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Who Killed Dr Bogle And Mrs Chandler? -

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At dawn on New Year's Day in 1963, a respected scientist and the wife of his colleague, left a sedate party

for the privacy of a lovers' lane. What happened next would confound forensic scientists and scandalise conservative society. The deaths were no repetition of countless other crimes. There were no clues as to how the couple died. This was by far the biggest crime case up to that stage in Australia. And I'm not sure of whether there would be one to match it now. They were convinced that I was the killer. And they did everything they could to sort of prove that was the case. MAN: This case ranks as the most mysterious.

the most mysterious. Possibly, I can't recall anything As a matter of fact, happening in the whole of the world. that I read about, there's a solution. I'm quite sure that There must be a solution. forensic investigation An unprecedented what caused the deaths failed to identify and Mrs Chandler. of Dr Bogle for the first time, But now, provide the solution a new witness and fresh evidence in the history of crime. to one of the most baffling cases

were used to attending murders. The New South Wales Police any they've ever seen. But these were unlike the big thing which intrigued me RONALD RUDGLEY: Of course, investigators from day one, and all the other being covered. was the aspect of the bodies over the body in such a manner There clothing was so neatly placed have done it himself. that the man could not possibly on top of his shirt And there was a carpet square his suit coat. but underneath was a very, very unusual thing. And that, I still feel, further along the river, And about 40 feet the body of the lady they discovered out beer cartons. lying underneath opened was disturbed, And her clothing

her knees and feet. and there was mud on

of very minor abrasions - And she had a couple one on her nose... ..and I think on her shoulder. she'd brushed against a twig. It looked like covered as they were, If the state of the bodies, wasn't unusual enough, even more baffling. there was something been physically ill, The victims had

no other signs but there were had met their fate. as to how the couple of any violence on the bodies. There was no sign knife marks or anything like that. There was no bullet holes and young bodies, Two healthy bodies, any cause of their death. and we couldn't find what appeared to be GERALD STONE: Here you had semi-naked, dead, apparent lovers ending up on New Year's Day. on the banks of a river any circumstances in any country. Now, that is a terrific story under to run wild It allowed for the imagination as to how that happened.

KNOCKING BABY CRIES Are you Mr Chandler? Yes. What's the time?

the husband of Mrs Chandler, Geoffrey Chandler, from the outset, was virtually, number one suspect. regarded as our experience all over the world, This is based on police

the persons closest to them, that when you have a death, or the wife, either the husband

the person that caused the death. very often finishes up as to being Geoffrey Chandler? Yes. Margaret Olive Chandler? Is your wife's name Yes. where your wife is? Could you tell me I'm not sure where she is.

to Chatswood Police Station. GEOFFREY CHANDLER: They took me I think it was 'The Daily Mirror', By this time the newspapers - splurge on the front page. had an edition out with some great And they showed that to me...

..quite cold-bloodedly... I guess. gauge my reaction, Dr Gilbert Stanley Bogle? Do you know Yes.

He's a colleague. in the same building. Our laboratories are Did your wife know Dr Bogle well? him very well. No, she didn't know at a field station Only 10 days earlier Research Organisation, CSIRO, of the Government's Scientific Dr Gilbert Bogle for the first time. Mrs Margaret Chandler met

New Zealand born physicist, The brilliant, and was an accomplished musician. spoke several languages without apparent enemies, A popular man and colleagues, according to his friends than a week to live. but a man with little more acquaintance with Gib. GEOFFREY CHANDLER: I had an terribly well. I didn't know him research officer. So he was a senior so to speak. I was just a lowly technician, all those sort of things. Charming, witty, doesn't he? He plays beautifully, I felt sort of, By comparison I, quite insignificant really. WOMAN: Bravo. MAN: Good on you, Gib! Bravo, Gib. They struck up an acquaintanceship at the Murray Bridge party. by his attentions She was flattered because she was a very pretty and he was attracted to her and lovely, lovely lady. Ah, some more. (Rings doorbell) Who have we got here now? Ken. Ah, Geoffrey. Nice to see you. Come on in. Margaret, come on in. the victims met again The only time before they died was the night by CSIRO photographer, Ken Nash, at a New Year's party hosted and his elegant wife, Ruth. Margaret and Geoffrey Chandler. Everybody, I'd like you to meet you a drink, eh? Well, I'll get Yes, Margaret, come with me. Thank you. I've got some name tags. I know you don't know everybody, so this will help. Thank you. There we go. GIB: Do you need some assistance? Why don't you take over? Well, yes, Gib. Thank you. Is your wife here? one's off-colour. No. The little

