Who Killed Theresa

Who Killed Theresa

This podcast was started in January of 2017, about the unsolved murder of my sister, Theresa Allore, who died on November 3, 1978. The project has grown to include unsolved murders of women in Quebec in the 1970s. Now the podcast is simply about justice issues and criminal investigative failures. www.theresaallore.com @justusguy


March 31, 2023 31 mins
One of the most interesting things about Francine Da Sylva's murder on October 18, 1985, is that three days earlier, Frank Shoofey was gunned down, on October 15, 1985. And not only that, Shoofey's law office on the 5th floor of that apartment building on Rue Cherrrier is two blocks from the alley where Da Sylva was stabbed to death. Standing at the entrance to that alley on Saint Timothee, you can see the Shoofey building up the h...
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I have some follow-up thoughts on the 1985 murder of Francine Da Sylva, but in order to get there, I need to revisit two other unsolved murders we've covered: the 1979 death of Nicole Gaudreault and the 1975 strangulation and incineration of Diane Thibeault. Solving for x involves bringing an unknown variable to one side, then seeing how other elements line up with that variable - that's what we're going to do here – move and recon...
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March 28, 2023 50 mins
Originally published August 20, 2017

A follow-up episode revisiting the case of offender Luc Gregoire.

Discussions include updates on the Lise Choquette case, Louise Camirand's addition to the Surete du Quebec's cold case website, parole decisions in the matters of Isabelle Bolduc and Julie Boisvenu,

the Murder Accountability Project.For more information please visit the website: theresaallore.com/2017/08/luc-greg…ollow-up-wkt-33/
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March 23, 2023 63 mins
Originally published August 13, 2017

Three LA Noire stories from my one-time life in Hollywood.

Part I - Please sign my book. James Ellroy

Part II - True Crime Chauffeur

Part II - Studio City Coda

For more information on the podcast please visit the website: http://theresaallore.com/2017/08/tales-from-hollyweird-wkt-32/
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Originally published August 5, 2017.

A discussion with Jo-Anne Wemmers, Professor at the School of Criminology of the Université de Montréal about her latest book, Victimology - A Canadian Perspective.

Jo-Anne has published widely in the areas of victimology, international criminal law and restorative justice. Her research interests focus on victims in the criminal justice system in the broadest possible sense. Former Secretary Gene...
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Originally published July 22, 2017.

Michael Arntfield joins us to talk about his latest book, Murder In Plain English. We discuss where artifice and crime intersect, informing and influencing each other.

Topics covered: Jack The Ripper, HH Holmes, Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare, Jacobean theatre, Sophocles, Aristotle, BTK, John Fowles, jeffrey dahmer, Sung Hui Cho, Leonard Lake and Charles Ng, Gilberto Valle, Todd Kohlheep, and The The...
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March 14, 2023 23 mins
There’s an interesting article in the New York Review of Books on the true crime writer, Sarah Weinman. If you don’t know Weinman, she’s had a newsletter for years called The Crime Lady. In 2018 she published her first book, The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World. In his review, Peddling Darkness, John J. Lennon writes about Weinman’s latest book, Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer...
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Originally published July 3, 2017.

The podcast covers the case of nine-year-old Cédrika Provencher who disappeared from Trois Rivieres in July 2007.

We also discuss the 1977 unsolved murder of Claudette Poirier.

For more information, please visit the website: www.theresaallore.com
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March 2, 2023 35 mins
Quebec police are playing poker in the game of genetic genealogy but not holding any cards.


Photo = Study for Ok by Vincent Desiderio
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March 2, 2023 63 mins
Originally published June 23, 2017.

I attended Trinity College with Malcolm Gladwell at the University of Toronto. In the course of the last thirty years we have attended two weddings together; one infamous and bombastic, the other sweet and unforgettable.
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Originally published June 22, 2017.

A response to The Minds Of Madness podcast. We backtrack. Revisit Luc Gregoire.

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February 21, 2023 28 mins
Is it Luc Gregoire? The eyes see what they want to see. If Gregoire was criminally active on the island of Montreal as early as 1977, it casts a whole new perspective on a catalog of the city's unsolved murders.

Problems, puzzles and sometimes murder.

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Have you heard of Puzzle 15?

I bet you have, you just don't know it. You know those 4 x 4 tile scrambles where you have to rearrange the sliding pieces into an image? Popeye? The Flinstones? That's the 15 puzzle, sometimes called Gem, Boss, or Mystic Square.

Here's a puzzle. What happened to Marilyn Bergeron? This week marks the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of the 24-year-old girl who today would be thirty-nine. Bergeron lef...
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February 13, 2023 48 mins
Originally published June 2 2017

On October 29, 1999 Monique Gaudreau, a 45-year-old nurse at a hospital in the Laurentians was found dead at her home in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec. Gaudreau was found in her bedroom. She was beaten, sexually assaulted, and stabbed 55 times.

This is the story of William Patrick Fyfe.

We examine why the serial killer William Fyfe probably wasn't responsible for the Who Killed Theresa? murders.

For ...
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Originally published on May 28, 2017.

The murders and criminal investigative failures of Alice Pare and Ursula Schulze. The Quebec Victims Advocate, Pierre Hugues Boisvenu.

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Do you know bagatelle?

You know bagatelle probably from the handheld pinball incantation from your childhood. The word "bagatelle" means a "trifle" or simply "child's play."

I have a case that is child's play; the 1990 murder of 23-year-old Lise Brisebois. It's a wonder a suspect has never been mentioned as an obvious candidate has been geographically under the Surete du Quebec's nose for thirty years – a sort of criminal investigati...
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Problems, puzzles, and sometimes murder. And sometimes Jack The Ripper.

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January 31, 2023 42 mins
Who Killed Theresa gets on a top ten true crime list, we talk about that.
The victim should be represented more in true crime. A discussion of corruption and public inquiries in Quebec.

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Originally published May 20, 2017

Discussion of the Montreal police, victim advocacy, and the 1982 murder of Suzanne Blanchard.

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Originally published May 6, 2017.

A discussion of the 1974-75 cases of Norma O'Brien and Debbie Fisher and the anonymous young man eventually charged with their murders, The Full-Moon / Chateauguay Killer. The cases of Sharron Prior and Tammy Leaky are also discussed.

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