A person claims to know the man responsible for a baffling double-murder of two former Benalla girls in 1977.KAITLIN THALS March 5, 2014 4:20am
A person claims to know the man responsible for one of Victoria’s most baffling crimes, the Easey St murders in 1977.
Suzanne Armstrong, 28, and Susan Bartlett, 27, were stabbed to death in a frenzied attack in their home on Easey St, Collingwood, on the night of January 10, 1977.
Both girls grew up in Benalla.
Victoria Police Media spokeswoman Leonie Johnson told the Ensign last week that a person of interest to the case had been nominated by a member of the public.
‘‘This person of interest will be approached by the Homicide Squad and a request made for a DNA sample in accordance with legislation to tend to prove or disprove their involvement,’’ Ms Johnson said.
Homicide squad veteran Detective Senior Sergeant Ron Iddles told Fairfax Radio last Wednesday there were suspicions about a man who was now 82 years old.
He said the claim was worth looking at because the man was connected to the Armstrong and Bartlett families.
Ms Armstrong was raped and stabbed 29 times before being found on the floor in her bedroom.
Ms Bartlett was stabbed 55 times and her body found in the hall outside Ms Armstrong’s bedroom.
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