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Title: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: debbiec on December 18, 2013, 01:51:05 PM
Real Name: Jacqueline McAllister and Brian Major
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Blind River, Ontario
Date: June 28, 1991

Case

Details: On June 28, 1991, Gordon McAllister, 62, and his wife of thirty-nine years, Jacqueline, 59, were asleep at the rest stop in Blind River, Ontario, when at 12:55 AM, a man claiming to be a police officer knocked on their door. When Jackie opened the door, the man had two guns with him and demanded all of their money and valuables. He then shot them as well. Gordon was able to jump out of the motor home and hide under it. At around that same time, Brian Major, 29, arrived at the rest stop and was also shot by the gunman. He then got into his van and drove off. Gordon tried to get help, but Jackie was already dead, along with Brian. Gordon was wounded, but survived. A witness later came forward claiming that the gunman nearly hit their car shortly after he left the rest stop. Gordon helped police make a computer composite of his wife's killer. However, the murders remain unsolved.

Suspects: Gordon described his wife's murderer to police as 5' 10" with a slight build, long stringy blonde hair, and approximately 30 years old. He has never been identified.

Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the March 10, 1993 episode (Unsolved Mysteries).

Results: Unresolved. On Feb 14, 2012, Gordon passed away without ever seeing his wife's killer charged. In 1999, a suspect named Ronald West was named in the case. He is currently in prison serving time for two unrelated murders, but has never been charged with the Blind River Murders.

http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Jacqueline_McAllister_and_Brian_Major
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: Lt. nypd retired on December 31, 2013, 02:56:55 AM
 Trying to verify/ determine the end result of a specific murder that occurred in the Ontario or the Toronto area, unsure of date of occurance.  The crime (murder ) occurred  at a type of "Rest Stop" . A mature(older) husband and wife were attacked at gunpoint,  and the wife was murdered. The subject /Perpetrator was described as having Long light colored hair with missing hair on top of head. The crime was shown/described on a T.V "Crime Show" possibly called "Unsolved crimes", which was shown here in United States. I Wanted to know the end result of the investigation or if arrest was made. Personally, I contacted the investigating police agency/district  and provided what I thought was strong info on the perpetrator as to stature, looks height, and demeanor. I was then and now unable to determine if my information led to anything or even what  if anything had resulted by the Police agency concerned .. Wondering if any person here on this site has any information, or news, and/ or knowledge of the crime and the end result, or an arrest, conviction or developments. 
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: jobo on December 31, 2013, 06:36:16 AM
I think this is who you are referring to, Lt.nypd retired:  http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/west-ronald-glen.htm

A.K.A.: "The 22-calibre Killer"
 
Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Toronto police officer - Rape - Robberies
Number of victims: 2 +
Date of murders: May 6/13, 1970
Date of arrest: August 27, 1999 (29 years later)
Date of birth: 1947
Victims profile: Doreen Moorby, 34 / Helen Ferguson, 38
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Gormley/Palgrave, Ontario, Canada
Status: Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to two life sentences in prison on August 15, 2001
 
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 In May 1970, two suburban housewives are killed in their homes within a week of one another, leaving the inhabitants of the rural areas surrounding Toronto in fear.

Thirty years later, the murders are solved and the man responsible is caught, thanks to the meticulous collection and preservation of DNA evidence. But there is a surprising twist - Ronald West was a Toronto police officer at the time of the murders.

The first victim, Doreen Morby, was killed at her rural Gormley home May 6, 1970, while she was home alone with her 21-month-old son. She was shot five times in the head and twice in the back with a .22-calibre gun. Her son was left unharmed.

Seven days later, Helen Ferguson was shot once in the head and twice in the back at her Palgrave home after she answered the door to a man. Her nine-year-old son was unharmed in his bedroom.

A young constable involved in the investigation soon quits and moves away, all is relatively quiet for years. He returned to the Valley in 1988 and they once again plunged into a dark time. West's crime spree continued with a series of violent robberies in 1995.

The police had staked out his home for 48 hours, watching their suspect's every move from a boathouse next door. West was on a cell phone outside when a half-dozen cruisers swarmed the property. His house was searched but nothing extraordinary was found, he was convicted of the robberies and sentenced.

The next tenant of the West house found the stolen jewellery along with an old registration for a .22-calibre handgun (the same used in the nurse murders in 1970) and photos of a naked woman, all hidden in the bathroom.

