Murder Uncovered: Mar 8

This week Murder Uncovered is vowing to name names in the 1991 murder of 12 year old Leanne Holland.

Schoolgirl Leanne Holland wanted to be the next Kylie Minogue – a dream that ended with her brutal murder in 1991.

The vivacious 12-year-old was living with her father, sister and her sister’s boyfriend, Graham Stafford, near Brisbane when she disappeared on September 23. Three days later her battered body was found in bushland 8km from her home.

Stafford was convicted of Leanne’s murder and in 2006, after nearly 15 years behind bars, was released on parole. His conviction quashed in 2009.

Graham Stafford is either Australia’s most innocent man, wrongfully convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Or everyone has been fooled.

Now, Murder Uncovered can finally reveal what happened to little Leanne Holland, presenting new evidence that changes everything.

Police commissioned an extensive review of the case, its contents never released to the public. Murder Uncovered has the review. It began with 16 key suspects for Leanne’s murder and at the end, only one remained. Murder Uncovered will name that man.

This is the story of a young girl whose life ended brutally. And of Graham Stafford, who maintains his innocence for Leanne’s murder in what has become one of the most controversial cases in Australian criminal history.

And for the first time in two decades we hear from the original detectives, Leanne’s best friend, a key suspect in the murder and a key witness.

Murder Uncovered is a breakthrough investigative crime series that will blow wide open some of the worst, most infamous cases of killings and crimes in Australian criminal history.

Featuring award-winning journalist Michael Usher, each episode will examine a different case that enraged and engaged the country, presenting new evidence, major breakthroughs and fresh leads that will have you questioning everything.

Just when you thought you knew it all…

Wednesday 8 March at 9pm on Seven.


  1. What a joke this was. Who, in their right mind would even consider taking a polygraph, innocent or guilty, after being accused of murdering someone.
    It would not be a accurate result because he was angry after being accused of a murder he says he didn’t do. Lots of Lindy Chamberlain forensics here I think. Remember when she killed her child because of forensic evidence. Later found to be all wrong and remember the blood in her car later found to not be blood. I can assure you there would be a lot more bodily fluids in the boot if Leanne had been in the boot for 36 hours. Michael Usher was disgusting in this interview. Typical media sensationalism. Anything for a story.

  2. I have just a few questions that are eating at my brain and I am very angry at what he did at the end of it refusing to take a polygraph!!!!

    If graham did not kill Leanne, and he and her were the only 2 people in that house, everybody else was out, how in gods name would somebody else get into the house whilst he was there in braud daylight?!

    And in my eyes and mind you , I’m only a 16 year old girl that is smart in some cases if I put my brain to it, for him to even ask for his solicitor when they asked for a polygraph test if he was so “innocent” and he’s been “victimised” he wouldn’t of asked to call his solicitor
    , he would have said ” yea mate no worries, anything to prove I am innocent”

    But in my eyes he is a guilty, lying peice of shit, and needs to be braught to justice for Leanne once again I may add..

    If that was me and I got faulsy accused of…

  3. Yes, I read that the police review still said Stafford was the main suspect but I think Murder Uncovered have some new evidence that no-one knows about…. I think. Someone working on it told me.
    Either way, it’s a classy show

    • Yes they did apparently he was at the scene of the crime and he got spoken to last night and he took the polygraph test not sure if he passed it or failed I didn’t see

  4. When the review was completed it was widely reported that Stafford was still the only suspect, so nothing new here. Once again this show is claiming it has new info and evidence when it does not.

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