The Ricochet of Echoes: The Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans Murders
On the 6th October 1974, two female trainee nurses, hitchhiking from Brisbane to Goondiwindi on the Queensland-New South Wales border, were kidnapped, raped and murdered.
The author is the brother of one of those murdered girls. This follow-up to his first book, The Echo of Silent Screams, reports on the 2013 Coronial Inquest into the deaths of Lorraine Wilson and her friend, Wendy Evans. More
On the 6th October 1974, a crime of most heinous proportions was committed. It would become one of the most baffling and infamous unsolved crimes in Australian history. Two female trainee nurses, hitchhiking from Brisbane to the inland township of Goondiwindi on the Queensland-New South Wales border, were to disappear forever. Twenty-one months later their skeletal remains would be discovered in the bush at Murphys Creek, situated at the foothills of the Toowoomba ranges. They had both been hogtied, raped and bludgeoned to death.
In April 2013 and thirty-nine years after their murders, a six day Coronial Inquest into their deaths had commenced. Over thirty witnesses, including three persons of interest, would be subpoenaed to give evidence. The Inquest would create immense publicity and shine a spotlight upon the dark underbelly of Toowoomba’s past.
The author is the brother of one of those murdered girls. He has documented his quest to discover the truth of what happened to his sister and her friend in his previous book, The Echo of Silent Screams. It set the wheels in motion for this last investigation. This is his ongoing personal story to pursue justice for his sister, Lorraine Wilson, and her friend, Wendy Evans.
The $250,000 reward is still current.
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