AFP explosives analyst Sarah Benson was thrust into Bali bombings investigation

By Peter Brewer
Updated June 14 2021 - 12:45am, first published June 13 2021 - 12:00pm
Sarah Benson, a scientist at AFP Forensics, was awarded an Australian Police Medal. Picture: Keegan Carroll

Sarah Benson was a junior forensics officer with academic expertise in explosives analysis when on October 12, 2002, her professional world - as well as that of many of her fellow police officers - took a very different trajectory.



Peter Brewer


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