Dark Poutine podcast recap: The ‘Beast of B.C.’ Clifford Olson, part 2
In this week’s episode of the Dark Poutine podcast, we continue to look at convicted Canadian serial killer Clifford Olson, who confessed to murdering 11 children and young adults. He was also known as the “Beast of B.C.”
In part 1 we covered the murders of seven children had taken place between November 1980 and mid-July of 1981.
Although evidence had yet to be uncovered, police began to look at one suspect intensely. His name was Clifford Robert Olson Jr. Although surveillance was supposed to be in place, Olson managed to murder four more children in the Lower Mainland over the span of just one week.
After his capture, Olson made a “cash for bodies” deal with police, agreeing to lead police to the bodies of his victims in exchange for a $100,000 payment to his family. It became one of the most-discussed deals with a criminal in Canadian history. Even after conviction, Dark Poutine finds, Olson’s behaviour continued to hurt others, especially the families of the victims.
BCTV Archives thanks to Global News
Maclean’s Magazine Archives
Crime Library – Clifford Olson
Book: Where Shadows Linger
Book: Final Payoff by Ian Mulgrew
Book: Predator by Peter Worthington
Book: Clifford Olson: The Beast of British Columbia by Elizabeth Broderick
Poem written and narrated by David Thorvold Olson – Postcards from Gravelly Beach
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