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    Canada - Alfred Schmielewski, 71, Mississauga, 11 April 1999

    https://www.mississauga.com/news-sto...is-open-house/


    COLD CASE: Mississauga psychic murdered during his open house

    It has been more than 18 years since the well-known Mississauga psychic, 71-year-old Alfred Schmielewski, was murdered when he answered a knock at the front door of his Lakeview bungalow on April 11, 1999, and police have yet to pin down the killer.
    Schmielewski was hit by several gunshots and Peel Regional Police maintain he was targeted.

    But why?
    Schmielewski, originally from Austria, had advertised his "super psychic" services for many years as Alfred S. Narayana or Narayana Yogi, ESP Consultant.
    Schmielewski's Alexandra Avenue bungalow, where he had lived for about 12 years, had been up for sale for two months prior to his murder, and a 2 to 4 p.m. open house was just wrapping up when he was shot dead.

    There were prospective buyers and a real estate agent in the basement when the psychic was shot repeatedly in the face and chest upstairs, but the killer fled the scene and has evaded arrest since then.
    "He was just telling me about he and his wife having a baby about two weeks ago," said neighbour Barbara MacDonald. "He was a nice, very gentle man, and he told us he had done psychic readings for movie stars and prime ministers."
    Anyone with information can call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205 or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477
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    http://www.mississaugalife.ca/2011/0...the-love-guru/

    The killer’s timing was absolutely perfect; almost supernatural. The yogi was home that Sunday afternoon watching over a real estate agent conducting an open house. The yogi’s tiny home, where he’d lived and conducted his counselling sessions at $125 an hour for the previous 17 years, was for sale. Asking price: $220,000. Just after 3:30pm a couple showed up to view the house. Because it was so small, it didn’t take long. At that very moment, a brief, freak snowstorm blew over the area. Although the temperature was well above freezing, gobs of thick, heavy snow fell from the sky. It cut ground-level visibility to near zero and deadened all sound completely. The killer, police suspect, parked his or her vehicle on the south side of the dead end of 9th Street, one house north and just east of Yogi Narayana’s home. It was less than 30 metres to his door.

    “There was a singleness of purpose by the person who came to kill him,” Peel Regional Police Superintendent Frank Roselli says now, almost 11 years later. “Somebody wanted him dead, wanted to make sure he was dead.” Roselli uses the term “somebody”, because, despite thousands of man hours spent, the killing remains stubbornly unsolved.

    Seconds before 3:50pm in Narayana’s basement the prospective home buyers and the real estate agent heard an exchange of voices, then a series of pops, followed by what sounded like someone dropping to the floor above them. They ran upstairs and found Narayana’s 6ft 7” frame crumpled just inside the storm door of the home, smoke from the gunfire still in the air. He’d been shot multiple times in the head at point-blank range from a slight upward angle, not surprising given the yogi’s stature. Gunshot residue was found on his face and chest
    Detectives tracked back to his yoga studio and spoke with former students, psychic peers and everyone who’d ever dealt with him. “We interviewed well over 900 people who knew him or were his clients, administered about a half dozen polygraph tests. It was an incredible amount of work, but we came away with frustratingly little,” Roselli says. “Except for the one phone call, we never came what I’d say was close.”

    On day two of the investigation, a call was transferred into the homicide office from the Peel Police switchboard. Roselli just happened to pick it up. “The caller said they knew a person who knows the killer’s ID, but is deathly afraid of coming forward,” Roselli recounts. He still avoids identifying the caller’s gender on purpose: one last hold- back for investigators.
    Was the call a ruse, designed to see how close investigators were getting to the killer, or a possible attempt to implicate an unknown enemy? That remains a mystery too; the follow-up call never came. Roselli acted as lead for 17 murder investigations and Alfred S. Schmielewski, a.k.a. Yogi S. Narayana, remains the only one marked unsolved.
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    http://ew.com/article/2015/06/22/wes...rue-detective/
    How 'The Western Book of the Dead' and 'True Detective' are related

    Isabella Biedenharn@isabella324

    Posted on June 22, 2015
    True Detective is so laden with literary references that the burden of explaining them is probably better suited to a college thesis. But that won’t stop us from attempting to do so. While season 1’s foggy bayou took inspiration from supernatural gothic horror, season 2 takes a more mystical, spiritual route—not to mention a distinctly pessimistic one. Season 2’s first epiosde takes its title from an actual book, The Western Book of the Dead. One version was written by a man named Alfred Schmielewski, who went by the name “Yogi A.S. Narayana.” Narayana was a mid-20th century mystic and alleged psychic, who predicted his own immortality—and was reportedly killed in a mysterious and fortuitous murder that remains unsolved.



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