Wednesday, June 30, 2021

129. Hanging From A Cliff: The Crawford Family Murders

 In this episode, Jen tells Cam about one of Australia’s most infamous cases.

On July 2, 1970, tourists visiting the Loch Ard Gorge in Port Campbell see a yellow Hudson sedan 52 feet below the cliffs. Once the police bring the vehicle to safety, they discover the bodies of Therese(35), Kathryn (13), James (8), and Karen(6).

Therese, Kathryn, James and Karen

The police suspect the deaths to be murder-suicide. But, things aren't always what they seem.  When investigators enter the family home, they find a horrifying crime scene.

Join us as we discuss this week's episode Hanging From A Cliff: The Crawford Family Murders.

Age progression of Elmer Crawford. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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Producer and music theme by Nico Vettese.

This episode was written by the amazing Fern from Evidence of a Crime.


Articles from
The Age, July 4th, 1970 – Murder Family: Husband Sought
The Sydney Morning Herald, July 4th, 1970 – Four murdered, put over the cliff
The Age, July 6th, 1970 - ‘Lights’: New Lead in Cliff Murders
The Sydney Morning Herald, July 6th, 1970 – Girls tell police: We saw a man at death home
The Age, July 7th, 1970 – Seeking Glenroy Husband
The Age, July 8th, 1970 – Search for him goes on
The Age, July 9th, 1970 – Irish Police Alerted on Crawford
The Sydney Morning Herald, July 6th, 1971 – Killed wife, three children
The Age, June 24th, 1971 – Crawfords Inquest Soon
The Age, July 6th, 1972 – Two-year police hunt goes on for ‘quiet family man’
The Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 29th, 1973 – Road death may solve 1970 murders
The Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 31st, 1973 – Dead man not alleged murderer

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