The RCMP in Manitoba are embarking on the huge task of reviewing all unsolved homicides involving women in the province, searching for common threads to determine whether a serial killer might be responsible for some of them.
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I wish our LE would follow their lead. Coming together to compare notes and to find connections is something all LE should be doing when there are so many unsolved cases. Here, one city or county do not have a clue what is going on in the next city or county over. They don't begin to communicate unless something comes up which clicks in an officer's mind as a rule.
"WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"
A quote spray painted on the wall by search
and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.
What I post are my opinions only.
Here is another article,
WINNIPEG -- RCMP in Manitoba have launched an investigation to re-examine unsolved homicides where the victims were women.
Certainly we live in a time where all of these cases should be entered into some national database! Then certain similarities should be easy to find... I would think.
Does this include the numerous Canadian Native women who have been murdered over the years? There's literally been over 500 women missing or murdered in the past 20 years, i hope they get to the bottom of it!
"The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair."
-J. Edgar Hoover
(This stemmed from the many missing people in the Orlando area, though I'm aware that other areas such as this one are also targets for this idea).
Is there a serial killer stalking women in Manitoba?
Bernadette Smith thinks so.
Her sister, Claudette Osborne, vanished a year ago after walking out of a Winnipeg hotel.
The sex-trade worker had never gone three days without talking to family members. Her disappearance left behind four children; the youngest was just two weeks old.
"I believe it's true that there's somebody out there preying on those women, that they believe, because of their lifestyle, that nobody cares and that they won't be missed," Smith said. "But it's not true."
The RCMP said there's no currently no evidence to support the theory that a serial killer is responsible for the dozens of missing and murdered women in Manitoba — but they've now opened the door to the possibility.
The force has announced it will be reviewing unsolved homicides where the victim was a woman. At least one of the cases stretches back to the 1960s.
How do you feel about CODIS. I am not familiar but I will read up on it. Do all police deptartments have to enter their crimes into Codis? What is the criteria?
Here is Canada, we have the Violent Crimes Linkage Analysis System.
In the mid-1980s, following several complex, multi-jurisdictional serial homicide investigations (the Clifford Olson case being the most notable), it became apparent to Canadian law enforcement officials that a system was required to identify and track serial violent crime/criminals. The Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Advisory Committee, comprised of the major police services across the country, agreed on the need for a central repository to capture, collate and compare violent crimes.
Major Crimes File (MCF)
Following research into the FBI’s automated case linkage system, known as the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP), the Canadian police community was presented with the Major Crimes File (MCF) as Canada’s first attempt at automated case linkage. Data relative to homicides was to be captured on “fill-in-the-blank” questionnaires by investigators in the field and then forwarded to regional analysts who would input the data. Subsequent analysis would then be based upon a query of key words and phrases, or combinations thereof.
By 1990, the MCF had approximately 800 cases on the database; however, no “hits” (linkages) had occurred and the system had acquired a less than enviable reputation as an investigative aid. Concurrent with the lack-lustre performance of the MCF, Inspector Ron MacKay, Officer-in-charge of the Violent Crime Analysis Branch at RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, returned from training at the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia.
Insp. MacKay had spent 10 months at the Academy to acquire the training and skills necessary to become Canada’s first qualified Criminal Investigative Analyst, or “Psychological Profiler”, as it is more commonly known. Upon his return, he recognized the advantage of having an automated case linkage system that utilized some of the same behavioural principles that were applied in psychological profiling to identify and track serial violent crime/criminals.
Currently there is a ViCLAS centre in every province in Canada except for Prince Edward Island, which is served by Nova Scotia. Seven sites are maintained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and one each maintained by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Sûreté du Québec for a total of nine centres. British Columbia handles cases from the Yukon, and Alberta handles cases from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The largest centre is run by the Ontario Provincial Police in Orillia. These sites perform the data entry, conduct quality reviews and await further processing and/or analysis.
Since the implementation of ViCLAS across the country, the database continues to swell with cases. As of April 2007, there were approximately 300,000 cases on the system and over 3,200 linkages have been made thus far.
When linkages are made between cases they are put into a “Series.” These “Series” can contain any number of linkages, depending on how many cases an offender was involved in. There are currently over 88,000 series now on ViCLAS. These numbers confirm that there are a large number of serial offenders committing crimes against people on a regular basis in Canada. Linkages are expected to increase dramatically as compliance rates (compliance rates are based on the actual number of cases being put on the system, as compared to the currently much larger number of cases that qualify as ViCLAS reportable cases) increase and many provinces make reporting mandatory, as it now is in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
ViCLAS in Other Countries
Since the inception of ViCLAS, a number of countries have adopted ViCLAS and are using it as their violent crime linkage analysis system. In recent years, countries interested in obtaining ViCLAS must submit a very detailed business case explaining how they plan on using it.
Upon approval by the Officer in Charge of ViCLAS, the country must sign a Licencing Agreement and pay an associated annual fee based on the number of ViCLAS users which starts at $15,000 CDN.
Presently, the following countries use ViCLAS: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Many have translated the ViCLAS questionnaire into their own language.
Good question Meow, B.C. (Picton sp?), www.missingpeople.net and all the missing women and girls along the Highway of Tears in B.C. www.highwayoftears.ca Alberta (Edmonton Serial Killer) which has a Missing Women's Task Force - www.ProjectKare.ca, and now Saskatchewan. What is going on???????
Updates on the Highway of Tears website.
Latest NEWS April 19, 2009 - See News!
Twitter by Private PI Ray Michalko re Highway of Tears
Inquiry demands getting louder
Erickson new Highway of Tears co-ordinator
Open letter calls for public inquiry into missing and murdered women
Sunday, July 26
CUE Center NATIONAL ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE FOR MISSING PERSONS
NATIONAL ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE FOR MISSING PERSONS - Coming March 2010
Who Should attended? Families of the missing, advocates, law officers, coroners, forensic specialist, search personnel (all types), non profit missing person organizations, government agencies, private investigations and more.
