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037 – The Murders of Marie and Lyle McCann

Episode 037: In early July, 2010, Lyle and Marie McCann, retirees, beloved grandparents and great-parents packed up their RV and SUV in St. Albert, Alberta to head west to BC and visit more family. They were never seen again. After the McCann’s were declared deceased a year later, 38-year-old, Travis Edward Vader was charged with their murder, but prosecuting him has not been easy. The whereabouts of Lyle and Marie’s remains continue to be a mystery.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher, Editor & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
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036 – The Tragic Death of Elisa Lam

Episode 036: Elisa Lam, a University student from Vancouver, BC was on a solo trip in California in January of 2013. When she disappeared, foul play was suspected. However, when she was found deceased more than two weeks later under odd circumstances there were far more questions than answers and much speculation as to what actually took place.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher, Editor & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
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035 – Leston Lawrence – A Golden Opportunity

Episode 035: Leston Lawrence privately sold almost 5 kilos of gold over a short period. He worked at the Royal Canadian Mint as a gold refiner, but could not explain where he’d obtained the gold he had been selling. If it came from the mint, how did he get it out without being discovered? The answers to these questions made for a story that went global.

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034 – Away Game: Andrei Chikatilo – Rostov Ripper – Part 2

Episode 034: Andrei Chikatilo was one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. From 1978 to 1990 with the cold war at its height Chikatilo stalked and butchered as many as 56 victims in the the USSR. His victims were children, both male and female, as young as 7-years-old, teenagers and women as old as 44. Part 2 of our first away game series takes us through the killer’s final murders from 1985  until his capture and trial in 1990. Bonus: Hear Mike mispronounce more names of many Russian people and places.

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033 – Away Game: Andrei Chikatilo – Rostov Ripper – Part 1

Episode 033: Andrei Chikatilo was one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. From 1978 to 1990 with the cold war at its height Chikatilo stalked and butchered at least 56 victims in the the USSR. His victims were children, both male and female, as young as 7-years-old, teenagers and women as old as 44. Part 1 of our first away game series takes us through the killer’s formative years through 1984 when her murdered a staggering 15 people in a single year. Bonus: Hear Mike mispronounce the names of many Russian people and places.

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Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Sources:
HBO Citizen X (Donald Sutherland)
https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/andre-chikatilo-the-rostov-ripper 26 Mezhevoy Lane, site of the murder of Yelena Zakotnova
Robert Cullen’s 1993 book The Killer Department: Detective Viktor Burakov’s Eight-Year Hunt for the Most Savage Serial Killer in Russian History
Peter Conradi’s 2016 book The Red Ripper: Inside the Mind of Russia’s Most Brutal Serial Killer
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032 – The Death of Dorothy Stratten

Episode 032: On August 14 1980, 20-year-old Vancouver B.C. born Playboy Playmate of the year and former Dairy Queen employee, Dorothy Stratten, was found dead of a single shotgun blast to her head. The perpetrator, her estranged husband, Paul Leslie Snider, lay dead nearby of a self inflicted woud by way of the same firearm. Dorothy’s star had only just begun to rise and was snuffed out far too soon.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher, Editor & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)
Shout out: http://makingfaces.ca

Sources:
http://reprints.longform.org/death-of-a-playmate Pulitzer Prize winning article in 1981
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahoSvAAbH4 1980 Tonight Show Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mPGPdD2R8g “Playboy’s Roller Disco & Pajama Party” (1979) – Part 1 – Richard Dawson, Dorothy Stratten
Hollywood Book of Death
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bogdanovich Aram Nicholas in Star 80, PB hated the film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_rTV8vbnGs They All Laughed | Shoes | Peter Bogdanovich
https://vimeo.com/161401921 Bogdanovich Interview for They All Laughed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY4skoDm9gw Death of Dorothy Stratten – Playboy Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTUOLBhf53A Dorothy Stratten Biography History Documentary Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4cotcg278s Bryan Adams song The Best was Yet to Come
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlUKcNNmywk Red Hot Chili Peppers song Californication
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031 – The Abduction of Abby Drover

Episode 030: On March 10, 1976, 12-year-old Abby Drover went missing from her neighbourhood in Port Mood, B.C. Abby’s mother was sick with worry and despite the extraordinary efforts of searchers and police Abby had vanished into thin air. In a bizarre turn of events, six months later what happened to Abby was shockingly revealed.

