Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo with Connie Walker
mystery her family has been trying to unravel for decades after the young Cree
girl was apprehended by child welfare workers in Saskatchewan in the 1970s. Her
siblings say she was stolen, and then raped and murdered while trying to hitchhike
back home, her body left at the side of the road somewhere in the United
have no idea where she is, whether her name was changed, or if anyone has been
charged in her murder.
many Indigenous children, Cleo's brothers and sisters were taken from their
community, displayed in advertisements, and sent to live with white adoptive
families across North America, through a controversial program called
"Adopt Indian and Metis."
reconnected as adults and are determined to find their missing sister and
penetrate the secrets shrouding the truth about Cleo.
below as CBC News investigative reporter Connie Walker joins in their search,
uncovering disturbing new details about how and why Cleo was taken, where she
wound up, and how she died.