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    Canada - Sylvie Laverdière, 24, Ste-Thérèse, Que, 18 April 1989

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...case-1.1369322
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    "Quebec provincial police have reopened the unsolved homicide of Sylvie Laverdière, 24, whose mutilated body was found in her apartment in Ste-Thérèse in April, 1989.

    Police set up a command post in the town, north of Laval, hoping that someone will come forward with new information.

    Investigators say they are looking to speak to anyone who lived in the same neighbourhood as Laverdière in 1989, anyone who knew Laverdière and anyone who might have noticed something out of the ordinary around the time the woman was killed.

    Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Benoît Richard said many people were questioned at the time of Laverdière's death, but no one was arrested.
    Modern tests yield new clues

    Some items that didn't belong to the woman were found in her apartment.

    "We have some new ways to look at those things that were seized," said Richard. "We're trying to get people to come and talk to us, to see if we can link those things with somebody."
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    http://www.crimesnonresolus.com/en/c...averdiere.html

    "Sylvie Laverdière

    On April 18, 1989, Sylvie Laverdière was found dead in her apartment in Sainte-Thérèse. She was partially nude and the crime scene showed that she had been strangled. Her body had also been mutilated.

    The victim's purse was found 2.5 km from her residence, along chemin Sainte-Thérèse, not far from Autoroute 640.

    At the time of her death, Ms. Laverdière was 24 years old. She was the manager at Centre de conditionnement Mathers (Nautilus), in Rosemere. She worked mainly during the evenings and usually left the centre around 11 p.m. for her apartment, where she lived alone. The witnesses met with in the course of the investigation described the victim as a candid, forthright and talkative person. She had no known enemies.

    If you have any information that could help solve this crime, contact the Centrale de l’information criminelle of the Sûreté du Québec at 1 800 659-4264."

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    Video ..

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada...ID/2389513343/

    "Quebec police reopen cold case

    Quebec provincial police are hoping for a break to solve a 24 year old Ste-Thérèse murder".

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    http://www.nordinfo.com/Actualites/2...informations/1

    Translated portions with Google Translate:

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    The young woman, partially undressed, showed signs of mutilation and had obviously been strangled. As reported in our pages, then, no sign of forced entry had been found by the police.
    Recall that the victim worked as a manager at Nautilus fitness center, Rosemere, mainly at night, and she usually left the scene at about 23 pm. It is described as a direct and frank talkative person, just as we knew it no enemy.
    Not the best translation...
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    http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/fai...04-101727.html

    Google Translated:

    The young woman of 24 years was manager of a Nautilus in Rosemere. When she did not show up to work in the afternoon on April 18 , his colleagues sounded the alarm.

    Sylvie Laverdière was sexually assaulted and possibly strangled by Benoît Richard , spokesman for the SQ. "This is a horrible crime , his body was mutilated ," said the police interview with Claude Poirier.

    She was killed between 10:00 - time that she contacted a relative in the morning - 13 hours . His wallet was found shortly after a few miles from her home along Highway 640.
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    I wonder if any of the gym patrons had shown an interest in Sylvie, or made advances. She was a young, attractive woman and likely would have come into contact with lots of men at the fitness centre.

    I think one of the articles I translated and read was saying she was single, but the translation was unclear so I'm not sure. It would be interesting to know if she was dating anyone, or had any ex-boyfriends, etc.
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    Why do we not get anything about her personal life? It makes me wonder if they are trying to cover something they feel is embarrassing.

    Anyway, did she have a boyfriend?

    Not much doubt that the assault was the motive for the crime. The theft was almost certainly either an afterthought or an attempt to waste police time.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paragirl View Post
    Thanks for the link translation. Wondering if the word "mutilated" was meant in the way we would usually understand it, if so, one is reminded of some other unsolved crimes..

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    As far as personal info/details go, the most I can gather from the available articles is:

    - Sylvie was 24 years old
    - she lived in the area of Blainville Street
    - she lived alone
    - she was a manager at the Rosemere Nautilus Gym
    - witnesses described the victim as a candid, forthright and talkative person
    - had no known enemies

    http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/fai...04-101727.html

    Google Translated:

    Sylvie Laverdière did not love when she was killed and she would never feel unsafe . "She never mentioned that she was followed or had been threats " reported Janine Couturier.
    BBM: I'm thinking this refers to whether or not she was in a relationship/had a boyfriend.


    At the time of the murder relatives were interviewed and LE canvassed door-to-door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Thanks for the link translation. Wondering if the word "mutilated" was meant in the way we would usually understand it, if so, one is reminded of some other unsolved crimes..
    I immediately thought of AG too
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    http://ccmarchives.webs.com/victimes1980-1989

    No suspects have been arrested, but the Police suspect the killer was someone who knew Sylvie.
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    http://cybersolidaires.typepad.com/f...et-enfants.pdf

    Sylvie Laverdiere, 24, manager of a Nautilus center, beaten and strangled in her apartment with a cord phone, on April 18 in Sainte-Thérèse de Blainville. No suspects have been arrested, but the police suspect that the murderer was someone who had the confidence of the victim.
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    Murder of Sylvie Laverdière, strangled and stabbed, 18 April 1989, at 233 rue Blainville Sainte-Thérèse. In the photo, the home where the victim lived.
    JACQUES BUMBLEBEE / ARCHIVES / LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL
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    Meurtre de Sylvie Laverdière, étranglée et poignardée, le 18 avril 1989, au 233, rue Blainville à Sainte-Thérèse. Sur la photo, le bureau du gérant, qu'occupait encore Sylvie Laverdière quelques heures avant sa mort.
    JACQUES BOURDON / LES ARCHIVES / LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL

    ETA: Murder of Sylvie Laverdière, strangled and stabbed, 18 April 1989, at 233 rue Blainville Sainte-Thérèse. In the photo, the manager's office, still occupied Sylvie Laverdière few hours before his death.
    JACQUES BUMBLEBEE / ARCHIVES / LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL
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    What could have happened?
    If Sylvie did not have a regular boyfriend and had not expressed any fears about anyone, Why did someone "she might know" suddenly turn so vicious?

    Since Sylvie was strangled with the telephone cord, as opposed to the perp bringing his own "tools" so to speak, wonder if that means the murder was not premeditated?
    Was SL about to phone LE and she was stopped, or did the phone cord represent something else, like 'punishment' for talking?
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