Welcome to the SA Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society

Next Meeting is 21st September 2017

Flinders in the City, 6:30 for 7pm start

Paulo Miranda Murder – Case Study

On September 21st, we will be hearing from Det. Cameron Georg (Major Crime Investigation Branch) and Andy Bartlett (Forensic Response Section) from SAPol regarding a homicide case where the body has never been found.

The challenges of investigating a murder when the victim’s body is not recovered presents unique challenges to investigating police, the least of which is proving a murder has in fact occurred.  Absent is the opportunity to collect critical evidence from the body to establish the time and manner of death and the possible identity of the offender(s).  To build a circumstantial case which is both compelling and able to withstand the rigors of the criminal trial process takes considerable effort, expertise, teamwork and occasionally, an ounce of luck.  The investigation into the 2008 murder of Paulo Miranda is one such investigation.

The presentation by MCIB and FRS will highlight the challenges and complexities in the investigation of the murder and the subsequent conviction of 5 offenders over Paulo’s death.  From forensic analysis to data recovery to image matching, the investigation builds into an interesting and compelling case.

When: Thursday 21st September, 6:30 for 7pm start

Where: Flinders in the City, Victoria Square, Adelaide

If any non-members are unsure of their attendance, please email a tentative RSVP to sabranch@anzfss.org and you can pay for your ticket on the night.  Refunds are not available for no-shows.

For University full-time students we are now offering ONE free attendance as a non-member.  If you wish to purchase this ticket please select “Student Non-Member” as the ticket type and email a copy of your Student ID to sabranch@anzfss.org 

For the flyer click here, and to book click here.


Executive ANZFSS Annual General Meeting and Gala Dinner 2017

The South Australian Branch of ANZFSS are hosting the ANZFSS AGM this year in Adelaide on Friday October 27, 2017 from 6pm.

This will be part of a Gala Dinner Event held at the Adelaide Pavilion with a presentation by Professor Roger Byard AO PSM.

Professor Byard holds the George Richard Marks Chair of Pathology at the University of Adelaide and is a Senior Specialist Forensic Pathologist at Forensic Science SA.

The Dinner will be a 3-course meal with 4-hour drinks package.  Tickets are $65 for ANZFSS Members (any Branch) and $75 for non-Members.

The AGM will begin at 6pm sharp, with the Dinner beginning from 6:30pm.

 For more information see the flyer here and to book tickets see the Eventbrite page here.


SA Branch Newsletter – June 2017 out now 

  To view, click here.  Thanks to our Editor, Emily Rowe.

ANZFSS SA Branch Wine Special – limited stock!

To celebrate Adelaide hosting the very successful 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, ANZFSS (SA Branch) has again partnered up with ShowBlock Estate Wines, one of the Symposium Gala Dinner wine sponsors, for this great offer of a dozen quality wines at a very affordable price – $110 $100 per dozen collect, and very reasonable delivery rates Australia-wide. This is around half the retail price! This offer is available to all ANZFSS members and friends but the quantity of this highly-rated wine is limited and it is strictly until sold-out.

Collect the wine from the showroom at Torrensville – $100 a dozen (send order form through prior to collection)

Insured delivery to your door in SA, Vic, NSW, Brisbane & Gold Coast – $120 per dozen

Insured delivery to your door in WA, Tas, NT and other country areas – $135 per dozen

Only dozen lots can be ordered – no split orders will be accepted, so join with your friends to buy in dozen lots.

The Wine: 2012 Currency Creek ‘CSI Shiraz’ 12.5% alc/vol

This Mediterranean style, cool-climate Shiraz displays plenty of peppery red berries and cherries on the nose. Hints of vanilla and soft spices round the character out and the palate is lighter and friendly with silky tannins, vibrant crimson hues, and a dry, anise-like finish. This is a versatile all-year-round food-friendly wine suited to Mediterranean cuisine, and will cellar well for 3-8 years. A lower alcohol content makes this a ‘socially responsible Shiraz’.

The Winery:

This award-winning family-run winery was awarded 5 stars on debut by James Halliday, and voted one of Australia’s Top 10 Best New Wineries in the 2014 Australian Wine Companion. The wines are grown in vineyards south of Adelaide, in the cool maritime climate of Currency Creek on South Australia’s beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.

Please see the order form for full details on delivery and ordering.