This is Part Two of That Bastard Bruce Burrell, if you haven’t listened to part one and you want any of this to make sense, we suggest you push stop and go back and listen to episode 171.
In part one we covered the 1995 mysterious disappearance of 74-year-old widow Dottie Davis. Two years later, mother of three, Kerry Whelan was kidnapped in Parramatta and a one million dollar US ransom was demanded for her safe return. Dottie and Kerry both had close ties to slick con man Bruce Burrell. This episode we detail the investigation into Kerry’s kidnap and the long road to justice for the Whelan and Davis families.
TCNT: Amanda Blackburn, and she wrote to us about the true crime book, Murder in the Adi-ron-dacks: An American Tragedy Revisited by Craig Brandon.
Aussie As: A boofhead knocks himself unconscious while streaking during an Adelaide football game.
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Sources: Lady Killer: How conman Bruce Burrell kidnapped and killed rich women for their money, Candace Sutton and Ellen Connolly, Allen & Unwin, March 1st, 2009
R v Bruce Allan BURRELL [No 3]  NSWSC 30 (8 February 2008), NEW SOUTH WALES SUPREME COURT. Bruce Allan Burrell v R  NSWCCA 65, 16 March 2007, NEW SOUTH WALES SUPREME COURT. Bruce Burrell loses Kerry Whelan murder appeal, DailyTelegraph.com.au, May 28, 2010. Bruce Burrell gets 28 years, Malcolm Brown – Smh.com.au, February 8, 2008. Inside the mind of Bruce Burrell, Angela Kamper – The Daily Telegraph, September 18, 2007. Burrell guilty of murder, Smh.com.au, June 6, 2006. Burrell guilty of second murder, Smh.com.au, September 17, 2007. Whelan murder: Burrell gets life, Geesche Jacobsen, August 9, 2006. Lurline Bay, a magical place in the heart of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, ozbeaches.com.au
Aussie As Sources: Knocked-out streaker unmasked, news.com.au, October 23, 2009, Boofhead, so why laud this streak of stupidity?, John Whistler, Sunday Mail (SA), September 20, 2008.