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    Colleen MacMillen, 16, Murdered August 1974;***SOLVED***



    Colleen MacMillen, 16, was last seen on Aug. 9, 1974 in Lac La Hache, B.C. She was believed to be hitchhiking and is on the Highway of Tears list. Her body was found Sept. 4, 1974 near 100 Mile House.

    http://www.globalnews.ca/pulse2010/s...tml?id=2331790

    http://www.theprovince.com/news/case...#ixzz1EGooLhDz

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    A former Kamloops detective got excited about a possible break in the murder of Colleen Rae MacMillen, 16, when a U.S. man confessed to killing her.

    MacMillen’s body had been found on a logging road about 25 kilometres south of 100 Mile House about a month after the she went missing in 1974.

    But the man changed the details of how the murder was carried out, and police later concluded it was a bogus confession, said Ken Leibel.

    The suspect, Edwin Henry Foster, 19, made the confession while serving an eight-year sentence for a gas station robbery. He hanged himself in a Washington state prison in 1976.

    The prospect of resolution fizzled into yet another frustrating dead end in the unsolved murder of Colleen MacMillen.
    http://www.globaltvbc.com/world/Poss...915/story.html

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    On Aug. 9, 1974 Colleen had decided to hitchhike to her girlfriend's house in the town of Lac La Hache, about six kilometres from where she lived. She never arrived.

    The frantic family had no answers until one month later when her body was found beside a logging road about 25 kilometres south of 100 Mile House.

    Kevin, who is now 48 and married with three children, never stops thinking about his sister.

    "I often think about what she would be like now. She'd have kids and would be happy."
    http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailyn...tml?id=2334742

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    See theory thread:

    [ame="http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129215"]The 1973-74 Victims: Colleen MacMillen, Pamela Darlington, Gale Weys and Monica Ignas - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]

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    RCMP link B.C. 'Highway of Tears' slaying to U.S. man

    The RCMP will announce Tuesday that DNA has proven that a U.S. man was responsible for the 1974 slaying of Colleen MacMillen, one of the victims on B.C.'s so-called Highway of Tears, CBC News has learned. http://news.sympatico.cbc.ca/home/rc...s_man/c3e637f4
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    http://www.globaltvbc.com/bc+rcmp+to...419/story.html

    ... The news conference will be streamed live on GlobalTVBC.com at 11:15 AM PT Tuesday ..

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    Updated with photo of deceased suspect........
    Dead American convict linked to Highway of Tears murder: sources


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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/.../?from=4566624

    Live stream for the press conference, starts in about 30 minutes...

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    May he rot in hell !!!!!!

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    Police confirm dead Oregon convict responsible for Highway of Tears slaying

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Pol...937/story.html

    It was hard to watch Colleen's brother, to see the pain that still exists for loved ones after almost 40 years. I hope this discovery can at least bring their family some peace, and that E-Pana will have continued success in their ongoing investigations so that other families can know what happened and who is responsible for their missing and murdered family members.


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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyducky View Post
    May he rot in hell !!!!!!
    Yeah, hopefully he's rotting but I kind of agree with her brother that spoke about Fowler not having to answer/stand trial for Colleen's murder so in a way it's too bad he's already dead.

    Her brother spoke for a few minutes at the press conference and even after all these years it was very emotional for him. I also don't think the family ever thought it would be solved, I think he used the word "stunned" at the beginning...

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    Couldn't help but notice Gary Shinkaruk standing behind Colleen's brother Shawn as he spoke, swallowing hard to control emotion, and speaking reassuredly to him when he had finished. These officers have such a hard time with these cases, and my heart goes out to them as well.

    Thank you and hugs to E-Pana !!

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    It was interesting to hear that the DNA was submitted to Interpol and that is how the match to Fowler came about. After all these years, I wonder what prompted LE to finally go through Interpol, and have to wonder why this can't be done in a shorter timeframe in the future.



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