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The Tragic Death of Mark Harshbarger
Available on 26-02-2024
The Tragic Death of Mark Harshbarger
Episode 306: This week, we discuss the shooting death of American Mark Harshbarger during a 2006 hunting trip to Newfoundland. The Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, man was shot by his wife, Mary Beth Harshbarger, who claims she thought he was a black bear. In 2010, Harshbarger was extradited to Newfoundland, where she stood trial for criminal negligence causing death. The prosecution cited insurance money as Mary Beth’s motive for the killing. After two weeks of hearings in September, the presiding judge found her not guilty.  The shooting death of Mark Harshbarger has been a source of controversy since it occurred. Some people believe that Mary Beth Harshbarger was guilty of first-degree murder, while others believe that she was justified in shooting her husband because she thought he was a bear. It is important to remember that this topic is very sensitive for many people. The family and friends of Mark Harshbarger are still grieving his death, and Mary Beth Harshbarger has gone through a great deal. Mark’s children have lost their father. We aim to be respectful of all parties involved when discussing this case. Sources: Hunting | The Canadian Encyclopedia Fur Trade in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia Town of Buchans Newfoundland & Labrador Guide describes fatal shot in U.S. hunter's trial | CBC News Official Newfoundland Hunter Safety Course | HunterCourse.com Inside The Harshbarger Family Case | CBC — True Crime Canada Public Advisory: 2023-24 Hunting and Trapping Guide Available Online - News Releases Regulation Summaries - 2022-23 Hunting and Trapping Guide Mark Harshbarger (1963-2006) | Find-a-Grave 2010 NLTD 152 (CanLII) | R. v. Harshbarger | CanLII Another Fine Day Afield | Outdoor Canada Extradition looms for hunter who shot husband | Outdoor Canada Harshbarger's father speaks out about widow's upcoming shooting trial - News - The Times-Tribune Judge throws out PFA order that had been lodged against Mary Beth Harshbarger - News - Daily Review
The Crimes of Joseph LaPage, The French Monster
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The Crimes of Joseph LaPage, The French Monster
Episode 305: Joseph LaPage, a French-Canadian rapist and necrophile known as the French Monster, was tried and hung in 1878 for the brutal, sexually motivated murder of Josie A. Langmaid, 17, in Pembroke, New Hampshire, in 1875. LaPage was also the sole suspect in the 1874 murder of Marietta N. Ball, a girl from St. Albans, Vermont. He was arrested for that crime; however, insufficient evidence prevented a trial, but the night before his execution, LaPage confessed to Marietta’s murder. Only weeks after LaPage was hanged, two more murders perpetrated in 1867, that of Mrs. George Fountie and her 16-year-old daughter, Minnie, from Saint-Alexandre, Quebec, were also tied to LaPage. It is believed that Joseph LaPage, with a long history of violent behaviour, is one of Canada’s earliest misogynistic serial killers, predating even Jack the Ripper. Sources: 1878: Joseph LaPage, murderer of Josie Langmaid Joseph LaPage | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers Josie Langmaid-"The Murdered Maiden Student" The Trial of Joseph LaPage | CURIOSity Digital Collections The East Hill Murder (Marietta Ball, Part 1) The Suncook Town Tragedy (Marietta Ball, Part 2) Marietta Ball | Obscure Vermont Marietta N Ball (1854-1874) Josephine Ann “Josie” Langmaid (1857-1875) - Find... Josie Langmaid Monument The Murdered Maiden Student : A Tribute to the Memory of Miss Josie A. Langmaid by Rev. S. C. Keeler on James E. Arsenault & Company How a Clairvoyant Caught Josie Langmaid's Murderer in 1875 The New York herald. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1840-1920, March 16, 1878 Green-Mountain freeman. [volume] (Montpelier, Vt.) 1844-1884, March 20, 1878 St. Johnsbury Caledonian. [volume] (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) 1867-1919, March 22, 1878 Burlington weekly free press. [volume] (Burlington, Vt.) 1866-1928, March 22, 1878 The New York herald. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1840-1920, April 09, 1878 Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, April 09, 1878 The Boston Globe 09 Apr 1878 Memphis daily appeal. [volume] (Memphis, Tenn.) 1847-1886, March 23, 1878 Cold North Killers: Canadian Serial Murder SuncookTragedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Unsolved: The Bizarre Case of Blair Adams
