63: Mass Murderer: Dale Merle Nelson (BC)

Episode 063 – In the wee hours of September 5, 1970, after a binge of alcohol and possibly LSD, Dale Merle Nelson, 33, a logger and father of three snapped. In just over an hour he’d murdered 7 residents, including 4 children, of tiny Creston B.C. He had then absconded with another child into the local wilderness. That child, 8-year-old Cathy St. Amand, would also be found butchered where Nelson stated he’d left her, prior to his capture just a day after the massacre; one of the worst in Canadian history.

Dale Merle Nelson at murderpedia
Dale Merle Nelson at Wikipedia
The Limits of Sanity by Larry Still – Book
Various articles at newspapers.com
Dale Merle Nelson manhunt photos by John Denniston

Update for episode 60: Thank you to physicist Dr.Camilla Moir for her hypothesis on what Granger Taylor may have been attempting the night he died. Link 1 & Link 2

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