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Feb 25, 2017

Brembate di Sopra is a small and picturesque town 7km or 4 miles north-west of the city of Bergamo in Northern Italy. About an hours drive from Milan. The province of Lombardy covers the cities of Milan and Bergamo including the small town of Brembate di Sopra. With it’s close proximity to Lake Como and the Swiss and Austrian borders, it is a popular stopover for tourists. The area is dotted with ancient villas and palazzos.

It is a humble town, not modernised to the extent of nearby Milan. Many homes still use wood burning stoves, raise chickens and grow their own vegetables. Postcards of the snow capped the Bergamo Alps sit in shop displays, and the views from the small town are a reminder that things don’t change at a fast pace in rural Italy.

The town has a traditional historical centre, classic church steeples and winding paths and gardens. It still feels like an old town with old traditions and values. Every year the small town hosts a street parade where townsfolk and others from the area come together to dress in Harlequin fancy dress and make traditional wooden floats to parade the streets. Like many old parts of the country, family values are deeply rooted, and people are fiercely loyal.

With around 8,000 residents, Brembate di Sopra is a quiet, close-knit rural community, a safe environment for a young family. A place where a 13-year-old girl walking to a nearby sports centre, alone in the late afternoon, was not given a second thought.

 

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Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories

 

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)

– BOSSETTIADE – Website dedicated to the case Bossetti/Gambirasio

– Murder of Yara Gambirasio – Med Library

– DNA profiling: privacy violations & collateral effects – Justin Bailey

– Yara Died Clutching a Tuft of Grass Soon After She Disappeared – Italian Life

– Murder of Yara Gambirasio – WikiVisually

– Yara Gambirasio murder – Wikipedia

– In Search for Killer, DNA Sweep Exposes Intimate Family Secrets in Italy– Council for Responsible Genetics

– The Murder Mystery Solved by DNA from the Back of a Postage Stamp – Newsweek

– In Search for Killer, DNA Sweep Exposes Intimate Family Secrets in Italy– The New York Times

– The murder that has obsessed Italy – The Guardian

– Teenager Yara: A murder probe that has Italy in its grip – Belfast Telegraph

– DNA evidence and family secrets snare Italian child murderer – The Guardian

– Italy gripped as trial begins over murder of 13-year-old Yara Gambirasio– The Guardian

– Court in Yara case to retire July 1 – Ansa

– Child killer ‘confesses’ in church visitors’ book – The Local

– Bossetti alibi false, investigators say – Ansa

– Bossetti to remain in jail in murder case – Ansa

– Yara Gambirasio: Massimo Bossetti, 365 days in jail without trial man already condemned by the Minister – L’Huffington Post

– Bossetti and those phrases the father of Yara, the same investigators – Bergamo News

– A New Bomb Strikes the Case – Dagospia

– Court explains Yara killer life sentence– Ansa

– Yara’s Parents Beg for Daughter’s Release, Convinced She is Alive – Italian Life

– Yara Murder Case, Judges in a Closed Session. Bossetti: “I am Innocent” – Interris

– DNA tests revealed ‘match’ in Yara case – Ansa

– Maximum Sentence. Bossetti/Murder Yara Gambirasio, life imprisonment – Chronicle

– The murder that has obsessed Italy – Yara Gambirasio, 13, went missing on November 26, 2010

 The Hunt for Unsub1

Feb 18, 2017

Frankston is a Bayside council of Melbourne as well as a suburb itself with around 135,000 people residing there. It sits 40km or 25miles south-east from the centre of Melbourne and includes a varied mix of affluent areas as well as inexpensive and council housing. It has a mixed reputation with Frankston North renowned for drugs and crime and the south more wealthy and scenic with sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay and huge houses nestled into the hills.

 

You have heard about Frankston before on this podcast. Case 23, the Frankston serial killer. But before Paul Denyer, there was another serial killer hunting in Frankston…

 

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Researched and written by the Host.

Greatly assisted in research and co-written by Anna at A.G.P Stories

 

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)

– Tynong Nth Murders Channel 7 – The Channel 7 news report mentioned at the end of the podcast

– Underbelly 3 – by John Silverster and Andrew Rule (One chapter is dedicated to the Frankston and Tynong case)

– Suburban Nightmare, Australian True Crime Stories – by Emily Webb (One chapter is dedicated to the Frankston and Tynong case)

– Frankston has one of the highest rates of crime in Victoria – Herald Sun

– Six women murdered but still no conviction – The Sydney Morning Herald

– Tynong North and Frankston killings remain some of Australia’s worst unsolved murders – Herald Sun

– Six unsolved murders remain one of Australia’s most baffling mysteries – Courier Mail

– Public revelation of serial murder suspect sparks debate – ABC

– Retired detectives back in the hunt – The Age

– Tynong North Murders – Big Footy

– Does Frankston deserve its mixed reputation? – Homely

Feb 11, 2017

On April 28th, 1996, Martin John Bryant became known as the worst single mass-murderer in Australian History. 21 years later, the Port Arthur Massacre still stands as the 3rd deadliest shooting by a lone gunman in the world.

Known as a loner with the IQ of an 11-year-old, a series of events in Martin Bryant’s life would go on to trigger a rampage that would change hundreds of people’s lives that day, as well as the lives of everyday Australians who looked on in horror.

 

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Researched and co-written by Anna at A.G.P Stories

 

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)

– Edited extract from “Born or Bred? Martin Bryant: The Making of a Mass Murderer” by Robert Wainwright and Paola Totaro

– Port Arthur Massacre 1996 (Part 1 of 2)

– Port Arthur Massacre 1996 (Part 2 of 2)

– Martin Bryant’s sentence

– Psychiatric Report

 Court Transcript

– A dangerous mind: what turned Martin Bryant into a mass murderer?

– The road to murder

– Martin Bryant Background

– Walter Mikac looks back at the Port Arthur massacre and its legacy

– Wendy Scurr, the bravest woman I have ever known

– Bryant’s mother defends her son

– Shedding light on Port Arthur killer

– My time with mass killer Martin Bryant

– Martin Bryant through the eyes of his ex-girlfriends: ‘He asked me to marry him’

– Amid Port Arthur’s senseless horror

– Managing Martin: The Jailing of Martin Bryant

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