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It’s 1951. A brooding true crime mystery unfolds in the sleepy towns and isolated sheep stations of the River Murray.  


The discovery of a petrified female body in raging floodwaters triggers a police investigation across three states. Her facial features and hands are missing, but evidence suggests she has been murdered. As detectives close in on a suspect, a vital witness dies a violent death and the case collapses, leaving the victim’s identity unresolved. 

Seven decades on, a new investigation uncovers a family secret that leaves little doubt about the victim’s identity - evidence that calls for the exhumation of The Petrified Woman from her pauper’s grave to undergo DNA analysis.

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