Current Julie Cutler - Murder - 1988 - Cottesloe WA

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I think y'all looking into the champagne flutes a bit too much. This aint Cinderella with a glass slipper.
Important enough though it took the cops thirty years to tell us champagne flutes were found in her car. The flutes have a story to tell and may have led to a very productive line of inquiry imo. Which is probably why it was kept quiet.
 

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Having Parmelia champagne glasses could have meant Julie visited her car a couple of times taking glasses out with her or she offered a lift to a couple and they all walked out with their champagne glasses?
Julie was last seen driving out of the hotel car park alone and security we know was there, would have pulled anybody up trying to walk out of the building with a glass of champagne but a good question because if not a gift (likely they were not) she had to get them out of the hotel. Probably in her handbag so as not to be seen by security staff.

So she, or someone took them out of her handbag after they went into the car. The handbag is or was missing, the flutes were not.
 

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Julie was last seen driving out of the hotel car park alone and security we know was there, would have pulled anybody up trying to walk out of the building with a glass of champagne but a good question because if not a gift (likely they were not) she had to get them out of the hotel. Probably in her handbag so as not to be seen by security staff.

So she, or someone took them out of her handbag after they went into the car. The handbag is or was missing, the flutes were not.
How did a staff member...get to the staff car park...(a)by using the front entrance....(b)another method(back door or...)?

Was the staff function privately held...i would imagine not a lot of other patrons there on a sunday night at that time..hence...?

Security..i believe would of been very slack..at that time of night...may have been advised of staff conditions..lenient...

How big was Julie Cutler's handbag...?

Although...a back door would of been more advantageous ... than the front entrance.....


if however...this staff function was on a saturday night..earlier....with open club to all...then the above is not in contention...
but is was not anyway.....
 

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How did a staff member...get to the staff car park...(a)by using the front entrance....(b)another method(back door or...)?

Was the staff function privately held...i would imagine not a lot of other patrons there on a sunday night at that time..hence...?

Security..i believe would of been very slack..at that time of night...may have been advised of staff conditions..lenient...
Since 'Dorothy' was abducted and viciously assaulted in a prolonged attack after leaving the Sheraton only three weeks earlier I imagine all would have been quite vigilant and by most accounts, there were eyes on Julie as she went to and from the carpark.

One Eyed Spy's post:

"Quite likely the reason she didn't go to the car park on her own. There were reports about the Sheraton hiring extra security at the time & she walked another woman out & returned & she was talking to a male employee when she left too so I'd assume they were walking together to the car park. Quite possibly the person who said they saw her go to the passenger side to get into her car & maybe the same person who saw the couple enter the car park after Julie was already in her vehicle."
 

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Since 'Dorothy' was abducted and viciously assaulted in a prolonged attack after leaving the Sheraton only three weeks earlier I imagine all would have been quite vigilant and by most accounts, there were eyes on Julie as she went to and from the carpark.

One Eyed Spy's post:

"Quite likely the reason she didn't go to the car park on her own. There were reports about the Sheraton hiring extra security at the time & she walked another woman out & returned & she was talking to a male employee when she left too so I'd assume they were walking together to the car park. Quite possibly the person who said they saw her go to the passenger side to get into her car & maybe the same person who saw the couple enter the car park after Julie was already in her vehicle."


the security(theres that word again)did what they were suppose to do then...safety of patrons on the premisis....
so then cancel the idea of someone being in the back seat(or boot) of her car....

our minds can play little tricks on us at times....you see ..we now see Julie as the only person in the city...her importance....while there are thousands of others like her around also....
 
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the security(theres that word again)did what they were suppose to do then...safety of patrons on the premisis....
so then cancel the idea of someone being in the back seat(or boot) of her car...
But did they have eyes on the cars in the car park at all times? We have cctv for that now.
 

