Join us as Matty Matt tells part 1 of the snowtown murders.
Historically, prolific serial killers tend to work alone because it affords them a smaller chance of getting caught. This was not at all the case for the Snowtown murders. There was a ringleader who pushed for and arranged all the killings, and he enlisted not one, but three other people to regularly help with the crimes, as well as a few others. John Bunting, the one in charge, approached his neighbor, Robert Wagner, as a friend and eventually roped him into murder.
Bunting was married to Elizabeth Harvey, and through her, met her son, James Vlassakis. Vlassakis would help with and suggest later killings. Mark Haydon also lived nearby and became friends with Bunting, and was eventually drawn into his circle of murders.
In addition to these four main players, there were other accomplices. Bunting's wife, Elizabeth Harvey, also assisted in at least one of the murders. Thomas Trevilyan was initially part of the gang as well, but later became a victim. Jodie Elliott was a relative of Mark Haydon and also helped out with collecting money after the killings. With all of these people involved in the murders, it's shocking the operation went on for as many years as it did.