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True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

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    • True Crime

True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

    Sins of the Father - The McGuigan Murders (PE)

    Sins of the Father - The McGuigan Murders (PE)

    Episode 112 - On a dark rural PEI road on November 19, 1970, the Vuozzo family, of nearby Montague had their lives changed forever. A drunk driver, named Herb McGuigan, ran a stop sign and hit the Vuozzo's fan, killing 9-year-old Kathy Vuozzo. Kathy's parents and Little Alfred Guy Vuozzo Jr, who was only two years old at the time of the crash, survived with minor injuries as did the drunk driver.

    Alfred Jr. grew up hating the McGuigans, exacting revenge for his sister's death almost 44 years later. With drunk driver long since deceased, he murdered the man's son, Brent McGuigan, 68, and Brent's son, Brendon McGuigan, 39; two people completely innocent of the crime.

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    Sources and further reading:
    R v. Vuozzo, 2015 PESC 14 (CanLII),
    [Brent McGuigan: obituary and death notice on InMemoriam]
    [Brendon McGuigan: obituary and death notice on InMemoriam]
    [Alfred Guy Vuozzo Sr's Obituary]
    [The night Kathy Vuozzo died - YouTube]
    [PEI Double Homicide Act of Family Revenge – NJN Network]
    [Father-Son Killer Alfred Vuozzo Shows No Remorse | HuffPost Canada]
    [Murder location - Google My Maps]
    [Alfred Vuozzo made ‘inculpatory statement’ in double murder | CBC News]
    [McGuigan father and son, shooting victims, laid to rest  | CBC News]
    [Alfred Vuozzo, homicide victims had family links to fatal crash | CBC News]
    [Montague in shock after double homicide of father and son | CBC News](
    [MapFight - Nova Scotia vs Prince Edward Island size comparison]
    [After dad and husband killed in double murder, Canadian family lives out his Islanders dream in New York - New York Daily News]
    [One year later: hearts ache Innocent men pay price for misplaced revenge | The Eastern Graphic | peicanada.com]

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    Murdered on Duty - Cst. John Davidson (BC)

    Murdered on Duty - Cst. John Davidson (BC)

    Episode 111 - Near noon on November 6, 2017, reports of multiple shots fired in the parking lot of a busy Abbotsford, B.C. strip mall brought a swarm of Abby PD officers racing toward the scene. The first to arrive  was Cst. John Davidson, 53-years-old, a 24 year veteran of policing and well respected in the city for his kindness, passion for helping the community's youth and dedication to his work. On leaving his vehicle in response to the reported situation, the unsuspecting officer was gunned down; shot from behind in cold blood by Albertan, Oscar Ferdinand Arfmann. who'd been on a crime spree, stealing two cars over three days from local dealerships.

    John Davidson was a beloved husband and father to three adult children.

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    Sources and further reading:
    R. v Arfmann, 2019 BCSC 1618 (CanLII),
    R. v Arfmann, 2020 BCSC 56 (CanLII),
    R. v Arfmann, 2020 BCSC 110 (CanLII),
    [Abbotsford Police Department - Home | Facebook]
    [Abbotsford Police Department]
    [Cst. John Davidson Was Such An Exemplary Police Officer That Even The People Who Had Been Pulled Over By Him Are Grieving - The Lynda Steele Show - Omny.fm]
    [Tourism Abbotsford – Handmade & Homegrown]
    [Operation X “The Straight Goods on “E.” - YouTube]
    [Remembering Const. John Davidson - YouTube] - CBC coverage of Cst. John Davidson’s Celebration of Life on November 19, 2017
    [“We just want to say a few things about our dad”: John Davidson | Global News]
    [Cellphone video captures Abbotsford police incident | Watch News Videos Online]
    [Man who killed Abbotsford police constable hears victim impact statements | Global News]

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    MMIW - The Unsolved Murder of Amber Tuccaro (AB)

    MMIW - The Unsolved Murder of Amber Tuccaro (AB)

    Episode 110 - In Nisku, Alberta, on August of 2010 the family of 20-year-old Amber Alyssa Tuccaro became concerned when a phone call with her brother ended abruptly and she she stopped answering texts and calls after that. She’d been hitchhiking into the close by city of Edmonton and was planning to be back soon. She never returned. After a botched police investigation, Amber’s remains were found in 2012 south of where she’d last been seen in Leduc County. Her case remains unsolved despite the RCMP having audio of the possible perpetrator by way of Amber’s last phone call, that had been recorded.

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    Sources and further reading:
    [Amber Tuccaro recording - YouTube]
    [Amber Tuccaro’s unsolved murder - YouTube]
    [RCMP Project KARE confirms identity of human remains | CTV News]
    [RCMP looking into Amber Tuccaro case tip but caution against ‘erroneous information’ - Edmonton | Globalnews.ca]
    [WAYBACK MACHINE: January 2014 - Project Kare - HOME]
    [‘A pain you can’t describe’: New tip has Amber Tuccaro’s family fearing false hope | The Star]
    [Historical Homicide Files - Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
    [Police investigating man’s claim that his father may be responsible for several missing persons, including Amber Tuccaro]
    [‘Not our best work’: RCMP apologize for handling of Indigenous woman’s death]
    [The Murder of Amber Tuccaro | Hue and Cry]
    [Justice for AMBER Tuccaro - Home | Facebook]
    [Amber Tuccaro | RED POWER MEDIA]
    [Windspeaker.com]
    [Report says RCMP investigation into Amber Tuccaro’s disappearance was ‘wholly inadequate’ - APTN NewsAPTN News]
    [Ending Violence Against Native Women | Indian Law Resource Center]
    [Amber Tuccaro’s unsolved murder: Do you recognize this voice? | CBC News]
    [MMIW — Native Womens Wilderness]
    [Sacred MMIWG / FFADA sacrées - Home | Facebook]
    [The Truth Sharing Podcasts (Partage des vérités)]
    [Home Page - Final Report | MMIWG]
    [Background on the inquiry]
    [Experience Fort Chipewyan | Fort McMurray Tourism]
    [Missing persons | Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
    [Tip received on Amber Tuccaro’s homicide file | Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
    [Remains of Amber Alyssa Tuccaro located  | Globalnews.ca]
    [RCMP lacked ‘urgency and care’ searching for Amber Tuccaro - APTN NewsAPTN News]
    [Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women]
    [RCMP Edmonton - Police Locate Human Remains of Corrie OTTENBREIT near Leduc - Gateway Gazette]

