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Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age ? Murdered ? STW - Kamloops - Heather's body was found off Indian Point ? in Kamloops, BC. The Kamloops RCMP are able to confirm the identification of the decease female who was found in the North Thompson river at Kamloops. The female is identified as Denise Heather Hamill also known as Melissa Heather Hamill age 31 years, a resident of Kamloops.
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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 06:58:53 PM »
This time period was during those massive forest fires in the area. Wonder if a person fighting forest fires was involved?

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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age 31 ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 12:43:15 AM »
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Kamloops man charged in 2003 murder
By Cassidy Olivier - Kamloops This Week - December 19, 2007



Heather Hamill

Kamloops Mounties have arrested a 36-year-old city man in connection with the murder of Heather Hamill, a prostitute whose body was pulled from the North Thompson River four years ago.
The announcement, made among the din of flashing cameras at Kamloops RCMP's downtown detachment, fuelled speculation police had in custody a suspect in two other prostitute slayings that followed Hamill's murder.
Hamill's body was found Aug. 1, 2003, and preceded two more prostitute killings in the city. The two latest murders remain unsolved.
March 23, 2004, the body of Shana Labatte was found in Mission Flats municipal park. Eleven months later, Sheri Lee Hiltz's (nee Lamb) severely beaten body was discovered behind a residence in the 800-block of Surrey Avenue.
However, at Wednesday's press conference, police were unwilling to comment further on Hamill's case, saying the ongoing investigation made if too sensitive to discuss.
In the past, investigators have been hesitant to speculate on the possibility of a link.
Insp. Yves Lacasse would only say the suspect in Hamill's murder was known to police and the victim, and was arrested without incident.
He is scheduled to make his first appearance in court Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder.
"This was a very intensive investigation," said Lacasse, noting 70 officers were involved.
"The team feels very relieved and excited that they were able to bring closure to the family.
"It is a big success for our detachment."
Lacasse said additional information regarding the murder will be released Thursday.
This summer, police cleared a suspect they initially believed involved in Labatte's murder.
http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_thompson_nicola/kamloopsthisweek/news/12641221.html




Four-year probe into prostitute death yields slaying suspect
by Jason Hewlett
An investigation into the four-year-old murder of a sex-trade worker took a sudden turn Wednesday when police charged a suspect with first-degree murder.
Robert Donald Balbar, 36, appears in Kamloops provincial court today. He is accused of killing Heather Hamill, 31.
Kamloops RCMP Insp. Yves Lacasse would not comment on the circumstances surrounding the arrest Wednesday morning, but said the suspect knew Hamill and is known to police.
?I don?t want to taint any possible witnesses by giving away any other details,? he said, citing an ongoing investigation.
He said investigators haven?t rested since Hamill?s body was found floating in the water at Indian Point on Aug. 1, 2003.
Hamill was identified after RCMP released photographs to the media of some jewelry found on her body.
A person came forward and said they thought the items belonged to Hamill. Police obtained fingerprint and dental records and confirmed her identity.
From the beginning police were certain Hamill died by foul play and not suicide, but never divulged why.
More than 70 officers were involved in the case since it began. The investigation took a turn in the last couple of months, which Lacasse said led to the arrest and first-degree murder charge.
?The team has been working tirelessly over the last couple of months now,? Lacasse said.
?Our guys are very tired right now. They have been working around the clock.?
Officers have contacted Hamill?s family. Lacasse said they are relieved that a suspect is in custody, but continue to mourn their loss.
?They were wondering if they were ever going to get some closure, and we were able to bring that to them (Tuesday) night,? he said.
The arrest also brought closure to those who work in the sex trade. AIDS Society of Kamloops director Bob Hughes talked with some of the women Wednesday. Many didn?t think the murder would be solved.
?There was a tremendous sense of relief. People get on with their lives and I think you don?t believe it will ever be resolved,? he said.
?It?s a great relief to the community.?
There was a point when Hughes feared Hamill would become just another dead sex-trade worker. He?s glad police treated it as a violent crime committed against a member of the community.
?I take some great comfort to know that there?s been somebody who has actively been on this file. It wasn?t just something that got shelved,? he said.
Lacasse wouldn?t speak to a connection between this case and the unsolved murders of two other sex-trade workers.
Shana Labatte was found in Mission Flats Municipal Park on March 23, 2004. Sherri Lee Hiltz was found murdered in the backyard of a house on Surrey Avenue on April 9, 2005.
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One of two BC Canada 411 listing for Balbar here:

