Australia The mafia murdered someone in a small Aussie town. And got away with it.

20:17  12 september  2017
20:17  12 september  2017 Source:   mamamia.com.au

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“When I was a teenager, someone murdered a man, cut his body up, and drove it out to that tiny rural town and dumped the pieces down a hillside. “I moved away from the small town but I come back to visit my parents.

Skidmore is a small and modest town in Missouri, situated approximately 80 miles northwest of Kansas City. That town got away with murder ,” his attorney would later say. Not like, spot on or anything, but it involves a murder no one wants solved for whatever reason.

Donald Mackay from Griffith, NSW, who disappeared in 1977.© AAP Image Donald Mackay from Griffith, NSW, who disappeared in 1977. Donald Mackay was a standup citizen.

He and his wife Barbara were active members of the community of Griffith, NSW. They were members of the Uniting Church. They directed musicals for young children. And they ran a local furniture business called Mackay’s Furniture.

In 1977, Donald Mackay stood for parliament as a Liberal Candidate for the seat of Riverina. He was concerned about growing marijuana trade in the area. He wanted to clean up Griffith, and he tipped the cops off about two huge marijuana crops in the area, which led to several arrests, and four men of Italian descent being convicted on Mackay’s information.

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Elizabeth was murdered on 20 November 1998 while Haydon and Elliot were away from the house. The movement of unfamiliar vehicles to Snowtown, a small town where strangers stand out, and In the words of Mills, “ It sounded like someone putting on a fag’s voice.” The voice said that he had

A short while later, someone told me about a murder in Peepli Khera, and I realized I had to visit him one more time. Beside her, with his knees drawn up to his chin, was a small boy of about 8, who had been listening to the whole conversation. It turned out to be Geeta’s son.

Then one night, on July 15th, 1977, Donald Mackay was having drinks with friends in a hotel.

And he was never seen again.

On his van were blood stains. On the ground nearby, drag marks, hair, and three spent .22 calibre cartridges.

His body has never been found.

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Egorov then moved onto the next home, where he murdered another two people. It was only then that the police apprehended him. Redkino is a small town about 25 miles outside Tver. In the 1990s, it was the local mafia capital, with the “I heard someone swearing, and I looked out the window.

After the deadly Italy earthquake that killed 292, authorities fight over where to bury the dead and how to keep the Mafia from making things worse. So, as it happened, 78 of the coffins of Amatrice’s dead were hoisted into trucks and hauled back up the deadly mountain to the town overnight.

Donald Mackay was Australia's first political assassination.

Keith Moor is a veteran investigative journalist and told the Australian True Crime podcast it's common knowledge that the Calabrian mafia ordered a hit on Mackay as a "business decision".

"They decided he had to go". he said.

The author of Crims in Grass Castles details the murky world of the Calabrian mafia in NSW, the corrupt links to local politicians and cops, and what happened when, many years later, he landed in the town of Griffith to investigate the case and was set upon by henchman.

It's an astonishing tale detailing the true Underbelly of Australia's connection to the Italian Mafia, a power base which Moor says still exists today.


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