After a suppression order was lifted this week, it was revealed Coombes had twice been convicted of murder and was on parole for one of these crimes at the time of Bett’s death.
The Wimbledon Heights murder isn’t Phillip Island’s only recent brush with mortal fame.
In 1986, the young mistress of Fergus Cameron, one of the Phillip Island’s biggest land owners and business identities, was murdered in brutal and intriguing circumstances, at Rhyll.
The overwhelming evidence against a controversial coroner’s decision has been the subject of a television show, and a book, The Phillip Island Murder.
Lindsay Fox later purchased one of the Cameron family’s many properties – the Phillip Island Racetrack – and is proposing a hotel and restaurant hub.