BALBAR, D  (Robert Donald Balbar?)
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(604) 823-4764    




The True Story of Tranquille Road ?
By Brenda Craig
For Thompson Life Magazine Summer 2007

In the alley behind the barbershop, two women are dragging on smokes as they take a rest from their sex-for-dope lives in the shade of a leafy tree, while a couple of skinny guys in baseball caps and sunglasses are dealing drugs behind a dumpster. Down one of the side streets there?s a young man on the sly, checking for unlocked doors into a boarded up office building.

Further on I meet Jane (not her real name), a 34-year-old sex-trade worker hanging out behind a rundown old motel called the Royal Apartments, but the locals call it ?Mutantville? because it has a history as a giant flophouse for druggies, sex-trade workers and whoever needs a cheap place to live.

Her steely blue eyes look tired and sad. She?s wearing a red sleeveless T-shirt and blue jeans; a crack pipe ? her most valuable possession ? sits on the ground beside her. Yes, she?ll talk to a reporter for a minute, she says.
How did Jane get into the sex trade? ?Well, I just got mixed up with the wrong guy in Kelowna. Started using cocaine. And now I am addicted to four or five different drugs,? she says but adds she doesn?t do crystal meth, ?It puts holes in your brain.?

Jane has a $600 a day drug habit, which she supports with money she makes as a sex-trade worker.

?It?s not hard physically,? she says. ?It?s mentally hard. You?re up one minute feeling like a queen and then in the morning you feel bad, that?s the hard part.?
Jane grew up in Kamloops and has a daughter who lives with her family. She describes them as being Christian and hopeful that she gets straightened out.

But in the meantime, Jane has nothing to do with them or her daughter.
She knew the girls that were arrested in the June busts, but wasn?t among them. ?I was out of town for two days. Can?t get me, I just keep moving,? she chuckles.
Jane has tried to kick her habit, she just completed 20 days in the House of Ruth, a women?s shelter on Maple Street that provides counselling and temporary housing. It is one of the few places she can go for help with her addictions.

Unfortunately, the road to change is a long one fraught with ups and downs. ?I knew I was gonna relapse,? she says ?but there was nothing to help me.?

Not so Tranquille Road

It?s ironic that a road named Tranquille is embroiled in a bitter turf battle between the people who live and own business there, and the sex-trade workers and drug dealers who live on and work the streets.
Residents complain about crime and prostitutes turning tricks in their yards, while frustrated shop owners blame prostitutes, addicts, homeless people and people with mental health issues for scaring away customers.
A neighbourhood watch group regularly patrols the streets trying to chase away johns that troll for dangerous delights. On the flip side, outreach workers are out there offering support to marginalized persons by assisting them in finding affordable housing, helping sex-trade workers get off the street and possibly reconnect with family, and helping people develop skills so they can find jobs.

In response to complaints from city residents and business owners the RCMP has initiated red zones to try to remove the ?undesirable? elements from this North Shore neighbourhood and downtown Kamloops. A red zone is an arbitrary boundary that gives the courts power to tell people where they can and cannot go.

And despite the highly publicized two-day crackdown by RCMP on prostitution in the neighbourhood in early June (that resulted in street prostitutes being arrested and ordered to stay away), Kamloops? infamous sex-trade area on the city?s North Shore is still humming along.

Tranquille Busted

In May the Kamloops RCMP identified prostitution and drugs as part of their crime-reduction mandate. They started with a crackdown on sex-trade workers and followed that up with two additional undercover operations to bust drug dealers and johns.

In the first week of June the RCMP set up a two-day undercover sting operation targeted at sex-trade workers in the city?s two red zones (North Shore and downtown). ?The operation took 10 hours to plan and then another 10 hours to arrest 17 prostitutes,? says Insp. Yves Lacasse.

The crackdown made homeowners and business people feel better. One restaurant owner ?came over and he thanked me. He hugged me in fact. And another customer came and shook my hand,? says the inspector who makes a point of patronizing local area businesses on the North Shore.

