Three Unsolved Murders In SA Now Thought To Be Work Of A Serial Killer

Calling all Aussie murderinos, the time has come for your due diligence and attention. It’s been reported that police believe that three unsolved murders from South Australia between 1998 and 2011 are linked to the same perpetrator, meaning that we’ve got a serial killer on our hands, people.

As reported by the ABC, a 39-year-old man who is believed to be now living in Sunraysia region of Victoria is the main suspect behind three murders around the Mount Gambier region. If the secret police taskforce’s suspicions are correct, the suspect would have committed his first murder – that of 71-year-old Phyllis Harrison – when he was 19.

After working on the unsolved cases since January (we can only assume the renewed interest may have been influenced by the ongoing hunt for US‘ Golden State Killer), the police taskforce concluded that the main suspect lived within 10 minutes of all of the victims, and each incident is linked through motive – theft.

The murders of Harrison, along with Beverley Hanley in 2010 and Stephen Newton in 2011 were all similar and brutal in nature and each of the victims’ houses were ransacked after the attack.

The forensic investigation team have been presented with new evidence that they believe links the one man to all three murders, and are encouraging anyone with information to step forward and speak to the Crimestoppers team. Major Crime Officer-In-Charge Detective Superintendent Des Bray strongly believes that people are withholding information from police, and has requested that those people “consider their conscience” and contact authorities to help solve the murder mysteries.

If you know anything or can assist in the solving of these cases, you can contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.