Crime Beat Podcast | Hunted by evil part 2: The Monstrous acts of Douglas Garland

On July 4, 2014, four days into an Amber Alert, a suspect was arrested in connection with the disappearance of Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes.

An RCMP emergency response team searched the farm where Douglas Garland lived with his parents.

At that time, there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Garland with kidnapping. Instead, he was arrested on unrelated fraud charges.

In the meantime, investigators got a warrant and began an exhaustive search of the expansive 40-acre Garland property — one that would become the biggest in Calgary police history.

In Part Two of the Crime Beat series “Hunted by Evil,” you’ll hear from the rookie officer who tracked Garland in the darkness and the forensic investigators who scoured the Garland property for months.

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8 Responses

  1. TurquoiseJunkie says:

    This is probably THE most heinous, horrific and disturbing crime case I have ever heard of.

  2. Melissa Richardson says:

    So , incredibly sad… I can’t help but think, if the daughter hadn’t left with her baby…would there have been 5 victims , instead of 3? This man is nothing less than a monster

  3. Adrienne Laberge says:

    Horrific!! My prayers to the family.
    Your commentary is engaging

  4. Moses Supposes says:

    It’s sad but funny when people refer to looking things up on the internet as “doing research.” Thank goodness there are many actual researchers producing and publishing information that web surfers can look up.

  5. alyssa barruffi says:

    I had tears finishing part 2 up…. My heart breaks for what they dealt with and for their family 🙁


  6. LisaS says:

    Well done, Nancy. There are no words. As someone who has followed true crime for many years, this is one of the most senseless, horrendous, unspeakable acts of torture and murder ever heard of. I remain shell shocked and literally sick and in pain for the victims. All of them, living and dead.

  7. Lisa Mcgrowder says:

    Hope he does in prison….

  8. Chris Searer says:

    Love the format! Heinous story!

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