11 Shell Lake Massacre

 The Peterson family of Shell Lake, Saskatchewan. From left to right: Mary, Dorothy, Jean, Pearl, Phyllis (survived), Kathy (not in the house at the time of massacre), Colin, Evelyn, William, Martha (grandmother, not in the house), James and baby Larry.

The Peterson family of Shell Lake, Saskatchewan.
From left to right: Mary, Dorothy, Jean, Pearl, Phyllis (survived), Kathy (not in the house at the time of massacre), Colin, Evelyn, William, Martha (grandmother, not in the house), James and baby Larry.

Shell Lake, Saskatchewan

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 will have tragic consequences. 

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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

Music below is used under an Attribution License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

  1. Podcast theme music: Space Trip.  http://www.dl-sounds.com/royalty-free/space-trip/

The tracks below come from Free Music Archive:

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

Main information sources:

 Victor Ernest Hoffman upon arrest.

Victor Ernest Hoffman upon arrest.

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