Dead Wrong

Jeffrey Brooks' death was deemed an accident. We believe it was murder. Welcome to DEAD WRONG

Dead Wrong is the explosive untold story of the bizarre shooting of Jeffrey Brooks, where everything pointed to murder but family, friends and crime experts say a botched police investigation let a cold-blooded killer slip away. This is a special investigation by The Courier-Mail’s Kate Kyriacou and Peter Hall.

The farmhand at the centre of the Jeffrey Brooks investigation - the man who found the young scientist's body on that fateful day - is unearthed by this podcast series and steps forward to tell his explosive story. It includes a staggering U-turn that blows the police theory of "accidental death'' wide open.


The police theory in the "accidental death'' of young scientist Jeffrey Brooks is examined by an international expert in gunshot wound trajectory and special tests are also conducted in a state-of-the-art ballistics laboratory in Melbourne. Will the findings finally deliver the truth Jeffrey's family have hoped for...

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An explosive insurance investigation finding that has been a tightly-held secret for more than two decades is revealed for the first time, casting a dark shadow over the police determination in the "accidental death'' of young scientist Jeffrey Brooks. The veteran private investigator who led the probe comes forward to tell of police failings, missing evidence and his controversial conclusion in the one case he has never been able to leave behind...

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The police investigation into the "accidental death'' of Jeffrey Brooks is put under the microscope at a Coronial inquest. His parents, who believe he was murdered, demand answers about vanishing evidence, missed chances to find the truth and flimsy alibis not scrutinised. The reaction from investigators to a grieving family with genuine concerns will blow you away...

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Jeffrey's gone. The young scientist's emotion-charged farewell draws more than 1000 mourners and brings an entire town to a halt . The future of the failing crayfish farm he was parachuted in to fix has been shattered by a single shotgun blast. But the shadowy farm manager, his wife and the worker refuse to leave the property. In desperation, the owners turn to a mountain of a man, a former boxer and top cop-turned private investigator. His brief: to uncover the truth, expose the trio's dark secret and drive them out. Unlike the police who called Jeffrey's death an accident, he goes back to basics and follows one of the most powerful motives of all - greed...