Follow on from this post.
The stories keep getting further apart.
News.com.au (sorry, we don’t link there)
A TODDLER was upset at being left at home by his father in the hours before his murder, a housemate has said.
She said his father had left for the library, which is just a one-minute walk away, a few minutes earlier with another housemate.
So there’s a big divergence between when the father actually left. Sounds like the stories aren’t exactly lining up. But there’s something else in that as well.
The library isn’t a 1 minute walk away.
GMaps (and this is the closest library to the house…and we know they lived opposite the school) (link to full page here)
According to GMaps, it’s a 3 minute walk…for an adult. A 3 year old, not even close.
You know what makes it more bizarre when you look at the map, taking the school/ church story out from before: the street of the library is commercial, indeed, there’s even an MP’s office right near the library.
But then there’s the screaming
Gurshan Singh wanted to walk with his dad to the local library – and had been screaming because he couldn’t go, Sim Kaur said.
‘He was insisting to come as well, then the father refused and he started crying,’’ she said….
“We thought maybe he went to see his father there. He knew the way, but we didn’t find him there.”
Who would think that a child “knowing the way” would make this acceptable, even for a short time? Hell, I don’t let my 7 1/2 year old walk to our letter box unsupervised.
So the child magically stops screaming. The mother was in the shower, but some how they trusted a 3 year old to find his way to the local library…but wait, there’s more.
“He stopped shouting and I thought, what happened?” Ms Kaur, 24, told reporters at the home in David St, Lalor.
So someone not in the shower never thought to check on why the child had stopped shouting /screaming…or for that matter, they didn’t hear the security screen door open/ close. Yeah, right.
When the father said he wasn’t there, the family’s cousin alerted police to the toddler’s disappearance
Now the police call was at 1:10pm. He allegedly disappeared at around 12:30 (although as per the last post it could have been midday or closer to one.) But note who made the call as well: not the mother, not someone in the house.
This could still be a tragic case of a child snatched, and the death no matter what is awful. But what sort of parent leaves a screaming child unattended to have a shower? Reports suggest that there were “several” people in the house at the time, surely one of them would have been supervising if the child was screaming/ upset etc.
I don’t want to second guess a police investigation, but the initial refusal to allow the family to identify the body was probably for a reason.
Update: what I didn’t mention: why isn’t the media reporting the conflicting statements and the issues here? Blind freddy can see that something isn’t right here.