Bringing those lesser known cases out of the shade. From strings of disappearances to serial killers in our midst, this podcast will leave you baffled by the crime going on right under your nose. Every Monday, Shades of Crime host, Will, covers a unique and fascinating case that you will likely not know about. Get ready, because things are about to get... shady.
- The Disappearances of Daniel Pickett and Trevor HamlinDaniel Pickett and Trevor Hamlin were two young men from Newfoundland Canada who both disappeared under very mysterious circumstances, leaving behind a few pieces of puzzling evidence and even more questions. This week's episode looks into the 2006 disappearance of 25 year old Daniel Pickett and the 2018 disappearance of 33 year old Trevor Hamlin.
- Three Disappearances from Prince Edward IslandThe province of PEI is known for its low crime rates and strong sense of community, so while the province only has three active missing persons cases, each has profoundly impacted the people of PEI. This episode covers the disappearances of Steven O'Brien, Stacey McKinnon-Smith and Theresa Ann Gregory.
- The Ideal Maternity Home ScandalBetween 1928 and 1947, the Ideal Maternity Home was operating out of Chester Nova Scotia, a maternity home which boasted highly confidential maternity care for unwed mothers. The home was operated by Lila and William Young, a couple who went from being held in the highest regard to some of the most despised people in Canada. This week's episode looks into the actions of Lila and William Young and the long-lasting impacts their actions have left on people across Canada and the United States.
- Did Mindy Tran's Killer Get Away?Eight year old Mindy Tran lived in Kelowna British Columbia when she went missing back in August of 1994. A man was captured and charged with Mindy's murder, but he was famously exonerated on the charges. The case leading up to this verdict seemed rock solid, which leaves many wondering if Mindy's killer got away.
- The Disappearance of Kimberley Lockyer and Dale WorthmanKimberley Lockyer and Dale Worthman were a couple living outside of St. John's Newfoundland who vanished without a trace back in the summer of 1993. Their basement apartment looked as though they had never left and was just one of the many confounding pieces of evidence in this case.
- The Murders of Douglas Edgett and Cheryl PyneDouglas Edgett and Cheryl Pyne both lived in Moncton New Brunswick, their lives didn't have much cross-over, but their deaths have permanently linked them together because of the actions of one sick man. This week's episode covers the murders of Douglas Edgett and Cheryl Pyne and how even with a known perpetrator, the two cases lack complete resolve.
- The Halifax Glove ManThe city of Halifax has had something strange happen for many years, a guy cruises the downtown area between 2 and 3a.m looking for a lone man in need of a drive, he picks them and they head home. What happens during these car rides can vary, but there is one thing for sure, you should never accept a ride from the Halifax glove man. This episode includes a story that is based off of multiple true accounts merged in a cohesive fashion for narration purposes.
- The Tragic Deaths of Andrea King, Shelley Connors and Kathleen MacVicarAndrea King, Shelley Connors and Kathleen MacVicar all vanished without a trace and were later located murdered under confounding circumstances. Each murder had little to go off of, but could the travels of the once esteemed military man Russell Williams give us an idea of who killed these women or are there other people involved? This week's episode looks into the murders of these women and the suspects involved in their deaths.
- British Columbia's Missing Men Part 3Ryan Shtuka vanished from a small ski resort community jsut out of Kamloops BC, making him another young healthy man who has disappeared from BCs lower mainland. This episode also covers cases that have very little information and have not been talked about as much as the ones before this. This is my last episode in my investigation into the missing men of BCs lower mainland. Get ready, because things are about to get... shady.
- British Columbia's Missing Men Part 2Part two of my ivestigation into the missing men of British Columbia's lower mainland. This episode covers the cases of Sahil Sharma, Manvir Sinhu, Kellen McElwee, Pablo Guerra and Derek Kelly. These cases keep getting more and more twisted and confusing and the sheer volume of them is making it hard to deny a theme in the disappearances.
- British Columbia's Missing Men Part 1Men in the province of British Columbia have been disappearing from its southwest region for years under very mysterious circumstances. These men share similar characteristics and each case appears so similar that it is almost impossible to question whether they are somehow linked. This week the disappearances of Asim Chaudhry, Bryan Braumberger and Jeff Surtel are covered in this multi part coverage of the vanishing young men of British Columbia.
- The Rollingstone HitlistWhat happens when an article singling out members of the LGBTQ is published in a highly conservative country, the article forms a type of hitlist. The unauthorized Ugandan newspaper called the Rollingstone (not associated with the American magazine) published an article in 2010 entitled "Pictures of Uganda's Top 100 Homos" and stamped on the cover image was a message saying "hang them" so it is no surprise that this publication had terrible ramifications in a country where homosexuality is against the law.
- The Unsolved Murders of Bubba Walker and Bee LoveThe LGBTQ community is frequently targeted in violent attacks and those attacks disproportionately impact trans and gender non-conforming people and even more so when the person is black. So this episode is looking into the murders to two black trans women back in 2019 that have no garnered the attention that they deserve and still remain unsolved to this day. Trans and gender non-conforming people frequently lose family and close attachments to people they held before coming out and that means that frequently there are not enough people to advocate for them. That's why we need to make our voices heard, these cases can be solved with enough pressure on those handling the cases. Teach the world that murdering black trans people will be treated as murder.