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The Truth About "Black Fly"

Updated on September 11, 2017

Connection

New Brunswick, Canada is part of The Maritimes. Many believe that nothing remotely dangerous could ever happen here.

However, there is more to us than just Fiddleheads and Anne of Green Gables.

In fact, some of Canada's most gruesome murders took place right here in The Maritimes, and as disturbing as these things were to us, they never seemed to make it out of Atlantic Canada.

Until now.

Jake and Noel, Black Fly Movie
Jake and Noel, Black Fly Movie | Source

The Writer

Writer & Director, Jason Bourque lived in Kingston Penisula, NB when he was a young boy. It was here that something would happen so gruseome, within minutes of his home that he would never forget.

That event inspired the story of Black Fly.

Jake and Noel in Kitchen, Black Fly movie
Jake and Noel in Kitchen, Black Fly movie

Noel Was A Real Person

Noel Michael Winters:

Despite what he'd later become, people described Noel as a polite and well-mannered kid, while others viewed him much differently. He was constantly in trouble.

By the time he entered Junior High he'd get into many violent fights. At one point, Noel and a friend stopped two bullies from picking on some kids. However, Noel gave the bullies such a brutal and violent beating and he enjoyed the feeling it gave him.

From that moment on, Noel developed this sense of macho tough guy attitude a quality that remained with him until the end.

The older Noel got, the more he'd drink alcohol and the more of his dark side would show. While drinking, Noel was known for random violent rages and out bursts. He'd trash anything around him while in these moods, and people who knew him, learned very quickly he was not someone to mess with.

This and the fact he enjoyed beating on people, lead Noel into a career circulating around Drugs. Where Noel made connections with the bikers gangs Oden's Wrath, and Hells Angels as well as a drug cartel located in Montreal.

You just didn't mess with Noel.

Noel Winters with a friend
Noel Winters with a friend

Portrayal

It seems that Matthew MacCaull did a very convincing portrayal of the character of Noel. With both mannerisms and temperaments. I was amazed seeing him take on the role, which must have been quite the challenging role to play.

Yet, what happened in real life that was so disturbing that this kid and many others from the area would never forget what Noel Winters had done?


"A group kids stumbled across a couple of garbage bags containing dismembered body parts, at the local dump."
"A group kids stumbled across a couple of garbage bags containing dismembered body parts, at the local dump."

The First Murders

As the story has it, Noel killed a friend, his friend's girlfriend and their dog.

See, another friend of Noel's was doing business with a biker. The biker had to retrieve the stash and left his girlfriend with this friend of Noel's. The two got high, and at some point, he raped and beat the biker's girlfriend then fled.

That's when Noel's friend, killed the other friend for raping the girl.

Noel did not know the connection, until the friend bregged about what he'd done to Noel.

Noel snapped and killed him, killed his girlfriend for being in the wrong place, he even klled their dog.

Then he buried them in his back yard.

Noel Winters House, Kingston Penisula
Noel Winters House, Kingston Penisula
Portrayal of the father and son, in Black Fly
Portrayal of the father and son, in Black Fly

Second Murders

Months later, a father and son who lived locally had come to visit Noel, and naturally, the three men got drinking together.

The drunker Noel got, the more his mind weighed on what was out in his backyard and he started to become paranoid that the men knew what he had done and were planning to turn him in.

Eventually, Noel snapped and ended up brutally murdering both men in the house.

"He's gonna kill him.."
"He's gonna kill him.." | Source

Disposal

After the two men were dead, Noel recruited both his girlfriend and friend to help him get rid of the bodies. They used a chainsaw to dismember the bodies and put the parts into garbage backs, all the while eating pizza like nothing ever happened.

Once all the pieces were in the bags, Noel and his friend transported the body parts in Noel's car to the local dump.

After Noel's arrest, the car ended up in the junk yard as well.

Ever wonder where the phrase: "It will cost you an arm and a leg!" came from?

This was used by the owner of the junk yard anytime someone claimed an interest in Noel Winters' car.

A few days later, group kids stumbled across a couple of garbage bags containing dismembered body parts, at the local dump. Once they discovered what was in the bags they contacted authorities and the investigation began.

Even though it was only 1983, it didn't take police long to trace the evidence back to Noel Winters.

Noel killed at least four people, but it has been suspected that he killed at least two more if not others.

Noel Winters eventually died by hanging in prison. Some believe it was a suicide, prisoners others believe prisoners hung him for what he'd done. After all, with the line of business he was in, you'd think he'd have known a lot of people in jail with him over the years.

Bodies In The Backyard: Canada's Frenzy Slayer
Bodies In The Backyard: Canada's Frenzy Slayer

A novel written by Brian O'Neill, that tells the in depth and gruesome story of Noel Michael Winters, the murders he committed and the investigation that followed. With eye witness accounts, and rare and gruesome photos, whether you live in Saint John or not, this book will give you nightmares.

Back when I read this book, it gave ne chills and nightmare for weeks. Some of the images inside the book, are in color and disturbing. Even still, the book is a great read, filled with history and facts.

You won't be disappointed with this book. Unfortunately their wasn't many copies made and it is extremely hrd to find these days.

 

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