Episode 136 – In July of 1998, Keith Scott Black went missing. He was a respected Taekwondo instructor who had three schools near Kelowna., B.C., where he taught with his wife, Rhonda Petra Black. Rhonda was saying Keith had abandoned her, but Keith’s sister Sandy and the cops knew there was more to the story. After five long years, the story came to a conclusion as the true story emerged as did Keith’s remains.
Episode 135 – In the wee hours of Saturday, October 11, 2008, after an altercation with his cousin and one of two roommates, 21-year-old, Dylan Koshman, left the Edmonton home he shared and out into the night wearing only sneakers, jeans and a t-shirt. Dylan has not been seen since and what was thought to be a missing person case was upgraded to homicide in 2017 by the Edmonton Police Service. Dylan’s mother, Melanie Alix, and his sister, Tara Koshman, were kind enough to share with us about Dylan’s disappearance and their years-long search for him.
DOB/Age: 21 at the age of disappearance
EPS File #:08-136304
Dylan went missing on October 11, 2008, from the residence at 10404-33 Avenue. The circumstances of his disappearance are very suspicious and he has not been heard or seen since that date.
There is a reward of up to $40,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this homicide.
Episode 134 – On the morning of October 22, 2014, an armed terrorist murdered Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, one of three honour guards at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario. Immediately after that, the man shot his way into the Parliament Buildings but was quickly neutralized by security service officers inside our nation’s capital.
Episode 133 – Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, serial pedophile Westley Allan Dodd molested dozens of children in the Pacific Northwest. Although caught for his crimes more than once Dodd never did any real prison time. Feeling invincible, Westley’s fantasies became more violent and depraved until the fall of 1989 when he crossed the line between child predator to multiple murder. On Labour Day weekend in Vancouver, WA. park Westley murdered two brothers, 11- and 10-year-old Cole and William Neer and nonchalantly walked out of the park undetected. Not satisfied with a single victim, Westley craved another kill and on October 29, 1989, he murdered 4-year-old Lee Iseli after kidnapping him from a Portland OR. playground. The Vancouver Child Killer’s ultimate undoing was his still unchecked desire for yet another victim.
Episode 132: In this episode, we take a look at a topic not spoken of often, slavery in colonial Canada and its aftermath. As well, we learn a little about the Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia and the shameful destruction of the community of Africville near Halifax, beginning in 1966.
Episode 131 – For centuries, the indigenous peoples of the western Canada and in the forest along the west coast of the United States told tales of a an elusive massive, hair covered bipedal creature leaving giant footprints behind. Called Sasquatch by some, and Bigfoot by others, this giant man of the forest has been described as gentle but potentially dangerous. In this our inaugural episode on a massive topic Mike and Scott give listeners an overview of the legend, some examples of encounters and some of the theories. Special Guest Dave Scott of Spaced Out Radio tells of his own run ins with the creature. Happy Canada Day!!
Episode 130 – On March 29, 1975, pretty and popular, 16-year-old Sharron Prior left her home in the Montreal, QC, neighbourhood where she lived with her mom and siblings. She was off to a pizza joint only 5 short blocks away. Sharron was found days later, raped and murdered in another neighbourhood across the river. Her murder has never been solved. Her mom, Yvonne, still holds hope that one day she will see Sharron’s killer brought to justice.
Episode 129: In May of 1914, before the outbreak of WWI, a Japanese steamship called the Komagatu Maru anchored in Burrard Inlet in the Vancouver harbour. There were 376 people aboard led by a man named Baba Gurdit Singh Sirhali. Mostly from the Punjab area of India they dreamt of emigrating to Canada for a better life. Thanks to exclusionary Canadian immigration policies meant to prevent immigration form certain countries, including India, the ship was not allowed to dock. They sat in harbour, without adequate food and water for more than two and half months awaiting court challenges. They were deported in late July and led out of the harbour under naval escort. On returning to India they were diverted away from Calcutta, and when they finally landed a riot broke out with British forces during which 29 unarmed passengers were shot, 20 of whom died.
Episode 128 – On the 15th of July, 2019, just outside Liard Hot Springs, B.C., the bodies of an innocent couple, Chynna Deese, 24, from Charlotte, NC, and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23, were found shot to death beside their 1986 Chevy van. Police had no idea who had done this, or why.
Four days later, a burning truck, registered to a young Vancouver Island man was found burning near Dease Lake, B.C. As police were attending to that scene, they were notified of another man found murdered only two km from the burning truck. This 64-year-old botanist and UBC lecturer, named Leonard Dyck. His Toyota RAV4 was missing, along with the two young men, who quickly became suspects in the murders, sparking a manhunt that took police through four Provinces and one Territory, ending in Manitoba, thousands of kilometres from where it began.
Episode 127 – On the morning of October 20, 2003, in North York, a quiet neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Raymond Zhang and Sherry Xu awakened to find their only child, 9-year-old, Cecilia was missing. She had clearly been abducted. There were no ransom demands or clear motives for her kidnapping. All efforts to find the girl were fruitless, until a Scarborough man stumbled across a body in a ravine late in March 2004.