Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1

Serial Killers


At a nursing home in the small city of Woodstock Canada eighty eight year old dementia patient Claw Tilda Adriano was resting in bed it was an early summer evening in two thousand seven clotilde looked up to see the night nurse arrive with her medical cart the nurse was an overweight woman with small classes she greeted Clotilde enthusiastically clean before removing a needle from its packaging she said with a smile the doctor wants you to have vitamin shot clotilde side and held out her arm she'd been caressing care since March and was used to being poked and prodded she looked away as the nurse jabbed the needle in Dan if clotilde hadn't averted her is she might have noticed the nurses odd expression she was still smiling slightly yet her is for coldly curious as she inserted the needle into Kotil does vein all done the nurse cheerfully exclaimed she packed up her things things and left claw tilda watched her go unnerved but not entirely sure why a few hours later Clo- TILDA began to weaken she became cold and clammy another nurse entered for a routine check a notice clotilde symptoms because of Clotilde clotilde history of diabetes the nurse hurry to treat her for low blood sugar though neither knew it the vitamin shot the nurse had given her was actually a large dose of insulin in a diabetic like claw Tilda it could have been fatal luckily clotilde survived the incident but unfortunately for the many victims that would come after her she forgot all about the cheerful nurse that had visited her earlier heard that evening hi I'm Greg Paulson this is serial killers apart cast original every Monday we dive into the minds and madness of serial serial killers. I'm here with my co host Vanessa Richardson Hi everyone you can find episodes of serial killers and all other podcast originals for free on spotify by or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free on spotify just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar today we're going to examine the early life of the lethal Canadian nurse Elizabeth wetl offer at podcast were grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what we love love let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at park last network and if you enjoy today's episode the the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening it really does help between two thousand seven and two thousand sixteen Elizabeth Abyss wet law for killed eight elderly residents of the long term care home where she worked as a nurse making her one of the most prolific killers lers in Canadian history this week will cover Elizabeth's religious upbringing and conflicted sexuality will explore Howard troubles led to depression I'm an anchor issues we'll also touch on how these issues caused her to begin harming those two helpless to fend for themselves next week we'll die further into Elizabeth's quiet killing spree which went undetected until she confessed it herself. Elizabeth May Parker was born on June tenth nineteen sixty seven to Doug and Hazel Parker in Woodstock Doc Antero Elizabeth nicknamed Beth was their second child and had one brother three years her senior the Parker family was extremely religious Doug and elder at the local Baptist Church was strict and demanding he required a submissive wife and children who adhered to the Church's teachings neighbor saw the parkers as the perfect leave it to beaver family despite a rigid upbringing Elizabeth loved the Church and was close to her family but when she hit adolescence her faith in Church doctrine was tested she realized she was attracted to women Duggan Hazel believe being gay was a sin bow there's little information on Elizabeth's formative years likely didn't welcome Elizabeth Sexuality than saw it there's an intrusion into their perfect family Elizabeth kept this side of herself secret for as long as possible it's very likely that her rejection up her own sexual identity caused her a great deal of guilt and self loathing throughout her childhood Vanessa's going to take over on the psychology psychology here and throughout the episode please note that is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but she has done a lot of research for the show thanks Greg According to psychiatric author and Professor Jack Drescher those who are unable to acknowledge their sexual identity often attempt to dissociate associate those feelings from themselves they consider these feelings unacceptable and therefore hide that part of themselves from the persona they present to the world this negatively impacts their self esteem and makes it difficult to see themselves in their entirety by refusing to identify herself as Lesbian Elizabeth was unable to develop an understanding of who she was Elizabeth's insecurities were only exacerbated at school where she was shy shy awkward and overweight her childhood neighbor Glenn Hart said but she was often the odd kid out Elizabeth tried to combat this sense of isolation by participating in a number of extracurricular activities when she got to Huron Park Secondary school she played field hockey and joined joined the band as a trombone EST but despite her best efforts it seemed Elizabeth still struggled with fitting in in one thousand nine hundred eighty six nineteen year-old Elizabeth wrote a poem that was published in her high school yearbook align read each person's tune changes as he or she grows older but it's all the same and inevitably pointless this could be read as Elizabeth expressing her own fears about her future where she'd have to continue continue suppressing the side of her identity she was ashamed of

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