Case 61

The Lin Family

*** Content Warning: child victims ***

On the morning of July 18 2009, customers gathered outside Min Lin’s newsagency in North Epping, New South Wales. The family-run business always opened on time, but on this particular day its doors were locked and there was no sign of anyone inside. 

When Min Lin’s sister heard that her brother’s business was uncharacteristically closed, she and her husband raced to his home to check on him. After entering via the unlocked front door, the couple slowly made their way upstairs, where they were met with a distressing sight. 

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EPISODE:

Research & writing – Anna Priestland

Narration – Anonymous Host

 

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Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

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Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska

 

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RESOURCES

 

VIDEOS:

Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 1 – Channel 7

Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 2 – Channel 7

Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 3 – Channel 7

Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 4 – Channel 7

Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 5 – Channel 7

A Current Affair – Channel 9

 

ARTICLES:

22nd July 2009 Robert Xie police interview – Daily Mail

The Lin family killings: A timeline – The Sydney Morning Herald

The ‘Buddhist monk’ detective who nabbed Lin family murderer Robert Xie– The Sydney Morning Herald

The evidence which the Crown said pointed to Robert Xie’s guilt – The Sydney Morning Herald

Why did Robert Xie face four trials for Lin family murders? – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie’s defence to the Crown case in his murder trial – The Sydney Morning Herald

The moment Justice Elizabeth Fullerton saw murderer Robert Xie on the street – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie found guilty of murdering five members of the Lin family – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie: Inside a killer’s grisly trail of carnage – Daily Telegraph

Kathy Lin looking forward to her husband Robert Xie’s bail – Daily Mail

Surveillance video shows Brenda Lin subjected to uncomfortable touching from Robert Xie – Daily Telegraph

Reporting Robert Xie’s murder of Brenda Lin’s family – The Saturday Paper

Robert Xie driven by bitterness in murdering Lin family, court hears – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie given five life sentences for Lin family murders – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie: Terrifying triple-0 call revealed – Daily Telegraph

Murdered Min Lin saw robbery, strike force told – Daily Telegraph

Australia newspaper features Xie “Stain 91” solved by TrueAllele – Cybergenetics

DNA tests changing criminal trials – The Saturday Paper

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