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Episode 89 - The Murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans Part 2
It’s Sunday the 6th of October 1974, two nurses leave Brisbane to hitch-hike to Dubbo in NSW.They would never make it.This is the case of the murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans.
Episode 88 - The Murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans Part 1
It’s Sunday the 6th of October 1974, two nurses leave Brisbane to hitch-hike to Dubbo in NSW. They would never make it. This is the case of the murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans.
Episode 87 - The Greyhound Bus Murder
It’s the 30th of July 2008 Manitoba, Canada. Tim McLean is returning home on a Greyhound Bus from summer work on the carnival circuit. He would not leave the bus alive. This is the case of the Greyhound Bus murder.
Episode 86 - De Gruchy Triple Murderer Gets Parole
It’s the 13th of March 1996. Three people, a mother and two of her children are found bludgeoned to death in their home at Albion Park NSW. With the father having a solid alibi, the surviving son would become the main suspect. This is the case of the De Gruchy family massacre.
Episode 85 - It's Been A Crazy Week
This week I talk about a beheading, the Canadian murders, a triple murderer getting parole and a policeman on charges.
Episode 84 - Jordan Linn Graham Killer Bride
It’s June 29, 2013 and there is a wedding in Kalispell Montana. 8 Days later the groom would go missing and the bride is acting suspicious. Less than 2 weeks later, the groom would be found dead at the bottom of a cliff.
Episode 83 - Jaidyn Leskie
It’s the night of the 14th June 1997. A 14-month-old boy is left in the care of a friend while his mother goes out. She would never see him alive again. This is the story of Jaidyn Leskie.
Episode 82 - Craig Meyboom Serial Offender
The justice system is designed to rehabilitate criminals so that they can live within the community again. Some just don’t get it and will never stop doing what put them inside in the first place. Some escalate their crimes and we wonder how they were ever let out on the streets again. This is the case of serial offender, Craig Meyboom.
Episode 81 – Crump and Baker
It’s November 1973 New South Wales Australia. Two innocent people would be murdered in cold blood by two vicious killers. They would be convicted and marked to die in prison. This is the case of Crump and Baker.
Episode 80 - Guider and Thorburn
It’s always a stressful time for families when those convicted of horrific acts against their loved ones eventually complete their sentences and walk free. Tonight, I will go over two cases where killers and rapists are now free to roam the streets.
Episode 79 – Killer Surgeon Jayant Patel
It’s June 2010, a surgeon is convicted of three counts of manslaughter and one case of grievous bodily harm, then sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. In August 2012, all convictions were quashed. A retrial on one count of manslaughter results in his acquittal and all charges other than a fraud charge is dropped.
Episode 78 - Chris Watts Family Murderer
It’s lunchtime of the 13th of August 2018. Nickole Utoft Atkinson contacts police when her friend Shanann Watts missed appointments that morning and can’t be found. Chris Watts, Shannan’s husband arrives at the home to meet police. No one will believe what unfolds from here. This is the Watt’s family murder case.
Episode 77 – Find Peter Chadwick
It’s Wednesday, October 10, 2012. The children of millionaire couple Peter and Q.C Chadwick wait to be picked up at a bus stop after school. When neither of their parents arrive and they don’t answer any calls an alarm is raised. Peter and Q.C. are missing. But this won’t be any normal missing persons case, this is bizarre. Let’s find Peter Chadwick.
Super Sydney True Crime Meetup 19th May 2019
Hi Islanders, just a heads up, Sunday 19th May 2019 if you are in Sydney and want to meetup with Myself plus Tara and Barney from Bloody Murder, Alex and Ben from MAUL podcast and Sarah from Let’s Talk about Sects, plus maybe more, then head to the Marlborough Hotel King St and Missenden Rd Newtown 2PM where you can grab a beer and pull up a deckchair and have a great afternoon. That’s Sunday 19th May 2019. There will be lucky door prizes and True Crime Island stickers, keychains and pins and a limited-edition True Crime Island slasher t-shirt which is unavailable in the shop and I only give away in person, plus I know Barney is busy hammering away at the badge machine. It’s in the beer garden so you can smoke and vape and drink as much as you want. Again, 2pm 19th May Marlborough Hotel Newtown and don’t forget to delete your browser history…boomfuckalunga
Episode 76 - Mike Williams Murder - Brian's Testimony
This is the testimony of Brian Winchester in the Murder trial of Denise Williams for the murder of her ex-husband Mike. Please listen to Episode 75 before this one.
Episode 75 - The Betrayal of Mike Williams
It’s October 16 2000, Tallahassee Florida. A duck hunter goes to Lake Seminole but never returns. For years it is thought he may have been eaten by alligators, but 17 years later, his body would be found an hour’s drive away. Tonight, on True Crime Island is the Murder of Jerry Michael Williams.
Episode 74 – The Romance Scam
Scammers are all over the internet costing billions of dollars each year, tonight I go over some typical scams to watch out for and go into one case of a victim that lost everything.
Episode 73 - Leonard John Fraser
It’s April 22nd 1999. 9-year-old Keyra Steinhardt goes missing on her way home from school. The next day the perp is tracked down and would be charged with her abduction. Soon he would be not only charged with her murder but several others. This is the case of Leonard John Fraser.
Episode 72 – The Bega Schoolgirl Murders
It’s the 9PM 5th of October 1997. Two teenage friends, Lauren Barry and Nichole Collins, leave their friends and campsite to attend a party about an hour’s walk away. They didn’t make it.
Episode 71 – Ned Kelly Bushranger
It’s 1878, Stringy Bark Creek Victoria. Four most unscrupulous ruffians are at large in the colony after the murder of two constables. These aren’t just any ruffians, this is the Kelly Gang.
Episode 70 - An Art Heist and NZ Shooting
It’s the 18th March 1990. Security guards at a Boston art gallery let in police responding to a disturbance call. Problem is there’s no disturbance call and the cops are fake. This is the story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft. I will also talk about the NZ shooting.
Episode 69 – A Stalker Is Dead and Preethi
A stalker is shot dead by police after trying to kill his victim and a girl is dead after a meetup with her stalking ex.
Episode 68 - The Opera House Lottery Murder
It’s 1960, Sydney Australia. The winners of No. 10 Opera House Lottery went from jubilation to heartbreak when their son is kidnapped and held for ransom. However, little Graeme Thorne would never come home.
Episode 67 - The Killing of Samantha Knight
Episode 67 – The Killing of Samantha Knight It’s the afternoon of the 19th of August 1986. A 9-year-old girl is abducted leaving school and is never seen again. Nearly 15 years later there is an arrest and subsequent conviction. Tonight, I tell you about the killing of Samantha Knight.
Episode 66 - Meth and the Murder of Mengmei
When you are in your home, you hope that it is a safe place. This isn’t always the case. Tonight, I bring you a case involving, drugs, stalking, sexual deviancy and death. This is the murder of Mengmei Leng
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Sep 18th, 2016
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