Case 72

Wilhelmina Kruger and Anna Dowlingkoa

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Case 72

Wilhelmina Kruger and Anna Dowlingkoa

Wilhelmina was especially anxious. In the preceding weeks, she had developed a funny feeling that someone was watching her. It was the reason why her partner Stanley was driving her to work.

Only two days earlier she had trouble with the lights. They weren’t working at all. Uneasy about working alone in the dark, Wilhelmina complained to the building supervisor and requested they be repaired. He assured her that he’d get around to it.

The electrician attended to fix the lights after Wilhelmina had finished her shift, so she wasn’t sure if they were back working again when she arrived on the morning of the 29th.

Stanley parked the car and got out to walk alongside Wilhelmina to the small fuse box on a nearby concrete pillar. Wilhelmina unlocked the box with her set of keys and Stanley flicked several switches inside.

When the lights slowly flickered on in the parking area, both Wilhelmina and Stanley were relieved. Stanley waved goodbye and Wilhelmina got to work….and then the lights went out again….

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Wanda: The Untold Story of the Wanda Beach Murders – by Alan J. Whiticker

‘As crime goes by – the life and times of “Bondi” Bill Jenkings

Wanted – A casebook of unsolved crimes of violence in Australia – Timothy Hall

 

NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES:

Selected newspaper archives from the 1960’s of the Illawarra Mercury newspaper

Selected newspaper archives from the 1960’s of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSOR

 

Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook

Wilhelmina was especially anxious. In the preceding weeks, she had developed a funny feeling that someone was watching her. It was the reason why her partner Stanley was driving her to work.

Only two days earlier she had trouble with the lights. They weren’t working at all. Uneasy about working alone in the dark, Wilhelmina complained to the building supervisor and requested they be repaired. He assured her that he’d get around to it.

The electrician attended to fix the lights after Wilhelmina had finished her shift, so she wasn’t sure if they were back working again when she arrived on the morning of the 29th.

Stanley parked the car and got out to walk alongside Wilhelmina to the small fuse box on a nearby concrete pillar. Wilhelmina unlocked the box with her set of keys and Stanley flicked several switches inside.

When the lights slowly flickered on in the parking area, both Wilhelmina and Stanley were relieved. Stanley waved goodbye and Wilhelmina got to work….and then the lights went out again….

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Wanda: The Untold Story of the Wanda Beach Murders – by Alan J. Whiticker

‘As crime goes by – the life and times of “Bondi” Bill Jenkings

Wanted – A casebook of unsolved crimes of violence in Australia – Timothy Hall

 

NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES:

Selected newspaper archives from the 1960’s of the Illawarra Mercury newspaper

Selected newspaper archives from the 1960’s of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSOR

 

Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook

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