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.

Colac is a small city of about 12000 people in the western district of Victoria. It was even smaller when a terrible assault was phoned in to Narelle Fraseer who was a senior member of the rape squad at the time.


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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This week we kick it old school, with bushrangers, escape artists, and the hangman’s noose.

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Former homicide detective Jeff Maher talks to us about the case that finally exposed Australian serial killer Peter Dupas.

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Dr Kelly Richards is senior lecturer in the law faculty of the Qld University of Technology (QUT).  She’s also an expert in a field most of us try to avoid thinking about as much as possible, that of child sex offenders and what to do with them after their jail time is done.  

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