Case 179

Christie Marceau

On the morning of September 6 2011, Auckland teenager Christie Marceau was woken by a troubling phone call from an acquaintance named Akshay Chand. The two 18-year-olds had previously worked together at a supermarket, and Chand was now threatening to take his own life. 

Kind-hearted Christie didn’t hesitate to help. She rushed over to Akshay Chand’s house right away, oblivious to the fact that the troubled young man was luring her into a trap. The events that followed would send shockwaves through New Zealand.



Casefile Presents



Research & writing – Erin Munro

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Music – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska




Christie: A Family’s Tragic Loss and a Mother’s Fight for Justice – Anna Leask and Tracey Marceau



Queen v. Akshay Anand Chand

Inquest into the death of Christie Alexis Lesley Marceau



Killer socially awkward with few friends –

Marceau inquest: Court hears how judge was ‘not interested’ in police concerns – Stuff

Marceau inquest: Why Judge David McNaughton did not give evidence – Stuff

Inquest into the death of Christie Marceau is a whitewash – Scoop

Bail laws in spotlight after Coroner releases findings into the death of Christie Marceau –

Christie Marceau: ‘tragedy and futility’ of death lead to major recommendations by Coroner – The New Zealand Herald

Christie Marceau death: ‘There was more than one hand on the knife that day’ – The New Zealand Herald



The Christie Marceau Charitable Trust





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