CLAREMONT: The Claremont Serial Killings
By The West Australian
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Three young women, all missing from the same place, all the victims of a killer stalking the quiet streets. This is the true story of the Claremont Serial Killings. Claremont: A well-to-do suburb of big homes, imported cars, highly-educated professionals and prestigious private schools. Where residents live in luxury between the majestic Swan River and the glaring blue Indian Ocean that wrap around the city of Perth on the Western edge of Australia. High salaries, no crime to speak of, barely a care in the world. Claremont is a lovely place to live. In Perth, it’s the place to live. There is really only one pub to speak of in Claremont. And one nightclub, about 150m away down a street lined with boutique shops. The nightspots are a magnet for university students and young professionals looking to have fun. Everyone knows everyone, or at least someone who knows them. In Claremont, there are barely two degrees of separation. On January 26, 1996, Sarah Spiers headed to Claremont for a night out with friends. Aged 18, she left the nightclub in the early hours and called a taxi from a payphone. The taxi arrived minutes later. But Sarah wasn’t there. Her disappearance left her family and friends distraught and an entire city wondering. What happened to that smiling, blonde country girl? People don’t just vanish from Claremont. Less than six months later, Jane Rimmer was out, also in Claremont, also with friends, also blonde and smiling. That smile was evident on CCTV captured inside the hotel that night. Those grainy frames showed the 23-year-old walking through the crowded bar area. The tape recording cuts away to another camera. When it cut back, Jane was gone. Two young women missing in similar circumstances from the same location. Police began to worry they were dealing with a serial killer. When Jane’s body was found in bushland two months later, their worst fears were realised. Nine months on and Ciara Glennon, a 27-year-old lawyer, was out with work colleagues for a drink. Smart, professional and universally liked, she too vanished. Three weeks later, her body was found, also dumped in bushland. Three young women, all missing from the same place, all the victims of a killer stalking the quiet streets. This is the true story of the Claremont Serial Killings.
||CleanThe Wrong Man||As the hunt for a serial killer who has struck three times in Claremont continues, police train a laser focus on one very peculiar man who admits to driving the streets and picking up at least one woman. But the man’s mother says enough is enough. A TV reporter spends an hour with the suspect in his beachside apartment, quizzing him over the case. She concludes that detectives are pursuing the wrong man and contacts the father of one victim to share her view. Now, more than 20 years later, a former police commissioner says that suspect and his family are owed an apology.||14 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaskforce, Tears and a Suspect||One woman missing, one woman murdered. A city gripped by fear. Then Ciara Glennon vanishes off the streets of Claremont. As her grieving father takes up the hunt, police launch the biggest murder taskforce in Australian history. But when their focus narrows on a suspect, the question is asked: have police got the wrong man?||7 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Killer Strikes Twice||Three young women vanish. Two bodies are found. Police hunt a murderer prowling the streets. This is the true story of the Claremont Serial Killings.||26 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
This is an interesting story but this podcast could be better. The narrator speaks too fast and sounds like he is reading from a book.
It is nice to listen to an Aussie podcast. It is well done
Reduces women to objects in the first 3 minutes...
“beautiful” girls... this kind of reductionist language only underpins the objectification of women that leads them to be the victims misogyny.
Sexist male gaze, sensationalised, no discussion of why men rape and murder women.
Disappointingly male and tabloid.
Wouldn’t waste any more time listening.