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Emily Stauffer (14) Murdered | Edson | Ross Edward Kleman Charged
« on: September 28, 2008, 05:40:52 AM »
 :'( This is so cruel, and heartless!!! R.I.P.

By MICHELLE THOMPSON, SUN MEDIA
   

A teenage girl is dead after being attacked by a man on an Edson pathway yesterday afternoon.

"It definitely is being treated as a homicide," RCMP Cpl. Wayne Oakes said, adding about 20 officers are investigating the case.

Cops said the girl, whose name and age were not released by press time, was attacked by a man about 4:45 p.m. on a tree-lined path bordering homes.

Police said two youngsters came upon the attack, which occurred near Willshire Estates and Old Tiffin, and raced to a nearby home for assistance.

After emergency crews tried reviving the girl, she was taken to Edson hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police believe the suspect might have fled the area on an ATV vehicle or another mode of transportation.

Investigators are looking for a white man in his 30s with brown hair. He was wearing a blue jacket and jeans at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Edson RCMP at 780-723-8800.

Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Re: A Young Girl Killed in Edson!
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 11:57:10 AM »
I hope they catch this sucker. What kind of a sick freak kills a 14 year old girl like that???? This better not be that pedo freak who took off from Edmonton or someone in the justie system should pay too.

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Re: A Young Girl Killed in Edson!
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 12:00:28 PM »

This is MURDER!!! please press link for picture:
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http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2008/09/29/6915936-sun.html

By MICHELLE THOMPSON, AND TAMAS VIRAG, SUN MEDIA

Emily Stauffer was killed walking along town trail.

EDSON -- The slaying of a 14-year-old girl, killed in broad daylight on a wooded trail within paces of Edson homes, leaves police imploring witnesses to come forward with tips on the baffling case.

Yesterday, police intensified their hunt for Emily Stauffer's killer as an RCMP helicopter scoured a wooded area for clues. As many as 20 police officers - some from neighbouring RCMP detachments - were also on the scene.

Stauffer was slain by a man while strolling through a tree-lined walking trail about 4:45 p.m. Saturday, sending waves of shock and fear through the town of about 8,000 residents 200 km west of Edmonton.

"From the few people I've (spoken to) today, it's definitely rocked our community," said Edson Mayor Greg Pasychny.

"It's extremely shocking. It's not something you prepare for."

After being attacked, Stauffer was discovered by two boys cycling along the path. The children rushed to a nearby home for help, but by the time emergency crews arrived, Stauffer was dead.
   
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Police said her attacker might have fled the scene on an all-terrain vehicle.

The suspect is about 30, has brown hair, and was wearing a blue jacket and blue pants at the time of the attack.

RCMP Cpl. Wayne Oakes is urging anyone with information to come forward.

"At this point, we want to hear about anything," he said. "Whatever somebody saw in relation to an adult male leaving that area, investigators would like to speak with them.

"What I can say is that the tips that have come in so far, investigators have been very pleased with them and they're eager to respond to every tip that comes in."

Oakes could not say whether Stauffer was sexually assaulted, or whether her killer attacked her with a weapon.

A cause of death has not been determined.

In light of the attack, he urged people to travel in groups, keep cellphones handy and be aware of their surroundings.

That's exactly what Nicole Smith, 13, intends to do.

The Edson resident said her parents have forbidden her from walking her little dog Elephant on the popular trail where Stauffer was killed until a suspect is nabbed.

"They came in and told me the story and said it's really not safe to be walking alone," she said.

"(It's) scary. I biked there every day."

Peter Simon, who was biking along the trail with son Kyle yesterday, said the killing left him feeling unnerved too.

"We'll be a little more careful," he said as an RCMP helicopter scoured the wooded area surrounding the trail.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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Re: Who Killed Young Girl Killed in Edson???
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 09:08:38 AM »
Fear Grips Edson. Killer on the Loose!

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By MICHELLE THOMPSON, SUN MEDIA

Young women show their grief during a memorial service yesterday for teen murder victim Emily Stauffer. About 100 people attended, at the Edson Baptist Church. (Michelle Thompson, Sun Media)

EDSON -- Mounties went door to door searching for clues in the baffling slaying of teen Emily Stauffer yesterday as the manhunt for her killer continued.

