11 episodes

Troubled Waters is a 10-part ground-breaking podcast exploring the untold story of Louisa Ioannidis' tragic and mysterious death in 2011. Louisa Ioannidis was only 24. Beautiful, courageous, and vulnerable, yet her untimely death barely received a two-line report in a small local newspaper. Her body was discovered by passers-by in a local creek, clad in a pink dressing gown. Despite being a strong swimmer, police quickly determined there were no suspicious circumstances. Yet no one has been able to explain how or why she came to enter the creek.
Louisa’s brother Tass has always doubted the findings and is desperate for answers.
Over a decade after Louisa’s death, Private Investigator Julia Robson embarks on a fresh investigation and explores the full story of Louisa’s short life and the events leading up to her tragic passing. Together with Producer Clare McGrath, they uncover a gripping narrative full of intrigue. From an international kidnapping, a daring escape and a family’s desperate bid to stay together, it all unravels into a downward spiral exacerbated by a toxic relationship, all the while revealing flaws in a family violence support system that desperately needs fixing.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 152 Ratings

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Troubled Waters is a 10-part ground-breaking podcast exploring the untold story of Louisa Ioannidis' tragic and mysterious death in 2011. Louisa Ioannidis was only 24. Beautiful, courageous, and vulnerable, yet her untimely death barely received a two-line report in a small local newspaper. Her body was discovered by passers-by in a local creek, clad in a pink dressing gown. Despite being a strong swimmer, police quickly determined there were no suspicious circumstances. Yet no one has been able to explain how or why she came to enter the creek.
Louisa’s brother Tass has always doubted the findings and is desperate for answers.
Over a decade after Louisa’s death, Private Investigator Julia Robson embarks on a fresh investigation and explores the full story of Louisa’s short life and the events leading up to her tragic passing. Together with Producer Clare McGrath, they uncover a gripping narrative full of intrigue. From an international kidnapping, a daring escape and a family’s desperate bid to stay together, it all unravels into a downward spiral exacerbated by a toxic relationship, all the while revealing flaws in a family violence support system that desperately needs fixing.

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    Episode 1: Locate and identify

    Episode 1: Locate and identify

    Content warning: This episode contains discussions of death
    In 2011, a casual walk along a suburban creek turns into a chilling discovery when a couple comes across the lifeless body of a female dressed in a pink dressing gown along the edge of the creek. Despite initial assurances from the police, there were no suspicious circumstances, and something felt off. Now, over a decade later, Private Investigator Julia Robson steps in to take on a fresh investigation – but first, the female must be identified.
    Contact the podcast: contact@casefilepodcast.com 
    If you need any support regarding any of the topics raised in this podcast, please reach out to services such as Lifeline in 131114 or 1800 Respect. Listeners outside of Australia should refer to their local services.


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    • 29 min
    Episode 2: Not without my daughters

    Episode 2: Not without my daughters

    Content warning: This episode contains discussions of domestic violence
    With the body in the creek now identified as local woman Louisa Ioannidis, a childhood marked by extraordinary events is uncovered – from an international kidnapping to a daring escape. As her past unfolds, did the dark secrets she held contribute to her death at the creek? 
    If you have any information regarding the death of Louisa Ioannidis, please email contact@casefilepodcast.com.
    If you need any support regarding any of the topics raised in this podcast, please reach out to services such as Lifeline on 131114, 1800 Respect or the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491. Listeners outside of Australia should refer to their local services.


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    • 27 min
    Episode 3: Australian soil

    Episode 3: Australian soil

    As Louisa navigates life in Australia as a teenager and begins dating, tensions escalate between her desire for independence and her mother's protective instincts. Despite her mother’s efforts, her decisions as a young adult contribute to her inability to break free from a life spiralling out of control.
    If you have any information regarding the death of Louisa Ioannidis, please email contact@casefilepodcast.com.
    If you need any support regarding any of the topics raised in this podcast, please reach out to services such as Lifeline on 131114, 1800 Respect or the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491. Listeners outside of Australia should refer to their local services.

