Case 107: Lucie Blackman & Carita Ridgway

Case 107: Lucie Blackman & Carita Ridgway

By Casefile Presents

Saturday, 23 February

In early 2001, 21-year old Lucie Blackman left her job as a flight attendant for British Airways in search of new adventures. She embarked on a working holiday to Japan, where she secured a job as a hostess at Club Casablanca in Tokyo’s bustling Roppongi district. Lucie struggled with the transition, writing in her diary: “I’m not coping well here. I can’t pull myself out of this hole I’ve fallen into… I just want to disappear.”


Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

Episode researched and written by Catherine Seccombe

Episode edited by Elsha McGill

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