Episodes
Investigative reporter Adam Shand goes inside the hunt for Sydney nurse Mary Wallace, missing since 1983. Detective Inspector Nicole Jones, with the help of a legendary investigator from the past, brought a killer to book but the search for Mary’s remains continues.  Episode 3. Justice for Mary In 2008, Nicole Jones from the Unsolved Homicide Squad re-opens the cold case and returns to the original files and exhibits collected by her predecessors with startling results. Episode 2. Building a...
Published 07/07/21
Building a Case Jones re-examines mysterious letters to police from 1983/84 for clues. Did the killer hoax the police with a bogus burial site? Investigators comb new potential crime scenes and another murder investigation yields a breakthrough. Adam Shand investigates. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/07/21
Forensic evidence removes any doubt as to who killed Mary Wallace. A suspect Robert John Adams is convicted but, claiming his innocence, does not reveal the location of Mary’s body. Police are appealing for public assistance to bring her home. Adam Shand investigates. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/07/21
The New South Wales Police Force’s Family and Domestic Violence team has opened its case files to encourage victims to make reports to police. CONTROL with investigative journalist Adam Shand tells the story of how two women faced harrowing abuse from one man and they explain how he got away with it for so long.  Episode 1: Cassie Cassie meets an American named Connor on-line and after a whirlwind romance, he emigrates to Australia to be with her. Soon, the control and abuse begin but...
Published 05/18/21
As Cassie is extricating herself from Connor’s control, he moves on to a new victim, Kylie. The same pattern of coercion and violence resumes, which is only broken when Kylie reaches out to police and stops protecting her abuser. Kylie and Cassie then join forces to ensure that Connor’s hold is broken forever. Crime journalist Adam Shand investigates this harrowing story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/18/21
Senior police say that an increase in reports of domestic violence does not mean a new epidemic is underway but rather that victims are more likely to make reports to police today, journalist Adam Shand investigates. Experienced domestic violence officers and prosecutors explain why many victims are still reluctant to engage with police.      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/18/21
A second life has been saved in a fortnight after NSW Police deployed geo-targeting of mobile phones with an emergency alert after an 83-year old man suffering dementia walked out of his residence in the middle of the night. Investigative journalist Adam Shand reports. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/27/21
The NSW Police Force has used geo-targeting to locate a missing person, sending emergency alerts to mobiles in the area where the 75 year old man went missing. Adam Shand investigative journalist reports. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/16/21
Police are appealing for public assistance in the investigation into an early morning attack on a man by three assailants in Sydney's south-west. Investigative journalist Adam Shand reports. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/08/21
Strikeforce Dunstable is appealing for information on the suspected hit-and-run death of 15-year-old Braydon Worldon near Wagga Wagga in 2018. Detective Senior Constable Stan Wall reveals new evidence in the case.    Episode 1 - Police believe a medium rigid to heavy vehicle fitted with a bull bar struck Braydon on that quiet moonlit road. Who was driving the vehicle?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/09/21
Eight weeks before his disappearance, Bill Roach attended a counter culture festival where he claimed he had been cursed by witches. Some friends believe he left Armidale in search of answers from traditional healers. However, Symons finds a more earthly motive for Roach’s demise, a possible involvement in the drug trade.      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/22/21
Investigative journalist Adam Shand reports on the mystery of Bill Roach who disappeared from the Armidale area of NSW around New Year’s Eve 1993. Police suspect foul play and have raised the reward for information to $1 million. Detective Senior Constable Mark Symons delves into Roach’s cohort of friends and turns up new evidence that takes the case in a new direction after three decades.    Episode 1: Bill Roach’s body has never been found despite information that he was killed on a remote...
Published 02/22/21
The Nocturn tragedy is a story marked by sliding doors moments and amazing heroism. In this bonus episode, investigators from the NSW Police Force’s Marine Area Command reflect on how the jawbone might have ended up on the beach after so long and why this tragedy occurred.           See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/06/21
A combination of good luck, attention to duty and bravery gives five castaways a chance of survival but their rescuers struggle to find them in mountainous seas. Each castaway will make a critical choice that will mean life or death.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/06/21
Investigations into the mystery jaw bone lead police back to an epic sea search and rescue in 1979 when a small cabin cruiser with five people on board was lost at sea in treacherous conditions.          See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/06/21
Journalist Adam Shand reports on a chance discovery of human remains on a beach in 2011 that sets the NSW Police Force and forensic scientists on a nine-year quest to learn the identity of the individual and the circumstances of their death. The investigation opens the door to an incredible story of five mariners lost at sea in 1979. Finally, after decades of wondering, a family will find an answer and closure.             Episode 1: A human jaw bone washes up on a beach in northern NSW in...
Published 02/06/21
Journalist Adam Shand reports on a chance discovery of human remains on a beach in 2011 that sets the NSW Police Force and forensic scientists on a nine-year quest to learn the identity of the individual and the circumstances of their death. The investigation opens the door to an incredible story of five mariners lost at sea in 1979. Finally, after decades of wondering, a family will find an answer and closure. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/06/21
Before dawn, one morning in May 2015, 50 year-old Colin Campbell left his home in Sydney’s Lane Cove. No trace of him has ever been found but there is evidence that he always intended to return home. Detective Sergeant Michael Kyneur investigates. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/07/20
In 2006, 32-year old Fijian-born Mosese Cava cut ties with his family without explanation. In March 2020, police began searching for the one-time DJ and made an unexpected and remarkable discovery. Senior Constable Brandon Lim investigates. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/01/20
Year 12 student Passy Reyes left her family’s home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches early one winter morning in 2001. Many believe she took her own life. Her family disagrees and awaits Passy’s return. Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Ferns investigates.
Published 08/14/20
The New South Wales Police Missing Persons Registry is reviewing more than 700 long term cases. Crime Editor at Large, Adam Shand, together with New South Wales Police Detectives, investigate these cases to tell their stories and solve the case. Vanished - Cases from the New South Wales Police is a unique insight into active missing persons investigations.
Published 07/22/20