Woman heard two loud screams the night Allison disappeared
A WOMAN putting her bins out in a neighbouring suburb the week Gerard Baden-Clay is accused of murdering his wife said she heard two loud screams.
Fiona White, who was living at Kenmore Hills, said they were straight after each other and were high pitched.
"The way I would describe (the pitch) was someone falling off a cliff," she said.
"I would have said it was a female."
Steve Courtney, from Antstead, was asked about the water flows of Kholo Creek, near where Allison Baden-Clay's body was found.
"The water was flowing very fast, swiftly," he said.
"There was a lot of water going through.
"I didn't see any objects."
Kerry Cowley, who also lived nearby, said the water variation between low and high tide in the creek was about 1.8m and 2m.
He said the creek width remained about 5-6m whatever the tide because the "banks are virtually vertical".
Baden-Clay children heard no fighting before mother's death
THE three Baden-Clay children were each asked about whether boxes of toys found in the back of their mother's car were usually there.
The three girls each indicated they had not seen those toys found in the Holden Captiva - known as Sparky - on the day Allison was reported missing in the car before that day.
The eldest daughter said the toys in a photo of the car, which she believed was pretty new, had been collected for charity.
"These are old toys and stuff," she said.
"We all put together the toys we don't need cos we're getting older now.
Detectives, who were questioning the girl in a police interview on June 27, 2012, shown to Brisbane Supreme Court, asked: "You didn't remember seeing it in Sparky or Snowy?".
"No," the girl said.
Snowy was her father's white Toyota Prado.
The middle child said she only ever saw backpacks in the boot of her mother's car.
She said the toys shown in a photo of the car's boot were her youngest sister's "baby toys" for charity.
Crown prosecutor Todd Fuller said during his opening that Allison normally drove Sparky and suggested the toys police found in the back the day she was reported missing were not normally there.
He said police found a blood stain in the back of the car, after removing the toys and putting the back seats down.
That blood matched Allison's DNA when tested, Mr Fuller said.
The eldest daughter also was asked about her conversation with her father the morning she woke to find her mother missing.
"He was just trying to be confident for us, saying she'll be back," she said.
"But you could see he was worried, he was calling people."
The eldest two girls said they did not hear any voices other than their parents the night before Allison disappeared.
They said they did not hear their parents fighting and did not hear any car noises.
Youngest Baden-Clay girl tells: "I didn't get to see her'
THE youngest daughter of Gerard and Allison Baden-Clay told police she did not hear parents talk loudly to each other the night before her family fell apart.
Clutching a teletubby in a police interview shown to Brisbane Supreme Court, the girl said she had never heard her parents talk loudly at each other.
The girl, who said her favourite TV show was Peppa Pig, said she found out her mum was missing when she woke up on April 20, 2012.
"I didn't get to see her at all," she said.
"Because I was fast asleep."
The girl said her dad told the children their mother went out walking and had not returned.
"She went out and stayed out there," she said.
"She was walking for a long time and we think she twisted her ankle.
"Daddy was asleep and mummy went off for a walk we think."
The girl said she believed her parents watched television after putting the children to bed.
"I heard it when I was sleeping," she said.
Mr Baden-Clay has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Allison.
Gerard Baden-Clay wipes away tears as girls sob over mum
THE man accused of murdering Allison Baden-Clay wiped away tears as he watched videos of his little girls sobbing over their mother's disappearance.
Gerard Baden-Clay, who has always maintained his innocence, was visibly affected as he sat in the dock in Brisbane Supreme Court watching police interview two of his three daughters.
The middle child broke down as she described her mum singing her special song - Away in a Manger - for the last time the night before.
The little girl - in a video recorded the day Mr Baden-Clay reported his wife missing on April 20, 2012 - said her mother checked on her again before going to bed on the fateful Thursday night.
"How do you know that?" the detectives asked.
Through tears the little girl replied: "Cos she told me she would".
She woke the next morning to find her mother missing.
"I woke up and my dad came in and he didn't know where mummy was but he thought she went for a walk," she said.
"We had breakfast and then we got worried."
The girl said they became worried because her mum "hasn't come home for a long time".
She agreed her parents were good friends "because they never fight".
Her older sister said things were happy at home and her parents had not fought for a month.
"But if they do fight it's only little arguments, really tiny, they go for a couple of seconds and then they stop," she said.
The eldest girl said her mum put her to bed about 6.30-7pm on the night before but she got up 10 minutes later for a drink of water and saw her watching television on the couch.
The girl told police she woke up about 6.30am and her dad told said her mum had gone for a walk and became worried when she was not home by 7am.
"We were all sitting at home getting ready for school … and really worried," she said.
"She meant to come home and get dressed for work cos she had to drive into the city.
"Dad was trying to keep calm for us but I don't really know what was going on in his head."
Forensic pathologist Nathan Milne had earlier told the court he could not determine a cause of death for Allison because her body, found under a bridge along Kholo Creek, was so decomposed.
He said there were no fractures which he would expect to see if she fell from the bridge but conceded there might not be fractures if she landed on water.
The cause of death could not be determined
ALLISON Baden-Clay's body was so decomposed that experts could not determine a cause of death.
The state she was found - lying on a muddy creek bank in her exercise gear with her arms raised above her head, caught in her jumper - was consistent with her having been there the 11 days since she went missing.
But forensic pathologist Nathan Milne could not pinpoint the length of time with any accuracy.
While he could not give the jury a cause of death, he told them he did not believe Allison died from natural causes.
"Firstly there was no history of significant natural disease to raise that possibility," he said.
"No natural disease was identified within the limits of the examination.
"Thirdly my assessment of the death scene is that is not from a natural death.
"I don't have any information to be confident about anything that's caused the death."
Dr Milne said a CT scan did not show any fractures in Allison's body which he would have expected if she fell 14m from the bridge to the creek bank where she was found.
But he said there might not be detectable injuries if she hit the water.
Dr Milne said there were no signs she had drowned but he would not expect to find any indication in a body that was so decomposed.
He said the toxicology sample taken from the liver - which showed antidepressants in Allison's blood - was "grossly sub-optimal" and unreliable.
"I think it's unlikely (as a cause of death) but I can't exclude it," he said.
Dr Milne said there was a bruise on her inner left chest and a possible injury to her left shin but he could not say whether those injuries happened before or after death.
Under cross-examination from defence barrister Michael Byrne, Dr Milne agreed the body could have been in the water but it could not be determined.
"There was very thorough, meticulous medical examination carried out post mortem?" Mr Byrne asked.
"That was done by yourself and other experts.
"With all that expertise there was no cause of death able to be established?"
Dr Milne agreed with all three statements.
Allison Baden-Clay was a loving mother
Friend Fiona Christ: "Allison loved her children dearly. She wanted the best for them. She was very nurturing, caring mum".
Friend Wendy Mollah: "She was a wonderful, wonderful mother. Most of her time was spent with them."
Real estate trainer Karen Neilsen-Frasseto: "She came across as an extremely devoted mother to me".