Scottish Murders Presents
Kevin from
Just Thought Lounge -
Uncovering the Truth:
The Tony Parsons Tragedy


Episode Summary

In this episode, Dawn welcomes Kevin, co-creator of the YouTube true crime channel Just Thought Lounge, to talk about the tragic case of Tony Parsons. Tony, a 63-year-old former Navy officer and cancer survivor, went missing during a solo charity bike ride in 2017. The episode describes the harrowing details of Tony’s disappearance, the subsequent discovery of his remains in 2021, and the shocking confession by Alexander McKellar, who, along with his brother Robert, was responsible for Tony’s death. The discussion highlights the critical role of Caroline Muirhead, who bravely gathered evidence against the brothers despite immense personal risk and police pressure. Dawn and Kevin also discuss the lenient sentences given to the McKellar brothers and the implications of the police’s treatment of Caroline. 

Please Be Advised – This episode may contain content that some may find distressing. As always, we advise listener discretion. This episode it not suitable for anyone under the age of 13.

Listen on:

Man disappears during 104-mile cycle from Fort William to Tillicoultry – BBC News
Search continues for missing A82 cyclist Tony Parsons – BBC News
Police to conduct more searches to find missing man Tony Parsons
Men arrested over cyclist Tony Parsons disappearance – BBC News
Family appeal to end missing cyclist mystery – BBC News
Human remains found in search for missing cyclist Tony Parsons – BBC News
Human remains discovered in search for missing cyclist | STV News
Forensic cops scour Scots farmhouse as two men arrested three years after cyclist went missing | The Scottish Sun
Body found near farm confirmed as missing cyclist Tony Parsons – BBC News
Human remains found on rural estate confirmed as missing cyclist | STV News
Cops find remains of cyclist who vanished three years ago after digging for clues at rural Scottish estate | The Sun
Two men charged with murder of cyclist who vanished during charity bike ride four years ago | The Independent
Anthony Parsons: Two men arrested and charged in connection with death of 63-year-old cyclist
Twin brothers charged with murder of charity cyclist – BBC News
Scots twins appear in court over alleged murder of grandfather who disappeared on cycle ride – Daily Record
Tony Parsons: Funeral held for cyclist missing for three years – BBC News
Twins accused of murdering charity cyclist Tony Parsons – BBC News
Tony Parsons: Twin brothers to stand trial accused of murdering charity cyclist | The Herald
Twin brothers to stand trial over ‘murder’ of charity cyclist Tony Parsons and ‘burying his body in grave’ | The Scottish Sun
Twin brothers to stand trial for alleged murder of charity cyclist Tony Parsons in the Highlands – Scottish Daily Express
Driver admits killing charity cyclist then burying body – BBC News
Driver admits killing charity cyclist then burying body – BBC News
Brute ran over & killed cyclist before twin brother helped bury body on secluded estate to cover up crimes for 3 years | The Scottish Sun
Man admits killing charity cyclist Tony Parsons before burying body with his twin brother – Scottish Daily Express
Tony Parsons family speak of heartache after charity cyclist killed and buried in grave on remote Argyll farm | STV News
Red Bull can helped find body of missing cyclist Tony Parsons | Glasgow Times
Killer driver led girlfriend to shallow grave where he buried cyclist – BBC News
Driver who killed cyclist Tony Parsons then buried body is jailed – BBC News
PIRC investigating ‘allegations of criminality’ against Police Scotland in charity cyclist Tony Parsons case | UK News | Sky News
Two men convicted in connection with the death of Tony Parsons who went missing in 2017 – Police Scotland
Update – Human remains confirmed as missing man Tony Parsons – Police Scotland
Girlfriend suing police she says pressured her into spying on killer
Man stabbed dad to death in broad daylight as he walked toddler in pushchair
Woman who went undercover to help snare killer ex could launch legal action against Police Scotland – Daily Record
BBC Scotland urged to investigate after murder trial witness fled over documentary ‘pressure’ – Daily Record
Filming in Scots courts is in the dock after murder trial ditched – Mail Opinion – Daily Record
Girlfriend suing police ‘who hung her out to dry’ after spying on killer

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Guests – Kevin from the Just Thought Lounge Podcast

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