01-09-2009, 07:15 AM #1
CANADA - Katherine Wilson, 12, Kirland Lake, ON, 20 October 1970 *B. Manion guilty*
"It appears to have been a botched small-town police investigation that led the Ontario Provincial Police to first reopen - and then charge someone in - the case of a little girl's mysterious disappearance 38 years ago. Earlier this week in London, Ont., OPP detectives arrested and charged Barry Vincent Manion with the first-degree murder and abduction of 12-year-old Katherine May Wilson, known as Kathy to her family, of Kirkland Lake in Northern Ontario.
Now 60, Mr. Manion is slated to appear in court today in nearby Haileybury."
"KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. -- On a warm October night in 1970, a northern Ontario girl went missing after a trip to the local store and post office. Katherine Wilson, 12, was never seen again after that night in Kirkland Lake, a gold mining town of about 8,500.
On Wednesday, Ontario Provincial Police from Kirkland Lake charged a 60- year-old London, Ont., man, Barry Manion, with first-degree murder in the girl's disappearance.
Manion, due in court in nearby Haileybury on Friday, is also charged with abducting a person under 14 years.
Little was immediately known about the London man, but police expected to have more to say on the case today.
Father to face sentencing circle over girls' deaths."
Wasn't sure if this was in cold cases or not, i did a search and couldn't come up with anything for "Katherine Wilson".
I'm glad they were able to catch her killer, especially with 38 years that had passed.
01-09-2009, 10:14 AM #2
This past October, there was an appeal for information to help solve the case of missing Katherine. An award was offered. I'm guessing someone came forward. I'm glad her family finally has some answers.
01-09-2009, 10:48 AM #3Former Member
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They reopened the case in 2006, so I am not sure if the reqard money would be claimed.
I am just very glad that after all this time, the family will have justice for this little girl.
Her mother and family never lost hope that someone would be charged and arrested with the crime.
Now hopefully the criminal may be able to tell the family where her body is so they can give her a proper funeral.
But after all this time, I am hoping that she can be found.
Great work on behalf of the OPP, this is great news to start the new year with.
03-26-2009, 10:52 PM #4
Sentenced to life in prison for a nearly 40-year-old child murder three days ago, a London man was found hanged in his cell at a provincial jail early Friday.
Barry Manion, 61, had pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the 1970 slaying of 12-year-old Katherine May Wilson on the outskirts of Kirkland Lake.
"Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
03-27-2009, 02:24 AM #5Registered User
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What a coward
03-27-2009, 10:20 AM #6Registered User
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He may have been a coward, but he saved the province money.
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