Australia Australia - Sharron Phillips, 20, Brisbane, Qld, 8 May 1986

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  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/que...-sharron-phillips-murder-20160520-gp0cjc.html

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-...ase-detectives-scour-mother's-diaries/7433806

     
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  2. HavenWood

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    If you look at the comments after that story ... and you have to go down a fair bit, skip past some general spam, people advertising stuff etc, one poster actually names a guy, and claims it was him (says the guy was Sharon's lover ... NOT her boyfriend, and was a mechanic)
     
  3. PrimeSuspect

    PrimeSuspect Under the Milky Way

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    Sharron Phillips cold case: Police begin excavating near Ipswich road in search for clues to 1986 murder

    Homicide detectives have begun digging up the drains near Cobalt Street in Carole Park, after receiving new information about the young woman's suspected murder.
    Police have received fresh information about Ms Phillips' suspected murder which has led them to the drains on council-owned bushland, Homicide Group Acting Detective Superintendent Damien Hansen said today.
    "We're looking for Sharron's remains – the information is specific that she has been buried out here," he said.
    "We have not spoken to this person previously and no member of the current investigation had spoken to them."
    The informant had "come forward because of their conscience," Act. Det. Sup. Hansen said.

    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...-for-clues-to-1986-murder#uGI4T7kkCEQikeje.99



    This is such big news!!
    I hope Sharron's remains will be found and the culprit/s brought to justice!

    (has this person come forward because Sharron's dad was mentioned as a suspect, I wonder? Or ......?)
     
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    'Credible witness' tells police Sharron Phillips was dumped in drain in 1986

    At the time of Ms Phillips's 1986 disappearance, the area was bush land and only used by trail bike riders.
    Thirty years later, Cobalt Street formed part of a large industrial estate beside a small, sandy creek near the turn-off to Johnson Road.
    Police said the 35-metre drain contained about 100 cubic metres of silt and investigators expected to be at the site for about a week.

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    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/que...-dumped-in-drain-in-1986-20160531-gp8215.html
     
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  5. Bohemian

    Bohemian Well-Known Member

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    Sharron's disappearance was the topic of a segment on tonight's '7:30 Report' on the ABC. The segment won't be uploaded until later tonight at:

    http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/

    Interviewed were one of her sisters, and a crime reporter and a former detective who worked on her case. Also presser with lead detective of current cold case investigation.
     
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    Bohemian Well-Known Member

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    Sharron Phillips: Sister calls for new inquest into 1986 disappearance of Brisbane woman
    7.30 Report
    by Josh Bavas (staff)
    ABC
    Updated about an hour ago as at 21:41 AEST

    'The sister of Brisbane woman Sharron Phillips, who vanished in 1986 after her car ran out of petrol, is pleading for a new inquest into her death.

    Key points:

    Donna Anderson calls on police to search old family property at Riverview for missing sister.

    Family members fear their sister's final resting place is under the old family home.

    Call on Attorney-General to grant new inquest.


    Detectives and forensic teams hunting for Ms Phillips' body today began excavating a site on an industrial estate at Carole Park in Ipswich after a tip-off from a member of the public.

    But in her first TV interview, her sister Donna Anderson repeated calls for detectives to instead hunt for a grave at the family's old home at Riverview, Ipswich.

    She also repeated her suspicions that her father killed Bob Phillips killed his own daughter, saying the alibi he gave detectives at the time did not stack up.'
     
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  7. Bohemian

    Bohemian Well-Known Member

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    Sharron Phillips' sister claims father may have killed her
    7:30 Repoer
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Broadcast: 31/05/2016
    Reporter: Josh Bavas

    'Police started excavating a site in Queensland today after a tip off from the public. They hope it may lead to the discovery the body of Sharron Phillips, a woman whose disappearance has become one of the state's most baffling cold cases. She vanished from the side of a main road in Brisbane 30 years ago, presumed murdered. Now, her sister is giving her first television interview with startling revelations.'

    http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2015/s4473052.htm
     
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  8. crabstick

    crabstick Former Member

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    Why would he kill his own daughter Bohemian?
     
  9. 0101ABA

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    http://www.qt.com.au/news/police-dig-sharron-phillips-remains/3036070/#/0
     
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  10. Bohemian

    Bohemian Well-Known Member

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    By accident in a (drunken?) rage, crabby? (And, please, call me 'Bo'.)

    One of her sisters said her father was 'a violent man' in the interview I posted from the 7:30 Report on the ABC last night (see my previous posts for links).