In a quest to nab the pretty 14-year-old's killer, cops also released a sketch of a person of interest in the case.

Emily left her north Edson home Saturday afternoon, never to return.

She was attacked at about 4:45 p.m. on a popular town walking trail bordering trees and houses, but if she screamed during the attack, nobody heard her.

Curiosity drew Jim Lozinski from his north Edson home at about dinner time Saturday, after emergency crews raced to the scene.

"We walked down there," he said, gesturing to the spot Emily's body was found, about 50 metres from his home. "They were working on her."
   
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TROUBLING

Lozinski said he didn't see the 14-year-old's body, but spotted something equally troubling.

"We saw a bloody nylon rope on the walking trail," he said. "He must have surprised her."

Two boys happened upon Emily, but police haven't specified whether they witnessed the attack, or discovered her after the assailant fled.

Abraham Botha, who left South Africa several months ago to flee its violence, said he heard nothing at the time of the 4:45 p.m. attack.

"Even my dog didn't bark," he said. "Usually she would.

"I think if it's really premeditated, it's quick. There has to be a motivation for the whole thing."

James McKinlay said he was thankful his family was on a quadding trip Saturday, since he has a young daughter who often plays in the woods.

"Then you realize there's a (grieving) family you share a small town with and there's a creep hanging around in your backyard," he said.

"If it was just a random, violent attack by someone who picked on a weaker human being, you realize nobody's safe."

On Sunday, police intensified their hunt for Emily's killer as an RCMP helicopter scoured a wooded area for clues. As many as 20 police officers - some from neighbouring RCMP detachments - were also on the scene.

Suspects have yet to be pegged, RCMP Cpl. Wayne Oakes said yesterday.

"If we had suspects in mind, we would not be continuing to come out with such vigour," he said last night. "We are still aggressively seeking information that will lead us to the person (who committed) this horrific murder."

EASY ESCAPE

Frits Misana, who lives near the crime scene, said it would be "very easy" for Emily's killer to escape into the wilderness if he was riding an all-terrain vehicle.

Like his neighbours, he didn't hear a peep during Saturday's slaying.

"I never heard a thing, other than when the ambulances pulled up," he said.

Police have stressed the sketch released yesterday was not of a suspect, but simply of someone investigators want to talk to.

They're asking anyone who may have been on or around the pathway near Willshire Estates and Old Tiffin, between 17 and 18 avenues in Edson, any time Saturday afternoon or evening to call Edson RCMP at 780-723-8822.
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Re: A Young Girl Killed in Edson!
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 10:10:57 AM »


Why was this young girl targetted? She was 14, doing what she normally does, and it cost her, her life! WHY!!! :'( :'(

Suspect, brown hair, thirtyish, may have bike, or all terrain vehicle.
Two boys found her on the walking trail. It was 4:45PM, in the afternoon.
There was a bloody nylon rope left at the scene. A neighbours dog, didn't bark! Why??

Was this killer known to Emily Stauffer?

There is a drawn picture of a person, who is of interest.I don't know how to put a pic up? Anyone?

This seems premeditated to me, as he had a rope, but was he intentionally after Emily? Or was it random to any female who happened by? Does he live near there? The dog did not bark!' to the "stranger".

Man, this gets me, when a child, a young teen can't even go for a walk, without having her life taken!!!! Plus is this the guy trying to lure young girls, in Edson, and Hinton? Let us hope this sucker is caught soon.

R.I.P. Emily Stauffer   You are in the Creator,s arms now.. :'( :'(

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 10:33:19 AM »
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=8ccbf232-89d6-41c6-9476-3b7edeed39dc

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Pastors say faith stronger after tragedy hits home
Alexandra Zabjek, The Edmonton Journal
Published: 7:32 am
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EDMONTON - Rev. Don Schiemann has spent years bringing hope and faith to parents who've lost their children or spouses whose partners have died.

When his own son was gunned down with three fellow RCMP officers three years ago, the people Schiemann had helped in their darkest hours returned his kindness, offering their strength and words of solace.

