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The Tragic Murder of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans

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In 1974, a pair of nursing students hailing from Australia, namely Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans, made a resolute decision to embark on a journey across their nation. Their noble expedition, however, encountered an unfortunate event as Lorraine’s vehicle suffered a breakdown in the midst of their travels. The repair shop they sought assistance from estimated a week’s time for the restoration, a revelation that filled them with trepidation. Despite their apprehensions, they mustered the courage to opt for hitchhiking to Brisbane, where Lorraine’s sister resided, hoping to spend a week there. As the days passed, anxiety grew in Lorraine’s heart, fearing her car might not be ready in time for their return to work on October 10, 1974.

Unable to endure the prolonged wait for her car’s repair, Lorraine, along with Wendy, commenced their journey back home on October 6, intending to hitchhike their way. Tragically, they never reached their destination. On October 12, 1974, Lorraine’s aunt reported their disappearance, yet it took almost four decades to unveil the haunting truth behind the fate of these women. Alarming accounts revealed that numerous witnesses observed the heinous crime, with more than ten men participating in the brutal assaults against them. Despite these revelations, the perpetrators evaded justice, exploiting fear among the populace and the authorities’ erroneous actions.

The Night of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans’ Abduction On October 6, 1974, near a local youth camp, a police officer named Ian Hamilton and his partner received a distressing call. Caretakers at the camp attested to hearing a woman’s piercing screams for at least twenty agonizing minutes, yet they struggled to discern their origin, a matter of profound regret. Unaware of the harrowing plight befalling Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans at that very moment, the officers hastened to the campsite situated near Toowoomba Range Road in Queensland, Australia.

After arriving promptly, the officers and caretakers ventured about 80 meters up the range from the camp. Initially, they heard nothing, but after a few minutes of walking, the chilling cries reached their ears. Officer Hamilton conveyed that the sounds were the most dreadful and spine-chilling screams he had ever encountered, describing them as “blood-curdling.” Unbeknownst to them, Lorraine Wilson had miraculously managed to escape her captors, and the gusty wind distorted the location of the screams.

After tirelessly searching for 40 minutes, the two police officers decided to abandon their pursuit and resorted to driving around the vicinity. Illuminating the area with their car lights, they hoped to locate the distressed woman. By midnight, they reluctantly gave up and began their return to the station. Upon their arrival, they shared the account of the screams with the next patrol shift.

Reported Missing In the ensuing days, no reports of missing persons surfaced, and the haunting screams of the women gradually faded from memory. However, six days later, Lorraine’s aunt approached the police, informing them of the absence of both Lorraine and her 18-year-old friend, Wendy Evans.

What Befell Lorraine Wilson & Wendy Evans? Two years elapsed before the discovery of Lorraine and Wendy’s remains in Murphys Creek. The world remained oblivious to the truth surrounding their disappearance until nearly four decades later. In a harrowing gang-bang incident, a “putrid pool of crooks” subjected them to a merciless and brutal assault, leaving them battered and broken.

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A freelancer, blogger, content writer, translator, tour consultant, proofreader, environmentalist, social mobilizer, poetess and novelist. As a physically challenged person, she extends advocacy on disability related issues. She's masters in Economics and Linguistics along with B.Ed.

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