In 2001 West plead guilty to the 1970 murders and is serving 2 life terms.
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Ronald Glenn West
While serving a eight-year sentence for robbery Ronald Glenn West, a former Toronto police officer, was charged with first-degree murder in the 1970 sex slayings of nurses Helen Ferguson and Doreen Moorby. He is also under investigation in a 1991 double murder at a picnic site just outside of Blind River, Ontario.

A jail employee at the provincial Maplehurst Detention Centre in Milton said West has would probably be assaulted by other inmates for being an ex-cop, being a suspected sex slayer, and for attacking seniors citizens. Because of the high risk for violence, West is being kept in a private cell which he cannot leave except to shower, shave and take a daily 20-minute exercise break in an interior yard.

West, who was called a quiet man by those who knew him, kept his dark side a secret from even those closest to him, his wife and sons.

When West was arrested in 1995, Blind River residents were shocked, never having suspected the man who lived in their community - one where people often don't bother locking their doors - was responsible for a string of violent robberies.

His sons are just as surprised by the latest charges as they were four years ago when police showed up at their riverside home on Woodward Ave., arrested their father and put them in foster care. "It's those who loved him and believed him who are most hurt by this," said Shelly Verreault, who was a foster parent to the West boys, Joseph, now 18, y Gavin, 17.

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Ex-cop probed in tourist killings 2 shot dead at Blind River Roadside Park in '91

Alan Cairns and Joe Warmington - The Toronto Sun

August 27, 1999, Friday

A former Toronto cop charged with two 29-year-old sex slayings is under investigation in an unsolved double murder eight years ago.

Ronald Glenn West, 52, was charged two days ago with first-degree murder in the 1970 sex slayings of nurses Doreen Moorby, 34, and Helen Ferguson, 38, north of Toronto.

The Toronto Sun has learned he is a suspect in a 1991 picnic-area robbery in which two people were slain and another left for dead.

Gord McAllister, 62, and his wife Jackie, 59, were asleep in their motorhome at a scenic Blind River rest stop in Northern Ontario at 1 a.m. on June 28, 1991 when they opened their door to a man allegedly claiming to be a police officer.

Jackie McAllister was killed instantly when the man opened fire with a rifle. Her husband was shot in the back as he tried to escape, but he survived.

Brian Major, 29, of Elliot Lake, was shot dead in his car when he unwittingly stumbled upon the murder scene.

The slayings occurred only a few kilometres from Blind River, where West lived with a second wife and two teen boys from a first marriage that was never dissolved.

West was arrested in 1995 for a robbery spree in the Sault Ste. Marie area and has served four years of an eight-year prison term. He came undone when he tried to pawn stolen rings and loose diamonds using his driver's licence and his home address.

OPP detectives searched West's van and his home for links with the rest- area murders, a relative said, but found nothing.

Blind River Officer

Investigators probing the Moorby and Ferguson homicides refused to say whether there are links with the Blind River slayings.

But The Sun has learned a Blind River OPP officer involved in the 1991 probe is working alongside Orillia-based major-crime-unit detectives, who say they unravelled the nurse slayings using DNA analysis of 29-year-old evidence.

West was working at Toronto Police 53 Division as a traffic cop during the period the women were killed and was off duty on the dates of the murders. He quit the force in 1972 after four years' service.

Police are trying to determine if there are similarities in the way in which the Toronto murders, the Sault Ste. Marie robberies and the Blind River slayings were carried out.

Doreen Moorby was at her rural Gormley home with her 21-month-old son on May 6, 1970, when she was sexually assaulted and shot five times in the head and twice in the back with a .22-calibre gun. Her son was unharmed.

Helen Ferguson was shot once in the head and twice in the back at her Palgrave home 13 days later.

Her nine-year-old son was at home and, after hearing a knock at the door and a man's voice, then heard gunshots. He saw a man wipe the doorknob of fingerprints and then drive off.

In 1991, the McAllisters were robbed by a man armed with a .22-calibre Lakefield Mossberg rifle and a 20-gauge shotgun, police say.

Gord McAllister recalled last night from Lindsay that the man who killed his wife and Major came to the motorhome door at 1 a.m..

He told them he was a police officer and they could not stay in the rest area overnight and would have to move, McAllister said.

'Going to kill both of you'

His wife opened the door and the man entered with a rifle in each arm, saying "I'm going to rob you, and then I'm going to kill both of you."