But Lacasse is a realist. He admits that despite the arrests, and despite an order that those arrested not go anywhere within what is now called the red zones, within days, some of the women arrested were back on the street, working again.

Who?s Neighbourhood is it?

?Is it the taxpayers? neighbourhood or is it the junkies neighbourhood?? asks Peter Mutrie from the North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA). ?The taxpayers are taking it back!?

Three years ago, Mutrie and the NSBIA started hammering away, trying to create a better environment on the North Shore and rebuild the community.
?Starbucks turned up their nose at me at a convention four years ago, now they have a little kiosk over at Safeway,? says Mutrie. From his perspective the sex trade and everything that goes with it is gouging the life out of a potentially vibrant neighbourhood.

The City of Kamloops has a plan to create a market village in the Tranquille area using the latest in urban design to build streets that encourage people to be there. Mutrie and the NSBIA are working with business owners to brighten up properties in the area and have hired the very people that some folks want to eject to work on landscaping and painting projects.

People that need a hand have signed on to help spruce up the neighbourhood in two separate programs: the Social Enterprise Program, for landscaping, and the
Job Creation Partnership, for painting.

The Social Enterprise Program is organized by the community development committee of the NSBIA together with the ASK Wellness Centre. The project is aimed at building a sense of community by bringing together business and property owners, agency workers and neighbours in an effort to beautify prominent corners along Tranquille. Both Service Canada and the City of Kamloops are helping with funding, and business owners are paying for materials. Ten people have come forward to spruce up the neighbourhood.

The Job Creation Partnership is a Federal program under which the NSBIA applied for a four-person crew to paint six buildings to create an interesting visual change along Tranquille. Eligible persons are those on an unemployment insurance claim. The NSBIA provides project development and admin while building owners ante up funding for materials.

Both projects are aimed to improve the area?s appearance and build community relationships as well as community pride. They also build a business case for the merchants along the affected strip as consumers, residents and business owners find the area becoming more appealing.

Homeowner Deserts the Hood

?One man complained about sex acts happening on the church steps. We don?t want this (area) to become like East Hastings Street, in Vancouver,? says Insp. Lacasse. ?This is not acceptable behaviour in this community. Anybody?s community.?
?You need to bust the johns and you need to give the prostitutes help,? says former Tamarack Avenue resident Robert Lee from his new home in Logan Lake. After watching the prostitution and drug problems in the area get worse and worse every year, Lee finally gave up and sold his house in June.
?It was quite the sight? on Tranquille Road, says Lee. ?All the time you could literally see drug users and prostitutes walking across the street, waving, trying to ask people for dates and stuff.?

Although he liked the street where his family lived, he didn?t like the sight of prostitutes along Clapperton and Tranquille Road, on his twice-daily trip to drop-off and pickup his kids at school. ?It was just a little too much,? he says.

She?s Not a Criminal

The RCMP round up of prostitutes has been both praised and disparaged, but everyone agrees some of the women are in desperate need of help.
Natilia James, 19, suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome and has a mental age of about five reported the Kamloops Daily News (June 14, 2007) on the court proceedings that followed her June arrest with 16 other sex-trade workers. ?When the time came to impose a sentence, (Judge Stella) Frame stopped speaking, as if momentarily lost for words, as if suddenly overwhelmed by the circumstances of an offender without much hope. Her hand came to her mouth, then to her eyes as she broke into tears. She left the bench, saying she needed a break,? wrote Robert Koopmans.

Bob Hughes, executive director of the ASK Wellness Center, says, ?She (Natilia James) represents why we need something done. This is unacceptable. She is barely able to function in society. She doesn?t deserve to be in jail. She is not a criminal. She is a social disaster!?

The ASK Wellness Centre provides support for persons with HIV and hepatitis C, and to the people in the community who are marginalized: sex-trade workers, people with mental health problems, drug addicts and homeless people.
The window in Hughes? office overlooks Tranquille Road. With a $750,000 a year budget his staff of outreach workers is in contact with most of the road?s marginalized, doing everything from needle exchange to finding food, shelter and health care.

Kamloops has become a big city with big city problems. According to the RCMP, the city is home to 55 known sex-trade workers. But depending on the time of year this number can rise as high as 80 to 90 as prostitutes from elsewhere arrive, work the streets for a while and then move on.

