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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karo View Post
    I think there are too many strange things that don't make sense with the so called evidence, the bank teller, the other people who saw LH that day, well into the afternoon. The neighbours who were home and police said they weren't, the lack of any real blood in the car or house, not to mention the statements made by the girls who had the faceless person convicted for incest, the pedophile Usher treated with such polite respect.
    The mind boggles.
    I remember seeing something on Australian Story I think it was, very well done, that showed a lot of faults with the investigation.

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    Strangely GS has still not been given the review yet Channel 7 have it, Graeme Crowley stands by him still and his lawyer, Joe Crowley says the "new evidence" has not been tested. They really should order an inquest, if only to get Justice for LH and her family.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianna View Post
    I remember seeing something on Australian Story I think it was, very well done, that showed a lot of faults with the investigation.

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    I would never take a lie detector test or advise anyone else to take one they are notoriously inaccurate and the only people who usually pass are psychopaths who have no emotions or guilt regarding any crime they have committed. I bet Donal Trump could pass one lol.

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    Leanne Holland case: New details revealed
    Kate Kyriacou, Paula Doneman, The Sunday Mail (Qld)
    March 20, 2017 1:00am

    ‘FOR years he was the man police had apparently overlooked – the sex offender and informant so close to officers he’d allegedly been photographed with them at the place where Leanne Holland’s beaten body was found.

    But now, one of the biggest conspiracy theories in the schoolgirl’s murder has been debunked.

    The man in the photographs has been identified as a plainclothes police officer conferring with colleagues.

    A police review of Leanne’s death found major inconsistencies in claims the informant was the killer.

    Instead, the almost 600-page review – kept secret for five years – found further forensic evidence pointing to Graham Stafford, the man once convicted of the 12-year-old’s murder.

    The informant and Stafford were among 16 persons of interest in Leanne’s murder investigation. Fifteen were eliminated, and new evidence points to Stafford.

    Stafford, the boyfriend of Leanne’s older sister, was home alone with Leanne on the day she disappeared. He told police she had gone to the shops and never returned.

    He was arrested within days and convicted the following year. A series of appeals failed but he was released 14 years later on a legal technicality.

    His supporters, including private investigator and former Queensland detective Graeme Crowley, have long criticised police for not further investigating a police informant and sex offender jailed for incest with his daughter.

    Detectives conducting the review examined allegations raised by Stafford’s supporters in Mr Crowley’s case notes and also those in a 2007 book on Leanne’s murder co-authored by Mr Crowley and Professor Paul Wilson. Mr Wilson was jailed late last year for historical child sex offences.

    The review found statements made by the man’s daughter “Kim” were “inconsistent”.

    Mr Crowley and other Stafford supporters used the apparent presence of the informant in crime scene photographs to fuel speculation he was the real killer.

    Breaking his silence for the first time in almost 26 years, retired detective Jim Wardhaugh told The Courier-Mail the man pictured is definitely him.

    He said he was devastated to learn his photograph had been wrongly used to claim a pedophile had been with police when Leanne’s body was found.

    Mr Wardhaugh said he had had no idea of this use until a detective conducting the review contacted him and asked him to come and look at a series of photographs.

    “The first was myself and other officers on the side of the road,” he said.

    Mr Wardhaugh said he was angry that the QPS did not correct the reports at the time they were made.

    Detectives showed the photographs to the sex offender’s daughter, who confirmed her father was not pictured.

    “(The informant) was never anywhere near that scene,” Mr Wardhaugh, who was there as an exhibits officer, said.

    The review team did not criticise Mr Crowley for taking on the investigation and supporting Stafford but recommended the DPP consider laying charges over his conduct.

    “Graeme Crowley should too be held responsible for false and inaccurate information which both formed material for Graham Stafford’s petitions for a pardon and for not substantiating information before making public claims which, when scrutinised, were found to be incorrect,’’ the review team wrote.

    The review recommended the DPP consider prosecuting both “Kim” and Graeme Crowley for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

    In an interview with Channel Seven’s Murder Uncovered Mr Crowley said he had not committed any criminal offences during his investigation into Leanne’s murder and there was no evidence of wrongdoing.

    In response to the review findings against “Kim”, Mr Crowley said he was very careful to corroborate her information and did not recall “coming across inconsistencies”.

    No charges have been laid against Mr Crowley or “Kim”.‘

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    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...39cc5fca3ac99f
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    LEANNE KNEW HER KILLER

    An independent panel of some of the country’s best forensic experts found it was “nonsensical” to suggest Leanne Holland was murdered by a stranger and that her “thick hair” would account for the amount of blood found in the bathroom.

    The Australian Forensic Reference Group – engaged by detectives who reviewed the 1991 murder – used new evidence to dispel long-held “theories” about the 12-year-old’s tragic death.

    The 500-plus page secret review, obtained by Brisbane’s Seven News and Murder Uncovered, used the latest technology to uncover new evidence that again pointed to Graham Stafford being the killer.

    Leanne’s body was found in bush at Redbank Plains in Ipswich, four days after she disappeared from her home in nearby Goodna.

