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


Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm / Route 112 – WKT #10

A recap of the Highway 112 murders is discussed. Also, we discuss the work of retired journalist Thomas Hargrove and Michael Arntfield (author of Murder City) and the Murder Accountability Project:

Here is a map for the index of related unsolved murders in Quebec in the 1970s.

You can click on the map to explore. Click on a photo it will give you details of that particular unsolved case:


The Highway 112 cases:

Clockwise from top / left: Sharron Prior, Louise Camirand, Helen Monast, Lison Blais, Manon Dube, Denise Bazient, Theresa Allore (center)


Map of Pointe Saint Charles, Rail yards, Ports, HYW 112


Here is a link to Thomas Hargrove’s Murder Accountability Project website:

Here is a link to the Bloomberg article, Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm:

A link to Canada Justice Statistics:


More on Michael Arntfield’s book about homicidal copycatting, Murder City:



The very kind people at Historia have said “they will tolerate” my placing the episode of Poirier Enquete about my sister on my website:

Le 3 novembre 1978, Theresa Allore, une étudiante au Collège Champlain de Lennoxville, disparaît. Le 13 avril 1979, le corps de la jeune femme de 19 ans sera retrouvé dans un bras de la rivière Coaticook à Compton, à un kilomètre de sa résidence étudiante. Longtemps, les enquêteurs de la Sûreté du Québec affirmeront qu’elle est morte d’une overdose, même si ses proches affirment qu’elle ne consommait pas de drogues dures. Récemment, les enquêteurs ont reconnu qu’elle a été victime d’une mort violente de nature indéterminée et que toutes les hypothèses sont encore étudiées.

Pour fournir des informations qui permettraient de faire avancer l’enquête, tout en restant anonyme, contactez Info-Crime Montréal au : 514-393-1133. Vous pouvez également joindre le SPVM en composant le : 514-280-2222



The Murder of Sharron Prior / Route 112 – WKT #10

The 1975 murder of Sharron Prior is discussed, and the significance of Highway 112 which is the route between Sherbrooke and Montreal:

Route 112 from Pointe-Saint-Charles to Chambly:


Here is a link to Sharron Prior’s website:


Sharron Prior


Sharron Prior crime scene:

Prior crime scene


This is a link to the National Film Board of Canada documentary, The Point:


Where Sharron Prior Lived


The site of Chez Marius Pizzeria


Rue Sebastopol


Where Sebastopol converges with Congregation


Sebastopol and Congregation converging with Wellington (note street signs). To the North is Route 112


Bad Dream House – The Disappearance of Deborah Key / WKT #9

In this episode we discuss the 1997 disappearance of Deborah Key and that case’s influence on the Who Killed Theresa? portfolio:

Here is a link to the Friends of Debbie Key website:

This is a link to the Surete du Quebec’s Cold Case website (in English):

This is a link to the original story, Bad Dream House:


The Allore-Camirand-Bazinet-Blais theory is supported by Claude Poirier: WKT #8

In this podcast we discuss the Quebec television program Poirier Enquete which aired a 1/2 hour program on the Theresa Allore case on January 4th, 2017:

The program discusses the possible links between the cases of Theresa Allore, Louise Camirand, Denise Basinet, and Lison Blais.

Later we sit down for an interview with criminologist Sue Sutherland who organized the searches of the Chemin des Peres nexus site.

Here are some links to topics of discussion:

This is a link to Historia television’s website where – in Canada – you can find full episodes of Poirier Enquete, including the program on Theresa Allore:


CBC article calling for a Quebec public inquiry into 8 of the cold cases:

L to right: Solange Blais, Stephan Luce, Michel Dorion, Moreen Prior, Yvonne Prior, Lise Dorion, Remi Dorion, Collete Dorion, Doreen Prior John Allore, Stephan Parent, Sue Sutherland, Ugo Fredette



Louise Camirand, Theresa Allore, Denise Bazinet, Lison Blais:

Camirand, Allore, Bazinet, Blais



This is a photo of me in front of the Surete du Quebec’s headquarters on Parthenais street in Montreal:



A pretty good article from the Courrier Laval on the Johanne Dorion Case (in French):