On one particular day, says Hughes, an outreach worker picked up 50 needles in the alley, went back three hours later and picked up 50 more. But he doesn?t think rounding up prostitutes and throwing them in jail solves the problems of the women themselves, or the community as a whole.
?Women who are picked up as sex-trade workers ? should they be pushed through the criminal justice system or a health-care system?? asks Hughes. ?Well I would believe, based on my knowledge of this community, that people are in favour of assistance and help.?

New Hope

Arjun Singh, an energetic, Kamloops city councilor is talking so fast he?s out of breath. ?We don?t have enough social housing, we have wait lists. We don?t have enough detox opportunities.?
He?s part of a group looking at the North Shore Improvement Plan and the recent debate of sex trade in the area and says, ?We are at a crossroads. We have ladies on the street who don?t want to be there, defiling themselves, and it?s affecting our community.?

But getting help to sex-trade workers and others with drug addictions is a complex task. ?People?s initial need is for safety and some supportive place to live,? says Carol Savage, manager of Addiction and Residential Services for Interior Health.

When it comes to dealing with addiction problems Savage operates on the housing first idea and right now she says ?its bleak.... Landlords can have pretty high standards in what they will accept in their lower rent housing, so the people who are really struggling, who are difficult, who go in and out doing drug runs, they are having a really hard time right now.?

The rental housing vacancy rate in Kamloops was 0.5 per cent in April 2007 according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation?s Rental Market Statistics Spring 2007 report, and the average rental rate for a bachelor suite was $513.

Savage is part of the Kamloops Initiative Project, which involves BC Housing, social agencies, the RCMP, Interior Health, the NSBIA and others working to come up with a plan to help both the community and the sex-trade workers and other marginalized groups.

The John Howard Society is building Georgian Court, a new low cost housing project on Fortune Drive. Construction started July 23 of this year and the building is expected to be ready for tenants Aug. 15, 2008. Of the $7.9 million budget, the John Howard Society contributed $870,000. Georgian Court is a 48-unit complex made up of one-bedroom suites. Ten of the apartments will be fully furnished by the society.

In addition to this complex, the society owns five other buildings and is currently putting together two more building proposals for housing in Kamloops.
Including Georgian Court the society owns and manages 186 apartments. It has become the largest non-profit housing provider in the city. It accommodates low-income single individuals, seniors and low-income families. Georgian Court will be a transition-housing complex where people can live for up to two years. In the future, the society hopes to build a 50-unit, one-bedroom apartment complex that will house the individuals who move through Georgian Court, says Dawn Hrycun, CEO of the John Howard Society Thompson Region.

The House of Ruth has received funding to expand its services and will build eight new apartments for women and children at its Maple Street location. The project will also include a new 10-bed emergency shelter, which will accommodate more women and will reach out to street level women who are homeless, says Tim Larose, executive director of New Life Mission, which operates the facility.

With $1.8 million loaned from the province along with $180,000 in annual operating funding, the mission will house women recovering from drug and alcohol problems for up to two years while they learn life, job and parenting skills. The facility is intended to fill a void in housing that currently does not allow for long-term recovery. When complete, the new building will bring the inventory of beds from 18 to 24 as well as the eight two-bedroom apartments for women and children.
?I?m not saying things are perfect,? says Hughes ?but I have never felt the sense of optimism around what the government and community is prepared to do to help these marginalized people.?

One of the big issues, apart from housing, is a way to connect sex-trade workers with the help they need says Hughes. ?We want a regular sex-trade workers addictions program. We want to be able to have housing available, access to medical treatment, help them get income assistance, peer support, to reconnect with family, and say we care, not by making you go to jail, but make sure you get some help.?

It took old Tranquille Road a long time to get so far down. It could take a while to see real improvement. But when is finally comes together, ?it will be a win for everyone in the community,? says Singh.

And the NSBIA?s Peter Mutrie, who has carried the torch for the community, believes that in three years Tranquille Road will have a very different tone.



