Clues missed at Colley Reserve January 1966

‘This abduction was a setup. The man at the beach was grooming the children days previously.   




After running up from the water’s edge at Colley Reserve Glenelg the children laid out their towels next to where this man had already laid his ……. This could have been a coincidence OR this individual was waiting for them.If so the rendezvous was pre arranged.If that’s the case the grooming was in the process days previously.   


Note: At no time was this man seen swimming.His hair was nicely combed back and neatly parted to one side. Was he there for a swim or the children ?


They knew this man , why  


After playing under the sprinklers and returning to their towels they walked over to him ( not the other way around) All three began willingly and happily playing games together and conversing.Grant was jumping over this man and Arnna and Jane were flicking him with their towels. They certainly appeared to know another.   


The children were regulars to Colley Reserve and so was Harry Phipps.      


As the children played with this man at some point he feigns concern to them .AND walks over to speak to a elderly couple sitting on park bench close by and overheard by a younger lady and man also nearby:     


Did any of you people see anyone with our clothes? We’ve had some money taken from our clothes”.    


The younger lady and man stated the man said:        


Have you seen anyone messing with our clothes? Our money has been pinched.”       




How did he know Jane had any money? He knew as he looked inside Janes carry bag while they played under the sprinklers .  


He needed bait to have control, so he took the children’s money.  


The bait : With no money, the children were dependent on him. He is a nice man and able to assist them to return home. This is why the children happily walk in the opposite direction from their bus stop and the Bakery. He is the pied piper. They pick up their towels just after midday. Walk 90 metres to the change rooms and wait for him. Then around 12.25 12.30 pm the children end up at Wenzel’s Bakery. ……this time Jane has a pound note. With no car, she must have received the money from a residence close by. Where does Harry Phipps live?


Note : If this man had money in his pockets why not give Jane the pound note then and there so the Beaumont Children could walk directly to Wenzel’s bakery and their bus stop .


Why he never gave her money at Colley Reserve ? He did not have any OR feigned that he did not to have control.Hence they follow him


Why no car. No car keys were spotted and no wallet. If he had a car this indicates he was from out of the Glenelg area. To collect the pound note by car in busy holiday traffic then return to Wenzel’s Bakery. This could not have been accomplished in the allotted time frame  Therefore this man was highly likely a local. Again where does Harry Phipps live?    



Why was he a local?

The dotted square area below depicts how far Grant Beaumont could reasonably walk in approximately twenty minutes to a maximum 30 minutes window. This time frame is based on the children walking with this man in a northerly direction 90 metres away from their bus stop and Wenzel’s bakery around noon.To wait for him to get changed at the change rooms  .Then not seen walking back along Colley Reserve. 

The further they walk northerly up Colley Reserve the more time is needed to return to Wenzel’s bakery.The time factor blows out. At a Grant Beaumont pace there appears only one plausible theory from where Jane collected the pound note and then arriving at Wenzel’s bakery by around 12.25 to 12.20 .Due to the time frame of around twenty-five minutes, the man must have lived within a three hundred metre half radius of Colley Reserve. Where does Harry Phipps live. 





Even the invisible leave footprints.”


― Wayne Gerard Trotman