Bodies In Barrels And The Horrific Snowtown Murder Spree

The “Snowtown” murders (also referred to as the Bodies in Barrels murders) were a shocking spree of serial murders by multiple killers. John Bunting was the mastermind behind these gruesome killings and would recruit others by his charismatic and strong hatred of pedophiles and homosexuals. Bunting, usually with the help of an accomplice named Robert Wagner, would kidnap mostly pedophiles and child molesters, torture them without mercy, murder, and then dismember the body so that it would fit in a 44 gallon barrel. In May 1999, police discovered six full barrels stuffed with rotting corpses inside an old bank vault in Snowtown Australia, which was the work of maniac John Bunting.


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  • Well this episode was definitely a “barrel” of fun! Have you ever heard of Karl Denke? Total nut job! Possibly a future episode.

  • I would like to make another request, Jon. The Hollywood Video Murders in Albuquerque. My husband and I have a connection to the actual murderers in this story when the murders happened. Interested? Horribly sad murder of children and grandparents committed by absolute morons. I have requested about 5 or 6 stories – Come on, Jon! Love you all! Jen is my favorite because Jon won’t take any of my requests. LOL. Just kidding.

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