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Title: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 15, 2015, 12:01:56 PM
http://www.albertapolicereport.ca/2015/04/17/strathcona-county-homicide-update-3/

Strathcona County homicide – Update 3 and 4

Sherwood Park, Alberta – The RCMP continue to investigate the homicide of 44-year-old Paula Stiles, who was found deceased inside her residence at Foxhaven Court, in Sherwood Park on the morning of April 15, 2015.

RCMP were called to the report of a sudden death at the residence of Paula Stiles at approximately noon on April 15th. Since that time, RCMP Major Crimes Unit – North, with assistance from Strathcona County RCMP and forensic investigators have worked ’round the clock at and around the residence. The RCMP are now following up upon a number of areas of investigation into this matter, but at this time, no arrests have been made.

The RCMP wish the community to know that while no arrests have been made in the investigation at this early stage, the community is now, and continues to be one of the safest and secure locations in all of Alberta.

UPDATE 4 – APRIL 18, 2015

Strathcona County homicide – Update #4

Sherwood Park, Alberta – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit – North, and Strathcona County RCMP remain active in investigating the homicide of Paula Stiles, 44, who was found deceased inside her residence at Foxhaven Court, in Sherwood Park on the morning of April 15, 2015.

Additional police resources have been engaged from the RCMP’s Special Tactical Operations (STO) team to assist. The STO team is a specially trained RCMP unit used to supplement on-going investigations. STO members have extensive experience in conducting searches and neighbourhood inquiries.

The RCMP are asking anyone who has had recent contact with Paula Stiles in any context to contact the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 15, 2015, 12:10:27 PM
Lots of articles to post in order to bring this thread up to date.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/paula-stiles-homicide-police-sifting-through-videos-shot-in-area-1.3047699


Paula Stiles homicide: police sifting through videos shot in area

RCMP say they have identified a “wide cast” of people who could have killed her

CBC News Posted: Apr 24, 2015 11:05 AM MT| Last Updated: Apr 27, 2015 5:56 AM MT

In the long, slow process to find out who killed Paula Stiles, RCMP investigators are now sorting through numerous videos and photos taken by people in the area on April 14 and 15.

"The investigators have been looking at that material," said  Insp. Gibson Glavin. "We're not expecting it to show a particular person. We're more looking for things that help identify activity or people around who might have witnessed something. We hope we might get something out of that."

Glavin said police have identified a "wide cast" of people who could have killed Stiles. They are working now to eliminate people from that list to help focus the investigation.

Police say they have heard reports that some teenagers were seen in the area around the time of the killing.

Glavin stressed that they are not suspects.

"We have some information that there may have been teenage skateboarders around that area too," he said. "And that they may have heard or seen something that they don't know the significance of. We hope that if we can identify them and speak to them briefly, we can find out whether or not that have something that could help us."

Stiles, 44, was killed in her Sherwood Park home April 14.

The mother of three had separated last year from her husband, Ken Haeberle. The couple had three young daughters aged 6 to 13.

RCMP spent Monday searching more than one property in Strathcona County in connection with the homicide.

That search followed another conducted over the weekend by about 20 RCMP officers on an another property in the area.
 
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 15, 2015, 12:15:17 PM
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Friends+family+mourn+mother+three+killed+Sherwood+Park/10978663/story.html


Friends and family mourn mother of three killed in Sherwood Park

‘She affected everybody that knew her’

EDMONTON - Paula Stiles was a dynamic mother of three daughters, who was, as she wrote on her Facebook page, “over-the-moon happy” in a new relationship after separating from her estranged husband last year.

The 44-year-old was found dead Wednesday inside her Sherwood Park home. RCMP have confirmed her death to be a homicide.

“She affected everybody that knew her,” said close friend Sheilagh Belanger. “This will impact everybody.”

RCMP have not said what led officers to the home at 40 Foxhaven Court, a two-storey house in a cul-de-sac near the intersection of Foxhaven Drive and Clover Bar Road. The house remained taped off with crime scene tape Thursday morning.

RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Josee Valiquette said late Thursday afternoon that she didn’t believe anyone was in custody in the case, and that no other information is being released. RCMP have not released the cause of death.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 15, 2015, 12:17:01 PM
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=174796111

STILES, Paula MarieIt is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Paula Marie Stiles, formerly of Edson, AB. Paula's life was cut short on April 15, 2015 in Sherwood Park, AB.Paula is survived by her precious daughters Hunter, Peri and Blake, her mother Anita Stiles, her brother Brett (Cheryl) Stiles, her nieces Kaitlyn and Priya -
and nephew Logan of Edson, and her children's father, Ken Haeberle, former spouse; her aunts and uncles: Donald (Gail) Lonsberry, Leeroy (Lorraine) Lonsberry, Gaye (Val) Lonsberry, Linden (Sue) Lonsberry, John (Edith) Stiles, Allyson (Pak) Wong, Lauran (Jim) Murrie, Diana Brick, and Mariam Hills. Also to mourn her loss are many cousins and dear friends. Upon graduating from the University of Alberta with a degree in education, Paula started her career as a teacher in Edberg. She returned to NAIT where she completed her studies in Power Engineering. Paula was employed by Enbridge Pipelines for 17 years where she started as a control centre operator and worked her way to becoming the Control Centre Operations Training Supervisor. She was passionate about her job and took great pride in all aspects of her role. She truly loved creating positive change and enjoyed enriching those she worked with.The loves of Paula's life were her daughters. She cherished each of them deeply and ensured their unique and charming personalities radiated freely without inhibition. Paula's attention to detail was apparent in the lavish and grand birthday parties, the creative Halloween costumes and in every aspect of her children's lives. Paula was a positive, generous, thoughtful person who cared about family and her many friends. Paula liked to see them all happy. Paula cherished her time and memories at Bear Lake with her family and close friends. She was so looking forward this year to driving her new boat and water skiing with her daughters, just as her father had shared with her. Paula was predeceased by both of her fathers Clarke Lonsberry and David Stiles, grandparents: Jonas and Anna Garbincius, Jack and Madeline Stiles, Lloyd and Jessie Lonsberry, uncles: Ralph Stiles, Richard Stiles, Bob Hills, Wayne Brick, Aunt Barbara Petersen and cousin Shane Lonsberry.It is now that we must draw from the strength, hope and love that Paula had for us all.Funeral services for Paula Marie Stiles will take place on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Edson, Alberta with Father Josilito Cantal officiating and interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Edson, Alberta.Enbridge has assisted in the setting up of The Paula Marie Stiles Memorial Fund in support of her children. Donations can be made directly to any Bank of Nova Scotia in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.Donations can also be made to The Strathcona County Victim Services, 911 Bison Way, Sherwood Park, T8H 1S9 or to The Zebra Child Protection Centre, http://www.zebracentre.ca in memory of Paula Marie Stiles.To send condolences online, please visit our website at www.edsonfuneralhome.comThe Foothills Memorial Chapel - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=174796111#sthash.MxWBqKJs.dpuf
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 15, 2015, 12:24:16 PM
It is said that Paula had posted on a Buy and Sell page early am hours of Apr 15./jb

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/have+this+happen+just+makes+sense+Still+charges/11137319/story.html


To have this happen just makes no sense’: Still no charges in homicide of Strathcona County mother

 By Jana G. Pruden, Edmonton Journal June 15, 2015

For two months, Kirk Babiak has been replaying the scenes in his head: The frantic phone call, the house surrounded by police, the devastating, unbelievable news that the woman he loved had been murdered.

“To have this happen just makes no sense,” said Babiak, whose girlfriend, Paula Stiles, was found dead inside her Sherwood Park home on the morning of April 15. “She’s not just taken away from me, she’s taken away from everybody — her friends, and her family and her beautiful girls. There’s so many people that are just devastated and at a loss of knowing what to do next, because she filled such a big role in so many people’s lives.”

