ON THIS DAY – December 17, 1965

Keith Ryrie was charged in the Melbourne City Court with having murdered Maureen Patricia Ferrari, 18, at Holmesglen. Ryrie was charged in the City Court also for having murdered Rhonda Margaret Irwin, 5, at Burnley the week before. Senior Detective Harry Morrison, of the Homicide Squad, told the City Court: “On December 17 last the murdered body of Maureen Patricia Ferrari was found on railway land near the Holmesglen Railway Station”. During an interview with Ryrie, he made certain admissions in relation to this crime. “He pointed out certain matter to us there in relation to this crime.”