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orf: Mysteriöser Tod eines Snowboarders als Krimi

6. February 2013 Leave a comment

Der Tod eines kanadischen Eishockeyprofis am Stubaier Gletscher vor 24 Jahren ist jetzt Stoff für ein Buch: Ein Journalist glaubt nicht an einen einfachen Spaltensturz, sondern an einen vertuschten Unfall mit einer Pistenwalze. [mehr…]

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orf heute mittag: Eiskalter Tod – Buch von John Leake

19. January 2013 Leave a comment

Tod eines kanadischen Eishockeyspielers

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kurier.at: Rätsel um den Tod von Duncan M.

15. January 2013 Leave a comment


Der 23-jährige Eishockey-Profi Duncan MacPherson verschwindet beim Snowboarden auf dem Stubaier Gletscher. 14 Jahre später taucht sein Leichnam wieder auf.  [mehr…]

Hintergrund/Background –  watchtv.de Wolfgang Rathgeber TV Journalist ist familiar with this case since many years. He was too an advisor for the features on Fifth Estate CBC.



sueddeutsche zeitung magazin: Eisiges Schweigen

5. October 2012 Leave a comment

Vierzehn Jahre nachdem er spurlos verschwunden war, taucht auf dem Stubaigletscher der Leichnam eines jungen Snowboarders auf. Mit aller Kraft versuchen seine Eltern herauszufinden, wie ihr Sohn ums Leben kam. Aber bis heute sieht es so aus, als hätten manche ein Interesse daran, dass die Wahrheit nie ans Tageslicht kommt. [mehr…]

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John Leake: Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery -Something is rotten in Innsbruck

28. June 2012 Leave a comment

As President of the Austrian Society of Forensic Medicine, Dr. Walter Rabl is considered the foremost forensic doctor in Austria. In recent years, he has been commissioned to serve as the final scientific arbiter in complex and controversial cases, including those of Denisa Soltisova and Joerg Haider. When someone dies in Austria under suspicious circumstances and the cause and manner of his death become a matter of debate, Dr. Rabl may very well have the last word. [more…]

CBC Fifth Estate: A Cold Case

24. November 2011 Leave a comment

In the summer of 1989, Duncan MacPherson was setting off to start a new life as a hockey coach in Europe. But the 23-year-old Saskatoon native and former NHL first-round draft pick took a holiday detour to snowboard in the Austrian Alps and then vanished — for 14 years.

That disappearance plunged his family into a twenty-year search for the truth. Duncan’s body was finally discovered in 2003, found frozen in a crevasse on a glacier near a popular ski run. Austrian police and operators of the Innsbruck-area resort have long maintained it a closed case — claiming MacPherson’s death was just an accident, the result of his venturing away from the safety of the designated course and into dangerous terrain. [more…trailer]