Fairfax releases six­-part investigative podcast Phoebe’s Fall

The series details a new investigation into the short life and brutal death of 24-­year­-old Phoebe Handsjuk

Fairfax Media’s six­-part special investigative podcast Phoebe’s Fall will start today on The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age websites and via the iTunes Store.

The series details a new investigation into the short life and brutal death of 24-­year­-old Phoebe Handsjuk in Melbourne in December 2010. The courts said she put herself feet first into a 12th floor garbage chute. Her family do not believe it. They are still fighting to find the truth.

“Award­-winning investigative journalists Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie and Michael Bachelard, assisted by our video producers and Digital Editorial Capability head Julie Posetti, shine a light on the suspicious circumstances of Phoebe’s tragic death,” said series executive producer and investigations editor Michael Bachelard.

Editor-­in­-chief of The Age Mark Forbes together with editor-­in­-chief of The SMH Darren Goodsir said: “Fairfax continues to lead the way in extending its heavy­weight investigative reporting talent to rich new storytelling formats. Nobody should miss this gripping series. It is first­ class reporting of a story that must be told.”

Fairfax Media is currently in negotiations with ABC Radio National for broadcast rights to Phoebe’s Fall.

Two further podcast series are planned for this year: a series of interviews by Walkley­ award-winning crime writer and columnist John Silvester with cops and criminals and a panel-style consumer affairs show.

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