Each season of Island Crime focuses on one crime story based on Vancouver Island. Season 1: 'Where is Lisa?' digs into the mystery of 21-year-old Lisa Marie Young's disappearance. Season 2: 'Gone Boys' follows the mystery of men who have gone missing in recent years on Vancouver Island. Host Laura Palmer speaks with family members, community leaders, criminologists, coroners, psychologists and the RCMP to put together the stories of these missing men. Could a serial killer be preying on vulnerable men on Vancouver Island? 'Island Crime: Gone Boys' raises a discussion about the challenges facing men who are isolated and marginalized due to brain injury, trauma, mental illness, or disability. Could the 'us versus them' attitude of the public on the island be creating easy victims whose disappearances go unnoticed by many?
Update Spring 2021
Questions answered, exclusive new information on the missing men and the latest reaction to the ‘Gone Boys’ investigation.
S2E7: If the Missing Could Talk
Daniel MacDonnell’s dad wishes his son had sought help for his mental health. But like many men, Daniel struggled along on his own. Now Daniel is gone. Why self-reliance could be a death sentence for men like Daniel.
S2E6: Window Shopping
If there is a serial predator on the island, it’s possible they have targeted victims alone on the roadside. A criminologist, a criminal profiler and an FBI analyst bring their expertise to an exploration of the serial killer theory.
Loral McLeod is determined to find her handsome charismatic big brother Kelly. In the years before he goes missing Kelly’s life spirals downward into addiction and homelessness. Now Loral believes her brother was murdered.
S2E4: The Body Count
Meet the RCMP statistician, the coroners and the dominatrix working to understand the data points representing the missing men's cases.
Ian Henry loves drumming, spear fishing and cycling. He is 26 when he disappears from the small island community, he calls home. Ian suffers from schizophrenia; without his medication he can’t function. His disappearance along with those of other men in his Cowichan First Nation has left his community unable to move forward.
This podcast is done with sensitivity and strong moral principles. Thank you, Laura
Laura has done it again! Awesome work
Good information, good voice. The problem I have with this podcast is keep names anonymous.... I have a big problem with it! There is no use talking about information if ppl won’t give their name at all or even the real name