1553 users online (257 members and 1296 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,036

    Australia - Janine Vaughan, 31, Bathurst, NSW, 7 December 2001

    Today is 13 yrs since Janine disappeared


    reward_janine_vaughan_large.jpg

    Janine Vaughan was last seen around 4am on Friday, 7 December 2001 in Keppel Street, Bathurst NSW. At this time she was seen to enter the front passenger seat of a bright red coloured four door medium size sedan similar to a Mitsubishi Magna or a Toyota Camry. Janine has not been seen or heard from since and fears are held for her safety and welfare. A woman contacted the family about a handbag she found two-and-a-half years after Ms Vaughan disappeared. The woman told the family the bag, which she found in a drain near The Scots School (O'Connell Rd, White Rock - 5km from where she went missing) contained documents relating to Ms Vaughan inside the bag. While there is now no trace of the bag - which, as Mr Vaughan said, had gone missing like Ms Vaughan’s diary - the news gave the family a new hope that her suspected murder will one day be solved. 1800 333 000 with any information.


    http://www.australianmissingpersonsr...om/Vaughan.htm

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,036
    The family of a woman who disappeared eight years ago from Bathurst in central western NSW has vowed to continue the fight to solve her murder.

    State Coroner Mary Jerram concluded today that Janine Vaughan, 31, was murdered but the circumstances of her death remained a mystery because "the trail has gone cold".

    snip

    Mr Vaughan said his family had no trust in Bathurst police after themselves analysing CCTV footage of the night and discovering gaps in the investigation.

    snip

    "Mr Hosemans has denied that he ever went on a date with Ms Vaughan, that he had ever telephoned her, sent her flowers, had a conversation with her or met her," Ms Jerram said.

    "There is no evidence, independent of the assertion by Ms Vaughan to her family ... to cast doubt on his denials."

    The other men, Dennis James Briggs and Andrew Donald Grant Jones, who both owned small red cars similar to the one Ms Vaughan was last seen in, were also cleared.

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/janin...0921-fxpb.html

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,036
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/helpfindjaninevaughan/

    Janine's find help find her facebook page.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,036

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,036

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,036
    http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/st...r-janine-case/

    Her family, who were in Bathurst for the anniversary of the disappearance, told the Western Advocate last Friday that they were pushing for the case to be reopened, adding if that happened the outcome “would be huge”.

    And 48 hours later, Detective Superintendent Mick Willing of the Sydney-based Homicide Unit confirmed the case would be reviewed.

    snip

    Since Janine disappeared 11 years ago two strike forces and a Police Integrity Commission investigation, which looked at allegations of police corruption in the case failed to find out what really happened to the vivacious store manager.

    snip

    At the same time it emerged a woman had contacted the family about a handbag she found two-and-a-half years after Ms Vaughan disappeared.
    See your ad here

    The woman told the family the bag, which she found in a drain near The Scots School contained documents relating to Ms Vaughan inside the bag.

    While there is now no trace of the bag - which, as Mr Vaughan said, had gone missing like Ms Vaughan’s diary - the news has given the family a new hope.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    In the Lost & Found
    Posts
    3,429
    Quote Originally Posted by drsleuth View Post
    I haven't finished reading the 90 pages of the Integrity Commissions Rani Report -
    though here is the Contents Table of the document.
    It looks to be well worth the read...


    Operation Rani was an investigation by the Police Integrity Commission (the
    Commission) into the NSW Police Force investigation of the disappearance of
    Bathurst woman, Ms Janine Vaughan, in the early hours of Friday 7 December 2001.
    Ms Vaughan had been drinking with friends on the evening of 6 December and into
    the early hours of 7 December 2001. She left the Tavern Nightclub in Bathurst
    around 4 a.m. and as she walked approximately 40 metres ahead of her friends a red
    car was seen to stop near her. Without hesitating she entered the vehicle which then
    drove off. She has not been seen or heard of since.



