Inquest into death of Gold Coast woman Tina Greer hears call to daughter
- Tina Louise Greer disappeared in 2012
- Daughter claims boyfriend was violent
- READ MORE: Gold Coast crime wave
Before she disappeared, Tina Louise Greer frequently told her daughter she couldn’t leave cyclist Lesley ‘Grumpy’ Sharman because he would kill her, a coroner has heard.
In January 2012, Ms Greer left her daughter – then aged 13 – with a friend to visit Sharman at his property in the Gold Coast hinterland.
The 32-year-old never returned.
A few days later, his car was found at the Governors Chair overlook in Spicers Gap – a dead-end road passing Sharman’s house.
Ms. Greer’s body was never found.
Tina Louise Greer (above), pictured with her daughter Lili, disappeared in January 2012. She was presumed dead but her body was never found.
Ms Greer’s daughter Lili Greer (above) claims her mother’s cycling boyfriend Lesley ‘Grumpy’ Sharman was abusive
Sharman was a person of interest in the case but was never arrested and died in a car crash in late 2018.
At the inquest into Ms Greer’s alleged death, her daughter Lili said she witnessed Sharman’s violence towards her mother during their six-year relationship.
She said her mother “often” told her that she could not leave Sharman because he would kill her.
“I would say… more than five times. It’s happened often enough that I know I can’t pinpoint the one time,” she told Brisbane Coroners Court on Wednesday.
She also referenced a call in which her mother “said goodbye to her and whispered like she thought she was going to die.”
There were other occasions when she claimed to have heard Sharman threaten her mother.
“I remember him saying ‘you’ll never be able to get a job’ and things like that, like ‘I’m basically going to ruin your life,'” Lili Greer said.
She also remembers her mother telling her that Sharman had broken her nose.
Another time, her mother told her Sharman had hit her head with a bar stool, spilling blood onto the floor, before forcing her to clean it up, the coroner heard.
Lili claims Lesley ‘Grumpy’ Sharman (above) threatened to kill her mother ‘over five times’ before she disappeared
The car Ms. Greer (above) was driving the night she disappeared was found at the Governors Chair lookout in Spicers Gap – a dead-end road passing Sharman’s house.
Lili Greer said she later found a referral for a scan for her mother, which she believed was about the barstool attack.
She said she witnessed numerous instances of bullying and controlling behavior from Sharman towards her mother.
When asked to give an example, she replied: “We were in a car. I think they disagreed and he just tried to intimidate us into going off the road.
She described her mother as a feisty person who knew how to stand up for herself.
However, Lili Greer said on one occasion that she stood up to Sharman.
She said she objected when she claimed Sharman grabbed her mother and tried to drag her into a bedroom.
He responded by saying “something like f*** off… I’m going to break your face,” Lili Greer said.
No evidence of Ms Greer has been found although police offered a $250,000 reward in 2020.
The police informed in 2015 that she was suspected of having died.
Coroner Kerrie O’Callaghan will review the police response to allegations of domestic violence, their investigation into Ms Greer’s disappearance and investigations into the disappearance of missing women who were known to be victims of domestic violence.
Lili (pictured with her mother) claims she once stood up to Sharman and he told her “fuck you, I’m going to beat the shit out of you”
The response of the Gold Coast-based rehabilitation center run by the Salvation Army to Ms Greer’s revelations about domestic violence will also be considered.
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