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The Boy in the Water
A community on edge. A debacle of a police investigation. And a father who won’t give up.The Boy in the Water is a podcast series about a small town in the deep south of New Zealand harbouring a big mystery.After the lifeless body of three-year-old Lachie Jones is found floating in Gore’s sewage oxidation pond, police rule his death a tragic accident. But nothing is what it seems.Newsroom’s investigations editor Melanie Reid unravels the case – and the secrets – in an attempt to find out what really happened to little Lachie Jones.Discover more...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 999 ratings
Only 37* sleeps until series 3!
(*approx) Not sure how the BITW team can better their achievements from S1 & 2 but I am sure S3 will be of great quality, and I will get to hear Melanie’s brilliant voice again :)
Claudecrowe via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/29/24
This has captured my attention and now find I am totally absorbed into the whole debacle that has seen the tragic loss of a lovely little boy. Melanie Reid is so real and honest in this investigation.
Tweeds4 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 06/22/24
Good but unnecessarily long
A very interesting listen ,however the first series was very repetitive and possibly could have been condensed more . Series 2 very full of info - such a catastrophe of an investigation ...
swimmer with PD via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/21/24
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On the last day of phase one of the inquest, Detective Inspector Stu Harvey is cross examined about witness statements that weren’t taken, the reliability of eyewitness identifications, and any lessons he gleaned from the reinvestigation. Coroner Ho then wraps up the inquest for now.  Hosted on...
Published 05/30/24
The final witness to appear for this first phase of the inquest is the man who was in charge of the reinvestigation into Lachie’s death, Detective Inspector Stu Harvey. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Published 05/29/24
Published 05/29/24
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