On Australia Day 1966, Jane, Arnna and Grant Beaumont left their home in the Adelaide suburb of Somerton Park for a day at the beach. By the evening, the worst fears of every Australian parent were realised whent he children, aged nine, seven and four, did not return home.
To coincide witht he 40th anniversary of the children's disappearance, Alan J. Whiticker, authoer of 'The Wanda Beach Murders' and 'Twelve Crimes That Shocked a Nation' has written the first comprehensive account of Australia's most famous unsolved murder.
Carefully detailing the events leading up to the disappearance, the actual events of the day, and the subsequent police investigation. 'Searching for the Beaumont children' destroys the urban myths, explores the wild theories promoted by the media, and recounts the heartache of parents Jim and Nancy Beaumont as well as the charlatans and religious fanatics who preyed on them.
From Adelaide to Perth, Melbourne to New Zealand, the disappearance of the children touched Australians all across the country and left a lasting impression on the Australian psyche. And the mystery continues to haunt us with reports as recent as December claiming notorious child killer and pedophile Derek Percy would again be questioned about the case.
This book captures the 40-year-long search for the Beaumont Children.
Author: Alan J. Whiticker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1740 311 06X
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