Canada - Jane, 36, & Cathryn Johnson, 8, Turner Valley, AB, 3 Sept 1996

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  1. otto

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    Cold Case FilesJane and Cathryn JOHNSON

    Jane Johnson
    Cathryn Johnson

    Location: Turner Valley, Alberta
    Year: 1996
    Status: unsolved

    Details : Jane JOHNSON and her daughter Cathryn were murdered in their home on the evening of September 3rd, 1996. The culprit(s) set fire to the residence in an effort to conceal the crime.

    It is believed that this was not a chance or random act perpetrated by someone committing a break-in or an assault as evidence gathered does not support this. Further, it is believed the killer(s) knew the victims and were aware of their day-to-day patterns.

    Jane and her daughter infrequently stayed at the house as Jane was involved in a relationship and both mother and daughter spent a good deal of time with this person at his residence.

    On the night of the murder it is alleged Jane and her daughter returned to the residence so Cathryn could start school the next day from her own home.

    Sometime during the night or early morning, the suspect(s) entered the residence, committed the murders and set fire to the house. The fire smouldered for some time before its discovery by neighbours.

    Several suspects were identified but there is insufficient evidence to conclusively implicate or eliminate them from suspicion.

    A reward of $50,000.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible.

    Contact: If you have any information about this case, please contact "K" (AB) Division Major Crimes Calgary at 403-699-2650 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

    "Cold Case Information"; http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cc-afn/johnson-jane-cathryn-eng.htm
     
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  3. otto

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    What isn't mentioned in this description is that she was an heiress to a ranching empire and she was pregnant.

    From reading the article, I get the impression that the boyfriend and father of the unborn child may be responsible.
     
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    MSM from 2011:

    http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20110831/WHE0801/308319999

    From 2006:

    http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=94d3bcef-d456-43da-9c51-6d4b232c0846#__federated=1

     

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