July 2, 2019 6:15 pm
Updated: July 15, 2019 9:53 am

Nighttime podcast recap: The story of Holly Bartlett

Officials search under Halifax's McKay Bridge following Holly Bartlett's fall on March 27, 2010.

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In this episode of the Nighttime podcast, host Jordan Bonaparte is joined by Maggie Rahr (host of What Happened to Holly Bartlett) for a discussion about the case of Holly Bartlett, who was found unconscious under the MacKay Bridge in Halifax, N.S., in March 2010.

In life, Bartlett was a conqueror.

Born with a condition that would lead to complete vision loss, she refused to allow her blindness to prevent her from living life to the fullest.

Bartlett had an active social life, a career, an education and a network of friends and family that looked to her as an inspiration.

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But all the good things that were happening in Bartlett’s life came to a screeching halt on a cold night in March 2010.

After spending a night out with friends to celebrate her upcoming graduation, Bartlett was found unconscious under the MacKay Bridge on March 27, 2010 and died in hospital the next day.

The Halifax police investigation at the time concluded the 31-year-old woman had become disoriented after leaving a taxi in the early morning hours and fell 10 metres off a concrete abutment.

However, Bartlett’s friends, family and supporters have been very vocal about their dissatisfaction with the police investigation into her death.

Links:

Nightcap post-show episode (Patreon exclusive): patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

Maggie Rahr: https://twitter.com/MaggieRahr

What Happened to Holly Bartlett podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/what-happened-to-holly-bartlett/id1454522014  

What Happened to Holly Bartlett documentary: :https://www.ami.ca/category/2910/season

Credits:

Musical theme — Swans by Vox Somniahttps://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient theme — Spooky Ambience by Paragon Cause: https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

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