23 episodes

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.

Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo CBC

    • True Crime
    • 4.9, 67 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Jasamatazz ,

So so moving

I cried my heart out during the final episode. So unfair that children are not valued as they need to be. In New Zealand our suicide rate is atrocious. Well done Connie and the Cleo’s family - I believe Christine when she says Cleo was with her. Love endures in death. My heart goes out to all the children of the residential schools and the 60’s scoop.

jrfnz ,

Great!!

Really , really good job

Trapped in the green circle ,

Connie is amazing!!!

I tried to find a way to send an email to Connie but not surprising in this day and age, there is no easier or safe way to do this than by social so here I am in little ole New Zealand saying to the whole world, LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST! Connie is an incredible author/journalist (sorry I am not sure which is most complementary).

Every time I listen to the way Connie opens a conversation with a new person in this series, you can just tell, it is for Cleopatra and it is done so, with respect. Connie tries to find the truth for Cleo and her family and in doing so, she uncovers such raw and sensitive information that is a shock for listeners (and especially) for Connie. The facts of this story are so important for us all to learn a lesson.

If we do not learn from these ignorant ways of cultural prejudice and the injustice that prevails, we are doomed as a human race. There is so much cultural heritage, native language and sense of belonging that is being driven out of our indigenous communities and I can’t find any other reason, than racism and ignorance.

I am pakeha in NZ and I listen to this podcast and I am horrified. Shame on the government and shame on the people who put Cleo in the terrible situation she was put in. It was not, because that was what was done “back in the day”. I refuse to believe people in the 60’s thought treating people as they did Cleo, was justified.

To Christine and Johnny, I am so so sorry for your loss. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your story and for letting us get to know your beautiful and courageous sister. May she Rest In Peace. Kia kaha
Michaela

Shame on us...

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