Man charged over notorious Claremont serial killings

Police have made a major break through in the long running investigation into a series of abductions and murders of women in Claremont, Perth in the 1990s.

The 48-year-old man was arrested at his Kewdale home yesterday and charged with the murders of Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon this morning.

Police allege the man abducted 23-year-old Jane Rimmer after she had a night out with friends in Claremont in June 1996.


Her body was later discovered in Wellard in August that year.

Police also allege the same man abducted 27-year-old Ciara Glennon in March 1997 after she too had been out in Claremont.

Her body was discovered in bushland in Eglington the following month.

The 48-year-old has also been charged over attacks on two other women, a 17-year-old in Claremont in 1995 and an 18 year old in Huntingdale in 1988.

He appeared in a Perth court this morning where he was remanded in custody to next appear on January 11.