The murder of Sian Kingi

November 27, 1987
Tinbeerwah, Queensland, Australia
Sian Kingi (12, pictured) is kidnapped, raped, strangled, and stabbed to death

Kingi was abducted when Barrie Watts and then-wife Valmae Beck persuaded her into their van under the false pretense of looking for a lost poodle. She was driven 12km (approximately 7.5 miles) to a remote area where she was raped, strangled, and stabbed. Her body was discarded in a ditch where it was discovered 6 days later.

Watts was given 2 consecutive life sentences without parole which he is currently serving. Beck was given a life sentence as well and died in prison in 2008.

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