12-02-2024
Unsolved: The Bizarre Case of Blair Adams
Episode 304: On the morning of July 11, 1996, police were called to the parking lot of a hotel under construction off Interstate 40 at 7471 Crosswood Boulevard in Knoxville, Tennesee. There, they found the body of a man, later identified as Robert Dennis Blair Adams, 31, a Canadian citizen from Surrey, B.C. Family and friends called him Blair. Scattered around his body were personal items belonging to Blair and almost $4000 in various currencies, including Canadian, American, and German money. A black fanny pack near Blair’s body was found to be filled with nearly 5 ounces of gold bars, as well as gold and platinum coins and jewelry. It was later determined that Blair had been beaten and left to die in the parking lot where he was discovered. It is unclear why Blair was in Tennessee, thousands of kilometres from home and in another country. His family later said Blair had been acting strangely and was suffering from insomnia. He told them he believed people were after him and wanted him dead. He had quit his job, emptied his bank account and safety deposit box and left home for good only two days before his body’s discovery. As Blair’s significant amount of cash and valuables lay untouched, the motive for his murder remains a mystery, as does the identity of his killer or killers. Sources: Half-nude with fanny pack of gold, Canadian's killing a Knox County mystery decades later Septemmber 11, 2017 | Knoxville News Sentinel | Wayback Machine Investigations – Cold Case – Homicides – Knox County Sheriff Website Investigations – Cold Case – Homicide – Robert Dennis Blair Adams – Knox County Sheriff Website Who killed a Canadian in Knox County but left his gold untouched? Blair Adams - Unsolved Mysteries Robert Dennis Blair Adams (1964-1996) - Find a... From the UnresolvedMysteries community on Reddit: The Mysterious Death of Blair Adams The Murder Of Blair Adams — And Why It Remains Unsolved Today CRIME HUNTER: Death far from home Appalachian Unsolved: Cross-country trip ends in Canadian's mysterious death in Knoxville Unexplained: The Story Of Blair Adam's Bizzarre Death Robert Dennis Blair Adams | Fact# 16244 | FactRepublic.com DOUBLE 'S' CEDAR HOMES Robert Dennis Blair Adams (1964-1996) - Find a Grave Memorial Blair Adams: A Bizarre Unsolved Mystery - Historic Mysteries From the UnresolvedMysteries community on Reddit: I think I might be able to explain the Blair Adams case with personal experiences The Continuum of Addiction and the Addictive Personality | Psychology Today Part 1: The Connection Between Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness | National Institute on Drug Abuse Dry Drunk Syndrome: What Is It and Are You Experiencing It? | CCFA Dry Drunk Syndrome in Alcoholics - Shanti Ranganatha, 1985 The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Brian Carr Update: ‘A long 35 years’: Murder charge laid in Canadian cold case thanks to genetic genealogy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Terror on the School Bus: The Chowchilla Kidnapping
05-02-2024
Terror on the School Bus: The Chowchilla Kidnapping
Episode 303: The Chowchilla school bus hijacking and kidnapping, a notorious case that occurred in 1976, involved the abduction of a school bus carrying 26 children, nineteen girls and seven boys, ages 5 to 14, and their driver, Frank Edward ‘Ed’ Ray, who was 55. It was orchestrated by three young men from affluent families — brothers Richard Schoenfeld, 22, James Schoenfeld, 24, and their friend Frederick Newhall Woods IV, also twenty-four. The crime was motivated by a desire for ransom money and as a cure for their boredom. The kidnappers hid the bus and took its occupants to a buried truck trailer in a quarry in Livermore, California, intending to demand $5 million for their release. Remarkably, led by Ed Ray and Michael Marshall, 14, one of the older children, the victims managed to escape without any ransom being paid. Even though they all made it out alive, the victims suffered psychological