Case 165

Nicholas Barclay

In October 1997, the family of Nicholas Barclay received good news. 

13-year-old Nicholas had disappeared from his home state of Texas three years earlier. All hope was lost until his family got a call from a police officer in the Spanish city of Linares. Nicholas had been found wandering the local streets, alive and well.

A harrowing and unbelievable story soon emerged. It involved an international paedophile ring, severe abuse and torture, a homicide investigation, and a troubled family. And at the heart of it all was a man named Frederic Bourdin.

CREDITS

 

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EPISODE:

Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC:

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

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska

RESOURCES

 

WEBSITES

Nicholas Barclay

 

NEWS ARTICLES

Frenchman, 24, poses as missing teen – The Monitor

The lost boy – The Age

The Chameleon The New Yorker

The elaborate imposter: Conman, 30, fools family into think he is their missing teenage son – The Mirror UK

 

AUDIO/VIDEO

The Imposter – A&E Indie Films, Film 4 and Channel 4

Mystery of missing boy Nicholas Barclay and his imposter Frederic Bourdin – 60 Minutes Australia

Frederic Bourdin – The man who changed his identity 500 times – BBC Mundo

Nicholas Barclay interview 1997 – KENS 5 Eyewitness News

 

 

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