Richard Banfield: Comment about daughter's organs missing were based on "word on the streets"

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 11:15

Richard Banfield, the father of murdered Republic Bank employee, Shannon Banfield, is today saying that his Facebook post about missing organs, were based on "word on the street".

Banfield's post had contradicted what police confirmed on Tuesday, that Banfield's organs were not removed.

He had posted on on Sunday:

"I dont understand the justice system...why do they like to hide things from the public? Is it hard to say that she had no organs? That she was a victim of demonic worship? I have all faith that the God of the universe will visit these ppl that are involved in these demonic activities. It is written "it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God Hebrews 10.31".

After Deputy Commissioner of Police Wayne Dick told the media that there was "absolutely no truth" to rumours that Banfield's organs were removed, many accused the police of covering up, in light of what the father had said.

But Banfield told CNC3 today that he made the comment out of frustration and based on what he was hearing.

Police have charged IAM employee, Dale Seecharan with the murder.