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Koala Crimes is a true crime podcast covering exclusively Australian cases. Hosted by Samantha Melanie, podcast episodes can also be watched as a video over on the YouTube channel, 'Samantha Melanie'. In each episode, we'll be discussing an Aussie case, which will include solved and unsolved cases, as well as missing persons, and the occasional mystery. Come say hi over on Instagram @koalacrimes where you can send through case suggestions and keep up to date with the podcast :)

Koala Crimes: An Australian True Crime Podcast Samantha Melanie

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 40 Ratings

Koala Crimes is a true crime podcast covering exclusively Australian cases. Hosted by Samantha Melanie, podcast episodes can also be watched as a video over on the YouTube channel, 'Samantha Melanie'. In each episode, we'll be discussing an Aussie case, which will include solved and unsolved cases, as well as missing persons, and the occasional mystery. Come say hi over on Instagram @koalacrimes where you can send through case suggestions and keep up to date with the podcast :)

    4: The Mysterious Murder of Corryn Rayney- Did The Husband Do It? Australian True Crime

    4: The Mysterious Murder of Corryn Rayney- Did The Husband Do It? Australian True Crime

    In August of 2007, mother of two, Corryn Rayney, disappeared after a boot scooting class one winter's evening. One week later her car was found abandoned. An oil leak coming from her vehicle led police right to her grave. Shortly after her body was discovered, her husband, Lloyd Rayney, was named the 'prime and only suspect', but it would be three years before he was arrested. In 2012 what was labelled the 'trial of the decade' began. Lloyd Rayney would be found not guilty. 
    The Rayney case became one of the most controversial and talked-about cases to ever happen in Perth, Western Australia. To date, no one has been held accountable for Corryn's murder. 


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    SOURCES

    Thank you to The Perth Supreme Court, Perth Now, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, 60 Minutes Australia, The ABC.

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    eCourts Portal of Western Australia

    Supreme Court Judgement Summary

    60 Minutes

    The ABC

    Perth Now

    Perth Now

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    The Guardian

    Registrar Information

    • 39 min
    3: SOLVED: The Senseless Murder Of 16 Year Old Stacey Mitchell- Australian True Crime

    3: SOLVED: The Senseless Murder Of 16 Year Old Stacey Mitchell- Australian True Crime

    In 2006 in Perth, Western Australia, 16-year-old Stacey Mitchell was murdered by two teenage girls because they found her "annoying". The killers, a couple, proceeded to film the murder, and kiss over her body to symbolise their love and loyalty to one another. Their bizarre actions earned them the nickname in the media 'the kiss killers'. If you are a Perth local, you may have also heard this case being referred to as 'the lesbian vampire killers' or the 'wheelie bin murder'.
    Today, I want to look past the sensationalistic headlines and focus on the young girl that lost her life in what was a senseless and sadistic crime...

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    Email: hello@samanthamelanie.video

    SOURCES

    Thank you to 7 News, Perth Now, The West, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, news.com.au, The Press, Daily Echo.

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    7 News

    Perth Now

    The West

    The Guardian

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    The Age

    news.com.au

    The Press

    Daily Echo

    • 27 min
    2: The Disappearance of Lisa Brown. Was She A Victim Of The Claremont Serial Killer? Australian True Crime

    2: The Disappearance of Lisa Brown. Was She A Victim Of The Claremont Serial Killer? Australian True Crime

    On November 10, 1998, Lisa Jane Brown vanished off the streets of Perth, Western Australia, never to be seen again. Lisa was just 19 years old, and a mother of two young children- a two and a four-year-old. She had her whole life ahead of her...
    Unfortunately, today's missing person case is one of those stories where not a shred of evidence was left behind, although there has been speculation over the years that Lisa was a victim of the Claremont serial killer.
    Join me as I discuss another Australian true crime story- and for those coming from my YouTube channel, today's episode is an exclusive for the podcast and will only be uploaded here!

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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/samantham

    Email: hello@samanthamelanie.video

    SOURCES

    Thank you to The ABC, The West, The Australian Missing Person’s Register, To Catch A Killer, Perth Now.

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    Crime Stoppers

    The ABC

    The ABC

    The ABC

    The ABC
    The Australian Missing Persons Register

    The West

    To Catch A Killer

    Perth Now

    • 21 min
    1: SOLVED: The Tragic Murder Of Sofia Rodriguez-Urrutia Shu - Australian True Crime

    1: SOLVED: The Tragic Murder Of Sofia Rodriguez-Urrutia Shu - Australian True Crime

    In this week's episode, we discuss the tragic case of Sofia Rodriguez-Urrutia Shu. Sofia was just 8 years old when she was taken and murdered in a shopping centre, in the middle of the day, surrounded by hundreds of other shoppers. Her case has been described as one of the worst in Western Australia's history.

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    SOURCES

    www.koalacrimes.com

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA SEX OFFENDER REGISTER

    Health Direct Asperger's syndrome information

    Perth Now

    Perth Now

    Perth Now

    Perth Now

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    The Guardian

    The Guardian

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    The ABC

    The ABC

    The ABC

    The ABC

    The Age

    The Age

    WA Today

    The West

    The West

    Andrew Williams Criminal Law Offices

    Supreme Court of Western Australia

    news.com.au

    news.com.au

    • 30 min

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40 Ratings

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Finally!

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Great Podcast

Love listening to Samantha Melanie. Especially because she covers Australian True Crime.

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