Australia · Executions · Serial Killers

Australian serial killer hanged

October 26, 1964 Perth, Western Australia Serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke is hanged Cooke terrorized Perth in the early 1960s, randomly targeting his victims, injuring at least 22 and wounding at least 8. His random choice of targets and his random choice of methods of killing contributed to his ability to evade arrest. So random… Continue reading Australian serial killer hanged

Australia · Newspaper clippings

Man disappears after contact with “UFO”

October 21, 1978 Bass Strait, Australia Frederick Valentich (20) disappears after encountering what some believe to be a UFO Valentich, described by his father as a “flying saucer enthusiast,” radioed the control tower to inform them of an unidentified flying object with four green lights was following him. When the control tower replied there was… Continue reading Man disappears after contact with “UFO”

Australia · Executions · Female Killers

The last woman to be executed in Western Australia, for the murder of her stepson

October 6, 1909 Fremantle, Western Australia Martha Rendell becomes the last woman executed in Western Australia Rendell was convicted of killing her de-facto (common law) husband’s 14-year-old son, Arthur Morris. Arthur’s sisters, Annie (7) and Olive (5), also died under suspicious circumstances and were suspected to have been murdered by Rendell as well. Doctors at… Continue reading The last woman to be executed in Western Australia, for the murder of her stepson