57: The Beast of BC – Part 1: Murder x7 (BC)

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.

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

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