After Her Brother Mysteriously Died, This Woman Uncovered Clues That Unmasked His Killer

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It’s June 2009 and Lee-Anne Cartier is looking at a suicide note. Just weeks earlier, her brother Phil Nisbet passed away, having seemingly taken his own life. But now, Lee-Anne notices that something is wrong. And with her realization comes another shock – Phil was murdered, and the culprit is with her in the room.

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The youngest of four, Lee-Anne spent her childhood in the suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand, with her brothers Andrew, Roger and Phil. The oldest of the bunch, Phil was known as the least rebellious member of the family. “He didn’t go to a pub until he was 21,” she told the BBC in August 2018.

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In fact, Lee-Anne recalls Phil using his motorbike to take her to Girl’s Brigade when she was little. But when the rest of the family eventually decided to move to Australia, Phil opted to remain in New Zealand. There, he married a woman named Karen, and the couple had a son named Ben.

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