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    Australia - Lyndsay van Blanken, 18, Sydney NSW, 24 Nov 2003


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    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-115780848.html

    "11-30-2005
    NSW: Matheson's mum testifies at murder trial

    By Kim Arlington

    SYDNEY, Nov 30 AAP - The mother of a man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend today
    told a Sydney court she noticed nothing unusual about him on the day the woman disappeared.

    William Harold Matheson, 23, has pleaded not guilty in the NSW Supreme Court to murdering
    his former sweetheart, 18-year-old Lyndsay van Blanken.

    When she went missing on November 24, 2003, Ms van Blanken was engaged to Brandon Leonard,
    an American she met over the internet.

    Seven weeks later, her decomposed body was found in a cricket bag, hidden in the storeroom
    of a unit block at Queens Park in Sydney's ... "

    Matheson was convicted of her murder.
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    Van Blanken murder accused found guilty

    Bump. Rest in Peace Lyndsay.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=76663

    16:29 AEST Fri Dec 9 2005

    A young Sydney man has been found guilty of strangling his ex-girlfriend and stuffing the teenager's body in a cricket bag.

    William Harold Matheson, 23, was tried in the NSW Supreme Court over the murder of his former sweetheart, 18-year-old Lyndsay van Blanken.

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    Lyndsay's backpack recently found near unidentified remains at a building site.

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...struction-site
    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/murdered-w...01-gr6zfg.html

    As Lyndsay's body was recovered in 2004, whose bones are these? What are the chances that William Matheson disposed of Lyndsay's backpack in the same place another perp has left a body? Weird. I hope they'll be able to identify the remains...I'll check if a thread has been started...

    ETA: Thread for unidentified remains:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...murdered-woman
    Last edited by eucalyptuz; 09-04-2016 at 12:26 AM.



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