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Title: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on September 12, 2010, 06:23:41 PM
All these missing and murdered people need justice.  There is almost no mention of the October 1986 murder of Kerry Ann Brown anywhere.  We need to keep the hunt for justice at the fore front.  For all the victims of crime.  It should be on bill boards, it should still come on the news from time to time.  A lot of us beleive more than one person is responsible for this childs demise.  There are certainly those that know and I say it is time to do the right thing.  Come on people the RCMP released a clue several years ago, the air mattress, this must resinate with someone.  Make the call! Do the right thing!
The arm strong of the law needs your cooperation.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Chris on September 13, 2010, 01:22:10 AM
Wow no I never heard of this acse. how old was she? How was she killed?

I do believe that many people do not call police because they are more worried about being called a snitch then about the victim. and in many cases, they might be scared of the killer.

I know it takes courage to come forward, I hope someone will.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on September 13, 2010, 09:39:37 AM
Kerry was 15 years old.  She was a fiesty independant girl.  I never knew her but I know her family.  Her mother has since passed away.  It is beleived that she was abducted outside a party in Thompson and met with a horribly violent death, near the horse stables outside of Thompson.  It astounds me how many unsolved cases cease to be advertised.  If these cases are not in the public eye I think it makes it easier for those that know to go on their way.  Do the right thing, call the RCMP give Kerry, her family, friends and the city of Thompson the justice they derserve.  Think back October 15, 1986.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on September 13, 2010, 07:53:56 PM
I know, that is why I posted it on this site.  It really happened.   October 15 1986 I beleive there are persons that know, if they were to be reminded of the horrible event then maybe their conscience would guide them to do the right thing, no matter where that info leads.  I can not beleive there is so much of this crap going on in our society.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Chris on September 13, 2010, 10:36:24 PM
Thanks for the info.

I sure hope whomever knows who did will come forward. It is so sad such a young girl can be murdered and nothing can be done.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Sleuth on September 16, 2010, 01:50:33 AM
Welcome tips.needed! Do you have a picture of Kerry Ann Brown you can post? Somtimes a face will jog a memory. some people remember names better than faces, and some remember faces better than names.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on October 12, 2010, 10:02:46 PM
I do not, I might ask her brother Trevor.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Sleuth on October 12, 2010, 10:21:48 PM
Thanks tips.needed, that would help.  :)
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Ex-Thompsonite on November 30, 2010, 01:43:36 PM
Thanks Tips-Needed for posting, we all need to remember, we can not forget.  I just wanted to state that I did not know Karry directly, but I do remember the tragedy of that night.  It's very important we never forget what happened.  I have waited for years hoping that there would be a breakthrough on the case, but i have never heard anything. I am proud of you for starting this post.  We all grow older, but unfortunately some things are left in the past and are forgotten.  We can not ever forget what happened to Karry on that night, because once we do, justice will never prevail.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on December 13, 2010, 04:35:17 PM


       Thanks, I will see what I can do about the picture, I emailed her brother but have not heard
       anything.  I hope the media does a blitz on this story next year, it will be the 25th year.
       Peace.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on February 01, 2011, 10:53:56 AM
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2228670382&topic=2505 (http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2228670382&topic=2505)

Everyone seems to have the impression that the case will never be solved. There's so very little on the Net about this case. On the above link, some seem to feel there were 3 men involved.

Tips, do you have any pictures that Kerrie's family could provide? Someone needs to revive her FB pages, do a blitz and put it out in the news again and bring justice for Kerrie. Emphasis on the case in the form of a blitz and the Net could flush out the creeps. They'll get nervous and probably give themselves away. Hopefully. :'( 
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on February 01, 2011, 11:57:50 AM
I agree, a friend has a relative with a picture they are going to get posted!!  I sent them this site yesturday.  I am going to bug the media outlets as the anniversary gets closer hoping to make the GUILTY feel the pressure.  Thanks
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on February 01, 2011, 12:42:51 PM
I agree, a friend has a relative with a picture they are going to get posted!!  I sent them this site yesturday.  I am going to bug the media outlets as the anniversary gets closer hoping to make the GUILTY feel the pressure.  Thanks

Good. Thanks. Circulating pictures may also help make the perps feel uneasy, as putting a face to the name will hopefully help people remember the tragic incident. This year is 25 years, so I hope to see alot of attention finally. I hope family or friends revive FB. Justice for Kerrie!!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: njohansen74 on February 01, 2011, 09:40:08 PM
I can't figure out why when someone says they have information regarding any case no one contacts them. It doesn't make sense. I really hope that something happens.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on February 01, 2011, 10:40:24 PM
I can't figure out why when someone says they have information regarding any case no one contacts them. It doesn't make sense. I really hope that something happens.

Are you meaning that when Police are called and told someone has tips on a case, they never return calls?

I've been wondering about some of the info given above, that the perps and relatives continue on as if nothing happened ... whether they might be related to some of the Police in the area?
I perused many of the murders in the Winnipeg area, and there's little to none information given; no follow-ups and nothing by Police either.

If it's information about Kerrie's case, or any case for that matter, perhaps the best to do is go in person to the Police station, ask who is handlilng cold cases and then give your info to the person responsible.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: njohansen74 on February 05, 2011, 10:07:23 AM
I totally agree with you. I feel as though the people that have admitted to having been involved with this crime have pull with the Rcmp. Their father is good friends with most of the guys on the force. I wish their was someone else that you can talk to.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on February 05, 2011, 08:45:11 PM
 Does that statement ever resinate with me, that they have pull with the Rcmp however.  It is not true, the Rcmp are goverened by the rules of evidence, they would like nothing more than to solve this crime, but you are right in certain ways, the RCMP can and has been used to abuse others that may have gotten close to the truth.  Keep talking about it people, ask questions, send this site to others.  KERRIE BROWN deserved a LIFE, some spoiled and depraved sub-humans stole that from her.  THE TRUTH IS WAY OVERDUE!  A few years back the RCMP released a clue that an air mattress was recovered from scene of the crime.  You are right I wish I could talk to someone from the RCMP but I have already told them everything I was told.   Someone must be able to help the authorities.  Do the right thing!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on February 09, 2011, 10:31:07 AM
Family members or friends, please start a facebook site for Kerry. That way there will be more on the Net regarding her case and people who have moved away may have some info to help solve the case finally.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: thompsonravens on February 17, 2011, 10:29:45 PM
I know Chantal's dad said he would post a picture of Kerry Ann Brown for Jim Brown on the facebook rememberance site but it has not gone up. I know Kerry Ann Brown case is with the Cold Case Unit - Wpg HQ Major/Serious Crimes  Unit.--I was advised the person to contact there would be Staff Sergeant Doug BAKER. I am hoping they will re-release another request for public assistance as this is a 25th anniversary. Usually they have a photograph with their requests probably the photograph used on the plaque in the RDPC forum. But it would be great if anyone could upload an image. I know after the murder the coroner told me that he suspected more than one person involved given the weapons used and kind of trauma.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on February 23, 2011, 11:54:20 PM
Citizens talking about this case is important, it shines the light on those that know, people need to demand answers.  I pray Kerrie gets the justice she deserves.  Really it is time to do the right thing.  I believe in heaven and hell, those that hold the secret have made their choose.  THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE.  LET THE CARDS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.  This tragedy has affected so many lives, Kerrie deserved one.  No matter how small a clue it is  call the RCMP.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on February 24, 2011, 11:19:22 PM
How do I put this ---Fat Ass and his sister know what happened ---and their the toast of Thompson, they've used the RCMP to abuse others  On their Merry way they go...Fat ass said to me "I told you I know who did it, not that I did it"  I think I know which buddy Fat ASS was REFERRING TO.  Another piece of crap, surprise surprise.  I think fat ASS was there and his buddy.  The sister knows to, but be careful they guard the secret with veracity.   They walk around Thompson like they are the upper crust.    Year after Year goes by. They have destroyed so many lives, their own included, whether they know it or not.  Fat Ass has never had a successful anything in his life.  he's been fired from everywhere or quit( mommy will pay)Every business has failed, even after his large government contract.  OOPS he did succeed, in screwing his creditors, subcontractors, hotel, employees, stepbrother..everyone.  He probably blaming it on the recession, what recession FAT ASS Manitoba boomed right through.   Don't let fat ass and his sister walk around like they are something special..they're not---RIP KERRIE!!  People Care.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: sirletters on March 04, 2011, 10:21:25 PM
I used to play road hockey with Ian and Trevor on the east side.  Kerry was a year or two older than me but I remember her to be a nice, personable, and cheerful.  Are there any sites where scenerios are welcomed?  I think someone used a ruse to get her to the horse stable either someone who had partied there or a cabbie that may have had a fare there in the past.  With todays technology can't any evidence be recovered or has it been deemed unusable and destroyed by the R.C.M.P.  What was ever figured out of the one suspect, if I remember he lived at the Thompson landfill and there was something about a sweater in his truck.  Thx. Mark. P.S. If anyone knows how to get ahold of Trevor leave a post here please.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on March 05, 2011, 09:20:59 AM
Sirletters, you asked if there are any sites where scenarios are allowed ... you can do scenarios here, as it's done in most cases. I believe Admin ask that names that have not been published yet in the newspapers in conjunction with the case, not be used. I do believe initials can be used.

