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Reported Missing: A True Story of Family and Murder

by Eleri Harris

Part One: The Disappearance

Part Two: The Lie

Part Three: The Arrest

Part Four: Bob and Sue

Part Five: The Conviction

Part Six: Reasonable Doubt

Part Seven: The Aftermath


Dec 26 Wrongful Convictions Report Journalists, authors, filmmakers hunt the truth in Sue Neill-Fraser case

Dec 24 Wrongful Convictions Report Colin McLaren searches, finds, tells

Dec 3 Wrongful Convictions Report Sue Neill-Fraser – the ‘bias’ in my reporting

Sep 22 Wrongful Convictions Report Murder by the Prosecution – first book review

Sep 19 Wrongful Convictions Report Sue Neill-Fraser – questions, questions, questions …

Sep 13 Wrongful Convictions Report Former Premier & AG calls for Criminal Cases Review Commission

Sep 11 The Mercury Susan Neill-Fraser appeal to hear from key witness via video link

Sep 9 Wrongful Convictions Report Murder by the Prosecution launched in Hobart

Sep 9 Hobart Mercury Convicted killer's fight for freedom

Sep 9 The Mercury The chilling moment mum was arrested for murder

Sep 9 Sunday Tasmanian - Mercury click here

Sep 4 Hobart Mercury Do not tamper with legal process

Sep 1 Hobart Mercury One more chance

Sep 1 The Australian Neill-Fraser murder appeal bid reopened to hear from ex-cop

Aug 31 The Advocate Sue-Neill Fraser murder appeal awaits pivotal witness

Aug 31 The Examiner Sue-Neill Fraser murder appeal awaits pivotal witness

Aug 31 The Mercury Witness key to Neill-Fraser’s freedom hopes

Aug 28 Tasmanian Times Murder by the Prosecution book launch

Aug 24 The Australian DNA a ‘game changer’ in yacht murder case

Aug 23 Hobart Mercury Cops have SNF prison tapes

Aug 23 The Sydney Morning Herald Death on the Derwent: Ex-cop dictated witness statement, court learns

Aug 23 Port Stephens Examiner DNA crucial in Tas killer's freedom bid

Aug 23 The Mercury Murder trial jury was misled, court told

Aug 23 The Advocate Video evidence queried in Neill-Fraser’s appeal against sentence

Aug 23 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser appeal: Fresh evidence hinges on interpretation of DNA evidence, lawyers say

Aug 23 The Australian New DNA evidence in Susan Neill Fraser murder appeal a game changer

Aug 22 ABC News Susan Neill-Fraser murder appeal: Judge says he has no power to order requested tests

Aug 22 The Mercury Recordings used as evidence to deny appeal

Aug 22 The Examiner Neill-Fraser appeal: Police detail secret prison recordings

Aug 21 Hobart Mercury Yachtie killer's appeal back on

Aug 20 The Mercury Convicted killer heading back to court

Aug 18 The Examiner Murder case end looming

Aug 18 The Examiner The killing of Bob Chappell: End in sight for Neill-Fraser case

Aug 17 The Advocate The killing of Bob Chappell: End in sight for Neill-Fraser case

Jul 30 The Examiner Sue Neill-Fraser murder appeal set to conclude in August

Jul 24 Hobart Mercury Charges questioned [Jeffrey Thompson]

Jun 13 Hobart Mercury Lawyers spar over video

Jun 7 Hobart Mercury 'Duped' witness jailed

Jun 7 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser murder appeal witness sentenced for perverting the course of justice

Jun 6 The Advocate Neill-Fraser witness ‘duped’ to mislead court, cops jail time

Jun 6 Wrongful Convictions Report State of Tasmania v Stephen John Gleeson

May 5 Hobart Mercury Neill-Fraser witness case adjourned

Mar 26 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser murder case: Man pleads guilty to perverting course of justice over his evidence

Mar 23 The Australian Hobart murder appeal witness ‘duped'

Mar 10 Herald Sun Andrew Rule: Twists in the tale of Bob Chappell murder mystery

Mar 9 Tasmanian Times Sue-Neill Fraser’s final appeal case heard in Hobart Supreme Court