Stiles, 44, a mother with three daughters, worked as a training supervisor at Enbridge Pipelines. She was found dead inside her house at 40 Foxhaven Court.

No arrests have been made, and the cause of her death has not been released by RCMP.

RCMP spokeswoman Josee Valiquette said Friday that the case remains under active investigation.

RCMP spokeswoman Josee Valiquette said Friday that the case remains under active investigation.





“Every investigation is different,” she said. “We can’t speculate as to when charges occur, but we continue to investigate.”

RCMP previously appealed to the public for video and photographs shot in public areas in or around Sherwood Park between the night of Tuesday, April 14, and the morning of Wednesday, April 15. Investigators were also looking for two teenage skateboarders who had been in the area, and were considered to be potential witnesses. Valiquette said she did not know if the skateboarders had been located, but that investigators were still looking for tips and information in the case.

Babiak and Stiles met online in May 2014, and found an instant connection. The romance that bloomed seemed effortless, the connection immediately apparent to people in their lives. Stiles had three daughters, and Babiak two sons. Their lives appeared to mesh in a Brady Bunch kind of way, their families blending easily together. Babiak said they spent every possible moment together, and he lived at her house during the weeks he didn’t have his sons.

On her Facebook page, Stiles described being “over-the-moon happy” in her new relationship.

After planning a large surprise party for his 40th birthday in early April, she gave him a card that read: “I spent my first forty years searching for you, and now, am looking forward to living and sharing my next forty years with such a sweet, caring, extraordinary man.”

The next weekend, the couple and the kids drove by an eight-bedroom house they’d been looking at online. They didn’t have time to go in and see it that day, but Stiles wanted to call the real estate agent.

Instead, the next morning, Babiak got a call from Stiles’ nanny, who was hysterical, telling him to come over. On the way, he tried to phone and text Paula, telling her, “There’s something going on at your house. I’m on my way there.”

There was no answer.

Babiak said the weeks since have been hard and empty, what happened still surreal and unbelievable.

“It’s left a huge void in my life and in my heart,” he said. “She was everything to me.”


Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Have faith on June 15, 2015, 04:24:35 PM
Does anyone else think that it is odd that Paula's boyfriend, the "love of her life" is not mentioned in her obit?  Her ex-husband is included. 

I wonder what led LE to search her estranged husband's property.  It doesn't appear that her family had any issues with him, by including him in her obit.  MOO

For some reason I couldn't get audio on the bf's video. 
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 15, 2015, 04:42:10 PM
Have Faith

"For some reason I couldn't get audio on the bf's video."

Click on the speaker, as it was sitting on mute./jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Have faith on June 15, 2015, 05:16:31 PM
Thanks jb.  I've never seen a video that is set on "mute".   :)
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 15, 2015, 07:33:18 PM
It appears that they may  have an alarm system, note: sign posted in front of porch??

jb

Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 15, 2015, 10:10:46 PM
I found this......

RCMP narrow down list of suspects in Sherwood Park slaying 

By Catherine Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun 
First posted:  Thursday, April 23, 2015 05:18 PM MDT  | Updated:  Friday, April 24, 2015 07:52 AM MDT 
 
 
Mounties have narrowed down the list of suspects in the slaying of a 44-year-old mom in Sherwood Park.

Paula Stiles was found slain in her home at Foxhaven Court the morning of April 15 and investigators are trying to piece together what happened between 11 p.m. on April 14 and 6:30 a.m. on April 15.

RCMP Edmonton K-Division spokesman Insp. Gibson Glavin said the three children, the eldest of whom is 13, were with other family members and not at home at the time of the killing.

"The children were unaware of what had happened to their mother and were not in any danger," Glavin said. "They were with family."

A trust fund for Stiles' daughters has been set up with ATB Financial under the name "Paula Stiles Trust." The fund was fast-tracked and opened on Monday and community members have been responding.

Todd Babiak, the brother of Kirk Babiak who was dating Stiles at the time of her death, told the Sun of community members pitching in to help.

A local realtor has pledged $500 from future sales to the fund. Another woman has set up a Gofundme page to go towards the trust.

Meanwhile, RCMP are combing through video sent in by citizens who may have captured footage that could help capture the killer. Glavin adds that anyone else with surveillance video that may help with the case is asked to contact RCMP.

"We've had a tremendous response," Glavin said. "It's been extremely gratifying."

There may be been audio or visuals captured in the background that may be of interest to investigators, he added.

RCMP are still looking for two teenage skateboarders who were seen in the area at the time and who may not have been aware they may have seen something potentially significant.

Mounties executed a search warrant on a rural property east of Sherwood Park near Ardrossan belonging to Stiles' ex-husband Ken Haeberle that yielded evidence which is now being reviewed and analyzed.


RCMP are anticipating an update to the case on Friday.

Anyone with information should call Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741.

Tips can be submitted anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Have faith on June 16, 2015, 02:32:11 PM
IMO, it appears that LE have been lucky and are close to solving this case.  I have questions that might as well be left unasked.  They aren't going to be answered.

From what we have read, Paula was a veritable dynamo.  How tragic that a monster ended her life, and left her children and family devastated.  I hope that LE can quickly bring her killer to justice.



Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 16, 2015, 04:07:06 PM
quote: "There may be been audio or visuals captured in the background that may be of interest to investigators, he added."

and -

"yielded evidence which is now being reviewed and analyzed.'

Could it be a particular vehicle found on the property, that was captured on camera?

Frankly, I am surprised and even a bit dismayed that this would be given to the public by the RCMP. This automatically points a finger to the ex, and he may be totally innocent.

After reading this, my being human, I automatically place him under suspicion.
But, experience of living in general, tells me that this may not be the case.

Any evidence found could have been planted, if not the vehicle.  It could be something discovered on a computer sent to the ex from the victim, or a telephone or text message, which could point them in a different direction.
As I said, I am very surprised that the RCMP would give out this information.

In the case of JC in Spruce Grove, I think the RCMP have their suspicions but can't prove it.
JMO. In that case, the RCMP said nothing during their investigation.

Why treat  both of these homicides differently by giving out this kind of information to the public?
Being mum in the Spruce Grove case, and giving out info in the other?
JB






Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Have faith on June 16, 2015, 05:05:35 PM
quote: "There may be been audio or visuals captured in the background that may be of interest to investigators, he added."

and -

"yielded evidence which is now being reviewed and analyzed.'

Could it be a particular vehicle found on the property, that was captured on camera?

Frankly, I am surprised and even a bit dismayed that this would be given to the public by the RCMP. This automatically points a finger to the ex, and he may be totally innocent.

After reading this, my being human, I automatically place him under suspicion.
But, experience of living in general, tells me that this may not be the case.

Any evidence found could have been planted, if not the vehicle.  It could be something discovered on a computer sent to the ex from the victim, or a telephone or text message, which could point them in a different direction.
As I said, I am very surprised that the RCMP would give out this information.

In the case of JC in Spruce Grove, I think the RCMP have their suspicions but can't prove it.
JMO. In that case, the RCMP said nothing during their investigation.

Why treat  both of these homicides differently by giving out this kind of information to the public?
Being mum in the Spruce Grove case, and giving out info in the other?
JB


jb--this is the first complaint that I've read about LE giving the public inside information in an unsolved murder investigation.  It is almost unheard of, and therefore, I have to trust that they have released this info for a good reason.  Let it play out--if the ex is innocent, he will be cleared, but in the meantime, LE are confident in putting out this info to the media.  Somebody is on their radar and I think we can guess who.  IMO they are looking for any tips that will add to their case.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 16, 2015, 06:23:35 PM
quote "RCMP Edmonton K-Division spokesman Insp. Gibson Glavin said the three children, the eldest of whom is 13, were with other family members and not at home at the time of the killing.

"The children were unaware of what had happened to their mother and were not in any danger," Glavin said. "They were with family."

This statement makes me wonder..... they were with family and not in any danger.

Reminds me of the Liknes murders.  It was an uncle to the child.

