Naked City
Naked City
Sep 1, 2020
Sandy MacRae: 'This is Mildura, not Chicago'
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Convicted of four murders, but suspected of many more, Alistair 'Sandy' MacRae could be one Australia's worst serial killers. He was a brothel boss, standover man, organised crime associate and small-time businessman.

He lured people to his property near Merbein in country Victoria with the promise of a drug deal, took their money, killed them and buried them on the property. In an interview with police, MacRae blames one of the killings on his girlfriend, saying she wanted to be a gangster, and that he told her 'this is Mildura, not Chicago'.

Suspected of being involved in the deaths of up to 15 prostitutes among others police think they may never know how many people Sandy MacRae actually killed.


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