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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

www.theresaallore.com @justusguy

Who Killed Theresa John Allore

    • True Crime
    • 3.9 • 136 Ratings

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

www.theresaallore.com @justusguy

    Bang-Bang Knock-Knock - The Rock Forest Massacre Part 1 / WKT5 #20

    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/

    • 54 min
    Requiem Pour Un Oiseau - The Killing of André Vassard / WKT5 #19

    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/

    • 47 min
    Tales from The Douglas Psychiatric Institute for the Insane / WKT5 #18

    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

    • 41 min
    The Strange Death of the Twin Gynecologists Stewart and Cyril Marcus - WKT5 #17

    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/

    • 55 min
    Something Fuckeried This Way Comes / WKT5 #16

    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/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Riley Fairholm, shot dead by a Sûreté du Québec police officer - The Tracy Wing Interview / WKT5 #15

    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/

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Jamie Noelle ,

How do I find the start of the series, season one episode 1

I am only finding other cases not the episodes about Theresa?

Tango843 ,

Best podcast ever

This podcast is so well done. Mr Allore is sincere and his work is intelligent, cohesive and tinged with a wry sense of humor. It is obviously very personal to him and he puts great care in choosing his subject matter. The music selections are outstanding and I frequently wonder who the artists are. It is thought provoking and does not talk down to the listener. Truly my favorite podcast by far.

LydianalaMode ,

Beautiful ode to his murdered sister (her case is unsolved)

This is a five star indie podcast crafted with such love and dignity; it is an absolute labor of both the love and the deepest pain from the brother of a sister whose young life was robbed from her in the brightness of her youth by the selfish and cruel act of one perp who treated Theresa like an animal, or rather a doll, to violate and discard. The perp has never been caught, and the far-reaching ripples from his violent act decades ago surge through the lives of thousands in the 21st century — friends lost and new friends never made, beautiful children never born to a woman who would have adored them, husbands never married, grandchildren never cherished and never able to cherish in return, Christmases lost in silent reveries as one chair forever remains empty at the dinner table, dresses and dances and joyfully earned degrees and great accomplishments — proud smiles and sumptuous academic robes — never materialized. Your sister DESERVES JUSTICE!!!

Dear John: I think I’ve heard just about every true crime podcast once (at least one full episode), and my top faves tend to feature the experts like Paul Holes (“Murder Squad”) but nothing is as important or as moving as a family member like yourself challenging the powers that be to finally, at very long last, find *some* justice for your loved one. See Bill of the Colonial Parkway case, also see the young yet ferocious Sarah Tunney as she has taken on the burden of her missing sister’s case on her young and incredibly brave soldiers. Reach out for that community — you will find it, and the loneliness might ache just a bit less. Just my thoughts...

Your sister is all of us — i was her in her youthful excitement as life started to begin for her. Also you write beautifully, and as a literature professor I don’t bestow such honors lightly. Just another thought, have you perhaps contacted the Dark Poutine gentlemen, or Mr. Bonaparte of the Nighttime podcast? They are all Canadians, and I think you men could offer e great deal to each other as you all have different strengths, and I would LOVE if You should team up with the Dark Poutine guys occasionally! Your podcast is fascinating.

I wanted to post quickly as I just listened to your latest episode. I am a medievalist by training (Ph. D., university professor, I work on the English late Middle Ages and the Renaissance). “Nostalgia” thrived in the Middle Ages as well as in “modernity.” For example the medievals always thought of the Arthurian court (or the Otherworld) as located in some other “better” time and space.

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