Situated approximately 70 kilometres from Vancouver, Abbotsford stands as a bedroom community in Canada. The cityscape is marked by extensive farmlands, orchards, and rolling hills that lend to its quaint rural allure. However, in 1995, Abbotsford was shaken by a brutal assault on two teenage girls who were making their way home from a party. Following the grim incident, the assailant initiated a series of unsettling phone calls to the police, forewarning of impending acts of violence. Detectives raced against the clock to identify the individual before he could make good on his threats.
Snow blanketed the ground of St. Mary’s Churchyard School, London, Ontario, on 6 January, 1956. Susan Cadieux was playing outside the school with her two brothers when an unknown man approached them. The boys were momentarily distracted by a little girl who had slipped on the ice. When they turned back, Susan and the man had vanished into the frigid night air.
Temperatures were dipping to – 40 Celsius with the wind chill in Toronto, Canada, on the 1st of July, 2008. People all across the globe had just rung in the new year, but at around 6PM that evening, the first murder of the year in Toronto would be unfolding, a murder that would send shockwaves across the nation and truly highlight the dangers of teenage obsession and rivalry.
Each year, millions of tourists flock to Canada to take in the breath-taking scenery. The Trans-Canada Highway travels through all ten provinces of Canada, making the county easily accessible. Near the foot of the Rocky Mountains lies Morley, a First Nations settlement within the Stoney Indian Reserve. The Trans-Canada Highway runs right through the middle of the reserve. It was a dark morning on New Year’s Day 2006, when drivers along this stretch of road were forced to swerve as a young girl darted in between the traffic…
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.
In April of 2014, students from the University of Calgary were celebrating the end of school year. A party among friends was being held in a quiet, tree-lined street in Brentwood. In the early morning hours, however, a flurry of 911 calls were made from inside the home, reporting that somebody in attendance had unleashed a senseless attack with a knife.
Barrie is a city in Central Ontario, Canada, which lies along Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe, around 55 miles north of the bright lights of Toronto. It’s known as a vibrant commuter town and at one point had even been one of the fastest growing cities in all of Canada. In autumn of 1993, the residents of Barrie would be rocked by a brutal string of murders that would disturb even the most seasoned detectives. The aftereffects of the murders still reverberate today.