041 – The Murders of Nathan O’Brien and Kathy and Alvin Liknes

Episode 041 – In 2014 on a warm summer morning, Calgary mother, Jennifer O’Brien, went to pick up her 5-year-old son, Nathan, from his grandparents’. When she walked in the bloody scene she found, shocked even the most seasoned Calgary Police Service members.

Kathy and Alvin Liknes and their grandson were nowhere to be found. A suspect was quickly identified, Douglas Garland, of Airdrie, Alberta. The trio was never seen alive again, nor were their bodies recovered. Polce were certain they had been murdered.

The mountain of evidence linking Garland to the crime, however, revealed a conniving mind, seething with resentment. Garland, after being shutout of a partnership in a product that went nowhere, had been planning murder for years.

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040 – The Cook Family Massacre & Alberta’s Last Man Hanged

Episode 040 – On the morning of Sunday, June 28, 1959,RCMP made a grisly discovery in the garage adjacent to a small home in Stettler, Alberta. Raymond Cook, his wife, Daisy Mae and their five children were found dead and stuffed into a homemade grease pit. Raymond’s son from a previous marriage, Robert Raymond Cook, was the only suspect. He went on to become Alberta’s last man hanged in November of 1960.

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037 – The Murders of Marie and Lyle McCann

Episode 037: In early July, 2010, Lyle and Marie McCann, retirees, beloved grandparents and great-parents packed up their RV and SUV in St. Albert, Alberta to head west to BC and visit more family. They were never seen again. After the McCann’s were declared deceased a year later, 38-year-old, Travis Edward Vader was charged with their murder, but prosecuting him has not been easy. The whereabouts of Lyle and Marie’s remains continue to be a mystery.

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034 – Away Game: Andrei Chikatilo – Rostov Ripper – Part 2

Episode 034: Andrei Chikatilo was one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. From 1978 to 1990 with the cold war at its height Chikatilo stalked and butchered as many as 56 victims in the the USSR. His victims were children, both male and female, as young as 7-years-old, teenagers and women as old as 44. Part 2 of our first away game series takes us through the killer’s final murders from 1985  until his capture and trial in 1990. Bonus: Hear Mike mispronounce more names of many Russian people and places.

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030 – The Wells Gray Murders

Episode 030: In August of 1982, Bob Johnson had not come back to work at the saw mill in Kelowna for over a week after his expected return. Bob had been camping in beautiful Wells Gray Park with his wife Jackie, daughters Janet and Karen and Jackie’s mom and dad, Edith and George Benntley. It seemed both fmailies, and their two vehicles had simply vanished without a trace until a month later when a mushroom picker in the park made a gruesome discovery. BONUS: The co-host of this show HATES being referred to as “the other guy”. His name is Scott, remember it.

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028 – Happy Face Killer – Part 2 – 7 More Murders and Aftermath

Episode 028: In part 2 of 2 on the Happy Face Killer, Canadian born serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson, we learn about 7 more murders of women across the United States, more Happy Face notes and about his Jesperson’s eventual capture, trial and his psychopathic public antics in the press and online. NOTE: Scott hates this guy passionately.

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027 – Happy Face Killer – Part 1 – History & Taunja Bennett’s Murder

Episode 027: Keith Hunter Jesperson is one of Canada’s most notorious exports to the United States. Born in Chilliwack British Columbia, Jesperson and his family emigrated to the US when he was a pre-teen. Early on he showed signs that have become signposts of the budding psychopath, cruelty to animals and a love of setting fires. Keith’s first kill was Taunja Bennett, 23, of Portland, Oregon. Another couple was convicted for the crime, but Jesperson’s ego wouldn’t let someone else take all the credit for his hard work, leading him to leave the first Happy Face note in a truck stop bathroom admitting to the crime. This episode covers his early life, first murder and another attempted murder very soon after.

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025 – Swift Runner and the Wendigo

Episode 025: Swift Runner was a well respected Cree hunter and trapper outside Edmonton in the 1800’s. In the 1870’s his family, as were many others, began to go hungry. Swift Runner turned to alcohol to drown his frustrations and his personality quickly changed. He also began speaking of encountering Wendigo, an evil cannibalistic spirit, taunting him. Swift Runner’s eventual crimes were shocking to all. BONUS: Rick Gibson eats a tesitcle or two.

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