Wendy Wain

30 April 1985

Kings Cross

Wendy Wain was a transgender woman who was a well-known entertainer in Kings Cross in the 1980s. At the time of her death she was working at a cabaret bar called Pete's Beat on Oxford Street, performing herself and also managing the talent and producing the costumes for the casts of the shows. Wendy Wain was killed when she was shot at close range in her own apartment in Kings Cross. Her body was found on Tuesday, 30 April 1985 by a close friend who had not heard from her for a few days and came to check on her.

Wendy took great pride in being a member of the LGBTIQ community. She was a popular person whose death caused considerable fear and distress in that community. There was a police investigation and an inquest. The Coroner found that Wendy had died from bullet wounds inflicted by an unknown person.

Strike Force Parrabell assigned the case to the "insufficient information to establish a bias crime" category.