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Shedding Light Podcast focuses on 6 Grey Bruce cold cases over the next 42 weeks


Three women — Angela, Candy and Susie — jointly and voluntarily, produce a podcast about cold cases in Canada, and will be producing podcasts about six such cases in Grey Bruce. Each case will have approximately three episodes, released every other week. They hope to keep on schedule. They will be working in partnership with Please Bring Me Home (a not-for-profit organization www.pleasebringmehome.com). "They have already done so much research and legwork on these cases it makes our job so much easier", says Angela. The three women prefer to be known by their first names to focus attention on the missing.

The first Grey Bruce case they will focus on is that of Neil McDougall.

40 year-old newlywed Neil McDougall was last seen leaving from a bar in Ayton, Ontario the evening of October 11, 1985. He was never seen nor heard from again. The family and police authorities believe Neil met with foul play. Three and a half decades later his whereabouts remain a mystery, his case unsolved. It is the intention of three Ontario Moms to change that.

Angela, Susie and Candy, the producers and hosts of Shedding Light podcast, are honoured and excited to announce they have begun their research into the disappearance of Neil McDougall, missing from Ayton, Ontario since 1985. The wonderful team at Please Bring Me Home has been investigating Neil’s case and working with Neil’s wife seeking answers to his disappearance, and now the podcasting Moms are hoping to further shed some light on Neil’s case by putting his story in an audio format, featuring interviews from family and friends and sharing little known details with the public, aiming to jog a few memories and pull on some heartstrings. They encourage public participation at all levels... they want to hear your stories, they want the public to share all the rumours and gossip surrounding this cold case... because at the heart of one of these many rumours lies a grain of truth, a shred of evidence. It has been far too long, Neil’s family deserves answers... and the answers are out there. "We need your help to find them", the three women said.

Susie and Angela were born in Grey County and grew up in Bruce County. Their dear friend Candy, the brainchild of the podcast project, is a northern Ontario girl. Their inspiration and driving force behind the podcast was the disappearance and subsequent loss of a beloved friend’s son, 3 yrs ago. He had been murdered, his body disposed of on a property in Grey County. But through the modern day resources we now have, social media, the internet, the ability to spread news immediately... he was found. These Moms, along with the amazing team at Please Bring Me Home, were able to keep this case in the public eye constantly, until a tip came in, as a result of the continued social media coverage. The family has answers, albeit not the ones they wanted. They were able to lay their dear son to rest, and no longer have to wonder what happened. A sort of closure. When they did not yet have those answers, they were in a state of limbo, not able to grieve. Pure torture for any family... and those are the answers we hope and pray for, for all the families of the missing.

There is a $50,000 reward being offered by the province of Ontario for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the disappearance of Neil McDougall of Durham, who is presumed dead.

To claim the reward, police ask anyone with information about this case to call them at 1-888-310-1122 or call local police. To leave anonymous tips and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Other cases they will be focusing on are Lois Hanna (Kincardine,1988), Lisa Maas (Woodford, 1988), Kristina Rhodes/Collins (Southampton/Hanover, 1991), Shawn and Leslie Jones (cousins, Wiarton/Neyaashiinigmiing 27 (formerly Cape Croker),1993), and Joe Moore (Kincardine, 2012). "We will also be covering the case of missing 15 year-old Meagan Pilon, another case near and dear to our hearts that PBMH has been delving into... Meagan went missing from Sudbury in 2013, explained Angela.

If you are more comfortable and you know anything about the disappearance of Neil McDougall, or any of the other Grey-Bruce County cases we are working on, please call/text us at:

437-374-3030
Email: sheddinglightpodcast@gmail.com
Or message us on Facebook or Instagram

Please Bring Me Home can be reached at:
tips@pleasebringmehome.com

Anonymous tip line 1-226-702-2728

 


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