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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009

    Canada - Jacqueline Dunleavy, 16, London, Ont, 9 Jan 1968


    On Tuesday, January 9, 1968, Jacqueline Dunleavy was working at the Stanley Variety Store on Stanley St at Wharncliffe Rd. She finished work at 6:35pm and was last seen walking out the front of the store. At 8:10pm, three youths found Jacqueline at the Katherine Harley School (today's Matthews Hall) on Oxford St west of Sanitorium Rd. Upon arrival of the London Police Force she was pronounced dead. Our investigation found that the cause of Jacqueline's death was homicide. Although she had suffered a head injury, the cause of death was strangulation.
    Jacqueline was a 16-year-old grade 10 student at Westminister Secondary School when she was murdered.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2009
    Page 92-93, 94 Victim: Jacqueline Dunleavy, Age 16

    Just as Georgia Jackson had done on a equally blustery winter night three years earlier, Jacqueline Dunleavy hung the “closed” sign on the front door of her part-time workplace just after the last customer was rung through at 6:15 p.m. By 6:30 p.m., she had her coat on and headed out into an unlit, snow-dusted street. She walked as she had countless times before to a city bus stop, just located two blocks to the south. Witnesses would later confirm that she had been seen standing at the Beaconsfield stop in anticipation of catching the last bus back to her family’s home on Griffith Street, near the London Ski Club. What exactly happened next remains unclear, but at least one passer-by would later describe seeing Jacqueline getting into a white four-door sedan, described as likely being a Chrysler. The witness recognized Jacqueline, but didn’t get a look at the driver.


    Jacqueline still hadn’t been reported officially missing when, at around 8:00 p.m., three teenaged boys fishtailed a mufflerless winter beater into the parking lot of the Oakridge Plaza on Oxford Street West, about five miles from the bus stop where Jacqueline had been standing in the cold. The panicked trio pulled in and flagged down Constable David Clark, a London Uniformed Division officer and colleague of Constable John Dunleavy – Jacqueline’s father – to alert him to what they saw while parking their car to go tobogganing at the nearby London Hunt and Country Club. Somewhat skeptical, Clark nonetheless called it in to dispatch and followed the boys back to the parking lot of then known, perhaps a sign of the times, as the Katherine Harley School for Retrainable Retarded Children – today, an upscale private school. When he arrived at the location and stepped out of his patrol car, Clark wasn’t entirely sure what he was looking at but equally knew it would forever change him. At the same time, just a few miles away to the southeast, Dennis Alsop was getting out of his own car and walking into his house on Beachwood Avenue after pulling a seventeen-hour day the London OPP detachment. He walked in the door and sat down to dinner, completely unaware that his predictions from two years prior were about to prove true. The other shoe just dropped.
    Murder City: The Untold Story of Canada’s Serial Killer Capital, 1959-1984 by Michael Arntfield shows a complex and ugly side to the supposed veneer that is London, Ontario, Canada. Arntfield has researched and detailed a difficult topic, giving it exposure for further consideration and discussion, like a good book should.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2011
    McWopetaz Metroplex, Illinois U. S. of A.
    Half a century ago this coming Tuesday-R.I.P. Jacqueline.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

    Stan Reid

  4. #4
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    Apr 2010
    Great White North
    By my understanding, Jaqueline's family did not want a lot of attention or publicity on this cold case (which we need to respect). Her father was a police officer and I'm guessing that the police force put a lot of effort into finding the culprit. I wonder if they figured out who it was, but either didn't have enough evidence to prosecute or, by the time they figured it out, the perp was deceased. I guess we'll never know.

    Rest in peace Jacqueline.
    Any man's death diminishes me,
    Because I am involved in mankind,
    Therefore, send not to know, for whom the bell tolls;
    It tolls for thee.
    ~John Dunne


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