Cold Case Canada

Eve Lazarus

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Cold Case Canada is an independently produced true crime podcast hosted by Eve Lazarus, a reporter and author based in Vancouver, British Columbia

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36 episodes

S3 E34 Halloween Special 2022

In the Halloween Special of 2022 we visit a Victoria golf course, two mansions in Burnaby, and travel to a haunted highway in BC’s interior. Keep the lights on while you listen! Based on stories from Blood, Sweat and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance https://evelazarus.com/book/blood-sweat-and-fear/, At Home with History: The secrets of Greater Vancouver’s Heritage Homes https://evelazarus.com/book/at-home-with-history/, Ghosts: More Eerie Encounters https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1894898419/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3and Ghosts of Vancouver https://www.ghostsofvancouver.com/. With special guests: Bill Allman, Patrick Dunae, Damian Inwood and Greg Mansfield For more information, please visit my website evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/  Sponsors: Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours https://forbiddenvancouver.ca/the-forbidden-vancouver-walking-tour/, Arsenal Pulp Press https://arsenalpulp.com/ Promo: Fireside Canada https://firesidecanada.ca/ 

36m
Oct 21
S3 E33 Kidnapped: The Philip Porter Story

On June 26, 1969, 16-year-old Philip Porter left his home in Townsite, Kimberley to run some errands for his mother. The son of the Cominco boss never came home. A ransom note demanding $100,000 for his safe return arrived instead. This episode is based on a story from Cold Case BC: the stories behind the province's most sensational murders and missing persons cases https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Cold-Case-BC and includes interviews with family and police. For more information, please visit my website evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/  Sponsors: Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours https://forbiddenvancouver.ca/the-forbidden-vancouver-walking-tour/, Arsenal Pulp Press https://arsenalpulp.com/ Promo: What Was That Like? https://whatwasthatlike.com/

37m
Oct 14
S3 E32 The Jack Family Missing from Prince George

Ronnie Jack, 26, Doreen Jack, 26, Russell 9, and Ryan 4 were last seen on August 2, 1989 at their home in Prince George. Earlier that night, Ronnie met a guy in the pub who offered him a job bucking logs and Doreen work in the camp kitchen. They told their family that there was a daycare for the boys and they'd be gone about 10 days. And then they vanished.  This episode is based on a story from Cold Case BC: the stories behind the province's most sensational murders and missing persons cases https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Cold-Case-BC and includes interviews with family and police. For more information, please visit my website evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/  Sponsors: Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours https://forbiddenvancouver.ca/the-forbidden-vancouver-walking-tour/, Arsenal Pulp Press https://arsenalpulp.com/

33m
Oct 07
S3 E31 The Monica Jack Murder

In 1978, 12-year-old Monica Jack was riding her bike near her home on the Upper Nicola reserve at Quilchena when she was abducted, raped and murdered. And, even though Garry Handlen was a suspect early on in this investigation and questioned in the 1975 murder of 11-year-old Kathryn-Mary Herbert, it would take another 36 years and a Mr. Big sting to convict him. This episode is based on a story from Cold Case BC: the stories behind the province's most sensational murders and missing persons cases https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Cold-Case-BC  For more information, please visit my website evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/  Sponsors: Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours https://forbiddenvancouver.ca/the-forbidden-vancouver-walking-tour/, Arsenal Pulp Press https://arsenalpulp.com/ Promo: True Crime Island

33m
Sep 30
S3 E30 Double Murder: Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook

Saanich residents Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18 and Jay Cook, 20 were murdered in Washington State in 1987. Their killer was arrested 30 years later through the magic of genetic genealogy.  This episode is based on a story from Cold Case BC: the stories behind the province's most sensational murders and missing persons cases https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Cold-Case-BC  For more information, please visit my website evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/  Sponsors: Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, Arsenal Pulp Press Promo: True Crime Files

42m
Sep 23
S3 E29 When Cops were Murderers

Len Hogue was one of three dirty VPD cops who supplemented their salaries initially through B&Es, escalated to bank robberies, and in 1965 pulled off the biggest heist in Vancouver’s history - $1.2 million worth of bank notes that were being sent back to Ottawa to be destroyed. When police officials caught on, 33-year-old Hogue went home, shot his sleeping wife in the head, and then hunted down and shot his six kids aged between 3 and 14 before turning the gun on himself. Or did he? This is part two of two. This episode is based on a story from Cold Case BC: the stories behind the province's most sensational murders and missing persons cases https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Cold-Case-BC  For more information, please visit my website evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/ 

