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Over 25 years in homicide, Ron Iddles, has arguably achieved more results than any other homicide cop in the country. 

March 23rd, 2014 Between five and six each weekday morning, Steven Bradley caught the bus to a Brisbane veterinary surgery to groom people’s pets and mop the floors. But on Wednesday, March 12, Victoria’s best-known homicide cop, Ron Iddles, knocked … Continue reading

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POLICE STILL HUNTING KILLER OF KYLIE MAYBURY

November 5 2014 – It is now 30 years since a perverted paedophile abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old Kylie Maybury. The low-life sicko who did it has so far not been caught. You would have to think that after three … Continue reading

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A LIFE COPPED SWEET DESPITE SOME BUMPS – Saturday July 13

– it is a scene oft repeated: the father in the passenger seat quietly telling his daughter to slow down while she tells him not to fuss as she is perfectly in control. The difference is we are travelling at … Continue reading

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RAPIST IS A SUSPECT – Wednesday July 10 2013

– A convicted rapist on parole is a suspect in the brutal bashing and rape of a new mother. Police arrested the 28-year-old Reservoir man for questioning at the weekend and released him without charge over the June 30th attack … Continue reading

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HUNDREDS OF UNSOLVED CRIMES TO GO UNDER FORENSIC MICROSCOPE – Tuesday March 19 2013

– Every one of the 280 unsolved murders on the Homicide Squad’s books since 1950 will eventually be reviewed. For operational reasons, Cold Case Squad head Ron Iddles yesterday wouldn’t reveal details of the 25 unsolved homicides currently being reviewed, … Continue reading

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PRIEST IMPLICATED IN BOOKSHOP SLAYING, 33 YEARS ON – Tuesday March 19 2013

– Murdered Maria James’ younger son has broken a 33-year silence to implicate the family priest in the stabbing slaying of his mother. And the Cold Case Squad believes DNA tests can now finally determine whether the late Father Anthony … Continue reading

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COLD CASE UNIT EYES HOT ARREST PROSPECTS – Tuesday March 19 2013

– Victoria Police’s Cold Case Unit had identified 30 unsolved homicides it believes can be solved. Some of the murder mysteries date back decades. One breakthrough came just last week, concerning the 1980 murder of Maria James in her Thornbury … Continue reading

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SWAB COULD SHOW KILLER – Wednesday December 26 2012

– Veteran Homicide Squad detective Ron Iddles obviously wants a result in every case. But solving the 1980 murder of Thornbury bookshop owner Maria James would be particularly sweet. As a rookie homicide detective it was the first murder case … Continue reading

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DIG UP PAEDOPHILE’S BODY – Wednesday December 26 2012

– Dead paedophile priest Father Anthony Bongiorno is the only suspect in the 1980 murder of Thornbury bookshop owner Maria James who hasn’t been cleared by DNA. His sister has refused to provide police with her DNA so her brother … Continue reading

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HOON CAPS COPS’ CAMPAIGN – Saturday March 3 2012

– A man who drove through three red lights and on the wrong side of the road was one of the last people nabbed in a month-long police operation. The driver, 38, of Thornbury, was chased through North Melbourne late … Continue reading

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