Easey Street murders

A 2013 photo of the house at 147 Easey Street.

The Easey Street murders, often simplified to just Easey Street, refer to the killing of Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett, who were stabbed to death on 10 January 1977 in their home at 147 Easey Street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.[1] The crime remains unsolved.[2] The women were stabbed multiple times. Armstrong's 16-month-old son, Gregory, was unharmed. The women's bodies were discovered three days after they were killed. Neighbours had heard the baby whimpering.

Death aftermathEdit

The murders were later linked to the disappearance and probable murder of Julie Garciacelay, a librarian originally from Stockton, California. Garciacelay had disappeared from her North Melbourne, Victoria apartment on 1 July 1975.[3]

Australian artist Steve Cox lived in Easey Street, diagonally opposite to the murder house, between 1978 and 1979. He later made a number of artworks based on this case.

On 15 January 2017 Victoria Police offered a reward of up to $1 million for information to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Easey Street murders.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Killer unknown: Coroner". The Canberra Times. 51 (14, 827). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 13 July 1977. p. 8. Retrieved 5 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ Foster, Rowan (28 July 2015). "It remains one of our most baffling unsolved cases". The Herald Sun. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ Murphy, Padraic (15 October 2003). "Police reopen case, 28 years on". The Age. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  4. ^ Florance, Loretta (16 January 2017). "Easey Street murders: $1m reward to catch cold case killer who left toddler alone in cot". ABC News. Retrieved 18 January 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • Tom Prior, They trusted men: The untold story of the Easey Street murders, Melbourne, Wilkinson, 1996. ISBN 1-86350-232-7

Coordinates: 37°47′53.35″S 144°59′19.64″E / 37.7981528°S 144.9887889°E / -37.7981528; 144.9887889