Unsolved Kerryn Tate 1979 - Murder - Western Australia

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I have a few newspaper articles with a fair bit of info from the time.. interesting..


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it is a shame the quality is so poor hope someone has a better version somewhere hard to make out but the kerryn witch link denied clipping mentions a warlock from a Fremantle coven doesnt it?
 

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it is a shame the quality is so poor hope someone has a better version somewhere hard to make out but the kerryn witch link denied clipping mentions a warlock from a Fremantle coven doesnt it?
This is the best I can do to decipher that article. Unfortunately some of the words I cant make out are the most crucial to the story and context. Maybe someone else can add to or alter it conclusively?

KERRYN WITCH LINK DENIED - Daily News.
Some of Perths practicing witches are upset over suggestions that the murder of Kerryn Tate in Karragulen is linked to witchcraft.
A man who rang the Daily News yesterday said he was a warlock in a Fremantle coven of white witches and claimed that the speculation had unfairly damaged the reputation of Perths three covens.
“Nothing has come out which would support the claim that witchcraft is connected to her murder” he said.
I know the activities of all the covens and the way she was murdered does not fit in with anything they do. The jewellery she was wearing means nothing.
Another man said he had dabbled in white whitchcraft and studied black witchcraft. He was convinced Miss Tates murder was committed for black witchcrafts …………….?
Blood? sacrifices, New Year, silver jewellery ……………..and fire are all very significant for black witches he said.
They are also very ......... sexuality?
If it became known to them that somebody like this girl was talking about black witchcraft or dabbling in it they would be (out for her?) very quickly.
A murder would mean nothing to them, they are very bad people.
An anonymous caller also phoned a perth radio station last night saying that he would ask the Press Council to ? the Daily News over a story yesterday about Miss Tates murder and her interest in witchcraft.
The man who claimed to be a representative of a white coven said the story was slanderous because it implied that witchcraft and black magic had something to do with Miss Tates murder.
In fact the third and forth paragraph of the story stressed that the police were not convinced that the link with witchcraft had a bearing on her murder and confirmed that a close friend of hers had confirmed that she was interested but not involved.
The man said that Miss Tate had been interested in the white wicca magic of witchcraft not black but he said that she had not been initiated. She had attended a few lectures at a white coven.
He said that white witchcraft involved healing and the nature spirits not evil.
The man also said that the piece of jewellery, a crab's claw found around Miss Tates neck had nothing to do with witchcraft.
Belinda? Graham?(24) said there was no way Miss Tate had been interested in the occult.
She said Miss tate had been a loner with few close friends but a lot of acquaintances.
Miss Graham said she had known Miss Tate for about a year. During that time they had both discussed subjects about the supernatural, occult, religion and witchcraft.
 
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This is the best I can do to decipher that article. Unfortunately some of the words I cant make out are the most crucial to the story and context. Maybe someone else can add to or alter it conclusively?

KERRYN WITCH LINK DENIED - Daily News.
Some of Perths practicing witches are upset over suggestions that the murder of Kerryn Tate in Karragulen is linked to witchcraft.
A man who rang the Daily News yesterday said he was a warlock in a Fremantle coven of white witches and claimed that the speculation had unfairly damaged the reputation of Perths three covens.
“Nothing has come out which would support the claim that witchcraft is connected to her murder” he said.
I know the activities of all the covens and the way she was murdered does not fit in with anything they do. The jewellery she was wearing means nothing.
Another man said he had dabbled in white whitchcraft and studied black witchcraft. He was convinced Miss Tates murder was committed for black witchcrafts …………….?
Blood? sacrifices, New Year, silver jewellery ……………..and fire are all very significant for black witches he said.
They are also very ......... sexuality?
If it became known to them that somebody like this girl was talking about black witchcraft or dabbling in it they would be (out for her?) very quickly.
A murder would mean nothing to them, they are very bad people.
An anonymous caller also phoned a perth radio station last night saying that he would ask the Press Council to ? the Daily News over a story yesterday about Miss Tates murder and her interest in witchcraft.
The man who claimed to be a representative of a white coven said the story was slanderous because it implied that witchcraft and black magic had something to do with Miss Tates murder.
In fact the third and forth paragraph of the story stressed that the police were not convinced that the link with witchcraft had a bearing on her murder and confirmed that a close friend of hers had confirmed that she was interested but not involved.
The man said that Miss Tate had been interested in the white wicca magic of witchcraft not black but he said that she had not been initiated. She had attended a few lectures at a white coven.
He said that white witchcraft involved healing and the nature spirits not evil.
The man also said that the piece of jewellery, a crab's claw found around Miss Tates neck had nothing to do with witchcraft.
Belinda? Graham?(24) said there was no way Miss Tate had been interested in the occult.
She said Miss tate had been a loner with few close friends but a lot of acquaintances.
Miss Graham said she had known Miss Tate for about a year. During that time they had both discussed subjects about the supernatural, occult, religion and witchcraft.
guess if cops have reopened cold case investigation then various covens and daves music show might be getting some attention reported that dave already has had a couple of visits degrees of separation
 