    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Executive Summary .................................................. .................................................. . i
    Glossary .................................................. .................................................. ................. v
    1. Introduction .................................................. .................................................. ...... 1
    The Witnesses .................................................. .................................................. ... 2
    This Report .................................................. .................................................. ...... 10
    2. The Initial NSW Police Force Investigation .................................................. ....... 13
    The Establishment of Strike Force Toko .................................................. .............. 13
    Hosemans’ Work Place Agreement .................................................. .................... 15
    3. Hosemans is Linked to Ms Vaughan .................................................. .................. 19
    Information Omitted from Statements .................................................. ................ 19
    Hosemans is Mentioned in Statements .................................................. ............... 24
    Jacob’s Notebook and Evidence .................................................. ........................ 25
    4. Investigation of Alleged Connection between Hosemans and Ms Vaughan ......... 29
    Further Evidence of Connection .................................................. ......................... 29
    Jacob’s Report on the Connection Between Hosemans and Ms Vaughan ............. 33
    Hosemans Provides A Statement .................................................. ........................ 35
    Jacob’s Assessment of Hosemans’ Evidence .................................................. ....... 37
    Hosemans’ Alibi Inconsistent with other Evidence ............................................... 40
    5. Jacob’s Responses to the NSW Police Force and Ombudsman ............................ 43
    Jacob’s Response to A/Assistant Commissioner Kuiters ........................................ 43
    Jacob’s Response to NSW Ombudsman .................................................. ............. 45
    6. The Provision of a Brief to the Coroner .................................................. ............. 49
    Hosemans and other POI’s not Mentioned in Brief .............................................. 49
    The Meeting with the Coroner .................................................. ........................... 51
    Sim’s Evidence .................................................. .................................................. 52
    7. The Evidence of RA1 .................................................. ......................................... 55
    8. The Evidence of Hosemans .................................................. ............................... 59
    9. The Evidence of Stephanie Young .................................................. ..................... 63
    A New Alibi for Hosemans? .................................................. ............................... 63
    Production of Diary Page .................................................. ................................... 65
    10.Affected Persons .................................................. ............................................... 71
    Bradley George Hosemans .................................................. ................................ 73
    Paul Yervan Jacob .................................................. ............................................. 74
    Lance Leslie McFawn .................................................. ........................................ 75
    Ritchie Ian Duncan Sim .................................................. ..................................... 75
    Stephanie Anne Young .................................................. ...................................... 76
    11. Procedural Matters .................................................. ........................................... 77
    The Strike Force Toko Investigation .................................................. ................... 77
    A New Strike Force to Replace Strike Force Toko ................................................ 83
    Appendices .................................................. .................................................. ........... 85

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    In the Lost & Found
    Posts
    3,429
    Here are some MSM timeline links regarding Janine Vaughan:

    2nd June 2002
    Sun-Herald Read More...

    The search for Janine - By Kate Cox - The Sun-Herald
    "Everyone knew her through work or through her wide range of friends," said her best friend, Rebecca Medhurst, who has lived in the central west town for all of her 26 years.
    "I know she wouldn't have gotten into the car with a stranger, which means I probably know them as well, through her or a mutual friend, and that makes it so much worse, to think that it's someone connected with me. I think that someone out there must know more than they're letting on."
    Police yesterday conducted a massive search of Mount Panorama, using dog squads, divers and 60 State Emergency Service workers.
    Standing by for information were Ms Medhurst, Ms Vaughan's uncle Jeff and mother Jenny.
    Blonde, petite, immaculately presented and always smiling, Ms Vaughan was the eldest of four children raised in Muswellbrook, in the Hunter Valley, by Jenny and Ian Vaughan.
    She moved to Bathurst three years ago, following her then boyfriend.
    That relationship didn't work out, but she remained, developing a close network of friends and a good job.
    At the time she disappeared, she was renewing an interest in abstract drawing and wanted to buy a house in town.
    -----

    8th May 2006
    Source: The Australian news. Read More…

    HOW HARD DID POLICE LOOK FOR JANINE?
    The NSW Police Integrity Commission’s relations with rank and file police are hardly likely to improve following the corruption watchdog’s decision to probe the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Bathurst woman Janine Vaughan and the subsequent police investigation.
    Part of the PIC inquiry, which will include public hearings, is almost certain to look at how one of NSW’s top detectives, Detective Inspector Paul Jacob, ran the original investigation after Vaughan vanished in December 2001.
    Inspector Jacob is arguable NSW’s best known and most respected detectives. Last week he returned from London with Rene Rivkin’s former chauffeur Gordon Wood, whom he charged with the murder of 24-year-old model Caroline Byrne.
    He’s no stranger to high profile cases, having been responsible for jailing serial granny killer John Wayne Glover and the murderer of heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang.
    -----

    8th May 2006
    Source: AAP NEWSWIRE COLLECTION JANINE VAUGHAN. Read More…

    AAP NEWS WIRE JANINE VAUGHAN NEWS COLLECTION PICTURES – VIEW AT LINK
    -----


    15th September 2009
    Source: Newcastle Herald. Read More…
    By JACINTA CARROLL