I really do hope that family/freinds start a Fcebook site as well.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on March 05, 2011, 11:48:32 AM
Trevor lives in Winnipeg and is on Face book, I sent him a copy of this site I am not sure if he has seen it.  I think its great this tragedy is being discussed.  Get it out from under the carpet.  I have not talked to the two brothers for several years or their dad.  I hope the family get the justice they deserve![/b

I think that Kerrie was taken, I believe at least three were there, maybe more.  I also believe others know the truth.

I had to delete a post,  it described Fat Ass and his sister  to closely.  For my safety.  I personally know how cold and ruthless they are.  They will guard their secret.  No conscience.  I know they know, Fat Ass said so and I believe him. but I also believe Fat Ass was present.  I know his half sister was born months before the murder, he was in town to see the baby or a christening.   Fat Ass was a teen back then, says he was in jail when all this happened, another lie.  One day someone will get the courage to do the right thing
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: capeheart on March 05, 2011, 03:38:43 PM
Tips, don't give up on this, keep at it. Go after this case like a dog with a bone, expecially when you have in your sights the ones that were responsible for this crime. They are laid back, because they feel they will never be prosecuted, well not so. You have to get an officer that is working on cold cases and get them to pick this one up. Also, get in touch with the CBC media, they are good at doing investigative reports on The Fifth Estate program. Get this in the media, get the heat on here and get some answers to this and justice for Kerry Ann Brown. This is outrageous that a crime like this would not have been solved many years ago. That had to be horrific for that community and that nobody was arrested for it. What happened to good policemen that would not lay their heads on a pillow until a case like this was solved. We need some heart and soul back in the force, people that really give a damn about what is going on. This case should have been solved long ago, especially just from what you tell me. There should be oodles of exhibits and there is all kinds of DNA to be recognized. Everyone that was questioned that night should have to produce a specimen of their DNA, get to it police and get this done. Haul that file out of the mothballs and get your ass working instead of sitting back drinking coffee. >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jcs on March 16, 2011, 08:19:25 PM
I do Know some people have going to the cops and given DNA i hope this helps
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on March 17, 2011, 06:15:17 PM
YES many individuals have submitted to DNA testing.  NOT BEING A MATCH DOES NOT MEEN THEY WERE NOT PRESENT.  I beleive there were several present, if they do have DNA and only one left their DNA then the others need to be tied to the crime in some other way.  Remember the clue people, the air mattress that was found, if DNA could be found inside of it, it might be a profile of an innocent law abiding citizen that they will never match to anyone.  Someone out there must know something about that mattress, it disappeared from somewhere, maybe an apartment in Cincone , RV or somewhere.  Thompson Citizens must talk about this case, they must ask questions, email this site to evryone you know.  Someone out there holds the key.  The brother and sister guard their secret but I am sure there are others that can DO THE RIGHT THING!  Please Thompson don't let those two DOGS walk around like they are better than you. 
KERRIE DESERVED A LIFE.  TIPS NEEDED  RCMP HQ COLD CASE MAJOR/SERIOUS CRIMES UNIT STAFF SGT. DOUG BAKER
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: sirletters on March 19, 2011, 02:34:20 PM
Someone needs to get any evidence collected to Europe, they have the lastest technology and methods to retrieve DNA.  At almost any stage of decay.  They also find evidence on materials and objects where no one else has.  They also have methods to revive DNA and make duplicate samples so the evidence chain remains.  Thier methods have been proven and helped solve cases where at one time there was no hope.  Will get the proper info and post here.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on March 22, 2011, 12:11:29 PM
Maybe that is what the case needs, maybe they do have a profile but no one to match it to.  I know the authorities have tried so many different tactics to get these guys.  Hopefully this year will be Kerries year...for her family...for her friends...for the city of Thompson.  Once again I think the key is to get the public involved, this case needs to hit the airways....cyber space...email this site to everyone in Thompson
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on March 22, 2011, 02:09:36 PM
I am impressed Thompson's unsolved murders are on the front page of the newspaper...Kerrie Brown gets a mention...I wish I could publishe the names of the family that knows.  Saw fat asses sister and his cousin today, made me sick.  Walk around loke the toast of town they make me sick all their lies and secrets..Keep up the good work THOMPSON CITIZEN...the case is in the paper again, good job, don't let it fade, everyone knows Thompson is dangerious so hiding it will not help..Start asking questions, start by talking about it...hell start with your hair dresser!!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: lilykins on April 02, 2011, 09:53:33 AM
I was going to school at RDPC when Kerry went missing and was very sad to hear about her death.  I recall, correct me if I am wrong that she lived in the eastwood area at time in the townhouses with her family near the museum, at the time. She left a party that was being held in the honour of her brother? Why did she leave the party? Who was waiting for her? Why did they choose Kerry? What was the motive? All these questions I have in my head have never been answered. Did someone get charged? I heard the crime scene was compromised because the RCMP in Thompson didn't know how to handle the situation. DNA evidence was compromised. The accused got away with it. Did they accuse the wrong person? There was a van involved? I am not sure I am just going on what I heard. The RCMP were not giving much info about the case. They did mention an air mattress. Usually when someone is abducted it is by someone they knew but in this case Thompson is very small. Maybe they knew who she was but she did not know them. Was this random or was it planned? maybe alcohol played a factor in this case. Kerry was popular, she was innocent, she was naieve, she was only fifteen and she didn't deserve this and I hope they find her killer(s) and put them where they belong.  correct me if I am wrong.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: lilykins on April 02, 2011, 10:01:01 AM
Who mentioned the air mattress may have came form sincone and what makes you say this? 
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: lilykins on April 03, 2011, 11:35:34 AM
Wherd did the party take place? Did it take place on Cincone? I knew a few people who lived there at the time. I lived there for a while and let me tell you there were some pretty weird individuals living there at the time. I felt really bad about what happened, I remember Kerry as a nice girl. I went to high school with her but not in the same grade as her. I remember returning to school and flyers were being passed out. It was hard to believe. I wanted to help but I didn't know what to do. She had so many friends already trying to find out what had happened to her. She does deserve justice.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: lilykins on April 04, 2011, 08:22:31 AM
i have my own hunches but not sure i can trust them.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: lilykins on April 04, 2011, 08:25:55 AM
I guess you can't say the guys real name because maybe he is able to read this thread. Maybe we could call him something else though as we discuss him because it does seem unappropriate for the internet.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on April 07, 2011, 06:54:33 PM
I am sorry I will change it, any suggestions?  I will go through and change all my posts...I hope they get them.
Again my apologies for the vulgarity.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: debbiec on April 07, 2011, 07:09:50 PM
I am sorry I will change it, any suggestions?  I will go through and change all my posts...I hope they get them.
Again my apologies for the vulgarity.

It likely isn't necessary for you to edit all your posts. Perhaps just decide what to call this person so that readers coming on understand better who you are referring to, and post accordingly.

Thanks
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on April 29, 2011, 05:17:49 PM
Wish I could help but I know nothing as I'm a few provinces west. I really would like to see a Facebook page started for Kerry Ann, by family or friends. I believe that would get the message out faster, could jog some memories for any kind of clues/tips. Since it's 25 years this year it would be a good thought for a tribute to Kerry's memory as well.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on April 30, 2011, 04:03:01 PM
My ultimate goal in posting this was to see the guilty get prosecuted, I just could not believe there was no mention of this tragedy anywhere.  I can not publish the names for legal reasons, but would sure like to.  I have been very vocal about it, which caused me a lot of heartache, but that doesn't compare to what 15 year old Kerrie and her family have gone through.  I am open to giving someone my opinion off the internet.  I have already told the authorities my suspicions I may call them again with some thoughts that might help.  These people are very smart to the ways of the authorities let me tell you.  The ones I talk about, have spent a lot of time around Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton, Lord knows these areas have lost many a girl.  They are sick enough.  The laws of evidence are not on humanities side, for now.  R.I.P KERRIE people care, people remember, people cry for you!/size]
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on May 30, 2011, 09:51:45 AM
Has any family done a Facebook site for Kerry yet? Probably the best way to refresh people's memories.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on June 01, 2011, 04:43:35 PM
I don't think they have, everyone remembers its all about provong it or someone to talk
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 02, 2011, 01:05:51 AM
Getting the word out there may generate more memories who could provide the answers needed for proof, don't you think?
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on June 03, 2011, 08:28:12 PM
I totally agree with that, maybe its too painful for the family.  I guess there is always hope the truth will come out.
I hope the RCMP ask the public for help, 1 more time... try a province wide media coverage... The Pas... Thompson... and Winnipeg...I am convinced someone can tell a story about the air mattress.....
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on June 05, 2011, 11:43:23 AM
There is a facebook page started, it has no picture of her, it has a link to this site, thank you for that..it just needs some traffic!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 17, 2011, 01:37:25 PM
Hello.
The link to this site was just sent to me, I had no idea it existed.I am/was Kerrie's Aunt Judi.He Mom,Ann was my sister.I do have pictures of Kerry.Is someone can help me, I can post some here or any other sites that may be set up to held her killer/s
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 17, 2011, 01:53:31 PM
Welcome Firehorse. Admin can help with the photos.

