Cold Case Canada
S2 E18 On the Edge of Chinatown

S2 E18 On the Edge of Chinatown

July 30, 2021

At the start of 1985, things looked good for Jimmy and Lily Ming. The couple had two small children, owned their own home and worked in the family’s thriving Robson Street restaurant. But by the end of January, Jimmy and Lily had been kidnapped from their Vancouver house, the restaurant was closed and the rest of the Ming family feared for their lives.

This episode is based on original research and interviews from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders.

For show credits, photos, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com

S2 E17 Sweet Sixteen: The Rhona Duncan Murder

S2 E17 Sweet Sixteen: The Rhona Duncan Murder

July 16, 2021

Sixteen-year-old Rhona Duncan was murdered in the early hours of July 15, 1976 after walking home from a high school birthday party. She was in sight of her North Vancouver house, when she was intercepted, raped and strangled. Although 45 years has gone by, Rhona’s friends still get together to remember her and to try and solve her murder. Some believe they know who did it.

This episode is based on original research and interviews from a story in my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders.

For show credits, photos, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com

S2 E16 Murder at the Good Earth

S2 E16 Murder at the Good Earth

July 2, 2021

On January 7, 1976 Brenda Young was found murdered in her store the Good Earth in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver. It was a brazen murder and it felt like a hit, but why would anyone target this much-loved 38-year-old mother of four?

This episode is based on original research and interviews from a story in my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders.

For show credits, photos, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com

S2 E15 The Murder of Robert David Hopkins

S2 E15 The Murder of Robert David Hopkins

June 18, 2021

In 1954, Bob Hopkins worked at the Vancouver News Herald. He was a friendly man who kept to himself and was liked by his colleagues. None of them knew that Bob was gay and lived a secret life. He had to. In the 1950s homosexuality was illegal and coming out would have meant losing his job, his place in the community, and possibly his family.

This podcast is based on original research and interviews and a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders.

For show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com

S2 E14 Danny Brent’s Murder: Vancouver’s First Gangland Hit

S2 E14 Danny Brent’s Murder: Vancouver’s First Gangland Hit

June 4, 2021

On September 15, 1954, Danny Brent’s body was found on the tenth green at UBC’s golf course. Stuffed inside his shirt was an early edition of the newspaper, soaked with his blood. There was a half-smoked cigarette inside his shirt where it had dropped from his mouth when he was shot—once in the back and twice in the head with .45-calibre bullets.

This podcast is based on original research and interviews and a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders.

For show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com

Trailer: Blood, Sweat, and Fear, the story of Inspector Vance

Trailer: Blood, Sweat, and Fear, the story of Inspector Vance

June 3, 2021

I'm Eve Lazarus, a reporter and author based in Vancouver, BC. This is a 12-episode podcast based on original research from my book Blood, Sweat, and Fear: the story of Inspector Vance. Inspector Vance was Canada’s first forensic investigator. He worked for the Vancouver Police Department and helped solved some of the most sensational murder cases of the twentieth century.

S1 E13 The Babes in the Woods Part 2

S1 E13 The Babes in the Woods Part 2

December 18, 2020

The Babes in the Woods is the story of two tiny skeletons found in Stanley Park in 1953. The case is still unsolved, but the investigation continues. In part two I visit the site where the boys were found and talk with the VPD Inspector who ordered an exhumation in 2015 in an effort to identify the boys. We also hear about the latest development from the coroner who is currently revisiting Vancouver’s most famous cold case.

This podcast is based on original research and interviews and a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders.

Cover image: Kat Thorsen at the Stanley Park site where the Babes in the Woods were found.

For show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com

S1 E12: The Babes in the Woods Part 1

S1 E12: The Babes in the Woods Part 1

December 4, 2020

The Babes in the Woods is the story of two tiny skeletons found in Stanley Park in 1953. It is one of Vancouver's oldest and most fascinating unsolved murder mysteries. 

This podcast is based on a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders

Cover graphic by Katarina Thorsen

For crime scene photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit https://evelazarus.com

S1 E11 The Mount Pleasant Axe Murders

S1 E11 The Mount Pleasant Axe Murders

November 20, 2020

In December 1965, 17-year-old Tom Kosberg made milkshakes for his parents and four siblings, dosed them with sleeping pills, and then hacked up their bodies with a double-bladed axe. Only the baby survived. Tom was found not guilty by reason of insanity. So, why was he out in 10?

This podcast is based on a story from my book Vancouver Exposed: Searching for the City's Hidden History

For crime scene photos, show credits, sources and information about my books, blog or podcasts, please visit: https://evelazarus.com/

S1 E10: The Renfrew Murders

S1 E10: The Renfrew Murders

November 6, 2020

Windemere Secondary School student Louise Wise had just turned 17 when she was stabbed to death in her East Vancouver home in 1971. Two years later, Geraldine Forster, 19 was shot to death at Renfrew Street and Grandview Highway with a Mountie's .38 service revolver. For a while police thought there was a connection, but when Louise's case was reopened 25 years later, detectives found the murder knife that held the killer's DNA was missing from the evidence room. 

This podcast is based on a story from my book Cold Case Vancouver: the city's most baffling unsolved murders

For photos, show credits, sources, and information about my true crime books, blog or podcast, please visit: https://evelazarus.com/

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