Clifford Robert Olson

(1940-September 30, 2011)

Clifford Robert Olson
Clifford Robert Olson

Claiming the life of 11 children in 8 months, the Beast of British Columbia got one of the most profitable deal from the prosecuters of Canada. Olson was promised $100,000 in return of bodies of 7 children and items of 3 children.

Early Life

Clifford Olson was born to Clifford and Leona Olson on January 1, 1940 in Vancouver, British Columbia. After a brief life in Edmonton, Alberta, the family settled in Richmond, British Columbia. Leona worked in a local cannery and Clifford worked as a milkman.

Olson’s Victims

Christine Weller (12) November 19, 1980; her body was discovered on December 25
Colleen Daignault (13) April 16, 1981; Olson revealed her corpse
Darren Johnsrud (16) April 21, 1981; his body was discovered on May 2
Sandra Wolfsteiner (16) May 19, 1981; Olson revealed her corpse
Ada Court (13) June 21, 1981; Olson revealed her corpse
Simon Partington (9) June, 1981
Judy Kozma (14) July 9, 1981; her body was discovered on July 25
Raymond King (15) July 23, 1981; his body was discovered on August 5
Sigrund Arnd (18) July 25, 1981; Olson revealed her corpse
Terri Lyn Carson (15) July 27, 1981; her body was discovered later
Louise Chartland (17) July 30, 1981; Olson revealed her corpse

In Popular Culture

Where Shadows Linger: The Untold Story of the Olson Murder Investigation, 2000, a book by W. Leslie Holmes and Bruce L. Northrop
The Investigation, 2002, a TV movie