Case 65

Allison Baden-Clay

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Gerard woke up around 6 am.

Allison wasn’t in bed.

Their three daughters, then aged ten, eight and five weren’t awake yet. Gerard got out of bed and walked through the house to see if Allison was already up, or if she had fallen asleep on the sofa the night before. She had done that in the past. But she wasn’t there.

Gerard assumed Allison must have gone for her early morning walk, something she usually did around 6 am, but that would be odd considering she had the conference that day, and she had mentioned wanting to leave by 7. He thought she mustn’t be far away, so he went to the bathroom for a shave.

At 6:20 am he sent Allison a text: ‘Good morning! Hope you slept well? Where are you? None of the girls are up yet! Love G.’

At 6:45 am Allison still hadn’t returned home.

Gerard grew concerned, he didn’t want her to be late for the conference, so he tried calling Allison’s phone, but she didn’t answer. He sent Allison another text message saying the girls were ready and could she text him back or call.

He then called his father, Nigel and sister Olivia. They lived close by, and one of them could watch the girls while the other helped him look for Allison. Within minutes they were on the streets surrounding their home looking, maybe she was hurt and twisted her ankle or something.

At 7:15 am, Gerard called Police Emergency…..

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Anna Priestland

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

‘The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay’ – by David Murray

 

AUDIO/VIDEO:

000 Call

“Crimes that shook Australia: Gerard Baden-Clay” – produced by Title Role Productions Limited

“The Wife Killer” – Channel Nine, Australia

 

ARTICLES:

Large Archive of ‘The Courier Mail’ Newspaper articles following the disappearance, investigation and legal proceedings spanning 2012–2017 – by David Murray, Kate Kyriscou, Brooke Baskin

‘It was a single reverse crescendo, tapering off’: MP tells murder trial of woman’s cry he heard on the night Allison Baden-Clay went missing – Daily Mail

Baden-Clay murder trial: Supreme Court jury told of marriage and debt problems – ABC News

Baden-Clay murder trial: Mistress tells court she would meet Gerard Baden-Clay up to four times a week – ABC News

Allison Baden-Clay’s life insurance to go solely to daughters – ABC News

Victim impact statements from Baden-Clay trial released – The Chronicle

‘God bless my daughter for leaving those scratch marks on Gerard’s face,’ Allison Baden-Clay’s mother says – News.com

 

 

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Gerard woke up around 6 am.

Allison wasn’t in bed.

Their three daughters, then aged ten, eight and five weren’t awake yet. Gerard got out of bed and walked through the house to see if Allison was already up, or if she had fallen asleep on the sofa the night before. She had done that in the past. But she wasn’t there.

Gerard assumed Allison must have gone for her early morning walk, something she usually did around 6 am, but that would be odd considering she had the conference that day, and she had mentioned wanting to leave by 7. He thought she mustn’t be far away, so he went to the bathroom for a shave.

At 6:20 am he sent Allison a text: ‘Good morning! Hope you slept well? Where are you? None of the girls are up yet! Love G.’

At 6:45 am Allison still hadn’t returned home.

Gerard grew concerned, he didn’t want her to be late for the conference, so he tried calling Allison’s phone, but she didn’t answer. He sent Allison another text message saying the girls were ready and could she text him back or call.

He then called his father, Nigel and sister Olivia. They lived close by, and one of them could watch the girls while the other helped him look for Allison. Within minutes they were on the streets surrounding their home looking, maybe she was hurt and twisted her ankle or something.

At 7:15 am, Gerard called Police Emergency…..

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Anna Priestland

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

BOOKS:

‘The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay’ – by David Murray

 

AUDIO/VIDEO:

000 Call

“Crimes that shook Australia: Gerard Baden-Clay” – produced by Title Role Productions Limited

“The Wife Killer” – Channel Nine, Australia

 

ARTICLES:

Large Archive of ‘The Courier Mail’ Newspaper articles following the disappearance, investigation and legal proceedings spanning 2012–2017 – by David Murray, Kate Kyriscou, Brooke Baskin

‘It was a single reverse crescendo, tapering off’: MP tells murder trial of woman’s cry he heard on the night Allison Baden-Clay went missing – Daily Mail

Baden-Clay murder trial: Supreme Court jury told of marriage and debt problems – ABC News

Baden-Clay murder trial: Mistress tells court she would meet Gerard Baden-Clay up to four times a week – ABC News

Allison Baden-Clay’s life insurance to go solely to daughters – ABC News

Victim impact statements from Baden-Clay trial released – The Chronicle

‘God bless my daughter for leaving those scratch marks on Gerard’s face,’ Allison Baden-Clay’s mother says – News.com

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

MVMT Watches 15% OFF free shipping and return

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