    Man confessed to killing Muswellbrook woman, trio tells
    A FORMER wardsman at Macquarie Care Centre told at least three people he murdered former Muswellbrook resident Janine Vaughan by slitting her throat and burying her under a pile of rocks.
    The startling allegations were made yesterday at the inquest into Ms Vaughan's 2001 disappearance at Bathurst.
    Peter Barker, Janine Wheatley and Julie Cleave (nee Heydon) all gave evidence before Coroner Mary Jerram.
    Mr Barker said Denis Briggs admitted murdering Janine Vaughan after she resisted a sexual advance.
    snip... Briggs' former girlfriend, Julie Cleave (nee Heydon), said he confessed to her shortly after Ms Vaughan vanished.
    -----


    7th January 2010
    Source: Western Advocate News. Read More…

    Janine Vaughan: Eight years on, the trail is cold.
    It was December 6, 2001.
    Janine was in a good frame of mind, Christmas was coming and she had plans to celebrate it at home with her family in Muswellbrook.
    She caught a cab from her Rocket Street home to the Oxford Tavern where she met up with friends Jordan Morris, Wonita Murphy and Nicole Barrott.
    Later in the evening the group moved onto the Metro Tavern, meeting up with another friend Mark Wright.
    During the evening Janine lost her handbag which meant she had no money, no phone and no way to get back into her house. But she wasn’t letting it ruin her night.
    When Janine left the Tavern at 3.36am on Friday, December 7, she yelled out to Wonita and Jordan, who were walking about 40 metres behind her, that she was ‘going for more drinks’.
    But it was raining and the pair was distracted.
    A small reddish car pulled up beside Janine in Keppel Street, and she jumped in the front passenger seat.
    Jordan yelled out to her but she didn’t answer. She was never seen alive again.
    snip...
    While Strike Force Mountbatten has disbanded, the Janine Vaughan case remains open in the hope that one day someone will give in to the weight of their conscience, and come forward to police.
    A $100,000 reward still stands for information leading to the discovery of Janine Vaughan’s body. Information can be passed on to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    -----


    22nd January 2012
    Source: SMH. Read More…

    'Trusting police hasn't helped': missing Janine's family takes out newspaper ad in bid to solve case
    The family of a woman missing for 11 years and feared murdered say that anyone with information on her fate should contact them – even if they've previously spoken to the police.
    A family member told Fairfax that placing their trust in the police "hasn't got us anywhere".
    Janine Vaughan was last seen getting into a car in the central western town of Bathurst early one morning in December 2001.
    Her family placed an advertisement in the town's local paper last weekend, asking anyone with information to get in touch.

    art-353-vaughnpdf-300x0.jpg

    Ms Vaughan's sister, Kylie Curnuck, said the family had become frustrated by what they see as a lack of progress in the investigation, which at one stage was the subject of a Police Integrity Commission inquiry.
    "We've got 11 years coming up and we still are not further ahead now than when we started," Ms Curnuck said.
    "We want the public to come forward to us, tell us anything, it doesn't matter what it is, we will look into it."
    -----


    6th May 2012
    Source: wiki msm. Read More…

    Signs about colleague missed in missing persons case: Detective
    Former New South Wales detective and deputy mayor of Bathurst in the state's central west told a Police Integrity Commission in the nearby city of Orange information he provided about his location on the morning a woman went missing was incorrect.
    snip...
    At the inquiry on Monday Mr Hosemans said he was in Bathurst on the morning of December 7, 2001. In 2002 he had told the police he was at his mother's house near Newcastle at the time Janine Vaughan disappeared.
    Mr Hosemans told the commission he had found an EFTPOS fuel receipt that showed he might have returned from his mother's a day earlier than he initially believed. His initial statement to police was based upon a bank statement which must have been subject to "processing delays," he said.
    -----


    16th September 2012
    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/family-sti...915-25yz9.html

    Family still seeking truth
    Each time Kylie Curnuck and Adam Vaughan receive a tip-off about where their sister Janine could be buried, they drive to the spot, and start their own search. In some instances, they even start to dig.
    Their mother, Jenny Vaughan, who has terminal cancer, sits anxiously in the car hoping that finally, after 11 years, they might finally learn what happened to Janine.
    ''Adam and Kylie have even dug up the ground with their bare little hands,'' Jenny Vaughan says.
    ''We've been everywhere, even on private properties. I sit up in the car while Adam and Kylie are searching. We go where people have told us. Whenever we go to Bathurst, we go to these places and look.''
    snip...
    Mr Hosemans was interviewed by police and officers drilled through a concrete floor at his Bathurst home as part of their investigation.
    The police, the Police Integrity Commission and the coroner have all cleared Mr Hosemans of any involvement in Ms Vaughan's disappearance. He has always denied any wrongdoing. But the whole situation has left the family wary.
    It is something the NSW Police Force is conscious of: Ms Vaughan's case is in the hands of Detective Inspector Guy Flaherty, an experienced investigator who is based at Professional Standards Command.
    A police spokesman said he continued to receive information and that the investigation into Ms Vaughan's disappearance was ''very much active and ongoing''.


