Moorhouse murderers

Young couple snap up ‘House of Horrors’ property for $425k

PHOTO: The Perth house (top left) where Moorhouse murderers David and Catherine Birnie (below left) committed their evil crimes has been sold to a young bargain-hunting couple for a bargain $425,000.

  • ‘Moorhouse murders’ committed at 3 Moorhouse Street, Perth in 1986
  • David Birnie captured, raped and killed victims that Catherine Birnie had lured
  • Four murders committed, fifth and final victim, 17 year old Kate Moir, escaped 
  • Listed as a ‘beautiful brick cottage’, sold for $425,000 to a young couple
  • Sale price $80,000 below the median for a similar home in the same suburb 
  • House had many owners, in 1999 it was resold after one year for $18,000 loss
  • One agent, Tony Papineau, has sold the home three times in eight years

A Perth house where two of Australia’s most infamous serial killers undertook a spree of evil crimes in 1986 has been sold to a twenty-something bargain-hunting couple.

The three-bedroom home at 3 Moorhouse Street in the suburb of Willagee – the scene of the appalling ‘Moorhouse murders’ – was snapped up for $425,000.

Five women were held captive and brutally raped at the home by sadistic killers David and Catherine Birnie in October and November 1986. Two of the women were murdered there.

3 Moorhouse Street, Willagee in Perth was the scene of 'Moorhouse murders' in 1986. It sold recently for $425,000 - $79,000 below the median for a similar house in the suburb

3 Moorhouse Street, Willagee in Perth was the scene of ‘Moorhouse murders’ in 1986. It sold recently for $425,000 – $79,000 below the median for a similar house in the suburb

The four women raped and murdered by David and Catherine Birnie were (clockwise from top left): Mary Neilson, 22; Susannah Candy, 15; Denise Brown, 21 and Noelene Patterson, 31

The four women raped and murdered by David and Catherine Birnie were (clockwise from top left): Mary Neilson, 22; Susannah Candy, 15; Denise Brown, 21 and Noelene Patterson, 31

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