THE COPPER DID IT - LOCAL SUSPECT IS THE POLICE MAN: The Betty Shanks Murder
"The Copper Did It. I know that for a FACT"
Guilty of no more than failing to take the screams he heard on the night of Friday 19 September more seriously, Constable Alex Stewart, traffic officer, is one of five persons accused by locals for six decades of murdering the young Commonwealth Government employee Betty Shanks.
In an era where local events were spread by gossip and word-of-mouth, scores of theories were generated by those who lived in the suburb of Wilston and surrounding neighbourhoods, desperate to find someone guilty.
A number of persons became "the killer" in people's minds and today many cannot be told otherwise. Their theories have become "fact".
Alex Stewart did not kill Betty Shanks; his alibi was unquestionable but this did not stop the theories. His alibi will be revealed in another publication, to be released at a later date through Jack Sim Publications.
Please join us at the screening of BETTY SHANKS: The Wilston Murder this Thursday at the State Library Queensland at 6pm for the official launch of Ken Blanch's book.
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