Each season of Island Crime focuses on one crime story based on Vancouver Island. Season 1: ‘Where is Lisa?’ digs into the mystery of 21-year-old Lisa Marie Young’s disappearance. Season 2: ‘Gone Boys’ follows the mystery of men who have gone missing in recent years on Vancouver Island. Host Laura Palmer speaks with family members, community leaders, criminologists, coroners, psychologists and the RCMP to put together the stories of these missing men. Could a serial killer be preying on vulnerable men on Vancouver Island? ‘Island Crime: Gone Boys’ raises a discussion about the challenges facing men who are isolated and marginalized due to brain injury, trauma, mental illness, or disability. Could the ‘us versus them’ attitude of the public on the island be creating easy victims whose disappearances go unnoticed by many?
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.
Loral McLeod is determined to find her handsome charismatic big brother Kelly. In the years before he goes missing Kelly’s life spirals downward into addiction and homelessness. Now Loral believes her brother was murdered.
S2E4: The Body Count
Meet the RCMP statistician, the coroners and the dominatrix working to understand the data points representing the missing men's cases.
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