Just Another Missing Kid

The Fifth Estate

On July 10, 1978, 19 year-old Eric Wilson left his Ottawa home and set out alone in his van for Boulder, Colorado where he was to attend a summer course. Four days later, he called from Nebraska and told his brother he'd had trouble with the van, and promised to call the next day at five o'clock. That was the last the Wilsons ever heard from him. Just Another Missing Kid chronicles the Wilsons' search for answers and how a private detective they hired pieced together the details of Eric's disappearance, leading to the eventual arrest and conviction of two men for his murder. Just Another Kid has won many awards including the 1983 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Hosted by Ian Parker and produced by acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Zaritsky.

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