GUILTY Canada - Melissa Richmond, 28, stabbed to death, Winchester, Ont, 24 July 2013

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  1. ellabella

    ellabella New Member

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    Was going to post ths last night, though it now seems most likely that the body is hers(we just ont have that many of them here).

    Melissa is missing from hometown, sounds like she decided to go for a drive( not rare IMO to go for a long drive or a drive to where her car was found for people from this area).

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/D...pearance+called+suspicious/8717132/story.html
     
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    kmclaren Well-Known Member

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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/07/29...nd-in-ottawa-ravine-a-homicide-victim-sources

    "Richmond’s 2004 Chrysler Sebring was found nearby, in the mall parking lot, on Friday night. Her purse was still inside, according to family friends, who said it wouldn’t have been like her to drive that far at night.

    The Bank St. site was a hive of police activity again on Monday morning. A large area surrounding the restaurant and the ravine area along Bank St. are still cordoned off behind police tape as officers continuing their search for evidence.

    On Sunday, officers canvassed stores in the mall, looking for any possible surveillance tape, witnesses said"
     
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    IsleOfBeads New Member

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  6. ellabella

    ellabella New Member

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    Isleofbeads: from where she was found, or where she lived? I am from near where she lived.

    So sad. I know her husband is military, I just hope he is not deployed and is,able to be surrounded by family.
     
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    IsleOfBeads New Member

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    Ella,
    My sister lives in Winchester. From what my sis has told me, Melissa had been out with her hubby until about 11:30 p.m. and decided to go out for a quick drive. According to those who know her, she did this often. Her husband is at home. There is speculation she may have gone to Tim Hortons for a quick coffee. I hope they find who did this soon. The town is on edge.

    All IMO
     
  8. ellabella

    ellabella New Member

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    How scary! My family is very close to there as well, and my sister in law is a nurse at the hospital.

    At first I thought maybe she had gone for a drive into the city(we used t do that randomly when we needed t get out,etc) but it just doesn't seem like it. I wonder if she ran into someone she knew who asked for help/a lift? This kind of thing just doesn't happen there. Ya know? In the village my family is in, there hasn't been a murder in over 60 years, and before that about 60 more.

    I think though that its often easy to forget that you don't really know someone, simply because you see them every day. There are many times in the past my car has broken down,etc that someone i "knew" from town would offer a ride or assistance. I generally would have a hard time telling you their name, or where they lived, but I felt like. "Knew them" anyway. It's a scary reminder.
     
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    This is so sad (I mean, it always is, but...). I remember seeing the signal boosted on Facebook when she went missing. I hope they can bring her justice soon.
     
  10. Joe Friday

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    Just seems strange that she would go out again after being out with her husband earlier. But I guess if others can confirm that she did this often than I guess it might be so.

    The multiple stab wounds or as one article I read put it "stab wound-riddled body" seems a little personal to me. Almost like she knew her attacker and that person was mad. Some what of an overkill.

    Hopefully an arrest will be made soon and justice served.

    JMO

    Link to article referenced: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2013/07/29/21008651.html
     
  11. Wondergirl

    Wondergirl Well-Known Member

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    Horrible, horrible, horrible.

    Rest in Peace, Melissa. :(

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    “For now we’re still in standby, waiting for the police and coroners to finish their work and let us know where to go next,” posted Matlock Guse on Monday.

    Guse is also a member of a medieval society that Richmond is a part of.

    Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493, OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).

    http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2013/07/29/police-confirm-body-was-richmond
     
  12. Wondergirl

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    Lots of info in this article:

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/P...+with+multiple+stab+wounds/8720823/story.html
     
  13. Wondergirl

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    I wonder if Sonia Varaschin's murderer has changed his MO?

    Not many of these types of murders in Ontario.

    Keys and purse found in her car, nobody at Denny's seen her in there and she was a regular, sounds like she never even left her car.
     
  14. Wondergirl

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    Richmond had been last seen Wednesday leaving her home in a beige 2004 Chrysler Sebring, with the personalized licence plate RPGGIRL.

    She was a dental hygienist, married for eight years to a Canadian soldier named Howard Richmond. She told her husband she was going for a late night drive at approximately 11:30 p.m.

    Her vehicle was found by a Denny's Restaurant employee Friday night who saw her backpack and purse still in the car.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...body-suspicious-death-south-keys-autopsy.html
     
  15. LadyL

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    there's gotta be a reason to 'go for a drive' at 11:30 p.m. - like picking up take-out food perhaps? or needing something at the variety store ... or gassing up for work the next morning ... or having an argument and needing to clear one's head

    yes, people go for 'drives' but at that hour? idk - seems weird to me
     
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    POLICE TAPE CORDONS OFF THE SCENE WERE A BODY WAS DISCOVERED NEAR THE SOUTH KEYS KELSEY’S AT 2206 BANK ST. IN OTTAWA ON SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013. Credits: MATTHEW USHERWOOD/QMI AGENCY


    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2013/07/20130729-070936.html
     
  18. Wondergirl

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    The Denny's on Bank St. where her car was found, is close to the Kelsey's, but, there surely must be some cameras from the other businesses that captured the before and after of this crime.

    The perp either drove his vehicle to the Kelsey's, or he somehow got her to walk with him.

    His vehicle MUST be on camera.

    Here is a map, with goolge streetview available for both locations.

    https://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=K...QT6QjOTDEXZu95WUmEFQ&oq=kelse&mra=ls&t=m&z=17
     
  19. Wondergirl

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    The "ravine" that Melissa was found in, was surely not the the trees in front of the Kelsey's, was it?

    If so, my inclination is that the perp was on foot, and VERY local.

    Residential buildings right across the road on Bank St.

    Wow.

    Here is a screenshot taken from my link.

    The Denny's appears further using google maps, but, is actually technically right across the parking lot.

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    Police searched fields and blocked off part of a road nearby their house today looking for clues...

    "Ontario Provincial Police officers spanned the fields in the Chesterville and Winchester areas looking for clues in what they call an "ongoing investigation".
    The area searched is close to the home of murder victim Melissa Richmond.
    Richmond was reported missing last Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Her body was found in a wooded area at the South Keys Shopping Centre on Sunday, July 2013.

    Ottawa Police confirm that the body recovered from a ditch in Ottawa’s south end on Sunday morning is that of 28-year-old Melissa Richmond of Winchester.
    Police will not confirm if today's search is related to her murder.
    County Road 9 leading into Chesterville was closed for a portion of the afternoon while police conducted the search."


    http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/opp-search-chesterville-area-for-clues-1.1390939


    Even if it was "normal" for her to go on late night drives in the country by herself, what was definitely not normal is the fact she "accidentally" forgot her cell phone...the time she did not return.
     
  21. Wondergirl

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    Picture of the link.

    I strongly believe this was a crime of opportunity, by a young male, on foot, a resident in the Bank St. vicinity of where her body was found.

    I am glad LE is ruling out the possibility that the crime may have happened close to home.

    There must be witnesses to her being in that plaza. There is most certainly video.

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    OPP conduct search in Chesterville area in what they term is an on-going investigation. Police will not say if Tuesday's search is connected to murder of Melissa Richmond.

    http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/opp-search-chesterville-area-for-clues-1.1390939
     

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