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    Canada - Robert White for building dungeon in kidnap plot, Pickering, Ont, 2011

    Dec 21, 2011 - 10:55 AM

    UPDATE: Dungeon discovered in Pickering farmhouse
    Police probe discovery of 'bizarre' room in the basement of an abandoned rural house


    "It's bizarre," Durham homicide Detective Chuck Nash said of what police are describing as a confinement room, discovered late last month in a house in the vicinity of Concession 7 and the York-Durham Line. MAP "It is a spooky scene."

    The newly-constructed room was stumbled upon by contractors surveying the abandoned farmhouse, which is slated for demolition.
    Police aren't revealing many details but Det. Nash said elements of the room made its purpose clear: it appears to be designed specifically to hold someone captive.

    "We tried to come up with alternatives," he said. "There aren't any."


    read more: http://www.durhamregion.com/pickering/article/1266464
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    Contractors found what appears to be a confinement room in the basement of this abandoned farmhouse.
    There is a dark secret in Pickering, a secret the police don’t want to talk about. Someone, maybe several people, recently built a dungeon in an abandoned, 136-year-old farmhouse.

    No one is missing and there is no evidence of a crime — besides trespassing.

    The house is hidden behind a long, tree-lined lane, nestled in a woodlot between a cropped cornfield and a gurgling creek.
    It would be picturesque if its contents weren’t so terrifying.

    The room, in the few details police have revealed, is secured by a heavy door with several locks, designed to trap someone inside. But the police don’t want to describe it for fear of compromising their investigation into a crime that may not have occurred.
    Full article: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/...-alarm#article
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    Wow! Creepy, creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cappuccino View Post
    Wow! Creepy, creepy.
    Agreed! Very interesting ("interesting" as a synonym for "chilling").

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    I suppose there could be an innocent explanation. I can't think of one, but maybe someone else can.

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    My first thought was whether that is where Christine Jessop was taken. I just checked a map and Queensville, Ontario, where she lived, isn't all that far away from this dungeon. I'm going to have a look for the location where she was found and see if it's plausible. She disappeared on Oct 3 1984. Her bones were found scattered over a wide area and her family found some long after the investigation was over.

    Guy Paul Morin was tried three times for the murder and eventually exonerated. He wrote the book Redrum.

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    Caption on first two pictures: "140 Seventh"....
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    source for Pictures: http://www.durhamregion.com/pickering/article/1266464
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    Sounds like a possible end destination of anyone who disappeared while hitchhiking within a hundred-mile radius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    My first thought was whether that is where Christine Jessop was taken. I just checked a map and Queensville, Ontario, where she lived, isn't all that far away from this dungeon. I'm going to have a look for the location where she was found and see if it's plausible. She disappeared on Oct 3 1984. Her bones were found scattered over a wide area and her family found some long after the investigation was over.

    Guy Paul Morin was tried three times for the murder and eventually exonerated. He wrote the book Redrum.
    Scary to say the least. Many other missing persons come to mind, but apparently the "dangeon" has been constructed fairly recently:

    Sabean inspected the house in November 2010; he examines homes for their heritage value and has written reports for Transport Canada, which is in charge of the expansive swath of Crown land.

    “There was no confinement room then,” Sabean said, “but there was a lot of junk, which is normal when people leave homes they never owned.”

    http://www.thestar.com/news/article/...-alarm#article
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    When I first read this story, my thoughts went to the uid found near the Darlington plant.
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    38.6 km - ON-401 W


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    It looks like the location where Christine Jessop was found is in the wrong direction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel View Post
    Caption on first two pictures: "140 Seventh"....
    Caption on third picture: "3970 Brock"...

    source for Pictures: http://www.durhamregion.com/pickering/article/1266464
    Aren't those pictures two different houses?

    The first two pictures show houses with columns on the porch, the third pic doesn't. The first two pics show a window on the second floor, porch side. The third pic doesn't, the window there is on the end. There appears to be an outbuilding attached in the first two pics, but none in the third one.

    ETA: Looking closely at the pics and the article it looks like the first two pics are of the house where the dungeon was found. The third one, from Brock street is titled as being one of the houses the council has voted to save because of it's heritage value.
    Last edited by mysteriew; 12-21-2011 at 07:58 PM.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Who the heck would invest the time, money and energy to build a dungeon?
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    http://www.thestar.com/news/article/...-alarm#article

    The former tenants, who police say aren’t suspects, sold herbs and flowers they grew on the property. The government boarded it up after they left.
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    Of course there are no suspects. Because it's apparently not a crime to build a dungeon.

    However, there is no mention that any evidence, such as fingerprints, etc. was found there.
    Last edited by concentric; 12-21-2011 at 08:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew View Post
    Aren't those pictures two different houses?

    The first two pictures show houses with columns on the porch, the third pic doesn't. The first two pics show a window on the second floor, porch side. The third pic doesn't, the window there is on the end. There appears to be an outbuilding attached in the first two pics, but none in the third one.
    I think so too. Third house- chimney is not external.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    My first thought was whether that is where Christine Jessop was taken. I just checked a map and Queensville, Ontario, where she lived, isn't all that far away from this dungeon. I'm going to have a look for the location where she was found and see if it's plausible. She disappeared on Oct 3 1984. Her bones were found scattered over a wide area and her family found some long after the investigation was over.

    Guy Paul Morin was tried three times for the murder and eventually exonerated. He wrote the book Redrum.
    [bbm]

    I thought Kirk Makin wrote it.

    eta: yep, he did

    Amazon.com: Kirk Makin: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51o8AVGPNUL.@@AMEPARAM@@51o8AVGPNUL
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