    1347728400000.jpg
    No faith in police investigation ... Kylie Curnuck and Jenny Vaughan looking at a photo of Janine Vaughan who went missing in Bathurst in December 2001. Photo: Edwina Pickles
    -----


    21st September 2012
    Source: Read More…

    Coroner appeals to killer's conscience in Janine Vaughan case
    ONE man confessed to stabbing Janine Vaughan to death. Another drove a small red car similar to the one she was seen getting into when she disappeared.
    But despite two murder investigations, an inquiry and an inquest, what happened after Ms Vaughan got into a car when she left a Bathurst nightclub at 3.47am on December 7, 2001 remains a mystery.
    State coroner Mary Jerram yesterday handed down a finding that Ms Vaughan was murdered by a person or persons unknown.
    She said there was no direct evidence linking either man with the disappearance that has haunted Bathurst.
    "I hope that one day someone will give in to the weight of their conscience and provide the police with information that will assist in resolving the mystery that continues to surround Janine's disappearance," Ms Jerram said.
    -----


    12th December 2012
    Source: WESTERN ADVOCATE NEWS. Read More…

    Review for Janine case

    THE investigation into missing Bathurst woman Janine Vaughan has been referred to the unsolved homicide team for a full review.
    Her family, who were in Bathurst for the anniversary of the disappearance, told the Western Advocate last Friday that they were pushing for the case to be reopened, adding if that happened the outcome “would be huge”.
    And 48 hours later, Detective Superintendent Mick Willing of the Sydney-based Homicide Unit confirmed the case would be reviewed.
    Ms Vaughan’s brother Adam yesterday welcomed the news that homicide were taking over the investigation from the Professional Standards Unit, saying he hoped something would come out of the development.
    Since Janine disappeared 11 years ago two strike forces and a Police Integrity Commission investigation, which looked at allegations of police corruption in the case failed to find out what really happened to the vivacious store manager.
    In September 2009, after 10 days of evidence over two hearings, State Coroner Mary Jerram found Janine Vaughan had been murdered by a person or persons unknown and her body disposed of in such a means that is has not been found.
    -----

    15th December 2012
    Source: Read More…

    More questions, no answers on Janine
    POLICE are remaining tight-lipped about a development in the Janine Vaughan case, refusing to comment on a handbag found two-and-a-half years after the Bathurst woman seemingly vanished into thin air.
    Ms Vaughan was last seen alive 11 years ago after accepting a lift with a stranger after a night out with friends at The Tavern.
    Her family last week called for her case to be reopened by police and their request was granted after Superintendent Mick Willing of the Homicide Squad announced this week the squad would take on the investigation.
    Apart from confirming a full review, however, Supt Willing refused to make any further comments regarding the case.

    GREG BRODIE WHO FOUND JANINES HANDBAG.jpg
    MYSTERY: Greg Brodie found a handbag left behind by Janine Vaughan on the night she disappeared. A second handbag reportedly misplaced by the Bathurst woman, and found, has raised new questions.
    -----


    7th January 2014
    Source: ABC NEWS. Read More…

    Review continues into Janine Vaughan investigation
    More than a year after the investigation into Janine Vaughan's disappearance reopened, police say they are still reviewing the original probe.
    In December last year the Unsolved Homicide Squad announced it would reopen the case.
    A spokeswoman for the homicide squad says the review of the previous case is still ongoing.
    It is understood the review needs to be completed before new leads are pursued.
    -----


    22nd May 2014
    Source: DAILY TELEGRAPH. Read More…

    Three men named in missing Janine case
    During the first day of evidence at an inquest into her disappearance at Bathurst District Court three persons of interest were named -
    The inquest follows the 2006 Police Integrity Commission report that recommended the sacking of Detective Inspector Paul Jacob, one of the states most respected homicide detectives, over his failure to adequately investigate Mr Hosemans.
    Police commissioner Andrew Scipione took the unprecedented step earlier this year of defying PIC findings, ordering an internal report which questioned the 2006 inquiry.
    Outside court members of Ms Vaughan’s family made an emotional plea for anyone with evidence or information about the disappearance to come forward, highlighting an ongoing $100,000 reward.
    “We just want her home or to know where she is.” Her brother Adam Vaughan said.

