Truck driver Roy Smith reports his wife has been murdered. He claims he spent the night at the country town of Seymour, however police discover that he is having an affair and that he also stole a car in Seymour.

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John Fegan ...
Leonard Teale ...
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Sonia Borg ...
Monika Hartmann
Roy Day ...
Edward Floyd
Les Dayman ...
Helen Harper ...
Peggy Smith
Telford Jackson ...
Tom Mitchell
Gerard Kennedy ...
Chris Thompson
Kurt Ludescher ...
Gunther Hartmann
Norman Tyrrell ...
Jack Marsh
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Truck driver Roy Smith reports his wife has been murdered. He claims he spent the night at the country town of Seymour, however police discover that he is having an affair and that he also stole a car in Seymour.

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8 March 1966 (Australia)  »

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Divorce? No. Murder? Yes
25 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

HOMICIDE –Detour - 1966

This is episode 51 of the top-notch Australian Police series, HOMICIDE. This series ran 510 episodes between 1964 and 1977. It follows the Homicide squad of the Melbourne Police Force.

Long haul truck driver, Les Dayman, returns from a two day trip to find his wife dead. He calls up the Police and waits. Detectives, Terry McDermott and Leonard Teale are assigned the investigation.

They talk with Dayman who says he was out of town on work. A few phone calls soon rule him out. The people next door etc are then questioned about the crime. A friend of Dayman's, Gerard Kennedy, is soon at the top of the suspect list. He was the last person seen leaving the dead woman's apartment. Some more digging eliminates Kennedy and the Detectives are back to zero.

They decide to go back for another look at Dayman. They have discovered that the man has a bit on the side. Dayman has been stepping out with Sonia Borg after becoming tired of the wife's constant nagging.

The Police now find that Dayman had stolen a car from out of town, driven back to Melbourne, bashed the wife, then, drove back to his truck and disposed of the stolen car. The naughty boy is soon tracked down on the road and pulled over.

Dayman spills to his part in the murder. Dayman had fallen hard for his new flame, Borg, and had offed the wife so he could marry Borg. Then he found out that Borg was also married and her husband has returned, so she ended the affair.

When asked why he just did not get a divorce, Dayman says he just could not bring himself to ask. It was easier to just kill her.

Les Dayman would later join the cast of the series as a Detective.


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