Jim and Nancy Beaumont, believed to now be aged 92 and 90, but since separated for a long time, may be on the verge of having the biggest question of their tragic fate resolved.
The police are digging up the site of the former Castalloy plant in the city of Adelaide, in the hope that they will find a trace of three children, and to keep Mr. Beaumont update of the scene.
The last dig to find clues that comes after the claims of the factory’s rich owners, a violent paedophile who killed Jane, 9, Arnna, 7, and Grant, 4, and disposed of their bodies on the site.
But for Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont, whose marriage crumbled under the weight of their three children, abduction and certain murder, what this means?
Discord couple over the years have had their hopes raised by false trails that their children were still living or, as the years passed, their remains were about to be found.
The observations of the three Beaumont children at Glenelg Beach, the day of their disappearance, put them in the company of a tall, blond, thin-faced man with a tan.
After playing at the beach on 26 January 1966, Jane, Arnna and Grant have been seen with the man soon, before disappearing.
Lives torn apart: Jim and Nancy Beaumont of the South Australian after the removal of their three children, Jane, 9, Arnna, 7, and Grant, 4.
The parents of the missing Arnna, Grant and Jane of Beaumont, have seen their hopes of finding their children falsely posed.
Beaumont family with an unnamed woman by a caravan some time before the children 1966 disappearance of the beach of Glenelg.
A massive hunt for the missing children and their abductor ensued, with members of the public joining in the search, but no trace of them was found.
There has been a lot of speculation about who the thin, blond man at Glenelg was, including that it may have been a paedophile murderer Derek Percy, a suspect in many murders of children around Australia.
The Dutch clairvoyant Gerard Croiset claimed, the children are under the concrete floor in an Adelaide factory. The ground has been dug after a publicly funded campaign in 1967, because the police had dismissed her claims. No remains were found
In 1967, the Beaumonts hopes were cruelly raised again when Adelaide detective Stanley Swaine has been put in charge of the case.
Forensic investigators dig Adelaide Castalloy factory for traces of the Beaumont children, who disappeared in 1966. Photo: Dylan Coker.
Mr. Swaine held Jim and Nancy the belief that their children might still be alive.
The detective made an abortive trip with Jim Beaumont Melbourne to investigate letters written by a person who claims to know where the children were and that they were well looked after.
Mr. Swaine has been discredited as a detective, subsequently, and left the job, but his life has been oddly haunted by the Beaumont children until his death.
In 1996, after the 30th anniversary of the children’s disappearance, Mr. Swaine made the scandalous statement that he had found a 40-year-old Canberra woman who was Jeanne de Beaumont.
The ex-detective, who was to go to his grave trying to solve the case, said all three Beaumont children were taken and raised by a satanic cult.
Jim and Nancy’s marriage collapsed.
Two Beaumont children’s school hats in the family home.
Twilight search for an index of the absence of the Beaumont children in August 1966.
The woman in Canberra turned out to have mental health problems of his own and the South Australia Police quickly discredited Mr. Swaine of the story.
Weeks before his death in 2002, the former detective made another asylum application on the Beaumont children to a reporter. He said that he knew where they were buried, and that a priest had told him that he was in a church graveyard in the city of Adelaide.
At the end of 2016, to ITS Police have identified a 71-year-old former Adelaide boy scout leader, as a person of interest in the Beaumont mystery. Millionaire bar owner and convicted paedophile Anthony Munro has pleaded guilty to child sexual offences in South Australia dating back to 1962 â€” four years before the Beaumonts disappeared.
The Police believe Munro was in Adelaide around the time when the Beaumont children disappeared, although there was no evidence linking him to their disappearance.
Another theory on the fate of the Beaumont children has re-surfaced in 2013 with the release of the book The Satin Man, in which a man claimed his deviant father had killed.
The book alleged the unnamed cross-dressing father, a rich business man of Adelaide, had Beaumont children in the back yard of the house, and then buried in the sand pit to its factory.
The business man of Adelaide was later revealed that the end of Harry Phipps, founder of the city manufacturing company of Castalloy.
The Police dug up the Castalloy factory, and found nothing, but it is at this site, they have to re-render with the current dig, Nancy and Jim Beaumont hopes are pinned.