Portrait of Mark James

Mark James

Mark James is the older son of Maria James. He was just 13 years old when his mum was murdered at the back of her second-hand bookshop in Thornbury, on 17th June 1980. Mark and his younger brother Adam have been campaigning for more than five years to have their mum's case re-looked at, including through a fresh coronial inquest. Their crusade has been given a boost through recent revelations; from Adam James, and those dug up by the ABC's Trace podcast. Mark runs his own quality control business in the resources industry and lives in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs.