Murder in the long grass – 40 years on from Spear Creak killings

Lydia Lynch
By Lydia Lynch
Updated November 1 2018 - 10:58pm, first published 10:30pm
Detectives moving one of the bodies from Spear Creek in October 1978.

It has been 40 years since the bodies of three travellers were found shot dead at Spear Creek near Mount Isa – and the murderer is still at large.

On the night of October 24 1978, Stan Harris made a grisly discovery in the bush while taking his greyhounds for a stroll.

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