Barbara McCulkin (right) and her daughters Vicky (left) and Leanne (centre) disappeared from their home on January 16, 1974.
Barbara McCulkin (right) and her daughters Vicky (left) and Leanne (centre) disappeared from their home on January 16, 1974. Contributed

Dubois' bid for freedom adjourned

MARYBOROUGH man Garry Reginald Dubois, 67, who has been charged with the four-decade murder of the three McCulkin women will have his bail application heard next month.

Mr Dubois was expected to have his application heard on Friday in the Brisbane Supreme Court, but the hearing was adjourned until March 20.

Mr Dubois and Warwick man, Vincent O'Dempsey, 77, were charged last December with eight offences, including murder and deprivation of liberty, over the 1974 disappearance of Barbara May McCulkin, 34, and her two daughters, Vicki Maree McCulkin, 13, and Barbara Leanne McCulkin, 11.

Court documents, which APN Newsdesk obtained last month, revealed Mr Dubois' wife, Jan Dubois, 56, had offered to put up the couple's Torbanlea home as surety to secure his release.

They show the Kent Parade property was valued between $300,000 and $325,000.

The three McCulkin women have not been seen since they disappeared on January 16 from their Highgate Hill home in Brisbane more than four decades ago.

The bodies of the three women have never been recovered.

- APN NEWSDESK


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