6 episodes

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.

Spear Creek The Courier-Mail

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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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
51 Ratings
51 Ratings
mdbaladnfis ,

Somewhat repetitive, but a good listen

I quite enjoyed it, however a number of aspects were repeated across each podcast which made it a bit frustrating to listen to. The information could have been recapped rather than directly given again and again. I would still recommend it.

jarrod brisbane ,

Great

Clearly Preston is the guy.. poor police work on this case means it probably won’t ever be solved now.

Milla pinch ,

Great work

I enjoyed this podcast about a murder I was unaware of. It definitely seems solvable. However I question the ethics of revealing mr Preston to the public like that. We know his name, where he lives and even the sound of his voice. If it is not him then what a huge violation of his inherent right to privacy. Anyway, I know little of the case so perhaps there are better reasons for doing so than not. I live just a few minutes from Goulburn and can just imagine his yellow brick house. Now I wonder with intrigue if I’m living near a triple murderer. (Either way milat came from just up the road too!)
I do hope this case is resolved for the families of the victims and whoever is responsible is held accountable.

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