McAllister said he didn't believe the man would kill them, but after the gunman took their valuables he began shooting. McAllister's wife was shot in the trailer. McAllister was shot and left for dead outside the trailer, but he saw the gunman fire shots into the windshield of a car that just happened by.

Brian Major was sadly "in the wrong place at the wrong time," said McAllister, who recalled the killer having stringy blond hair.

In Sault Ste. Marie court on Oct. 4, 1995, West pleaded guilty to what Ontario court Judge Lawrence Whalen called five "shocking" robberies, each one "coldly" and deliberately planned.

In each case, West visited a home or business, using a ruse that he wanted to buy something or needed some work done. In each robbery, his victim was alone and either old or female.

West admitted to police that he visited Brian Langan in his Sault Ste. Marie home May 25, 1995, after Langan advertised a hospital bed for sale.

On the pretext of consulting his wife, West left, but then returned the next day.

Langan turned his back and never knew what hit him.

He woke up on the floor, with a bump on his head, a gag in his mouth, his face covered with an apron and his hands tied.

He was robbed of a wallet, keys and $ 400.

Since 1995, Langan has asked Correctional Services Canada (CSC) to advise him of West's whereabouts.

About a week ago, CSC told them he had been transfered to Joyceville maximum security prison.

"I was a little concerned ... I like to know what I'm dealing with," Langan, 69, told The Sun last night.

Langan noted his attacker's voice was low, fairly deep and raspy.

Five days after that attack, on May 31, 1995, West was on a tour of a Sudbury rental apartment when he struck the owner, Camillo Rovinelli, on the head three times with a steel wrench. When Rovinelli kicked at West in a valiant attempt to fight him off, West pulled out a knife and threatened: "I need money ... I need money ... I need money."

Rovinelli pulled $ 450 from his pocket and urged his assailant to leave. But West ordered Rovinelli into a bedroom. When Rovinelli refused to lie on his stomach, West warned him to do as he said because he didn't want to go back to prison.

When Rovinelli told West he feared bleeding to death, West replied: "You won't die, you're a tough guy."

Cut bindings

West tied Rovinelli's hands and feet and left him in a closet. After hours of struggling, Rovinelli knocked some coat hangers off a shelf. Putting one in his teeth, he managed to hook one around a lamp and break the bulb. He then used the broken glass to cut through his bindings.

On June 7, 1995, West entered the Holiday House gift boutique on Albert St. in Sault Ste. Marie and, after chatting with clerk Mary Sarlo and telling her he was from Thunder Bay, he coerced her to a corner of the store and pulled out a gun.

He forced Sarlo to the floor and tied her hands and feet and forced her into a closet.

He went through her purse and removed jewelry from the display case.

A week later, on June 14, 1995, West entered Valentino Furs in Sault Ste. Marie and pulled a black handgun on a female clerk.

After tying her to a coat rack, he put on a pair of surgical gloves and stole numerous watches and rings worth $ 40,000.

Former police chief Barry King, now chief at Brockville, recalled how he advised Soo residents to lock their doors.

"This was vicious," he said.

Elderly resident Ruth MacMillan recalled she was too afraid to go out at night.

Assistant Crown attorney Kelly Weeks recalled that the Valentino Furs robbery happened in the middle of the day and within a couple of blocks of the courthouse. It was as if the robber had no fear of police.

Two days after the Valentino heist, West called a Sudbury-area man about masonry work but was told by the man's wife, Paula Jones, that he wasn't home.

An hour later, West went to the house and, after she let him in the house because the mosquitoes were bad, he pulled a gun.

Before he gagged her with a rolled-up T-shirt and pulled three sweaters over her face, he pulled on a pair of yellow latex dishwasher gloves. He only got $ 15 and two cans of pop.

West's spree came undone on June 20, 1995, when he went to the Money Pit Pawn Brokers in Sudbury and pawned a ring. He used a driver's licence to identify himself and it gave his Blind River address.

The ring was one of those stolen from Valentino Furs.

Jewelry found

Ten days later, a North Bay officer recovered numerous stolen diamonds and rings.

Again, they had been pawned by West using his driving licence.

In the next few days, police found many stolen jewelry items in West's house and vehicles. A black replica handgun was also discovered. Many rings had been damaged by West in his efforts to remove the precious stones.

