The disappearance of the Beaumont children in Adelaide in 1966 has become part of Australian folklore. Nobody under the age of 40 was alive when it happened, but few Australians today have not heard of the case.
The mystery of what happened to the children has remained unsolved because of the failure to identify a suspect – a man seen 'frolicking' with the children on a grassy reserve the day they disappeared – and a lack of witnesses and the absence of crime scene evidence.
The Satin Man lays out everything that has been discovered about the case, with a view to establishing a coronial enquiry into allegations that a local man who lived 500 metres from where the children were last seen was involved in their disappearance.
About the Author
Alan J, Whiticker is a teacher and freelance writer of sport history biography, and true crime. He has long been intrigued by the unsolved Beaumont Case.