Who Killed Alberta Williams?
November 27, 2016 2:28 PM   Subscribe

Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? is an 8-part podcast series from the CBC investigating the murder of Alberta Williams.

Alberta's body was found in 1989 along the infamous Highway of Tears, known for numerous disappearances and murders of aboriginal women. The podcast host, Connie Walker, is herself an indigenous woman and takes the time to explore the impact of these crimes on communities like hers. She started researching this story after the lead police investigator contacted her with a short email directly accusing one of the suspects. What was originally intended to be a short tv new story is now an eight-part podcast series after Connie Walker was able to talk to multiple witnesses who never spoke to the police at the time. Currently five episodes have been released.

Previously on Metafilter: Connie Walker's work at the CBC on a MMIW database, the Highway of Tears.
posted by carolr (3 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
Seems like an interesting case. Thanks for the link.
posted by jonmc at 8:05 PM on November 27, 2016

I'm only three episodes in, and I do tend to like true crime kind of stuff, but maybe it's just these times we've living in now, but... this is extraordinarily difficult to listen to. In a way, I should say, that reflects very well on the people who worked on this story. Walker especially, who walks the line between being a journalist and actually caring about the people she's speaking with in a much closer way than most.
posted by Sequence at 11:14 PM on November 27, 2016

Just started this today because of your link... thank you!
posted by cluebucket at 6:32 PM on November 30, 2016

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