In the month of July, we are celebrating Evidence Locker’s third birthday and our 150th episode. For the last episode in our Blockbuster series, we explore the true crime case behind the Australian Noir film, Snowtown. John Bunting, Robert Wagner and James Vlassakis committed a series of brutal murders in Adelaide between 1992 and 1999. The remains of eight victims were found in six acid-filled barrels in a disused bank vault in the small town of Snowtown, which is why the case is known as Snowtown (or the bodies in the barrels case). A possible 12 people lost their lives to the group, who were on a mission to ‘cleanse’ society. Their victims were all known to them: neighbours, friends, family…
This episode contains reference to child abuse and details of severe torture by homophobic killers and would not be suitable for sensitive listeners.
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Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe
Narrated by Noel Vinson
Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler
Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios
This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.