The Abduction of Wendy Pfeiffer

The small town of Mylor, buried in the Adelaide Hills, has a population of just over one thousand people. Properties sit on sprawling bushland, between the mountainous terrain, and today people visit to camp or see the native animals. 

It was October 1966 when eight year old Wendy Jane Pfeiffer, petite with short hair and rosy cheeks, decided to walk the family dog on a quiet Sunday afternoon. She took Bonnie, a brown and white farm dog, down a dirt track, which has barely changed in 55 years. 

Wendy wouldn’t come back that afternoon. Or the next. A search began in the friendly, rural village, where bad things never happened. Pictures were circulated. Still, there was no sign of Wendy. 

Where had she gone? Who had taken her? 

And by some miracle, was it possible she was still alive? 

CREDITS

Guest: Kylie Bolton

Host: Jessie Stephens

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri 

Producer: Gia Moylan

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