Unsolved Gerard Ross - Abducted Kent st Rockingham WA 1997

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Gerard was abducted near Kent Street in Rockingham on the morning of October 14, 1997 with the intention of visiting a local comic book store.

Police have received more than 70 calls to Crime Stoppers since Tuesday's fresh public appeal into the murder of Gerard Ross in Rockingham in 1997.
"We ask those people to re-consider their position given the passage of time and potential changes in allegiances and circumstances."

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/p...about-gerard-ross-murder-20170119-gturd4.html
Author: Phil Hickey

There was allegedly no sexual assault with this case, but intense violence.

Gerard was left in a Pine forest, discovered by a horse trainer by the name Miller at Baldivis and Stakehill Roads, Karnup, on October 28, 1997

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There was dog hair on Gerards body. The Ross family had no dog, nor a dog where they were staying.

Wonder what sort of dog it was? Wish they would elaborate on these matters.
 

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There was dog hair on Gerards body. The Ross family had no dog, nor a dog where they were staying.

Wonder what sort of dog it was? Wish they would elaborate on these matters.
Could have been a stray dog Dan or pet off leash found him and rolled. Animals will investigate this sort of thing, one of my own dogs tried to dig up his old deceased canine buddy in the yard. By the time I realised what he was doing he'd dug down so deep he'd found a corner his shroud and was tugging on it.

It was a bit nightmarish actually.
 

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I never thought of that, the possibility of a wild dog also in the pine forest. Domestic dogs run the forest also.

But, there was no DNA on the body, or there was no DNA recovered. That means someone took measures?

The dog fur was however pointed out by police who feel it was important factor. There was mentioned a beige cream coloured Datsun 260? in an a murder south of Perth. The girl, heroin

Police also want help seeking the identify of the driver of a beige or cream coloured sedan

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wes...s/news-story/784de08920f15a98690b15c629072437
 
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I never thought of that, the possibility of a wild dog also in the pine forest. Domestic dogs run the forest also.

But, there was no DNA on the body, or there was no DNA recovered. That means someone took measures?

The dog fur was however pointed out by police who feel it was important factor. There was mentioned a beige cream coloured Datsun 260? in an a murder south of Perth. The girl, heroin

Police also want help seeking the identify of the driver of a beige or cream coloured sedan

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wes...s/news-story/784de08920f15a98690b15c629072437
Can't supply a link because I don't recall where I read it but the dogs hair was later stated as possibly not being of huge significance. Probably because they realised stray dogs were in the forest. If it's for example a white dog and they find a suspect with a white dog, it might then become significant.

No DNA perhaps because there actually was no sexual assault or the police are holding back. Difficult to believe someone would abduct a boy to beat him to death but it's happened before, James Bulger the worst case ... maybe Gerard saw something and threatened to tell. I really do hope one day this is solved.
 

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Sources last night revealed that the youngster had been strangled and that police found a ligature around the boy's neck at the murder scene.

The discovery was made by Aussie horse trainer Mick Miller, who stumbled upon Gerrard's corpse in dense pine forest 10 miles from where the youngster disappeared.

He said: "I was riding along when my horse saw something in the bush and stopped in its tracks.

"I suddenly spotted there was a body lying there. I had a look and realised the lad was dead."

The investigation will centre on tyre tracks that led the up to the murder scene.
https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Missing+Gerrard+found+strangled.-a061060415
 

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More media today on the Gerard Ross investigation:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wes...s/news-story/9285a5371650f38acdc35f917b9f4d2a

What twisted campaigners have loyalty and devotion to child murderers?
Another article today:

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/w...lers-are-still-out-there-20170922-gyn884.html

"We ask those people to re-consider their position given the passage of time and potential changes in allegiances and circumstances."

"Why would you want to do that to a wee boy?"

Who killed Gerard Ross?
 
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WTF is wrong with these people. This was not a sexual assault.

What makes the case of Gerard Ross all the more tragic is that police believe there are people in the WA community who know what happened, who hold vital information, but have remained silent.

Exactly, who has loyalty to child murderers?

 
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In November 1998, they published a book written and illustrated by Gerard, called Sock of the Year.

http://www.mako.org.au/unsolved-crime-gerard-ross.html

Timeline: Gerard Ross murder investigation
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-17/gerard-ross-murder-cold-case-timeline/8187904
"A white ute is reported to have been seen in the area in suspicious circumstances."

http://www.mako.org.au/unsolved-crime-gerard-ross.html
As was a white ute reported in the case of Ciara to Crimestoppers, and a white ute allegedly seen by the neighbour on Miller road in the early hours of the morning
*The Pippidinny witnesses couldnt come forth because they were apparently not supposed to be there.
 
