Morbidology the Podcast – 77: Taihleigh Palmer

Podcast released on: 7th December 2020

In 2015, a 12-year-old girl in foster care vanished in Brisbane, Australia. It took six days before police even appealed to the public to try and find her, sparking a much-needed debate on how children in out-of-home care or children with difficult backgrounds are treated much differently than other children. The outcome of the case…


In 2015, a 12-year-old girl in foster care vanished in Brisbane, Australia. It took six days before police even appealed to the public to try and find her, sparking a much-needed debate on how children in out-of-home care or children with difficult backgrounds are treated much differently than other children. The outcome of the case would reveal that Tia’s disappearance had been meticulously planned but by who?

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Audio Sources:

“Who really murdered foster child Tiahleigh Palmer? | 60 Minutes Australia”

“The moment Josh Thorburn told police about Tiahleigh Palmer’s murder | 60 Minutes Australia”

“THE MURDER INVESTIGATION OF 12 YR OLD SCHOOLGIRL TIAHLEIGH PALMER”

“Julene Thorburn’s chilling police confession | 60 Minutes Australia”

Sources:

Jimboomba Times, 6 November, 2015 – “Missing Girl’s Body Found”

The Courier Mail, 7 November, 2015 – “River Body is Girl, 12”

The Courier Mail, 7 November, 2015 – “River Body is Lost Girl”

Jimboomba Times, 7 November, 2015 – “Cause of Death Unknown”

The Sun Herald, 8 November, 2015 – “Police Search for Tia’s Uniform, Bag”

The Courier Mail, 8 November, 2015 – “Desperate Plea Came Too Late”

The Courier Mail, 9 November, 2015 – “Cops Hunting Child Predator”

The Gold Coast Bulletin, 9 November, 2015 – “Tribute to a Beautiful Girl Carries on Through Storm”

The Courier Mail, 10 November, 2015 – “Tears Flow as Pupils Farewell Classmate”

The Gold Coast Bulletin, 11 November, 2015 – “We May Never Know How Tiahleigh Died”

The Courtier Mail, 14 November, 2015 – “Plan to Skip School”

The Daily Telegraph, 15 November, 2015 – “Tears, Hearts, and Haka”

Jimboomba Times, 15 February 2016 – “Reward Offered”

The Australian, 12 July, 2016 – “Agencies Failed Missing Tiahleigh”

Albert & Logan News, 28 July, 2016 – “Justice for Tiahleigh in Tribute”

Albert & Logan News, 15 September, 2016 – “Car Linked to Tiahleigh Case”

The Daily Mirror, 20 September, 2016 – “Foster Dad Charged with Schoolgirl’s Murder”

The Australian, 21 September, 2016 – “Pallbearer Foster Dad Turns Murder Accused”

The Courier Mail, 21 September, 2016 – “Killed Over Son’s Shame”

The Courier Mail, 21 September, 2016 – “Heavy Secret to Carry”

The Courtier Mail, 21 September, 2016 – “Blue Card Process Needs Review”

The Australian, 22 September, 2016 – “Thornburn Kept Foster Care License”

The Courier Mail, 27 September, 2016 – “Pretty Boy Attacked”

The Courier Mail, 24 December, 2016 – “I’ve Taken Care of It”

The Australian, 28 July, 2017 – “Tiahleigh’s Foster Brother Feared For His Life”

The Courier Mail, 4 November, 2017 – “Foster Mum Jailed Over Callous Lies”

The Advertiser, 26 May, 2018 – “Evil Child Killer Dad Jailed for Life”

The Age 26 May, 2018 – “Foster Father Pleads Guilty to Murder”

The Courier Mail, 26 May, 2018 – “Carer Claims No Memory of Murder and Has Audacity to Say He Loves Tia”

The Australian, 26 May, 2018 – “Delivered into the Hands of Evil”

The Courier Mail, 9 November, 2019 – “Tia’s Callous Killer Admits Child Rapes”

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