Episode 5: The arrest
A major breakthrough: A former unit commander from Australia's hardest supermax prison is charged with three counts of murder in connection to the 1978 Spear Creek killings of Karen Edwards, Timothy Thomson and Gordon Twaddle
By The Courier-Mail
It was a real-life Wolf Creek. In 1978, three friends left Alice Springs on an adventure exploring the Australian outback. Weeks later, a man walking his dog stumbled across their bodies in a remote area of bushland in North Queensland. They’d been hunted down and shot, one of the victims dying as he clutched hold of a tree. Police brought in to investigate were badly injured in a helicopter crash and soon after, the investigation stalled. The Courier-Mail explores one of Australia’s most forgotten mysteries: The Spear Creek murders. The killer is still out there.