Episode 185: RCMP officers arrived at the Blackman family residence on Spuraway Avenue in Coquitlam, B.C.’s Ranch Park subdivision in the early morning hours of January 18th, 1983. A neighbour had called 911after hearing screams and then witnessing what appeared to be a domestic argument next door that escalated into a shooting. Inside the eerily silent home as the cold winter rain fell, the responding officers found a horrific and bloody scene; six members of the Blackman family were dead.

The deceased were Richard Blackman, 50, his wife, Irene Blackman, 49, their daughter, Roberta Lynn Davies, 28, Roberta’s husband, John Iowerth Davies, 39, Karen Dale Rhodes, 25, another of the Blackman’s daughters, and the youngest of the Blackman children, 16-year-old son, Rick Blackman. Just outside the home, police had detained a young man, 22-year-old, Bruce Alfred Blackman, another of Irene and Richard’s sons. Bruce, who’d been picked up as police arrived, was acting bizarrely, telling the RCMP officers that he was the Antichrist and that the world was going to end on January 31.

Sources:

Blackman v. British Columbia (Review Board), 1995 CanLII 3437 (BC CA), < https://canlii.ca/t/1ddr0 >

Blackman v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 1993 CanLII 2620 (BC CA), < https://canlii.ca/t/1dbks >

British Columbia Review Board – Decision on Bruce Alfred Blackman

https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0332_1983

https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/1122_1991

Violence and Schizophrenia by Heidi J. Wehring and William T. Carpenter

Correlates of Future Violence in People Being Treated for Schizophrenia | American Journal of Psychiatry

Schizophrenia: Warning Signs of Violence | HealthLink BC

A Voice out of Nowhere eBook : Booth, Janice Holly: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

Bruce Alfred Blackman | Amok Wiki | Fandom

Police layed six charges of first-degree murder Tuesday against… – UPI Archives

Author Janice Holly Booth — Book: A Voice out of Nowhere

Little Known Details Behind Mass Murder Case Revealed in New Book, A Voice out of Nowhere

Someone I love has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. How can I help? | Here to Help

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Episode 184: In Mississauga, Ontario in 1973 and early 1974, the discoveries of the murdered bodies of two young women, Constance Dickey, 19, and Neda Novak, 18, only months apart, left the community shaken. Both women, it appeared, had been abducted, sexually assaulted, then murdered and dumped by a yet unknown killer. On August 19, 1974, after being sexually assaulted and left for dead, a sixteen-year-old girl, Julia Sheldon, identified a twenty-four-year-old, married father of two named Henry Robert Williams as the man who’d brutally assaulted her. It soon became clear that Williams had also committed the two previous murders.

Sources:

Read Cold North Killers Online by Lee Mellor | Books

Henry Robert Williams | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

“The Chemical Castration of Recidivist Sex Offenders in Canada: A Matte” by Matthew R. Kutcher

The Castration Alternative | Canadian Journal of Criminology and Corrections

Federal Probation – Google Play

The Medium — Sept. 11th marks 30th anniversary of UTM’s only murder by Adrian Barek

Police still looking for Oakville woman’s killer nearly 45 years later | Toronto.com

The dark echoes of Adele Komorowski’s murder linger 45 years later | TheSpec.com

5 Worst Crimes Committed in Mississauga | insauga.com

“It’s insanity” to free serial killer who assaulted girl in prison: Ex-detective – Cancrime

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Episode 183 – Early on a cold morning on January 7, 1922, two Montreal city Public Works Department employees, on their way to their works shed, discovered the body of a man laying on the frozen ground near the corners of Coolbrook and Snowden Street. The man, who’d been shot was later identified by a Catholic Priest named Adélard Delorme as his half-brother, Raoul Delorme. When police investigated they were surprised that their evidence pointed to one, very unusual suspect. This case would become important, not only for the oddity of its perpetrator and the groundbreaking forensics used to break the case but also for its shocking outcome.

Sources:

My version of the Delorme case : Farah-Lajoie, Georges

Delorme v. Sisters of Charity of Quebec, 1922 CanLII 656 (QC CQ)

1868-1996 – The Delorme Affair – Interactive Investigator

L’affaire Delorme — On ne juge pas un prêtre

Acquittement de l’abbé Joseph-Adélard Delorme d’une accusation de meurtre

Georges Farah-Lajoie — Wikipédia

Newspapers.com — Search: Adelard Delorme

L’affaire Delorme 1922: un procès qui souleva les passions – Instantanés

Georges Farah-Lajoie | Mémoires des Montréalais

History of Forensic Science in Canada | Famous Canadian Crimes: The Delorme Affair

Rigorous Science – Canada’s History

Cassock and the Crown: Canada’s Most Controversial Murder Trial – Jean Monet – Google Books

Scribd | For I Have Sinned Online by John Glatt | Books

La soutane et la couronne : le procès du siècle : l’affaire Delorme : Monet, Jean, 1932

Biographie – DEROME, WILFRID (baptisé Joseph-Wilfrid) – Volume XVI (1931-1940) – Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

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Episode 182: This is a story of two talented people whose final interaction would lead to the death of one of comedy’s rising stars and a notorious place in Hollywood history for the other.