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Does anyone know the state of the front seatbelts when the car was pulled out? If a suicide, surely Julie would have been still strapped into her seat. I don't think it was suicide at all but it's worth asking if they had been broken
 

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A large brownish bag doesn’t sound like an evening bag at all seems the only reason It’s connected to Julie is due to the diary being from 88. Doesn’t mean if belonged to her. Someone could have done an unrelated bag snatch and buried the unwanted items to be found later on. I’m not convinced the sand dune items or the clothes left in coffee shop are related to her without DNA confirmation. Too generic
This is a decent sized "make up" bag the cops published that was still missing. If this was not the large brownish bag that was found years later, they items may not have been related to Julie. She most probably had a smaller purse she took to the function, and a purse was found.
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Have you an example of Bret's crime solving?
Hahahahaha you want facts? When have you ever let facts get in the way of a good story?!!
There was a good example in the article posted just above my post if you were paying attention. Who made the connection between the sexual assault at KK and CSK? How? Many more exist, if you stopped your steam of innane posts and read measured replies you've been given (Edit: and I don't mean mine), or took notice perhaps?
 
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This is a decent sized "make up" bag the cops published that was still missing. If this was not the large brownish bag that was found years later, they items may not have been related to Julie. She most probably had a smaller purse she took to the function, and a purse was found.
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Looks like a picnic bag. Something you might put six Parmelia champagne flutes in? Something you might be gifted at a staff awards night.

I wonder if Julie won some sort of award, "Employee of the Year". Someone wasnt happy about it? 180 people wasnt it?

A man and woman seen leaving immediately after Julie? Has that been eliminated?
 

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Have you an example of Bret's crime solving?
Hahahahaha you want facts? When have you ever let facts get in the way of a good story?!!
There was a good example in the article posted just above my post if you were paying attention. Who made the connection between the sexual assault at KK and CSK? How? Many more exist, if you stopped your steam of innane posts and read measured replies you've been given (Edit: and I don't mean mine), or took notice perhaps?
It was a simple question.

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Looks like a picnic bag. Something you might put six Parmelia champagne flutes in? Something you might be gifted at a staff awards night.

I wonder if Julie won some sort of award, "Employee of the Year". Someone wasnt happy about it? 180 people wasnt it?

A man and woman seen leaving immediately after Julie? Has that been eliminated?
I think if there were gifts at the awards night or Julie was Employee of the Year it would have been something at least one of the 180 people in the room might have noticed and reported on in Social Media.
 

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Looks like a picnic bag. Something you might put six Parmelia champagne flutes in? Something you might be gifted at a staff awards night.

I wonder if Julie won some sort of award, "Employee of the Year". Someone wasnt happy about it? 180 people wasnt it?

A man and woman seen leaving immediately after Julie? Has that been eliminated?
It does look quite big but I have one exactly the same by Jag, it's a make up bag. There's been reference also Julie had a shoulder bag.

Edit: Julie had some involvement in theatre, so a really big makeup bag probably isn't unusual.
 

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in someways...it is a pity there were no CCTV at petrol stations in 1988....could of been interesting to follow up footage along that route at various stations....
a car travelling quite a distance surely needs to be toped up....especially in this condition.....
CCTV footage is required to be kept on media format for some time(for the non-payers)....
I think they were on a roster system back then for staying open after Saturday at noon. Nothing in MSM about how much fuel was in the Fiat's tank (if it was waterproof) I think there were only a few petrol stations along Stirling highway back in 88, so I presume WAPol check them all.

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Sure, here's a brand new 1988 day to a page diary, 6mths into the year. Not likely.
She wouldn't, not least because it wasn't open after midnight on a Sunday.