It has been 25 years and justice for Kerrie is long overdue.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 17, 2011, 02:10:33 PM
tips.needed.......are you confusing another case? Can you clarify your comments re dad's new family/sister etc??
Thank you
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 17, 2011, 02:12:29 PM
SAP, thank you, how do I contact admin? I am new to using forums :)
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 17, 2011, 02:35:23 PM
SAP, thank you, how do I contact admin? I am new to using forums :)

On the top of your index page of Unsolved there's a line that starts with HOME and along that line you will see MESSAGES. Click on that and a drop down box appears ... click on send a message. Make it to  debbiec
and when she gets it, she will reply. Notification of a message waiting will be sent to your e-mail.

I thought you might be new to forums, so I already sent a Private message to Debbie and when she is on the forum she will come to this link and answer. :)
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: debbiec on June 17, 2011, 03:43:19 PM

Hi firehorse and welcome to the site,

To post a picture, look right below where you are typing your reply when posting, and you will see Attachments and other options.... to your lower left.  Click on that. Next click the Browse button to find the pic you want to post.

So if it's one from somewhere else on line, you have to have first saved it to your pictures....or desktop...etc. Choose which one you wish to post and click on that. If that is successful you should see some writing in the bar beside the word "Browse". Then you just have to post.  :)

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 17, 2011, 03:55:16 PM
Thanks SAP and Debbiec.I have one I have to scan to post.It is one that was one of the last ones taken of Kerrie. I will do it a bit later and post it here.I have some from when she was much younger too.
Can someone please give me the facebook link mentioned.

Thanks
Judi
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 17, 2011, 05:18:41 PM
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2228670382&topic=2505

This may be the one being talked about.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 17, 2011, 06:28:02 PM
OK, thanks,I had seen this link in an early post but was not able to find much there.
Anyway, I am uploading the picture I have of Kerrie,I believe it was the last school picture taken before she was killed.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 17, 2011, 07:28:33 PM
tips.needed.I read from the beginning and now I sort of understand what you were talking about.sister/new family thing.I thought at first you were referring to Ian or Trevor,thats what happens when you read the new posts first I guess.

Ok, I am willing to do a facebook page for Kerrie but I do not have much info about it all. I was already living in Alberta when it happened and went back for the service.Ann & Jim didn't provide much info to us as it was so painful to them.

If you tips.needed would be willing to provide me with what you know,please email me fire_horse_spirit@yahoo.ca.

Thanks
Judi
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 17, 2011, 08:10:30 PM
I started a page, please join and share.
Thanks all!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_231697700189911
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 18, 2011, 12:30:22 AM
OMG! What a beautiful young lady she was. It's great that you have begun a facebook and have her picture out there as that makes it more personal and making it more personal makes the perps squirm.
Let them not have a restful moment ever unless they turn themselves in and pay for their crime and even then they should be tormented. There's no excuse; it wasn't an accident.
Thanks Judi for supplying the picture.   
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 18, 2011, 10:24:10 AM
She sure was beautiful, inside as well well as out :)
I am glad to have been able to post the picture.I am glad I found this site through an email I got  too. I have been thinking of Kerrie allot lately and didn't know how to find out any info on her case.
Lets hope this all makes those killers and people who were involved very uncomfortable!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: BCID on June 18, 2011, 11:19:57 PM
I have the details on the Kerrie Ann Brown case. When I have time do you want me to attach it to this file or create a new one under the Manitoba "Other Locations" forum?
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 19, 2011, 09:35:14 AM
BCID ,I don't know what they want you to do on this site but could you also post on the facebook site I created for her? I posted the link above.If your unable to find it through the link,it is called Justice for Kerrie Ann Brown.
Or you can email me what you have and I will post it.Just send it to fire_horse_spirit@yahoo.ca.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
Judi
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 19, 2011, 12:58:31 PM
Lots of newspaper articles here.................

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.111828825567195.20378.111706532246091
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 19, 2011, 09:30:59 PM
Thank you "firehorse" for the articles. They named a suspect ... found Kerrie's blood stains on his shirt (confirmed by testing) yet the larger blood stains were a match to the suspect's father ... not enough to hold the suspect and he is released???
I haven't finished reading all the articles yet but I guess I am missing something...
So far it sounds quite "botched" as far as police investigation goes. The suspect and his father must have been good friends with the RCMP or someone in high places.

Is someone willing to put up huge signs asking for tips or people to come forward to close the case and give closure to family?

Did the police keep the T-shirts with bloodstains locked away in case one day like today, they could test without eye-balling? It's unbelievable how careless they were in those reports from media. 
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 20, 2011, 01:34:04 PM
SAP, Questions............that's all any of us have right now.Lets hope we can get things churning and someone who knows will not be able to keep quiet any longer. I too was wondering about he T-shirt,why would her blood be on it if he had nothing to do with it?
tip.needed,yes I understand.I had posted that before I read through all the early posts. Did you see the link I posted with all the newspaper clippings?
I also started a facebook page for Kerrie *Justice for Kerrie Ann Brown* I hope you will join it and please ask anyone else you know to join it.

I don't care if you join using an alias,Thompson is a small place and I understand how it may be dangerous to voice your views :) The important thing is that we get the info and pictures out to as many people as we can. Please, anyone who cares, come and join us on facebook.
Thanks
Judi
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: BCID on June 20, 2011, 02:20:22 PM
I hate to say who is right and who is wrong. I can only report what I have read.

I'll have the file up by tonight but for now I will say the main suspect was ruled out because of three reasons:

1. The blood stains on the shirt found in the suspects home was consistent with his father's blood type and the t-shirt belonged to the father, not the son.

2. What they thought were blood stains on the rear view mirror in the suspects car turned out not to be blood stains at all.

3. the 12 pieces of hair found in the suspect's car were consistent with Brown but the judge ruled the hairs could also be consistent with other persons.

And when DNA technology was made available, tests revealed the DNA of not one but two males from this case.

I myself would love to go with a gut feeling or a hunch but at the end of the day there needs to be enough scientific evidence to back it up. And in this case (of what has been revealed) there is none of it. The police have nothing.

Fortunately the police learned earlier that just because you are a weirdo, someone who is privileged or is just an all round idiot, doesn't make for a killer. Ask the cops about their Guy Paul Morin screw-up. Because of them, Christine Jessops murderer may never be caught.

So if anyone is going to be caught in this case, the cops may have to think outside the box on this one and take a fresh look at the details and the events leading up to the killing.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 20, 2011, 03:14:12 PM
Thanks BCID>With no evidence, what can the police do right! I guess it will take someone coming forward with new information.The more pressure those who know something feel, the more likely they are to spill to relieve their own guilt.
Do you know if there was ever a Psychic that was asked to review the case?
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 20, 2011, 03:21:38 PM
BCID:

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1. The blood stains on the shirt found in the suspects home was consistent with his father's blood type and the t-shirt belonged to the father, not the son.

I thought the article also claimed there was a small amount of Kerrie's blood on the shirt.


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3. the 12 pieces of hair found in the suspect's car were consistent with Brown but the judge ruled the hairs could also be consistent with other persons.

Other persons? It sounds as though they didn't keep the hair then as evidence for when dna testing was available.

eta: Was there an error in early reporting perhaps? I full well know that reporters will report what they "see" and as we have learned many times what one sees is not always what it seems to be. A good example recently is the picture of the kissing couple after the riot in Vancouver ... reporters claimed she was accidentally hit by a bayonet and she claims it was purposeful. Not meaning to go off-topic; just giving an example.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: BCID on June 20, 2011, 06:21:14 PM
@SAP

The articles I read (which were not from the Kerrie Ann Brown Facebook page) didn't mention Kerrie's blood being on the shirt nor did it say her blood wasn't on the shirt. But it did state clearly that the blood stains they did mention which were on the shirt belonged to the suspect's father and that it was the father's shirt.

I can only make a guess that if Kerrie's blood was on the shirt, the newspapers would have reported it or at least the case wouldn't have been thrown out so easily by the judge. It was a fact the case was tossed out because they had no substantial forensic evidence to back their claim the suspect killed Kerrie.


And when they checked the hair, it was years before DNA technology. The hairs bore similarities to Kerrie's hair but the hair could have also applied in similarities to a number of other persons. Unless there was something different about her hair (a certain type of dye she used, etc), the suspects lawyer could easily have claimed a number of people were riding in his vehicle (but again it depends where the hairs were found) over a period of days or even months.

And if they could prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the hair was Kerrie's, it only means they can place her in his vehicle and nothing more. It's not enough to go to trial on.

