Found Deceased Australia - Matthew Leveson, 20, Cronulla, NSW, 24 Sept 2007

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  1. marlywings

    marlywings Former Member

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    Disappearance of Matthew Leveson

    NSW Police are renewing their appeal for information into the 2007 disappearance, and believed murder, of a 20-year-old Sydney man.

    Matthew Leveson, from Cronulla in Sydney’s south, was reported missing on Tuesday 25 September 2007 by concerned relatives after he failed to arrive at his work and could not be contacted.

    He was last seen leaving a nightclub at Surry Hills about 2am on Sunday 23 September. Police then located his abandoned car on Thursday 27 September at Waratah Oval, Sutherland.

    Detectives attached to Miranda Local Area Command were notified and launched an exhaustive investigation into his disappearance, which was considered suspicious almost immediately as it was completely out of character.

    Despite extensive searches, Matthew’s body has never been located and police have been unable to determine the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

    In 2008, Miranda Police charged a man with murder, however, he was acquitted at trial and the investigation continues.

    The renewed appeal comes as the NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, announces a $100,000 reward for information leading to the discovery of Matthew’s body.

    Detective Inspector Rohan Cramsie, Crime Manager of Miranda Local Area Command, said despite extensive investigations, police have so far been unable to determine what exactly happened to Matthew.

    “There is a person, or people, out there who knows what happened to Matt. We’re again appealing for them to come forward with information that will allow the Leveson family closure and the ability to bury their son.

    “There are a lot of unanswered questions, and, to this date investigating officers have been unable to determine what happened to Matthew. Hopefully this reward will give them the encouragement needed to come forward,” he said.

    Matthew is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall, of thin build, and with short blond hair. He was last seen wearing light-brown cargo shorts, a black singlet and white leather shoes.

    Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Miranda Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

    http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/can_you_help_us/rewards/100000_reward/disappearance_of_matthew_leveson
     
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    marlywings Former Member

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    MsAnais Verified Clinical Psychologist (AU)

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    Thankyou Marly for posting this thread. I so feel for the parents of Matthew.....Here's hoping that some new evidence comes to light very soon.
     
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    October 20, 2009

    THE devastated father of missing Sydneysider Matthew Leveson had to give the speech he dreaded after his son's older boyfriend was acquitted of his murder.

    Telling reporters the family was "just stunned" and profoundly disappointed, Mark Leveson said: "Justice was not served here today".

    "Please don't forget that 'not guilty' does not mean 'innocent'."

    "We need Matty's body back," she said.

    "There must be somebody out there who knows where he is, who saw him that night, saw something suspicious within that day or the next day.

    "Please, if you know anything come forward."

    She remembered her son as a "loving brother, a beautiful son, a loyal friend."

    "He was such a beautiful boy. He didn't deserve this," she said.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...-levesons-family/story-fn3dxiwe-1225788881726
     
  6. tarabull

    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    KayElJay Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    http://www.news.com.au/national/cou...n/news-story/6d48f8fda43929e8d76a3fc9c2f138f6
     
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    KayElJay Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-...d-to-matthew-leveson-family-recording/7420526
     
  11. Bohemian

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    Thanks for posting about the inquest, Kay and Estelle. IMO the only thing that saved MA from being found guilty of Matthew's murder was that missing box of evidence. WTH? Whatever happened to preserving the chain of evidence? This is not the first time boxes of evidence have been 'discovered' in investigators' private residences and 'taking evidence home to work on it in your own time' should not be allowed. It opens them up to being thought of as corrupt, if not being vulnerable to, and accepting, bribes to conceal it, etc. I hope the inquest results in some healing for Matthew's loved ones and they will, at least, have his remains to lay to rest. I can't say I'd be adverse to seeing additional charges laid against MA and the investigator receiving more than just a rap on her knuckles.
     
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    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/michael-a...r-matthew-levesons-death-20160520-gozvpq.html

     
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    Bohemian Well-Known Member

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    BBM.

    What a terrible choice for Matthew's parents to make. The conviction of a murderer and locating a victim's remains shouldn't be an either/or 'siituation'. Both need occur so the victim's loved ones, and all of the members of our community, can have confidence in our justice system.

    I am glad to hear MA is required by law to give evidence. I'll be watching the inquest with interest.
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/matthew-l...to-stop-coronial-inquest-20160718-gq8l39.html

    https://www.missingpersons.gov.au/who-missing/nsw/leveson-matthew
     
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    I cannot even imagine what this family has been through and still are, it should be mandatory that anyone involved gives evidence immediately, I can't understand that MA, if innocent, wouldn't have volunteered to do so, you would think that he would have been the first to do everything in his power to find this young man. His whole attitude is strange and if he is innocent, he isn't doing himself any favors.

    I believed someone snapped and did the unthinkable. Hope that someone has the decency and respect towards this family to come forward
     
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    "Do you accept that the subwoofer was in the car when you went to Bunnings?" Mr Fernandez inquired.
    "Probably," said Atkins.
    "There was a receipt in the car from you," Mr Fernandez said.
    "Yes."
    "There was no boom-box."

    Here a thick silence gripped the coroner's court like a snap frost as Mr Fernandez and Atkins stared at each other for a very long moment.

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...friend-questioned-over-mattock-and-cloth-tape


    Fernandez remarks Atkins is nervous during this exchange about Atkin's movements on the 26 Sept. 2007.
    If only Matthew's body was found then the police can build a case. JMO
     
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    http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...l-day-of-testimony-at-matthew-leveson-inquest

    Michael Atkins begins final day of testimony at Matthew Leveson inquest
    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...t-matthew-leveson-inquest#5Z8RXrEFWp3jMRe3.99

    Michael Atkins has been forced to look the Leveson family in the eye on the final day of his testimony in the inquest into Matthew Leveson's death.
    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...t-matthew-leveson-inquest#5Z8RXrEFWp3jMRe3.99

    Wonder what the coroner's findings are going to be? RIP Matthew, we all know who made you disappear and what he is.
     
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