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    Earle Leonard Nelson - The Dark Strangler (MB)

    Earle Leonard Nelson - The Dark Strangler (MB)

    Episode 109 - In a 16 month span over 1926 and 1927, in nine U.S. states and one Canadian province, 21 women and an infant were murdered by a sadistic serial predator and necrophile that became known as the Dark Strangler. The monster, named Earle Leonard Nelson, seemed to move too fast for police to catch up to. Eventually one of history's most notorious killers was apprehended and and brought to justice in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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    Sources and further reading:
    [Harold Schecter's, Bestial - GoodReads.com]
    [Michael Newton's, The Dark Strangler - GoodReads.com]
    [Winnipeg Police Service - The Strangler]
    [Earle Leonard Nelson | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
    [Meet Earle Nelson, The “Gorilla Man,” Once America’s Worst Serial Killer]
    [Beastly man began landlady killing spree in SF – The San Francisco Examiner]
    [Congenital Syphilis - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)]
    [15 Facts About The Gorilla Man, Earle Nelson | TheRichest]
    [The Grisly Gorilla Man Murders of Earle Leonard Nelson]



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    Carol King - From Missing to Murdered (SK)

    Carol King - From Missing to Murdered (SK)

    Episode 108 - On August 6, 2011, Carol Nora King went missing from her home in the tiny village of Herschel, Saskatchewan. That same day she was to make an official statement to Rosetown, SK., about ongoing harassment and stalking she had been suffering at the hands of her former boyfriend, Joseph 'David" Caissie. King was found dead in an abandoned farmyard three weeks later, but it was not until an undercover RCMP sting, 5 years later, that her killer was finally caught. 

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    Sources and further reading:
    R. v Caissie, 2018 SKQB 279 (CanLII),
    R v Caissie, 2019 SKQB 3 (CanLII),
    [Closing arguments at David Caissie murder trial focus on reliability | Saskatoon StarPhoenix]
    [Watch: A timeline of the Joseph ‘David’ Caissie trial | The Province]
    [Joseph ‘David’ Caissie appeals 1st-degree murder conviction in Carol King’s death - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca]
    [Joseph ‘David’ Caissie guilty of killing Carol King in 2011 - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca]
    [How do Mr. Big sting operations work - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca]
    [Conflicting testimony at Joseph ‘David’ Caissie’s murder trial | Country 104]
    [Mr. Big sting admissibility ruling to come down in Joseph ‘David’ Caissie’s murder trial | Country 105]
    [‘She feared for her life’: sister details events leading up to Carol King’s death  | Globalnews.ca]
    [‘Everywhere we went he was behind us’: Accused murderer harassed Carol King month before she died, sister says  | CTV  News]
    [Carol King Obituary - Herschel, Saskatchewan | Legacy.com]
    [R v B (KG) - Wikipedia] 
    [KGB Statement - Recanting domestic assault charges]

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    The Murder of Brenda Young (NL)

    The Murder of Brenda Young (NL)

    Episode 107 - In June of 1993, 9-year-old Cindy Young found her mother, Brenda, deceased on the floor of their St. John’s, Newfoundland apartment. Brenda Marie Young, 26, and a mother of two was brutally murdered while her children slept. Almost immediately, police had focused on a suspect, Brenda’s boyfriend, 28-year-old Randy Druken. But, in this case, things are not always as simple as they first appear.

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    End of episode promo for Deadly Misadventures hosted by Justin from Generation Why and Tyler from The Minds of Madness.

    Sources and Further Reading:
    [Police interviewing children tend to ask ‘largely inappropriate’ questions which could lead to wrongful convictions: study | National Post]
    [Randy Druken says he's innocent - CBC] 
    R. v. Druken (R.J.), 1995 CanLII 10478 (NL SC),
    R. v. Druken (R.J.), 1994 CanLII 10500 (NL SC),
    R. v. Druken (R.J.), 1995 CanLII 10537 (NL SC),
    [The Lamer Report] 
    [#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Randy Drunken - Toronto Defence Lawyers]
    [Randy Druken - Innocents Database of Exonerations]
    [3 Nov 1994, 4 - The Gazette at Newspapers.com]
    [Randy Druken back in St. John’s court today | Provincial | News | SaltWire]
    [Fisherman’s Road: ‘What kind of sick bastard would kill and rape their mother’]
    [PressReader.com - Drug Addict Wins 2M in Wrongful Conviction Case]
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/crown-drops-3-charges-against-randy-druken-1.727346

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