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?
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.
The Talking Boards
14 year old Desmond Peter was last seen walking along the side of the highway. As a child Desmond witnessed a horrific murder which upended his world and altered the course of his life. Rumours abound about Desmond’s fate, but his family fears he may have been a victim of a predator.
The Boy Who Loved Christmas
Thousands of people go missing each year. But almost all of them are found. But on Vancouver Island, young men are going missing and staying missing. Brandon Cairney is athletic, handsome and bright. Then, one tragic night he suffers a brain injury in a car accident and his life takes a tragic turn. Brandon vanishes … Continue reading "S2E1: The Boy Who Loved Christmas"
Season 2: Gone Boys
To the public they are faces on faded missing person posters. To their parents, they are their boys, and they are gone. Most missing persons cases are resolved quickly. But on Vancouver Island in recent years, some men have vanished without a trace. Follow the mystery of Vancouver Island’s missing men, on ‘Gone Boys’ Island … Continue reading "Season 2: Gone Boys"
After Lisa Marie Young disappeared in 2002, a meth dealer named Bob heard rumours that Lisa had been murdered at a specific location. Alone, he searched. Now 18 years later, a police team is conducting searches in this same spot. And Bob has just come forward with a new piece of information, possible evidence of … Continue reading "Bob’s Story"
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Extremely relevant and mindful <3
This kind of trauma informed work matters enormously for our society in giving the same importance to disappeared and murdered indigenous women + women of colour than any other case would be given! A captivating podcast that transpires love, caring and resilience <3
They know, and no justice. So sad.
They need to get search dogs to that second dump location! Find the bones and it will corroborate people stories about who and how and they can finally get justice!
You can hear the pain in people’s voices. I can’t believe I had never heard about all of the missing people despite this happening in my back yard. Truly compelling and challenging. It is so important that we should shine a light on the problem. Nobody should be going through this.