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    Australia - Sabrina Glassop, 46, Celena Bridge, 28, & Jessica Gaudie, 16, 1998-1999

    Derek Sam may hold key to finding bodies of 3 women on Sunshine Coast

    May 31, 2014

    THREE murdered women, no bodies and a killer behind bars who may know the truth.

    Almost 16 years after *Celena Bridge, 28, Sabrina Ann Glassop, 46, and Jessica Gau*die, 16, vanished on the Sunshine Coast, police are *reviving the investigation.

    Newly formed Operation Echo Troop will re-interview dozens of witnesses, review statements and scour hinterland bush to solve the cold-case crimes.

    Half a million dollars in *reward money and indemnity has also been placed on the table for anyone willing to spill their secrets.

    Police are instead appealing to anyone, possibly who lived in the area, to come forward with new information

    Anyone with information is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226937770907

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    Missing women may be linked to murder - JULY 06, 2012
    Read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1226418836844
    THE disappearances of two women more than a decade ago could be linked to the murder of a teenage babysitter, Queensland police have said.

    Police said they had renewed investigations into the fates of English backpacker Celena Bridge, 28, and education worker Sabrina Ann Glassop, 46.

    They vanished about a year apart, but both women were last seen near Booloumba Creek Road at Kenilworth, on the edge of the Conondale National Park.

    Police believe the cases could be linked to the murder of 15-year-old Nambour schoolgirl Jessica Gaudie in August 1999.

    Derek Bellington Sam, who was a supervisor on a property for troubled Aboriginal youth at Kenilworth, was convicted in 2001 of murdering Jessica.

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    Sunshine Coast murder clue - 15th Aug 2009
    Read more: http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au...r-clue/351848/
    A shallow grave could be the missing piece of the puzzle needed to solve the mystery surrounding the Sunshine Coast disappearances of Celena Bridge, Sabrina Ann Glassop and Jessica Gaudie.

    The women went missing between July, 1998, and August, 1999 and investigations conducted by the Daily have turned up new evidence relating to the women’s disappearances, and possibly the location of a body.

    Derek Bellington Sam was convicted of the murder of 16-year-old Nambour schoolgirl Jessica Gaudie in 2001, though her body was never found.

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    Did serial killer claim three victims in the Sunshine Coast hinterland? - JULY 06, 2012
    Read more: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/d...-1226418533607
    A 14-YEAR-OLD cold case is being given fresh attention, following an appeal for information into the suspicious disappearance of two women and the murder of another in 1998 and 1999.

    Sunshine Coast detectives have begun new enquiries into the disappearances of 28-year-old English backpacker Celena Bridge in 1998 and 46-year-old Ann Glassop the next year.

    The investigations are continuing after appeals from the family of murdered 15-year-old Nambour school girl Jessica Gaudie.

    It is believed the three cases could be linked.

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    Behind one of the Coast's biggest mysteries - 28th Apr 2007
    Read more: http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au...teries/314396/
    WHEN British backpacker Celena Bridge began a hike in the Sunshine Coast hinterland on a winter's day in 1998, she walked into a mystery that would envelope two more women and intrigue Australia for the next seven years.

    Ms Bridge was the first of three women to go missing on the Coast in a 16 month period. All of them are now assumed to be dead.

    Each was linked in some way to a man named Derek Bellington Sam, although he has only ever been charged and convicted of one murder, that of teenager Jessica Gaudie - the last of the three to disappear.

    Finding the missing women, or their bodies, has been like looking for a needle in a haystack for police - without knowing exactly where to find even the haystack.

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    Police push for coronial inquest into Coast murders - 28th Aug 2013
    Read more: http://www.qt.com.au/news/police-pus...urder/2000539/
    POLICE hope a new coronial inquest could help crack two of the Sunshine Coast's longest running murder mysteries - and find the body of murdered babysitter Jessica Gaudie.

    Police are re-examining the disappearance of English backpacker Celena Bridge, 28, and Kenilworth teacher's aide Sabrina Ann Glassop, 46.

    ABC reported on on Wednesday that two officers had been assigned to the case.

    Detectives believes Derek Bellington Sam, who is serving a life sentence for murdering teenage babysitter Jessica Gaudie on the Coast in 1999 - is the only person of interest in the other two deaths.