Friday, October 06, 2006
HW OF TEARS-JACK FAMILY
You could have the missing piece of the puzzle that will help the RCMP put someone behind bars. Here are some recent crimes that the Prince George Crime Stoppers hopes you can solve by calling our anonymous tips line, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Missing - Jack Family
RCMP File #: 1989-28607
It is the only case of its kind in Canada: the disappearance of an entire family. On August 1, 1989, Ronald Jack was seen at the First Litre Pub with a caucasion male, they left together. A relative later told police the man offered he and his wife, Doreen, jobs either at a logging camp or at a ranch. At 1:30 am, August 2, 1989, at the Bednesti Cluculz Lake area, Ronald phoned his mother. He said they would be gone for 10 days to 2 weeks. They were packing up some of their belongings and those of their two boys, nine year old Russell and four year old Ryan. It appeared the family had every intention of returning to their home on Strathcona Ave at some point. They have not been seen or heard from since. According to investigators, one of three things could have happened: foul play, the family simply went off the road and have not been discovered or they left voluntarily. However, they are placing greater emphasis on the first option.
posted by felickz @ Friday, October 06, 2006
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Someone offered Ronald and Doreen Jack jobs. Jobs that they would need to take care of their family. They go with this caucasion male in a bar who offers jobs and then they, the entire family are never seen again!
So who offers jobs, is male, is caucasion, and is the last to see this family alive?
CELLPHONES are being distributed to some Winnipeg sex-trade workers and homeless women in the hopes that being able to call 911 will keep them safe from the violence they encounter almost daily.
The program is run by Sage House, a women's drop-in centre in the North End. Individuals and businesses donated about 60 phones to the centre for the program's launch Friday.
How to donate
CELLPHONE donations will be accepted at the following locations:
Sage House, located at 422 Dufferin Ave.
Please call 943-6379 to arrange a drop-off time.
Mount Carmel Clinic, located at 886 Main St.
Phones can be dropped off during regular office hours.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 8, 2009 A3
Serial killer the lesser of two grim evils
Which is more chilling, the notion that a serial killer is stalking Manitoba's vulnerable women or the possibility that scores of men have gotten away with murder?Forced to choose, I'd pick the serial killer. It's too monstrous to believe that dozens of our women have been killed at the hands of a pack of men, all of them secure in their belief that their victims were disposable.
Trucker-serial killer link being scutinized
Is a serial killer prowling Alberta's highways and truck stops?
The FBI is putting the trucking industry in the U. S. under a microscope. Since launching its Highway Serial Killings Intitiative, the bureau has arrested 10 people in connection with 30 killings, including one trucker from Tennessee who was charged with four counts of murder.
So far, the FBI has created a database of 500 victims a whose bodies have been found on or near major trucking routes cross the U. S. -- and a list of 200 potential suspects.
Serial Killer(s) - plural. These serial killers have not been caught. Could the murdrers the province of Alberta have links to the serial killer in Saskatchewan? Quite possible if not probable in my opinion.
EDMONTON - Police are investigating more than one serial killer in the deaths and disappearances of Edmonton-area prostitutes, a veteran RCMP officer and lead Project Kare investigator testified
However, police said at the time they had not eliminated two local men who were spotted together with Quinney in the weeks before her death.
Both failed lie-detector tests, and "the polygraphist asserted that they had involvement and or knowledge of the crime," according to the affidavit
A private detective is casting doubt on a possible link between long-haul truck drivers and the disappearances of women along the Highway of Tears.
"Is a trucker involved? Maybe, and unfortunately until someone gets caught we're never going to know, but I just don't see it, personally," Ray Michalko said Wednesday.
Fifteen of the missing are adolescents and teens, aged 13 to 18, like 14-year-old Myrna Montgrand who never made it home from a party in La Loche in 1979, or 15-year-old Norman Louison who vanished walking to a house on the Cowessess First Nation in 1977, and 13-year-old Courtney Struble, last seen walking towards her residence in Estevan on July 9, 2004. That was only four days after Regina was grappling with the puzzling disappearance of Keepness. She is among the four children under aged 12 on the list of long-term missing, with the youngest three-year-old Jonathan Uriah Molina. He was last seen travelling with his mother Maria and two-year-old brother Benjamin, all of Winnipeg. Their burned-out Thunderbird was found Oct. 29, 1985, in a slough on the White Bear First Nation near Carlyle. Police believed the car had become stuck, overheated and caught fire. Personal belongings, including bags of clothing, a suitcase, and the car keys were found in the bush, about 100 yards from the vehicle nearly six months later. Then on Oct. 1, 1986, the skeletal remains of his mother and sibling were discovered nearby, but not Molina. It remains a mystery why the family was in the Carlyle area or ended up on a remote road, two kilometres off the highway.
RCMP won't know until an autopsy is completed today whether the body of an aboriginal female found in a field in East St. Paul on Thursday is a homicide victim.
And both RCMP and Winnipeg police have confirmed the missing persons unit -- the same unit that is part of a new initiative monitoring several dozen high-risk teens to find them before they turn up dead -- is part of the investigation.
R.I.P. 18-year-old Hillary Angel Wilson of Winnipeg. I pray to God that the person(s) responsible for this horrible crime of murder is caught. I do believe there are serial killer(s) that need to be brought to Justice before they kill again and again and again and again.
Police have identified a young woman whose body was recently found on the outskirts of Winnipeg, and say she was murdered.
Anyone with information regarding Wilson's death is asked to call Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or the RCMP tip line at 1-204-984-6447