102 – Murder in Shell Lake: The Peterson Family Slayings (SK)

Episode 102 – On the morning of August 15, 1967, in what was one of the most heinous random crimes ever to have happened in Canada, 9 members of the Peterson family of Shell Lake Saskatchewan were found gunned down in their modest farmhouse. Jim and Evelyn Peterson and 7 of their 9 children lay dead with no rhyme or reason for the crime. A madman was on the loose on the prairies.

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Sources & Further Reading:
[Newspapers.com search – Canada / 1967-2019 / Shell Lake]
Marking 50 years since the Shell Lake murders, Canada’s worst random mass killing
[Victor Ernest Hoffman | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
[CBC Player | Shell Lake Mass Murder]
[Newsroom : Inquest in the death of Victor Hoffman announced]
[Madera Tribune 21 August 1967 — California Digital Newspaper Collection]
[Shell Lake murders | Revolvy]
[After their release, most mentally ill offenders left unchecked – The Globe and Mail]
[Shell Lake Massacre – Phyllis Peterson – ExtraOrdinary Lives – YouTube]
[Goodreads – Shell Lake Massacre by Peter Tadman]
[Village of Shell Lake » Oasis of the Parklands]
[Veterans’ Land Act | The Canadian Encyclopedia]
[What is ECT?]
[A Brief History of Electroconvulsive Therapy | Psychology Today Canada]