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For Heaven’s Sake true crime series investigates Canada cold case


Great-grand nephew of man who vanished from his cabin wearing a suit, dress shoes and a fedora in 1934 attempts to crack one of Canada’s oldest cold cases in true crime series

  • Harold Heaven mysteriously disappeared from his remote lakeside cabin in Minden, Ontario, about two hours north-east of Toronto, back in October 1934
  • Ontario Provincial Police investigators at the time ruled his death a suicide – even though his body was never found 
  • His family, however, never believed the suicide ruling 
  • Now, his great-grand nephew Mike Mildon – who admittedly has no investigative experience – has taken up the case 
  • Mildon and his best friend Jackson Rowe are the filmmakers behind the new series, For Heaven’s Sake, that aims to discover what happened to Heaven 

Two amateur investigators have taken on one of Canada‘s oldest cold cases as part of a new true crime documentary series in a bid to find out what happened to a man who vanished without a trace from his cabin 87 years ago. 

Harold Heaven mysteriously disappeared from his remote lakeside cabin in Minden, Ontario, about two hours north-east of Toronto, back in October 1934.

Heaven, whose cabin door was left open with an oil lamp still burning inside, vanished with his rifle. 

He is believed to have disappeared wearing a suit, dress shoes and a fedora. 

Harold Heaven (above) mysteriously disappeared from his remote lakeside cabin in Minden, Ontario, about two hours north-east of Toronto, back in October 1934

Police searched the nearby woods and dredged the adjacent lake but Heaven was never found nor heard from again. 

Ontario Provincial Police investigators at the time ruled his death a suicide – even though his body was never found. 

His family, however, never believed the suicide ruling.  

Now, his great-grand nephew Mike Mildon – who admittedly has no investigative experience – has taken up the case. 

Mildon, along with his best friend Jackson Rowe, are the filmmakers behind the new eight-part series, For Heaven’s Sake, that aims to discover exactly what happened to Heaven eight decades ago. 

Growing up, Mildon heard theories of his great-grand uncle’s disappearance from the various generations.  

Heaven, whose cabin (pictured) door was left open with an oil lamp still burning inside, vanished with his rifle. He is believed to have disappeared wearing a suit, dress shoes and a fedora

Heaven, whose cabin (pictured) door was left open with an oil lamp still burning inside, vanished with his rifle. He is believed to have disappeared wearing a suit, dress shoes and a fedora

His great-grand nephew Mike Mildon - who admittedly has no investigative experience - has taken up the case

His great-grand nephew Mike Mildon – who admittedly has no investigative experience – has taken up the case

Ontario Provincial Police investigators at the time ruled his death a suicide - even though his body was never found

His family never believed the suicide ruling

Ontario Provincial Police investigators at the time ruled his death a suicide – even though his body was never found. His family, however, never believed the suicide ruling

Among the theories passed down is that Heaven had clashed with road workers building a highway near his cabin.

The trailer for the series highlights how some believe Heaven’s body may be buried under the highway or was dumped in the lake near his cabin. 

Mildon and Rowe’s claim to fame prior to the series was a Funny or Die series called Trophy Husbands, which had about 5,000 views on YouTube at the time of filming.

The series, despite being based on a true crime, has a comedic streak as the two amateur investigators try to unpack Mildon’s family mystery. 

The pair, who are true crime fans, managed to eventually get access to the 1934 police report related to Heaven’s disappearance.

They also interviewed several Heaven family members, including Mildon’s grandfather, and tried to track down people who had direct knowledge of the search party.   

The full For Heaven’s Sake series is currently streaming on CBS’ new streaming service Paramount+. 

Mildon (right), along with his best friend Jackson Rowe (left), are the filmmakers behind the new eight-part series, For Heaven's Sake, that aims to discover exactly what happened to Heaven eight decades ago

Mildon (right), along with his best friend Jackson Rowe (left), are the filmmakers behind the new eight-part series, For Heaven’s Sake, that aims to discover exactly what happened to Heaven eight decades ago

The pair, who are true crime fans, managed to eventually get access to the 1934 police report related to Heaven's disappearance

The pair, who are true crime fans, managed to eventually get access to the 1934 police report related to Heaven’s disappearance

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