Walkley award-winning journalist and Berry resident Mark Whittaker is releasing a true crime podcast which investigates an unconventional killing in the Northern Territory.
The podcast, called Blood Territory, looked into the death of 22-year-old Jimmy O'Connell whose body was found mummified, mutilated and missing clothes on a Northern Territory property in 2006.
The podcast interviews family members, witnesses and experts to help uncover the mystery. The case also brings to light prejudices against Indigenous people within the NT's judicial and police systems.
Host Mark Whittaker said he was captivated by the story when he first heard it.
"I was captivated by a family fighting to prove the innocence of their son's killer," he said.
"The Top End of Australia is notorious for hiding people, and secrets that don't want to be found - it's the perfect backdrop for such a cryptic story.
"As the sequences of events and unusual characters are revealed, it becomes clear this is one of the strangest Aussie mysteries I've ever encountered."
In 2005, Mark Whittaker won a Walkley Award for a feature story on the group of people who recused children trapped inside a burning childcare centre.
He has also written a book on Ivan Milat, the massacre of the Royal Nepalese family and in 2016 wrote and voiced a podcast on unsolved gay hate crimes in Adelaide.
Blood Territory is available to download for free on Audible for a limited period.