In the early morning hours of October 5 1995, a freight train was making a run through Quirindi NSW. As the train rounded a bend, the driver noticed something lying on the tracks. Unfortunately it was far too late to stop. Sadly, the train ran over the body of Stephen Smith Junior.

Despite the suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, police ruled his death a tragic accident. Leaving the Smith family to fight for justice for nearly 30 years.

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See notable locations in the case

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The tragic death of a young Aboriginal man

Stephen's Parents

Stephen Smith Senior and Margaret Smith deeply mourn the loss of their beautiful boy, Stephen. And hope that his case will finally be taken seriously by the justice system.

Stephen Smith Junior

Stephen was a talented footy player. A great student. And a much beloved member of the Smith family.

Where Stephen was found

Approximately 10 kilometres outside Quirindi NSW, the body of Stephen Smith Jr. was discovered on train tracks.

Watch Cold Justice

If you want to see a deep dive on this case, please watch Cold Justice. Investigative journalist Allan Clarke sheds light on many facets of this investigation.

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