Season 1

Episode eleven: 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.
The Ontario Provincial Police station visited by David Ridgen and the McNaughton family (David Ridgen)

A cold case is like a lakebed, with the truth lying somewhere beneath layers of sediment. 

If you want answers, you'll have to reach down through years of leaves and muck.

You might get lucky and find something, especially if you know where to look.

But you're just as likely to only stir up the silt, further clouding your view.

Buddy Closs, former resident of Clyde Forks (David Ridgen)

In Episode 11 of SKS, our season finale, David Ridgen sets about tying up loose ends and taking stock of what we've accomplished so far.

Certain leads have taken us to dead ends, others have only raised more questions, but we did learn a lot of things that were previously unknown.

The investigation is yet to discover what happened to Adrien McNaughton on June 12, 1972. 

But the case is closer to being solved than ever before.

And there are still a few avenues left open to keep the search alive.

In a case that has spent so much time trying to catch a glimpse of the distant past, maybe it's finally time to look to the future.

Murray and Shontelle McNaughton during their visit to Renfrew to try to speak with police (David Ridgen)

A terminus is an end of something, and this is indeed the end of regularly released episodes for season one of SKS focusing on Adrien's case.

If new leads or revelations are discovered, we'll definitely provide an update.

And we'll be back with a new season, investigating a new case, in the fall.

A terminus might mean the last station in a transportation route, the end of the line, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the journey is over.

As anyone who's lived in rural areas knows, the train or bus lines often end a long way before your final destination.

Where there is no public transport, you try to hitch a ride. Where the roads end, you have to set out on foot. And when you reach a lake, sometimes you've got to dive in.

Holmes Lake after sunset (David Ridgen)

​Someone Knows Something is an episodic series, best listened to in order. Click here to catch up on any episodes that you may have missed.

Show Notes

What we learned in season one of Someone Knows Something

David Ridgen reflects on what he uncovered this season in a special interactive feature, which you'll find here