It's funny that they did it that way, to state she is still considered a missing person but to create a crime scene anyway. It all goes back to the 'unspecified observations' that were made. The mind boggles. I bet we will have to wait years for all the details to come out in court.
Anyway, it seems to me that we're just hashing over the same information as nothing new has come to light recently. Coming up with hypothesis after hypothesis isn't going to help us decide what happened. It isn't going to help any of us believe in the guilt or innocence of anyone. I shall watch the news with a great deal of interest but I think that it's probably time I wind up with my active participation at this point in time, and possibly come back where there is something more to discuss. Fingers crossed that some more information (and possibly an arrest) will happen soon.
If it becomes a manslaughter trial then the Crown simply has to prove that the accused caused the death and very few details are required for that. A guilty plea is very common to mansluaghter because that plea will ordinarily reduce the sentence by 30%. A guilty plea to murder is cery uncommon, because there is no sentence discount for the plea.
The circumstances of this lady's death will likely never be known. Even if an accused person makes some sort of admission these are usually motivated by a desire to mitigate a manslaughter sentence and are therefore self-serving and somewhat unreliable.
But the public apetite for more details is usually inversely proportional to how many are available. This is the sort of case that will spawn books and significant profits for publishers. None of those profits are likely to make their way to the children which is a great pity.
I just went over this video from after Allison's body was found - [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-MsU_So4M0"]ALLISON BADEN-CLAY UPDATE 010512 - YouTube[/ame] (ALLISON BADEN-CLAY UPDATE 010512 )
The police quote is "We've had several pieces of information come forward with respect to the movement of both vehicles."
Hmm "both" vehicles.
This is interesting because none of the stories attributed to GBC (ABC last seen watching tv @10pm or going for walk either at night or in the morning - all are still being mentioned in press) involve admission of any driving.
And obviously police doing test runs to roundabout are trying to establish something about the BC cars being driven that night, which would, if nothing else, disprove any of the stories previously given.
If both cars were driven at some point, it could point to a second person involved. Even if Allison drove off originally, someone else would have been needed to help bring both cars home if they had travelled any significant distance. Catching a taxi would have been traceable, too late and too obvious for public transport and too far to walk.
Or else they didn't go that far (maybe only the 2km to where the 3 screams were heard and dogs were going nuts) then one person could drive home with car 1 then walk back for car 2.
If Allison didn't drive anywhere, I can't see why 2 cars would have been out at all. Unless they're just talking about when ABC and GCB arrived home in the afternoon/evening (but that seems normal and unremarkable and not what they're talking about).
A refresher on the locations - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/pic...0478293?page=2
Additionally the screams were heard from a home located between Winrock Street and Moggil road - some distance from the house and the "hot spot". This info was determined after searching near maps and matching the house to the one that the witness was standing out the front of - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/s...-1226341635374
Or maybe not. Maybe they are just as frustrated as others trying to make sense of this.
I guess what I really want is for the other boot to drop. Everything is so up in air, the suspense is really frustrating.
These are not "family friends" by any means, just a great school friend of my boys who have brothers/sisters who I dont like to see left out. I have known the Mum over a few years, she trusts me, and vice versa but we dont "hang out" or anything. Just saying that its not unsual for someone to have all the kids.