The Pacemaker Murderer


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Tassie has a reputation of being an inbred backwater twenty years behind the rest of Australia, and to a certain extent that’s true (less so with regards to the inbreeding perhaps). But sometimes, Tassie is ahead of the times. That was the case when the murder of David Crawford caused a breakthrough in forensics. Murdered brutally with an axe in his own home, police quickly zeroed in on a suspect – friend and neighbour, Ivan Jones. The police needed a way to destroy Jones’ alibi, and they found it in Crawford’s pacemaker, which had recorded the time of his death. This was the first time information was retrieved from a pacemaker in order to solve a murder. See, cool things do happen in Tasmania! It’s not all incest and dairy farms! If you like what we do please consider supporting us on PATREON Subscribe to the podcast on ITUNES, STITCHER, SPOTIFY or your podcatcher of choice. Find us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM or EMAIL us on

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