I’ve got my tin-foil hat on at the moment, and what I’m about to speculate is a little ghoulish, but I just can’t seem to shake the thought that the body recently found in Dubrovnik harbour may not be Brit Lapthorne.
Here are the things that jump out at me about this story.
- The Lapthorne family have been pretty vocal in their criticism of the Croatian and Australian authorities who were charged with the search for their daughter Brit.
- A badly decomposed body is found in Dubrovnik harbour, so badly decomposed that apparently the sex couldn’t even be determined or the hair colour identified.
- Croatian police initially suggest that the body is unlikely to be Brit based on the level of decomposition.
- The Lapthorne family escalate their media campaign.
- DNA testing on the body is completed days earlier than expected and is a match for Brit Lapthorne.
I can’t imagine that the Croatian Police enjoyed the international media attention that they were receiving, nor the daily denouncements from the Lapthorne family. Is it really too much of a stretch to think that someone may have wanted to get the Lapthorne case over and done with?
Dale Lapthorne said on Radio National this morning that the family would be getting an independent autopsy done on the body once it is returned to Australia, I wonder if it may open up an even more macabre chapter of this story?