Anita Cobby was a beautiful, vivacious and caring young woman, a nurse dedicated to helping others, with a full life ahead of her. That was until the evening of 2 February 1986, when Anita was abducted as she walked home through Blacktown, in Sydney’s western suburbs. Her brutalised body, which showed a degree of cruelty police officers had never before seen, was found in a paddock in Prospect two days later.
Mark Morri, crime editor at the Daily Telegraph, was an up-and-coming journalist at the Daily Mirror tasked with finding a new angle to the story while covering the murder trial. Through coincidence and circumstance he came across John Cobby and the two have maintained a relationship ever since. Mark’s book, Remembering Anita Cobby: the case, the husband, the aftermath 30 years on, reveals John’s loss, heartbreak, anguish and despair.
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