Crime writers Marshall, Blackburn, Warner & former unfortunate CSK 'suspects' & POI

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Out of curiosity, were gypsy cabs common in Perth back then?
There was demand for gypsy cabs. The taxi plate ponzi scheme meant there was not enough cabs to service demand at peak hour, which was probably midnight when most the 'pubs' closed. Nightclubs went on.

I wouldn't say it was rife, but there was money to be made and it wasn't hard to replicate the important pieces. A lot of patrons would not have even taken a second look.
 

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Considering the chief investigator had video of Mystery Man, it's interesting that LW copped such a hammering.

Did the chief investigator have lock jaw in the face of contradictory evidence?

Or did LW exhibit behavior that police wished to quell?
 

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Considering the chief investigator had video of Mystery Man, it's interesting that LW copped such a hammering.

Did the chief investigator have lock jaw in the face of contradictory evidence?

Or did LW exhibit behavior that police wished to quell?
LW was a poi in 1996 wasn't he? Cops probably thought what was to be MM was LW. RiP Lance. Cops didnt have a clue back then. They wouldn't have recognized their own nose lol.
 

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LW was a poi in 1996 wasn't he? Cops probably thought what was to be MM was LW. RiP Lance. Cops didnt have a clue back then. They wouldn't have recognized their own nose lol.
Lance had a very different distinctive hair do I think. He wasnt cleared to years later from memory. Police must have felt he had traits they wished to quell.

The yellow Toyota in the Dorothy incident may have been part of the reason.
 

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Lance had a very different distinctive hair do I think. He wasnt cleared to years later from memory. Police must have felt he had traits they wished to quell.

The yellow Toyota in the Dorothy incident may have been part of the reason.
He drove a white car it was in media photos. Cops more likely honed in when he started offering girls a lift whilst in his car. I was told cops got a few phone ins. Then cops did the disastrous sting op with brand spanking out of college female cop scared sh#tless. Wild wild west cops.

I have someone in mind for yellow car connected to racer. Sorry cannot reveal detail.
 

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He drove a white car it was in media photos. Cops more likely honed in when he started offering girls a lift whilst in his car. I was told cops got a few phone ins. Then cops did the disastrous sting op with brand spanking out of college female cop scared sh#tless. Wild wild west cops.

I have someone in mind for yellow car connected to racer. Sorry cannot reveal detail.
I was thinking 1988 when it was speculated he drove a yellow Toyota. He then bought a white Hyundai at the end of his DUI charge. Police alleged Lance may have driven the vehicle under DUI suspension when Sarah went missing.

Lances parents had a petrol station on Stirling Highway near Eric st ? (Not certain of location).

I felt his prior ownership of Yellow Toyota drew all the heat. Then picking up an under cover officer on Stirling Highway who was dropped off in Glyde st.

I met Nello. We did a couple of days work together.


"Williams is driving with the window down and has spotted a young woman at the T-junction of Gugeri Street, on the corner of Bayview Terrace. She slides over to the car, flashes him an apprehensive smile as she leans slightly into the car window. 'Hi. Can you tell me where the nearest bus stop is?'
He hesitates for a fraction of a moment. When he speaks, his voice is strong but there is a hint of a stammer, an awkward shyness. 'There aren't any buses this time of night. Where are you going to?'
'Mosman Park.' Mosman Park, a ritzy suburb heading toward Fremantle, a six-minute drive from Claremont.
'Get in,' he says. 'I'll give you a lift there if you like.' She takes a sharp, surreptitious breath as she climbs into Williams's car. The air-wing is up, monitoring their move-ments and unmarked surveillance cars slip in behind them. She is hot-wired for any conversation but still, it's always a risk.
Williams cruises quietly out of the street and back onto the darkened Stirling Highway and steals a sideways glance at the woman sitting next to him. She is attractive. Stupid. So stupid, to get into a stranger's car while a serial killer is lurking around. She says little on the drive, listening as he makes small talk, staring ahead and crossing and uncrossing her legs. He steals another sideways glance. There's something wrong. He senses it. She is incredibly nervous.
The street where she has asked to be dropped off is just ahead. 'Just here will do, thanks,' she says, her fingers already on the door handle. It is deserted and dark; not a soul in sight. He looks at her again. She is so stupid.
'Look, I don't want to drop you off here. It's not safe.' She doesn't listen, smiles at him as she quietly gets out of his car.
'Thanks, I'll be fine,' she says again, and disappears into the shadows.
The decoy police officer flown in from interstate has done her job well. 'Shit,' she says when she gets back into the squad car parked around the corner. 'There's something very weird about him. He wasn't concerned that I was walking alone out late while there was a serial killer around. He was so detached. All he did was talk about himself the whole trip.'
They decide to take Williams out."

