Elmer Crawford - Crawford Family Murder

Discussion in 'Crime' started by jimbler, Jan 11, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. jimbler

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    Has thing already been done? I can't believe I'd never heard of this case, and I can't believe they never caught the guy.

    I assume it would have been massive news in Victoria/Australia back in the day, and his photo would have been everywhere?

    http://www.news.com.au/national/cri...s/news-story/93b1b24f7353c1ffa40b764aabf3c456

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    Listened to a Podcast on this sometime last year on "Casefile True Crime", think it was believed he fled back overseas (Italy or Ireland??).
     
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    From that Websleuths site in 2010

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...n-Melbourne-1-July-1970&p=5576290#post5576290
     
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    Probably Northern Ireland. He still had some relatives living there in 2010.

    http://www.irishcentral.com/news/po...rs-dna-to-northern-ireland-98495329-237705001

    It sounds like they were pretty confident that he was the man in Texas, but the DNA didn't match.

     
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    What a twisted campaigner. Hopefully the police can apprehend him and he can face justice.
     
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    I thought the same thing. You'd hope it was a little more concrete than this.
     
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    Go to the scene where his family was discovered regularly, not morbidly but its as great picnic spot that my family has used for years apart from a minor recess after the crime.
    A couple of interesting things about the case were the still hard to decipher setup for his leaving the crime site.
    The strong rumour that he was somehow involved in IRA trouble.
     
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    “The strongest lead related to sightings in Western Australia in 1994 which police believe were genuine.

    A woman who knew Crawford well saw a man in a Bunbury hotel and was so convinced it was him she approached him and asked who he was.”