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Sly: We didn't want to see the obvious that this was an abduction
Crime reporter for The Age, Sly of the Underworld, has praised the Homicide Squad’s efforts in finding and charging Adrian Ernest Bayley over Jill Meagher’s alleged rape and murder, while calling for people to report any suspicious activity they encounter.
Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, of Coburg, was charged with one count of rape and one count of murder this morning.
Sly told Ross and John it was disturbing that a large number of women in the Brunswick area had declared they had been approached at different times by an unidentified man that had spooked them or made them believe they were the victim of an attempted abduction.
”And yet they chose not to report it,” he said.
”I'm not suggesting that Bayley is that man. But you must rember that Paul Charles Denyer who abducted and murdered three women in Frankston, stalked literally hundreds of women before he struck.
”People in those circumstances are indeed duty bound to go to the police, even if you don't have the details of a car registration.
”If police get sufficient reports, they can run an operation and catch people before we end up on the front page like we do today.”
Sly said the story which has compelled Victorians for a week saw a whispering campaign against Jill’s husband, Tom Meagher, which he said was due to people not being able to accept a random abduction could occur.
”(Tom Meagher) would've been told by Homicide when they took over the case on Monday that we start every case at the beginning, and you are at the beginning. So naturally we have to deal with you first and then discount you and we can move on - which indeed they did,” he said.
"We're so terrified of the thought of somebody being randomly abducted from the street, if we can develop a scenario amongst ourselves that it's not like that, it is a domestic or that somehow the victim is to blame, then the good girls, the innocent girls, can walk the street safely.
”We don't want to see the obvious, that this indeed was an abduction.”
LISTEN: Sly of the Underworld speaks with Ross and John:
UPDATE: It’s believed the body of 29-year-old missing ABC employee Jillian Meagher has been found by police approximately 50 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD. Coburg man Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, was charged with Jillian’s rape and murder early this morning.
Please feel free to leave a tribute to Jill and her family below. However any comments which may be deemed as prejudicial to the case, contain speculation or are in very poor taste will not be published.
hello sly do you remember the police tape interview about the ladder very funny how can i get this tape thanks markmark doyle Sunday 17 March, 2013 - 1:21 PM
Negligence is not reporting. Reporting can save lives.chris Friday 5 October, 2012 - 9:19 AM
"If police get sufficient reports, they can run an operation and catch people before we end up on the front page like we do today.â??
If women reported to Police?! What planet are you on Sly? How about Police stop being negligent and actually DO THE PAPERWORK and FOLLOW-UP when women DO report? See below link. This was NOT a random attack - police new this person's history and address (he was ON PAROLE), and still ignored reports from women living in the same area. When will the police take women's safety seriously? When will women stop being blamed for their behaviour (including NOT reporting crimes against them)mechris Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 2:18 PM
I am numb with the fact that the streets of Melbourne are not safe anymore! I lived at Northcote and although I did not walk for exercise at 1am, I did in fact walk up St. George's Road and back, then around some streets and back home! I will never walk again at night time. I don't think I will ever get past this event. My heart breaks for beautiful Jill's husband and family, I can't imagine how they must feel. I myself feel sick to my stomach and I have to believe that in our Country justice WILL prevail, hopefully!!!! I am disgusted that the face book page was removed, I knew that we were losing our right to freedom of speech in Australia, guess they just proved it to be fact. I am mortified!!! Has anyone ever heard the saying... "If it looks like a dusk, then it is a duck"!!! Where was the protection for Jill????Jilly Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 12:42 AM
I was saddened to hear of the death of Jill, but I am
now fed up hearing about the
public out-pooring about this one woman.
Let's put it to rest after one solid week.
What about the poor 17 year old who was killed this morning?celine Monday 1 October, 2012 - 5:27 PM
There are many introverted,quiet women in
Middle Eastern countries, third world countries who
dress from head to toe, many even use veils.
Still there are murders,rapes,
attacks etc on these women...
For this reason I don't buy the idea that if a woman dresses in less clothing or looks provocative (in certain individuals minds)she is looking for trouble.
There are lots of decent men out there who would not take advantage of a woman
by abducting her raping her or murdering her because she looks ""Provocative""
So what is in the minds of certain men who believe this is the case.
This mind set of certain individuals worries me.
What next? We shouldnt wear shorts,swimsuits or bikinis at the beach in fear of men who can't control their primitive basic instincts or actions because they are sick individuals?caz Monday 1 October, 2012 - 12:25 PM