The Teslin Lake Incident—Part 1

The Teslin Lake Incident—Part 1

By Kristi Lee | Canadian True Crime

Sheslay Free Mike terrorized the north for more than a decade. His real name was Michael Oros, and he's been remembered as a legend of the north, the other “mad trapper”, a folk hero… and a cold-blooded killer. But there's much more to this story than meets the eye...

This two-part series takes a look back at a well-known, historic case that was sensationalized through headlines, to show that behind it was a real, human story.

Special thanks to Garry Rodgers, Bob Buday, and Ed Hill, and to Craig Baird of Canadian History EhX for voiceover of the Oros diaries.

Release schedule:

Part 2 will be released to all on Monday April 22. Listen ad-free and early on our premium feeds.

Additional Content Warning:

This series includes brief mentions of the death of an animal.

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