Episode 200: The story we are about to tell is a harrowing tale of child neglect that leaves a young boy badly scarred for life. In December of 1990, after being overlooked by his family who were on their way to Paris for a Christmas visit, Kevin McCallister is left on his own in the family’s large Winnetka, Illinois home. There the 7-year-old not only has to care for himself, but has to do his best fend off two serial burglars, a team known as the Wet Bandits, attempting to break into the McCallister residence. Leaving Kevin McCallister with lifelong issues due to the effects of post traumatic stress, and later problems with addiction.

Sources:

An inaccurate Film Dramatization of Actual Events

671 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093 – realtor.com®

Bill Breakdown: How Much Kevin McCallister’s Dad Spent In Home Alone | Sideshow Collectibles

All Injuries Sustained In Home Alone – Assessed By A Real Doctor – Thrillist

Home Alone | Home Alone Wiki | Fandom

Kevin McCallister | Home Alone Wiki | Fandom

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Episode 199: In all the recent photos I could find of Melissa Ann Shepard, she looks like an ordinary, little old lady. But Melissa, Millie to some, has a criminal record a mile long, including convictions for fraud, impersonation and forgery. But, she is best known for, luring men via the internet, drugging them and taking control of all aspects of their lives. Melissa also caused the death of one of her husbands in Nova Scotia, was suspected in another’s death and at least two more men came close to dying.

Sources:

Melissa Ann Shepard – Wikipedia

CBC News Indepth: Melissa Ann Friedrich

Melissa Friedrich | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

HRP News — High Risk Offender Notification | Halifax.ca

Internet Black Widow Melissa Ann Shepard arrested in Halifax | CBC News

The internet black widow: Is this Canada’s most dangerous woman? – BBC News

How a smitten man came face to face with the ‘Internet Black Widow’ – The Globe and Mail

This 80-year-old ‘Black Widow,’ who lured lonesome old men to horrible fates, is out of prison again – The Washington Post

National Film Board of Canada — Why Women Kill

‘Internet Black Widow’ Melissa Ann Weeks charged with attempted murder in N.S. | Globalnews.ca

‘Black Widow’s’ ex-boyfriend warns men as she gets out of prison: ‘Watch out’ | Globalnews.ca

P.E.I.’s infamous ‘Black Widow’ facing attempted murder charges | SaltWire

Victims of ‘Internet Black Widow’ concerned over her release in N.S. | CTV News

Prison for Women’s Invisible Minority | Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

Unknown Gender History: Melissa Friedrich (Weeks), “The Internet Black Widow” of Nova Scotia – 2012

Unknown Gender History: Black Widow Serial Killers

Alex Strategos: ‘Millie Weeks’, AKA Melissa Friedrich, The Internet Black Widow – Inquisitr

Melissa Ann Shepard : Internet Black Widow (2012) – the fifth estate — YouTube

Melissa-Ann-Shepard | National Post

Read Webs of Black Widows Online by Pete Katz | Books

Read Lady Killers Online by Tori Telfer | Books

Read The Craigslist Killer Online by Crystal Majkowski | Books

True Crime: Canadian Monsters: 25 Horrific Canadian Serial Killers eBook : Keller, Robert: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

Raw Video: ‘Internet Black Widow’ appears in court — YouTube

Online Dating and Dating App Safety Tips | RAINN

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Episode 198: If you’ve had any interest in the Wild West, you’ve no doubt heard of a many of the storied gunmen and bandits from the era like Butch Cassidy, Jesse James and Billy the Kid. You probably also think of the United States, but Canada has its own legends and colourful characters from the era on both sides of the border. For example, legendary gunslinger and lawman, Bat Masterson, was was born in Henryville, Quebec. Sometimes the outlaws were women, like one notorious Canadian-born, lady bandit and the subject of this episode, whose most famous alias was Pearl Hart. After a rough life with criminal exploits that started during her troubled childhood, Pearl got herself into big trouble in Arizona in 1899 and was finally taken into custody after robbing a stage coach.

