Neigh­bours’ shock at ar­rest

Isis Town and Country - - CHILDERS ABDUCTION DRAMA -

“WAS she se­ri­ously over there the whole time?”

These were the words straight from the shocked mouths of people liv­ing on Rain­bows Rd prop­er­ties in South Isis, right near where po­lice al­lege the ab­ducted three-year-old Childers girl was kept for more than 40 hours by 45-year-old Eden James Kane.

A long drive­way leads you up to Kane’s small, brick home with a green roof, which has now of­fi­cially been de­clared a crime scene and is swarm­ing with foren­sic teams.

A clothes­line, with wash­ing still hang­ing to it, sways with the breeze.

“You just don’t ex­pect it here,” a neigh­bour di­rectly across from Kane’s property said.

The man, who did not wish to be named, said de­spite the close prox­im­ity, he had never met the ac­cused child ab­duc­tor.

“I know he has been there a long time,” he said.

An­other neigh­bour fur­ther down Rain­bows Rd said Kane mostly kept to him­self.

“We see him come and go,” the neigh­bour said.

“It’s hard to be­lieve he might be re­spon­si­ble.”

The neigh­bour said Kane had never been a “bother to them”.

“He waves, we wave back,” she said.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT BUN160414PLC2

MAN CHARGED: Po­lice dust for prints at the home in Rain­bows Rd, South Isis.

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