When he sentenced West, Justice Whalen noted that West had a previous record, but the offences were more than 20 years old.

"To his credit he has been able to lead a productive life free of crime for some considerable time" and was "a family man," said Whalen, who took the long gap in West's crimes and his age -- 48 at the time -- into account when giving him eight years in prison.

"I accept that he has been a good and caring father and that is to his credit," said Whalen .

West's former in-laws said it was his second wife, Rena, who looked after the kids.

But Whalen noted the vulnerability and the age of West's victims.

"All (offences) involved violence and all imposed terror.

"They were an outrage to the individuals and an outrage to the community," said Whalen.
 
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I guess West was the main suspect, but he wasn't charged?
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on December 31, 2013, 10:45:31 PM
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Personally, I contacted the investigating police agency/district  and provided what I thought was strong info on the perpetrator as to stature, looks height, and demeanor. I was then and now unable to determine if my information led to anything or even what  if anything had resulted by the Police agency concerned ..

.... very intriguing nypd.. to say the least!... I am left thinking/wondering how you came up with such info. on the perp. at that time  ::)  Is that all you can/will share about that guy?  I can't help but wonder if you were aware of, or suspected him, while he was committing such crimes.  ... no kind of disrespect intended btw. 8)
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 01, 2014, 03:00:02 PM
interesting! if a person knows the exact "physical location" of a crime, there is a map on the following site which will dictate the police detachment responsible for policing the "said area".  Needless to say, this doesn't always indicate which detachment hold records for a specific case.  ... and the mounties are real good at losing track of records and reports.  http://www.opp.ca/ecms/index.php?id=420
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 01, 2014, 07:31:38 PM
 ???...Sap; I don't get the Oba Chandler connection... after just a few posts on this thread, I'm already lost (pardon the pun).. I assumed it is the ex cop St...nypd is referring to.  explain please
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 01, 2014, 09:21:16 PM
I'm slow Sap :-[ ..and not use to jumping from forum to forum... thus "miss a lot of things" between the lines.  So I am assuming that 

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A week later, on June 14, 1995, West entered Valentino Furs in Sault Ste. Marie and pulled a black handgun on a female clerk.

After tying her to a coat rack, he put on a pair of surgical gloves and stole numerous watches and rings worth $ 40,000.

