MELBOURNE, July 13 AAP - An elderly man who died five years ago in a US hospital may have been a fugitive from Victoria who murdered his pregnant wife and three children 40 years ago, police believe.
Elmer Crawford has been on the run since the discovery of the bodies of his wife Theresa and their children Kathryn, 13, James, 8, and Karen, 6, in the family car in the Loch Ard Gorge near Port Campbell, in the state's southwest, in July 1970.
A 1971 inquest found Crawford had bashed and electrocuted his family in their home in Glenroy, in Melbourne's north, on July 1, 1970, then pushed his car with the four bodies inside of the cliff at the gorge, where it was later found by police.
I have 2 girls - Stephanie and Lillian. I had 2 strokes (December 2008 and March 2009) and I'm slowly getting well. I have a dog called Glinda and 5 cats. Baby is my favorite cat - she is a manx and acts like a dog and growls, elc.