Couple charged with murder of teen Amber Haigh in 2002

She was put in a shredding device, individuals stated. Or abducted by a pack of bikies, buried at a vineyard or gang raped and after that struck in the head with a brick. When intellectually handicapped teen Amber Haigh vanished from Harden, south of Young, rumours was plentiful. Twenty years after she disappeared in 2002, the arrest of the couple she dealt with, Robert and Anne Geeves, has actually lastly ended the speculation. The Geeves were each charged with murder and declined bail to appear in Cowra Resident Court on Thursday. Robert Geeves has actually likewise been charged with worsened sexual attack of a victim with severe intellectual disability. Haigh, 19, was dropped at Campbelltown train station in June 2002, to capture a train to Mount Druitt Medical facility and see her seriously ill daddy, authorities were told. She never ever showed up. Rather, detectives state she passed away someplace in the Harden region. Last week

, private investigators took a trip to the Riverina and carried out a great deal of questions and talked to a great deal of individuals, Superintendent Danny Doherty stated on Wednesday. Investigators have actually likewise taken a white Suzuki Sierra, owned by the couple at the time of Haigh’s disappearance, from its brand-new owners to carry out forensic testing. Asked at the inquest if he understood where Haigh was, Robert Geeves responded: I do not want to respond to that question. The inquest heard proof from a number of guys understood to have actually stated things, normally while intoxicated, about what took place: that she was abducted by a group of bikies; that she was struck with a brick and had

her throat cut; that she was executed a shredding device; which she was buried in a vineyard. In the witness box, they all dismissed it as intoxicated babble. According to proof heard at the inquest, Anne Geeves had frantically desired a kid and may have been inspired to utilize Haigh as a surrogate mom to get the kid she wanted. Haigh’s household relationships were bothered, the coroner heard, with a hard relationship with her mom and a daddy who consumed greatly and was regularly intoxicated. Haigh, who went to the Young district at the age of 14 to choose cherries, never ever established intellectually beyond the level of a 13-year-old. At the age of 18, Amber took up with Robert and Anne Geeves in a residential or commercial property called Huntley, in Kingsvale, a separated rural pocket. In a psychological video message launched with the $1 million benefit, Haigh’s sis Melissa Millar-Hodder and mom Rosalind Wright explained a female who liked music, drawing and cats. Amber, she had a kind, warm, caring soul. She would assist anybody in any method,

Millar-Hodder said. She stated the household felt insufficient and lost not understanding what had actually taken place to Haigh. Not able to lay her to rest, unable to get the phone or provide her hugs one last time; that has actually been eliminated from us, she said. The Early morning Edition newsletter is our guide to the day’s essential and fascinating stories, analysis and insights

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