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    Canada - Melinda Sheppit, 16, Ottawa ON, 30 September 1990


    Melinda Ann Sheppit
    Jan18,1971-Sept30,1990

    http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/CrimeF...aSheppitt.aspx



    On the 30th of September 1990 police were called to the rear of 179 Murray Street in the Market area of Ottawa. There they discovered the body of 16 year old Melinda Sheppitt. As a result of investigation, it was determined that she had been murdered.
    To date her assailants(s) remain unidentified.
    The Ottawa Police Service is offering up to a fifty thousand dollar reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the homicide of Melinda Sheppitt.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Section at extension 613-236-1222 ext. 5477 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or 1-800-222-8477.

    http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/melinda-sheppit-1.372579

    ctvottawa.ca
    Published Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 4:42PM EST

    Sept. 30, 1990

    Murray Street, Ottawa

    Sheppit, 16, fell into prostitution after becoming pregnant. The St. Patrick's High School student was found semi-nude and strangled to death in the ByWard Market. Police


    Read more: http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/melinda-she...#ixzz20M0Nunvq




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    Interesting.

    Can anyone chime in on the crowd in the Market in the early 90s? It is so upscale now, it is wild to think this happened there.

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    This case is still unsolved. The person many people speak of as one of the previous poi' by the name of Mark M, was never found to be involved but he sure was put through the ringer. I feel for his family because this reminds me of Guy Paul Morin. Wrongly accused but no one had the guts to stand up for Mark. Not anyone who knew the truth anyway.

    I knew Mark M. I had many conversations with him over several months prior to his suicide. He was a gentle soul, a lonely person who was kind and caring and all he ever did wrong was ask girls to come visit him but in actuality he was not able to pay so he didn't even answer his door. I don't think he actually expected them to travel to him. Thisi is called a "no-show" He did it a few times so he ended up on the bad client list, He was bullied, ridiculed and harassed. Mark never hurt anyone and I don't believe he ever would have. it is my opinion that he was bullied to death. I feel for his family and I want them to know it was all BS what happened and he was a good person and a good friend.

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    Your post is very powerful Patience imo.

    Like many others, I would not know why Mark M was a POI (nor do i know that he was a POI) at one time, nor why he was never charged. I do know that policing in the 90's in Canada is a shameful period. Jmo.

    Mark M's suicide is very tragic. More so if he was innocent of any wrong doing. Can you enlighten us on any details? Maybe someone will recognize a possible perp with a few details?

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    Why was Mark M originally identified as a POI? Was this by prostitutes or LE?

    Are there other cases of young women being strangled downtown during this time period?

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    Mm was entered into a bad client list initially for not answering the door when his appointments showed. A time waster as people would travel to him and be out of pocket. He became disliked and was ridiculed. Someone claimed that he mentioned Melinda. The media picked it up and i believe it was sensationalized. He couldn't take it and committed suicide. I do not believe LE ever considered him a suspect and he was never charged with a crime to my knowledge.

    This is is my opinion and it was a long time ago.

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    Do they know whom got her pregnant?

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