On March 5, 1982, after an all too brief but stellar career in film and television, actor and comedian John Belushi, 33, was found dead in his bungalow at the infamous Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Investigators soon discovered that a Canadian woman, Catherine Evelyn or Cathy Smith, was the last person with the star and had been the person who had supplied and shot him up with the fatal overdose that killed him.

Sources:

United States of America and Smith, Re, 1984 CanLII 3510 (ON SC), <https://canlii.ca/t/gcj9l>

Re United States of America and Smith, 1983 CanLII 1817 (ON SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/g1981 >

1984 CanLII 1913 (ON CA) | Re United States of America and Smith | CanLII

‘I Killed John Belushi’ — Secrets Of Tragic Comic’s Star-Studded Death!

Chasing Dragon by Smith Cathy, Signed – AbeBooks

Wired: The Short Life & Fast Times of John Belushi Online by Bob Woodward | Books

Read California Babylon Online by Kristan Lawson and Anneli Rufus | Books

The Death of John Belushi at the Chateau Marmont

Gone 25 years, Belushi’s impact still felt

Cathy Smith – Wikipedia

Cathy Smith, who admitted to killing John Belushi, was a woman of mystery – The Globe and Mail

Gordon Lightfoot here. Singer/songwriter for over 50 years whose work has been performed by everyone from Elvis to Barbra. AMA! : IAmA

The Tragic Real-Life Story Of John Belushi

The Weight – Remastered – song by The Band | Spotify

Sundown – song by Gordon Lightfoot | Spotify

High and Dry – song by Gordon Lightfoot | Spotify

Flash Of Fire – song by Hoyt Axton | Spotify

Addictions Treatment Helplines in Canada | Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

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Episode 181 – The region in the South Nahanni River played host to several unexplained and disturbing occurrences in the first half of the twentieth century. Between1905 and 1945, in the remote and rugged wilderness in the lower west corner of Mackenzie Mountains in the Northwest Territories and other unexplained events, there were at least 44 people who went missing under mysterious circumstances.

Most unsettling of all were the four bodies that were found during that time in three separate incidents. All of the corpses had been decapitated, and their heads were never recovered, earning the area the ominous nickname, the Valley of the Headless Men. No one knows who was responsible for these horrific mutilations or what became of the other missing people.

Sources:

Secrets of the Nahanni: The Valley of Headless Men – The Outdoor Journal

The Lore Behind the Mystery of Canada’s Nahanni National Park

The Valley of Headless Men. The spectacular scenery of the Nahanni… | by L Hall | Chameleon | Medium

Nahanni National Park Reserve – Wikipedia

Valley of Mystery — Pierre Berton | Maclean’s | March 15, 1947

Parks Canada — Nahanni National Park Reserve

Mysteries of the Nahinni Park Reserve in Canada — StrangeOutdoors.com

Did giants roam Canada’s Northwest Territories — or do they still? | CBC News

The Valley of the Headless Men: UnresolvedMysteries

Legends of the Nahanni Valley

Legends of the Nahanni Valley by Hammerson Peters

Serial Killer Quarterly Vol.1 No.3 “Unsolved in North America” — Scribd

Read The Dangerous River Online by R. M. Patterson | Books | Scribd

Read Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Weird Canada Online by Bathroom Readers’ Institute | Books | Scribd

Read Strange but True Online by John Robert Colombo | Books | Scribd

The Strangest Northerns: The Valley of the Beasts – Dark Worlds Quarterly

The Willows, The Wendigo, and Other Horrors: The Best Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood: Annotated and Illustrated Tales of Murder, Mystery, Horror, and Hauntings eBook: Blackwood, Algernon, Kellermeyer, M., Kellermeyer, M.: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

Canada is a huge country. Most of it is unfit for human habitation. – Vox

This Is How Empty Canada Really Is (PHOTOS) | HuffPost Canada News

Geography | The Canada Guide

Largest Countries in the World by Area – Worldometer

Table 24.1 Population, by province and territory, selected years, 1861 to 2009

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