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.
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.
S2E6: Window Shopping
If there is a serial predator on the island, it’s possible they have targeted victims alone on the roadside. A criminologist, a criminal profiler and an FBI analyst bring their expertise to an exploration of the serial killer theory.
First let me say I love this podcast and think it is very well done. I just wish the title of episode 5 could be renamed as to me super insensitive. Many of these missing came across life situations that were totally out of their control. Honestly they probably all did. To someone who lost a son I would be offended to have my child ever described as a “misfit”.
Giving locations and details about tenters
WHY would you ever say several times that a woman alone is sleeping in the woods and give a general area? WHY would you share the decoy camp info? Don’t take away their protective measures PLEASE.
Is the narrator a robot?
It’s a great, well done podcast, but there is a huge difference between the interviews and the narration. It’s didactic and puts me straight to sleep