Grace A. Musila


Julie Ann Ward visited Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve in September 1988 to photograph the annual wildebeest migration from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park into the Maasai Mara. On 6th September 1988 she was reported missing. Six days later, her partly burnt remains were found in the game reserve. Julie Ward’s death was a hotly contested matter with various theories about how she had died. Eventually, an inquest revealed that she had been murdered. This finding was followed by a protracted search for her killers, who, at the time of writing, are still at large. Ward’s death and the search for her killers is the subject of three books: her father John Ward’s The Animals Are Innocent: The Search for Julie’s Killers; Michael Hiltzik’s A Death in Kenya: The Murder of Julie Ward; and Jeremy Gavron’s Darkness in Eden: The Murder of Julie Ward.



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