Crime Stories

Crime Stories

About the show

This investigative series takes the viewers behind the scenes with those who record crime investigations up close - on film, on paper, and on tape. Along with police officers, the family and friends of the victims, defense lawyers and prosecutors share their recollections of the crimes and their consequences.  These first-hand accounts, coupled with dramatic re-enactments, news footage, clippings and photographs paint a comprehensive picture of the grim truth. 


Upcoming episodes

Jul 23rd

The Wells Grey Gunman

In August of 1982, six members of the Bentley/Johnson family disappear in the Wells Grey National Park without a trace. Over a month later, the burned out Johnson vehicle is found with the remains of all six family members burnt beyond recognition inside. A massive manhunt for the killer begins, finally ending with a local man, David Shearing confessing to the crimes.
Jul 24th

The Tattoo Man

A weeklong crime spree began with the murder of a young woman, found naked, stabbed and strangled in the closet of an abandoned apartment in London, Ontario. Then, a Toronto man was found murdered in a parking garage, bludgeoned to death with a pipe. Now on the run and headed into rural Ontario, Peter John Peters embarked on a desperate journey of abduction, rape, and robbery in an attempt to fuel his escape. It is the skill of five police services that bring this man to a halt near Sault Ste. Marie, ending his reign of terror over Ontario.
Jul 25th

The Conservative Killer

In 1983 the ex-wife of Cabinet Minister Colin Thatcher is found brutally murdered in her garage. Police have their suspect, but pointing the finger at powerful politician Colin Thatcher is dangerous business. Through intense interrogations and a brilliant sting operation, police gather the evidence they need to shake the halls of power and bring the killer to justice.
Jul 26th

The Homicidal Drifter

Spring 1998. In the city of Moncton, New Brunswick police discover the bodies of Joan Hicks and her 11-year-old daughter, Nina Ð both brutally murdered late in the night. That same day, an eyewitness account prompts police to arrest Michael Wayne McGray for the heinous crime. However the real investigation soon uncovers the depths of Michael McGrayÕs twisted mind, revealing a nation-wide killing spree that spanned more than a decade.
Jul 27th

The Casebook Rapist

An international student is found raped and murdered in the bathroom of her high-rise apartment. Police on the scene have few concrete leads, but painstaking fingerprint analysis finally connects a Malaysian bodybuilder named Tien Poh Su to the crime scene. To bolster the circumstantial evidence, police pursue an elaborate undercover operation to get the blood sample they need to convict a rapist who practices crime Ôby the bookÕ.
Jul 30th

The Victoria Day Shooter

On a single rain-soaked night during the Victoria Day weekend, police are called to the scene of three very similar crimes. Three sex-workers found dead only blocks away from each other, and each of them shot in the head execution style. Fear of a serial killer shakes the community. Police have few clues to go on, and rely on hypnosis to bring about an image from the only eyewitness. The image produced points police in the direction of the most unlikely of suspects, Marcello Palma.
Jul 31st

The Bedroom Strangler

Women are being attacked in their beds at night. At each crime scene police find no trace of forced entry and are baffled as to how this intruder is gaining access to apartments sometimes more than 15 stories up. Unraveling the killerÕs modus operandi and eyewitness accounts lead detectives to Russell Johnson Ð a handsome and well-built man who actually scales apartment balconies to find his victims. Pressured into a hasty and premature arrest, detectives must gain the evidence they need from the killers unstable mind, otherwise this balcony climber could walk free to hunt again.
Aug 1st

The Lady Killer

A hunter on the outskirts of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan stumbles across human remains. Police are called to the scene and over the next two months, two more full sets of remains are uncovered in the same vicinity. At the same time, forensic anthropology determines that the remains are less than two years old and all three were female and Aboriginal. The threat of a serial killer is soon on everyoneÕs mind and threatening the Saskatoon Aboriginal community. An unprecedented tip from an unreliable source soon has the RCMP working in conjunction with the local media. Together they will attempt to pull-off an elaborate sting operation designed to record the incriminating truth straight from the mouth of John Martin Crawford.
Aug 2nd

The Elusive Rapist

In the winter of 1968, the prairie city of Saskatoon is ravaged by a string of savage rapes. A few months later, fears are bolstered when a young nurse is found raped and murdered in an alley near her home. Police attention is brought to a young man named David Milgaard - the evidence on him is thin, but the court finds him guilty. After spending nearly 20 years in prison, David continues to plead his innocence. Through the undying faith of his mother, the real killer is slowly discovered to be a man named Larry Fisher. Approaching the turn of the century new DNA technologies finally exonerate David and plant the real killer, Larry Fisher, behind bars for life.
Aug 3rd

The Butcher of St. Eustache

Near Montreal, a husband comes home from work and finds his wife bound, gagged and shot in the head. There is no evidence of sexual assault or theft and police are left without a lead to go on. Some years later, police are called out to a crime scene very similar to the scene four years earlier, but this time they find that the killer has stolen the victimÕs bankcard. They trace the card to a convenience store and by ingeniously matching the security camera to the bank records detectives acquire an image of their prime suspect. Police quickly locate and arrest the man who promptly admits to both murders as well as the murder of a woman gone missing 7 years earlier.