The Blue Mountains decapitation

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The Blue Mountains decapitation

Unread post by Beastman » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:35 pm

I've quite often seen this incident referenced on this board - it was a case where a bushwalker was allegedly decapitated in the Blue Mountains, with the coroner supposedly finding it was done by human hands.
Can anyone who knows about this please post primary documents - preferably the coroner's report. I have seen a newspaper report about the finding of the body (in 1998 I think) but I'd like to see more.
Thanks.

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Unread post by Jo Blose » Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:33 pm

Coroner's report????????

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Unread post by hillbilly » Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:59 am

i quizzed a local ex cop,aquaintence,about any decapitation type murders around the year 1998.he told of a few,mostly solved,with those responsible doing time.can you recall any more info,like the area the body was found/suburb,or walking track name?more accurate date will help.i will do some digging but will need this extra info.

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Unread post by Dean Harrison » Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:37 pm

I was speaking with the Police Sgt. who was investigating the murder only a week after the guy was found. Happened in 98'.

There were actually two within a week apart.

One he said was probably Bikie related because the man was "known" to Police, but the other he said, in the eyes of the investigators - was being viewed as Yowie. He said 'he' wasn't totally convinced, but added the rest of the Police were.

He then became rather nervous and stated that he had told me too much and wouldn't comment any further.

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Unread post by hillbilly » Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:48 pm

hi Dean,can you recall the area,suburb?i'll see if my contact is able to shed any new news,now that he is an EX.

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Unread post by Dean Harrison » Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:21 pm

Woodford? Not certain, but it rings a bell.

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Unread post by Beastman » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:36 pm

Copyright 1998 AAP Information Services Pty. Ltd.
AAP NEWSFEED

November 15, 1998, Sunday

SECTION: Nationwide General News; Australian General News

LENGTH: 69 words

HEADLINE: NSW: Decapitated body found in Blue Mountains creek

BODY:
SYDNEY, Nov 15 AAP - A body found in a creek in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney today had been decapitated, police said.

A police spokeswoman said the gender of the person had not yet been determined because the body was badly decomposed.

A local resident discovered the body in the secluded creek near Hester Road in Leura about 12 noon.

Police divers were retrieving the body this afternoon.

LOAD-DATE: November 15, 1998

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Unread post by Beastman » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:41 pm

Copyright 1998 Nationwide News Pty Limited
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia)

November 17, 1998, Tuesday

SECTION: FULLPAGE, LOCAL; Pg. 4

LENGTH: 113 words

HEADLINE: Body in creek dead six weeks

SOURCE: MATP

BODY:
A HEADLESS body found in the Blue Mountains at the weekend is that of a middle aged man dead for up to six weeks, an autopsy found.

Katoomba police yesterday marked the area around Valley of the Waters Creek near Leura as a crime scene while awaiting forensic test results, including toxicology reports.

The initial examination conducted at Westmead morgue showed the man was aged 40 to 50, 160-165cm tall, with brown hair and wearing a medical disc on his right wrist.

While the man had been dead for four to six weeks it was unable to determine how he died.

The badly decomposed body was found at 11am on Sunday by a resident of nearby Hester Rd at Leura.

LOAD-DATE: March 4, 2002

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Unread post by Beastman » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:43 pm

Copyright 1998 AAP Information Services Pty. Ltd.
AAP NEWSFEED

November 16, 1998, Monday

SECTION: Nationwide General News; Australian General News

LENGTH: 173 words

HEADLINE: NSW: Post mortem on headless body inconclusive

BODY:
SYDNEY, Nov 16 AAP - A post mortem conducted today on a headless body found in a Blue Mountains creek yesterday failed to confirm a cause of death.

Police said the results were inconclusive and further tests would be carried out on the body which was discovered in a secluded creek in Leura, west of Sydney.

A spokeswoman said the post mortem indicated the body was that of a man was aged between 40 and 50 years, was about 165cm tall, with brown hair. He had a silver medical disc on his right wrist.

Fingerprint testing would be needed to establish his identity.

It was estimated he might have been dead for four to six weeks.

Toxicology tests would be carried out, the spokeswoman said.

She said police had not ruled out foul play, suicide, or a natural death. The loss of the head might be a result of natural decomposition.

Police were treating the area as a crime scene.

They appealed for anyone who may know the indentity of the man to contact Katoomba police or Crime Stopperrs on 1800 333 000.

LOAD-DATE: November 16, 1998

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Unread post by Gubba » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:09 pm

G'day,
From what I've been told, the supposed decapitation occurred in the Warrimoo area, near the fire station there.
I actually live just across the valley from this spot! :shock:

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Unread post by Tish » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:35 pm

Hi Gubba,

Have you had any interesting sitings from your part of the mountains?

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Unread post by Gubba » Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:43 am

Gday Tish,

Not in this area, although, I have heard of several reports, some very recent.

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Unread post by Tish » Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:25 pm

I'd love to hear them, I think we must live around the same section of the mountains.

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Re: The Blue Mountains decapitation

Unread post by bluemountainshunter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:56 pm

The decapitation in Leura was a murder by man, a man murdered his neighbor over a tree. He was convicted.

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Re: The Blue Mountains decapitation

Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:37 am

I documented a fair amount of historical research looking into and mapping weird bush decapitations and mutilations reported around Australia from the 1800's to the 1950's. That research was triggered by the shear number of modern accounts sharing eerily similar circumstances. I filtered out and eliminated as many cases of mans inhumanity to man as I could determine, based on the very limited police and media follow ups in the public domain at the time I posted it all.



Both the modern era full reports and historical report are here in detail...

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=5395

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