Unsolved Mysteries of the World
The Redpath Mansion Mystery
Two super wealthy Canadians were found in a bedroom of their Montreal Mansion, each shot at close range. Police were not called until the next day. A coroner's investigation was opened and closed just two hours later. The bodies buried just 48 hours after the gruesome discovery of the incident. The family never discussing the incident both privately or publicly.
This is Season Five Episode Four, Redpath Mansion
It was 1901 in Montreal and the Redpath Family was one of Canada's elite and known as philanthropists and industrialists. They had amassed a fortune by building the Lachine and Rideau Canals and founding the Canada Sugar Refining Company in 1854 and purchasing large parcels of land in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto. Redpath to date, remains one of the largest sugar manufacturers and distributors in the world.
In 1901, the Redpath's belonged to the English-speaking elite of Montreal's wealthiest neighbourhood and owned a large three storey mansion at 1065 Sherbroke St. John James Redpath and his wife Ada had five children and they were a close family going to church together, school together and business together. Besides their extraordinary wealth they seemed like a quiet family who tended to their own affairs.
But everything would change on June 13th 1901 at the supper hour. John and Ada's eldest son Peter heard gunshots coming from the upstairs bedrooms. He rushed up the stairs and into the first bedroom. There he found a ghastly scene. His mother lay on the floor, blood flowing from her wounds. Then he saw his younger brother, Clifford, just 25 years old huddled against the wall bleeding out from apparent gunshot wounds.
But this is where things get muddy. Even though several servants were in the house, they did not come to aid, or call the police to report the crime. After about thirty minutes, Peter brought Clifford, who was still alive, but unconscious, to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, doctors and surgeons were not able to save his life. The hospital staff finally convinced Peter that he should notify the police of the incident and police and a coroner were called to let them know about the incident, however, Peter somehow convinced the police not to come to the home.