The Anita Cobby murder was the name given to the murder of 26-year-old Australian nursing sister and beauty pageant winner, Anita Lorraine Cobby, on February 2, 1986. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anita Cobby murder"
Jane Nartare (aged 9), Arnna Kathleen (aged 7), and Grant Ellis Beaumont (aged 4) were three siblings who disappeared without a trace from a beach near Adelaide Australia in 1966. Known collectively as The Beaumont Children, their case resulted in the largest police investigation in Australian criminal history. It remains unsolved. ...more on Wikipedia about "Beaumont children disappearance"
The Bega schoolgirl murders refers to the abduction, rape and murder of 14 year old Lauren Barry and her friend 16 year old Nichole Collins in 1997. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bega schoolgirl murders"
The Bogle-Chandler case refers to the mysterious deaths of Dr Gilbert Bogle and Mrs Margaret Chandler on the banks of the Lane Cove River in Sydney on January 1, 1963. The case is also known as the Bogle-Chandler mystery. The case became famous because of the circumstances in which the bodies were found and because the cause of death could not be established. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bogle-Chandler case"
The Graeme Thorne kidnapping is the name given to the 1960 kidnapping and murder of Graeme Thorne for the money that his father, Basil Thorne, had won in a lottery. A crime which caused massive shock at the time and gathered huge publicity, it was the first known kidnapping for ransom in Australian history. The police investigation that led to the capture and conviction of his murderer, Stephen Bradley, is justly regarded as a textbook example of forensic investigation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Graeme Thorne kidnapping"
The Hoddle Street massacre is the name given to a tragedy that occurred on the evening of Sunday, August 9, 1987 in Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The shootings resulted in the deaths of 7 people, and serious injury to 19 others. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hoddle Street massacre"
Jaidyn Raymond Leskie, born April 30, 1996, was a 14 month old Australian child whose disappearance whilst under the care of a babysitter from a house in Moe, Victoria in 1997 led to the biggest search for a missing person in the Australia since the disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt in 1967. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jaidyn Leskie murder"
John Myles Sharpe (b. February 28, 1967), is an Australian currently serving life imprisonment for the murders of his wife and only child. The nature and events of the crime were in the words of the sentencing judge "too awful to contemplate". ...more on Wikipedia about "John Sharpe (Australian murderer)"
The McDonald's massacre, sometimes called the McMurder, was an incident of mass murder at a McDonald's restaurant in the border town of San Ysidro, California (a suburb of San Diego), United States, on July 18, 1984. ...more on Wikipedia about "McDonald's massacre"
The Melbourne gangland killings refer to 27 criminal figures that were murdered in Melbourne, Australia, in a series of retributional killings involving various underworld groups between January 16, 1998 and May 8, 2004. The deaths caused a sustained power vacuum within Melbourne's criminal community, as various factions fought for control and influence. The majority of the murders are still unsolved and the ultimate source of the violence remains unclear. The period culminated in the arrest of Carl Williams, the death of his associate Andrew Veniamin, and a number of arrests by Taskforce Purana which was set up by the Victoria Police to investigate the murders. ...more on Wikipedia about "Melbourne gangland killings"
The Milperra Massacre was the name of an incident which occurred on Father's Day September 1984, in Milperra, New South Wales where 7 people were killed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Milperra Bikie massacre"
The North Shore Granny Murders was the name given to a series of murders of elderly females in Sydney's North Shore district from 1989 to 1990. ...more on Wikipedia about "North Shore Granny Murders"
The Port Arthur massacre is the name given to a murder spree that resulted in the deaths of 35 people, a record at the time, and the serious injury of 37 more in late April of 1996. The tragedy occurred at the ruins of the Port Arthur Prison Colony, a popular historic tourist site in the town of Port Arthur in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Port Arthur massacre"
The Pyjama Girl, possibly Linda Agostini, was a murder victim whose body was discovered near the Australian town of Albury on September 1, 1934. She was shot or battered to death. The name was given both because her identity could not initially be established, and because one of the most distinctive features of the remains was that it had been dressed in silk pyjamas. The murder victim was formally identified ten years later, but recent research strongly suggests that this identification was wrong. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pyjama Girl" The view on www.shortopedia.com. shortopedia
