8 episodes

The disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago is one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. This six-part New Zealand Herald series provides an indepth look at the cold case and Amber-Lee's mother's ceaseless quest to bring her daughter home.

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The disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago is one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. This six-part New Zealand Herald series provides an indepth look at the cold case and Amber-Lee's mother's ceaseless quest to bring her daughter home.

    A 50 Year Secret, Uncovered

    A 50 Year Secret, Uncovered

    School teacher Jennifer Beard disappeared on New Zealand's West Coast while hitchhiking on New Year's Eve 1969. Nearly three weeks later her body was found under a bridge outside the tiny township of Haast.

    Now a Herald investigation has uncovered new evidence that could identify her killer.

    Subscribe to The 50 Year Secret on your favourite podcast app.

    • 1 min
    Welcome to A Moment in Crime

    Welcome to A Moment in Crime

    From the NZ Herald newsroom, and Chasing Ghosts host Anna Leask, comes A Moment in Crime

    • 1 min
    Episode One: 17/10/92

    Episode One: 17/10/92

    Full of optimism about a new life, Nicola Cruickshank and her family spent an idyllic spring Saturday with friends. Then tragedy struck. WARNING: This podcast contains material that may be distressing for younger listeners.

    • 25 min
    Episode Two: Not In That Lake

    Episode Two: Not In That Lake

    Amber-Lee went missing near a large body of water. It was the obvious place to start the search. But police soon started to wonder whether something more sinister had occurred. WARNING: This podcast contains material that may be distressing for younger listeners.

    • 31 min
    Episode Three: Little Girl Lost

    Episode Three: Little Girl Lost

    With a history of drugs and crime, Nicola Cruickshank has had her critics. She decides to face the flak head-on, hoping to put the focus back on the hunt for her daughter. WARNING: This podcast contains frequent use of strong language and material that may be distressing for younger listeners.

    • 26 min
    Episode Four: Sensing Nothing

    Episode Four: Sensing Nothing

    After Nicola Cruickshank put her faith in the “psychic detectives” of TV show Sensing Murder, she became fixated on one man. WARNING: This podcast contains frequent use of very strong language and material that may be distressing for younger listeners.

    • 27 min

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