Corrine Punky Gustavson
Two things struck me about the Corrine Gustavson trial:
1. When the six-year-old’s body was found face down in a mud puddle she was fully clothed.
2. A medical examiner testified that Corrine had indeed been sexually assault, and had severe genital wounds.
Now… go back to 1978 and the case of Manon Dube…
Ten-year-old Manon Dube was found fully clothed, faced down in a stream. Police have always claimed Dube was NOT the victim of sexual assault (or murdered), and their proof is the clothing:
This according to Surete du Quebec agent, Chantel Mackels. (“the same case” refers to Theresa’s death and the murder of Louise Camirand). In fact, the Surete was so confident that a sex crime hadn’t been committed that they never bothered to check for signs of a sexual assault. To this day, Quebec police are sticking to their story that Manon was a victim of a hit-and-run.
I just wonder if police will ever lose their stubborn arrogance and admit that – at least in some cases – they don’t have all the answers, and other people – in some cases civilians, not law enforcement – might have thought things through with greater clarity and greater attention to probability.