Chantel Gillade, 28, found in a downtown alley, Vancouver, 1995

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    http://www.cknw.com/2016/06/09/vpd-...in-elderly-assaults-and-attempted-abductions/
     


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    http://www.vpdcoldcases.ca/chantel-gillade/

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    Chantel GILLADE
    Homicide
    Sep. 1, 1995

     
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    http://globalnews.ca/news/2975998/cold-case-homicide-of-chantel-gillade-in-vancouver/
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    Makes you ask the question if he found out that Chantel was trans-gendered and took it poorly. It mentions she was brutally murdered, which makes you think a lot of anger was involved. A non-stable john would easily get into a rage if he found out she wasn't born a female. Looking at the location of the crime scene and the time of the morning, makes me think he was more than familiar with the construction site. The tarp and blanket probably were just what was floating around in the back of his truck and he used these materials to make it appear it was just junk being thrown out.
     
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    Welcome to Ws My3LilKittens, thanks for " bumping " these cold cases!

    Thinking of posting this case on the potential victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur thread.
     
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    Glad to be here! I am here in Canada and thought I might as well start with some Canadian Cold Cases!

    I just looked over the McArthur files and of interest:

    He was a landscaper (so would have been familiar with a construction site as well as have a tarp on hand in the truck).
    His victims were men from the gay community.
    He has known to have been a traveling salesman at one time.

    However, they are saying he is linked to areas throughout Ontario? Is there anything pointing to him having been in Vancouver, BC around this time?
     
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    This my first thought as well. Seems like someone found out and took it too far. So sad for her and so many trans victims of violence.
     
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    Welcome to Ws BLDYMRY!
     
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    I realize how old this thread is but I did some recent digging before finding this thread...

    Never heard of this case but I was looking at missing, unidentified & cold cases in the Vancouver and Victoria Island area. Many of which are in fact, men. Interestingly enough, there is one case that stood out to me and I too, thought of BM.

    From what I can recall, BM was a travelling salesman who worked for a company that sold socks. Macgregor brand IRCC. Please inform me if I'm wrong.

    Anyway, this one particular case, the unidentified/missing/cold case person happened to be wearing Macgregor brand socks apparently. Immediately I thought of BM and also found it odd, the number of missing, unidentified men in that area of B.C all within the late 80's early 90's time frame. Now I see this case and others mentioning the salesman aspect and makes me wonder.

    Also kind of reminds me of the LISK, that one trans victim. I will have to backtrack and find my links/sources to add here just in case it's something worthwhile.
     
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    Nice to'' see '' you whiterhino, thanks for bumping this case!
     
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    Hey @dotr good to "see" you!

    Here's a link to an article outlining some of the unidentified cases around Vancouver:
    Can you help RCMP solve the mystery of these unidentified human remains?

    The man I was referring to is listed as "Parksville" found November 5th, 1992. He was wearing a large McGregor brand sweatshirt (not socks as I'd thought). Case #
    1992-08929 or # 1992-0112-0057 according to the interactive map.

    I'm going to have to dig around but I'm certain this McGregor company is the one that BM worked for. I realize this really isn't related to Chantels' case but you never know.

    Also cannot help but see the similarity between the pickup truck and the one from the BC murders of CD, LF & LD. Again, most likely NOT related but there is another case of a person found and red paint chips are a crucial part of the evidence. Could the red stripe on the truck described have been missing some paint?
     
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    Again, slightly off topic but found it!

    How Bruce McArthur went from small-town sock salesman to accused serial killer
    "As of 1993, he was working as a salesman for McGregor Hosiery and Stanfields, placing socks and underwear in Ontario department and clothing stores."

    The year/date doesn't gel with the date of the unidentified since their remains were discovered in 1992. Someone professional probably already ran this down but still, damn.

    However... (from same article) "Jo-Ann Boyd’s husband, Ross, worked for several years with McArthur. She believes McArthur worked in McGregor’s northern territory, a job that would have put him on the road, criss-crossing between Ontario towns, for most of his working days."

    It's a reach but anything is possible and anyone can lie, especially an SK.
     
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