The Vanishing of Vivienne Cameron

The Vanishing of Vivienne Cameron is a brand new podcast from Casefile Presents. Vikki Petraitis co-wrote The Phillip Island Murder with journalist Paul Daley. The story that captivated Vikki from the moment she heard of it, has had a similar effect on people worldwide. Long after the original book went out of print, people would stumble on it in second-hand stores and get in touch with her. Interest has never really died down. The Phillip Island Murder was featured on an episode of Sensing Murder in 2005, and then became Case 80: Beth Barnard on Casefile in 2018. Casefile Presents asked Vikki to explore the case in a long-form series.

Vikki Petraitis

Vikki Petraitis has been a true crime author since the early 1990s. The Phillip Island Murder was her first book. When she was working on her second book, writing a story with the police in the Melbourne suburb of Frankston, serial killer Paul Denyer began his killing spree. When Vikki found herself in the back of a police car at the scene of the final murder, she knew she had to write the book. The Frankston Murders remains a classic true crime book 25 years after its release. For the full story of Vikki’s crime writing career, read her crime autobiography, Inside the Law: 25 years of true crime writing.

Additional Credits

Bec Petraitis

Audio production and editing

Evan Munro-Smith

Tape digitisation

Stupid Old Studios


Voice Actors

Ben Russell

Xavier Michelides

Mike Migas from Casefile Presents

Music and audio production

Paulina Szymanska

Graphic and website design

Anonymous Casefile Host

Wealth of knowledge and all-round supportive bloke


It was always our greatest hope that this podcast might provide some answers in the Phillip Island murder case. Do you hold a piece of the puzzle? Vikki would love to hear from anyone who has any information regarding the vanishing of Vivienne Cameron.

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