Found Deceased Georgia - Shanae Brooke Edwards, 31, Australian, murdered, Tbilisi, 31 July 2021

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  1. TootsieFootsie

    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    Murder investigation launched after Australian woman's body found in Georgia.

    Local police have launched a murder investigation after the body of an Australian woman was found in woodlands in Tbilisi, Georgia.


    According to a statement from Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ms Edwards had been missing since she went hiking in Mtatsminda Park, in the capital Tbilisi, on the afternoon of July 30.

    The ministry said sniffer dogs and other specialist units were involved in the search operation, and her body was found the following day.
     
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  2. TootsieFootsie

    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    Aussie woman's final moments recorded in call before her rape, murder

    An Australian woman was raped and murdered while hiking alone in Eastern Europe — and a friend she called in the US heard her terrifying final moments as she yelled at her attacker.

    Edwards called a friend in California and screamed for help during the deadly attack, according to the Australian news outlet, which cited a NCA NewsWire report about a document prepared by a search party.

    “Please let me go, OK … just let me go,” she was heard screaming at her assailant before the call was cut off, according to the report.
     
  3. realanastasia

    realanastasia Well-Known Member

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    This happened in the COUNTRY of Georgia, not in the U.S. state of the same name, just in case anyone reading this was unsure!
     
  4. TootsieFootsie

    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    Yes I wasn't sure of how to add that part in after I'd posted it.

    If anyone could change it that would be good.

     
  5. TootsieFootsie

    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if maybe she managed to get him on camera ?

    I found a report that said her attacker was in his 30's but the page wasn't there when I clicked on it.
     
  6. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    omgosh this is awful
    that poor woman
    and her friend, hearing her last moments ...
     
  7. TootsieFootsie

    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    Sure are some inhumane monsters in our world :(
     
  8. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    I think so too. There's this from the article that leads me to believe they either have video or audio:

    Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri said officials have “some information about the alleged murderer,” including the fact that the person is a Georgian national, according to the report.

    Aussie woman's final moments recorded in call before her rape, murder
     
  9. TootsieFootsie

    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like they have identified him if they know he's a Georgian citizen.
     
  10. tmar

    tmar Well-Known Member

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    There was a case in Australia recently, when a young woman was on the phone, talking to her sister who was overseas, when the victim was attacked. Eventually, the Creep was found, and there was a Guilty verdict.
     
  11. drsleuth

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    No Cookies | Herald Sun

    Police release image of suspected killer in Shanae Brooke murder
    Video has emerged after the murder of Melbourne teacher Shanae Brooke in Georgia as details of her suspected killer are released.

    Police are doorknocking residents in an eastern European city with a picture of a man potentially responsible for the rape and murder of a Melbourne woman on a solo hike.


    Agenda.ge editor-in-chief Natalia Amaglobeli — who has been working closely on the case for the Georgian news site — said residents in the area had reported being visited by police who, according to local media, produced a “portrait” of a potential suspect with blonde hair, and asked if they recognised him.

    “The neighbours say that the person (pictured) has a slim, athletic body type,” Ms Amaglobeli said.

    “He looked to be in his 30s.”

    The Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Tbilisi Police Department would not confirm whether or not they had a suspect and did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
     
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    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    There is more info in this article from Kyrgyzstan, although it looks like it comes from the UK Mirror.


    She was last seen on video surveillance when she left the apartment at 15.15 local time on Friday.

    Her hair was tied back, she wore a black hiking suit and carried a green backpack as she walked to the tourist point.

    Her last post on social networks was an Instagram photo of her on the mountain, with the caption “Joy.”

    Later that day, the woman wrote in the “Expats in Tbilisi” Facebook group that she heard “a woman screaming on the paths under the Mtatsminda Park” about an hour after Shanae left home.

    She was called upon to contact the police as members of the group organized a search.

    In the end, Shanai’s body was found near a mountain trail by a search party that included police officers with rescue dogs, volunteers, and her friends.


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    Crime scene from the murder of a mountain tourist in Georgia

    Teacher’s harsh last moments as a call friend heard before being raped and murdered – world news – Kyrgyzstan News

    Here's the Mirror article.
    Teacher's last moments heard by friend on call before she was raped and murdered

     
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  13. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    What a devastating crime. RIP Sweet Shanae

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  14. SouthAussie

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    Other women had reportedly been followed by an unknown man on the mountain prior to Ms Edwards’ murder.

    Slain Melbourne teacher Shanae Brooke Edwards was dreaming of a family

    Another woman wrote in the same group claiming to have witnessed a disturbing sight on the mountain about the same time Ms Edwards went missing.
    She claimed to have seen a man having 'aggressive' sex with a woman about 50m away, while her and her partner were walking 'exactly one day before the missing expat'.
    Others urged her to report what she saw to police, while several reported separate incidents of harassment by one or more men in the same area previously.

    Boyfriend of slain Australian Shanae Brooke Edwards vows to track down her 'evil' killer | Daily Mail Online
     
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    Several of Ms Edward’s friends declined to comment on the tragedy, saying they were respecting her family’s request that they not speak to the media.

    “They said she had finished work then reported that she was going to exercise in the area which was a regular thing,” she added.

    “Her phone then self-dialled the last number she had called – or perhaps she did it herself – and when her friend in the US answered it was just noises and screaming like she was fending off the attack.

    Shanae Brooke Edwards’ last call ignored after friends called cops, Georgian politician says
     
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  16. drsleuth

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    That would have been horrific for the friend too :(:(:(
     
  17. SouthAussie

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    Police are doorknocking residents in an eastern European city with a picture of a man potentially responsible for the rape and murder of a Melbourne woman on a solo hike.

    Agenda.ge editor-in-chief Natalia Amaglobeli — who has been working closely on the case for the Georgian news site — said residents in the area had reported being visited by police who, according to local media, produced a “portrait” of a potential suspect with blonde hair, and asked if they recognised him.

    “The neighbours say that the person (pictured) has a slim, athletic body type,” Ms Amaglobeli said.

    “He looked to be in his 30s.”

    Police release image of suspected killer in Shanae Brooke murder


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    I am not sure who the guy in the white t-shirt is. Someone who is "helping with the investigation"? I just found it interesting that the article decided to include a really short video to show him.
     
  18. they'll get you

    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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  19. oviedo

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    wow I wonder if his DNA was in the "system" ?
     
  20. evilwise

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    Probably identified as a suspect through the sketch then confirmed by DNA, the "old school" DNA method before 5% of the population voluntarily registered theirs in "genealogical databases".

    I'm glad police in the nation of Georgia was able to carry out an effective investigation although it kind of sounds like this guy may have been a serial rapist before this.
     

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