Neighbours’ shock at arrest
“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.
MAN CHARGED: Police dust for prints at the home in Rainbows Rd, South Isis.