Episode 159: In the early 1980s near the small town of Rulo, Nebraska a white-supremacist cult leader named Michael Wayne Ryan and his band of followers took over a local farm essentially stealing it from the property owner. They burglarized nearby businesses and residences to fund their survival after the upcoming battle of Armageddon prophesied in the Books of Revelations.

Ryan, a proponent the Christian Identity movement’s doctrines with links to an anti-government group called Posse Comitatus spewed antisemitic views, the supremacy of the white race and planned to take down the government. In 1982 Ryan was arrested for the torture and murder of, Luke Stice, the 5-year-old son of the property’s former owner and the torture killing of one of his followers, 27-year-old, James Thimm.

Co-host: Carol Browne

Sources:
[Michael Wayne Ryan | Murderpedia]
[Michael W. Ryan – Wikipedia]
[Christian Identity and Religions of America (Joseph Baker)]
[Evil Harvest: The True Story of Cult Murder in the American Heartland]
[Nebraska Inmate Details]
[Cult Education Institute :: Group Information Archives]
[Christian Identity | Extremism in America | ADL]
[ROSS] Facts
[NIGHTMARE IN RULO – Chicago Tribune]
[State v. Ryan :: 1989 :: Nebraska Supreme Court Decisions :: Justia]
[Dennis Ryan | Omaha Magazine]
[SPLCenter.org: Identity Crisis]
[Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville Timeline]
[PolitiFact | Donald Trump’s ‘very fine people on both sides’ remarks (transcript)]
[Rick Ross, Executive Director]

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Episode 158 – Twenty-three-year-old nurse and former beauty queen, Alexandra Wiwrachuk, thought the warm spring night in 1962 would be perfect for a walk down by the river before her midnight shift at Saskatoon’s City Hospital. Alexandra did not show up for work that night, and it was not until thirteen days later that children stumbled upon her broken body in a shallow grave. Someone had savagely beaten the young woman, brutally raped her and then buried her alive, leaving her to die. Nearly sixty years later, no one has ever been brought to justice in Alexandra Wiwcharuk’s murder.

Co-host: Carol Browne

Sources:
https://justiceforalex.com
http://alexandrawiwcharuk.net/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/alexandrawiwcharuk/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_murders_in_Canada
https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/alexandra-wiwcharuk-1074725458
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0068LY6BE/
Girl In Saskatoon – Doc 
Johnny Cash – The Girl in Saskatoon 

SASKATOON POLICE
Saskatoon Police Website
policeservice@saskatoon.ca
1-306-975-8300

SASKATOON CRIME STOPPERS
Crime Stoppers
1-800-222-8477

THE NIECES OF ALEXANDRA
Nieces Official Website
patty@alexandrawiwcharuk.net
1-866-794-1962   (toll free)
All calls private and confidential!

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Episode 157 – From the late 1920s until after the Second World War, Lila and William Young ran the Ideal Maternity Home and Sanitarium for Unwed Mothers at East Chester, Nova Scotia. The pair have been referred to as ‘baby farmers’ who sold healthy newborns to wealthy couples with the means to pay and left the less viable to die of starvation. Estimates are that more than 100 and as many as 400 to 600 babies may have died in their care. Many of these deceased infants were quietly buried in wooden butter boxes at various sites around the area, while it is believed that others may have been disposed of in the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

Co-host: Carol Browne

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideal_Maternity_Home
https://canadiancrc.com/Butterbox-Babies_Killers-Child-Trafficking-Canada/Butterbox_Survivors.aspx
https://canadiancrc.com/Butterbox-Babies_Killers-Child-Trafficking-Canada/Butterbox-Babies-Baby-killers-child-trafficking-selling-babies-Canada-adoption-story.aspx
https://murderpedia.org/female.Y/y/young-gladys-lila.htm
http://archive.macleans.ca/article/1995/1/9/maternal-damnation
https://www.amazon.ca/Butterbox-Survivors-Robert-Hartlen/dp/1551092905
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184030298/eva-margaret-nieforth
https://www.scribd.com/read/238627429/Deadly-Duos
https://www.scribd.com/read/350837071/True-Crime-Confidential-Volume-4-True-Crime-Confidential-4#b_search-menu_662236
https://www.scribd.com/read/230097379/Cold-North-Killers-Canadian-Serial-Murder
https://web.archive.org/web/20010606012612/http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/bhartlen
http://bastards.org/nova-scotiahttps://commons.allard.ubc.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=emeritus_pubs

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Episode 156 – In 2006, Thomas George Svekla, 38, a man who’d been in and out of trouble since 16, became the focus of a murder investigation lead by the Project KARE task force. Svekla was a suspect in as many as twelve murders. He was only ever charged with two slayings, that of Theresa Innes and Rachel Quinney, but was designated a dangerous offender for his long history of violent offences.

Co-host: Carol Browne

Sources:
R. v. Svekla, 2007 ABQB 557 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/1sxk0>
R. v. Svekla, 2009 ABQB 181 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/22w61>
R. v. Svekla, 2009 ABQB 187 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/22xkx>
R. v. Svekla, 2009 ABQB 193 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/22zrg>
R. v. Svekla, 2010 ABQB 370 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/2b5xx>
R. v. Svekla, 2010 ABCA 390 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/2dz2f>
R. v. Svekla, 2011 ABCA 154 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/flk2b>
Edmonton Journal – June 8, 2008 – Tom Svekla’s Secret Life
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/edmonton-killer-gets-life-no-parole-for-17-years/article18452563/

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