Former police chief Barry King, now chief at Brockville
indicates that Chief Bary King... who became chief at "Brockville" in 1999 (four years after) would be a good contact for more info. re: the facts nypd attempted to put forward way back then... or at least "Brockville Chief" might be a logical starting point so far as someone to try to reach online - since he would certainly have been "in the know" about Northern Ontario crimes in the nineties etc.... wouldn't one think?
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: Lt. nypd retired on January 02, 2014, 02:03:30 AM
I don't know this message ends up here on this site. To make things even more clear, as others here now understand as I explained, The gunshot shot survivor victim, Gord McAllister gave a description to the police and a Police Sketch artist under Mr McAlliater's direction effected a sketch for publication. That sketch is of an White ,face of unigue distiinct and apparently angry male, Long to the shoulders white hair, With oddly looking "balding" ( in usa that means thinning or lack of hair) on top of head. Remember that is how the survivor victim exactly described perp. Do not be confused with supposed, possible info that later Anaylst and "experts" super impose the true fact given by who was there > Mr McAllister. With that fact in mind then look at the sketch again and description. The perp is extremely odd looking. Think about  this: How many men over 35 yrs old have you seen/observed with shoulder length white hair with a baling(very thinning) top of head. Add to that the distinct characture look: Very angry, aggressive looking at the least. Well, you probably have never even seen one man like that. Previous to the info of crime I , on several occasions, observed what definitely appears to be that look, that person. Right down to the demeanor. I merely looked at him in curiousity and he caught my glance at him. He responded by giving a long cold , angry determined stare which needed little explanation of his character. Also that appearance is exactly as portrayed on the sketch. That "Distinct" look, action, hair and generally odd look is rare. Enough for me to remember. Then I saw that very same almost identical twin, hair and all on "Unsolved "Crimes"(believe it was that show.) And yes I saw him again twice after the show and again concluded it very well could be the Perp'. YES, I am a "Retired" Police Officer From New York City Police Department(NYPD) Yes, Because I am retired and under the H.R. 218 Law(now US Title code 18) I am armed( Yes, armed all the time). Yet I have NO other powers other than a Civilian "Power of Arrest". Maybe that lack of authority is a mistake by us legislature etc, but it remains a fact of my lack of enforcement power. Coupled with the fact that Ontario police did NOT give/confirm the case as active/solved , also considering I retired from NYPD (new York state), I observed Poss Perp. in California, and the crime occurred out of the country(Canada). I was left only with a choice of additional attempts to contact /inform OPP. All of which was discouraging. Now, again the issue has arisen, because now it appears the Perp. was Never identified. And still NOW I believe the person I saw before and after the "T.V. "Wanted" show is still "free" And unbelievably as it may seem  I believe with not too much effort the person (subject ) I am describing can even RIGHT NOW be found because I am familiar where I observed him at. And am aware of his other places he frequents.
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: Lt. nypd retired on January 02, 2014, 02:54:28 AM
I want to add this fact: I again am trying to reach the investigating agency of the "Blind River" murders. I have again attempted to send E mails which apparently failed/ didn't reach "Blind River OPP".  Now Again after several phone calls years earlier, all of which in my opinion were negative in reply and action of OPP.  Now that I am aware that it is very possible that the perpetrator may be still at large to possibly pray again on the public(Yes, on you {(public} in Canada) I am again trying to reach OPP. Again today 1/1/13 I telephoned the "Blind River pd (OPP)". Again met with an answering machine. And again stated the purpose of the call, Re :Possible info on double Murder occurring in 1991 at "Blind River" rest stop. I fully identified myself again as a Retired Lieutenant NYPD to allow the OPP to verify my legitimacy. Now at this time I am awaiting a response from OPP. I hate to say it and / or put down the "Blind River OPP" but if they neglect or dismiss my communicae then it is more than obvious why they are identified as "Blind". I will definitely post here any /all the results. Maybe one of the readers here can copy all my notes and send them to whomever may be concerned. Maybe your newspaper or Police Commisioner ( whatever you address him as) or whomever may be concerned enough to follow through. It is actually difficult for me ,from California USA, to even find those of are concerned/supervising.  The last efforts totaled approximately 25 dollars in cell charges. Now at 49 cents per minute I am trying again. I don't care about the money but apparently its a waste of time and money on prior attempts to give information. I strongly believe that the OPP should at least investigate the information. Unless the case is actually closed with some "Results" other than "Unsolved".
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: jobo on January 02, 2014, 09:41:09 AM
In one article I read, it says the OPP from Blind River were working with the OPP Major Crimes Unit, based in Orillia, Ontario.....but the article was an old one.
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: debbiec on January 02, 2014, 11:21:08 AM
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And still NOW I believe the person I saw before and after the "T.V. "Wanted" show is still "free" And unbelievably as it may seem  I believe with not too much effort the person (subject ) I am describing can even RIGHT NOW be found because I am familiar where I observed him at. And am aware of his other places he frequents.

I understand that the crime you are referring to occurred in 1991, but am unclear how many years later it was that you watched a program in regard to this crime. You mentioned that you had seen this person a few times after the program aired, also. I'm curious as to how long ago that was, as your statement "And am aware of his other places he frequents" possibly makes it seem that it was more recent than it was. 

This crime occurred more than twenty two years ago and if the perp is still alive, it is unlikely he looks the same. If he was balding in 1991 (when the description was given) it is possible that he wouldn't have much, if any, hair left now.

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Again today 1/1/13 I telephoned the "Blind River pd (OPP)". Again met with an answering machine.

I don't believe it is unusual to have an answering machine pick up your call. I am not in the province of Ontario, but have dealt with the Cold Case Unit in my province of BC, many times. My calls have always been picked up by an answering machine and at times it has taken up to a week to receive a call back. I realize that you are not calling a Cold Case Unit, however since the crime occurred in 1991 your call may be passed to someone who deals with older cases. It may take a while to get a call back.

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Maybe one of the readers here can copy all my notes and send them to whomever may be concerned.