I suppose. I should have stayed at home, And why didn't you? I'd not see you again.

reason why we got the invitation GEOFFREY CHANDLER: I think the attraction to Margaret, was because of Gib's or his desire to see her again. The Ken Nash party was pretentious and effete. So we sort of made this arrangement that if Margaret wanted to continue with Gib, then that was fine, and then I would take myself off to, to the other party, to Buckley's party, which was more to my liking. Geoffrey Chandler's movements that night came under intense police scrutiny. Why had he left the party alone to attend another made up of intellectuals, libertarians, and anarchists,

who called themselves, 'The Push'? JAZZ MUSIC PLAYS Riling against the values of conservative Australia, 'The Push' encouraged liberal views on sex. A fact that would turn the case into a tabloid sensation. But to the police, Geoffrey Chandler's adulterous relationship

with a young woman at the party suggested a possible motive for murder. (Crowd shouts) Happy New Year! LAUGHTER AND CHEERING Instead of being constrained by conventional morality and conventional religion and conventional society, so...

You had freedom to, to indulge whatever you liked. If you wanted to have sex with somebody who was mutually attracted then you went and did it. How long have you had this association with Ms Logan? I don't know exactly. Oh, approximately. Five months or so. Did your wife know about this? She seemed to be aware that I was involved with someone. She didn't know it was, Ms Logan. GERALD STONE: In those days it was considered absolutely scandalous. The society was still largely under the thumb of the churches,

and the RSL, and politicians who were very conservative.

And it was a very unrealistic society because it wasn't paying attention to what its young people, especially, were all about. The scandalous nature of the case fascinated the public. But what they didn't learn was the extent of Dr Bogle's double life. Dr Bogle was, to all intents and purposes, a very happily married man. He had children. However, despite that, Dr Bogle did engage in a number of illicit relationships with other women. Mr Nash, how long have you known, Dr Bogle?

About five years. And during that time, has it ever come to your knowledge that he is a known, and reputed, habitual flirt? I had observed him being flirtatious on numerous occasions.

I always accepted it as a harmless and fun-loving way of contributing to the overall merriment of the evening. Oh, alright. TANGO MUSIC PLAYS

Were you ever jealous of him making overtures to your wife? No. Mr Nash, did you see any undue friendliness between Mrs Chandler and Dr Bogle that night? At no time. Geoffrey, some supper, then? No. No, thanks, Ken. At 2:45am, after an absence of more than three hours,

Geoffrey Chandler returned to the Nash party for a short time. Where have you been? I went to get some cigarettes. Would you like a drink? No. Did you have an argument with your wife? No. Why then did you leave the party without your wife? I left the party by arrangement after a discussion with my wife. Arrangement? Are you ready to go now? I'm pretty tired. I'll stay. I'll pick up the boys. Tell her not to worry. Right. They wanted to go home together. I had no objection towards this. They were attracted to each other. I waited a few minutes to see if she changed her mind

I didn't want to leave her in the street.

The events of the next hour lie at the heart of the mystery. Geoffrey Chandler told police he assumed his wife and Dr Bogle would drive to the privacy of the Chandler home in Croydon, some 25 minutes away. Instead, the couple drove to the Lane Cove River, a journey of only six minutes. Within the hour, both would be dead.

That particular area was a very well-known area, which could be described as a tail-light alley, where people went to make love. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Chandler claimed he had driven across the Harbour Bridge to the home of his lover,

Pamela Logan. So you stayed with Ms Logan? No. We went to collect the children from Margaret's parents' place at Granville. You took your girlfriend to your wife's parents' home? She stayed on Parramatta Road while I went to get the children. We've been talking to Geoffrey Chandler. He's told us certain things. He suggests that you can confirm them. What do you want them for?

