The Mysterious Case of the Gentleman of Heligoland

In July 1994, the body a man was fished out of the North Sea, near the German Island of Heligoland. Dressed smartly and with a complete absence of identifying information, the body was simply named ”The Gentleman”. Nearly thirty years later the body is still unnamed and unclaimed. And with injuries that suggested foul play, his killers have got away with murder. From the team that brought you The Mysterious Case of Fred the Head, join us as we take a deep dive into one of Europe’s coldest cases, and try to piece together what might have happened. Uncovering new clues, new possibilities and, just maybe, the truth.

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Episodes

Sunday Sep 25, 2022

We have two men in our sights as our search for the Gentleman of Heligoland continues. David Martin, the Australian millionaire who went missing in 1992 and David Krueger, the 6'5" German man missing from Canada - But how can we rule them in or out?

Sunday Aug 07, 2022

Things are moving quickly in the investigation. New clues, new science and we're on the trail of two new potential victims

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

In the first of our mid-season updates - German police release a very significant scientific finding that changes their thinking on exactly from where the Gentleman may have originated. But there might be a fly in the ointment

Saturday Jun 11, 2022

In the final episode of Season One, we discover that the skull may be able to tell us far more about the victim's physical appearance that we first thought. Something which may eventually be vital in identification. And, as the first season draws to a close, we pull together some loose ends and our thoughts on the case so far.

Saturday May 28, 2022

With great help from our Facebook group members we are able to finally identify the man who fell from the Pride of Flanders, a few months before the Gentleman of Heligoland was found. Armed with his name, we are able to start piecing together what happened, how exactly he fits into the story and where that can take us next.  

Sunday May 15, 2022

Thanks to a listener, we discover another report on the case, which reveals critical new information. Information that allows us to analyse the injuries in more detail. What does this tell us about how the Gentleman of Heligoland met his death?  

Saturday Apr 30, 2022

There’s a lot going on. We find another piece of information about the man who went missing from the Pride of Flanders, explore how the currents in the English Channel and North Sea may takes objects far from where they entered the water, and then the police issue a new press release that reveals some interesting insights into how their thoughts are developing and provides some new information we can immediately get to work with.

Sunday Apr 17, 2022

We are able to identity someone in Heligoland who may be able to helps us, and they cast a completely new light on the mystery. 

Sunday Apr 03, 2022

I'd been away on holiday – but I get two missed calls from Toronto Missing Persons with news of their missing person. We also uncover something strange going on that means that the discovery of the unidentified body of the Gentleman of Heligoland wasn’t the only mystery that happened in the North Sea in Summer 1994 and these two mysteries may just be connected.

Thursday Mar 17, 2022

We take an even deeper dive into the shoes with the help of the of one of the UK's leading footwear experts, who has some very interesting ideas on the shoe and what it tells us about its wearer. Iain and Jo may just have solved another US missing persons case and in the search for more clues, I have a bright idea that pays dividends.

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