Just saying....

jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Have faith on June 16, 2015, 07:52:42 PM
quote "RCMP Edmonton K-Division spokesman Insp. Gibson Glavin said the three children, the eldest of whom is 13, were with other family members and not at home at the time of the killing.

"The children were unaware of what had happened to their mother and were not in any danger," Glavin said. "They were with family."

This statement makes me wonder..... they were with family and not in any danger.

Reminds me of the Liknes murders.  It was an uncle to the child.



Just saying....

jb


This relates to some of the questions I have.  Paula's good friend Shellagh Belanger had been texting back and forth with Paula on that fateful April 15th.  SB said they texted "until Stiles went to help one of her daughters with a book report".  At 10:35 SB sent Paula a text and didn't receive a reply.  I am assuming that 10:35 is pm.  Paula worked during the day.  There is no record of the time that Paula and SB texted each other before Paula went to help her daughter with the book report, but I have to assume that it was after Paula returned home from work.

April 15th was a Wednesday.  Did Paula and her ex have an agreement that the kids went to his place on Wednesdays?  If so, they would have been picked up after Paula returned home from work, and the kids returned home from school.  They went to some relative's home, and if it wasn't the ex's house at a reasonable time, then it may have been a crisis situation.  Why would three kids not be home in bed on a school night?

But the bf's late night texts don't show any concern from Paula. Paula's bf has shown a few loving texts that happened back and forth with Paula from 11:48 to 11:55 pm on April 15. Based on these texts, there was no evidence that Paula was worried about anything.  We have to assume that Paula herself, actually replied to the bf's texts.

It is way too coincidental that Paula was killed when her children were known to be not at home.  The killer didn't want to traumatize the kids...which means that he cares about them.  Of course it could have been a random murder.  I think that LE are on top of it.




Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 16, 2015, 08:24:55 PM
Paula also had a Nanny.  Was she a live in? It was thought that she was.  Nanny called bf around 12:30.  Was Nanny told to take Wednesday night off?  If kids had to go to school on the Wednesday Nanny would have been there in the a.m.  Unless, the family drove the kids to school that morning. Spring Break was from March 30 and over April 7th. . So the kids were not on Spring Break - they were back in school.

When BF was called by Nanny at 12:30, was that in the afternoon or am,  he left his home and went straight to PS home. Was not very clear on that.

He works for the WCB - why not at work - unless the Nanny called at 12:30 a.m.

He lived with her at her place - sounds like part time. Definitely not full time, at that point.

The police will put all of the pieces together, I hope and will make an arrest.

When checking the acreage, that was in early April.  If they found the smoking gun, one would think that an arrest would have been made by now?   

Nanny is now out of a job, and friends of bf are trying to find a new placement for her.

No mentioning of bf in obit, perhaps he was lumped in with friends.  Think they only knew each other for one year.  BF keeps checking the newspapers every day to see if an arrest has been made. Since he was so important to Paula, odd that her family does not include him.

Very sad.

I do not believe this murder was a random murder. How could she be alone in the home and still help her daughter with a book report. And why did she not mention that kids would not be home that evening to her friend? - or tell bf when texting back and forth at 11:50 pm that her kids were with family?  I would think that it would be important to her to tell him - Yet, he never mentioned it.  If he was her confident, I think she would have said something.

Paula listed something for sale in buy and sell Sherwood Park little paper in the wee hours going into the 15th. She was discovered deceased on the 15th at 6:30 a.m.

Kids on skateboards might have seen something.  What time were they out skate boarding?

Any evidence found on acreage would have been scrutinized by now,

jb 

Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Have faith on June 16, 2015, 09:10:38 PM
I haven't read anything about the nanny being full time.  I also didn't know that the bf was at home when the nanny called him at 12:30pm on April 16, and not at work.  jb, can you provide a link to the bf being at home that morning?

The bf said in the video posted above, that he lived with Paula when he didn't have his children for visitation.  Also, there was a search done by LE at an undisclosed location, in addition the ex-husband's property.  I will find the link later. My computer keys are skipping every second letter i write.

Time waits for forensic exhibits sent to labs in Canada is pathetic.  I wouldn't put any significance on results or lack thereof, at this time.

Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 16, 2015, 09:19:22 PM
I cannot go back and look at anything that I posted from the Edmonton Journal, as I have used up my 10 freebies.

Check this out - police want to know..... quote investigators are trying to piece together what happened between 11 p.m. on April 14 and 6:30 a.m. on April 15.

So, all of this texting must have been done on the 14th of April.  Her body must have been discovered at 6:30 am on the 15th by the Nanny.

 BF got the call at 12:30 to come right over from the Nanny.
Quite a large gap in time there.  Why didn't Nanny call him at 6"30 am or shortly thereafter.
He did not say that he got the call at work, so I am assuming that he was home, as he said that he jumped in his truck and went right over.

In any event, he and his brother have set up a trust fund for her daughters for all to donate to.
BF appears to be  totally lossed.
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Whomever did this, will also bring grief to his family and friends.  It has a ripple effect, with more victims than one can count.

Who knows what drove a person to do this?  It is all so senseless to us!! Obviously, in a heat of a moment something happened there.  imo.

Jolene Cote, a teacher, a  wife, and  mother was murdered in Spruce Grove October of 2011, and this is still unsolved. Her husband found her outside in the yard at 6:15 a.m and carried her into their home and called EMS.

Sadly, even with Billboards being placed by the family, and a $60,000 reward raised by the family,
this remains unsolved!!

Whispers behind one's back must always be endured.  Finger pointing, etc.  And when it is still unsolved, it will continue.

I hope that this will not end up the same for Paula Stiles family.  That's all I have to say.

jb








Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: justsayin on June 17, 2015, 10:41:49 AM
I wonder if the police think the skateboarders may have recorded something of interest.   they all have phones or helmet cams to catch the awesome and the fails to post on Youtube.  Very sad for this family.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 23, 2015, 07:20:13 PM
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/touch/news/edmonton/Homicide+victim+husband+owned+rural+property+searched/10988483/story.html?rel=11137319



A rural property in Strathcona County RCMP searched Sunday was owned by homicide victim Paula Stiles and her ex-husband.

A land title certificate lists Stiles and Kenneth Haeberle as the owners of the 159-acre property east of Edmonton.

Stiles, a 44-year-old mother of three, was found dead inside her Sherwood Park home April 15 by a family member. No arrests have been made.

Two women who live beside the property say they returned home from breakfast Sunday morning to find their neighbour’s yard filled with police officers and vehicles.

Some of the officers were looking along their fenceline, Diand Rusk and Johanna Stauffer said.

A white RCMP tactical vehicle remained parked behind a house on the property Sunday evening and one police vehicle was parked out front, blocking the driveway.

Friends have described Stiles as an active woman who was devoted to her family and her work. She worked as a training supervisor at Enbridge Pipelines.

Stiles was in a new relationship after filing for divorce from her husband last year. On Facebook, Stiles described her new relationship as being like a fairy tale, and said she was “over-the-moon happy.”

A trust fund to benefit Stiles’ three daughters has been opened at ATB Financial and will begin accepting donations on Wednesday.




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Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on July 04, 2015, 06:59:02 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/paula-stiles-to-be-honoured-with-benefit-lacrosse-match-1.3136637

SEE VIDEO.

A Lacross  benefit will be held in honour of Paula, and proceeds to go to her children.

Her children not only lost a wonderful supportive mother, and since Paula was also a working mother, they have also lost her financial support.

How wonderful of her friends to do this for the family,

JB
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on July 12, 2015, 12:41:44 PM
http://www.albertapolicereport.ca/2015/04/21/strathcona-county-homicide-update-5/

Quote
Investigators believe that anyone who may have been in the area between the hours of 11:00 p.m. of April 14th and 6:30 a.m. of April 15th may have heard or seen something useful to solving this crime.

and -

Quote
• Anyone who may have personal video recordings of public areas in and around the Hamlet of Sherwood Park recorded between the hours of 11:00 p.m. of April 14th and 6:30 a.m. of April 15th.. Recorded images or sounds may provide assistance in this investigation that the owner may not be aware of.

