Cops and Writers Podcast

121 To Hunt A Killer! The True Crime Story Of Julie Mackay Solving The 30-Year-Old Murder / Rape of Melanie Road

June 04, 2023 Patrick O'Donnell / Julie Mackay / Robert Murphy Episode 121
Cops and Writers Podcast
121 To Hunt A Killer! The True Crime Story Of Julie Mackay Solving The 30-Year-Old Murder / Rape of Melanie Road
Show Notes

Today we are going across the pond to England chatting with Detective Superintendent Julie Mackay and Investigative Journalist and Podcaster Robert Murphy. 

Julie Mackay retired from policing as Detective Superintendent (head of homicide teams) after a distinguished career spanning 32 years. Trained as a review officer, Senior Investigating Officer, and with a passion for putting victims first, she has continued to work in arenas that strive for improvement. Julie led the 30-year-old cold case investigation that identified the killer of Melanie Road 31 years after her murder.

From breaking exclusive news stories which resonate around the world to in-depth coverage of complex criminal court cases, award-winning Robert Murphy is at the cutting edge of television news journalism. 

Rob is the presenter/producer of ‘Behind the Crimes with Robert Murphy’ podcast.

In today’s episode we discuss:

·      Julie’s beginnings in law enforcement.

·      The equipment and uniform that a female British Police officer was issued in the late 1980s.

·      Julie’s distinguished law enforcement career where she retired as a Detective Superintendent. 

·      Julie leading the investigative team that solved a 30-year-old rape/murder case of Melanie Road.

·      Robert and Julie’s co-writing the book, “To Hunt a Killer.”

·      Robert’s process of interviewing Julie during the writing of the book. 

·      The amazing speed with which Robert wrote the book.

 Check out; To Hunt a Killer: The gripping true crime story solving the Melanie Road cold case.

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