Index of related unsolved murders in Quebec in the 1970s – Repost

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RELATED UNSOLVED MURDERS AND DISAPPEARANCES IN QUEBEC IN THE 1970s

(click on the name for detailed case information)

  1. Alice Pare – Drummondville – April 26, 1971
  2. Norma O’Brien & Debbie Fisher – Chateauguay – 1974-75 (solved / provided for context)
  3. Sharron Prior – Montreal / Longueuil – April 1, 1975
  4. Lise Choquette – East End Montreal / Laval – April 20, 1975
  5. Louise Camirand – Eastern Townships – March 25, 1977
  6. Unidentified (Johanne Lemieux) – Longueuil – April 2, 1977
  7. Jocelyne Houle – East End Montreal / St. Calixte – April 17, 1977
  8. Johanne Danserau – Missing from Fabreville – June 14, 1977
  9. Sylvie Doucet – Missing from East End Montreal – June 27, 1977
  10. Claudette Poirier – Drummondville – July 27, 1977
  11. Johanne Dorion – Fabreville / Laval / Montreal North – July 29, 1977
  12. Chantal Tremblay – Montreal North / Rosemere – July 29, 1977
  13. Helene Monast – Chambly – September 10, 1977
  14. Katherine Hawkes – Montreal North – September 20, 1977
  15. Denise Bazinet – East End Montreal / Saint Luc – October 23, 1977
  16. Manon Dube – Eastern Townships – January 27, 1978
  17. Lison Blais – East End Montreal – June 3, 1978
  18. Theresa Allore – Eastern Townships – November 3, 1978
  19. Unknown Victim 2 (Maria Dolores Brava) – Dorval, Montreal – June 2, 1979
  20. Nicole Gaudreaux – Montreal  – August 3, 1979 
  21. Coda: Tammy Leakey – Dorval, Montreal – March 12, 1981

THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED

  1. The bodies of Sharron Prior and Unidentified were both found on Chemin du Lac in Longueuil. Prior was found April 1, 1975, Unidentified was found April 2, 1977, almost exactly 2 years to the date of the discovery of Prior.
  2. The murders of Prior and Houle are very similar, their crime scenes are practically identical.
  3. Chantal Tremblay took the bus to the Henri Bourassa metro station and disappeared. The bus that Johanne Dorion used to commute to/from Cartierville and Laval was on the Henri Bourassa transit line. Dorion worked in Cartierville, took the bus home, then disappeared. Katherine Hawkes lived in Cartierville, and was commuting home on the bus from downtown Montreal the night she died.
  4. A tape exists of Katherine Hawkes’ killer’s voice. Her assailant called in to police twice the evening that she died to tell them the location of the body. The police recorded it. However it took police almost 18 hours to investigate the location (and this only after 2 citizens had found the body).
  5. Denise Bazinet lived approximately 3 blocks from Lison Blais in Montreal’s East End.
  6. A purse matching the description of the one Lison Blais owned was recovered at the Louise Camirand dump site in Austin. Quebec. This is the same location where clothing matching the description of those last worn by Theresa Allore was also found by hunters.  Finally, the remnant of a shoe was found at the same location matching the description on Chinese slippers last worn by Theresa Allore
  7. Tammy Leakey’s body was found in Dorval less than a mile from where Unknown Victim 2 was found 1 1/2 years earlier.

INVESTIGATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS:

  1. Investigate the deaths of Sharron Prior, Jocelyn Houle and “Unidentified” as possibly connected cases committed by one offender (Suspect #1, The Longueuil Killer). This will require cooperation between the Longueuil and Surete du Quebec police forces.
  2. Investigate the murders Louise Camirand, Helene Monast, Denise Bazinet, Lison Blais, Theresa Allore and Sharron Prior as possibly connected cases committed by one offender (Suspect #2, The Bootlace Killer). This will require cooperation between the Longueuil, Montreal, and Surete du Quebec police forces.
  3. Investigate the murders Chantal Tremblay, Joanne Dorion and Katherine Hawkes as possibly connected cases committed by one offender (Suspect #3, The Commuter Killer). This will require cooperation between the Laval, Montreal, and Surete du Quebec police forces.