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    Tell us where Jessica is - 25th Aug 2012
    Read more: http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au...ca-is/1518726/
    A JUDGE told the murderer of a Nambour schoolgirl that revealing the location of her remains could help with his parole.

    But 13 years on and Derek Bellington Sam still has not revealed the whereabouts of Jessica Gaudie, 15, who was never seen by her family again after leaving home to babysit for a friend on August 29, 1999.

    On the anniversary of her murder this Wednesday, police will plead for further information about her whereabouts.

    Police also hope that Sam, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2001, will accept the judge's comments and reveal where he buried Jessica's body.

    The convicted murderer can apply for parole in less than three years, in June 2015.

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    Missing women mystery revived - 30th Nov 2011
    Read more: http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au...coast/1191662/
    Missing Women

    British backpacker Celena Bridge, 28, spent two days at a Conondale permaculture farm before disappearing on July 16, 1998. She was last seen on Booloumba Creek Rd by a local about 3.30pm.

    Kenilworth woman Sabrina Ann Glassop, 46, disappeared on May 29, 1999. About 6am that day, Ann's mother heard her daughter's car speed away from the house.

    Nambour schoolgirl Jessica Gaudie, 16, vanished on August 28, 1999, after leaving home to babysit three children of a friend.

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    MAY 31, 2014: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226937770907
    And as the parole date of the person of interest, killer Derek Sam, looms next year, they are appealing to the *public for information.


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    You have done some amazing work here, enzeder!!

    Thank you so much for all the info! Super sleuth extraordinaire!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzeder View Post
    I seriously hope someone comes forward with some info. It often happens when this much time has passed - people's circumstances change and they realise how important it is to release the truth and they finally reveal what they've known to the police.

    May that happen in this case

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    I lightened (and cropped) the image on the right to get a better look at him.

    Image: Person of interest Derek Sam is approaching parole after being jailed for Jessica Gaudie’s murder, but he has never confessed to the crime or disclosed the location of her body. Source: News Corp Australia
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226937770907

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    Nightmare of a missing daughter - 8th Aug 2009
    Read more: http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au...ughter/351677/
    Joan Worsley has been living a nightmare for 10 years.

    On May 29, 1999, Joan's daughter, Sabrina Ann Glassop, vanished without a trace from Kenilworth.

    It is believed Sabrina, a 46-year-old married mother of two, was murdered and her body dumped in Kenilworth State Forest.

    "I've been over the events of that day a million times, over every tiny detail trying to remember something of significance – something different. It's so frustrating," said Joan, who called her daughter Ann.

    "I'm 87 and getting close to the end of my life. I don't want to die not knowing what happened to my daughter, but I realise I more than likely will.
    In 2002 Derek Bellington Sam, an indigenous tracker and horse trainer from Kenilworth, was convicted of the murder of Jessica Gaudie, and is serving a 15-year jail term in the Maryborough Correctional Centre. Many believe Sam was responsible for the abduction and murder of both Ann and Ms Bridge.

    At the time of Ann's disappearance Joan and her husband John were living in a caravan on their daughter's Booloumba Creek Road property. Ann's husband Eric was chief forestry officer, and lived in a nearby forestry house.

    Also located on Booloumba Creek Road was the Piabun centre, a training facility for indigenous boys, where Sam worked.

    "Ann knew Derek Sam, but not well. I think I met him once. He was a good horseman and helped Ann with her Shetland ponies, which she took to shows," Joan said.

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    Fresh search for victims - April 29, 2007
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1111113430724
    State Emergency Service personnel, water police, local police and cadaver dogs combed the isolated area on the edge of the Imbil State Forest.

    SES Cooloola Shire group leader Terry Steele spent more than 300 hours searching for the women in 1998 and 1999.
    Teacher aide Mrs Glassop was last seen at her home on Booloumba Creek Rd at Kenilworth on May 28.

    Mrs Glassop had dinner with her estranged husband Eric Glassop, who lived nearby, and her parents reported hearing her car leave the next morning at 6 o'clock.

    The red Suzuki was later found in the Little Yabba car park near a walking track where Mrs Glassop exercised her dog. Mrs Glassop and her poodle haven't been seen since.

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