Major Crime detectives looked into whether they could gain access to the MySpace page of Caitlyn Rayney while investigating her mother’s murder, Lloyd Rayney’s murder trial heard today.
Offering an insight into the police investigation of Corryn Rayney's murder, Detective Sergeant Carl Casilli today told the court that police became aware of Caitlyn’s MySpace page in the course of their inquiries.
Caitlyn and her sister Sarah were 13 and 10 respectively when their mother was killed on August 7, 2007.
Det Sgt Casilli said police discovered Caitlyn, by then 15, had a Myspace webpage that appeared to be active. He said the belief was that an attached online journal may be “useful” to investigators.
He subsequently emailed a member of the computer crime squad to ask whether a warrant would be required to gain access.
A MySpace contact told police they could access the page if they received Caitlyn’s permission to do so.
In an email, part of which was read out to the court, Det Sgt Casilli suggested Caitlyn may have been “well versed” by her father on “contemporary covert police strategies”. Asked about that claim Det Sgt Casilli said it was “just an assumption”However, Det Sgt Casilli said that as far as he knew that line of investigation was ultimately not pursued.
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