The Family Murders

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Wendy Roles, Greg McInerney
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The Family Murders are a series of violent and depraved sex crimes committed against five young men and boys in South Australia throughout the 1970's and 1980's. In 1988 Detective Trevor Kipling described a group of people whom he suspected as being responsible as "one big happy family" and vowed to do all that he could to bring them to justice. The sinister group was dubbed 'The Family' and consisted of some of the most powerful and influential people in the state at the time. Only one man, Bevan Spencer von Einem, was convicted of murdering Richard Kelvin, the last of the five known victims, but he hadn't acted alone. Rumour and innuendo regarding the involvement of high profiles has plagued Adelaide ever since, and to this day four out of the five murders remain unsolved despite overwhelming evidence available to police. In this tell all book, the authors take you deeper into The Family than has ever been done before.

According to a neighbor, Linda had seemed nervous and scared several weeks before the murders ... The Family Murders is a well known and notorious series of crimes that occurred in Adelaide, Australia. Over a span of several years starting in 1979 and into the 80s five young men, aged from 14 to 25, went missing in different areas of Adelaide.

South Australia has an international reputation for being the home of some very strange ... A retrial was held in 2016, with a jury finding Xie guilty of the murders by a majority verdict on 12 January 2017. A funeral was held for the family at Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales on 8 August 2009. Very large text size Robert Xie, who was jailed for life for the brutal murders of five members of his extended family in Sydney's north-west, has lost his bid to overturn his convictions in the Court of Criminal Appeal. The Family was the name given to a close-knit group of Adelaide homosexuals involved in the kidnapping, drugging, sexual abuse and, at times, torture of young men and teenaged boys in Adelaide, Australia and surrounding areas throughout the 1970s and into the mid 1980s. Von Einem, 66, is the only Family member to face justice over the Family murders - he is serving a life sentence, with a 24-year non-parole period, for the murder of 15-year-old Richard Kelvin, in 1983.