Mar 9 Australian No blood in murder victim Bob Chappell’s dinghy, Susan Neill-Fraser hearing told

Mar 9 The Mercury Susan Neill-Fraser’s daughter Susan Bowles buoyed by evidence presented in the convicted murderer’s last-ditch appeal

Mar 8 Examiner Sue-Neill Fraser's final appeal case heard in Hobart Supreme Court

Mar 8 The Mercury DPP Daryl Coates lodges complaint against former Sue Neill-Fraser lawyer Barbara Etter

Feb 21 The Mercury New evidence leads to Neill-Fraser delay

Feb 21 The Mercury Sue Neill-Fraser defence says it needs more time to consider new police information

Feb 21 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser murder appeal: Police reveal new recordings and witnesses, delaying case

Feb 21 The Australian New 'extremely significant' evidence in Neill-Fraser case - The Australian

Feb 15 The Mercury Susan Neill-Fraser witness Stephen John Gleeson changes plea to not guilty on false evidence charge

Feb 6 The Australian Witness who admits false evidence refuses lawyer

Feb  5 The Australian Man says no to lawyer in Neill-Fraser case

Jan 20 The Australian Murder appeal witness lied in affidavit

Jan 19 The Australian Susan Neill-Fraser case: Man pleads guilty over perverting the course of justice

Jan 19 The Bulletin A witness in the Susan Neill-Fraser case has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice

Jan 17 The Australian New charge in perverting justice probe

Jan 6 The Mercury Bikies, murders and alleged fraud

Jan 6 Spectator Australia GUILTY


The Age Death on the Derwent: Who's who

Dec 10 Herald Sun Sue NeillFraser appeal: Ill winds blow in Bob Chappell luxury yacht murder mystery

Dec 9 The Mercury Legal supporters complain to Integrity Commission over investigation into murder case

Dec 7 Herald Sun Bob Chappell murder: Top cop says street kid was at crime scene aboard luxury yacht Four Winds

Dec 1 Civil Liberties Australia Sue Neill-Fraser ‘trial’ doesn’t stage very well

Nov 27 TV Tonight CJZ in raid on true crime series

Nov 27 The Australian Police raid TV firm, take Seven murder series footage

Nov 20 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser on hunger strike amid claims of bullying within Risdon prison

Nov 20 MSN Sue Neill-Fraser on hunger strike amid claims of bullying within Risdon prison

Nov 20 The Australian Neill-Fraser hunger strike after medium security shift

Nov 20 The Mercury Susan NeillFraser moved to medium security, begins hunger strike

Nov 4 The Mercury Convicted killer challenges guilty verdict through never before used ‘fresh and compelling’ appeal laws

Nov 4 Pursue Democracy Sue Neill-Fraser’s final appeal – Part 1

Nov 4 The Australian High drama engulfs Susan Neill-Fraser’s yacht murder appeal

Nov 3 NT News Convicted killer challenges guilty verdict through never before used ‘fresh and compelling’ appeal laws

Nov 2 The Examiner Paul Wroe, key witness in Susan Neill-Fraser's last-ditch appeal, grilled by defence

Nov 1 ABC News Neill-Fraser: Witness accused of being a serial killer denies being aboard Four Winds with Bob Chappell

Nov 1 The Mercury ‘Gamechanging’ evidence next year as Sue NeillFraser’s appeal against her murder conviction adjourned

Nov 1 The Mercury Witness Paul Wroe denies ever meeting Susan NeillFraser or Bob Chappell

Nov 1 The Australian Susan NeillFraser: Seafarer denies involvement in Bob Chappell murder

Oct 31 The Examiner Convicted killer Susan Neill-Fraser launches last-ditch appeal

Oct 31 The Courier Convicted killer Susan Neill-Fraser launches last-ditch appeal

Oct 31 The Examiner Susan Neill-Fraser appeal: Homeless girl's DNA possibly transferred to boat

Oct 31 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser: Freshness of forensic DNA evidence questioned by prosecutor

