Revisiting the Shell Lake Massacre

Revisiting the Shell Lake Massacre

By Kristi Lee | Canadian True Crime

Today in this special episode, we take a look back at one of the early Canadian True Crime episodes - the story of Saskatchewan’s worst mass murder. You'll hear a never-before-told story about why this episode was very different from the rest.

Early one morning in 1967, 21-year-old Victor Hoffman was in the midst of a serious mental health crisis, a crisis that would have tragic consequences for an unsuspecting local family.


Writer, researcher and narrator: Kristi Lee

Audio production and original scoring: Erik Krosby

Additional editing, mixing: Mike Migas

Main resources and further reading:

‘Schizophrenia, Mass Murder, and The Law’ by F.H. Kahan, Orthomolecular Psychiatry, Volume 2, Number 3, 1973, Pp. 127-146Marking 50 years since the Shell Lake murders, Canada's worst random mass killing by Bonnie Allan, CBC NewsRampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing by Lee MellorCasefile: True Crime Podcast They Walk Among Us: UK True Crime They Walk Among America Felon True Crime podcast

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