Audible launches original true crime podcast ‘Bloody Territory’

Staff Writer
Image: Journalist Mark Whittaker

Amazon platform Audible has launched a new podcast, set to explore an unconventional death in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Bloody Territory releases today (Monday, August 20) on

The original true crime podcast comes from Walkley award-winning journo Mark Whittaker, and explores the murder of 22-year-old Jimmy O’Connell

O’Connell’s mummified body was found, mutilated and missing clothes, on a sweltering Northern Territory property in 2006.

Blood Territory takes listeners on a journey into the murky heart of the NT, exploring murder, alleged police corruption, lies, betrayal, justice and a family’s desperate plea for answers.

O’Connell’s parents, fishing companion Phillip Mather (who spent nin years behind bars for manslaughter, and a mysterious figure known as ‘The Vigilante’ all join the podcast.

“From the moment I first heard this story, I was captivated by a family fighting to prove the innocence of their son’s killer,” said Whittaker.

“The Top End of Australia is notorious for hiding people, and secrets that don’t want to be found – it’s the perfect backdrop for such a cryptic story. As the sequences of events and unusual characters are revealed, it becomes clear this is one of the strangest Aussie mysteries I’ve ever encountered.”

Blood Territory is available in 10-parts to download for free, exclusively at

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