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    Nathan O'Brien case: Past group abductions and what we can learn from them
    CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2014 3:00 AM MT

    As unusual as home abductions are, rarer still are kidnappings in which multiple people disappear at one time.

    Yet that appears to be the scenario that played out in the case of five-year-old Nathan O'Brien, who vanished along with his grandparents from their Calgary residence June 29.

    Calgary police have not designated this an abduction, careful to describe it only as a missing persons investigation. But several details — including signs of a "violent crime," the questioning of an ex-con who allegedly harboured "bad blood" with the missing grandfather over finances, and an estate sale the day before the trio vanished — point to possible foul play.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...them-1.2703597

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    "We've just got to find them;" mother of Nathan O'Brien hopes for happy ending
    at 00:38 on July 11, 2014, EDT.

    CALGARY - There was an outpouring of hope, tears and prayers Thursday evening at an emotional candlelight vigil for a missing five-year-old Calgary boy and his grandparents.
    "We're very hopeful that they're out there. There's no doubt in our mind," said the boy's mother, Jennifer O'Brien, choking back tears as her husband, Rod, stood with his arm around her shoulders.
    "We've just got to find them and the police are doing everything they can do. I'm hopeful in every way and we all are. I hope this turns out to be a happy story and I think it's going to."

    http://www.cfra.com/NationalCP/Article.aspx?id=428318

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    Hundreds attend vigil for missing boy Nathan O’Brien and grandparents
    JULY 11, 2014 5:58 AM

    He led a crowd of people gathered to hope and pray for the safe return of five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents, Alvin and Kathryn Liknes.

    The three disappeared from the Likneses’ Parkhill home last week.

    “This is beautiful,” said Jennifer O’Brien, Nathan’s mother.

    “All these people here for us, it’s overwhelming, I didn’t expect it.

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/ca...485/story.html

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    DRAFT TIMELINE JULY 11, 2014

    1948 Alvin Cecil Liknes born (Alvin, AL)

    1960 Douglas Garland born (DG)

    1961 Kathryn Faye Liknes (Kathryn, KL, KFL) born


    1980s Alvin involved in civil lawsuit(s) in 80s and 90s

    1980 October 27(?) Matthew Kemper Hartley and his sister Jill died as a result of a car crash near Cardston, AB

    1989 approx year Alvin and Kathryn married

    1990s Alvin involved in civil lawsuit(s) in 80s and 90s

    1992 October 23 drug raid at Garland farm. LE found beakers, Bunsen burners and boxes of chemicals used in the manufacture of meth. Evidence was also located at a rented facility in Crossfield, AB. DG disappeared for 7 years after the raid

    1992 DG commenced working at Can Test chemical testing lab in Vancouver where he went on to supervise 15 chemists and technicians. At the same time he was also a lab auditor for the B.C. government, checking for quality assurance at various testing facilities. (Unclear if this last sentence pertains to the 1992-1997 job or the subsequent job)

    1994 AL declared bankruptcy (business or personal?)

    1997 DG finished working at Can Test

    1998 October, DG arrested in Richmond BC in connection with a stolen tractor trailer unit

    1999 May 31, DG arrested in Vancouver BC; had been working as a chemical mixer at the B.C. Institute of Technology under the name of deceased Matthew Kemper Hartley. Charges of impersonation, trafficking in a controlled substance, theft over $5,000, possession of break-in instruments, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and obstructing a police officer. Described by LE as a genius; he had studied science at the Univ of Alberta with plans to become a doctor. He left school without finishing a degree, and had disappeared after the raid 1992 at his parents’ property.

    2000 Alvin was the respondent in 2 civil law suits

    2006 January 2, Alvin Liknes’ daughter, EAL shot by ex-common-law husband, 61 yo Fernando Chora in Okotoks, AB. Chora (represented by Calgary lawyer, Adriano Iovinelli) was acquitted of assault, but found guilty of fleeing the scene and 2 weapons charges and sentenced to 4 years with credit for time served. During the trial, Chora told the judge that he had provided EAL with a great deal of money because of a criminal lifestyle. He said he left that lifestyle behind when he moved out of his Kamloops BC home with EAL and moved to Vulcan AB.

