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.
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.
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.
Episode 023: Between 2007 and 2016 RN Elizabeth Wettlaufer coldly murdered 8 elderly patients in her care at a number of long term care facilities in Ontario. She injected each of them with massive overdoses of insulin to commit the crimes, saying she believed God was telling her it was their time to die. Wettlaufer got away with the murders until her conscience got the better of her and she confessed to police in 2016.
Episode 022: On the morning of April 15, 2014, what was supposed to be a party to end a stressful winter semester at the University of Calgary ended up being the worst mass murder in the city’s history. In the end, 5 young people were literally cut down, just as their lives were about to truly begin. The story behind the murders at the hands of the son of a respected Calgary Police Officer is an epic tragedy. BONUS: Mike’s mouth is full of
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.
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.
Episode 012: The crimes we’re looking at in took place in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 4. 2014. In just over twenty minutes, 3 members of the local RCMP lay dead and another two had been shot. The community was terrified as a massive manhunt took place over the next 29 hours for the gunman who was still on the loose. Bonus: Listen to Mike mispronounce French surnames.
Episode 011 is about the disappearance and murder of 8-year-old Mindy Tran of Kelowna, BC in 1994. Mindy was found under strange circumstances almost three months later. The ensuing search for Mindy’s killer, the RCMP investigation, arrest and trial of a suspect and shocking aftermath still haunt the people who remember the case.