Charged with Wife’s Murder

ON THIS DAY – November 4, 1948 Charged with the murder of his wife, Evelyn Fisher (63) at their flat on November 4, Harold Fisher (66), of Canterbury road. Middle Park, was remanded in the City Court to-day Without bail until November 19 Police evidence was that Mrs. Fisher died from strangulation. A note found, […]

Murder of Baby Alleged

On This Day – October 23, 1969 A 30-year-old woman broke down and cried when she was committed for trial at the Coroner’s Court to day for the murder of her six-months-old baby.  Mr H. W. Pascoe, SM, committed Mrs Patricia Louise Coolen. of Pembroke Road, Mooroolbark, to appear in the Supreme Court on March […]

Infant Murder

ON THIS DAY…… 1st September 1885 A young woman named Martha Jane Heffer, in the employ of Mr. H. M. Sutherland, of the Commercial Bank, Dandenong, was arrested on a charge of having wilfully murdered her female infant, whose body was found in the Dandenong Creek on this day in 1885. While being escorted to […]

Theresa Crowe Murder

On This Day – June 19, 1980 Theresa Crowe, a vivacious young woman, had been found in her loft apartment, wrapped in a blanket, her body slashed from throat to groin. Despite the horrific wounds that prompted speculation that she had been killed in a satanic ritual, the cause of death was strangulation. Malcolm Clarke […]

Murder of Michael Spereirani

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 26, 1984 MOUNT MARTHA Michael Spereirani was murdered at Mt Martha on this day in 1984, by Serial killer John Leslie Coombes. Speirani’s remains are never found. Murder was believed to have been driving over him in a motorboat, Stabbing with knife and Strangulation. Coombes was sentenced to life with […]

Charged with Wife’s Murder

ON THIS DAY – November 4, 1948 Charged with the murder of his wife, Evelyn Fisher (63) at their flat on November 4, Harold Fisher (66), of Canterbury road. Middle Park, was remanded in the City Court to-day Without bail until November 19 Police evidence was that Mrs. Fisher died from strangulation. A note found, […]

Murder of Baby Alleged

On This Day – October 23, 1969 A 30-year-old woman broke down and cried when she was committed for trial at the Coroner’s Court to day for the murder of her six-months-old baby.  Mr H. W. Pascoe, SM, committed Mrs Patricia Louise Coolen. of Pembroke Road, Mooroolbark, to appear in the Supreme Court on March […]

Infant Murder

ON THIS DAY…… 1st September 1885 A young woman named Martha Jane Heffer, in the employ of Mr. H. M. Sutherland, of the Commercial Bank, Dandenong, was arrested on a charge of having wilfully murdered her female infant, whose body was found in the Dandenong Creek on this day in 1885. While being escorted to […]

Theresa Crowe Murder

On This Day – June 19, 1980 Theresa Crowe, a vivacious young woman, had been found in her loft apartment, wrapped in a blanket, her body slashed from throat to groin. Despite the horrific wounds that prompted speculation that she had been killed in a satanic ritual, the cause of death was strangulation. Malcolm Clarke […]

Murder of Michael Spereirani

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 26, 1984 MOUNT MARTHA Michael Spereirani was murdered at Mt Martha on this day in 1984, by Serial killer John Leslie Coombes. Speirani’s remains are never found. Murder was believed to have been driving over him in a motorboat, Stabbing with knife and Strangulation. Coombes was sentenced to life with […]