Victoria River murder

In June 1987 I was asked to take a camera crew and helicopter to Victoria River to cover the search for two Western Australian fishermen who had gone missing.

The two men, father and son Marcus and Lance Bullen, had left their wives at the Victoria River Roadhouse to go fishing. They had spent the night at the roadhouse and were expected to be back in time to move on that day.

Soon after we arrived the police made the grizzly discovery, the two men had been found murdered.

Unknown to us, this incident was the start of a killing spree by German tourist Joseph Schwab. Before he was finished three more tourists would die near Wyndham in Western Australia.

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( To air: ABC TV News 11 June 1987 )

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