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Death Island

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White sand beaches, untouched jungles, cloudless skies. People come to Thailand to get away from it all. But the seemingly idyllic paradise of Koh Tao, once known as Turtle Island, has turned from beauty to horror as a string of brutal murders and unexplained disappearances have rocked the community. Government cover-ups, corrupt police, bungled investigations, silenced natives, cults. Locals and tourists have come to known this place as: Death Island.

Location:

United States

Genres:

True Crime

Description:

White sand beaches, untouched jungles, cloudless skies. People come to Thailand to get away from it all. But the seemingly idyllic paradise of Koh Tao, once known as Turtle Island, has turned from beauty to horror as a string of brutal murders and unexplained disappearances have rocked the community. Government cover-ups, corrupt police, bungled investigations, silenced natives, cults. Locals and tourists have come to known this place as: Death Island.

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing - Paper Ghosts Season 4 The Ozarks

2/21/2024
Hi, Death Island fans! Listen to Paper Ghosts Season 4 hosted by M. William Phelps! It’s the dead of summer, 1989, in the heart of the Ozarks. An 18-year-old woman goes missing from Bella Vista, Arkansas. As the search moves forward, several suspects emerge. Then… a body is found not far from the Missouri border, and a homicide investigation begins. Tune in to this top-tier true crime story, but don't just take our word for it, check out the trailer to decide for yourself! Show Description: It’s the dead of summer, 1989, in the heart of the Ozarks. An 18-year-old woman goes missing from Bella Vista, Arkansas. As the search moves forward, several suspects emerge. Then… a body is found not far from the Missouri border, and a homicide investigation begins. Soon, a second body is discovered nearby. What was a mystery transforms into the hunt for a possible serial killer stalking young women throughout the Ozarks. M. William Phelps digs in nearly 35 years later and begins to understand that things aren’t always what they seem. Listen to Paper Ghosts on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:21

A Discussion Part II

6/7/2023
Producers continue to discuss the fallout from the podcast and the real-world implications our investigation has had. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:56

A Discussion

5/31/2023
In this episode, the producers reflect on the impact of their investigation and the real-world implications of their podcast. They discuss the fallout from their reporting and the effects it has had on the individuals and organizations involved. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:12

The Case Against Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo - Part 2

5/24/2023
Through expert interviews, we explore some history of the island of Koh Tao, dating back to the 1940s, which provides context to where we are now. Forensic expert Joseph Scott Morgan also joins us to discuss some newly-procured autopsy reports. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:34

The Case Against Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo

5/17/2023
This episode picks up at the trial of the two Burmese migrant workers who have been charged in the murders of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge. Three judges announce the verdict on Christmas Eve 2015, and we look into events that led to that point as well as what's going on today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:15

The Case of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller Update

5/10/2023
We revisit the murders of Hanna Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao. With new information coming to light regarding key evidence, we dig deeper into the case. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:17

The Case of Nick Pearson

5/3/2023
When a family vacation turns into a nightmare, one family is left with the sinking feeling that justice may never be found. We also investigate if tourist attacks could be related. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:23

The Cases of Ben Harrington and Tony Lotus

4/26/2023
We explore the mysterious deaths of two foreigners on the island. In 2012, a motorbike accident raises new questions about police investigations on the island. Then, in 2013, a successful bar owner is found dead with the police claiming it was a heart attack, but the evidence to support this claim is thin. Join us as we uncover the dark secrets of Koh Tao and the possible connection between these two deaths. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:08

The Case of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller - Part 2

4/19/2023
We dive even deeper into the murders of backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. We hear from first-hand sources who were on the island in the weeks following the crimes and who reveal that when two suspects emerged, it seemed the nightmare was over, but we discover that the real mystery was just beginning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:51

The Case of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

4/12/2023
In September 2014, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller only met by chance while backpacking on the island, but when their bodies were found together on Sairee Beach, they would become linked forever by a tragic mystery. Their senseless deaths sparked international outrage and raised questions about justice on Koh Tao. As the investigation continues and new evidence emerges, it seems that the truth about Hannah and David's murders may be more elusive than anyone ever imagined. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:52

The Cases of Ian Jacobs & Mr. Ban

4/5/2023
Ian Jacobs traveled to Koh Tao for a diving vacation, but his trip ended in tragedy when his body was discovered in a well on the island. Despite the investigation into his death, his friends from the UK remain unsatisfied with the official story and embark on their own journey to uncover the truth. Around the same time, Mr. Ban, a well-known local businessman some people called “King of Koh Tao," is gunned down in broad daylight. The deaths are shrouded in mystery, and the deeper our team delves, the more complicated things become. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:33:13

The Case of Christina Annesley

3/29/2023
In the tranquil island community of Koh Tao, a series of suspicious deaths set off alarm bells for a young political activist named Christina Annesley. Driven by a deep sense of justice she decides to investigate despite the dangers that lie ahead. As she navigates the murky waters of corruption and deceit Christina finds herself in grave danger. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:01

The Case of Elise Dallemagne

3/29/2023
Koh Tao is a tropical nirvana, but behind the palm trees and sandy beaches lies a dark mystery, with a growing number of unsolved deaths and disappearances. In episode one, our award-winning investigative team delves into the tragic case of Elise Dallemagne, whose death is just the beginning of a larger, intricate puzzle. Follow us as we unravel the threads of this twisted web, where nothing is as it seems and every clue leads us closer to understanding why paradise has its price. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:35

Introducing: Death Island

3/22/2023
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Duration:00:01:23