Daniel Paul Heazlewood Wiki
Daniel Paul Heazlewood Biography
The family of a Queensland mother, Linda Sidon, who was brutally murdered at the hands of her son Daniel Paul Heazlewood, is still seeking answers after authorities failed to locate her body.
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Daniel Paul Heazlewood, 33, killed her mother, Linda Sidon, 46, at her Housing Commission home on the Gold Coast in June 2009.
He drove 30 km to the Numinbah Valley with Ms. Sidon’s body in the trunk of her car and then buried her in a shallow grave.
Daniel Paul Heazlewood charged with murder in 2015
Heazlewood was charged with manslaughter in 2015 and sentenced to eight years in prison in 2018.
He was released just 29 months later, in February this year, despite Queensland’s “No Body No Parole” law and authorities are still unable to locate Ms Sidon’s body.
The victim’s sister, Pamela McLaren, told the Gold Coast Bulletin that she felt “physically ill” upon learning that her nephew had been released into the community.
Under state law, a murderer cannot be paroled if the victim’s body has not been discovered.
However, the Parole Board can release an inmate if he is convinced that he has made genuine attempts to identify the victim’s remains.
McLaren, who does not believe her nephew adequately assisted police with her investigations, criticized the exemption.
“I think Daniel continues as usual, making everyone look like idiots,” she said.
“I don’t think he is safe for the community. I don’t think he’s fair … that’s how you get away with (killing) your mother. He simply says that she doesn’t know where the body is and that he will be out of jail in a few years. It’s a joke.
Around the time of the trial, Heazlewood participated in a reenactment of her mother’s death and led police to where he believed he had buried her, without remembering her exact location.
The Parole Board noted in a report that environmental factors made recovery of the body “impossible.”
“His delay in providing information in a timely manner during the investigation negated the usefulness of the information from him,” the report says.
Sidon’s other sister, Pauline, said the law was “violated” and needed to be rewritten.
The mother-of-two said the law to bring loved ones home was passed “and that’s not happening.”
Pauline Sidon is adamant: she will never forgive her nephew for taking her sister’s life.
The sisters admitted that they are unlikely to move Ms Sidon’s body.
Heazlewood was arrested in 2015 after police surveyed him as a suspect in the disappearance of his mother.
A surveillance device captured Heazlewood talking about his mother on her way to the Numinbah Valley, where it was later revealed that he had buried her.
“She pushed me too far one day, so I killed her,” he could be heard saying.
After her death, Heazlewood told a friend how he felt about his mother.
‘I hate her. I can’t stand the bitch, “he reportedly said.
While being questioned by police after his arrest, Heazlewood told detectives that his mother entered his room brandishing a steak knife and began verbally abusing him.
She said that she would abuse him because she still lived in the house and jumped up and grabbed her wrist before they both ended up on the ground.
We were on the ground but I grabbed him by the wrist and then we fought, I don’t know if she was saying anything, ”she said.
And then somehow we fell and I was in the frame of my room, then his head was on my chest and we were both looking up at the ceiling and I had his wrist and my forearm around his neck and we were struggling and he had pressure. there [his neck].
“And I don’t think it’s been a long time and then she didn’t move.”
Heazlewood said that he then “walked away” from her and went into the living room for a while before coming back and moving her body onto her bed. A “day or two” later, he decided to keep an eye on her and found that she was not breathing.
‘So I sat in the house by someone else wondering what to do, I remember at one point I went to Bunnings and bought a shovel and a bag of lime, I remember hearing in a movie that the lime does something,’ he said. .
He said he then wrapped him in a blanket before moving him into the trunk of his own car.
“So that night I went to Pine Creek Road and then I got out of the car and got into the bush a little bit and dug a hole.