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…
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).
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
Trevor wasn’t Kerrie’s only sibling. David takes the investigation closer to home.
David tracks down the civilian phone operator who says she received a suspicious phone call the night Kerrie disappeared.
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.
Trevor Brown speaks for the first time with the man who was accused of murdering his sister.