    He said he still carried a gun because he had enemies who may want to hurt him.


    2008 AL’s company Blue Sky Oil and Gas Corp, involved with natural gas production, was registered in Nevada. Filings indicate Blue Sky was in merger discussions with a Florida company called Whitemark Homes Inc. As a result of the housing crash, Whitemark had proposed to take up resource development

    2009 DG's charged with "failure to yield to a pedestrian" and subsequent fine of $575

    2009 August 24, JO (nee JP-L) and RO married; Nathan born this year

    2012 KL ceased being a licenced realtor (as per Real Estate Council of Alberta in 2014 who said she had not been practising for two years)

    2012 KL declared personal bankruptcy (it was also noted that RO declared bankruptcy "a couple of years ago", but date has not been verified, so whether 2012 or otherwise is yet to be determined)

    2012 A Sarasota Florida-area businessmen involved with the Whitemark deal was a real estate developer with close ties to a man who was sentenced in 2012 to 3 yrs in prison for masterminding a large house-flipping fraud

    2013 DG ran his chemical manufacturing company, P2 Solutions Ltd until sometime this year

    2013 October, Alvin's son AL, said he last saw DG at his in-laws last Thanksgiving and said DG seemed a bit of a loner and didn't speak to him that much

    2013 December, title documents show the Liknes home was sold to a Calgary lawyer for $705,000

    2014

    2014 KL was involved in social media marketing, offering Search Engine Optimization services and website templates for businesses; also direct marketing for Nucerity (skincare products)

    June 11 estate sale ads started being placed in kijiji (ads placed June 11 to June 24)

    June 25 Winter Petroleum employees officially resigned on this date

    June 27 start of estate sale that was advertised as “SALE June 27,28,29th - FRIDAY 2PM-7PM, SATURDAY 8:30-4:00, SUNDAY 8:30-400”

    June 29 Winter Petroleum premises cleaned out

    June 29 locals report that the area near Parkhill neighbourhood had only a “brief spitting” of rain

    June 29 JO attends estate sale at Liknes home with NO and his younger brother

    June 29 neighbour reports seeing AL playing in the park with NO around noon (elsewhere said NO in park and AL watching from by the garage in the back laneway)

    June 29 10:00pm approx. time JO leaves with the youngest boy and NO stays with AL and KL for a sleepover

    June 30 5:25am sunrise in Calgary

    June 30 10:00am JO returns to the Liknes house to pick up NO and nobody is at the home.

    June 30 5:15pm MT (mountain time) Amber Alert is issued

    July 1 AL and KL were to vacate their home at 124 38a Av SW, Calgary (to be verified whether July 1 or July 31)

    July 1, 11:00 am Investigators say they have no "significant leads" about the whereabouts of the missing family. Also that evidence at the Liknes home indicates the three family members left the residence against their will. LE ask anyone who attended the estate sale to contact them and that LE will be at Parkhill Community Centre on July 3 to meet with them. People are being asked to bring photos of what they bought to help investigators catalogue what was purchased and what remains in the house.

    July 1 2014 Police contacted 3 landfills asking for trash to be segregated

    July 1 RO sends an email late today to CTV Calgary saying that a reward will be announced Wednesday through CPS

    July 2 3:00pm MT (mountain time) JO and RO make public plea for the return of their son. LE say they have decided not to offer a cash reward at this time.

    July 3 of approx. 200 people who attended sale, 80+ attended Parkhill Community Hall

    July 4 LE update says there was a violent struggle inside the Liknes home. They are searching for a green Ford F150 made in the late 1980s or early 1990s that was seen driving around the neighbourhood several times the night of the disappearance

    July 4 LE arrived at the Airdrie farm in the evening; a green truck matching the one LE is seeking is removed from the scene and POI DG is taken into custody

    July 5 Search takes place around the Liknes’ home and the park.

