26 episodes

Suspicion is the Toronto Star’s investigative true crime podcast. Season 3, "40 Years Cold," is a 4-part series. Four decades ago, two women were killed in their Toronto homes. Despite their efforts, police couldn’t trace any leads and the cases went cold. Then, nearly four decades later, science changed the way police close in on a killer. In this season, crime reporter Wendy Gillis and court reporter Betsy Powell take you through the nights of the murders, the tragic circumstances of a murderer, and the stunning conclusion of a 40 years long cold case.

Season 2, “The Billionaire Murders: The hunt for the killers of Honey and Barry Sherman,” is a 9-part podcast probing the strange case of the famous Toronto couple who were found strangled in their Toronto home in 2017. For five years, the Star’s chief investigative reporter Kevin Donovan has covered the Sherman case, fought court battles to access documents on the police investigation and the Shermans and their estate, and wrote a book about it.

Suspicion season 1, Death in a Small Town, was also hosted by Donovan. What began as just another day for the McLellan family would end with their youngest son clinging to life in hospital and a cloud of suspicion hanging over his mother and father.

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Suspicion is the Toronto Star’s investigative true crime podcast. Season 3, "40 Years Cold," is a 4-part series. Four decades ago, two women were killed in their Toronto homes. Despite their efforts, police couldn’t trace any leads and the cases went cold. Then, nearly four decades later, science changed the way police close in on a killer. In this season, crime reporter Wendy Gillis and court reporter Betsy Powell take you through the nights of the murders, the tragic circumstances of a murderer, and the stunning conclusion of a 40 years long cold case.

Season 2, “The Billionaire Murders: The hunt for the killers of Honey and Barry Sherman,” is a 9-part podcast probing the strange case of the famous Toronto couple who were found strangled in their Toronto home in 2017. For five years, the Star’s chief investigative reporter Kevin Donovan has covered the Sherman case, fought court battles to access documents on the police investigation and the Shermans and their estate, and wrote a book about it.

Suspicion season 1, Death in a Small Town, was also hosted by Donovan. What began as just another day for the McLellan family would end with their youngest son clinging to life in hospital and a cloud of suspicion hanging over his mother and father.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    S3 40 Years Cold | E1 The Victims

    S3 40 Years Cold | E1 The Victims

    Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour were living separate lives. One, a newly divorced mom of four; the other, in her early 20s with a love of fashion and her life ahead of her. Then something horrific and fatal happened to both of them, something odd to unite them in their death. With no firm leads, the families were left to grieve in utter confusion. The cases went cold, for four decades.
    This episode discusses sexual assault and murder. If you’re impacted by any of our themes, you can reach out to the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres at casac.ca to help you find a centre close to where you live.
    Toronto Star subscribers will also get exclusive early access to all episodes on June 17. Non subscribers will get new episodes each Monday. If you are not a Star subscriber, please visit thestar.com/subscribe.
    Suspicion seasons 1 and 2, ”Death in a Small Town” and “The Billionaire Murders: The hunt for the killers of Honey and Barry Sherman,” were hosted by Kevin Donovan and are available in this feed. 
    Audio sources: CityTV, YouTube, Retro Ontario

    • 34 min
    S3 40 Years Cold | E2 The Science

    S3 40 Years Cold | E2 The Science

    A scientific breakthrough helped catch a notorious American serial killer. Could that same technology be used to catch Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour’s killer? It helps but the Toronto Police are looking for a needle in a haystack. As they get closer, a shocking turn of events upends their plan.
    The following episode discusses sexual assault and murder. If you’re impacted by any of our themes, you can reach out to the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres at casac.ca to help you find a centre close to where you live.
    Toronto Star subscribers will also get exclusive early access to all episodes on June 17. Non subscribers will get new episodes each Monday. If you are not a Star subscriber, please visit thestar.com/subscribe.
    Suspicion seasons 1 and 2, ”Death in a Small Town” and “The Billionaire Murders: The hunt for the killers of Honey and Barry Sherman,” were hosted by Kevin Donovan and are available in this feed. 
    Audio sources: CBS Philadelphia, CBC Fifth Estate