scars that changed their lives and persist to the present day. This was the largest kidnapping in U.S. history, and it has a Canadian connection. After their hostages escaped, all three kidnappers went into hiding but were eventually apprehended and convicted, although one of the suspects, the mastermind behind the kidnapping, Frederick Woods, fled to Vancouver, British Columbia, before being arrested by the RCMP. Sources: Kidnapped! At Chowchilla — The School Bus Hijacking by Gail Miller and Sandra Thompkins Oroville Mercury Register 16 Jul 1976, page 1 The San Francisco Examiner 16 Jul 1976, page 3 The Fresno Bee 16 Jul 1976, page 25 ‘Major Break’ Expected in Mass Abduction (Published 1976) The Province 23 Jul 1976, page 1 The Vancouver Sun 30 Jul 1976, page 1 Merced Sun-Star 07 Aug 1976, page 1 Merced Sun-Star 07 Aug 1976, page 9 Chowchilla bus kidnapping: Rare photos from one of the largest abductions in U.S. history Chowchilla bus kidnapping survivor's lifelong fight to keep her captors behind bars Chowchilla bus kidnapper released from prison Chowchilla nightmares / 25 years later, kidnap victims still struggling to forget past Chowchilla bus kidnapping survivor's lifelong fight to keep her captors behind bars James Schoenfeld: Chowchilla Bus Kidnapper Paroled Almost 40 Years Later Chowchilla school bus kidnap victims file lawsuit 40 years after abduction Children of Chowchilla: a study of psychic trauma - PubMed The ballad of the Chowchilla bus kidnapping New Documentary Examines Kidnapping of School Bus Full of Children — and How They Miraculously Escaped Edward Ray - A Local Hero | Chowchilla, CA 1976 Bus Kidnapping | Chowchilla, CA Edward Ray Day in Chowchilla EDWARD... - City of Chowchilla, California (Government) Kent Morrill - Ballad Of Chowchilla Ray (1976 Bardel Records) Ballad Of Chowchilla Ray | Robert Goulet Survivors of Chowchilla kidnapping break silence in new documentary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Murder of RCMP Constable Thomas Brian King
29-01-2024
The Murder of RCMP Constable Thomas Brian King
Episode 302: On April 25, 1978, RCMP Constable Thomas (Brian) King, a 40-year-old father of three, pulled over a vehicle for a minor traffic offence at 12:35 AM on Highway 11, roughly a quarter mile (400 metres) north of the Saskatoon city boundary. Inside the car were two young men: 18-year-old Darrell Luke Crook and 19-year-old Gregory Michael Fischer. The pair had intentionally disabled the vehicle’s tail light to draw the attention of law enforcement. As the unsuspecting officer was checking Fisher’s driver’s licence, the two men overpowered, disarmed and manacled him with his service handcuffs.  The pair then forced the officer into their car and drove into Saskatoon, where they showed him off to friends. Afterward, Crook and Fisher drove to a secluded spot near the Saskatchewan River, where they beat and tortured the helpless constable. Then, they executed Brian King with his service revolver, shooting him twice and throwing his body into the river. Sources: A History of Winnipegosis RCMP Depot Division Royal Canadian Mounted Police Issues The Dark Side of the RCMP Star-Phoenix 25 Apr 1978, page 1 Star-Phoenix 27 Apr 1978, page 3 Star-Phoenix 27 Apr 1978, page 24 The Leader-Post 29 Apr 1978, page 1 Star-Phoenix 01 May 1978, page 3 1979 CanLII 2274 (SK CA) | R. v. Crook | CanLII 1980 CanLII 2130 (SK CA) | Radvanski v. Radwanski | CanLII 1991 ABCA 148 (CanLII) | R. v. Fischer | CanLII Faint Hope: Background Constable Thomas Brian King | Canadian War Memorial Thomas (Brian) King (1938-1978) | Find a Grave CBC News - Canada - In the line of duty: Deaths of RCMP officers CONSTA... - RCMP Quarterly / La Trimestrielle de la GRC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Update: Stanley Park’s Babes in the Woods Identified
22-01-2024
Update: Stanley Park’s Babes in the Woods Identified
