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Title: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: Have faith on November 22, 2014, 06:36:12 PM
Shelley Loder's case has been discussed in the Sonia Varashin thread.  I have outlined some data and provided media links directly related to Shelley's case.

Police were called to Shelley Loder’s home, located on 10th Sideroad in Mono, shortly before 5 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2010. A family member found the 44-year-old woman in her photography studio beside her home suffering from serious injuries.

Shelley was attacked inside her portrait studio beside her home. Taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with serious head injuries, she was listed in critical condition and kept in a medically induced coma for five days.  One month after the attack, her husband Glen said that she was slowly recovering her long term memory, and was "in and out" on short term memory recall.  Because of the progress she made, the 44-year-old mother of two was transferred within two weeks to Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville.   A media report dated Feb. 25, 2011 stated that Shelley continues to recover in hospital.

A composite sketch of a Person Of Interest was drawn up on Dec. 30, 2010, but was not released to the public until late Feb. 2011. (LE was following up on other leads).  This man was seen in the area of Shelley's house on the day of her attack.  Shelley lived in a remote area.  The man is described as male, white, 27-32 years of age, average build and approximately 5’10”. He had a round, clean-shaven face, fair complexion with reddish/orange hair that was short with a slight wave. He was wearing a dark, two-toned ski jacket and looked to be neat in appearance.   The sketch is included in link listed below.  As of this date, he has never been publicly identified.

A year after the attack, LE released the following statements in a media interview.

-OPP spokesperson Const. Peter Leon said forensic evidence retrieved from Loder’s property is helping police piece together a portrait of her attacker.
-We do have evidence that is assisting our investigators. We want to make sure the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed
-The Centre for Forensic Sciences in Toronto is analyzing evidence.
-We have conducted a number of searches in the area based on information we have received
-Tips from the public have played a significant part in this investigation
-The best information we have to go with is that one individual that was seen in the area
-Loder’s attack is being investigated as an isolated incident
-Evidence comparisons to crimes in the area are not similar, and are thought to be unconnected

List of violent crimes in the area:

Sonia Varashin: (42) Aug. 30, 2010, Orangeville, Murder unsolved

Shelley Loder: (44) Dec. 7, 2010, Mono (15 km to Orangeville) Attacked, almost killed

Audrey Gleave: (73) Dec. 30, 2010, Lynden (126 km to Orangeville, 139 km to Mono)  Murder, unsolved


orangeville.com/news-story/1479599-search-for-attempted-murderer-reaches-one-year-mark/ (http://orangeville.com/news-story/1479599-search-for-attempted-murderer-reaches-one-year-mark/)

http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/1486426-man-seen-near-mono-attack/ (http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/1486426-man-seen-near-mono-attack/)

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2010/12/10/attack_victim_unfazed_by_unsolved_murder_neighbour_says.html (http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2010/12/10/attack_victim_unfazed_by_unsolved_murder_neighbour_says.html)

http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/1486011-mono-woman-on-slow-road-to-recovery-at-headwaters-hospital/ (http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/1486011-mono-woman-on-slow-road-to-recovery-at-headwaters-hospital/)








Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: Have faith on November 22, 2014, 06:49:37 PM
It would appreciated, if a member could upload the composite sketch to Shelley's thread.  TIA   :)
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: discus on November 22, 2014, 07:09:22 PM
Thank you for the summary.
http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/1479599-search-for-attempted-murderer-reaches-one-year-mark/
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: Concerned on November 22, 2014, 10:14:51 PM
This is very helpful. Thank you for putting it together.

The two statements that stick out from the news article are:

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“The best information we have to go with is that one individual that was seen in the area,” he said. 
Investigators have also compared evidence from the attack to other violent crimes in the region. The comparison has revealed a connection is unlikely to exist, Leon said, noting Loder’s attack is being investigated as an isolated incident.
There are reasons for the investigators to believe they aren’t related. I can’t go into specifics or details,” Leon said. “They are not similar, I can say that.”

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Evidence, combined with public information, helps sustain investigators’ belief her assailant will be brought to justice.
“They are confident they will find the person responsible and criminal charges will be laid,” Leon said.

I wonder what happened to the confidence of finding the assailant?

http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/1479599-search-for-attempted-murderer-reaches-one-year-mark/
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: Have faith on November 22, 2014, 10:47:34 PM
Thank you discus for providing the composite sketch.
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: D1 on November 23, 2014, 10:52:47 AM
The Police said the same thing for Sonia Varaschin, they were confident there at first too.

