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The Nathalie Bergeron Interview – WKT2 #16

 

 

Nathalie Bergeron is the sister of Marilyn Bergeron. Marilyn has been missing since February 2008 when she was last spotted at an ATM by a surveillance camera in Loretteville, Quebec.On this day – Sunday, April 29th, 2018 – we spent the morning talking to Nathalie as her family prepared for a walk in Marilyn’s honor which was held that afternoon in Quebec City.

 

Nathalie Bergeron

 

Flyer for the 2018 walk for Marilyn Bergeron

 

On the morning of February 17, 2008, Marilyn Bergeron (born December 21, 1983), left her family’s home in Quebec CityQuebec, Canada, for what she said was a walk. She did not return. An automated teller machine (ATM) security camera in Loretteville recorded her attempting to withdraw money early in the afternoon; she was last seen almost five hours after leaving home at a coffee shop in Saint-Romuald. Many sightings of her have been reported since then, especially in areas of Ontario just outside Quebec, but none have been confirmed.

Quebec City police (SPVQ), who continue to investigate, have theorized that Bergeron committed suicide. Her family, who has put up a reward for information leading to the resolution of the case, believes she may have instead met with foul play. Shortly before her disappearance she had moved back to Quebec City from Montreal, where she told her parents, without being specific, that something had happened there and she no longer felt safe living on her own.

 

Marilyn Bergeron and her sister Nathalie

 

Due to this, and the jurisdictional limitations of the SPVQ, the family has repeatedly petitioned the provincial Ministry of Public Security to order the case file transferred to either the Montreal police or the Sûreté du Québec, both of whom they feel could make more progress; the request has been refused. As a result, they have retained former provincial justice minister Marc Bellemare to press their case. Crime journalist Claude Poirier has also devoted an episode of his Historia series Poirier Enquête to the case.

Marilyn Bergeron’s parents

 

Marilyn Bergeron and her sister Nathalie

 

In 2017 a friend who knew Bergeron in Montreal confirmed that she had grown increasingly fearful and reclusive there in the two months before her disappearance. He said he had asked her if she had been raped or witnessed a crime. She said what had happened to her was “worse” than that, but refused to elaborate.

You may view the entire episode of Poirier Enquete about Marilyn Bergeron here:

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Intro to Loco Part III / Debbie Buck / WKT2 #15

The 1976 murder of Debbie Buck.  Updates on the cases of Katherine Hawkes and Jocelyne Houle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Bobby Waterman obituary

 

 

CASE UPDATE / JOCELYNE HOULE

Recall that on the night she disappeared, April 17, 1977, Jocelyne Houle left the Old Munich on her way to La Caleche, which was a strip-bar on Ste. Catherines street. Her body was later found in the woods off Range 5 in Ste-Calixte.

In September 1977 the skeletal remains of two young women were found in the woods side-by-side off Range 4 in Ste. Calixte. They were later identified as 21 year old Francine Loiselle and 18 year old Suzanne Morrow, two strippers from Longueuil and Laval respectively. The newspaper La Presse reports that the Surete du Quebec are working on a theory of suicide. The coroner ruled that the remains had been in the woods since at least June of 1977.  If you look on a map, Range 4 turns into Range 5.

September 29, 1977 / Francine Loiselle et Suzanne Morrow

 

 

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Music WKT2 #13 – Jethro Tull

There are a handful of bands from the 70s from outside of Canada that are really specific to Montreal and Quebec.

Supertramp? Styx? And of course, Jethro Tull. I can’t overstate the love Quebec has for Jethro Tull, they were intrinsic to the culture in the 70s.

For my 12th birthday? My sister gave me two albums: Rush A Farewell to Kings and Jethro Tull Aqualung.

At that moment I was sold on a prog-rock holiday.

The second album I bought? Was probably Benefit? And probably at Eaton’s at the Fairview Mall… and probably because I thought the album cover was really cool.

That original line up? Sick, sick, sick.  Clive Bunker has always been my favorite drummer (listen to him on Teacher where he’s simply marking time… insane.)  . Glenn Cornick‘s bass runs? Come on!  There is nothing like Martin Barre’s Gibson Les Paul. I’m not a guitar guy, but I’m guessing that’s what he plays… correct me if I’m wrong:

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Intro to Loco Part I / Carole Dupont / WKT2 #13

On April 13th, 1974, Carole Dupont’s body was discovered behind the Foyer Drapeau, a retirement home located at 100 Chanoine-Lionel-Groulx Street in Sainte-Thérèse. Carole Dupont was last seen with three people on December 22th, 1973, leaving the Hotel Blainville in the same municipality.

 

Surete du Quebec’s post on Carole Dupont

 

un-doctored photo of Carole Dupont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The body of Carole Matte

 

Kristian Gravenor’s Coolopolis post on Carole Matte:

Carole Matte

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Marie-Chantale Desjardins – WKT2 #8

The 1994 cold-case of Marie-Chantale Desjardins. A follow up on the American serial killer William Dean Christensen and his alleged Canadian victims Murielle Guay and Sylvie Trudel. The tragedy of Tina Fontaine.

 

Deja Vu All Over Again: 1984 police recover Marie-Chantale’s bike / 2007 police recover Cédrika’s bike

 

Crime scene map

 

 

Marie-Chantale’s brother

 

Coroner confirms Marie-Chantale was sexually assaulted and strangled by hands, and that her bike was found about 30 feet from her body.

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Information = Insight WKT2 #7

 

A recap of the Melanie Cabay case.  The dangerous offender Claude Larouche.  Stephane Luce’s cold-case notices on transport trucks.  Criminologist candidate Sasha Reid, and the case of alleged Toronto serial killer Bruce McArther.

 

 

 

 

Claude Larouche and composite drawn by potential victim

 

The Surete du Quebec’s press release on Melanie Cabay

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UPDATE: Sometime in March 2018 the Surete du Quebec added Melanie Cabay to their cold case website:

 

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Bad Dream House – Live WKT2 #6

A live performance of Bad Dream House recorded February 10th, 2018 at Sonorous Road Theater in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Christopher Pratt: Beyond Cities, and into the Real

 

“Home Brew: John Allore
When: Sat., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. 2018

You might know John Allore from any number of roles: as an actor in Honest Pint Theatre’s The Night Alive, Burning Coal’s Blue Sky, or PlayMakers Rep’s An Enemy of the People; as the former managing director of Deep Dish Theater Company; or as the podcaster behind Who Killed Theresa? It’s this last item that will fund his appearance in Home Brew, a new series from Honest Pint that features North Carolina artists sharing personal stories over beer in a casual atmosphere. Allore’s tale, “Bad Dream House,” is about how the unsolved murder of a Chapel Hill resident named Deborah Key literally landed on his doorstep (the police showed up at the house Allore and his wife had bought to search for the body after the prior owner’s son came under suspicion) and led him to delve into the unsolved murder of his sister, Theresa Allore, who became the namesake of his victim-advocacy podcast about unsolved murders in Quebec in the 1970s. —Brian Howe”

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