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Someone Knows Something


Someone Knows Something

On December 31, 1997, at a New Year's Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared. In Season 2 of SKS, documentarian David Ridgen joins Sheppard's mother Odette on her search for answers.

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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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:39]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:20:37]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:12:43]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:01:03]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:05]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:31]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:37:52]

S2 Episode 6: Stepbrother

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:12]

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)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:50]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:46:37]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:23]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:16:52]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:44:17]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:16]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:01:40]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:35]

S1 Episode 10: The Abyss

Five scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:34]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:47]

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?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:39]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:47]

S1 Episode 6: The scent

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:44]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:42]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:57]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:36]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:22]

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

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:39]

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:57]