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    Australia - Joan Ryther, 27, pregnant, raped & murdered, Logan, Qld, 21 May 2013

    May 22, 2013

    JOAN Canino Ryther was just metres from work when she was attacked, killed and dumped in the front garden of a Logan Central home.



    http://www.couriermail.com.au/questn...-1226648122605

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    LOGAN murder victim Joan Ryther is believed to have been bashed and sexually assaulted, and police have confirmed she was pregnant.

    Ms Ryther came to Australia from the Philippines around 2009, met her husband in 2011 and they married last year.

    Her husband's car was seized and their home searched as "normal procedure". He was due to talk to police again today.

    "Any investigation of this type we would look at their premises, we would look at their car," Insp Hutchinson said.

    He added: "He has co-operated with us and at this stage he's not listed as a suspect."

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226648723921

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    Joan Ryther - found murdered, Logan, Brisbane, Australia

    Apologies, I can't find the Australian subforum except under missing and she is not.

    This article has many details http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/n...-1226648723921

    LOGAN murder victim Joan Ryther is believed to have been bashed and sexually assaulted, and police have confirmed she was pregnant.

    • Joan was walking to work at McDonalds, her shift started at 9pm, it was approximately a 1km/15min walk.
    • Co-workers raised the alarm when she failed to arrive.
    • Husband was at work until 9:30pm and joined search once alerted.
    • He is co-operating with police and their car and home being searched is routine, he is not a suspect.
    • A man dressed in yellow was crying outside a neighbour's home, asking to be let in around the time Joan was assaulted.
    • There were people home at the address she was found, who state they were watching tv from approximately 8:30pm to midnight, and heard nothing.
    • Witnesses who may have seen the man in yellow, two men drinking nearby, or who may have moved Joan's hat to the fence are asked to come forward

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    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1226648723921

    Yesterday, distraught neighbours told of strange noises and a bizarre disturbance.

    Two men were seen drinking in a nearby park between 4.30pm and 6.30pm, and one neighbour told of seeing someone running near the same park about 8.30pm. They also heard a woman shouting in what they thought was Chinese.

    One woman and her young son, who live 200m from Ms Ryther, were interviewed by police for several hours after a crying man came to their front door asking to be let in.

    "It was about 9pm, we were all in bed," she said.

    "My son said there was someone at the door. I heard some noise, it could have been crying - it was weird.

    "I peeked out and saw a man sitting on the chair."

    The woman, who did not want to be named, gathered her children into her bedroom and called a friend for help.

    "I wasn't sure if he was drunk but I didn't want to aggravate him, so I didn't yell out to him," she said.

    "He was there for about 20 minutes. He was gone by the time my friend arrived."

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    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/nat...-1226648122605

    A man who lives in the same street has described finding the body of the Logan victim while on his way to the shops this morning to get food for school lunches.

    "I was waiting for this dog to come out that usually runs out and scares everyone, this dog that jumps on the fence as we walk past," Robert Mills, 40, told The Courier-Mail.

    "There was no dog. I kept walking and I see this body...so I went closer to the fence, leaned over the fence, looked over the fence, 'oh f..., I don't know if that's real or not.

    "So I said, 'I've got to get my stuff for the kids ready for school', so I went to the shop, got bread and milk and fruit.

    "On my way back the garage, the fence, was open to drive your car in. I said oh f... this doesn't feel right, it still don't look right from this angle.

    "So then I walked in within a metre, two metres of the body, and I just started screaming and I didn't know what to do. I rang the police."

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    Thanks for posting this ozazure


    Breaks my heart - it seems like the husband is totally in the clear. From the start it did seem that this was either a random crime, or someone (other than her husband) who knew she walked that way to work.

    I hope Macdonald's get behind her husband and family and help in any way they can.

    It's bizaare that the lady that heard the man crying/knocking on her door that night didn't call the police, only a friend. If I had a strange person hanging around my door at night (or for that matter, during the day), I would be on the phone to the police quick smart. Just think, if this person is involved, he could have been caught straight away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strangeworld View Post
    Thanks for posting this ozazure


    Breaks my heart - it seems like the husband is totally in the clear. From the start it did seem that this was either a random crime, or someone (other than her husband) who knew she walked that way to work.

