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    Australia - Jodie Fesus, 18, found in shallow grave, Mount Warrigal, NSW, 8 Aug 1997

    July 9, 2013

    The husband of a teenage mother has been charged with her 1997 murder a week after their daughter made a public plea for information about the 16-year-old mystery.

    Steven Frank Fesus, 42, has been charged with the murder of his wife Jodie Fesus, 18, in the NSW Illawarra region

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/1997-cold-...#ixzz2YWXRrBjn

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    Police last week said technological advances in forensic investigation were being used to re-examine a number of pieces of evidence relating to Ms Fesus's death that were collected in 1997.

    Officers from the unsolved homicide team have been investigating Ms Fesus’ murder under strike force Claton II.

    http://www.news.com.au/national-news...-1226676272835

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    I actually have a close friend who lived a couple of houses away from him for almost 10 yrs. She has told me a bit about the case and the suspicions surrounding him, verrrrry interesting. In a bit of a coincidence, my next door neighbour told me this afternoon that her father was a detective on the case way back when it first happened. He is now retired, but is very happy about this.

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    Jodie was found a short distance from the place a relative of mine was left a few years later. He was questioned over her murder too. Her case is still unsolved.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...740273387.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by antechinusRAWR View Post
    Jodie was found a short distance from the place a relative of mine was left a few years later. He was questioned over her murder too. Her case is still unsolved.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...740273387.html
    I'm so sorry to hear about your family member, I hope the case will be solved soon.
    Is there anything unusual about where the bodies were left or just pure coincidence both perps chose the same location?

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    Oops, sorry!! I really need to start replying in a more timely fashion.

    I'm not sure how they ended up so close if there's no link between their cases at all. It's really quite incredible. They were found a short distance apart in the bush at Gerroa in the Shoalhaven. Rachelle was just off the side of the road while Jodie was buried. When you think of all that bush & scrub - tens of thousands of hectares & all those miles & miles of highway & country roads, it's more than incredible but by all accounts it was just a freaky but legitimate coincidence.

    I used to sneak read my Dad's Australian Police Journals as a little kid in the 70's/80's. Kim Barry's murder had an impact on me because of the awful circumstances when she was found & because it was so close to home. I remember as a kid, coming down Mt Cambewarra through Kangaroo Valley or Bulli Pass & looking down the drop offs out the car window & wondering how many more secrets that mass of jungly cliffs & gullies hid. I bet there's a lot - probably within a small radius of driver rest areas/lookouts or truck emergency brake fail roads.

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    The NSW South Coast is a perfect dumping ground. The bush is semi-tropical & impenetrable in parts. It doesn't give up it's secrets easily. I don't doubt there's more out there.

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    Re suspects in Rachelle's case, I'm pretty sure the only link to Fesus was being found near Jodie at Gerroa. I was living in the same area as Rachelle when it happened. People were whispering the name "Milat" because she was last seen at Bargo Hotel, then it was the Rebels O.M.C. I think the P.O.I spread these stories though.

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    JUNE 19, 2014 :Accused wife killer Steven Frank Fesus quips Ďitís a beautiful day, isnít ití as he walks free from court
    Read more & Video: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...e5a359fed92b29


    ACCUSED wife killer Steven Frank Fesus walked out of court saying ďitís a beautiful day, isnít itĒ, as the devastated family of murdered mother Jodie Fesus watched him flaunt his freedom in horror.

    Fesus, who was charged last year with killing his wife Jodie in 1997, was freed on bail earlier this week after controversial changes to the NSW Bail Act, which removes a presumption against bail for serious offences.

    The 43-year old was denied bail twice under the old law but was the first accused murderer to be released under the new law.

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    Sept. 20, 2013: Court hears explosive details of Jodie Fesus investigation
    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/s...investigation/

    Police had not yet formally identified the woman found in a shallow beachside grave near Gerroa when Steven Fesus allegedly called the morgue asking if he could see his wife Jodieís body.

    Among the strange questions he allegedly asked were whether the deceased had been strangled and, if he accidentally rolled on top of his wife in bed, would his fingerprints be on her neck.

    Explosive details of the 17-year police investigation into Ms Fesusís murder emerged in the Supreme Court yesterday when Mr Fesus applied for bail on murder charges.

    Ms Fesusís body was found a month after she disappeared from her home on the South Coast in 1997 but it wasnít until July this year that detectives arrested Mr Fesus at a hotel in The Rocks, just one week after their daughter Kimberley, 18, had made a public appeal for information.


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    16 June 2014: Accused of murdering his teenage wife... but now out on bail: Husband awaiting trial for killing 17 years ago is released after NSW relaxed laws
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz37QNXNsY2

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    JUNE 23, 2014: These ridiculous new bail laws have got to change, says mother of Jodie Fesus, allegedly killed by her husband Steven in 1997
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226963125636

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    Family outrage as accused wife killer awarded bail
    June 17, 2014: They're new bail laws allowing men and women accused of committing serious crime back on our streets. A Current Affair speaks to the families outraged their loved one's alleged attackers are not behind bars.

    http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/...d-bail/x7umz32

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    JUNE 28, 2014: Premier Mike Baird to toughen controversial bail laws that allowed two accused murderers to walk free
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226969512777

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