Georgina Watmore and Catherine Holmes

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    In the early hours of the 15th of April, 1987, friends Georgina Watmore, 24, and Catherine Holmes, 28, were brutally bludgeoned to death with what is believed to be an axe or tomahawk.

    Catherine was a single mother of two small children. On the night she was murdered, the children were holidaying with their father on the NSW Central Coast. Catherine had invited her co-worker, Georgina to her home for a drink, along with a few other people. Catherine and Georgina worked together at the Edgell Cannery in Cowra. The small party broke up in the early hours of the morning.

    Catherine’s neighbour’s son found the bodies after peering through the window and seeing the women on the bed. His mother had told him to go over and check on her since her car was still in the driveway and the neighbour knew she should have been at work. Catherine had been hit 15 times, Georgina 5 times. Georgina was still alive but died on arrival at the hospital.

    There was no sign of forced entry and the back door was unlocked. There were also no signs of robbery or sexual assault.

    Weeks before the murders, two people who were babysitting Catherine’s children heard someone walk into the house and go into Catherine’s bedroom then leave. Catherine had told them she knew who it was but didn’t tell them the name of the visitor.

    A 15-year-old boy told police that he had passed Catherine’s side gate while walking home from school on the 14th of April and he had seen Catherine arguing with a man. The boy said the man had struck Catherine in the face. The police hypnotised the boy and he described the man and a white vehicle that was parked in Catherine’s street. The man involved in the argument has never come forward.

    The Coroner ruled the women were killed by someone they knew and that the killer was ‘deeply and emotionally involved’ with the victims.

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    Does anyone else think Georgina was just in the wrong place at the wrong time?

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