24 episodes

People know their hometowns by streets, a favorite restaurant or the local mall. Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt knows hers by the crime scenes she's been to over the past 20 years. Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn't hear on the news.  New episodes every other week

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People know their hometowns by streets, a favorite restaurant or the local mall. Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt knows hers by the crime scenes she's been to over the past 20 years. Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn't hear on the news.  New episodes every other week

    The Disappearance of Lisa Mitchell | 8

    The Disappearance of Lisa Mitchell | 8

    At 29 years old, Lisa Mitchell had a lot on her plate. Lisa and her common-law husband, Allan Shyback, had two children.

    In the fall of 2012, she juggled two jobs to try to make ends meet and provide for her family. 

    Then one day-- she disappeared-- leaving her common-law husband and two children behind. 

    The only clues were a few short emails and a cryptic voicemail to her mother.

    For more than two years, her mother held out hope Lisa would return.

    On this episode of the Global News podcast Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the shocking twist this case took. Follow along as investigators work to uncover the mystery behind Lisa's disappearance.

    Contact:

    Twitter: @nancyhixt

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/

    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Special Conversation with Christopher Goffard

    Special Conversation with Christopher Goffard

    On this special year-end episode of Crime Beat, Global News crime reporter Nancy Hixt is joined by L.A. Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Goffard, who is the reporter and host of two podcasts, Dirty John and Detective Trapp.

    Nancy and Christopher pull back the curtain on crime reporting in a way that only two people who have covered this beat can.

    They talk crime and justice, and provide a look at how two journalists work to uncover the truth.

    • 54 min
    The final homecoming of Lukas Strasser-Hird Part: 2 | 7

    The final homecoming of Lukas Strasser-Hird Part: 2 | 7

    18-year-old, Lukas Strasser-Hird had aspirations of becoming a trauma surgeon.

    Instead, on November 23, 2013, he laid on an operating table, as a trauma surgeon worked to try and save his life.

    He was out at a nightclub, celebrating his return from a year studying abroad, when he became the victim of a savage attack.

    It took mere minutes for a group of guys to swarm him.

    He was kicked, stabbed and beaten beyond recognition.

    It was so hard to comprehend how this happened to Lukas-- and over what?

    All he did was defend a stranger.

    Police had their work cut out for them-- with so many involved in the attack... it was a daunting task.

    To make matters worse...the savage swarming was not captured on surveillance video…

    Would there ever be justice for Lukas?

    On this episode of the Global News podcast Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt concludes her two-part series, and follows along as his family was dealt a series of debilitating blows in their search for justice in his case.

    Follow the emotional rollercoaster Lukas’ loved ones have been on for more than six years.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The final homecoming of Lukas Strasser-Hird Part: 1 | 6

    The final homecoming of Lukas Strasser-Hird Part: 1 | 6

    At 18, Lukas Strasser-Hird’s future was bright. After a year studying abroad, he had aspirations to become a doctor.

    The day he arrived back in Calgary, he went out with friends to celebrate his homecoming.

    It was a fun night, until last-call.

    No one could have predicted how dangerous the situation was about to become.

    It’s a story that will leave you questioning what the person next to you at a bar is capable of.

    On this episode of the Global News podcast Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt begins a two-part series on a case that devastated a Calgary family.

    Contact:

    Twitter: @nancyhixt

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/

    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    • 54 min
    Righting a wrong, the story of Maryam Rashidi | 5

    Righting a wrong, the story of Maryam Rashidi | 5

    Maryam Rashidi’s life focused on creating opportunities for her son. 

    But in 2015, both Rashidi and her husband were laid off from their jobs in the oil and gas industry.

    June 7, 2015, was her fourth shift working at a Calgary gas station — a job she took to make ends meet.

    That morning, Rashidi said goodbye to her husband and son, and went to work — the last time they would get to talk to her.

    Just hours later, they would learn Rashidi was taken by ambulance to the hospital. She’d been run over while trying to stop a gas-and-dash.

    Follow the twists and turns this case took and hear from the offender himself, who chose to run Rashidi over rather than pay for $113 worth of fuel.

    In this episode, you’ll also hear the far-reaching the impact this crime has had.

    If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.

    Contact:

    Twitter: @nancyhixt

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/

    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    • 48 min
    Brittney McInnes, The Concrete Angel | 4

    Brittney McInnes, The Concrete Angel | 4

    On this episode of the Global News podcast Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story Brittney McInnes, the concrete angel.

    At 17 and just months from graduation, McInnes had her whole life ahead of her.

    But in January 2010, the Calgary teen disappeared.

    Police were called to investigate, but the search came up empty.

    Hours later, Brittney’s family discovered her body.

    Follow along as police unraveled the web of lies her killer had created, and hear his confession—audio that’s never been made public before.

    In this episode, you’ll also learn details of further allegations in this case.

    If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.

    Contact:

    Twitter: @nancyhixt

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/

    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

ToniH7657 ,

Heartbreakingly good

I’ve just finished listening to the episodes on Lukas Strasser-Hird. I’m from Australia so I’d heard nothing previously about this case. These episodes were so so heartbreaking, but so well presented. I’m a long time podcast listener but this is my first ever review. I’m so impressed with this podcast and my heart breaks for Lukas’ beautiful family and friends

LaineyCC ,

Brilliant

Great true crime podcast. Expertly researched and written and said with compassion. A must listen

Cranky Chrissy ,

Best podcast ever

I have quickly become a huge fan of this podcast
Stories are interesting and amazingly narrated
Please keep the episodes coming

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