Would you consider doing this yourself? That way you can include your contact information in case someone wishes to ask questions. Perhaps someone living in the area could help you with an address(s).
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 02, 2014, 11:58:31 AM
Here is the "detachment finder" you use to get the right place you are interested in.  There is a box/search space there where I typed in Blind River and it automatically filled in that it is East Algoma detachment. Once you are on the following page, you can also go to the headings at the top of the page and click on Contact Us and send your information.  I had done this once before with Toronto police, and it was about a week before they read my message and got back to me.... but they did get back to me.... Also, Lt.nypd... there is a 1-888 number there which should enable you to reach them free of charge... I also did that once, and they did call me back.  So it is best to use the following information.... also a good spot to bookmark/add to favorites for further reference.

http://www.opp.ca/ecms/index.php?id=326

modified to say:  I am going to use the above to see if I can locate where and if Chief Barry King is still in a position.
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 02, 2014, 12:05:11 PM





 
EAST ALGOMA (Blind River)

Phone:  705-356-2244
Fax: 705-356-1374

Longitude: -82.935622
Latitude: 46.183304
 Location Address

Causley St., Hwy. 17
Blind River
P0R 1B0

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 400

Blind River
P0R 1B0
http://www.opp.ca/ecms/index.php?id=326
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: jobo on January 02, 2014, 06:18:43 PM
That's great, lostlinganer.
 I believe Redbeard (a member here) has a chapter on Ronald West, in his book "Cold North Killers"-Lee Mellor.  I have not read it, but would like to.  I am going to see if I can find it on line.
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 02, 2014, 06:53:11 PM
Lee's book popped up last night in a google search I did... however; I couldn't find chapter 17 there... only "sample chapters" ... and 17 has northern Ontario murder I think.
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 02, 2014, 07:13:15 PM
BTW.... Gord McAllister's murderer was never apprehended... and there is a significant reward.  ... you guys can read the details here.... also gives the direct contact info. for the case.... maybe that will help Lt.nypd  http://www.opp.ca/ecms/files/250383011.4.pdf

The Government of the Province of Ontario is offering a total reward of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murders of Jacqueline McALLISTER, age 59 years, and Brian Donald MAJOR, age 29 years, and the attempted murder of Gordon McALLISTER, age 62 years.

On June 28th, 1991, the suspect entered a picnic rest area, on Highway #17, west of BLIND RIVER, Ontario, and gained entry to a recreational vehicle, by claiming to be a police officer. He was armed and carried a flashlight. After robbing the two occupants, he shot and killed the female, Jacqueline McALLISTER and wounded her husband, Gordon McALLISTER.

Any person having information regarding the person(s) responsible for these murders should communicate immediately with the Director of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or (705) 329-6111, their nearest police authority, or Crime Stoppers.
This reward will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services for the Province of Ontario and the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.
Commissioner.
Julian Fantino,


777,  Memorial Avenue
Orillia, Ontario,

Canada,
L3V 7V3
Date: June 22, 2000
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: jellybean on January 04, 2014, 04:15:12 PM
Lt. nypd Retired;  Contact the OPP at the above link, rather than the detachment of Blind River.

http://www.opp.ca/ecms/index.php

Good Luck with your quest

jb
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: debbiec on January 04, 2014, 06:33:23 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by your statement "Don't know exactly where this post ends up".

I'm curious as to when you previously contacted the police. Is this going back years?
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: jobo on January 04, 2014, 06:38:46 PM
From what I gather, the Blind River OPP are/were working with the Major Crimes Unit in Orillia Ontario (headquarters).  Lostlinganer posted the address for the Orillia detachment.  Will the Blind River OPP confirm if they are working with the Orillia police still?

I was about to post, debbiec, but stopped to add the very question you just asked.  lol    Lt.nypdretired, we are interested to know when you last contacted the Police.
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 04, 2014, 07:47:58 PM
Lt.nypd... here is how this works:

When you hit "reply" after a last post on a page, an empty box appears in which to type and/or insert what you wish to say/express... then you hit "post" at the bottom of that box when you are finished... and it ends up posted as the next comment on that particular "thread/subject/topic"...whatever you want to call it.

