Army Badges and Insignia Since 1945: Book One by Guido Rosignoli

By Guido Rosignoli

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But it was the discovery of explicit photos of Jodie Larcombe, who appeared to be drugged or drunk and whose body appeared to be battered and bruised, that lead police to believe that she was the woman Suckling had boasted to Sophie Carni of killing and burying. On 3 April 1989, police charged Daryl Suckling with the murder of Jodie Larcombe, along with the charges relating to Sophie Carni. On 3 June 1989, Sophie Carni died of a drug overdose, making her evidence at Suckling’s trial inadmissible, and the judge ordered that Suckling be acquitted.

Then he paid a taxi driver $50 to sign a dictated statement saying that he had driven Gonzales to Chatswood on the day in question. Gonzales also handed police a forged email that a wealthy Filipino businessman had allegedly sent to him, claiming responsibility for his family’s deaths and saying that police should search his father’s business records for the truth. But Gonzales had no answer for the traces of blue paint – identical to that in which the racist message had been written on the wall – that were found on the sleeve of the jumper he had been wearing on the night of the murders.

On 3 April 1989, police charged Daryl Suckling with the murder of Jodie Larcombe, along with the charges relating to Sophie Carni. On 3 June 1989, Sophie Carni died of a drug overdose, making her evidence at Suckling’s trial inadmissible, and the judge ordered that Suckling be acquitted. But Suckling still had the charges of abducting and murdering Jodie Larcombe to answer to and his trial date was set down for 25 February 1991. Soon after, police prosecutors and Jodie Larcombe’s family were shocked to receive a letter from the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, Reg Blanch, informing them that the trial of Daryl Suckling on the charge of murdering Jodie Larcombe would not go ahead.

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