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Missed this first time around

Take away all the witchcraft angle ( I think its a red herring) the interesting thing is the locations. I have used google maps and found some interesting things others may have already touched on. Excuse my lack of Perth knowledge.

This is somebody or some group that has knowledge of Perths southern and eastern suburbs but more familiar with the south. Now I recognise roads can change so street directories have to be utilised . Google tells me Pinjarra and Forrestdale are linked by Thomas Rd and Armadale Rd. Forrestdale can be linked to Brookton Hwy in an easy manner using Armadale Rd through Armadale and into Brookton Hwy. Then the Canning Rd from Brookton to Mundaring is feasible.

Are they linked? Possibly but not by witchcraft. The burning can be removing evidence (someone with knowledge of police techniques? )

I have removed Mason from this as I think it is an outlier from the rest of the pattern. Ugle may even be another outlier and I may discuss her later

The 1st thing I see is from December 79 to November 80 there is a batch then a break. Then May and June 1986 there are 2 more.

Ugle is 2003 and and the gap is too much for me. She might fit another person discussed here and due for parole very very soon.

Did somebody get arrested and spent some time away or are there known murders ie the Birnie ones . It is alleged the Birnies may have been responsible for the 2 murders in 1986

That then leaves somebody active in 79/80 then no longer ( as known ) did they die or get locked up? Shelly is right that DNA techniques might narrow somebody or somebodies
1979 is 39 years ago as you rightly point out did they die or get locked up other options would be travel interstate / overseas or relationship or change their mo or stop (unlikely) could be a number of factors agree with southern and eastern suburbs familiarity degrees of separation
 
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so disappears 39 years ago after daves gig at north cott surf club lives at mount lawley house sitting on brooktown highway and is found at boulder rock at karragullen recall from media dave provided sample from article sounds like they have forensic evidence how old would they be now
 

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Why do they call Boulder rock, the witch area? Do you know Grey Crow?
Well no. Could be why I asked about relevance.

Its seems odd that a woman attends Wicca initiation classes then ends up on Witch area Boulder rock, Karragullen.
https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/au...FjACegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw1y27vhst6kDydZ8IucZSvL

Who was renowned for leaving jewellery next to bodies?

Extremist individuals involved in anti-christ behavior?

"Kerryn Tate disappeared from the Perth metropolitan area on the 28th of December 1979.
Her remains were found on a burnt tree stump two days later on the 30th of December 1979 at Boulder Rock, off the Brookton Highway east of Perth.
A pendant that Kerryn owned was located at the site too and used to help identify her."

http://missingandmurderedaustralia.blogspot.com/1979/12/kerryn-tate.html?m=1
or just a hitchhiker thing
 

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Does anyone know the name of this victim or have any further details?

Warner’s initial assumption was that they were following up on the disappearance of a girl in 1980 after she was at North Cottesloe Surf Club on the night his band played there. Her body was found but to this day the killer has never been found.

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/n...r/news-story/46dfe47ea44610573437a3f3ee03163b
Hey ArtofWar - how far is Parkerville away from Karragullen?
 

