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March 13, 2019
Trace fans should know that there are now three seasons of the Unravel True Crime podcast available. Their latest story Last Seen Katoomba takes a deep dive into the case of 19-year-old Belinda Peisley who went missing from the Blue Mountains in September 1998.
December 3, 2018
More than a year on from their plea for a new coronial inquest, the James brothers get a decision. Will they finally get answers to the burning questions they've carried for 38 years about the murder of their mother? And what about those items Trace has been given that might have DNA on them? Can they identify the killer? We take them to one of the world's best DNA labs, with some of the most sensitive equipment, to find out.
October 19, 2018
In their first reunion since Trace launched, former detective Ron Iddles, Maria James’s son Mark James and journalist Rachael Brown got together for a special live event at the Wheeler Centre. They discuss the challenges of reviving the cold case, its insistent questions, and the uncommon task of investigating a murder in the public arena. This special one hour event is hosted by Myf Warhurst.
June 12, 2018
New evidence has been found. So can police test it for a trace of the killer? What happened to crucial documents? And a new confession. It is nearly a year since the James brothers applied for a new coronial inquest into their mum's murder, but the case hangs in legal limbo.
June 4, 2018
Get a sneak preview of UNRAVEL, a new ABC podcast that follows Australia's best journalists as they investigate unsolved crimes. Our Season 1 story, Blood On The Tracks, investigates the suspicious death of 17-year-old Mark Haines, whose body was found on the railway line outside Tamworth in January 1988. We follow indigenous reporter Allan Clarke’s five year investigation to its explosive conclusion.
November 16, 2017
This original Canadian true-crime podcast examines unsolved cases of the missing or murdered. Each season focuses on a single cold case in the hope of uncovering new information, while also exploring the affects each case has had on the families and communities involved. In this special preview, we share an excerpt from the show with you.
September 6, 2017
The fall-out from major revelations in the Maria James cold-case continue, as her sons make a desperate plea to the Coroner.
August 2, 2017
For a closer look at the making of Trace and its implications, join Rachael Brown and Annabel Crabb for a Facebook Live at 4pm AEST Thursday 4 August, on the ABC RN Facebook page.
July 12, 2017
There's a major break in the case, as Trace uncovers a police bungle in the murder of Maria James. But it only serves to throw up more questions than answers, as the James brothers continue their desperate search for justice.
July 5, 2017
A second person of interest emerges within the church. Rachael Brown investigates their past and discovers a dark and disturbing history.
July 4, 2017
Since Trace was first released, the ABC has received over 50 emails from the community with leads and tip offs. In this bonus update, reporter Rachael Brown follows up with two women who got in touch to say they saw men acting suspiciously around Maria's bookshop at the time of her murder. Send us your tips: trace@abc.net.au
June 27, 2017
Rachael Brown's investigation into the death of Maria James turns to the local Church, and Rachael tracks down a new witness who saw someone covered in blood around the time of Maria's death.
June 20, 2017
On a winter morning in June 1980, Maria James turned to her son Mark and looked him in the eyes. "If anything happens to me, look after your brother." Later that day she was found stabbed to death at the back of her suburban Melbourne bookshop.
June 16, 2017
June, 1980, suburban Melbourne: Mother of two Maria James is stabbed to death in the back of her bookshop. Her killer has never been found. Was it a scorned lover? A random stranger? Or was Maria's murder tied up in the sins of the Catholic Church?
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