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CBC podcast investigates Adrien McNaughton cold case

In the summer of 1972, Adrien McNaughton disappeared without a trace. All these years later, journalist David Ridgen returns to his home town in an effort to crack what is now a cold case in a serialized CBC podcast that launches today called Someone Knows Something.
A new CBC podcast Someone Knows Something revives a 1972 cold case involving a missing five-year-old boy, Adrien McNaughton.

He couldn't tie his shoes. He was only five. He was a little guy, a shy little guy. Bad things happen to little boys... sometimes.- Acquaintance of Adrien McNaughton who disappeared in 1972
A picture of Adrien that appeared in local newspapers in 1972.
In the summer of 1972, five-year-old Adrien McNaughton disappeared one night without a trace, over four decades ago. Today he would be 49 years old.

The tragedy still haunts his family and the town of Arnprior, Ontario.

David Ridgen grew up in the same area as little Adrien McNaughton and was a young boy at the time of the disappearance. Ridgen is the host, writer and producer of a new CBC podcast called Someone Knows Something that hopes to shed light on the cold case. 

This segment was produced by The Current's Pacinthe Mattar and Leif Zapf-Gilje.