Disappearance of the Beaumont Children

Title:
Disappearance of the Beaumont Children
NFSA ID:
1508496
Year:
2014
Courtesy:
Nine Network
Category:
Access fees

In this television special celebrating 55 years of TV news in South Australia, the case of the missing Beaumont children is cited as the third most important news story in South Australia's history.

The three siblings – Jane (aged 9), Arnna (7) and Grant (4) – disappeared on 26 January 1966 from Adelaide's Glenelg Beach. There were numerous witness sightings of the kids near the beach, including some who claim to have seen them with a middle-aged man and were able to provide a sketch artist with a likeness, but the police were unable to find him.

Countless theories and a number of prime suspects have been investigated in the decades following the disappearance, but none have proved conclusive. The children have never been found and their disappearance remains an open investigation to this day.