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Because Kerry was studying witches, here is an interesting informative article. Certainly not implying witch involvement.

"I just had this feeling when I was about 8 years old that I was a witch," she said.

Ms McIntosh is one of thousands of Australian witches who celebrate the Winter Solstice on 21 June.

Witches are men or women who follow a branch of Paganism known as Wicca or Witchcraft.

"Pagan faiths are where nature is worshipped," Ms McIntosh said.

Many Pagans perform rituals designed to raise energy from the Earth and send it out into the world.

The Goddess, mourning the death of the Holly King, gives birth to the sun.


Elspeth McIntosh, Australian witch

At the 2011 Census 32,082 Australians said they followed a "nature religion", which is the umbrella term the ABS uses for Pagan religions.

More than 8,000 of those were Witches.

Although there are thousands of Pagans in Victoria you won't find any Pagan churches.

Not the sames dates every year for obvious reasons

Pagan festivals in Australia
  • August 1st: Imbolc - First Stirring
  • September 22nd: Ostara - Spring Equinox
  • October 31st: Beltane - The Day of the Goddess and God
  • December 21st: Litha - Summer Solstice
  • February 1st: Lammas/Lughnasadh - Harvest Festival
  • March 22nd: Mabon - Autumn Equinox
  • May 1st: Samhain - The Day of the Ancestors
  • June 21st: Yule - Winter Solstice


"Nature is our church," said Ms McIntosh.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-20/australian-witches-celebrate-winter-solstice/5539018
 

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Yellow Mazda = 1988 Dorothy?

Felicia Wilson found bash and brutally murdered.

August 19, 1992: Andrew Garforth abducted nine-year-old Ebony Simpson as she walked home from school, sexually assaulted her, packed her pink schoolbag with rocks and then threw her into a freezing cold dam to drown.

Andrew Garforth, 29, had moved to the area a few months before from Western Australia (Orelia) with his defacto wife and two children.

The neighbour says he saw Ebony walking home and he noticed around the corner from where she was walking there was a small yellow Mazda, with its bonnet up and a man looking under the hood.

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/n...k=0738850eecf1538a1029ed4cbf21525f-1541985776
 
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Andrew Garforth lived in Orelia, Western Australia until 1992. Andrew was 29 in 1992. The suburb next to Parmelia. Orelia is also adjacent Spectacles, where another woman was found. Barbara Western? Cheryl Renwick?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/O...b89:0x504f0b535df4e00!8m2!3d-32.236!4d115.823

This matches police looking for a man and woman departing at Parmelia hotel behind Cutler.

"Ms Renwick said she still clearly remembered her then 33-year-old mum being terrified in the months before her disappearance that a man and woman were stalking her."
https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/missing-mum-linked-to-birnie-murders-ng-b88374591z
 
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Sharon Mason, who was murdered in 1983. Andrew Garforth would have been 21 years of age.

Sharon Masons seen talking 2 men in white panel van? Andrew Garforth Child rapist!

Andrew Peter Garforth is also suspected of the unsolved 1979 murder of West Australian teenager Felicia Marie Wilson, 19, of Kwinana, Perth. Miss Wilson, a former Miss West Coast finalist, was stripped naked and slashed before her killer smashed her skull with a 27 kg block of limestone as she walked home from work at the Kwinana Community Health Centre about 4.30pm on January 10, 1979. The manhunt went cold until the early 1990s when WA detectives received information from NSW police about a man who reportedly had nightmares about Miss Wilson. By 1994, NSW police had further information about Miss Wilson's death that linked Garforth, who lived in the area at the time, to the unsolved crime. The investigation is ongoing.

http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/garforth-andrew.htm


'followed the school buses on their routes."

Andrew Peter Garforth 169cm


Source: http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/garforth-andrew.htm
 
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Kerryn Tate returned to her home in Mt Lawley around 11.00 am 29th December 1979 after the North Cottesloe Surf Club dance the night before. She was dropped off by a young man she knew. Detectives want to find out what happened in the 7 hour gap until they established she died at 6.00 pm that night, bashed and then burnt.

