Australia - Rani Featherston, 34, Doveton, Vic, 2 April 2014

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  1. marlywings

    marlywings Former Member

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    April 02, 2014 1:21PM

    A YOUNG woman found dead in an industrial area in Melbourne’s southeast was the victim of a vicious assault, police say.

    Shocked workers found the body on a nature strip halfway down Lace St, Doveton, as they arrived at work about 7am on Wednesday.

    Det-Sen-Sgt Stephen McIntyre said the woman, aged in her late teens to mid-20s with long dark hair, suffered cuts to her body and traumatic head and facial injuries consistent with an “edged weapon”.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/la...theast-melbourne/story-fni0fee2-1226871999810
     
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  3. marlywings

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    A woman who was found dead in Doveton in Melbourne's south-east may have been bashed with a weapon, police say.

    A man was on his way to work when he found the woman lying in a pool of blood in Lace Street early this morning.

    Detective Senior Sergeant Stephen McIntyre says the death is being treated as suspicious.

    "We are treating this as a homicide, she's got some significant injuries to the upper body, we believe there was probably an edged weapon used," he said.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-02/body-found-in-doveton/5361180?section=vic
     
  4. marlywings

    marlywings Former Member

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    02 April 2014

    Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in Doveton this morning.

    The woman was located in Lace Street around 7am.

    Homicide squad detectives are en route and at this stage the death is being treated as suspicious.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

    http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/3155-police-investigate-death-at-doveton.html
     
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    A pile of clothes near the scene
     
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    MsAnais Verified Clinical Psychologist (AU)

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    Yet another awful attack on a woman!!! :facepalm:
     
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    Sounds very similar to the attack in Brisbane. Poor woman

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    MsAnais Verified Clinical Psychologist (AU)

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    MsAnais Verified Clinical Psychologist (AU)

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    It may just be me and my distinct lack of tech-savvyness :facepalm:, but I couldn't find what you were referring to about Rani from that link......but I did find it, however, when I Googled her name.

    Thanks for the lead, Jo04!!
     
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    Oh no :(
    Poor woman.
    Rest in Peace Rani - lets hope that the Police have some leads on this soon.
    :rose:
     
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    It sounds like we have a sk losing it in south eastern Melbourne.....
     
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    MsAnais Verified Clinical Psychologist (AU)

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    It's not looking great in regard to solving the case, according to this article published today :banghead::

    http://www.caseyweeklycranbourne.co...featherston-still-a-mystery/?nav=Y2F0X2lkLzEx
     
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    MsAnais Verified Clinical Psychologist (AU)

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    Here's a new article mentioning Rani. I'm wondering why they say this (BBM):

    That implies there are circumstances that may not make the general public feel sympathetic to her, IMO.

    And I've noticed the MSM articles repeatedly say she was known to police.

    Regardless of the circumstances, ALL women should be given decent media coverage to help catch their killer IMO
     
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    MsAnais Verified Clinical Psychologist (AU)

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    That makes me feel sad for Rani. The implication all along has been that she's 'not worth it' :tantrum: It doesn't matter who she was, what she did for a living, whether she took drugs or alcohol.......she was still a person.....and a person who was viciously murdered.

    Victorian Police are OUTRAGEOUS with the disregard they show the female victims IMO. What about Kylie Blackwood? Or Jeanette Moss? And even Maddie West only got pursued because her family and friends lobbied so much in MSM and on social media. It's like these women's lives aren't worth much to LE :facepalm:
     
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    marlywings Former Member

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    I don't think we should be so harsh on Vic Police. When the general public isn't hearing any further about the different cases, police involved in those cases will be busy behind the scenes gathering the evidence they know is required to go in for an arrest. Police will only use the media & public if they require assistance in gathering certain parts of evidence.

    I've referred to it a few times but look at the extraordinary lengths police went to for an arrest on Daniel Morcombe's killer. The public knew nothing about any of that until the trial.

    No news doesn't necessarily mean there's nothing happening or police aren't doing their job.
     

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