13 episodes

In July 1994, the body a man was fished out of the North Sea, near the German Island of Heligoland. Dressed smartly and with a complete absence of identifying information, the body was simply named ”The Gentleman”. Nearly thirty years later is still unnamed and unclaimed.

From the team that brought you The Mysterious Case of Fred the Head, we take a deep dive into one of Europe’s coldest cases, and try to price together what might have happened. Join us in real time as we uncover new clues, new options and maybe the truth.

The Mysterious Case of the Gentleman of Heligoland Ken Davies / Iain Mackay

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

In July 1994, the body a man was fished out of the North Sea, near the German Island of Heligoland. Dressed smartly and with a complete absence of identifying information, the body was simply named ”The Gentleman”. Nearly thirty years later is still unnamed and unclaimed.

From the team that brought you The Mysterious Case of Fred the Head, we take a deep dive into one of Europe’s coldest cases, and try to price together what might have happened. Join us in real time as we uncover new clues, new options and maybe the truth.

    Episode 13 - The Two Davids

    Episode 13 - The Two Davids

    We have two men in our sights as our search for the Gentleman of Heligoland continues. David Martin, the Australian millionaire who went missing in 1992 and David Krueger, the 6'5" German man missing from Canada - But how can we rule them in or out?

    • 35 min
    Episode 12 - On the Scent of the Gent

    Episode 12 - On the Scent of the Gent

    Things are moving quickly in the investigation. New clues, new science and we're on the trail of two new potential victims

    • 45 min
    Episode 11- Developments

    Episode 11- Developments

    In the first of our mid-season updates - German police release a very significant scientific finding that changes their thinking on exactly from where the Gentleman may have originated. But there might be a fly in the ointment

    • 19 min
    Episode 10 - The Crooked Jaw

    Episode 10 - The Crooked Jaw

    In the final episode of Season One, we discover that the skull may be able to tell us far more about the victim's physical appearance that we first thought. Something which may eventually be vital in identification. And, as the first season draws to a close, we pull together some loose ends and our thoughts on the case so far.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 9 - A Bridge too Far?

    Episode 9 - A Bridge too Far?

    With great help from our Facebook group members we are able to finally identify the man who fell from the Pride of Flanders, a few months before the Gentleman of Heligoland was found.
    Armed with his name, we are able to start piecing together what happened, how exactly he fits into the story and where that can take us next.
     

    • 39 min
    Episode 8 - The Hat Brim Line

    Episode 8 - The Hat Brim Line

    Thanks to a listener, we discover another report on the case, which reveals critical new information. Information that allows us to analyse the injuries in more detail. What does this tell us about how the Gentleman of Heligoland met his death?
     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Kourtneyy 1000 ,

Great stories

Love this podcast and Ken’s dedication to these old cases. Please keep the good work coming.

doverchick71 ,

Great podcast !

Ken does a great job, so thoroughly researched. Really happy he is doing another pod.

Seamussf ,

Fantastic research

Great research! Well produced and as I said, fantastic research! Looking forward to future episodes and will definitely check out the earlier season.

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