Australia - Mathew Dunbar, 42, suspicious death, Walcha, NSW, 2 Aug 2017 *Arrest*

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  1. symbah

    symbah Well-Known Member

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    NOVEMBER 18 2017 - 2:30PM

    Natasha Darcy-Crossman arrested as part of investigation into Mathew Dunbar's death at Pandora, Walcha

    A WOMAN has been arrested and detectives are scouring a property near Walcha as part of a murder investigation into the suspicious death of a popular farmer.

    The Leader was there as Natasha Beth Darcy-Crossman was led into Tamworth Police Station, seated in the back of a marked Walcha police car, shortly before 11am on Saturday.

    She was arrested at 9.30am by Oxley detectives in Walcha who are investigating the death of her late partner, Matthew Dunbar.

    Mr Dunbar, 42, died at his sheep and grazing property, Pandora, off Thunderbolts Way, in the early hours of August 2.

    The Leader revealed shortly after that police were investigating Mr Dunbar's death as a possible murder, with the homicide squad called in from Sydney to assist local Tamworth detectives, who set-up a strike force to probe the suspicious death.

    On Saturday morning, shortly after Ms Darcy-Crossman's arrest, detectives executed a crime scene warrant at the Pandora property with investigators seen scouring the house, and searching part of the roof.

    Officers were also seen carrying a drum and a bag of evidence into a police vehicle.

    It's the second time the property has been raided as part of the police investigation.

    The Leader understands Darcy-Crossman is in custody and is being questioned on the circumstances surrounding the death at the property.

    http://www.northerndailyleader.com....an-arrested-in-murder-probe-exclusive-photos/
     
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    Natasha Crossman charged with murder of grazier partner Mathew Dunbar

    By David Marchese
    Posted 25 minutes ago
    [​IMG]PHOTO: Grazier Mathew Dunbar and his partner Natasha Crossman. (Facebook)
    MAP: Walcha 2354

    The partner of a New South Wales farmer who was found dead on his property earlier this year has been charged with his murder.

    Grazier Mathew Dunbar died on his farm at Walcha in northern New South Wales in August.

    A funeral announcement for the 42-year-old called for donations to mental health organisation, the Black Dog Institute, but police set up a strike force to investigate the death and treated it as suspicious.

    Mr Dunbar's partner Natasha Crossman was arrested this morning at the Walcha property where she lived with Mr Dunbar and was taken to Tamworth police station.

    New South Wales police say she was questioned this afternoon before being charged with murder.

    The 42-year-old was refused bail and will face Tamworth Local Court tomorrow.

    Mr Dunbar owned a sheep grazing company in Walcha and was remembered by friends as a "thoughtful, kind man" who was involved in the community.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-18/woman-charged-with-grazier-mathew-dunbar-murder/9165410
     
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  4. NoStoneUnturnedAus

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    She has an interesting criminal history too, not that you could tell from her online persona. I hope justice plays out.
     
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  5. symbah

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-18/woman-charged-with-grazier-mathew-dunbar-murder/9165410

    Mr Dunbar's partner Natasha Beth Darcy was arrested on Saturday morning at the Walcha property where she lived with Mr Dunbar and was taken to Tamworth police station.
    New South Wales Police say she was questioned on Saturday afternoon before being charged with murder.
    The 42-year-old remains behind bars after appearing at Tamworth Local Court on Sunday.
    Ms Darcy will front Tamworth Local Court again tomorrow.
     
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    I don't think her and Mathew were actually married. Crossman was her married name from her marriage to Col Crossman who is reported to be the first paramedic on the scene. She also goes by Natasha Darcy-Crossman. I believe her maiden same was Ziesel.
     
  8. John Dillinger

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    I don't see this thread being too popular with the Aussie members.

    I've noticed with the Australian threads when its the wife who kills the husband, the threads quiet, almost like nothing has happened, move along, nothing to see.....fewer posts.

    But when it's the husband whose killed the wife, there all over the husband, innocent, guilty, person of interest or not. Point proven in the case of Elisa, even when the husband's not even a person of interest, their ripping into him, then in this case, when a wife's charged with murdering her husband........all quiet........A bit odd, isn't it.
     
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    http://www.tenterfieldstar.com.au/s...erer-stays-in-police-cells-as-case-adjourned/

    NOVEMBER 20 2017 - 1:26PM

    Walcha murder: Natasha Darcy-Crossman refused bail in Tamworth court, charged with murdering Walcha farmer Mathew Dunbar

    THE woman charged with murdering her partner on his property at Walcha will remain in custody until earlier next year.

    Natasha Darcy-Crossman is accused of killing 42-year-old Mathew Dunbar on August 2, but stayed in the Tamworth Police Station cells and did not appear in Tamworth Local Court on Monday morning.

    “No application for bail on this matter this morning,” Legal Aid solicitor Garry Johnston told the court.

    “Ms Darcy does not wish to be before the court.”

    Ms Darcy does not wish to be before the court.
    Legal Aid solicitor Garry Johnston

    Mr Johnston asked for a “medication review” of Darcy-Crossman by Justice Health, while in custody.

    Magistrate Roger Prowse formally refused bail and ordered the 42-year-old accused to remain in custody until the case returns to court on January 24.

    He ordered the remand “warrant will be endorsed medication review … whatever that means”.

    Detectives have been ordered to compile a brief of evidence and serve it on Legal Aid by mid-January, before the case returns to court.

    It’s expected Darcy-Crossman will be flown to a Sydney jail later on Monday.

