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What Happened to Holly Bartlett

Holly Bartlett’s death was labelled accidental, but there are questions, evidence, and many theories about how she may have died.

What Happened to Holly Bartlett

Holly Bartlett’s death was labelled accidental, but there are questions, evidence, and many theories about how she may have died.

  • Somebody Knows

    Somebody Knows

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    In 2010, Holly Bartlett's death was ruled an accident. Private investigator Tom Martin gathers Peter Parsons, Maggie Rahr and Holly's family one last time to reveal his theories.

  • New Evidence

    New Evidence

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Police theorized that Holly Bartlett died from injuries sustained from falling off a bridge abutment she'd crawled up on. Private investigator Tom Martin tests that theory. 

  • Disorientation

    Disorientation

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Peter Parsons and Maggie Rahr canvas the apartment building overlooking the area where Holly Bartlett was found. It reveals some surprising information.

  • Fatal Accident

    Fatal Accident

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Orientation and mobility specialist Peter Parsons teams with investigative journalist Maggie Rahr to track down a forensic pathologist who re-examines Holly Bartlett's medical documents.

  • The Cane

    The Cane

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    When Holly Bartlett was found, clinging to life, her white cane was missing. Peter Parsons wonders why it was discovered over 24 hours later ... and not by police.

  • Blindness

    Blindness

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    In March 2010, 31-year-old blind graduate student Holly Bartlett was found beneath Halifax's MacKay Bridge. Police ruled her death a day later an accident. Eight years later, a private investigator reopens the case.