Someone Knows Something (SKS) is an ongoing investigative original CBC podcast series, written and hosted by award-winning filmmaker David Ridgen, that explores cases of the missing or murdered and unravels the visceral ripple effects on families and small communities across Canada. Each week, SKS brings audiences up close with the family that is looking for answers, the investigators who can’t quit and potential suspects – investigating theories, debunking rumours and finding new information – all through head-on pov storytelling.
Season Two: Sheryl Sheppard
29-year-old Sheryl Sheppard disappeared from Hamilton, Ontario on or around January 2nd 1998. David works with her mother Odette Fisher and an intertwined ensemble cast of friends, family, police and others to re-investigate the case, revealing new information with every episode.
Episodes so far…
A short doc about the upcoming Season Two case followed by Someone Knows Something (SKS).
When Odette Fisher returned from holidays in New Brunswick on January 4th 1998, she expected her daughter Sheryl Sheppard to pick her up at Toronto’s Union Station. Sheryl never showed up and Sheryl’s new fiancé hadn’t seen her for days.
2. The Hammer
Hamilton police discover Sheryl Sheppard’s fiancé, Michael Lavoie, parked in a storage locker overcome by exhaust fumes. SKS host David Ridgen talks to police about their original investigation to begin piecing together what happened that fateful weekend.
Who was Sheryl Sheppard? David Ridgen speaks to her family, friends and co-workers to try to find out if there was anything in her past that could provide clues to explain her sudden disappearance.
The search for more information about Sheryl’s disappearance begins to both widen and focus on the details, as David uses everything from Facebook to knocking on doors to try to figure out what might have happened to Sheryl.
In the weeks surrounding Sheryl’s disappearance, Michael Lavoie began a relationship with another woman, Sheila Darbyson. Sheila talks here for the first time about many surprising details.
David tracks down Michael Lavoie’s step-brother, Mark Dempsey, and talks to him about family, betrayal, and the criminal code.
SEASON TWO PRESS