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Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: Lt. nypd retired on January 05, 2014, 01:39:48 AM
Ok think I have it right. Summing all up very briefly: 2 to 4 yrs ago after seeing tv. Crime show I vontacted tv station with negative results. Finally After reaching  opp. Communicatioond  section  left messAges at opp offices    NegTive. When reached opp det. Informed det of my status  ret po and info that I observed exact look alike of police sketch of perp   Odd distinct highly unusual look. Find out.  That no record of.  My contact. Perp still free   Any q's please Advise
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: Lt. nypd retired on January 07, 2014, 02:22:05 PM
Just for update re: Double homicide at rest stop at Blind river :   As a retired Officer( described above) I felt a distinct responsibility to further aid this case. As of now, with help from persons on this site, It is determined that the crime has not been solved. Note: all murders cases are active until persons (perpetrators ) are arrested or identified as the perp. and deceased etc. There are cases in NYPD files that are over 60 yrs old and they remain in the "Old case file". This cases are ordered for review periodically. Maybe hopefully someone on a dying death bed ETC will clear the case. One of my personal cases involved elderly man giving info 30 years late, clearing case. But back to this case "Ontario murders". Finally, I have contacted a Ont. Prov. Police Officer. Here OPP Officer Name withheld. HE did take the info seriously , it is his case. It was determined that my (Ret Officer) information is not in the file. That means that the detective that I gave the info(Listed above) did not forward the info to proper investigators The case will now be further investigated to include my info. Some specifics are as follows: The "Photo' that appears on this site(see above) is a "montage". Which means that after a Police Sketch is made with Witness Info they then take the sketch and make it appears as if  the "Montage" drawing looks like an actual photo. This can be misleading because many descriptions  and "Montages" are grossly incorrect, due to misconceptions of "Victim": and witness. The end result is people look at the "photo" as "Real picture" of perp. Which it isn't. However, The "photo" (montage) on this site ) shows a perp of very distinct characteristic. Look ast the photo(above). How many times, if ever, you had seen a person like that as  described. Probably never. The distinct hair and look is something you would not forget because of its oddity. as described above, I did observe a person with such that  highly distinct look.  To clarify( see above) I observed him several times and do know his "haunts". The observation was 2 to 4 yrs ago before and after seeing the show at that time ( see all of my above communicate/info). Now it is obvious, and I am outraged, that my info given to OPP yrs ago  was never recorded, never acted upon and apparently lost. The incompetency should be rewarded with dismissal , fine or whatever punishment OPP fiqures out. I can tell you that any dept, NYPD in specific, that heads would roll. I am particularly concerned and alarmed in my specific situation. Keep in mind that there are many false reports, exaggerations and even kooks who contact police with "Information". Much of which is very wrong and misleading and waste of time. A PO must sift threw this condition. In my case,  it is a tragedy.  In my giving of info(read above) I repeatedly stated and identified myself as a retired NYPD officer. My status/identity is easily verifiable. Not that I infer that I am "special" but my professional background/ experience does carry  a heavy weight. Yet, All of my info was  dismissed. I would like to be known as "defending" the integrity of all po's. against allegations. However, in this case it is an extreme failure of the the OPP and can not be defended. Maybe at a later time I will disclose more information  and my personal opinion of what may have really occurred/ acted upon by concerned  involved Officers(dets).  Again please read all of my prior communicate , listed above. I had given other pertenant info to individuals(pers contact)  of which is not shown here. Sooo, if there are any questions to clarify or aid in understanding then post questions here, in future I will answer most q ' s  here (public forum).  AS of now OPP is including the investigation of leads  which are in califorina. Will Update info as I am informed.   
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 08, 2014, 08:23:41 AM
Sap... and nypd:  what strikes me about the Oba Chandler guy is the pictures on murderpedia link.  There is certainly a lot to read about Oba; but every case I read connected to him, I  kept thinking of Kelly Cook ... and I will carry the following over to Kelly's thread (with accompanying pics)  coincidence? maybe! but worth documenting for comparison/consideration

-this guy seemed to get half his thrill out of planning... and luring.
-this guy used ropes to tie his victims
-this guy used concrete blocks and a boat to dispose of his victims
-this guy had the same personality as Kelly Cook perp.
-this guy had the same weathered face and poxy complexion
-this guy was the right age
-this guy could have very well been in any Canadian town just north of US border at times.... he did all type of crimes in Ohio. 