Sources:

Pearl Hart – Wikipedia

Pearl Hart – Lady Bandit of Arizona – Legends of America

Bandit Pearl Hart holds up an Arizona stagecoach – HISTORY

The life and times of Pearl Hart, Ontario’s cigar-smoking, Wild West superstar | The Star

Pearl Hart: The Amazing Life of The Bandit Queen

Female bandit Pearl Hart: “I shall not be tried under a law in which my sex had no voice in making”

The wild life and death of Old West feminist bandit Pearl Hart

Pearl Hart – ‘Bandit Queen’ of the Old West – WednesdaysWomen

Pearl Hart, the Last Lady Outlaw – HeadStuff

Wild Women of the Wild West: Pearl Hart ~ Lady Bandit of Arizona

Listen to Wildcat Audiobook by John Boessenecker

The Encyclopedia of Lawmen, Outlaws, and Gunfighters – Leon Claire Metz – Google Books

The Cosmopolitan — Volume 27 — Google Play Books

Pearl Hart: Smooth-talking card shark led Pearl’s slide to perdition | Local news | tucson.com

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Episode 197: In our last episode we learned a bit about the life and depraved, early crimes of David Russell Williams, a 46-year-old decorated colonel and commander of the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) in Trenton, Ontario – one of the largest and busiest air force bases in Canada. The Canadian military’s rising star also had some dark secrets. Williams had been involved in dozens of instances of break, enter and theft of women’s undergarments in the communities in which he lived. The homeowners and police were unaware that many of these crimes had taken place. Many of the women presumed that their underwear had simply gone missing. They had no clue that they had been taken by someone who’s fantasy life had taken a very dark turn. Williams felt powerful in the homes, taking photos as he pleasured himself with the most private possessions of women he didn’t know. Russell would take their underwear home where, sexually aroused once again, he would take photos of himself as he modelled the items recalling his time in the homes of the women. The continued use of the garments thrilled Russell Williams and gave him a feeling of complete control.

In September 2009, Russell’s insatiable cravings for yet another sexual thrill demanded he take things a step further. Williams sexually assaulted two Tweed women, forcibly confining them, fondling them as he snapped multiple photos of the terrified women after removing their clothes. While those events had been exciting for Williams, they were dry runs for what he would do next. In November, 2009, Russell Williams committed his first murder, that of Marie-France Comeau. Month’s later, he killed Jessica Lloyd, but his inattention to the little details, eventually got him caught.

Sources:

Book, ”Camouflaged Killer” by David A. Gibb

Read Beyond Suspicion: Russell Williams A Canadian Serial Killer Online by Alan R Warren | Books

A New Kind of Monster by Timothy Appleby

Jim Van Allen | ISN Inc

Russell Williams Case | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Read Snakes in Suits Online by Dr. Paul Babiak and Dr. Robert D. Hare | Books

The dark, depraved side of Russell Williams revealed in court – Macleans.ca

CPL Marie-France Comeau (1972-2009) – Find A Grave Memorial

252 Raglan Street, Brighton, Ontario, Canada | Housecreep

Jessica Elizabeth Lloyd (1982-2010) – Find A Grave Memorial

Jessica Lloyd Obituary – Belleville, Ontario | John R. Bush Funeral Home

Lloyd, Jessica – Canadian Crimeopedia

Belleville honours Jessica Lloyd | CBC News

62 Cosy Cove Lane, Tweed, Ontario, Canada | Housecreep

Russell Williams’s wife knew he was a predator: victim – Macleans.ca

Col. Russell Williams timeline | CBC News

“Russell Williams – Above Suspicion” episode from CBC program The Fifth Estate

Russell Williams Case | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Russell Williams | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

David Russell Williams: The Kinky Killer Colonel — Obsession — Crime Library

[Russell Williams (criminal) – Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Williams_(criminal))

YouTube — The Russell Williams Arrest Press Conference

Russell Williams – Full Murder Confession

Russell Williams Confession Part 1

Russell Williams Confession Part 2

Russell Williams Confession Part 3

Russell Williams interview transcript

Demi-victoire pour Laurie Massicotte contre Russell Williams | Radio-Canada.ca

Laurie Massicotte settles $7M lawsuit against convicted sex killer Russell Williams | CBC News

