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7 Unsolved Australian True Crime Podcasts

Australia has been rocked by countless unsolved murders and missing persons cases from all over the country. In these podcast episodes, the investigation teams lay out the facts, and try to bring justice and closure to the victims’ families.

1. Bill Roach, Armidale NSW ๐Ÿ“

William “Bill” Roach was last seen on Barney Street, Armidale, on Friday 31 December 1993. Detective Constable Mark Symons follows up leads that Bill was killed on a remote farm, and his remains hidden in a deep waterhole, then later buried at another location. Police offer a $1 million reward for information. Listen:

2. Cheryl Grimmer, Fairy Meadow NSW ๐Ÿ“

3 year old Cheryl Grimmer disappeared without a trace from Fairy Meadow beach in 1970. Investigators found a confession in 2016, but the suspect known as ‘Mercury’ walked free because the confession was deemed inadmissible. Listen:

3. The Beaumont Children, Glenelg Beach SA ๐Ÿ“

Jane, Arnna, and Grant Beaumont left their home in Adelaide to go swimming at the beach on Australia Day 1966 and were never seen again. Their disappearance changed Australian life forever. Listen:

4. “The Highway of Death”, Flinders Highway, QLD ๐Ÿ“

In Northern Queensland, the Flinders Highway is known as The Highway of Death, or the real Wolf Creek. Since 1970, over 12 people have confirmed to have been killed along this stretch of desolate highway and some believe a thrill killer could be behind it all. Listen:

5. Mary Wallace, Crows Nest NSW ๐Ÿ“

This episode tells the story of Mary Louise Wallace, presumed murdered after she disappeared following a night out with friends on Sydney’s lower north shore in 1983. Homicide investigator Nicole Jones re-opens this cold case and returns to the original case files to go after Maryโ€™s killer. Listen:

6. William Tyrrell, Kendall NSW ๐Ÿ“

How does a child simply disappear with his mother just metres away? In 2014, Australia was rocked by the disappearance of William Tyrell, the 3 year old boy in the Spiderman suit. Listen:

7. Phoebe Handsjuk, Melbourne VIC ๐Ÿ“

In December 2010, 24 year old Phoebe Hansjuk was found dead at the Balencea apartment building on St Kilda Road in Melbourne. She had fallen 12 floors down a waste disposal shaft, leaving many questions unanswered about what happened that night. Listen:

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