Searching for Rachel Antonio

A missing girl. A town divided. Searching for Rachel Antonio

Earlier this year David Murray, an investigative journalist at The Courier-Mail and author of The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay, was contacted by the family of Rachel Antonio – a teenage girl who went missing in Queensland 18 years ago. She has never been found and her family is still desperate for answers. Murray gained access to material few others had seen and spoke to key people in the town the day Rachel disappeared that could hold the key to finally discovering the truth.

18 years after Rachel Antonio's disappearance, there's some new information from someone who's never spoken and who wasn't called to the inquest. Can this man help Rachel's parents, Cheryl and Ian?

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A trip to the local pool. Three mysterious phone calls. A man accused of withholding information. The clue that unlocks the entire case could be somewhere in these events.


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Rachel Antonio is seen walking along a road at 7pm, Anzac Day. About the same time, Robert Hytch leaves a party and  returns an hour later. What happened in the time he was away? That depends on who you ask.

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For a year before she vanished, Rachel Antonio kept a makeshift diary. It was filled with things her parents knew nothing about, documenting her claims of an intense relationship with a handsome older lifeguard, Robert Hytch.

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What happened to Rachel? And, after all this time, could there possibly be some new evidence out there waiting to be discovered?

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