You knew Mr Chandler was married? Yes. Does Mrs Chandler know about you? Look, I don't want to answer anything. Do you know that Mrs Chandler and a Dr Gilbert Bogle were found dead this morning? Pamela Logan supported Geoffrey Chandler's alibi,

as did two independent witnesses who'd seen the pair together in his distinctive vintage car. So at this particular time, he was doing exactly as he claimed he was doing. And this was around the time that Bogle and Mrs Chandler were down on the banks of the river and met their fate. Geoffrey Chandler had a seemingly waterproof alibi. But the police remained convinced his reaction to his wife's death, was suspicious. I was summonsed down to the old morgue. You couldn't have possibly have conceived of a more callous way in which she was presented. And which they all arraigned themselves to watch my every little action, to see whether I was going to breakdown or whether I was going to confess. Can you identify this person? She's a bit dishevelled, isn't she? RONALD RUDGLEY: He gave every indication of being completely blase about his wife's death. He certainly didn't show any emotion or great upset. DOG BARKS She was quite a nice looking girl. The type of woman that you would say would be 'wholesome'. I couldn't believe it, because the day before she had visited me. She brought some puppies out for me to look at and give an opinion. And she stayed talking and chatting, and then we started talking, as women do. And I'd had a few words with my husband, and it turned out, she'd had a disagreement with her husband. And I remember saying, "Oh, they should burn all men..." ..which made her laugh. He struck me as a man who would have quite a brilliant mind, but not a man who would talk too much about it. Typical scientist. I mean, I know there were all sorts of talks of them being a swinging couple. I mean, even so - sex doesn't kill you. If anyone was to be prosecuted for murder, the investigators first had to identify the cause of death. In the absence of any external or internal evidence at autopsy, there could only be one answer. And it looked like as if, and everyone agreed, that it was a poison.

Myself and, and the other investigators... We felt that Geoffrey Chandler was the logical suspect. And we left absolutely no stones unturned to try to establish the evidence to connect him with the deaths. There was no physical evidence of, of being attacked. It could only be one thing. Put it this way, something entered those two bodies. They had to have consumed something,

inhaled something, or had absorbed something through the skin. And we generally get the stomach, the liver, kidneys, spleen, small intestine. If there's any poisons being taken, then that's where they would end up. I'd say after three days, everything was coming up negative -

I knew then that this was going to be a challenge, to me anyhow. I never realised it would... ..well, it was going to such a challenge. With pressure mounting for a result, the investigators returned to the scene of the crime. Police divers scoured the river bottom for syringes and bottles of poison. On shore a search was carried out for evidence of venomous spiders.

At the laboratories of both Dr Bogle and Geoffrey Chandler, scientific detectives collected poisons and chemicals. Pathologists scanned the bodies of the victims for the presence of radioactivity. With the assistance of police agencies around the world, an extraordinary list of other obscure poisons and drugs was complied. Hallucinogens, poison darts from the Amazon, even aphrodisiacs. Hundreds upon hundreds of chemicals were tested for. Each proved negative. Unreal things were coming left right and centre. And you've got to look into it. If I get a directive from the Minister for Health to do it, I've got to do it. Mrs Pausey, earlier today... In a breakthrough, detectives discovered a receipt in a handbag belonging to Mrs Chandler. They visited Mrs Sheridan Pausey, a dachshund breeder, enquiring about dog-worming tablets she'd prescribed for the family dogs. Of course. They said, "Are they safe?" And I said, "No, they're not safe for people to, you know, to sit and, and guzzle." And the fact that I'd given her some pills, of course, was meat and drink to the, the newspapers. Newspapers declared the tablets were used in a party prank, or by the victims in a suicide pact. But there was no evidence of the tablets in the victims' organs. This was a sensational crime by any standard. But it happened to break at a time when Sydney was in the midst of a vicious war between two tabloid afternoon newspapers, 'The Sun' and 'The Mirror.' They were like two professional wrestlers trying to appeal to the readers. And so it was a really - then it was 'all stops out'. Interest in the mystery reached fever pitch when a tabloid newspaper suggested Dr Bogle's scientific work was somehow behind the deaths. His groundbreaking research on, MASERS, a low-noise microwave receiver,

was set to revolutionise radio astronomy. Of course a story like this attracts a lot of rumour-mongering. And when you don't know you kind of make it up. And in those days, which was the height of the Cold War and worried about the atomic bomb and everything else.

