Australian True Crime

Australian True Crime

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world. Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

Author Victoria Heywood has written about relationships, food and wine, and true crime, but her own experience with a stalker led to the book we focus on in today's episode, Every Move You Make.

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Reported missing in April 2002,  Margaret and Paul Wales-King were wealthy, happy and firmly ensconced in Melbourne’s most elite social circles, which made their disappearance intriguing, but the odd behaviour of Margaret’s son Matthew and his wife Maritza turned the case into a media circus, breaking records for newspaper sales in Melbourne.

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Narelle is back to talk more about her time with the rape squad.  This episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault and stalking and could be triggering to some listeners. 

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When Shepparton News cub reporter Tammy Mills went looking for an interesting local story, she set in motion an incredible chain of events that resulted in the solving of a 33 year cold case.

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On the 29th 0f April 1996, 21 year old Le Ahn Truon was abducted in broad daylight, from the front yard of the house he lived in with his mother and siblings.  As his neighbours watched on in terror, he was forced into the boot of a car and driven away.

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