Quite likely the reason she didn't go to the car park on her own. There were reports about the Sheraton hiring extra security at the time & she walked another woman out & returned & she was talking to a male employee when she left too so I'd assume they were walking together to the car park. Quite possibly the person who said they saw her go to the passenger side to get into her car & maybe the same person who saw the couple enter the car park after Julie was already in her vehicle.
Highly unlikely to be keep sakes. More likely they just didnt have any champagne glasses & she saw a perfect opportunity to take some but they never made it home.
Very much doubt they were the only thing in her car either. When they're looking for a missing woman, her missing clothes in missing bags & her cars been rolling in the surf with enough force to dislodge the rear seat, whatever miscellaneous junk was trapped in the glovebox or the console that didn't find its way to the bottom of ocean would hardly be relevant I'd think. Especially not when they're searching the coastline in the days proceeding half expecting those items to turn up & very quick to admit they were baffled when they didn't. 10c, a spare fuse or a service manual is nothing in those circumstances.
You know they've said they were handed to police when they appealed for info again around the 1 year mark & the first the owner knew of any missing items connected to JC.They didnt know anything until they found the car so of course its going to become bigger news when they have something to focus on & it was found within a day or so of being reported missing.
We dont know that the car going in the sea has anything to do with her disappearance though.

A deceased man found naked at the bottom of a cliff less than a km away just weeks later is worthy of a paragraph reporting the incident until they know more but someone's suicide, if thats what it was, isnt the general publics business regardless. There might have been a line or two later to say it wasnt suspicious which went unnoticed & more than likely tacked on to another story about another unrelated death or something, considering the timing.
Do you know the name of the person who suicided?
 
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Its a lot of what if's isn't it. But what is the point of it? How the glasses got there? How is it relevant? Just asking? Not critic.

It was a staff awards night. You all get a 6 pack of Parmelia champagne flutes and a Hawaiian diary pack to take home with you? Thankyou for your loyalty.

As for the bag, the one time Julie goes missing, her uniform turns up slid under table at a nearby cafe. If you had your car, why would you take the uniform out of the car to go for something to eat after stuffing yourself at the staff awards night with free food and alcohol?

You know, if I had nearly been run off the road a few weeks prior, then another person had been abducted from another 5 star CBD hotel and beaten for 3 hours, I dare say police may have advised hotel admin and staff of the current security risk and female staff were advised not to go to their cars on their own.

Quite normal that female staff might escort other solo staff to their cars under the circumstances of abduction and horrendous injuries. There may be more attempts we don't know about in the year 1988.
At this same time I was also working weekend shifts for a perth hotel aside from my normal job to pay for overseas travel. I never caught wind of any possible abductions going on either through my job or even in the media. It just didn’t register with me the other woman that said she was abductedother staff however would warn me to never carry a breakfast tray into a room but hand it over at the door!
 

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This is a decent sized "make up" bag the cops published that was still missing.
Can't read the entire article clearly enough, does it quote a "make up" bag? The caption looks like it's printed as a "handbag".

Personally, I'd call it a case not a handbag.
 

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Looks like a picnic bag. Something you might put six Parmelia champagne flutes in? Something you might be gifted at a staff awards night.
Can you link to these 6 champagne flutes you keep banging on about as factual?

I wonder if Julie won some sort of award, "Employee of the Year". Someone wasnt happy about it? 180 people wasnt it?
1. It might have leaked out that she won an award by now. So there is NO wondering at all.

2. Pretty poor reason for murder ( though I agree people dont need much)

A man and woman seen leaving immediately after Julie? Has that been eliminated?
Any reasonable person would suggest after 30 years and no charges laid against these 2 people that yeah they have indeed been eliminated
 
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certainly could not of been a suicide....if ciggs and champagne flutes remained in the car after that chaos....you would think a body would also...
Not her suicide, dont think she did that for a second. Melsy says the naked 40ish guy found deceased on the shoreline at the base of the rocks near Beach St soon after had been a suicide. Im not sure what happened to him.
Do you know the name of the person who suicided?
No, not sure of his name sorry.
 

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Description of her bag here with dimensions.
Thanks OES. That's not what the item is in BlueE's article, so can we say that one shoulder bag and one case was missing as well as the plastic bag holding her clothes?

Because that might put a very different spin on things imo.
 
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