Case 63

Catherine Holmes & Georgina Watmore

On the evening of April 14 1987, 28-year-old Catherine Holmes hosted a small party at her home in the small New South Wales town of Cowra. When she failed to show up at work the following day, a friend went to Catherine’s home to check on her. There, they discovered Catherine’s badly beaten body, along with that of her friend and colleague, 24-year-old Georgina Watmore. 

The double homicide didn’t make sense. Why would anyone want the two women dead? And who was the mystery man Catherine was seen arguing within the weeks leading up to the crime? As the investigation heated up and the rumour mill soared, Cowra’s reputation changed forever.



Casefile Presents



Research & writing – Anonymous Host 

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




One piece of the puzzle – by Justine Ford



Canberra Times newspaper archives

Cowra Guardian newspaper archives

The following articles from the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper archives:

  • April 16th 1987
  • April 17th 1987
  • April 18th 1987
  • April 19th 1987
  • April 21st 1987
  • April 22nd 1987
  • April 23rd 1987
  • April 24th 1987
  • May 2nd 1987
  • May 10th 1987
  • June 1st 1987
  • June 26th 1987
  • July 31st 1987
  • August 1st 1987
  • December 31st 1987
  • January 27th 1991

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