040 – The Cook Family Massacre & Alberta’s Last Man Hanged

Episode 040 – On the morning of Sunday, June 28, 1959,RCMP made a grisly discovery in the garage adjacent to a small home in Stettler, Alberta. Raymond Cook, his wife, Daisy Mae and their five children were found dead and stuffed into a homemade grease pit. Raymond’s son from a previous marriage, Robert Raymond Cook, was the only suspect. He went on to become Alberta’s last man hanged in November of 1960.
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039 – The Crash of SwissAir 111

Episode 039 – On September 2, 1998 one of the worst air disasters in Canada’s history took place when SwissAir flight 111 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean just off Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. Although local fisherman and authorities responded quickly, it was already too late. All 229 souls were lost during the tremendous impact. Once again, Nova Scotians showed their compassion and willingness to lend a hand when needed in their response to the disaster.

Time SR111 checked in with Moncton, 0:58:18Z
Time of the PAN call, 01:14:18
Time out of FL254 (for FL250), 01:18:34
Time at 30nm to 06 at YHZ (still at FL250), 01:19:53
Time of autopilot disconnect, 01:24:38
Time that emergency is declared, 01:24:56
Time of last transmission, 01:25:49
Time of impact, 01:31

038 – The Murder of Harley Lawrence

Episode 038–  The small town of Berwick in the beautiful Annapolis Valley is known as Nova Scotia’s Apple Capital. The town prides themselves on their sense of community, a strong work ethic yet laid back pace. The idilic little town was shaken when they woke up on the morning of October, 23, 2013 to find a local homeless man, Harley Lawrence, had burned to death overnight in the bus shelter on their main street. The circumstances surrounding Harley’s death were even more horrendous. He’d been murdered in cold blood.

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Bonus Episode: Travel Update & Jack Luna of Dark Topic

As we aren’t talking about a full case we’re calling this Bonus Episode 1. Mike and Scott chat about Mike’s recent cross country trip and Mike gives the Dark Poutine related details of his journey. The last half of the episode is Mike speaking with Jack Luna of Dark Topic about his show, podcasting, true crime and some tough life experiences. We’ll be back next week with our regular fare.

Shout outs to:
https://darktopicpodcast.com/
https://www.nighttimepodcast.com/
https://canadiantruecrime.ca/
http://trailwentcold.com/
http://www.insightpod.com/
https://mindsofmadnesspodcast.com/
https://www.truecrimegarage.com/
http://www.alreadygonepodcast.com/
https://36times.podbean.com/
http://leftbehind.blubrry.net/
https://thespoopfiles.podbean.com/
http://themarblegarden.libsyn.com/
http://thesaltycanadian.libsyn.com/
https://crime709.podbean.com/

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.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

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.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)
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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.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher, Editor & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

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.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher, Editor & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
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

026 – The Murder of Kimberly Proctor

Episode 026: Kimberly Proctor was an animal loving grade 12 student from Langford, BC, just outside the provincial capitol of Victoria. She was looking forward to seeing her graduation photos and sewing her prom dress with her grandmother. Kimberly did not arrrive at her babysitting job on March 18, of 2010. Her parents were worried and began searching for her right away. This was out of character for Kimberly. They knew something was wrong. Just a short drive away, on the evening of the next day, a badly burned body was found on a walking trail under a bridge. Kimberly’s friends and family feared the worst, and rightly so. The body under the bridge turned out to be that of Kimberly Protor. She had been brutally murdered.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher, Editor & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYOMKFIqjZY (colloid homicide inv continues)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E-8N1GF410 Teen Killers Sentenced as Adults

024 – Rene Castellani – The Milkshake Murderer

Episode 024: In 1965 Rene Castellani was the promotional manager for Vancouver’s premiere radio station CKNW. Castellani, a local celebrity, was well known for his on air pranks and stunts, earning him the nickname, “the dizzy dialer”. Castellani was also having an affair with a receptionist from the radio station. When his wife Esther challenged him Castellani denied the affair. Shortly after that Esther became very sick and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. In July of 1965, Esther was dead.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher, Editor & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Sources:

https://www.amazon.ca/Dead-Ends-B-C-Crime-Stories/dp/0889773483/ Paul Willcocks Dead Ends : BC Crime Stories 

https://www.amazon.ca/Irrefutable-Evidence-History-Forensic-Science-ebook/dp/B009D173F2/ Irrefutable Evidence, A History of Forensic Science – Michael Kurland 

http://evelazarus.com/the-sensational-murder-of-esther-castellani/ 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/radio-star-kills-wife-aresenic-laced-milkshakes-article-1.2249428 

http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listing_and_histories/radio/cknw-am 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CKNW 

http://www.pressreader.com/canada/vancouver-sun/20141004/281505044452227 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic 

https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/4976/index.do 

http://canlii.ca/t/1xd5m 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BowMac_sign 

https://www.straight.com/life/1051491/homeless-vancouver-bowmac-sign-faces-demolition-when-west-broadway-toys-r-us-shuts-down 

https://www.whitespot.ca/ 

http://www.napoleonicsociety.com/english/scholarship97/c_assassination.html 

http://www.vancouverbroadcasters.com/C.html 

http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000001052.pdf 

https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/ubcpublications/alumchron/items/1.0224364#p3z-5r0f 

https://www.straight.com/life/1051491/homeless-vancouver-bowmac-sign-faces-demolition-when-west-broadway-toys-r-us-shuts-down