But from the reporting sources, the info from the articles appear to have come from the police, the RCMP and court proceedings.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 20, 2011, 07:17:57 PM
This is the newspaper article that SAP was referring to
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 22, 2011, 05:20:24 PM
Yes that's the article I was referring to. It says the investigation reveals there was a small amt of blood on the shirt that is the same type as Kerrie's.
There has never been a mention that the blood was checked when DNA testing came in. More questions...
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Chris on June 22, 2011, 11:58:38 PM
Interesting. So they have possible DNA, but no word if it has been tested.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 23, 2011, 09:36:38 AM
There are many question! With all that is going  to happen, it will bring renewed awareness to the case. The First Nations People in the area  want to do a ceremony at the place she died.I think that is such a wonderful gesture :) The First Nations people are also organizing a walk from Thompson to Winnipeg.They are possibly arranging it to arrive in Winnipeg on Aug 19,Kerrie's birthday.They plan to call it the Kerrie Ann Brown walk for Justice :)
It is very touching that these people who didn't even know her,are going to do all of this for her and us,the family :)
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 23, 2011, 09:38:06 AM
This picture of Kerrie was taken shortly before she died :(
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 23, 2011, 01:30:49 PM
Thank you for posting the info and picture, firehorse. It is a most wonderful gesture of love and community from the First Nations people to help bring awareness to this unsolved murder.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 23, 2011, 04:16:15 PM
Thanks SAP.There are a few jerks who don't see the point but over all, we are getting overwhelming support.There are more than a few unsolved murders in Thompson and area.I think all of this will put new light and awareness on ALL of the unsolved murders.Hope we can jog some memories and flush out the creep/s
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: scotsquine on June 23, 2011, 04:59:17 PM
Hi Firehorse, so glad you are fighting for this cause, it's about time people were made aware of the things that have gone on in Thomson over the years.  Do you think any of the other murders are in some was connected to Kerrie Ann Brown's murder?
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on June 23, 2011, 05:10:13 PM
You have made great strides in a very short time, firehorse. Power to you all.

We don't have Chantelle Rikheims murder listed here on Unsolved and I could not find much on the Net. Anything I clicked on brought up Asian writing.
If you have the details you can post her under Other Manitoba locations as a new topic, or have her family post it. Google picks this site up fast.
MO's could be compared when we have all the Thompson and area murders lined up. I believe there were also a lot within the First Nations people as well.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 23, 2011, 07:28:10 PM
Thanks scotsquine.SAP is right, we won't know about connections until all evidence is available.I honestly have not had time to do much digging up of info about the other murders.
Getting the facebook page set up for Kerrie has been emotionally exhausting. We have had overwhelming response from the First Nations people as well as people who either knew Kerrie or heard about her.There are many things in the planning stage.We feel that the attention we raise with what we are doing, will in some way help the others.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 25, 2011, 09:32:43 AM
My sister also found this link

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3010390505&v=wall

Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on June 25, 2011, 07:48:04 PM
Thanks for posting Kerries picture, what a beautiful girl.  Now the north has yet another girl murdered.  14 year old Heather Mallett murdered in Wabowden.  What the hell is going on?  I will never understand it. 

I salute the Aboriginal people for hitting the streets and demanding justice. God Bless Them.  That is exactly what these cases need.  To be brought into the light of day and an advocate.

I feel really stongly the RCMP are going to solve this and soon.  The time has come for those to do the right thing!!

Anyone with information on Chantelles murder and Heather Mallett please start a page on this site.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 25, 2011, 09:15:00 PM
Yes tips.needed, something has to happen.I had not heard about the girl you mentioned.When did that happen? So very tragic.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on June 25, 2011, 09:36:36 PM
The newspaper articles on line say It happened on June 10th.  Wabowden Manitoba that is about an hour from Thompson.  Another tragic story.  I really hope it is resolved quickly.  I think I will make a page for her!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Seahorse on June 25, 2011, 10:54:07 PM
I have been reading about this Fat -Ass character and his sister, in a recent article it does refer to the possibility of a brother and sister who could be material witnesses, if a reporter can write this, the RCMP must know something, it must be public knowledge, that is pretty heavy reporting, also mention of the air mattress, so if the reporter is reporting it, obviously the RCMP have the info? Am I guessing correctly? if I am not, the author of the article, I do not know who the person is, should be brought in for questioning, even if it is speculative, especially if it spreads the evidence from point one The Simconi appts to the Renfrew-owned appts. Someone had mentioned Fatt-ass has multiple assets, etc and he has a hold or some kind or some pull with the RCMP, I'm from out of province and fear nothing, I am a cousin of Kerrie's, I say bring it on, I don't fear a damn thing. I'll speak above the local RCMP in the Thompson area to try to see how the chain of command works, someone always answers to someone, that is what a democracy is for. What's the local number for the RCMP that is following the current case? I will start there. Thanks for your help, maybe someone else's turn to take the ball, someone far away. I love a challenge. In the meantime, The person that is referring to Fatt-Ass, please don't stop helping, you probably have nothing to lose, if they are as laid back as people mention they are, they are not going to care, especially if they think they have it made with the local RCMP, just play it cool and call the crime stoppers number. I plan on playing it the RCMP way first. Rattle some chains.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 26, 2011, 08:49:48 AM
Seahorse (L) the way you can help us right now is get get us info about how to contact Kerrie's Grandfather in BF and help find her Dad. We NEED to find him asap! If we could figure out how to contact (P) then we may be able to do it that way. If you could possibly help  with that it would be wonderful. You are the closest one tot he area and know where to find (P) so if you could provide a location or phone number,Tammy and Kevin can check it out further.

Also, the old evidence is one thing,NEW evidence is needed or new INFO.That is the purpose of this site as well as any other site that is up including Justice for Kerrie Ann Brown. NEW evidence or someone coming forward with new info is what is going to help!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on June 26, 2011, 08:56:49 AM
I know her father inherited his mother house in Ontario he might be there , he may still be in Thompson or Winnipeg even.  I have not spoken with them in a couple of years because I have moved away.  Everything I know, all my opinions and events that have happened have been shared with the authorities.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 26, 2011, 01:38:32 PM
Thanks tips.needed, we are just trying to figure things out as to where he may be.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on June 27, 2011, 10:40:24 PM
Thanks for the nice chat on the phone tonite Judi..I will put the FB request out..
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 28, 2011, 07:56:09 AM
Thanks for helping to bring this case back into the open again.It was nice to be able to talk rather than trying to piece things together through posts and email  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 29, 2011, 03:42:01 PM
Our Facebook page is hopping! We have over 1,000 members and Kerrie's brother Trevor tells us that the Police have been in contact with him and have some new info available!!
Will post here as more is found out.Thanks to Tips.wanted for starting this string :)
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: debbiec on June 29, 2011, 03:45:18 PM

Wow! It sure didn't take long to get that many members on your Facebook page. Glad to hear everything's going so well.

Keep us posted.  :)
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on June 29, 2011, 06:25:27 PM
I sure will! There are many who were touched by Kerrie herself when she lived and after she died.Everyone wants justice and to get the ones responsible dealt with.I have included another news paper clipping.It includes info we had not known.

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Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: BCID on July 01, 2011, 05:03:10 PM
Kerrie Ann Brown

Date of Murder: Thursday, October 16, 1986
Age (at time of murder): 15 years old



Case Details:
On Thursday, October 16th, Kerrie Brown was attending a house party at a 11 Trout Avenue in Thompson's Westwood neighbourhood. The crowd that made up that party were boys and girls between the ages of 14 - 17 years. The party was held because there was no school the next day for Kerrie and the others at R.D. Parker Collegiate.

Kerrie was to walk home that night with a girlfriend but before leaving the girlfriend went back into the party for a few minutes. Kerrie stepped outside apparently to wait. When the girlfriend returned, Kerrie was gone. Several witnesses claim Kerie was seen getting into a van between 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm.

Note: according to Wendy Jensen, one of the Brown's neighbours and a mother of two, she said it was after the party that that Kerrie took a taxi to Brandon Crescent "and no one knows what happened then."

On Saturday, October 18, 1986 at approximately 2 pm (Note: One paper reported the RCMP had said her body wasn't dumped until Saturday), the nude body of Kerrie Ann Brown was found. She was discovered in a wooded area close to an old Hydro line, adjacent to the Thompson Stable Road by a woman from a local riding stable. She had been sexually assaulted and severely beaten. An autopsy at St. Boniface Hospital later revealed that about 11 pm on October 16th, Thompson was sexually assaulted and bludgeoned repeatedly about the face and head causing massive injuries. It was likely caused from a large, blood-stained stick that was found at the scene.

A vehicle was used to transport Kerrie to the area where her body was found. The vehicle in question got stuck in the mud. And in a desperate attempt to free the vehicle numerous items were used for tire traction. Such items included a blue and red air matress and a home-made black rubber floor mat from a vehicle.

On that Thursday night at approximately 11:30 pm, a four-door, older model sedan and a newer, full-size van were reported to have turned south on Highway 391, rom the Stable Road. The sedan then pulled out and passed a south-bound pick-up truck on the right-hand shoulder of the road and then sped towards Thompson.

From DNA evidence gathered, at least two distinctly different sets of human male DNA have been recovered.

Police believe there may be a connection between Kerrie and the old Simconi apartments, later the Renfrew-owned apartments on Thompson Drive North.

Kerrie was a 12-year resident of Thompson. She had previously attended Jumiper and Eastwood schools.

