11 Shell Lake Massacre

The story of Saskatchewan’s worst mass murder. 21-year-old Victor Hoffman suffered from paranoid schizophrenia which saw him descend into madness, leading to a collision with an unsuspecting family that would have tragic consequences.


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Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing by Lee Mellor

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Credits: 

Writer, researcher and narrator: Kristi Lee

Audio production and original scoring: Erik Krosby

Additional editing, mixing: Mike Migas

Music credits:

  1. Erik Krosby - composer and producer of original music in the first half of the story

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  1. Podcast theme music: Space Trip. 

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The tracks below come from Free Music Archive:

  1. Lucky Stars by Podington Bear Dark Water by Podington Bear Antoine’s Song by ROZKOL Fly Inverted Past a Jenny by Chris Zabriskie Cylinders 7 by Chris Zabriskie Everybody’s Got Problems That Aren’t Mine by Chris Zabriskie We Always Thought The Future Would Be Kind of Fun by Chris Zabriskie

Main information sources:

Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing by Lee Mellor‘Schizophrenia, Mass Murder, and The Law’ by F.H. Kahan, Orthomolecular Psychiatry, Volume 2, Number 3, 1973, Pp. 127-146http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1973/pdf/1973-v02n03-p127.pdf

  • CLIPPING: ‘Leask man charged in mass murder’, Saskatoon Star Phoenix. August 21, 1967 CLIPPING: ‘Living in the shadow of Tragedy’, Calgary Herald, 8 June 2008

http://leaderpost.com/storyline/a-whole-family-was-murdered-in-shell-lake-in-1967http://orthomolecularvitamincentre.com/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-disorders/schiz-disorders/dr-hoffers-schizophrenia-page/acast.com/privacy