Case 112

Rachel Barber

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Case 112

Rachel Barber

When the class finished for the day at around 5:35 pm, Rachel Barber left the Dance Factory with several other classmates and walked along Church Street towards her tram home on Bridge Road.

When the trio reached the Bridge Road turn off, Rachel revealed she would be catching a different tram home than usual, from a stop located further down the road. One friend offered to escort her to this other stop but Rachel declined, assuring them her father would be waiting to pick her up at the other end of the line. At 5:45 pm, after the trio agreed to meet for breakfast the following morning, Rachel separated from the group and walked off along the western side of Church Street towards Bridge Road, in the opposite direction to her tram line home…

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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:

Researched and written by Gemma Harris, Elsha McGill, and Milly Raso

 

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

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

The Queen v. Caroline Reed Robertson

 

ARTICLES:

Caroline Reed Robertson’s deadly obsession with beautiful dancer Rachel Barber led to murder – Herald Sun

When the drama spills offscreen – The Weekend Australian

A deadly fantasy – The Age

Family friend plotted to kill teen, court told – The Age

Woman to face trial for teens murder – The Age

Caroline Reed Robertson, who strangled dancer Rachel Barber in 1999, freed on parole – Herald Sun

Woman to face court on murder – The Age

Dance student murdered – The Sydney Morning Herald

Plea from mum to close Facebook page bearing daughter Rachel Barber’s name – Herald Sun

Plea to Parole Board as Caroline Reed Robertson who killed teenager Rachel Barber may get out early – Herald Sun

Rachel Barber’s parents shocked over killer Caroline Reed Robertson’s chilling transformation – Herald Sun

Killer’s father fears for others – The Age

20 years’ jail for envious killer – The Age

Former babysitter pleads guilty to murder of teen dancer – The Age

Killer jealous of girl’s ‘perfect life’ – The Age

Tears flow in memory of their beautiful Rachel – The Age

Dancer’s fixated killer ‘a real danger’: parole rejection bid – The Age

Story of obsession and Rachel’s murder airs at last – The Sydney Morning Herald

Fatal attraction – The Age

Elizabeth Barber fears daughter’s killer will strike again – News.com.au

Teen killer who strangled dancer with a phone cord and plotted to steal her identity walks free from jail after 16 years… as it’s revealed she has ‘reinvented’ her image and become a lesbian behind bars – Daily Mail

Friends and family remember their beautiful butterfly – The Age

 

BOOKS:

Perfect victim – Elizabeth Southall and Megan Norris

 

WEBSITES:

Identity Killer Caroline Reed Robertson

I Am You The Movie – Rachel Barber

Rachel Barber. Her sister, Heather, sings Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Angel’

 

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When the class finished for the day at around 5:35 pm, Rachel Barber left the Dance Factory with several other classmates and walked along Church Street towards her tram home on Bridge Road.

When the trio reached the Bridge Road turn off, Rachel revealed she would be catching a different tram home than usual, from a stop located further down the road. One friend offered to escort her to this other stop but Rachel declined, assuring them her father would be waiting to pick her up at the other end of the line. At 5:45 pm, after the trio agreed to meet for breakfast the following morning, Rachel separated from the group and walked off along the western side of Church Street towards Bridge Road, in the opposite direction to her tram line home…

______

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:

Researched and written by Gemma Harris, Elsha McGill, and Milly Raso

 

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

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

The Queen v. Caroline Reed Robertson

 

ARTICLES:

Caroline Reed Robertson’s deadly obsession with beautiful dancer Rachel Barber led to murder – Herald Sun

When the drama spills offscreen – The Weekend Australian

A deadly fantasy – The Age

Family friend plotted to kill teen, court told – The Age

Woman to face trial for teens murder – The Age

Caroline Reed Robertson, who strangled dancer Rachel Barber in 1999, freed on parole – Herald Sun

Woman to face court on murder – The Age

Dance student murdered – The Sydney Morning Herald

Plea from mum to close Facebook page bearing daughter Rachel Barber’s name – Herald Sun

Plea to Parole Board as Caroline Reed Robertson who killed teenager Rachel Barber may get out early – Herald Sun

Rachel Barber’s parents shocked over killer Caroline Reed Robertson’s chilling transformation – Herald Sun

Killer’s father fears for others – The Age

20 years’ jail for envious killer – The Age

Former babysitter pleads guilty to murder of teen dancer – The Age

Killer jealous of girl’s ‘perfect life’ – The Age

Tears flow in memory of their beautiful Rachel – The Age

Dancer’s fixated killer ‘a real danger’: parole rejection bid – The Age

Story of obsession and Rachel’s murder airs at last – The Sydney Morning Herald

Fatal attraction – The Age

Elizabeth Barber fears daughter’s killer will strike again – News.com.au

Teen killer who strangled dancer with a phone cord and plotted to steal her identity walks free from jail after 16 years… as it’s revealed she has ‘reinvented’ her image and become a lesbian behind bars – Daily Mail

Friends and family remember their beautiful butterfly – The Age

 

BOOKS:

Perfect victim – Elizabeth Southall and Megan Norris

 

WEBSITES:

Identity Killer Caroline Reed Robertson

I Am You The Movie – Rachel Barber

Rachel Barber. Her sister, Heather, sings Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Angel’

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get an additional month FREE with promo code ‘CASEFILE’

Indochino – Get any premium Indochino suit for AU$569 and FREE shipping with promo code ‘CASEFILE’

Noom – Lose weight for good. Start your trial today

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