Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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Love and Human Remains 

Two murdered but well-preserved bodies are found after a shed is torn down, and it's discovered that one of them had fought in the War of 1812.


Sudz Sutherland (as David Sutherland)


Maureen Jennings (characters), Bob Carney (developed by) (as R.B. Carney) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Yannick Bisson ... Detective William Murdoch
Helene Joy ... Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Thomas Craig ... Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris ... Constable George Crabtree
Joan Gregson ... Rebecca Hastings
Myron Natwick ... Charlie Hastings
Marcia Bennett ... Alice Nugent
Philip Craig ... Horace Mooney
Neil Dainard Neil Dainard ... Michael Webster
Lachlan Murdoch ... Constable Henry Higgins
Sean Harraher Sean Harraher ... Constable Worseley
Richard Fitzpatrick Richard Fitzpatrick ... James Kirkham
Brianna Bisson Brianna Bisson ... Penny Ranton
Max Morrow ... Clarence
Chantal Craig ... Teacher


Detective Murdoch is on the case when police discover two bodies at a building construction site. Their initial estimate is that the bodies have been there for about 5 years but the remains are found in a peat bog and as a result are very well preserved. Both bodies, one man and one woman, are approximately 40 years old and Dr. Ogden's examination reveals that they were both poisoned with cyanide. Further evidence however shows that both bodies have been there for at least 22 years. But that's incorrect as well as further evidence then points to 1836 as the likely year of death. Murdoch manages to locate locate the now elderly daughter of the victims, Rebecca Hastings and her husband Charlie. He also realizes that either she or her husband killed her parents or possibly one of the three foster children who also lived there at the time, Alice Nugent, Horace Mooney or Michael Webster. Meanwhile, Constable Crabtree's cousin from Belleville, Ontario, Penny Ranton, comes to Toronto to ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

16 May 2010 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (LPCM) (Blu-ray)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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This episode takes place in 1897. See more »


Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: So, whoever built this shed did it to conceal the bodies.
Detective William Murdoch: That would be the owner of the factory - a James Kirkham. I've asked George to find him and determine the nature of his business. I did ask him to be quick about it.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: [Sarcastically] Oh, good, becaue wih a five year-old case, we wouldn't want the case to go cold, would we?
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