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Title: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: capeheart on August 26, 2008, 06:10:38 PM
THIS JUST A HORRIFIC CASE THAT I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT. Wayne was a special kind of person on his job site and he worked for a company for some time. He left his job with feelings not so warm. Wayne was murdered by a homemade bomb that was planted in a flashlight which he received in the mail. A note was found that was typed on a typewriter and there are quite a few clues with that note. I do not know how to paste a site on here so you can go to it, but it is Spidernet unsolved crimes. He moved to a place called Moffatt, Ontario at a farm. There are pictures on the site of him and no one has ever been charged in this horrific murder. I don't think I remember it and there couldn't have been much on the news about it. This surely sounds like a personal hate for Wayne and it sure sounds like someone was jealous of his ability to do the work he was doing and that he was such a success at it. Anyone here from Ontario have any views on this. This is just horrible and it is such a cold case now. Sure hope someone has some clues on this one.  ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: lostlinganer on August 26, 2008, 06:45:31 PM
capeheart; to paste a site or reference of something you copied (which you must do so as to not plagiarise) just do 1 of 2 things:
1.  you can, while you're here posting, go to that site (from your favorites) ...then highlight what you want to paste....in the case of a link, you park your cursor up on the http:// at top....the address will turn blue...right click...choose "copy" then use your "back" button "extreme left top arrow" to come back to where you're posting and just park your cursor ...right click and choose "paste"....it's that easy     or.....
 2. you can minimize the screen here by clicking the minus sign on above extreme right.....(this page will just sit at the bottom of the screen in blue.....then bring up a second explorer just to get to the site you are going to paste from....and do same as above  --highlight what you want to paste....in the case of a link, you park your cursor up on the http:// at top....the address will turn blue...right click...choose "copy" then use your "back" button "extreme left top arrow" to come back to where you're posting and just park your cursor ...right click and choose "paste"....it's that easy     
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Chris on August 26, 2008, 11:23:07 PM
Good instructions!

Or you can post a link and i will copy it over. This is weird, that is a very odd sounding case.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: lostlinganer on August 27, 2008, 12:55:06 PM
mauve; I couldn't reach that spidernet at all ...only thing I could find was a bit in a unsolved site where I found this interesting little tidbit:

http://www.unsolvedmurders.ca/wg_article1.htm

Police hoped they could flush out letters people may have saved that were typed on the same machine or font used to create the letter accompanying the package bomb that killed Greavette at the family's Concession 11 farmhouse.

The letter, which surprisingly survived the blast, featured a key flaw: a back slash after a period. (.\)

The letter was produced on a Smith Corona typewriter equipped with a daisy wheel 10/12 font sold by the identifying number 59543. The typewriter was marketed under a variety of brand names, while the fonts were sold under the Smith Corona label in department stores.

The letter may have been a ruse to put the victim at ease. It was from a non-existent company seeking business with Greavette, a machinist selling bottled water from natural springs on the family property.

Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: mauvelilac on August 27, 2008, 01:30:49 PM
Ling thanx for refreshing my memory.  Thanx too for the link.
Some parts of the letter sent to him suggests the killers had trouble locating him so that means it couldn't have been mean't for anyone but him. I still say his ex partners might have wanted to shut him up. He may not have been involved with anything criminal but that doesn't mean he wasn't exposed to someone in his past who was. Maybe he was the type of man who had the philosophy, "Live and let live." His killer couldn't take the chance he'd keep his mouth shut.
If the letter survived the blast, as the article suggests there should be fingerprints or at least partials so this may eventually be solved. The typewriters probably long gone at a yard sale or something of that nature. Maybe at the bottom of a pond even.
Tragic, just tragic. It overwhelms me the depths of sorrow on this site.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: lostlinganer on August 27, 2008, 01:46:43 PM
your instinct and mine, mauve, both say he was a descent sort walking away from something.  I don't particularly feel he "knew too much:"  I feel they either thought he knew more - weren't sure but couldn't risk it - because he wouldn't "take part" or accept a particular idea - which resulted in contempt and mistrust.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: capeheart on September 01, 2008, 07:32:13 PM
Thanks everyone for commenting on this case. I have not been online much this week, I am really busy and couldn't read and contact on any matters. I just love commenting and such. I will try and follow up what you said Lostlinganer. I am really busy doing work on the computer, ie. making money at a job I am doing and haven't got time for my hobby. I do feel that possibly Wayne was targetted from his work. This was brutal and I will try and find that site, maybe I had the wrong name, I just came upon it by accident actually. Will put some more info on when I get a chance.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Chris on September 02, 2008, 03:17:04 AM
Sound good capeheart, we really enjoy you around here.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: capeheart on September 02, 2008, 05:05:35 PM
Hi, Chris, I did find the name of the site it's called Crime Spider, sorry about the wrong name. If you type that in you should get that site and possibly it connects to others. I came on it by accident, but the storey is there about Wayne. There are others there also.   :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Chris on September 03, 2008, 05:37:31 AM
Thanks capeheart, yeah I have seen that site. Pretty good.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Shwa on September 03, 2008, 12:49:02 PM
Interesting.

