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Join hosts Shaun and Chloe each week as they discuss an Australian criminal case, deep diving into the backgrounds of perpetrators, details of crimes, impact on victims, and affects on the community.

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Join hosts Shaun and Chloe each week as they discuss an Australian criminal case, deep diving into the backgrounds of perpetrators, details of crimes, impact on victims, and affects on the community.

    The Moorhouse Murders

    The Moorhouse Murders

    In 1986, Perth and the whole of Western in Australia was flying high, booming at this time, with the likes of Iron Ore magnate Lang Hancock and the occasionally corrupt Alan Bond flexing their business muscles.


    Yachts were docked aplenty in Fremantle post Australia’s 1983 America’s Cup win, which Alan Bond actually bankrolled.


    In the news, the number of disappearances of local Perth women were starting to raise many eyebrows, and then, news of the bodies hit the headlines…


    Join Shaun and Chloe as they discuss the infamous Moorhouse Murders, and the twisted tale of serial killer couple, David and Catherine Birnie.


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    This episode was produced by True Blue Media using the open source materials referenced below: 


    1. Australian Families of Crime: David and Catherine Birnie
    2. Crime Investigation Australia: The Moorhouse Horrors
    3. Beyond the Darklands: David and Catherine Birnie
    4. Murder Uncovered: The Kate Moir Story
    5. The Husband And Wife Serial Killers: Part One & Two, True Crime Conversations, specifically the research of author Andrew Byrne
    6. The Birnies: Australia’s House of Horrors, by Paul B Kidd’s book Australia’s Serial Killers
    7. ‘Inquiry on Prison Rape Claim’ by Tim Clarke
    8. Birnie Given Secret Pauper’s Funeral - murderpedia
    9. www.crimestopperswa.com.au
    10. https://missingpersons.gov.au
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Tromp Family Mystery

    The Tromp Family Mystery

    This tale is about the Tromp family from the little eastern Melbourne suburb of Silvan and the interesting road trip the family of 5 went on back in 2016.


    On August the 30th 2016, police arrived at the family's 18 acre redcurrant farm to find, well, nothing. 51 year old Mark Tromp, his wife 53 year old Jacoba or Coby, and their 3 adult children - 29 yo Riana, 25 yo Mitchell, and 22 year old Ella, had simply vanished, with no clue as to why or where they might’ve gone.


    And as time went on, the police’s search for the family would yield even stranger results, results with questions which still remain unanswered to this day…


    Jon Shaun and Chloe as they discuss this bizarre road trip and the many swirling theories on the potential reasons behind it.


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    This episode was produced by True Blue Media using the open source materials referenced below:


    1. https://www.mamamia.com.au/tromp-family/
    2. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4284496/Tromp-family-normal-bizarre-trip.html
    3. https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/83901623/the-tromp-family-saga-what-we-know-and-what-remains-a-mystery
    4. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Folie_%C3%A0_deux#/Individual_cases
    5. https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/search-for-missing-victorian-man-mark-tromp-enters-its-fifth-day/news-story/8c86d8c1977beb37d184e310c3f6d96e
    6. https://www.pedestrian.tv/podcast/tromp-family-road-trip-folie-a-deux/
    7. https://www.smh.com.au/national/bizarre-tale-of-tromp-family-road-trip-cloaked-in-mystery-20160901-gr6ujf.html
     
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    • 34 min
    The La Trobe University Shooting

    The La Trobe University Shooting

    3 August 1999


    His hand trembled as he wrote, his sweaty fingers wrangling the pen as the words poured from his mind and became scrawl on the paper.


    ‘I tried every legal way possible to find justice for being wronged, this is a warning to employers, politicians, and corrupt men of authority. The little guy is getting tired of being used and shit upon with no avenue for fair play.'


    ‘Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war...’


    Join Shaun and Chloe as they discuss the case of the La Trobe University Shooting, resulting in the tragic death of Eagle Bar Manager, Leon Capraro, at the hands of Jonathan Brett Horrocks.


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    This episode was produced by True Blue Media using the open source materials referenced below: 


    1. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6791239/Backpacker-killer-university-shooter-win-10-000-compensation-bashed-jail.html  
    2. R v Horrocks [2000] VSC 467 (5 October 2000)
    3. https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/5307416
    4. A loner's mind snaps: [1 FIRST Edition] Anderson, Paul. Herald Sun;
    5. Student gets life over university killing; [Late Edition] Gregory, Peter.The Age;
    6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_in_Australia
    7. https://www.weekendnotes.com/the-eagle-bar/
    8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_law_of_Australia#1984%E2%80%931996_multiple_killings
     
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    • 32 min
    The Portland Hair Salon Murders

    The Portland Hair Salon Murders

    Almost halfway between Adelaide in SA and Melbourne in VIC is a small seaside town called Portland. It's a quaint coastal haven, steeped in history, normally a calm and picturesque place. But in May of 1991, Portland was rocked by the gruesome double murder of two women in a hair salon. The crime would leave citizens scared and wondering if the killer was one of their own...


    Join Shaun and Chloe as they discuss the twisting, unsolved case of the Portland Hair Salon Murders.