Massicotte v. Williams, 2014 ONCA 792 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gf735 >

M.E.H. v. Williams, 2012 ONCA 35 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/fpxq4 >

Family, friends of Jessica Lloyd mark decade since Russell Williams received life sentence | Globalnews.ca

Marie-France Comeau | News, Videos & Articles

Marie-France Comeau news, opinion and analysis – Macleans.ca

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Episode 196 – In September of 2009, in Cosy Cove, a quiet, rural neighbourhood near Tweed, Ontario, an anonymous young woman sleeping in her home was brutally sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant who’d broken into her home. During the violent, two-hour sexual assault, as her 8 week old daughter slept in another room, the rapist snapped photos of the woman, before escaping into the night. Two weeks later, in the same small neighbourhood, the creeper struck again, sexually assaulting another woman, Laurie Massicotte. Her rapist also photographed her before fleeing. A neighbour Laurie’s, was suspected in the assault but he denied any involvement. He was later cleared when his DNA was not a match to that of the Laurie’s attacker. Police suspected the two sexual assaults were somehow connected as they were both so similar.

Two months later, there was a murder. A year after that, another. When police discovered the identity of the perpetrator, the whole country was shocked.

Sources:

Book, ”Camouflaged Killer” by David A. Gibb

Read Beyond Suspicion: Russell Williams A Canadian Serial Killer Online by Alan R Warren | Books

A New Kind of Monster by Timothy Appleby

Jim Van Allen | ISN Inc

Russell Williams Case | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Read Snakes in Suits Online by Dr. Paul Babiak and Dr. Robert D. Hare | Books

The dark, depraved side of Russell Williams revealed in court – Macleans.ca

CPL Marie-France Comeau (1972-2009) – Find A Grave Memorial

252 Raglan Street, Brighton, Ontario, Canada | Housecreep

Jessica Elizabeth Lloyd (1982-2010) – Find A Grave Memorial

Jessica Lloyd Obituary – Belleville, Ontario | John R. Bush Funeral Home

Lloyd, Jessica – Canadian Crimeopedia

Belleville honours Jessica Lloyd | CBC News

62 Cosy Cove Lane, Tweed, Ontario, Canada | Housecreep

Russell Williams’s wife knew he was a predator: victim – Macleans.ca

Col. Russell Williams timeline | CBC News

“Russell Williams – Above Suspicion” episode from CBC program The Fifth Estate

Russell Williams Case | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Russell Williams | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

David Russell Williams: The Kinky Killer Colonel — Obsession — Crime Library

[Russell Williams (criminal) – Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Williams_(criminal))

YouTube — The Russell Williams Arrest Press Conference

Russell Williams – Full Murder Confession

Russell Williams Confession Part 1

Russell Williams Confession Part 2

Russell Williams Confession Part 3

Russell Williams interview transcript

Demi-victoire pour Laurie Massicotte contre Russell Williams | Radio-Canada.ca

Laurie Massicotte settles $7M lawsuit against convicted sex killer Russell Williams | CBC News

Massicotte v. Williams, 2014 ONCA 792 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gf735 >

M.E.H. v. Williams, 2012 ONCA 35 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/fpxq4 >

Family, friends of Jessica Lloyd mark decade since Russell Williams received life sentence | Globalnews.ca

Marie-France Comeau | News, Videos & Articles

Marie-France Comeau news, opinion and analysis – Macleans.ca

 

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Episode 195: Hannah Buxbaum was found dead July 5, 1984 on a highway near London, Ontario after having been shot by roadside bandits three times in the head as her husband Helmuth Buxbaum and their young nephew, Roy, in town from Vancouver for a visit watched helplessly. The bandits sped off with Hanna’s purse and police were called. No one could figure out why anyone would want to murder Hanna Buxbaum, who was as close to being a living saint that anyone could find. 

