Monday, February 20, 2017

Adelaide the Murder Capital of Australia

Adelaide has the reputation of being the murder capital of Australia.

It isn’t that they have a lot of murders it is actually that they are done in bulk!

Even though the above comment is said in jest by people it should not not detract from the horrendous events that have occurred.

From the missing Beaumont children of 1966 (although no bodies have been found) to the Truro murders between 1976-1977 where 5 bodies were found at Truro and 2 more found later at Wingfield and Port Gawler.

Also in the 1970’s and later into the 1980 there were the so called “Family” murders.
Five teenager boys were abducted, drugged, sexually assaulted, mutilated and murdered.

In 1973 two girls disappeared from Adelaide oval during a football match and speculation was that there was a connection to the missing Beaumont children. Once again no bodies were found.

Between 1992 and 1999 eleven people were murdered. Eight of the victims were discovered in the vault of an unused bank in a place called Snowtown.
It is unfortunate that Snowtown bares the stigma of these murders as it was just used as a dumping ground.

So Adelaide the so called City of Churches does have a dark side. I figure there are worse places in the world and that these things happen all over but it is a reminder of the type of world we now live in.

I am not sure whether that is a good thing?

Author Steve Boddey

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