Feb 4, 2021

Living a Lie

The girls are back and they are very rusty, but still they persevere to share with you a story full of lies and murder. The Zaman family were a perfectly normal family living perfectly normal lives in Markham, except one of them was lying to everyone else in the house about his comings and goings. When the truth was finally about to catch up with him, Menhaz Zaman saw murder as his only way out.

 

Intro and outro music: I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod 

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Jan 9, 2020

(D)Edmonton

Edmonton has a murder problem. Since the mid-80s Edmonton's sex workers have been disappearing, their remains surfacing years later outside the city. The RCMP formed Project KARE to investigate the murders, but few killers have been caught. Join Shelley and Rachel as they discuss the possibility of serial killer stalking Edmonton's streets.

 

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Aug 17, 2019

Speaking Ill of the Dead

One of--if not the most--prolific art thieves in Canadian history is a guy you've never heard of. In fact, no one suspected John Mark Tillmann of having walked away with thousands of artifacts and antiques, but he did and he did it with style. Also he was an enormous jerk.

 

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New intro and outro music is "I Knew a Guy" by Kevin MacLeod.

Jun 11, 2019

A Recipe for Flight

True story: Warlock is one of Rachel's favourite movies. Also true is that, sadly, it served as inspiration for a brutal murder in which a little boy full of life was killed by his neighbour. 

Read about it in MacLean's and Life Daily. Learn more about moral panics at Psychology Today.

 

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May 16, 2019

What’s in a name?

Ian Thor Greene was a mystery wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in the persona of an undergraduate student at Dalhousie University. It would take some time, but eventually the cops would come to know his real name and close the case on three violent attacks in Halifax.

A great article about this terrible person can be read at Halifax Magazine.

 

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Apr 19, 2019

“He’s nuts!”

Twenty years ago, on April 6, 1999, Pierre Lebrun showed up to his former place of employment with a grudge and a gun. Join Shelley and Rachel as they take a look at how a toxic workplace environment can end in tragedy, and learn about how and why coroner's inquests happen.

A good part of this research comes from Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing by Lee Melor.

Read about the shooting in the Ottawa Citizen and the Globe and Mail

 

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Mar 28, 2019

Blood Will Out

Candice knew exactly who raped her, but nobody believed her. Three DNA tests later, her attacker was still living free and clear until a second victim came forward. How was John Schneeberger able to "prove" he didn't do it, when other DNA evidence suggested he was guilty as sin? Shelley and Rachel discuss just how awful and awfully clever he is, and also talk a lot about gin. 

This case was featured on:

  • Forensic Files - Bad Blood
  • 72 Hours True Crime - The Good Doctor
  • Autopsy - Dead Men Talking 

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Mar 2, 2019

Can I Get a Witness?

Kim Anderson was a devoted Jehovah's Witness and a loving mother to her two children. She dedicated her life to her church but, tragically, her church did not support her when she needed it most. 

 

Kim's story was told on an episode of Deadly Devotion, season 2 episode 6.

Read Jim's account of the tragedy here.

 

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Feb 2, 2019

The Queen Street Voyeur

Pete Forde was a good friend to women, but never more than that. When a chance discovery was made, Forde's true nature was exposed, and the women who called him friend now had a new word to describe him.

 

Read the article in Toronto Life.

 

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Dec 19, 2018

Order of the Solar Temple

In early October, 1994, a chalet in Morin Heights went up in flames. A few hours later another fire would destroy a villa in Switzerland. How were these two fires connected, and why were they set?

TNC will take a short break for the holidays and will return in the new year. Stay safe and we'll see you in 2019!

 

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