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On September 10, 1904, the Canadian Pacific Railway's Transcontinental Express left Mission Junction, British Columbia on the last leg of its journey from Toronto to Vancouver. Shortly after departure, bandits forced the train to a halt and stole millions of uninsured securities. They disappeared in the thick mountain mist as Canada's first CPR train robbery resulted in a cross-border manhunt.
The water off Venice Beach, California was a cool 52°F on May 18, 1926 when the most famous woman in the world went for a swim. The disappearance and suspected drowning of Evangelist star Aimee Semple McPherson stole the front pages of newspapers around the world and launched a manhunt that fired an international media frenzy.
In 1945, Allied forces occupied Germany after five years of war, and German war criminals including Adolf Eichmann went into hiding. Eichmann visited his family in Austria and gave poison to his wife in case the Russians captured them. On April 30, Hitler committed suicide. Germany surrendered, launching a massive global manhunt for the criminals of war - especially Karl Adolf Otto Eichmann.
On December 2, 1919, Ambrose Small, well known in theatrical circles in the United States and Canada as the owner of the Grand Opera House in Toronto, was last seen in his office before he disappeared. This episode follows the manhunt for Small by the police, fueled by several newspaper advertisements offering handsome rewards for people who might have information on him.
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- Premiered: October 1, 2004
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Chronicles of the search for notable missing persons, including some who were fugitives and others who simply vanished.