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"alfred alfred hill" Discussed on Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"alfred alfred hill" Discussed on Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

"In january of eighteen ninety nine police in getting australia trey lia had connected the murders of the three murphy siblings on december twenty six eighteen ninety eight with the death of a young boy found outside the town of oxley oxley about forty miles away inspector erker of the criminal investigation branch believes strongly that a mysterious drifter seen around oxley was is the same man witnesses had seen near the murder scene and gotten to this end every itinerant traveller who had been seen around getting at the time of the murders was tracked act down and brought in for questioning after an exhaustive interview process burkard felt they had found their man in richard burgess richard was a thirty nine year old ex convict originally from ireland who had spent his life drifting in and out of jail ten days before the murder of alfred alfred hill richard was released from an island prison near brisbane after serving a sentence for assaulting an elderly woman he was seen heading west which mint he could have been heading towards oxley on but more important than his direction was his appearance. A man who matched richard's description was at at the oxley hotel on the day of alfred hills murder. The drifter who has seen traveling on the road where alfred was killed was also reported to look like richard richard was arrested on this basis alone. There was no evidence connecting him to either murder other than the vague witness descriptions to keep him in police custody while more evidence was acquired. He was brought up on a bogus charge of stealing a saddle in the town of toowoomba. There was proclaimed that richard was not being given a fair trial for the most part they were right after after the charge for stealing the saddle failed to stick police asked richard to testify to his whereabouts every day. After he left the prison in brisbane he provided detailed descriptions and dates of his travels many of which were confirmed by investigators afterward still irked would not believe it he had richard stand in the lineup for the people who had seen the stranger outside morons pasture the night of the gatt murders were asked to identify the men they had seen two of them. Florence lowe and thomas drew said that richard looked like the drifter that they had seen that night on the strength of these identification -cations inspector erker kept richard in prison throughout january and february of eighteen ninety nine unfortunately his incarceration the lead the murphy family to distance themselves even further from the police investigation jon murphy. You were called here today day to give your account of the events of december twenty sixth. Do you remember what time you got to bed that night. I don't know i see do you recall seann gene william mcneill that night i can't remember. Do you know what time any of your other siblings went to bed. No i didn't hear them getting into bed. These people are giving too much trouble. You will be asked to speak in a moment inspector john. Can you remember anything at all about the night of the twenty sixth. No have you always a blank memory like this. I don't know it was on for a grieving family to be so unhelpful helpful and their apathy frustrated police but in part thanks to their obstinacy richard was released in march of eighteen ninety nine on the condition that that he proved his alibi he was required to travel with a police officer back down the path. He claimed followed from the prison in brisbane back in december. Uh richard agreed to do so but he did not intend to make the trip easy for his unlucky companion sub inspector white breath.

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"alfred alfred hill" Discussed on Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

10:27 min | 1 year ago

"alfred alfred hill" Discussed on Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

