Shockingly last photo shows up of a teacher allegedly tied to a chair and taken hostage before being hit by a truck in a bizarre murder
- Anthony Stott was bound to sit with rope in ghostly images shared in court
- The shocking image is the last photo of the 43-year-old French teacher
- Mark Frost, 46, and Lauren Grainger, 38, accused of alleged kidnapping
- A third person was arrested on Thursday for the alleged incident
A ghostly image has emerged of a French teacher who was reportedly tied to a chair and later hit by a truck.
Anthony Stott, 43, a teacher at the prestigious St. Peters Lutheran College private school in Brisbane, was depicted on a chair with an empty expression on his face and wrapped around his body with rope, the Courier Mail reported.
The shocking image was presented to the court on Monday and was reportedly sent by his kidnappers Lauren Clair Grainger (39) and Mark Francis Frost (46) hours before his death on the M1 in Cudgera Creek, south of Tweed Heads in New South Wales on 10 February.
A third person was arrested on Thursday for the murder of Mr. Stott.
The police still have to find the chair and the rope that were allegedly used to tie Mr. Stott, despite an extensive search of the property.
Anthony Stott, 43, teacher at the prestigious St. Peters Lutheran College private school in Brisbane
Police claim the 43-year-old was previously tied to a seat on a site on Kanes Road in Cudgera Creek.
It is not known whether he was released or escaped before he went to the highway in one way or another.
Grainger allegedly told the police that Mr. Stott was released the next morning and “casually” walked to the M1.
Witnesses said he raised his arms when he emerged from bushes on the side of the highway before he was hit.
Mark Francis Frost, 46, (left) and Lauren Claire Grainger, 38, (right) have been charged with arrest for the purpose of gaining
Dashcam footage of the moments before Mr Stott arrived at their farm, showing that his silver BMW stopped dead in the tracks on the left lane of the M1
The police opposed Grainger’s bail, allegedly she had not been ‘completely honest’ with detectives and that knives were similar to the ones she claimed Mr. Stott had in the kitchen of the farm.
The police arrested a third person on Thursday for the alleged murder of Mr Stott (photo)
Magistrate Geoff Dunlevy denied her bail despite the fact that her brother had built a large bond and offered a place to stay.
He said he was concerned that Grainger would interfere with the ongoing police search for the rope and the chair – important evidence.
Frost has not requested a bail and is still behind bars.
Grainger and Frost were previously charged with taking or holding Mr. Stott for the purpose of gaining. The duo will stay in court.
The police arrested a third person on Thursday for the incident.
A 49-year-old man was accused of taking or detaining a person in company with the intention of taking advantage of personal injury, NSW Police said in a statement Friday.
The man was denied bail on Friday at the local court of Tweed Heads.
NSW Police say that Mr Stott’s BMW was found in the middle of the M1 on February 10 at 02.00 am – a short distance from the house of Kanes Road where he was allegedly detained.
He was hit by the truck at 7 am.
How a French teacher came to be killed on the side of a highway
WHO WAS ANTHONY STOTT?
The 43-year-old French teacher taught at St. Peters Lutheran College in Springfield.
HOW DID HE DIE?
He was fatally hit by a trailer while walking along the M1 at Cudgera Creek, south of Tweed Heads, on February 10.
WHO IS CHARGED?
Mark Frost, 46, and Lauren Grainger, 38, have been accused of holding Mr. Stott for the purpose of gaining.
They faced Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday. Grainger was denied bail, while Frost did not request bail.
They are accused of imprisoning him before he died.
A 49-year-old man is accused of taking or holding a person in company with the intention of gaining benefit from personal injury.
THE COURT HEARS FIRST DETAILS
Grainger initially claimed that she was asleep and did not know that Mr. Stott was on the property.
The police claim that on Grainger’s cell phone they had found a photo of Mr. Stott tied to a chair.
It is not known whether he was released or released from the chair.
Grainger’s indictment was suspended on April 6, while Frost appears on Wednesday.