Blackened Tanner. The Denis Tanner Story by Ron Irwin

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By Ron Irwin

This is the tale of Denis Tanner, a Victorian detective who hit the headlines in 1996 while a newspaper accused him of murdering women—his sister-in-law Jennifer, whose dying in 1984 used to be handled as suicide, and Adele Bailey, a transsexual prostitute who disappeared in 1978. In 1998 a coroner came across that Denis Tanner had shot his sister-in-law, yet he used to be by no means charged. therefore, he has been denied a discussion board within which to guard himself and transparent his identify. during this ebook, former detective Ron Irwin provides a compelling case for Denis Tanner's innocence and records a deeply stressful miscarriage of justice.

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Comrie kept a low public profile during the later investigation of Denis Tanner, but no expense was spared. Author Robin Bowles has described Comrie as having ‘pretty much given [the investigators] an open chequebook to try and nail Denis Tanner’. The Euroa drug house The Euroa drug house episode had the hallmarks of an attempt to entrap Denis Tanner by linking him with a hydroponic drug crop being grown in a house at Euroa. The incident occurred before the appointment of the Kale Taskforce but after Adele Bailey’s remains had been found.

Denis Tanner was born at Mansfield, the youngest of five children. His parents, Fred and June, raised their children on Springfield, the family farm at Bonnie Doon. When Denis left school, he initially became an apprentice motor mechanic in Mansfield, but he’d always wanted to be a policeman, so he entered the police academy in October 1973 at nineteen years of age. Denis is a tall man with meat on his bones and is very powerful physically, a product of his penchant for hard work. He’s always on the go.

During the police investigation and inquest, senior journalists sometimes visited my restaurant to quiz me, but I knew nothing. The only doubts I expressed were about the claims being made by Senior Constable Bill Kerr, who did the original 1984 investigation into Jennifer Tanner’s death. Kerr was now starring in the media claiming that his superiors had stood over him to say the death was a suicide when actually it was murder. I’d previously known Bill Kerr when he was Mansfield, and I wasn’t convinced by his claims; I thought it was possible that he’d made mistakes himself, then later had misgivings about his original judgment.

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