Fairfax launches new cold case podcast ‘Wrong Skin’
Fairfax is bringing to life a 24-year-old cold case in the form of new podcast series Wrong Skin.
The new podcast looks into the cold case of Julie Buck and her boyfriend, Richard Milgin, who disappeared from the remote Aboriginal community of Looma in Western Australia.
“If this happened in Sydney, Melbourne or Perth – we’d all know about. We’d all be covering it,” says Sydney Morning Herald editor Lisa Davies.
“But this is first time we’ve ever heard of this story. It’s a really important story for Australians to hear.”
“What started with a phone call, has opened up the biggest can of worms about ancient culture and the treatment of women. Even more than that it’s all about power and control,” says investigative reporter Richard Baker
Baker says the mystery is the most compelling story he’s come across in 20 years of journalism.
“It took a year of long phone conversations and trips to the Kimberley to gain the trust of those closest to Richard and Julie. They’re scared, but they’re brave enough to speak up.”