Australia Claremont Serial Killer, 1996-1997, Perth, Western Australia - #7 *ARREST*

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  1. Hatfield

    Hatfield Well-Known Member

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    Is this the one you mean.

    [video=youtube;RKBE1YW9Hew]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKBE1YW9Hew[/video]
     


  2. mandy.maree

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    Sorry cant paraphrase the article as its now under a paywall for me also.
    What i recall is that his wife moved out a year ago and was just him and his stepdaughter living there when he was arrested.
    They went into detail about his jobs and awards hes received over the years with loval government members presenting them. People from little leagues and such being quoted as in disbelief pretty much.
    At the end there was something about familial dna being helpful in identifying him.
    Sorry wish i had screen shotted some now. Was quite a long article


    About the kimono-seems to me from the beginning he's been taking trophies basically. I remember a long time ago the police were looking for items including a brooch off the Claremont victims. Hoping they find something of SS and maybe others so the family can have definite answers to him being involved in that (though really..is there any doubt)
     
  3. Ibiz

    Ibiz Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

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  5. illuzian

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    Occasional lurker here(purely because of CSK) but came here to post this.

    https://who.is/whois/*********.com

    Registrant Contact Information:
    NameBRADLEY EDWARDS
    Organization
    Address
    CityKEWDALE
    State / ProvinceWA
    Postal Code6105
    CountryAU
    Phone
    Email

    Someone mentioned this name prior and this confirms the alias ********* as Bradley Edwards as well as his e-mail. I've way backed it but it just looks like the old site had some CMS template
     
  6. choppersquad

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    First time poster.

    I'm intrigued by how others who have come across the alleged CSK must feel, especially those who may have dealt with him at BLAC, were old school friends or aquaintances etc. Do they look back and question everything now, searching for clues and feeling a level of guilt about what if they had noticed something earlier and may have stopped a crime being committed. Anyway I think someone mentioned he may have had a brother who went to Gosnells SHS, geographically close to an early attack and a bit of searching reveals a Brad Edwards in the class of 1985. Seems to all match. Imagine being the old class mates (if this is correct) and how they feel now.
     
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    Edited : hmm for some reason the link works in my phone's browser but not if you access it by clicking the link from this page (paywall).

    Here's a c&p of the article :

    Referencing:
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...d/news-story/f34913420ecf0edf1a4b991994f8254d


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    I recall a radio competition around that time where a few Telstra workers won $50k by rigging the phone lines. The station got suspicious, resulting in the guys getting caught and the prize money was taken off them. It's certainly plausible that BE used the phone to his advantage also.



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  10. meticulously

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    Artist sketch of b.e. in court 23-12-16. source Herald sun newspaper / Google search

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    meticulously Former smartphone blogger

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    Picture of kimono .
    Source google & todays news links
    Edited pics for detail

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  12. escapehere

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    In those days phone lines came to a junction point typically under the footpath not too far from the property. Telstra could access them by pulling up a small concrete or metal slab with a special tool. From here they then ran in trunk lines to the exchange. This is becoming less common today due to the NBN and fibre, but you'll still see this in many suburbs around Australia.

    It would be trivial for a Telstra employee to listen to the phone conversations coming from that public phone without being at the exchange, although he could also do it from the exchange itself (much more risky if they're manned at night and require signing in). The junction point may, for example, have been in Chatswood Tce - very dark and rarely used at that time of night, and nobody would think much of a Telstra guy messing around in a hole. It would not have taken much for him to hear the call, then get in his station wagon and proceed to the corner. From memory I believe the time the real taxi arrived either 6 or 8 minutes after she made the call, he could have easily been there within 2 minutes. If he was listening at the exchange it wouldn't have been much more than a couple of minutes to to drive there, either.
     
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    Before everyone says how this looks nothing like the recent photos, remember how court sketches (at least in Perth from my memory) for some reason never seem to look like the person at all! Weirdly this does look a bit more like the '*********' photo out there which appears to be of a younger bloke, so I'm not sure whether it's BE or just one of his mates. IMPORTANT EDIT: the bradcat photo out there is 99% most likely not our suspect because 1) school photo below shows dark hair, 2) suspect had an aversion to having his own photo out there but has history of manipulating photos of friends.
     
