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People know their hometowns by streets, a favorite restaurant or the local mall. Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt knows hers by the crime scenes she's been to over the past 20 years. Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn't hear on the news.  New episodes every other week
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Surviving a Predator | 7

Surviving a Predator | 7

2019-05-1401:03:35

On this episode of Global News podcast Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the devastating impact of a sexual predator.In 2003, a young Calgary woman was in her own home, when a stranger broke in and attacked her.She was bound, raped, beaten and threatened.Six months later, it happened again.A second woman, sexually assaulted in her own home, just blocks from where the first woman was attacked.The details were so similar — both women were sexually assaulted in their own homes by a violent stranger.Police knew it was the same offender. A serial rapist was preying on young women.For investigators, it was a race against time to try and catch this monster before he could strike again.The tactics used to try to catch this rapist will likely surprise you.And for the first time, hear from one of the people impacted most by the horrific actions of this sex offender.Follow the story of the “Beltline Rapist” in episode seven of “Crime Beat.”If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.Contact:Twitter: @nancyhixtFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
On this episode we're bringing you details of the Kelly Cook case that have never been reported before. In 1981, Kelly took a job to babysit for someone new named Bill Christensen. The 15-year-old was never seen alive again.What most people don’t know is that Kelly was not the killer’s first choice. She was the “backup babysitter.”Christensen's first choice was a 17-year-old girl.In the small rural community of Standard, in southern Alberta, the 17-year-old received a call from Christensen, but she already had plans so she turned him down.Christensen then asked the girl for names of other babysitters in the area. One of the names she gave was Kelly Cook.That original target, who we’ll refer to as Stacey, has never spoken to a journalist about what happened — until now. Global News is not using Stacey’s real name, as she continues to fear for her safety.Thirty-eight years later, and the case continues to impacted every aspect of her life and will continue to until the killer is caught.Police continue to investigate the case but are still waiting for the tip they need to solve it.If you know anything that can help police as they investigate Kelly's homicide, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.Contact:Twitter: @nancyhixtFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
On this episode of Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt tells the story of Kelly Cook, a young girl who was abducted from Standard, Alta., 38 years ago.Kelly had taken a job babysitting someone new — and then, she was gone. Her body was found June 28, 1981 in an irrigation canal south of Taber.Investigators said it was obvious someone had gone through a lot of work to make sure Kelly would never be found, but a drought in the area had lowered the water level and revealed her weighed-down body.The case turned into a homicide investigation and the manhunt for a killer began.Join Nancy Hixt as she takes you through the abduction and murder of Kelly Cook: what leads investigators have looked at and why it’s become a cold case.If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.Contact:Twitter: @nancyhixtFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
Crime reporter Nancy Hixt tells a story of an aspiring actress who mysteriously disappeared from Calgary, Alta., in November 2014.Shannon Madill had everything going for her. She had just landed an audition for a role in a television series, and was looking forward to moving from Calgary to Edmonton.That audition was recorded on video. Hours later she vanished.It was only when Shannon missed a planned dinner with her older brother that her family realized she was missing and called police. By then, she was already gone for several days.Her parents, siblings and husband stood side by side in front of the media at Calgary Police Headquarters to make a plea for help in finding her, and at one point, spoke directly to Shannon.Investigators looked into her cell phone, medical and banking records, but all leads came up empty.The days turned into months.Police tried to prepare the Madill family for all possible outcomes.Seven months later, the case took a shocking turn.The disturbing details are revealed in an interview with police.This Crime Beat episode is the first time those recordings are being made public.Find out what happened to Shannon Madill following her final audition in episode four of Crime Beat. If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.Contact:Twitter: @nancyhixtFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
If I Can't Have You... | 3

If I Can't Have You... | 3

2019-03-1900:37:069

In this episode we look at a story of deadly infatuation.Join Nancy Hixt as she explains how a young girl was targeted — simply because she spurned a young man’s advances.Nadia El-Dib’s family said Nadia had broken things off with Adam Bettahar, and her body was found in a Calgary woman’s backyard March 25, 2018. She was stabbed dozens of times and shot twice.Police called her death an “execution.”Anyone needing help with violence or abuse in an intimate relationship is encouraged to reach out for help by calling Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network at 403 -237-5888 (Toll Free: 1-877-237-5888), the 24-hour Family Violence Helpline at 403-234-SAFE (7233), or 211.If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.Contact:Twitter: @nancyhixtFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
I Dodged a Bullet | 2

