62. New Zealand – Mystery in the Sounds (Part 1)

Two attractive and talented young people disappeared after a New Year’s Eve party in the Marlborough Sounds. With no sign of them after months of searching, they were presumed murdered. With 1500 witnesses who saw nothing, no bodies, no murder weapon and no crime scene – does anyone really know what happened to Ben Smart and Olivia Hope?

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Promo: Murderific

Resources

YouTube

Olivia Hope & Ben Smart – Missing Persons

Doubt – The Scott Watson Case

Web

Wikipedia

Articles

Scott Watson poll shows rising public doubt about murder convictions

Sounds of disquiet: What happened to Ben and Olivia?

Sounds like murder

The full interview: Gerald Hope and Scott Watson                                                                                

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.

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