Peter Falconio and Joanne Lees were a couple in love. They lived together in Brighton, England and were beginning to talk of marriage. In the year 2000, they started out on a highly anticipated world trip, visiting Kathmandu and southeast Asia. When they arrived in Australia, they spent six months in Sydney, where they worked to finance the next leg of their journey.
In July of 2001, the couple departed from Alice Springs, heading north in their not very reliable Kombi van. Then the unthinkable happened, leaving Peter dead and Joanne alone to tell her story. What happened that day was a mystery which took months to solve. Still today, people question Joanne’s story.
Join us at the quiet end for On a Long, Lonesome Highway. Today we’re discussing the tribulations Joanne had to endure before an assailant was apprehended, the motive for the attack, and the lack of public trust that left Joanne feeling twice victimized.