Only 2 days in to our road trip and already a story to tell. Yesterday we spent the night in Canberra on our way to Sydney. After a day sight-seeing (all the regular capital city tourist spots) we were driving back to our hotel. Up ahead we saw some flashing police lights. As we got closer, we saw even more police lights, and lots and lots of police tape, closing off a couple of streets. Then we saw the forensics van. By now I was getting a little bit creeped out. Two seconds later my boyfriend announces ‘Here we are!’ as we pull in to our hotel, which I then realise is only one street over from the taped off area. Wondering what is going on we head up to our room, passing 2 federal police as we go! Minutes later they knock on our door and want to get a statement from us. Apparently there had been a ‘suspicious’ death across the street last night and they wanted to know if we had seen anything. We felt very important but alas could not give them any information.
Part 2: Yesterday after dinner we drove back past the taped off street - it was all lit up with flood lights and we could see a few suspicious plastic bags on the ground (though not big enough for anything too disturbing thankfully). And that was my first, and probably last, experience of Canberra.