: Jo Simeoni mows around the spot where German backpacker Simone Stroebel was killed in Lismore?s city centre. Police released
: Jo Simeoni mows around the spot where German backpacker Simone Stroebel was killed in Lismore?s city centre. Police released

Killing ground gets care and kindness

By SAMANTHA TURNBULL

JO SIMEONI mowed the lawns at Lismore's Continental Club yesterday, unaware police had confirmed that Simone Strobel was killed and dumped metres away.

New flowers had been pinned to the fence of the club in memory of the German tourist, but Mr Simeoni felt not much had changed.

"Sometimes we see more new flowers and people stopping to have a look," he said.

"We were worried when we first heard about it. It's a very bad thing that's happened, but we can't stay worried all the time.

"Some people have said we should take the flowers down now, but I don't mind them there."

Simone's body was found on February 17, six days after she was reported missing from the Lismore Tourist Caravan Park.

It took another two days for her decomposed remains to be identified.

On Wednesday night, police revealed Simone, 25, had been killed and her body concealed under palm leaves near the Continental Club's bocce courts in Uralba Street.

Prior to Wednesday's statement, police would say nothing more than that they were treating her death 'as suspicious.'

Local and Sydney police yesterday still refused to comment on how Simone was killed, but said a profile of the 'person or persons' responsible had been reconstructed by a specialist criminal profiler.

A human hair found on fence wire at the site has also been examined by forensic experts.

Simone had been backpacking around Australia with her boyfriend Tobias Suckfuell, 24, before her death.

The couple were from Wuerzburg in Bavaria.



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