The killer had knowledge of plastic explosives which indicates some form of military or demolition training.  The killer obviously knew this person either first or second hand.  So there appears to be intent to harm or kill with an obvious disregard for anyone else.

Why the Domain D'Or cask?  Was the killer a cheap ON wine drinker who happened to have a package handy or, as a clue, was it a ruse?

Where did he live before he moved to the farm in Moffat because it appears that the killer had tracked him to that point so any reference to motive would include a point prior to the Moffat move.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Chris on December 07, 2009, 03:48:44 PM
Canadian Cold Case
A series by David Ridgen
Episode 2:
The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette
Airing on CBC Radio One's "The Current", Friday December 11th, 2009 (8:30 a.m.)

Airing on CBC TV's "The National", Sunday December 13th, 2009 (10 p.m.)


CBC Radio One's The Current, Dec 11th @ 8:30 AM (The Current)
     And on Sirus Satellite Radio 137 (Sirius Schedule)


CBC TV's The National, Dec 13th @ 10 PM on the Main CBC Network (The National)
And on CBC Newsworld (check local listing here Newsworld Schedule for Sunday Dec 13, 2009)

CBC Online: www.cbc.ca/coldcase (LINK ACTIVE ON December 11th)


CASE SUMMARY: Wayne Greavette opened what seemed like an early Christmas present on December 12th, 1996. The package contained a bomb that was disguised as a flashlight. When Wayne turned it on, it exploded, killing him instantly in front of his family. A letter that accompanied the bomb contained the names of some people Wayne knew along with a fake business proposal and return address. To date, the case is unsolved.

At the time of his murder, Wayne and his family were developing a spring water business near Moffat, Ontario. Wayne's widow Diane, and his two children Justin and Danielle have been tormented and consumed by the murder for thirteen years. In this program the family confronts the case together for the first time in what becomes an emotional journey into Wayne's past and secret life.
 
Take a front row seat as filmmaker David Ridgen documents the Greavettes as they examine one of Canada's most horrifying murders and uncover new evidence.
 
**THERE IS A $75,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE SOLUTION OF WAYNE GREAVETTE'S MURDER**




SERIES BACKGROUND: Canadian Cold Case is the story and character-driven revisiting of modern-era unsolved crimes involving Canadians from across the country. In each program, filmmaker David Ridgen works collaboratively with victim’s family members and others to return to crime scenes and hear the stories and voices of cases told through the eyes ofthose most closely connected to them. Programs will provide the opportunity to re-investigate tips and other avenues with the potential to generate new information that could, through the process, potentially re-energize cases.

Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: waabzy on December 18, 2009, 08:46:40 AM
It's great that cBC is featuring some of these cold cases! Hopefully people will watch and call in with leads giving these families some justice.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Concerned on February 06, 2011, 05:58:29 PM
The Government of the Province of Ontario together with the family of the late Wayne GREAVETTE are offering a reward in the amount of seventy five thousand dollars ($75,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Wayne Richard GREAVETTE.

On December 12, 1996, Wayne GREAVETTE received a package in the mail at his/a residence located at Lot 27, Concession 10, Puslinch Township. The package contained an explosive device secreted in a flashlight that detonated and killed him in the presence of his family.