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    This episode was produced by True Blue Media using the open source materials referenced below: 


    1. https://www.standard.net.au/story/3006715/husband-robert-penny-charged-over-cold-case-murders-at-portland-hair-salon/
    2. 60 Minutes story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpTJCLUP2no
    3. Horrible Man by Leonie Wallace
    4. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/portland-hairdresser-murder-mystery-persists-after-all-these-years-20171002-gyshqq.html
    5. https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/ck0sjh/the_portland_hair_salon_double_murder/
    6. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/portland-hairdresser-murder-mystery-persists-after-all-these-years-20171002-gyshqq.html
    7. https://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-12/margaretpenny_claireacocks_144491_144591.pdf
    8. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1861920817404904 - news report
    9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpTJCLUP2no - ABC TV interview
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Ice Cream Murders

    The Ice Cream Murders

    Mr Whippy would spearhead our country's foray in the world of ice cream vans. The brand established in Australia in 1962 and became ingrained in our culture as a popular presence during our hot summers, cruising the neighbourhoods with a whimsical melody playing over a crackly speaker.


    But unlike the upbeat suggestive music we hear when the brightly coloured van rolls into town, it’s not always good times and double headers for those in the ice cream business...


    Join Shaun and Chloe as they discuss 3 seperate cases, all with the common theme of ice cream.


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    This episode was produced by True Blue Media using the open source materials referenced below:


    1. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/gangland-lawyer-seen-assaulting-the-man-later-charged-with-his-murder-20191111-p539ki.html
    2. https://www.forbesadvocate.com.au/story/6073255/vic-gangland-lawyer-may-have-died-for-debt/
    3. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6684513/Melbourne-mafia-lawyer-provided-secret-information-police-like-Lawyer-X.html
    4. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-09/joseph-acquaro-man-charged-with-melbourne-lawyer-murder/10482084
    5. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/killing-felt-like-mafia-hit-but-some-cops-say-acquaro-was-iced-in-gelati-bar-feud-20161111-gsnckx.html
    6. https://www.ranker.com/list/ice-cream-slayer-facts/amandasedlakhevener
    7. https://murderpedia.org/female.C/c/carranza-estibaliz.htm
    8. https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/ice-lady-aka-ice-cream-killer-estibaliz-carranza-moved-to-mens-prison-in-austria/news-story/60b67fffbfec2c2d2b1c0b93d0b43034
    9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Mangione
    10. https://www.smh.com.au/national/22-years-for-ice-cream-vendor-who-hacked-rival-to-death-20040422-gdiscr.html
    11. https://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/mangione-francesco.htm
    12. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2633532/estibaliz-carranza-ice-cream-killer/
    13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Whippy
    14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_cream
    15. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/killing-felt-like-mafia-hit-but-some-cops-say-acquaro-was-iced-in-gelati-bar-feud-20161111-gsnckx.html
    16. https://www.9news.com.au/national/joseph-acquaro-man-to-stand-trial-for-victorian-lawyer-murder-news-melbourne/4c2d3fe3-6175-45ff-a436-866779c0f4df
    17. https://www.ranker.com/list/ice-cream-slayer-facts/amandasedlakhevener
    18. https://boredomtherapy.com/vienna-ice-cream-shop-secrets/
    19. R v Mangione [2004] VSC 135
     
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    • 42 min
    Gable Tostee and Warriena Wright, Part 2

    Gable Tostee and Warriena Wright, Part 2

    On the 7th of August, 2014, 26 year old, Warriena Wright, met the burly Surfers Paradise local, 28 year old Gable Tostee, at the Cavill Mall around 8:45PM.


    What would start out like any other Tinder date would ultimately end in tragedy…


    Join Shaun and Chloe in part 2 of this tragic tale as they discuss the events after the death of Warriena Wright, and listen to more of the chilling audio captured on Gable Tostee’s mobile phone.


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    This episode was produced by True Blue Media using the open source materials referenced below:


    1. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-20/the-story-of-gable-tostee-and-warriena-wrights-tragic-date/7941720 - Kristian Silva
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivdbsvjuW2Q - audio from phone
    3. https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/what-happened-to-warriena-wright-after-she-met-gable-tostee-20170315-guyfx8.html - By Melissa Fyfe
    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Z_2ozl9W8 - Gable Tostee: Every question answered | 60 Minutes Australia
    5. https://myalcomy.com/body-language-blog/what-gable-tostee-carried-in-hand
    6. https://www.mamamia.com.au/gable-tostee-now/
     
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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530 Ratings

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Aussie True Blue Legends

Arghhh Chloe & Shaun, such an interesting duo with easy listening reading styles. Great true crime nuggets peppered with factual & interesting bits and pieces of wisdom throughout. Love it.
My happy thought is ~ I’m glad I found you!

efkomars ,

Great true crime

Found it by accident when searching an Aussie crime that I wanted to learn more about and found this gem of a podcast. Hosts are great looking forward to new episodes.

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Great podcast

The best hosts of a true crime show I have listened too!!! Need more episodes

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