Here is a map (click to go to interactive link):

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PUBLIC SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS:

Only three things that can solve a crime:

  1. An eyewitness
  2. A confession
  3. Physical Evidence.

The perpetrators in these cases would have to be – at best – 60 years old today. More than likely they are much older or already dead. Quebec police cannot realistically expect citizens to come forward with new information on these cases when the public is not even aware that the murders occurred, or –  when in some situations – the police refuse to acknowledge that crimes were even committed. Through attrition the Quebec police will ensure that any possibility of a confession or eyewitness testimony in these matters is eliminated. Everyone who touched the case will have died. 

This brings us to the second matter of the destruction of physical evidence. We already have confirmation of evidence destruction by the Surete du Quebec and the Longueuil police. Just yesterday we learned of the recent destruction of evidence by the Montreal police. We suspect that these actions have long been accepted practices by Quebec police. 

By destroying case evidence, by limiting the opportunities of a confession or eyewitness testimony, Quebec police forces have engaged in investigative genocide.

The following actions should be taken immediately:

  1. In addition to Helene Monast and Theresa Allore, the following cases should immediately be added to the Surete du Quebec’s L’équipe des Dossiers non résolus:  Alice Pare, Louise Camirand, Jocelyne Houle, Claudette Poirier, Denise Bazinet, and (if it is in their jurisdiction), Chantal Tremblay.
  2. A unified cold-case task force needs to be created for all of Quebec to ensure cooperation / coordination between Quebec police agencies.
  3. Access to cold-case information for family members of victims needs to be granted immediately. It should not be that I have access to my sister’s case information, while a family like the Dorions or Blais’ are denied access by Laval and Montreal police forces. All Quebec police agencies should be required to provide the same level-of-service to all victims.
  4. An inquiry needs to be made by the Quebec government into the systematic destruction of cold-case physical evidence by Quebec police agencies to ensure the integrity of public safety in the province.
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MEURTRES NON RÉSOLUES ET DISPARITIONS AU QUÉBEC DANS LES ANNÉES 1970

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MEURTRES NON RÉSOLUES ET DISPARITIONS AU QUÉBEC DANS LES ANNÉES 1970

(Cliquez sur le nom de l’information de cas détaillée)

  1. Alice Paré – Drummondville – le 26 Avril, 1971
  2. Norma O’Brien et Debbie Fisher – Chateauguay – 1974-1975 (résolu / prévu pour le contexte)
  3. Sharron Prior – Montréal / Longueuil – 1 Avril, 1975
  4. Lise Choquette – East End Montréal / Laval – 20 Avril, 1975
  5. Louise Camirand – Estrie – 25 Mars, 1977
  6. La Victime Inconnue (Johanne Lemieux) – Longueuil – 2 Avril, 1977
  7. Jocelyne Houle – East End Montréal / Saint-Calixte – le 17 Avril, 1977
  8. Johanne Danserau – Absent de Fabreville – le 14 Juin, 1977
  9. Sylvie Doucet – Absent de East End Montréal – 27 Juin, 1977
  10. Claudette Poirier – Drummondville – le 27 Juillet, 1977
  11. Chantal Tremblay – Montréal-Nord / Rosemere – 29 Juillet, 1977
  12. Johanne Dorion – Fabreville / Laval / Montréal-Nord – 29 Juillet, 1977
  13. Hélène Monast – Chambly – 10 Septembre, 1977
  14. Katherine Hawkes – Montréal-Nord – 20 Septembre, 1977
  15. Denise Bazinet – East End Montréal / Saint Luc – le 23 Octobre, 1977
  16. Manon Dube – Cantons de l’Est – le 27 Janvier, 1978
  17. Lison Blais – East End Montréal – 3 Juin, 1978
  18. Theresa Allore – Estrie – Novembre 3, 1978
  19. Victime Inconnue 2 (Maria Dolores Brava) – Dorval, Montreal – June 2, 1979
  20. Nicole Gaudreaux, East End Montreal, le 3 Août, 1979
  21. Tammy Leakey – Dorval, Montréal – 12 Mars, 1981