Episode 301: In episode thirteen of Dark Poutine, we covered the Babes in the Woods case, a tragic and long-unsolved mystery from Vancouver. In 1953, the skeletal remains of two children were discovered in Stanley Park, one of Vancouver's largest urban parks. What made this case, particularly haunting was that the children were found with a hatchet that appeared to have been used to end their lives. The identities of the two children remained unknown for almost 70 years until, in 2022, using DNA genealogy, the Vancouver Police were able to identify the boys believed to have died sometime in 1947. They were seven-year-old Derek and six-year-old David D'Alton. Their mother, Eileen Bousquet, who died in 1996, told relatives at the time that social services had taken the boys as she was unable to care for them. No one knows for sure what happened leading up to their deaths, and as so much time has passed, it is doubtful we ever will. At least they have their names back. Sources: Stanley Park — City of Vancouver Murder, Mystery and Intrigue in Review: Babes in the Woods 166: Hate Crime: The Murder of Aaron Webster – Dark Poutine – True Crime & Dark History Six Officers Plead Guilty To Stanley Park Beatings 2004 BCPC 1 (CanLII) | R. v. Cronmiller | CanLII Unsolved Stanley Park ‘Babes in the Woods’ case still haunts a city Interview with Brian Honeybourn 69UMBC — The Doe Network 68UMBC — The Doe Network VPD hopes genealogical testing can help solve cold case - Vancouver Police Department VPD identifies child victims in historic cold case murder - Vancouver Police Department Babes in the Woods: Vancouver police release identities, details about historic murders - VIA Identities of Stanley Park Babes in the Woods revealed almost 70 years later Who were the Babes in the Woods? Eileen Bousquet Archives — evelazarus.com Cold Case BC by Eve Lazarus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lured by Lies — The Murder of Daniel Levesque — Part 1
15-01-2024
Lured by Lies — The Murder of Daniel Levesque — Part 1
Episode 300: In June 2011, twenty-year-old musician Daniel Jordan Levesque moved from his family home in Revelstoke, B.C., to Victoria, full of dreams to start a new life and advance his burgeoning musical career. On June 15, seeking work, Daniel went to a 7-Eleven store, where he met Joshua Tyler Bredo, the store’s Assistant Manager, who hired Daniel on the spot. Bredo presented himself as a good guy, a helpful friend, but in truth, he quickly became obsessed with Daniel sexually with nefarious motives in mind. Bredo began grooming Daniel, lying to him with promises of a more lavish lifestyle, plying him with drugs and alcohol while telling Daniel he saw him as a “little brother.” The coercion and lies continued until August 3, when Bredo lured Daniel to his apartment under the promise of an interview for Daniel at a non-existent law firm. It was there that Bredo killed Daniel and set up a scene to make it appear to be self-defence, later calling 911. Bredo was arrested that night and charged with Daniel’s murder. However, the case was not put to rest until after a mistrial in 2015, numerous other delays and a guilty plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter in 2017. Sources: 2016 BCSC 1843 (CanLII) | R. v Bredo | CanLII 2016 BCSC 2580 (CanLII) | R. v Bredo | CanLII 2016 BCSC 2701 (CanLII) | R. v Bredo | CanLII 2017 BCSC 2134 (CanLII) | R. v Bredo | CanLII Musician lured with lies, then killed; ‘Let me go. Just let me go.’ B.C. man in prison for killing friend with hammer released early ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! For all of ... Stacey Thur Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Holiday 2023: Winnipeg’s Yuletide Bandit
25-12-2023
Holiday 2023: Winnipeg’s Yuletide Bandit
Episode 299: In this episode, we explore a dark chapter of Winnipeg's criminal history, centred on the "Yuletide Bandit," notorious for his holiday-season robberies in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Michael David Syrnyk, known for targeting banks and armoured vehicles, executed his crimes with a reckless disregard for human life, often using firearms and viewing his victims merely as obstacles. His choice of the festive season for these heists added a cruel irony to his crimes, starkly contrasting with the spirit of joy and family. One notable incident was a shootout at Winnipeg’s Polo Park Mall, causing terror among Christmas shoppers. The dramatic end to his criminal spree came with a 12-hour standoff involving a former girlfriend, leading to his capture. This episode not only recounts Syrnyk's heinous acts but also underscores the lasting impact of his crimes on the victims and the broader community in Winnipeg. Dark Poutine will return on January 8th, 