DiscoverMurder With My Husband163. Matthew Leveson - The Palm Tree Mystery feat. Mile Higher
163. Matthew Leveson - The Palm Tree Mystery feat. Mile Higher

163. Matthew Leveson - The Palm Tree Mystery feat. Mile Higher

Update: 2023-05-086


On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett are joined by Kendall Rae and Josh from the Mile Higher Podcast to discuss the disappearance of Matthew Leveson.

Mile Higher Podcast:

MWMH links and socials:

Case Sources:

The Sydney Morning Herald, “Murder fears for missing gay man, 20,” by John Kidman and Anthony Stavrinos, October 14, 2007


The Sydney Morning Herald, “Matthew murder mystery: lover charged,” by Arjun Ramachandran and Dylan Welch, August 6, 2008


The Sydney Morning Herald, “Matthew Leveson’s lover says he bought duct tape and mattock because he was a keen gardener,” by Melanie Kembrey, November 1, 2016


The Sydney Morning Herald, “Michael Atkins can’t recall what happened to mattock after Matthew Leveson vanished,” by AAP, November 2, 2016


The Sydney Morning Herald, “National Park remains confirmed as belonging to Matthew Leveson,” by AAP, June 5, 2017


The Sydney Morning Herald, “Why a man acquitted over Matthew Leveson’s death led police to his body,” by Ava Benny-Morrison, August 23, 2017


The Weekend Australian,, “Not guilty verdict doesn’t mean innocent, says Matthew Leveson’s family,” by Margaret Scheikowski, October 20, 2009, “Coroners Court of New South Wales, decision of Magistrate E. Truscott dated August 25, 2017


Special Broadcasting Service,, “The Lost Boy,” by Ian Cuthbertson, March 19, 2016


Special Broadcasting Service,, “Matthew Leveson’s parents take home tree his remains were found beneath,” no author provided, June 5, 2017


Special Broadcasting Service,, “’Relief, anger’: Matthew Leveson’s parents respond to coroner’s inquest open finding,” no author provided, December 5, 2017, updated December 6, 2017, “Parents’ grim three-word warning to young men about the predator who buried their son face-up in a shallow grave as he’s STILL on the prowl for lovers: ‘They need to know,’” by Candace Sutton, October 14, 2022


ABC news,, “Matthew Leveson’s family ‘have searched crime scene before’ looking for missing son,” by Jessica Kidd, November 10, 2016


ABC news,, “Matthew Leveson: Coroner visits bushland site on day six of search for body,” by Ursula Malone, November 15, 2016


ABC news,, “Matthew Leveson: Search for body south of Sydney called off after eight days,” by Ursula Malone, November 16, 2016


ABC news,, “Matthew Leveson case: Can Michael Atkins be tried for boyfriend’s murder again?” by Jessica Kidd and Lucy Carter, June 2, 2017


ABC news,, “Matthew Leveson’s parents tell of fears they would never find son’s body,” by Nicole Chettle, August 24, 2017


ABC News,, “Matthew Leveson inquest: Lies told by boyfriend Michael Atkins but no cause of death found, coroner rules,” by Nicole Chettle and Clare Blumer, December 4, 2017, updated December 5, 2017


Clip from 60 Minutes Australia


Yahoo news,, “Confronting moment Matthew Leveson’s parents show photos of their son’s bones,” by Yahoo7 and Agencies, August 25, 2017


The Daily Telegraph, “Matthew Leveson inquest: Mum breaks down after hearing son was strangled or smothered to death,” by Janet Fife-Yeomans, October 3, 2017


This Old House,, “The 5 Best Pickaxes (2023 Review), by This Old House Reviews Team, “The shrinking world of Michael Atkins,” by Candace Sutton, March 5, 2017, “Matthew Leveson: ‘You wanna know how he died?’ by Grace Tobin, July 31, 2018


New Zealand Herald,, “Ex-lover of Matthew Leveson confessed how he dies, leads police to body,” by, August 23, 2017


Assisted research and writing by Diane Birnholz

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163. Matthew Leveson - The Palm Tree Mystery feat. Mile Higher

163. Matthew Leveson - The Palm Tree Mystery feat. Mile Higher