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A woman says she saw two men struggling with a boy on the day Gerard disappeared, but did not feel comfortable intervening.

She describes two men aged in their mid 30s, one fair-haired, the other dark-haired with a faded maroon or brown station wagon.
 

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A woman says she saw two men struggling with a boy on the day Gerard disappeared, but did not feel comfortable intervening.

She describes two men aged in their mid 30s, one fair-haired, the other dark-haired with a faded maroon or brown station wagon.
Would be mid 50's now.

Give or take.

Station wagon.

A white ute.

Dog hair.

DNA of canines - interesting scientific study right there.

Question after question.

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Police are called to a pine plantation near a munitions plant on Stake Hill Road in Karnup, about 20km away from Rockingham, after a man exercising his horse spots Gerard's fully-clothed body dumped near the side of the track.

The body is not covered and the Homicide Squad is called in.

There is money still in the boy's back pocket.

The cause of death is not revealed to most of the police involved because it is so brutal.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-17/gerard-ross-murder-cold-case-timeline/8187904

Police say Gerard's abduction and murder was a "crime of opportunity".

They say the murderer must have "acted in haste".

A white ute is reported to have been seen in the area in suspicious circumstances.
 
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So Gerard Ross was with his brother Malcolm just prior to his abduction and brutal murder.

All Celtic names.

Malcolm Ross.

Malcolm is derived from the Scottish Máel Coluim which means "disciple of SaintCOLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/malcolm

So Malcolm is named after Saint Columba.

The Irish Saint who drove the pagans Picts out of Iona on Scotland.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columba

Gripping read that.

Iona is of course on the Mull of Ross.

Iona Presentation College - victims of the CSK either attended or were associated with Iona.

Then there is Steve Ross - the cab driver associated with SS in the CSK case.

Malcolm Ross

named after

St Columba Ross

Then of course there is the Clan Malcolm - named after St Columba of Iona.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Malcolm

Another gripping read.

Many other names after St Columba.

Malcolm Ross


Wouldn't want to be a Ross for quids! :huh:

Particularly if you are named after St Columba.

Sounds like a serious health hazard with that name.

Who killed Gerard Ross?
 
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So Gerard Ross was with his brother Malcolm just prior to his abduction and brutal murder.

All Celtic names.

Malcolm Ross.
Malcolm is derived from the Scottish Máel Coluim which means "disciple of SaintCOLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father.
http://www.behindthename.com/name/malcolm
So Malcolm is named after Saint Columba.
The Irish Saint who drove the pagans Picts out of Iona on Scotland.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columba
Gripping read that.
Iona is of course on the Mull of Ross.
Iona Presentation College - victims of the CSK either attended or were associated with Iona.
Then there is Steve Ross - the cab driver associated with SS in the CSK case.
Malcolm Ross named after St Columba Ross
Then of course there is the Clan Malcolm - named after St Columba of Iona.\
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Malcolm
Another gripping read.
Many other names after St Columba.
Malcolm Ross
Wouldn't want to be a Ross for quids! :huh: Particularly if you are named after St Columba. Sounds like a health hazard. Who killed Gerard Ross?
And Jane Rimmer killed on St Columba day...

You said, they celebrate St Columba day? I didnt know this. So potentially she was out celebrating the Saint day?
 

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DID slain 11-year-old Gerard Ross take a different path to the one police think he did the day he was killed? And who is still keeping a killer secret?

http://www.news.com.au/national/wes...d/news-story/72aa29f54ade31a9e2b6c64cbe90e36b


But a breakthrough in the unsolved case is exploring the possibility that he took a different path than the one initially investigated.

Gerard disappeared on the morning of October 14, 1997, when he was heading to a shopping strip about 800m away from his family’s holiday home at Rockingham, which is now part of Perth.

They were visiting from the far north Pilbara town of Newman but were originally from Scotland.

 

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I have always maintained that someone in the state of WA has chosen their victims in the individual case by name due to underlying name interpretation. How would someone track their victim you ask? Police have said in media statement on television "This perpetrator is a killing machine"

The question was, how would this serial killer be able to locate these people with such precision?

