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femicide[ fem-uh-sahyd ]1. the act of killing a woman, as by a domestic partner or a member of a criminal enterprise:2. the deliberate, wanton violation and massacre of women and girls, as in a particular ethnic group by an invading army.:3. a person who kills a woman:Of the homicides reported annually, 66 000 women are violently murdered worldwide. That number is actually much higher. This podcast will shed a light on the abuse, violence and sexual assault that woman face by highighting pas ...
 
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On April 8, 2009 an 8-year-old girl was walking home from school in Woodstock, Ontario when she disappeared without a trace. After a security camera showed a mysterious woman walking with her down the street her missing persons’ status was upgraded to abduction, prompting criticisms that there wasn’t an Amber Alert issued initially. Her body was di…
 
On December 31, 1998 a 15-year-old teenager took her family dog on a walk and disappeared without a trace. Her body was later discovered in a wooded area 40 kilometres or 24 miles from her home, just one day before her 16th birthday and to this day, no one has been charged in her murder. This is the story of Kirsty Bentley. Patreon | https://www.pa…
 
On October 7, 1994 a vehicle belonging to a 32-year-old mother of five was found abandoned with blood splatter throughout in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Her battered remains were found in shallow grave seven months later on May 6, 1995 and after some feline hairs were discovered on a crucial piece of evidence, a suspect was identified; leading to…
 
On December 28, 2010 a 16-year-old high school senior was in Baltimore, Maryland visiting her half-sister for the holidays when she disappeared without a trace. After an extensive search, media coverage, billboards and a $36,000 reward there were still no answers until sadly, her body was discovered floating in a river nearly four months later on A…
 
The term “bystander effect” refers to a social psychological theory that states that individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when there are other people present. This theory has been tested and researched many times over the years with many different variables coming into question. Most notably this theory emerged after a reported 38 …
 
On July 11, 1972 a 17-year-old recent high school graduate went missing in Philadelphia, after getting off the trolley on her way home from seeing friends. Her dismembered remains were then discovered in the neighbouring state of New Jersey, bringing even more questions as to what happened to this young woman. This is the story of Dolores Della Pen…
 
On August 6th, 2003 a 27-year-old graduate student went missing while out on a bike ride. She had been visiting her family on summer break from her studies and disappeared seemingly without a trace. Search parties combed the wooded area she was last seen and sadly, five days later on August 11, 2003 her body was discovered. This is the story of Ard…
 
On May 31, 2003 the body of a 40-year-old woman was found wrapped in a mattress cover and left in a shopping cart behind a dry cleaners in downtown Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. She had been strangled to death by a customer who had paid to have sex with her and became enraged upon discovering she was transgender. His defence? The highly co…
 
On January 6, 1995 a 23-year-old woman was abducted from the tanning salon where she worked and her body was discovered three weeks later in a canyon in British Colombia, Canada. The prime suspect in her murder committed suicide eleven days before her body was found, leaving the family with more questions than answers. This is the story of Melanie …
 
On December 15, 2011 four young adults were heading to the airport after a night out celebrating, when the ex-boyfriend of one of the women forced them off the road and then shot at the vehicle, killing three of the passengers before turning the gun on himself. This is the story of Tabitha Stepple and the Claresholm highway shooting. Scott Conway’s…
 
On April 13, 1979 the body of a 19-year-old college student was found floating in a small body of water not far from her dorm in Quebec, Canada. She had been missing for 5 months and was initially thought by police to be a runaway, but after her body was found it was suggested that she was simply the victim of an overdose. However, in 2002, evidenc…
 
PATREON EXCLUSIVE BONUS EPISODE I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for listening to my podcast and to let you know I have now launched a Patreon! If you aren’t familiar, Patreon is a platform that allows you to support your favourite creators and access even more content! For just $5 per month, you get access to one BONUS EPISODE, relea…
 
On April 23, 2017 the body of a 19-year-old high school senior was found brutally beaten on the Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve. Her murderers were two female classmates who not only recorded the horrific beating, but also uploaded it to Facebook for the world to see. This is the story of Serena McKay. Patreon | https://www.patreon.com/Femicide_Podca…
 
On December 6th, 2009 the body of a 33-year-old woman was discovered in the basement of her own home. She had been tortured for 11 days by her own husband and eventually died of septic shock from her injuries. This is the story of Donna Jones. Patreon | https://www.patreon.com/Femicide_Podcast Support My Podcast | https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Femic…
 
On Saturday February 2, 2008 a 24-year-old real estate agent was brutally murdered at a property showing in Victoria, British Columbia, while her boyfriend and his colleague were sitting in a car just outside. Due to a lack of evidence and details in this case, the prime suspects have still not been identified. This is the story of Lindsay Buziak. …
 
On October 3, 1984 a 9-year-old girl went missing after purchasing bubble gum from a local convenience store. Her body was discovered a few months later and a suspect was arrested. However, 36 years later, on October 15, 2020 it was announced her real killer was finally identified. This is the story of Christine Jessop. Patreon | https://www.patreo…
 
On December 6th, 1989 at around 4pm, a man by the name of Marc Lepine entered the building of a Montreal University and murdered 14 women in what is described as an anti-feminist attack. He also injured 10 more women and 4 men, before turning the gun on himself. This is the story of the École Polytechnique Massacre. Below are the 14 woman who lost …
 
On March 20th, 2020 the remaining 4 men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh were hanged in India as punishment for their crimes. This is her story. Patreon | https://www.patreon.com/Femicide_Podcast Support My Podcast | https://www.buymeacoffee.com/FemicidePodcast Follow | @femicide_podcast on Instagram https://www.instagram.c…
 
On March 8th, 1984 Cindi Vickers is murdered by her estranged husband, but what happens next, leaves everyone in disbelief. This is the other story behind the Netflix series Dirty John. Patreon | https://www.patreon.com/Femicide_Podcast Support My Podcast | https://www.buymeacoffee.com/FemicidePodcast Follow | @femicide_podcast on Instagram https:/…
 
In August of 1980, Dorothy Stratten was found brutally murdered by her estranged husband, this is her story. Patreon | https://www.patreon.com/Femicide_Podcast Support My Podcast | https://www.buymeacoffee.com/FemicidePodcast Follow | @femicide_podcast on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/femicide_podcast/ @femicidepodcast on Facebook https://www…
 
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