sorry for digressing so far into "Chandler"....   nonetheless; am I correct in assuming that you Lt. nypd know of another perp. with the same appearance as Oba Chandler out there... or here?  who is still "at large"?  Did you ever snap a pic of the guy?  scary to think of someone like that still doing what he does~
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: Lt. nypd retired on January 09, 2014, 11:37:34 AM
Answer to Q from Lostlinganr;  RE' Observation of possible perp of double homicide in Ontario "rest Stop": When Last observed possible Perp(suspect) at a shopping store I did attempt to continue Obserbvation and possible "Snap Shot" as you say. By the time I manipulated camera, relocated subject it was a little too late. However, I do believe he left the parking area in a Volkswagon . Unable to determine plate. I guess I could have tried harder but at the time and with the developments, believing the OPP must have already investigated and Maybe I am "Going too far" etc., regrettably things are where they are at. I did not not know my prior info was lost/disregarded etc. At this time , I did give such new info to the "right" investigating officer of whom I believe is currently investigating the info. The investigation involves contacting the local California Police department concerned to further verify/ confirm subject s whereabouts.  P.S.  I am considering posting here my personal thoughts of what did happen to my prior info. The" information" is highlym accusatory and violatile.       
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: debbiec on January 09, 2014, 12:31:32 PM
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P.S.  I am considering posting here my personal thoughts of what did happen to my prior info. The" information" is highlym accusatory and violatile. 

We wouldn't be able to leave that posted on the board anyway.   

from SAP:

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What is important is that you have now been in contact with the right authorities. Let it go what happened years ago with another officer; that's past. Police are only as human as the rest of us and we have down days. He could have dismissed your call as a hoax, or thought what the heck ... a suspect all the way across the continent ... not likely, or the notes just went missing. There's no need to print anything volatile for us, and the offending officer may not even ever see it. However if it bothers you that much, write it all down on a piece of paper and then burn the paper; it may make you feel better.

Good advice.
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on January 09, 2014, 12:34:13 PM
or if it may still be important to serve justice and prevent crime, share it via personal messaging on here, with any of us you feel comfortable with.  ...you might want to consider a cell phone to use as a camera.... it doesn't need to be "activated".. usable to make phone calls... just charged up. 
It is good that you still value and practice law enforcement Lt..... but keep in mind that we common folk on here have an easier time reading if you could try "plain talk".... forget the fact you are an officer... just use plain lingo my friend... instead of that you would use all those years in your personal log book.  It takes more time for us simple folk to figure out what you are saying.  Keep up the good work my friend.  You can message me (for one) with your observation/belief.  It is good to share such material with those of us who might recall how and if it fits another incident in a particular given area. .... later Bud!!!  ;)     ~lostlinganer
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: Lt. nypd retired on January 09, 2014, 01:12:31 PM
I apologise if I did use "police"terms that are not fully understood and also not clearly state an occurance. I am reffering to specificall when I tried to "manipulate camera" etc when I observed a possible perpetrator (perp). More clearly I was attempting to use my Cell phone to pake a "photo". Unfortunatly I was not rehearsed in the "camera" useage. P.S. Its a funny thing, while I was an officer from 1967 through 1988< there was "NO Cell Phones" . For that matter when I worked "Homicide" GThere was No "DNA" analysis. Yes, There was Human blood determining and even Blood typing such as a,b, o etc.. That is if you got enough blood and it was fresh and preserved etc.   But think about  what good is type "B" on found blood and Suspect is "B". The world probably had Millions of type "B". I would be laughed out of court with the "B" type presentation even of suspect was "B"> Its too general even to be really considered/confused by Jury. That's the way it is.
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Ma- Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: debbiec on January 10, 2014, 07:14:12 PM
This thread is now open. Relevant information can be posted here in regard to the murders of Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major.

For those of you wishing to discuss other things (such as what was mentioned earlier on this thread) there is always private message.
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: jellybean on October 29, 2017, 05:40:01 PM
This case reminds me of Travis Vader and the McCann's.  Travis was familiar with Blind River.


jb
Title: Re: Jacqueline McAllister & Brian Major - Murdered - June 28, 1991 - Blind River, ON
Post by: lostlinganer on October 29, 2017, 08:04:45 PM
for sure JB.... but now that I see it again, I've got Chandler on my brain. I
http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c1/chandler-oba.htm                               

maybe folks interested and knowledgeable about the Blind River,ON case might want to take a look at Oba Chandler.... .and the fact that Oba's favorite method of disposing of women and girls matched Kelly Cook's disposal.... I'm sure he had other methods in the incident of a rushed robbery/murder!.... I still believe he was roaming Canada back then.... more about him on one of the Kelly Cook threads.


Another, was Bill Christensen.... which is what had me thinking back a few years ago... that could have been the bold caller in the Kelly Cook case.  He is another I felt may have done harm in Canada and actually had the connections to have his criminal records, including time in and out of jail, falsified!  http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/C/CHRISTENSON_william_dean.php