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Jillian Fuller, 28 yrs. old, March 4, 1993

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    http://www.vpdcoldcases.ca/jillian-fuller/

    "In the early morning hours on March 4, 1993, a paper deliveryman called 9-1-1 to report an apartment fire in the 8700 block of Granville Street. When firefighters arrived, they found a body inside the burned-out apartment.

    The deceased was identified as Jillian Fuller and the police investigation quickly revealed she died as the result of an assault and that the fire appeared to have been deliberately set to cover up her murder.

    Jillian Fuller was only 28 years old when she died. She was last seen leaving the Fraser Arms Hotel at half past midnight and headed downstairs to the Rock Cellar Pub between 1:30 and 1:40 a.m., just hours before her death. A waitress saw Jillian, wearing a pink sweater with red trim and carrying a pink coloured book, leave with a man.

    Jillian was an accomplished young woman, described by those who knew her as outgoing, compassionate and very intelligent. She once ranked 23rd among Canadian women outdoor speed skaters. She studied French, played the piano and was a competitive runner. Jillian lived alone, and the likelihood is that she knew her murderer, as there were no signs of forced entry to her apartment.

    Jillian’s family still struggles with their grief. In March of 2013, following the 20-year anniversary of Jillian’s death, her sister Jane wrote a letter explaining how the murder still affects their family:

    “The toll that my sister’s death has caused my family over the last twenty years is truly immeasurable. It cast a dark cloud on our family that has never been lifted. Her loss has left a deep wound in all our lives, and the fact that her killer was never found means that wound will always be unhealed.”
     
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    The VPD website is updated with some regularity, this one from July 2 2014..

    http://www.vpdcoldcases.ca/jillian-fuller/

    "Jillian FULLER

    In the early morning hours on March 4, 1993, a paper deliveryman called 9-1-1 to report an apartment fire in the 8700 block of Granville Street. When firefighters arrived, they found a body inside the burned-out apartment.

    The deceased was identified as Jillian Fuller and the police investigation quickly revealed she died as the result of an assault and that the fire appeared to have been deliberately set to cover up her murder.

    Jillian Fuller was only 28 years old when she died. She was last seen leaving the Fraser Arms Hotel at half past midnight and headed downstairs to the Rock Cellar Pub between 1:30 and 1:40 a.m., just hours before her death. A waitress saw Jillian, wearing a pink sweater with red trim and carrying a pink coloured book, leave with a man.

    Jillian was an accomplished young woman, described by those who knew her as outgoing, compassionate and very intelligent. She once ranked 23rd among Canadian women outdoor speed skaters. She studied French, played the piano and was a competitive runner. Jillian lived alone, and the likelihood is that she knew her murderer, as there were no signs of forced entry to her apartment.

    Jillian’s family still struggles with their grief. In March of 2013, following the 20-year anniversary of Jillian’s death, her sister Jane wrote a letter explaining how the murder still affects their family:

    “The toll that my sister’s death has caused my family over the last twenty years is truly immeasurable. It cast a dark cloud on our family that has never been lifted. Her loss has left a deep wound in all our lives, and the fact that her killer was never found means that wound will always be unhealed.”

    This is an ongoing file. Please check back regularly for updates"
     
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    http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/le...old-unsolved-murder-of-lawyers-daughter-5057/
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    The police have never revealed how she died. Saying it was an assault is a broad term that could mean a few different things. She obviously felt comfortable enough with the killer to bring him home. However, alcohol most likely was involved and you let down your guard, so odds are she may have only gotten to "know" him that night. Maybe she saw him around in passing at best, which makes you wonder WHERE she saw him previously as I doubt it was at the pub. The anonymous letter is interesting and only wish we knew what it had said. They obviously believed it to be pertinent as they have never released full details.

    The pub/hotel was frequented by regulars as well as those passing by. He obviously wasn't a regular as they would have known him. Obviously someone knows what happened and why. The letter proves this. The fire was a cover-up and eliminated evidence. 25 years later and you have to wonder what the DNA evidence left behind shows. Someone ALWAYS knows ....
     

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