37 episodes

Each season of Island Crime focuses on one crime story based on Vancouver Island. Season 4: 'Finding Amber' follows the case of a Port Alberni woman who disappeared on July 8, 2022.
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. Season 2: ‘Gone Boys’ follows the mystery of men who have gone missing in recent years on Vancouver Island. Season 1: ‘Where is Lisa?’ digs into the disappearance of 21-year-old Lisa Marie Young.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 190 Ratings

Each season of Island Crime focuses on one crime story based on Vancouver Island. Season 4: 'Finding Amber' follows the case of a Port Alberni woman who disappeared on July 8, 2022.
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. Season 2: ‘Gone Boys’ follows the mystery of men who have gone missing in recent years on Vancouver Island. Season 1: ‘Where is Lisa?’ digs into the disappearance of 21-year-old Lisa Marie Young.

    S4 E3 On Edge

    S4 E3 On Edge

    As time passes with no sign of Amber, friends fear the worst. The town is on edge and the behaviour of Amber's boyfriend adds to the tension.

    • 26 min
    S4 E1 An Empty Cottage

    S4 E1 An Empty Cottage

    When 40-year-old Amber Manthorne fails to show up to work on Friday, July 8th, 2022, her friends immediately believe something is wrong. At first, it is thought that Amber is with her boyfriend, Justin Hall, but then Justin surfaces days later, without Amber, leaving more questions than answers.

    • 36 min
    S4 E2 Amber's Heart of Gold

    S4 E2 Amber's Heart of Gold

    Amber is a cherished member of her Port Alberni community; a loyal friend, devoted daughter, a really ‘cool chick’, bubbly and always cheerful. So it's no surprise that a community of people dubbed 'Amber's Army' have come together to help find her. Amidst the desperate search for Amber, friends take time to talk about her and answer questions about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

    • 49 min
    S1 E11 Red Jag Guy: Part 2

    S1 E11 Red Jag Guy: Part 2

    Christopher William Adair is the last person known to be seen with Lisa Marie Young before she vanished in 2002. He has never been charged in connection with her disappearance and detectives currently investigating Lisa's case can't say much about him. But now there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to finding Lisa's remains.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S1 E10 Red Jag Guy: Part 1

    S1 E10 Red Jag Guy: Part 1

    “Don't get into a vehicle with a driver you don't know.” This was the golden rule Don Young taught his daughter, Lisa Marie Young. But twenty years ago, on June 29th 2002, Lisa broke her father's rule. She got into a red Jaguar driven by a charming young man and was never seen alive again.

    • 47 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

Furikake-chan ,

Different in a good way

I like that Laura’s podcast focuses on the victim, their lives and the community they lived in. A bit different than other true crime podcasts that focuses on just the investigative part. I guess it’s a fine balance but season one has been good so far. Laura sounds like a confident interviewer and I like listening to her interviews. However, the narration needs a bit work, sometimes it’s like a script is being read or too slow that it sounds robotic. If Laura can speak like she does in her interviews, this podcast would be even better! Anyway, overall really great content and thank you for making them. Best of luck on finding some kind of closures for the families and friends.

0gtgirl0 ,

Not for everyone

Started season four.
I really don’t see how telling stories of reminiscing can help find this missing woman. Your listeners need to know what was going on during the time she disappeared if you want their help.

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.

Kenny Jason ,

Meh

Maybe I have been spoiled by the likes of Serial and Someone Knows Something but this doesn’t come close to matching up. The narration is overly scripted and monotoned. The interviews lack depth focuses mostly on how pretty and smart Lisa was. The most disappointing thing is that this isn’t a true investigative podcast that brings new information to this tragic case. It’s just a story which is retold.

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