    I hope Macdonald's get behind her husband and family and help in any way they can.

    It's bizaare that the lady that heard the man crying/knocking on her door that night didn't call the police, only a friend. If I had a strange person hanging around my door at night (or for that matter, during the day), I would be on the phone to the police quick smart. Just think, if this person is involved, he could have been caught straight away.
    Yeah I would call police myself, but a lot of people don't in iffy situations, don't want to make a fuss or upset someone who knows where they live. I think it is something we need to work on as a culture, to be a bit braver and not scared of being embarrassed calling for what turns out to be no reason.

    I am glad she has come forward straight away, hopefully whatever information she has will be useful and they had the info quickly.

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    Thanks Marlywings - I did search before I created it, but I must have been too slow in getting it done and missed yours.

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    This is just so heartbreaking. Words fail me! It does remind me very much of Shandee Blackburn's murder. Could there be a connection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makara View Post
    This is just so heartbreaking. Words fail me! It does remind me very much of Shandee Blackburn's murder. Could there be a connection?
    Hard to know at this stage if there's any connection. Shandee's murder was in Mackay....north Qld. Logan Central is at the centre of Logan City which is south of Brisbane, between Bris & Gold Coast.

    From what I've read of the Logan Centrsl area it's very multicultural, the crime rate is very high.

    I can't find the date on the following but I'm sure I read it on Courier Mail within the last few months or so.

    Figures released today show murders in Logan over the past 12 months are nearly five times greater than the numbers committed on the Gold Coast and nine times greater than those in Ipswich.

    Nine people have been murdered in Logan since April last year, compared to two on the Gold Coast and one in Ipswich

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlywings View Post
    Hard to know at this stage if there's any connection. Shandee's murder was in Mackay....north Qld. Logan Central is at the centre of Logan City which is south of Brisbane, between Bris & Gold Coast.

    From what I've read of the Logan Centrsl area it's very multicultural, the crime rate is very high.

    I can't find the date on the following but I'm sure I read it on Courier Mail within the last few months or so.

    Figures released today show murders in Logan over the past 12 months are nearly five times greater than the numbers committed on the Gold Coast and nine times greater than those in Ipswich.

    Nine people have been murdered in Logan since April last year, compared to two on the Gold Coast and one in Ipswich

    http://river949.com.au/index.php/fea...the-gold-coast
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    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226648723921

    Great to see them using cherry pickers to check the neighbouring roofs.

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    what a beautiful young woman gone to waste

    logan area is full of bogans and drug addict scums.. wouldnt suprise me if it was one of them.

    this case is pretty much exacly like the jill meagher murder in brunswick/melbourne last year.... the law is too lenient, we need harsher penalties. for crimes like this.. life without parole + castration. also the family should be able to serve some of their own justice... now that is a deterrent that WILL work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makara View Post
    This is just so heartbreaking. Words fail me! It does remind me very much of Shandee Blackburn's murder. Could there be a connection?
    I thought the same thing and posted in Shandee's thread this afternoon.... a few similarities?!

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    About this odd ''sobbing man'' observed at a nearby property, it sounds to me like this person was either:

    A. with the perp/perps at the time and took off, not wanting to be a party to the crime, or was pressured and intimidated into to being a ''look out''.

    B. a stranger who chanced upon the perp/perps in the act, and fearing for their own safety (or with the intention to alert authorities) ran to a nearby house, and when not permitted entry waited until the attacker/s had gone before taking off.

    If it was B then you'd think this person would have reported the crime or come forward to help police identify the attacker/s. Unless they were scared they might become a suspect in the crime.

    If it was A then it may be a case where loyalty to or fear of reprisal from the perpetrator/s for snitching have kept this person from coming forward so far.

    To me, if it turns out this wasn't something unrelated and purely coincidental, it seems like the sobbing man knew the attacker/attackers, was aware of what was happening or had already taken place, was shaken up as a result and conflicted due to his association with the perpetrator/s. I hope this person has the guts and intelligence to do the right thing and come forward and let the police know the identity of his psychopathic mate/mates, before police track him down and charge him as an accessory.

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