    Stafford, the then boyfriend of Leanne’s older sister, was convicted of her murder the next year but released after serving 14 years, his conviction overturned and a new trial ordered.

    The Director of Public Prosecutions decided against a new trial, saying Stafford had already spent a substantial amount of time behind bars.

    The review used modern DNA technology to identify Leanne’s blood in the bathroom of her home and in the boot of Stafford’s car.

    It also determined, through microscopic and chemical examinations, that Leanne was in the process of bleaching her hair when she died. Stafford has long maintained Leanne never made it home after walking to the shops to buy the dye, so she could not have been murdered in the bathroom.

    The review also found further evidence that police who initially searched Stafford’s car did, in fact, find a single maggot in the boot after detectives tracked down the diary of a work-experience student – now a police officer – who diligently recorded the discovery.’

    ‘The reference group disagreed that there were burn marks on Leanne’s body, saying her injuries were too “non-specific” to make that determination.’

    ‘Other questions the group answered included:

    ● When asked whether Leanne would have known her killer, the group said if she had been killed by a stranger, there would have been no reason to move her body from the bathroom.

    ● Asked about her head wound, the group said it would have bled “briskly” but the blood was likely to have become caught up in Leanne’s thick, curly hair.

    ● Asked whether the “body disposal scene” had been staged, the team said it was unlikely. They found Leanne’s murder was most likely a result of “intense and overwhelming anger” and her body dumped to confuse police.

    ● Asked about motive, the panel said the positioning of Leanne’s body, her torn/cut underpants and a stab wound to her perineum “all suggest sexual homicide”.’

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    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...39cc5fca3ac99f
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    Leanne Holland case: New details revealed
    Kate Kyriacou, Paula Doneman, The Sunday Mail (Qld)
    March 20, 2017 1:00am

    ‘FOR years he was the man police had apparently overlooked – the sex offender and informant so close to officers he’d allegedly been photographed with them at the place where Leanne Holland’s beaten body was found.

    But now, one of the biggest conspiracy theories in the schoolgirl’s murder has been debunked.

    The man in the photographs has been identified as a plainclothes police officer conferring with colleagues.

    A police review of Leanne’s death found major inconsistencies in claims the informant was the killer.

    Instead, the almost 600-page review – kept secret for five years – found further forensic evidence pointing to Graham Stafford, the man once convicted of the 12-year-old’s murder.

    The informant and Stafford were among 16 persons of interest in Leanne’s murder investigation. Fifteen were eliminated, and new evidence points to Stafford.

    Stafford, the boyfriend of Leanne’s older sister, was home alone with Leanne on the day she disappeared. He told police she had gone to the shops and never returned.

    He was arrested within days and convicted the following year. A series of appeals failed but he was released 14 years later on a legal technicality.

    His supporters, including private investigator and former Queensland detective Graeme Crowley, have long criticised police for not further investigating a police informant and sex offender jailed for incest with his daughter.

    Detectives conducting the review examined allegations raised by Stafford’s supporters in Mr Crowley’s case notes and also those in a 2007 book on Leanne’s murder co-authored by Mr Crowley and Professor Paul Wilson. Mr Wilson was jailed late last year for historical child sex offences.

    The review found statements made by the man’s daughter “Kim” were “inconsistent”.

    Mr Crowley and other Stafford supporters used the apparent presence of the informant in crime scene photographs to fuel speculation he was the real killer.

    Breaking his silence for the first time in almost 26 years, retired detective Jim Wardhaugh told The Courier-Mail the man pictured is definitely him.

    He said he was devastated to learn his photograph had been wrongly used to claim a pedophile had been with police when Leanne’s body was found.

    Mr Wardhaugh said he had had no idea of this use until a detective conducting the review contacted him and asked him to come and look at a series of photographs.

    “The first was myself and other officers on the side of the road,” he said.

    Mr Wardhaugh said he was angry that the QPS did not correct the reports at the time they were made.

    Detectives showed the photographs to the sex offender’s daughter, who confirmed her father was not pictured.

    “(The informant) was never anywhere near that scene,” Mr Wardhaugh, who was there as an exhibits officer, said.

    The review team did not criticise Mr Crowley for taking on the investigation and supporting Stafford but recommended the DPP consider laying charges over his conduct.

    “Graeme Crowley should too be held responsible for false and inaccurate information which both formed material for Graham Stafford’s petitions for a pardon and for not substantiating information before making public claims which, when scrutinised, were found to be incorrect,’’ the review team wrote.

    The review recommended the DPP consider prosecuting both “Kim” and Graeme Crowley for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

    In an interview with Channel Seven’s Murder Uncovered Mr Crowley said he had not committed any criminal offences during his investigation into Leanne’s murder and there was no evidence of wrongdoing.

    In response to the review findings against “Kim”, Mr Crowley said he was very careful to corroborate her information and did not recall “coming across inconsistencies”.

    No charges have been laid against Mr Crowley or “Kim”.‘

    Read more at:

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...39cc5fca3ac99f
    I think that the pedophile's daughter identified him at the scene, however the photo the police showed her was not the correct one. In other evidence, the clothes Leanne was wearing were not her own, the pedophile's daughter identified them as belonging to herself and her sister.

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