View Full Version : Michael Briere alleged murder of Holly Jones

12-20-2003, 11:48 AM
Holly case date set
Accused killer's preliminary starts May 31



12-20-2003, 11:52 AM
This was not far from us... maybe a half hour away :(

Poor Holly was found in gym bags and luggage weighted down off Toronto Island in Lake Ontario.

05-11-2013, 04:44 PM
Very good and long article about Holly's family on this sad 10th anniversary..
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/11/holly_jones_how_10yearolds_murder_a_decade_ago_bro ught_a_toronto_community_together.html

"Maria Jones is staring at her daughter’s face.

She is standing in front of a larger-than-life mural, a painted likeness of a studio portrait taken shortly before 10-year-old Holly Jones vanished from her west-end neighbourhood and never came home.

On a sunny April day, Maria, a petite, 52-year-old woman with a chiseled physique and straw blond hair, is visiting the leafy green Perth Ave. Parkette, just around the corner from her house, for the first time in nearly a decade.

She bends to rescue a small teddy bear that has fallen face-first in the dirt.

This motion of adjusting memorials left for her daughter is second nature now.

From the moment Holly went missing on May 12, 2003, mourners began to leave a mountain of flowers, teddy bears and stone angels outside her front door in her Junction neighbourhood in Toronto’s west end. Maria would sit cross-legged almost every day surrounded by the mementos — tidying them, pressing some delicately to her lips."