It appears that they are interested in any video recordings around Sherwood Park,  not just her neighbourhood. Not only images - but sounds!!

JB
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on August 10, 2015, 08:31:59 PM
It is now August 10th.

It will be 4 months in five more days.

Perhaps the forensic lab has not completed their testing?

This is not something that will be solved shortly, imo, it will take time.

Sometimes, nothing is as simple as it might appear to be.

jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on August 16, 2015, 11:01:02 PM
Part of a request from the RCMP is;

• Anyone who may have personal video recordings of public areas in and around the Hamlet of Sherwood Park recorded between the hours of 11:00 p.m. of April 14th and 6:30 a.m. of April 15th.. Recorded images or sounds may provide assistance in this investigation that the owner may not be aware of.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Public Areas in and around Sherwood Park?? -  Sounds?  What type of sounds?  A motorcycle perhaps? 

This is an odd request. First time, this has ever been requested in a murder.  imo.

For some reason Sherwood Park is still designated as a hamlet.  I would not consider it to be one.  More of a small town.

Taken from Wikipedia; Note this is from 2012 Census.  Shrwd Pk has grown even further since then.

[show]Population history


Strathcona County's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 65,465 living in Sherwood Park, a 6.2% change from its 2009 municipal census population of 61,660.[4]

In the 2011 Census, Sherwood Park had a population of 64,733,[5] a 13.9% change from its 2006 population of 56,845.[18]

Crime[edit]

According to RCMP collected data in 2012, crime in Sherwood Park has been on the rise especially in domestic violence and impaired driving. Domestic violence reports rose by 32 percent; impaired driving went up 10 percent. Other facts released also pointed out that drug trafficking charges went up 55 percent, and sexual offenses went up by 20 percent.[19]


(Note the large number of Public Spaces, listed Under Attractions in this small town)

Attractions[edit]

Recreation facilities within Sherwood Park include the Broadmoor Arena, Glen Allan Recreation Complex, Kinsmen Leisure Centre, Millennium Place, Sherwood Park Arena/Sports Centre and Strathcona Athletic Park as well as a BMX bike park, a BMX bike pump track and a skateboard park.[8] The community also has 37 parks and sportsfields.[8]


That is a heck of a lot for a small town.  Other towns would be envious! My question is, what type of sounds would carry any distance  from any one of these public places, that would specifically tie in with a murder?

jb

Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on September 12, 2015, 12:10:58 PM
I wonder how this investigation is proceeding?  I wish all of the best to the RCMP in solving this.  It may take some time, and patience is needed.

jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on December 15, 2015, 05:57:42 PM
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/10/23/boyfriend-of-slain-sherwood-park-mom-hoping-for-break-in-the-case

Boyfriend of slain Sherwood Park mom hoping for break in the case

BY KEVIN MAIMANN, EDMONTON SUN
FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015 04:22 PM MDT

The boyfriend of a mother-of-three slain at her Sherwood Park home in April is hopeful that a break in the case is just around the corner.

Paula Stiles, 44, was found slain in her Sherwood Park home on April 15. Kirk Babiak says the situation right now is "terribly" frustrating.

"It's like a brick wall," he said.

Babiak had been dating Stiles for close to a year, and the two had recently looked at a house that could accommodate his two kids as well as hers.

He spent a week living at her house before leaving on Sunday, April 12, two days before her killing.

Babiak and Stiles texted back and forth until 12:04 a.m. that Wednesday. Everything seemed fine until he got a hysterical phone call from her live-in nanny around noon, telling him to come over.

Related: RCMP narrow down list of suspects in Sherwood Park slaying

RCMP said Stiles was slain in her Foxhaven Court home sometime before 6:30 a.m. that morning.

"I've never experienced anything so traumatizing and so hard," Babiak said.

He said Stiles always tried to make life fun for her daughters, the oldest of whom is 13.

"She was wonderful and loving and cared about everybody she knew and met, and just went out of her way to make sure that everybody else was always looked after and cared for. She always tried to be the best at everything she did," he said.

"We were very happy together."

Babiak believes Mounties will make an arrest soon -- they need more evidence to build a strong case.

"It's terrible when something like this happens and the person is just walking around and acting like they got away with it," said Babiuk.

A trust fund is set up for Stiles' daughters through ATB Financial, under the name Paula Stiles in Trust.

Shortly after Stiles was found dead, investigators executed a search warrant on a rural property east of Sherwood Park near Ardrossan belonging to her ex-husband.

RCMP spokesperson Insp. Gibson Glavin said Mounties are still obtaining statements from people who have come forward with information.

kevin.maimann@sunmedia.ca
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 15, 2016, 05:39:06 PM
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/04/15/police-still-seek-leads-one-year-after-homicide-of-edmonton-area-woman

Police still seek leads one year after homicide of Edmonton-area woman

FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016 02:57 PM MDT | UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016 03:34 PM MDT

One year after the discovery of the body of Paula Stiles in her Sherwood Park home, RCMP are still searching for her killer.

Stiles, 44, had three daughters and worked as a training supervisor at Enbridge Pipelines. She was found dead April 15, 2015, inside her house at 40 Foxhaven Court.

No arrests have been made in the case. RCMP have not released the cause of her death.

At a press conference Friday, Strathcona County RCMP Superintendent Gary Peck said police hope someone will come forward to aid the investigation.

“Whoever is responsible for Paula Stiles’ death is still out there, somewhere,” Peck said. “We know the answers to the questions we have are out there.”

Peck could not comment on whether police believe the killing was targeted or random.

“We’re still looking at all the possibilities and until we can identify who has committed the crime, we can’t comment on his or her reasons for committing the act,” he said.


Early in the investigation, RCMP were at Stiles’ house for several days and also searched a property east of Edmonton that was owned by Stiles and her ex-husband.

pparsons@postmedia.com

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Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on August 24, 2016, 05:20:50 PM
Could her murder be work related? She worked as a training supervisor at Enbridge Pipelines.

Did she let someone go,or recommend that someone be fired, as she found them unsuitable for the job?

jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on November 22, 2016, 05:19:42 PM
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ab/news-nouvelles/2016/04/160415-strathcona-homicide-eng.htm

Strathcona County RCMP continue to investigate the murder of Paula Stiles

Sherwood Park, Alta. (Apr. 15, 2016) – One year later, the RCMP is continuing its efforts in the investigation into the murder of 44-year-old Sherwood Park resident, Paula Marie Stiles.

It was on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at approximately 12:56 p.m. when members of the Strathcona County RCMP detachment attended the residence of Paula Stiles in response to a report that the woman was found deceased inside her home.

The RCMP’s Major Crime Unit in Edmonton assumed carriage of the filehas been and receiving assistance from several other units including members from the Strathcona County RCMP detachment.

While much information has been gathered during the course of this homicide investigation, the RCMP again is asking anyone who may have information on this matter to come forward and tell police what they may know.

“Whoever committed this terrible crime is still out there,” said Superintendent Gary Peck, Officer Commanding, Strathcona County RCMP detachment. “We want to solve this case and it is solvable. Someone knows the information we are seeking and we would very much like to hear from them.”

If anyone has any information, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. We want your information, not your name. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Media Contact:
Alberta RCMP Media Relations
780-412-5260
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on December 03, 2016, 11:14:23 PM
This all began with hopes that this would be solved shortly.  Police at one point said that they had narrowed down the number of suspects.

Now it appears that they need someone to come forward with information;

Quote
While much information has been gathered during the course of this homicide investigation, the RCMP again is asking anyone who may have information on this matter to come forward and tell police what they may know.

