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    Australia - Corey Power, 33, beaten to death, Young, NSW, 29 Aug 2013

    Corey was bashed in the early hours of 29th August 2013 and left for dead. Locals found him and called for help, Ambo's came and transferred him to hospital where he died a short time later.

    I'll post a bunch of links for those of you interested, hopefully I'll get them in order.

    Today They've released CCTV footage of him, which was from moments before he was bashed, it's quite eerie to watch.

    http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story...treet/?cs=1288
    Initial news reports
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    http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story...daddy/?cs=1540

    This link confirms is drug dealing history and that he was no angel.

    http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story...power/?cs=1540

    Footage just before bashing.
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    I've been following this case since it happened as I have a connection with the town, so it shocked me and sparked my interest. It used to be a sweet quiet town where everyone felt safe. Now there's so much crime it's hard to believe.

    The local paper is called the Young Witness, this is their FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young...59588387464790 They're good with covering local news for us non locals to follow and there's always some interesting comments on the articles. You'll also be able to read about other crimes in the town...

    There was a lot of gossip about the type of person that he was and his drug use and dealing, this can now be discussed since his ex Tammarra has commented on it in MSM.

    I never knew him or any of his friends etc, just to clarify. But I do know people in town.

    Regardless of his past or terribly poor choices, he now has a 4yr old daughter left to wonder where her daddy is and why he's not coming home.

    I also thought that given some of the other threads are quiet, that some of you awesome hard core sleuthers might be able to cast your eyes over it and come up with some theories etc.

    My theory is that the police know who it is and are just gathering enough evidence to arrest someone or even several people.
    As for motive... He either pissed someone off that night at the pub - (seems extreme) or it was someone that wasn't happy with him moving back to town, another dealer perhaps? This could also make sense why his ex's house has been broken into etc, to keep her silent maybe?

    Thoughts??
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    I hope justice is done for this man...
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    One thing i would say from the outset is as bad as drug dealing is, most drug dealers do not commit murder. Unless its a gang style taking over a terrirtory which is a whole different ball of wax and they essentially announce it.

    So it is quite probable the motive is one to do with his personal life as opposed to drugs. It is to easy to focus on drugs and nothing else. Just a reminder not to get tunnel vision with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkySifaka View Post
    One thing i would say from the outset is as bad as drug dealing is, most drug dealers do not commit murder. Unless its a gang style taking over a terrirtory which is a whole different ball of wax and they essentially announce it.

    So it is quite probable the motive is one to do with his personal life as opposed to drugs. It is to easy to focus on drugs and nothing else. Just a reminder not to get tunnel vision with this.
    Good point!
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    Thanks for inviting us here Humdinger. I have finally read through all the MSM articles and FB entries from the Young Witness (local paper).

    What is with the time on the CCTV footage of Corey? The time says 05:53:53 (close to 6am), yet Corey was found horribly bashed at about 5:10am. I guess the CCTV time could have been set during daylight savings earlier in the year, and never set back the hour to ‘real’ time when daylight savings ended?

    And what was he doing walking around at 5am? Coming from where - going to where? Pub is closed then .. was he at a friend's house after the pub, or a girl's house? Can't find that info.

    http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story...power/?cs=1540
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    Another interesting couple of things ...

    Three boys/men were sent to prison on 22nd October for severely bashing and stomping a cherry picker - a French national - during an unprovoked attack a year ago.

    Comments under the article on the Witness FB page suggest that these guys think they are so tough, they used a weapon in the bashing attack (like Corey’s murder), and it was about time they were imprisoned.

    http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story...icker/?cs=1288


    Also, a different three men who were involved in a stabbing attack in 2012 mysteriously had their charges (all 16 of them) withdrawn and dismissed on 17 September this year. Judge was shocked. Now, I wonder why the DPP did that? No reason was given.

    http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story...issed/?cs=1288
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    And finally, Corey’s family are very upset that the local Mayor has suggested that everything is now 'back to normal' following Corey’s murder.

    http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story...ology/?cs=1540
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    It's a very good point that a drug dealer's death might have had nothing to do with drugs. But speaking from experience, back in my wild youth - though not a hard drug user, I did know by association a few dealers, and some who experienced home invasions and severe beatings (mainly from customers..), it was not a very safe lifestyle, for sure. No gangs, aside from the bikers, back then ... just drug culture, and its sad reality - that in that world, you can't trust ANYone, ever.

    That said, if he wasn't dealing at the time, I think it's more likely he could have been attacked by a pack of randoms, or people who heard he was dealing wherever, and thought he'd have money on him.. Who knows, at this stage.

    I do hope they find his killer/s so his little girl grows up knowing there is justice.

    eta: I found this a bit disturbing...

    "As far as Tammarra knew though, he hadn’t been involved with those people on his return and she wasn’t aware of any retribution.

    Since his murder, she said, she’d had people break into her house and come into her yard."
    http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story...daddy/?cs=1540

    ... break ins?? Why would that be happening?

    And added to the comments from the family in this:

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-...927-2uigb.html

    .. I am thinking maybe it wasn't random at all.
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    She claimed that some people in the town had confronted her family and friends since her brother's death, telling them “he got what he deserved”.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/corey-powe...#ixzz2jSHMKykB

    ^ I'm trying to imagine a situation in which I'd feel moved to walk up to the family members of a man who'd been so brutally murdered, and tell them something like that.

    Obviously, Corey had some pretty full on enemies around town.
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    Hope they find out more from the CCTV footage ... The family are not from the town so the paper miss quoted about them being approached. Tammarra the ex has had people confronting her and breaking into her house "why??" ...

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/corey-powe...#ixzz2jSHMKykB

    As for the whereabouts before hand, surely the police have more CCTV footage and surly the person that he was meeting up with know where he was going...

    Where there is drugs, there is trouble , full stop. If he was dealing previously, it must have be his return to town that upset someone.

    Hope the police are protecting the kids in the ex's house from further break ins etc

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    Thumbs up Great post Ausgirl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ausgirl View Post
    She claimed that some people in the town had confronted her family and friends since her brother's death, telling them “he got what he deserved”.


    ^ I'm trying to imagine a situation in which I'd feel moved to walk up to the family members of a man who'd been so brutally murdered, and tell them something like that..
    YES! So true. Its one thing to think it but another to actually say it!

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    http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story...bbery/?cs=1540

    Murder inquiries

    Detectives from Strike Force Bumble are currently in Brisbane conducting enquiries in relation to the murder of Corey Power at Young on August 29.
    This is the last para of the above link.


    So there's a lot of people wondering if the guys that were arrested were involved in the murder? Cootamundra is only 45kms from Young.
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