Australia Australia - Peter Falconio, 28, Barrow Creek, NT, 14 Jul 2001

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Re your second point. One of the recent articles does say that JL hid in the bush for 5 hours while BM searched for her. I don't have either of the books I read on this any more, but my recollection is that BM didn't search for anything like that length of time. She remained in hiding for a long while (hours) after he'd given up.
 

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Re your second point. One of the recent articles does say that JL hid in the bush for 5 hours while BM searched for her. I don't have either of the books I read on this any more, but my recollection is that BM didn't search for anything like that length of time. She remained in hiding for a long while (hours) after he'd given up.
 

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I do not understand why if BM was indeed there as claimed, looked for JL while she hid in bushes why a) his dog could not find her and there were no dog prints at all and b) why would he go away, this woman is a witness to a crime why would he just let her go and not wait till morning to find her … very fishy IMO
 

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He was very interested in life insurances before he left for the trip according to friends, but then how does that work if he started a new life how does he get any money unless JL in it with him ? I would love to know for sure if it was indeed Peter the couple at the truck stop saw that day which was after his disappearance

They do sound to be absolutely certain it was him and would swear to it in court if necessary. He was with another guy and they sped away, having realised probably that he'd been seen.
 

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I do not understand why if BM was indeed there as claimed, looked for JL while she hid in bushes why a) his dog could not find her and there were no dog prints at all and b) why would he go away, this woman is a witness to a crime why would he just let her go and not wait till morning to find her … very fishy IMO
He'd be there on the highway with a dead body beside the road or in his own vehicle, he's smuggling drugs, he's high and paranoid. It's . . . a challenging situation. What if someone thinks he's broken down and stops to help? Remembers him? What if it's police and they suss something and want to check out the car? Would he have thought that he'd definitely find Joanne if he waited till morning? He doesn't know she's hidden herself quite close; she appears to be gone: perhaps she's taken off across country and will get lost and perish there. If not, what kind of a witness will Joanne be? She's only had a glimpse of him and they'll never cross paths accidentally. She can't say it's him out of all the people in Australia if she never sees him again. He needs to get out of there, that's playing to his strengths, he can be back in Broome in near unbelievable time, and afterwards with luck they'll all forget what day it was.

Dogs find their own people. I think a dog that hasn't been trained to do so won't necessarily find a stranger, especially without a scent prompt.
 

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She was probably exaggerating the length of time- if it was so dark how could she know, she would not have been able to see her watch.

If she was in on it...what has she gained, except notoriety? She could have come forward at the time of Murdoch being arrested and stopped it all. Did she get a pay out, does anyone know?
 

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She was probably exaggerating the length of time- if it was so dark how could she know, she would not have been able to see her watch.

If she was in on it...what has she gained, except notoriety? She could have come forward at the time of Murdoch being arrested and stopped it all. Did she get a pay out, does anyone know?
Not to link. In my opinion, yes she received payments of various kinds, and I've got nothing against that. She was treated very badly by police.

The time Joanne was picked up by the road train isn't really open to question. I'm not sure about the start time--I think they left the previous stop around sunset so perhaps it's estimated by the distance travelled.
 

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Is Chris Malouf the guy Keith Allan Noble calls Atkins who made a statutory declaration? And the same guy one of the books said was pulled over seveal times by police as he had a van like Murdoch?

If so why the different names?
 

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Is Chris Malouf the guy Keith Allan Noble calls Atkins who made a statutory declaration? And the same guy one of the books said was pulled over seveal times by police as he had a van like Murdoch?

If so why the different names?
No, the one who made the stat dec was Geoff Atkins.
 

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