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Australia - Anita Cobby, 26, abducted & murdered, Sydney, NSW, 2 Feb 1986

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    Why we must never forget Anita Cobby: Sister continues to fight violence against women

    January 14, 2015 2:57PM

    IT WAS a horrific murder that deeply scarred a community and profoundly changed how violence against women was viewed in Australia.

    On February 2, 1986, Anita Cobby was abducted as she walked home along Newton Rd in Blacktown. Her brutalised body was found in a farmer’s field in Prospect two days later.

    Less than a month later, five men — John Travers, Michael Murdoch and brothers Leslie, Michael and Gary Murphy — were taken into custody suspected of the horrific sexual assault and murder of the 26-year-old nurse.

    All five would be found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment, never to be released.

    Almost 30 years after the senseless murder of her sister Anita, Kathryn Szyszka is continuing to advocate to end violence against women.

    “It could have happened to anyone’s daughter,” Mrs Szyszka said. “She was just walking home and it happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    “But people should be free to walk on the street without being abducted — there shouldn’t be a wrong place.”

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...ce-against-women/story-fngr8i5s-1227183663420
     
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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    Anita Cobby Memorial


    ● The Anita Cobby memorial will be held on Monday, February 2 from 10am to 11.30am
    ● It will be at the Guardian Funerals Chapel at the Pinegrove Memorial Park, Kington St, Minchinbury

    ● Instead of flowers, donations can be made to the 20th Man Fund to help disadvantaged youth
    ● RSVP by January 23: garyraym@ozemail.com.au
    ● Morning tea will be served
     
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    Anita Cobby murder: first memorial service for Blacktown nurse 29 years later

    Retired police chief inspector Gary Raymond will never forget Anita Cobby, the 26-year-old nurse who was abducted, raped and murdered while walking home from Blacktown train station on February 2, 1986.
    "People were ringing up the station every day, asking why we hadn’t caught who murdered her. The community went into lockdown. Everyone was terrified." Retired police chief inspector Gary Raymond.
    "Anita's murder traumatised the community," Mr Raymond said.

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/anita-cob...own-nurse-29-years-later-20150120-12u5lc.html


    I'm glad there is a memorial for Anita. She really did have the world at her feet, and her life cut short by those sick ****s! Her poor parents having to live a nightmare no parent should go through. :cry:

    Anita's brutal murder was so shocking, I will never forget it! I remember feeling sick just reading the Sunday paper which had a very detailed account of what transpired that night, and the arrests of the bastards that killed her! I was 25 yrs old then and it cut me to the core! :cry:

    When my 2 daughters were looking for a place to rent, my heart sank when they told me they found a 'beautiful' unit in the heart of Blacktown. I had to put those foolish thoughts out of my mind, what happened to Anita could happen anywhere but still, a mother has those fears. :( My oldest daughter works for the police so she is well aware of safety precautions, both girls are probably a lot more aware than I was at their age. But, I still go through the motions with them. I tell them if they're ever threatened with kidnap, fight with all their might right there, because once you're taken someplace else, it's definitely over. :(
     
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    29 years today.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw...a-29-years-later/story-fnj3rq0y-1227204818173

    I remember watching one of those True Crime shows a couple of years ago, which featured this case (I was only 4 or so, when Anita's brutal murder happened). It made me sick to my stomach then, and still does now. The terrible fate Anita suffered at the hands of those savages, will forever have me questioning how people like that are even human.

    RIP Anita - eternally young and beautiful :heartbeat:
     
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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    I have never been so disturbed about reading a true crime book like I was after reading, Someone Else's Daughter: The life and death of Anita Coby.

    alice: how long is forever?
    white rabbit: sometimes,
    just one second! :rose:
     

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