Season 1 | Someone Knows Something | CBC Radio




Host David Ridgen investigates the case of Adrien McNaughton. In 1972, five-year-old Adrien vanished while on a family fishing trip in Eastern Ontario. Despite an intensive search and investigation, no sign of Adrien was found, no clue as to where he might be. Ridgen goes back to investigate.

SKS Timeline

A timeline of key dates and events in the missing person case of Adrien McNaughton. As the show progresses, and new evidence and information is revealed, this timeline will be updated to help provide an overview of the case.

Season 1 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.

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

When CBC called me to talk about this podcast, I'd just begun shooting a feature film up in an old Ontario mining town.

Northern gothic: Bob Wiseman and the SKS theme song

An interview with Bob Wiseman, creator of the SKS theme song, about his creative process, complete with lyrics and links to a full version of the song.

Episode one: 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 the case.

Episode two: Mr. Ring

SKS host David Ridgen discovers that there was another witness present in the moments leading up to Adrien’s disappearance, and ventures into the backwoods of Eastern Ontario to find him.

Episode three: 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.

Episode four: Hello, Adrien?

Forensic artist Diana Trepkov creates a series of age-progression sketches of Adrien McNaughton, showing what the five-year-old boy might look like today, as a 49-year-old man.

Episode five: Breeze & Grief

Cadaver dogs are trained to track down the scent of human remains. David Ridgen revisits the Holmes Lake area where five-year-old Adrien McNaughton was last seen with a pair of these dogs. If Adrien's still there, Breeze and Grief might find him.

Episode six: The scent

The cadaver dogs continue their search of the Holmes Lake area, where Adrien McNaughton was last seen.

Episode seven: 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.

Episode eight: Clyde Forks

Two psychics, working independently, 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 small town an hour's drive from his family home?

Episode nine: 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.

Episode ten: The abyss

Five highly-trained volunteer scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.

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.

What we learned in season one of Someone Knows Something

David Ridgen reflects on the Adrien McNaughton case