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Going to be very interesting to see further coverage of this case re: threatening online messages and whether they were reported and if police acted at all on them. I've said on this forum before that I'm beyond sick of cowards hiding behind their keyboards/phones and sending all manner of vitriol, harassment and threats out into the world. Online death threats and intimidation needs to be policed far harder than it is currently and the idea that someone could send another person up to 100 messages in a day saying "Die" in them and apparently not be seen as a risk is a real concern.
 

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Justin Gatto has been found dead after falling off a balcony last night in Docklands. How awful.

The son of underworld identity Mick Gatto has reportedly died after falling from a Melbourne CBD apartment overnight.

The 34-year-old from Docklands was found dead just after midnight, police confirmed on Tuesday, with the Herald Sun later naming him as Justin Gatto.




The death is not being treated as suspicious and police are preparing a report for the coroner.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/underworld-figure-mick-gattos-son-found-dead-falling-apartment-060107798.html
 

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The son of underworld identity Mick Gatto has reportedly died after falling from a Melbourne CBD apartment overnight.

The 34-year-old from Docklands was found dead just after midnight, police confirmed on Tuesday, with the Herald Sun later naming him as Justin Gatto.



The death is not being treated as suspicious and police are preparing a report for the coroner.

RIP Justin.
 

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A BRISBANE woman has been jailed for killing her rapist after he threatened to harm her daughter unless she submitted to more sex, but will be eligible for parole in less than two years.

Roxanne Eka Peters, 35, fatally stabbed Grant Jason Cassar, 51, with a blow to his heart using a kitchen knife at her home in Capalaba in December 2015. Then she tied a rope around his body, including his neck, and dragged it behind her car for about a kilometre to a ditch where she hid it.




In the Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday, Peters was sentenced to nine years in jail for manslaughter and a further 18 months after she pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse.

With time served she will be eligible for parole in June 2020. Justice David Boddice told the court Mr Cassar’s rape and humiliation of Peters, followed by the threats to harm her child, had been a “significant provocation”.

“I accept the stabbing occurred in circumstances when you were enraged by what the deceased had done to you and was threatening to do to you again,” he said.

It was, however, to Peters’ detriment that she didn’t immediately seek help after the stabbing, he said.

“Instead you set about the process of callously disposing of the deceased body,” he said.

He said Peters had shown no respect for Mr Cassar’s human dignity.

“No doubt your rage continued to affect your attitude to him,” Justice Boddice said.

Justice Boddice said Peters’ upbringing around drug users, where she was subjected to sexual abuse, had acerbated the rage she felt when Mr Cassar came to her home on the day he died.



Not sure I understand the kind of rage that hooks a body up to a car and drags it through the streets.
 

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Infamous Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been killed in prison. Johnny Depp played him in Black Mass that came out in 2015. Bulger also had a sick taste for having sex with young girls. He used to buy condominiums and give money to parents in exchange for sex with their daughters.
 

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She shouldve won an award or something. Not get jailed
She'll be Queen Bee in prison. Would have likely got off completely if she hadn't towed him down the main street of Capalaba ISIS style, I mean it's Queensland not Gaza. But they could have let her off for having the chutzpah to drag him straight past the police station and showing them up for not noticing a thing.
 

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Justin Gatto has been found dead after falling off a balcony last night in Docklands. How awful.

The son of underworld identity Mick Gatto has reportedly died after falling from a Melbourne CBD apartment overnight.

The 34-year-old from Docklands was found dead just after midnight, police confirmed on Tuesday, with the Herald Sun later naming him as Justin Gatto.




The death is not being treated as suspicious and police are preparing a report for the coroner.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/underworld-figure-mick-gattos-son-found-dead-falling-apartment-060107798.html
Putting to one side the 'colourful' nature of Gatto seniors life, his eldest led a troubled life. Sad the attempts at treatment failed.
 

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Putting to one side the 'colourful' nature of Gatto seniors life, his eldest led a troubled life. Sad the attempts at treatment failed.
It is sad. Justin was also possibly a bit of a target. There was a time he collapsed in one of the strip clubs, overdose but given who he'd sat down with the suspicion was his drink had been spiked. He was alright when he walked in.

