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  1. I just started rereading your book today, and was looking something up online and saw this recent update. And then spent the day looking at all your other articles on all the other girls. I just don’t know what to say. I hope this new lead moves forward.

  2. In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. Secrecy and silence are the perpetrator’s first line of defense. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure that no one listens. To this end, he marshals an impressive array of arguments, from the most blatant denial to the most sophisticated and elegant rationalization.
    After every atrocity one can expect to hear the same predictable apologies: it never happened; the victim lies; the victim exaggerates; the victim brought it upon herself; she deserved it; and in any case it is time to forget the past and move on. The more powerful the perpetrator, the greater is his prerogative to name and define reality, and the more completely his arguments prevail.

    Here is an appeal to the people of Eastern Townships, especially the people of Sherbrooke: Don’t take part in collective amnesia, don’t be forgetful! Ask your entourage if they remember/know anything about the murder of this innocent girl who never had a chance to enjoy more records. And if you know anything share your information at least anonymously with the website administrator here or with the police. Theresa was just like you, like your sister, like your daughter, a Montrealer who was studying in Lennoxville, in Compton, very close to Sherbrooke.

    Do not forget that the grossest, THE BIGGEST CRIME is to COMPROMISE WITH INJUSTICE AND WRONG.
    Because to the living, we owe respect. But to the dead, we owe only the truth. What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. A community can never heal its wounds from a tragedy so long the truth isn’t acknowledged, and justice isn’t prevailed.

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