Case 55: Simone Strobel

Released Saturday, 15th July 2017
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On February 11th, 2005, a group of four German backpackers arrived into the NSW Northern Rivers City of Lismore.
25-year-old Simone Strobel, her 24-year-old boyfriend Tobias Suckfuell, Tobias’ older sister 28-year-old Katrin Suckfuell, and Katrin’s friend Jens Martin aged 25.
Simone and Tobias had arrived in Australia six months earlier on a working holiday visa. They planned to travel around the country while working odd jobs and enjoying the Australian lifestyle.
On the Australia day holiday- January 26th, 2005, Tobias’ sister, Katrin and her friend Jens arrived to meet them for a month long trip.
They were excited to see each other and Simone and Tobias picked them up at Brisbane airport. From there, the foursome travelled north to the Great Barrier Reef. After that, they headed south and ended up at Lismore.
Up until the time they reached Lismore, Jens described it as the best three weeks. Everyone had gotten along really well…

Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories.

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro
2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

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‘Have You Seen Simone?’ – Virginia Peters

Over 100 articles by The Northern Star Newspaper i… – The Northern Star
Tobias fears for girlfriend Simone, missing in Lis… – The Northern Star
Body may be missing German backpacker – The Northern Star
Fear grips town as woman’s family mourn their ‘ang… – The Sydney Morning Herald
“How did my daughter die?” – The Sydney Morning Herald
Simone’s boyfriend lashes out at police after body…– Gladstone Observer
Simone Strobel murder: German police offer reward – The Sydney Morning Herald
Suckfuell denies killing girlfriend Strobel – Daily Telegraph
Detectives still on the case – The Northern Star
Suspect living on wild side in South Africa – The Sydney Morning Herald
NSW murder case reward sparks fresh hope – SBS
Diary of the Strobel inquest – ABC
Witness struggles to explain delay reporting Simon… – The Northern Star
Simone Strobel vanished after lovers’ tiff with bo… – The Northern Star
Inquest hears Strobel boyfriend suspected in death – ABC
Strobel killed within caravan park, inquest hears – ABC
‘Reasonable suspicions’ Tobias killed Simone: judg… – Echo Net Daily
Inquest adjourned pending more evidence – ABC
Suspected killer free, but DNA may get him one day – Brisbane Times

WATCH: Lismore’s most notorious unsolved murder – The Northern Star

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arielmelton reviewed this episode on Aug 3rd, 2017
"Incredible depth of research without ever overwhelming me with details. This is a great piece of storytelling that just happens to be 100% true. It's a rollercoaster of ups and downs. "
Polychromantics reviewed this episode on Aug 1st, 2017
"This ep fascinating and less straightforward than the others, it had a truly mysterious feel to it. Felt like a real life murder mystery rather than a just a gruesome horror story. "
Austerellis reviewed this episode on Aug 2nd, 2017
"A very interesting story, especially because it is so mysterious. What happened that night? I think most of us are longing to know. "

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