    BROTHER ADAM VAUGHAN AND SISTER KYLE CURNUCK AT INQUEST.jpg
    Family appeal .... brother Adam Vaughan and sister Kyle Curnuck at the inquest into the disappearance of Jainine Vaughan at Bathurst court.
    -----


    29th May 2014
    Source: SMH. Read More…

    Mystery haunts lives of loved ones left behind
    One present under the *Vaughan family Christmas tree is never opened. The paper is tattered, the tape yellow and losing its grip. For 13 years, it has been put there, and put away again.
    ‘‘Each year we wonder if we should open it, but we never do,’’ says Adam Vaughan. ‘‘I always say that if she comes back home and walks in the door, we won’t have anything for her.’’
    Inside are clothes and jewellery, which Adam’s older sister Janine, a pretty 31-year-old shop assistant, would have loved.
    But Janine disappeared a few weeks before the Christmas of 2001, during a night out with friends. She was last seen climbing into a car, and has not been seen since.
    snip...
    Janine’s was not the only life *ruined by whatever cruelty happened that night. The agony of losing her and the torment of not knowing what happened has wreaked havoc on her family, too.
    Adam has opened up to The Sunday Telegraph about how his sister’s disappearance has broken him. How it has crippled his relationships, his work life and his trust in other people.
    ‘‘I thought I was going to be a *completely different person,’’ he says. Adam was 19 when his sister went missing. He was 12 years younger, so to him she was a motherly figure who would babysit him and pick him up from school. He adored her.
    ‘I thought I was going to be a *completely different person
    He was the first to learn she was missing. That December, her boss rang him to say that she had failed to turn up. He immediately knew *something was wrong.
    -----


    Janine Vaughan.jpg

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,036
    Quote Originally Posted by FigTree View Post
    Here are some MSM timeline links regarding Janine Vaughan:

    2nd June 2002
    Sun-Herald Read More...

    The search for Janine - By Kate Cox - The Sun-Herald
    "Everyone knew her through work or through her wide range of friends," said her best friend, Rebecca Medhurst, who has lived in the central west town for all of her 26 years.
    "I know she wouldn't have gotten into the car with a stranger, which means I probably know them as well, through her or a mutual friend, and that makes it so much worse, to think that it's someone connected with me. I think that someone out there must know more than they're letting on."
    Police yesterday conducted a massive search of Mount Panorama, using dog squads, divers and 60 State Emergency Service workers.
    Standing by for information were Ms Medhurst, Ms Vaughan's uncle Jeff and mother Jenny.
    Blonde, petite, immaculately presented and always smiling, Ms Vaughan was the eldest of four children raised in Muswellbrook, in the Hunter Valley, by Jenny and Ian Vaughan.
    She moved to Bathurst three years ago, following her then boyfriend.
    That relationship didn't work out, but she remained, developing a close network of friends and a good job.
    At the time she disappeared, she was renewing an interest in abstract drawing and wanted to buy a house in town.
    -----

    8th May 2006
    Source: The Australian news. Read More…

    HOW HARD DID POLICE LOOK FOR JANINE?
    The NSW Police Integrity Commission’s relations with rank and file police are hardly likely to improve following the corruption watchdog’s decision to probe the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Bathurst woman Janine Vaughan and the subsequent police investigation.
    Part of the PIC inquiry, which will include public hearings, is almost certain to look at how one of NSW’s top detectives, Detective Inspector Paul Jacob, ran the original investigation after Vaughan vanished in December 2001.
    Inspector Jacob is arguable NSW’s best known and most respected detectives. Last week he returned from London with Rene Rivkin’s former chauffeur Gordon Wood, whom he charged with the murder of 24-year-old model Caroline Byrne.
    He’s no stranger to high profile cases, having been responsible for jailing serial granny killer John Wayne Glover and the murderer of heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang.
    -----

    8th May 2006
    Source: AAP NEWSWIRE COLLECTION JANINE VAUGHAN. Read More…

    AAP NEWS WIRE JANINE VAUGHAN NEWS COLLECTION PICTURES – VIEW AT LINK
    -----


    15th September 2009
    Source: Newcastle Herald. Read More…
    By JACINTA CARROLL

    Man confessed to killing Muswellbrook woman, trio tells
    A FORMER wardsman at Macquarie Care Centre told at least three people he murdered former Muswellbrook resident Janine Vaughan by slitting her throat and burying her under a pile of rocks.
    The startling allegations were made yesterday at the inquest into Ms Vaughan's 2001 disappearance at Bathurst.
    Peter Barker, Janine Wheatley and Julie Cleave (nee Heydon) all gave evidence before Coroner Mary Jerram.
    Mr Barker said Denis Briggs admitted murdering Janine Vaughan after she resisted a sexual advance.
    snip... Briggs' former girlfriend, Julie Cleave (nee Heydon), said he confessed to her shortly after Ms Vaughan vanished.
    -----


