The team behind The Press and Journal’s latest investigative podcast series about the Arlene Fraser murder answered listeners’ questions during a live online event.
In November, the P&J’s Impact team launched Vanished: The Arlene Fraser Murder.
The six-part series examines how the 33-year-old mum of two disappeared from her Elgin home, sparking Scotland’s biggest ever missing persons investigation, which became a murder probe.
The podcast is the culmination of a four-month investigation in which investigative reporter Dale Haslam looked into key details of the case by speaking with Arlene’s closest friends and with those who helped bring her killer to justice.
You can listen to the first five episodes for free right now on any major podcast platform, and thousands of people have already.
The sixth and final episode will be available from December 11.
You can read all the questions and answers in the comments section below. And if you missed the live chat, please still leave a comment and Dale will answer in the next couple of days.
Here is everything you need to know to ask a question.
How can I take part?
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How do I ask a question?
You can submit questions by simply clicking on the ‘join the conversation’ box in the comment section at the bottom of this article.
What happens after I submit my question?
Your question will go into a queue managed by a moderator. You will see a badge beside your question that reads ‘awaiting approval’, which will disappear when your question is answered. When your question is answered, there will be a button below it that says ‘show reply’, which you can click and see Dale’s answer.
Positive feedback from Arlene’s family
Brendan Duggan, co-producer of Vanished: The Arlene Fraser Murder podcast said: “The response to our series has been overwhelmingly positive, including positive feedback from Arlene’s family, who we have worked closely with.
“We wanted to give our audience a chance to ask any questions they might have about the series – and this is a great chance for them to quiz our investigative reporter Dale Haslam, who knows the case in great detail.
“It is also an opportunity for our audience to ask about the current state of play with the Scottish Government, with Arlene’s killer due for parole in 2029 and a prominent campaign to keep him behind bars unless he reveals where her body is.
“Feel free to ask us a question – either in advance or during the Q&A hour. We expect it to be a popular event so please be patient – we will do our best to answer your question.”