Any person having information regarding the person(s) responsible for this murder should immediately contact their nearest police agency, the Wellington County Detachment at (519) 843-4240, or any Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

This reward will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services for the Province of Ontario and the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Julian Fantino, Commissioner.
777 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, Ontario, Canada L3V 7V3
Date: February 13, 2003 Telephone:   (705) 329-6950 Facsimile:   (705) 329-6077

http://204.41.1.10/Intranetdev/groups/public/documents/investigative/opp_000956.pdf (http://204.41.1.10/Intranetdev/groups/public/documents/investigative/opp_000956.pdf)
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Im_new_here2 on February 15, 2011, 12:14:20 AM
If i remember correctly and i think i do after wayne quit his job he recieved a letter that was clearly from someone from his old work . so they had the suspects i highlly dought many new how to build a flashlight bomb so that should narrow it down again ,and now adays with hand writing analysis and dna just all the new techniques iam really dumbfounded as to how this case has not been solved i really am.. there is no reason that in this day in age with what the perp said and did they almost certinally narrowed it down to a handfull at most and now with all the new tools there is just no way they couldnt have found a print or some dna somewhere and made an arrest in my oppinion..
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: jobo on February 15, 2011, 08:19:23 AM
Don't bikers, or some kind of organized crime usually like to do that kind of thing....send homemade bombs?
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Im_new_here2 on February 16, 2011, 02:24:20 AM
Im not real sure ..but its the letter thats key and what wayne was going to do for a new job I think now its been a while but if u read the letter u will understand u can find it somewhere  . I think he was leaving a job to start his own buisness and it was kinda a side buisness to what he was allready doing but on his own he was really cash in and a few guys from his normal job her upset about what he was doing i think thats how it went..again u have to refer to the letter when u read it u will see what i mean if i remember right they tell him what they are pissed about and that they work with him so they had to of had some good suspects right off the bat i dont think bikers were involved at all i think it was all just over this new buisness and old coworkers...
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: lostlinganer on February 16, 2011, 02:36:16 AM
I really think the authorities should try to take a look at this again.  .... I know they can't open every cold case, but I would think an exception when they are dealing with someone making a homemade explosive device like this.  I think the key is the missing old smith corona elec. typewriter with the flaw on the "." key.  I know it's probably buried in a land-fill by now, but if they have suspects at all, they should be able to check with the SCorona people about who sent in the warranty cards.  Most people did it way back when those smith Corona elec./s came out.  .... Even offices where people work in factories, businesses, etc. used to send in their warranty cards.

On top of that, they have profilers now, who can form good opinions on people just by the way they express themselves.... the tone in their words, the choice of words etc.  I think the right cold case people could nail this one if they wanted.  ....plus, people like to brag about knowing how to build any kind of bomb.... so going public with a reward offer might bring in the right "tip"..... the public just need a good fresh reminder!
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: techdog on February 20, 2011, 02:21:33 PM
I remember someone back in the 1980's said they use to find blasting caps on their property .Could this possible be a connection ?
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Im_new_here2 on February 21, 2011, 03:48:22 AM
IM no cop and Im not pretending to be one nor do i have all the facts but from what i do know there is no dought in my mind that this case could be solved however i think all the work thats gonna solve this is gonna come from forensics and dna costs us money and i think that is why this case is still sitting in the cold case files ,
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: sherlockholmes on March 16, 2011, 05:43:39 PM
 Is anybody connected with his old business a former combat engineer/reservist? Last time I checked one could not buy plastic explosives at Home Hardware. Also, what type of plastic explosive was it? Was it C4, PE4 or Semtex? The use of each could indicate a different source, a different motive and a different type of suspect.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: techdog on March 17, 2011, 09:55:48 PM
Some farmers are allowed to buy explosives in the states someone said for specific purposes with a permit.Is it allowed here?
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: lostlinganer on March 17, 2011, 10:19:59 PM
military person
miner ("shot-fire")
demolition contractor (work on infrastructure...highways etc.)

