Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo.
S2 Episode 1: Stolen. Murdered. Missing.
Connie responds to Christine’s plea for help finding her eldest sister, Cleo. The only proof of Cleo’s existence though is a tiny, undated school photo. A clue soon emerges which will take Christine’s search in unexpected directions.
S2 Episode 2: Eyes that haunted me
Christine gets a tip that helps geographically narrow the search for Cleo, and Connie visits another sister, April, to see what she may remember. Scouring old photos and documents, they stumble on a key reference to Cleo in April’s adoption records.
S2 Episode 3: A little lie
Connie meets Cleo’s older brother, Johnny, in Pennsylvania, where he was adopted. He’s haunted by the memory of saying goodbye to Cleo and longs to fulfill a promise to find her. A late night internet search reveals he may be close.
S2 Episode 4: The funeral home
The search for Cleo leads Connie to investigate a headstone belonging to a 13-year-old girl who died in 1978. The cemetery is more than 20 hours away from Arkansas, where Cleo's family has long believed she was killed.
S2 Episode 5: Afraid of the dark
As Connie shares some shocking news with Cleo's siblings, the truth about what happened to her remains just out of reach. Police may have answers but can’t share them yet. It's time to visit the one person who's bound to know more.
S2 Episode 6: Little Pine
A brief encounter with someone who knew Cleo perhaps better than anyone else just before her death reveals crucial details. Connecting new facts about her life leads the investigation to a world far from where Cleo died, back to Little Pine First Nation.
The heartbreak of the family members, the history of what the Canadian government did to First Nations’ communities… Christine’s dream about Cleo and her Grandmother will stay with you. Finding Cleo nearly broke me. Connie and her team did an amazing job of bringing this story to light.
So glad the 60’s scoop is becoming a conversation. This podcast is extremely well done and very affecting. Thank you for reporting on this Connie. Love to the Semaganis family and countless others affected by harmful policy.
Amazing- after one episode I was hooked
This show is so addicting, each episode ends on a cliff hanger. There are so many highs and lows throughout the episode! I don’t know if anyone else agrees but I don’t think this is the end of Cleo’s story nor the truth. I hope you’re still looking into this!