Below are a list of crimesites including ones we have eliminated (with a cross through). Please research the following clues about your crimesite:

We know the crimesite is:
  • Sandstone country
  • has potential to be used for cattle grazing
  • east of the victims habitat
  • Near Mitchell River National Park, Mitchell Plateau?
  • near a gorge
  • a small town
  • owls in the area
  • touristy
  • has bush huts
  • rugged terrain
  • big range of species
  • sparse
  • mining
  • remote
  • has lots of rain in summer and not much in winter
  • The Kimberley Ranges

Here is a rainfall chart for the crime site:

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‍Embley River, Wiepa, QLD

‍Dampier Creek, Broome, WA

‍Katherine River, Katherine, NT

‍Endeavour River, Cooktown, QLD

‍Macarthur River, Borroloola, NT

‍Nogoa River, Emerald, QLD

‍Pentecost River, Kununurra, WA

Catchment
The Pentecost River is within the Ord River catchment. 
The river rises below the Durack Range and flows north through El Questro Station where it meets the Chamberlain River and continues north eventually clearing into West Arm and then Cambridge Gulf. The river has seven tributaries including Chamberlain River, Salmond River, Gap Creek, Five Mile Creek and Durack River.
History
The Miriwoong Gajerrong is the original inhabitants of the land and is the recognized Native Title holders of the town of Kununurra. The name Kununurra is actually derived from the Miriwoong word, Goonoonoorrang, which means ‘river’. 
In the early 1960s the Ord River was dammed to form the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and as a result Lake Kununurra and Lake Argyle were formed.
The town of Kununurra was built as the service town for the Ord River Irrigation Area.
Town
Kununurra is approximately 3200 kilometers northeast of Perth, 1 000 kilometres from Broome and 30 kilometres from the Northern Territory border. It is known as the gateway to East Kimberley and is situated in the far northeast Kimberley Region. Wyndham is its closest neighboring town, approximately 100 kilometers away. 
The town is located close to the junction of the Ord and the Dunham River. Lake Argyle, Australia's largest artificial lake, over 100 square kilometers in size, is 72 kilometers by road from the town. 
Kununurra has a population of approximately 6 000 people and almost half the population is Aboriginal. There is much evidence of ancient Aboriginal activity in the region.
Ecology
The Kimberley is tropical savanna punctuated by gorges, flat-topped mesas, swamps, and rainforests and, to the south, desert sand dunes. This varied terrain has evolved over 250 million years and supports its own distinctive flora and fauna compared to the rest of Western Australia.
Water
Located near Kununurra in the East Kimberley is Australia’s largest artificial lake, Lake Argyle. It is the largest body of fresh water in mainland Australia and is about 62.5 kilometers long and 45 kilometers wide. It covers 745 square kilometers and contains 96 islands. When created, the lake flooded large parts of the Shire of Wyndham–East Kimberley on the Kimberley Plateau. 
The main inflow to Lake Argyle is the Rod River while the Bow River and many other smaller creeks also flow into the dam. Lake Argyle, along with Lake Kununurra, is recognized as a Ramseur protected wetland.
Vegetation
Most of the northern portion of the Kimberley is characterized by savanna style vegetation with mature trees and grasslands. Rivers to the north are commonly lined with paper barks and pandanus. At river mouths mangrove colonies are found.
Grevillias include the silver leaf grevillea, blue grevillea and prickly grevillea. The freshwater mangrove, flowering banksias, turkey bush, kapok bush, pink rosella, Kimberley rose tree, bauhinias, white dragon tree, Christmas mistletoe, boab trees, numerous acacias and cabbage gums are also found.
Climate
Kununurra has a tropical monsoonal climate with two seasons—wet or dry. The wet season runs from October to April and January and February are the wettest months. The maximum temperatures during the wet season often reach over 40°C and humidity is high. The rest of the year it is much drier and temperatures are slightly cooler, generally in the low to mid 30s.
Flora and Fauna
The town lies within the Ord Irrigation Area Important Bird Area (IBA). 
All Australian species of raptors, red-winged parrots, rainbow lorikeets, galahs, northern rosellas, sulphur-crested and black cockatoos, jabiru, brolgas, ibis, bitterns, whistling ducks, blue-winged kookaburras, sacred kingfisher, honey eaters and estrildid finches are found here. 
Mammals include agile short-eared rock wallabies, Antilopine wallabies, red kangaroos, dingoes, echidnas, golden bandicoots, northern quolls, dunnarts, marsupial moles and sugar gliders. 
Reptiles include the saltwater and freshwater crocodile, green tree frog, tortoises, king brown snake and more. The frilled-neck lizard is one of the 28 dragon lizards found in the area.
Land use
Pastoral and other leases cover about half of the Kimberley, producing beef and horticultural products.
There is a wide variation in crops grown around Kununurra. Crops, such as sugar cane and cotton, and horticultural crops including rockmelons, watermelons and pumpkins are cultivated using furrow irrigation. Other crops, especially tree crops including bananas and mangoes grow mainly on lighter soils using sprinkler or drip irrigation. 
Two unusual crops—boab trees and sandalwood trees— are being developed. Sandalwood is a crop increasingly grown in the Ord Scheme. The first crops were planted in 1997–98 to satisfy a need which could no longer be met by the Indian product.
Catchment Management
The Pentecost River is within the Ord River Catchment.
Issues
Erosion:
Extensive cattle grazing have led to erosion problems.
Altered species distribution:
Cattle change species distribution by eating certain plants leaving behind other plants, which soon dominate the landscape.
Introduced weeds:
Introduced weeds, including Noogoora burr and neem'' trees displace the native vegetation.
Feral animals:
Wild donkeys, horses, camels, buffaloes, pigs, cane toads and feral cats threaten the wildlife.
Changes to hydrology:
Lake Argyle and the now permanent flow of the lower Ord River have changed the face of the area forever. The open channel system used leads to evaporation and seepage and thus rising groundwater levels and salinity. Broad acre crops like melons or pumpkins are flood irrigated leading to run-off of nutrients and chemicals into the channels, rivers and groundwater. During the wet season, top soil is washed and blown away.
Threats to the coastal regions:
Illegal fishing and increasing tourism upset marine systems and damage the reefs.
Bush Fires:
Fires threaten the ecological balance of theKimberley region.
Kiewa River, Mt Beauty, VIC

Hawkesbury River, Windsor, NSW

Lake Cowan, Norseman, WA