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Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo

Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo.

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S1 Episode 8: Resilience

Connie Walker questions police about DNA evidence, and learns that after nearly three decades, their seemingly stagnant investigation has become “very active”, as a result of new information brought to light in this podcast.

58mins

20 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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S1 Episode 7: The Notebooks (Part Two)

Digging deeper into old police notes, Connie Walker tries to find out what happened to a pile of bloody clothes matching a description of what Alberta was wearing on the night she disappeared.

33mins

15 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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S1 Episode 7: The Notebooks (Part One)

A closer examination of old RCMP notebooks yields new details about a mysterious phone call from a woman who knew where Alberta’s body was concealed, days before her body was actually found.

44mins

13 Dec 2016

Rank #3

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S1 Episode 4: The Brothers

New details emerge about the last night Alberta was seen alive. Reporter Connie Walker speaks to a key witness who has never been interviewed by police about what he saw the night Alberta disappeared.

40mins

15 Nov 2016

Rank #4

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S2 Episode 1: Stolen. Murdered. Missing.

Connie responds to Christine’s plea for help finding her eldest sister, Cleo. The only proof of Cleo’s existence though is a tiny, undated school photo. A clue soon emerges which will take Christine’s search in unexpected directions.

34mins

7 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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S1 Episode 2: The Investigation

Combing through old police notebooks, Walker tries to piece together what happened on the night Alberta vanished. She discovers that even before Alberta’s body was found, one of the people interviewed hinted at a “tragic accident”.

42mins

1 Nov 2016

Rank #6

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S2 Episode 3: A little lie

Connie meets Cleo’s older brother, Johnny, in Pennsylvania, where he was adopted. He’s haunted by the memory of saying goodbye to Cleo and longs to fulfill a promise to find her. A late night internet search reveals he may be close.

53mins

9 Mar 2018

Rank #7

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S2 Episode 2: Eyes that haunted me

Christine gets a tip that helps geographically narrow the search for Cleo, and Connie visits another sister, April, to see what she may remember. Scouring old photos and documents, they stumble on a key reference to Cleo in April’s adoption records.

40mins

8 Mar 2018

Rank #8

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S2 Episode 7: Lillian

Connie’s chance meeting with the father who Cleo never knew is followed by new revelations about the Semaganis children’s biological mother, Lillian. A picture begins to emerge about why her children were taken, and when she joined the fight to stop the adoption of more Indigenous children into white homes.

32mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #9

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S2 Episode 6: Little Pine

A brief encounter with someone who knew Cleo perhaps better than anyone else just before her death reveals crucial details. Connecting new facts about her life leads the investigation to a world far from where Cleo died, back to Little Pine First Nation.

49mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #10