016 – Jane Hurshman – Life with Billy


Episode 016: In March of 1982 the small community called Bangs Falls, just outside of Liverpool, Nova Scotia made national news after the local bully, Billy Stafford, was found minus his head in his pick up truck along the side of the road. Someone had ended his reign of terror with a single blast of a 12 gauge shotgun. Billy’s death was news in itself, but who did the deed was even more newsworthy – his long suffering, regularly brutalized common-law wife Jane Hurshman. BONUS: Mike’s personal connections to the area, one of the officers involved with Billy Stafford and Jane Hurshman’s lawyer.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Promo: https://www.basedonatruecrime.com/

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013 – Babes in the Woods – Stanley Park


Episode 013: In this episode we tackle a popular unsolved case here in the Lower Mainland of BC. In 1953 two skeletons were found in Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park. More than 65 years later, the murders of what turned out to be two children remain unsolved. Bonus: Scott does a hacky job of profiling a murderer

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

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Sources:

Eve Lazarus book Cold Case Vancouver: The City’s Most Baffling Unsolved Murders (@evelazarus)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/on-its-125th-anniversary-reflections-on-the-lasting-power-of-stanley-park/article13942124/

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/icaremissingpersonscoldcases/unidentified-boys-found-jan-14-1953-in-vancouver-b-t910.html

http://ohhowpeculiar.tumblr.com/post/168768962186/who-were-the-babes-in-the-woods-of-stanley-park

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/69umbc.html

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/68umbc.html

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/clues+revive+year+babes+woods+case/10281341/story.html

https://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/2017/10/19/murder-mystery-intrigue-in-review-babes-in-the-woods/

http://www.am730.ca/syn/112/135108/the-lynda-steele-show-police-crack/

https://www.documentingreality.com/forum/f240/babes-woods-murder-case-94843/

http://www.straight.com/article/stanley-parks-secret-by-jean-barman

http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2016/10/19/9-haunted-areas-in-vancouver/

http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Babes_in_the_Wood

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/vancouver-feature-babes-in-the-woods-discovered/

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=4969.0

012 – Moncton Mountie Murders


Episode 012: The crimes we’re looking at in took place in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 4. 2014. In just over twenty minutes, 3 members of the local RCMP lay dead and another two had been shot. The community was terrified as a massive manhunt took place over the next 29 hours for the gunman who was still on the loose. Bonus: Listen to Mike mispronounce French surnames.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Other Podcasts mentioned aka friends of the show:

Murderish, Lustmordia, Occultae Veritatis, Asian Madness Podcast, Minds of Madness Podcast

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011 – Mindy Tran 1994

Episode 011 is about the disappearance and murder of 8-year-old Mindy Tran of Kelowna, BC in 1994. Mindy was found under strange circumstances almost three months later. The ensuing search for Mindy’s killer, the RCMP investigation, arrest and trial of a suspect and shocking aftermath still haunt the people who remember the case.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

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008 – Peter Woodcock – Canada’s Youngest Serial Killer

In Episode 008, we meet Peter Woodcock, Canada’s youngest serial killer, who at the age of 17, killed three children from 1956 to 1957 in Toronto, Ontario. After spending 34 years in confinement he killed again, on his first day out.

This is a rough one…

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Big thank you to Kristi Lee of Canadian True Crime Podcast for being gracious enough to do the intro for this episode. We loved hearing our names pronounced with that awesome Aussie accent. Check her podcast out. In her latest episode, part 3 of her 4 part series on Robert Pickton, you can hear a goofy promo from us (our first one ever on another podcast).

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Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

007 – The Karissa Boudreau Murder

In Episode 007, we head off to Mike’s hometown, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and in particular the nieghbourhood where he grew up. The disappearance and murder of 12-year-old Karissa Boudreau still gets talked about around the small town, especially due to the horrific nature of the crime.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

005 – Mark Twitchell – Dexter Wannabe

Episode 005, takes on the case of filmmaker and wannabe serial killer Mark Twitchell from, Edmonton Alberta. Mark Twitchell liked the Phantom Menace. That had to be where the problem started.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

003 – Abbotsford Killer – Part 2 – Killer, Trial and Aftermath

Here’s Episode 003 of Dark Poutine. In this episode, part one of two, Mike and Scott give a little background on the Terry Driver, Abbotsford Killer charged with the rape and murder of 16 year old Tanya Smith and near fatal beating of her best friend Misty Cockerill in 1995 in AbbotsFord, Britsh Columbia. Scott reveals how he knew the Driver family and Terry. As well Scott became oddly involved in the media frenzy around Terry Driver after his arrest and prior to his trial.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

002 – Abbotsford Killer – Part 1 – Cat & Mouse

Finally! After a few extra days of technical frustration here’s Episode 002 of Dark Poutine. In this episode, part one of two, Mike and Scott talk about the hunt for the infamous Abbotsford Killer after the rape and murder of 16 year old Tanya Smith and horrific, near fatal beating of her best friend Misty Cockerill on Friday, October 13, 1995 in AbbotsFord, Britsh Columbia.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)