A two-part true-crime podcast series Testimony that details a case that has more questions than answers
On May 13, 2006, a man walking on the beach in Seaham, six miles south of Sunderland, spotted grizzly. He phoned the police and began a series of events that remained unresolved.
Testimony: Body on Seaham beach is a two-part podcast that explores the events that took place after the discovery of human remains on Featherbed Rocks.
Fiona Thompson, who told the story as a reporter for our sisters’ title Sunderland Echo at the time, takes listeners through the actions of police and others over the weeks, months and years later, in an all-out effort to identify these remains.
Testimony: Body on Seaham beach interviews with key people and agencies involved in the case.
In addition to covering the specifics of this case, the podcast also sheds light on how missing people and unidentified remains are handled by authorities and investigators.
Testimony: Body on Seaham beach highlight the ongoing search for answers and ask if someone out there might hold the key to solving this case.
Retired Detective Sergeant Cliff Down is the sheriff on the case and shares his memories of the only case he’s ever worked on without reaching a conclusion. Coroner Neville Dickson also described and explained how unusual this particular case was.
Other contributors from the National Missing Persons Unit and Durham Heritage Coast, as well as scientists and academics, join the podcast to tackle this individual’s identity in hopes of Hope finally offers some answers to a grieving family somewhere.
Testimony is a welcome addition to the Sunderland Echo and NationalWorld coming soon to all podcast platforms. It is presented and produced by Kelly Crichton.
https://www.nationalworld.com/news/crime/testimony-the-body-on-seaham-beach-new-true-crime-podcast-3684028 Testimony: The Body on Seaham Beach – a new true crime podcast