Oct 31 DNA scrutinised in Tas murder appeal

Oct 31 The Border Mail Convicted killer Susan Neill-Fraser launches last-ditch appeal

Oct 31 The Mercury Accused to have his say in court

Oct 30 The Mercury Neill-Fraser returns to court

Oct 30 The Advocate Convicted killer Susan Neill-Fraser launches last-ditch appeal

Oct 30 Tasmanian Time An Inconvenient Woman: a review of the play finishing in Hobart this Saturday

Oct 30 The Herald Sun Dramatic opening scenes on opening day of Sue NeillFraser murder appeal

Oct 30 Townsville Bulletin NeillFraser’s last ditch appeal against murder conviction returns to court today

Oct 30 The Australian Susan Neill-Fraser witness tells court of threat

Oct 30 The Australian Partner guilty of killing our dad

Oct 30 The Australian Family ‘confident’ of guilt in Hobart yacht murder mystery

Oct 30 The Sydney Morning Herald Death on the Derwent: Trio 'came out of nowhere, on a dinghy', man tells court

Oct 30 ABC News Susan Neill-Fraser: The killing of Bob Chappell and the 'Justice For Sue' campaign to free convicted murderer

Oct 30 9 News Key Tas murder appeal witness admits lying

Oct 30 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser appeal: Key witness says she made a false statement out of fear

Oct 30 The Mercury Dramatic opening scenes on opening day of Sue NeillFraser murder appeal

Oct 29 Tasmanian Times An Inconvenient Woman: a review ...

Oct 25 Arts Review An Inconvenient Woman

Oct 21 The Australian Neill-Fraser appeal lawyers weigh contempt claim against police

Oct 21 The Mercury TasWeekend: High drama on the theatre stage

Oct 19 The Mercury Review of play, 'An Inconvenient Woman’

Oct 19 ABC Radio Leon Compton interviewed lead actor & director of the play "An Inconvenient Woman" starting at 1:15:20

Oct 17 ABC News Susan Neill-Fraser murder case subject of new play An Inconvenient Woman

Oct 27 The Mercury Hobart lawyer Jeffrey Ian Thompson pleads not guilty to perverting the course of justice over Neill-Fraser appeal

Sep 5 The Mercury New person interviewed by detectives in connection to appeal over Bob Chappell death

Sep 5 The Age Death on the Derwent: Key witness 'plans to withdraw statement, faces charges'

Sep 2 The Age ‘SNF: Top barrister handed over explosive file on murder - he didn’t foresee reaction’

Aug 28 The Mercury The appeal of Sue Neill-Fraser’s murder conviction puts the Tasmanian legal system on trial

Aug 26 The Australian Bob Chappell mystery: conspiracies collide in case that won’t die

Aug 25 The Sydney Morning Herald Death on the Derwent: in search of the truth

Aug 24 The Mercury Karen Patricia Nancy Keefe denies perverting the course of justice in relation to Neill-Fraser appeal

Aug 24 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser: Karen Keefe pleads not guilty to perverting course of justice

Aug 24 Tasmanian Times Vigil for Sue NeillFraser: eight years in jail, still no final answers

Aug 23 ABC News Susan Neill-Fraser case: Date set for last-ditch appeal over Chappell murder verdict

Aug 23 Woman accused of giving false evidence and corrupting witness in Susan Neill-Fraser murder case

Aug 23 The Sydney Morning Herald Date set for Sue Neill-Fraser murder appeal despite Tasmania Police probe

Aug 23 The Mercury Date for convicted killer Susan Neill-Fraser’s final bid for freedom

Aug 23 The Sydney Morning Herald Death on the Derwent- Secret file could prove yacht killer's innocence

Aug 19 The Mercury High-profile Queen’s Counsel Robert Richter met with Premier Will Hodgman over murder case

Aug 19 The Mercury Charles Wooley- Top barrister’s bid to revisit murder case

Aug 16 ABC News Neill-Fraser murder appeal: Police charge third person with perverting course of justice

Aug 16 Third person charged in Neill-Fraser case

Aug 16 The Mercury Third person charged with pervert justice over Sue Neill-Fraser case

