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Ambushed

 

Ambushed

A well-liked couple - an RCMP officer and a kindergarten teacher - are gunned down in a small, Alberta town. Twenty years later, the mystery still lingers. Who killed Lorraine McNab and Peter Sopow? A six part podcast investigates, hearing from cops who worked the case, and family who harbour their own suspicions.

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Episode 1 - Dec 13, 1997

Lorraine McNab and Peter Sopow are gunned down outside Lorraine’s home near Pincher Creek, Alberta. Their bodies are found 36 hours later. Lorraine's family speaks for the first time about what happened that day.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:25]


Episode 2 - The Wind, The Fire, The Bodies

The police arrive at Lorraine’s property, looking for Peter after he fails to show up for work. A howling wind hampers their investigation. We talk to former RCMP officers who worked the case.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:18]


Episode 3 - Who wanted them dead?

This was no random murder. Police say Peter and Lorraine knew their killer. But who was the target - a lifetime RCMP officer or a kindergarten teacher with a bad relationship in her past?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:11]


Episode 4 - The Red Car

In the months before she was murdered, Lorraine McNab was getting a lot unwanted phone calls, but were they anything more than a persistent suitor? And why was a red sports car parked at the end of a country road the night before the murders?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:16]


Episode 5 - The Prime Suspect

An elementary school teacher emerges as the main suspect. Pincher Creek residents debate if he is capable of committing murder.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:21]


Episode 6 - Another killing, a final suspect

The double homicide marks the beginning of a dark time for the town of Pincher Creek. After a local man dies in police custody, questions are raised about whether the RCMP itself played a role in Peter and Lorraine’s murder.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:31]