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When Sheree Fertuck’s truck is found abandoned, suspicions grow around what happened to her. This CBC investigation uncovers a story of guns, violence, and loss -- and of the gravel pit that could still hold clues about her disappearance.

When Sheree Fertuck’s truck is found abandoned, suspicions grow around what happened to her. This CBC investigation uncovers a story of guns, violence, and loss -- and of the gravel pit that could still hold clues about her disappearance.

Location:

Canada

Networks:

CBC

Description:

When Sheree Fertuck’s truck is found abandoned, suspicions grow around what happened to her. This CBC investigation uncovers a story of guns, violence, and loss -- and of the gravel pit that could still hold clues about her disappearance.

Language:

English


Episodes

Update: What happened in court

2/28/2020
Greg Fertuck appeared in court for a two-week preliminary hearing in January. The goal was to decide if he should be tried for murder. This short update explains what happened.

Duration:00:12:03

E6: Mr. Big

12/5/2019
Police have Sheree’s alleged killer behind bars, but the suspect says he was scared into a confession. Our reporters investigate the controversial police technique that led to his arrest. Meanwhile, people close to Sheree break their silence.

Duration:00:31:14

E7: Needle in a haystack

12/5/2019
A close relative thinks Sheree was dumped somewhere near the gravel pit. Police and volunteers searched the area when she disappeared, and again after the arrest. Could the searchers have overlooked her remains?

Duration:00:35:06

E5: The interview

7/16/2019
A letter to the Saskatoon jail nets our reporters a meeting with the suspect. We hear from him for the first time. For more, including a 360 video experience of the gravel pit, visit cbc.ca/thepit

Duration:00:31:17

E4: The north 40

7/15/2019
Police announce a major breakthrough in Sheree's case. They've put someone behind bars. A former roommate of the suspect remembers a troubling conversation about Sheree, and the family of the accused protest his innocence. For more, including a 360 video experience of the gravel pit, visit cbc.ca/thepit

Duration:00:32:56

E3: If walls could talk

7/14/2019
Sheree gets married. Soon, cracks in the relationship begin to form. Court documents reveal troubles in Sheree's private life. There's a death threat, weapons, and the police get involved. For more, including a 360 video experience of the gravel pit, visit cbc.ca/thepit

Duration:00:33:45

E2: Echo in the valley

7/13/2019
The search for Sheree Fertuck is underway. Police are digging, questioning, and looking for suspects. Suspicions about what might have happened to Sheree begin to emerge. A neighbour says he remembers hearing a loud noise. For more, including a 360 video experience of the gravel pit, visit cbc.ca/thepit

Duration:00:34:20

Trailer: The Pit

7/12/2019
What happened to Sheree Fertuck? CBC journalists Alicia Bridges and Victoria Dinh shed light on her disappearance which has served as a haunting example of how a person can seemingly vanish without a trace in the vast rural landscape of Saskatchewan. For more, including a 360 video experience of the gravel pit, visit cbc.ca/thepit

Duration:00:02:12

E1: A strong lady

7/12/2019
It's winter in Saskatchewan and Sheree Fertuck is hard at work hauling gravel in her semi-truck. She has lunch with her mom but doesn't come back for supper. The next day, her semi is found abandoned in a gravel pit. Sheree is nowhere to be seen. For more, including a 360 video experience of the gravel pit, visit cbc.ca/thepit

Duration:00:27:54