Police do use deception and the media disseminates whatever message they want out there. Until they arrest someone, and the evidence is aired, and a perp convicted, most all the options are still on the table whether the Police say so or not.

Note this news report from a US case. An fbi profiler comments:

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Clint Van Zandt, a former FBI profiler, said he was not surprised by the new evidence.

"Since this most recent victim disappeared, I said time and again that if they could find out who was responsible there was a good chance the same person would be responsible for Morgan Harrington and a number of others," he said.

He said he was "not trying to indict the guy" but added that police likely will investigate Matthew for other crimes against women, including the 2005 sexual assault. At least two other women from the Charlottesville area are missing. Police previously said they had no reason to link those cases to Graham's disappearance.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/29/jesse-matthew-2009-murder_n_5903474.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/29/jesse-matthew-2009-murder_n_5903474.html)
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: jellybean on November 23, 2014, 12:57:52 PM
Excellent post D1.  He was not known to the victim, if I am thinking of the same case the victim was drunk and disorientated, and he took advantage of her.

The reddish/orange hair of the mystery man in Shelly's case could he be a redhead?.
I had a friend who had very bright red hair with an orange glow to it.  She was often called "carrot top". Her hair colour was natural.  There were two other fire bright redheads in the family,  I recall.

At first I thought it may have been a youth with orange streaks in it - intentionally dyed to make a statement. But this person was dressed conservatively - neat haircut and shaven.

If he is a redhead, while not rare, is relatively uncommon so I would think that the police would have tracked him down after four years.

This makes me think that perhaps he was not local.

He obviously was not in his right mind.

A terrible vicious beating and left her for dead.
By the physical description and the clothes  he was wearing, he would certainly not raise any alarms wherever he went. 


JB

Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: 2soccermom on March 31, 2015, 07:14:00 PM
this dude was interrupted in the middle of an extremely violent sexual assault on the west coast; he was in Ontario (KW area and London) in 2010 .....\
Is it just me, or does he look like the POI in the sketch we've seen in relation to Shelley's attack? Sorry I can't post the photo. DebbieC or someone else, could we do a side-by-side?

http://www.lfpress.com/2015/03/30/man-charged-in-brutal-vancouver-sex-assault-wanted-by-london-police

"A 25-year-old man who racked up a string of charges in ­Kitchener-Waterloo and has been wanted by London police since November now is charged with a brutal sex assault in Vancouver.

During the attack, a woman was tied up, choked, sexually assaulted and had two fingers cut off by a knife-wielding intruder who broke into her home, Vancouver police and a witness said.

'A witness heard the woman’s screams and entered the home, a police release said. 'A struggle ensued and the victim managed to escape. The Good Samaritan held the suspect as others came to help, and officers who were nearby rushed to take him into custody.' "
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: 2soccermom on April 01, 2015, 01:59:33 PM
DebbieC --
I always rely on you for picture posting (with many thanks!!) -- not sure if you're comfortable to post Caleb Heaton's photo here on Shelley's site or not, since he hasn't been named a suspect or poi in her case. But it would be awesome if others could compare his photo to the sketch of the person wanted for info who was seen near Shelley's property around the time of her attack (posted above). I'd be interested if anyone sees any similarities! (A side-by-side would be AWESOME, but I'm a beggar not a chooser :)
DebbieC, is posting Caleb Heaton's pic possible here?

I did call it in to Crime Stoppers -- what I see as the likeness -- already, but maybe I am crazy -- just WANTING to see similarity???

On the other hand, this is a violent sexual offender and home invader; he was on our turf in the KW/London areas in 2010 for sure and  until fairly recently ... so I'm hoping LE will scrutinize him in relation to Sonia's, Shelley's, and Audrey's cases -- and Vanessa Fotheringham in London who is still missing --  and others. I know this is "jumping the gun" as the expression goes, but I just can't stop myself from continuing to hope some of these cases will be solved by one big break.
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: jobo on April 02, 2015, 02:29:18 AM
I'm not very good with composites, but there does seem to be a likeness.  Good that you called in a tip, 2soccermom, the police will check into it.
Wouldn't be the first time a perp travels from east to west (or visa versa)...
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: debbiec on April 02, 2015, 09:41:23 AM
soccermom:
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DebbieC --
I always rely on you for picture posting (with many thanks!!) -- not sure if you're comfortable to post Caleb Heaton's photo here on Shelley's site or not, since he hasn't been named a suspect or poi in her case. But it would be awesome if others could compare his photo to the sketch of the person wanted for info who was seen near Shelley's property around the time of her attack (posted above). I'd be interested if anyone sees any similarities! (A side-by-side would be AWESOME, but I'm a beggar not a chooser :)
DebbieC, is posting Caleb Heaton's pic possible here?

