberlain case (consultant from the UK) in the Northern Territory and look where that got them.

Rawhide Kid Part3 10:33 am 14 Jul 12

Watson said :

EandIprefix said :

vg said

So what?

I watched a footy game once, doesn’t make me a Wallaby

You do not mix in right company to expect to have these qualified people around: they are the equivalent of the “Wallabies” in their profession trained by the best who earn more than $2000 per hour. The Professor who trained my team is in demand on high profile cases. Where the “Wallabies” get trophies my teams achieve national awards in frames hanging on walls of their offices.

Wow! National awards! Framed! I feel so much safer now…

I’ve got an award….. Oh wait. Its a Marriage Certificate.

Treacle 12:57 am 14 Jul 12

NoIAmRight said

‘At least I dont need to make up stuff on the intawebs to try to get an ego boost’

And you’re always right just to boost your fragile ego just like forensicbub who is making up stuff to boost his ego.

Treacle 12:53 am 14 Jul 12

NoIAmRight said

“At least Idon’t make up stuff on the intawebs to get an ego boost.”

No you are always right (such a fragile ego almost as bad as forensicbub who is the one making up stuff to boost their ego).

Treacle 6:06 pm 12 Jun 12

EandIprefix said
‘ forensicbub what a dummy spit’

That is soooooooooo cute!

forensicBOB 9:31 pm 09 Mar 12

johnboy said :

forensicBOB said :

My team leader has been interviewed by two well known Australian newspapers. He is also known by the owner this Website.

News to me.

That wasn’t me. I’m bound by international covenants of confidentiality not to reveal how many newspapers my boss has been interviewed by. Quote the wannabe.

Lookout Smithers 6:15 pm 09 Mar 12

EandIprefix said :

TAD said on the thread “Javk Waterford thunders at ACT Policing media management” at 10:01AM 21 Feb 2012

“1. An AFP member is not allowed to identfy themselves as such in a forum like this. (ask VG why he has been quiet of late)
(NOT THAT I AM SAYING THAT I AM)”

So why is Lookout Smithers still commenting here: obviously, he has no credibility.

You are right. I have no credibility. But I do know you have little to no idea about it. Go find me a suspect in the case, not person of interest. But a suspect. And I will stand corrected.

NoImRight 3:00 pm 21 Feb 12

Roadrage77 said :

NoImRight said :

EandIprefix said :

TAD said on the thread “Javk Waterford thunders at ACT Policing media management” at 10:01AM 21 Feb 2012

“1. An AFP member is not allowed to identfy themselves as such in a forum like this. (ask VG why he has been quiet of late)
(NOT THAT I AM SAYING THAT I AM)”

So why is Lookout Smithers still commenting here: obviously, he has no credibility.

Glad this was revived just to see your posts. I feel so much better about my mundane job and myself now. At least I dont need to make up stuff on the intawebs to try to get an ego boost.

You do realise by commenting again you are contradicting your own argument? Hows the credibilty?

Please refrain from the use of “interwebs”. It ceased being funny in 2007.

Actually I said intawebs and it was done for a deliberate purpose in this case ( kind of a parody thing :-)) but snotty point taken.

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