Marnie Luke

Marnie Luke works in the CBC News Investigative Unit, where she produces the award-winning Missing & Murdered podcast. Previously, she was a field producer and national assignment editor based in Toronto, and has also worked in CBC's Washington and London bureaus.

Latest from Marnie Luke

CBC Investigates

Veteran con man arrested over 'large scale' Ontario investment fraud

Waterloo Regional Police have charged David Villanueva with fraud, after a 14-month investigation. The veteran conman has six prior convictions, and has left a cross-Canada trail of victims.
CBC Investigates

Thousands of Canadian drug users dying as government red tape limits help, advocates say

The majority of drug overdose deaths in Canada are now caused by smoking. But the national system of safe sites remains geared towards injection. Advocates say government red tape is slowing inhalation site approvals and contributing to thousands of deaths.
CBC Investigates

Deadly drug just 'a click away,' warns grieving Ontario family

A Peterborough, Ont., family is sounding the alarm about easy, online access to the drug Bromazolam, following the suspected overdose death of their 19-year-old son. The non-approved benzodiazepine can be particularly dangerous when mixed with opioids, since it depresses the respiratory system.

Once featured on HGTV, pool builder accused of swindling customers

Dozens of his customers across North America think failed Winnipeg businessman Kurt Wittin is a ripoff artist. They’ve given him hundreds of thousands of dollars to build prefabricated pools but never received a pool or a refund. Even after dozens of lawsuits, Wittin continues to sell the pools, using an appearance on an HGTV home reno show to boost his business.
CBC Investigates

RCMP superfan in Ontario spent 2 weeks in jail following N.S. massacre

Warren Thwing says he's spent thousands of dollars on a collection of hundreds of RCMP items including uniforms, figurines, posters and books. He never imagined it would lead to a door-smashing, gun-toting police raid on his home.
CBC Investigates

Questions raised about celebrated Métis healer's Indigenous identity

Ernest Matton, head of the Aboriginal Healing Program at Michael Garron Hospital, has abruptly retired after members of Toronto's Indigenous community questioned his Indigenous identity. The celebrated healer, known as Elder Little Brown Bear, is among 5,300 people who face possible expulsion from the Métis Nation of Ontario over 'incomplete' profiles.
Finding Cleo

'Our story is about hope': How siblings of lost Saskatchewan girl made peace with their loss

The Semaganis siblings from Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan had spent decades searching for their sister Cleo, but it was through a CBC podcast that they finally learned her fate. Listen to the final episode and read about how Cleo's siblings came to terms with what they learned and what they had lost.
Finding Cleo

'Naive but a good intention' — adoptive parents grapple with fallout of Sixties Scoop

Five siblings separated in the Sixties Scoop have reconnected as adults and are determined to find out what happened to the sister they lost track of. In the latest episodes of Finding Cleo, CBC News reporter Connie Walker follows a lead that takes her to a cemetery in New Jersey.
Finding Cleo

CBC podcast solves decades-old mystery of Saskatchewan girl lost in Sixties Scoop

A patchwork of information suggested Cleo Semaganis Nicotine had been killed decades ago while trying to make her way back to Saskatchewan from her adoptive family in the U.S., but no one knew for sure what happened until CBC News began looking into the case.

CBC podcast uncovers new information in unsolved murder of Alberta Williams

More than 27 years after police "hit a brick wall" in their investigation into the murder of B.C. woman Alberta Williams, the RCMP say the case is now "very active" because of new details revealed in a CBC News podcast.