March 5, 2019 8:49 am
Updated: March 5, 2019 8:54 am

Dark Poutine podcast recap: Mass murderer — Dale Merle Nelson

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On this week’s episode of the Dark Poutine podcast, we look at the crimes of Dale Merle Nelson.

In the wee hours of Sept. 5, 1970, after a binge of alcohol and possibly LSD, Nelson, 33, a logger and father of three, snapped.

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In the matter of just over an hour, he murdered seven residents, including four children, of tiny Creston, B.C. He then absconded with another child into the local wilderness.

That child, eight-year-old Cathy St. Amand, would also be found butchered where Nelson said he’d left her prior to his capture just a day after the massacre — one of the worst in Canadian history.

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Sources:
Dale Merle Nelson at murderpedia
Dale Merle Nelson at Wikipedia
The Limits of Sanity by Larry Still – Book
Various articles at newspapers.com
Dale Merle Nelson manhunt photos by John Denniston

Update for episode 60: Thank you to physicist Dr. Camilla Moir for her hypothesis on what Granger Taylor may have been attempting the night he died. Link 1 and Link 2

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