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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Olivia Hope & Ben Smart – Missing Persons
Scott Watson poll shows rising public doubt about murder convictions
Sounds of disquiet: What happened to Ben and Olivia?
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.