Claremont serial killings podcast: Remembering Jane, the tragic anniversary as trial end nears

The West Australian

Jane Rimmer was a happy, vibrant, 23-year-old childcare worker, just starting out in life.

She loved her family, her friends, and much like any young West Aussie enjoyed having a good night out with them too.

It was on June 8, 1996, that she decided to have a few drinks with her friends in Claremont. It proved to be her last night out.

Claremont was the safe, affluent, go-to place for youngsters in Perth in the 90s.

Sarah Spiers had disappeared from its streets just five months previously, but that didn't stop hundreds of people flocking to the nightspot that fateful night.

We were reminded of its popularity when we watched Jane's last known movements in CCTV vision.

And as Tim Clarke explains in this bonus episode, the haunting image of Jane's now elderly mother watching her daughter, forever 23 through grainy vision in court, will never leave him.

Sarah Spiers' disappearance was a tragic time for Perth and her family, but it wasn't until Jane Rimmer vanished that the words serial killer started to echo throughout the city.

Then, when her body was discovered 55 days later in bushland the police, and Perth's worst fears were realised.

Join Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and Alison Fan in this bonus episode as they remember Jane Rimmer.

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