29m
Sep 16
S3 E28 When Cops Were Robbers

In 1956, Len Hogue, David Harrison and Joe Percival joined the Vancouver Police Department and within a few years, became known as the “terrible three.” The cops were supplementing their salaries initially through B&Es, escalated to bank robberies, and in 1965, pulled off the biggest heist in Vancouver’s history - $1.2 million worth of stolen bank notes that were being sent to Montreal to be destroyed. This is part one of two. This episode is from my book Cold Case BC: the stories behind the province's most sensational murders and missing persons cases https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Cold-Case-BC  For more information, please visit my website evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/ 

40m
Sep 09
S3 E27 Tanya Busch: The Prison Guard’s Daughter

Tanya Busch disappeared on the way to her Vancouver school on June 2, 1972. She was the second 7-year-old abducted in just over two years. Was there a connection? This episode is based on original research and interviews from a chapter in my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders https://evelazarus.com/book/cold-case-vancouver/ For photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts visit: evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

26m
Sep 02
S3 E26 Abducted: Evangeline Azarcon

On November 20, 1969, seven-year-old Evangeline Azarcon disappeared on her way home from Edith Cavell Elementary in Vancouver. Her abduction sparked the biggest search in BC’s history. This episode is based on original research and interviews from a chapter in my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders https://evelazarus.com/book/cold-case-vancouver/ This episode is sponsored by Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. https://forbiddenvancouver.ca/ Save 15% off your booking by using the code COLDCASE For photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts visit: evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

25m
Aug 26
S3 E25 The Babes in the Woods Update

It's almost 70 years since they were found buried in Vancouver's Stanley Park, but now the Babes in the Woods have their names back. They were Derek and David D'Alton aged 7 and 6 when they were beaten to death with a hatchet.  This episode is based on a chapter in my upcoming book Cold Case BC: the stories behind the province's most sensational murders and missing persons cases https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Cold-Case-BC  For more information, please visit my website evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/ 

36m
Mar 10
S2 E24 Halloween Special 2021

The Halloween Special is the last episode of Season 2. Join me and five storytellers as they tell you their favourite ghost stories: a haunted nightclub, a shooting, a former insane asylum, the Chinatown ghost, a cemetery and a haunted grand piano. For photos, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts visit: evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/ Photo: Riverdale Psychiatric Hospital, courtesy Coquitlam Archives

38m
Oct 15, 2021
S2 E23 Murder by Milkshake Part 2

In 1965, Rene Castellani, a 40-year-old radio personality murdered his wife Esther with arsenic-laced milkshakes so he could marry Lolly, CKNW’s 25-year-old receptionist. The Castellani's had an 11-year-old daughter called Jeannine, who became the collateral damage in one of the most sensational murder cases of the 20th century.  This episode is based on original research and interviews from Murder by Milkshake: an astonishing true story of adultery, arsenic and a charismatic killer  https://evelazarus.com/book/murder-by-milkshake/ For photos, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts visit: evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

43m
Oct 01, 2021
S2 E22 Murder by Milkshake Part 1

In 1965, Rene Castellani, a 40-year-old radio personality murdered his wife Esther with arsenic-laced milkshakes so he could marry Lolly, CKNW’s 25-year-old receptionist. The Castellani's had an 11-year-old daughter called Jeannine, who became the collateral damage. This two-part podcast is Jeannine’s story. This episode is based on original research and interviews from Murder by Milkshake: an astonishing true story of adultery, arsenic and a charismatic killer  https://evelazarus.com/book/murder-by-milkshake/ For photos, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts visit: evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

34m
Sep 24, 2021
S2 E21 Murder of a Poet

When Pat Lowther, 40 was beaten to death with a hammer in her East Vancouver home, she had just signed a contract with a major publisher. The mother of four was carving out a new voice in the Canadian literary scene and being recognized for her strong, often violent, feminist poetry. Photo: Pat Lowther and Fred Candelaria co-chairs of the League of Canadian Poets. Ian Lindsay, Vancouver Sun, September 5 1975.  For photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts visit: evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

