Morbidology the Podcast – 168: The Crowsnest Pass Murders

Podcast released on: 5th September 2022

Blairmore is community in the Rocky Mountains around 220 kilometres away from Calgary. The community of around 2,000 residents is part of the Crowsnest Pass area near the B.C.-Alberta boundary. It’s an extremely picturesque area, and the kind of place that families across the world dream of living in, with miles upon miles of scenic…


Blairmore is community in the Rocky Mountains around 220 kilometres away from Calgary. The community of around 2,000 residents is part of the Crowsnest Pass area near the B.C.-Alberta boundary. It’s an extremely picturesque area, and the kind of place that families across the world dream of living in, with miles upon miles of scenic nature, including mountains and lakes. In September of 2015, however, residents of Blairmore awoke.

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Audio Sources:

“Family and Friends plead for return of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette”

“RCMP release devastating news regarding little Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette”

“Derek Saretzky re-enactment video”

“Derek Saretzky Police Interview”

Sources:

Associated Press, 14 September, 2015 – “Authorities Issue Amber Alert”

BC Local News, 14 September, 2015 – “Man Charged with Murders”

Crankbrook Daily Townsman, 14 September, 2015 – “Amber Alert Issued in Crowsnest Pass”

Associated Press, 15 September, 2015 – “2-Year-Old Girl Abducted in Canada”

The Calgary Sun, 15 September, 2015 – “Frantic Search”

The Calgary Sun, 15 September, 2015 – “Neighbours React in Disbelief”

Cranbrook Daily Townsman, 15 September, 2015 – “Amber Alert Cancelled, Remains Found”

Daily Inter Lake, 15 September, 2015 – “Officers Stop Vans in Search for Missing Canadian Girl”

The Calgary Sun, 16 September, 2015 – “Child Found Dead”

The Calgary Sun, 16 September, 2015 – “Why Would Anybody Hurt a Two Year Old?”

The Chatham Daily News, 16 September, 2015 – “Amber Alert Still in Effect”

Cranbrook Daily Townsman, 16 September, 2015 – “RCMP Charge Alberta Amber Alert Suspect”

24 Hours, 17 September, 2015 – “She Was My Baby”

The Calgary Sun, 17 September, 2015 – “Troubled Loner”

The Calgary Sun, 18 September, 2015 – “CJAY Hosts Raise Funds After Killings”

The Calgary Sun, 20 September, 2015 – “Outpouring of Support for Slain Girl and Dad”

The Calgary Sun, 24 September, 2015 – “Suspect in Hospital”

The Calgary Sun, 1 October, 2015 – “Blairmore Suspect in Court”

Pincher Creek Echo, 30 September, 2015 – “Blanchette Family Wants Answers”

The Calgary Sun, 10 October, 2015 – “Never Forgotten Forever Missed”

Cranbrook Daily Townsman, 29 October, 2015 – “Review Extended for Crowsnest Pass Double Homicide”

The Calgary Sun, 27 November, 2015 – “Fit to Stand Trial”

Cranbrook Daily Townsman, 20 April, 2016 – “Man Charged in Dearth of Father and Daughter Facing New murder Charge”

The Calgary Sun, 21 April, 2016 – “Hope for Justice”

The Calgary Sun, 14 June, 2016 – “Saretzky’s Murder Charges Combined into one Trial”

The Barrie Examiner, 8 June, 2017 – “Suspect Provides Details only the Killer Would Know”

The Calgary Sun, 8 June, 2017 – “Cops Led to Bodies”

CBC, 8 June, 2017 – “Hanne Meketch Struggled with Attacker”

The Calgary Sun, 9 June, 2017 – “Bludgeoned to Death”

CBC, 9 June, 2017 – “Hanne Meketch knew Derek Saretzky and Likely Kept $90k in her Mobile Home”

The Daily Herald-Tribune, 9 June, 2017 – “Medical Examiner Testifies First”

The Brockville Recorder and Times, 10 June, 2017 – “Grandfather Tells Murder Trial Accused was Having Trouble”

CBC, 12 June, 2017 – “A Big Cut on his Neck”

The Calgary Sun, 13 June, 2017 – “Father Found Son’s Body”

CBC, 13 June, 2017 – “He Told Me Hailey was in Heaven”

The Calgary Sun, 14 June, 2017 – “Tears in Court”

CBC, 14 June, 2017 – “Veteran Cop who Connected Derek Saretzky to 3 Homicides”

CBC, 15 June, 2017 – “She Cried a Little Bit”

The Edmonton Sun, 15 June, 2017 – “Cops Saw Similarities”

The Calgary Sun, 16 June, 2017 – “Horrifying End”

The Daily Herald-Tribune, 16 June, 2017 – “God Told Me”

The Hamilton Spectator, 16 June, 2017 – “Suspect in Video Says he Drank Girl’s Blood”

The Calgary Sun, 17 June, 2017 – “No Reason for Killing”

The Free Press, 17 June, 2017 – “Disturbing Video Confession Played”

CBC, 21 June, 2017 – “Mom of Slain Toddler to Testify”

The Hamilton Spectator, 21 June, 2017 – “Aunt Says Triple murder Suspect Visited Fire pit”

The Abbotsfoot News, 28 June, 2017 – “Jury Finds Derek Saretzky Guilty”

CBC, 29 June, 2017 – “You Are an Animal”

The Barrie Examiner, 30 June, 2017 – “Victims’ Loved Ones Address Murderer”

CBC, 9 August, 2017 – “Derek Saretzky Sentenced to 75 Years”

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