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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Allison Bayden-Clay Missing

It’s a week today since Allison Baden-Clay went missing. Last Thursday night, Gerard Baden-Clay said his wife left the house to go for a walk and he went to bed. The next morning he reported her missing.
This is no ordinary family. Allison was a member of the Australian Youth Ballet for five years and is fluent in Japanese, French, German, Danish and Swiss-German.  She became Flight Centre’s global human resources manager, overseeing staff in six countries and then staff recruiter at the International Scout Centre in Switzerland. 
Mr Baden-Clay founded the Century 21 real estate branch in West End, an inner city suburb of Brisbane and he is also the grandson of the Scouting movement founder, Robert Baden-Powell.
Mr Baden-Clay was questioned by police about scratches on his face and it appears he is recovering from a car accident which occurred just two days after his wife disappeared. He was taken to hospital after he crashed his car into the bus terminal outside a shopping centre on Sunday afternoon.
Police and volunteers have been searching bushland beyond the sprawling million-dollar homes, where Ms Baden-Clay was known to go walking but hopes are now fading that she will be found alive. The glamorous couple have been described as inseparable and have three daughters 10, 8 and 5.
It’s easy to jump to conclusions after seeing Mr Baden-Clay sobbing on the television news, but police say he is no longer “a person of interest”. However they spent several hours yesterday interviewing a woman who is a work colleague at Mr Baden-Clay’s real estate office and he has now hired a lawyer.
Police have asked residents in the Brookfield, Kenmore and Pullenvale areas to search their properties for any sign of the mother or her mobile phone."Time is running out," said police Superintendent Shane Dall'osto.

Edit 14 December 2012  Today Mr Bayden-Clay's lawyers have introduced another twist to the tragic murder mystery of the beautiful young mother, Allison Bayden-Clay.  They reapplied for bail stating there had been a significant change in circumstances - Mrs Bayden-Clay's toxicology report found "significant concentrations" of the anti-depressant drug Zoloft in her body, inferring that she may have taken her own life.  The judge wasn't convinced and bail was once again denied.