There is no closure in a cold case.
Jane, Arnna and Grant Beaumont, collectively known as the Beaumont children, disappeared from Glenelg Beach on Australia Day 1966. Their disappearance has led to one of the largest police investigations in Australian history and is one of the country’s most famous cold cases.
Most recently, the Seven News team and specialist forensic investigators found new evidence which led them to excavate a section of the New Castalloy factory. This site has been excavated before, so why was it done again?
Moreover, the nature of childhood in Australia has changed since their disappearance. No longer would a 9, 7 and 4-year-old be at the beach without their parents.
This panel discussion includes two of those specialist forensic investigators, Dr Xanthé Mallett and Duncan McNab who will outline the evidence of the case, present what lead them to the prime suspect (Harry Phipps) and the technology that was central to the recent excavation.
South Australian youth worker and youth sociologist, Ben Lohmeyer, also joins the panel to comment on the way that the nature of childhood has changed since the disappearance of The Beaumont Children.