Que nous avons appris

  1. Les corps de Sharron Prior et la victime “non identifiées” ont tous deux été trouvé sur le chemin du Lac à Longueuil. Avant a été recherche 1 Avril 1975, la victime “non identifié” a été trouvés 2 Avril 1977 presque exactement deux années à compter de la date de la découverte de Prior.
  2. Les meurtres de Prior et Houle sont très semblables, leurs scènes de crime sont pratiquement identiques.
  3. Chantal Tremblay a pris le bus jusqu’à la station de métro Henri Bourassa et disparut. Le bus qui Johanne Dorion utilisé pour se rendre à / de Cartierville et Laval était sur la ligne de transit Henri Bourassa. Dorion a travaillé à Cartierville, a pris le bus à la maison, puis a disparu. Katherine Hawkes vivait dans Cartierville, et faisait la navette maison sur le bus du centre-ville de Montréal la nuit elle est morte.
  4. Une bande existe de la voix de l’assassin de Katherine Hawkes. Son agresseur a appelé à la police deux fois le soir où elle est morte pour leur dire l’emplacement du corps. La police a enregistré. Cependant, il a pris la police près de 18 heures pour enquêter sur l’emplacement (et cela seulement après 2 citoyens avaient trouvé le corps).
  5. Denise Bazinet a vécu environ 3 blocks de maisons de Lison Blais dans Montréal Est.
  6. Un sac à main correspondant à la description de l’un Lison Blais a possédé a été récupéré sur le site de décharge Louise Camirand à Austin. Québec. Ceci est le même endroit où les vêtements correspondant à la description de ces derniers portés par Theresa Allore a également été trouvé par les chasseurs. Enfin, le reste d’une chaussure a été trouvé au même endroit correspondant à la description des pantoufles chinoises dernière portés par Theresa Allore
  7. Le corps de Tammy Leakey a été trouvé à Dorval moins d’un mile de l’endroit où la victime inconnue 2 a trouvé 1 1/2 ans plus tôt.

RECOMMANDATIONS INVESTIGATIVE

  1. Enquêter sur les décès de Sharron Prior, Jocelyn Houle et la victime “Non identifiés” comme des dossiers éventuellement connectés commis par un délinquant (Suspect n ° 1, “Le tueur Longueuil”). Cela nécessitera la coopération entre les forces de Longueuil et de la Sûreté du Québec.
  2. Enquêter sur les meurtres Louise Camirand, Hélène Monast, Denise Bazinet, Lison Blais, Theresa Allore et Sharron Prior que les dossiers éventuellement connectés commis par un délinquant (Suspect n ° 2,”The Bootlace Killer”). Cela nécessitera la coopération entre les forces Longueuil, SPVM, et la Sûreté du Québec.
  3. Enquêter sur les meurtres Chantal Tremblay, Joanne Dorion et Katherine Hawkes comme des dossiers éventuellement connectés commis par un délinquant (Suspect n ° 3, “The Commuter Killer”). Cela nécessitera la coopération entre les forces de Laval, SPVM, et la Sûreté du Québec.

Voici une carte (cliquez pour aller à lien interactif):

 

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RECOMMANDATIONS DE SÉCURITÉ PUBLIQUE:

Il y a seulement trois choses qui peuvent résoudre un crime.

  • Un témoin oculaire
  • Une confession
  • Evidence Physical.

Les auteurs de ces dossiers non résolus devraient être – au mieux – 60 ans aujourd’hui. Plus que probablement, ils sont beaucoup plus âgés, ou déjà mort. Les policiers du Québec ne peut pas espérer de façon réaliste les citoyens à se présenter avec de nouvelles informations sur ces dossiers non résolus lorsque le public ne sait même pas que les meurtres ont eu lieu, ou – lorsque, dans certaines situations – la police refuse de reconnaître que les crimes ont été commis même. Par attrition, la police du Québec veillera à ce que toute possibilité d’une confession ou le témoignage oculaire de ces questions est éliminé. Tout le monde qui a touché le cas sera mort.