"Body of fifteen year old alfred hill was found near the town of oxley a couple of hours from gadsden alfred had been missing since it's december tenth that afternoon he left his parents house outside of oxley to spend the weekend with his aunt and uncle near brisbane he was expected to arrive at his relatives house after a few hours of travel and stay there over the weekend he never made it when he did not return to his parents by tuesday the following week they went to visit their relatives alfred's aunt and uncle told them he had never arrived on friday. They had assumed he had called the trip off for some reason listen. Mr and mrs would frantically headed to the nearest police station and spoke to police sergeant small. Excuse me sir. My son has been missing since friday. He was supposed to visit his aunt and uncle but they say he never arrived. How old is your son and he's fifteen years old. I do not think there is any need to be frightened. Go to brisbane and make inquiries. Boys always run away or or boy is different. Please help us to search. We might not have much time. I'm sorry sir. I know you must be worried but he'll turn up soon. There's no need for research. Alfred did not run away. He left his watch and pocket money under his pillow before he left for god's sake sergeant were begging you. I'm frightened. He's either lost in the bush or murdered look if he does not return in a couple of weeks all file l. a. report right now. There's nothing i can do. Hills refuse to take no for an answer they went above the heads of the local sororities and traveled to the criminal investigation branch headquarters there they spoke to a sergeant shanahan while inspector urquhart was out of town investigating getting the gatt and murders sergeant shanahan was no more help than sergeant small. He was even ruder to mr hill and ignored his desperate pleas for help. When urquhart briefly returned to the headquarters a few days later a clerk double checked with him to see if they should put out a missing persons notice for alfred irkurtsk crate said no not wanting to interfere with the local officers who had declined to pursue the case. The hills were forced to take matters into their own hands. They organize. I search parties with the local community and look tirelessly for their son for a week. They found nothing then on december seventeenth eighteen ninety ninety eight sergeants small noticed arrest warrant that was filed three days earlier. It was for a schoolteacher who was accused of molesting young boys edward wilson listen small looked into it and found that wilson and his son claude were spotted along the road where young albert hill had gone missing. He immediately sent a telegram to the criminal investigation. Branch headquarters suggesting that the schoolteacher could have something to do with albert's disappearance. The headquarters ignored the telegram completely later inspector kurt would deny ever receiving any telegram sergeant small swore war. He sent it on without any reply from police headquarters. The hill family continued organiz search parties for weeks after alfred went missing. None of them found anything until january seventh eighteen ninety nine three weeks after sergeants small telegram was sent alfred hills corpse was was discovered hidden in the woods. The crime scene shared a lot in common with the gatt murders alfred's feet were pointing due west just like those of all three murphy siblings he was shot on the right side of his head. In approximately the same spot mcmurphy had been his pony was shot through the forehead it just like tom the horse which had been pulling the murphys cart that night on the most frustrating similarity between the two cases the lack of motive now that the body was found a couple of people remembered seeing a shady drifter that day walking along the road the description description of the drifter roughly matched that of a mysterious stranger that was reported near the morin pasture before the gotten murders another witness remembered remembered seeing a man and his son who matched the descriptions of edward and claude wilson police felt they finally had a lead but unfortunately wilson had thus far eluded eluded them. He was desperately heading for the coast to catch a boat from australia to london then after several days on the run on january ninth eighteen ninety nine edward wilson was spotted by police officer edward tried to escape but was written down by the policeman in captured along with his eleven year gerald son claude while officers expected edward and claude to be unwilling to talk. They were surprised to find. That claude was incredibly cooperative. During the questioning he confirmed that he and his father had passed both the mysterious drift in a boy on a pony according to claude his father had pulled over after passing the boy he left claude with the horses and followed the boy into the woods clawed heard two gunshots after that then edward returned and told his son he had shot a hawk however edward was not carrying a hawk with them and was also no longer carrying his distinctive think revolver and was a shining nickel plated pistol and claude noticed immediately. It was missing after that claude and edward took a confusing confusing route to a hotel three miles away edward drove so erratically and took such a circuitous path that it took them three hours to travel only those three miles else for the rest of the evening and the next morning edward was on edge he slept in his sons bed down to strong drinks at breakfast and and left town as quickly as possible and he insisted that claude keep the hawk story a secret of course someone who is on the run. The law would likely be tense anyway but that's exactly why taking three hours to travel. Three miles with police on his trail was such an odd decision. Edward was acting like there was someone else after him. He was acting afraid. Unfortunately edward refuse to answer questions when he was is captured except to say that he had lost his gun near oxley so we don't know for sure what happened in the woods between him and young alfred hill on the police believed leave the time that edwards revolver was taken by the drifter considering there was no evidence of sexual assault when alfred's body was found there. There would've been no reason for edward to kill the boy instead. It seems likely the drifters shot alfred's pony with a revolver to prevent him from escaping then he must have shot alfred as claude only heard two shots but the recent he stopped short of shooting. Edward is a mystery it's possible edward convinced kim that he was a fellow fugitive could be trusted to keep quiet or the revolver might not have been fully loaded and only had two shots in it. Edward could also also have promised the drifters something in exchange for his life though it's unknown with that might have been. We'll never know how edward wilson got away. The mysteries only multiplied has investigators dive deeper will explore the next next development in the gatt in case after this carter and i have some exciting news for you starting now you can listen to unsolved murders episodes that her older than six months completely ad free exclusively on stitcher premium. We're always looking for ways to improve the listener experience. We found an amazing raising partner in stitcher to bring you episodes ad free six months after they are released again. This will only affect episodes older than six months. Nothing nothing else will change. We'll still be releasing new unsolved murders episodes. Wherever you listen to podcasts for a free month trial go to stitcher premium dot dot com slash podcast and use promo code podcast that stitcher premium dot com slash podcast and use promo code podcast now back to the story in january of eighteen ninety nine police in getting australia trey lia had connected the murders of the three murphy siblings on december twenty six eighteen ninety eight with the death of a young boy found outside the town of oxley oxley about forty miles away inspector erker of the criminal investigation branch believes strongly that a mysterious drifter seen around oxley was is the same man witnesses had seen near the murder scene and gotten to this end every itinerant traveller who had been seen around getting at the time of the murders was tracked act down and brought in for questioning after an exhaustive interview process burkard felt they had found their man in richard burgess richard was a thirty nine year old ex convict originally from ireland who had spent his life drifting in and out of jail ten days before the murder of alfred alfred hill richard was released from an island prison near brisbane after serving a sentence for assaulting an elderly woman he was seen heading west which mint he could have been heading towards oxley on but more important than his direction was his appearance. A man who matched richard's description was at at the oxley hotel on the day of alfred hills murder. The drifter who has seen traveling on the road where alfred was killed was also reported to look like richard richard was arrested on this basis alone. There was no evidence connecting him to either murder other than the vague witness descriptions to keep him in police custody while more evidence was acquired. He was brought up on a bogus charge of stealing a saddle in the town of toowoomba. There.

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