Each season of Island Crime focuses on one crime story based on Vancouver Island. Season 3: ‘Missing Michael’ is the story of Michael Dunahee, a little boy from Victoria, BC, who vanished from a playground in 1991 at the age of 4. It’s one of the largest unsolved mysteries in Canada. Host Laura Palmer speaks to Michael’s family, friends, and several detectives about that day in 1991, everything that has happened since, and where the case stands today. What happened to little Michael? Who is responsible for his disappearance? Could he still be alive, more than three decades later?
Season 1: ‘Where is Lisa?’ digs into the disappearance of 21-year-old Lisa Marie Young. Season 2: ‘Gone Boys’ follows the mystery of men who have gone missing in recent years on Vancouver Island.
S3 E2 Hellcats
The search for Michael Dunahee spans 30 years, and begins just minutes after he vanishes. Crystal Dunahee's football team & lifelong friends ‘The Hellcats’ play a huge role in those early hours. Retired Victoria police detective John Ducker is called in on a day off to help. Perspectives from those involved in the immediate aftermath of Michael's disappearance.
S3 E1 Vanished
On Sunday March 24th 1991, 4 year old Michael Dunahee disappears near a Victoria playground while his parents are close by.
Season 3: Missing Michael
In 1991, 4-year-old Michael Dunahee vanished from a playground in Victoria, BC. His case remains one of the largest unsolved mysteries in Canada. Listen to Missing Michael on January 18th.
Island Crime: Season 3, coming soon
Season 3: Missing Michael. Available January 2022.
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.
Professional investigative storytelling. I personally love that it’s cases from Vancouver Island. 1st class podcast. Thank you, Laura.
Compassionate and victim focused
Compassionate and victim focused; thank you for giving a voice to the victims and shinning new light on these cases.
Very good quality content. Thank you for putting such an effort to bring these informative stories to the public while still giving the victims and their families dignity through the process.