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    Quote Originally Posted by scandi View Post
    Hi Chemcopout, This is one brave man to speak out about wht he saw, eh? I wish there were more witnesses like him. Ya Ya

    I couldn't find any current info on these cases since 2008. Are there 16 murders? I also read they believe men were murdered too but are not mentioned in the media.

    Bless the COLD CASE Mountie still working on the Hwy killings. I gather he is still on it. xox

    Scandi, tks for the post. Have not seen anyone post "ya ya" since Goldenboi used it on the another site. Sure brings back old memories.

    I am sure it is not you, just a coincedence, I guess. 88888888.

    Anyway, off to listen to some punk rock.

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    Cody Alan Legebokoff, 21, is now accused of being British Columbia's latest serial killer. He's charged with murdering four women in a case that unravelled with a huge helping of chance.

    Insp. Brendan Fitzpatrick said in an interview Monday he didn't want to reveal too many details about the case.

    But he agreed the chance meeting last year of a man in an erratically driven truck near the notorious Highway of Tears and an officer on his way to meet with a colleague led to a major investigation

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/police-char...202102619.html

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    I too think that racism is an issue among all police forces in Canada. To begin with, the country is founded on colonialism, which is, in itself, violent and degrading to indigenous peoples, and especially to Indigenous females. In pre-contact times, women in Indigenous societies were often in positions of power and had to be devalued in order for Europeans to successfully force their patriarchal system onto these societies and ultimately gain control.

    Okay, end of my Native Studies rant.

    Check out the documentary "Finding Dawn," (You can watch it here: http://www.nfb.ca/film/finding_dawn) for more info as well as the ReDress Project, a very emotional art installation in memory of the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.

    Link here: http://www.heu.org/sites/default/fil...%20Project.pdf

    (I know this does not necessarily point towards a suspect, but it does recognize the social climate of systemic racism which allows these crimes to occur in the first place)

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    Suspect arrested in the Highway of Tears:

    U.S. convicted killer Bobby Jack Fowler is responsible for the murder of a teenaged girl, who went missing and was found dead in 1974.

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    Fowler was in jail from 1995 to 2006 serving a murder sentence and died of lung cancer while in prison in Lincoln County, Oregon.

    Fowler did not have a criminal record in Canada.However, police said Tuesday he is still a suspect in other murders that are part of their investigation.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09...tears-murders/

    Not all of the 18 murdered women can be connected to Fowler.

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    In January of 1995, Jennifer Esson and Kara Leas, both teenagers, vanished on a Newport road. Loggers found their bodies several weeks later. The cold case was reopened in 2009 and DNA tests linked Fowler to the murders.

    He’s also been named as a person of interest in the 1992 murders of Melissa Sanders, 17, and Sheila Swanson, 19. They disappeared during a camping trip near Newport. Their bodies were found months later, but the case was never solved.

    Authorities in British Columbia confirmed Tuesday that Fowler’s DNA has now been linked to at least one of the infamous "Highway of Tears" murders that have haunted the Vancouver area for years.

    The remains of 18 young women were found along three Vancouver-area highways between 1969 and 2006.

    One of the victims, 16-year-old Colleen MacMillen, was killed in 1974. She disappeared while hitchhiking to a friend’s house. At the time, Fowler was working as a roofer in the area.

    "We are simply stunned and very grateful for their hard work," Shawn MacMillen, the victim’s brother, said at Tuesday’s news conference.

    Other evidence has connected Fowler to two more unsolved cases from 1973.
    http://www.khou.com/news/Galveston-m...171205901.html
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    It's interesting that after so many years there is finally a break in the case. I think that many assumed for a long time that it was a Canadian that was living in the area and murdering hitch hikers. I was quite surprised to learn that a roofer from the States was responsible for at least some of the murders. There must be another person involved in other murders, as not all can be attributed to Fowler.

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    Why does the tag at the top say "why have hundreds of women disappeared or died on the Highway of Tears"? Officially, there are 18 women spanning 5 decades.

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    It looks like they think he's connected to at least two of the other cases as well. It would be great if they could clear a few of the cases through solving the case of Colleen McMillen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    Why does the tag at the top say "why have hundreds of women disappeared or died on the Highway of Tears"? Officially, there are 18 women spanning 5 decades.
    I haven't got a clue so I went in and changed it.

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    This is a huge break in this case, one that could perhaps result in solving up to 11 hitch-hiking murders associated with the Highway of Tears. It could also mean that other cases are a result of other scenarios ... homicide disguised to appear as part of the Highway of Tears murders.

    "Police say Fowler has been ruled out as a suspect in eight of the 18 known cases of women who vanished from B.C. highways 16, 97 and 5 from 1969 to 2006.

    However, he remains a person of interest in the remaining cases, and is particularly linked to two other cases. He is suspected in the murders of Gale Weys and Pamela Darlington, both killed in 1973, although there is no DNA link, police said."

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09...tears-murders/
    Last edited by otto; 09-26-2012 at 07:18 PM.


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    I'm just skimming some of the speculation regarding possible suspects prior to the identification of Fowler as being responsible for three confirmed and up to eleven of the murders ... politicians, RCMP, racist aspect ... it seems to be none of the above ... nothing more than a foreign roofer that lived a transient lifestyle and who has a lengthy criminal history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allusonz View Post
    Cody Alan Legebokoff, 21, is now accused of being British Columbia's latest serial killer. He's charged with murdering four women in a case that unravelled with a huge helping of chance.

    Insp. Brendan Fitzpatrick said in an interview Monday he didn't want to reveal too many details about the case.

    But he agreed the chance meeting last year of a man in an erratically driven truck near the notorious Highway of Tears and an officer on his way to meet with a colleague led to a major investigation

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/police-char...202102619.html
    I remember this perp from the murder of the 15 year old girl (Loren Leslie) and didn't know he was being suspected of the murder of 3 other women as well. I'll be looking to see if he could possibly be associated with other murders on top of those. I saw this info on the 48 hours show last night. Here is specific info from the National Post:

    Police weren’t ruling out the possibility that Mr. Legebokoff could be linked to more killings even as they said the murders weren’t related to the Highway of Tears investigation of 18 women who have gone missing along Highway 16 from Prince George to Prince Rupert since 1969.

    Ms. Leslie’s father, Doug Leslie, said forensic evidence from the truck led police to charge Mr. Legebokoff with the murders of Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, and Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35. All three were mothers who reportedly worked in the sex trade. Ms. Maas’ body was found L.C. Gunn Park on the banks of the Fraser River. Ms. Stuchenko’s body was found in a gravel pit near Prince George. Ms. Montgomery’s body has yet to be found. Police say the killings began in October 2009, when Mr. Legebokoff would have been just 19.
    http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/10...serial-killer/

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    Here is the perp in case someone recognizes him from the area, etc:



    Cody Alan Legebokoff, 21, is charged with murdering three women and a teenage girl in northern B.C

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/10...serial-killer/

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    Trapped hitchhiker leaps to safety from moving minivan
    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/a...moving-minivan

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    Just popped on with the same tidbit! So, a 40-50 year old man driving a red mini van?
    "Smith says the grey-haired, heavy-set man was last seen in the Hagwilget area on Highway 62, driving towards Highway 16".

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