Now for something completely different. Rather than write a story, I found one. From open source and archive material.
Police interview transcript obtained under the Victorian Freedom of Information Act 1982 and reproduced here under Public Interest provisions. Edited for clarity and readability.
While no details from this transcript are subject to privacy regulations, I have chosen to change some names and locations in order to avoid unwanted attention for those affected.
Waratah Police Station, March 19th, 1991, 3:45 p.m.
This interview is being tape recorded. I am Detective Seargant James Corcoran from the Homicide Squad. Present are my colleague Senior Constable Sarah Baker, based at Waratah Police Station, Person of Interest Trevor Barnum, and his solicitor, Ms Jane Huld.
I remind Mr Barnum that he is here voluntarily, and has the right to remain silent. Mr. Barnum, do you understand?
My client understands.
We are interviewing all persons connected with your wife, Mrs Tracy Barnum, in order to determine why she has gone missing and her present safety and whereabouts. Local officers have already spoken to you, but now that she’s been missing for some days, the Homicide Squad has been brought in to conduct further investigation, and we’ll need to ask you some questions that you may have already been asked. Please tell us the whole story of your wife’s disappearance, starting wherever you think most appropriate.
My client has no comment at this time.
Yes, I bloody well do.
No, he does not. I instruct my client to make no comment.
Ms. Huld, do you need more time to confer with your client?
No, she doesn’t. I told her Read More