Someone Knows Something

Someone Knows Something

By CBC Podcasts

Host David Ridgen joins victims' family members as they investigate cold cases, tracking down leads, speaking to suspects and searching for answers. S1: Adrien McNaughton. S2: Sheryl Sheppard. S3: Dee & Moore. S4: Greavette. S5: Kerrie Brown. S6: Donald Izzett Jr.

Episodes

Introducing GURU: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud, listen to Wondery’s new true crime mini-series “GURU: The dark side of enlightenment” at wondery.fm/someoneknows_guru
13/07/205m 54s

Introducing Uncover: Dead Wrong

The latest season of Uncover: Dead Wrong dives deep into a botched police investigation, missing evidence, and a wrongful conviction in a city plagued with more than a hundred unsolved missing and murdered cases. Dead Wrong takes you through the twisting, unbelievable story of Glen Assoun who spent more than 17 years in prison for the murder of Brenda Way, a crime he did not commit, and asks who really killed Brenda? More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/uncovercbc
17/06/2045m 35s

S6 Episode 5: The Test

David looks deeper into Donnie’s case file to try piecing together his final days and hours, while Debra takes a new approach to try shaking something loose. New revelations ensue.
08/06/2059m 9s

S6 Episode 4: Fragments

Debra proposes a new dig on a Mississippi property in her search for answers. Could it be the spark the case needs?
01/06/201h 6m

S6 Episode 3: Frenemy

Detectives interrogate an apparent witness about his involvement in Donnie’s disappearance and question his credibility. Is he telling the truth or is there more to the story than he’s letting on? Meanwhile, David tracks down the witness’s family and friends to get to the bottom of his story.
25/05/2055m 52s

S6 Episode 2: Pitfire

Debra notices a man repeatedly named in Donnie’s case file as a potential witness. Yet police never spoke to him. Could he be the key to finding out what happened to Donnie?
18/05/2050m 11s

S6 Episode 1: Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day 1995, Debra receives a distressing phone call from her son, Donnie. Crying and upset, he asks her to wire him some money. After what sounds like a scuffle and a scream, the phone goes dead. Debra never hears from Donnie again.
11/05/2048m 48s

S6 Donald Izzett Jr. - Preview

In SKS Season 6, David Ridgen investigates the case of 19-year-old Donald Izzett Jr., who disappeared during a road trip across the U.S.
04/05/202m 37s

Introducing Uncover: Satanic Panic

Throughout the 1980s, Satanic cults were widely believed to be terrorizing and torturing children. There were hundreds of false allegations and countless lives torn apart — but never any real proof. Uncover: Satanic Panic is out now. Subscribe at cbc.ca/uncover
05/02/2036m 56s

Introducing Hunting Warhead

A new investigative series from CBC Podcasts and the Norwegian newspaper VG. Hunting Warhead follows an international team of police officers as they attempt to track down the people behind a massive child-abuse site on the dark web. Listen at hyperurl.co/huntingwarhead
05/11/194m 4s

S3 Bonus: Return to Mississippi

In this special episode, David and Thomas Moore reflect on their search for justice and what they’ve learned in the years since their investigation into the 1964 Klan murders of Henry Dee and Thomas’ brother Charles Moore.
23/09/1927m 26s

Introducing Uncover: Sharmini

On June 12, 1999, 15-year-old Sharmini Anandavel disappeared. Journalist Michelle Shephard returns to an investigation that has haunted her for 20 years. Subscribe to Uncover: Sharmini now: hyperurl.co/uncovercbc
10/09/194m 22s

Introducing Uncover: The Cat Lady Case

In 1998, 77-year-old Joan Lawrence vanished without a trace. All police could find were her 30 cats, shot dead. The case remains unsolved, but new witnesses, unsealed documents, and fresh promises from law enforcement are now shedding light on one of cottage country’s darkest crimes. The entire investigation from our colleagues at CBC's Uncover is available right now at cbc.ca/uncover or wherever you get your podcasts.
09/07/1933m 37s

Introducing Uncover: The Village

Two waves of murders, 40 years apart. Who's killing men in Toronto's gay community and why are they getting away with it? Subscribe now at cbc.ca/uncover.
02/04/1941m 2s

S5 Update: "I was here all night"

David follows up on tips, rumours and accusations surrounding the Kerrie Brown case, and tracks down more potential suspects.
06/03/1948m 57s

