Sunday, 4 March 2007

Carly Ryan Murder Pair Charged

It seem those involved in the murder of Adelaide teenager Carly Ryan may be in police custody. In Victoria a 48yo Melbourne man and a person believed to be his son were arrested and charged with murder. Finally Carly Ryan's family might see some justice and some answers as to why this Adelaide teenager was killed.

POLICE last night arrested and charged a 48-year-old Melbourne man and a youth, 17 - thought to be his son - with the murder of Adelaide teenager Carly Ryan.

The dramatic development came after extensive surveillance of the pair after they were identified as suspects a week ago.

Information provided by the public proved crucial in identifying the pair, who travelled to Adelaide shortly before 15-year-old Carly was murdered at Port Elliot on the night of February 19.

Last Tuesday the Sunday Mail learned the focus of the investigation had shifted to Melbourne when two Major Crime Investigation Section detectives travelled there.

It intensified early yesterday when additional Major Crime detectives flew to the Victorian capital as the inquiry entered its final stages.

The investigation culminated when the pair were arrested at their Rosebud West home, on the Mornington Peninsula, at 6pm (SA time).

The 48-year-old is set to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court tomorrow morning for an extradition hearing. The 17-year-old will appear in the Melbourne Children's Court for a similar hearing.

They are expected to be remanded in the custody of Major Crime detectives and arrive in Adelaide late tomorrow or early Tuesday. ~ by Nigel Hunt and Kate Kyriacou @

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