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Abandoned: The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble

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Abandoned: The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble

Geesche Jacobsen, "Abandoned: The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble"
English | ISBN: 1741754542 | edition 2010 | EPUB | 298 pages | 1.7 MB

Drugs, sex, and a pack of unscrupulous men circling, circling—it was always going to get ugly but none foresaw the tragic death of a young woman. On September 24, 2002, Queensland mother Dianne Brimble was found dead in a cabin on the cruise ship Pacific Sky, less than 24 hours into what was to be the holiday of a lifetime. The cabin belonged to four men from Adelaide who were part of a group of eight colorful characters, whom the media would later describe as the most hated men in Australia. Within hours of her death it emerged that she had been showered and dressed before medical help was called. Soon there were rumors of drug use and group sex, which grew into allegations of rape and murder. P+O personnel failed to secure the cabin, allowing the men back in to collect their belongings thus making the truth even more difficult to determine. A police investigation, a high-profile inquest, a grieving family, and a criminal trial probed what went on in those few crucial early morning hours ending in her death. This extraordinary case, which captivated Australia, highlights the lines between criminal and moral responsibility and how easily things can get out of hand when care is abandoned.