Podcast

Someone Knows Something

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 ...

Episodes

  • Introducing Uncover: The Village

    Apr 02 2019

    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.

  • S5 Update: "I was here all night"

    Mar 06 2019

    David follows up on tips, rumours and accusations surrounding the Kerrie Brown case, and tracks down more potential suspects.

  • Introducing: Bomb on Board

    Nov 21 2018

    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.

  • S5 Episode 10 Part 2: Sumner

    Nov 19 2018

    Trevor Brown speaks for the first time with the man who was accused of murdering his sister.

  • S5 Episode 10 Part 1: Sumner

    Nov 19 2018

    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.

  • S5 Episode 9: Marnie

    Nov 12 2018

    David tracks down the civilian phone operator who says she received a suspicious phone call the night Kerrie disappeared.

  • S5 Episode 8: Other Brother

    Nov 05 2018

    Trevor wasn't Kerrie's only sibling. David takes the investigation closer to home.

  • S5 Episode 7: Luella

    Nov 05 2018

    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?

  • S5 Episode 6: The Call

    Oct 29 2018

    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.

  • S5 Episode 5 Part 2: Mad Max

    Oct 29 2018

    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.

  • S5 Episode 5 Part 1: Rolly

    Oct 29 2018

    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.

  • S5 Episode 4: Graveyard Road

    Oct 22 2018

    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?

  • S5 Episode 3: Helen Betty Osborne

    Oct 22 2018

    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?

  • S5 Episode 2: Dead End

    Oct 16 2018

    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.

  • S5 Episode 1: Ravens

    Oct 16 2018

    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.

  • S5 Kerrie Brown - Preview

    Oct 05 2018

    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.

  • Introducing: Escaping NXIVM

    Sep 12 2018

    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.

  • S1 - S5 Updates

    Jul 03 2018

    Updates on Seasons 1 through 4. And an announcement: SKS will be back with Season 5 in October 2018.

  • S1 Update: Final Response

    Mar 29 2018

    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.

  • Introducing: Finding Cleo

    Mar 08 2018

    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.

  • S4 Episode 5: Jr.

    Mar 05 2018

    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.

  • S4 Episode 4: D & L

    Feb 26 2018

    A disturbing piece of information about Wayne's past is revealed and the Greavettes meet one of the people mentioned in the death letter.

  • S4 Episode 3: The Deer

    Feb 19 2018

    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.

  • S4 Episode 2: Death Letter

    Feb 12 2018

    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.

  • S4 Episode 1: 9-1-1

    Feb 05 2018

    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.

  • S4 Greavette - Preview

    Jan 29 2018

    In SKS Season 4: Greavette, David Ridgen continues the work he began nine years ago, investigating the murder of Wayne Greavette.

  • S3 Episode 7: Epilogue

    Jan 22 2018

    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.

  • S3 Episode 6: Reckoning

    Nov 06 2017

    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.

  • S3 Episode 5: The Bridge

    Nov 06 2017

    The investigation continues, leading to the doorsteps of more former Klansmen. Then, a surprising revelation from Lampton.

  • S3 Episode 4: Bunkley

    Nov 06 2017

    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.

  • S3 Episode 3: The Hornet’s Nest

    Nov 06 2017

    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.

  • S3 Episode 2: The Klansman

    Nov 06 2017

    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.

  • S3 Episode 1: The Wrong Body

    Nov 06 2017

    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.

  • S3 Dee & Moore - Preview

    Oct 24 2017

    All six episodes of SKS Season 3: Dee & Moore will be available on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017.

  • S1 & S2 Update and what's next

    Sep 18 2017

    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.

  • S2 Episode 12: Lavoie

    Feb 13 2017

    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.

  • S2 Episode 11: Blackmail

    Feb 06 2017

    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.

  • S2 Episode 10: Mom

    Jan 30 2017

    David speaks to people who knew Michael Lavoie as a child, as well as members of his family, including his mother, Pat Lavoie.

  • S2 Episode 9: The Appearance of Force

    Jan 23 2017

    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.

  • S2 Episode 8: Gwen

    Jan 16 2017

    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.

  • S2 Episode 7: Ghost

    Jan 09 2017

    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.

  • S2 Episode 6: Stepbrother

    Jan 02 2017

    David tracks down Michael Lavoie's stepbrother, Mark Dempsey, and talks to him about family, betrayal and the criminal code.

  • S2 Episode 5: Girlfriend

    Dec 19 2016

    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)

  • S2 Episode 4: Intimation

    Dec 12 2016

    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.

  • S1 Update

    Dec 07 2016

    The investigation into the Adrien McNaughton case continues. Since the season finale, there have been meetings with police, two search dives and some discoveries.

  • S2 Episode 3: Blondie

    Dec 05 2016

    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.

  • S2 Episode 2: The Hammer

    Nov 28 2016

    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.

  • S2 Episode 1: The Trailer Park

    Nov 21 2016

    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.

  • SKS Season 2 Preview

    Nov 14 2016

    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.

  • S1 Episode 11: Terminus

    May 12 2016

    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.

  • S1 Episode 10: The Abyss

    May 02 2016

    Five scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.

  • S1 Episode 9: What we know

    Apr 24 2016

    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.

  • S1 Episode 8: Clyde Forks

    Apr 17 2016

    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?

  • S1 Episode 7: First Attempt

    Apr 10 2016

    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.

  • S1 Episode 6: The scent

    Apr 03 2016

    The cadaver dogs continue their search for the scent of human remains in the Holmes Lake area.

  • S1 Episode 5: Breeze & Grief

    Mar 27 2016

    Two cadaver dogs are brought in to search the area of Holmes Lake where five-year-old Adrien McNaughton was last seen.

  • S1 Episode 4: Hello, Adrien?

    Mar 21 2016

    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.

  • S1 Episode 3: The theories

    Mar 14 2016

    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.

  • S1 Episode 2: Mr. Ring

    Mar 07 2016

    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.

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

    Mar 01 2016

    David Ridgen considers whether he should create the podcast Someone Knows Something.

  • S1 Episode 1: The family

    Mar 01 2016

    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.