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    Canada - Richard Oland, 69, brutally murdered, St John, NB, 7 July 2011

    Saint John is in the grips of the most sensational crime to come along in decades, a senior source in New Brunswick legal circles said Wednesday.

    The grisly murder of high profile businessman Richard (Dick) Oland — a one-time beer executive with Moosehead — is the talk of the Maritime city with many wondering when an arrest is going to be made.

    “The Olands are a big deal with Saint John. The only ones that would trump them are the Irvings,” the source said, referring to the legendary Irving oil family.

    Oland’s body was discovered nearly a week ago in his Saint John office and as of Tuesday still no warrant had been issued for the arrest of the person or persons involved in the axe murder, the Toronto Star has learned.
    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/p...brunswick-city
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    "This is not a situation where we have somebody randomly going around and assaulting or, you know, doing something to individuals," Reid said. "It's an isolated situation."

    Reid said a forensics team is processing the scene and officers are interviewing potential witnesses.

    Officers used sniffer dogs to search the area for evidence and canvassed people in neighbouring buildings.


    "He was certainly driven," said museum CEO Jane Fullerton. "He was passionate. He was focused on getting things done. He had an ability to bring people together and to get them to work together to get things done."

    Oland was honoured as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1997, for his efforts as an entrepreneur with a social conscience.

    When not hard at work, Oland raced yachts, winning races around the world, including the International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas in 2010.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...ard-oland.html

    Clearly the police believe it was a targeted killing. Murder with an axe in an office would seem to imply premeditation.
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    The Saint John police executed a search warrant at the house of Dick Oland's son.

    Sgt. Glenn Hayward said officers arrived at the house around 12 p.m. AT on Thursday.

    There were at least three forensic vans at the house and about six unmarked police cars.

    The canine unit was also on the property and they've been searching both the house and the barn.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...rrant-231.html
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    http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/more-info...-week-1.975301

    In August, Jackson ordered the release of seven heavily redacted search warrants along with related documents. They show that police believe Oland, 69, was murdered.

    The also show that police seized 57 items from a home in the Saint John suburb of Rothesay that property records say is owned by Dennis Oland, Richard's son. Those items include legal papers, bank statements, garbage bags, bedding, clothing, a purple purse and a "note in a purse."

    The records also reveal that police searched a 7.6-metre yacht named Loki, which was docked at the Royal Kennebecasis Yacht Club in Saint John. The name of the boat's owner is blacked out, but the record says "genealogy papers/books/documents" were sought.


    Read more: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/more-info...#ixzz27p3ebeaQ
    another link:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...rrant-new.html

    The released documents relate to searches police conducted at the home of Oland’s only son, Dennis Oland, on July 14; a car owned by an unnamed person the same day; a sailboat co-owned by Dennis’ wife, on July 21; the CIBC on King Street, where Oland “primarily” did his operational banking, and for CIBC Wood Gundy on Chipman Hill, where Dennis Oland worked as an investment advisor.

    Among the 378 items police have seized to date were Oland's financial records, the lint trap of the dryer of his son’s home, a forensic swab of a red drop on his daughter-in-law’s boat, a receipt from Kent Building Supplies, dated July 7, 2011 — the same day Oland’s body was discovered in his uptown office, the documents show.
    Clearly LE has done a pretty good job keeping the media muzzled in this high profile case. The door seems to be opening a bit though.

    Reading between the lines, it appears that LE believes this to be a case involving person(s) known to the victim.

    If this was the UK, the British tabloids would be all over this.

    Such a vicious murder. I hope it is solved soon.
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    Not sure why it's taking them forever to make an arrest.
    Justice for Holly Bobo🎀

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    Police have a suspect, however that person’s name is protected by a publication ban. Last week a judge released partial details of the search warrants and other supporting docs in the investigation of Richard Oland’s murder.

    "Suspect was experiencing ‘financial hardships’…"
    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/a...documents-show

    "Neighbour heard 6 or 7 'exceptionally loud, quick pounding thumps’…"
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...r-warrant.html

    "Mr. Oland was not reported missing that night because, according to relatives, it was not uncommon for him not to come home without notifying anyone.”
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle4593814/

    "The documents also show Oland maintained an eight-year affair with a local real estate agent, and that C (wife) found out about her husband's death when the mistress called on July 7th to find out why police were at his office.”
    http://www.news919.com/news/local/ar...released-today

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    More here, including video news-clip, from Global TV:

    http://www.globalmaritimes.com/more+...422/story.html

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    And a couple more articles:

    "The records also reveal that police searched a 7.6-metre yacht, which was docked at the Royal Kennebecasis Yacht Club in Saint John. The record says "genealogy papers/books/documents" were sought. The Crown kept DNA swabs that were taken of ignition keys, cabin doors, gas cans, scrub brushes, sinks, a red stain on the sink and other parts of the boat, the documents say.”
    http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Polic...690/story.html

    "Oland had lent the suspect $85,000 to pay for a divorce, and $500,000 for a mortgage."
    http://country94news.blogspot.ca/201...nd-murder.html

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    What a Way to Find Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Unscripted View Post

    "Mr. Oland was not reported missing that night because, according to relatives, it was not uncommon for him not to come home without notifying anyone.”
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle4593814/

    "The documents also show Oland maintained an eight-year affair with a local real estate agent, and that C (wife) found out about her husband's death when the mistress called on July 7th to find out why police were at his office.”
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    What a nice way to find out your husband is dead. I wonder what the wife knew before? Are there other kids? Really sad.

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    Okay everyone, do you want to spell out the obvious about 'the suspect' for me? Is it the man's son?


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    Quote Originally Posted by EXIA15145 View Post
    Okay everyone, do you want to spell out the obvious about 'the suspect' for me? Is it the man's son?
    Having perused the recent MSM reports regarding the release to the media of certain information from the search warrants it looks as if LE has a suspect (unnamed) in mind who may have had a financial motive to kill RHO and, yes, it does appear to point toward the son.

    No arrest in 15 months, so it would seem as if there isn’t enough conclusive evidence.

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    I was in NB when this happened and everyone was saying the suspect was the man's son. I even heard it on the CTV news Atlantic at the time. Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXIA15145 View Post
    Okay everyone, do you want to spell out the obvious about 'the suspect' for me? Is it the man's son?
    Go back and read post#4, same info as the recently released into. In post 4 it states the address searched is owned by the son according to property records.

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    It doesn’t sound as if charges will be laid in the near future despite the fact that LE is only considering one suspect.

    Investigator disagrees with chief that charges are coming soon in Oland murder investigation:
    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08...investigation/

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    New CBC (NB) article from April 4, 2013.

    Richard Oland murder suspect's cellphone data seized: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...pect-cell.html

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