So stories about a death ray or a secret nuclear thing or working for the CIA, all of these things were grist for the mill. Fuelling the theory, Dr Bogle's recent resignation from the CSIRO, to take up a post with the American electronics giant, Bell Laboratories. 'The Daily Mirror' speculated that Dr Bogle might have been assassinated to prevent his research being used in top secret defence projects. The workings of the MASER were well publicised. Published over many years in engineering journals,

scientific journals. I don't think there were any real secrets left. Gib wouldn't have been a top man there by any means, I don't think. He wouldn't have been worth killing,

put it that way. Stories of ray guns and illicit affairs

sold newspapers. But the police were desperate for hard facts. Every investigator was completely convinced that there was a third person involved. Not so much as the perpetrator or the person who caused their deaths, but certainly some person must have been present to cover the bodies in the way they were.

Detectives found a man who, under interrogation, admitted he was a voyeur. on New Year's morning His presence at the river Dr Bogle to move his car. appears to have prompted half an hour later, He claimed that and found it empty. he walked past the vehicle the bush track He then drove down see the couple, but insisted he didn't dead or alive. covering up the bodies, Now, so far as is the person responsible. I would doubt that Challis only has one arm. Mainly because Challis a one-armed person And I would feel would have had a great lot of difficulty

putting the clothes over Dr Bogle in the manner that they were. The police also questioned a greyhound trainer and SP bookmaker who illegally exercised his dogs on a nearby golf course. Mr Eddie Batiste claimed he took a different track to and from the course, and didn't see the bodies. But that morning he arrived home very agitated.

His son was convinced his father, a man of strict morals, the half-naked bodies, not only stumbled upon but also covered them. The trainer's obituary, in a Greyhound magazine from 1977, recently discovered backs the theory. did find the bodies, It states that Eddie Batiste confided in someone. suggesting he must have tantalising evidence, Despite this new

of the person who covered the bodies, absolute proof of the identify

remains elusive. which ran for two months The coronial inquest

in the state's history. was the longest yet help me God. A surprise witness was a former colleague of Dr Bogle,

Mrs Margaret Fowler. She had revealed to detectives details of how and where the scientist carried out another of his illicit affairs. A few nights later he took me to a park. We were lying on the ground and he was more tender than usual. He said to me he wanted to call it off. I said, "If you do, I'll die."

But the Bogle family's legal representative protested. Witness is dismissed. Mrs Fowler's testimony not relevant. The coroner deemed he said, He stood down the witness, to protect innocent people, the proceedings. and to prevent further scandalising

isn't it, Mr Chandler, It is certainly true, that it was your suggestion from the Nash party? that Dr Bogle drive your wife home Yes. a good mother? She was, of course, An excellent mother. this was a great tragedy Mr Chandler, and a great blow to you? Yes. A great tragedy. Of all the testimony, the most eagerly anticipated by the public was that of the government analyst, who was to finally reveal the identify of the poison. Dr Ogg, can you tell the inquest the results of your analysis? The net results of our inquiry showed nothing in the organs of Dr Bogle or Mrs Chandler to indicate the presence of any poisonous substance. Can you say that all the poisons you had in mind, you tested for? Yes.

One finds it hard to believe of evidence that has been presented, that notwithstanding the wealth the charge placed on me, I'm no more able to fulfil the manner and cause that is, to ascertain of these two people, of the death I opened the inquest. as I was the day that I feel I can say There is one thing however with absolute certainly. died an unnatural death. That is that each of these persons had collapsed. The Bogle/Chandler investigation the perfect double murder, Someone had committed and had escaped prosecution. with the perfect poison, For the families, an open finding was the worst of outcomes. Mrs Bogle, described by the press as "the unknown living victim of the tragedy" returned home to New Zealand with her four children. Geoffrey Chandler was our logical suspect. He was the media's He was the public's logical suspect. And he's remained for many years the logical suspect. newspapers would have Every year the bloody of pictures and rehash a full-page spread in New Year's Eve, 1963. of what happened Every year. here are these children... And every year, and hear all about it. ..could see and read had this refreshed every year. The whole of their school think of that sort of thing? Did these newspaper people No, no, no, no. on the children. Yes, impacted his mother. The elder boy remembered

Then, suddenly there's no mother. He was two. The younger boy didn't have such an immediate awareness, but in the ensuing years, all those chickens came home to roost. All three of us have suffered quite severe psychological and emotional damage arising from this event. Throughout the 1970s and '80s,

media interest in the case continued unabated. Bizarre new theories added to the one thousand already held in police records. But in 1996 came news of a startling breakthrough. had dispatched tissue samples The Institute of Forensic Medicine in America to a private pathologist for testing for LSD. the hallucinogenic drug An initial screening suggested was present in the tissues. appeared solved. The mystery finally of tests proved negative. But a second more sensitive round had not overdosed on LSD. Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler the Bogle/Chandler case After more than four decades, scientists around the world. continues to mystify forensic But for the first time, can be presented. a witness to the tragedy

and the coroner had overlooked... A witness the investigators

..the river itself. In the early 1900s, the waterway was a recreational haven for families, workers groups, and social clubs. But in the 1940s, the river began to lose favour with visitors who complained of a strange gaseous odour. And nearby residents noticed that their bath fittings and paintwork were discolouring.

