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    Australia - Renea Lau, 32, raped & murdered, Melbourne, 28 June 2014

    I've never started a thread - hope this goes right.

    This is frightening. Wonder where this transient man is hiding out, and what his mental state is. This is quite local to where I work. My mum works with the homeless population around this area too.

    The lady was found "in an undressed state" with her clothes nearby. Other items led police to Scott Allen Miller as a suspect.

    Homeless man sought over Botanic Gardens death

    Detectives are searching for a homeless West Australian man over the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found naked and battered in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens on Saturday morning.

    The woman, aged in her 30s, is believed to be from China and was in Australia working in the hospitality industry. But she has yet to be formally identified as police are still trying to contact relatives overseas.


    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/ho...629-zsq42.html

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    This is like a repeat of what has happened in Queensland. These poor girls
    come to Australia for an adventure and should be safe. Also how come police are not moving them on if they are sleeping in the gardens?

    Sleeping out in the garden? It has been freezing here in Melbourne.

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    Thanks Brightbird! - from your link - a pic of the man detectives are searching for.


    Homeless man sought over Botanic Gardens death
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/ho...629-zsq42.html

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    Thank you Brightbird for starting this thread

    I just read about it in MSM and was hoping it would come onto WS (although I myself cannot remember how to start a thread so I had to hope someone else would )

    And yes Marg, it is unfortunately like those terrible Brisbane deaths. The poor woman

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    JUNE 29, 2014 : Former WA man Scott Allen Miller wanted for questioning after police discover woman’s body in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens
    http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/form...27668bbb28b2c7
    Miller has been sleeping on the streets of the city for at least six weeks and is known to police in other states, although not for violence related matters.

    Det Sgt Favre said Miller was originally from Western Australia and has been sleeping on the streets for several weeks.

    He said Miller was known to police in Western Australia, but is not known to be violent.

    Det Sgt Favre said detectives believed Miller may still be in Melbourne, and anyone who sees him should contact police and not approach him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzeder View Post
    JUNE 29, 2014 : Former WA man Scott Allen Miller wanted for questioning after police discover woman’s body in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens
    http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/form...27668bbb28b2c7
    I wonder what he was already known to LE in WA for??

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    JUNE 29, 2014: Police hunt homeless man over discovery of woman’s body in Royal Botanic Gardens
    Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law...27668bbb28b2c7
    The woman reportedly had injuries to her legs consistent with being dragged across the ground.

    Detectives today appealed for Mr Miller, 42, to come forward and asked anyone who saw him to call 000 immediately.

    “Investigators seized a number of items at the scene and believe Scott may be able to assist police with their investigation,” a Victoria Police statement said.

    Forensic crime scene investigators spent most of yesterday scouring the area for clues as to how the woman died.

    Line searches conducted by SES crews found a pair of scissors on a park bench about 100m away. A woman’s handbag was also sitting a few metres from the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzeder View Post
    Thanks Brightbird! - from your link - a pic of the man detectives are searching for.


    Homeless man sought over Botanic Gardens death
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/ho...629-zsq42.html
    That's looking like a mugshot, is it not? Obviously he's been arrested before......

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    Victorian Police have issued a plea for him to come forward:

    http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news...ens-death.html


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    He hasn't been in Melbourne long. So he may not have much of a network among the homeless yet. At some point he will need food at least. I can't see how he could stay out of sight for very long. It is Melbourne. Not too many places to hide around the CBD. If he stays in Melbourne I'm sure it won't be long until he is caught. In the meantime, I wouldn't be passing through the Botanic gardens, or other's like Flagstaff gardens on my own in the morning or late at night.

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    Victoria Police: https://www.facebook.com/victoriapol...97290820343057
    Homicide Squad detectives are looking for 42-year-old Scott Allen Miller after the body of a woman was located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank yesterday morning. Have you seen him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzeder View Post
    Amidst the hardcore comments on that FB page, there are a couple about him begging people for money - one says he was not happy when he was refused......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brightbird View Post
    He hasn't been in Melbourne long. So he may not have much of a network among the homeless yet. At some point he will need food at least. I can't see how he could stay out of sight for very long. It is Melbourne. Not too many places to hide around the CBD. If he stays in Melbourne I'm sure it won't be long until he is caught. In the meantime, I wouldn't be passing through the Botanic gardens, or other's like Flagstaff gardens on my own in the morning or late at night.
    It's pretty scary, especially as we don't know his mental state. If he's having a psychotic break he could well be extremely dangerous.......

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    Candice Wyatt @CandiceWyatt10 Reporter at Ten News, Melbourne...

    The rotunda in the Bot. Gardens where police believe suspected murderer Scott Allen Miller has been sleeping #thetan pic.twitter.com/nt9DHkKX3N
    Image: https://twitter.com/CandiceWyatt10/s...081089/photo/1

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