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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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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.

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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.

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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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  

 

episodes, true crime

017 – Wayne Boden – The Vampire Rapist


Episode 017: In the late 60’s a sadistic serial murderer named Wayne Boden stalked and killed at least 3 women in Montreal, Quebec. He was given the nickname the Vampire Rapist due to his penchant for brutally biting his victims during the commission of his heinous crimes. By the time he was caught in Calgary a fourth woman was dead. His trial included the first testimony in forensic odontology in Canada; setting legal precedents.

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Podcast Promo: Blood on the Rocks

Sources:
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016 – Jane Hurshman – Life with Billy


Episode 016: In March of 1982 the small community called Bangs Falls, just outside of Liverpool, Nova Scotia made national news after the local bully, Billy Stafford, was found minus his head in his pick up truck along the side of the road. Someone had ended his reign of terror with a single blast of a 12 gauge shotgun. Billy’s death was news in itself, but who did the deed was even more newsworthy – his long suffering, regularly brutalized common-law wife Jane Hurshman. BONUS: Mike’s personal connections to the area, one of the officers involved with Billy Stafford and Jane Hurshman’s lawyer.

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Promo: https://www.basedonatruecrime.com/

Sources:

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015 – Gilbert Paul Jordan – The Boozing Barber


Episode 015: Gilbert Paul Jordan, a.k.a. the Boozing Barber, loved to drink and carouse with women. Between 1965 and 1987 nine women died of acute alcohol poisoning while in his company, while four others came close. Although police knew about Jordan’s involvement in theier deaths. his prey were the down on their luck indigenous women from Vancouver’s downtown East Side. Cops tended believed him when he told them he found them that way, even though he was a violent and sadistic career criminal. Women like that die every day down town. He was only ever charged with one murder and how that turned out was shocking too.

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Intro: LeftBehind Podcast

Sources:

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014 – Chris Benoit – The Canadian Crippler


Episode 014: In keeping with the rules of Dark Poutine, this episode is about famed Canadian wrestler and infamous murderer Chris Benoit, also known as the Canadian Crippler. Benoit murdered his second wife Nancy and their seven year old son, Daniel over a three day lost weekend at the end of June in 2007. Benoit then committed suicide himself. Much speculation followed as to Benoit’s motives for the horrific crimes.

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Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Sources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsREqy1qeY4 Jimmy Baswell who is Driver/Friend speaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EEtCEa_bCQ Documentary E! Hollywood Story
episodes, mysteries, true crime

013 – Babes in the Woods – Stanley Park


Episode 013: In this episode we tackle a popular unsolved case here in the Lower Mainland of BC. In 1953 two skeletons were found in Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park. More than 65 years later, the murders of what turned out to be two children remain unsolved. Bonus: Scott does a hacky job of profiling a murderer

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

Episode Sponsor: http://thecrimemag.com/special

Sources:

Eve Lazarus book Cold Case Vancouver: The City’s Most Baffling Unsolved Murders (@evelazarus)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/on-its-125th-anniversary-reflections-on-the-lasting-power-of-stanley-park/article13942124/

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/icaremissingpersonscoldcases/unidentified-boys-found-jan-14-1953-in-vancouver-b-t910.html

http://ohhowpeculiar.tumblr.com/post/168768962186/who-were-the-babes-in-the-woods-of-stanley-park

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/69umbc.html

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/68umbc.html

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/clues+revive+year+babes+woods+case/10281341/story.html

https://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/2017/10/19/murder-mystery-intrigue-in-review-babes-in-the-woods/

http://www.am730.ca/syn/112/135108/the-lynda-steele-show-police-crack/

https://www.documentingreality.com/forum/f240/babes-woods-murder-case-94843/

http://www.straight.com/article/stanley-parks-secret-by-jean-barman

http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2016/10/19/9-haunted-areas-in-vancouver/

http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Babes_in_the_Wood

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/vancouver-feature-babes-in-the-woods-discovered/

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=4969.0