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

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

nyalathotep ,

Totally gripping

The most difficult of material and an exemplary treatment. A determined, sensitive, open-minded and empathetic pursuit of the few facts known about this haunting case. Thumbs up for not sentimentalising the victims and confronting difficult people instead of relying on empty speculation.

Sarahgibbsnz ,

Amazing

One of the best, raw, most detailed podcast I’ve ever listened to and big well done to the reporter for finding the people involved and questioning everyone you could. Absolutely amazing

Erika Jasmine ,

One of my favourites

One of the best podcasts I’ve heard. Listened to it about 5 times now and will probably listen to it again. Love the rawness. Hope you find your darling daughter.

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