118. The Cobham Body-in-a-Wheelie-Bin Case | England

Transcript

When 30-year-old Melanie Wallner died of natural causes inside her Surrey home, her family was devastated. Many things didn’t add up, especially when they learnt how quickly her widower had found new love. Three years after her death, a grisly discovery changed everything.

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Resources

Video

Jeanne Oosthuizen – Old Bailey

Articles

Peter Wallner: The cook, his wife, the freezer and her mother

Cobham chef guilty of wheelie bin murder

Why did chef dump wife’s body in bin?

Girlfriend of Cobham wheelie bin murder accused Peter Wallner also arrested

Cobham murder special report: Murderer’s creepy poem for the wife he killed

Husband jailed over Surrey wheelie bin body murder

Chef who killed wife makes ‘scumbag’ admission

Chef killed wife with pan, hid her body in freezer and then had sex with mistress

Four lovers and a wife in the freezer

He killed his South African wife, threw her body in the bin then went on holiday with his woman friend

Wallner charged with former wife’s murder

Books

The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Audio editing: Blackwell Post

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

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