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Coroner's Inquest: March 9 through March 25, 2006 To Be Continued June 13, 2006
Cruise Bruise Date: September 23, 2002
Cruise Bruise: Sexual Assault & Murder
Bruise Location: Australia
Home Town: Brisbane, Australia
Cruise Line: P & O Cruise Lines
Ship: Pacific Sky
UPDATES: May 6, 2006 - SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE 2
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Family said days before the cruise, she began having nightmares about the cruise.
She was taking the 10 day cruise to Port Vila, the cruise of a lifetime. She had saved for two years, and was suppose to visit Noumea and Vanuatu
She had gone on the cruise with her 12-year-old daughter, sister and niece, and two families she was friends with.
On the first night, Mrs Brimble had a few rum and cokes with her friends before heading to the ship's disco, where she began her favourite pastime - dancing.
She was last seen by staff leaving the club with the men including Mark Wilhelm, Dragan Losic, Letterio Silvestri and Petar Pantic
By 8.30am she was found partially dressed in a cabin Photo Is Here shared by four male body builder passengers, who were part of a group of eight men with whom she had been seen dancing until 4.20am
She was found dead in the cabin #D182 belonging to four of them, only 24 hours after boarding the ship.
One of the men in the group of eight, Mark Wilhelm, later told police he and another member of the group, Letterio Silvestri, had had consensual sex with Mrs Brimble after leaving the disco. He told police he later ran naked through the corridor and went to a nearby cabin occupied by four women. When he returned to his cabin Mrs Brimble lay on the floor. He said he checked her pulse, put her into the shower, tried to resuscitate her and then called for medical help.
The women in the nearby cabin told police some of the men had visited their room about 5:00am and had shown them photographs of Mr Wilhelm having sex with Mrs Brimble. Some women said they were invited by some of the men to have a look at Dianne lying naked on the floor of the cabin. They also said the men offered them a drink of an oily liquid with a pink tinge that they referred to as fantasy [ Read About This Drug Here ].
Police were also told Mr Silvestri had told some women the next day that when they could not wake Dianne , they dressed her and planned to return her to her cabin or throw her overboard, but decide against it because of heavy traffic in the corridor.
Other passengers from the cruise said the men implied they earned a living from drugs and bragged about bringing drugs onto the ship.
At least one of the men linked to Mrs Brimble's death also had apparently told passengers a coroner's report had cleared them of any wrongdoing, and reportedly said the captain of the ship had apologised to them and offered them a free cruise.
An Australian coroner in Sydney has ruled Dianne Brimble was gang raped after being given a date rape drug overdose that resulted in her death on the cruise.
Police alleged Mrs Brimble was given the date rape drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate, otherwise known as GBH (GREAT BODILY HARM) or fantasy, before being sexually assaulted. [Read About This Drug Here].
Photos of her and one of the men having sex were found after her death. One of the persons of interest had taken the photo with a cell phone, which was owned by one of the persons of interest, and one of those persons had erased them, destroying the evidence. However, once the phone was seized by police, their technicians were able to recover the photographs.
Photos taken in the cabin where she died show the level of the drug in her system was so high it caused her to froth at the mouth. [ Read About This Drug Here ] Family and friends have told Sydney's Glebe Coroner's Court the devoted mother was a very moral person who did not approve of promiscuous sex or drug taking. She was very conservative in relation to sex. Photo Is Here
Counsel assisting the coroner, Ron Hoenig, told the court Mrs Brimble died in "absolutely reprehensible circumstances". The evidence will clearly show Mrs Brimble was killed," Mr Hoenig told the court. "(She was) preyed upon by some people, having had administered to her a substance that broke her will or interfered with any ability of her to say yes or no." The inquest before Deputy State Coroner Jacqueline Milledge continues.
The Coroner's inquest began March 9, 2006
At the inquest a fellow passenger came, Kellie Davis Photo Is Here came forward and stated she saw Dianne unconscious on the floor of a cruise ship cabin, but it never crossed her mind that she was dying. She did nothing to help the woman, thinking she was only passed out drunk. She tearfully told the coroner's court that she wanted to help now in anyway she could. Ms Davis and her travelling companions - sister Kellie Davis and friends Natasha McCann and Tanya Power - shared a cabin near to where Brimble's body was found
Davis told the inquest that early on September 24 Mr Kuchel, Mr Losic and Mr Pantic came into the cabin she shared with her sister and two female friends down the corridor. She claimed Mr Losic allegedly offered her a pinkish liquid called fantasy. She said she was scared when Mr Kuchel who she described as quite a "beefy bloke" passed out after drinking it.
It also came out that Mr Wilhelm was running through the corridor wearing nothing but a life jacket, ( Photo Is Here )and digital photographs of him having sex with Mrs Brimble were shown to the women. Davis said that there was a lot of disgusting comments being made about her size and that she was an older lady.
Davis said her and her companions stuck together and avoided the men for the rest of the trip. She told the inquest they had stuck close to the police officers who came onboard to invesigate, and danced with the detectives because the eight persons of interest had tried to intimidate them on the dance floor on the night the police arrived.
She said the eight had surrounded the women, "standing aggressively looking at us, watching us".
Police investigatiors found a condom wrapper, hydroxy capsule and three small tablets among items in the trash can.
The coroner's court has begun to investigate the incident and eight Adelaide men are considered of interest to investigating police – Mark Wilhelm, Matthew Slade, Dragan Losic, Petar Pantic, Ryan Kuchel, Letterio Silvestri, Luigi Vitale and Sakelaros Kambouris. A photo of the eight men Is HERE URGENT MESSSAGE: FROM THE NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA POLICE DEPT TO A CRUISE BRUISE VISITOR. IF YOU KNOW THIS PERSON PLEASE HAVE THEM CONTACT NSW POLICE IMMEDIATELY - This message has been moved to the forums in the URGENT MESSAGES section. Here WITNESS MESSAGES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO HERE MESSAGES OF SUPPORT HAVE BEEN MOVED TO HERE CASE DETAILS CONTINUED ON PAGE (2) OF (2) >>> HERE