La deuxième question est la destruction de evidences matérielles. Il y a déjà la confirmation de la destruction de evidences par la Sûreté du Québec et la police de Longueuil. Récemment, nous avons appris la destruction de preuves par la police de Montréal dans une affaire de SVPM actuelle impliquant l’agression sexuelle et de tentative de meurder d’un enfant âgé de 11 ans. Nous pensons que ces actions ont été longtemps accepté les pratiques par la police du Québec.

En détruisant les evidences, en limitant les possibilités d’une confession ou des témoignages oculaires, les forces de police du Québec engagent dans le génocide d’enquête.

Les mesures suivantes doivent être prises immédiatement:

  1. Comme les dossiers d’Hélène Monast et Theresa Allore, les cas suivants doivent être immédiatement ajoutés à L’equipe des Dossiers Non Résolus de la Surete du Quebec: Alice Paré, Louise Camirand, Jocelyne Houle, Claudette Poirier, Denise Bazinet, et (si elle est en leur compétence), Chantal Tremblay.
  2. Un groupe de travail unifié pour les dossiers non résolus doit être créé pour l’ensemble du Québec pour assurer une coopération / coordination entre les services de police du Québec.
  3. L’accès aux dossiers pour les membres de la famille des victimes doit être accordée immédiatement. Il ne faut pas que j’ai accès à l’information sur les cas de ma sœur, tandis qu’une famille comme le Dorions ou Blais ‘sont vu refuser l’accès par les forces policières du Laval et SPVM. Tous les services de police du Québec devraient être tenus de fournir le même niveau de service à toutes les victimes.
  4. Une enquête doit être faite par le gouvernement du Québec dans la destruction systématique de froid cas des preuves physiques par les services de police du Québec pour assurer l’intégrité de la sécurité publique dans la province.
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Marie-Ève Larivière / WKT2 #4

– The 1992 abduction and murder of 11 year old Marie-Ève Larivière, sexually assaulted and strangled in Laval.

– The Surete du Quebec expands it’s cold-case unit to 30 officers.

– The 2009 murder of Natasha Cournoyer by serial offender Claude Larouche.

 

Marie-Ève Larivière in her snow clothes

 

Marie-Ève Larivière dump site

 

 

 

Marie-Ève Larivière

 

Marie-Ève Larivière

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Sûreté du Quebec beefs up cold case squad

Will focus on cases involving women and children

Sûreté du Québec intends to add up to 25 more employees to five-person unit working on 750 unsolved cases dating back to the 1960s

Investigators have found witnesses or tipsters are more willing to talk as time passes. JACQUES BOISSINOT / THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Sûreté du Québec is significantly increasing the number of officers assigned to its cold case squad.

The force intends to add up to 25 more employees to the five-person unit in the coming months, with a focus on unsolved cases involving women and children.

The unit solves a few crimes a year on average, but is hoping to dramatically increase the ratio.

It will have plenty of work as there are about 750 cases dating back to the 1960s.

When the squad was founded in 2004, it wanted to take advantage of relatively new investigative techniques like DNA profiling.

Lt. Martine Asselin says investigators have found that witnesses or tipsters are more willing to talk as time passes.

She says social media could be a new tool to help them solve cases.

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Eight murders in the region unsolved: La Presse December 11, 1999

Here is a rough English translation of the La Presse article I keep referencing in my podcasts from December 11, 1999:

Eight unresolved murders in the area

 MARCEL LAROCHE and JEAN-PAUL CHARBONNEAU

Between 1987 and 1995, the bodies of eight girls and teenage girls who were kidnapped were found in isolated areas of the north of Montreal and in six surrounding municipal areas. And in none of these monstrous crimes discovered in Laval, Blainville, Rosemère, Mascouche, L’Assomption, Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan and in the former Carrier Miron ( Montreal), where there is some sexual assault, the police have not been able to apprehend a single suspect to date.

