Phoebe's Fall

By The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

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A major investigation by The Age newsroom in Melbourne, Australia, into the death of Phoebe Handsjuk, who was found at the bottom of a garbage chute in a luxury apartment building.

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Jul 03, 2018
Phoebe's Fall - New Laws
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Victorian Government announces reforms to Coroner's Act and Phobe's grandfather Lorne responds.
 
Jun 22, 2018
Phoebe's Fall - A Fresh Look
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The Victorian Government has announced a review of the Coroner's Act amid widespread public concern about the inquest into Phoebe Handsjuk's garbage chute death.

Dec 15, 2016
Episode 6: Inquest & Aftermath
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We dissect the coroner's finding in Phoebe's case, raising serious questions about his conclusion and the methods he used to reach it. We examine the consequences of challenging a poor finding. And we reveal the Facebook post that prompted this podcast.

Oct 27, 2016
Mini-episode: The mystery phone number and the litany of unanswered questions
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Seven months after Phoebe Handsjuk died, forensic scientists found a piece of paper in the pocket of the jeans she was wearing when she died. Whose number was it? And what did it mean?

Oct 25, 2016
Episode 5: Saying Goodbye
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Phoebe is remembered by her friends and family. We chronicle the competing memorials and funerals. And we journey to the shores of her Viking farewell.

Oct 20, 2016
No time of death for Phoebe
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We explore the difficulties of establishing Phoebe's time of death, and a debate between police and doctors over the value of trying to estimate when somebody has died.

Oct 19, 2016
Episode 4: Policework
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We explore Phoebe's tumultuous last week and examine what she and her partner, Ant Hampel, did on her final day. Then we put the blowtorch to failings and omissions in the police investigation following her death, and the early conclusion that it was a suicide.

Oct 13, 2016
Podcast prompts political action
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Our investigative journalists Richard Baker and Michael Bachelard report back on the tip-offs we've received and the political developments triggered by Phoebe's Fall since we launched.

Oct 11, 2016
Episode 3: A Secret Tape
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Examines the state of Phoebe's mind and the relationship that dominated her life at the time of her death. We find evidence that she was planning to leave her partner, Ant Hampel. And we play audio of a secret recording made by Phoebe's mother of Ant's reaction to her death.

Oct 06, 2016
Episode 2: The Chute
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We walk through the final hours of Phoebe Handsjuk's life, challenge the plausibility of the coroner's findings, and examine the gruesome mechanics of her death in a chilling re-enactment. We also hear from a leading forensic pathologist whom we commissioned to review the evidence.

Sep 28, 2016
Episode 1: Knowing Phoebe
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Starts with the mysterious and gruesome death of 24yo Phoebe Handsjuk and the open possibilities that it was either murder, suicide or a tragic accident. Then it steps back to hear from Phoebe herself and then her friends and family describe her many traits; her beauty, her art, her physical strength, her appetite for drugs and booze, her obsessions with forbidden men.

Sep 22, 2016
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