Ronna Syed


Ronna Syed is a producer/director with CBC's investigative documentary program The Fifth Estate. You can follow her on Twitter @Ronna_Syed and Instagram @ronna_syed. Send story tips to Ronna Syed at 416-205-6679.

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Police cleared suspect's brothers before arresting him for grisly 1983 killings of 2 Toronto women

The man charged in the gruesome 1983 killings of Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour in Toronto was arrested after police eliminated his four brothers from their investigation of the cold cases, The Fifth Estate has learned.
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John Doe case in Saskatchewan solved with DNA evidence 26 years later

A 26-year-old case involving a John Doe in Saskatchewan has finally been solved with DNA evidence. The Fifth Estate has learned that the victim, hit by a CP train in Regina on July 28, 1995, is a man from Winnipeg.

Man whose body was found in septic tank on Alberta farm in 1977 was Sixties Scoop survivor, RCMP say

A man whose burned body was found in a septic tank on an Alberta farm in 1977 has been identified as Gordon Edwin Sanderson, a 26-year-old from Manitoba who had been living in Edmonton.

Man whose burned body was found in septic tank on Alberta farm identified by DNA 44 years later

A man whose death in Alberta has fascinated armchair detectives for years has finally been identified by the RCMP using genetic genealogy, The Fifth Estate has learned.

Genetic genealogy pushes Toronto detectives close to identifying killer in 2 cold cases from 1983

Detectives with the Toronto Police Service say they are close to identifying the killer responsible for two cold cases from 1983. They have been mining family tree records, coupled with DNA matches - commonly known as genetic genealogy - to try to solve the 1983 killings of 22-year-old Erin Gilmour and 45-year-old Susan Tice.

Toronto police identify killer in cold case of 9-year-old Christine Jessop

Toronto police have identified the killer of nine-year-old Christine Jessop, who was abducted from Queensville, Ont., before being raped and killed in 1984 — a case that resulted in the years-long wrongful conviction of Guy Paul Morin. 
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Family of young black man killed in Brampton, Ont., says he was shot by police after calling 911 himself

D'Andre Campbell was known for his big heart and big dreams. He was one of eight siblings living with their parents in a cozy neighbourhood in Brampton, Ont., brimming with life.

Mystery of Australian foreign worker's disappearance in B.C. endures as death ruled 'undetermined'

Almost 10 years after an Australian foreign worker disappeared under mysterious circumstances and was later found dead on a B.C. mountain, a coroner has ruled the cause of his death is “undetermined.”

'Search your hearts': Families of 2 men killed in CP Rail crash urge witnesses to step forward

One year after a CP Rail derailment in Field, B.C., that killed three men, families of the victims are asking CP employees who may have information about what happened to speak out.
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Man appealing genetic genealogy murder conviction was a violent child, his family told police

William Talbott II told his sentencing hearing in the murders of a young B.C. couple that he was not a violent man. But police records of interviews with his family members provide a markedly different portrait of the first person to be convicted through genealogical research.