111 – Murdered on Duty: Cst. John Davidson (BC)

Episode 111 – Near noon on November 6, 2017, reports of multiple shots fired in the parking lot of a busy Abbotsford, B.C. strip mall brought a swarm of Abby PD officers racing toward the scene. The first to arrive  was Cst. John Davidson, 53-years-old, a 24 year veteran of policing and well respected in the city for his kindness, passion for helping the community’s youth and dedication to his work. On leaving his vehicle in response to the reported situation, the unsuspecting officer was gunned down; shot from behind in cold blood by Albertan, Oscar Ferdinand Arfmann. who’d been on a crime spree, stealing two cars over three days from local dealerships.

John Davidson was a beloved husband and father to three adult children.

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110 – MMIW: The Unsolved Murder of Amber Tuccaro (AB)

Episode 110 – In Nisku, Alberta, on August of 2010 the family of 20-year-old Amber Alyssa Tuccaro became concerned when a phone call with her brother ended abruptly and she she stopped answering texts and calls after that. She’d been hitchhiking into the close by city of Edmonton and was planning to be back soon. She never returned. After a botched police investigation, Amber’s remains were found in 2012 south of where she’d last been seen in Leduc County. Her case remains unsolved despite the RCMP having audio of the possible perpetrator by way of Amber’s last phone call, that had been recorded.

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109 – Earle Leonard Nelson – The Dark Strangler (MB)

Episode 109 – In a 16 month span over 1926 and 1927, in nine U.S. states and one Canadian province, 21 women and an infant were murdered by a sadistic serial predator and necrophile that became known as the Dark Strangler. The monster, named Earle Leonard Nelson, seemed to move too fast for police to catch up to. Eventually one of history’s most notorious killers was apprehended and and brought to justice in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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108 – Carol King – From Missing to Murdered (SK)

Episode 108 – On August 6, 2011, Carol Nora King went missing from her home in the tiny village of Herschel, Saskatchewan. That same day she was to make an official statement to Rosetown, SK., about ongoing harassment and stalking she had been suffering at the hands of her former boyfriend, Joseph ‘David” Caissie. King was found dead in an abandoned farmyard three weeks later, but it was not until an undercover RCMP sting, 5 years later, that her killer was finally caught. 

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107 – The Murder of Brenda Young (NL)

Episode 107 – In June of 1993, 9-year-old Cindy Young found her mother, Brenda, deceased on the floor of their St. John’s, Newfoundland apartment. Brenda Marie Young, 26, and a mother of two was brutally murdered while her children slept. Almost immediately, police had focused on a suspect, Brenda’s boyfriend, 28-year-old Randy Druken. But, in this case, things are not always as simple as they first appear.

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106 – The Crimes of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (QC/ON)

Episode 106 – This week we take on the case of a morphine addicted, syphilitic, Scottish Canadian physician with a lust for murder and a blackmail. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream used his intelligence, medical training, relative good looks and higher station to leave a trail of death in Canada, the United States and Victorian London. Only years after Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror mysteriously ended, Dr. Cream picked up Jack’s mantle poisoning at least four more sex workers in the poorest area of London. The Lambeth Poisoner may have gotten away with the crimes were it not for his own big mouth.

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105 – Away Game: Christmas Eve Incident at Nakatomi Plaza

Episode 105 – On Christmas Eve in 1988, after killing two security guards, gunmen burst into the Los Angeles offices of the Nakatomi Corporation in Century City at the newly opened Nakatomi Plaza building. The 30 plus hostages were all attendees of the Nakatomi Christmas party happening on the 30th floor. What at first appeared to be a terrorist incident was found out to be an elaborate heist, led by German born criminal mastermind Hans Grüber. What Grüber and his group did not count on was the heroism of one partygoer, John McLane, who almost singlehandedly foiled the plan.

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104 – The Rallo Family Murders (ON)

Episode 104 – On August 18, 1976 two boys found the body of a 5-year-old girl in a duffle bag floating in a waterway between St Catharines and Hamilton, Ontario. That same day, 29-year-old Sandra Rallo and her two children, Jason, 6, and Stephanie, 5, were reported missing by Sandra’s father, Doug Pollington. The evidence pointed directly at Sandra’s husband and father to the children, Hamilton City Hall manager, Jon George Rallo. Although Rallo claimed innocence, the evidence mounted against him, resulting in three charges of first degree murder for the senseless slayings of his family.

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103 – The Mystery of The Mad Trapper of Rat River (NT)

Episode 103 – In this episode we’re heading to the Inuvik area of the Northwest Territories, near Fort McPherson. Along the Rat River in the summer of 1931 a stranger was first seen by two indigenous men canoeing on the river. He was a stranger who, save for a short visit to town for supplies, kept to himself. The man was later accused of interfering with the traps of other hunters and trapping without a license. When RCMP went to investigate hell broke loose, culminating in attempted murder of one RCMP constable and the murder of another at the hands of the man. The man, known by the alias Albert Johnson, lead RCMP on a six week chase across the frozen tundra before he was taken down. His true identity remains a mystery.

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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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