The press initially labelled the case ‘The Good Samaritan Murder’ until the true story unfolded. This story has so many twists and turns and crazy elements. The Buxbaums being millionaire owners of several nursing homes there were huge sums of money, cocaine, sex addiction, sex workers, double crossing, nuclear bunkers filled with tobacco and alcohol, people being dangled by their feet off 14th floor balconies, worries of rocket launcher attacks and courtroom spectacles. No less than a motley crew of 7 people were charged in the killing of the earnest, salt of the earth woman, until, finally, the truth came out.

Sources:

A cruel case of murder | Maclean’s | DECEMBER 2, 1985

After 30 years, a son comes to terms with his father?s murder of his mother | Chatham Daily News

The killer I knew | National Post

Helmuth Buxbaum, convicted in 1980s murder, dies in jail | CBC News

Edward Greenspan – Wikipedia

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Episode 194: On June 25, 1950,  after months of increasing tension, the Korean War or what has been called Canada’s forgotten war, began when North Korean troops invaded South Korea. Countries, including Canada, belonging to the newly formed United Nations jumped in quickly to defend democratic South Korea from the the communist forces from the north. Canada contributed the third largest number of soldiers among UN countries to the war. More than 26,000 Canadians served in the conflict on land, at sea and in the air. Over the next three years of the conflict there were 516 Canadians killed, another 1042 were wounded, 33 became prisoners of war and 16 soldiers are still missing in action. 

Lest we forget.

Sources:

Veterans Affairs Canada — Land of the Morning Calm

What is The Memory Project? — The Memory Project

Seeking the families of Canadian Army soldiers missing in Korea — Canada.ca

Register to find your missing military family member — Canada.ca

“We really didn’t think we would survive,” Mike Czuboka, Korean War “Extraordinary Hero” award recipient shares his story – 580 CFRA – Omny.fm

Gerald Edward Gowing – Veterans Affairs Canada

The Kims: Leaders’ Biographies – North Korea: Introductory Sources – LibGuides at Cornell University

Read Korea Online by John Melody and John M. Rockingham | Books

Read Deadlock in Korea Online by Ted Barris | Books

Read Triumph at Kapyong Online by Dan Bjarnason | Books

Read The Korean War Online by Michael Hickey | Books

Read Reluctant Neighbor: Canada, the U.S.A. and the Korean Crisis Online by Darryl Hurly | Books

Read Everyday Heroes Online by Jody Mitic | Books

Read Canadian Foreign Policy: 1945-2000 Online by Arthur E. Blanchette | Books

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Episode 193: On September 5, 2009, Hilary Bonnell, 16, disappeared from Esgenoopetitj formerly known as, Burnt Church, in the Miramichi region of New Brunswick. Over the next several months her mother, stepfather, family and friends pulled out all the stops searching for the teen. Despite their tireless efforts, during which they utilized the media and a widespread poster campaign, they could not find Hilary. On Sunday, November 8, 2009, Curtis Wayne Bonnell, Hilary’s first cousin, was arrested by the R.C.M.P. on an unrelated sexual assault allegation. In custody, Curtis began talking. He admitted he had knowledge of what had happened to Hilary Bonnell.

Sources:

Esgenoopetitj First Nation “Burnt Church” – Home | Facebook

R v Bonnell, 2011 NBQB 246 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/fnknp >

R v Bonnell, 2011 NBQB 349 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g1nfv >

R v Bonnell, 2012 NBQB 24 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g1nft >

R v Bonnell, 2012 NBQB 289 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g1ngr >

R v Bonnell, 2012 NBQB 309 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g1nhf >

R v Bonnell, 2012 NBQB 321 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g1nfl >

Bonnell v. R., 2015 NBCA 6 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gg44v >

Global News — Search: Hilary Bonnell

Bonnell admits he killed cousin Hilary after sex | CBC News

Mother of Hilary Bonnell, allegedly killed by cousin, testifies at murder trial | Globalnews.ca

