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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 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

Posted in missing

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.

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Paulette Gebara Farah’ tapaus. Mexico City

4 vuotias Paulette Gebara Farah katosi Mexico Cityssa 22 maaliskuuta 2010.

    Lastenhoitaja oli laittanut illalla lapsen normaalisti nukkumaan, mutta aamulla tyttö oli poissa. Paulette oli hyvätuloisesta perheestä, ja perhe asui hienostoalueella.

    Hänen äitinsä on menestyvä lakimies ja hänen isänsä liikemies.
    Vanhemmat ilmoittivat lapsen kadonneeksi ja tapaus sai paljon julkisuutta Meksikossa.
    Moottoritien varrella oli isoja kylttejä jossa ilmoitettiin kadonneesta lapsesta jne

    kuvassa Paulette

    Moni ei ollut uskoa korviaan kun uutisissa kerrottiin että lapsen ruumis oli löytynyt hänen sängystä yli viikkoa myöhemmin ja ollut siellä koko etsinnän ajan.

    Lapsen ruumis oli rungon ja patjan välissä sängyn päässä ja kuolinsyy oli tukehtuminen.
    Varsinkin lapsen äitiä Lisette Farah epäiltiin rikoksesta, jopa lapsen isä ja hänen aviomies syytti vaimoaan tytön
    kuolemasta.

    Kunnes poliisi ilmoitti että tapauksessa ei epäillä riksosta.

    Poliisin toimintaa kritisoitiin laajalti tapauksesta ja paikallinen syyttäjä erosi tehtävästään.
    Pauletten äiti ilmoitti tiedotustilaisuudessa että hänelle ei ole luovutettu tutkintamateriaalia pyynnöstä huolimatta.

    BBC