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Phoebe's Fall

The Age Melbourne

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A major investigation by The Age newsroom in Melbourne, Australia, into the death of Phoebe Handsjuk, who was found at the bottom of a garbage chute in a luxury apartment building.
Episode 1: Knowing Phoebe

26:17 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Starts with the mysterious and gruesome death of 24yo Phoebe Handsjuk and the open possibilities that it was either murder, suicide or a ...
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06:55 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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Phoebe's Fall - A Fresh Look

09:30 | Dec 15th, 2016

The Victorian Government has announced a review of the Coroner's Act amid widespread public concern about the inquest into Phoebe Handsju...
Episode 6: Inquest & Aftermath

45:39 | Oct 27th, 2016

We dissect the coroner's finding in Phoebe's case, raising serious questions about his conclusion and the methods he used to reach it. We...
Mini-episode: The mystery phone number and the litany of unanswered questions

04:11 | Oct 25th, 2016

Seven months after Phoebe Handsjuk died, forensic scientists found a piece of paper in the pocket of the jeans she was wearing when she d...
Episode 5: Saying Goodbye

33:24 | Oct 20th, 2016

Phoebe is remembered by her friends and family. We chronicle the competing memorials and funerals. And we journey to the shores of her ...
No time of death for Phoebe

04:54 | Oct 19th, 2016

We explore the difficulties of establishing Phoebe's time of death, and a debate between police and doctors over the value of trying to e...
Episode 4: Policework

36:15 | Oct 13th, 2016

We explore Phoebe's tumultuous last week and examine what she and her partner, Ant Hampel, did on her final day. Then we put the blowtor...
Podcast prompts political action

03:02 | Oct 11th, 2016

Our investigative journalists Richard Baker and Michael Bachelard report back on the tip-offs we've received and the political developmen...
Episode 3: A Secret Tape

31:33 | Oct 6th, 2016

Examines the state of Phoebe's mind and the relationship that dominated her life at the time of her death. We find evidence that she was ...
Episode 2: The Chute

28:19 | Sep 28th, 2016

We walk through the final hours of Phoebe Handsjuk's life, challenge the plausibility of the coroner's findings, and examine the grue...
Live Friday, 23 September - The short life and brutal death of Phoebe Handsjuk

01:44 | Sep 21st, 2016

A major investigation by The Age newsroom in Melbourne, Australia, into the death of Phoebe Handsjuk, who was found at the bottom of a ga...
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