Violent Deaths and Disappearances of Filipino Women and Children in Australia since 1980.


In 35 cases documented since 1980, involving 44 Filipino women and children, seven children and twenty-seven women have been killed, one woman survived an attempted murder, five women and two children have disappeared, two women died in a mass suicide incident.

All but three of the known suspected, accused, or convicted perpetrators were either the woman's husband, de-facto partner, ex-partner, or employer/fiancee.

Twenty-one of the accused were convicted: 1 for wilful murder, 13 for murder and 7 for manslaughter (one man murdered his estranged wife and child, one man killed two children, another murdered his 3 children, one murdered his mother, sister and his father, another also murdered the woman's estranged husband). One man committed suicide after attempting to murder his wife and killing their child. Another, whose wife has 'disappeared', has since committed suicide.

Of the two trials which resulted in acquittal, 1 man was acquitted of the murder of his second wife but convicted for the murder of his first wife.

In both cases that resulted in acquittal, no one else has been charged, and in 4 other cases no one has been charged.

We do not know the result of the trial in two cases.

All 44 victims are Filipinos. Where the ethnicity of the perpetrators is known, all but four, to the best of our knowledge, are non-Filipinos.


For more information contact:
CPCA (Brisbane)
PO BOX 112

Teresita Andalis was murdered August 10, 1980.
Carmelita Lee was murdered on January 21, 1984.
Pauline Kelly was killed on December 23, 1986.
Nenita Evans disappeared on January 8, 1987.
Azucena 'Asing' Pollard and her son Harry jnr. disappeared sometime between January 8 and June 4, 1987.
Nenita Westhof was murdered on February 18, 1987; 9 days later her ex-husband was also murdered.
Rowena Sokol 17-years-old, was killed on February 23, 1987.
Lusanta de Groot and baby 1987, Lusanta survived; her baby died.
Bibiana Doria Singh was last seen in 1987.
Socorro North and her child were last seen in 1987.
Jean Strachan Keir was murdered on February 9 or 10, 1988.
Bella Rodriguez Elmore was murdered on March 16, 1988.
Nanette Villani found dead in June 1989.
Generosa Bongcodin was killed on July 9, 1989.
Julietta Apacway Herring was murdered on November 25, 1989.
Milagros 'Mila' Dark found dead on February 17, 1990.
Eve Roweth found dead in March 1991.
Rosalina Canonizado found dead on April 13, 1991.
Teresita Matan Garrott and Normita Barrios Garrott died on May 1, 1991.
Pia Navida found dead in 1992.
Marylou Orton found dead on March 13, 1992.
Milagros 'Mila' Bordador Wills was murdered on April 3, 1993.
Elizabeth Mary Haynes and Yohana Rodriguez 5 and 12-years-old, were killed on April 24, 1993.
Elma Albarracin Young was killed on February 20, 1994.
Priscilla Squires died on November 29, 1995.
Susan Dimatulae Pecson was murdered on September 26, 1996.
Annabel Sabellano Strzelecki is missing since June 6, 1998.
Marie Ann Stanton was murdered on March 11, 1999.
Ruth Amores Butay was killed on June 23, 2000.
Loiva Gonzales, her husband and her 18-year-old daughter, Clodine, were murdered on July 10, 2001.
Jarrod, Ryan and Ashley Fraser 4, 5 and 7-years-old were murdered between 18-20 August, 2001.
Edna Vergara Angeles and her 14-year-old daughter, Zsa Zsa were murdered on March 1, 2003.
Virginia Abad Frost was killed on February 16, 2004.
Flordeliza (Flora) O'Connor was killed on 7 July 2007.
Luvina Dayang was killed on 11 or 12 December 2007.

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