Increasingly, they suffered nausea and unexplained illnesses. their children at night Some reported finding gasping for breath.

came for months at a time, The problem year after year.

the residents' health, Concerned about the state government the local council alerted near the river that houses permanently evacuated. might have to be under government orders, In 1948, Maurice Fry, maritime scientist, of the river. began a year-long investigation I was actually working on the river I didn't feel too good when of noxious gas because the concentration was quite high. to be out on the river. One would not have chosen a matter of necessity. It was only all along the waterway - There was a natural source of gases is constantly broken down. the mangroves - where organic matter

But as Maurice Fry discovered, they were not the only source. By chance, he witnessed an extraordinary event. The river bottom exploded. never seen before. Something he'd see the mud and... On the surface you could and it was in motion. ..on the surface water, and it was quite black. It was going round and round, of the fish in the river There was a great destruction that the council... by lorry loads. ..and they picked them up And the eels - that was remarkable - they were all up at the weir. They were trying to jump up over the weir into the fresh water. Maurice Fry immediately identified the reason for the explosive event and the fish kills

by its pungent odour of rotten eggs. A gas called hydrogen sulphide.

Hydrogen sulphide gas is potentially deadly. Almost as toxic as cyanide gas. Most of us can pick up the smell of hydrogen sulphide at a extremely sub... ..low, low concentrations of way less than a part per million.

It isn't really toxic. It's annoying because it doesn't smell very good.

any serious toxicity on But it doesn't take 50 to 100 parts per million. until it reaches about higher than that But if gets much the 200 or 300 parts per million and if gets into an effect on the brain. then it begins to take you're in danger of dying, At about 750 parts per million, and most people do. Thomas Milby, Forensic toxicologist, on hydrogen sulphide poisoning. is a world authority investigated more than 100 cases, In the last 40 years, he's many of them fatal. whether hydrogen sulphide He has been asked to assess Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler. could have killed I read those two autopsy reports carefully. The probabilities were, it was an inhaled gas as opposed to a pill or something like that. And I saw nothing in either report that would in my opinion exclude the possibility of hydrogen sulphide as being the...

..the culprit that killed them. If hydrogen sulphide was the instrument of death,

why wasn't the gas detected in the tissues of the victims?

a dead body If you just find to think of hydrogen sulphide, and there's no reason the autopsy will show nothing. Hydrogen sulphide attacks the brain and it... I've said, and it does it quickly. And it does it without leaving much evidence that it was there. But there is strong circumstantial evidence for the presence of the gas on New Year's morning, 1963. Observers described the river as black and murky. So polluted that the search of the river bottom

by police divers had to be delayed for 11 days. Another explosive event, like that witnessed by Maurice Fry in 1948, appears to have occurred just before the deaths. In the natural environment, the heavier-than-air gas is most concentrated in the cool, still air of dawn, exactly the time the couple arrived at the river. But it raises the question as to why Dr Bogle,

a scientist, didn't recognise its pungent odour. Once it gets up to about 150 parts per million, which is not very high, and almost immediately it anaesthetises the... ..the nerves we have on our nose that are responsible for picking up odours. So you don't smell it. Crime scene photographs reveal that the couple had chosen an extremely dangerous place to seek privacy. Shoes... ..a leather belt... ..and underclothes lay spread out on the exposed river bed. These photographs and the polluted state of the river

support the theory for hydrogen sulphide poisoning. There's a metre-deep bowl-shaped depression, the area where the couple laid down. And on the other side of me, is a heavy growth of mangrove plants. Hydrogen sulphide gas, which is slightly heavier than air can accumulate in areas like this. And there's a long record of it doing so, in other parts of the world.

