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4 Australian Missing Persons Podcasts To Dive Into

According to Crime Stoppers, around 38,000 missing persons reports are received by police across Australia each year. Although most are found, there are about 2,600 people who are still missing. 

Take a look through our list of podcasts which tell just 4 of these stories: 

The Day Lucille Disappeared: Part 1 – Without a Trace

20-year-old Miss Tasmania hopeful Lucille Butterworth disappeared from a bus stop in Hobart In 1969, never to be seen again. Police believed she was a runaway who would eventually return, and subsequently failed to search for her for weeks after her disappearance. Eventually, a suspect is identified.

Mary Wallace: Part 1 – Justice For Mary

In this episode, investigative journalist Adam Shand tells the story of Mary Louise Wallace. Mary went missing in 1983 and is presumed to have been murdered. Homicide investigator Nicole Jones re-opens this cold case and returns to the original case files to go after Mary’s possible killer.  

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Underworld Bride – Part 1: When Dad Left

After enduring years of harrowing abuse while growing up in Melbourne’s underworld, Kellie Carter Bell felt compelled to break the cycle and became an advocate for domestic violence victims. A chance meeting with Investigative Reporter Adam Shand led to a quest to find Kellie’s father – a policeman, who left her nearly five decades before. Hear the amazing story of survival and what it was like living day-to-day with some of Melbourne’s most notorious criminals.

Fairy Meadow

In 1970, three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer was taken from an Australian beach. No-one knows what happened. Fifty years on – can the mystery be solved?

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