The hell of what happened to Trevor Tascas - a family’s story

Trevor Tascas was 27 years old when he suspiciously disappeared in October 2005 from an address in Whittington, a suburb of the regional Victorian city Geelong. 

His mum Pamela and sister Kirsty join us for this episode.


Trevor’s life was up and down and at the time of his disappearance - he was using and dealing drugs but still in sporadic contact with his family.  

Investigators believe Trevor had been involved in a dispute with Lawrence Butler, the man he was sharing a house with prior to his disappearance. 


In 2009 Lawrence Butler was sentenced to 23 years in jail for Trevor’s murder before his conviction was quashed on appeal.  

It’s not the end though for Trevor’s heartbroken family.  

Missing Persons Squad detectives are continuing to investigate Trevor Tascas’s disappearance and there’s a $1M reward for information in relation to the person or people responsible for Trevor’s death.


Anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or file a report online at

More info:

Victoria Police appeal for info on Trevor’s murder Cold case: Trevor Tascas | Victoria Police

Coroners’ findings into the death of Trevor John Tascas

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Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here 

Guests:  Pamela and Kirsty Tascas. 

Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:


Lifeline  on 13 11 14

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)




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