The Detectives

Season 3 | Episode 1: Mother and Son

An RCMP detective takes on the most personal case of his career when a mother and son are found strangled to death in their rural trailer home.

An RCMP detective takes on the most personal case of his career when a mother and son are found strangled.

An RCMP detective takes on the most personal case of his career when a mother and son are found strangled. 2:18

AIRDATE: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

A young mother and her 12-year-old son are brutally assaulted and strangled to death in a quiet New Brunswick town. It's a true whodunit for RCMP Detective Gerry Belliveau, who works on the case so intensely that it becomes deeply personal. But will he ever crack this case and put the murderer behind bars?

Why is this case important?

This episode highlights how new approaches in forensics, including DNA technology, can help investigators go back and solve older cases that were previously unsolvable. 

About the detective

(CBC | The Detectives / Photo courtesy of Gerry Belliveau)

Retired Inspector Gerry Belliveau served almost 36 years with the RCMP, and conducted numerous investigations across nine provinces. Belliveau is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations, including the Commissioner's Commendation for Outstanding Service, for solving the double homicide of Mary Lou Barnes and her son Larry Jr. Belliveau retired in 2014 and currently works as a consultant for complicated cases for both lawyers and police agencies.

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Episode Cast

Detective Gerry Belliveau

Allan Hawco

Ray White Andreas Apergis
Detective Ken Legge Dennis Andres
Officer Ian McInnis Patrick Abellard
Coroner Puja Uppal
Constable Marlene Snowman Allison Graham
Debbie Ward Brittany Drisdelle
Vicki White Eleanor Noble
Larry Mills Sr. John Tench
Truck Driver Jennifer Seguin
Martin Lowrey Chip Chuipka
Cameron Dahl Frank Marrs
Larry Mills Jr. Oskar Lahti