Case 158

Russell Martin

*** Content Warning: domestic abuse ***

31-year-old Russell ‘Stabba’ Martin was well known around the small town of Stawell in Victoria’s west. A staple of the local pubs and footy club, it wasn’t unusual for Russell to leave town for days at a time. No matter where he went or why Russell’s journey always led him back home to his wife Helen and their four children. 

So when Russell apparently leaves in the middle of the night and doesn’t return, his family and friends become worried. Concern soon turns to suspicion when Helen abruptly moves her new boyfriend into the marital home. Rumours quickly circulate around town that there could be more to Russell’s sudden departure than meets the eye. 



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