32 episodes

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.

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    • 4.5 • 175 Ratings

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.

    S3 E10 Waiting for a Miracle

    S3 E10 Waiting for a Miracle

    Keinan Hebert is just three when he is abducted from his bed in a small B.C. community in 2011. The Hebert’s credit the Amber alert with helping to keep their son alive. Crystal Dunahee played a role in establishing the system. She has devoted her life to missing children through her work in Child Find B.C.

    • 49 min
    S3 E9 Could Michael Dunahee Be Alive?

    S3 E9 Could Michael Dunahee Be Alive?

    Michael’s sister Caitlin hopes her brother is still alive. If so, genetic detective Cece Moore believes private DNA banks provide the best shot of finding him. RCMP Forensic artist Cpl Virginia Bernier joins forces with the Victoria police to put a face to the grown man-who would be Michael Dunahee today.

    • 47 min
    S3 E8 Witness to a Stranger Abduction?

    S3 E8 Witness to a Stranger Abduction?

    Stranger abductions are rare and getting rarer. In this episode, you'll hear a woman who believes she witnessed Michael’s abduction. American expert on child abductions David Finklehor puts Michael’s case into context.

    • 40 min
    S3 E7 Monsters in Our Midst

    S3 E7 Monsters in Our Midst

    There are more than 30 child sex offenders living in the community at the time Michael vanishes. Current case lead Victoria Detective Sergeant Michelle Robertson discusses how she includes or excludes suspects as she updates the investigation.

    • 57 min
    S3 E6 A Dangerous Offender

    S3 E6 A Dangerous Offender

    In 2005, the name of a designated dangerous offender first surfaces, as someone with information about Michael Dunahee's disappearance. Mr. X claims to know what happened, but his story keeps changing. Note: Mr X's voice has been altered out of respect for his victims and his own protection.

    • 42 min
    S3 E5 The Milwaukee Barber

    S3 E5 The Milwaukee Barber

    There are few names publicly associated as possible suspects in Michael’s case. One of them is Vernon Seitz. The deceased Milwaukee barber makes disturbing confessions to his psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Fetter. One of Michael’s missing posters is found in Seitz’s home after he dies. Did he have anything to do with Michael’s abduction?

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

amAliceHannie7 ,

Scary

Prayers 🙏for the victims and their families..💔

0gtgirl0 ,

Not for everyone

I’m on S1E3 and I just can’t get past all the interviews and stories.
This podcast most likely focuses on the stories about the victims and not what happened during the investigation. So if that is your thing then you may like this.
I however do like to hear about the investigation because that’s basically what these stories end up being, sadly. A little back story is fine and hearing about the days leading up to the situation is a good part to hear.
I’m not getting much of that with this one and reading other comments about season 3, sounds to be the same.
Not for everyone.

regret staying there ,

Great true crime podcast

Definitely one of my favorites! You feel so engaged and connected to the families, you feel how much the host cares

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