Wednesday September 26 2012
– Detectives returned to the house of missing woman Jill Meagher last night, staying for several hours after forensic officers searched the home earlier in the day.
Forensic police arrived at the Brunswick home Meagher shares with husband Tom shortly after midday and stayed for three hours. Mr Meagher paced on the home’s balcony during the search, in which police removed several evidence bags of property.
But a second group, this time including detectives and forensic officers, revisited the home after 6pm. They left a few hours later with more property in sealed bags.
New CCTV footage emerged yesterday of the ABC employee walking home on Saturday morning. The footage shows her walking north along Sydney Road, Brunswick, just south of Hope Street, at 1:41am.
Detective Inspector John Potter, from the Homicide Squad, said no conclusions should be reached from the police search of her home.
“(Jill’s) husband has been nothing more than co-operative so we can’t read anything into that. This is something that we would normally do,” he said.
Mystery continues to surround the disappearance of Ms Meagher, with police revealing they were investigating whether her handbag had been planted in a Brunswick lane by someone connected to her disappearance. The 29-year-old’s handbag was found discarded in the lane off Hope Street on Monday morning by a passer-by.
But Detective Inspector Potter said police had already searched that lane in the hours after Ms Meagher, an Irish national, was reported missing.
The handbag contained Ms Meagher’s credit card but not her mobile phone, which remains missing.
Ms Meagher is believed to have left Bar Etiquette at 1:30am on Saturday, intending to make the short walk to her home in Lux Way, after declining a colleague’s offer to accompany her home. Her home is less than one kilometre from the bar.
She made a brief phone call to her brother Michael at the family’s Perth home about 1:45am to inquire about the health of her father, who recently suffered a stroke.
She was reported missing by her husband about midday on Saturday. He said he called her phone repeatedly between 2am and 6am, and left home to search for her at 4am. The police investigation has turned to finding Ms Meagher’s missing phone, and to potential links between her disappearance and attempted abductions in the Brunswick area.
A number of women have reported being attacked or followed by a vehicle in the same area of Brunswick where Ms Meagher vanished.
About 60 people have also contacted Crime Stoppers with potential information.
Inspector Potter said police would examine reports of assaults and attempted abductions made on a Facebook page, “Help us find Jill Meagher”.
Premier Ted Baillieu yesterday sent his support to Ms Meagher’s family and friends, and urged anyone with information to contact police – Megan Levy & Craig Butt


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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