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Nothing Promised | The murder of Timothy McLean

Please note this episode contains graphic descriptions of murder and violence. Listener discretion is advised. If you feel like you need help please contact the relevant helpline for your area. If you are in immediate danger call the emergency services.




On July 30th 2008, a Greyhound bus was travelling east along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 20 miles from Portage la Prairie. As night fell, some of the passengers, including 22 year old Timothy McLean, tried to get some sleep. The final stop was over an hour away, but the journey would come to an abrupt end a lot sooner than that.


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  55. The Fifth Estate – Bus 1170 

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