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Australias great mystery

Post by mavisbramston » 02 Feb 2018, 21:51

Most of us here are of an age where the mystery of the three Beaumont kids has haunted us for over fifty years.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 02 Feb 2018, 22:15

Those poor kids! Not just the trauma of fighting for your own life, but seeing their siblings' trauma too.
I looked today at their pictures.
Although I try to see causes of wrong-doing, this seems to me to be pure evil.
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Post by mavisbramston » 04 Feb 2018, 22:08

The other one I re call as a kid wss Graham Thorn case.

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Post by kfchugo » 05 Feb 2018, 11:50

Graeme Thorns murderer (Stephen Leslie Bradley) was apprehended, tried and jailed, where he subsequently died (and deservedly so).

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Post by terra » 07 Feb 2018, 09:03

.....all for the killer's greed for £100,000

That changed the law as to privacy of lottery winners.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graeme_ ... kidnapping
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Post by mavisbramston » 07 Feb 2018, 09:45

Did they ever solve the Bogle Chandler case?
Thankyou for the info on Graham Thorn... hugo and terra . I recall us actually looking in the street for him.

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Post by kfchugo » 07 Feb 2018, 11:16

In my youth, I worked as a private investigator for a while and had friends on the police force. They were certain that Mrs Chandlers husband was responsible but they thought he used some obscure tropical shellfish venom to poison them - they could never be certain about the cause of death and to my knowledge, nobody was ever charged.

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Post by mavisbramston » 07 Feb 2018, 18:11

I heard once that Bogle and his lover fell asleep and died of aphixiation breathing in deadly fumes from the creek.

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Post by kfchugo » 08 Feb 2018, 19:47

That is certainly interesting, but I would suspect that death by hydrogen sulphide poisoning would be fairly easy to identify.....traces would be left in the lungs. H2S is a relatively common substance. I understand that Dr Chandler (the cuckolded husband) may have been a marine biologist or at least had a comprehensive knowledge of marine toxicology. I know that there are poisons that can cause death but then break down quickly in the body leaving no trace by the time an autopsy is performed.This is another of those baffling cases where we will probably never know the truth.

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Post by mavisbramston » 09 Feb 2018, 08:51

What was the case the pygama girl all about ?I recall it being mentioned when I was younger.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 09 Feb 2018, 09:02

She was a murder victim of the 1930s, unsolved until a 'confession' in 1940s, but still in doubt. Very interesting story - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Agostini

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Post by Buck_naked » 09 Feb 2018, 09:20

Guy died in a woodchipper 'accident' near here last November, now they think it was a murder.
A few years back a headless torso was discovered dumped and burnt about 1km from here.
It took months to identify him, turns out he was chopped up by his fiancee.

https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/gympie/2018 ... ar-gympie/

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