In our world, there is a layer of official myth-making that obscures the truth. When you get past that you learn how things really are, the secrets that are being defended and the half-truths being peddled. This is the UnderState you don't get to see. A place where justice is sometimes elusive.
August 1969, a 20 year old woman Lucille Butterworth disappears from a bus stop in Hobart. Police believe she is a runaway who will return and fail to respond adequately for weeks. Eventually, a suspect is identified but he is not charged...
2. The Confession
Police delve into the background of a new suspect and re-interview witnesses from the past. They find new sources who were never interviewed by the original investigators. And a confession that was never acted upon comes to light after...
3. The Interview
There is enough bring Geoffrey Hunt in for questioning over the murder of Lucille. Armed with reams of new circumstantial evidence, investigators probe Hunt for four hours. They prove he is a liar but can they pin a murder on him?
4. The Dig
July 2015. Amid news of a breakthrough in the case, an excavation begins on a site where Lucille's remains are alleged to have been dumped. Questions are asked when it's discovered that police have known of the location since 1976....
Tasmania's Director of Public Prosecutions must decide whether to put Geoff Hunt before the Supreme Court for Lucille's murder. A coronial inquiry has blown Hunt's anonymity in a quiet country village amid fears he is a risk...
6. Jimmy’s Final Plea
Lucille’s brother Jimmy learns he has terminal cancer and travels to confront his sister’s alleged killer Geoffrey Charles Hunt once and for all. Having learned that Tasmania Police have shelved Lucille’s case, Adam returns to Tasmania...
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Growing up in New Norfolk I thought I already knew a lot about this case, it Adams investigations are both thorough and fascinating.
Understate Lucille Butterworth
Shand is the master of true crime - brilliant!
Well presented and easy to listen to gotta love our Aussie accents