Accused Claremont serial killer pleads not guilty to murders

July 26, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards iCognative case


49-year-old Bradley Robert Edwards, accused of the Claremont serial killings, has been committed to stand trial in WA’s Supreme Court after formally pleading not guilty to the murders of three women, and the sexual assault of two other women. The man is accused of the serial killings in Perth in 1996 and 1997.

Edwards is charged with murdering 18-year-old Sarah Spiers, 23-year-old Jane Rimmer, and 27-year-old Ciara Glennon. Sarah, Jane, and Ciara disappeared after nights out with friends in the popular Claremont entertainment strip. The Sarah’s body has never been found. The bodies of Jane and Ciara were discovered on the outskirts of Perth the weeks after their disappearances.

Edwards is also accused of the sexual assault of a woman in her home in 1988, and the abduction and rape of a 17-year-old girl in February 1995 one year before the first murder. The man was arrested and taken into custody in December 2016 over the deaths of Jane and Ciara. He was later charged with Sarah’s murder too. Edwards commented all accusations against him only in two words ‘Not guilty.’


Edwards’ case is likely to be one of the largest trials ever to come before the WA courts. The amount of material collected by investigators running into the millions of pages. It was collected during more than 20 years of investigations into the disappearance of the three women, mostly done by a special taskforce code-named Macro. Macro was established after the disappearance of the first victim in June 1996 and investigated thousands of people, including taxi drivers and people identified as being in Claremont at the key times.

So now, WA’s Supreme Court faces a big challenge – can it finally solve the problem that has been unsolved more than 20 years. And the most important task for all parts of the process is to find out a Edwards’ real involvement in these horrible crimes. What kind of investigative tools can help to find an answer to this question quickly and effectively?



iCognative is a powerful security solution uniquely suited for agencies looking to enhance or upgrade from traditional investigative practices. iCognative provided only by Brainwave Science is a modern, fully automated and easy to use technology that can accurately confirm if the information is stored in a suspect’s memory or not.

iCognative is a 45 minutes test based on measuring patterns of a specific brain response called P300/P300 MERMER. The technology can help to gain valuable information that can lead to prosecution or uncovering more criminal ties of the suspect. iCognative can bring valuable intelligence for solving the case of Edwards’ involvement in crimes. In order to conduct a test on a suspect, a case test needs to be built. The investigative agent will use both known (relevant), as well as confidential information (only known to the criminal and investigating agencies) input it into iCognative system. For example, in Edwards’ case, it could be the date and time of victims’ disappearing, the pictures of the clothing they were wearing that night, photos of the crime scenes, the name of the place where bodies were found etc. This information, used as stimuli in the form of words, phrases or pictures, depending on its availability, will be flashed to the suspect on a monitor, one after another. iCognative system will collect brain responses to each stimulus. At the end of the test, the fully automated software will determine with 99.9% accuracy if the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect.

The use of iCognative by Brainwave Science can help to solve this case and quickly to find out if Edwards knows confidential details of those horrible crimes. With the help of this scientific and unique technology, the perpetrator can be put behind bars to provide justice to victims’ families.

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