48m
Sep 10, 2021
S2 E20 Murder in Mole Hill

In the months leading up to her murder, Muriel Lindsay had been targeted and harassed. Her cat was stolen, she’d received bizarre anonymous letters, and someone had used her credit card to take out subscriptions and make a donation to the United Way in her name. Who was stalking Muriel and why was this 40-year-old postal worker found beaten to death in her West End apartment? Cold Case Canada is based on original research and interviews from a chapter in my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders https://evelazarus.com/book/cold-case-vancouver/ For photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts visit: evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

24m
Aug 27, 2021
S2 E19 The Night Club Murders

On February 22, 1975 country and western singer Debbie Roe, 22 finished her shift at the OK Corral, stopped to get gas and something to eat. Her body was found the next day on an isolated stretch of highway in Langley, BC. Just two months earlier, the body of Barbara LaRocque, 22 had been found nearby. Barbara worked at the Syndicate, a club with the same owner as the OK Corral. In March 1975, the body of Gail (Sam) Rogers, 26 a dancer at Vancouver’s Penthouse Nightclub was found just off the Sea to Sky Highway near Squamish. Is there a connection between these three unsolved murders? This podcast is based on original research and interviews and a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders https://evelazarus.com/book/cold-case-vancouver/ For photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts visit: evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

29m
Aug 13, 2021
S2 E18 On the Edge of Chinatown

At the start of 1985, things looked good for Jimmy and Lily Ming. The couple had two small children, owned their own home and worked in the family’s thriving Robson Street restaurant. But by the end of January, Jimmy and Lily had been kidnapped from their Vancouver house, the restaurant was closed and the rest of the Ming family feared for their lives. This podcast is based on original research and interviews and a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders https://evelazarus.com/book/cold-case-vancouver/ For crime scene photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts visit: evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

26m
Jul 30, 2021
S2 E17 Sweet Sixteen: The Rhona Duncan Murder

Sixteen-year-old Rhona Duncan was murdered in the early hours of July 15, 1976 after walking home from a high school birthday party. She was in sight of her North Vancouver house, when she was intercepted, raped and strangled. Although 45 years has gone by, Rhona’s friends still get together to remember her and to try and solve her murder. Some believe they know who did it. This episode is based on original research and interviews from a story in my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders. https://evelazarus.com/book/cold-case-vancouver/ For show credits, photos, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

29m
Jul 16, 2021
S2 E16 Murder at the Good Earth

On January 7, 1976 Brenda Young was found murdered in her store the Good Earth in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver. It was a brazen murder and it felt like a hit, but why would anyone target this much-loved 38-year-old mother of four? This episode is based on original research and interviews from a story in my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders. https://evelazarus.com/book/cold-case-vancouver/ For show credits, photos, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

34m
Jul 02, 2021
S2 E15 The Murder of Robert David Hopkins

In 1954, Bob Hopkins worked at the Vancouver News Herald. He was a friendly man who kept to himself and was liked by his colleagues. None of them knew that Bob was gay and lived a secret life. He had to. In the 1950s homosexuality was illegal and coming out would have meant losing his job, his place in the community, and possibly his family. This podcast is based on original research and interviews and a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders. https://evelazarus.com/book/cold-case-vancouver/ For show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

24m
Jun 18, 2021
S2 E14 Danny Brent’s Murder: Vancouver’s First Gangland Hit

On September 15, 1954, Danny Brent’s body was found on the tenth green at UBC’s golf course. Stuffed inside his shirt was an early edition of the newspaper, soaked with his blood. There was a half-smoked cigarette inside his shirt where it had dropped from his mouth when he was shot—once in the back and twice in the head with .45-calibre bullets. This podcast is based on original research and interviews and a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders. https://evelazarus.com/book/cold-case-vancouver/ For show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com https://evelazarus.com/

29m
Jun 04, 2021
Trailer: Blood, Sweat, and Fear, the story of Inspector Vance

I'm Eve Lazarus, a reporter and author based in Vancouver, BC. This is a 12-episode podcast based on original research from my book Blood, Sweat, and Fear: the story of Inspector Vance https://evelazarus.com/book/blood-sweat-and-fear/. Inspector Vance was Canada’s first forensic investigator. He worked for the Vancouver Police Department and helped solved some of the most sensational murder cases of the twentieth century.

