FAMILY OF SUSPECTS – A 7NEWS Spotlight investigation
7NEWS.com.au launches bold, new docuseries optimised for mobile phone viewing
Summer of 2005 and the Griffey family News Years’ Eve gathering is in full swing on their large family property.
Mum, Diane Griffey, and her three children were enjoying the night with friends, but there was one person missing from the party – the head of the household, Michael Griffey.
Days later Michael’s body would be found in the garage, in a large pool of blood and covered by a tarp. The successful businessman had been bludgeoned to death.
A trail of evidence and clues would initially put Michael’s family in the frame. His wife, Diane, was charged with murder but those charges would later be dropped. Son, Kenny, was also arrested but released without charge. Then, in a stunning twist, his daughter Cassandra confessed to the murder but police ruled it a false confession.
Fifteen years on, it remains one of the most mysterious unsolved murders in Australian criminal history.
Now, in a major 7NEWS.com.au Spotlight investigation, investigative reporter Denham Hitchcock uncovers explosive new evidence that will blow the case wide open.
“In 25 years of television news I have never seen a story like this. Someone got away with murder despite a crime scene that was overloaded with clues. I didn’t know what to expect when we started, and the audience will walk with us through every twist, every turn and every door knock – in real time as we get to the bottom of one of Australia’s greatest unsolved mysteries.”
The bold, edgy eight-part docuseries which launches in full today on 7NEWS.com.au and 7plus has been purpose-produced for mobile phone viewing, with each episode 10 minutes.
Hitchcock brings viewers into the investigative process as he approaches key witnesses, sifts through evidence and sheds new light on this bizarre cold case.
FAMILY OF SUSPECTS is streaming now on 7NEWS.com.au and 7plus