Police appeal for a triple zero caller to come forward
Police have released a sound bite of a triple zero telephone call appealing for the caller, or anyone who recognises the voice, to come forward and assist police with their investigations into the death of Cairns woman, Erica Liddy.
Cairns detectives with the assistance of the State Crime Operations Command’s Homicide Investigation Unit have released the audio in an effort to identify the caller, and piece together the events leading up to the death of the 21-year-old.
The call was made to triple zero on April 12 around 1.30am from a public telephone box located out the front of 9 Kamerunga Road, Stratford (approx 1.7kms from the bus stop).
The male caller reported to the triple zero operator that there was a woman unconscious with injuries in a bus stop near the intersection of Old Smithfield Road and Kamerunga Road (also known locally as Freshwater Road) at Freshwater.
The caller is not under investigation by police, however he may hold information vital to the investigation.
Operator - AMBULANCE – What’s the town or suburb of the emergency.
Caller – Cairns – Freshwater.
Operator – And what’s the exact address of the emergency.
Caller – It’s at a – it’s at a bus stop – it’s at um Old Smithfield Road.
Operator – Ok is it..
Caller – At the junction of Freshwater Road and Old Smithfield Road.
Operator – Ok and I just need you to repeat that ah address for verification please.
Caller – It’s the junction of ah Old Smithfield Road and Freshwater Road – Kamerunga Road.
Operator – Ok and what’s the telephone number your coming, calling from?
Caller – I’ve just peddle down to a phone box – there is a woman in the .. in the bus stop she out conscious and she’s bleeding
Link to audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfcqPnOyZPc
The caller or anyone who recognises the man's voice and could assist police with their investigations should contact the Cairns Criminal Investigation Branch on 4030 7153 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
07 3015 2444