Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo

Where is Cleo? It’s a mystery her family has been trying to unravel for decades after the young Cree girl was apprehended by child welfare workers in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1970’s. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Best Serialized Story Award.

2018 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2018 / Connie Walker / Heather Evans / Mieke Anderson / Jennifer Fowler / Marnie Luke / CBC, Canada

Where is Cleo? It’s a mystery her family has been trying to unravel for decades after the young Cree girl was apprehended by child welfare workers in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1970’s. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2018 Best Serialized Story Award.

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 States. Like thousands of Indigenous children, Cleo’s brothers and sisters were taken from their community, many sent to live with white adoptive families across Canada and the U.S. Cleo’s siblings have reconnected as adults and are determined to find their missing sister.

Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo was written & hosted by Connie Walker and produced by Marnie Luke and Jennifer Fowler with audio production by Mieke Anderson and Senior Producer Heather Evans for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


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Heather Evans

Heather Evans is an investigative journalist who has reported, written and produced stories ranging from concerns about railway safety to rates of sexual assault on Canadian campuses.

Mieke Anderson

Mieke Anderson (@MiekeAnderson) is a journalist, podcast creator and the audio producer for CBC's Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo.

Marnie Luke

Marnie Luke is an investigative producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and co- creator of the award-winning podcast Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo , and Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?


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