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Season 6: ‘Sweethearts’ examines the unsolved cases of three teenage girls who were murdered in Victoria, Canada between 1990 and 1991. Season 5: ‘Whiskey Creek’ is the untold story of a Halloween night massacre. 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... more

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In the immediate aftermath of the original Sweetheart series, the Island Crime inbox is flooded with new leads, fresh tips and reactions from those who knew and loved Kimberly Gallup, Melissa Nicholson and Cheri Lynn Smith.

2 months ago

Experts say Investigative Genetic Genealogy, also known as IGG, is showing incredible promise in solving cold cases abroad. But the technology is not yet commonly used in Canada. Could Cheri, Melissa and Kimberly’s cases one day be solved through IGG... more

2 months ago

The 'teen hooker’ headlines are symbolic of the very real stigma and victim blaming involved in the cases of Cheri, Melissa and Kimberly. What role did the shaming of sexually exploited youth play in the murders, the investigations and how the media ... more

2 months ago

When Melissa, Cheri and Kimberly were killed in Victoria, there may have been four serial killers preying on sex trade workers and sexually exploited youth on the coast. Who are these predators, and what has been done to exclude them from the cases o... more

3 months ago


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  • These podcasts never address the core issues.

    Domestic violence, drug abuse, alcoholism, fatherless children, aloof parenting, kids having kids, poor education, generations of living under government subsidized care, police departments incapable of communicating with one another, community members refusing to speak with the police…the list goes on…but these podcasts never address these issues, they just mention them in passing like they don’t really matter, when really they are the issues that matter the most. It starts in the home, a fact... more

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  • Excellent podcast. Well researched and presented.

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    2 months ago
  • Great podcast about local island crime

    I really enjoy listening to Island Crime. I grew up on the island and never knew about Lisa Marie Young, the missing men or Michael Dunahee, until I was in my 20s and fell in love with this podcast. I listen to many true crime podcasts, and Laura’s voice is one of my top 3 favourite to listen to. She tells stories with empathy for the families and communities of victims, yet tells facts that aren’t always so readily available to the public from the media and interviews with authorities. It’s ver... more

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    Canada2 months ago
  • Island Crime is an absolutely amazing listen. The care, research and respect that is put into every season is fantastic.

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