dailystarpost September 24, 2020. She said she got within a metre of Ms Glennon's body and would not have known at the time she could have left trace evidence even without touching it. Mortality, Mourning and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia by Katie Glaskin. But under cross-examination from defence counsel Genevieve Cleary, Dr Cooke admitted he could only conclude the injuries were "consistent with a sharp instrument", not that a knife was definitely involved. "Yes, it's a common location to sustain defence-type injuries," he said. Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, vanished without witnesses while making their way home from the city's up-market Claremont nightlife precinct in 1996 and 1997. In earlier hearings the court was told a large pair of mortuary scissors were used to cut Ms Glennon's fingernails. The team of dedicated reporters behind a leading podcast series on WA’s trial of the century will join The West Live host Jenna Clarke this morning ahead of the Claremont serial killings closing submissions. Join Australia’s most popular premier, Mark McGowan, and State Treasurer Ben Wyatt for breakfast.
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Ms Rimmer's body was not discovered until August 3, 1996, almost two months after she vanished. The bodies of Rimmer and … Dr Cooke told the court there were no injuries observed on Ms Glennon "that you might associate with sexual penetration", although the extent of decomposition had affected the ability to tell one way or another. It comes after hundreds flocked to Perth’s Forrest Place on June 1 to protest police brutality and Aboriginal deaths in custody.
Disposable instruments were more commonly used these days, he said. Bradley Robert Edwards, 51, was acquitted of murder in a third woman's disappearance. Edwards denies murdering the three women and the marathon trial, before Justice Stephen Hall, is continuing. "With respect to Ms Rimmer, I think we had raised that likelihood, that possibility about that having happened.". This morning Mr Clarke will join 7NEWS reporter Alison Fan to look back on the trial so far and weigh in on what may be in store for the WA Supreme Court proceedings.
Dr Cooke said instruments such as scissors and forceps used at the time would be washed at the end of each autopsy, but might be used several times on each body before being rinsed. Credit: Anne Barnetson. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).