I don't think it's easy for these kids.
 

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It is sad. Justin was also possibly a bit of a target. There was a time he collapsed in one of the strip clubs, overdose but given who he'd sat down with the suspicion was his drink had been spiked. He was alright when he walked in.

I don't think it's easy for these kids.
He had a long battle with a mental illness which sometimes responds to treatment, but not always.
 

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Here's another one for the cold case review team in WA. Her family didn't even know she was missing until they were contacted about her in relation to another cold case. They started to investigate where she was, and she's gone from safe to missing, announced a few days ago, to a murder charge yesterday!

A MAN is behind bars accused of murder, a family is grieving and police are preparing to dig up a potential grave site in industrial Bayswater after a major breakthrough in the cold case of a woman no one knew had been missing for 16 years.

The bizarre murder mystery moved a step closer to being solved yesterday when cold case homicide squad detectives charged 45-year-old Rockingham man Chris Blennerhassett with murdering young mother Rebecca Anne Delalande, who was last seen alive 17 years ago this month.


https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa...-perth-woman-rebecca-delalande-ng-b881011109z
 

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Here's another one for the cold case review team in WA. Her family didn't even know she was missing until they were contacted about her in relation to another cold case. They started to investigate where she was, and she's gone from safe to missing, announced a few days ago, to a murder charge yesterday!
That's sad. Her family just assumed she'd taken off and left her six year old son and they didn't even put in a missing persons report? So hard.
 

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That's sad. Her family just assumed she'd taken off and left her six year old son and they didn't even put in a missing persons report? So hard.
The article says the boy had been adopted out as a young boy before she vanished. A public missing person plea had only just been out a few days ago but it was only by luck that police realised Ms Delalande was missing after contacting her mother late last year wanting to speak to her as a witness in a separate investigation and were unable to track her movements since November 2001.

Ms Delalande and her family had a fractured relationship, with her relatives assuming the young woman, who was known to disappear for long stretches, had moved, possibly interstate, to start a new life.

I'm wondering who they were investigating when they contacted her parents? Someone else who disappeared around 2001?
 
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The article says the boy had been adopted out as a young boy before she vanished. A public missing person plea had only just been out a few days ago but it was only by luck that police realised Ms Delalande was missing after contacting her mother late last year wanting to speak to her as a witness in a separate investigation and were unable to track her movements since November 2001.

Ms Delalande and her family had a fractured relationship, with her relatives assuming the young woman, who was known to disappear for long stretches, had moved, possibly interstate, to start a new life.

I'm wondering who they were investigating when they contacted her parents? Someone else who disappeared around 1991?
I must have read a different article, iirc the earlier one said the boy had been raised by the family.

Interested to see how this unfolds .... 1991?
 

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I must have read a different article, iirc the earlier one said the boy had been raised by the family.

Interested to see how this unfolds .... 1991?
Could have been adopted by family? Sorry meant 2001. Someone is bound to have a list of missing around 2001.

Lisa Brown - Nov 10 1998 was 19 and a year younger but also know to "frequent" Highgate?

Sarah McMahon - Nov 8 2000?
 

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Could have been adopted by family? Sorry meant 2001. Someone is bound to have a list of missing around 2001.

Lisa Brown - Nov 10 1998 was 19 and a year younger but also know to "frequent" Highgate?

Sarah McMahon - Nov 8 2000?
More media and reward increases reported today:

The tragic case of Sarah McMahon is back in the public spotlight after the state government announced it had approved reward increases of $250,000 in 11 unsolved homicide and suspicious disappearance cases.

https://www.watoday.com.au/national...now-what-really-happened-20181017-p50a86.html
 

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Anyone visit Reddit? /r/CrimeScene is one of my favourites. Tells a story on the background of victims/attackers and what-not, definitely worth looking through if you are on the site. But I should also add there is some very NSFW content on there. Given the sub is called 'Crime Scene' you can imagine there are images that show the "scene of the crime" for lack of better term :D

https://www.reddit.com/r/CrimeScene/

Edit: https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/ is another great sub.
 
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