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Friday, September 16, 2011

Majorca Flats -- 203


By a staff reporter
20th March,  2011

The body of the fourth victim of the Mt Macedon murderer was found on the slopes of Camel's Hump yesterday by picnickers. The police have not named the victim as he has not been formally identified. However, The Age understands that the victim had been sexually assaulted before being mutilated and murdered. His body was dumped off the peak of Camel's Hump into dense native bushland. The body was not discovered for several days. Camel's Hump is a popular family picnicking site.

Camel's Hump, Mt Macedon
Police would not comment on any similarities between this case and previous cases, where victims were apparently given the date rape drug, GHB, before being brutally raped and strangled. The previous victims were all dumped in the Macedon Ranges area. A police spokeswoman warned gay men not to go home with strangers. Mr Peter Smith, a spokesman for C.A.M.P,  the gay rights organisation, condemned the slow police response to the serial murders. “The police and the government don't care about gays. If it had been children or women killed they would have a full-on investigation going right now, and some of these men would today be alive.” The Minister for Police, Mr Thaddeus McFarlane, and the Police Commissioner Justin Theotokos did not return The Age's calls.

[You can read The Age, Melbourne's fine newspaper, here]


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