Wednesday, 03 Sep, 2008 Offbeat

Spirit of a Dead Woman Showed Where Her Body Was


A court was recently told that a man, accused of killing his girlfriend by throwing her off a cliff, told her brother that his girlfriend's spirit showed him the way to the place where the woman's body was found.

The jury in the New South Wales Supreme Court was told that on the night of June 1995, the accused, Gordon Wood, drove Peter Byrne, the victim's brother, and his father to the Sydney cliff, after calling to say that his girlfriend, Caroline Byrne, was missing.

"It was Caroline's spirit that guided me to The Gap that night," Mr Byrne quoted Wood as saying. In June 1995, Wood was pleaded not guilty of killing Ms Byrne.

According to Mr Byrne, when they arrived at The Gap, in Sydney's east, at midnight, Wood pointed his finger towards the bottom of the cliff.

"He said, "Look Pete, down there, I can see legs and a body, it looks like legs and a body," Byrne told the court. He also added that it was very dark and he was not able to make out anything.

"I believe my eyesight was very good," he said.

After they returned, Wood called Byrne to say that police had found his girlfriend's body. He also said that the body was in the same place where they were looking.

The trial continues.


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