Case 209

Urban Höglin & Heidi Paakkonen

When Swedish backpackers Urban Höglin and Heidi Paakkonen went missing during a camping trip around New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula, concerns were quickly raised that the newly engaged couple could have fallen victim to foul play. Worries increased once it was discovered that convicted killer, David Tamihere, was on the loose in the area at the time, having jumped bail on a rape charge. 

When Tamihere admitted to stealing the couple’s car but denied having anything to do with the couple’s disappearance, investigators struggled to find any physical evidence linking him to Urban and Heidi. With New Zealand’s tourism industry under threat, they would stop at nothing to uncover the truth.



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