Officials need to visit Bowraville
LEONIE Duroux is angry.
Following Monday night’s ABC Four Corners program, which aired inconsistencies in the investigations and subsequent trials into the murders of three children in Bowraville 20 years ago, she said it was high time the NSW Police Commissioner, the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions all came to Bowraville.
“We invited them to come last December but nobody came, they just don’t care,” Ms Duroux said.
“If they would just come and see for themselves the links between the three murders – they can’t make any informed decisions until they have done that.”
Ms Duroux, who is the sister-in-law of one of the three murdered children – Clinton Speedy-Duroux – said the program was spot-on.
She was glad to see inconsistencies highlighted such as the return of dumb bells, possibly used to murder 16-year-old Clinton, to local white man Jay Hart before being examined by police.
Mr Hart was later charged and acquitted of the murder.
She also said she could not understand why two police officers, Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin and former detective sergeant Jason Evers, were never called to give evidence about the cases they had been working on for 14 years.
Crucial new evidence was aired with four-year-old Evelyn Greenup’s grandmother, Patricia Stadhams, coming forward with her version of events of a house party on the night the child disappeared.
She said she heard the child screaming but could not enter the room because the door was locked.
She said she heard a noise “like a thump” and then Evelyn was silent.
A new witness, Michael Scaffidi, has also come forward, saying on the night Clinton was last seen, he saw a young Aboriginal man lying on the road near where the body was later dumped.
Ms Duroux said the justice system kept hoping the whole thing would go away.
“But we won’t go away – the families of these three children are continuing in our campaign to find justice for our murdered children.”
On Monday the newly-appointed NSW Attorney General Greg Smith said he would look into any new evidence presented about the murders.
The Advocate was unable to make contact with him yesterday to get his reaction to the program.