Jessica Best, Urbanlist, 4 July 2022
It’s official, we’re straight up obsessed with true crime. And for the real super sleuths among us, there never is enough true crime podcasts out there. Which is why we're always on the hunt for the most shocking, keep-you-up-at-night series to plug into while you're on your morning walk, at the gym, cooking dinner, or going to sleep (you do you). Need some newbies to download? To celebrate our 10th birthday we asked you, our awesome readers, for your favourite true crime series and you didn't disappoint. Queue up your Spotify peeps, these are the best true crime podcasts worth listening to today. Bloodguilt: The Many Deaths Of Richard Dorrough
Presented by Walkley Award-winning journalists Dan Box (Bowraville, The Queen & Zak Grieve) and Kate Wild (Four Corners, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Revelation), Bloodguilt tells the story of ex-navy sailor Richard Dorrough. A number of questions are yet to be answered following his suicide at a public gun range in Perth in 2014. Days after his death, his fiancée received a parcel from him in the post. It contained a note from Dorrough that said,“I did kill three times”, but there are no names, no dates, nothing to identify his victims. Pretty freaky, huh?
It gets even more suss when you find out that Dorrough was previously being investigated regarding the 1997 disappearance of 21-year-old Kimberley woman, Sara-Lee Davey, who went missing after going to the Broome Wharf with Dorrough. He was also later charged with the 1998 murder of 29 year old Sydney woman, Rachael Campbell, but was acquitted at trial in 2010. Listen to it here.