Morbidology the Podcast – 118: Nathan O’Brien, Alvin Liknes & Kathryn Liknes

Podcast released on: 20th September 2021

In June of 2014, a woman in Calgary, Canada, went to her parents’ home to pick up her young son who had been dropped off the night before for a sleepover. When she arrived, however, she found that the home was eerily silent and, in the driveway, she found drag marks and a sinister looking…


In June of 2014, a woman in Calgary, Canada, went to her parents’ home to pick up her young son who had been dropped off the night before for a sleepover. When she arrived, however, she found that the home was eerily silent and, in the driveway, she found drag marks and a sinister looking red liquid.

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Audio Sources:

“Gruesome Murder of Boy, Grandparents Ends in Conviction (Pt 1) – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen”

“Gruesome Murder of Boy, Grandparents Ends in Conviction (Pt 2) – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen”

“Gruesome Murder of Boy, Grandparents Ends in Conviction (Pt 3) – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen”

“Douglas Garland arrested in O’Brien/Liknes disappearance”

“”What we know about Nathan O’Brien’s Disappearance”

“Disappearance of Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents is less of a mystery, Calgary Police say”

“AMBER ALERT: Nathan O’Brien”

“A Legacy for Nathan O’Brien”

“Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for missing Calgary family Globalnews ca”

Sources:

CCN, 30 June, 2014 – “Suspicious Missing Persons Investigation”

The Toronto Star, 30 June, 2014 – “Amber Alert for Calgary Boy”

The Calgary Sun, 1 July, 2014 – “Where Are They?”

The Hamilton Spectator, 1 July, 2014 – “Five-Year-Old Boy, Grandparents Go Missing”

The Calgary Sun, 2 July 2014 – “Agonizing Wait”

Guelph Mercury Tribune, 2 July, 2014 – “Stay Strong Parents Urge Missing Boy”

The Chronicle Herald, 3 July, 2014 – “Police Question Use of Reward in Disappearance”

The Hamilton Spectator, 3 July, 2014 – “Calgary Police Say Progress Being Made in Case of Missing Boy, Grandparents”

Waterloo Regional Record, 3 July, 2014 – “Witnesses Come Forward in Case of Missing Boy and his Grandparents”

The Hamilton Spectator, 4 July, 2014 – “Calgary Police Say There was a Violent Incident”

The Calgary Sun, 5 July, 2014 – “Violence at Crime Scene”

The Calgary Sun, 6 July, 2014 – “Search Expands”

The Hamilton Spectator, 6 July, 2014 – “Police Release Man Questioned in Disappearance of Calgary Family”

24 Hours, 7 July, 2014 – “Pond Focus of Search for Missing Calgary Boy, Grandparents”

The Calgary Sun, 7 July, 2014 – “Person of Interest Seven Years on the Lam”

The Hamilton Spectator, 7 July, 2014 – “Person of Interest in Case of Missing Calgary Boy & Grandparents”

The Hamilton Spectator, 7 July, 2014 – “Person of Interest in Calgary Disappearance Had Troubled Legal, Mental Health Past”

The Toronto Star, 11 July, 2014 – “Calgary Police Probe Business Dealings in Missing Boy Case”

The Calgary Sun, 9 July, 2014 – “They’re Not Alone”

The Hamilton Spectator, 9 July, 2014 – “Calgary Police Expand Investigation into Missing Boy, Grandparents”

The Calgary Sun, 10 July, 2014 – “Person of Interest Given Conditions for Bail”

The Calgary Sun, 11 July, 2014 – “Just got to Find Them”

Guelph Mercury Tribune, 11 July, 2014 – “Garland Granted Bail in ID, Credit Card Theft Cases”

The Edmonton Sun, 13 July, 2014 – “Liknes Home Combed”

BC Local News, 14 July, 2014 – “Police Will Pursue Murder Charges”

The Calgary Sun 15 July, 2014 – “Family Needs Closure”

The Calgary Sun, 6 July, 2014 – “Green Balloons Fill City Sky to Honour Family”

The Calgary Sun, 16 July, 2014 – “No What Ifs”

The Toronto Sun, 16 July, 2014 – “Grief on Display”

24 Hours, 17 July, 2014 – “Liknes Family Thanks Alberta for Support”

The Edmonton Sun, 20 July, 2014 – “High-Tech Gear to Aid in Search”

The Daily Herald-Tribune, 25 July, 2014 – “GP Company Aiding Police in Murder Investigation”

The Calgary Sun, 18 September, 2014 – “Accused in Triple Killing in Court”

The Calgary Sun, 28 September, 2014 – “Hope Changes Everything”

The Calgary Sun, 29 October, 2014 – “Healing Gift”

The Calgary Sun, 12 January, 2015 – “We Get to Carry on Nathan’s Spirit”

The Calgary Sun, 6 February, 2015 – “A Fitting Legacy for Nathan”

The Calgary Sun, 20 May, 2015 – “Triple Murder Hearing Begins”

The Calgary Sun, 28 May, 2015 – “Charge Upgraded”

The Calgary Sun, 10 August, 2016 – “Nathan’s Spirit Lives On”

Star Metro Calgary, 12 January, 2017 – “Garland Trial”

CBC, 16 January, 2017 – “Douglas Garland Killed Calgary Couple and Grandson”

The Calgary Sun, 17 January, 2017 – “My Family’s Been Murdered”

The Hamilton Spectator, 17 January, 2017 – “Father of Calgary Triple Murder Suspect Says Son Was Angry”

Star Metro Calgary, 17 January, 2017 – “Accused Took Little Interest in Nathan O’Brien Amber Alert”

The Hamilton Spectator, 18 January, 2017 – “Triple Murder Trial Hears Police Had Hoped Nathan O’Brien Was Hiding Somewhere”

CBC, 19 January, 2017 – “Douglas Garland Murder Trial Hears from Locksmith”

The Chronicle Herald, 21 January, 2017 – “Empty Shoebox Helped Match Bloody Footprints at Crime Scene”

CBC, 23 January, 2017 – “Douglas Garland Murder Trial Hears Cadaver Dog Indicated Human Remains”

CBC, 24 January, 2017 – “Douglas Garland Had Book on How to Dispose of Dead Bodies”

CBC, 24 January, 2017 – “Douglas Garland Had Lots of Cuts”

Star Metro Calgary, 26 January, 2017 – “No Garland DNA or Fingerprints Found at Liknes Home”

CBC, 25 January, 2017 – “Jewellery and a Piece of Shackle”

CBC, 31 January, 2017 – “Most Painful Torture”

The Edmonton Sun, 27 January, 2017 – “Neighor Noticed Late Night Activity at Garland’s Farm”

Airdrie Echo, 8 February, 2017 – “Aerial Images Showing Alleged Bodies a Blessing for Crown”

Star Metro Calgary, 7 February, 2017 – “DNA From all Three Victims Located at Garland Farm”

Star Metro Calgary, 8 February, 2017 – “Garland Tried to Sneak Back on to Farm”

Star Metro Calgary, 13 February, 2017 – “Crown Delivers Evidence Filled Closing Arguments”

The Calgary Sun, 14 February, 2017 – “Doubt Versus DNA”

CBC, 17 February, 2017 – “No Words, No Language”

CBC, 17 February, 2017 – “Triple Murderer Douglas Garland Gets Prison Sentence”

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