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Murdered nurse's brother still hears silent screams

Eric Wilson

The Chronicle, Friday, 31st of July, 2015

THE coronial inquest into Toowoomba's infamous Murphys Creek murders of Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans has led to a second book by the brother of one of the slain nurses, Eric Wilson.

Mr Wilson in 2003 penned his first book The Echo of Silent Screams which told of the lead-up to, and aftermath of, the brutal slayings of the 21-year-old Lorraine and 18-year-old Wendy by a group of thugs who are yet to face justice.

A third inquest into the as-yet-unsolved murders held in Toowoomba in April, 2013, prompted unprecedented media and public interest across Australia and Mr Wilson's new book The Ricochet of Echoes.

The inquest heard the two trainee nurses had been driving from Sydney to Brisbane to visit Ms Evans' sister and family in October, 1974, when Lorraine Wilson's Volkswagen sedan broke down outside Goondiwindi.

As was common in those days, the two girls hitchhiked to Brisbane then, after a few days, they hitchhiked back to Goondiwindi to pick up the repaired sedan for the drive back to Sydney.

They never made it past Toowoomba.

The coroner found they had been picked up by a group of thugs who ultimately assaulted, hogtied, raped and tortured them before bludgeoning them to death in a paddock at the foot of the Toowoomba Range near Murphys Creek.

Their skeletal remains were found by bushwalkers two years later.

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