Her service was held at 1 pm on October 22, 1986 at the St. John's United Church, Caribou Road, Thompson. It was officiated by Rev. Glen Thompson.




Officers previously involved:

Const. Pat Cahill - RCMP
Const. Maggie Gregory - RCMP
Corp. Dennis Heald - RCMP
Staff Sgt. Art Peck - RCMP
Const. John Tost (one paper spelled "John Toast") - RCMP

Others involved:

Crown Attorney Dale Perezowski
Provincial Judge Charles Newcombe
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: BCID on July 01, 2011, 05:08:20 PM
I'm sory about the lateness in posting this. I run two blogs, work a full time job and I edit articles for friends. Any spare time left is used up here.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: BCID on July 01, 2011, 05:12:17 PM
I decided to leave out any information on suspects. As I read further I saw how the forensic evidence fell apart, the person in question who was arrested had alibis for that night and was seen in a different location and witness testimony failed to prove anything concrete.

I thought it best to start fresh and let the facts influence others to give what information they have.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on July 01, 2011, 06:19:12 PM
BCID I'm not allowed into that link for some reason. Is it a link for a special club on here?

Thank you for all the information you bring to the case.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on July 01, 2011, 07:29:18 PM
SAP; Don't intend to post on it, however tried the link, and got the same thing. You are not allowed etc. --Just to let you know.

JB
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: BCID on July 02, 2011, 12:07:10 AM
The link I posted has been removed by me. I started a new thread hoping the info could be used as the header rather than the compiled info being lost in the sea that was 7 pages of comments from the previous thread but it was decided that my post would be better merged with the already existing thread.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Jolie76 on July 02, 2011, 01:05:04 AM
If the police have DNA, do they run it yearly or just keep an open file somewhere, also, do all of the inmates in prison have to submit DNA or is it only for each case??

With a horrifying case such as this one, do you think that if the gulity party feels like they got away with it, they would turn away from a life of crime or further in to a life of crime.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on July 02, 2011, 10:23:41 AM
I have not been on the site for a few days.Thank you BCID for posting that info.It is the first I have heard of Kerrie taking a taxi!!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on July 02, 2011, 08:03:14 PM
Firehorse, this is absolutely great that Tips brought Kerrie's case to attention and that both Tips and BCID have all this archived info.
I wish your family and friends success. This is going forward well now and with police receiving more tips hopefully the case will become active with police department.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on July 02, 2011, 08:09:57 PM
Yes SAP, this is a great site and also Tips needs a huge thank you for starting the Kerrie string.
Once this gets solved, it will give many people some much needed closure.We are hoping that what we are doing is also going to help bring some tips in on other cases. Maybe get others family to see that there still is hope to solve a case with some work put into a facebook page and forums such as this one.
Once people begin to see a victim as a human being, they want to help. Putting pictures and stories about the victim where they can be seen is a big part of things.
Thanks again everyone and we will keep you posted !

Judi
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Lone Wolf on July 06, 2011, 08:25:25 PM
Hello everyone,

I want to say that I am truly touched by the interest and kind words of hope you all have expressed.

I am one of Kerrie's cousins. I had just turned twelve when Kerrie was murdered and I am now 36 years old. I was living in Edmonton at the time and I still am. My mother told me about this site so I decided to check it out and read all 7 pages of this thread.

I do not remember much about Kerrie, but what I do is all about her kindness and smile. I remember Kerrie and my sister teaching me how to skip, it still brings a smile to my face.

I want to say that Kerrie was not the only victim here. Her mother Ann was extremely heart broken, her grief was very deep and I believe this contributed to her death.

Even if these sick creatures that raped and killed Kerrie escape mankind's justice, I firmly believe with unwavering conviction that God will punish them accordingly.

When my mother told me about this site and that she had been thinking about Kerrie allot lately, I got shivers because I also had been thinking about her. I hope this is a sign that all the nasty secrets will soon be exposed.

God please and thank you for caring!!!

Kirk   
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on July 06, 2011, 08:38:28 PM
Welcome Lone Wolf. The more people to join, the bigger our voices to make a difference in the justice system, hopefully.
One is too many, yet there are thousands of cases like Kerrie's through out Canada.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Lone Wolf on July 06, 2011, 09:09:00 PM
Thank you SAP. I also hope our justice system improves.

Kirk
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on July 07, 2011, 01:58:45 PM
Thank you SAP for bringing this to our attention, and for your giving special attention to a family member who is grieving!
Very kind of you to reach out to this person who is in so much pain over Kerri's death. Your words has given credence to this site.
PEACE
JB
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on July 07, 2011, 02:11:51 PM
Que? It wasn't me that brought this to attention, but I did want to see advancement, like for eg: Kerrie's picture circulated and more info, etc. Luckily Kerrie's aunt was surfing and found this site and it snowballed from there.
There have been more atrocities committed in Thompson over the years and recently. Something needs to be done up there as everywhere else.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on July 07, 2011, 02:36:08 PM
Okay, it was the previous post, that's it!! There are only 8 pages of posts here, and you added a compassionate post, and her family responded. Your compassion offered to this family throughout , was so appreciated by them.

JB
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on July 07, 2011, 03:27:32 PM
This site is what started the process that is now in full swing. My niece Kathleen first saw this site and sent the link to her parents who in turn sent it to me.As soon as I saw the string, I posted pictures and started the facebook page.I have had lots of help on the page from Kathleen (niece) as well as my Sister Tammy and he Husband Kevin. Our family is spread all over Canada! Kathleen's parents live in BC, Kathleen and I are in Alberta and Tammy & Kevin, Ontario.
Tammy & Kevin paid to have posters made up One of us will post as soon as we figure out how to do it.
We have had wonderful support from everyone, and for that we are thankful Our facebook page has turned into a place for people to vent frustrations over the justice system and how things are handled. If you have not already, please have a look at the page.    http://www.facebook.com/groups/231697700189911?ap=1
You DO NOT have to join to be able to read all the posts.
Thank you and God Bless
Judi
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on July 07, 2011, 04:33:52 PM
The original post came from Tips Needed. We as a community of Unsolved,  will do the best that we can.
Firehorse, thank you for the link (facebook for  Kerrie). It brings attention to her murder, and the caring of her family and friends even to this day~!

PEACE
JB
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on July 07, 2011, 04:54:06 PM
I am trying to upload the poster, If it does not post, I am very sorry.

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Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on July 25, 2011, 03:28:43 PM
Welcome to the site, "I'm here"...
I'm happy to hear everything is coming together for your family with the police and with the justice walk, etc. I hope someone somewhere will have a conscience and help all of our slain angels. Let the perps not have a moments peace until they are incarcerated.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on July 25, 2011, 05:03:26 PM
Firehorse and Family:  Keep the faith, keep on rolling - and Unsolved will do our best to keep this thread alive for Kerrie Ann and for all of you. There are many members on this site who have a wonderful ability to assist as well as to encourage.
Please utilize all of the help that you are offered.

PEACE
JB
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on July 27, 2011, 08:43:48 PM
Thanks Jelly Bean, We sure hope we get this solved so Kerrie and rest in peace and the family can get the closure we so desperately need.

Judi
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on July 27, 2011, 08:54:05 PM
Firehorse: While we may not be able to solve it, we can be there for you with encouragement and hold your hand through all of this. At times, someone will come onto this site who knows something, and let us pray that it happens for Kerrie, but in all honesty, it is rare. Keep the faith, and we will keep on posting about her - to bring her name up on the internet - and pray for a break in her case - but as I said do not carry false hope.

Take care just for today.
PEACE
JB
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on August 02, 2011, 07:24:09 PM
As Tips mentioned, there are people who have the info to break the case, so there is hope yet. The good folks of Thompson (and family across Canada) have a goal and are working toward that with all their heart and vigor. Kudos.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on August 03, 2011, 03:19:47 PM
No I  do not know JAB, but let us hope that Kerrie Ann's case will soon be solved so that Kerrie Ann and her family can be at peace. While I am not aboriginal, although since my family tree can be traced back to 1610 before we became a country, one never knows, perhaps there is some native blood in me somewhere. I watch APTN often. I am especially interested in their news, such a different point of view - and refreshing!!
Many views which we have must change, and your walks for justice drives home the point of injustices done to natives within our court system and elsewhere. Injustice done to any Canadian is unfair, and our Canadian natives have experienced more than their fair share of it. 
Having a television station featuring native culture and issues is a big step in a positive direction to change views of Canadians.
Go for it!! - and keep at it, and god bless.

Peace
jb
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on August 11, 2011, 10:35:04 AM
NEW CRIME STOPPERS  website with Kerrie's case.................

http://www.manitobacrimestoppers.com/homicides.html
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on August 11, 2011, 10:42:50 AM
Jelly Bean, Kerrie is not Aboriginal .The people who are walking are doing it for all of us. They are an awesome bunch of people and are doing all they can to help find missing people and help the families of murdered people get justice. They also have a traditional ceremony planned at the spot where Kerrie's body was found.
 We can hope that all of the social media out there will make a difference for someone.We will just keep posting info anywhere we can. At the very least, make the perps uncomfortable knowing there is all this info out there and at any time, someone can put an end to their freedom!