 

It should also be noted that the killers may have thought that there was less risk of getting caught by filing the body of their victims in this region, “adds the police. The corpses of three girls and a teenager were found far away from the place of their disappearance in Blainville, Laval and Sainte-Thérèse. In these eight murder cases, which run from October 1987 to June 1995, the victims were all removed from their homes. Many were sexually assaulted, while others were beaten, strangled or stabbed.

The disappearance of Lyette Gibb, 19, who lives in the Chomedey district of Laval, was reported by her adoptive parents on April 26, 1987. The skeletal remains of the young woman were found at the foot of a tree, in a wood of the Assumption, October 25, 1987.

Sophie Landry, 16, left the home of his parents, La Prairie, on the South Shore, the evening of Sunday, August 23, 1987, to wait by bus at the Longueuil metro station, then take another bus that would take her to Saint-Hyacinthe. Her mutilated corpse – she had received 173 stab wounds, in addition to being sexually assaulted – was discovered the next morning in a small pathway through a cornfield in Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan.

Chantal Rochon, 17, left from her family home in Blainville on June 10, 1988. Her remains were found in a state of decomposition  on June 23 in a wood in Blainville.

The disappearance of Valérie Dalpé, age 13, from Saint-Léonard , municipality of the northeastern suburbs of the island of Montreal, was reported to the MUHC on October 18, 1989. His body, dismembered by saw and decimated in garbage bags, were to be discovered the next day by garbage collectors at the Mion quarry.

Marie-Ève ​​Larivière, 11, of Laval, was visiting the home of her parents’ friends when she disappeared March 7 1992. Her corpse was found the next day, abandoned near the railway line along Saint-Martin Boulevard, about five miles from the scene of his disappearance. The child had been sexually assaulted and killed by strangulation.

Melanie Cabay, 19, of Montreal, was abducted on June 22, 1994.The body of the young woman was finally discovered on July 5, concealed under construction materials, in Mascouche. She had been beaten and strangled.

Marie-Chantale Desjardins, 10, living in Sainte-Thérèse, had been missing for four days when her body was found on July 20, 1994 in a wooded area located behind the Place Rosemère shopping center, her bicycle lying beside her, she had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

Joleil Campeau, 10, from Laval, went for a run when she was abducted from the street on June 12, 1995. The girl’s body was found four days later, buried in a swamp, only a few meters from her home in Laval.

These heinous murders may well be good to remain unpunished forever, unless one of the authors, remorseful, confides in himself. It is almost impossible in these cases that an informant – often helpful in elucidating cries – can help the police. In the opinion of several investigators, an individual who kills a child or a woman will never boast of it, unlike What happens after the commission of other crimes.When the author of a crime speaks of his prowess.

 

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…these butchers – Valérie Dalpé / WKT2 #3

Pardon me thou bleeding piece of earth, that I am meek and gentle with these butchers…

 

This podcast profiles the 1988 murder of seventeen year old Chantal Rochon and the 1989 murder of thirteen year old Valérie Dalpé.

 

Chantal Rochon

 

 

Valérie Dalpé

 

 

Club Social Consenza, the Rizzuto mafia’s hangout at 4891 Jarry St. E., Montreal

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Hands With Slaughter Stained – WKT2 / #2

 

Eighteen year old Lyette Gibb was last seen on April 25, 1987 near her parents home in Chomendey on the island of Laval. Six months later her remains were found at the foot of a tree in the woods near Assomption, Quebec.

 

Lyette Gibb

 

On August 23, 1987, seventeen year old Sophie Landry disappeared from a Longueuil bus terminal while traveling from her parents home in La Prairie to the juvenile detention center she was living at on weekdays in Saint-Hyacinthe. The following morning Landry’s body was found in a cornfield North of Montreal (Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan). She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed 173 times. 