    July 6 DG continue search at farm but DG is released from custody. LE says he remains a POI

    July 7 DG makes first court appearance and will be back in court Wednesday, July 9

    July 7 It is announced that POI has link to Liknes family and has criminal past. (It becomes known that DG’s sister is in a CIL relationship with AL’s son AL)

    July 8 It is said that detectives have interviewed staff of AL’s company that went bankrupt weeks before the family’s disappearance

    July 9 DG made second court appearance. Will return to court Friday July 11 when he could be released on conditions, including that he provide an address where he will be staying

    July 9 LE reveal that DG and AL had money dealings that soured and there is "bad blood" related to money between the two. They are not aware of the specifics

    July 9 LE ask property owners in rural areas outside Calgary to search their land for anything suspicious

    July 10 LE commenced search of Spyhill landfill; bags of (potential?) evidence removed by LE

    July 10 LE start search of second landfill site at 17th and 68th Street today

    July 10 RCMP Explosives disposal unit was dispatched to the Garland property in Airdrie today

    July 10 In LE presser today, they say they know who was hurt in the home (but that info was not released to the public)

    July 10 Hundreds of people attend vigil held for the family

    July 11 DG released from custody on $750 bail with the following terms: keep the peace and be of good behaviour; must stay in province (cannot leave Alberta without permission), surrender passport within 24 hours of release, to report 3 days a week, first report to be July 15, must provide land line phone # if available to supervisor, must be home between the hours of 9 pm and 7 am each day, he is to reside at transitional housing - hotel, motel, Mustard Seed, Drop-In Centre, Salvation Army Centre of Hope, or homeless shelter, be back in court Aug. 6 at case management office, not possess ID other than his own. DG asks judge "I live on a farm, sometimes working past 9 o'clock, would residence be on the farm itself?" The judge reminds him he won't be going to the farm but to some form of transitional housing.

    July 11 LE conclude search at southeast Calgary landfill and focus their efforts on an acreage north of the city and the Spyhill Landfill site. Also have a tactical unit at the Airdrie acreage to deal with dangerous and flammable chemicals that were found on the property. Asking people/businesses/oil companies in the Airdrie and Parkhill/Stanley Park areas to check their properties for absolutely anything out of the ordinary.

    July 11 Members of Liknes family confirm in the media that beef between AL and DG was over patent filed years ago by AL; family says it was AL's invention


    July 31 AL and KL were to vacate their home (to be verified whether July 31 or July 1 2014)
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    Courtroom waiting game a cold, hard reality for family members
    JULY 11, 2014

    Douglas Garland, incarcerated for the past week on stolen identity and credit card charges, is nevertheless a freer man than the day before thanks to $750 bail, headed to “transition” accommodation somewhere in Calgary.

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/ca...733/story.html

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    ‘Person of interest’ in family’s disappearance released on bail
    ULY 11, 2014

    The only person of interest in the disappearance of Kathy and Alvin Liknes and their grandson Nathan O’Brien has been released on bail on unrelated identification theft and credit card charges.

    Provincial court Judge Joanne Durant on Friday granted Douglas Garland, 54, bail on $750 cash and several conditions including a 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew, not possessing a passport and not leaving the province without permission from his release supervisor or the court.
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    Garland must also reside at transitional housing, which could include a hotel, motel, Calgary Drop-In Centre, Mustard Seed, Salvation Army or the Centre of Hope.

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/Person+...139/story.html

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    Person of interest in Amber Alert investigation released

    http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clip...ylistPageNum=1

    Last video of Nathan also at link^^^

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    Timeline: Missing Calgary family Nathan O’Brien, Alvin and Kathryn Liknes
    July 11, 2014

    Here’s a look at a timeline of events in the missing persons investigation up to the release of ‘person of interest’ Douglas Garland Friday afternoon.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1445696/ti..._campaign=2014

    More or less a video timeline^^^

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    Veteran-area relatives share pain of missing child, grandparents
    July 10, 2014

    The gripping story of a missing Calgary child and his grandparents has touched people across Alberta, including family members in the east-central region.