1m
Jun 03, 2021
S1 E13 The Babes in the Woods Part 2

The Babes in the Woods is the story of two tiny skeletons found in Stanley Park in 1953. The case is still unsolved, but the investigation continues. In part two I visit the site where the boys were found and talk with the VPD Inspector who ordered an exhumation in 2015 in an effort to identify the boys. We also hear about the latest development from the coroner who is currently revisiting Vancouver’s most famous cold case. This podcast is based on original research and interviews and a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders. Cover image: Kat Thorsen at the Stanley Park site where the Babes in the Woods were found. For show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com

27m
Dec 18, 2020
S1 E12: The Babes in the Woods Part 1

The Babes in the Woods is the story of two tiny skeletons found in Stanley Park in 1953. It is one of Vancouver's oldest and most fascinating unsolved murder mysteries.  This podcast is based on a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders Cover graphic by Katarina Thorsen For crime scene photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com

34m
Dec 04, 2020
S1 E11 The Mount Pleasant Axe Murders

In December 1965, 17-year-old Tom Kosberg made milkshakes for his parents and four siblings, dosed them with sleeping pills, and then hacked up their bodies with a double-bladed axe. Only the baby survived. Tom was found not guilty by reason of insanity. So, why was he out in 10? This podcast is based on a story from my book Vancouver Exposed: Searching for the City's Hidden History For crime scene photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit: https://evelazarus.com/

33m
Nov 20, 2020
S1 E10: The Renfrew Murders

Louise Wise had just turned 17 when she was stabbed to death in her East Vancouver home in 1971. A studious, religious girl who attended Windermere Secondary School, she earned extra money by selling flowers outside the Kingsgate Mall Liquor Store. When her case was reopened 25 years later, homicide detectives found the murder knife that held the killer's DNA was missing from the evidence room.  This podcast is based on a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders For photos, show credits, sources, and information about my true crime books, blog or podcast, please visit: https://evelazarus.com/

27m
Nov 06, 2020
S1 E9: Three Ghost Stories and a Murder

A Halloween Special that covers three totally true ghost stories and a murder. Stories from my books Vancouver Exposed, At Home with History, Sensational Vancouver and Sensational Victoria True Crime Podcast Promo: Blood, Sweat, and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance For photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcast, please visit https//evelazarus.com/

25m
Oct 23, 2020
S1 E8: The Shaughnessy Murder of Marion Hamilton

In 1975, Marion Hamilton was 69 years old, suffering from dementia and living alone in the family’s Shaughnessy home. It’s a fascinating story of a once prominent Vancouver family, money, a rambling old run-down mansion, and the shocking identity of Marion’s murderer. This podcast is based on a story from my book At Home with History: the secrets of Greater Vancouver's heritage homes For photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcast, please visit https//evelazarus.com/

23m
Oct 09, 2020
S1 E7 The Christmas Day Murder of Lila Anderson

Lila Anderson, 38 was murdered on Christmas Day 1959. She had been beaten with a tire iron and her head smashed against a rock after she was taken from a bus stop. Her naked body was dumped in a ravine at Knight Street and 45th Avenue in South Vancouver less than two blocks from the Paul house. Did Vancouver have a serial killer? This podcast is based on a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders For photos, show credits, sources, and information about my true crime books, blog or podcast, please visit: https://evelazarus.com/

31m
Sep 25, 2020
S1 E6: The Pauls, Vancouver's First Triple Murder

On June 10, 1958, David Pauls, 52 was shot in the head with a .22-calibre revolver by the back door of the family home. The killer then went upstairs and clubbed 11-year-old Dorothy Pauls to death in her bed. When Helen Pauls, 45 returned from work a short time later the killer shot her twice in the head and then beat her dead body with a blunt instrument. It was Vancouver’s first triple homicide and it remains unsolved. This podcast is based on a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders For photos, show credits, sources, and information about my true crime books, blog or podcast, please visit: https://evelazarus.com/

33m
Sep 11, 2020