http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-to ... d=11357853
Escaped murderer recaptured in Brazil
UPDATED: Convicted paedophile and murderer Phillip Smith has been linked to Hawke's Bay as a director of a company that was registered to a Hastings address.
According to the Companies Office, Hastings man David Edlin had a 20 per cent share in the company and was also listed as a director. The company is listed on the Companies website as being struck off.
Mr Edlin is not suspected of any wrongdoing.
Police announced this morning that Smith had been recaptured in Brazil.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush made the announcement just after 4.30am, saying Brazil Federal Police had Smith in their custody.The New Zealand police liaison officer in Brazil visited Mr Smith and confirmed his identity.Mr Bush said the news of his capture would come as a relief to New Zealand and to Smith's victims. Mr Bush thanked the Brazil police, Interpol, and the New Zealand police investigation team for their excellent co-operation in this international manhunt.
Smith, 40, fled to Brazil via Chile last week while on temporary release from Springhill Corrections Facility in north Waikato.
He was jailed for life in 1996, after he stabbed an unnamed Wellington man to death as he tried to protect his young son, whom Smith had sexually abused.
Smith ran a mail-order business from prison, WSE Marketing, with Corrections approval until 2011.
He had completed accounting and business degrees behind bars. Smith, who is registered as a director under his birth name Philip Traynor, is also listed under the same Hastings address as Mr Edlin.
Mr Edlin has repeatedly refused to speak to Hawke's Bay Today. Approached at his residence yesterday, he said: "The only people I'll speak to have a uniform and a badge. If an investigation is under way, that's for them to handle."
The sister of Smith's murder victim, Lynda, this week said she suspected Smith may have left the country with far more than the $10,200 he declared at Customs, saying: "He made a whole lot more than that in his import company from prison."
Police said yesterday they were building a clearer picture of the events leading to Smith's escape.
They had spoken to a number of people who interacted with Smith in the past few months, and had also spoken to a lawyer yesterday, who confirmed he was representing Smith.
A search warrant had been executed on a Palmerston North address where a number of items were taken away for examination.
A search warrant was also executed on a safety deposit box in Auckland.
New Zealand Police liaison officer, Detective Superintendent Mike Pannett, has arrived in Rio de Janeiro where he will begin co-ordinating with Brazilian authorities.
Smith is due to release a comprehensive media statement today, which is expected to include an outline of his reasons for escape and an apology to his victims.
Meanwhile police have laid fresh criminal charges against Smith following his escape.
Documents at Auckland District Court show the 40-year-old was charged with escaping the custody of Corrections. A warrant for his arrest has been issued.
The maximum penalty for the offence is a jail term of five years.
"Having been convicted for an offence, namely murder, escaped from the lawful custody of Spring Hill Corrections facility in whose custody he was under the said conviction," the charge sheet said.
Smith responded to emailed questions from his South American hideout, telling Radio New Zealand that the outcome from his latest parole hearing spurred his escape.
He said his escape was "moderately hard and took longer than I would have liked" and that he was able to fund his escape by using his education in accountancy and finance behind bars. Smith said he hoped to remain in Brazil indefinitely and had no plans to ever return to New Zealand.
- Hawkes Bay Today
Let's look further at WSE Marketing
http://www.coys.co.nz/company/?no=21643 ... NG+LIMITED
WSE MARKETING LIMITED
404b Windsor Avenue, Hastings, 4122, New Zealand
404b Windsor Avenue, Hastings, 4122, New Zealand
404b Windsor Avenue, Hastings, New Zealand
404b Windsor Avenue, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
Research & contacts from around Hawkes Bay tell us that 'Edlin' is not
David Edlin's real or original name which strangely changed in 1999,
around the time of his release from jail
They further tell us that Edlin is David Bruce OVEREND's Mother's Surname
and that David Bruce OVEREND started using this surname after his release from Jail in 1999
after conviction for peddling pornographic images & Shoecam camera offences
The family of David Edlin must be very proud to have such an upstanding & well achieved individual
living right next door
Is it little wonder David Edlin (aka OVEREND) is a little shy when it comes to talking to the
Local Hawke's Bay Today Newspaper ?
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/ne ... id=2049682
I was reminded of the "upskirt footage" of one David Overend, who attached a tiny camera to his shoe so he could photograph up the skirts of more than 2000 girls and women before he was caught in 1997.
Back then, Overend had to take his images home to process before he could trade them by email and through internet newsgroups. Today he could do it on the fly.
http://www.peterellis.org.nz/1997/1997- ... arWhen.htm
And to show that Kiwi ingenuity is still alive and well, Auckland man David Overend declared himself the "numero uno hidden cam jockey in New Zealand". His achievement? Developing a tiny pin-hole video camera for the toe of his sandshoe which he angled under the clothing of thousands of unsuspecting girls and women.
The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to nine charges under the Films, Videos Publications Classifications Act 1993 and was jailed for 21 months, fined $7000 and denied access to computers.
Perhaps the Police should review whether they should look further at Edlin's activities post-release from jail ?
Still have your accounts on here and Trade Me - Mr Edlin ?