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030 – The Wells Gray Murders

Episode 030: In August of 1982, Bob Johnson had not come back to work at the saw mill in Kelowna for over a week after his expected return. Bob had been camping in beautiful Wells Gray Park with his wife Jackie, daughters Janet and Karen and Jackie’s mom and dad, Edith and George Benntley. It seemed both fmailies, and their two vehicles had simply vanished without a trace until a month later when a mushroom picker in the park made a gruesome discovery. BONUS: The co-host of this show HATES being referred to as “the other guy”. His name is Scott, remember it.

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Mass Murderer still a monster (2013 parole hearing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl-MbOr-BCc
The Seventh Shadow : The Wilderness Manhunt for a Brutal Mass Murderer by Michael Eastham and Ian McLeod
Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing by Lee Mellor
The Detectives The Wells Gray Gunman S1 E1  (Canada only) https://watch.cbc.ca/the-detectives/season-1/episode-1/38e815a-00d94f07a15
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029 – The Disappearance of Nicole Morin

If you have any information on Nicole Morin’s whereabouts, please contact:

Toronto Metropolitan Police Department 
416-808-2200 
OR The Royal Canadian Mounted Police 877-318-3576.

All information may be submitted anonymously.
NCMEC #: RCMP8608792
NCIC Number:  
M-974508409

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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Sources:

https://globalnews.ca/video/2140896/nicole-morins-father-talks-daughters-disappearance  Art Morin talking on the 30th anniversary of Nicole’s disappearance
http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2547733276  CBC Police search near Barrie in 2014
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Alison_Parrott
https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/29ui8l/the_disappearance_of_nicole_morin/
http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1432545265  Murder of Sharin Morningstar Keenan
https://www.missingkids.ca/
http://missingchildren.wikia.com/wiki/Nicole_Louise_Morin 
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/41dfon.html
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/wanted/dennis-melvin-howe
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/canada-sharin-morningstar-keenan-9-toronto-23-january-1983.14192/
https://globalnews.ca/news/3359324/sharin-morningstar-keenan-1983-murder/
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=99.210
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=99.0
https://canadianunsolvedcrimes.weebly.com/nicole-louise-morin—ontario
http://nationalpost.com/news/toronto-police-revive-search-for-nicole-morin-29-years-after-her-disappearance-saying-theres-hope-shes-still-alive 
https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/6902er/nicole_morins_disappearance/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HievAQhXhw GMW-Nicole Morin-1985-Missing 8yr Old Re-Enactment-Toronto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNllTphURTc Nicole Morin Investigation Update News Conference | #FindNicole | @TorontoPolice & CrimeStoppers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEYGxMweot4 #FindNicole | Nicole Morin Abduction | @TorontoPolice & CrimeStoppers Re-enactment Video Appeal
https://twitter.com/Find_Nicole
https://www.facebook.com/findnicolemorin/
http://www.chch.com/woman-tells-police-nicole-morin-tip/
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/strange+breakthrough+year+murder+case/8747585/story.html
https://www.roblox.com/users/160632931/profile
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/roblox/
http://www.chch.com/woman-tells-police-nicole-morin-tip/
https://www.amazon.ca/Unsolved-True-Canadian-Cold-Cases/dp/1554887399/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527627589&sr=8-1&keywords=Unsolved%3A+True+Canadian+Cold+Cases+By+Robert+J.+Hoshowsky http://alert.missingkidsalert.ca/view/nicole-louise-morin