Judi
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on August 11, 2011, 12:00:58 PM
Firehorse:  Thanks for the clarification. Perhaps I was thinking of another group.  A lame excuse, I must admit. If I recall, there are also many aboriginals involved in the Walk 4 Justice, and so I assumed that it was Aboriginal.
Frankly, something has to be done on a co-operative joint effort by all provinces on the missing as well as the Federal Government providing funds to set up a specific dna data base for these families. (This idea was brought forward by several groups to the Feds, but they were told that they did not have the funds.  The Feds say that there are only funds available in this dna area, and they are using it for paedophiles.  I believe this was last year.

 We need a national data base, and dna from familes of the missing which should be held in a seperate  data base to identify any remains found in years to come. (Don't shout at me, but some missing persons are found alive and well (thank god) while others --- well .....

A missing or unsolved murder of a loved one, is a very deep and personal thing to each and every family affected. The pain stays with them forever.
It can also impact families whereby members blame each other, and families can be torn apart by it. 

Groups such as Walk 4 Justice and a National Walk , not only brings those forgotten to the attention of the public and to law enforcement, but it can bring the suffering families together, to share their pain, and to offer each other support.

Bless all of you.  I will make you a personal promise, that they next time they walk in my city, I will be there!!

Thank you Firehorse for the correction, and there may be others out there who had the same belief as I did. A missing or unsolved murder of a loved one needs National attention with coordinated cooperation from law enforcement to solve these cases.
Yes, there is always someone out there who "knows" something and I always hope that either a witness, or the perp will have had years of sleepless nights along with nightmares, and mental torment to such an extent that they will step forward.

Peace
Jellybean
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on October 16, 2011, 04:04:29 PM
25 Years has come and gone Kerrie, no one has forgot, there is no getting over what happened to you.  So senseless, you definitely deserved better. Your family and community didn't deserve this.  I wish those that know the details of this crime, that are not depraved, should come forward.  The time is come to tell, the truth will set you free.  I can not understand how those responsible can live with themselves.  As I read the news violence is everywhere, murder has become a part of life, well I refuse to accept that and I am not alone, I will do everything I can to make my part of the world a safe place, my promise to you.
There are way to many Kerrie Brown Stories.  Today is a very sad day.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on October 17, 2011, 11:52:00 AM
It's a horrible remembrance date for family and friends. I hope closure comes soon and the perp gets to rot in jail.
RIP Kerrie.

Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: solvy on November 05, 2011, 09:07:53 PM
If the police have DNA, do they run it yearly or just keep an open file somewhere, also, do all of the inmates in prison have to submit DNA or is it only for each case??


Welcome Jean Marc.    No one has answered Jolie76 query yet, perhaps you could, given your experience with the case.

Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on November 05, 2011, 09:32:13 PM
Jean Marc, thank you for posting. It took some courage in doing so, and I greatly admire you for that.  It might of been easier to just  sit back and read this thread and say nothing, and  you chose not to. And this case has bothered you. It's not always easy being a cop even a retired one - cops  are people. And sometimes it isn't that easy to speak up, as the rest of us would like to think. Definately not in some detachments, so I have read in the past.
In certain cases, when the camera's have stopped rolling, and the public memory fades, the familes never forget, ever.

Families are speaking up in this day and age, and are demanding answers more often than not. And it is about time that these  things have changed.
JB
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on November 11, 2011, 09:35:15 AM
WOW...Thank you Jean Marc for your courage and being so candid.  I can not put into words how much respect I have for you for posting your comments.  I would like to state I know for a fact the RCMP would like nothing more than to have solved this crime.  We all wish it had never happened, maybe even the perps, but its hard to beleive with the damage done to young Kerrie.   Thompson and communities like it are a training ground for the RCMP.  I have no doubt mistakes were made.  We all feel bad for what has happened except for the guilty obviously.  There are people who know, all those old adages apply, "The truth will set you free!"  It really will.  The new Inspector in Thompson, Mr. Ron Corner, I believe has been in the right direction many times.  Congratulations on you posting Inspector.  Please come forward party goers, do it for yourself, you will notice a huge differance in your life, and the lives of others.   Truly it is never to late to tell the truth.  My blessings to the Brown family, the aunts, uncles and cousins.  Thank you Jean Marc
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on November 12, 2011, 01:31:20 AM
Yes, Jean Marc, I also thank you for being so candid. Hopefully this is the year that someone will relieve their conscience and end a long quest, although I doubt it would ever relieve the pain the family have had to live with.
Unfortunately those kinds of mistakes and cover-ups were all too common.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: debbiec on November 18, 2011, 11:14:02 AM

Kerrie Ann BROWN  

Cold Case Files

Name : Homicide of Kerrie Ann BROWN

Location : Thompson, Manitoba

Details : On October 16, 1986 fifteen year old Kerrie Ann BROWN disappeared from a house party she attended in Thompson, MB.  On the afternoon of October 18, 1986 her body was found murdered outside of Thompson, MB. 

Victim: Kerrie Ann BROWN
Age at time of incident: 15
Date of Birth: 1971-08-19
Race: Caucasian
Gender: Female
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color:Blue

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kerrie Ann BROWN's murder. To date nobody has been convicted of her murder.   

Contact: If you have any information about this or any serious crime in Rural Manitoba, you can contact your nearest police service or RCMP detachment.

To provide information ANONYMOUSLY:

Call Manitoba Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
SUBMIT a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com
TEXT "TIPMAN" PLUS YOUR MESSAGE to CRIMES (274637)
Callers never have to give their name. You can earn a cash award of up to $2000.00 and at the same time help to make your community a safer place to live.


http://205.193.86.86/cc-afn/brown-eng.htm (http://205.193.86.86/cc-afn/brown-eng.htm)
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on January 10, 2014, 07:55:08 PM
Thank you Jean Marc for your candidness. Family members have been made aware of your most recent post. I hope and pray that Kerrie gets justice as well as her family and relatives.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on January 10, 2014, 08:50:01 PM
Thank you Jean Marc Villeneuve for this and  thank you also to SAP for making me aware of this post. This has taken much courage for you to post this Jean Marc Villeneuve and lets hope it is the end of the silence and beginning of things being solved.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Have faith on January 10, 2014, 08:53:43 PM
Jean Marc--you think this case was fast tracked to keep the Det. budget down.  Do you think the following post from Member "njohansen74" might have something to do with it?



Quote: njohansen74

Reply # 15, page 2

 

"I totally agree with you. I feel as though the people that have admitted to having been involved with this crime have pull with the Rcmp. Their father is good friends with most of the guys on the force. I wish their was someone else that you can talk to."



Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: debbiec on January 11, 2014, 12:00:59 AM
Thank you for posting Jean Marc Villeneuve. I admire you for the courage you've shown in speaking out.

I sincerely hope that someday there will be justice for Kerrie.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Shadow Girl on January 11, 2014, 01:03:16 AM
http://www.thompsoncitizen.net/article/20121024/THOMPSON0302/310249991/-1/THOMPSON/kerrie-ann-brown-ending-the-145-conspiracy-of-silence-146

Kerrie Ann Brown: Ending the ‘conspiracy of silence’

October 24, 2012 


Stories about unsolved murders usually appear in the media on significant anniversaries. Last year was the 25th anniversary of the savage slaying of 15-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown, which remains Thompson’s oldest unsolved murder case.
 
Former R.D. Parker Collegiate principal John Donovan, now Northern regional director of the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba here in Thompson, perhaps summed it up best on Sept. 28, 2011 when he wrote: “I remember how Kerrie's death shook our school and the community ... obviously someone or more know what happened … the conspiracy of silence must end.”
 
Brown was slain sometime after attending a party at a residence on Trout Avenue in Westwood on Thursday night Oct. 16, 1986. Two days after the party, two women from the riding stable discovered her nude body in a wooded area close to the hydro line between the horse stable and the golf course access roads. Her body was found on Saturday, Oct. 18, 1986, around 2 p.m. Brown had been sexually assaulted and severely beaten, bludgeoned repeatedly about the face and head causing massive injuries. A large, bloodstained stick was found at the scene.
 
A vehicle got stuck in the mud there and a blue and red air mattress and a black rubber floor mat were used to try and gain traction and extricate the vehicle, RCMP said publicly in 1996. Two eyewitnesses had spotted a white van and an older model mid-60s green sedan-type car at the scene just hours after Brown, who had been wearing a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey jacket earlier in the evening, disappeared from the party. Crime scene DNA samples gathered in 1986 came from at least two different men RCMP told the Thompson Citizen in 1996, adding they have always believed more than person was involved in the killing.
 
Shortly after Kerrie’s murder, a 22-year-old Thompson man was charged with first-degree murder in connection with her killing in a case that was largely circumstantial. He was freed four months later after being discharged by provincial court Judge Charles Newcombe without being committed to trial after a three-day preliminary hearing ended Feb. 20, 1987. Newcombe ruled there wasn’t admissible evidence upon which a reasonable jury properly instructed could return a verdict of guilty,
 
The quarter century anniversary of Brown’s murder in 2011 generated a number of stories in print and on radio. While that’s a good thing, we believe Brown’s cold case killing should be revisited on its 26th anniversary every bit as much as it was on the 25th.
 
