Interactive Crime Board – Maria James

In June 1980, mother of two Maria James was stabbed 68 times in the bedroom of the flat adjoining her second-hand bookshop in the Melbourne suburb of Thornbury.  It was Ron Iddles’ first homicide investigation.  After examining the crime scene, Ron and the investigation team realised this was no random attack.  Whoever wielded the knife knew Maria.


Explore the interactive crime board by rolling your mouse over each image for more information.