Dead On: A True Crime Podcast

Suspicious Death on the Tracks | Kempsey

October 01, 2021 Elisha Denza Episode 47
Dead On: A True Crime Podcast
Suspicious Death on the Tracks | Kempsey
Show Notes

On December 31 1983, The Brisbane Express was heading northbound through Kempsey. Suddenly the crew noticed something lying on the tracks. Realising they didn’t have enough time to brake and stop. They continued on, feeling a noticeable bump as the train collided with whatever was on the tracks. They had no idea that they’d just run over the body of Lewis 'Buddy' Kelly.

While the police chalked it up to a tragic accident. The Kelly family knew, deep down, that Buddy met with foul play.

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, please be advised that this episode covers the death of a young Aboriginal man.

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