As well, there have been some developments since we last wrote about the case a year ago that are worth mentioning. There have been at least six other unsolved murders in Thompson in the last 26 years since Kerrie’s killing: Jason Nunn, Jacob Stokman, Lissa Chaboyer, Bernie Carlson and Christopher Ponask. The good news is the list has shrunk by one from seven last year with an arrest last February in the previously unsolved 2005 murder of 16-year-old Chantelle Rikheim in the old Burntwood Trailer Court.
 
Also, the RCMP this year began conducting a full review of Kerrie Ann Brown’s murder investigation. They have rehired a retired homicide investigator, Sgt. Bert Clarke, who retired in 2009 as the commander-in-charge of the RCMP's homicide unit in Manitoba, to assist in the review of the investigation, along with a second rehired former homicide investigator.
 
The two retired homicide investigators did not work on the Brown murder originally, although they were aware of it, but are assisting the historical case unit, which is the official RCMP name for Manitoba’s cold case squad, by bringing their expertise to the complex case by taking a fresh look at it. It’s a daunting task given there more than 2,000 subjects recorded and documented in the file.
 
Active duty investigators, including Bobby Baker, the current lead investigator, and Janna Coade, also continue to work on the Brown case. All of the forensic evidence is being reviewed for DNA submission or re-submission and people continue to be polygraph examined in the case. New DNA samples searching for matches have been taken, most voluntarily, some pursuant to court orders, from more than 100 people across Canada in the decades since the crime.
 
Administrative personnel have been assigned to the case to "digitize" the investigation for present and future purposes.
 
The Brown cold case is the largest unsolved homicide investigation (nearly three dozen banker boxes of investigative file material) that the RCMP have in Manitoba.
 
Anyone who has information on the murder of Kerrie Ann Brown can contact Thompson RCMP detachment at (204) 677-6909, or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Manitoba Crime Stoppers at Crime Stoppers, which can be reached toll-free at (800) 222-8477 (TIPS) or to submit a secure tip online go to www.manitobacrimestoppers.com and text "TIPMAN" plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
 
There has been no justice – at least not yet – for Kerrie Ann Brown. Donovan was right. The conspiracy of silence must end. There is every reason to believe someone knows who killed Kerrie Ann Brown.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Shadow Girl on January 11, 2014, 01:05:47 AM
http://www.thompsoncitizen.net/article/20110907/THOMPSON0302/309079926/-1/THOMPSON/justice-for-kerrie-ann-brown

Justice for Kerrie Ann Brown

September 7, 2011 



"Justice delayed is justice denied," the important legal maxim usually attributed to 19th century British prime minister William Ewart Gladstone, means that if legal redress is available for a party that has suffered some injury, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no redress at all. Often it is used quite rightly to refer to an accused person's right to a fair and speedy trial. But in the broadest sense it also means where there is a victim, punishment must follow crime swiftly, surely and with certainty.

 

There has been no justice for Kerrie Ann Brown.

 

She remains Thompson's oldest unsolved murder case, slain at the age of 15 sometime after attending a party at a residence on Trout Avenue in Westwood on Thursday night Oct. 16, 1986. While the unfortunate truth is that there are a number of unsolved murders in Thompson, today we want to focus on the oldest – the cold case of Kerrie Ann Brown.

 

Twenty-five years is a very long time. The three lead investigating local RCMP officers in 1986 were constables Pat Cahill, Maggie Gregory and polygraph and forensic examiner John Tost. The Crown attorney was Dale Perezowski.

 
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Kerrie Ann Brown would have been 40 on Aug. 19.

 

Instead, two days after the party, a woman from the riding stable discovered her nude body in a wooded area close to the hydro line between the horse stable and the golf course access roads. Police believe she was killed elsewhere and her body dumped there. It was found on Saturday, Oct. 18, 1986, around 2 p.m.

 

She had been sexually assaulted and severely beaten, bludgeoned repeatedly about the face and head causing massive injuries. A large, bloodstained stick was found at the scene. A vehicle got stuck in the mud there and a blue and red air mattress and a black rubber floor mat were used to try and gain traction and extricate the vehicle, RCMP said publicly in 1996.

 

Crime scene DNA samples gathered in 1986 came from at least two different men RCMP told the Thompson Citizen in 1996, adding they have always believed more than one person was involved in the killing. DNA science was in its infancy in 1986, so much of the DNA evidence was re-examined and re-analyzed in the 1990s. New DNA samples searching for matches have been taken, most voluntarily, some pursuant to court orders, from more than 100 people across Canada in the decades since the crime.

 

Days after Kerrie's murder, a 22-year-old Thompson man was charged with first-degree murder in connection with her killing. But he was freed four months later after being discharged by provincial court Judge Charles Newcombe without being committed to trial after a three-day preliminary hearing ended Feb. 20, 1987. Newcombe ruled there wasn't admissible evidence upon which a reasonable jury properly instructed could return a verdict of guilty, which is the legal test in Canadian law for committal to trial. Then NDP Manitoba attorney general Roland Penner did not exercise his discretion to issue a rare preferred indictment, which would have sent the case directly to trial.

Most of those in attendance at the Trout Avenue party were from ages 14 to 17. The party was held on a Thursday night because there was no school the next day for Kerrie and the others at R.D. Parker Collegiate. She had previously attended Juniper and Eastwood elementary schools. Her mom and dad, Ann and Jim Brown, had moved to Thompson like many so Jim could work in the mine at Inco, while Ann worked at Thompson General Hospital as a medical transcriptionist. Ann Brown died some years ago. Kerrie's brother, Trevor, lives in Winnipeg, and is active in keeping up the fight for justice for his sister, as is her aunt, Tammy Fenner, and her husband, Kevin, from Maberly, in eastern Ontario, near Ottawa.

Kerrie was to walk home from the Trout Avenue residence that night with a girlfriend but before leaving the friend went back into the party for a few minutes. Kerrie stepped outside apparently to wait. When the friend returned, Kerrie was gone. Several witnesses reported Kerrie was seen getting into a van between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Others believe she took a taxi to Brandon Crescent. Or she may have walked somewhere from the party.

 

Anyone who has information on the murder of Kerrie Ann Brown has a moral duty to come forward. Justice demands no less. You can contact Thompson RCMP detachment at (204) 677-6909, or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Manitoba Crime Stoppers at Crime Stoppers, which can be reached toll-free at (800) 222-8477 (TIPS) or to submit a secure tip online go to www.manitobacrimestoppers.com and text "TIPMAN" plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on January 11, 2014, 10:48:53 AM
Jean Marc would you be willing to speak to members of the family?  You can contact me through private message here or through Kerrie's face book page as a private message. Through face book we could set up a family/multi-party chat.
Thank you again Jean Marc for the courage to do the right thing.After all of these years it must have been difficult to do.It is very much appreciated. I am Kerrie's Aunt and sister to her mother Ann.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: believer on December 09, 2014, 03:49:04 PM
I have left the north for some time now. One the questions that to this day remained with me was why this case was not solved. It saddens me that it has not. Since I still have family that lives there, I worry a lot about how life was and still remains there. Secrets get buried conspiracy of silence, some seaming to have more power over authorities and so forth. Fear and the stress of a fast paste life style perhaps is what leads people not to  say what they should say. Maybe even the timing questioning. What I mean by that is: I remember when the police came around and asked if I had witness any unusual activity in the area of where I then lived. Having being woken up early in the morning trying to recover from bad health, my brain did not kick in like it should. So what I mean is people have lives and stresses that sometimes does not allow them to think clearly. Perhaps for those that do know and now hopefully have had time to clear their minds and make sense of things they could do the right thing...Come forward with what they know. I would like to know if there are any specific questions that was asked to the public about info needed on something..
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: believer on December 09, 2014, 04:02:29 PM
Firehorse was there any questions about a tent being in the forest nearby and if anyone knew whom it belonged to??
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: firehorse on December 09, 2014, 04:36:01 PM
Hello Believer, thank you for your post and questions. We all wonder why it is still unsolved. There has been so much said and I do recall some questions about a tent being posted somewhere.It was thought that someone was living in it, maybe a transient. There are so many questions still unanswered and with it being so long ago, we don't know if who ever was involved is even still alive now. It would be nice if those who have info step up and come clean. Give Kerrie's Dad ( Jim) and her brothers ( Trevor and Ian) some closure. To those who are holding onto info, you know it will haunt you until the day you leave this earth. Karma makes a full circle, it will again repeat on you next life and the next and until you learn the lesson it was meant to teach you. All we can do is keep Kerrie's case out there and make those who know something squirm every time they hear someone mention her name!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: tips.needed on August 01, 2015, 05:00:35 AM
I just fell for the family, so much.  They are and were amazing.
Do not be afraid to say how you feel.

I feel like saying........FY ........Those that know. Your worse than those that did it, jussayin!

