The Man With No Alibi is part of BBC Three’s online mini series known as Unsolved, which explores unsolved murder/missing person cases, very similar in style to Netflix’s Making a Murder. In this six-part season we delve into the incredibly dark and bizarre case of Jong Ok Shin.
Jong Ok Shin was murdered in the early hours of 12 July 2002, she was a 26 year old student from Korea, the way in which she was murdered was very brutal indeed, having been stabbed multiple times on her way home after a night out in Bournemouth.
With no suspects and no evidence left at the crime scene police were starting to get worried they my never catch the killer, that was until a witness came forward identifying Omar Benguit, a heroin addict as the killer. The case against Omar was so weak that it took three trials to convict him and to this day he still proclaims his innocence.
With no forensic evidence linking him to the crime and the majority of the prosecution witnesses being serious drug addicts with criminal records themselves, his family have called in the help of journalist Bronagh Munro to investigate the crime for herself, what she finds takes us on a grim trail across Europe and back as the evidence starts to point towards a known serial killer.