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True Crime

Unravel True Crime

ABC Radio

Unravel True Crime is a podcast where, each season, some of Australia's best journalists investigate unsolved crimes. Season 1 is Blood On The Tracks.

23:35 | Sep 2nd

After the confrontation in the supermarket carpark, Ollie is left feeling confused — has he been charmed just like everyone else in this story? Will Lezlie fail to keep her promises to Ollie or leave him and his family hanging?

41:48 | Sep 2nd

Ollie and Simon have criss-crossed California to find themselves parked in a supermarket car park staking out where Lezlie supposedly works. They may only have one shot to talk to her and finally get some answers. It doesn't go the way Ollie imagined...Show More

44:29 | Sep 2nd

Ollie and his brother Simon follow the trail of broken dreams and failed restaurants to Paso Robles, California. It's apparent Lezlie's exploits didn't stop when she left New Zealand. Ollie discovers his former sister-in-law had manufactured an image...Show More

40:54 | Sep 2nd

Following the trail to Lezlie Manukian, Ollie and his other brother Simon end up in California. With a muscle car and loud Hawaiian shirts, the brothers look every bit like '80s TV detectives as they head off on their very first stakeout. But, when t...Show More

41:22 | Sep 2nd

Lezlie Manukian's stories about her time in Hawaii usually ended with murderous local mobsters running her off the island. So, to track down his brother Greg's ex-wife, Ollie Wards needs to understand her past. What really happened according to "the ...Show More

43:39 | Sep 2nd

Ollie and Greg's dad, David Wards, picks through the clues left behind by Greg's American wife, Lezlie. He realises that the entire family may have been victims of an elaborate con job. David is obsessed with finding answers, launching his own invest...Show More

48:28 | Sep 2nd

When Ollie Wards' brother Greg marries his American dream girl in New Zealand and they go into business together, it seems like a perfect start to a new life. But only a few months later, Greg is heartbroken, the family home is gone — and so is Lezli...Show More

04:26 | Aug 28th

In 2006, Greg Wards was your average Kiwi backpacker on an overseas adventure in the UK, working hard, playing harder — and falling head-over-heels in love. After a whirlwind international romance, Greg married Lezlie Manukian in New Zealand. Their ...Show More

09:00 | Mar 11th

Host Gina McKeon interviews film-maker Helen Barrow about her coverage of Belinda Peisley’s inquest and the behind-the-scenes moments that we can’t hear in the audio. Helen’s one-hour tv documentary WHO KILLED BELINDA PEISLEY? is available on the st...Show More

39:11 | Mar 4th

Some of the most explosive moments in Belinda Peisley’s inquest happen between lawyer Phil Strickland and the man we’re calling Luke. Luke admits to using heroin and to staying on Belinda’s floor from time to time, like a lot of their crowd in Katoom...Show More

27:51 | Feb 25th

Jeremy Ward Douglas was going out with Belinda Peisley’s best friend, Heidi Wailes, at the time Belinda disappeared. The inquest into her death heard Jeremy had a reputation around town as a violent and controlling guy with a short temper who would h...Show More

38:50 | Feb 18th

Heidi Wailes was close to Belinda and says she looked out for Belinda like an older sister would. But a break-in at Belinda’s house just days before she disappeared suggests Heidi might not have always been the friend she claimed to be. Many, includi...Show More

38:26 | Feb 11th

We go inside the courtroom at Belinda Peisley's inquest to hear firsthand the arguments, phone taps and witness testimony. Jason*, Belinda's boyfriend at the time, says he met up with her on the night she disappeared. They had an argument at her hous...Show More

31:55 | Feb 4th

Belinda Peisley's life descended into chaos after her 18th birthday when she received a big inheritance and bought her own place in Katoomba. Her family hoped the house would set her up for life but, instead, her new address became a magnet for a wor...Show More

03:00 | Jan 28th

19-year-old Belinda Peisley vanished after she left a Blue Mountains hospital on September 26, 1998. The single mum-of-two disappeared within a year of inheriting a significant sum of money from a relative and buying a house in Katoomba. The firs...Show More

33:25 | Nov 12th, 2018

In the Season 2 finale, Ruby and Neil get the lead they have hoped for — a tip-off from an old law enforcement source about a potential burial site for Trudie Adams.

38:50 | Nov 5th, 2018

Investigating the link between a career criminal, Trudie ... and a corrupt cop.

33:50 | Oct 29th, 2018

Hear the voice of criminal monster, Neville Tween.

35:59 | Oct 22nd, 2018

A completely new theory on what happened to Trudie Adams

36:39 | Oct 15th, 2018

A chilling visit to bushland where abducted hitch-hikers are taken.

26:10 | Oct 8th, 2018

A heart breaking search for the hitch-hike girl.

03:50 | Oct 1st, 2018

The story of Barrenjoey Road explores the disappearance of Trudie Adams in 1978.

01:33 | Sep 27th, 2018

Allan Clarke investigates other mysterious deaths on the train tracks in regional NSW. To listen to his latest investigation, search for the Background Briefing podcast or listen online: ab.co/19MsLTc

03:58 | Aug 9th, 2018

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30:29 | Jul 8th, 2018

Allan is finally there, in front of someone who might shed light on Mark's last night.

22:16 | Jul 1st, 2018

The Unravel team cracks the case wide open with new leads and witnesses.

31:00 | Jun 24th, 2018

Fresh evidence that Mark wasn’t alone at the tracks.

29:39 | Jun 17th, 2018

The family's hopes for an answer at the inquest fade fast.

28:16 | Jun 10th, 2018

Violence erupts as Uncle Duck and the family confront their number one suspect.

28:16 | Jun 3rd, 2018

Mark Haines' family challenge the police investigation.

27:39 | May 27th, 2018

Thirty years of mystery surrounds the death of 17-year-old Mark Haines.

03:13 | May 18th, 2018

UNRAVEL season 1 story, Blood On The Tracks, investigates the suspicious death of 17-year-old Mark Haines, whose body was found on the railway line outside Tamworth in January 1988.