Aug 16 Tasmania Talks 3rd person charged in Neill-Fraser appeal

Aug 14 The Mercury Man, 57, accused of giving false evidence in relation to Susan Neill-Fraser appeal

Aug 14 ABC News Neill-Fraser murder appeal: Second person to be charged with perverting course of justice

Aug 14 Second charge in Hobart Neill-Fraser case

Aug 11 Woman accused of giving false evidence and corrupting witness in Susan Neill-Fraser murder case

Aug 10 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser case: Woman charged with perverting the course of justice

Aug 10 Daily Telegraph Woman charged with perverting the justice in Sue Neill-Fraser case

Aug 10 The Examiner Woman charged with interfering in Neill-Fraser appeal

Jul 23 The Mercury Neill-Fraser evidence hype fails to deliver

Jul 22 The Mercury New lawyer retained by Susan Neill-Fraser as the convicted killer prepares for appeal battle

Jul 19 The Sydney Morning Herald 60 Minutes boss lashes arch-rival Sunday Night over Sue Neill-Fraser investigation

Jul 17 The Mercury New witness to testify in Neill-Fraser appeal: Sunday Night

Jul 16 New DNA evidence in bizarre Sue Neill-Fraser murder case: Sunday Night

Jul 16 Channel 7 Sunday Night The case of Susan Neill-Fraser in Hobart - transcript

Jul 16 The West Australian Could new DNA evidence clear Sue Neill-Fraser of killing her partner Bob Chapple?

Jul 16 Daily Mail 'There's no doubt in my mind that my mother is innocent': Daughter of society heiress convicted of killing her scientist lover on a luxury boat hopes new witness will clear her mum's name

Jul 16 Daily Mail Aussie grandma convicted of murder - but is she really guilty?

Jul 15 Who was on board the boat? New twist in society heiress Susan Neill-Fraser’s murder of her lover

Jun 22 The Mercury New lawyer retained by Susan Neill-Fraser as the convicted killer prepares for appeal battle

Jun 21 The Examiner Susan Blyth Neill-Fraser's murder conviction appeal hits obstacle

May 23 The Mercury Sue-Neill Fraser in court for hearing into her appeal against murder conviction

May 23 ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser case: 'Extremely strong' new evidence for appeal bid, family of murderer says

Apr 19 The Mercury Supporters revive online petition calling for inquiry into Sue Neill-Fraser’s murder conviction

Feb 5 The Mercury TasWeekend: Not all voices deserve to be heard

Feb 2 The Mercury Susan Neill-Fraser appeal closer in Bob Chappell murder case


Nov 27  Tasmanian Times Letter to the Editor on Sue Neill-FraserLetter to the Editor on Sue Neill-Fraser

Nov 27  The Mercury SPECIAL SERIES: Tasmanian case of convicted murderer Sue Neill-Fraser a mystery still

Nov 25   ABC News Neill-Fraser case: Bob Chappell's convicted killer gets fresh chance at freedom

Nov 22   ABC News Murderer Sue Neill-Fraser seeks to have judge removed from potential appeal

Nov 24  The Mercury Neill-Fraser appeal to go ahead in March before new judge

Nov 21  The Mercury Sue Neill-Fraser’s legal team in bid to have judge stand aside

Nov 13  The Mercury TasWeekend: Balancing scales of justice for Sue Neill-Fraser

Nov 8 Sue Neill-Fraser’s appeal bid adjourned for fortnight

Nov 7  The Mercury Sue Neill-Fraser heads to court for second freedom bid

Nov 7  The Examiner Sue Neill-Fraser makes court appearance

Oct 23   ABC radio ABC Background Briefing transcript - Is Sue Neill-Fraser Innocent? Transcript 45 mins

Oct 21   ABC News Sue Neill-Fraser: Hobart polarised by murder case as final chance court date draws closer

Sept 24  The Mercury Sue Neill-Fraser’s legal team lodge appeal brief in bid to have her case re-examined

Aug 26  Tasmanian Times Susan Neill-Fraser faces her 8th year in Risdon prison

Aug 20  The Mercury Vigil marks seventh anniversary of convicted murderer Sue Neill-Fraser’s imprisonment

Aug 18  The Mercury Susan Neill-Fraser supporters to gather to mark seven years of imprisonment

Jul 12  Tasmanian Times SMH pulls Neill-Fraser article, apologises to Tim Ellis...