    7th January 2010
    Source: Western Advocate News. Read More…

    Janine Vaughan: Eight years on, the trail is cold.
    It was December 6, 2001.
    Janine was in a good frame of mind, Christmas was coming and she had plans to celebrate it at home with her family in Muswellbrook.
    She caught a cab from her Rocket Street home to the Oxford Tavern where she met up with friends Jordan Morris, Wonita Murphy and Nicole Barrott.
    Later in the evening the group moved onto the Metro Tavern, meeting up with another friend Mark Wright.
    During the evening Janine lost her handbag which meant she had no money, no phone and no way to get back into her house. But she wasn’t letting it ruin her night.
    When Janine left the Tavern at 3.36am on Friday, December 7, she yelled out to Wonita and Jordan, who were walking about 40 metres behind her, that she was ‘going for more drinks’.
    But it was raining and the pair was distracted.
    A small reddish car pulled up beside Janine in Keppel Street, and she jumped in the front passenger seat.
    Jordan yelled out to her but she didn’t answer. She was never seen alive again.
    snip...
    While Strike Force Mountbatten has disbanded, the Janine Vaughan case remains open in the hope that one day someone will give in to the weight of their conscience, and come forward to police.
    A $100,000 reward still stands for information leading to the discovery of Janine Vaughan’s body. Information can be passed on to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    -----


    22nd January 2012
    Source: SMH. Read More…

    'Trusting police hasn't helped': missing Janine's family takes out newspaper ad in bid to solve case
    The family of a woman missing for 11 years and feared murdered say that anyone with information on her fate should contact them – even if they've previously spoken to the police.
    A family member told Fairfax that placing their trust in the police "hasn't got us anywhere".
    Janine Vaughan was last seen getting into a car in the central western town of Bathurst early one morning in December 2001.
    Her family placed an advertisement in the town's local paper last weekend, asking anyone with information to get in touch.

    art-353-vaughnpdf-300x0.jpg

    Ms Vaughan's sister, Kylie Curnuck, said the family had become frustrated by what they see as a lack of progress in the investigation, which at one stage was the subject of a Police Integrity Commission inquiry.
    "We've got 11 years coming up and we still are not further ahead now than when we started," Ms Curnuck said.
    "We want the public to come forward to us, tell us anything, it doesn't matter what it is, we will look into it."
    -----


    6th May 2012
    Source: wiki msm. Read More…

    Signs about colleague missed in missing persons case: Detective
    Former New South Wales detective and deputy mayor of Bathurst in the state's central west told a Police Integrity Commission in the nearby city of Orange information he provided about his location on the morning a woman went missing was incorrect.
    snip...
    At the inquiry on Monday Mr Hosemans said he was in Bathurst on the morning of December 7, 2001. In 2002 he had told the police he was at his mother's house near Newcastle at the time Janine Vaughan disappeared.
    Mr Hosemans told the commission he had found an EFTPOS fuel receipt that showed he might have returned from his mother's a day earlier than he initially believed. His initial statement to police was based upon a bank statement which must have been subject to "processing delays," he said.
    -----


    16th September 2012
    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/family-sti...915-25yz9.html

    Family still seeking truth
    Each time Kylie Curnuck and Adam Vaughan receive a tip-off about where their sister Janine could be buried, they drive to the spot, and start their own search. In some instances, they even start to dig.
    Their mother, Jenny Vaughan, who has terminal cancer, sits anxiously in the car hoping that finally, after 11 years, they might finally learn what happened to Janine.
    ''Adam and Kylie have even dug up the ground with their bare little hands,'' Jenny Vaughan says.
    ''We've been everywhere, even on private properties. I sit up in the car while Adam and Kylie are searching. We go where people have told us. Whenever we go to Bathurst, we go to these places and look.''
    snip...
    Mr Hosemans was interviewed by police and officers drilled through a concrete floor at his Bathurst home as part of their investigation.
    The police, the Police Integrity Commission and the coroner have all cleared Mr Hosemans of any involvement in Ms Vaughan's disappearance. He has always denied any wrongdoing. But the whole situation has left the family wary.
    It is something the NSW Police Force is conscious of: Ms Vaughan's case is in the hands of Detective Inspector Guy Flaherty, an experienced investigator who is based at Professional Standards Command.
    A police spokesman said he continued to receive information and that the investigation into Ms Vaughan's disappearance was ''very much active and ongoing''.


