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The Family Murders

The Family Murders were a series of killings that took place in the late 1970s and 1980s in Adelaide, South Australia. The victims were five young men, who were kidnapped, drugged, sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered by an alleged criminal network known as ‘The Family’. The Family is believed to comprise of up to twelve high-profile homosexual men, and were responsible for the abduction and rape of up to 200 boys, and the murder of five people during a 10-year period between 1973 and 1983. The group was uncovered by detectives investigating the murder of 15-year-old Richard Kelvin in 1983. The deaths of four others - Mark Langley, Alan Barnes, Neil Muir and Peter Stogneff - have been linked to the group, most notably through a 1988 coronial inquest. In 1984 accountant Bevan Spencer von Einem was convicted of murdering Kelvin, and sentenced to life imprisonment at Yatala Labour Prison. In 1989 he was charged with murdering two other victims, Alan Barnes and Mark Langley, but the charges were withdrawn when some evidence was ruled inadmissible in the Supreme Court. To this day, only the identity of Family member Bevan von Einem has been revealed, although police list at least three other core members directly involved in the murders.

AUGUST 9, 1994: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) National Nine...
By Tricia Johnson
09 August, 1994
MARCH 15, 1990: ADELAIDE, SA. A Queue of people...
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15 March, 1990
DECEMBER 18, 1989: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) Convicted...
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18 December, 1989
SEPTEMBER 2, 1989: ADELAIDE, SA. David Langley,...
By Russell Millard
02 September, 1989
1989: ADELAIDE, SA. Convicted murderer Bevan Spencer...
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01 January, 1989
MARCH, 1988: ADELAIDE, SA. David Langley at the...
By Bert Stanbury
01 March, 1988
JULY 15, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Cherie Barnes, sister...
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15 July, 1987
JULY 15, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Forensic entomologist...
By Bert Stanbury
15 July, 1987
JULY 15, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Forensic entomologist...
By Bert Stanbury
15 July, 1987
JULY 15, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Forensic entomologist...
By Bert Stanbury
15 July, 1987
JULY 15, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Cherie Barnes, sister...
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15 July, 1987
JULY 15, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) Pathologists...
By Bert Stanbury
15 July, 1987
JULY 15, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. SA lawyer Geoff F....
By Bert Stanbury
15 July, 1987
JULY 15, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) Cherie Barnes,...
By Bert Stanbury
15 July, 1987
JULY 14, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. SA police officer...
By Bert Stanbury
14 July, 1987
JULY 14, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Relatives and friends...
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14 July, 1987
JULY 14, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Court personnel,...
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14 July, 1987
JULY 14, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. David Langley and...
By Bert Stanbury
14 July, 1987
JULY 14, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. David Langley and...
By Bert Stanbury
14 July, 1987
JULY 14, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Tracey Langley (front...
By Bert Stanbury
14 July, 1987
JULY 14, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Witnesses Ian Samson...
By Bert Stanbury
14 July, 1987
JULY 14, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Witness Paula Atkinson...
By Bert Stanbury
14 July, 1987
JULY 14, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. Forensic scientist...
By Bert Stanbury
14 July, 1987
JULY, 1987: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) Deputy Crown Prosecutor...
By Bert Stanbury
01 July, 1987
NOVEMBER 15, 1985: ADELAIDE, SA. David Langley,...
By Bob Cunningham
15 November, 1985
NOVEMBER 15, 1985: ADELAIDE, SA. David Langley,...
By Bob Cunningham
15 November, 1985
NOVEMBER 15, 1985: ADELAIDE, SA. David Langley,...
By Bob Cunningham
15 November, 1985
NOVEMBER 6, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. The home of convicted...
By David Hele
06 November, 1984
NOVEMBER 6, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. The home of convicted...
By David Hele
06 November, 1984
NOVEMBER 6, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. The home of convicted...
By David Hele
06 November, 1984
NOVEMBER 6, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. The home of convicted...
By David Hele
06 November, 1984
NOVEMBER 5, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Carol Hanlon,...
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05 November, 1984
NOVEMBER 5, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Carol Hanlon (C),...
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05 November, 1984
NOVEMBER 5, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Carol Hanlon,...
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05 November, 1984
NOVEMBER 5, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Neighbours of...
By Chris Mangan
05 November, 1984
NOVEMBER, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. A woman covers her...
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01 November, 1984
NOVEMBER, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. A woman covers her...
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01 November, 1984
NOVEMBER, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. A woman covers her...
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01 November, 1984
NOVEMBER, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. A woman covers her...
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01 November, 1984
OCTOBER 30, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Forensic scientist...
By Chris Mangan
30 October, 1984
OCTOBER 23, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Forensic pathologist...
By Bob Cunningham
23 October, 1984
OCTOBER 19, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Hairdresser Dennis...
By Graham Tidy
19 October, 1984
OCTOBER 18, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Annalore Thompson...
By Mick Conry
18 October, 1984
OCTOBER 18, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Witness Robin...
By Jack Hayhurst
18 October, 1984
OCTOBER 18, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Annalore Thompson...
By Mick Conry
18 October, 1984
OCTOBER 18, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Richard's friend...
By Mick Conry
18 October, 1984
OCTOBER 18, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Frank Marollo...
By Mick Conry
18 October, 1984
OCTOBER 18, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Frank Marollo...
By Mick Conry
18 October, 1984
OCTOBER 18, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Frank Marollo...
By Mick Conry
18 October, 1984
OCTOBER 17, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. SA police officer...
By Kevin Bull
17 October, 1984
OCTOBER 17, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. SA police officer...
By Kevin Bull
17 October, 1984
OCTOBER 16, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. The site where...
By Bob Cunningham
16 October, 1984
OCTOBER 16, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Jury visits the...
By Bob Cunningham
16 October, 1984
OCTOBER 16, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Jury visits the...
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16 October, 1984
OCTOBER 16, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Bevan Spencer...
By Jack Hayhurst
16 October, 1984
OCTOBER 16, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Jurors outside...
By Jack Hayhurst
16 October, 1984
OCTOBER 15, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. The jury visits...
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15 October, 1984
OCTOBER 15, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. The jury visits...
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15 October, 1984
OCTOBER 15, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. The jury visits...
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15 October, 1984
OCTOBER 15, 1984: ADELAIDE, SA. Police close Ward...
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15 October, 1984
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