The Murder of Helen Betty Osborne—Part 3

The Murder of Helen Betty Osborne—Part 3

By Kristi Lee | Canadian True Crime

[Part 3 of 3]  In 1971, Indigenous high school student Helen Betty Osborne was abducted  and brutally murdered near The Pas, Manitoba.

When Betty’s body was found hours later at nearby Clearwater Lake, it was clear she had been the victim of a heinous crime. But it would take many, many years for the truth of what really happened to Betty to come to light—ultimately exposing the depths of racial injustice in the small town.

Crisis Line for Indian Residential School Survivors

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Current unsolved #MMIWG cases from The Pas and surrounding areas:

Amanda Sophia Bartlett, 18

Elizabeth Mae Dorion, 44

Josephine Martin, 58

Kendara Ballantyne, 18

Also: Morris Linklater, 18 year old male went missing in September of 2020

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Report of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba

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Key sections: Historical Overview, Treaty Rights, Helen Betty Osborne

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Research and writing, narration, sound design: Kristi Lee

Special thanks to Charlie from Crimelines

Audio editing: We Talk of Dreams 

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