Inside the Backpacker Murders Investigation
January 1994, seven bodies. No clues. Three men in a room: a maverick cop, a criminal psychiatrist, an American anthropologist. Where to go from here?
This is the extraordinary story of how fate conspired against seven young backpackers on the threshold of their lives; of a dysfunctional family and how it raised a serial killer; and of the rough and tumble world of the NSW Police - the good, the bad and the downright incompetent - and how they finally pieced the puzzle together. Veteran journalist Neil Mercer has conducted hundreds of interviews and delved deeply behind these shocking crimes to reveal the little known, yet astonishing and complex story.