YouTube — Hilary Bonnell murder — family reaction

Curtis Listens to family’s pain – sentenced to life in prison : Miramichi Online

Mother of slain teen girl vents grief during New Brunswick man’s sentencing | Globalnews.ca

‘It doesn’t end when you bury your child’: Families of MMIWG speak of their pain in Moncton | Globalnews.ca

MMIWG Testimony — Moncton Public Vol 44(b) Fillier — Pamela and Fred Fillier (Hilary Bonnell)

Final Report | MMIWG

Hilary Bonnell’s family continues to face adversity 11 years after her murder | CBC News

Facebook Group — In Loving Memory of HILARY BONNELL

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Episode 192:  If you’re willing to look you’ll see that human culture and all other endeavors are shot through with one predominant and frightening idea, that one day everything, including us, must come to an end. One day we will die. Human beings are, as far as we know, the only animal capable of understanding that inevitably every one of us, good eggs and bad apples alike, will expire. Hopefully, a long time from now, we will pass away, be sleeping with the fishes, or, if you like, have met our maker.

Promo

Supernatural Circumstances Podcast

Sources:

BOOK — The Denial of Death

BOOK — The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life

BOOK — Egyptian Book of the Dead

BOOK — On Death and Dying

entityseeker.ca

29 Best Death Metaphors & Idioms (2021)

Don’t Pay The Ferryman – song by Chris de Burgh | Spotify

The Supernatural | Canada Stamp Series

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Quotes (Author of On Death and Dying)

Ring Around the Rosie: Metafolklore, Rhyme and Reason | Folklife Today

Does a Dying Person Know They Are Dying?

The book of death: weighing your heart

What Physically Happens to Your Body Right After Death

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Episode 191: On the evening of July 30, 2008, Tim McLean, a 22-year-old Canadian carnival barker was returning home to Winnipeg riding a Greyhound bus when he was viciously stabbed, beheaded, and cannibalized by another passenger about 18 km west of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. After arriving on scene, RCMP watched for hours as the perpetrator, Vince Li, 40, desecrated Tim’s body inside the bus after the driver and remaining passengers had fled, powerless to stop the man’s frenzy. Less than a year later, Vince Li was found not criminally responsible (NCR) for Tim McLean’s slaying, but held in a Manitoba psychiatric institution from which he was released just 6 years later.

Sources:

Cold Facts of the Case – Tim’s Law

YouTube — R.I.P Tim McLean – July 30, 2008 Greyhound Bus Tragedy

YouTube — TIMOTHY MCLEAN KILLING (CAROL DE DELLEY INTERVIEW) AFTERMATH OF MURDER: SURVIVOR STORIES

Justice served with the absolute discharge of Vince Li – The Manitoban

BOOK: Shrunk — Crime and Disorders of the Mind by Lore

Proceed with Extreme Caution: The Not Criminally Responsible Defence | CanLII

Vincent Li found not criminally responsible for murder – Winnipeg Free Press

DocumentCloud — Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board decision

Timeline of decisions in the case of Vince Li – Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca

Vince Li Archives – Dying Words

YouTube — Vince Li — “Please, kill me.”

YouTube — The Fifth Estate — Bus 1170 : Vince Li and the Greyhound Bus Murder (2011)

Killing of Tim McLean – Wikipedia

Vince Li | News, Videos & Articles | Globalnews.ca

Looking back at the Greyhound bus beheading a decade down the road | Globalnews.ca

Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act (backgrounder) — Canada News Centre

Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

http://summit.sfu.ca/system/files/iritems1/16395/etd9553_TMiller.pdf

Talk:Killing of Tim McLean – Wikipedia

How to Be a Juggalo: 12 Steps (with Pictures) – wikiHow Fun

A Conversation With Vince Li – Steinbachonline.com

Vince Li, man who beheaded Greyhound bus passenger, seeks absolute discharge | CBC News

R.I.P Tim McLean — Facebook Group

MCLEAN TIMOTHY – Obituaries – Winnipeg Free Press Passages

Timeline to the Greyhound bus killing | CBC News

Vince Weiguang Li | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

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