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Blessie Gotingco murder accused to appear in court

Operation Lynsey update
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 4:36pm

National News
To be attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Stan Brown, Operation Lynsey;

The man accused of the murder of Blessie Gotingco will appear in the North Shore District Court tomorrow morning.

Two scene examinations are underway - one is at a block of apartments in Monte Casino Place, Birkdale. This is the property where the accused was arrested this morning. This examination is expected to take several days.

The scene examination at the cemetry is expected to be completed by tomorrow.

A post-mortem examination will be held tomorrow morning.

There is a still a lot of work to be done by the enquiry team in the next few weeks, including statements taken from the vast number of people who have provided Police with information over the past few days.

Investigators have now confirmed that Mrs Gotingco did take the 973 bus from Lower Albert Street to Birkdale, just after 7pm on Saturday night. The enquiry team is still looking to speak to anyone who travelled on that bus.

The 0508 number is still open and more than 50 calls have come into the enquiry team today. Anyone who believes they may have information is still encouraged to make contact with Police via the 0508 number.

As the investigation continues Detective Senior Sergeant Stan Brown says the welfare of the Gotingco family is a priority;

"Our thoughts are with Blessie's family at this very difficult time and their ongoing care and welfare is paramount. We'd like to reiterate their request, please allow them the time and space to grieve as they deal with this."

Police would also like to thank the media for their assistance over the past few days.


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