South Australia, we’ve been waiting to get inside you for a long, long time.
To start our journey around Australia's most messed-up state, we have the Truro murders, the name given to the truly traumatic series of serial murders committed by Christopher Worrell and James Miller.
From 1978 to 1979, a series of human remains were located in remote bushland near the town of Truro, eighty kilometres away from Adelaide, South Australia. As more bodies turned up, police became convinced they’d found the dumping grounds of a serial killer.
Eventually, they put two and two together and connected the bodies to a series of seemingly unrelated (and apparently mostly uninvestigated) disappearances of women from around Adelaide, who had all vanished over a period of just over fifty days.
The women had been picked up by Worrell and Miler, and restrained, assaulted, strangled, and then dumped in the bush.
Fair warning, this ep discusses sexual assault, and also gets a little gross.Read More