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Casefile True Crime

Case 61: The Lin Family

Casefile True Crime
Released on Sep 30, 2017

The newsagency was always open on time, especially on Saturdays, the busiest morning on the shopping strip. People were standing out the front of the newsagency, staring at a huge pile of papers still bundled on the footpath, and when they tried the door, it was locked.

Immediately fearing something was wrong, Kathy and Robert went straight over to Min and Lily’s house to find out why they hadn’t opened their newsagency. They assumed they were either sick or maybe one of the boys had hurt themselves.

When they arrived, they found the front door unlocked.

Robert and Kathy entered the house and called out, but no one responded.

They slowly made their way upstairs.

Kathy opened her brother and sister-in-law’s bedroom door. Robert was following close behind.

What did they see?


Researched and written by Anna Priestland



1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro

2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



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22nd July 2009 Robert Xie police interview – Daily Mail

The Lin family killings: A timeline – The Sydney Morning Herald

The 'Buddhist monk' detective who nabbed Lin family murderer Robert Xie – The Sydney Morning Herald

The evidence which the Crown said pointed to Robert Xie's guilt – The Sydney Morning Herald

Why did Robert Xie face four trials for Lin family murders? – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie's defence to the Crown case in his murder trial – The Sydney Morning Herald

The moment Justice Elizabeth Fullerton saw murderer Robert Xie on the street – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie found guilty of murdering five members of the Lin family – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie: Inside a killer's grisly trail of carnage – Daily Telegraph

Kathy Lin looking forward to her husband Robert Xie's bail – Daily Mail

Surveillance video shows Brenda Lin subjected to uncomfortable touching from Robert Xie – Daily Telegraph

Reporting Robert Xie’s murder of Brenda Lin’s family – The Saturday Paper

Robert Xie driven by bitterness in murdering Lin family, court hears – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie given five life sentences for Lin family murders – The Sydney Morning Herald

Robert Xie: Terrifying triple-0 call revealed – Daily Telegraph

Murdered Min Lin saw robbery, strike force told – Daily Telegraph

Australia newspaper features Xie "Stain 91" solved by TrueAllele – Cybergenetics 

DNA tests changing criminal trials – The Saturday Paper



Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 1 – Channel 7

Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 2 – Channel 7

Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 3 – Channel 7

Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 4 – Channel 7

Sole survivor: Brenda Lin breaks her silence Part 5 – Channel 7

A Current Affair – Channel 9




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