#1 - the composite from the Shelley Loder case
#2 - Caleb Heaton
click to enlarge pictures
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: D1 on April 02, 2015, 10:47:52 AM
Many similarities to other crimes can be inferred from this latest attack. At least by virtue this being a violent sexual assault, DNA will be taken and will be entered into the data bank for comparison. His actions will be scrutinized.

I do see the possibility this guy could be the poi in Shelley Loder's attack. Zoom in and note the lower jaw in both photo and composite.. Family tag him as being schizophrenic and a drug abuser. How many more times are we going to hear about one of these types committing the most violent and disgusting crimes  imaginable. The list is telling its own story whether authorities and health care workers think there is a problem or not. A few years on meds and they are released again apparently without much supervision. These guys are Canada's real terrorist threat, they are here right now mingled among us. Isis is nothing in comparison. Where's the laws to protect us from this?
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: jellybean on April 02, 2015, 12:35:32 PM
A thread has been set up for him under BC, Vancouver. 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/strathcona-assault-accused-caleb-heaton-has-violent-criminal-record-1.3017614

He has 40 criminal convictions in Ontario/
One can be very certain that his dna will be looked at in regards to Shelley, Sonia, and perhaps Audrey, and many others.
D1, are there any links available regarding Calebs mental health?
jb

Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: D1 on April 02, 2015, 12:50:23 PM
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His grandmother who lives in Waterloo, Ont., said Heaton has a troubled past and a history of mental health issues.

“Well, he’s got severe schizophrenia and if he’s not on his meds, he’s got a problem,” said Joan Heaton. “He went into quite a depression when his father died when he was 16, so it’s kind of a downward spiral.”

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/ontario-man-faces-7-charges-in-horrific-strathcona-sex-assault-1.2301544 (http://bc.ctvnews.ca/ontario-man-faces-7-charges-in-horrific-strathcona-sex-assault-1.2301544)
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: jellybean on April 02, 2015, 02:19:52 PM
The description of the attacker read that he had reddish orange hair which was slightly wavy. and around 5' ten. 

Shelley was severely beaten around the head.  The Vancouver woman, was she attacked around the head - does anyone know?

JB
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: Have faith on April 02, 2015, 04:21:34 PM
2soccermom--I think that you have a good "eye" for seeing a resemblance between SL's composite sketch and C. Heaton.

I have noticed the following similarities, which is my perception only:

-narrow mouth
-face shape
-high cheek bones
-creases in brow
-eye and brow width
-possible crease under lower lip (not evident in CH's photo, but possible)


If CH had been admitted to a mental health institution in Caledon (speculation only) I have listed distances to the homes of SL. SV and AG.

-distance to S. Loder--24.5 km  (22 minutes)
-distance to Sonia V.--11.5 km (14 minutes)
-distance to A. Gleave--117 km (1hr. 23 min)

I don't think it would be too difficult for LE to confirm if Caleb had dyed his hair orange in 2010.  In the meantime, DNA will rule him in or out for Sonia's and Audrey's cases.  I don't know if LE has DNA evidence in S. Loder's case.  But any dyed orange hair confirmation with Caleb, could be the beginning of the investigation against him.  Speculation only of course, and MOO.


Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: 2soccermom on April 02, 2015, 09:10:21 PM
DebbieC --
thank you for posting the images!!
HF: thanks for that detailed study!!
I think I'm quick to grasp at this because Shelley SO deserves justice (as do Sonia, Audrey, and all who are victims of unsolved crimes) ...

I'm glad this man is in custody. And am hopeful that, IF he IS responsible for other violent attacks, that will be discovered and justice will follow swiftly.
(One can hope, can't she?)
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: debbiec on April 02, 2015, 10:04:42 PM
The description of the attacker read that he had reddish orange hair which was slightly wavy. and around 5' ten. 

Shelley was severely beaten around the head.  The Vancouver woman, was she attacked around the head - does anyone know?
JB

The attack on the Vancouver woman was extremely violent. I do not wish to distract from Shelleys' thread so am posting only a part of the article that relates to the injuries suffered by the victim.

