Australia Australia - Robert Hiscock, 56, Sydney, 16 Nov 1966

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by Ausgirl, May 2, 2015.

  1. Snoop Dog

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    Great comprehensive article! Glad to see this case in the news after such a long time. Thanks for posting Starr.

    The poor guy learning about his dad's death on the radio :(


    It's weird that they don't have names of the witnesses who were the last people to see him at the Manly Pacific Hotel at 4 - 4:30pm, they are presumably family members, seeing as though it was reported he was meeting family there. And obviously the police knew who they were as they interviewed them for several hours :confused:

    Hmmm I'm definitely swaying more towards the Freemasons having done this, it would be just too much of a coincidence that Robert said that specifically and then that's what happened to him. It wasn't a burglary because they found $100 in his wallet.
     
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    Hi,

    I joined this forum after coming across the news.com.au piece the other day.
    Robert was my grandfather - I had a vague idea of what had happened to him, but this really shed some light on it.
    Dad (Roberts son) never spoke much about it, but he was very interested in the article.
    I would love for this case to get solved - it would mean a lot to my dad.
    I haven't read through this thread yet but will update my post after doing so.
    One thing I would like to mention is that Dad is adamant that his father wasn't an alcoholic, and he thinks it's ludicrous to think he committed suicide.

    Thanks.
     
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    Hi and welcome histopher! Very nice to have you here.
    I think of this case often, ever since I came across it. Would love to hear more of your thoughts.
    Your poor grandfather, and your whole family, what a traumatic thing to go through.
     
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    Hi histopher - I haven't visited this site in a very long time-- I was so pleased to see your post, and also dismayed that I'd not been here to reply to it!

    Interesting, what you said about your dad's opinion that Robert was not, in fact, an alcoholic. Why, then, would he be put in an institution (clearly, against his will) that specifically treated alcoholism?

    That's not a snarky question at all, by the way - but a genuine one.

    Something about this case has not sat right with me from the start... I'll agree with your dad that this probably wasn't suicide, I made some posts a while back about how ludicrous it seems that he could do -that much- damage to himself without leaving vast amounts of blood anywhere.
     

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