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    Buried Alive: Luckman and Reid (2009)

    On 4 May 1982, Australian army personnel Robin Reid and Paul Luckman kidnapped teenage boys Peter Aston and Terry Ryan on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Reid and Luckman then drove the boys at gun and knife point to Kingscliff, New South Wales, where they were beaten, tortured, and sexually assaulted before Aston was ultimately […]

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    John Ernest Cribb: The Devil Inside (2008)

    In August 1978, John Ernest Cribb Cribb was on parole after having served six years of a nine-year sentence for armed robbery. He broke into the Connells’ Baulkham Hills home and when he came out at about 3pm, Valda Connell, 39, had just come home in her car with two of her six children, […]

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    John Wayne Glover: The Granny Killer (2005)

    Elderly women found on the ground with blood around their heads are initially assumed to have fallen. After they are picked up by ambulance, kindly neighbors clean up the scenes, eliminating crucial forensic evidence. Newspapers coin the term “The Granny Killer” for the man who stalks and bludgeons unsuspecting women in broad daylight near […]

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    Snowtown: Bodies in the Barrels (2007)

    Otherwise called ‘The Snowtown Murders’ – was the most gruesome serial killing spree in Australian history. On May 20, 1999, the mummified remains of eight victims were found in barrels of hydrochloric acid inside a former bank in Snowtown, a tiny village in South Australia about 150 kilometers north of Adelaide with a population […]

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    The Greenough Family Massacre (2007)

    The term Greenough Family Massacre refers to the axe murders of Karen MacKenzie (age 33) and her three children Daniel (16), Amara (7), and Katrina (5) at their remote rural property in Greenough, Western Australia, on February 21, 1993. They were killed by William Patrick Mitchell (Bill Mitchell), a friend of Karen MacKenzie. The […]

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    The Janine Balding Murder (2008)

    Janine Kerrie Balding was a homicide victim who was abducted, raped and murdered by a homeless gang of five (four youths and an adult) on 8 September 1988, in Sydney New South Wales, Australia. Balding’s murder is often compared to the notorious 1986 murder of Sydney nurse Anita Cobby. A month before her twenty-first […]