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The Courier-Mail
Spear Creek
It was a real-life Wolf Creek. In 1978, three friends left Alice Springs on an adventure exploring the Australian outback. Weeks later, a man walking his dog stumbled across their bodies in a remote area of bushland in North Queensland. They’d been hunted down and shot, one of the victims dying as he clutched hold of a tree. Police brought in to investigate were badly injured in a helicopter crash and soon after, the investigation stalled. The Courier-Mail explores one of Australia’s most forgotten mysteries: The Spear Creek murders. The killer is still out there.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 213 ratings
Well done!
A fabulous podcast, I’m glad it resulted in charges being laid.
LincKym via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/25/20
Spear Creek
Thank you for this podcast... what an incredibly sad story.. Three young people on such an adventure and for it to end as it did, even for Tristy 🐾. The fact that Karen’s parent's never got closure is heartbreaking but I truly hope they will now get justice ... it’s a shame more pressure...Read full review »
SusanFlySammyWright via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/05/20
Loved it!
Well researched and professionally presented. Look forward to hearing outcome and possible motive.
LimeyLyn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/29/20
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