Episode 33 – Richard Leonard

This is an interesting case, in that two murders differ with two entirely different methods of murder that were eventually tracked down to one perpetrator.

In late 1994 the Northern Beaches of NSW was rocked by two grisly murders, but it took months before the two crimes were linked and a year before chargers were laid.

This is the case of the horrific murders of Stephen Dempsey and Eddy Bahmad at the hands of Richard Leonard.


Stephen Dempsey                                                  Eddy Bahmad



Richard Leonard                                                  Richard Leonard and Denise Shipley



Search for Stephen’s body parts                                          Stephen’s boot and sunglasses found


Deep Creek Reserve