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Now displaying: July, 2016
Jul 30, 2016

The eastern side of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is closed in by mountains. On the city’s west side, a mesa rises out of the Rio Grande Valley.

In 2005, subdivisions and new housing were being built along the West Mesa. The construction pressed up against the vast desert that stretches beyond where you will find tumbleweeds, high tension wires and trash. It is a desolate isolated spot.

In 2008 the economy crashed and the new homes stopped being built. It was on a 92-acre lot of land on the West Mesa one year later where a serial killer’s burial ground was found. 

 

MUSIC

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike MigasAlexander Aldea, and Andrew Joslyn 

 

RESOURCES

(Warning: Contains spoilers)

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Mesa

2. http://www.vice.com/read/who-is-the-west-mesa-bone-collector-0000439-v21n9

3. http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2010/03/08/memories-of-jaime-selena-smiles-and-serial-murder/

4.http://www.abqjournal.com/community-data/west-mesa-murder-victims

5. http://www.abqjournal.com/community-data/west-mesa-murders

6. Dateline – Somebody’s daughter episode 

7. http://www.charleyproject.org/index.html

 

Jul 23, 2016

Vancouver Island. Known for its breathtaking scenery, astonishing postcard beauty and amazing wildlife. Heaven on earth. But on certain parts of the island, beneath the beauty, some will tell you there lies a dark underbelly. And in the early hours of the morning, June 30th, 2002, that underbelly came to the surface. 

 

MUSIC

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

RESOURCES

(Warning: Contains spoilers)

1. Media clip of Mrs Young talking about police response

2. http://www.allisoncrowe.com/lisaspage.html

3. https://nwac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/NWAC_Story_Telling_Lisa_Marie_Young.pdf

4. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/home

5. https://justice.gov.bc.ca/cso/index.do

Jul 16, 2016

“If any bastard ever thought about going to the cops about us, they’ll be killed and so will their fucking families. And if we don’t get them, our mates will. It would be a shame if anything happened to your sweet little Prue, wouldn’t it”.

Those words were allegedly said by one of the men convicted for the Russell Street Bombing that we covered in the last episode. The person he said those words to? Paul Hetzel. The man who was arrested turned crown witness and whose evidence was instrumental in the conviction of the Russell Street bombers…

 

MUSIC

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

RESOURCES

(Warning: Contains spoilers)

  1. Australia Story TV show – Episode titled ‘The innocent’
  1. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-20/australian-story-russell-st-bombing-witness-breaks-silence/5824314
  1. Following newspaper articles from the age:
    • February 18th, 1992, Page 3
    • August 6th, 1992, Page 4
    • July 8th,1997, Page 29
    • September 26th, 1999, Page 5
    • September 28th, 1999, pages 10 and 11
Jul 9, 2016

We left part one just after the government announced a 500 thousand dollar reward for any information to help solve the case. It was hoped this large reward would be enough to entice a male caller to make contact again.

He had already called numerous times before, claiming to know who the bombers were. Police weren't sure if he was making it up or if he really did know something, but they needed to find out either way. Did the lure of the big reward work? 

 

MUSIC

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn.

 

IMAGE

1. Image Credit

Jul 2, 2016

Haros Avenue in Nunawading (Melbourne) presented a problem for the police surveillance team following the red Jaguar. It was a small dead-end street. No way to observe the house there bank robbery suspect was heading to, without being obvious.

To avoid being detected the police had no choice but to let the suspect out of there sight. There was only one way in and out of Haros Avenue, so the suspect would have to come back past them eventually.

When the 1979 model Holden Commodore drove out of the street, the police weren’t to know there suspect was inside. They were looking for a red Jaguar. Not a Commodore. It was a stroke of luck for the suspect. He had no idea the police were watching him. The change of cars had nothing to do with avoiding the police tail. There was a far more sinister reason for the switch… 

 

MUSIC

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

2. All other music scoring performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

 

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