S5 Update: "I was here all night"

David follows up on tips, rumours and accusations surrounding the Kerrie Brown case, and tracks down more potential suspects.
06/03/1948m 32s

Introducing: Bomb on Board

A plane blown from the sky, 52 victims, four suspects - one investigation. Season 2 of Uncover investigates one of the largest unsolved mass murders on Canadian soil. Subscribe to Uncover: Bomb on Board now.
21/11/1838m 48s

S5 Episode 10 Part 2: Sumner

Trevor Brown speaks for the first time with the man who was accused of murdering his sister.
19/11/1827m 23s

S5 Episode 10 Part 1: Sumner

Patrick Sumner was arrested and charged with Kerrie's murder, but discharged after a preliminary hearing. He has never spoken to the media to give his side of the story. Until now.
19/11/1855m 55s

S5 Episode 9: Marnie

David tracks down the civilian phone operator who says she received a suspicious phone call the night Kerrie disappeared.
12/11/181h 5m

S5 Episode 8: Other Brother

Trevor wasn't Kerrie's only sibling. David takes the investigation closer to home.
05/11/1855m 52s

S5 Episode 7: Luella

A woman writes a name on a scrap of paper and hands it to Jim Brown. Is this the tip he's been waiting for?
05/11/1848m 10s

S5 Episode 6: The Call

A retired RCMP officer claims that certain suspects, tips and evidence may have been overlooked during the original investigation, including a very suspicious phone call.
29/10/1854m 21s

S5 Episode 5 Part 2: Mad Max

Another muscle car, similar to the one seen by witnesses near the crime scene, was out driving through Thompson on the night of Kerrie's murder. The driver of that car was known as Mad Max.
29/10/1831m 35s

S5 Episode 5 Part 1: Rolly

The investigation leads to the owner of an auto body shop, who has information about Patrick Sumner's vehicle, and similar cars that may have been in Thompson on the night of Kerrie's murder.
29/10/1837m 21s

S5 Episode 4: Graveyard Road

A local teenager witnessed two vehicles leaving the crime scene the night Kerrie was murdered. What did he see that night? And more importantly, who?
22/10/181h 4m

S5 Episode 3: Helen Betty Osborne

Another young woman was brutally murdered in northern Manitoba in 1971. But unlike the Brown case, a perpetrator was eventually brought to justice. What can be learned from the Helen Betty Osborne case?
22/10/1854m 17s

S5 Episode 2: Dead End

David speaks with the woman who discovered Kerrie's body to learn about the crime scene and meets with the police officer currently in charge of Kerrie's case.
16/10/181h 11m

S5 Episode 1: Ravens

On a cold October night in 1986, 15-year-old Kerrie Brown disappeared from a house party. Her friends and family recall that fateful night and the devastating effect it's had on their lives.
16/10/181h 3m

S5 Kerrie Brown - Preview

In SKS Season 5: Kerrie Brown, David Ridgen travels north to Thompson, Manitoba to investigate the brutal unsolved murder of 15-year-old Kerrie Brown.
05/10/183m 9s

Introducing: Escaping NXIVM

NXIVM calls itself a humanitarian community. Experts call it a cult. Uncover - the new investigative series from CBC Podcasts - looks into the group, its leader Keith Raniere and one woman's journey to get out. Subscribe to Uncover: Escaping NXIVM now.
12/09/1836m 12s

S1 - S5 Updates

Updates on Seasons 1 through 4. And an announcement: SKS will be back with Season 5 in October 2018.
03/07/189m 26s

S1 Update: Final Response

In March 2018, David and his team of volunteers conduct a fourth search of Holmes Lake for Adrien McNaughton. It's the deepest and most thorough search to date and, with the help of cadaver dogs, leads to important discoveries.
29/03/1818m 10s

Introducing: Finding Cleo

Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970s and adopted out to the U.S., a Cree family believes their sister was raped and murdered while hitchhiking home to Saskatchewan. Host Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo.
08/03/1835m 33s

S4 Episode 5: Jr.

