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Sap they do have a wonderful group of friends, family , and neighbour for support. The funeral arrangements are made and they bring Tasha home to our home town (Tasha's Dads home town) to bury her with family. Then they will have a memorial in Kitchener waterloo area. So very sad, but at least some closure for the family and for the Mom and Dad truly sad ad Micheal (Tasha's Dad) parents have buried two grandchildren in the past year . Heart breaking for all . May Tasha be at peace now as well as the family.

Michael is bless with a supportive wife that was out in full force trying to locate and motivate to find Tasha all through this as I have no doubt she will be a main support for him now.  I truly hope Tasha Mother has a support system as well to get through this night mare
OMG looking!  I was sitting here three nights ago, reading the latest posts, and the exact same thing came to my mind... the McCanns!  ...somebody zeroing in on older people for any momentary gain .... someone "good in the bush.... good at knowing how to make sure a body never shows up."
Serial Killers In Canada / Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Last post by Nicola_Six on July 25, 2014, 02:19:32 PM »
Great. Thank you Kazoo
Serial Killers In Canada / Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Last post by Kazoo on July 25, 2014, 02:13:05 PM »
Yes, absolutely. It is in courtroom 104 in the far right corner. There will be a sheriff at the door to ask you a couple questions but that is all.
Serial Killers In Canada / Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Last post by Nicola_Six on July 25, 2014, 01:46:43 PM »
I am planning on travelling to Prince George very soon and am wondering, can anybody just come off the street to attend a day of the trial? Is it open to general public?


What happened to Helena Mihaljevic?


The sound of Helena Mihaljevic's cheerful voice provides some comfort to loved ones trying to hold onto their happy memories.


By The Calgary Herald July 23, 2007

(This is a very long informative article, but am posting the last half of it)

By the beginning of 2006, Mihaljevic had completed a second stint of rehab and was living with a sober, supportive friend.

Her son was still with her parents, but she saw him often, and called him every night at bedtime.

There were few signs of trouble when the family gathered to celebrate her son's birthday near the end of June, 2006.

"She seemed like she was a little bit down, like she wasn't herself," Pittman said.

Pittman went on vacation with her husband shortly after the birthday party, not knowing it would be the last time she would see her sister.

In fact, less than three weeks later -- July 7, 2006, on the Stampede grounds -- would be the last time anyone reported seeing Mihaljevic.

"We really want to zero in on that time around Stampede," said Insp. James Hardy of the RCMP major crimes unit, which is investigating the case.

Although Mihaljevic's family grew worried as the summer drew to a close, Pittman said there was, at that point, still a reasonable explanation for her absence.

"We were wondering if she fell off the wagon and got embarrassed. She was really hard on herself," she said.

"We contacted everyone she knew. We didn't care where she was -- we just wanted her back."

Even in the grips of her addiction, Mihaljevic had always kept in close contact with her family. When they didn't hear from her by September, her family filed a missing person report with the Calgary Police Service.

"It was hard to imagine she was dead, but we knew in our hearts this (behaviour) wasn't her," Pittman said.

Weeks turned into months without even a phone call, but vague signs continued to give Pittman hope her sister was alive and well.

A friend told Pittman that Mihaljevic's MSN Messenger account remained active and would often indicate she was online. Pittman sent her sister e-mail messages, but never got a response.

Like Mihaljevic's cellphone, the computer had disappeared from her apartment over the months -- either stolen or given as payment for drugs.

Pittman also received several hang-up phone calls at the end of 2006 and beginning of 2007.

Considering Mihaljevic likely died a short time after her disappearance, those once-hopeful signs now seem more ominous: were they instead the actions of someone who had something to do with her sister's death?

"I feel there is somebody out there who knows who put her body there," Pittman said.

While Mihaljevic's parents, sister and friends all pondered the unthinkable in the months before her remains were found, her son just wondered where his mother went.

He was old enough to be told his mother was "sick" when he went to live with his grandparents, Pittman said.

When Mihaljevic disappeared, family members told him she had gone away to get better -- something they believed themselves at first.

But as Christmas and other holidays passed without any contact, their reassurances were less and less comfort.

"He was really beginning to think he was abandoned," said Pittman.

Telling him his mother was dead was difficult, Pittman said, but it at least laid to rest any notion she had run away.

For now, that may be enough to ease a nine-year-old's heartache. But Pittman said her nephew, too, will inevitably feel the need to know exactly what happened to his mother.

"I hope and pray that one day we'll be able to tell him more," she said.


Calgary / Re: Amber Alert declared for boy, 5, Nathan O'Brien
« Last post by jellybean on July 25, 2014, 12:57:58 PM »

We have Helena on our site. 


Quote Post #8

While no cause of death has been determined at this point, the young woman has been deceased for two to three years, Southern Alberta RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb said, adding that the death will be considered suspicious until investigators know the full circumstances of how she died.
"It could be homicide, it could be suicide, it could be accidental death," Webb said.

and most interestingly from Post#9

Webb said an autopsy wasn't able to determine how the woman died and or even whether she was the victim of a homicide.

All of her remains were merely bones. So consider him a suspect in her demise??
Simply because she was found in the Airdrie area?  At this late stage the law would have to be able to prove that there is a connection between her and Garland, and prove that homicide was a factor.


Calgary / Re: Amber Alert declared for boy, 5, Nathan O'Brien
« Last post by jellybean on July 25, 2014, 12:38:40 PM »

I thought that I would copy and paste the article as links get lost./jb

Police investigate if Douglas Garland has links to other violent crimes

 By Nancy Hixt and Tamara Elliott     Global News

CALGARY- Police are trying to determine if the man accused in the triple murder of a missing Calgary family has connections to any other unsolved, violent crimes.

Five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathryn Liknes haven’t been seen since the end of June, when they vanished from the Liknes’ Parkhill home

Douglas Garland, 54, has since been charged with three counts of murder in the case, despite no bodies being found.

Global News has learned that investigators are now seeing if he has links to any other violent crimes, which experts say is common in cases like this.

“If you have unsolved crimes and you have no idea who might have done them, then you have an individual who you suspect is capable of doing a range of very violent actions, then it makes sense,” says forensic psychologist Dr. Perry Sirota. “There might be a fit between what this person is suspected of doing, because of course it’s alleged now and it might fit with a pattern of crimes that remain unsolved.”

One of the cases being looked at is the death of Helena Mihaljevic. The 32-year-old was found dead in a rural area near Airdrie in 2007, nearly a year after she went missing.

Garland was previously charged with drug trafficking and stolen property, and was also caught using the identity of a 14-year-old Alberta boy who was killed in a car crash.

Calgary / Re: Amber Alert declared for boy, 5, Nathan O'Brien
« Last post by capeheart on July 25, 2014, 10:24:12 AM »
CCF, exactly as I said in an earlier post, this guy knows chemicals. It certainly is a possibility he is involved in other unsolved cases in Calgary. How does someone just turn to a killer overnight, this guy must have some violence in his past in order to carry out such a horrific crime.  :o :o :o :o :o
Serial Killers In Canada / Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Last post by jellybean on July 25, 2014, 10:04:53 AM »
Special hugs to Gumpslou from me.

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A garden of tears: the murder of Kathryn-Mary Herbert

A casefile of events and story related to the 1975 murder of Kathryn Mary Herbert (Sutton).

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