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The 1970 Rape & Murder of Townsville Sisters Judith & Susan Mackay - Norm Foorde

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  • The 1970 Rape & Murder of Townsville Sisters Judith & Susan Mackay - Norm Foorde

    1999 Queensland Australia, a Mister Brown in Townsville was prosecuted for the August 1970 rape and murder of Judith and Susan Mackay, aged five and seven years.

    Arthur Stanley Brown.

    I had been to the police since 1993 re this matter and told them Bob Foreman was constant in his boasting that he and no other had committed this crime, Mr Brown’s solicitor was a woman named Lisa Macnamara. Contacting her she said that since Bob Foreman’s name is not Bob Foreman and we do not know what his right name is, we obviously are unable to proceed.

    I had told her it was the name he used at work and had been the name he used as a professional boxer, that he does not deny both he and his car were at the crime scene the day the children died, and that he fits the description of a man seen talking to the girls at the school bus stop on the morning of the day they disappeared.

    Nevertheless she insisted brusquely and with superb woman’s logic, she would be unable to proceed further on that point and hung up the phone, when I contacted his barrister a Mark Donnelly in Townsville, he pooh poohed it all and then he too hung up the phone.

    The jury in Mr Brown’s trial threw the crown case out finding him not guilty, after a petrol station attendant who saw the girls crying in a car the day they disappeared in company with a man who stopped to get fuel, positively stated Mr Brown was not the driver.

    Large File.

    In 1978 while at work and within five minutes of having met him, Bob Foreman aggressively declared interest regarding the deaths of Judith and Susan Mackay aged five and seven years raped and murdered near Townsville in 1970.

    In 1987 in the P&D’s union rooms at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane he declared he had been questioned by the police regarding this crime on two separate occasions, a witness had recalled seeing a car subsequently identified as his, parked unattended on August 26 1970 the day the children disappeared, near where their bodies were found at Antill Creek midday on August 28.

    Foreman said he told the police he had lent the car to another man that day who had suffered mechanical breakdown at that spot, that fellow Foreman said had telephoned him from a pub near there telling him of the breakdown. He said he walked to the spot and found the car but not the man, he went to the pub and conversed with the female bar attendant claiming he still had not found the man to whom he had allegedly lent the car, he said he walked back to the car got it going and drove away.

    In 1987 the day after he told that tale in the union rooms in precisely the same circumstances and in the same company as the previous day, he launched into the same story .. his face was hideously contorted and a ghastly light shone from his eyes. He was thrusting with his pelvis, and hauling with his arms in a terrible parody of the sex act, he hooted and hollered and repeated the word tight, “tight .. whhoo tight,” thrusting and hauling, “whhoo ooo tight” he did it alright.

    Feedback - Peter Hansen at the Brisbane Sunday Mail who wrote the "Union Grass" story above, says Bob Foreman rang him saying he did make statements in the union rooms re the girls, but that I had misconstrued him.

    Mary Patricia Ryan @ Queensland Police Museum.

    Queensland Police Museum.

    Mary Patricia Ryan @ Queensland Police Museum.

    Mary Patricia Ryan @ Queensland Police Museum.

    Nor are we the only ones to express dissatisfaction with the police investigation.

    Question - Why did you not go to the police when he first boasted of the crime in 1978.

    Reply Because it was at work on a union job, he had been infiltrated into the union for this very purpose, they were thinning out the members with murder and would lay baits, then anyone going to the police would be turned back into the original source for killing.

    Murwillumbah Great Bank Robbery.

    I call it the "Two Card Trick" vale union member Norm Foorde, he had “yapped” to the police re a 1979 multi million dollar bank heist in Murwillumbah in New South Wales, he got turned in to the scabs who were the original source who had infiltrated the union. The Briggs boys know all about the Mur’bah job and both use the name Stewie, Foorde’s last recorded words were that was he was, "going ’round to Stewie’s place."