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Kiesha Abrahams Was Never Missing But Killed At Family Home

Kiesha Weippeart (Abrahams) was reported missing in August 2010 in Sidney, Australia.

Kiesha’s mother Kristi Abrahams alleged she went missing in the middle of the night. She explained she put Kiesha to bed as usual and in the morning she was gone.

However no one, except the parents had not seen the girl 3 weeks prior to her disappearance.

The police found blood in the family apartment, using luminol, it was reported.

Kiesha’s remains were found in a shallow grave in April 2011 near the couple’s home . The couple was unaware they had been monitored by police and they unknowingly led police to the child’s burial site. They headed into the forest, clutching a bunch of flowers to mark her 7th birthday, and walked into a police trap, The Daily Telegraph reported.

She allegedly died after being thrown against the wall and knocked unconsious, causing blood to seep out of her ears. She was then put in the shower and, still wet, put to bed.

Police allege that the next morning, the six-year-old was dead but her parents left her body in the house until July 18, when they packed her remains into a suitcase and took it to the bushland in Shalvey.

Kiesha’s mother Kristi Abrahams and stepfaher Robert Smith are in custody and they are charged with her murder.

FOUR months after they allegedly murdered their six-year-old daughter, Kristi Abrahams and Robert Smith willingly posed for a photo shoot and pleaded for the child’s safe return.

Source Daily Telegraph

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We know who murdered Kiesha Abrahams, say police

POLICE are confident they know who is responsible for the disappearance of Kiesha Abrahams and it is only a matter of time before the suspect is arrested.

Five weeks since the six-year-old was reported missing from her home in Mt Druitt, NSW, an exhaustive investigation appears to be close to a result.

Police sources yesterday said they were closing in on the person suspected of murdering the schoolgirl. It is understood police have had to take their time in order to gather supportive evidence.

But a spokesman for Strike Force Jarocin, set up to investigate Kiesha’s disappearance, would not comment yesterday on an imminent arrest.

Police search a Western Sydney park following reports that a bag containing human remains was seen in the area. Pictures: Jeff Herbert Source: The Daily Telegraph

THE search for missing schoolgirl Kiesha Abrahams took a bizarre twist yesterday, with a report that a body had been found dumped inside a duffle bag at a western Sydney park.

Police attending the scene failed to locate any trace of the remains but found what appeared to be a blood-stained shirt.
When police arrived at the scene, there was no trace of the bag or a body. But, interestingly, police sniffer dogs reacted as if they smelled the scent of remains.

Yesterday, police carried out an extensive ground and air search at Edwin Wheeler Oval, Sadlier.

They found no body, but discovered a yellow shirt covered in what appeared to be blood.

Local woman Katrina Parker said she was the one who discovered the shirt inside a bin.

Herald Sun
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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 Update. Aug 9, 2010

A DRAMATIC second raid was made on the home of missing girl Kiesha Abrahams yesterday after police received fresh allegations.

The Daily Telegraph reports homicide detectives and a team of forensic police wearing blue jumpsuits arrived at the family home in Woodstock Ave, Hebersham, armed with floor plans for the unit about 3pm.

They emerged carrying internal doors, skirting boards, rolls of carpet, and what appeared to be a child’s mattress.

The first police search of the home began on Monday last week and the unit was sealed off as a crime scene until Wednesday.

Police would not elaborate on what new information they had received, other than to say it was "significant to the case".

Detectives interviewed western Sydney man, Albert Lafaele, after he claimed he saw Mr Smith punching Kiesha outside the Hebersham Friendly Grocer store two or three weeks ago.

"I was shocked. I walked past a white car and I saw this man whacking his child in the face," said Mr Lafaele, who runs weekend markets next to the supermarket.

"The girl was kicking and screaming, so I stopped in front of the car and told the man to hit me instead, which gave Kiesha a chance to jump out of the car."

Mr Lafaele, 46, said he realised the child was Kiesha after seeing her photograph.

"I’ll never forget her curly hair and those eyes," he said.

"I know it’s taken me a few days to come forward but I wanted to make sure 100 per cent that it was her before I said anything."

Police are still trying to determine the veracity of the report.

 

news.com.au

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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.

news.com.au

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.