71 episodes

Season 6: ‘Sweethearts’ examines the unsolved cases of three teenage girls who were murdered in Victoria, Canada between 1990 and 1991.

Season 5: ‘Whiskey Creek’ is the untold story of a Halloween night massacre. Season 4: ‘Finding Amber’ follows the case of a Port Alberni woman who disappeared on July 8, 2022. 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. Season 2: ‘Gone Boys’ follows the mystery of men who have gone missing in recent years on Vancouver Island. Season 1: ‘Where is Lisa?’ digs into the disappearance of 21-year-old Lisa Marie Young.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 1.5K Ratings

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Season 6: ‘Sweethearts’ examines the unsolved cases of three teenage girls who were murdered in Victoria, Canada between 1990 and 1991.

Season 5: ‘Whiskey Creek’ is the untold story of a Halloween night massacre. Season 4: ‘Finding Amber’ follows the case of a Port Alberni woman who disappeared on July 8, 2022. 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. Season 2: ‘Gone Boys’ follows the mystery of men who have gone missing in recent years on Vancouver Island. Season 1: ‘Where is Lisa?’ digs into the disappearance of 21-year-old Lisa Marie Young.

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    S6 E1 Soft

    S6 E1 Soft

    For three decades, Rhonda has wondered why someone killed her high school friend Kimberly Gallup. Kimberly was a young girl who loved the Kansas City Chiefs and Bon Jovi. Her death has a lasting impact on all who knew her.

    • 46 min
    S6 E2 After the Fair

    S6 E2 After the Fair

    Cheri Lynn Smith spends her days reading the bible and writing to her parents. Before she's killed, Cheri is lured away from her Regina home by a sex trafficker posing as her boyfriend. Not long after, a horseback rider finds her body in the underbrush outside of Victoria, B.C., Canada.

    • 40 min
    S6 E3 The Girl in Polka Dot Tights

    S6 E3 The Girl in Polka Dot Tights

    Melissa Nicholson’s badly beaten body is found on the side of the road.  Newspapers at the time describe her as "teen hooker #3", but her family only remembers her big smile, sparkly personality, and honey-coloured hair. The 17-year-old is last seen on the Victoria stroll.

    • 41 min
    S6 E4 The Stroll

    S6 E4 The Stroll

    Cheri, Kimberly and Melissa were all last seen on the stroll in downtown Victoria. The activities of the area starkly contrast the elegant image Victoria is trying to sell tourists. It becomes a fertile hunting ground for predators.

    • 43 min
    S6 E5 Boyfriends

    S6 E5 Boyfriends

    The men close to Cheri, Melissa and Kimberly, at the time of their deaths, are all potential suspects. Boyfriends, pimps, and sex traffickers, could any of them have wanted the girls gone?

    • 51 min
    S6 E6 Evil

    S6 E6 Evil

    When Melissa, Cheri and Kimberly were killed in Victoria, there may have been four serial killers preying on sex trade workers and sexually exploited youth on the coast. Who are these predators, and what has been done to exclude them from the cases on the island?

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Kdddddd56776 ,

Great podcast about local island crime

I really enjoy listening to Island Crime. I grew up on the island and never knew about Lisa Marie Young, the missing men or Michael Dunahee, until I was in my 20s and fell in love with this podcast. I listen to many true crime podcasts, and Laura’s voice is one of my top 3 favourite to listen to. She tells stories with empathy for the families and communities of victims, yet tells facts that aren’t always so readily available to the public from the media and interviews with authorities. It’s very apparently Laura uses a Trauma Informed Practice when making these shows. I look forward to listening to more episodes. I just wish you had more shows :)

Brisa Gutmann ,

Need to get together soon and

He is going to get back to me tomorrow

DEB401 ,

Excellent podcast!

Each season focuses on a different crime, or several crimes that appear to share a connection. While I live in Toronto and have only very occasionally visited British Columbia (where the crimes took place) the fact that the series involves victims, cities and police forces that are all Canadian lends special relevance & understanding to me as a Canadian citizen.

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