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Have you ever seen a dead body?

People find dead bodies everywhere, under floorboards, inside chimneys, and in their homes. They’re at crime scenes, disaster scenes and in morgues. There have been dead bodies on the red carpet, in cannibals’ dens, and even advertised in the classifieds.

In this series, experienced crime and court reporter Sharnelle Vella, and veteran radio host Dee Dee Dunleavy look at where dead bodies have been found, how they got there, and most importantly, the effect on people who found them.

We talk to people who deal with death daily as part of their jobs, and people who weren’t prepared for the shock of finding a dead body.

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Have you ever seen a dead body?

People find dead bodies everywhere, under floorboards, inside chimneys, and in their homes. They’re at crime scenes, disaster scenes and in morgues. There have been dead bodies on the red carpet, in cannibals’ dens, and even advertised in the classifieds.

In this series, experienced crime and court reporter Sharnelle Vella, and veteran radio host Dee Dee Dunleavy look at where dead bodies have been found, how they got there, and most importantly, the effect on people who found them.

We talk to people who deal with death daily as part of their jobs, and people who weren’t prepared for the shock of finding a dead body.

Please subscribe and rate us on Itunes

    Ep 94 - Klaus Andres and Janelle Patton

    Ep 94 - Klaus Andres and Janelle Patton

    Klaus Andres killed his wife and used acid to dissolve her body and then washed her down a drain outside his home in Cairns. All that was left of her body was 10 porcelain teeth.

    In 2002, 29-year-old Janelle Patton was the first person to be murdered on Norfolk Island in more than 100 years. The hunt for her killer was drawn out as he had fled the island for New Zealand.

    • 36 min
    Ep 93 - Darren Clover, and Sada Abe

    Ep 93 - Darren Clover, and Sada Abe

    Darren Clover murdered three people by setting fire to a disused factory in Melbourne's west in 2017. David Griffiths, his girlfriend Tanya Burmeister and her daughter Zoe were sleeping in the factory when it was set alight

    Sada Abe was a Japanese geisha and prostitute, who strangled her lover and then cut off his penis and testicles and carried them around with her in her kimono.

    • 46 min
    Ep 92 - Coronavirus Bodies, The Westgate Bridge Collapse

    Ep 92 - Coronavirus Bodies, The Westgate Bridge Collapse

    Sharnelle looks at the disposal of the world’s mounting toll of bodies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Two years into construction of Melbourne’s Westgate bridge, a 112-metre span collapsed and fell to the ground and water below. Thirty-five people were killed and 18 injured, and it remains Australia's worst industrial accident to this day

    • 28 min
    Ep 91 - Vatthana Chounlamountry, and Colin Pitchfork

    Ep 91 - Vatthana Chounlamountry, and Colin Pitchfork

    British murderer and rapist Colin Pitchfork was the first person convicted of murder based on DNA fingerprinting evidence. He attacked and killed two girls in Narborough in 1983, and in Enderby in 1986.

    Vatthana Chounlamountry entered the home of his drug dealer, Thanh "Phong" Nguyen, and fatally stabbed him to death. He then barricaded himself in a Sunshine motel with a woman and two children.

    • 46 min
    Ep 90 - Hobart Murder House, and The Eggplant Murder

    Ep 90 - Hobart Murder House, and The Eggplant Murder

    Tasmania’s notorious murder house at 99 Hill Street in West Hobart was sold recently. Three decades ago it was the scene of a gruesome murder. Rory Jack Thompson strangled and dismembered his wife Maureen with a hacksaw and a meat cleaver.

    Angelo Pat Russo was jailed for five years for the 2017 shooting manslaughter of David Calandro on a market garden property at Tatura East on February 18 last year. An eggplant was a key part of his defence.

    • 51 min
    Ep 89 - Patricia Stallings, Paula Sims and The Bike Path Rapist

    Ep 89 - Patricia Stallings, Paula Sims and The Bike Path Rapist

    Altemio Sanchez murdered and raped at least three women in and around Buffalo, New York, between from 1981 and 2006, and became known as the Bike Path Rapist.

    When Patricia Stallings’ baby Ryan died in September, 1989, she was suspected of having poisoned him with anti-freeze. Public sentiment around her case was probably influenced by another case around the same time: Paula Sims had three babies, but claimed that two of them were kidnapped.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Geo_ ,

A Good Concept Poorly Executed

Having a good story to tell is important but having good story tellers is at least as important. The two hostesses seem to be disorganized and generally unprepared.

They tend to ramble. Listening to them, I feel like I just want to shout out “If you have a story to tell, tell it already!”

Goliath Hardbooty ,

Nice things, nice things

Listen. Dee Dee, Sharnelle, and Kirsten are a winning combo. If you love true crime, awesome ladies, and the best tangents then, my friend, this is the podcast for YOU! PS, email, DM, or review and tell the ladies all of the nice things, nice things. They’ll love you for it!

Bristle cone ,

I love this one

Nice things nice things. It’s rare that a true crime podcast gets it just right. This one does. It’s a joy to listen to you Ladies.

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