Snowtown: The Bodies in Barrels Murders

Snowtown: The Bodies in Barrels Murders

Jeremy Pudney

Language: English

Pages: 164


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When bodies were discovered in barrels in 1999, hidden within a bank vault in Snowtown in South Australia, Jeremy Pudney was one of the first journalists on the scene. Now, using his yearas of experience as a police reporter for the Adelaide Advertiser and Network Ten, Pudney pieces together the complete story of the Snowtown murders. Not only does he investigate the lives of the convicted men but he digs deeper, telling the stories of their twelve victims and exploring the complicated social web that enabled them to not only prey on their victims, but to get away with their crimes for so long. The Snowtown murders were Australia′s most horrific and sustained serial killings; details of the case appalled the nation - not to mention South Australia, which already has a reputation for producing the country′s highest number of serial killers. But not every detail of this case has been made available to the public, and Snowtown contains exclusive information revealed for the first time. Part police reporting, criminology text, biography and social history, Snowtown is a compelling book without peer, and will take its place among the classics of the true crime genre.

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centre of town, undercover officers losing sight of them. A few minutes later they returned to Wagner’s car and drove away. They’d been in town for less than an hour. Patterson, Swan and Ramm waited until the suspects had left before making their way to Snowtown. Being there at the same time as Bunting and Wagner was far too risky. The Major Crime officers parked not far from 25 Railway Terrace West—the address listed on the mobile phone records, which they had come to check. It was the same

had accused him of sleeping with Gail. They had an argument about the allegation and he had denied it. He said he had gone out to see his father at the nursing home…when he came home, she was gone. There was no mention of [her] alleged boyfriend from Mark’s earlier version. Haydon also paid a bizarre visit to Elizabeth’s mother, as she told police: Mark turned up at my house, he sat on my lounge and the only thing he said was, ‘She’s gone.’ He couldn’t look at me; he just couldn’t look at

Randy, Ray, Raymond, Kathy, Kathy, Karen, Julie, Fiona, Lisa, Tammy, Vicky, Troy, Dillon, James, Evonne, Simone, Toby, Kathy, Kathleen, Emma, Trisha, Trish, Teresa, Heather, Emmanuel, Linda, Trevor. These were the names of as many of David’s family and friends as Bunting could think of. Next came words and phrases which could be used to link or create sentences in David Johnson’s voice: And, not, no, never, soon, too soon, can, can’t, yes, yeah, yer, maybe, no, nup, fuck off, could be, could,

advance towards him, he rejected her and she stormed into the bedroom.’ ‘Did he and [Gail Sinclair] stay there or go somewhere else?’ ‘No, they went into the kitchen.’ ‘Did he tell you what the nature of the advance was?’ ‘Not at that stage.’ ‘Did he say what his response was to the advance?’ ‘He said he refused it.’ ‘What did you do?’ ‘I went down to the bedroom to talk to my wife.’ ‘What happened when you went to the bedroom?’ ‘I knocked on the door, went in, asked for her side of the

murder of your wife?’ ‘No.’ ‘None of that happened?’ ‘No.’ ‘And you’ve got no idea what was in the barrels in a vault that you were renting?’ ‘No, I didn’t know what was in them.’ ‘Never asked?’ ‘No.’ ‘And you were renting the bank at Snowtown with John Bunting, I suggest, to store the bodies of victims of the murders that you were involved in and the victims of murders that John Bunting, Robert Wagner and Vlassakis had been involved in?’ ‘No.’ ‘Just didn’t happen?’ ‘No.’ In her

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