Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo

This much-talked-about podcast by CBC News investigative reporter Connie Walker joins a family as they search for their sister Cleo Nicotine Semaganis. In the early 1970s, Cleo and her five siblings were apprehended by child welfare authorities in Saskatchewan. The children were adopted into white families across North America. All but one of the siblings have reconnected and have been told various mysterious stories about what happened to Cleo, but they can't find her.

  • 2018
  • 15-17
  • 10 Titles

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Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 10: Cleo's letters

Even though it was supposed to have been destroyed in 1983, the police file documenting the investigation into Cleo's death still exists and it contains more detail than Christine ever imagined learning about the last days, hours and even minutes of Cleo's short life.
  • 2018
  • 00:54:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 1: Stolen. Missing. Murdered.

Christine writes a gripping plea for help finding her eldest sister, Cleo. CBC journalist Connie Walker pays her a visit and finds the only proof of Cleo's existence is a single, faded, undated school photo. As they begin to piece her family's story together, Christine gets a phone call she's been waiting years for. In it, she receives a cryptic ...
  • 2018
  • 00:33:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 2: Eyes that haunted me

As new information emerges about where she was sent after she and her siblings were separated, Connie meets Cleo's other sister, April, and speaks with her parents about adopting Indigenous children during the Sixties Scoop. Unbeknownst to April all of these years, her own adoption records actually contain a key detail in the search for Cleo.
  • 2018
  • 00:40:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 3: A little lie

Cleo's older brother Johnny is the only sibling who really remembers her, the way they were taken from their mother, and the promise he made Cleo on the last day he saw her alive. He vowed to find her and still longs to fulfill that pledge. A longtime resident of Pennsylvania since his own adoption decades ago, Connie visits him ...
  • 2018
  • 00:53:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 4: The funeral home

The search for Cleo leads Connie to investigate a headstone belonging to a 13-year old girl who died in 1978. The cemetery is more than 20 hours away from Arkansas, where Cleo's family has long believed she was killed.
  • 2018
  • 00:40:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 5: Afraid of the dark

As Connie shares some shocking news with Cleo's siblings, the truth about what happened to her remains just out of reach. Police may have answers but can't share them yet. It's time to visit the one person who's bound to know more.
  • 2018
  • 00:29:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 6: Little Pine

A brief encounter with someone who knew Cleo perhaps better than anyone else just before her death reveals crucial details. Connecting new facts about her life leads the investigation to a world far from where Cleo died, back to Little Pine First Nation.
  • 2018
  • 00:49:13
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 7: Lillian

Connie's chance meeting with the father who Cleo never knew is followed by new revelations about the Semaganis children's biological mother, Lillian. A picture begins to emerge about why her children were taken, and when she joined the fight to stop the adoption of more Indigenous children into white homes.
  • 2018
  • 00:31:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018