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Someone Knows Something

Host David Ridgen and investigative journalist Amanda Robb dig into the 1998 murder of her uncle, a New York doctor killed for performing abortions. They uncover a network of anti-abortion movements linked to violence in North America and Europe. Twenty years later, debates about reproductive rights are heating up in the U.S. What can we learn from the past? Previous seasons: S1: Adrien McNaughton. S2: Sheryl Sheppard. S3: Dee & Moore. S4: Greavette. S5: Kerrie Brown. S6: Donald Izzett Jr.

Tracks

S1 Prologue: 'Do it, David. Do it.'
David Ridgen considers whether he should create the podcast Someone Knows Something.
06:39 01/03/16
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.
24:04 01/03/16
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.
28:28 07/03/16
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.
38:50 14/03/16
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.
28:06 21/03/16
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.
27:52 27/03/16
S1 Episode 6: The scent
The cadaver dogs continue their search for the scent of human remains in the Holmes Lake area.
31:53 03/04/16
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.
34:01 10/04/16
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?
38:35 17/04/16
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.
12:56 24/04/16
S1 Episode 10: The Abyss
Five scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.
43:40 02/05/16
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.
36:43 12/05/16
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.
02:27 14/11/16
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.
43:30 21/11/16
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.
44:26 28/11/16
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.
77:00 05/12/16
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.
09:23 07/12/16
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.
46:45 12/12/16
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)
43:55 19/12/16
S2 Episode 6: Stepbrother
David tracks down Michael Lavoie's stepbrother, Mark Dempsey, and talks to him about family, betrayal and the criminal code.
32:19 02/01/17
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.
37:55 09/01/17
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.
39:51 16/01/17
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.
50:24 23/01/17
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.
61:24 30/01/17
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.
73:06 06/02/17
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.
81:01 13/02/17
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.
16:46 18/09/17
S3 Dee & Moore - Preview
All six episodes of SKS Season 3: Dee & Moore will be available on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017.
01:27 24/10/17
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.
71:23 06/11/17
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.
61:39 06/11/17