The Detectives

Season 2 | Episode 6: The Last Fare

When 23-year-old cab driver Lucie Turmel was found brutally murdered, it shook the picturesque tourist town of Banff, Alta. It had been over three decades since there was a murder in the small community, and RCMP detective Doug Morrison was called in to take the case.

"It's hard to fathom someone would exhibit that much rage — for what? Money?"

The Last Fare (Sneak Peek)

4 years ago
Duration 1:07
When cab driver Lucie Turmel is found brutally murdered in the tourist town of Banff, Alberta, RCMP Detective Doug Morrison struggles with no solid leads and thousands of possible suspects.

When 23-year-old cab driver Lucie Turmel was found brutally murdered, it shook the picturesque tourist town of Banff, Alta. It had been over three decades since there was a murder in the small community, and RCMP detective Doug Morrison (portrayed by Michael Shanks) was called in to take the case.

New developments in DNA technology should have been a boost for the investigation, but a town full of transient workers meant there were thousands of possible suspects and no solid leads. Solving the largest investigation in Banff's history took an undercover investigation and the help of the entire town.

About the detective

(CBC | The Detectives)

Retired RCMP Detective Doug Morrison worked for 31 years in Calgary for the RCMP. He was awarded the RCMP's Long Service Medal in 1991, the FBI Award in 1998 and the Medal of Bravery from the Governor General of Canada in 2001.

He retired in 2000 where he has taken on numerous roles including the job as Western Regional Director Federal Ombudsman for the Canadian Forces / Dept. National Defense.

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Detective Doug MorrissonMICHAEL SHANKS
Detective Nigel PatersonMARK CAMACHO
Ryan LoveCOLIN FRIEND
Al HaslettBRENDAN MURRAY
Larry LaundreauNICHOLAS CARELLA
Jeff HayesTORREN SYLVAIN
Club managerMARK ANTONY KRUPA
Gary VerretELLIS ARCH
Company managerLARRY DAY
Lucie TurmelCATHERINE-AUDREY LACHAPELLE
Ryan's dadDON ANDERSON
Luc BenoitMARTIN DUBREUIL
KimSABRINA CAMPILII
NatalieCHRISTINE TRINH
BartenderCONNOR MCMAHON
AlexisKATARINA KECA
Phyllis (witness)KATHARINE KING

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