Episode 084 – July 28, 1977 was a hot summer day on the corner of Yonge and Dundas streets in what was then Toronto’s seedier area. Three boys were shining shoes of passersby for change. After a day of work with little profit a tall, friendly stranger arrived with two pairs of shoes he needed shined. Claiming he had more lucrative work elsewhere he lured one to the younger boys, 12-year-old Emanuel Jaques, away. Emanuel was never seen alive again and the horrifying circumstances around his death divided the city.
Episode 064 – In April of 1992 Ian and Nancy Blackburn did not show for a family get together near their recreational property in Caledon, Ontario. The couple were found murdered and stuffed into the trunk of Nancy’s car outside their home in Toronto. The number one suspect, had allegedly been breaking into properties in the Caledon area throughout the winter and his aberrant behaviour had been escalating toward the dangerous and bizarre.
Although identified as, David Alexander Snow, 37, an eccentric antiques dealer in Orangeville near Caledon, he eluded police. In Vancouver, BC, where he’d fled, Snow went on a two week crime spree of kidnapping, rape, robbery and violence, before being apprehended by North Vancouver RCMP on July 12, 1992.
Episode 030: On March 10, 1976, 12-year-old Abby Drover went missing from her neighbourhood in Port Mood, B.C. Abby’s mother was sick with worry and despite the extraordinary efforts of searchers and police Abby had vanished into thin air. In a bizarre turn of events, six months later what happened to Abby was shockingly revealed.
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.
Episode 010 has been a tough one for us to get out. This is Mike’s personal story of what happened to him one summer night in 1981 and how one event effected him to this day. He hopes that in the telling of his story, others will feel safe enough to share their own and unburden themseleves of a secret. Thanks to Jami from the MURDERISH podcast for this week’s intro. Jami’s recent episode, A Stranger in my Bedroom, helped us get over the hump to telling this story.