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good one D ..... great find... did you get the year it was taken?   guess I'll try the link  :-\
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New photo from the book written about the Barb Stoppel murder. Terry Arnold from back in the day... Photo comparison Kelly Cook killer composite..
barbstoppel.com
 
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New Brunswick Unsolved Murders & Missing People / Re: 30 Year Anniversay of Missing
« Last post by LostBoyz on November 14, 2018, 05:01:18 PM »
This year marks the 30th year of not knowing what happened to the remains of Douglas Babineau.

He disappeared from a party with a man who was later charged with creating an indignity to a human corpse.
Although the accused pleaded guilty to that charge, he did not have to say:
 Who the corpse was when it was alive
How it became a corpse
Why it became a corpse
Where the corpse was disposed of

Funny how our justice system really protects criminals, especially if they are police informants, even if they are murderous , violent criminals.



The fellow who was responsible for the act, has lived a relatively easy life on the outside - he has children & grandchildren, supported with our generous welfare and informant  systems.
And despite his violent, criminal background, he is free to do as he pleases. :(
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New Brunswick Unsolved Murders & Missing People / 30 Year Anniversay of Missing
« Last post by LostBoyz on November 14, 2018, 04:52:54 PM »
This year marks the 30th year of not knowing what happened to the remains of Douglas Babineau.

He disappeared from a party with a man who was later charged with creating an indignity to a human corpse.
Although the accused pleaded guilty to that charge, he did not have to say:
 Who the corpse was when it was alive
How it became a corpse
Why it became a corpse
Where the corpse was disposed of

Funny how our justice system really protects criminals, especially if they are police informants, even if they are murderous , violent criminals.

The fellow who was responsible for the act, has lived a relatively easy life on the outside - he has children & grandchildren, supported with our generous welfare and informant  systems.
And despite his violent, criminal background, he is free to do as he pleases. :(


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Toronto / Re: Michael Kent - February 11, 1966 - Age 6 - Murdered - Elmvale, ON
« Last post by Sunshine31 on November 10, 2018, 04:00:14 PM »
Quote from article: “There were some people that thought it was somebody from here in town. We did have someone who committed suicide shortly after, so that was kind of suspicious, and he ran a sports store in town so that could link to the knife.”
Surely that person that committed suicide would have been thoroughly investigated?
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Toronto / Re: Michael Kent - February 11, 1966 - Age 6 - Murdered - Elmvale, ON
« Last post by lostlinganer on November 10, 2018, 10:47:47 AM »
- the boy's father was a person with position in town;  this puts the family out in the open, so to speak.
- the family owned an apartment complex;  this also puts the family in an open position.
- seems there would only be two likely scenarios for killing this little boy:
  - the child saw something he shouldn't have. (or)
  - someone rotten enough saw an opportunity to hurt the boy's family? father? relative?
It seems to me that people in a small town always know something but say nothing.  There has to be a reason for taking that little boys life.   >:(
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Terry Arnold / Re: Terry Arnold.... Likely Serial Killer
« Last post by D1 on November 10, 2018, 02:30:22 AM »
Excellent link wellwell....!  tons of detail... possibilities of more potential victims.. and... and ...

Example... Read the quote below concerning Arnold's visit to the hospital where Barb Stoppel lay on life support... then recall Kelly Cook and the man who went into the funeral home demanding to see her body... This is that same unusual personality..

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Keeping ARNOLD’s personality in mind, the average citizen would find it both very daring, intrusive
and socially inappropriate to demand to see the family at the hospital. ARNOLD’s lack of socialization
skills and his propensity for blatant lying would not detract him from such an action. It is these same
personality traits that probably allowed him to convince investigators back then that he was not
responsible. He could lie without feeling the anxiety of guilt and remorse and at the same time turn
people off with his lack of socialization skills.

In regard Arnold's ability to lie...

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ARNOLD has always lied to prevent himself from taking responsibility for his
actions and exposure of his weaknesses. He has never yet lied to make a situation worse for himself
by taking responsibility. ARNOLD is a calculating liar
.

Arnold's own aunt brings up the possibility of two more earlier victims..
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The investigation has since revealed that his
aunt has knowledge of an incident in 1978 or 1979 in which she thought ARNOLD had strangled two
young native girls at the rooming house they were living in
.

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Terry Arnold / Re: Terry Arnold.... Likely Serial Killer
« Last post by wellwell on November 09, 2018, 07:03:47 PM »
I guess this should be in this thread, too. A retired Winnipeg police detective sergeant's website about Barbara Stoppel:

https://barbstoppel.com/"stoppel"-the-book

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Toronto / Re: Michael Kent - February 11, 1966 - Age 6 - Murdered - Elmvale, ON
« Last post by Sunshine31 on November 09, 2018, 03:14:19 PM »
https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/7766375-cold-case-fear-gripped-elmvale-as-child-killer-escaped-into-the-snowy-night
COLD CASE: Fear gripped Elmvale as child killer escaped into the snowy night
News Nov 05, 2017 by Rick Vanderlinde Barrie Advance
Innocence lost

Mike Townes was only 12 the night six-year-old Michael Kent was stabbed to death outside the Elmvale arena more than 51 years ago. Townes, who now works at the curling rink, will never forget the night the tight-knit community lost its innocence to an unknown child killer. - Rick Vanderlinde/Metroland
Searching for a child killer

Michael Kent, 6, was stabbed to death outside the Elmvale arena in 1966 while his older brother played hockey inside. His killer was never found. - OPP/Submitted
Community gripped in fear

Newspapers headlines in the winter of 1966, like these in The Globe and Mail, portrayed a community gripped in fear. - Rick Vanderlinde/Metroland
Murder weapon found on roof

This fishing knife, believed to be the murder weapon, was found on the roof of the Elmvale Curling Club near where Michael Kent's body was found. - OPP/Submitted
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UPDATE: He was just a kid — a happy-go-lucky little boy from small-town Ontario.

