16 May - Headless corpse, lost boy, and now brothers missing near Wineville

Sadistic paedophile Gordon Northcott used his Wineville chicken ranch to carry out the torture, rape and murder of boys who wandered into his hunting ground. By the time the authorities tracked him to his lair, Northcott had already fled. The only evidence of the brothers was one of their library cards. Northcott’s father later testified that he supplied his son with quicklime which is how evidence of the crimes was eradicated. His mother actually took part in the killings... Read the full Wineville Chicken Murders Crime File

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