On this episode of Ominous Origins, we continue our discussion of Australia’s Wanda Beach Murders and the unsolved death of two teen girls.
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There are twists, there are turns, and there are still no answers when it comes to the slayings of Marianne Schmidt and Christine Sharrock, also known as the Wanda Beach Murders. Granted, it would be unlikely to have any answers, as the terrible event took place in 1965. However, as we’ll discover, there were leads being looked at well into the mid 2010s. The case shocked the community, and the fact that it was never solved was more or less the first in a string of unsolved crimes, mostly murders, around that time.
This episode looks at the similarities between some of these unsolved crimes, the suspects involved, and some wonderfully botched police work that includes losing the only DNA evidence recovered. In the end, it’s no real surprise that the case has gone unsolved. From the location, to the time, to the lack of eye-witnesses (though there is one we’ll talk about), it just seemed as though this case was destined to remain a mystery.
Although there were three main suspects in the case, none ever confessed, and two died before charges could ever be laid (granted one was in the 2000s). The police were banking on a confession for these murders, but sadly they never got them. For all the sordid details, be sure to tune into this episode. And if you missed it, make sure you check out part one as well.
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