Case 152

Cindy & Mona Lisa Smith

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Case 152

Cindy & Mona Lisa Smith

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this episode contains the names of people who have passed away. The families of Cindy and Mona Lisa Smith have given Casefile permission to air this content.

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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

MTC program: maketheconnection.net/resources/spread-the-word

 

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

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched by Jessica Forsayeth

Written by Erin Munro

Creative director: 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

 

Information featured in this episode was compiled with the assistance of the families and associates of Cindy and Mona Lisa Smith. The Casefile team thank them for their contributions and support their ongoing efforts to have a formal inquest held into the case.

 

ARTICLES:

The long shadow of a twin tragedy – The Weekend Australian, March 3 2018

A-G mulls ‘cold case’ inquest into girls’ deaths – The Weekend Australian, September 22 2018

Families seek closure in case of man who molested dying girl – The Weekend Australian, June 15 2019

Magistrate slams twin death probe – The Weekend Australian, March 17 2018

Man acquitted of Bourke girls’ deaths may have been a sexual predator – The Weekend Australian, December 29 2018

Calls for inquests into girls’ deaths – The Weekend Australian, October 9 2018

Mothers’ undying fight for justice – The Australian, June 20 2020

Two Deaths and an Outback Silence – Sydney Morning Herald, December 21 1987

Crying out for a new beginning – Sydney Morning Herald, February 2 2013

 

BOOKS:

Stanton, R. (2017) “Enngonia Road: Death and Deprivation in the Australian Outback.” Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press.

 

OTHER:

Submission by Bourke Shire Council to the House of Representatives Standing Committee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Inquiry into the needs of urban dwelling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Retrieved 23 June 2020

Community Portrait: Bourke LGA. Retrieved 5 July 2020

 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this episode contains the names of people who have passed away. The families of Cindy and Mona Lisa Smith have given Casefile permission to air this content.

______

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

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched by Jessica Forsayeth

Written by Erin Munro

Creative director: 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

 

Information featured in this episode was compiled with the assistance of the families and associates of Cindy and Mona Lisa Smith. The Casefile team thank them for their contributions and support their ongoing efforts to have a formal inquest held into the case.

 

ARTICLES:

The long shadow of a twin tragedy – The Weekend Australian, March 3 2018

A-G mulls ‘cold case’ inquest into girls’ deaths – The Weekend Australian, September 22 2018

Families seek closure in case of man who molested dying girl – The Weekend Australian, June 15 2019

Magistrate slams twin death probe – The Weekend Australian, March 17 2018

Man acquitted of Bourke girls’ deaths may have been a sexual predator – The Weekend Australian, December 29 2018

Calls for inquests into girls’ deaths – The Weekend Australian, October 9 2018

Mothers’ undying fight for justice – The Australian, June 20 2020

Two Deaths and an Outback Silence – Sydney Morning Herald, December 21 1987

Crying out for a new beginning – Sydney Morning Herald, February 2 2013

 

BOOKS:

Stanton, R. (2017) “Enngonia Road: Death and Deprivation in the Australian Outback.” Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press.

 

OTHER:

Submission by Bourke Shire Council to the House of Representatives Standing Committee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Inquiry into the needs of urban dwelling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Retrieved 23 June 2020

Community Portrait: Bourke LGA. Retrieved 5 July 2020

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’

Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more

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