2024, ad-free on Amazon Music and in our regular feed on January 15. Sources: NATIONAL REPORT Gunfight at Winnipeg mall has shoppers ducking Red Deer Advocate 13 Dec 2000, page 14 The Winnipeg Sun 05 May 2002, page 3 The Winnipeg Sun 08 May 2002, page 1 23 years in the nick for Yuletide Bandit Waterloo Region Record 26 Dec 2002, page 5 North Bay Nugget 18 Dec 2002, page 9 The Kingston Whig-Standard 26 Dec 2002, page 48 The unlikely suspect in hostage-taking had hidden arsenal Hostage | 72 Hours S01E14 | True Crime "72 Hours: True Crime" Hostage — s01e14 | Documentary, Crime| Michael Syrnyk | News, Videos & Articles | Global News Apr 2016: Winnipeg's notorious 'Yuletide Bandit' makes first appearance before the parole board 'I could be dead': Security guard shot by 'Yuletide Bandit' frustrated by early parole | CBC News Michael Syrnyk was released from prison on Friday | CBC News The Yuletide Bandit: The Seven Year Search for a Serial Criminal by Mike McIntyre Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introducing... Uncharted: Crime and Mayhem in the Music Industry | The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash | 1
11-11-2023
Introducing... Uncharted: Crime and Mayhem in the Music Industry | The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash | 1
The old days of air travel were quite risky…compared to today, the chances of your flight going down were far greater …every airport had kiosks and coin-operating vending machines where you could buy life insurance before you headed to the gate—you know, just in case you thought you weren’t going to make it to your final destination… 1977 was one of the worst years for accidents in aviation history…in addition to several violent hijackings every month—sometimes with fatal results—There were also passenger plane crashes with great loss of life…including the worst aviation disaster of all time when two 747s planes collided on a runway in the Canary Islands, killing 583 people. Frank Sinatra’s mother, the Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, and all but one member of the University of Evansville basketball team died in crashes… But then there were the events of October 20, 1977, when a rickety chartered plane went down in a swamp in Mississippi…on board were members of Lynyrd Skynyrd…six of the 24 passengers died, including singer Ronnie Van Zandt, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick…both pilots also died… What happened? Have I got a story for you... Like what you hear? You can find and follow Uncharted: Crime and Mayhem in the Music Industry on your favourite podcast app or by clicking here: https://link.chtbl.com/uncharted-rssdrop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Extreme Misogyny: The Montreal Massacre
04-12-2023
Extreme Misogyny: The Montreal Massacre
Episode 296: On December 6, 1989, a tragic and profound event shook Canada and had a lasting impact. That evening, a gunman entered the École Polytechnique in Montreal, an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal. This act of violence was specifically targeted against women, marking it as a horrific instance of gender-based violence. The attacker, motivated by his hatred for feminists whom he blamed for his personal and professional failures, embarked on a rampage through the school. The consequences were devastating — in less than 20 minutes, 14 young women lost their lives. They were: Anne-Marie Edward, Sonia Pelletier, Geneviève Bergeron, Maryse Leclair, Barbara Daigneault, Maud Haviernick, Michèle Richard, Anne-Marie Lemay, Annie Turcotte, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Annie St-Arneault, Maryse Laganière and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz. Also, ten more women and four men were injured before the cowardly gunman ended his own life. The event, later known as the École Polytechnique Massacre or the Montreal Massacre, left a deep scar on Canadian society. It led to increased awareness and action against gender-based violence, prompting changes in gun control laws and police procedures. The date, December 6, was subsequently declared the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada, serving as a sombre reminder of the need to combat gender-based violence and discrimination. Sources: Polytechnique Montréal | Polytechnique Montréal est l’un des plus importants établissements d’enseignement et de recherche en génie au Canada Women in Engineering Women in scientific occupations in Canada 30 years later Nathalie Provost The Montreal Massacre — The Target — Crime Library on truTV.com Montreal_Coroners_Report Because They Were Women - The Montreal Massacre — Josée Boileau Aftermath — Monique Lepine Historical CBC Reports on the Massacre Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Black Friday Siege: The Murder of Detective Boyd Davidson
