A psychic who claimed having solved the murder case of Sara Niethe was bombarded with negative feedback from the victim’s family and friends. Police records stated that Niethe went missing almost a decade ago and her ex-boyfriend Mark Pakenham, the prime suspect, did not admit killing her until seven months ago.
It was in 2008 when this murder case became a feature presentation in Sensing Murder, a top-rating TV program. Sue Nicholson, one of the show’s psychics, reported to 3 News that it was the one case she cleared up.
This claim outraged the loved ones of Niethe. According to one of her closest friends, Rachel Mains,
“Sara’s family and friends were astounded by the claim. We were really shocked and horrified.”
She added that the case was not solved by the psychic and that Nicholson did nothing to iron out the case. Mains, who is skeptic when it comes to astrology, numerology, and dream interpretation, questioned the psychic ability to communicate with Niethe because Nicholson cannot even pronounce her friend’s name properly.
When these accusations appeared on public, Nicholson’s Facebook page became flooded with comments from both fans and critics. The “bogus” psychic did not grant the request to be interviewed by the 3 News. Nicholson just released a message stating that she had been misrepresented through editing. She stressed:
“I had actually been asked if any offenders had subsequently been caught in cases she had worked on.”
In her first interview with 3 News, she was asked to state the number of cases she had solved. Her response was, “Well, there’s one been solved—Sarah Neish.”
At present time, the case is still unresolved. Regardless of Nicholson’s explanation, the investigations will push through. As per regulation, the police’s subsequent prosecutions must be based on tangible facts, and while they do welcome details from the public, they must be supported with valid proofs.