Muskoka mystery
September 15, 2017 9:45 AM   Subscribe

Nearly 20 years ago, four seniors vanished in Ontario's cottage country. Now, a joint investigation by CBC's The Fifth Estate and The Walrus magazine into recently unsealed documents offers new insight into one of Canada's most notorious cold cases. [Disturbing content]
posted by figurant (7 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
The Fifth Estate documentary is available on YouTube: Murder in Cottage Country.
posted by figurant at 9:58 AM on September 15

My blood is boiling.
posted by rodlymight at 10:55 AM on September 15 [1 favorite]

There are a lot of predators like the Laans out there. Some are born, some are made. Figuring out how to deal with them is (imo) a major element of creating a civil society.
For now, the best we can do it work on creating social network and listen to people who are vulnerable.
posted by LegallyBread at 11:29 AM on September 15 [1 favorite]

Ugh. Multiple murderers of the most vulnerable people around, and they got away with and from all appearances will continue to get away with it.
posted by tavella at 12:16 PM on September 15

The victims wanted so little -- to be able to live out their days in peace -- and their time on earth ended in such horror. This post made my heart hurt.
posted by virago at 6:24 PM on September 15

Horrifying. An entire family of thieving, murderous bastards.

(Hey OP, can you add an animal abuse tag of some kind? I think the fate of Lawrence's cats would be especially unsettling to some readers.)
posted by Iris Gambol at 10:09 PM on September 15

[Was alerted to this via mod mail, and I've added a "disturbing content" warning, since singling out only the cats seems odd when there is also human abuse/murder.]
posted by taz at 5:38 AM on September 16

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