    1347728400000.jpg
    No faith in police investigation ... Kylie Curnuck and Jenny Vaughan looking at a photo of Janine Vaughan who went missing in Bathurst in December 2001. Photo: Edwina Pickles
    -----


    21st September 2012
    Source: Read More…

    Coroner appeals to killer's conscience in Janine Vaughan case
    ONE man confessed to stabbing Janine Vaughan to death. Another drove a small red car similar to the one she was seen getting into when she disappeared.
    But despite two murder investigations, an inquiry and an inquest, what happened after Ms Vaughan got into a car when she left a Bathurst nightclub at 3.47am on December 7, 2001 remains a mystery.
    State coroner Mary Jerram yesterday handed down a finding that Ms Vaughan was murdered by a person or persons unknown.
    She said there was no direct evidence linking either man with the disappearance that has haunted Bathurst.
    "I hope that one day someone will give in to the weight of their conscience and provide the police with information that will assist in resolving the mystery that continues to surround Janine's disappearance," Ms Jerram said.
    -----


    12th December 2012
    Source: WESTERN ADVOCATE NEWS. Read More…

    Review for Janine case

    THE investigation into missing Bathurst woman Janine Vaughan has been referred to the unsolved homicide team for a full review.
    Her family, who were in Bathurst for the anniversary of the disappearance, told the Western Advocate last Friday that they were pushing for the case to be reopened, adding if that happened the outcome “would be huge”.
    And 48 hours later, Detective Superintendent Mick Willing of the Sydney-based Homicide Unit confirmed the case would be reviewed.
    Ms Vaughan’s brother Adam yesterday welcomed the news that homicide were taking over the investigation from the Professional Standards Unit, saying he hoped something would come out of the development.
    Since Janine disappeared 11 years ago two strike forces and a Police Integrity Commission investigation, which looked at allegations of police corruption in the case failed to find out what really happened to the vivacious store manager.
    In September 2009, after 10 days of evidence over two hearings, State Coroner Mary Jerram found Janine Vaughan had been murdered by a person or persons unknown and her body disposed of in such a means that is has not been found.
    -----

    15th December 2012
    Source: Read More…

    More questions, no answers on Janine
    POLICE are remaining tight-lipped about a development in the Janine Vaughan case, refusing to comment on a handbag found two-and-a-half years after the Bathurst woman seemingly vanished into thin air.
    Ms Vaughan was last seen alive 11 years ago after accepting a lift with a stranger after a night out with friends at The Tavern.
    Her family last week called for her case to be reopened by police and their request was granted after Superintendent Mick Willing of the Homicide Squad announced this week the squad would take on the investigation.
    Apart from confirming a full review, however, Supt Willing refused to make any further comments regarding the case.

    GREG BRODIE WHO FOUND JANINES HANDBAG.jpg
    MYSTERY: Greg Brodie found a handbag left behind by Janine Vaughan on the night she disappeared. A second handbag reportedly misplaced by the Bathurst woman, and found, has raised new questions.
    -----


    7th January 2014
    Source: ABC NEWS. Read More…

    Review continues into Janine Vaughan investigation
    More than a year after the investigation into Janine Vaughan's disappearance reopened, police say they are still reviewing the original probe.
    In December last year the Unsolved Homicide Squad announced it would reopen the case.
    A spokeswoman for the homicide squad says the review of the previous case is still ongoing.
    It is understood the review needs to be completed before new leads are pursued.
    -----


    22nd May 2014
    Source: DAILY TELEGRAPH. Read More…

    Three men named in missing Janine case
    During the first day of evidence at an inquest into her disappearance at Bathurst District Court three persons of interest were named -
    The inquest follows the 2006 Police Integrity Commission report that recommended the sacking of Detective Inspector Paul Jacob, one of the states most respected homicide detectives, over his failure to adequately investigate Mr Hosemans.
    Police commissioner Andrew Scipione took the unprecedented step earlier this year of defying PIC findings, ordering an internal report which questioned the 2006 inquiry.
    Outside court members of Ms Vaughan’s family made an emotional plea for anyone with evidence or information about the disappearance to come forward, highlighting an ongoing $100,000 reward.
    “We just want her home or to know where she is.” Her brother Adam Vaughan said.

