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Today's Anniversary:
Ebony Jane Simpson
died on August 19th, 1999

The murder of 9 yo Ebony Jane Simpson occurred on 19 August 1992 in Bargo, New South Wales, Australia. Ebony was abducted, raped, and murdered by asphyxiation when Andrew Peter Garforth drowned her. On 19 August 1992, Ebony disembarked from her school bus. Her mother, who usually met her at the bus stop, was busy that day and had arranged for her older brother to meet her and accompany her home, after his bus reached the bus stop. But his bus arrived later than usual and Simpson was not there. Ebony not seeing her brother at the bus stop decided to start the walk home, which was only a short distance away. and see him at home. With her house in sight, Simpson passed a parked car that appeared to be broken down. The car’s driver, Garforth, grabbed her, threw her in the boot and drove off to a remote dam. Once there, he bound her with wire, raped her, weighted her schoolbag and threw her into the dam's reservoir where she drowned. Garforth pleaded guilty to the crimes and was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Posted by Manya on July 29th, 2016