..just my opinion here:

have access to explosives.... if one were to go into the province's "licenses and permits" site, it might list what types are legal/controlled use (maybe different levels of permits for different explosives). ...although since it was used for murder, it was probably "stolen" from an opportune location.  still the technical skill was necessary, but not the permit ....again, I think the police just don't seem to care about this having happened??? 

...the maker of the device was probably only paid to make it ... so "no conscience"?
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: sherlockholmes on March 18, 2011, 09:43:43 AM
The critical issue is the type of explosive and blasting cap being used. Without knowing the details, we can only speculate...
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Concerned on December 31, 2011, 05:45:40 PM
(I wonder how many we have detected in these threads that were from explosives at the door. Any similarities?)


There is now a $50,000 reward. (I see there use to be a $75,000)

The Government of the Province of Ontario is offering a reward of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Wayne Richard GREAVETTE.

On December 12, 1996, Wayne GREAVETTE received a package in the mail at his/a residence located at Lot 27,   Concession   10,   Puslinch   Township.   The package contained an explosive device secreted in a flashlight that detonated and killed him in the presence of his family.

Any person having information regarding the person(s) responsible for this murder should communicate immediately with the Director of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Ontario Provincial Police, at 1-888-310-1122 or (705) 329-6111, or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

CIB Case File 955-10-1996-208

This reward will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services for the Province of Ontario and the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Julian FANTINO Commissioner 777 Memorial Avenue Orillia, Ontario Canada L3V 7V3 Date: May 27, 2010 Telephone: (705) 329-6950 Facsimile: (705) 329-6077

http://www.opp.ca/ecms/files/255015225.6.pdf
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Post by: eyeswideopen on December 31, 2011, 10:16:49 PM
I am not sure about now but I know when I was a kid my Father used to by dynamite and blasting caps as we had an area of the farm that was solid rock and he had to blast the rock in order to clear land.  Dad had no special license or anything was just a farmer so I am thinking it is available to people that need to clear land on farms etc as well JMO
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Concerned on January 01, 2012, 12:28:52 PM
I find it odd that there was an explosion like this. Seems it would be easy to trace when targeting suspects, their purchases, and their internet research, if you will. It doesn't appear to be a fire bug in play as not to many of these occur in the country. So, it appears to be a hit of some sort, doesn't it.  Here are the other notable explosions I've found.

Here are other notable explosions in Canada as of late:

Parcel explosions:

I recall a disabled Innisfail woman was killed in an apartment explosion in November 2011 still has me mind-boggled.  (See http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=5536.msg80851#msg80851 ).

House explosion threads on this site include:

Jeffrey Leveque, 20, Kingston, May 2, 1989 - http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=4663.msg55841#msg55841

Brantford House explosion, killed Nancy Grasso, August 2011. Cause of explosion undetermined at time of story http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/08/26/brantford-house-explosion.html

Edmonton House explosion, killed three, thought to be "suspicious," June 20, 2010. Possible meth lab explosion. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2010/06/20/edmonton-house-explosion.html and http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/826336--deadly-edmonton-house-explosion-suspicious-say-police?bn=1

House explosion, Tumbler Ridge, BC, killing one man, May 2009 - natural gas line tampered with. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/06/01/bc-tumbler-ridge-explosion.html

Dynamite explosions  include:

Jeanne St. Germain, 50, Vanier, June 24, 1970 - a blast rocked the defence department building in the middle of Ottawa, around the time of guard changes. http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=5540.msg80235#msg80235

Business explosions:

A device exploded in downtown Toronto Tim Hortons, April 2006 - http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060402/ts_nm/explosion_dc


Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: leonagleant on January 01, 2012, 09:21:43 PM
The documentary on this case that I viewed awhile back indicated that Wayne had skeletons in his closet that his family did not know about until after his murder. There were a variety of people who could have had grudges against him on account of business dealings and extramarital affairs apparently.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: Trouble445 on January 01, 2012, 09:36:33 PM
dec 2009 CBC documentary on this case in two parts:
Who killed Wayne Greavette?
Part 1
http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/1239665812/ID=1359676073
part 2
http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/1239665812/ID=1359666409
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: capeheart on July 15, 2012, 02:27:51 PM
I will be interesting if WG knew the men that are charged in Barrie with having a large amount of bombs that were made by them. I would say the police maybe looking very hard at this case. They may have sold items to other individuals. Once they start checking their accounts at the bank and telephone records, they maybe able to solve many crimes. :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Post by: jobo on July 15, 2012, 04:28:49 PM
I was trying to remember Wayne's last name yesterday....and then you post about him today, capeheart.  Crazy.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: leonagleant on October 07, 2012, 10:41:33 PM
Sad that this case has never been solved. It would definitely be someone who knew Wayne who was behind it so it shouldn't be impossible.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: hombres4 on March 31, 2013, 08:51:15 AM
Hello
Wondering if the family still owns the property? Also if anyone else had interests in it before the family bought it? Organized crime? Was Wayne ever asked to pay $  or a street tax? Did another big water co. have interest?
Was it intended for Wayne specifically?
Thanks
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: leonagleant on March 31, 2013, 07:04:58 PM
It's a long shot, but could there by any connection between the crazy embezzler who killed a young single disable mom recently with a letter bomb and Wayne Greavette? At least that case was solved as it was determined that the man had taken her money and his motive was cover-up. Surely the motive for killing Wayne Greavetter could be determined by now too.
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Post by: techdog on April 18, 2013, 03:54:00 PM
No ties with biker wars or a business that was bombed ? Any known suspects that had explosives ? Seems there could only be a handful of possibilities.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: TLG on June 02, 2013, 06:12:19 PM
Here is an article I found from the OPP it is strange they didn't follow up on all that was used for the packaging and looking into these clues.

http://www.opp.ca/cibui/html/displaycase.php?id=33
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: jobo on June 05, 2013, 03:22:35 AM
The article describes the wrapping paper as being white, with glossy green on the other side.   I wonder if it was Christmas wrapping paper and the perp reversed it for mailing purposes. I would've thought the Police could track down Wayne's killer(s)....seems to me there was several good clues.
I wonder if it has to do with the water business.  Strangely enough, I read the other day that environmental groups want caps on the amount of water Nestle takes out of their well in Hillsburg Ontario when there is water restrictions happening.  (Hillsburg is about 44 km from Moffat).  If I am not mistaken, I believe that general area of Ontario is where a lot of the bottled water comes from.  When I stop and think about it, there is probably many people that would/could be against any kind of business that takes our natural resources.
 
 How did the perp know for sure that Wayne would open the parcel, and not one of the other family members.......I understand the parcel was addressed to Wayne, but how did the perp know for sure he would open it, and not, let's say, his wife?  Did he know Wayne that well?  Was it someone against the water bottling business?

I am surprised this case has never been solved...but then again, it was back in 1996...technology has come a long way, but it has been several years since this crime was in the news, sadly.
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Post by: jellybean on June 07, 2013, 06:45:22 PM
Here is the last article on this murder dated 2009

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/2924951--national-documentary-to-probe-1996-murder/

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‘National’ documentary to probe 1996 murder


‘National’ documentary to probe 1996 murder
DAVID RIDGEN
This Sunday, CBC’s ‘The National’ will air an investigative documentary focusing on the murder of Wayne Greavette, who was killed by a flashlight bomb at his Moffat-area farm.
 
Burlington Post
Thirteen years ago tomorrow, 43-year-old Wayne Greavette was killed by a bomb that arrived in the mailbox at his Moffat-area farm.

Disguised as an early Christmas present, the unpretentious parcel contained a flashlight and a typewritten note with an ominous closing line: “…may you never have to buy another flashlight.”

Stuffed between the box — an emptied cardboard wine container — and the flashlight were crunched up flyers. One was for a Milton store, Copeland Lumber, now the Rona Cashway on Main Street near Wilson Drive. The bomb detonated when Greavette turned on the flashlight, killing him instantly in front of his wife and 21-year-old son.

The case was investigated by the OPP, but remains unsolved. There’s a $75,000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

On Sunday at 10 p. m., CBC’s ‘The National’ will air an investigative documentary, ‘The Bomb That Killed Wayne Greavette.’