May 7  Sydney Morning Herald – Good Weekend Sue Neill-Fraser and the murder that divided Tasmania

Apr 22   ABC News Sue Neil-Fraser's lawyers given three months to produce new evidence over husband's murder

Apr 22  The Examiner Convicted killer Susan Neill-Fraser uses new legislation to appeal murder conviction

Apr 22  The Mercury DPP Daryl Coates takes Sue Neill-Fraser’s appeal legal to task

Apr 19  Tasmanian Times THE SUE NEILL-FRASER CASE

Mar 28  NEW IDEA Guilty of murder, but did she do it?

Mar 26  The Mercury Crime author Robin Bowles says Susan Neill-Fraser talked her way into jail

Mar 2 ‘No body’ murder convictions prompt calls for shake up of Australia’s legal system

Feb 14  Tasweekend In troubling waters

Feb 10  The Mercury Neill-Fraser’s hitman theory

Feb 8  The Mercury Convicted murderer Susan Neill-Fraser launches new plea



Oct 18  The Canberra Times Cold case: woman's body lay in Lake Burley Griffin for 14 years

Oct 17  Pursue Democracy Seek the culprits not convictions

Sept 20  Sydney Criminal Lawyers Fact or Fiction? Errors, Evidence and the Neill-Fraser Case

Sept 13  The Mercury Daughter of Susan Neill-Fraser says her life has been a living hell

Sept 13  The Mercury My mum is not a murderer

Sept 12  Tasmanian Times The Sue Neill-Fraser Trial Transcript ...

Sept 10  The Mercury New appeal hope for convicted murderer Susan Neill-Fraser


Sept 10  Civil Liberties Australia Tassie to adopt Right to Appeal law

Sept 09  Tasmanian Times Plan to change criminal appeals law

Sept 09  The Mercury Tasmanian Attorney-General announces plan to change criminal appeals law

Sept 09  Pursue Democracy Sue Neill-Fraser – poor start to police investigation

Aug 28  Tasmania Police Response to claims made by the 60 Minutes program

Aug 27  ABC News Bob Chappell murder: Police chief rules out review despite calls to release Susan Neill-Fraser

Aug 26  The Mercury Top cop defends probe into murder of Bob Chappell

Aug 26  ABC News Susan Neill-Fraser murder conviction: Pressure mounts for review, 'new DNA' emerges

Aug 25  Tasmanian Times Sue Neill-Fraser: Two views of her guilt

Aug 25  Daily Mail 'A miscarriage of justice on the scale of Lindy Chamberlain': Family of woman jailed for murdering her partner aboard his yacht say DNA evidence must force a retrial

Aug 25  The Mercury New ‘break-in gone wrong’ theory emerges in Bob Chappell murder

Aug 25  Tasmania Police Tasmania Police statement 2 – Susan Neill-Fraser Case

Aug 25  The Examiner Police hit back over TV claims

Aug 24  60 Minutes JUSTICE OVERBOARD | REPORTER INTERVIEW with Charles Wooley

Aug 60 Minutes Justice overboard: Part Two

Aug 60 Minutes Justice overboard: Part One

Aug 24  Better Consulting Suggestions from Tasmania Police about the Vass DNA

Aug 24  Pursue Democracy Sue Neill-Fraser – new DNA report contradicts conviction

Aug 24  Better Consulting An Analysis of the Supreme Court Trial, the Court of Criminal Appeal Submissions and Decision and the High Court Application in relation to the Meaghan Vass DNA Sample

Aug 20  ABC News Bob Chappell murder: Lawyer flags 'errors' in Susan Neill-Fraser trial

Aug 01  Tasmanian Times O&A (Objections & Answers) Why should Dr Bob Moles be heard by MPs?