30 years plus ur age....almost time 2 talk to someone

edited for language

Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on August 01, 2015, 04:06:53 PM
The persons who know and do nothing are just as guilty as the one who did the crime, imo. How can people live with themselves after harboring such a cruel secret and cause countless grief to loved ones?!
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Have faith on August 01, 2015, 09:44:51 PM

You are right on SAP.  Those who know who murdered an innocent victim, and won't turn them in, have blood on their hands.  They may be a close relative of the killer--sister, brother, parent.  They may be a close friend.  But do they ever consider that their "loved one" is capable of killing other innocent victims?  Are they in such denial that they think that this was just one "mistake"?  Murdering an innocent person is not a mistake, regardless of the circumstances or the excuses.  Your loved one is a murderer, and he may be capable of doing it again.  Has he received psychological help?  Will you wait to turn him in after the next murder?  How bloody do your hands have to become before you stop him from killing?

Then there are the people who know who murdered an innocent victim, but are afraid to report him.  They may fear for their lives, and have been threatened to remain quiet.   I understand that, and this is a legitimate concern.  Trust me--you can give information to Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous to Police.  You just name the killer, and give any info that will help put him away, without implicating you as the source.  You don't have to go to court as a witness--you are totally unknown to everyone.  Crime Stoppers don't know who you are, let alone police.  Just do it.  You shouldn't have to carry this burden for the rest of your life.

Then there is the killer.  If you are truly remorseful and this is destroying your life, it is time to stop the pain and turn yourself in.  You need to put this right.  Man up and do the right thing.  It is time to end the 29 years of suffering for everyone.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: SAP on August 02, 2015, 12:12:42 PM
You said it so well Have Faith.

It would be interesting to know who all knew who the perp was because if he was the one who phoned in a murder before Kerrie was discovered was real afraid, or perhaps the person saw or knew only and had nothing to do with it, probably the latter. I think now that calls probably can be traced better but I also believe it should not have been difficult to figure out who used the phone at Norway House ... was this a residence for homeless people?
Post # 125 on page 9 says it all, plus there seems to also be a combination of the same that Pandabear posted under Halifax regarding: Dead Wrong: Halifax's unsolved murders.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: TallGirl on October 16, 2016, 08:18:43 AM
on the news today  http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/i-was-a-happy-15-year-old-girl-rcmp-tweet-as-murdered-teen-to-help-solve-cold-case-1.3117251    somebody knows something and hope they come forward
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Sap1 on October 16, 2016, 10:44:25 AM
Thank you Tallgirl, for posting the update.

I hope this Twitter campaign brings out the witnesses.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on October 16, 2016, 08:26:42 PM
Here is the full article

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/i-was-a-happy-15-year-old-girl-rcmp-tweet-as-murdered-teen-to-help-solve-cold-case-1.3117251

eff Lagerquist, CTVNews.ca Writer
Published Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:06AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, October 16, 2016 8:12PM EDT

Manitoba RCMP are using social media to give a voice to a teen girl who was found raped and murdered three decades ago, in hopes of finding new leads in a tragic cold case.

Kerrie Ann Brown, 15, was supposed to sleep over at her best friend Nicole’s house on Oct. 16, 1986. But at a party in Thompson, Man. that night, Kerrie’s ex-boyfriend showed up with a new girl. She left upset and never made it to the sleepover.

A pair of horseback riders found her body two days later on a trail north of the city. She had been sexually assaulted and her body poked with sticks.

“We’ve never stopped trying to find out who did this to Kerrie,” her brother, Trevor Brown, told CTV News Channel on Sunday from Thompson, Man.
“We’ve had our ear to the ground for three decades trying to find out who did this to Kerrie.

We won’t stop and I assure you we’re going to find the people who did this and they’re gonna be brought to justice.”

Sunday marks the 30-year anniversary of Kerrie’s death. Officers are issuing tweets from her point of view in English and French using the hashtag #kerrie, and have changed the account’s profile photo to include her picture.

“I want to talk about the day I was killed. I want people to know what happened to me. I want the killer caught #rcmpmb #kerrie,” read one of several tweets posted on Sunday.
View image on Twitter

“What you did to me that night destroyed my family & friends. I didn’t do anything wrong. I was a happy 15 year old girl.”

The tweets go beyond a straightforward appeal for information. Many include photos from the family, details about her last day alive, and personal information like the name of her stuffed bear.

Trevor hopes the unorthodox technique will jog the memory of someone who can help investigators.

“I think this would have been solved 30 years ago if social media existed then,” he said.

He believes people in the community have details that will help bring his sister’s killer to justice and help his family find some closure.

“Walk through the fear,” he pleaded. “We understand it was egregious, brutal. It’s hard to live with but it’s time to come forward.”

“There’s silence, but someone knows. Come forward. Stop being cowards. How are you able to keep what you did to me hidden?” #rcmpmb #kerrie
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Sap1 on October 17, 2016, 11:07:26 AM
Thanks JB for posting the whole article.
Last night on The National they gave good coverage as well, so this went Canada wide. Twitter and FB also got covered.

They really need to speak again to the initial suspect and get some names from him. The initial suspect had Kerry's blood and hair on his T-shirt.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: jellybean on November 04, 2016, 07:35:19 PM
Since she was "poked with sticks", this screams youths (young and more than one) imo

jb
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: Have faith on October 20, 2018, 09:55:22 AM
Since she was "poked with sticks", this screams youths (young and more than one) imo

jb

I just saw this recent article about an upcoming CBC podcast "Someone Knows Something"on Kerrie's case. Apparently she wasn't "poked with sticks" as previously noted, but was actually bludgeoned to death with tree branches. Regardless, I agree that this still screams youths, and very possibly more than one.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/kerrie-ann-brown-murder-cold-case-1.4859553?fbclid=IwAR3nOH9NU6q7bB3ycoET0-i3f4xN1SAUhFOt_RuzBL1X6ZUYG_VhB2QAgLc

Read more, including photos and trailers at above link.
The killing is the subject of the new season of the CBC podcast, which found new witnesses and information about the case.
No one was ever convicted. A local man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, but a judge stayed the charges in early 1987, citing a lack of evidence.

Over the years, the sheer volume of interviews, evidence and paperwork ballooned into the largest unsolved cold case file in Manitoba, said Const. Janna Amirault of the RCMP's historical case unit in Winnipeg. Forty-five boxes hold 14,000 documents and details about the 2,500 witnesses, friends, suspects and investigators involved over the years.

The mystery still weighs on Kerrie's best friend, Nicole Zahorodny.

The night of Oct. 16, 1986, Zahorodny and another friend stopped by the Brown family home in Thompson. "I replay that night so much," she said. "I can see us skipping down the road arm in arm, going to this guy's house."
Zahorodny recalls Kerrie sitting on her lap in a recliner at the party when Kerrie's ex-boyfriend came down the stairs. They had broken up just days earlier, and now he was hand in hand with another ex-girlfriend he dated before Kerrie.

"There was no arguing or bad blood or anything like that. It was an awkward situation," Zahorodny said.

"He had gone back to his ex-girlfriend, and we were teenagers, so it was pretty upsetting."

The girls left but re-entered the house because Zahorodny had forgotten her purse.

Zahorodny went downstairs to grab it and got into an argument with her own ex-boyfriend.

She suspects Kerrie got tired of waiting for the two to work things out on the stairs and left at about midnight.

A few minutes later, Zahorodny emerged to find a single set of footsteps in the snow leading down the driveway and ending at tire tracks on the street. They were Kerrie's, she says.
Kerrie was supposed to sleep over at her house that night. Zahorodny searched nearby streets, returning to the house party twice. Unable to find her friend, panic set in.

Zahorodny is the last person known to have seen Kerrie.

She soon found herself before a group of mourners reading her friend's eulogy. That was eventually followed by seven years of psychotherapy.

"PTSD, survivor guilt … that doesn't go away, no matter how much therapy you have."

(Donna Covic and her friend Judy found Kerrie's body while horseback riding 40 hours later)
They saw Kerrie's body lying on a jacket, with one hand up and one down. She was dressed in a pink and black leopard-print outfit and white socks, Covic said.
"You could see the face was smashed and beaten."

Someone had raped Kerrie and bludgeoned her to death with branches. Police found them at the scene, stained with blood.

Tire tracks were also found, along with a red-and-blue air mattress and a black rubber car mat, suggesting a vehicle used them for traction to get unstuck from the mud before driving off.

At the time, two teenagers described seeing a green muscle car and a white van with their lights off leave the area around midnight the night Kerrie disappeared.

Those descriptions helped RCMP identify a local 22-year-old owner of a similar muscle car, who became their prime suspect.

He was charged and there was a preliminary hearing in the case, but the judge decided not to proceed to trial, saying there was a lack of evidence against the accused.

The case languished for years until investigators found a glimmer of hope. Advances in DNA technology not available at the time of the crime helped them build profiles of two new suspects.

Investigators collected DNA samples from people associated with Kerrie or suspected of being connected to her death, but in the end, no new charges were laid, and RCMP haven't released details of the DNA profiles.

The Mounties renewed their call for tips in 2016, on the 30th anniversary of her disappearance.

The investigation is still open.
Title: Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
Post by: rainstorm on October 29, 2018, 10:08:20 PM
The pod cast is well done. Really hope the cobwebs are shook off and get the ass or asses who did this.