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    • 26 min
    Episode 4: No time to grieve

    Episode 4: No time to grieve

    Content warning: This episode contains discussions of domestic violence and suicide
    In the aftermath of a New Year’s tragedy, scrutiny intensifies on Louisa’s relationship, raising doubts about her happiness and safety. As tension continues to escalate, police become involved. Was Louisa's death a tragic accident or a desperate response to her failing relationship?
    If you have any information regarding the death of Louisa Ioannidis, please email contact@casefilepodcast.com.  
    If you need any support regarding any of the topics raised in this podcast, please reach out to services such as Lifeline on 131114, 1800 Respect or the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491. Listeners outside of Australia should refer to their local services.
    Additional links:
    Carrington Consultancy (Professor Kerry Carrington): https://carringtonconsultancy.com 
    Dart Group Australia (Jolene Ellat): https://www.dartgroupaustralia.com.au
    Red Rose Foundation (Betty Taylor): https://www.redrosefoundation.com.au


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    • 38 min
    Episode 5: State of mind

    Episode 5: State of mind

    Content warning: This episode contains discussions of substance use and domestic violence.  
    Uncovering Louisa’s journal, entries are discovered from the months leading up to her tragic passing. Amidst her struggles, a further mystery emerges surrounding the whereabouts of her Mother’s cherished bird. As Louisa’s mental state during this period is explored further, questions arise about the circumstances leading to her untimely demise.
    If you have any information regarding the death of Louisa Ioannidis, please email contact@casefilepodcast.com.  
    If you need any support regarding any of the topics raised in this podcast, please reach out to services such as Lifeline on 131114, 1800 Respect or the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491. Listeners outside of Australia should refer to their local services.
    Additional links:
    Red Rose Foundation (Betty Taylor): https://www.redrosefoundation.com.au

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    • 22 min
    Episode 6: The day of

    Episode 6: The day of

    Content warning: This episode contains discussions of substance use and domestic violence.  
    Louisa's final day provides chilling revelations about her movements before tragedy struck. Over a decade later, Private Investigator Julia Robson tracks down Louisa's alleged drug dealer. Will this long-awaited encounter finally unearth the vital clue needed to solve the mystery behind her untimely demise?
    If you have any information regarding the death of Louisa Ioannidis, please email contact@casefilepodcast.com.  
    If you need any support regarding any of the topics raised in this podcast, please reach out to services such as Lifeline on 131114, 1800 Respect or the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491. Listeners outside of Australia should refer to their local services.
    Additional links:
    Carrington Consultancy (Professor Kerry Carrington): https://carringtonconsultancy.com


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Fascination Street ,

Incredible investigative reporting.

I sincerely hope there is justice for Louisa and her family.

Deacs1996 ,

An Unmissable Dive into True Crime Mastery

Troubled Waters is an absolute gem in the true crime podcast world, meticulously crafted and delivered by the brilliant Julia Robson. As a dedicated listener from her gripping debut Chasing Charlie, I can confidently say that Robson has outdone herself with this new series.

The mystery surrounding the tragic death of a woman is explored with exceptional depth and precision. Robson’s background as a thorough private investigator shines through in every episode, as she leaves no stone unturned. The podcast's meticulous research is evident, weaving together a compelling narrative that includes expert opinions and detailed analysis.

What sets Troubled Waters apart is its commitment to asking the right questions, those that matter in the quest for justice for the victim. Robson’s investigative prowess, combined with her empathetic storytelling, makes this podcast not just informative but profoundly moving.

For true crime aficionados, Troubled Waters is a must-listen. Julia Robson’s dedication to uncovering the truth and her ability to engage the audience with every twist and turn ensures that this series stands out as a beacon of excellence in the genre. Don't miss out on this meticulously researched, expertly narrated journey in search of justice.

Courtneyjjoy ,

Thorough and interesting

Great listen, interesting and informing, I enjoyed the non biased approach

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