GENRE: TRUE CRIME
MOTHER OF TWO MARIA JAMES WAS STABBED TO DEATH IN THE BACK OF HER SUBURBAN MELBOURNE BOOKSHOP IN JUNE 1980. HER KILLER HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND.
Now, ABC investigative reporter Rachael Brown has teamed up with Maria’s sons, Mark and Adam, and retired local cop Ron Iddles to explore previously overlooked evidence and the prime leads: a scorned lover, a local loner who tried to sell Maria sexual magazines, a Telecom worker who committed suicide days after being questioned and a local Catholic Church.
PRESENTED BY RACHAEL BROWN
Rachael Brown started her career as the ABC’s Melbourne cadet in 2002. In 2008, she won the Walkley award for Best Radio Current Affairs Report. She has also been a Europe correspondent and presenter of Trace podcast.
BONUS EPISODE: The Trace team talks tactics for finding Maria James' killer
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