116 – Close to Home – The Murder of Heather Thomas (BC)

Episode 116 – The last time Heather Thomas‘s dad Pat saw his ten year old daughter alive was on the afternoon of October 1, 2000 when she went outside to play around their Cloverdale, BC, townhouse complex. After one the largest searches in RCMP history to that point, it was a hitchhiker who found Heather’s body floating facedown in Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Park. Heather had been murdered and the community was shocked when they found out it had been one of their own who had done the terrible deed.

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115 – The Homicidal Sleepwalker (ON)

Episode 115 – On the morning of May 24, 1987, 23-year-old Kenneth Parks walked into a police department covered in blood that was not just his own. Kenneth was disoriented and bleeding profusely from wounds to both his hands which were badly cut. Kenneth said “Oh my God, I just killed someone”; “I’ve just killed two people”. Kenneth was referring to his in-laws Barbara and Denis Woods of Scarborough. Police found Barbara deceased at the scene and Denis was severely injured, but survived. There was no question Kenneth had done it, but was he responsible? In a precedent setting case his defence team would claim that as Kenneth was sleepwalking when he committed the crime, he should not be held accountable.

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114 – The Murder of Cst. Catherine Campbell – Sex, Lies and Surveillance Video (NS)

Episode 114 – On the morning of September 11, 2015, off-duty Truro, Nova Scotia police constable, Catherine Campbell, went to a Halifax bar to wind down after a tough work week. She was looking forward to a visit with an old friend that weekend but never got to see her. Catherine was murdered that night and left underneath a Halifax bridge by her killer.

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113 – The Okanagan Oddity – Ogopogo (BC)

Episode 113 – This week Mike and Scott present some lighter fare in the form of a mystery that has persisted for generations surrounding a mysterious creature said to inhabit the waters of Lake Okanagan. Sightings of the serpent like cryptid called Opopogo or in Salish, n’ha-a-itk, continue to this day without an accepted scientific explanation for the phenomenon.

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112 – Sins of the Father – The McGuigan Murders (PE)

Episode 112 – On a dark rural PEI road on November 19, 1970, the Vuozzo family, of nearby Montague had their lives changed forever. A drunk driver, named Herb McGuigan, ran a stop sign and hit the Vuozzo’s fan, killing 9-year-old Kathy Vuozzo. Kathy’s parents and Little Alfred Guy Vuozzo Jr, who was only two years old at the time of the crash, survived with minor injuries as did the drunk driver.

Alfred Jr. grew up hating the McGuigans, exacting revenge for his sister’s death almost 44 years later. With drunk driver long since deceased, he murdered the man’s son, Brent McGuigan, 68, and Brent’s son, Brendon McGuigan, 39; two people completely innocent of the crime.

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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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