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Remembering Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Two Indigenous KPU instructors and “Butterflies in Spirit” hosted an event to raise awareness on Sept. 26

(From left to right) Billie Jeanne, KPU professors Melinda Bige and Lisa Monchalin, and Maranda Johnson. Jeanne, Monchalin and Johnson are members of “Butterflies in Spirit”. (Ashley Hyshka)

In Canada, around 1,000 Indigenous women and girls have been reported by the RCMP as missing or murdered over the last four decades. Other statistics put that number as high as 4,000.

KPU instructors Lisa Monchalin and Melinda Bige drew attention to that issue with an on-campus event called “Raising Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls”, hosted by the Indigenous Activism and Introduction to Indigenous Studies courses that they teach.

Students created posters stating that “Indigenous women are loved and valued” in class before proceeding to the KPU

Read more at: http://runnermag.ca/2017/10/remembering-canadas-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls/

Catch Up On Your Serial Killer Trivia In This Exclusive Tragedy Girls Clip

What do two teenage sociopaths have to do to get their account verified? Well, if you’re the @TragedyGirls, you kidnap a IRL serial killer and start straight-up murdering people.

In Tyler MacIntyre’s biting satire Tragedy Girls, starring Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) and Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), best friends Sadie and McKayla are amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer in their small town. But when they find him, they decide that the best way to boost their social media following and get scoops on future victims is to start murdering people themselves.

After all, why sit around waiting for a serial killer to murder your friends when you can do it yourself and then be the first on the scene to tweet about it? Plus, how hard can it really be? Sadie and McKayla have been studying serial killers for years

Read more at: http://www.mtv.com/news/3040847/tragedy-girls-serial-killer-trivia-exclusive-clip/

Tragedy Girls Trailer Brings Quirky Serial Killer Terror to High School

Gunpowder Sky’s horror/comedy Tragedy Girls (review) will be coming out in theaters on October 20th, so don’t you think it’s high time for a trailer to make its appearance? I know that I sure do!

But wait…what do we have here? Why, could it be? Yes! Yes it is! We’ve got the first trailer for you to check out below!

Quirky and endearing, the film, which made its world premiere earlier this year at SXSW, is undoubtedly charming and entertaining, completely with a hefty dose of bloodshed Heathers-esque nihilism.

Directed by Tyler MacIntyre, who co-wrote the script with Chris Lee Hill (based on an original screenplay by Justin Olson), Tragedy Girls stars Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Josh Hutcherson, Craig Robinson, Kevin Durand, Jack Quaid, Timothy V. Murphy, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, Kerry Rhodes, and Mary Carmen Lopez.

Synopsis:
Best friends Sadie and McKayla

Read more at: https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/251412/tragedy-girls-trailer-brings-quirky-serial-killer-terror-high-school/

Serial killer who was jailed over the murder and rape of teenage girls now volunteers at her children’s school

A Canadian woman who was convicted over the rape and murder of two teenage girls in the 1990s – and the rape and death of her own sister – has been volunteering at the school her children now attend, it has emerged. 

Karla Homolka, 47, was jailed for manslaughter in 1993 over her role in torturing, raping and killing schoolgirls Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy – as well as the rape and death of her own 15-year-old sister Taffy – with her then-husband Paul Bernardo. 

Parents at Greaves Adventist Academy, a private Christian school in Montreal, noticed Homolka dropping off and picking up her children at the premises, but were alarmed to find out she had been spending time in classrooms, local media reported.

The school confirmed that Homolka was asked to come into school by a teacher for a show-and-tell class related to knitting, and on another occasion she brought in a dog. She

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/serial-killer-murder-rape-teenage-girls-volunteer-childrens-school-karla-holmolka-montreal-greaves-a7766321.html

Serial killer who murdered and raped teenage girls now volunteers at her children’s school

A Canadian woman who was convicted over the rape and murder of three teenage girls in the 1990s has been spending time volunteering at the school her children now attend, it has emerged. 

Karla Homolka, 47, was jailed for manslaughter over her role in torturing, raping and killing schoolgirls Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy – as well as her own 15-year-old sister Taffy – with her then-husband Paul Bernardo in 1993. 

Parents at Greaves Adventist Academy, a private Christian school in Montreal, noticed Holmolka dropping off and picking up her children at the premises, but were alarmed to find out she had been spending time in classrooms, local media reported.

