Hamilton cold case: Piecing together clues after Sheryl Sheppard vanishes

This week on CBC’s true crime podcast Someone Knows Something, the team tries to piece together more details on the timeline surrounding Hamilton woman Sheryl Sheppard's disappearance, including her work schedule at the time she vanished.
Sheryl Sheppard's apartment building was at 851 Queenston Road - that's where she was living at the time of her disappearance. (Someone Knows Something/CBC)

In any disappearance case, a timeline of events is critical.

This week on CBC's true crime podcast Someone Knows Something, the team tries to piece together more details on the timeline surrounding Hamilton woman Sheryl Sheppard's disappearance, including her work schedule at the time she vanished.

Was she fired from her job at Tim Hortons just after New Year's Eve? Someone Knows Something looks for her former manager to find out.

Sheppard was 29 when she disappeared around Jan. 2, 1998. She'd been at a New Year's Eve party two days before with her boyfriend Michael Lavoie, who'd proposed there. Sheppard said yes.

Lavoie claims he dropped Sheppard off at a hotel in Niagara Falls, where he said she would be working as an exotic dancer. She was never seen again.

Sheryl Sheppard was 29 when she disappeared around Jan. 2, 1998.

In this week's show, Someone Knows Something also heads to Niagara Falls to track down the owner of the former Concord Hotel, where Lavoie says he dropped Sheryl off, and to check out the site of the hotel itself. 

Someone Knows Something, now in its second season, is produced new every week. It invites people who knew Sheppard and the case to submit information.

Episode four will be available Monday, Dec. 12. Subscribe here.