    BROTHER ADAM VAUGHAN AND SISTER KYLE CURNUCK AT INQUEST.jpg
    Family appeal .... brother Adam Vaughan and sister Kyle Curnuck at the inquest into the disappearance of Jainine Vaughan at Bathurst court.
    -----


    29th May 2014
    Source: SMH. Read More…

    Mystery haunts lives of loved ones left behind
    One present under the *Vaughan family Christmas tree is never opened. The paper is tattered, the tape yellow and losing its grip. For 13 years, it has been put there, and put away again.
    ‘‘Each year we wonder if we should open it, but we never do,’’ says Adam Vaughan. ‘‘I always say that if she comes back home and walks in the door, we won’t have anything for her.’’
    Inside are clothes and jewellery, which Adam’s older sister Janine, a pretty 31-year-old shop assistant, would have loved.
    But Janine disappeared a few weeks before the Christmas of 2001, during a night out with friends. She was last seen climbing into a car, and has not been seen since.
    snip...
    Janine’s was not the only life *ruined by whatever cruelty happened that night. The agony of losing her and the torment of not knowing what happened has wreaked havoc on her family, too.
    Adam has opened up to The Sunday Telegraph about how his sister’s disappearance has broken him. How it has crippled his relationships, his work life and his trust in other people.
    ‘‘I thought I was going to be a *completely different person,’’ he says. Adam was 19 when his sister went missing. He was 12 years younger, so to him she was a motherly figure who would babysit him and pick him up from school. He adored her.
    ‘I thought I was going to be a *completely different person
    He was the first to learn she was missing. That December, her boss rang him to say that she had failed to turn up. He immediately knew *something was wrong.
    -----


    Janine Vaughan.jpg
    Thanks FigTree.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,036
    Janine was such beautiful person. She comes from my home town. Her family have never given up...........sadly her mum Jenny passed away from cancer in July 2013, without getting any answers she was so desperate for.........


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    41
    I usually hate to say this, but police knew from the get go what happened. It is my concern that this case will remain cold for a lot of years to come. Unless Brad Hosemans admits it loudly and clearly I don't see this case being solved. Something is rotten in the place called Bathurst!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    6,481
    Weird question but.... was Janine living near an airforce base or an airport? Or did anyone involved (suspects) have a link to the airforce?

    I'd PM ya about it, drsleuth, but can't! I'll explain here, if the airforce/jets/planes thing pans out.
    _____________
    Everything I have posted at this website, past or present, represents my opinion or my understanding of events based on facts that are publicly available.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    8,568
    Quote Originally Posted by drsleuth View Post
    Very interesting read indeed. I wonder why her ex sister-in-law made a comment like that about Janine, especially since she had disappeared?


    While looking up info on Hoseman, I found this. :/


    Police watchdog calls for action against officers

    One senior police officer should be prosecuted for misconduct and another sacked, the NSW Police Integrity Commission recommended today.

    One PIC report, named Operation Rani, examined the conduct of a still unsolved homicide investigation into the disappearance and suspected murder of a Bathurst woman, Janine Vaughan, six years ago.

    The PIC called for the dismissal of Paul Jacob over his inquiries into Brad Hoseman, a former detective inspector.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...740346492.html

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    6,481
    Quote Originally Posted by PrimeSuspect View Post
    Very interesting read indeed. I wonder why her ex sister-in-law made a comment like that about Janine, especially since she had disappeared?
    I'd like to know if that was a former husband's sister, or her brother's ex wife! You'd think that much might have been jotted down..

    Interesting blog posts by lovely lady who bought the Vaughan house: http://cazabella33.blogspot.com.au/search?q=vaughan

    Was her ex was ruled out early on?
    _____________
    Everything I have posted at this website, past or present, represents my opinion or my understanding of events based on facts that are publicly available.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    8,568
    Quote Originally Posted by Ausgirl View Post
    I'd like to know if that was a former husband's sister, or her brother's ex wife! You'd think that much might have been jotted down..

    Interesting blog posts by lovely lady who bought the Vaughan house: http://cazabella33.blogspot.com.au/search?q=vaughan

    Was her ex was ruled out early on?
    So very sad for Janine concerning her mum.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. Australia Australia - Jessica Small, 15, Bathurst, NSW, 26 Oct 1997
    By FigTree in forum 1990's Missing
    Replies: 109
    Last Post: 04-10-2017, 07:55 AM
  2. FL FL - Sherry Campbell, 35, DeLeon Springs, 15 Dec 2001
    By Romulus in forum 2000's Missing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-24-2016, 11:04 AM
  3. GUILTY OR - Melissa Bittler, 14, Portland, 13 December 2001
    By Doyle in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-26-2015, 06:03 PM
  4. Australia Australia - Judith Bartlett, 28, Bathurst, NSW, March 1964
    By fruity in forum Cold Cases
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-31-2013, 08:37 AM
  5. CANADA Canada - Terry Sagal, 54, Regina, SK, 18 December 2001
    By PonderingThings in forum 2000's Missing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-20-2010, 11:08 PM

Tags for this Thread