A psychopathic rhyme of sorts. Riddled underlying messages to police. Maybe a means of communicating to police the crimes were linked?

Considering one missing victim has a surname Spiers, maybe its the psychopathic trait of implementing a theme to their crimes, possibly taunting police about information we don't know.

In this case, it may be Bold Spear (Gerard) Headland (Ross), seeing as Gerard was Scottish born.

Ironically, a horse trainer with the surname Miller, found Gerard while the horse trainer was taking the horse for a run.

Jane Rimmer was found near Miller road by a horse riding business. Coincidence? Probably...

Was Gerards seemingly pointless murder, with no apparent motive, a message to police or someone else by an angry psychopath delusionally making demands to law or politicians?

The name Gerard is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Gerard is: Hard or bold spear. This name was introduced to England from Germany during the Norman Conquest.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard

Ross can be used as a given name, typically for males, but is also a typical family name for people of Scottish descent (Clan Ross). In this case, the name is of Scottish origin.

The family name can also be of German origin; in German, das Ross (or das Roß) means "the steed" or "the horse", derived from Gaelic meaning "Horse Lord" or "Lord of the Horse" due to the righteous bond between anyone with the surname Ross and their relations to horses specifically when paired with the traditional Irish name Aidan (Aedan, Ayden, Aiden).

Another meaning for given name Ross falls under "promontory" or "headland".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_(name)

Gerard and his brother Malcolm left their holiday home on Kent Street at approximately 9.30am on October 14, 1997, with the intention of visiting a comic book store.
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/p...-gerard-ross-murder-case-20170117-gtsvgh.html
 
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First inclination of the possibility a psychopath might choose victim by name was Julie Cutler. Police moved quickly to declare serial killer. They had something that was a trigger for the announcement.

Its a crap name to have been murdered under. Apart her name essentially meaning "Beautiful Knife", the night club at The Parmelia Hotel was called Juliana's nightclub? Julie worked was at a hospitality staff party before she went missing.

Police want to speak to a man and a woman leaving the 'staff' party after Julie. Staff did not identify these people.

Its bad name to have being murdered by. Maybe it was the perpetrators means of linking the crimes to police? Hints at his residing address.

Julie is a popular Latin first name which originally comes from the Latin Julia which could mean youthful, soft-haired, beautiful or vivacious. It is the feminine form of Julius, and can be a pet form of Julia, or Juliette.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_(given_name)


Cutler Name Meaning. English: occupational name for a maker of knives, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French co(u)tel, co(u)teau 'knife', Late Latin cultellus, a diminutive of culter 'plowshare'. Compare Cottle. Americanized spelling of German Kottler or Kattler, which is of uncertain origin.

Cutler is a surname meaning "maker of cutlery",

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutler_(surname)
 
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Gerard and his brother Malcolm left their holiday home on Kent Street at approximately 9.30am on October 14, 1997, with the intention of visiting a comic book store. Around 99 Kent St.
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/p...-gerard-ross-murder-case-20170117-gtsvgh.html


In a storm, a boat sunk off Rockingham that was reportedly used as a brothel in the Swan River in East Fremantle around 1997.


Brothel boat to float again
In July 2007, the 34.14 metre timber cabin cruiser W. Saville-Kent sunk in Mangles Bay, near Garden Island navy base, after a stiff north-westerly whipped into Cockburn Sound.

"The story was that about 10 years ago (1997), it was parked up in the Swan River, off East Fremantle, and used as a brothel," he said.

"When it was moved down here, there was a little dinghy tied to the back.

"I never saw anything going on externally, but what went on inside, who knows?"
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/brothel-boat-to-float-again-20090402-9kji.html

The Saville Kent boat sunk 2200 metres due west of Gerards disappearance of 99 Kent St, 13.5 kilometres due west of Janes discovered body. Both Jane and Gerard went missing in 1997.

In a twist of irony, the boat was named that of a William Saville-Kent. He was the Commissioner for Fisheries of Western Australia.

William Saville-Kent was an English marine biologist.

Born in Sidmouth, Saville-Kent's childhood was marred by several unfortunate events: the death of his mother, the murder of his half-brother, and the subsequent conviction of his sister, Constance. The detective responsible for the investigation of his half-brother's murder also suspected that William was an accomplice, but no charges were ever made. Constance was sentenced to life in prison but served only thirty years.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Saville-Kent
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Kent

 
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