Pig in a Poke – WKT #18

We add the final cases of Lise Choquette and Nicole Gaudreaux and summarize all 16 cases.

The Canadian Federal Government is looking for an Ombudsman for Victims of Crime:



The game was Buckaroo! by Milton Bradley
















Lise Choquette: You can read more on Choquette by going here (click):






















Nicole Gaudreaux: You can read more about Gaudreaux by going here:







The Curious Case of Tammy Leakey – WKT #17

Discussion of the 1981 murder of Tammy Leakey. Relation to the Sharron Prior case is reviewed. Both victims were from Point St. Charles, Montreal, Quebec. We reveal the names of two unknown victims; Maria Dolores Bravo, and (possibly) Johanne Lemieux:


Leakey crime scene map:

Chez Bert:


Chez Bert today:









Coroner’s Report: Longeueil Unidentified Victim #1 ( Johanne Lemieux ):

























News article on Dorval Unidentified Victim #2 (Maria Dolores Bravo):


A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu – The 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge – WKT #16

On the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Battle of Vimy Ridge we remember my grandfather’s brother, Thomas Edward Allard who died the morning of April 9th, 1917:

Tom and Annie are at the back to the right:

I’m with The Band (bottom left):


The letter:


All the boys, but not Thomas Edward:


The fifties, good times:


Charles Allore (jacket and tie), Wilfred Allore to the left:


And In The End…


Prior to shipping out for Europe, Thomas Edward and Blanche lived in this house at 751 Gerrard street in Toronto:


Joanne Dorion / Chantal Tremblay – WKT #14

A recap of the Kim Rossmo and Michael Arntfield interviews.

We introduce the cases of Johanne Dorion and Chantal Tremblay:


Here is a link to the CBC article on the public inquiry into the Montreal police:



Edgar Allan Poe’s detective Auguste Dupin:



Surete du Quebec investigators recovering evidence:



The Laval police handle the evidence in the case of Joanne Dorion:



The video from Poirier Enquete about Joanne Dorion can be viewed by clicking here:



The letter from Yvonne Prior to the Dorion family:



Joanne Dorion’s eyeliner recovered at the snack bar, Chateau Laval:



Allo Police article about Joanne Dorion:



Allo Police article about Chantal Tremblay:



The mother of Joanne Dorion:



The Michael Arntfield Interview / WKT #13

Today we have an interview with Canadian criminologist Michael Arntfield, author of the book Murder City, The Untold Story of Canada’s Serial Killer Capital, 1959-1984:

Arntfield was a police officer and detective in London, Ontario from 1999 to 2014 when he left policing to accept a customized academic appointment at University of Western Ontario where he teaches what he calls “literary criminology” in a combined English literature, professional writing, and crime studies program.

The best-selling and controversial Murder City for which Arntfield is arguably best known, advances a hypothesis, often employing an epistolary format through the use of a now deceased detective Dennis Alsop’s original diary notes, that over a specific interval in the 1960s and 1970s, the city of London, Ontario spawned or otherwise housed more serial killers per capita than any city in Canada, and possibly beyond.

Lynda White


Ontario Provincial Police Detective Dennis Alsop


Here is a link to Michael Arntfield’s website:


Michael Arntfield


Opening of the film, Bon Cop Bad Cop:


The Wire: Burrell assembles a “task force”. Pryzbylewski has a “light trigger pull”:



Here is a link to the website for the Murder Accountability Project:

Michael’s latest book is Murder in Plain English: Looking at Murderers through the Words of Killers.  Available now on Amazon:

Lightning Round Questions:


It was the 80s, Mike was 9. This is Nash The Slash:


Classic G.I. Joe PSA:


London’s Wolf of Wortley restaurant:


The Kim Rossmo Interview – WKT #12

An Interview with criminologist Dr. Kim Rossmo, whose pioneer work lead to the creation of the field of geographic profiling:

Rossmo joined the Vancouver Police Department as a civilian employee in 1978 and became a sworn officer in 1980. In 1987 he received a master’s degree in criminology from Simon Fraser University and in 1995 became the first police officer in Canada to obtain a doctorate in criminology. His dissertation research resulted in a new criminal investigative methodology called geographic profiling.

In 1995, he was promoted to detective inspector and founded a geographic profiling section within the Vancouver Police Department. In 1998, his analysis of cases of missing sex trade workers determined that a serial killer was at work, a conclusion ultimately vindicated by the arrest and conviction of Robert Pickton in 2002. A retired Vancouver police staff sergeant has claimed that animosity toward Rossmo delayed the arrest of Pickton, leaving him free to carry out additional murders. His analytic results were not accepted at the time and after a dispute with senior members of the department he left in 2001. His unsuccessful lawsuit against the Vancouver Police Board for wrongful dismissal exposed considerable apparent dysfunction within that department.

After serving as director of research at the Police Foundation in Washington, DC, from 2001 to 2003, he moved to Texas State University where he currently holds the Endowed Chair in Criminology and is director of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation. Since then, he has applied techniques of geographic profiling to counterterrorism, animal foraging, and epidemiology. He has also researched and published on the subject of criminal investigative failures. He has written three books.

At the conclusion of this interview Kim very kindly wrote, “I just wanted to tell you that I have done a lot of interviews over the years and your questions today were really good. I could tell you put a lot of thought and planning into this.”

Rossmo as a “beat cop” in Vancouver:

More information on Rossmo and the Vancouver downtown Eastside missing persons can be found by clicking on the links. 

Patricia Pearson’s book When She Was Bad about women who murder. It’s a great read and you can order it from Amazon:

Here is Rossmo’s geographic profile of San Francisco’s Zodiac killer:

Serial killer Clifford Olsen:

The Banksy application to geographic profiling:

Michael Herr’s novel Dispatches:


The Bee Gees, Islands In The Stream:

The King Curtis cover of Procol Harum’s Whiter Shade of Pale:

My favorite Supertramp album (I hope it’s Kims!):

The Guess Who, Running Back to Saskatoon:

SPVM Screw-up: the Tragedy of Katherine Hawkes / WKT #11

We discuss the case of Katherine Hawkes, murdered in the Cartierville region of Montreal, September 20th, 1977:

Here is the audio recording from the anonymous caller:

Here is today’s article in The Montreal Gazette on police corruption in the Montreal police force:

I think this is the link to the Montreal Memories Facebook page.  🙂

Images from the Hawkes case:

Katherine Hawkes arrêt de bus à Val-Royal. Notez la lumière, ce qui aurait été sombre à cause de la panne.

Katherine Hawkes-1977