And in early morning, before the sun comes up, before the breezes begin, the hydrogen sulphide would sit silently and invisibly in this bowl. This would be the last place in the world where anyone would want to lie down on the ground. There is also evidence,

suppressed by the coroner to protect public morality, that should have impacted on the search for the poison. A patch of semen was found on the inside of Dr Bogle's coat.

The significant feature, so far as I'm concerned,

was that there was sperm associated with Dr Bogle's penis. Which seems to indicate that the sperm on the coat was quite fresh. The presence of fresh semen means that the couple were unlikely to be suffering any ill effects of a poison when they arrived at the river to make love. But this vital evidence was not passed on to the chief toxicologist, the scientist who spent 15 months vainly searching for the poison. I'm sort of a little annoyed that it wasn't available to me at that time, because it, it points me in a totally different direction. I'm annoyed that I spent a lot of time

on poisons that didn't fit the circumstances. 42 years on, I feel that this Bogle and Chandler case could have been solved within weeks had there been a cooperation between the three departments, the police, the pathology that did the autopsy, and myself with the government analysts. The chief toxicologist didn't consider hydrogen sulphide

as possible cause of death. But for the first time, he reveals details of an abnormality in the victims' samples.

When compared to standard haemoglobin their blood had a strange colouration. Have you ever seen anything like that before?

I thought it was unusual that both bloods had a, a purplish colouration. Well, that to me indicated that they'd both died the same way. It was too much of a coincidence that the... ..even if they had different blood groups. I didn't find anything at that time, that sort of explained an off-colour to the haemoglobin.

If they found a strange purplish colouration in the blood

and other causes of death were ruled out, that would indicate that hydrogen sulphide, and hydrogen sulphide alone was the cause of death. Because hydrogen sulphide does cause a purplish... ..or a greenish/purplish colour to the blood occasionally, and to the tissue sometimes. Not all the time. But it does often enough that that would be a... ..the indication that that's what caused the death. It is a fingerprint that identifies hydrogen sulphide. The only question remaining is, what caused the explosive build-up of poisonous gas in the Lane Cove River? During his investigations in 1948, Maurice Fry identified two reasons. For 60 years a flour and starch factory on the river's edge had pumped sulphurous waste into the waterway. The building of a weir in the late 1930s exacerbated the pollution by stopping the natural tidal flushing of the river. Fry's report forced the factories on the waterway to treat their waste and divert it into the sewer.

But the problem wasn't eliminated. One of the city's major sewer pipes lay across the river bottom.

In times of heavy rain, an overflow valve siphons sewage directly into the waterway. Every year, billions of litres

of untreated human and industrial waste, laden with sulphurous material, flowed into the river. While today the gas in the river bottom is not at toxic levels, in the 1960s, hydrogen sulphide events and fish kills continued. The most toxic area where much of the waste settled was within 400 metres downstream of the weir, beside the lovers' lane where Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler were to meet their fate.

On an unseasonably cool New Year's morning, in 1963,

there appears to have been a rare but highly dangerous convergence of circumstances,

circumstances never contemplated by the original investigators.

THOMAS MILBY: I think that they would have realised pretty fast that something was wrong. They would become disoriented. And they might try to get out and stumble backward. And they can all do sorts of things that you can conceive of someone who is semi-unconscious, actually. If the concentration is high enough of hydrogen sulphide in the atmosphere, when it gets into the blood it immediately shuts off the ability of the brain to use oxygen even though there's plenty of oxygen around. It's like putting a plastic bag over the brain. The evidence that we do have is so strong, extremely consistent with a hydrogen sulphide related death and I can think of nothing else neither gas, nor any other kind of poison, or anything that would argue against that hypothesis. It just seems to me to be unassailable.

If it could be established, well, then I think... ..would be a very satisfying solution. And I think it would be a very nice thing to, to be able to put a full stop to the whole matter. GEOFFREY CHANDLER: It seemed completely feasible. Sort of the most realistic and sensible theory on the cause of death that come up in the last 20 or 30 years. Makes it just an accident, a very, very unfortunate accident. Every day is, is, is a reminder because it's different to what it ought to have been and what it would have been. If she hadn't gone down there, then I would be still a happily married man, and life would have been different. You can't go back. And that's the sad part. The hauntingly beautiful Lane Cove River was the backdrop for one of the world's greatest forensic mysteries -

the deaths of Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler. But no-one suspected that the lives of the victims

and the river itself were so intimately entwined. Or that the fate of the lovers was tragically timed to a silent cry from the river dying.

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