  14. PersonX

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    I was wondering the same thing and I hope this leads to more clues and leads about earlier crimes, and perhaps even link him to other unsolved crimes in the years from late 80's and bring closure to those people too.

    I assume between the crimes in 1988 and 1995 that there would have been more incidences... as the break and enter/indecent assault/fleeing is far less sophisticated than the 1995 abduction into a van/cover the head/cord for restraint/aggravated sexual assault in a graveyard.
    The first one seems more a crime of opportunity with perversion/stalking associated with it. Imo he must have known the 18 yr old at least lived there and maybe knew what room she slept in, and maybe was wondering around at night stealing clothes from clotheslines like a creepy pervert and got an "urge" so took the opportunity to take it out on this poor girl.
    The second one seems like a crime of opportunity but fully planned out and had "hunting" involved.
    The girl was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Imho that is a huge escalation alone, so I assume he gathered more experience between 1988 and 1995, unfortunately. So I really hope more crimes are solved as a result of this and more evidence gathered to ensure that he remains behind bars for good.

    Maybe he still stole clothes from clotheslines as a precursor to all his crimes and to build up that "urge".
    Would be interested to know how many reports of missing women's clothes from clotheslines there were around that time and where.
    Im speculating here but if this was part of his MO, then it seems that the clothes would have to have been around the areas of the abduction spots as maybe the "urge" built up fairly fast and he had to act on it. I can't imagine him stealing clothes around the kewdale/gosnells area (if indeed that's where he lived at the time) then driving all the way out to Claremont.

    Makes you wonder what he was doing in Claremont in the first place if he didn't live around there... maybe that's where his now ex wife lived at the time? Or someone else he knew? He'd have his car prepped and leave whomever's house he was visiting and go and commit these horrible acts?

    For the record these are all just my opinions.



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    Ive been pondering this stolen kimono thing for a bit now, why steal it? It just dawned on me. He took something from every one of the girls didnt he? Im presuming as a trophy. I think thats a reasonable conclusion to reach anyway.
     
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    Any information tiny or otherwise best bet is to go to
    https://www.crimestopperswa.com.au/

     
  17. curious one

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    My dad worked for Telecom many years ago, working at the local exchange, as a technician. (passed away over 20 years ago and it wasn't in WA)

    My sister claims that he could listen in on our conversations - she would be on the phone to friends for ages, and said a couple of times he would get on the same line and tell her to get off the phone. This sister is a pathological liar, so I don't know if she was telling the truth.
    I don't know why he didn't just disconnect her at the exchange. (maybe she would have just redialed her friends?)

    (oh just remembered I heard a rumour one guy did lose his job because he was listening in on his ex-wife's phone calls)

    My mum's family lived elsewhere, so all phone calls to them were STD rates. When my dad was working evenings at the exchange, he would connect our mum to her siblings, so we weren't charged STD rates. There was less staff at the exchange due to it being night time, but apparently it was common amongst staff to put their family through the exchange to avoid large phone bills. (which of course was illegal) Some bosses were okay with it, others weren't, if my memory is correct.

    So - it's possible if the girls called for a taxi, he could have been aware of it if he was working at the exchange. He could have listened in on the conversation, and could also have diverted calls from payphones.
     
  18. Oddsocks

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    That's very interesting!

    Given he is an electrical engineer and worked for Telstra, I wouldn't be surprised if he could tap the pay phones and be aware of what was going on around the place.

    A previous poster said a couple of pages back that they hung out in Claremont around that time and there were only payphones at the end of bay view terrace near Stirling hwy, which was very annoying... so I assume that he wouldn't need to monitor more than one or two payphones.


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  20. mandy.maree

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    Its really super creepy that possibility with the phone call listening ..but also explains how he basically had 100% success of picking them up without struggle.
    I just do not see him getting out of his car,throwing a victim in, getting back in car and driving off with no one noticing .
    They had to have got in willingly OR he had to have hit them over the head first.

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