Police find computer suicide note in Otways deaths probe

The bodies of Dianne Chi, 22, and Paul Pham, 20, from Melbourne’s western suburbs, were discovered by a jogger about 11am on Saturday, February 28.

The bodies of Dianne Chi, 22, and Paul Pham, 20, from Melbourne’s western suburbs, were discovered by a jogger about 11am on Saturday, February 28.

POLICE have uncovered part of a suicide note on a computer linked to the man involved in a suspected murder-suicide in the Otways.

Detective Senior Constable Stuart Sims, of the Colac police crime investigation unit, said an initial examination of a computer linked to the man revealed important evidence.

“There is half a suicide note and half a note deleted,” he said.

“A full forensic examination of computers linked to the young couple are expected to take between six and 12 months. It will be that long before we have an outcome and all the reasons why.”

Detective Senior Constable Sims said an inquest brief was being compiled but could not be completed and forwarded to the Victorian Coroner until two computers had been examined.

The bodies of Dianne Chi, 22, and Paul Pham, 20, from Melbourne’s western suburbs, were discovered by a jogger about 11am on Saturday, February 28.

Their bodies were found in a purple Honda Civic sedan on a dirt track off Birregurra-Forrest Road, about three kilometres from Forrest.

Autopsies have been carried out on both bodies.

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