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Pirjo Kemppaisen murha Australiassa

63-vuotias eläkeläinen Pirjo Kemppainen on surmattu raa’asti Australiassa viime viikonloppuna.

Pirjo Kemppainen

Paikallisen median mukaan Kemppainen muutti Australiaan Suomesta 15 vuotta sitten. Surma tapahtui Callingtonissa, joka sijaitse Adelaide Hill:ssa, paikkakunnalla on noin 400 asukasta. Kyläläiset ovat ymmärrettävästi järkyttyneitä tapauksesta.

Kemppainen on aikaisemmin työskennellyt hoitajana. Uhrin naapurin mukaan nainen asui talossaan yksin.
Hän oli pelännyt jotain ja suunnitellut jopa muuttoa Suomeen.
Lauantain vastaisena yönä viime viikonloppuna tuntematon tekijä murtautui taloon sisään ja pahoinpiteli naisen hengiltä. Uhri ehti soittaa hätäpuhelun ennen surmaa, mutta poliisi ei lähettänyt partiota paikalle. Uhrin veli löysi ruumiin vasta 16 tuntia myöhemmin. Poliisi etsi nyt kahta 14 vuotiasta poikaa, jotka ovat oletettavasti viimeiset henkilöt jotka ovat nähneet uhrin hengissä.

UPDATE: kaksi 14 vuotiasta nuorukaista on pidätetty ja vangittu Kemppaisen murhasta.
He ovat ilmeisesti kiusannut uhria myös aikaisemmin, mm kivittäneet hänen taloa, josta Kemppainen oli valittanut naapureilleen. adelaidenow

rikottu takaoven ikkuna

Uhrin koti, rikospaikka Callingtonissa

Iltalehden uutisointia aiheesta

Posted in homicide, homicide investigation, missing

Missing Kiesha update: unexplained payments to the parents

Police question Kiesha Abrahams’ mother and stepfather over cash

Abrahams’ receieved unexplained payments
Police are looking into a series of unexplained payments made to the parents of missing Kiesha.

POLICE are investigating payments made into the bank account of missing girl Kiesha Abrahams’ mother and stepfather in the weeks before she disappeared.
Sources have told the Herald Sun up to six payments, ranging between about $500 and $600 each, were made into Kristi Abrahams’ and Robert Smith’s bank account – but are yet to be explained or accounted for.
It is understood the amounts were paid in cash into the account at regular intervals leading up to when Kiesha, 6, was reported missing from her home in Sydney’s west on August 1.
When Mr Smith was first interviewed by police days after the child disappeared, he said detectives had his bank records and grilled him over a number of transactions.
"They had my bank statements there and they were saying to me, ‘What’s this for, and what’s that for?’," Mr Smith said at the time.
Ms Abrahams and Mr Smith have denied any involvement in the girl’s disappearance.
Detective Inspector Russell Oxford declined to comment on the case on Monday.
"We certainly are investigating all information that comes to us," Insp Oxford said.
It has been more than three weeks since Kiesha went missing from her home. Extensive ground searches have failed to find any trace of her.

Herald Sun

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Missing Kiesha Abrahams, step-dad a ‘key suspect’

According to media reports the police have identified a suspect in the disappearance of 6 year old Kiesha Abrahams, Kiesha’s step-father.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, Robert Smith said that homicide detectives had identified him as the key suspect in the little girl’s disappearance – and likely murder.

“Absolutely, they think I did it,” he said.
During a formal police interview on Wednesday night, Mr Smith said investigators “got tough” with him and demanded he reveal where Kiesha’s body had been dumped.

Mr Smith denied killing Kiesha, saying he loved her as if she was his own daughter.

Daily Telegraph

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Missing 6 yo Kiesha: Mom acting strange, covering her face in public.

Mother and step-father at the presser


A TRAGIC picture of little Kiesha Abrahams’ life was emerging yesterday as homicide police joined the search for the missing six-year-old.

Police sources revealed that, as a toddler, Kiesha was admitted to a western Sydney hospital with a bite wound inflicted by an adult.