David and the Greavette family track down every available lead, investigating whether Wayne's murder is linked to the water industry, biker gangs or organized crime.
05/03/181h 2m

S4 Episode 4: D & L

A disturbing piece of information about Wayne's past is revealed and the Greavettes meet one of the people mentioned in the death letter.
26/02/1840m 10s

S4 Episode 3: The Deer

Danielle and Justin meet with Ed Galick who was Wayne's former employer and mentor. He was also a person of interest to police. Ed and Wayne were like father and son, but then things took a turn in their relationship.
19/02/1842m 13s

S4 Episode 2: Death Letter

David meets the police officers involved in the Greavette case to learn about their investigation and find out what the evidence reveals about who might have killed Wayne.
12/02/1845m 34s

S4 Episode 1: 9-1-1

When a flashlight bomb killed Wayne Greavette in 1996, it also destroyed his family. Years later, Wayne's widow and adult children reunite to revisit the case and search for answers.
05/02/1850m 14s

S4 Greavette - Preview

In SKS Season 4: Greavette, David Ridgen continues the work he began nine years ago, investigating the murder of Wayne Greavette.
29/01/181m 2s

S3 Episode 7: Epilogue

In this bonus episode, David travels back to Mississippi, follows up on the Dee & Moore case, and looks at the fate of other civil rights era cases in the wake of the James Ford Seale trial.
22/01/1845m 43s

S3 Episode 6: Reckoning

In the aftermath of the Dee-Moore case, questions remain. Years later, David and Thomas return to Mississippi to meet old friends, mourn those who have passed and to try meeting the Klansman turned church deacon, Charles Marcus Edwards, one more time.
06/11/1750m 22s

S3 Episode 5: The Bridge

The investigation continues, leading to the doorsteps of more former Klansmen. Then, a surprising revelation from Lampton.
06/11/1749m 22s

S3 Episode 4: Bunkley

David and Thomas search for MHSP officers and FBI agents who were present during Seale and Edwards's arrests. And Thomas looks for the support of the local community as he plans to confront the Klansmen in person.
06/11/1747m 44s

S3 Episode 3: The Hornet’s Nest

David and Thomas meet journalist Jerry Mitchell, who has stacks of FBI documents about the case. They speak to people who lived through the terror of civil rights era Mississippi, and visit U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton to try to get the case reopened.
06/11/1742m 32s

S3 Episode 2: The Klansman

Why did authorities close the case? David & Thomas speak with the FBI and local District Attorney to try to find out. They also meet Henry's sister Thelma and Joe Lee, one of the last to see Dee & Moore alive. Thomas makes a shocking discovery.
06/11/171h 1m

S3 Episode 1: The Wrong Body

In 1964, two klansmen were arrested for the murder of Dee & Moore: James Ford Seale and Charles Marcus Edwards. The charges were dropped. But Edwards is still known to be alive, and Thomas wants to meet him face to face.
06/11/171h 11m

S3 Dee & Moore - Preview

All six episodes of SKS Season 3: Dee & Moore will be available on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017.
24/10/171m 27s

S1 & S2 Update and what's next

In a live Q&A from CBC Hamilton, David provides updates on the Adrien McNaughton and Sheryl Sheppard cases, as well as a sneak peek at what’s to come.
18/09/1716m 46s

S2 Episode 12: Lavoie

Where is Sheryl Sheppard? David looks into her potential whereabouts and makes direct contact with the man police have named as the prime suspect in Sheryl's disappearance: Michael Lavoie.
13/02/171h 21m

S2 Episode 11: Blackmail

As David tries to track down and speak to Brian Sweeney, Sheryl's ex-husband, evidence begins to pile up that Sheryl may have known her life was in danger.
06/02/171h 13m

S2 Episode 10: Mom

David speaks to people who knew Michael Lavoie as a child, as well as members of his family, including his mother, Pat Lavoie.
30/01/171h 1m

S2 Episode 9: The Appearance of Force

David takes a closer look at the New Year's Eve proposal video with a forensic psychologist and the TV host who was there that night. We also hear from people who say they witnessed violence between Michael and Sheryl first hand.
23/01/1750m 24s

S2 Episode 8: Gwen

Gwen speaks about her relationship with Michael Lavoie, what she recalls from those crucial days in January 1998, and the effect that Sheryl's disappearance had on Gwen and her family.
16/01/1739m 51s

S2 Episode 7: Ghost

David drives cross-country to meet with Gwen, Michael Lavoie's partner of many years. Retired detectives share new details about their investigation. And a local reporter reveals a previously unreported story about Lavoie.
09/01/1737m 55s

