Ciara Glennon Wiki – Ciara Glennon Bio
Ciara Glennon was an Irishwoman killed in Australia in 1997 ignored a warning not to accept a lift from a stranger the night she was murdered, a Western Australia court has heard.
One of Australia’s biggest murder trials began in a Western Australia Supreme Court on Monday, with Bradley Robert Edwards accused of the murder of Ciara Glennon (27) from the upmarket suburb of Claremont on March 14th, 1997.
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Ms Glennon, whose the family is originally from Westport in Co Mayo, was out with friends celebrating St Patricks Day when she disappeared.
In her opening address to the court, State Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo outlined in detail the last day of Ms Glennon’s life before her body was found dumped in bushland, 50 kilometers north of Perth.
Mr Edwards (51) is also on trial accused of the murders of Jane Rimmer (23) and Sarah Spiers (18), in 1996 and 1997, around the Claremont nightlife area.
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Bradley Robert Edwards, 50, is on trial accused of her murder and those of Jane Rimmer and Sarah Spiers in 1996 and 1997, all of whom disappeared from the Claremont area in Perth’s affluent western suburbs.
Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo said on the night of Glennon’s disappearance, her mother had gone into her daughter’s bedroom to check on her to discover she was not there, The West Australian reported.
The next morning, she called the police to alert them to her daughter’s disappearance.
On Monday the court was played footage of Glennon and her friends arriving at The Continental Hotel in Claremont for a night out.
No CCTV footage exists of her exit from the venue.
“It is on this stretch of highway that Ciara Glennon either accepted a lift from the perpetrator, or was abducted by the perpetrator in a blitz attack.”
One of the most important sightings of Glennon was from a group of three men dubbed “the Burger boys.”
The men had been out drinking when they went to Hungry Jacks to buy hamburgers. CCTV has captured the men walking along Bayview Terrace.
After buying burgers, the trio sat at a bus stop on Stirling Highway when they saw a lone woman matching Glennon’s description.
“One of the men yelled out “you’re crazy to hitchhike” then Ciara gestured back to him,” Ms Barbagallo said.
The man said he saw a white VS Commodore drive past where he was seated a short time later.
He then saw a woman leaning towards the vehicle, which was memorable for its distinctive hubcaps.