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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age 31 ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 12:43:26 AM »
Unsolved Murders

There have been three unsolved murders of sex-trade workers in Kamloops since 2003.
Denise Heather Hamill, age 31, was found in the Thompson River on Aug. 1, 2003. It took several days for the RCMP to identify the victim. The local media assisted by showing jewelry from the victim, which helped to identify her. She is believed to have been murdered elsewhere and her body dumped into the river by the killer. She was a sex-trade worker who was known to police. Hamill?s mother says her daughter was a happy go-lucky person as reported in the Kamloops Daily News (Aug. 16, 2003).
Shana Labatte, age 30, was found near the beach at Weyerhaeuser on March 23, 2004. She is believed to have been murdered elsewhere and her body dumped where it was found. The mother of two was a sex-trade worker and known to police. She was addicted to drugs and separated from her children, but missed them terribly and wanted to straighten her life out, according to a report in the Kamloops Daily News (Oct. 28, 2004).
The badly beaten body of Sherri Lee Hiltz, age 44, was found in a vacant lot on Surrey Avenue on April 8, 2005. She was a sex-trade worker and was known to police. A mother and recovering addict, Hiltz once wrote a letter to the Kamloops Daily News (appeared Apr. 28, 2000) after an incident in a dentist?s office to remind people ?they shouldn?t be so quick to judge others.?
Anyone with information on any of the murders is urged to call Kamloops RCMP at 828.3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).


Red Zone Arrests

Results of the Kamloops RCMP mandate to reduce drugs and prostitution this summer in the city?s two red zones (North Shore and downtown):
17 sex-trade workers arrested during two-day undercover sting operation first week in June
38 people arrested during two-week undercover operation targeting street dealers in early July
22 johns arrested during two-day undercover sting operation in late July.
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Excerpts from the Cariboo online (2004) regarding Heather Hamill.
Melody Manuel is barely 30 but has already suffered a lifetime of sorrow. Her sister and a close friend both disappeared and were later found murdered. Both were from the First Nations community in Kamloops.
Her sister, Heather Hamill, 28, went missing for a week before her body was found after washing up on Indian Point, in Kamloops, B.C. in August of 2002. No one has been charged with her murder.
Manuel?s friend Joyce Hewitt went missing in 1997 while travelling from Edmonton to Kamloops. When she failed to arrive in Kamloops on time, her family reported her missing. Two weeks later Hewitt?s body was found in Sherwood Park, Edmonton.
Although Manuel said she has little faith her sister?s murder will be solved because she believes the police have heavy caseloads, others in her family were less sympathetic about the lack of progress.
?My mom believed that the officers involved weren?t taking the case seriously because they figured my sister was nothing but a hooker and a drug addict,? said Manuel.


http://www.cariboo.bc.ca/news/past04Dec7/stories04dec7/missing.html

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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age 31 ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 12:43:48 AM »
Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit arrest murder suspect

On August 1st 2003, the body of a female was found floating in the North Thompson River at Indian Point in Kamloops. The body was later identified through dental records as Heather HAMILL (born in 1972) of Kamloops.

The death of Heather HAMILL was suspicious and members of the Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit entered into a homicide investigation. The investigation remained open and today, December 19th, 2007, members of the Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit arrested and charged a 36-year old Kamloops resident for the murder of Heather HAMILL.

The suspect was known to the victim and to the police, and was arrested without incident.

The first court appearance will be on Thursday, December 20th in Kamloops Provincial Court where the suspect will face charges of first degree murder.

This investigation was complex and involved over 70 police officers working on this case over the course of the investigation.

The RCMP is not able to disclose further details as the investigation is still ongoing.

Kamloops RCMP have spoken to the family of Heather HAMILL, who are supportive of the RCMP?s efforts in locating the person responsible for the murder of their loved one. They have requested privacy at this time and have stated they will not be granting interviews, as they continue to mourn for their loss and attempt to move forward.


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Inspector Yves Lacasse
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Kamloops RCMP Detachment
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 12:51:50 AM »
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The RCMP is not able to disclose further details as the investigation is still ongoing

Wonder if this has anything to do with the 3 women murdered there in 2005?

