Case 186

The Bowraville Murders

*** Content Warning: child victims, sexual assault, racial violence ***

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this episode features the names of people who have passed away.

When 16-year-old Colleen Walker suddenly vanished from the New South Wales town of Bowraville in September 1990, her family and friends knew something was terribly wrong. But local police dismissed their concerns, suggesting that the Indigenous teenager had simply “gone walkabout”. 

In the weeks that followed, more young people went missing from the small community – first four-year-old Evelyn Greenup, then 16-year-old Clinton Speedy-Duroux. It seemed as though the mysterious disappearances were being completely ignored by law enforcement… until human remains were discovered in nearby bushland. All of a sudden, it became clear that a serial killer was operating in the region.

And some people in the community were certain they knew who was responsible…



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Research & writing – Erin Munro

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Narration – Anonymous Host


‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn


Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska



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