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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

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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.