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The Kowalchuk Boy

On August 2, 1982, two young boys disappeared. When the body of one was found later, they used the child's backpack to help identify him as Benji Harding, the son of a firefighter. Sixteen years later, a former co-worker of Harding's sees a computer screensaver featuring pictures of a child he swears is harding. Simms calls Lloyd Mastrowski in to work on the case, since he worked the original, and it isn't long before they realise the body belongs to Christopher Kowalchuk. During the course of the investigation, suspicion turns to Lyle and Grace Burgoyne, a family whose son died sixteen years ago in a fire when Harding was unable to save him. The case has political implications because the Kowalchuks spear-headed numerous missing childrens' campaigns after their son went missing, only to finally be told there was never any hope.

  • Originally Aired January 15, 1999
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Content Rating United States of America TV-14
  • Production Code 22
  • Network CTV
  • Created August 20, 2022
  • Modified August 20, 2022
Name Type Role
David Cole Writer
Bruce Dawson Guest Star
Ben Weir Guest Star
Allan Gray Guest Star
Cameron Park Guest Star
Jessica Van der Veen Guest Star
Karen Krupper Guest Star
Peter Hanlon Guest Star
Dean McKenzie Guest Star
Donna Larson Guest Star
Andrew Johnston Guest Star
Mark Holden Guest Star
Gary Harvey Director