Last Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of Christine's abduction and murder. I have been researching this case since April 2003 due to information given to me by a former resident of Queensville where Christine was abducted from. The information is disturbing and I am requesting the help of readers of this site to assist me. I have too much to relay in one session so will break down my information into small increments so it is easier to absorb.
I began my journey on April 12, 2003 with a call to Crime Stoppers. CS found the info I provided to be very credible and asked me to call back a number of times. During my 3rd call I was asked to give up my identity. When you give up your identity to Crime Stoppers, your name goes to the police force involved and your CS file is closed. The police force involved is then responsible to contact you for an interview. My identity was forwarded to then Det-Sgt Neale Tweedy of Toronto Police. He failed to contact me. When I called CS back to ask the status of the info I gave they relayed a message from him - in a nutshell I should get lost. NT had an obligation to call so that I had the choice to keep my CS file open or not. He took that away from me.
My information was to valuable to walk away from so bided my time for another day.
On October 1, 2004 an announcement was made in Toronto's Globe and Mail regarding this case by Det-Sgt Neale Tweedy. He was in charge of the task force for this case from February 1995 to early 1998. When he made his announcement he was no longer in charge of the case. He announced that the DNA profile from this crime scene is now in our National DNA Databank which began in June 2000. In June 2007 I discovered that this is not possible - the DNA profile done in 1995 was successful to exonerate an innocent man but was outdated by 2000 and not compatible with the new Databank. I have this confirmed in an e-mail by the RCMP. The problem is, it can be researched that all of the existing material available in 1995 was used to create the profile and nothing was left. It was argued in court that the test should wait until technology improved so less material would be used and other tests could be done later if needed. A man's liberty was at stake so the decision was to use all of the material.
From July 2007 to July 2008 I chased Toronto Police for proof of this claim through the Freedom of Information Act, including an appeal. My question was - how, when and where did you do a new DNA profile that could be entered into the DNA Databank? They told me to get lost. Why not save time and money and agree that the announcement is correct, or if it isn't correct then tell the family and public so?
In November 2008 Christine's brother posted on a blog that 'the latest news is, with new technology Toronto Police will reopen the case'. If there is a DNA profile in the National DNA Databank, what is the new technology and what will it do?
In August 2009 I had a crime writer from Manitoba follow my footsteps and ask Toronto Police about this announcement. They would not confirm - their answer was 'we neither confirm nor deny that the DNA profile exists in the National DNA Databank'. It's already been confirmed - the question was do you still stand by that announcement.
The Jessop family and the public are being mislead and there is a reason why. If this generates any interest I will be happy to provide more info.
By the way - the crime writer found me to be sane and credible. She believes the DNA profile is not in the databank.
I hope as readers of this site many of you will do the following - call Toronto Homicide Cold Case Unit and ask if the DNA profile is in fact in our National DNA Databank. As citizens you do have the right to ask about an announcement made by the police. Please write about your calls and the responses you receive.
Note that the DNA Databank is directed by the RCMP. They cannot tell you what profiles are in the databank as they do not know - profiles are entered in as a number. If a match is made the number simply has a police unit to call. No names are associated with a match.
I look forward to any and all responses.