“Whoever committed this terrible crime is still out there,” said Superintendent Gary Peck, Officer Commanding, Strathcona County RCMP detachment. “We want to solve this case and it is solvable. Someone knows the information we are seeking and we would very much like to hear from them.”

Any chance of letting the public know what information they are seeking?

I doubt it.  Besides, why would anyone step forward and give the name of the killer, and the motive?  What are the chances??

I wonder if they have hit a brick wall.....
As of April, 2016, one year after the murder, they could not say if the killing was random or she was targeted.

[Peck could not comment on whether police believe the killing was targeted or random.

“We’re still looking at all the possibilities and until we can identify who has committed the crime, we can’t comment on his or her reasons for committing the act,” he said.  [/quote]

Yep, I think they have hit a brick wall, and really, really. need a person in the know to step forward.
I sincerely wish law enforcement all of the breaks that they deserve on this case.


JB
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on December 04, 2016, 12:29:56 PM
quote Long Gone

Quote
Seems this was a planned killing .Shows that there are people that can carry out a murder then go about life without detection. They can also keep their mouths shut and never reveal anything to anyone.

How odd that the timing of her murder coincided with her daughters staying with relatives.
Who would know?
Someone knew! Perhaps a number of people who were close to the children knew!

Paula was preparing to make a dramatic change in her life that also included her children.
Hopefully, this may not have had an impact on anyone, at least not as much as outsiders could imagine.

It could have been a disgruntled ex co-worker.  The world runs in odd ways.

According to the news, The Edmonton City Police have taken the lead on this file, and they are working with other jurisdictions. I wonder if by doing this, law enforcement feel that they must spread out their investigation even further. 

Paula worked in Edmonton with an oil company. In addition, Edmonton is a central point for citizens who live in surrounding areas, especially, but not confined to, Sherwood Park.  Many come to Edmonton to work.

Right from the start law enforcement said that they had a list of possible suspects, and they would have to narrow it down.  So, Paula, who was loved by many was not exactly loved by everyone.  Perhaps they have already done that - and the suspects did not pan out or a particular one had an air tight alibi.

Whomever knows, is keeping a dark blood secret, and ---- if, in some way, they are close to the killer, they will continue to do so -

  Regardless, whomever it is, he or she is carrying  a terribly unfair burden, and will be saddled with it for the rest of their lives.

What a terrible life sentence to carry - when he or she had nothing to do with Paula's murder.

Not even knowing who that person is, I feel very sorry for them.

To look at it, on the other side of the fence; if you knew who it was, and this person was a close relative, or a very dear friend or co-worker, would you turn them in -- especially, if you did not like and could not stand the victim?

That attitude could be behind it too!

JB
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on December 04, 2016, 03:22:31 PM
quote Long Gone (LG)

Quote
Proof is absent , le have yet to uncover any. Le was hoping to find some video that would put a suspect in the vicinity that night and contradict that suspects statement... I fear this will become a cold case and the perp will carry the secret to the grave.

Highly possible - lack of witnesses to disprove a lie.  There is something similar in the Jolene Cote murder case of Spruce Grove - still unsolved!!

Not only were the police asking the public to check their home CCV's, but also if they heard any  sounds, within Sherwood Prk town.

quote RCMP
Quote
• Anyone who may have personal video recordings of public areas in and around the Hamlet of Sherwood Park recorded between the hours of 11:00 p.m. of April 14th and 6:30 a.m. of April 15th.. Recorded images or sounds may provide assistance in this investigation that the owner may not be aware of.

The only sound that would carry any distance would be a loud motorcycle, or gun or rifle shots, in my amateur opinion.

JB

Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 09, 2017, 06:26:07 PM
A REMINDER

It will be two years ago on April 14th or 15th, mid-week when Paula Stiles was murdered, in Sherwood Park.

Sherwood Park, a community of families, where it's cititzens live in peace and comparative safety. In fact Sherwood Park had the bragging rights of being the safest community in the Province of Alberta.

Her life was snuffed out while she was supposedly in the safety of her own home between the hours of 11 pm (14th) to 6:30 a.m (15th).

One would have thought that the autopsy could have narrowed down the time... but I guess not.

The person who murdered her, knew that her children were with family for the night, thus Paula would be alone, and without witnesses.

Since two years have lapsed, one can assume that any video's (if they existed) were looked at and studied by law enforcement. 

If they have anything to show to the public, this anniversary would be a good time to present it to the public.

There is a faint hope that someone will step forward with info that will break the case.

Paula deserves justice..... her life was not cheap.... ,,, her beautiful children paid the price by losing their mother.

jb

ps Her text messages to Romeo, and others.  Who is to say that she sent them?
It could be someone in her home sending them - No?

My reasoning being - Cops starting timeline at 11 pm - some texts from her sent after midnite.  Cops not counting them in their timeline. 

Cops not only interested in videos, but audio from Public places - [sounds]
Could it be rifle shot, or a loud motorcycle?

I am going with motorcycle.
These pesky things - do get people's attention - no matter time of day or night.
They are more than annoying........
Did Paula have a regular visitor who drove a motorcycle?
Not saying it was a motorcycle - but can't help but wonder.  First time I ever heard of cops being interested in sounds from public places regarding a murder. Public places includes streets. Doesn't it?

One would have thought this would have been solved by now - but obviously cops have run into a snag.

Let's hope someone talks!!





Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 17, 2017, 02:57:36 PM
No further appeals from police.

They either have someone in their sights, or else they have given up?

jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Have faith on April 17, 2017, 08:51:45 PM

I am also wondering why this case remains unsolved and nobody arrested. I felt pretty confident early on. I think the most hopeful explanation is that LE needs a bit more evidence to make an arrest that will be successful in Court. Two years isn't that long if they have a strong suspect.

I am noticing that there are some ominous similarities in how police have investigated Paula and Sonia Varaschin investigations. Tunnel vision comes to mind, and hopefully this is not the case.

We know that LE zeroed in on Sonia's (on/off) boyfriend and the investigation fell off the tracks once he was cleared by DNA (per the bf). I suspect they did the same with Paula's boyfriend and her (separated) husband. In Paula's case, LE never felt the need to warn the public at all, and Sonia's investigators were sure that she knew her killer. That pretty much rules out LE thinking they were random murders.

It is obvious that LE would zero in on these men, and it is noted that none of them have been publically cleared by LE in either case, but neither have they been noted as POI or suspects, which seems to have become the protocol with most murders

 Although with zero information released in Paula's case, I think it has a chance to be solved. LE hasn't considered a DNA sweep, as they did for Sonia. That could mean there is no DNA evidence, but it was reported that samples were sent to forensics for testing from the husband's property. Another unnamed property was also searched immediately. I also think it is a positive sign that LE hasn't felt the need to offer a reward at this time.

Good point JB about the "noise" question. Have you been creeping facebook accounts?  ;)
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 17, 2017, 08:57:58 PM
Quote Have Faith

 Good point JB about the "noise" question. Have you been creeping facebook accounts?  ;)

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As usual, I do everything backwards.... I get a thought and then I go looking for it.
So, truth be told, did creeping "after the fact".
Sure enough - rifle lover, and motorcycle came up.
Both are great noise makers. :)
They have a tendency to bounce around and echo through out neighbourhoods.
But, it might have been something completely different.

Timeline we know has been set by police from 11 pm to 6:30 am.
Timelines given by witnesses differ. 
Timelines are screwed up.
Paula assisted with a Book report with daughter on the 14th. Kids not at home, as they were with relatives during her murder. These were school days.  Did Paula not go to work on the 14th,
 Nanny was  a live in Nanny, a foreign Nanny.

If Nanny was not there, where was she on that night?
Bf called by Nanny around noon on the 15th. But body was discovered at 6:30 am on the 15th.
Was it the Nanny who returned to the home at 6:30 a.m and discovered the body?
If so, why wait almost 5 hours to hysterically call bf to tell him to get over there. One would think she would have had some time to calm down between 6:30 am and noon. And why call the bf? And why did she not tell the bf that Paula was deceased, while on the phone?   