27-11-2023
The Black Friday Siege: The Murder of Detective Boyd Davidson
Episode 295: On the afternoon of December 20, 1974, a storekeeper in Calgary, Alberta, alerted the police about a customer, Philippe Laurier Gagnon, 26, who became aggressive after being denied the sale of airplane glue. The individual fled, and police pursued him to his residence two blocks away. When officers approached the suspect's residence, they were met with gunfire. Additional police, more than 130 officers, arrived to find the suspect armed with two rifles rifle in a garage. Gagnon refused to come out. A shootout ensued, resulting in the death of Detective Boyd Davidson, 43, after being shot in the neck. Six other officers were wounded by gunfire, and several others were injured.  After a military armoured car arrived, police gained the upper hand, smashed into the house and dislodged the gunman from his hideout. Gagnon, who had two rape convictions, a history of assault as well as a record of mental illness and drug abuse, also died at the scene in a hail of bullets as he charged at the officers.  Detective Davidson, a 23-year veteran of the police force and key figure in establishing the combined police and fire arson squad, left behind a wife and five children. His death and what was learned from the events led to the creation of the Calgary Police Service’s tactical team and changes to policing nationwide. Sources: Calgary Herald 21 Dec 1974, page 1 Edmonton Journal 24 Dec 1974, page 3 The Ottawa Journal 24 Dec 1974, page Page 2 The Vancouver Sun 28 Dec 1974, page 60 The Daily Herald-Tribune 30 Dec 1974, page 2 Black Friday: The day that changed policing in Canada Calgray Herald - 40 years ago Black Friday transformed Calgary policing Thugs, Thieves & Outlaws: A dark day for Calgary police Calgary Police Service | Facebook Tribute to fallen officers | Calgary Police About our Tactical Unit | Calgary Police Calgary's armoured rescue vehicle set to retire Calgary police unveil new armoured vehicle | CBC News Black Friday | YouthLinkYYC | YouTube PTSD among Police Officers: Impact on Critical Decision Making PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURIES Public Safety Personnel’s interpretations of potentially traumatic events Development of an Evidence-Informed Solution to Emotional Distress in Public Safety Personnel and Healthcare Workers: The Social Support, Tracking Distress, Education, and Discussion CommunitY (STEADY) Program Calgary Police Service officer joins somber list of members killed in line of duty - Calgary Driver in death of CPS officer sentenced to 12 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cold Case Turned Hot: The Murder of Cathy Pozzobon
13-11-2023
Cold Case Turned Hot: The Murder of Cathy Pozzobon
Episode 293: During the evening of Friday, October 13 and the early hours of October 14, 1978, a group of teens and young adults attended a gathering in a rural area of Maple Ridge, B.C. That night, 16-year-old Catherine Emma Pozzobon went missing from the event. Her partially clothed remains were discovered on the afternoon of October 15, not far from the location of the party. Investigations revealed the presence of seminal fluid in her mouth, throat, and on her clothing, as well as a tuft of human hair grasped in her hand. The case was treated as a homicide by law enforcement, but without adequate evidence to pinpoint a suspect, the inquiry was eventually suspended. Two decades later, in 1998, the case was reopened with the advancement of DNA profiling as a key tool for forensic investigation. Police tested the DNA profiles of the male party attendees against the evidence found on Cathy’s body, and there was a match. Twenty years after she was murdered, Cathy’s family finally saw justice. Sources: 2001 BCSC 597 (CanLII) | R. v. Larsen | CanLII OBITUARY: The Province 18 Oct 1978, page 38 Police Seek Clues: The Vancouver Sun 20 Oct 1978, page 6 No New Leads: Surrey Leader 01 Nov 1978, page 16 10 Suspects: Times Colonist 07 Nov 1978, page 14 Unsolved: The Vancouver Sun 18 Apr 1981, page 10 The Vancouver Sun 01 May 2001, page 11 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101800177/catherine-emma-pozzobon Maple Ridge — Official Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Remembrance Day 2023: The One-Eyed Ghost — Leo Major