    Many women have been violently assaulted by their fathers. Domestic/family/relationship violence is not only between 'sexual partners', otherwise, why are there so many children in foster care or murdered by their parents; accident or no?
     
  11. JLZ

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    “As I said to one of them, I couldn’t be in the back seat with her (Sharron) every time she went out, I just couldn’t,” 'Bob says. “A lot of people who knew the family said - if you had interfered with them when they were younger and they were all living together, you picked on one you picked on the whole bloody nine, you know? But today, I’ll look after my bit of dirt and you look after yours. When they were growing up they were very close, extremely close. I don’t know what happened to them, I don’t, honestly.”' http://matthewcondon.blogspot.com.au/2006/05/disappearance-of-sharron-phillips.html

    From a link that was posted earlier. It sounds like the father is admitting to having (sexually?) abused at least one of the nine children. Sharron having recently moved out, I suggest the father may have killed her out of possessive anger and sexual jealousy.

    I feel guilty about commenting on this after the sister asking everyone not to discuss it like it was an episode of Neighbours.
     
  12. PrimeSuspect

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    Imo, Sharron's siblings speaking out about their father has prompted someone else to contact police with the truth, so that's one good thing they've brought about. I'm highly skeptical of their accusations against their deceased father. No matter if he was horrible, abusive, to make him the scapegoat is just unthinkable, imo. This was not done for Sharron's sake. :(

    To imagine Donna Anderson's scenario (btw, is older than Sharron), that Sharron rang her father (how? no mobiles existed in '86),he turns up, drags her immediately into the bushes, killed her and disposed of her body just doesn't ring true. Sharron's boyfriend could have turned up at any moment, a stranger wouldn't know that but Bob did. If Bob and Sharron argued/fought, it would have been out on the road in view of passers-by. If Donna Anderson thinks Sharron rang her father, why isn't the call logged at the exchange, yet the other 2 calls are. Phfft!

    Maybe, Bob was having an affair at the time which he didn't want exposed, so gave a lame alibi. Why did he make such a huge effort to find Sharron? Why wait till his funeral to talk about their suspicions? Did they fear being cut out of the Bob's will if they approached the police while he was alive? Now they want to claim the reward? :thinking:
     
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  13. JLZ

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    Weren't the calls we've heard about 1100 calls, where she rang the exchange and asked for the number? Perhaps there was another call (from the phone box) that didn't go through 1100, so wasn't recorded grouped with the others. She would have known her father's number.
     
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    That's right. Sharron had no change for the phone, she needed to be connected by 1100 (Elizabeth St, Exchange). The calls from that phone box are logged at the exchange, even if she had the money for one call before ringing 1100, that call would be recorded as being made from that phone box ID, the time of the call and the number called.

    The siblings who are making these wild accusations are grasping at straws. Are we to believe Bob just happened to be driving down that road precisely the time Sharron had broken down and decided to kill her? :no:
     
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  15. JLZ

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    No. If she didn't phone him, the only other way I see it is that he was out looking for her. Perhaps had been to her home to check up on her, didn't find her there and was enraged. I don't know the area, but it seems to have been a major road where she broke down. Perhaps a necessary route for both under the circumstances.
     
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    Anything is possible but not probable.
    Donna Anderson hasn't provided a motive for her father to kill his daughter on the night her car broke down, imo. Bob spent 10 yrs searching for his daughter. Dawn was losing her mind near the end of her life and made accusations against Bob. Who knows, maybe Dawn resented his obsession with finding Sharron, when she became ill she said things that weren't true.

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/que...ps-killer-after-30-years-20160531-gp8ivq.html

    People coming forward blaming their dead fathers. :shakehead:
     
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    [video=twitter;737917255669927936]https://twitter.com/9NewsBrisbane/status/737917255669927936[/video]

    Seems it may have been a car accident. Above link is for the news story just on Channel 9
     
  18. wewillgetyou

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    It was said on the channel 7 news in Brisbane tonight that more information has been given today regarding the person with the new information. His father was a taxi driver at the time.
    Perhaps he came along while Sharon was waiting for a lift and she willingly got into the car with him thinking he could take her home.
     
  19. JLZ

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    I don't believe that story even if they do find the body.
     
  20. JLZ

    JLZ Well-Known Member

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    (snipped)

    It's becoming a competition.

    But . . . what if someone had reason to suspect their live husband, or darling grandchild? Would you expect them to come forward, or stay quiet for loyalty's sake?
     
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