3: The prime suspect

The police focus on their prime suspect – Norma’s mother, Edith McLeod.

Importantly, it introduces an anonymous letter written to police by someone using the pseudonym ‘Asmodeus’.

This letter was central to the police focus on Edith.

We examine its contents and explore who the writer may have been. We also provide a glimpse into the inquest, looking at the approach taken by police and the evidence provided by several witnesses.

Once again, Byron Collins and Charlie Bezzina bring their expertise to respond to various aspects of the inquest.

The case begins to unravel as we question whether Edith was really guilty.


Murder Archives is written and presented by Emma Curtin.


Editing and sound by Courtney Carthy

Produced in partnership with Nearly


Thanks to all those who added their voices to this podcast (in alphabetical order):

Daniel Alfieri

Courtney Carthy

Simon Curtin

Alan Hands

Cassidy Krygger

Ben Mitchell

Elaine Mitchell

Gill Neale

And our experts:

Charlie Bezzina

Dr Byron Collins

Dr Karen Scally

Andrea Scarf


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