Screams in the night and bloodstains on the grass resulted in one of the most intense investigations in Ipswich history. The mystery remains unsolved 85 years later. I told a version of the story live on West Bremer Radio.
At around 8pm on Thursday the 16th of September 1937, Patrick Farrell of Goodna in Ipswich, Queensland, noticed a car drive along what was then the country road where he lived. It stopped at the corner a short distance from the railway bridge in a lonely part of Woogaroo Street.
After a short while, Farrell heard a woman screaming. As he approached the car, two men hurriedly jumped inside, started the engine, and swiftly drove away. When Farrell reached the spot, he saw two pools of fresh blood on the ground. He called the police.
Farrell spoke with Constable John McErlean at the Goodna…
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