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Serial Killers In Canada / Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Last post by Kazoo on September 11, 2014, 02:16:09 PM »
I understood that concurrent sentences were all crimes lumped into one sentence. For eg I read that if a criminal had two charges and served them concurrently, it would be the length of one charge that he did time for.
So I thought serving concurrently, Cody would just do the 25 years for first degree murder. What am I missing?

SAP, I don't think you are missing anything, you are right.

In Canada it has always been a concurrent sentence so 4 counts of 1st degree is still life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years BUT in the USA they have consecutive sentences which means that 4 counts of 1st degree would equal 25yearsx4= 100 years. That is why you always hear sentences in the states with high numbers like 280 years in prison for example, they use consecutive rather than concurrent.

Canada has recently switched over to giving the option of consecutive sentences for serious offences committed after December 2011.  Given that Cody did this all prior to his arrest in November 2010, he will only be eligible for the concurrent option.
Other Locations / Re: Seble (Mimi) Dietrich - 39 - Missing - July 10, 2014 - Guelph ON
« Last post by July on September 11, 2014, 01:28:40 PM »
Here is the latest update from the Guelph Police on this investigation.


Missing person update - Seble Dietrich
Posted on Thursday September 11, 2014

On July 19, 2014 the Guelph Police became involved in a missing person investigation. The police investigation revealed that Seble Dietrich, age 39 left her home on July 10, 2014 in her two door, 1999 red Mercedes SLK. This vehicle was later located at Seble’s place of business in downtown Guelph.

Ms. Dietrich is highly involved in the Ethiopian community and conducted prayer studies from her place of business in downtown Guelph. Ms. Dietrich is known as Mimi within her circle of friends and associates. Ms. Dietrich is known to travel frequently within Canada and her native country of Ethiopia. Seble Dietrich changes her appearance often as she wears different wigs on a regular basis.

Since the onset of this investigation the Guelph Police have assigned a team of investigators who continue to look into the disappearance of Seble Dietrich.

Police have been checking into her background including her involvement with various church organizations, her business Sidamo Café, the Ethiopian Community and any known friends and acquaintances.

Through this investigation police have identified and spoken with many individuals she was involved with.  As police speak with these individuals and learn of others she was involved with – police continue to seek out those people.  At times, it has been difficult to connect with everyone identified because of language barriers, or geographical barriers. Investigators have communicated with individuals in Canada, Ethiopia, England, and Germany.

Guelph Police have reached out to partners at the Canadian Border Service Agency, US Homeland Security, US Border Security, RCMP, and Interpol for assistance. We have also asked the financial institutions to monitor for any activity on her accounts, as we would for all missing person cases.

Since July 10th, 2014, there has been no known contact from her with family, friends, or associates.  It is out of character for her not to communicate with anyone. Investigators continue to be in contact with her family and friends. The immediate family is cooperating.  In the interest and protection of the immediate family, we are not prepared to comment further on that.

The team of investigators continues to examine all possibilities surrounding her disappearance.

There is no evidence to date indicating there is a risk to the community in relation to Mimi’s disappearance.

The investigators continue to treat the case as suspicious and ask that if anyone from the public has information to contact Sgt. Tina Ryan at 519-824-1212 ext 7329.  (Now heading the investigation as a result of planned personnel changes within the organization.) Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com
Serial Killers In Canada / Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Last post by SAP on September 11, 2014, 11:25:51 AM »
I understood that concurrent sentences were all crimes lumped into one sentence. For eg I read that if a criminal had two charges and served them concurrently, it would be the length of one charge that he did time for.
So I thought serving concurrently, Cody would just do the 25 years for first degree murder. What am I missing?
Calgary / Re: Amber Alert declared for boy, 5, Nathan O'Brien
« Last post by SAP on September 11, 2014, 11:21:05 AM »
You have a point there, Looking ... that he could have used the child as leverage, however disturbing that sounds. A crazed mind would/could do that.

As far as we know and as far as all media reports, neighbors didn't hear or see anything ... How often do people get involved when they see violence next door? When they have no clue what is happening, and how many perpetrators there are, how willing would one be to call police?

