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
Shimmering Memory - Teresa Martin #9 / WKT5
The final episode in the 9 part podcast on the 1969 unsolved Montreal murder of Teresa Martin.
'At some point, you are no longer investigating a murder or disappearance, but the very quality of the investigation in the hands of those who have taken an oath to protect you. The police are no longer protecting the public, they're protecting themselves. Seventeen years after its creation, their cold case website has become a monument to failure."
For more information please visit the website: www.theresaallore.com
Why Murders Are Unsolved - Teresa Martin #8 / WKT5
Unless we explain what an open case is. Open case is simply the term used by our police forces to describe a case of murder that could not be solved in the days following the crime. After the rigorous interrogations, in fact, if the murderer has not been discovered and if the latter has not been denounced by a detainee, the police officers place statements and exhibits in a folder and file it. Investigators are then diverted to another cause. They will only resume the investigation if unexpected new information is added to the file. Otherwise, they or the murderer just has to shut their mouths and start over. "
For more information please visit the website: https://theresaallore.com/2021/05/31/why-murders-are-unsolved-teresa-martin-8-wkt5/
True Crime Conversations - Bonus WKT Interview
The most recent episode of CrimeCon UK's Crime Conversations. I sat down with John and Sally, a couple of ex-detectives from True Crime Investigators to chat about true crime, how we do what we do, and lots of other great stuff.
"They are treated just like pigs" - Teresa Martin #7 / WKT5
Women members in 1960s biker culture. The Satan's Choice motorcycle club. Mike French as possible suspect in the Teresa Martin murder.
For more information please visit the website: https://theresaallore.com/2021/05/23/they-are-treated-just-like-pigs-teresa-martin-wkt5-7/
"You don't have a name in your head?" - Teresa Martin #6 / WKT5
In February 1970 - five months after the murder of Teresa Martin - the Surete du Quebec took over the investigation from the Montreal North police (reasons to be discussed later). In the spring of 1970 the mother of one of the girls, Huguette D, overheard a conversation between her daughter and one of her friends, Johanne H in which Johanne H stated that she knew who killed Teresa Martin. The mother of Huguette D then narced on her daughter and went to the police, resulting in the May 21 interrogation. These interviews were conducted by Laurin Lapointe and Roch Heroux, but they were under the authority of the Surete du Quebec homicide investigator, Sergent Marcel Ste-Marie. Before going any further we should know more about these men - and they were all men - who interrogated two teenage girls for well over an hour.
For more information visit the website: http://theresaallore.com/2021/05/06/you-dont-have-a-name-in-your-head-teresa-martin-6-wkt5/
"Qu'est-ce que tu entends par Splashs?" - Teresa Martin #5 / WKT5
May 21, 1970 interrogation of two witnesses by Coroner Laurin Lapointe and Crown Attorney Roch Heroux into the murder of Theresa Martin:
- Johanne H
- Huguette D
For more information please visit the website: www.theresaallore.com
How do I find the start of the series, season one episode 1
I am only finding other cases not the episodes about Theresa?
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.
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.