    Among those close connections is Veteran resident Elaine Ellerby, whose brother Alvin Liknes has been missing since June 30, along with his wife Kathryn Liknes and their five-year-old grandson, Nathan O’Brien.

    Ellerby is the eldest of nine children, including Alvin, 66, and his twin, Allen. She was “like a mom” to the twins when they were growing up and working on the Ellerby farm, said Ellerby’s daughter, Brenda Stickel of Veteran.

    http://ecareview.com/veteran-area-re...-grandparents/

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    Police return to missing couple's Calgary home
    Published Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:23PM EDT


    CALGARY -- Investigators are returning to the scene of the crime in the disappearance of a five-year-old Calgary boy and his grandparents

    Police say they will sweep the property of Alvin and Kathy Liknes as part of a three-pronged attack today, searching for more clues.

    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/police-...#ixzz37HHcibFI


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    This is a pencil sketch of what I think the layout could be. It's rough, so if we can refine it, then I can try to map it out in Revit. The lot is 50 wide by 150 deep. It is 8 meters, or 24 feet, from the side door to the parking pad.



    This is the front elevation:



    The house is a crime scene, so understanding the floor plan helps make sense of what happened.

    Something like this

    Last edited by otto; 07-13-2014 at 03:36 AM.

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    Armchair detectives trying to crack missing persons case on web forum

    More than 2,000 messages posted so far
    BY DYLAN ROBERTSON, CALGARY HERALD JULY 13, 2014 10:20 AM

    As news helicopters circle over an Airdrie area acreage and investigators comb the scene, online forum poster “Otto” uploads a labelled topography map.

    “The small boxes are the buildings,” he writes. Shortly after, a stranger named “Mrsguest” puts the address through a property search and links it to a business.

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    She’s among scores of amateur online sleuths, who have collectively posted over 2,000 anonymous messages related to the case on the forum websleuths.com. Users have deciphered police statements, used clever search tricks and pieced together family trees and timelines.

    Launched in 1999 for strangers to follow the JonBenet Ramsey case in the United States, the forum now nets over 65,000 users, half of whom log on almost daily. The site is among a handful dedicated to following and probing unsolved crime and missing-persons cases across North America.

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/al...298/story.html
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    Nathan O'Brien Amber Alert: Final search of Liknes home ends
    Following final sweep of the Liknes property Saturday, police say nothing more to do there
    Posted: Jul 13, 2014 11:18 AM MT

    After multiple searches of the home where three Calgary family members were last seen, police say they have ended the investigation into the Parkhill property and are returning it to the family.

    Five-year-old Nathan O'Brien was last seen at the home belonging to his grandparents, Kathy and Alvin Liknes, on June 29. The three were discovered missing the following morning when Nathan's mother arrived to pick him up from a sleepover.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...705634?cmp=rss

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    Brother says search for missing Calgary trio has gone ‘really quiet’

    As the search for a missing boy and his grandparents reached the two-week mark Sunday, a close family member said he fears the worst as the investigation into their disappearance appears to have turned “really quiet.”

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    Over the weekend, police performed a “final sweep” of the Parkhill property before releasing it Sunday morning. No other clues about progress in their investigation were provided but searches were scheduled to continue at Calgary’s Spyhill Landfill and an Airdrie acreage owned by the parents of investigators’ lone person of interest, Douglas Garland.

    http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/109...-really-quiet/

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    BREAKING
    Nathan O'Brien Amber Alert: Douglas Garland back in custody

    Search continues for five-year-old, Alvin and Kathryn Liknes more than 2 weeks after disappearance
    CBC News Posted: Jul 14, 2014 10:56 AM MT

    Douglas Garland, named as a person of interest in the disappearance of a missing five-year-old boy and his grandparents, is back in police custody, CBC News has learned.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...tody-1.2706455

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