Question:
Did Paula have a serious meeting with someone and wanted girls and Nanny out of the home??

Q1 - Why were the kids not at home during a school nite?
Q2 - Where was the living in Nanny that night?
Q3 - Why was bf even  called by Nanny and asked to come over at noon?
Q4 - Who discovered Paula at 6:30 a.m?
Q5 - What were the sounds that police were looking for?
Q6 - Why was the file handed over to Edmonton City Police? She was murdered in RCMP jurisdiction.
Guesses - anyone?.



jb





Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 18, 2017, 01:11:15 PM
I certainly hope the police investigators have more than they are letting out per media, because what we have is a confusing mess of snippets.
Were the police trying to confuse the public for some reason? None of the info they did give per media makes sense. I know several police have already said that discussion forums were a detriment to cases sometimes.

Well my advice to them is ... "if you want co-operation, you have to give a little too". Not just confusing snippets. Giving the media confusing info may deter people from volunteering info that could be helpful. People might not offer info because they may think it doesn't fit with what has been given the public through media.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 18, 2017, 04:24:40 PM
There is a killer out there who needs to be found. Add another one to the list who so far have "got away with murder"

We also have Jolene Cote from Spruce Grove.  Her killer has been going on with his life since her murder of 2011.  Still no arrest.

There are many more, but these two mothers come to mind.
Edmonton and area do not need it.
I was always afraid that Paula's would end up being unsolved like Jolene's case.
In Paula's case, there still is hope.



jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 19, 2017, 12:24:51 PM
Does anyone else think that it is odd that Paula's boyfriend, the "love of her life" is not mentioned in her obit?  Her ex-husband is included.

I wonder what led LE to search her estranged husband's property.  It doesn't appear that her family had any issues with him, by including him in her obit.  MOO

For some reason I couldn't get audio on the bf's video.

BBM. Yes, I do, especially after all the gushing about the families meshing like the Brady bunch.
Many holes and questions. Police are stating the hours between 11 pm and 6:30 am, 14th to 15th and then media also claim Paula was found just before lunch. Which is it, 6:30 or just before lunch.
No mention of break in at all. Did Paula know the person and opened the door.
Paula quit texting late in the evening to help her daughter with a book report, so was that by telephone or skype because as is stated several times, the children were with relatives. Why would there be a need to send the kids to relatives late in the evening.
I am supposing that the Coroner has given the time of death as between 11 pm and 6:30 am because if the children were not at home, the nanny would have no need being there and discovered Paula deceased. There was also no need for the nanny to be there at noon, unless the children came home for lunch from school unless she was live in. If she was live in, would she not have found Paula sooner.

Odd wording by police or reporting by media.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 19, 2017, 06:42:42 PM
A perfect family.  So sad.... :'(

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/sherwood-park-neighbours-shocked-by-homicide-1.3036654

Sherwood Park neighbours shocked by homicide
Couple had what looked like 'perfect family' before they split last year, neighbours say
CBC News Posted: Apr 16, 2015 4:44 PM MT Last Updated: Apr 16, 2015 5:23 PM MT

Neighbours on a quiet cul-de-sac in Sherwood Park were shocked to learn the story of a family some called "perfect" took a tragic turn Wednesday, when a mother with three young daughters was found dead inside her home.

Strathcona County RCMP's major crime unit is investigating  the homicide after the woman's body was found Wednesday afternoon in the home on Foxhaven Court.

The couple who lived in the home split up last year, neighbours say.

"It's a sad story," said Kathy Van Esch. "It was a shock when we found out. We know the people very well. Three little kids, three little girls."

Christine Watkinson has lived on the street for 14 years and runs a day home there.

"I can't make sense of it," she said. "My kids couldn't sleep last night."

Van Esch said the dead woman had three daughters aged about 6 to 13. The parents separated last year, and the mother stayed in the house, while the father went to live on a farm outside the city.

"Both of them decided it was best to part," Watkinson said.

Before the split, they seemed like "a perfect family," she said. "Loved their kids, played with them outside all the time."

"Such nice people," Van Esch said. "They were always doing something with the children."

Both parents had busy jobs, Watkinson said.

"She worked long hours. The nanny was the primary caregiver."

Homes in the area are listed for about $500,000.

"People come to Sherwood Park because it's calm and quiet and not much crime," said Tyler Richardson, who lives down the street. "But at the same time, this could happen anywhere, at any time."

RCMP vehicles blocked off the cul-de-sac for much of the day Wednesday, while yellow police tape roped off one home.

An autopsy was completed on Thursday, and the medical examiner ruled the cause of death as homicide.

Police say they won't release information yet about how the woman died.

"It's tragic," said one neighbour who asked not to be identified. "It's heartwrenching. I see those three little girls all the time, for many years. I've watched them grow up.

"You don't know what goes on behind closed doors. To me, they were just the picture of the perfect family."

   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 19, 2017, 07:27:00 PM
Cops initial appeal to the public.
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/04/21/rcmp-appeal-for-tips-in-sherwood-park-moms-slaying


Quote
RCMP are turning to the public to help solve the slaying of a Sherwood Park mom.

Strathcona County RCMP believe anyone who was near the home of victim Paula Stiles between 11 p.m. on April 14 and 6:30 a.m the following morning may have seen or heard something that could be of assistance.

Mounties are specifically hoping to find two teenagers who were skateboarding near the Foxhaven subdivision in Sherwood Park during that time span, and are also asking for any personal video recordings taken of public areas in and around Sherwood Park during that time frame.

“It hasn’t been a common practice of us to reach out to people seeking recorded videotapes of public areas that people might have,” said Strathcona County RCMP Insp. Gibson Glavin.

“We live in times when people are doing a lot of recording all over the place. Because they may capture images in public that may not mean anything to them, but in the context of something like this in the community may have some relevance.”


http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/10/23/boyfriend-of-slain-sherwood-park-mom-hoping-for-break-in-the-case

Babiak had been dating Stiles for close to a year, and the two had recently looked at a house that could accommodate his two kids as well as hers.

He spent a week living at her house before leaving on Sunday, April 12, two days before her killing.

 
Quote
Babiak and Stiles texted back and forth until 12:04 a.m. that Wednesday. Everything seemed fine until he got a hysterical phone call from her live-in nanny around noon, telling him to come over.

Related: RCMP narrow down list of suspects in Sherwood Park slaying

RCMP said Stiles was slain in her Foxhaven Court home sometime before 6:30 a.m. that morning.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 19, 2017, 11:24:31 PM
Thanks for posting more informative articles, JB.

Quote
RCMP vehicles blocked off the cul-de-sac for much of the day Wednesday, while yellow police tape roped off one home.

An autopsy was completed on Thursday, and the medical examiner ruled the cause of death as homicide.

Police say they won't release information yet about how the woman died.

Kirk called his brother from where this took place and told him Paula was murdered, the day before the medical examiner declared a homicide.
Are police in the habit of giving info out on the spot without verification?
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jobo on April 20, 2017, 02:53:55 AM
I'm wondering what the ex thought of the new boyfriend....and the fact that Paula and the new boyfriend were becoming quite serious to the point of possibly blending their families.
I too, find it odd that this boyfriend was not mentioned in the obit.....who was in charge of writing it?  The ex?
The timing too...the kids were not home..
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 20, 2017, 02:28:37 PM
Jobo, I was wondering if the immediate siblings and mother of Paula did the obituary. Usually immediate family do that, especially since she was estranged from her husband.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 20, 2017, 02:40:42 PM
In my opinion, the perp is not about the Usual suspect, rather the Unusual suspect.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 20, 2017, 02:59:50 PM
Police said that kids were with relatives when the murder happened..
These girls were loved deeply by both parents, and much time was spent with them, when the family was intact.  They had a live in Nanny - as both parents worked long hours, and what time they had - they spent with their daughters.