She somehow got a ride to Brookton highway Karragullen, presumably near where she was looking after a friends dog. A girl rang crime stoppers with information at 6.45 pm Thursday Jan 3rd.

"About that girl. Me and my boyfriend were walking along near the bushes and we saw that girl on a motorbike with a guy."

"I saw that girl. She was on a motorbike with a man across the road in the bush. I don't know anymore. I won't give my name. That's all I want to say."

I wonder if that was all she new and why she never came forward again.

I was able to clear up some of the news reports on Kerry Tate.
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The Daily News Thursday Jan 3
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The Daily News Friday Jan 4
 
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All in all then the surf club connection can be definitely ruled out

'' They have established that she was alive and well at 11am at Mt Lawley''
I think we can say the Dave Warner's co-incidence moves a step further away.

I wonder if she met someone there that night that offered her a lift to Karragullen ... on a motorbike?
 

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I think we can say the Dave Warner's co-incidence moves a step further away.

I wonder if she met someone there that night that offered her a lift to Karragullen ... on a motorbike?
Its possible. It seemed , given the note, she was hungover and maybe felt some country air may help
 

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Ebony Simpson was abducted after getting off a school bus in 1992 in NSW. Sharon Mason (1983) had got off a school bus. Garford would be 20. Potential for Lisa Mott in 1980 although he would have been 17.

Andrew Garforth born in in 1963 would be approximately 55 today. If he got Dorothy, he may have chased down Julie Cutler. Julie would be 52.

Garforth lived in Orelia, next to Parmelia. Garforth dumped the Ebony in a dam with a back pack full of rocks.

He is also potential for Lisa Mott.

I still can't find the body found beside the road, next to the Spectacles which is only a couple of hundred metres from where Garforth lived.

Kerryn was beaten to death. Dorothy was savagely beaten. Felcia has her head smashed with a rock.

Reading reports he followed school buses. Did he follow Sharon Mason? Did he follow Lisa Mott?

Ebony Simpson arrest NSW

The neighbour says he saw Ebony walking home and he noticed around the corner from where she was walking there was a small yellow Mazda, with its bonnet up and a man looking under the hood
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As the local police began their search for Ebony, a detective asked Christine about what she could recall about the last few days. Christine says she remembers seeing a man parked near the bus stop, in a yellow car.


https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/n...k=0738850eecf1538a1029ed4cbf21525f-1542059947

Date of Disappearance: 1980/10/30 Age at time of disappearance: 12 years old Height (cm):152 Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Hazel Build: Slim Town/City: Collie State: WA Country: Australia Lisa Mott was last seen at approximately 8.30 pm on Thursday October 30, 1980. She was waiting in the main street of the West Australian town of Collie where she was to be picked up by a family friend and returned home after a basketball game. Lisa was 12-years old. Despite extensive inquiries by police and family and comprehensive media coverage, there has been no information regarding her whereabouts since then. In 2000, Western Australian police reopened the case. 12-year-old Lisa was last seen speaking to a person in a yellow panel van in Forrest Street after a basketball game at about 8.30pm on October 30. Retired CIB detective Reg Driffill, who headed the investigation into Lisa's disappearance, believed serial killer David Birnie should be interviewed by police about the disappearance. David Birnie has since committed suicide. Det-Supt David Caporn, of the major crime division, said an investigation team was following new leads in the case. He had spoken to Mr Driffill about aspects of the case, including information relating to the ownership of yellow panel vans.

 
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Kerryns watch stopped at 6.05pm, so she was murdered at 6.00pm on 28-12-1979

"The necklace was indicative she was into witchcraft."

Under witchery, December 28 is the unluckiest day of the year

Burned on a funeral pyre over a log at Boulder Rock, just down from Canning Dam. Not sure where Kerry Turner was found around Canning Dam?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/december-28-childermass-holy-innocents-1.4466393

Kerryn Tate was interested Carl Jung psychology

https://g.co/kgs/QJq88T
 
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