I Dodged a Bullet | 2

2019-03-0400:40:4510

On this episode of Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt takes you through the mind blowing twists and turns in Randy Safronovich’s life.Safronovich jokes that he must have nine lives.The Sylvan Lake businessman was the victim of a home invasion robbery in June 2013.At one point, the offender put a gun to his head, and pulled the trigger.By some miracle, the gun misfired and Safronovich survived.It was a life changing moment, but surprisingly, not the first time Safronovich managed to evade death."I guess I will write a book called dodged a bullet twice now," Safronovich told Global News.Find out why the FBI was consulted for his case, in a real-life story that plays out more like a Hollywood film.If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.Contact:Twitter: @nancyhixtFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
On this episode of Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt takes you through the case--step by step. Follow along as she reveals the shocking behind the scenes details of the Meika Jordan case --and goes through the evidence as it was uncovered by investigators in their quest for justice for Meika.Meika Jordan was a bright, cheery and playful six year old. When she was rushed to hospital with serious life threatening injuries, her father and step-mother told police she had fallen down the stairs.But the injuries didn’t match that explanation.Meika later died in hospital.That was the beginning of a lengthy investigation into her death--lead by the Calgary Police Homicide Unit.The little girl was from a split family--she spent half of her time with her biological dad Spencer Jordan and her step-mother Marie Magoon. She spent the other half of her time with her biological mother Kyla Woodhouse, and her step-father Brian Woodhouse.Early on, it became clear to detectives there were two people with the sole opportunity to kill Meika. But why would anyone kill such a beautiful and innocent little girl?If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.Contact:Twitter: @nancyhixtFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.caResources:If you suspect a child is in immediate danger please call 911.For more information or if you're looking for support:https://kidshelpphone.ca/https://calgarycac.ca/ 
Coming Soon: Crime Beat

Coming Soon: Crime Beat

2019-02-0500:01:301

People know their hometowns by streets, a favorite restaurant or the local mall. Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt knows hers by the crime scenes she's been to over the past 20 years. Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn't hear on the news. 
Comments (17)

Mary Jean Dacua

One of the best story you have ever told so far, Nancy. My heart goes out to Nicole and her family. My hats off to her mother who I'm pretty sure gave her courage and stregth throughout the whole ordeal. I wish them well...

May 23rd
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Rónán Rupp

I don't think I've sobbed so much listening to a podcast. This was heartbreaking to listen to. As a father, losing a child is the worst thing I could ever imagine happening. 😢

May 15th
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SandG beach

very well done!

May 15th
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Patty Schuman

I really like this podcast: well done, great speaking voice, and good cases.

May 4th
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Anita Simaganis

i am a bit a true crime buff listen to serial killers cannibalism child killers from all over the world but there is something very different when its all literally 'down the road' and fairly recent

May 2nd
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vl l

she is amazing. she is well spoken and easy listening.

Apr 25th
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Megan Alexis

Good one! Can't wait for part 2. Poor Kelly

Apr 24th
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Marwa

My first review after listening for many years...y? Because mostly, all ask me to leave a 5 star review. I’ve been watching Nancy hixt for a long time on global. I enjoy listening to her; shes very well spoken, very professional, and seems to really enjoy what she does...now, there is an ulterior motive to my review....more! I want more!

Apr 19th
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Chantal Said

All of these start in NE Calgary. If you're visiting Calgary, just know, it's the ghetto.

Apr 3rd
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Chantal Said

My sister in law was assistant to a supreme court justice in Calgary. I don't know how she could listen to stuff like this, day in and day out.

Apr 3rd
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KC

How truly devastating. 💔

Apr 1st
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Ken Fulcher

love this cast

Mar 25th
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Jay Algater

wow. so sad. I hope these pieces of S&$t get what's coming to them in prison. who could do that to a child

Mar 14th
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Jess Moran

Do not listen to this at work unless you are comfortable bawling your eyes out infront of co workers.

Mar 13th
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Catherine Lillos

wow! I couldn't listen longer than 30 seconds without breaking down in tears.

Mar 12th
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SandG beach

came here from dark poutine:)

Mar 9th
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Ken Fulcher

SandG beach me too!

Mar 25th
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