I wonder if it was Daddy's turn to have the girls - at the time of the slaying. In other words, the kids were with their father.

jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 20, 2017, 03:44:44 PM
That is a good possibility JB, bc it is a school night and Paulas other family do not live in the vicinity where the children could be away from home and still attend their respective schools.
 
That message per police and media that the children were not at home (and mentioned several times) at the time seemed a rather cryptic message, imo. Then it makes me wonder if this is not solved due to tunnel vision. Did someone want the ex looked at as if a suspect.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 20, 2017, 09:40:51 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/paula-stiles-identified-as-mother-of-three-killed-in-sherwood-park-1.3037820


This article has further info.  Seems  family is considered to be witnesses.  This would be the family that the girls stayed with that nite.

RCMP confirmed the death was a homicide on Thursday and finally identified Stiles on Friday afternoon.

More than 48 hours have passed since her body was found, but police have not yet said whether the killing was a random crime or made public any other details.

"We haven't been able to absolutely determine if this was a random crime or not," said Insp. Gibson Glavin, who added "there is no reason for anyone in the community to believe they might be at risk" from the person or persons who committed the crime.

Investigators have not made an arrest and won't say if they have any suspects.

Police have questioned family members, including Stiles' estranged husband, as witnesses, he said. 

According to divorce documents filed last May, Paula Stiles and Ken Haeberle were married in 1997. She was 26 that summer and he was 29. Neither had been married before.

She took his last name. Their daughters were born in 2002, 2004 and 2008.

After their separation last February, she went back to using the surname Stiles.

Under terms of the divorce, she proposed joint custody, though the girls would have their primary residence with her. She asked for child support, but not for spousal support.

The divorce was never finalized.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 21, 2017, 12:37:43 AM
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Police have questioned family members, including Stiles' estranged husband, as witnesses, he said. 

I read that before but didn't read into it that these were witnesses that night, but I could be wrong. Isn't anyone who is interviewed by police considered a witness?

If police did not give out a name and Paula was not id'd until Friday, I would say the investigation was already compromised by 12:30 past noon the day she died. The current bf did a lot of talking to every press/media around. Police said very little, Paula's family have said nothing, so all that has been said regarding Paula's life has come from one source, the current bf and which was echoed by his brother and another friend almost exactly. So, imo, the public really has very little reliable information and perhaps police had been swayed some and ended up with tunnel vision.   
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Have faith on April 22, 2017, 02:26:08 PM

Sherwood Park women organized a walk against domestic violence six months after Paula's murder. I have to assume that the Sherwood Park community believe that Paula was killed as a victim of domestic violence. She is included with two other women who were murdered by an ex-husband and an ex-boyfriend. I recall one of her shocked neighbours saying they seemed like the perfect family. Another neighbour comment was --you never really know what happens behind closed doors. I thought those comments were a bit odd at the time unless they were thinking that the ex-husband was involved.

EXCERPT:
“I’m on the Sherwood Park mothers community page (on Facebook) and there’s close to 4,000 people on this page. Just with the news with women passing away recently due to domestic violence, there was a lot of outcry. People were talking about it and it made the community upset,” explained event organizer Ruby Benson.

“I had this idea — it seems like everyone wants to do something — why don’t we all just get together and do a walk.”

On April 15, 44-year-old Paula Stiles was found dead in her home in Sherwood Park, but the cause of her death has not been released. On Sept. 22, 55-year-old Melanie Susan Hunter was killed by her ex-husband. And, on Oct. 2, 46-year-old Colleen Sillito, who lived in Fort Saskatchewan, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

http://www.sherwoodparknews.com/2015/10/26/walk-against-domestic-violence


In the attached video, police are shown digging with a shovel on Paula's ex-husband's property. A metal detector must have been used to pinpoint areas to dig up. If they are looking for a gun, that may denote the cause of death. It may also explain why LE asked if anyone "heard" anything during the time period when she was killed.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1948028/rcmp-search-rural-property-in-connection-with-sherwood-park-mothers-murder/

Two properties located in the same area were searched, one on Sunday and one on Monday. Various media reports state the properties were owned by either the ex-husband, or by both Paula and the ex. Does this mean the ex owned two properties?

RCMP spent Monday searching more than one property in connection with the homicide of Paula Stiles, a mother of three found dead inside her Sherwood Park home last week

Monday's search in Strathcona County follows a search with 20 RCMP officers at an another property in the area on the weekend.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/investigation-into-sherwood-park-homicide-continues-1.3041508

Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 23, 2017, 01:08:29 PM

Within the original plea by police

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/paula-stiles-homicide-police-sifting-through-videos-shot-in-area-1.3047699

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In the long, slow process to find out who killed Paula Stiles, RCMP investigators are now sorting through numerous videos and photos taken by people in the area on April 14 and 15.

"The investigators have been looking at that material," said  Insp. Gibson Glavin. "We're not expecting it to show a particular person. We're more looking for things that help identify activity or people around who might have witnessed something. We hope we might get something out of that."

Glavin said police have identified a "wide cast" of people who could have killed Stiles. They are working now to eliminate people from that list to help focus the investigation.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 23, 2017, 05:22:24 PM
So, cops are not expecting videos of any particular person - they are looking for things that might identify activity, or people around who may have witnessed something.

Wow! What do they mean by that??
Clear as Mud - Right?


jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 24, 2017, 01:28:52 AM
Activity: motor bike, quad, both would allow for faster access and faster leaving but they are noisy. Gun shots are also noisy.

Doesn't Paula's life mean as much as a toddler's? I was surprised how much and how fast police gave out whatever they could get their hands on recently in the case of the deceased toddler and they had their perps within 4 hours. The info they gave out helped the public help police with tips.
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 24, 2017, 03:10:16 PM
Activity: motor bike, quad, both would allow for faster access and faster leaving but they are noisy. Gun shots are also noisy.


Sounds logical to me!!

Note: "We haven't been able to absolutely determine if this was a random crime or not," said Insp. Gibson Glavin, who added "there is no reason for anyone in the community to believe they might be at risk" from the person or persons who committed the crime.


This assessment was given very early in the investigation. They believe that society is not at risk.
jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 24, 2017, 05:33:29 PM
If they could not figure whether the crime was random or not, how can they then say the community was not at risk?
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 24, 2017, 06:41:17 PM
If they could not figure whether the crime was random or not, how can they then say the community was not at risk?

Good question.  Unless, they were thinking that perhaps it was an accidental shooting within the community.  You know, someone with a rifle outside her home, and oops!! - sorry 'bout that and run like heck or put their peddle to the metal.
I am not buying into it.

quote from reply 26 - statement from police in Apr 2016 [one year after her murder]

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No arrests have been made in the case. RCMP have not released the cause of her death.

At a press conference Friday, Strathcona County RCMP Superintendent Gary Peck said police hope someone will come forward to aid the investigation.

“Whoever is responsible for Paula Stiles’ death is still out there, somewhere,” Peck said. “We know the answers to the questions we have are out there.”

Peck could not comment on whether police believe the killing was targeted or random.


“We’re still looking at all the possibilities and until we can identify who has committed the crime, we can’t comment on his or her reasons for committing the act,” he said.

Another police force said exactly the same thing, in the Sonia Varaschin murder in Orangeville, Ont.  Her killer is still unknown after 7 years.
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The police really, really need someone to step forward with some potential answers.

As it is a vicious circle isn't it?

They don't know who did it, therefore they do not know the motive.
If they had a possible motive, then they may know who possibly did it. :-\

Perhaps they need to go back and re-interview the main people in her life.

Domestic Abuse

The woman who gave Paula's name in the Domestic Abuse walk, may have added her name to the two others who were domestically abused - since Paula like the others was Murdered.

According to Paula's neighbours they were a perfect family - and as one said
No one knows what goes on behind closed doors. They were surprised at the separation, and the murder.

Behind closed doors could mean a general unhappiness within the marriage - an estrangement within their relationship.  They were certainly adult about it - as they decided to separate to see where that would take them. Their divorce was not finalized.