The injury suffered by the pretty blue-eyed girl was yesterday described by a source as a "significant bite wound".

It has also emerged that Kiesha was known to numerous government departments, such as education and health.

But most of the harrowing details of her life cannot be reported for legal reasons.

The mother of missing schoolgirl Kiesha Abrahams tearfully insisted she had nothing to do with her daughter’s disappearance and suspected murder.

Kristi Abrahams, Kiesha’s mother


"No, no … I can’t do this, I can’t do this," Kristi Abrahams said as she rocked her baby boy Levi in the lounge of her Hebersham unit.

Ms Abrahams said she was bewildered by suggestions she may have harmed Kiesha.

As the hunt for the schoolgirl enters its fifth day, homicide officers confirmed the chances of finding Kiesha alive were "pretty slim".

Ms Abrahams and Mr Smith were yesterday escorted by detectives to Mt Druitt police station for questioning, which police insist was a routine part of the ongoing investigation.

The pair shielded their faces.

They were released last night and allowed to return home.

Daily Telegraph

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A child reported missing in Australia, but why no-one has seen her for weeks?

Kiesha’s mother, Kristi, told police she tucked her daughter into bed about 9.30pm (AEST) on Saturday.

She was reported missing the next morning.

Police say it’s believed that Kiesha has not been seen by anyone other than her parents for three weeks.



The Daily Telegraph has been told that Kiesha, who is in kindergarten, attended only five days at Mt Druitt Primary School this year.

The Education Department declined to comment but police confirmed they had spoken to a number of government agencies about Kiesha’s absences from school and other welfare issues.

Kiesha was reported missing about 10am on Sunday when her mother Christie Abrahams noticed she was not in her bedroom in the family’s unit in Hebersham, in western Sydney.

Ms Abrahams told police she last saw Kiesha about 9.30pm on Saturday when she put her to bed. The family said the unit’s front door was ajar. There were also no signs of forced entry.

However, family and friends have told police they can’t remember seeing Kiesha for about three weeks – about the time her half-brother Levi was born.

Kiesha’s biological father, who lives nearby, has also been spoken to by police and has been ruled out as having had any involvement in her disappearance.

About 100 police, sniffer dogs, and SES volunteers searched bushland around the area yesterday.

Police said children’s clothing found in bushland about 5km from the unit just before 2pm were not Kiesha’s.

Last night another 90 SES volunteers were brought in to help detectives canvass the streets surrounding the missing girl’s home.

Daily Telegraph

It is very likely there are wellfare issues, and the child was let down by children services.

Is that really an abduction case, doesn’t look like it. In most such cases there are family members involved.

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How Swedish Beauty Fell From Grace/Ruotsalaiskaunotar tilasi palkkamurhia.

STANDING on a bustling Sydney street corner in mid-2003, Charlotte Lindstrom was just another pretty young thing – a 19-year-old who had travelled to Sydney with a group of school friends for a working holiday, a world away from her family and pleasant, middle-class life in Sweden.

It was only meant to be a six-month trip but as she stood on that chilly winter’s night, smiling and handing out promotional flyers outside gentleman’s club Minc Lounge on George St, she could not have known the twist her life was about to take. She was on a dangerous course within hours. The owner of the club arrived at some time during the evening. Suave Steven Wayne Spaliviero was pleased by what he saw in Lindstrom. He arranged a position for her on the club’s door, perhaps in part so he could see her again. Charlotte did not need much convincing. She was under his spell.

Things moved quickly between Lindstrom and Spaliviero, who was separated from his wife, and by New Year’s Eve, they were “boyfriend-girlfriend”, the blonde told a court last month.

They were regulars on Sydney’s party scene, going to the best restaurants, clubs and events together. Lindstrom was in her element, her dazzling smile and happy disposition untainted by her boyfriend’s dark secrets. “He owned different clubs, which he did up and sold,” Lindstrom has said, describing Spaliviero’s occupation as she then knew it. His wealth funded her taste in designer clothing, French champagne and drugs such as cocaine. Lindstrom was happy, and her long-running battle with anorexia was in remission. Her parents have told Australian Women’s Weekly they sensed trouble. Spaliviero was 18 years older than their only child.