Jul 21  Tasmanian Times Catastrophic failure of justice system in Sue Neill-Fraser case

Jul 16  Better Consulting In Baden-Clay Scratch Marks on His Face - In Sue Neill-Fraser a 1-2 cm cut on her Thumb?

Jul 14  Tasmanian Times  It’s Time To Talk About Sue

Jul 05  The Mercury Sue Neill-Fraser launches new bid for freedom

Jun 14  The Mercury Candles burn for mercy as speakers call for probe into murder verdict without a body

Feb 21  The Examiner Neill-Fraser case

Feb 20  Pursue Democracy Sue Neill-Fraser – Manufacturing A Murder

Feb 08  The Mercury Premier's mum joins calls to re-examine Neill-Fraser murder conviction

Jan 23 - Feb 3  WHO Magazine I'M NOT GUILTY

Jan 28  Tasmanian Times CLA calls for inquiry into Neill-Fraser ‘no body’ case

Jan 26  The Mercury Susan Neill-Fraser pleads her innocence in letter to rally  

Jan 25  Tasmania Times The still unanswered questions about Bob Chappell’s disappearance

Jan 25  The Mercury Supporters of Susan Neill-Fraser vow to fight on against her murder conviction

Jan 24  The Examiner Coroner ruling: Defacto did kill Bob Chappell

Jan 11  Tasmanian Times  Protest gathering for Sue Neill-Fraser, january 25, Parliament House Lawns

Jan 06  Tasmanian Times  When Justice loses its appeal


Dec 30  The Australian  When Justice Loses Appeal 

Dec 11  Tasmanian Times Andrew Wilkie: Inquiry needed into Sue Neill-Fraser conviction

Dec 04  Tasmanian Times Australia needs a national Response to Miscarriages of Justice

Dec 03  BEtter Consulting Breaking News! Eve Ash Documentary SHADOW OF DOUBT receives AFI nomination

Nov 28  BEtter Consulting More Top Legal Minds Question the Sue Neill-Fraser Conviction

Nov 27  The Conversation Truth or lies: overturning wrongful convictions

Nov 24  BEtter Consulting Powerful Comments by Stuart Tipple on the Sue Neill-Fraser Case - Many Parallels with Chamberlain

Nov 23  Tasmanian Times, Exceptional circumstances in the Sue Neill-Fraser case


Nov 11  BEtter Consulting Chest Porter QC and Stuart Tipple of Chamberlain Fame Speak Out about the Sue Neill-Fraser case in Tasmania

Nov 11  Tasmanian Times  Justice system would be a ‘laughing stock’

Nov 7  9 News  Tas justice slammed over murder case

Nov 05  BEtter Consulting Transcript of Chester Porter QC Talk to VIP Screening of SHADOW OF DOUBT in Sydney 

Oct 30 9 News Chamberlain QC quizzes Neill-Fraser guilt

Oct 31  Tasmanian Times No body, no weapon, no witnesses. Inquiry into murder conviction essential, says QC

Oct 29  BEtter Consulting Shadow of Doubt Screening in Melbourne 28 October 2013

Oct 28  Sydney Morning Herald Film pair seek shake up on boat murder verdict

Aug 09  BEtter Consulting  Shadow of Doubt Season at Hobart State Cinema Extended

Aug 02  Tasmanian Times  Murder conviction does not comply with law, legal expert says. The Herald-Sun report

Jul 31  The Sydney Morning Herald Tas Murder Conviction Slammed by Lawyers

Jul 26  Tasmanian Times Shadow of doubt cast over grandmother's 23 years sentence for murder

Mar 03  The Herald Sun Splatters of blood, missing carpet tiles on a $200,000 yacht and what really happened to Bob Chappell

Mar 18  Tasmanian Times Justice demands inquest in Chappell case

Mar 18  60 minutes EXTRA MINUTES | JUSTICE OVERBOARD | Eve Ash


Mar 13  60 minutes JUSTICE OVERBOARD | 7.30 SUNDAY

Jan 27  Tasmanian Times Coronial inquest sought in Chappell case

Jan 26  The Examiner Chappell case: call for inquest