32. Australia – The Backpacker Murders (Part 1)

Australian police received multiple missing person’s reports in the early 1990s. Young backpackers from the UK and Germany who were hitchhiking from Sydney to Melbourne disappeared without a trace. When the bodies of two young British women were discovered in the Belanglo State Forest, one of the largest manhunts in Australia’s history began.

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Resources

Book

Milat: Inside Australia’s Biggest Manhunt, A Detective’s Story

YouTube

Australian Families of Crime

Articles

Inside Story: Grisley trail of the backpack killer: he buries his victims at Executioner’s Drop… Robert Milliken on the Australian who preys on hitch-hikers

Ein trauriger spaziergang durch australiens Serienkillerwald

Web

Biography.com

Murderpedia

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.

 

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