PodcastOne and NSW Police release podcast which solves mystery case

Staff Writer

PodcastOne Australia’s collaboration with the NSW Police Force, State Crime Commandis back with a four-part series, Lost at Sea.

The podcast takes listeners inside the active crime case of a human jaw bone found on a northern NSW beach in 2011. For nine years, police were unable to identify the bone’s origins, however in 2020, the case was solved through familial DNA technology, when a family member gave DNA while serving a prison sentence. He then told police of losing an uncle decades before in a boating accident.

One of Australia’s leading investigative journalists and host and producer of NSW Police State Crime Command, Adam Shand, delved into the archives and interviewed survivors and the boat’s rescuers.

“What emerged was an incredible sliding doors story. An avoidable tragedy that should have claimed the lives of everybody onboard. That anyone survived that day was down to the heroism of Bill Moran, who lost his life trying to save others,” Shand said.

“Lost at Sea begins with a tragedy but has a happy ending in a way that offers hope to families who have lost a loved one without a trace.”

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