ON THIS DAY……. 28th May 1990

On the 28th of May 1990, while on early release from prison, Gregory John ‘Bluey’ Brazel murdered prostitute Sharon Taylor. Her body was found in a shallow grave at Barongarook, Victoria, south of Colac on 23 September 1990. Brazel was born on the 17th of November 1954. Had is a convicted Australian serial killer arsonist, armed robber currently serving three consecutive life sentences for the murders of prostitutes Sharon Taylor and Roslyn Hayward in 1990, and the murder of Mordialloc hardware store owner Mildred Hanmer during an armed robbery in 1982 for which he confessed some eighteen years later. Brazel is often described as one of the most manipulative and violent prisoners in Victoria’s prison system, and was estimated to be worth more than A$500,000 in 2000. He will be eligible for parole in 2020.