By May 2004, Spaliviero was ready to let Charlotte into his world properly.Before long she was joining her boyfriend on trips to his drug labs. Then Spaliviero was arrested again, this time by NSW police alleging he was the head of a commercial drug manufacturing operation. It was the end of Lindstrom’s innocence.

She steadfastly supported the man who was now her fiance. Lindstrom maintains that he asked for her help to offer $200,000 to have two prosecution witnesses killed before they could give evidence against him.In a meeting with “solicitors”, which she said was code for hitman, she put the nail in her own coffin. As she handed over an envelope with details of the two witnesses’ identities and their photos circled, Lindstrom was asked if Spaliviero wanted them “in the hospital or the cemetery?” “Cemetery,” Lindstrom softly replied.

The hitman was an undercover policeman

Lindstrom pleaded guilty to soliciting the murder of two Crown witnesses in Spaliviero’s drug trial in 2007. The long months behind bars left the gorgeous former socialite with just one thing on her agenda – a flight out of Australia. She left behind three years spent in virtual isolation, serving a sentence for a crime she committed out of love for then boyfriend Steven Spaliviero – a self-confessed drug manufacturer. The girl who made a potentially deadly mistake to help the love of her life will now spend the rest of hers looking over her shoulder.

The downfall of model prisoner Charlotte Lindstrom

Swedish model Charlotte Lindstrom all smiles as she heads home- Daily Telegraph

23-vuotias ruotsalaisneito tilasi kaksi palkkamurhaa – tuomittiin neljän vuoden vankeuteen Australiassa.

Charlotten tarina alkoi ylioppilaskirjoitusten jälkeisestä matkasta Australiaan kesällä 2003. Hän tapasi itseään huomattavasti vanhemman Steven Spalivieron, 42, joka tarjosi tuolloin tarjoilijana työskennelleelle ruotsalaistytölle mahdollisuuden ylelliseen elämään.

Yhtäkkiä hän sai Porschen alleen, asui Sydneyn vauraimmassa korttelissa ja shoppaili design-vaatteita. Ruotsalainen kiipi nopeasti julkkiseliittiin, siemaili samppanjaa ja rusketti ihoaan Australian hienoimmilla hiekkarannoilla. Hänen uuteen ystäväpiiriinsä lukeutui muun muassa amerikkalainen rappari Snoop Dogg. Palkkamurhaaja olikin poliisi Jo lyhyen seurustelun jälkeen ruotsalaistytölle valkeni, että rikas bisnesmies hänen rinnallaan oli sekaantunut miljoonaluokan huumevälitysrinkiin. Miesystävä pidätettiin lokakuussa 2006 epäiltynä suuren huumeliigan johtamisesta. Poliisi oli takavarikoi 40 kiloa puhdasta ekstaasia, arvoltaan yli 70 miljoonaa euroa. Syyttäjän kaksi avaintodistajaa oli raivattava tieltä – ja siihen miesystävä tarvitsi Charlottelta vastapalveluksen.

Ruotsalaistyttö tapasi 25. toukokuuta Sydneyssa ammattitappajan ja ojensi tälle kirjekuoren, joka sisälsi yksityiskohdat murhattavista. Palkkioksi oli luvattu 200 000 dollaria molemmista. Huumepomon tyttöystävä jäi kiinni itse teossa, sillä oletettu palkkamurhaaja olikin rikolliseksi tekeytynyt poliisi.

Tytön henki kaupan

Tutkintavankeudessa tyttö on katunut tekoaan, anonut armoa ja paljastanut poliisille kaiken tietämänsä entisen miesystävänsä hämäristä bisneksistä. Häntä pidettiin tiukasti eristettynä muista vangeista, sillä tytön henki on nyt vuorostaan kaupan. Maksimirangaistus tästä rikoksesta olisi 25 vuotta vankeutta, mutta hän selvisi ennätyslyhyellä tuomiolla syyttäjän kanssa tekemänsä diilin takia.

Hän vapautui vankilasta toukokuun loppupuolella ja poistui saman tien maasta.