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Scientists uncover more bodies on mysterious 'Murder Island'

 

Scientists uncover more bodies on mysterious 'Murder Island'
Scientists uncover more bodies on mysterious 'Murder Island'

Nearly four centuries after Australia's largest mass murder, scientists are still putting together the pieces.

On Sunday, "60 Minutes Australia" will bring viewers along for an exclusive look inside a mysterious place known to some as "Murder Island," according to 9 News.

Previews for the episode, hosted by Liam Bartlett, show archaeologists uncovering new victims as well as clues about their deaths.

The outlet reported that "Murder Island" has a brutal and bloody history, dating back to 1629.

A Dutch ship was allegedly sailing along when it was blown off course, leaving more than 300 passengers and crew members stranded in Western Australia.

Forty people aboard the ship reportedly drowned trying to swim for shore.

In the "60 Minutes Australia" clip, Bartlett reveals that those who survived weren't home free.

In fact, he claims "being shipwrecked was the least of their worries."

Over 100 survivors of the shipwreck were slaughtered after turning on each other while awaiting rescue on the island, according to 9 News.

In total, 125 men, women and children are believed to have died on the island over the course of three months.

The massacre has been compared to "a real life 'Lord of the Flies.'"

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