The Queen Street massacre was an event that resulted in the deaths of 8 people, and serious injury to 5 more on the afternoon of December 8, 1987. ...more on Wikipedia about "Queen Street massacre"
R v McLean & Trinh is the Australian murder trial of Ben William McLean and Phu Ngoc Trinh. It was tried in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in Darwin, Northern Territory. They were convicted of the murders of two Thai prostitutes, Phuangsri Kroksamrang and Somjai Insamram, whose bodies were found in Adelaide River near Darwin on 1 March 2004. They were convicted on 19 March 2005 and given a sentence of life imprisonment, with a non- parole period set at 25 years. ...more on Wikipedia about "R v McLean & Trinh"
The Russell Street Bombing is the name given to a tragedy that occurred at 1pm on March 27, 1986 when a stolen 1979 Holden Commodore left parked outside the Russell Street Police Headquarters complex in Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, exploded. ...more on Wikipedia about "Russell Street Bombing"
The Silk-Miller murders (also known as the Moorabbin Police murders) were the name given to the murder of Australian Victoria Police officers Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller in Cochranes Road, Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia on August 16, 1998. ...more on Wikipedia about "Silk-Miller police murders"
The Snowtown murders, or the Bodies in Barrels murders, refers to the discovery of human remains in a disused bank vault in Snowtown, South Australia, on May 20 1999. Eight bodies were found in plastic barrels and another two were later found buried in a backyard in Salisbury North, a northern suburb of Adelaide. The discoveries followed a lengthy, covert criminal investigation by South Australian Police. A total of four people were arrested and charged over the murders. All were convicted of the murders or assisting in the murders. Much detail about the murders remains unknown, with the cases having been subject to over 250 suppression orders, many of which have not yet been lifted. ...more on Wikipedia about "Snowtown murders"
The Society Murders was the name given to the April 4, 2002 murders of husband and wife millionaire socialites Margaret Mary Wales-King, 69, and husband, Paul Aloysius King, 75 at Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Society Murders"
(Strathfield Massacre) In the apartment where Frankum lived alone, police found a large collection of violent literature and video copies of violent films. One of his books was a well-thumbed copy of American Psycho and although there is no direct evidence that the controversial novel had inspired Frankum, a number of suggestions that it had done so were made in newspapers. American Psycho has been condemned as misogynistic because it features many gruesome murders of women, and some thought it significant that five of the seven people Frankum killed were women. Curiously, he is also said to have possessed a copy of the book The Female Eunuch by feminist author Germaine Greer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Strathfield Massacre" The Ultimate www.shortopedia.com Machine.
The Gun Alley Murder was the rape and murder of 12-year-old Alma Tirtschke in Melbourne, Australia, in 1921. She was a schoolgirl and had last been seen alive close to a drinking establishment, the Australian Wine Saloon; under these circumstances her murder caused a sensation. More recently, the case has become well known again as a probable miscarriage of justice. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Gun Alley Murder"
The Murchison Murders were a series of murders, probably two or three, committed by an itinerant stockman named Snowy Rowles, near the Rabbit-proof fence in Western Australia during the early 1930s. The case was particularly infamous because Rowles used the murder method that had been suggested to the author Arthur Upfield, when he sought a way to dispose of a body for the detective novel he was writing. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Murchison Murders"
The Truro murders was the name given to the findings of the remains of seven young women in bushland near the town of Truro, South Australia in 1976 - 1977. The event became known as one of the first occurrences of serial killing in Australia at the time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Truro murders"
The Walsh Street police shootings was the execution style murder of Victoria Police Officers Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre who were gunned down in suburban Walsh Street, South Yarra, Australia on October 12 1988. ...more on Wikipedia about "Walsh Street police shootings"
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