One minute, Michael Kent was rambling around the Elmvale arena while his big brother played hockey. The next, he was lying dead in a snowbank just outside the curling rink next to the arena, stabbed to death by a killer who has evaded detection for more than 51 years.

A six-year-old boy without a worry in the world was taken from his family in a flash of inexplicable violence.

Mike Townes was there that snowy Friday night of Feb. 11, 1966. It is a night he will never forget.
"It must have been a psychopath. Someone really sick. I can’t imagine who would have done it." — John Kent, 1966

Only 12 at the time, Townes was playing goalie when he heard the news.

“Halfway through the game, I was called to the bench for a goalie change. That is when I first heard about the murder. Life in Elmvale changed that night.”

Townes, who now works at the very curling club next to which Michael was found, has kept his memory alive by writing a column in a local newspaper around the anniversary of his death every year.

“The family of Michael Kent needs closure. Elmvale needs closure. I know I do,” Townes wrote.

The OPP’s official facts on the case — the facts investigators are willing to release to the public — say Michael was stabbed seven times.

But, at first, no one realized he had been stabbed. Michael was wearing a heavy snowsuit and the first thought was that he had been the victim of a hit-and-run.

According to a Globe and Mail article at the time, Michael’s father picked up his limp body, put him in a car and drove him to the local physician, Dr. Douglas Patchel.

When the snowsuit was removed, it was obvious the boy had been viciously stabbed.

Townes said every OPP officer available descended on the Elmvale arena.

“Everyone leaving or coming had their cars searched for the murder weapon or clues that would help find the murderer,” he said.

The next day, police did find the murder weapon. An 8 ¼-inch (21-centimetre) fishing knife with a second serrated folding blade was found on the roof of the curling club about 12 feet (3.6 metres) above and 54 feet (16.5 metres) away from where Michael’s body was found.

There were no fingerprints, but it was a crucial clue police and the community hoped would lead directly to the child killer.

Police immediately began canvassing stores that may have sold the knife. Officers carried a picture of the weapon, hoping someone could identify it as they went door-to-door. But their efforts brought detectives no closer to an arrest.

To this day, OPP investigators see the knife, which was manufactured at the Ernst Gerling Company in Germany and ceased production in 1950-51, as a potential key to solving the homicide.

“This knife is very unique and I believe that someone would remember it if they had seen it,” Det.-Insp. Scott Naylor said in an email. “Every lead will be investigated and all available resources will be allocated to promising areas of investigation.”

Michael Kent was the son of John Kent, who was 38 at the time. John Kent was a town councillor in nearby Port McNicoll, where he operated a store. He, wife Ann, their three boys and two girls — John Jr., 12, Michael, 6, Kevin, 3 older sister Pamela and baby Allison — lived in an apartment complex they owned.

Five weeks after his son’s murder, he told The Globe and Mail he wanted the killer found for the sake of justice, but also to spare another family a similar agony.

“He was a friendly little guy, just a nice son. This is a horrible thing that happened, but I don’t mind talking about it now. It must have been a psychopath. Someone really sick. I can’t imagine who would have done it. I try to think it was no one in this community,” he was quoted as saying in the March 17, 1966, article.

Even though he was only 12 at the time, Townes remembers a feeling of suspicion and paranoia among Elmvale residents in the days, weeks and months after the killing.

“There were some people that thought it was somebody from here in town. We did have someone who committed suicide shortly after, so that was kind of suspicious, and he ran a sports store in town so that could link to the knife.”

A Globe headline at the time spelled out the tension: ‘Mothers in terror keep children home until killer caught.’

Some hockey teams from neighbouring towns even refused to play in Elmvale the rest of that season, the players’ parents too worried about a child killer on the loose.

“Kids that walked to the arena or any other place in town were now driven or accompanied by an adult,” Townes said. “Neighbours looked at each other differently as rumours ran rampant on who was being investigated.”

The murder of an innocent child weighed heavily on detectives, too, as dozens of leads and tips came in for the 20-officer team to pore over.

Insp. James McBride, a lead investigator from Toronto, told The Globe and Mail more than a month after the murder that there was no apparent motive to the “senseless killing.”

“A murderer, that’s what we’re looking for, and you tell me what a murderer looks like. As for suspects … well, everybody’s a suspect. I’m the only one I’m really sure about.”

Any person with information about the murder of Michael Kent can contact the Ontario Provincial Police criminal investigation branch at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Editor’s note: A correction was made to this story on Nov. 27, 2017. Michael Kent also has two sisters — Pamela and Allison. Simcoe.com regrets the error.
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Other Locations / Re: James Baxter 6 November 1988 Sarnia Ontario
« Last post by Sap1 on November 09, 2018, 01:10:09 PM »
YW EWO. :)
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