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Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo

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Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo.
23 Episodes
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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.
S2 Episode 9: Reunion

S2 Episode 9: Reunion

2018-03-2700:53:578

Christine travels to Pennsylvania for an emotional reunion with her brother, Johnny, who she hasn’t seen since she was a baby. Determined to get more answers about the days and weeks leading up to her sister’s death, Christine finally gets a copy of Cleo’s death certificate. That, and other documents begin to shed light on the truth she’s been seeking for decades.
Digging through archives in Saskatchewan, Connie makes a shocking discovery. As she investigates the controversial Adopt Indian Metis program which Cleo and her siblings were a part of, the man who started the program agrees to speak with her about its controversial origins, and legacy.
S2 Episode 7: Lillian

S2 Episode 7: Lillian

2018-03-2000:32:087

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.
S2 Episode 6: Little Pine

S2 Episode 6: Little Pine

2018-03-2000:49:4312

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.
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.
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.
S2 Episode 3: A little lie

S2 Episode 3: A little lie

2018-03-0900:54:0813

Connie meets Cleo’s older brother, Johnny, in Pennsylvania, where he was adopted. He’s haunted by the memory of saying goodbye to Cleo and longs to fulfill a promise to find her. A late night internet search reveals he may be close.
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Comments (21)

Lucy Sharf

Painfully beautiful series. I’m so sorry that this was and still is a reality. Thank you so much to the team and to Cleo’s family for telling this story. It was really well done. I learned so much.

Oct 6th
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Chris MacArthur

Such a sad, and all too common story. Excellent work done by the reporter and her team. I'm always impressed with the CBC, I wish journalist in my country were of the same caliber.

Sep 10th
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Alexandria Campbell

when will the next season come out!

Jul 12th
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Robert Cain

this is a very sad story and I feel for this little girl. I did not like the angle it was written from.

Jul 2nd
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Robert Cain

so it was just assumed she was raped and murdered?

Jun 27th
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Cassie

I'm a fan but I thought the way they handled telling Mark was really tactless. Let a sibling tell them or at least be nicer on the phone, that was not a time for a name correction.

May 31st
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Janet Corbin Harrington

So extremely sad that a young girl felt no hope of being able to return to the family she loved. She was lost before they could find her. Gov't has a purpose, but certainly acts beyond their limits at times. Especially in the handling of all native tribes. There were great atrocities in the handling of native tribes. I was shocked to learn this still happened in the 60's. Prayers for peace for Cleo's family.

May 20th
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Rachel Eh Hamilton

Wow that New Jersey Govt employee was so unprofessional and quite frankly inconsiderate.

Apr 3rd
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Angel S

So heartbreaking but still so many questions unanswered. what caused her to take her life How did she get the gun why was her brothers jacket in the creek and he was on the scene....

Mar 19th
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Barry Donaghy

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Mar 10th
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brian humber

i coundnt stop listening to this over the last few days,,, i never knew about this very sad part of Canadian history,,, thank you for opening my eyes,,,,,

Feb 18th
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Geoffrey Rouse

I'm a fan, but this episode is painfully drawn out. You were right, for nothing.

Jan 13th
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ILLegal ELbow

riveting!!! not sure I'll get this out of my head for a while!!

Dec 14th
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ILLegal ELbow

"this krey phase"

Dec 13th
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Eugenia

Is there more of this that I have missed?

Dec 4th
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BC surv

it kind of sounds similar to the Kerri Ann Brown case

Nov 26th
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Genene Blades

Can't believe What this family has been through so heart breaking....

Nov 19th
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Louterry Ochoa

please if any help I am looking for couple of peaple they are amanda gaorgea martinez, mikel martinez airana ochoa abel kain bravo our I just for some other way to find out some other dereation .Thank you louterry ochoa.

Oct 16th
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Tori GirlRed HB

I can relate to Lillian's children. I come from a long line of borderline mothers and have suffered the affects of toxic stress. What happens to children is permanent. The government always fails it's children in American history, too.

Oct 10th
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