The second in a three-part series entitled ‘Canadian Cold Case,’ Sunday’s program uncovers new evidence and could yield tips from viewers to help solve the case and bring justice for Greavette’s family, filmmaker David Ridgen told the Champion.

And with the local connections, including where the December 12, 1996 murder took place, Ridgen hopes residents will tune in.

The flyer clue might seem small, but Ridgen said it’s important.

“That particular flyer was only gotten in the Milton catchment area,” he said. “It at least tells you the person (involved) likely grabbed the material (for packing) from Milton.”

He’s not the only one who thinks a Milton person just might hold the key to crack the case.

“It is important that we target the Milton viewers not only because of the flyer inside the package, but also because my father worked in Milton for many years,” said Danielle Greavette, Wayne’s now 31-year-old daughter, in an e-mail.

The victim’s farm was located on Concession 11 between 15 and 17 sideroads, where he ran a spring water bottling business and a company that installed beverage-manufacturing equipment.

Information from the OPP reveals the bomb was filled with an emulsion-type explosive and nails that acted as shrapnel.

The package was wrapped in white wrapping paper and had an Acton return address that doesn’t exist.

A month before the murder, two men had asked for an updated address for Wayne at an Acton post office.

In the program, the family works together to uncover information, with some of the filming done in Milton.

One of her initial reasons for doing the program, Danielle said, was she thought some of the people they’d approach during filming might be more comfortable talking with them than police.

She said it worked.

“As a result, we collected some interesting information that was not known or made public before now, which may just convince the right person to come forward,” she stated.

As he waits for the show to air, Ridgen can only cross his fingers.

“Somebody knows something in all these cases. The guilty people are walking among us,” he said.

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Post by: Sunshine31 on October 06, 2015, 12:12:29 PM
This case really bothers me. I'm shocked that it has not been solved in all of these years. What a terrible, horrible thing to have happen in your own home where you should feel safe from the dangers of the world. Justin (Wayne's son) actually held the flashlight first so he could have easily been the victim here so no regard for human life from the killer(s). I hope they can solve this and give the family some closure.
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: capeheart on October 07, 2015, 11:20:59 AM
I do believe they know who committed this murder, but do not have the piece of the puzzle to arrest the accused. I believe I read other facts somewhere about this case and there was someone that could have been in the sights of the police, but could not prove it.
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Post by: PandaBearKitty on October 09, 2015, 10:39:06 PM
Has anybody else watched the videos and thought there was something really OFF in the interviews with Wayne's former boss/partner & son?
Title: Re: The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette | Canadian Cold Case On CBC
Post by: jobo on October 10, 2015, 04:23:29 AM
I just watched the one video.

Seems to me the father (Wayne's ex partner) and son have issues.  The sons slip of the tongue is what stands out to me....where he is talking about when his dad evicted him from his warehouse.
Son says his dad "basically said he do the same...(trails off).... He'd kill me."    Why does he use the word SAME??

Dad is trying to plant the idea in the family's head that his son could kill Wayne and also be setting his dad up.
Who talks that way about their son?  Unless he is trying to take the heat off himself?

Son goes on to say he is surprised they have not solved it....why is he saying that?   I think he knows, but is not guilty.  Why did the police only talk to him for ten minutes?   They need to talk to him again.
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Post by: PandaBearKitty on October 10, 2015, 11:28:59 AM
Thank you Jobo.    I agree there is something there and this case needs to be looked at again.
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Post by: jobo on December 12, 2016, 08:00:38 AM
I have seen shows where the bomb experts can determine where the parts came from....for example, they determined one of the parts came from a local radio shack.
I wish experts would reach out to each other, when they can't find answers, maybe this case would've been solved years ago.
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Post by: Sap1 on March 18, 2018, 12:08:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N1RMJuKvBk
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Post by: Meg on April 30, 2018, 08:00:45 PM
After watching the video, it is a miracle that the whole family wasn't killed.  The killer had no idea who would have opened this package.
Many possibilities are examined in that video, and it seems obvious  (at least to me), that police should open a new investigation. 
With today's technology, so much has changed that it is very possible that the killer could be identified, and bring closure to this family.
As has been said previously, someone knows something.