9 episodes

What begins with a body in a kitchen freezer leads Debi Marshall to a sordid tale of seduction and lies, from Adelaide, to the Outback to the Adriatic Coast. Debi's investigation is the story of the five-part true crime series on Foxtel; Debi Marshall Investigates Frozen Lies. But the story of murder Victim Derrance Stevenson, draws Debi into the web of one of Australia's most terrifying network of paedophiles, known colloquially as 'The Family'. Despite the horrifying scale of the cries, only one perpetrator has ever been brought to justice.


This gripping podcast reveals Debi's investigative process and additional material to the TV series, while also following Debi's new leads as she chases fresh information, tries to lift suppression orders, and attempts to bring justice for the victims.

Debi Marshall Investigates Frozen Lies Foxtel

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What begins with a body in a kitchen freezer leads Debi Marshall to a sordid tale of seduction and lies, from Adelaide, to the Outback to the Adriatic Coast. Debi's investigation is the story of the five-part true crime series on Foxtel; Debi Marshall Investigates Frozen Lies. But the story of murder Victim Derrance Stevenson, draws Debi into the web of one of Australia's most terrifying network of paedophiles, known colloquially as 'The Family'. Despite the horrifying scale of the cries, only one perpetrator has ever been brought to justice.


This gripping podcast reveals Debi's investigative process and additional material to the TV series, while also following Debi's new leads as she chases fresh information, tries to lift suppression orders, and attempts to bring justice for the victims.

    Run Boy, Run | Ep 8

    Run Boy, Run | Ep 8

    In the gripping final episodes of FROZEN LIES, Debi engages the help of criminal profiler Kris Illingsworth to meticulously examine crime-scene evidence from the murder of Derrance Stevenson. In a tense interview, Debi outlines her evidence to David Szach and ultimately reaches the truth of who killed Derrance and why. David’s lawyer, Tony Kerin, maps out the appeal process that lies ahead for his client. Two new voices speak publicly revealing explosive evidence about Derrance Stevenson’s drug-dealing, and associates who link him back to The Family’s dark network. Finally Debi calls for a transparent inquiry into the cover-ups and criminal networks of Adelaide that have allowed these cases to remain unsolved for decades. 
     
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    • 47 min
    Confronting A Killer | Ep 7

    Confronting A Killer | Ep 7

    Debi dives deep into the realm of Bevan Spencer Von Einem. She meets his school friend, Paul Clark, who shares an extraordinary collection of newspaper clippings and cards curated by von Einem himself. They present a chilling snapshot into the mind of a killer. After decades of silence, Richard Kelvin’s best friend, Karl Brooks, speaks about the night Richard was abducted and the devastation that followed. Karl calls out for others to come forward with information that could put the remaining perpetrators behind bars. Finally Debi reveals all about her prison visit with von Einem and her gut-wrenching reaction to his admission of seeing Richard’s dog-collar. Debi is the first journalist to break new ground in The Family Murders for decades, and yet still too many questions remain unanswered.
     
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    • 45 min
    The Hunt For Gambardella | Ep 6

    The Hunt For Gambardella | Ep 6

    This episode centres around exploring everything Debi can learn about Gino Gambardella, the man who links the case of Derrance Stevenson and The Family. Debi speaks with two victims of Gino’s sexual assault at his Chiropractic clinic, who talk publicly for the first time about their ordeal. Debi describes her hunt to find Gino and when she finally tracks him down the outcome is explosive! Finally, Debi speaks again with Gino’s son David who has an update on the relationship with his father, since filming the TV series. 
     
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    • 46 min
    Neil Muir Was My Father | Ep 5

    Neil Muir Was My Father | Ep 5

    Sonya Muir, the daughter of the second Family murder victim, Neil Muir, breaks her life-long silence about her father. She shares with Debi her memories of Neil, of why he was so loved by friends and family, and how her family experienced the shock and heartache of his brutal murder. Sonya explains her immense frustration that no one has been brought to justice for what happened to Neil, and joins Debi’s urgent callout for people who know more to come forward. Finally a relative of Mark Langley reveals some loving details about Mark, a young man who would become the fourth murder victim of The Family.
     
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    • 33 min
    Who Was Derrance Stevenson? | Ep 4

    Who Was Derrance Stevenson? | Ep 4

    Following Debi's call out for other victims, witnesses and perpetrators to come forward, Debi starts the episode with Darren, who explains how he made a lucky escape from von Einem and another man in costume when he was hitchhiking in Adelaide at 17 years of age. Then Debi and director of the TV series Chris Thorburn, return to the David Szach investigation to deep dive into the life of murder victim Derrance Stevenson, including his friendship with Italian chiropractor Gino Gambardella. Debi then meets with author Tom Mann who describes the nature of Stevenson's Friday night sex parties, and unpacks the flawed forensics that helped convict David.
     
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    • 40 min
    The Body In The Freezer | Ep 3

    The Body In The Freezer | Ep 3

    Debi explains where her investigation into true crime began, with the tragic realisation of her own partner's murder in 1992 and her hunt for the man responsible. She is joined by the director of the TV series Chris Thorburn to chat through the explosive reinvestigation from the five part Foxtel series, with the discovery of a lawyer in a kitchen freezer in Adelaide 1979. Having served 14 years in prison for the murder, David Szach asked Debi to reinvestigate his case, claiming his innocence. With insights behind the scenes, Debi and Chris explore the case for and against David, as this case became the catalyst for Debi's investigation into the dark heart of 'The Family'.
     
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    • 37 min

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