Murder charge: Hunt for car and Sarah continues

The 22-year-old puzzle about the location of Sarah Spiers, missing from central Claremont, was thrown into sharp focus on Thursday morning. Cold case detectives charged Bradley Robert Edwards (49) with the wilful murder of 18-year-old Ms Spiers. The last reported sighting of Ms Spiers was soon after she called a taxi around 2am from a phone box on the corner of Stirling Highway and Stirling Road, after an Australia Day night out with friends.

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“A concrete jungle in Claremont”, a “high-density slum”, “people forced to live in Soviet-style concrete blocks”. These were some of the fears flung around publicly at this week’s Claremont council meeting. The battleground this time is not the well-publicised state government-enforced high density in Nedlands, but a proposed high-density precinct centred on Claremont’s Loch Street station. The proposal was put out for public comment last July.

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