In some criminal cases, the cause of death is tragically clear. But in others, things aren't what they seem. This series seeks to unravel the truth behind these cases.
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Cause of Death unknown explores cases where the circumstances of death may initially appear to be one thing but the investigation ultimately reveals something quite different.
A young Japanese student is found floating in a river in Christchurch metres from his home stay address ' tragic mischance or foul play?
A boat drifting aimlessly in Doubtful Sound with two experienced fishermen aboard one dead, one in critical condition, unable to tell investigators what happened.
A young trooper is found dead in a walled off alley just weeks after a fellow soldier is court-martialled for assaulting him but did he fall or was he pushed?
Two people lose their lives when a home built plane plummets into the Kaipara Harbour minutes after take off but why was the experienced pilot so disoriented he couldnt pinpoint his location?