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    Canada - Serena Vermeersch, 17, found murdered, Surrey, BC, 15 Sept 2014 *Arrest*



    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/09...n_5840358.html

    Serena Vermeersch boarded a transit bus around 8 p.m. on Monday at the corner of 64th Avenue and 128th Street. Vermeersch's mother reported her missing when she couldn't reach the teen on her phone. Her disappearance was "out of character" and she had never gone missing before, said police.

    Search and rescue members tracking Vermeersch's regular route home discovered her body on Tuesday evening in a dense brush area in the 14600 block of 66th Avenue.

    "The evidence to date supports that Serena was murdered," said Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team at a news conference on Thursday.
    http://globalnews.ca/news/1568033/up...ted-says-ihit/

    Investigators are looking to speak to anyone that may have been on the bus that Serena took and saw her or would have seen her disembark the bus.

    Police are also hoping to speak to a man seen on the railroad tracks at 66th Avenue and Hyland Road between 5:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. He was seen departing in a grey silver Dodge full size 3/4-ton truck with a canopy and roof rack attached. This vehicle departed westbound on 66th Avenue, made a U-turn at Uplands Road and proceeded eastbound on 66th towards 148 Street.

    The man, described as wearing dark clothing, was witnessed walking across the tracks northbound and getting into his vehicle less than an hour before Serena’s body was located.
    Serena's FB: https://www.facebook.com/irenakittie

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    This link includes lots of pics. and video
    Horrible situation, I am reminded of Taylor Van Deist..

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/09...itish-columbia

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    http://www.britishcolumbia.name/news...-teens-killer/

    The murder of a teenage girl in Surrey has the city’s police chief vowing to find her killer.
    RCMP Chief superintendent Bill Fordy says the death of 17 year old Serena Vermeersch so close to where he works makes him angry.

    “I think the loss of any life is a tragedy. And in this particular case we have a 17 year old girl who had the rest of her life to live and she has been taken from her friends and her family by a person that we have yet to identify, and I find that offensive.”

    Police are looking for a man driving a grey or silver Dodge pickup with a canopy and roof rack. He was seen near 66th Avenue and Highland Road less than an hour before the body was found by a search and rescue team enlisted to help find the girl.

    Fordy says murder scene was a few blocks from #RCMP detachment. 'On surface, this was random crime of opportunity."

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    http://globalnews.ca/news/1574940/in...-teens-murder/

    Homicide detectives investigating the apparent random murder of Serena Vermeersch are no longer looking for a vehicle of interest...

    It is not clear whether they have located the truck or decided it is not connected to her murder.

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    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/man-charged-in-...rsch-1.2017736

    A man has been charged in connection to the murder of 17-year-old Surrey teen, Serena Vermeersch.

    The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says a man is in custody but won’t release his identity because of a publication ban.

    Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/man-charged-in-...#ixzz3E06F7cyw


    What I don't understand is the reason for a publication ban,,,,possibly the age of the offender?
    Just so sad all around

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...rged-1.2773622

    The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and the Surrey RCMP say they will be releasing more details at a joint news conference Monday.

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    http://www.theprovince.com/Surrey+ma...670/story.html

    A high-risk sex offender has been charged in the slaying of Surrey teen Serena Vermeersch.

    Raymond Lee Caissie, 43, was the subject of a BC Corrections warning in June, 2013, which spurred the following comment from Surrey mayor Dianne Watts: “It seems to me they know he’s going to reoffend. Why on earth would you let him free?” At the time of the warning, Caissie was living in Surrey...

    Caissie was released from prison last year after serving 22 years for rape, robbery and forcible confinement that was committed in Abbotsford... The June, 2013, BC Corrections warning stated Caissie “has maintained a varied pattern of offending, having offended both violently and sexually, in both an opportunistic and impulsive manner.”

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    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/serena-ver...160533642.html

    The suspect arrested in the homicide of 17-year-old Serena Vermeersch of Surrey has been charged with second-degree murder, Metro Vancouver's Integrated Homicide Team announced at a news conference Monday...

    The accused is set to make a court appearance today. Police said the suspect was arrested Saturday in Vancouver.

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    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/ser...969/story.html

    In 1992, Caissie was sentenced to 21 years in jail for the rape, forcible confinement, and robbery of a 24-year-old woman who was working alone at the Matsqui museum. He forced her into her own car and made her withdraw cash from her bank machine before taking her to a remote spot over the U.S. border, where he forced her to perform oral sex, then left her tied to a tree.

    He fled the scene in the woman's car.

    Two teenagers from a nearby farm looking for a missing calf eventually found the young woman, a University of Victoria student.

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    From a 2013 article .. includes a pic of a cold, soulless face.


    http://www.theprovince.com/news/year...319/story.html

    "Caissie was arrested two days later after he robbed a woman walking in an Abbotsford park. The woman had her two-year-old son with her in a stroller. He pushed a sharp object to her back and demanded her purse.

    Then he tipped the stroller, grabbed the purse and ran.

    Province stories from the time of Caissie’s sentencing paint a picture of a disturbed young man.

    The court was told he was expelled from kindergarten. At the age of seven, he had 20 sessions with a psychiatrist for fighting with other students. In Grade 5, he was expelled for assaulting a teacher.

    “I’m comfortable in jail,” he told a psychiatrist. “I’m used to it. I know where I stand in here.”


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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...reed-1.2775080

    " Updated
    Serena Vermeersch slaying: Peter MacKay says worst criminals shouldn't be freed
    Justice minister says parole reforms on way; Surrey mayor says accused should never have been released"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...reed-1.2775080

    " Updated
    Serena Vermeersch slaying: Peter MacKay says worst criminals shouldn't be freed
    Justice minister says parole reforms on way; Surrey mayor says accused should never have been released"

    make those reforms retroactive please!!!
    Just My Opinion

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    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/accused-killer-...ored-1.2022780

    The National Parole Board determined the convicted rapist accused of killing a 17-year-old Surrey student last week was a high risk to reoffend because of intense aggression and prison violence, according to documents obtained by CTV News.

    Though Raymond Caissie did attempt prison programs, they failed to make an impact on his history marred with drug use, fights with inmates, and even a plot to take money in exchange for assaulting a prison guard, the documents say...

    The Parole Board held that Caissie was dangerous enough to be held until the end of his 22-year sentence -- the maximum length he could be held. But upon his release Crown prosecutors didn’t ask for the maximum measures to keep tabs on him through his section 810 order, which provides conditions that some offenders must abide by. Crown spokesperson Neil MacKenzie confirmed that government lawyers didn’t ask for electronic monitoring or a curfew.

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    The man charged with killing a 17-year-old in Surrey in the fall of 2014 has been ordered by a B.C. Provincial Court judge to stand trial for the murder.
    http://www.peacearchnews.com/news/36...ml?mobile=true

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    Sex offender pleads guilty to 2014 murder of Surrey teen Serena Vermeersch

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...rder-1.4290004

    Raymond Caissie, 43, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a New Westminster courtroom Thursday for killing 17-year-old Serena Vermeersch.

    Caissie will next be in court on Sept. 21 for a sentencing hearing.

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