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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age 31 ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 03:14:28 AM »
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Kamloops man charged in death of spouse
The Canadian Press
December 21, 2007
Kamloops -- A Kamloops man has been charged with killing his common-law wife in a crime dating back five years.
Robert Balbar, 36, is accused of the first-degree murder of 31-year-old Heather Hamill.
She was a sex-trade worker whose body was found floating in the North Thompson River in August of 2003.
Mr. Balbar appeared in Kamloops court yesterday and has been remanded in custody to his next court appearance on Jan. 7.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071221.BCBRIEFS21-2/TPStory/National


Husband charged
Ethan Baron, The Province
Published: Friday, December 21, 2007
Four years after Heather Hamill's body was found floating in the North Thompson River in Kamloops, her common-law husband has been charged with murder.
Hamill, a 31-year-old prostitute, was identified through dental records.
Robert Balbar, a 36-year-old with a lengthy criminal record, was charged yesterday with first-degree murder.
Police arrested him Wednesday without incident. "This investigation was complex, and involved over 70 police officers," said Kamloops RCMP Const. Michelle Toews.
Because the investigation is ongoing, police are not releasing details about what led to Balbar's arrest, Toews said.
Court records show Balbar has been in and out of jail since 2002 following weapons, drugs and theft convictions.
Investigators don't believe Hamill's death is connected to fatal attacks on two other Kamloops prostitutes in the two years after Hamill's killing. "They believe that this is an isolated incident," said Toews. "They're not looking at [Balbar] for any of the other homicides." Shana LaBatte, 30, was discovered dead in a municipal park in March 2004. The badly beaten body of Sheri Lee Hiltz, 44, turned up in a Kamloops back yard in April 2005.
ebaron@png.canwest.com

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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age 31 ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 03:15:32 AM »
I guess then this is not related to the other cases.

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2008-01-09 10:19:11   File #Kamloops 2003-22179

Update on Heather HAMILL Murder - Public assistance needed in search of cooler



Regarding the August 2003 murder of Heather HAMILL, the Kamloops RCMP are requesting the public?s assistance. Investigators are interested in locating a large white cooler approximately five foot long, as well as any person(s) that may have seen or located such a cooler.

The cooler is a significant piece of evidence associated to this particular investigation.

Police believe the cooler may have been located by an unsuspecting individual in the area of the Halston Bridge, on the Kamloops Indian Reserve side.

Investigators are also interested in identifying anyone who may have had a large 5 foot long white cooler stolen from them during the summer months of 2003.

If anyone has information related to either the theft of or subsequent location of this large white cooler approximately five foot long, similar to the one in the attached photo, please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

Once again, the cooler is a significant piece of evidence associated to this particular investigation and the public?s assistance is greatly appreciated.


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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age 31 ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 01:38:23 PM »
this is my mom and id like to say to everyone thank u for everythin and the family is doing better and we hope he gets what he  deserves! >:(

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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age 31 ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 02:09:33 PM »


Welcome, Mary! I am happy to hear you have a sense of closure. It is good your mom's killer, is apprehended, and will face the court.

Take care, and Stay safe!  ((hugs)) to you and all family and friends of Heather, and may Peace be with you...

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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age 31 ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2008, 01:19:20 AM »
Welcome and thanks for posting! Yes we too hope that guy gets as much as he deserves. I am glad you are doing well, I am very sorry about your mother. Bless you.

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Re: Heather Denise Hamill ? August 1, 2003 ? Age 31 ? Murdered ? Kamloops
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 03:43:07 PM »
My sisters and I are very thankful for all your support and we do appreciate the efforts of all the RCMP involved and happy that he has been caught

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Heather Hamill was also My Mother.
Why My Family has failed to tell what I have learned on these sites I do not know
Maybe to protect me .. or for some fear I wont understand
But I beleive I have as much A right to know as anyone else
Thank you for caring about My mother's case and I also thank the RCMP
I want you to know that
My life is only half lived
and there are many major events to come


and there will be one person who will not physically be there

My mother ... what has happened will alway hurt me.
and I hope more then anything she gets justice
thank you all very much

and I'm srry Mary for going on this site but I'm a big girl and I deserve to know
about this and If no one will tell me I'll find out by myself
I can handle the truth 
« Last Edit: April 05, 2009, 01:35:12 AM by Lorena_Hamill »

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I'm sorry about your mother. It is too bad you had to learn the truth this way. I am sure they did not mean any harm. There intention was probably to protect your Mothers dignity.

Chris