S2 Episode 6: Stepbrother

David tracks down Michael Lavoie's stepbrother, Mark Dempsey, and talks to him about family, betrayal and the criminal code.
02/01/1732m 19s

S2 Episode 5: Girlfriend

In the weeks surrounding Sheryl's disappearance, Michael Lavoie began a relationship with another woman, Sheila Darbyson. Sheila talks for the first time about many surprising details. (Episode 6 will be released on Monday, January 2, 2017)
19/12/1643m 55s

S2 Episode 4: Intimation

The search for more information about Sheryl’s disappearance begins to both widen and focus on the details, as David uses everything from Facebook to knocking on doors to try to figure out what might have happened to Sheryl.
12/12/1646m 45s

S1 Update

The investigation into the Adrien McNaughton case continues. Since the season finale, there have been meetings with police, two search dives and some discoveries.
07/12/169m 23s

S2 Episode 3: Blondie

Who was Sheryl Sheppard? David speaks to her family, friends and coworkers to try to find out if there was anything in her past that could provide clues to explain her sudden disappearance.
05/12/161h 17m

S2 Episode 2: The Hammer

Hamilton police discover Sheryl Sheppard’s fiancé, Michael Lavoie, parked in a storage locker overcome by exhaust fumes. SKS host David Ridgen talks to police about their original investigation to begin piecing together what happened that fateful weekend.
28/11/1644m 26s

S2 Episode 1: The Trailer Park

When Odette Fisher returned from holidays in New Brunswick, she expected her daughter, Sheryl Sheppard, to pick her up at the train station. Sheryl never showed up. And Sheryl’s new fiancé said he hadn’t seen her for days.
21/11/1643m 30s

SKS Season 2 Preview

New case. New leads. New hope. David Ridgen is back, investigating another missing person cold case. Season 2 of Someone Knows Something will launch Nov 21.
14/11/162m 27s

S1 Episode 11: Terminus

In the season finale of SKS, David Ridgen wraps up loose ends, looks into ways to continue the investigation into Adrien's disappearance, and speaks with the McNaughton family about their experience of reopening the case.
12/05/1636m 43s

S1 Episode 10: The Abyss

Five scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.
02/05/1643m 40s

S1 Episode 9: What we know

The investigation pauses as the search divers wait for Holmes Lake to thaw. In the meantime, SKS revisits the people, information and new leads that have been uncovered in the case so far.
24/04/1612m 56s

S1 Episode 8: Clyde Forks

Two psychics pointed to the remote town of Clyde Forks in their readings of Adrien McNaughton's fate and whereabouts. Could the missing boy have grown up in a secluded town an hour's drive from his family home?
17/04/1638m 35s

S1 Episode 7: First Attempt

A divemaster prepares to search Holmes Lake before winter arrives ​and the lake freezes over. And John Gervais identifies the mysterious vehicle he saw at the lake the day Adrien disappeared.
10/04/1634m 1s

S1 Episode 6: The scent

The cadaver dogs continue their search for the scent of human remains in the Holmes Lake area.
03/04/1631m 53s

S1 Episode 5: Breeze & Grief

Two cadaver dogs are brought in to search the area of Holmes Lake where five-year-old Adrien McNaughton was last seen.
27/03/1627m 52s

S1 Episode 4: Hello, Adrien?

Is Adrien still alive? If so, what would he look like today? Forensic artist Diana Trepkov creates a series of age-progression sketches to help SKS in their quest to solve the mystery of McNaughton's disappearance.
21/03/1628m 6s

S1 Episode 3: The theories

SKS host David Ridgen speaks with those involved in the initial search for Adrien McNaughton, and weighs every available theory about the cause of his disappearance — from abduction to bear attack.
14/03/1638m 50s

S1 Episode 2: Mr. Ring

Another witness was present in the moments leading up to Adrien’s disappearance. SKS host David Ridgen ventures into the backwoods of Eastern Ontario to find him.
07/03/1628m 28s

S1 Episode 1: The family

What happened the day five-year-old Adrien McNaughton wandered into the woods and was never seen again? How does a family grieve for someone who may still be alive? And where might he be today? SKS host David Ridgen returns to his hometown to investigate.
01/03/1624m 4s

S1 Prologue: 'Do it, David. Do it.'

David Ridgen considers whether he should create the podcast Someone Knows Something.
01/03/166m 39s
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