Someone Knows Something

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 & Moore. S4: Greavette. S5: Kerrie Brown. S6: Donald Izzett Jr.

SKS S5 Extra: Spread the Word
Oct 15 • 58 min
David and Trevor follow new tips in the Kerrie Brown case and learn more about who the 911 caller may have been looking for on the night Kerrie was murdered.
Introducing: Brainwashed
Sep 23 • 23 min
Brainwashed investigates the CIA’s covert mind control experiments – from the Cold War and MKULTRA to the so-called War on Terror. It’s the story of how a renowned psychiatrist used his unwitting patients as human guinea pigs at a Montreal hospital, and…
Introducing: Recall: How to Start a Revolution
Sep 8 • 32 min
The 1950s & 60s saw a wave of radical movements. Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution. The Black Panthers. Quebec and Canada had the FLQ — a showdown that dissolved into crisis. By October 1970, there were soldiers in the streets, communities on edge,…
Introducing GURU: The Dark Side of Enlightenment
Jul 13 • 5 min
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…
Introducing Uncover: Dead Wrong
Jun 17 • 45 min
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,…
S6 Episode 5: The Test
Jun 8 • 59 min
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.
S6 Episode 4: Fragments
Jun 1 • 66 min
Debra proposes a new dig on a Mississippi property in her search for answers. Could it be the spark the case needs?
S6 Episode 3: Frenemy
May 25 • 55 min
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…
S6 Episode 2: Pitfire
May 18 • 50 min
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?
S6 Episode 1: Mother’s Day
May 11 • 48 min
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.
S6 Donald Izzett Jr. - Preview
May 4 • 2 min
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.
S3 Bonus: Return to Mississippi
Sep 23, 2019 • 27 min
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.
S5 Update: “I was here all night”
Mar 6, 2019 • 48 min
David follows up on tips, rumours and accusations surrounding the Kerrie Brown case, and tracks down more potential suspects.
S5 Episode 10 Part 2: Sumner
Nov 19, 2018 • 27 min
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 • 55 min
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 • 65 min
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 5, 2018 • 55 min
Trevor wasn’t Kerrie’s only sibling. David takes the investigation closer to home.
S5 Episode 7: Luella
Nov 5, 2018 • 48 min
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 • 54 min
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 • 31 min
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 • 37 min
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 • 64 min
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 • 54 min
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 • 71 min
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 • 63 min
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 5, 2018 • 3 min
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 • 36 min
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 3, 2018 • 9 min
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 • 18 min
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 8, 2018 • 35 min
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 5, 2018 • 62 min
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 • 40 min
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 • 42 min
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 • 45 min
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 5, 2018 • 50 min
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 • 1 min
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 • 45 min
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 6, 2017 • 50 min
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 6, 2017 • 49 min
The investigation continues, leading to the doorsteps of more former Klansmen. Then, a surprising revelation from Lampton.
S3 Episode 4: Bunkley
Nov 6, 2017 • 47 min
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 6, 2017 • 42 min
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 6, 2017 • 61 min
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 6, 2017 • 71 min
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 • 1 min
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 • 16 min
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 • 81 min
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 6, 2017 • 73 min
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 • 61 min
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 • 50 min
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 • 39 min
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 9, 2017 • 37 min
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 2, 2017 • 32 min
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 • 43 min
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 • 46 min
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 7, 2016 • 9 min
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 5, 2016 • 77 min
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 • 44 min
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 • 43 min
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 • 2 min
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 • 36 min
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 2, 2016 • 43 min
Five scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.
S1 Episode 9: What we know
Apr 24, 2016 • 12 min
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 • 38 min
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 • 34 min
A divemaster prepares to search Holmes Lake before winter arrives ‚Äčand 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 3, 2016 • 31 min
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 • 27 min
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 • 28 min
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 • 38 min
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 7, 2016 • 28 min
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 Episode 1: The family
Mar 1, 2016 • 24 min
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.
S1 Prologue: ‘Do it, David. Do it.’
Mar 1, 2016 • 6 min
David Ridgen considers whether he should create the podcast Someone Knows Something.