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Clifford Olson. A Notorious Criminal. Jekyll and Hyde. Clifford Olson is an interesting man, in the sense that he was a braggart, liar and thief, but attended church on a regular basis. Some say that he had a Jekyll and Hyde personality.

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clifford olson

Clifford Olson

A Notorious Criminal

jekyll and hyde
Jekyll and Hyde
  • Clifford Olson is an interesting man, in the sense that he was a braggart, liar and thief, but attended church on a regular basis. Some say that he had a Jekyll and Hyde personality.
  • At the age of 17 Clifford was sent to New Haven Borstal Correctional Centre in Burnaby for breaking and entering. He escaped and stole a boat from Richmond, and was shortly recaptured.
  • Clifford escaped correctional centres 7 times
  • He knew how to manipulate and work the system towards his benefit
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Clifford Olson

Name: Clifford Olson

Height: 5’7”

Astrological Sign: Capricorn

Weight: 159

Religion: Roman Catholic

1980 1981
  • British Columbia had been experiencing a time where the crime rate was high. It was not safe for young boys and girls to travel alone, for fear that they could be the ones MISSING tomorrow.
  • R.C.M.P. Officers and other investigative personnel's had been looking into the recent murders over the year and found some evidence. Nothing was concrete enough for an arrest, so Clifford Olson (the ex-convict) was free to do as he pleased.
  • Clifford Olson had been arrested in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island. He had picked up two young hitch-hikers while driving along the highway.The R.C.M.P. had put Clifford under surveillance due to past murder investigations that had not been solved, and current suspicious behaviour. He was arrested when the on scene officers thought that the lives of the young girls could be in danger. In a search of his vehicle, a notebook with Judy Kozma’s name written in it had been found. She was a local girl that had gone missing within the year.This was enough evidence to detain him for the time being.
  • Clifford Olson did not have to defend his case much. He literally just had to deny his actions and there was not much proving him to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • The first day in court Clifford Olson pleaded not-guilty to all murder charges against him.
  • The next day, he changed his statement and pled guilty to all 11 counts of first degree murder.
the deal
  • Clifford Olson made a deal with the R.C.M.P. that he would give up a corpse for cash. It would be the only way he would co-operate with them.
  • $100,000,000 was paid to a trust fund for Clifford’s wife and son.


  • Christine Weller- 12- Richmond- stabbed
  • Colleen Daignault- 13- South Surrey- beaten with a hammer
  • DarynJohnsrude- 16- Deroche - beaten with a hammer
  • Sandra Lynn Wolfsteiner- 16- Chilliwack Lake- beaten with a hammer
  • Ada Anita Cart- 13- Weaver Lake- beaten with a hammer
  • Simon Patrick James Partington- 9- Richmond- strangled
  • July Kozma- 14- Weaver Lake- stabbed
  • Raymond Lawerence King Jr. – 15- Weaver Lake- rock blows to the head
  • Sigrun Charlotte Elisabeth Arud- 18- Richmond – beaten with a hammer
  • Terry Lyn Carson- 15- Chilliwack Lake- strangled
  • Louise Simonne Marie Evelyn Chartrand- 17- Whistler- beaten with a hammer
  • The families of the victims of Clifford Olson never truly found closure when the bodies of their children were found.
  • Although he received life in prison without parole, the families did not agree that criminals should be able to profit from their crimes.

* This law was changed.

  • It is believed that Clifford would entice his victims into his car with the offer of work at 10$ an hour and included alcohol and a drug called chloral hydrate (when mixed overcame his victims)
  • He was attracted to beautiful young women who were hitch-hiking, but not all of his victims fit this profile.
  • He knew Vancouver like the back of his hand, and would dump the bodies of his victims on quiet back roads.
  • The Clifford Olson case changed the way that investigations are conducted. The R.C.M.P. and people specializing in psychiatric behaviour could have helped Clifford has a young child when he was in correctional facilities, preventing such brutal deaths. The health of suspected murderers are now considered with a higher degree.
  • Criminals are also no longer allowed to “make deals” to benefit themselves as well as their families. This just causes conflict.
  • Clifford Olson died of cancer in prison.
  • The families of the innocent people his murdered can now have some relief knowing that the man that cause them so much pain is no longer able to EVER cause such pain to another.
  • Anomie: criminal behaviour is fostered or encouraged in certain environments. Clifford Olson could have committed the murders that he did because of the changing environment around him, and the fact that young children are no longer reliant on their families so much anymore. He could have wanted the children to relay on him for a ride when hitch-hiking, or for some cash, before he murdered them.
  • Strain: commit crimes when they feel they cannot achieve desires and goals.Clifford Olson could have committed the murders because of the life he had grown to know. He started getting into trouble at a young age, and he might feel like he could do no better.


  • Mackenzie Lee Bramhall