This podcast was started in January of 2017, about the unsolved murder of my sister, Theresa Allore, who died on November 3, 1978. The project has grown to include unsolved murders of women in Quebec in the 1970s. Now the podcast is simply about unsolved murders in Quebec, Canada.
In September 2020, Wish You Were Here - a book about a series of unsolved murders including Theresa Allore - was published by Penguin Random House:. The book is scheduled for American publication in the Summer of 2021: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/646685/wish-you-were-here-by-john-allore-and-patricia-pearson/9780735277168
Bang-Bang Knock-Knock - The Rock Forest Massacre Part 1 / WKT5 #20
The 1983 Rock Forest Massacre in which two carpet layers were mistaken for armed and dangerous criminals involved in the fatal shooting of a Brinks security guard. Quebec police believed they had tracked the men down to a motel in Rock Forest, Quebec, a small community in the Eastern Townships wedged between the city of Sherbrooke and the town of Magog. Police stormed the Chatillon motel in the early hours of the morning of December 23, 1983 strafing the carpet layers' room with bullets from an UZI submachine gun, wounding Jean-Paul Beaumont and killing Serge Beaudoin who died four hours later in a Sherbrooke hospital.
For more information please visit the website: https://theresaallore.com/2021/11/27/bang-bang-knock-knock-the-rock-forest-massacre-part-1-wkt5-20/
Requiem Pour Un Oiseau - The Killing of André Vassard / WKT5 #19
A hot summer night in small-town Quebec with nothing to do but hang out in the local square. 16-year-old Andre Vassard is huddled with friends, talking the talk of teenagers. It's Friday, July 28, 1972. Maybe they're discussing School's Out, the Alice Cooper record had recently been released, perfectly expressing the frenetic comradery of 70s teen rebellion.
Across the square, constable Andre Goulet suddenly emerges from the Ste. Therese police station. Goulet is a rookie, he has served less than two years with the municipal force. When Goulet approaches the teens, Vassard flees down the main drag, then hurdles a fence into a back lot. According to police reports, constable Goulet fired a warning shot into the air. Then while attempting to scale the same fence, Goulet's gun accidentally discharged, shooting 16-year-old Andre Vassard in the head, and killing him instantly.
For more information visit the website: https://theresaallore.com/2021/11/13/requiem-pour-un-oiseau-the-killing-of-andre-vassard-wkt5-19/
Tales from The Douglas Psychiatric Institute for the Insane / WKT5 #18
We've done an episode on the Philippe Pinel Institute for the Criminally Insane, today's story is about The Douglas Psychiatric Institute for the Insane.
For more information visit the website: https://theresaallore.com/2021/10/19/tales-from-the-douglas-psychiatric-institute-for-the-insane-wkt5-18/?doing_wp_cron=1636471262.2759680747985839843750
The Strange Death of the Twin Gynecologists Stewart and Cyril Marcus - WKT5 #17
rom a 10th floor locked apartment at 460 E. 63d St. and York Ave. in New York City, discovered the bodies of Dr. Cyril Marcus and his twin brother, Dr. Stewart Marcus. As first reported in the New York Daily News, Cyril was lying face down on the bed in a pair of shorts. Stewart's body was found on the floor in another room near and identical matching bed, lying face up and completely naked. The handyman told police the place was disheveled, with large amounts of cash scattered throughout the apartment (this later turned out to amount to approximately 22 dollars) though there were no signs of a struggle. One of the armchairs was covered in human excrement. There were conflicting reports of both brothers living in the posh Upper East Side apartment, but the doorman said it was Cyril's place and only he lived there.
For more information visit the website: https://theresaallore.com/2021/10/16/the-strange-death-of-the-twin-gynecologists-stewart-and-cyril-marcus-wkt5-17/
Something Fuckeried This Way Comes / WKT5 #16
Today's story is about how we sometimes shine or vibe or fixate on things or people or places. For me it's a place - rather a region. A peninsula formed by the merging of the Ottawa and Saint Lawrence rivers in the southwest region of Quebec and Ontario. For me, a spooky place, my mind often travels there.
We'll also revisit and talk about the 1975 Nation River Lady case of Casselman, Ontario, and look again at the 1992 Laval cold case of Marie-Ève Larivière.
For more information visit the website: https://theresaallore.com/2021/10/02/something-fuckeried-this-way-comes-wkt5-16/
Riley Fairholm, shot dead by a Sûreté du Québec police officer - The Tracy Wing Interview / WKT5 #15
"Some systematic, institutionalized fuckery going on."
In July 2018, 17-year-old Riley Fairholm was shot dead by a Sûreté du Québec police officer on the deserted streets of Lac Brome. This episode is an interview with Riley's mother, Tracy Wing. We talk about her advocacy, her lawsuit against the Quebec police, and her home town of Knowlton, real life location of the fictitious Three Pines in the Louise Penny novels featuring super Surete du Quebec investigator, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.
For more information please visit the website: https://theresaallore.com/2021/09/18/riley-fairholm-shot-dead-by-a-surete-du-quebec-police-officer-the-tracy-wing-interview-wkt5-15/
I live in Quebec City. My husband is from Sherbrooke. At the time of this crimes he was working in Lennoxville. We went there a bunch of times together. From now on I will never look at those places the same way. Thanks for sharing Mr Allore. It’s very informative and interesting.
Quebec cold cases
I have much appreciation for the coverage and love of the Quebec area. My live in best friend mentioned her sister had went missing Chantal Tremblay and the debauchery of the cases between jurisdictions in the given times is heartbreaking. The 3 sisters are getting a photo together for their elderly mom and much love to your family as well.
One of the worse podcasts I’ve ever listened to. The speaker is constantly laughing and getting side tracked. The sound goes low and then really high, along with annoying music. It’s a really shame because the topics would otherwise be very interesting.