15 episodes

She was a vibrant young woman with plenty of friends: a daughter a sister, a wife and mum to two small children. Why did Margaret Kirstenfeldt suffer a violent, bloody death in the tiny Queensland cane town of Sarina? From murder to suicide and back again - expert opinions have swung wildly. It’s been more than 40 years. Is a killer still on the run? 

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She was a vibrant young woman with plenty of friends: a daughter a sister, a wife and mum to two small children. Why did Margaret Kirstenfeldt suffer a violent, bloody death in the tiny Queensland cane town of Sarina? From murder to suicide and back again - expert opinions have swung wildly. It’s been more than 40 years. Is a killer still on the run? 

    13. Unmasked

    13. Unmasked

    Finally, we are able to reveal the identity of Person X. But, what does it mean for the families of Margaret Kirstenfeldt and `Rosie`?






    Credits:
    Presenter / Investigative Crime Journalist - Paula Doneman
    Producer / Writer - Sally Eeles
    Sound Design - Marc Wright
    TV reporter - Mackenzie Ravn
    Graphics - Jason Blandford


    With thanks to:
    The team at 7 News Brisbane, Annette Caltabiano, Georgia Done, Letitia Wallace, Susan Bush, Charlie Dally-Watkins, Alex Wright Media, Mackay City Council Library.


    Theme: The Clock is Ticking by Dark Orb Music
    https://soundcloud.com/dark_orb_music


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Interloper" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Enter the Maze" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Comfortable Mystery" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Urban Gauntlet" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Long note One" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Peppers Theme" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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    • 25 min
    Introducing: A Perfect Storm

    Introducing: A Perfect Storm

    On the night of August 17, 1980, baby Azaria Chamberlain was taken by a dingo during a family camping trip to Uluru. What happened next? A Perfect Storm: The true story of the Chamberlains. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 59 sec
    12. Memories

    12. Memories

    Word about the Margaret Kirstenfeldt case is spreading. More past and present Sarina residents are coming forward to share memories - some of which are shocking. For the first time, we hear from the children who resided with Person X.


    Warning: This episode contains disturbing and graphic memories of abuse.




    Credits:
    Presenter / Investigative Crime Journalist - Paula Doneman
    Producer / Writer - Sally Eeles
    Sound Design - Marc Wright
    TV reporter - Mackenzie Ravn
    Graphics - Jason Blandford


    With thanks to:
    The team at 7 News Brisbane, Annette Caltabiano, Georgia Done, Letitia Wallace, Susan Bush, Charlie Dally-Watkins, Alex Wright Media, Mackay City Council Library.


    Theme: The Clock is Ticking by Dark Orb Music
    https://soundcloud.com/dark_orb_music


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Truth in the Stones" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Night of Chaos" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Danger - Myuu http://thedarkpiano.com


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Heartbreaking" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Urban Gauntlet" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Comfortable Mystery" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Dark Walk" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Interloper" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Hiding Your Reality" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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    • 1 hr
    11. Red Flag

    11. Red Flag

    A concerning association: the other reason why person X raises a red flag. Paula's previous meeting with the man in question, and her mission to find him again.




    Credits:
    Presenter / Investigative Crime Journalist - Paula Doneman
    Producer / Writer - Sally Eeles
    Sound Design - Marc Wright
    TV reporter - Mackenzie Ravn
    Graphics - Jason Blandford


    With thanks to:
    The team at 7 News Brisbane, Annette Caltabiano, Georgia Done, Letitia Wallace, Susan Bush, Charlie Dally-Watkins, Alex Wright Media, Mackay City Council Library.


    Theme: The Clock is Ticking by Dark Orb Music
    https://soundcloud.com/dark_orb_music


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Enter the Maze" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Long note One" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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    • 25 min
    10. Person X

    10. Person X

    He was living just a few doors down from Margaret. His history is shocking. Did he get away with murder?






    Credits:
    Presenter / Investigative Crime Journalist - Paula Doneman
    Producer / Writer - Sally Eeles
    Sound Design - Marc Wright
    TV reporter - Mackenzie Ravn
    Graphics - Jason Blandford


    With thanks to:
    The team at 7 News Brisbane, Annette Caltabiano, Georgia Done, Letitia Wallace, Susan Bush, Charlie Dally-Watkins, Alex Wright Media, Mackay City Council Library.


    Theme: The Clock is Ticking by Dark Orb Music
    https://soundcloud.com/dark_orb_music


    Troublemaker Theme - Myuu - thedarkpiano.com
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Peppers Theme" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Truth in the Stones" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Long note One" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 58 min
    9. Persons of Interest

    9. Persons of Interest

    A closer look at the people who were in Margaret's life and community at the time of her death in February 1978. Did any of them have something to hide?


    Credits:
    Presenter / Investigative Crime Journalist - Paula Doneman
    Producer / Writer - Sally Eeles
    Sound Design - Marc Wright
    TV reporter - Mackenzie Ravn
    Graphics - Jason Blandford


    With thanks to:
    The team at 7 News Brisbane, Annette Caltabiano, Georgia Done, Letitia Wallace, Susan Bush, Alex Wright Media, Mackay City Council Library.


    Theme: The Clock is Ticking by Dark Orb Music
    https://soundcloud.com/dark_orb_music


    Into the Depths - Myuu - thedarkpiano.com
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Enter the Maze" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Urban Gauntlet" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Shores of Avalon" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Tempting Secrets" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Interloper" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Look Out - Myuu - thedarkpiano.com
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Long note One" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "The House of Leaves" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

KSOCEC ,

Stopped listening during second episode

Had to stop listening. Didn’t like the way the poor victim was portrayed by the narrator as well as others she interviewed.

Virgo Nic ,

Poor victim

I couldn’t keep listening, the poor victim was represented terribly by narrator and family
A fascinating story I hope Casefile can present one day

Littleliverbird ,

Great podcast

It’s a great well-researched podcast however just not to my taste. Keep up the good work

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