Example: Dylan Koshman/Edmonton: Much violence there and no one called police. Neighbors only spoke briefly after the fact and Dylan has never been found.
Calgary / Re: Amber Alert declared for boy, 5, Nathan O'Brien
« Last post by looking on September 11, 2014, 10:22:15 AM »
Perhaps the child being there helped, in that he was able to get the adults to willingly get into the vehicle by threatening the life of the child. I wonder if he went there for revenge or extortion.  Don't think he killed them there.  It would have been hard to get all bodies into the vehicle without being noticed, although if they were alive or dead, how did he transport them without anyone seeing anything?
The threat of a gun or knife to the head of the child might keep both adults from alerting any passing vehicles.  I think he panicked after hearing the couple was leaving the country and went there in a crazy state of mind.  Things got out of hand when he was surprised by the child's presence.
Serial Killers In Canada / Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Last post by looking on September 11, 2014, 09:53:56 AM »
Yup.  Sounds just like Cody to me!
General Discussion / NecroSearch
« Last post by SAP on September 10, 2014, 09:12:59 PM »

I had not known about this team until I saw their work on Forensic Files which is a show about real cold case murders. They work internationally as well, however I have never read of them being used in any Canadian cases.
These people are all retired Scientists. 

I've posted this for interests' sake. If you ever have a chance to actually watch them at work (video or case they work on) please do so. They have more time for their searching methods which police usually don't have time for. Plus they are successful.
Barrie / Re: Kelly "Nichelle" Coleman | Missing | Clearview | January 2012
« Last post by Concerned on September 10, 2014, 09:09:19 PM »
G Dins,

It's painful looking, and hoping; wishing and praying; and not knowing what to do that might be helpful. I know when we were looking for Penny, my wish became more of just wanting to know she didn't need to be found. I guess we were lucky that way, we were able to find our answer and know she was in peace. I'm so thankful for that, and I hope you too get the resolve you so wonderfully hope for, another shared birthday, renewed friendship and health and happiness.

As far as things to do, you could make fliers and send them to all the hospitals and long-term care facilities. Try the food shelters, registering her with the Red Cross, and homeless shelters. Sometimes someone gets hurt and doesn't know who they are. Sometimes people are sick and not able to assist. Some may have hit a low point and have low self-worth and try not to burden others. Some get mixed up with the wrong crowd and don't see the light of day. In these cases maybe send a note around where they are most likely to see her and see if anyone recognizes the person. Could they post the flier in a main corridor or in their newsletter.

Did Nichelle ever go to church? Check out the churches of the denomination she would go to. Did she ever visit her "favorite" place - where was that and when was she most likely there? Perhaps visit around that same time. People have habits, especially around the holidays. Or, sometimes they like something like a particular chocolate, or a favorite ice cream place. Let the owners know you are looking for her and ask that they keep an eye out for her. If they ever see her, call you immediately.

Things like that. You don't have to do them all at once, but maybe write or visit five places every two weeks. You will feel good that you are doing something and have options to try. Just some ideas.

As always, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

USA & Other / Re: HOLLY BOBO, Age 20 Kidnapped Apr. 13/2011 Decatur Co., Tennessee
« Last post by SAP on September 10, 2014, 09:05:06 PM »
Exactly JB, or else there's a possibility they were all known to each other. I can't recall if all these were from the same area or lived near each other but if they didn't, then stalking prey was what the men were up to.
Hi guys,  it's been awhile.   I think whomever has the ties to lethbridge/Taber  and area. There's a reason hey she was going there.  This man would have to know both areas. Meaning he more then likely drove that hi way. Knowing the going ons with that highway.  Knowing when and to put a body there. Etc.  He obviously did not know about irrigation.He probably figure the body wouldn't be found for a long while.
It's unfortunate that gag orders and these murders confess or brag about certain cases turn around and com it suicide.
I would go with arnold. It seems to me he would o have the connection to the standard area and the chin  location. Was he a trucker at some point?  Or just going to province to province collecting welfare?
It is possible he went down to the states and came up through couts border down highway and turned to the chin highway to Taber. .....

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