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    Canada - Kristin Gurholt, 34, Vancouver, 4 Sept 1981

    http://www.vpdcoldcases.ca/kristin-gurholt/

    "Kristin GURHOLT

    Some people end up living difficult lives, a long way off from where they started.

    Kristin Gurholt’s life came to an end in a Vancouver alleyway behind 575 Richards Street on September 4, 1981. She was naked and her skull had been fractured. Her clothing was scattered around her and a suitcase containing all of her personal effects was found nearby.

    It was 2:00 in the morning and Kristen had just been evicted from the Marble Arch Hotel in the Downtown Eastside. Investigators believe she met her assailant when she entered the alley and that the severe attack may have been the result of Kristin rejecting sexual advances.

    Kristin was just 34 years old, a petite woman with blue eyes and brown frizzy hair. She had come to Canada when she was only four, from Norway, and grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in a loving family with five sisters and three brothers. Kristin was a creative child, who loved to read. She did very well in school, and particularly excelled in music. She studied piano and received honours in the Royal Conservatory of Music exams. She went on to earn a masters degree in education."

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    Not enough info given to render an assessment.

    A lot of the cases, on that site just offer a brief description, not sure what you can get from it if you can get anything at all .

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    She was evicted from her room in the Marble Arch Hotel, which in 2013 was named the worst rental building in Vancouver. Was it any better back in 1981 when Kristin was murdered? Did the landlord toss her out onto the street at night and leave her to fend for herself?

    http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/5...u-live-in-one/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichKelly View Post
    Not enough info given to render an assessment.

    A lot of the cases, on that site just offer a brief description, not sure what you can get from it if you can get anything at all .
    This one has a map and some crime scene photos with a comment to come back as the page is updated. We must do what we can to encourage LE to post information like this. Enlisting more than just token public involvement is still a new concept in a police culture that is shrouded in secrecy.

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    Updated July 2014

    http://www.vpdcoldcases.ca/kristin-gurholt/


    "Kristin GURHOLT

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    It was while Kristin was in university that she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She was married and had a son, who family say was her greatest joy and the love of her life. The marriage ended after a few years, and when her son was seven he went to live with his father in B.C. Kristin moved to Vancouver and would take the bus on weekends to see him.

    Kristen, who was sometimes called Sunny or Misty, died a violent death in a dark alley, leaving behind a 12-year-old son. Her family has endured 32 long years of waiting for justice. For them, the memories of the sweet little girl who filled their house with music have been forever tainted with the painful knowledge of how her life ended and the fact that no one has been held accountable.

    This is an ongoing file. Please check back regularly for updates."
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicaljoke View Post
    She was evicted from her room in the Marble Arch Hotel, which in 2013 was named the worst rental building in Vancouver. Was it any better back in 1981 when Kristin was murdered? Did the landlord toss her out onto the street at night and leave her to fend for herself?

    http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/5...u-live-in-one/
    That is what my understanding was when I read the police report. What a time to evict someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicaljoke View Post
    This one has a map and some crime scene photos with a comment to come back as the page is updated. We must do what we can to encourage LE to post information like this. Enlisting more than just token public involvement is still a new concept in a police culture that is shrouded in secrecy.
    Not enough info unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarika View Post
    Not enough info unfortunately.
    Something about this case just seems off to me. Looking at the pictures of the hotel and the alley it seems strange that she would go into that alley after being evicted. Was she trying to hide so she can sleep? From the police photos, there does seem to be a little niche where one could hide and sleep.

    But who would wander into an alley at 2 am and attack someone? A Vagrant or homeless person would have at least taken some of her stuff. A local would know better to go into that alley. So that leaves two possibilities... Someone from the hotel or a witness to her eviction.

    Given the shady hotel and the heartless staff who evicted her. One wonders if there was not some ulterior motive. Was it a spurned hotel employee who wanted some revenge on her outside? It doesn't make sense to me someone would strip her totally naked for a sexual intention. Seems more like they did it to humiliate her. That seems to point to someone that knew her. I wonder if there was any DNA evidence? Was she assaulted sexually? It just seems like this was made to look like a sexual assault but has the feeling of revenge to it.

    Either way it is a shame we don't have more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonDragn View Post
    Something about this case just seems off to me. Looking at the pictures of the hotel and the alley it seems strange that she would go into that alley after being evicted. Was she trying to hide so she can sleep? From the police photos, there does seem to be a little niche where one could hide and sleep.

    But who would wander into an alley at 2 am and attack someone? A Vagrant or homeless person would have at least taken some of her stuff. A local would know better to go into that alley. So that leaves two possibilities... Someone from the hotel or a witness to her eviction.

    Given the shady hotel and the heartless staff who evicted her. One wonders if there was not some ulterior motive. Was it a spurned hotel employee who wanted some revenge on her outside? It doesn't make sense to me someone would strip her totally naked for a sexual intention. Seems more like they did it to humiliate her. That seems to point to someone that knew her. I wonder if there was any DNA evidence? Was she assaulted sexually? It just seems like this was made to look like a sexual assault but has the feeling of revenge to it.

    Either way it is a shame we don't have more info.
    Welcome to Ws. MoonDragn, thanks for posting !

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    Odd, any fairly recent articles, ie. circa 2015, concerning this case seem to have been removed. imo.

    http://www.vpdcoldcases.ca/kristin-gurholt/
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