SKS Season 5: Brown

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 Five: Kerrie Brown

On October 16, 1986, 15-year-old Kerrie Brown disappeared from a house party. Her body was discovered less than 40 hours later in a wooded area outside of town. In Season 5 of Someone Knows Something, David Ridgen travels to Thompson, a mining town in northern Manitoba. Together with Kerrie’s older brother Trevor, David speaks to witnesses as well as suspects, and uncovers some shocking new evidence that may help the case move forward.  

Episodes so far…

Season Preview

In SKS Season 5: Kerrie Brown, David Ridgen travels north to Thompson, Manitoba to investigate the brutal unsolved murder of 15-year-old Kerrie Brown. Listen to the preview of what is to come for Season 5 of Someone Knows Something (SKS).

1. Ravens 

On a cold October night in 1986, 15-year-old Kerrie Brown disappeared from a house party. Her friends and family recall that fateful night and the devastating effect it’s had on their lives.

2. Dead End

David speaks with the woman who discovered Kerrie’s body to learn about the crime scene and meets with the police officer currently in charge of Kerrie’s case.

3. Helen Betty Osborne

Another young woman was brutally murdered in northern Manitoba in 1971. But unlike the Brown case, a perpetrator was eventually brought to justice. What can be learned from the Helen Betty Osborne case?

4. Graveyard Road

A local teenager witnessed two vehicles leaving the crime scene the night Kerrie was murdered. What did he see that night? And more importantly, who?

5. Rolly (Episode 5, Part 1)

The investigation leads to the owner of an auto body shop, who has information about Patrick Sumner’s vehicle, and similar cars that may have been in Thompson on the night of Kerrie’s murder.

5. Mad Max (Episode 5, Part 2)

Another muscle car, similar to the one seen by witnesses near the crime scene, was out driving through Thompson on the night of Kerrie’s murder. The driver of that car was known as Mad Max.

6. The Call

A retired RCMP officer claims that certain suspects, tips and evidence may have been overlooked during the original investigation, including a very suspicious phone call.

7. Luella

A woman writes a name on a scrap of paper and hands it to Jim Brown. Is this the tip he’s been waiting for?

8. Other Brother

Trevor wasn’t Kerrie’s only sibling. David takes the investigation closer to home.

9. Marnie

David tracks down the civilian phone operator who says she received a suspicious phone call the night Kerrie disappeared.

10. Sumner (Episode 10, Part 1)

Patrick Sumner was arrested and charged with Kerrie’s murder, but discharged after a preliminary hearing. He has never spoken to the media to give his side of the story. Until now.

10. Sumner (Episode 10, Part 2)

Trevor Brown speaks for the first time with the man who was accused of murdering his sister.

SELECTED PRESS

2019-03-08 Thompson Citizen : New Someone knows Something episode looks at possible suspects in Kerrie Ann Brown’s 1986 murder
2018-11-13 Thompson Citizen : Someone Knows Something podcast seeks the killer of Thompson’s Kerrie Ann Brown, murdered in 1986
2018-11-19 CBC News : Killer Caller (interactive)
2018-10-16 CBC News : Mysterious killing of Manitoba teen Kerrie Brown explored in CBC podcast
2018-08-17 The Daily Edge : 8 true crime podcasts you should sink your teeth into that aren’t Serial
2017-11-12 Clarion Ledger : Podcast traces path to justice in 1964 civil rights-era cold case by Jerry Mitchell
2017-11-17 PodNews : CBC’s Someone Knows Something breaks records
2017-11-19 Mamamia : In 1964 Henry and Charles were murdered by the KKK. 40 years later they got justice
2017-11-24 Crimefeed : 5 Best True Crime Podcasts
2017-11-16 Really Into ThisSomeone Knows Something
2017-11-26 Radio New Zealand : Bringing cold cases to life
2017-12-05 Nieman Labs : Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, an interesting startup that makes podcasts more searchable
2017-8-09 Globe and Mail : What comedic actress Naomi Snieckus is watching, listening to and just saw
2017-11-06 Toronto Life : Chris Rock’s stand-up set, a dazzling ballet and eight other things to see, do, hear and read this week
2017-11-10 Clarion Ledger : New podcast features story behind prosecution of KKK killings
2017-11-06 The National Post : Podcast Focuses on Two Klan Killings in 1964 Mississippi
2017-12-23 Audible Feast’s : Best Podcasts of 2017
2016-12-24  The Guardian UK : Catch-up and download: From Refugee Diaries to Someone Knows Something
2017-01-09  Buzzfeed 24 horrifying but fascinating true-crime podcasts you must listen to
2017-01-11  Mikaela Larsson Podcast list – fourth edition
2017-01-12  The Audit #62 Echoes
2017-01-13  Fox And Gypsy Now listening, favourite iTunes podcasts
2017-01-15  Tales from a caffeinated Weka
2017-01-16  Hub Pages : Best Crime Podcasts
2017-01-18  Dear Crissy : Best True Crime Podcasts
2017-01-20  Audible Feast : Delicious Ingredients: best podcasts for Jan 14-20
2017-01-27  Audible Feast : Delicious Ingredients: best podcasts for Jan 21-27
2017-02-17  Ahmedabad Mirror : Someone Knows Something
2017-03-16  Geeks Media : Top 5 true crime podcasts for fans of Serial 
2017-03-17  The Crime Review : Top true crime podcasts
2017-03-21  Masthead Online : CBC Radio Drama “Someone Knows Something” reaches 18.3 million downloads
2017-03-31  Irish Independent : Love Serial and S-Town? Here are 10 addictive true-crime podcasts to get hooked on
2017-05-04  Make Use of (MUO) : 8 mystery podcasts guaranteed to tingle your spine
2017-05-10  Esquire : How true crime went from trashy TV to prestige entertainment

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