"He is curb crawling again. It is two months after the decoy, 3 am in the quiet hush between midnight and dawn. Sunday morning, 5 April 1998. Williams is following a woman walking south from the Stirling Highway – the same route Ciara Glennon had taken; following her as she strides into the southern part of the Claremont suburbs, deeper into the darkened streets. He has driven past her numerous times, not braking or slowing down but accelerating out of her line of sight, doubling up around the back streets and approaching her again from the rear.
The Tactical Response Group officers watch him, their radar primed. Something is about to give.
They pounce, pointing loaded Heckler and Koch sub-machine guns at Williams's head. 'Stop the car! Don't move! You are under arrest!' Terror grips Williams and a warm rush of urine is soaking through his underpants, seeping through to stain his trousers.
'What have I done?' he stammers.
Officer Nello Iopolo orders him out of the car. 'Stand still. Don't move.'"


Devil Garden - The Claremont Killings
[Chapter 36]
 
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He drove a white car it was in media photos. Cops more likely honed in when he started offering girls a lift whilst in his car. I was told cops got a few phone ins. Then cops did the disastrous sting op with brand spanking out of college female cop scared sh#tless. Wild wild west cops.

I have someone in mind for yellow car connected to racer. Sorry cannot reveal detail.
It will be interesting to hear when it arrives.
 

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He then bought a white Hyundai at the end of his DUI charge. Police alleged Lance may have driven the vehicle under DUI suspension when Sarah went missing.
It was also speculated that someone else was driving Lance around in his car when he lost his license, to and from work occasionally. (yellow toyota) I have no idea who that someone else might have been but it brings me back to ... did Lance know BRE?
 

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I haven't read Devil's Garden but just reading the above excerpt tells me there's a fair bit of fiction/over-dramatisation involved. I think it's importance to the subject is questionable from what I've seen of it.
I don't think it's reliable at all which is why it should stay off the trial thread. Things will get all muddled if it's referred to constantly.
 

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It was also speculated that someone else was driving Lance around in his car when he lost his license, to and from work occasionally. (yellow toyota) I have no idea who that someone else might have been but it brings me back to ... did Lance know BRE?
if the dress fits... ????
 

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I haven't read Devil's Garden but just reading the above excerpt tells me there's a fair bit of fiction/over-dramatisation involved. I think it's importance to the subject is questionable from what I've seen of it.
Are you one the cops that didn't like her book?

We have hard copy reference. Someone who spent time with the cops.

Yeah, not sure Im ready to take some online randos opinion about something being fiction.

Do you have anything to eliminate it? You obviously know the story. Sounding desperate to get rid of it.

Oh thats right, there was a CCC investigation. Someones wife ended up dead in the process.

The husband ended up being names as the one and only suspect, who promptly sued the WA Police Force for defamation after the whole case being thrown out of court.
 
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Do you have anything to eliminate it? You obviously know the story. Sounding desperate to get rid of it.

Oh thats right, there was a CCC investigation. Someones wife ended up dead in the process.
Are you now trying to bring Corrinne Rayney into this?
 

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Deb Marshall had no access to any details of the CSK investigation. She was stonewalled.

She went out with the cops in the car. They escorted her around in the car. She got information she wasnt allowed to release. She was given access alright. She wasnt allowed to tell it all.

Outside of MACRO, Deb Marshall had access to police, and interviewed more people connected with the crime than any journalist.