    Police confirmed on Monday that investigations by Strike Force Ballin – the police operation investigating Mr Dunbar’s death – are continuing.
     
  10. Mel 1303

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    This story is hugely popular with locals, who are devastated but have all been warned to be careful about what is said on line, due to NSW laws.

    The alleged killer was charged with attempted murder a number of years ago, in relation to an attack on her former husband. She ended up pleading guilty to a lesser charge:
    http://www.walchanewsonline.com.au/story/211888/crossman-sentenced/

    She has faced charges with using a previous partners credit card:
    http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/3305218/credit-card-fraudsters-jail-appeal/

    She has made a number of interesting comments on her facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/natasha.crossman.56
     
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  11. Mel 1303

    Mel 1303 Well-Known Member

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    I'm an Aussie member, who commented on Elisa Curry's missing person thread. My comments are still there- I was never suss on the husband, and certainly never ripped into him. I cant speak for others, but when I come onto websleuths, I tend to go straight to the missing persons section. In Mathew's case, he was never a missing person- he was found dead. I would never have seen this thread except that I deliberately searched for it.
     
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    What the ? Shes a lunatic
    You'd have to think the first hubby raised an eye brow


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    Ditto Mel. Mispers (and UID persons — to find potential matches, if possible.)
     
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    http://www.inverelltimes.com.au/sto...y-googled-murder-before-body-found-exclusive/

    DETECTIVES will allege a Walcha woman Googled if ‘helium showed up in an autopsy’ less than two hours before she allegedly murdered her de-facto partner at his sheep property.
    New details in the case of Natasha Beth Darcy-Crossman, who now goes by the name of Darcy, have emerged after she was again refused bail on Monday, charged with murdering Mathew Dunbar.
    Fairfax Media can also reveal that it is the police case that Darcy lied to investigators, used aliases and false names to allegedly source drugs, and researched then deleted web browser searches on how to commit murder.

    As part of their case detailed in police facts, police will allege in the nine days prior to Mr Dunbar’s death, Darcy allegedly searched ‘murder by injection, ‘the science of getting away with murder’, ‘99 undetectable poisons’, ‘arsenic’ as well as various methods of suicide.
    Police will allege that many of these searches relate to certain methods of causing death that are undetectable or hard to locate during a post-mortem, and were allegedly deleted from her phone, but were recovered by police.

    Strike Force Ballin – the Oxley detectives-led police operation – alleges Darcy made the search on Mr Dunbar’s phone at 12.31am on August 2, just an hour-and-a-half before paramedics and police were called to Pandora, outside of Walcha, to reports of an unresponsive male.
    Mr Dunbar died at the scene.

    ETA: Above continued on at link ^


     
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    http://www.northerndailyleader.com....ed-murder-before-body-found-exclusive/?cs=159

    Police allege Darcy placed a quantity of drugs and animal sedatives into his food and drink on August 1, sedating him, before allegedly placing a plastic bag over his head and secured it with elastic before turning the tank of helium on, attached to the bag via a hose.

    Mr Dunbar had at least five prescribed drugs in his system, according to toxicology reports, and that Darcy’s DNA, as well as that of Mr Dunbar’s was allegedly found on the bag around his neck.

    Detectives allege Darcy-Crossman also used her partner’s phone to text her ex-husband, telling him at 1.13am, “Tell the police. I don’t want Tash and the kids to find me”.


    At 2am, Darcy allegedly used the same phone to contact triple zero to report she had found her partner in bed and “that he had gassed himself”, police allege.
     
  18. they'll get you

    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    [FONT=&quot]This woman is evil walking and many of Mathew's friends and townsfolk tried to warn him beforehand. The town loved him, his only crime was he was too trusting.

    Dunbar was a much-loved member of the town, population 1500. He had met and fallen in love with Ms Crossman, who had previously been accused of *attempting to murder her ex-husband and spent time in jail for other offences. He had reportedly made her the sole beneficiary of his estate, which included his farm, Pandora.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Dunbar’s mother, 74-year-old Janet Dunbar, said their relationship broke down years before but she was sure he would not commit suicide and that he wanted a family.

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    [h=1]Mum rules out suicide in death of farmer Mathew Dunbar)[/h]
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...r/news-story/a08520d55d832aec92f30158f01dada4
     
  19. they'll get you

    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    Evil damn woman - a murder waiting to happen, if not already. I wonder how many missing exes she has.

    What a strange set-up this is. So, if she is sole beneficiary of Mathew's estate, then does that mean the assets go to her children? I'd say she wouldn't benefit now.

    I realise it's a farm and animals need to be fed but I'd think the children should be away from the scene for a while.


    The ex-partner of Natasha Darcy-Crossman, accused of murdering her wealthy sheep farmer husband, has reportedly been staying at the dead man's property.

    Paramedic Colin Crossman has been spotted on the property of Mathew Dunbar, 42, who was allegedly murdered by Ms Darcy-Crossman, The Daily Telegraph reports.

    He has not been accused of any wrongdoing and is reportedly looking after his three children he shares with Ms Darcy-Crossman, who were staying on the Walcha property before their mother's arrest.



    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Walcha-woman-staying-dead-husband-s-home.html
     
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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    The stuff of nightmares this b*tch.
    Mathew was a target and a trusting one at that.
    I wonder if there were any rehearsal attempts that didn't work and Mathew recovered and didn't suspect.
    Any doctor records will tell if he'd been for checkups other than his leg.

    [​IMG]
     

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