CRIME SCENE PHOTO: MURDER IN THE SHADOW OF THE BAUHINIAS...
Murder in the Shadow of the Bauhinias
The crime scene as it appeared sixty years ago...
It is hard to imagine a less dramatic location for an attack on a decent, hard-working young woman.
The two blossomless bauhinia bushes, which figured in the dreadful attack, were originally planted by the Brisbane City Council as part of a beautification scheme.
The shrubs survived for many years on the footpath and were still there in 1972 for the 20th anniversary; by then they had become old and twisted trees.
Every year, across Brisbane, when the Bauhinias erupted into gorgeous flowers, residents remembered the crime.
Ken Blanch will be being interviewed at the crime scene Wednesday, 12/9/2012 at 11.00am by Peter Dougherty from Seven's "Flashback".
Watch "Flashback" during Seven News on Sunday, 16/9/2012 to see the interview with Ken Blanch and learn more about why this story must continue to be told.
If you would like to meet award-winning journalist Ken Blanch come to one of his instore signings or please support our research into Brisbane's criminal history and purchase a copy of WHO KILLED BETTY SHANKS? Is The Wilston Monster Still Alive? - either on this website or at Angus & Robertson, and Dymocks Bookstores.
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