I would reference the book, but it will be shifted or deleted so I wont.
 

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She went out with the cops in the car. They escorted her around in the car. She got information she wasnt allowed to release. She was given access alright. She wasnt allowed to tell it all.

Outside of MACRO, Deb Marshall had access to police, and interviewed more people connected with the crime than any journalist.

I would reference the book, but it will be shifted or deleted so I wont.
Is that right , she knows the same facts the public knows and that’s it.
 

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I would reference the book, but it will be shifted or deleted so I wont.
When has that ever stopped you before? You're complaining like you're being picked on and you're not. You have trouble taking direction over and over and still you're being accommodated with the posts moved to the appropriate thread, not deleted.

She went out with the cops in the car. They escorted her around in the car. She got information she wasnt allowed to release. She was given access alright. She wasnt allowed to tell it all.

Outside of MACRO, Deb Marshall had access to police, and interviewed more people connected with the crime than any journalist.
Likely babysitting her to make sure she didnt get anywhere near MACRO. No other cops had access to what MACRO had without signing non disclosure agreements. Its in her book that her interviews were cancelled. Anything Marshall had didn't come from within the investigation.

Williams cruises quietly out of the street and back onto the darkened Stirling Highway and steals a sideways glance at the woman sitting next to him. She is attractive. Stupid. So stupid, to get into a stranger's car while a serial killer is lurking around. She says little on the drive, listening as he makes small talk, staring ahead and crossing and uncrossing her legs. He steals another sideways glance. There's something wrong. He senses it. She is incredibly nervous.
As for the kind of nonsense you posted (above) from Marshall's book how in any way is this factual? She writes as if she is inside Lance Williams's head, inside the car. It's made up, it's filler.
 

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When has that ever stopped you before? You're complaining like you're being picked on and you're not. You have trouble taking direction over and over and still you're being accommodated with the posts moved to the appropriate thread, not deleted.



Likely babysitting her to make sure she didnt get anywhere near MACRO. No other cops had access to what MACRO had without signing non disclosure agreements. Its in her book that her interviews were cancelled. Anything Marshall had didn't come from within the investigation.



As for the kind of nonsense you posted (above) from Marshall's book how in any way is this factual? She writes as if she is inside Lance Williams's head, inside the car. It's made up, it's filler.
Absolutely spot on Shelly .
 

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When has that ever stopped you before? You're complaining like you're being picked on and you're not. You have trouble taking direction over and over and still you're being accommodated with the posts moved to the appropriate thread, not deleted.



Likely babysitting her to make sure she didnt get anywhere near MACRO. No other cops had access to what MACRO had without signing non disclosure agreements. Its in her book that her interviews were cancelled. Anything Marshall had didn't come from within the investigation.



As for the kind of nonsense you posted (above) from Marshall's book how in any way is this factual? She writes as if she is inside Lance Williams's head, inside the car. It's made up, it's filler.
Exactly as what I opined. Vacuous dribble. She expected to get a lot more then people started pulling out of meetings with her then she filled her manuscript with air bubbles. I cannot believe personally she included in her book information by anonymous bloggers. When I got to that part of the book I was in a WTF moment. She started off the book with way too much of her own personal insight.
 

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When has that ever stopped you before? You're complaining like you're being picked on and you're not. You have trouble taking direction over and over and still you're being accommodated with the posts moved to the appropriate thread, not deleted.



Likely babysitting her to make sure she didnt get anywhere near MACRO. No other cops had access to what MACRO had without signing non disclosure agreements. Its in her book that her interviews were cancelled. Anything Marshall had didn't come from within the investigation.



As for the kind of nonsense you posted (above) from Marshall's book how in any way is this factual? She writes as if she is inside Lance Williams's head, inside the car. It's made up, it's filler.
And Lance had no involvement whatsoever. I felt so much for Lance and his family.The treatment of him shows exactly what can happen when total focus without evidence is used coupled with mates in the media and the pounding of fists on the chests like tarzan. Where are those same cops now? Were they held to account? The media also need some very deep soul searching.
 
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