Episode 058 – The murders of 7 children had taken place between November 1980 and mid July of 1981. Although evidence had yet to be uncovered, police began to look at one suspect intensely. His name was Clifford Robert Olson Jr. Although surveillance was supposed to be in place, Olson managed to murder 4 more children in the Lower Mainland over the span of just 7 days.

After captured Olson made a ‘cash for bodies’ deal with police, which became one of the most discussed deals with a criminal in Canadian history. Even after conviction, Olson’s behaviour continued to hurt others, especially the families of the victims.

Sources:
Clifford Olson – Wikipedia
Vancouver Police Museum: Beast of BC – Part 1and Part 2
Newspapers.com
BCTV Archives thanks to Global News
MacLeans Magazine Archives
Crime Library – Clifford Olson
Book: Where Shadows Linger
Book: Final Payoff by Ian Mulgrew
Book: Predator by Peter Worthington
Book: Clifford Olson: The Beast of British Columbia by Elizabeth Broderick
Poem written and narrated by David Thorvold Olson – Postcards from Gravelly Beach

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Episode 057 – Starting in November of 1980 children between the ages of 9 and 18 years old began to go missing in Surrey, Burnaby and Coquitlam. A few were found sexually assaulted and brutally murdered, others were written off as runaways, some think due to systemic classism within local police departments. No real connections were made in cases until 7 kids were gone by late July of 1981, almost 9 months later. Police began to look at one suspect intensely, a man named Clifford Robert Olson Jr. But they didn’t have enough hard evidence to arrest him and he was not done killing.

We will cover his next 4 murders, eventual capture and aftermath in next week’s episode.

Sources:
Clifford Olson – Wikipedia
Vancouver Police Museum: Beast of BC – Part 1 and Part 2
Newspapers.com
BCTV Archives thanks to Global News
MacLeans Magazine Archives
Crime Library – Clifford Olson
Book: Where Shadows Linger

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Episode 056 – In the summer of 1973, 32-year-old, Austrian born model turned wife and mother, Christine Demeter, was found deceased in the garage on the family home in Mississauga, ON. Early on, suspicion fell on Peter Demeter, Christine’s husband and Hungarian born multi-millionaire, jet-setting Toronto real estate developer. The truth uncovered a calculated plan concocted by psychopathic mind, that was just getting started.

Sources:

Regina v. Demeter, 1975 CanLII 685 (ON CA), <http://canlii.ca/t/g14jp> R. v. Demeter, 1975 CanLII 50 (ON CA), < http://canlii.ca/t/1vln3 > Demeter v. R., [1978] 1 SCR 538, 1977 CanLII 25 (SCC), <http://canlii.ca/t/1tx3n>
I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978) – Full Movie Murderpedia – Peter Demeter
Andrea Demter – PTSD CBC Article
News Article – Mississauga’s Most Notrious Muder Case
Book – By Persons Unknown, George Jonas and Barbara Amiel Wikipedia – Peter Demeter

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Epsiode 055 – In Victoria BC, on March 24, 1991, Crystal and Bruce Dunahee were worried when their four year old son Michael Wayne Dunahee went missing without a trace from a playground in broad daylight. The Dunahee’s were metres away and away for mere minutes when MIchael disappeared. He has not been seen since. For the last 28 years the Dunahee family, with the help of Victoria PD, continues to do what they can to keep hope alive, in what has become one of the most well known missing person cases in Canadian history.

Sources:
michaeldunahee.ca
missingkids.ca
Facebook Page: We Will Never Forget Michael Dunahee
Global News Archive
Multiple articles found on Newspapers.com
Crime Seen by Kate Lines
doenetwork case

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