The Masked Terror

The main suspect, John Patrick Reynolds, pictured for his 1939 enlistment in the AIF.

In June 1928 sisters Esther Vaughan and Sarah Falvey were shot and killed in the lolly shop that had made them favourites in the Sydney suburb of Dulwich Hill. Who killed the sisters and why? For the first time the mystery and main suspect are reinvestigated.

Reynolds’ mugshot, circa 1930.

Truth newspaper pulled out all stops to sell copies.
The Daily Telegraph’s front-page artist’s conception of the murders
The Daily Telegraph sets the scene for readers

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