 

Sophie Landry

 

In 2002, 45-year-old Guy Croteau was arrested for the murder of Sophie Landry. Convicted in 2004, Croteau is not eligible for parole until 2027.

 

The many faces of Guy Croteau

 

Lynette Gibbs murder remains an unsolved cold-case on the Surete du Quebec’s docket. 

 

NOT Guy Croteau

 

Quebec’s Dossiers Mystères featuring the Landry case:

 

Nice try Columbo:

 

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CBC Montreal has done a year-end piece on the 1977 murder of Katherine Hawkes / Montreal police’s abysmal homicide clearance rate:

Fact checking the lies of the Montreal Police:

 

  1. “Vincent Rozon, the commander of the major crimes division of Montreal police, believes investigators are making progress. But he also says Montreal has a special burden, because many of the killings are mob- or gang-related. And that kind of crime is more difficult to solve.”

If you check the StatsCan’s crime statistics, gang related homicides are not a prime driver of the statistic, accounting for approximately 20% on average of total Quebec homicides. The majority are spousal and non-spousal familial relationships.

Also, there are other, more systemic reasons having to do with the police force to explain the low clearance rate (I’ll save my arguments for a different forum).
2. “Montreal police recently added a “cold case” section to their website. They have put up the details of three homicide cases.”
Seriously? three cases posted?  Despite the fact that the SPVM has over 600 unsolved homicides (that we know of): Pathetic.
3. “Rozon promises all that evidence is now kept for as long as necessary, unlike in the 1970s, when police often threw out physical evidence, claiming it took up too much space.”
Dear SPVM:
Please explain the 2016 case in which one of your officers destroyed case evidence in an attempted murder? 

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Fewer homicides in Montreal, but fewer solved, too

Homicides rate continues to drop, but families remain haunted by unsolved cases

By Joanne Bayly, CBC News Posted: Dec 30, 2017 6:00 AM ET

The evening of Sept. 20,1977, the entire province of Quebec was blacked out for six hours.

There had been a breakdown at the Montagnais substation in the northeast of the province, shutting down three high-voltage power lines.

When 33-year-old Katherine Hawkes left her downtown office, she had to take a bus to her apartment in Cartierville, since her regular train was not running.

The bus driver remembers her getting off around the corner from her apartment building.

That night, local police received a chilling phone call.

“Monsieur,” a man says in the police recording, “could you please take note that I just attacked a woman at the corner of Bois Franc and Henri Bourassa….Hurry up, sir, I’m worried she could die.”

That first call was followed a few minutes later by a second, more urgent, call.

“Yes, hello, I just attacked a woman at the corner of Henri Bourassa and Grenet. In Saint-Laurent….Do you understand?” He is out of breath and tense. The police officer asks,”Is the lady still there?” The man answers, “thank you.” and hangs up.

Local police did not go there that night to investigate.

In fact, they did not actually go until the next evening, after two young men had stumbled across Hawkes’ body, as they walked through an overgrown lot near the bus stop.

Hawkes had been sexually assaulted and then beaten. The coroner could not say if she had died from the beating or from the exposure she suffered on the unseasonably cold night.

Today, her family members are still angry with police. They don’t understand why police did not investigate as soon as they received the shocking phone calls. And they don’t understand why the clues did not lead to the killer.

“I think it’s totally inept,” said Nancy Hawker, Hawkes’ cousin.

“I think it just shows a lack of care. What did they think? It was a hoax? Why didn’t they go out there and see?”

Katherine Hawkes

Katherine Hawkes died in 1977. Her family members are still angry with police. (Radio-Canada)

Hawkes’ murder was never solved, despite the phone calls and a great deal of physical evidence. There were more than 90 homicides in Montreal that year.

Since then, the homicide rate has been falling steadily in Montreal.

Although it peaked in the 1970s, the average rate is now equal to what it was in the 1960s, in Montreal and across Canada. In 2016, there were 23 homicides in Montreal and there have been 24 this year.