    • 41 min
    S3 40 Years Cold | E3 The Killer

    S3 40 Years Cold | E3 The Killer

    Who is Joseph George Sutherland? What would lead him to such depraved acts? In Moosonee, Ontario, we learn of the horrific circumstances that shaped the man and how a close friend was shocked to learn the details of his secret criminal past.
    This episode comes with a content warning. In it, we discuss violence, sexual assault and murder. We also discuss the physical, mental, sexual and emotional abuse that survivors experienced in residential schools. If you’re a residential school survivor or a family member of one and you’re finding all of this particularly distressing, there’s the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line that provides 24-hour support, 1-866-925-4419. You can also reach out to the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres at casac.ca to help you find a centre close to where you live.
    Toronto Star subscribers will also get exclusive early access to all episodes on June 17. Non subscribers will get new episodes each Monday. If you are not a Star subscriber, please visit thestar.com/subscribe.
    Suspicion seasons 1 and 2, ”Death in a Small Town” and “The Billionaire Murders: The hunt for the killers of Honey and Barry Sherman,” were hosted by Kevin Donovan and are available in this feed. 
    Audio sources: CTV News Northern Ontario, Global News, CTV Your Morning

    • 35 min
    S3 40 Years Cold | E4 The Impact

    S3 40 Years Cold | E4 The Impact

    With court decisions in place, do Tice and Gilmour’s families ever find closure? The complicated conclusion of how grief and relief live side by side for everyone involved.
    The following episode discusses sexual assault and murder. If you’re impacted by any of our themes, you can reach out to the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres at casac.ca to help you find a centre close to where you live. 
    Toronto Star subscribers will also get exclusive early access to all episodes on June 17. Non subscribers will get new episodes each Monday. If you are not a Star subscriber, please visit thestar.com/subscribe.
    Suspicion seasons 1 and 2, ”Death in a Small Town” and “The Billionaire Murders: The hunt for the killers of Honey and Barry Sherman,” were hosted by Kevin Donovan and are available in this feed. 
    Audio sources: CTV News Northern Ontario, CTV Toronto, Global News
     

    • 35 min
    Introducing Suspicion Season 3, 40 Years Cold

    Introducing Suspicion Season 3, 40 Years Cold

    On Monday, June 17, the Toronto Star's crime podcast Suspicion launches Season 3, "40 Years Cold."
    In 1983, two women – Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour – were killed in their Toronto homes. Despite their efforts, police couldn’t trace any leads and the cases went cold. Then, nearly four decades later, science changed the way police close in on a killer.
    In this season of Suspicion, Toronto Star crime reporter Wendy Gillis and court reporter Betsy Powell take you through the nights of the murders, the history that led to them, the science that changed policing, and the stunning conclusion of a decades-long cold case.
    Toronto Star subscribers will also get exclusive early access to all episodes on June 17. Non subscribers will get new episodes each Monday. If you are not a Star subscriber, please visit thestar.com/subscribe. 

    Suspicion seasons 1 and 2, "Death in a Small Town" and “The Billionaire Murders: The hunt for the killers of Honey and Barry Sherman,” were hosted by Kevin Donovan are available in this feed. 
    And please fill out a short survey on your podcast listening habits to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon.ca gift card.

    • 1 min
    S2 The Billionaire Murders | E1 The Man on the Inside

    S2 The Billionaire Murders | E1 The Man on the Inside

    Where are Honey and Barry Sherman? It’s a typical day for these eccentric billionaires but they’re not answering the phone. After a gruesome discovery, the Sherman children decide to tear down the mansion where they grew up. Before wreckers arrive, a mysterious intruder discovers signs of an investigation gone wrong.


    This is episode one of “The Billionaire Murders: The hunt for the killers of Honey and Barry Sherman,” a “Suspicion” podcast probing the strange case of the famous Toronto couple who were found strangled in their north Toronto home in 2017. For five years, Kevin Donovan has covered the case for the Star, fought court battles to access documents on the police investigation and the Shermans and their estate, and wrote a book about it. 
    Audio sources: CityNews, Global

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

LOVE Demi Lavoto ,

Highly recommend if you binge true crime!

The host does a great job and the show feels very well produced and leaves you wanting more in a good way!

Harper the Maltese ,

Death in a Small Town

Excellent podcast. Really enjoy Kevin’s very thorough and well organized journalism. Also watched the Crave special on the Billionaire murders. Hopefully more podcasts to come.

AnonymousPerson9182 ,

Riveting

If this case ever gets solved it will be because of The Star and Kevin.

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