MISSING Bathurst woman, Janine Vaughan, is the subject of a podcast written by Walkley Award winning journalist, Hedley Thomas, being released next month.
Touted as the only thing 'all true crime fans will be talking about', the podcast is being released on August 7, after almost 12 months in the making.
Thomas is The Australian newspaper's national chief correspondent, specialising in investigative reporting with an interest in legal issues, the judiciary, corruption and politics.
He has won seven Walkley awards including two Gold Walkleys; the first in 2007 for his investigations into the fiasco surrounding the Australian Federal Police investigations of Dr Mohamed Haneef, and the second in 2018 for his podcast, The Teacher's Pet, investigating the 1982 disappearance and suspected murder of Sydney mother Lynette Dawson.
Janine's sister, Kylie Spelde, said she was excited to finally be able to talk about the podcast, and she, along with her family were praying it brings answers for them.
The podcast will bring Janine's story to a national audience, and Mrs Spelde said she hopes it will be the catalyst for someone coming forward with the missing link to her sister's abduction and murder.
While she's hoping the podcast could potentially provide the answers her family have so longed for, the reality of finding those answers, is also daunting.
Janine's disappearance has consumed every day of Kylie's life, since that early morning call came through, on December 7, 2001.
"If they do find her what next?" she said.
"I've spent the last 19 years, all of my adult life, looking for Janine.
"I think about how I would go if they found her.
"What would my life be like, if we didn't have to spend every day trying to find out the truth.
"My kids would have my full attention, my husband would have my full attention, but at the moment, I really don't know what my life would be like (if we were to find her)," she said.
The release of the podcast comes at a time when the family are continuing their own investigations into Janine's disappearance.
They've spent the last four days in Bathurst interviewing a number of people with information on Janine's disappearance, and will return in the coming months.