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    Australia - Samantha Kelly, 39, Bendigo, Vic, 23 Jan 2016 *Arrests*

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    Homicide looks for missing Victoria woman

    Bendigo, Victoria, Australia -
    A mother of four is missing from her home in regional Victoria, prompting the homicide squad to investigate the out-of-character disappearance.

    Samantha Kelly, 39, was last seen around the High Street shopping strip in the Bendigo suburb of Kangaroo Flat about 3.20pm on Wednesday January 20, police say.

    https://www.facebook.com/7NewsMelbou...76281475809213

    There are unconfirmed reports Ms Kelly was seen a number of times between that date and January 23.



    "The disappearance of the mother of four is out of character and investigators would like to hear from anyone who may be able to provide details of her whereabouts," a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.

    https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Per...5776082867787/



    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...vJS5SF3vLBO.99
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    Missing Kangaroo Flat woman Samantha Kelly missed child's birthday, police say


    A Bendigo woman who disappeared under suspicious circumstances has been called a "doting" mother of four and may have met with foul play, police say.

    Samantha Kelly, 39, was last seen near the shopping centre area on High Street in Kangaroo Flat on January 20.

    She was reported missing more than two weeks later by her brother.

    Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O'Connell said police were gravely concerned for her safety and believed she "may have met with foul play".

    "It's out of character for Sam to go missing under these circumstances. She has four young children," he said.

    "The youngest one has turned one recently and she missed that first birthday, which is very unusual.

    "She dotes on those children. That's one of the reasons why we have greater concerns."

    He also said police had questioned why it took so long for her to be reported missing.

    "She was reported missing on February 4 by her brother. It's the early stages of our investigation and that [the delay] is an aspect we are looking into," Detective Senior Sergeant O'Connell said.

    "But we haven't been able to ascertain why, at this stage, there has been such a delay."

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-1...ncerns/7157664
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    Channel 9 just reported that she was living with the parents of the children's father. I can't believe she wasn't reported missing by them. Very suspect in my opinion. Were they covering for someone by not reporting her missing?

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    Some more details about living situation. Doesn't look good.
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/se...10-gmqwlf.html

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    Police find body of missing Bendigo mum Samantha Kelly

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/polic...#ixzz3zuS2zC00
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    Complicated life and living arrangements but clear something is amiss, I wonder why people think they can get away with this kind of thing, almost like they think their explanations make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astorytold View Post
    Channel 9 just reported that she was living with the parents of the children's father. I can't believe she wasn't reported missing by them. Very suspect in my opinion. Were they covering for someone by not reporting her missing?

    No, they weren't the parents of the children's fathers. They were relatives to the children's fathers. I believe it was only discovered she was missing by others on the day of her youngest child's first birthday.

    RIP Samantha.

    Homicide Squad Detective Inspector Mick Hughes said a person had led investigators to a dry creek bed in Shelbourne, west of Bendigo, late last night where they had located a blue tarpaulin containing what they believe to be a body.
    UPDATE NOON: A 44-year-old man, a 43-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, all from Kangaroo Flat, are being interviewed by police in connection to the disappearance of Samantha Kelly.
    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...ndigo/?cs=3372

    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...eased/?cs=4060
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/th...11-gmrx98.html

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    The housemates of Bendigo mother-of-four Samantha Kelly have been charged over her murder, more than three weeks after she vanished.

    Peter James Arthur, 44, of Kangaroo Flat, appeared in an out of sessions hearing at the Bendigo police station on Friday night, charge with her murder.

    Detective Senior Constable Chris Saulle opposed bail, alleging that Mr Arthur killed Ms Kelly with a hammer in her bungalow, before stealing $3690 from her bank account over five transactions.

    Mr Arthur appeared at an out-of-sessions hearing in Bendigo on Friday night, where he was remanded in custody to face court on Monday.

    Mr Arthur had immediately told his other housemates, Christine Lyons and Ronald Lyons, who also appeared before a bail justice, charged with one count each of accessory to murder
    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...arged/?cs=3372

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious one View Post
    No, they weren't the parents of the children's fathers. They were relatives to the children's fathers. I believe it was only discovered she was missing by others on the day of her youngest child's first birthday.

    RIP Samantha.





    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...ndigo/?cs=3372

    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...eased/?cs=4060
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/th...11-gmrx98.html
    Oh apologies and thank you for pointing this out Curious One! I must have misheard the report. I can't seem to edit my post at the moment but will amend when I can get it working.

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    Just terrible! Her poor little kids have no mother now bc of these scumbags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astorytold View Post
    Oh apologies and thank you for pointing this out Curious One! I must have misheard the report. I can't seem to edit my post at the moment but will amend when I can get it working.
    No need to apologise. I was probably a bit abrupt with my reply - wasn't thinking.

    There was a few different untruths going round - think mostly spread by those housemates.

    It's so sad that a mum's life was taken this way, and 4 young children are now without her.

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    From March:

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law...62db3c4d758201

    The Herald Sun last month revealed claims Ms Lyons is unable to have children...

    Ms Kelly’s housemates — who did not report her missing — had told the Herald Sun she walked out on her children and didn’t properly care for them.

    Police have said in early February, two weeks after Ms Kelly died, the Lyons’ visited a school to enrol one of Ms Kelly’s daughters, presenting her Medicare card. But they said the couple had said the girl was to be referred to by a different first name and by their surname.
    From May:

    http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/...ha-kelly-case/

    The sheer number of recent murders in Victoria is placing a strain on the Homicide Squad as detectives struggle to find time to investigate them all, a court has heard.

    The “inundation of extra murders” has pushed back a hearing in the Samantha Kelly murder case by almost three months...

    A committal hearing for Christine Lyons and Ronald Lyons – both charged with being an accessories to murder – was set down for June 22, but has instead been moved back to September 14.

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    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/vict...26-grp0qy.html

    "Ronald Lyons, 44, was initially charged with being an accessory to murder, but on Monday night police upgraded that charge." "has been charged with murder"
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    "The 44-year-old man, and husband of Christine Lyons, will appear at Swan Hill Magistrates' Court tomorrow."
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    "Mrs (Christine) Lyons had her charges upgraded from being an accessory to murder to murder in early August."

    Another housemate, Peter James Arthur, 44, was also charged with murder."

    The article goes on to state that Christine Lyons and Peter Arthur appeared in court on Sept. 14, but I haven't looked for anything pertaining to that yet.
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    Found this one article about the Sept. 14 hearing, but nothing else seems to be popping up.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-1...mother/7844582

    "Christine Lyons, 45, of Kangaroo Flat appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court today after the charge against her over the death of Ms Kelly was upgraded to murder last month.

    Both Lyons and Peter James Arthur, 44, are in custody over the alleged killing of the 39-year-old mother of four."
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