In 1989 Swedish backpackers Heidi Paakkonen and Urban Hoglin went into the bush on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand; they were never seen alive again. The police quickly apprehended a local man, David Tamihere, and before any bodies were even found they convicted him of double murder. But 10 months later Urban’s body was discovered and the finding contradicted almost every part of the police’s case against Tamihere...
What really happened to Heidi and Urban?
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Rebecca Zahau’s naked body was found hanging in the mansion she shared with her millionaire boyfriend Jonah Shacknai and his son, Max. Just days before Rebecca's apparent suicide she had been babysitting Max when he was fatally injured - had Rebecca taken her own life out of guilt? The evidence suggests otherwise...
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Dying is easy, coming back is hard.
In 2002 John Darwin took his red, handmade canoe out to sea and disappeared. He was eventually declared dead, but 5 years later in 2007 he walked into a police station claiming to have no memory of the past half decade. How had John Darwin vanished? And why had he come back?
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What would you do if you were arrested for a crime you didn't commit? What would you say if the police told you they had definitive proof it was you?
When 16 year old Martha Puebla was shot dead, Juan Catalan faced this exact nightmare situation - and his life seemed doomed - until he was saved in the most unexpected way...
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In 2015, when shy 16 year old Becky Watts suddenly went missing no one could believe it. But tragically within days her dismembered body was found just a mile from her home.
As the true motivations behind the murder were revealed it quickly became clear that someone in the family knew more than they were letting on...
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The Los Angeles celebrity justice system comes under scrutiny this week. Convicted murderer and one time music producer Phil Spector sits in a Californian prison medical centre, actor Lana Clarkson is dead and River Deep Mountain High is regrettably still a banger.
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In a frantic 911 call on the 24th of November 1997 Marlene Aisenberg reported her 5 month old baby, Sabrina, missing. The FBI launched a nationwide search and the media relentlessly covered the story.
But soon the parents’ odd behaviour left onlookers wondering what they really knew about their daughter’s disappearance...
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48 Hours Mystery - Where's Our Baby?
In this week’s episode Hannah and Suruthi follow a spiraling, unmedicated and (literally) bloodthirsty Richard Chase as he dives into a brutal killing spree. With suburban home invasions, bloody eviscerations, necrophilia and vampiric lore made real, this is truly a disturbing and haunting finale.
Clinical vampirism, terrifying delusions and paranoid schizophrenia. This week the girls enter the bloody world of their very first truly psychotic spree killer, Richard Trenton Chase. Join them as they follow his evolution from cat-murdering child, to drug-addicted teen, to blood-smeared twenty-something; unpicking the unbelievably shocking story of one of America’s bloodiest killers.
In a Perspex box, in Wakefield maximum security prison sits alleged cannibal, confirmed killer and rumoured inspiration behind "Hannibal" - Robert Maudsely. Named the most dangerous prisoner in Britain, after 39 years in solitary, Maudsely now also holds the record for the longest time served in soltiary confinement in the world. Join the girls this week as they get knee-deep in prison politics and the reality of managing a man like Robert Maudsley.
In the early hours of Valentine's Day 2014, 29 year old model Reeva Steenkamp was shot to death by her partner; South African Olympic sprint runner and double amputee, Oscar Pistorius. He still claims that it was a tragic case of mistaken identity, but the forensics and the messages Reeva left before her death tell a very different story.
Starting on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth and ending up in Texas via the Caribbean, Suruthi & Hannah unpick how a British grandmother and DEA informant ended up on death row. Many campaign for Linda Carty’s release, but is she as innocent as they would have you believe?
Toxic masculinity, Borderline Personality Disorder and a whole lot of abattoirs. We're off to Australia this week to unravel why Australian big hitter Katherine Knight skinned John Price and hung him up like a pair of curtains.
This week the girls explore the phenomenon of ‘amphetamine induced psychosis’ in one of most violent cases they’ve ever covered. Join them as they follow the brutal torture and murder of 16 year old Suzanne Capper by the manipulative ‘Chucky Doll Killer’ - Bernadette McNeilly - a woman later described as ‘the most evil inmate’ on a prison wing she shared with notorious child killers Rose West and Myra Hindley.
This week it's cults and the girls follow the Pied Piper of Death to Matamoros Mexico to explore the ‘the cult with no name’(sometimes dubbed by the press as ‘The Narcosatanistas’ or ‘The Believers’).
This cult was led by Palo Mayombe priest, ‘El Padrino’ and consisted of a dedicated group of disciples who believed that rites of human sacrifice made them untouchable - but this very belief is what finally led police to uncover the truth about what lay out at Ranch Santa Elena...
This week the girls head into the infamous torture cellar at 25 Cromwell St. to uncover the horrifying truth about the Wests’ years of depravity. As body after body was found, a haunted Fred confessed to it all - but Rose stayed silent. Today hear the incredible survivor testimony that broke a nation’s heart and finally labelled Rosemary West as one of the most evil female serial killers in history.
Incest, rape, murder and torture dungeons; in a harrowing part 1 the girls take on one of Britain's most notorious serial killer couples - Fred and Rose West.
Over a span of 25 years this pair of sexual sadists carried out unspeakable evil in their cellar at the now infamous 25 Cromwell St, and when the truth was finally revealed it shocked the world.
Things aren't always what they seem...
To the world Dee Dee Blancharde was the perfect mum. She dedicated her life as a single mother to taking care of her incredibly ill and disabled child. But one night Dee Dee was brutally murdered, and what was revealed shocked the world. It turned out that her daughter Gypsy had never been sick at all.
Join the girls today as they delve into the murky world of London’s most recent serial killer, the Grindr Killer - Stephen Port. They’ll pull apart this bizarre case of GHB poisoning, catfishing galore, the world’s most fake suicide note and utterly sh*t body disposal, to ask the very serious question of how Port’s crimes were missed
On a remote mountain road, high in the Alps, a French cyclist and a British Iraqi family face an ambush blitz attack. Within a minute four people are dead.
But who was the real target of this execution? What was the true motive in this senseless slaughter?
What secrets lay beneath the seemingly ordinary facades of those killed? Join the girls today as they delve into this bizarre mystery - crisscrossing between international espionage and dark family secrets.