But the number of homicides being solved has not improved.

The latest numbers from Statistics Canada show that, for the last 40 years, Montreal police have solved, on average, 65 per cent of cases — usually by charging someone.

And for the last 40 years, Montreal police have the lowest solve rate in the country, slightly below Laval and Vancouver, and well below the average of 75.5 per cent solved by Toronto police.

Vincent Rozon, the commander of the major crimes division of Montreal police, believes investigators are making progress.

But he also says Montreal has a special burden, because many of the killings are mob- or gang-related. And that kind of crime is more difficult to solve.

“Technology is helping us, but it’s helping the criminals too. It works both ways,” he said.

Professional killers are much less likely to leave their DNA on the scene, and they are very aware of camera surveillance.

In fact, Rozon says, professional criminals are very adept at using technology, for example, setting up their own cameras to plan their crimes.

Rozon said if you look at the two years 2014 and 2015 the solve rate in Montreal was actually 73 per cent. And he says cases are never closed, until they are solved. “Every year, those cases are never finished and we are still investigating them.”

Montreal police recently added a “cold case” section to their website. They have put up the details of three homicide cases.

Earlier this month, police put together their first video of an officer describing a cold case and asking for the public’s help.

Would the Katherine Hawkes’ case play out the same way today? Probably not, Rozon says.

He says police are much more adept at gathering physical evidence. And Rozon promises all that evidence is now kept for as long as necessary, unlike in the 1970s, when police often threw out physical evidence, claiming it took up too much space.

As for Nancy Hawker, she would like police to remember that most of the people who are murdered by strangers are women and girls, like her cousin. “Girls are vulnerable. And I don’t think there’s enough done to protect girls.”

She holds out little hope that her cousin’s killer will ever be found. It was a long time ago. The physical evidence appears to be gone, and the killer could be either very old or dead by now.

“There are so many crimes,” she says, “that go unpunished.”

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Abandon Hope All Who Enter Here / WKT #45

 

Star of the Show

 

Christmas wall hanging. I would note the prominence of the angel.

 

Peter “The Duke”

 

 

“Stick em up!”

 

 

Music from podcast #45. Theresa loved All Things Must Pass; I had the bedroom next to hears, she listened to it A LOT:

 

 

Watch out now, take care
Beware of the thoughts that linger
Winding up inside your head
The hopelessness around you
In the dead of night

Beware of sadness
It can hit you
It can hurt you
Make you sore and what is more
That is not what you are here for:

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The Stéphane Luce Interview – WKT #44

 

Stéphane Luce was just 13 years old when his mother, Roxanne Luce was found beaten to death in her apartment, April 2nd, 1981 in Longueuil, Quebec.

The case remains unsolved, and like so many Quebec cold cases from this era its history has more to do with investigative blunders than catching a killer. The case evidence was destroyed by the Longueuil police. Through it all Stéphane has remained dogged and determined in finding his mother’s killer, in spite of the poor efforts of Quebec police. He is a founding member of the Quebec victims association, AFPAD, and champions his own organization, Meurtres et Disparitions Irresolus du Quebec (MDIQ).

Last week, Luce attended the premiere of the film 7 Femmes (now titled “Soixante-dix”). The docudrama by Quebec filmmaker Stephan Parent reveals police negligence in the investigation of 17 cold-cases from the era of the 1970s. Originally co-produced by Ugo Fredette, the film gained controversy last fall when unexpectedly Fredette went on a killing rampage of his own.  Fredette has been charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder of his partner Véronique Barbe, and 71-year-old Yvon Lacasse. 

Fredette was originally charged with playing one of the serial killers in the film. At one time Barbe portrayed one of the victims. The film has since been edited with Barbe being cut from the project, and Fredette only seen from the rear in a hoodie. Nevertheless, many were shocked, including the family of Veronique Barbe (Parent dedicated the film to her memory without consulting the family). Parent has since agreed to re-shoot the film and remove all scenes with Fredette.

 

 

 

 

 

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