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Case 133: Tom & Eileen Lonergan

Case 133: Tom & Eileen Lonergan

Update: 2019-12-07113


The weather conditions in tropical Far North Queensland on Sunday, January 25, 1998, were ideal for a day out on The Great Barrier Reef. It was hot and sunny with blue skies, and the glass-like water was still and clear...

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host
Episode written by Elsha McGill and Milly Raso 
Episode researched by Erin Munro
Creative Director: Milly Raso

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Comments (24)

Samp 75

So. Listening to the summary of all similar incidents in the end, makes you wonder how hard it is for the Aussies to do head counts! Something not right about Tom though.

Jan 10th

Alexandra Tieng


Dec 26th
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Bonnie Brae

love this pc. love anonymous.

Dec 14th
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Edie Thomas

There was a movie made about this. It was just as boring as this episode. In my mind, this is a crime, but not voluntary. This was a mistake made by a few people, but not a conspiracy to get rid of two people. Hopefully next week will be better.

Dec 12th
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Steve Dronzewski

I did not care for this episode at all. Felt like it was never going to end. Didn't feel like a Casefile episode. Probably could have been told in 20 minutes rather than over an hour. Looking forward to the next episode.

Dec 8th
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How hard can it be to make a headcount?! Or to take the boat out asap after finding the leftover bag which contained a wallet, for crying out loud?

Dec 7th
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Megan Langreck

I hope beyond hope they did not die the terrible way it sounds like they did. But I think we have to accept that they were left behind in the reef. Even if fishing boats were within swimming distance, unlikely as that is, it is not as if the guys on commercial fishing boats are necessarily savory people who would have not harmed them or simply left them where they were. My G_d I really do prefer the planned disappearance scenario. I would rather they planned to get picked up by the other tour boat and quietly incorporated into that herd.

Dec 7th
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