Unsolved Gerard Ross - Abducted Kent st Rockingham WA 1997

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A last sighting does not mean that was where he was abducted from. IMO it would be a mistake to make that assumption. Kids move fast and they take random actions, he could have decided to go another way or seen something that took his interest and run up another street.

Or a shortcut over fences.
Wrong place at the wrong time, someone was extremely angry and he has stepped into their yard

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Gerard Ross on the front page of the "The Weekend West" today, and in a 6 page "special investigation". (5 pages if excluding the full page of Toyota ads!)
They also announce/launch the release an eight-part subscribers only video doco about this cold case called "The boy in the blue cap".

WA Police reinvestigate all suspects in Gerard Ross’ 1997 murder
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Gerard Ross on the front page of the "The Weekend West" today, and in a 6 page "special investigation".
They also announce/launch the release an eight-part subscribers only video doco about this cold case called "The boy in the blue cap".



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The 8 video/doco part names + links to other Gerard Ross articles (all paywalled) in today's edition.

Part One: Gone

Part Two: The Nightmare


Part Three: The Pines

Part Four: The Investigation

Part Five: The Evidence

Part Six: The Plea

Part Seven: The Cold Case

Part Eight: The Trauma

WA Police reinvestigate all suspects in Gerard Ross’ 1997 murder
Police looking for Gerard Ross’ murderer are narrowing focus on ‘psychopathic killer’
Ross family opens up about the day in 1997 when their son and brother Gerard was brutally taken from them
WA Police Superintendent Rod Wilde says police will leave no stone unturned trying to find Gerard’s killer
Woman who saw two men struggling with boy at time of Gerard Ross’ disappearance says she wishes she hadn’t driven away
 

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Just noticed another Gerard Ross article (the Editorial in fact) in today's West paper.

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But it's all about our right to know...
Maybe if The West Australian Newspaper owned by Seven West Media Limited (Kerry Stokes fiefdom), made the video documentary series and all articles on Gerard Ross today, available for everyone freely on the internet, then maybe there would be more chance of solving this sad case and assisting WAPOL with "Operation Footlight" more quickly, or at all!
 

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Maybe if The West Australian Newspaper owned by Seven West Media Limited (Kerry Stokes fiefdom), made the video documentary series and all articles on Gerard Ross today, available for everyone freely on the internet, then maybe there would be more chance of solving this sad case and assisting WAPOL with "Operation Footlight" more quickly, or at all!
I hope it comes out from behind the paywall because they're selling it on the basis of drawing out more information after including interviews with WA Police.

Now, more than two decades later, Gerard’s family, WA Police and those connected to his case are speaking for the first time.

The West Australian is sharing their emotional stories in the hope that it will compel those with information that will lead to a conviction to come forward.

 

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I hope it comes out from behind the paywall because they're selling it on the basis of drawing out more information after including interviews with WA Police.
You'd hope that the WA Government would instruct WA Police not to provide content like this to the media unless that content is made available online for free in cases like the Gerard Ross Operation Footlight.

Maybe we need to additionally fund the ABC or WAPOL directly and specifically to put together extensive documentaries like the Gerard Ross one, to assist with crime cold case reviews, if the Commercial media is going to force the public to pay to view it.

Then see if the Commercial media is willing to promote the documentaries as a free public service without being paid by the ABC or WAPOL or WA Government, or subscribing customers to publish or view the content.

And consider making it part of conditions of their broadcasting licences that they promote this type of content to assist solve crimes.
 

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I get the feeling nothing new comes from these podcasts and the West knows ; the call for action is to suck people in to pay for content

The police can still ask for assistance without the need to cross reference the podcast
I think it's a video documentary GreyCrow so a bit of work likely went into it, should have just sold it to Netflix.
 

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I hope it comes out from behind the paywall because they're selling it on the basis of drawing out more information after including interviews with WA Police.

Now, more than two decades later, Gerard’s family, WA Police and those connected to his case are speaking for the first time.

The West Australian is sharing their emotional stories in the hope that it will compel those with information that will lead to a conviction to come forward.

Had a read in a cafe today and a few things that struck me was they've conducted search's at new suspects houses that have been identified since the cold case review started.

Re interviewed witnesses and people connected to the case. When Gerards brother Malcolm visited Perth last year they took him back to Kent St, Rockingham and walked him through to see what he could remember. Re interviewed the owner of the holiday unit at 105 Kent St where they were staying and got records from his primary school in Headland.

A woman from 72 Kent St said she saw two men struggling on each side of a small boy with dark hair and a blue cap, trying to get him in a car. One man had light hair and the other dark and the rough car parked on the verge on Kent St. The small boy had his back to her but she was worried enough to report it to police and the report was made before the parents reported Gerard missing. The woman regretted not going back and she helped police in the weeks before his body was discovered.

The cop investigating in 2003 Rod Wilde, is now in charge of the cold case squad and is methodically reviewing and re-investigating every aspect. Perhaps most importantly are using "2019 technology and science" to identify his killer. "From the exhibits we collected in 1997 we now have the opportunity to retest them for DNA. The ability to obtain DNA profile, a forensic profile from the crime scene, is so far advanced from where it was in 1997 so those opportunities arise for us."
 

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More like an appeal for subscriptions revenue to help them reach there forecast financial targets and subscriber numbers.
Yes, agreed. I've been watching the series today and casting it from my chrome browser to the big screen TV.
Must admit that it well produced.
I also noticed an advert for a Today Tonight episode coming up upon the Nannup disappearances where a bunch of hackers is trying to find Simon Kadwell/ Gary Felton

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Growing up in Rockingham it was always common knowledge there was some kind of pedophile ring in the area. Just one of the many things that go on Balga by the Sea. A couple of teachers and a bus driver some of those involved. Nothing was ever proven or done about it. It's shocking this still hasn't been solved. The poor kid was tortured in different ways.
 

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More like an appeal for subscriptions revenue to help them reach there forecast financial targets and subscriber numbers.
Yep, they lost hundreds of Docker supporters subscription when they had a huge headline on Willie Rioli and a photo and smaller headline of Nat Fyfe on the morning after Fyfe won the Brownlow medal!

The new editor firing their most experienced and respected journalists and concentrating on salacious but rubbish tabloid headlines hasn't worked. They planned a paywall to co-incidence with the CSK case going to trial, then trial was delayed.

All that being said, the re-investigation of Gerard Ross case by a motivated cold case group using the latest DNA analysis that we've seen successful elsewhere, has every reason to find the people involved.
 

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