History Mystery with Tammy Mills – 27th October 2017
This week Crime reporter for the Age, Tammy Mills takes us back to New Years Day, 1999 in Wee Waa, a tiny cotton town in NSW.
91-year-old Rita Knight was raped in her own home. She was a devout churchgoer and keen piano player who lived alone. She was also extremely tough and after the rape, told her friends her attacker needed his “testicles on an ants mound”
This proved to be a significant case, prompting one of the country’s first mass DNA screenings in order to catch her rapist.
Fast-forward to today in Melbourne and we’ve seen the same technique used by police in the murder of sex worker Tracey Connelly in St Kilda.
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