Were police ever called to their home? Any calls to cops by neighbours?  I'll bet that they were not.

Looking at the placement of the houses on that street, they were very close together,and any fighting or abuse would carry.  Neighbours would know, and not one reported domestic abuse  to the press and neighbours did talk to the press.

The police have not named a suspect. And if there was domestic abuse - then police would have their motive.  They said one year after the murder, that they do not have a motive.

I'll bet that the "Usual Suspect", is not a suspect at all.That is why there have been no arrest.

Forensics of the crime scene should have been completed by now?  More to come back from the lab?

Searches of both properties should have been completed - evidence which they thought might be evidence, turned out not to be evidence? One officer spoke too soon?
see reply#9
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Mounties executed a search warrant on a rural property east of Sherwood Park near Ardrossan belonging to Stiles' ex-husband Ken Haeberle that yielded evidence which is now being reviewed and analyzed.


This murder is not a slam dunk, as originally thought,  but one in for the long haul. imo.

And - she was found by a family member at 6;30 a.m.  Missed out on that!!



jb



Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 24, 2017, 11:25:25 PM
Something funny about timeline-

Cops give timeline from 11pm to 6:30 am

Taken from reply 19 – Edmonton Journal
Stiles, a 44-year-old mother of three, was found dead inside her Sherwood Park home April 15 by a family member. No arrests have been made.

From Reply#9 – Edmonton Sun

Paula Stiles was found slain in her home at Foxhaven Court the morning of April 15 and investigators are trying to piece together what happened between 11 p.m. on April 14 and 6:30 a.m. on April 15.

From reply 28 – taken from RCMP
It was on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at approximately 12:56 p.m. when members of the Strathcona County RCMP detachment attended the residence of Paula Stiles in response to a report that the woman was found deceased inside her home.

Who called the cops?  And why so late?

Taken from reply #50

Police have questioned family members, including Stiles' estranged husband, as witnesses, he said.

then -

From reply#2 – Edmonton Journal
RCMP have not said what led officers to the home at 40 Foxhaven Court, a two-storey house in a cul-de-sac near the intersection of Foxhaven Drive and Clover Bar Road. The house remained taped off with crime scene tape Thursday

RCMP Edmonton K-Division spokesman Insp. Gibson Glavin said the three children, the eldest of whom is 13, were with other family members and not at home at the time of the killing.

and then

From reply 43
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/to-have-this-happen-just-makes-no-sense-still-no-charges-in-homicide-of-strathcona-county-mother

Babiak and Stiles texted back and forth until 12:04 a.m. that Wednesday. Everything seemed fine until he got a hysterical phone call from her live-in nanny around noon, telling him to come over.  In video he got the call at 12:30.
When he arrived, fire truck, ambulance and cops were there.
They would not tell him anything until he told them who he was.


So we have a family member finding her body at 6:30 a.m.  Police arrive at 12:56.

Bf arrives around noon, he said that cops were already there - they would not tell him anything.  He stood on the street.

That is the timeline. 
What happened between 6:30 a.m, when discovered by family member, cops arriving around 1 pm, and Nanny making call to bf around noon?

jb

 




Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 25, 2017, 10:28:37 AM
Never a mention of a break in though. Whether it's from different LE or the media, they really skewed everything, almost as if they wanted to fail.

To add to your list JB, how often have we heard/read that police gave information straight away to family members at crime scenes? Usually they don't give details. And they told the BF that Paula was murdered??
Paula had not yet even been taken for forensic testing. This was on April 15, a Wednesday. The Coroner had not even made a statement until Thursday and the public/media were told Friday.
How is it that the BF knew Wednesday April 15 that Paula was murdered?
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on April 25, 2017, 10:41:34 AM
She was discovered by family member at 6:30 a.m.   Police arrived at 1:00 pm. 
Why the huge time lapse between discovery and police arriving?

Strange...... and why tell anyone (other than persons in the house at the time?] that she was murdered?



jb
 
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 25, 2017, 11:30:18 AM
Perhaps that person that found Paula at 6:30 was the nanny and she told BF? For the police to give that info out when they still weren't sure of who was who is extremely careless. What else did they say? That is really compromising the investigation.

The time lapse was likely an error in reporting and quoting police?

Perhaps there were last minute changes of mind? BF had stated they would renovate his house to accommodate all the kids. How did that sit with Paula's eldest daughter, a teen, who would have to leave the school she was used to, as well as her friends?  Pretty difficult for a 13 year old. A drawing of a little child is worth a thousand words.
Yet just days before her death Paula was still very interested in a house just near her living quarters. How would that impact the BF's kids who were older and more established in their own neighborhood and schools, and after school job?
They could not take a look at the house due to time constraints?
Sounds more like everything was still up in the air regarding where the families would come together as the Brady Bunch.

Paula can't speak and no one else is speaking for her except the BF, not even the nanny. And imo, we are seeing, as the police did, only a part of the picture.

A divorce here can be finalized quickly if there was adultery or abuse proven, iirc. It had been several months since Paula had filed for divorce and it wasn't yet finalized.

Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Sap1 on April 25, 2017, 01:27:21 PM
Open park space borders the house where Paula lived. These kinds of spaces sometimes give too much access to rob etc. It happened to friend`s of mine who were bordered by a park. Rotating the picture a bit one sees easy access to the area from the park.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@53.5282649,-113.2621795,3a,37.5y,325.21h,83.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2EHiftVBWE9gvnyGBMKWTA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656ftp://
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on May 09, 2017, 01:34:04 PM
Bumping this up - as a reminder that no arrests have been made.

It has been two years and counting.

jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: Have faith on May 10, 2017, 07:35:30 PM
Yes JB, the time line doesn't make sense. I was wondering if LE set the time of her being murdered from 11pm to 6:30am based on the last time that someone actually "saw" or "spoke" to PS on the phone. This may explain why they didn't use the later time (12:04am) of the texts that night to/from her bf.  Texts don't prove that PS was alive and that it was her responding. The media report doesn't give a time when a family member found her body, other than to say that morning, which could be anytime before noon. I suspect the "family member" was the nanny. The 6:30 am time line may have been the documented time that she phoned in the want ad and actually spoke to someone.  I think the police report of arriving at the scene at 12:56pm is correct, and the bf was guessing at what time the nanny called him.  JMO







Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on June 22, 2017, 06:49:49 PM
Looks like this murder is "slowly slipping through the cracks of justice".  That makes two killings from two "bedroom communities" just outside of Edmonton.  Jolene Cote in Spruce Grove is the other one.

JB
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on October 17, 2017, 06:50:38 PM
Looks like this murder is "slowly slipping through the cracks of justice".  That makes two killings from two "bedroom communities" just outside of Edmonton.  Jolene Cote in Spruce Grove is the other one.

JB

Just bumping this up!! 

Over two years for Paula.  No arrests....
Shame!!

jb
Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on October 22, 2017, 03:16:37 PM
quoted from reply 14

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It is way too coincidental that Paula was killed when her children were known to be not at home.  The killer didn't want to traumatize the kids...which means that he cares about them.  Of course it could have been a random murder.  I think that LE are on top of it.

and - since he knew that they were not at home... and therefore he could not be identified.
The kids knew this person in my opinion.
It has been over two years.  This is not a slam dunk - if so, an arrest would have been made sooner.  I was surprised to learn that police had a few suspects on their list very early on.

The last thing I read about this case, was the file was passed onto the Edmonton City Police from the RCMP who were the initial investigators as Sherwood Park is RCMP territory.
So far no arrests./jb



Title: Re: PAULA STILES - HOMICIDE - Sherwood Pk Apr 15/15
Post by: jellybean on October 15, 2018, 04:57:36 PM
Everything has been very quiet on this investigation.  No new appeal.
What is up? 

At times silence can say alot, or they have hit a dead end and it sits in a file in the back room.
jb