The school confirmed that Holmolka was asked to come into school by a teacher for a show-and-tell class for something related to knitting, and on another she bought in a dog. She also once volunteered to supervise nursery-school age on a school trip

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/serial-killer-murder-rape-teenage-girls-volunteer-childrens-school-karla-holmolka-montreal-greaves-a7766321.html

Serial killer who murdered and raped teenage girls now volunteers …

A Canadian woman who was convicted over the rape and murder of three teenage girls in the 1990s has been spending time volunteering at the school her children now attend, it has emerged. 

Karla Homolka, 47, was jailed for manslaughter over her role in torturing, raping and killing schoolgirls Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy – as well as her own 15-year-old sister Taffy – with her then-husband Paul Bernardo in 1993. 

Parents at Greaves Adventist Academy, a private Christian school in Montreal, noticed Holmolka dropping off and picking up her children at the premises, but were alarmed to find out she had been spending time in classrooms, local media reported.

The school confirmed that Holmolka was asked to come into school by a teacher for a show-and-tell class for something related to knitting, and on another she bought in a dog. She also once volunteered to supervise nursery-school age on a school trip

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/serial-killer-murder-rape-teenage-girls-volunteer-childrens-school-karla-holmolka-montreal-greaves-a7766321.html

Up To 50 Girls And Women Have Been Murdered On The Highway Of Tears

The Highway of Tears, which is the subject of this week’s Martinis Murder podcast, is a 450-mile stretch that cuts through dense forests in British Columbia, from Prince George to Prince Rupert. But it’s not the rugged terrain that has earned the highway its sad name. Since 1969, women and girls—most of them indigenous—have been murdered or have vanished. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially link 18 cases to the Highway of Tears, but The New York Times writes that relatives and activists say the total is closer to 50. And the vast majority of the cases remain unsolved. 

There are many small towns along the Highway of Tears, and a combination of poverty with a lack of public transportation has made hitchhiking one of the only ways that some people can get around, which has contributed to the problem. Among the victims:

Monica Ignas was 14. She was last seen walking

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/up-to-50-girls-and-women-have-been-murdered-on-the-highway-of-tears

Tragedy Girls: X-Men Stars Explain Their Cheerleader Serial Killer Film

You might know them as amazing X-Men, but Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Storm) and Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool‘s Negasonic Teenage Warhead) have joined forces as Tragedy Girls. The horror-comedy directed by Tyler MacIntyre stars this dynamic duo as charming cheerleaders who aspire to be the greatest serial killers their Midwestern town has ever seen. Ahead of the film’s World Premiere as part of SXSW’s Midnighters’ section, Screen Rant sat down with Shipp and Hildebrand to talk Jeffrey Dahmer, representation, and where Tragedy Girls might go next.

In the film, Shipp and Hildebrand play MK and Sadie, best friends who not only capture a local slasher to serve as their mentor/scapegoat, but also “have a show about the horrors that go on in their town, and they post all of it online.” Seeking Internet fame drives the pair down some pretty dark roads, where they slaughter crushes and prom committee rivals.

Read more at: http://screenrant.com/tragedy-girls-alexandra-shipp-brianna-hildebrand-x-men/

Q&A: Owen Laukkanen talks crime, train-hopping and ‘forgotten girls’

“The Forgotten Girls” is the sixth installment in Owen Laukkanen’s crime series starring state investigator Kirk Stevens and FBI agent Carla Windermere – although it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. A shadowy serial killer dubbed The Rider is leaving a trail of dead female drifters along a Rocky Mountain railroad, and the agents are working against the clock to prevent the next murder. He preys on “drug addicts, prostitutes, homeless, and runaways. He chose women for whom an early death wasn’t an if question, but a when. He chose women the mountains wouldn’t miss, women who died easy. Women who nobody saw anyway.”

Read more at: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/books/article/Q-A-Owen-Laukkanen-talks-crime-train-hopping-10993003.php

Did ‘Snapchat killer’ murder two little girls in Iowa too? Police probe links between Delphi bridge killings and …

  • Liberty German and Abigail Joyce, both 13, were murdered in Delphi, Indiana, in February this year
  • They were hiking and took Snapchat photos moments before they vanished
  • Cousins Lyric Cook, 10, and her cousin Elizabeth Collins, 8, were killed in Iowa in 2012
  • They had been riding their bikes near Meyers Lake when they were abducted
  • Their bodies were found by hunters 25 miles away five months later
  • No arrests have been made in either of the cases which police are now trying to link
  • Indiana State Police said it had ‘compared notes’ with officers in Iowa but no direct connection has yet been found 

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