06-11-2023
Remembrance Day 2023: The One-Eyed Ghost — Leo Major
Episode 292: In the annals of military history, few figures stand as singularly remarkable as Léo Major, a French-Canadian soldier whose audacious feats in World War II and the Korean War etched his name in the pantheon of military legends. During World War II, he served with the Régiment de la Chaudière, participating in the D-Day landings and embarking on a series of extraordinary exploits that culminated in the single-handed liberation of the Dutch town of Zwolle from Nazi occupation. Unfazed by injuries and fueled by a relentless drive, he refused to be sidelined, resolutely continuing his service. Major's saga did not conclude with the end of World War II; he reenlisted to serve in the Korean War, where he would once again defy the odds and solidify his legacy. His story is a captivating tale of bravery, resilience, and a steadfast commitment to justice, offering an inspiring testament to the power of individual courage in the face of overwhelming adversity. Some have called him Quebec’s Rambo. He is the only Canadian to have received the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) twice for his actions in two different wars. Sources: Have you heard of Léo Major, the liberator of Zwolle? A One-Eyed Québécois ‘Rambo’ Captures Imaginations in Canada (Published 2018) D-Day-the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division: 6 June 1944 Le Régiment de la Chaudière mag-decembre2008 Léo Major Cpl Léo Major Léo Major Leo Major - TRF Léo Major Leo Major Liberates Zwolle Léo Major – A Quebec Military Hero Pte. Leo Major, 87: Decorated hero Leo Major Obituary (2008) - Legacy Remembers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Spooktober 5: The Story of Jack Fiddler, Wendigo Killer
30-10-2023
Spooktober 5: The Story of Jack Fiddler, Wendigo Killer
Episode 291: Jack Fiddler was a chief and shaman among the Anishinaabe in northwestern Ontario. Born around 1839, he became renowned for his abilities in white magic, particularly his claimed power to defeat the Wendigo, a cannibalistic spirit. Fiddler asserted that he had vanquished fourteen Wendigos during his lifetime. Some of these were believed to be sent by enemy shamans, while others were individuals from his community who developed an uncontrollable craving for human flesh. Families often asked him to euthanize a gravely ill loved one to prevent them from becoming Wendigo. In 1907, the North-West Mounted Police arrested Jack and his brother Joseph Fiddler for the alleged murder of a woman believed to have turned Wendigo. The arrest was part of a broader effort to impose Canadian law on Indigenous communities. The story garnered significant media attention, with many newspapers sensationalizing the events. Jack Fiddler died by suicide while in custody, and although Joseph went to trial and was convicted, he passed away in 1909, shortly before an order for his release arrived. Sources: Killing the Shamen : Fiddler, Thomas | Internet Archive Windigo | The Canadian Encyclopedia Wendigo Lore by Chad Lewis and Kevin Lee Nelson Canadian Mysteries of the Unexplained by John Marlowe - Ebook Dangerous Spirits: The Windigo in Myth and History - Ebook Biography – ZHAUWUNO-GEEZHIGO-GAUBOW – Volume XIII (1901-1910) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography Biography – PEEMEECHEEKAG – Volume XII (1891-1900) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography (PDF) Wendigo Psychosis The Windigo in the Material World on JSTOR The Power to Punish: Conflicts of Authority in the Case of Jack Fiddler | Deborah Rose Peña | The Hypocrite Reader Windigo of First Nations oral tradition — fearsome and loathsome creature Free Press Prairie Farmer 23 Oct 1907, page 8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices