Paul Tapp, is an Australian award-winning broadcast investigative journalist, whose work in retirement is mainly non-fiction. One such works, described as 'forensic journalism' by prosecutor, John Agius QC, was central to a Commission of Inquiry into the police killing of a fellow Vietnam Veteran. Since the Kbuuk posting of another non-fiction investigative work-in-progress on the disappearance of Hobart beauty Lucille Butterworth, witnesses with conscience have come to the foreground of Tasmania's most enduring mystery. In July 2014 disclosures by one of these has caused a State-directed coronial inquest into Lucille's disappearance. Such is the power of the human spirit...even from the grave, where since 1969, Lucille has been calling 'find me'. I think we have, Lucille. So too is it the power of modern communication where sites like this play no small part in the relentless search for truth. I will continue updating the Lucille story, until all truths are outed. What did Marcus Aurelius say? 'I seek after truth by which no man was ever harmed.'March2016 update, well it seems Tasmania, Australia didn't figure when the great Roman leader pontificates simple truths. This investigative author was escorted from the Butterworth Inquest witness box and taken into custody for what Coroner Simon Cooper considered as an 'uncooperative witness'. The media had a field day but forgot its very own tenet 'without fear or favour' in its scramble to report the historic incident. Not one journo, some old mates of mine, did a follow-up story to allow me my say. I simply refused to answer 'yes' or 'no' to convoluted questions, where either choice of answers might not have been in my interests. I will include this farcical incident in my updated book in a chapter called 'shoot the messenger'. Still waiting at this point for the Coroner's findings.
Category: Australia & Oceania
Category: True Crime
Lucille Butterworth, a beautiful young Tasmanian woman disappeared 43 years ago this week. Retired journalist meets the man who said buried her. Is he telling the truth? Uploaded to YouTube on the anniversary of her disappearance in the public interest.Update: information that has come to the author since this YouTube posting is the man named as the alleged killer in this interview is still alive...and that he is not the killer of Lucille. My campaign now is to put this matter before a Tasmanian coroner.
The author reads the introdution to his book, Disquiet, the Justifiable Homicide of an Australian Vietnam Veteran. Joe Gilewicz was shot and killed by Tasmanian police in 1991. Stan Hanuszewicz, former cop blew a whistle and said something was wrong. The author spent many months examining all official statements and wrote the book 'Disquiet, the Justifiable Homicide of An Australian Vietnam Veteran...on Kbuuk as an eBook download, iTunes and Lulu.com