Snowtown murders


The Snowtown murders, also known as the Bodies in Barrels murders, were the murders of 11 people in South Australia, Australia between August 1992 and May 1999. The crimes were uncovered when the remains of eight victims were found in barrels of acid located in a rented former bank building in Snowtown, South Australia on 20 May 1999. The town of Snowtown is 145 km north of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.… Read More

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200 AD ? Although a total of $97,200 was obtained in this manner, social security fraud was not judged to have been the primary motive for the killings. … Read More
Bunting moved into the Salisbury North home in 1991 and quickly befriended Wagner, Wagner's boyfriend Barry Lane, and Mark Haydon, who all lived nearby. … Read More
…  Police involvement with the then unlinked crimes had begun with the disappearance of Barry Lane in 1997. … Read More
1998 ? The bodies in barrels were variously stored in several places before finally being moved to the bank vault in Snowtown. These included a shed behind Bunting's house at Murray Bridge in April 1998; the three barrels were then moved to Haydon's property at Smithfield Plains later in 1998.
2002 ? The Supreme Court trial for Wagner and Bunting began on 14 October 2002 and within a short space of time the court experienced difficulties with the jury. … Read More
2003 ? Both Bunting and Wagner were found guilty on 8 September 2003. … Read More
2004 ? The proceedings against Haydon continued into 2004, and on 2 August a trial opened in which he was charged with two counts of murder and six counts of "assisting offenders". … Read More
In May 2005 the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Bunting and Wagner, who have now exhausted their avenues of appeal in South Australia.
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