Spoken by the good Samaritan that helped the victim:
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She’s my neighbour,” he said softly. “I know who she is now, I learned late last night. But at the time I could not recognize her, she was so full of blood on her face and her legs. Her head was soaked.”

The victim had been tied up by her wrists, and had her finger cut off after being attacked with a knife.

“It was grisly,” said a second neighbourhood resident who helped chase down the suspect. “(She was) bound at the wrists, in her underwear, and the (suspect) was a big beast guy.”
 
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Violent+Strathcona+assault+shakes+east+Vancouver/10926902/story.html (http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Violent+Strathcona+assault+shakes+east+Vancouver/10926902/story.html)
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: SAP on April 03, 2015, 01:13:47 AM
2soccermom, I have to agree there are many strong similarities and great that you phoned it in to the tipline. Keep after them or contact the police to make sure they follow up/can give you an answer if they followed up.
Great job!

Debbie:
From above article posted ... "she was full of blood on her face". Is it a co-incidence or is it the same MO almost?

Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: Concerned on April 03, 2015, 04:03:54 PM
Nice thinking 2soccermom!
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: 2soccermom on April 03, 2015, 06:57:33 PM
lol, awwww -- you're too kind :)
I sometimes feel I'm grasping at straws because like many of you I'm so anxious to see these cases solved (lol, not that I think anyone else is grasping at straws :)). I keep thinking one big break will do it.... Sigh. It feels so long in coming.

I have my fingers crossed -- may be a long shot but still one hopes.

I think the work everyone does here is awesome. Thanks to Discus for  getting the original composite sketch loaded here and as always to the amazing DebbieC. :)

I'm not sure if anyone has updates on Shelley's condition? I hope she is enjoying the promise of Spring (we're all keenly awaiting its return, i think!)
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: debbiec on April 03, 2015, 07:24:35 PM
Thank you for the kind words soccermom. :)

Thank you also for stepping up to the plate and phoning this in. I am always amazed at the dedication I see on this site every day.  You guys do a great job!
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: 2soccermom on April 29, 2017, 09:29:24 AM
Bumping for Shelley.
I hope she is doing well -- what strength she has, to have survived such a brutal assault!!

I don't know if she will ever regain her memory of events.
People who experience trauma to the head often have TBI  -- traumatic brain injury (the physical repercussions of injury to the brain) and can also suffer psychological trauma with its effects on memory, particularly for survivors of violent crime. It can also be called post-traumatic amnesia. Certainly, the brain likely protects itself from both the physical and psychological attack through processes of forgetting.
I have been trying to see what potential outcomes might be possible as time passes for memory retrieval, but I haven't found much to work with yet. I started here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/9673.php
It would be great for us, for justice, if Shelley could slowly -- or suddenly! -- remember what happened. On the other hand, I can only imagine how painful recollection would be. I think her amnesia of the events is her body/mind method of coping and surviving. So I guess in the end I can't be sorry she doesn't recall the attack.
Surely there is some other way to find justice for Shelley? DNA at the scene?
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: Ron on April 29, 2017, 06:26:10 PM
I guess no one has been listening to me. The person responsible is a serial killer. Shelly. Sonia and  Audrey. Mark my words.
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: 2soccermom on June 21, 2017, 07:16:49 AM
hi Ron --
why do you think noone is 'listening' to you? You're not alone :). I happen to almost-wholly ascribe to the idea that the three cases are connected by a serial predator and have said so often on UC & WS -- (even if I'm also willing to be open to other ideas). Caleb Heaton, for example, could be such an attacker.
Shelley's thread, like the other three, tends to fall silent as time passes and no new info is released. So I'm sure we're all 'listening' :) -- it's good to have a variety of ideas and voices contributing to avoid the classic phrase of "tunnel vision."
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: jobo on June 22, 2017, 06:21:12 PM
I believe the authorities have DNA from Sonia's murder and from Audrey's too.  Not sure about Shelley's attacker.
Title: Re: Shelley Loder, Attacked Dec. 7, 2010, Mono, ON (N of Orangeville)
Post by: jellybean on June 23, 2017, 01:40:37 PM
Cops have a composite drawing of whom is thought to be Shelley's attacker.

Did the police take this around to Sonia's nhbd or Audrey's?

It would have been worth the try.
I'll bet it never crossed their minds.

Two murders still unsolved, and may never be, unless they screw up.  So far - nothing.
No similar crimes, no loose lips - nada!!

jb