"As a pastor, you bring God's word of comfort to people and then, all of a sudden, you find these people coming to you and bringing that word back to you," said Schiemann, a Lutheran pastor whose son, Peter, was killed near Mayerthorpe in 2005.
Community members pay their respects by bringing flowers and stuffed animals to a quickly organized memorial for murdered teen Emily Stauffer.
Community members pay their respects by bringing flowers and stuffed animals to a quickly organized memorial for murdered teen Emily Stauffer.
SHAUGHN BUTTS/Edmonton Journal


Baptist minister Terry Stauffer is now grieving the loss of his 14-year-old daughter, Emily, who was killed in Edson this weekend.

Stauffer posted an on-line message saying Emily's death has prompted his family to realize, "from the inside," the value of gospel theology.

Schiemann said his Christian faith helped him deal with his son's murder. While he questioned his faith in the justice system, he never questioned his faith in God. If anything, his son's death reinforced the Christian teachings the he had shared with others for so long.

"I wasn't perfunctory at all about bringing God's promises to people," Schiemann said. "But it just hit home that this is more than some kind of a spiritual exercise. This is as real as it gets. These promises are as real as can be, now more than ever."

When tragedy touches the family of a religious leader in a small town, the sense of disbelief can run especially deep within a community.

Dale Lang was an Anglican priest in Taber when a 14-year-old killed his teenage son, Jason, in a school shooting nine years ago. Lang said he received comfort from the very congregation he had led through difficult times.

"You still end up meeting a lot of people in those circumstances who come to comfort you, and you often end up comforting each other."

azabjek@thejournal.canwest.com


? The Edmonton Journal 2008
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Re: A Young Girl Killed in Edson!
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 11:05:44 AM »
Am I the only one who feels this was a random act?

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Re: A Young Girl Killed in Edson!
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 01:39:26 PM »

Hey gal, How's it go? It may well be a random act, if connected to the luring of kids, in Hinton, and Edson. BUT, It does bother me that the man who lived close by, said his dog didn't bark! If that was strange to him, then I wonder if the dog was used to the killer. Get my drift?

I had a beautiful, gentle German Shepherd, who someone left the pup, conveniently in my 4 sons school lot.We kept Dusty till she passed on at 12 years old. I kept her, as I trained her NOT to bark, at anyone running in and out. Think 4 boys, and friends. Never ending. A cop gave me his dog house.

The point is, when there was trouble, like a stranger trying to come to the door,with something bad on his mind, or being sneaky. She also chased a would be burglar OUT the kitchen window. She also snapped the wrist of a guy who slammed his fist on the table, as I didn't want to drink at Xmas. She chased him out, and he fell on his arse! Ha! ;D ;D ;D ::)Dusty was trained to Bark only at trouble, or the whiff of fear! As single parent, I took NO chances!!! Missya, Dusty! ((hugs))) to my best friend, forever.

I am un sure, for now, but will continue to follow this story, as he may be anywhere now, any where! Thanks...
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Re: A Young Girl Killed in Edson!
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 02:33:28 PM »


Please!!! If anyone comes across any updates on Emily Stauffer, could you please post it? I will be gone till tonight, and I am wondering if this connects to any Hinton, or Edson activities in the past while. Thankyou so much!

R. I. P. Emily Stauffer May some sort of closure come to all her family and friends. (Hugs))))) to you all, and may justice come quickly..Adrian

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Re: A Young Girl Killed in Edson!
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 07:32:29 PM »
Another female attacked on Edson walking path

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2008/09/30/pf-6934181.html
By JOHN COTTER, The Canadian Press
 

EDSON, Alta. ? RCMP were hunting for a suspect after a woman was accosted Tuesday on a walking path in Edson, Alta., only days after a 14-year-old girl was killed on a nearby trail.

The woman in her 20s was taken to hospital and released and was working to help police. Schools filled with students still nervous about the weekend murder were locked down as a precaution.

?The RCMP were bringing in a helicopter from Edmonton along with police dogs and they are on a manhunt right now,? Mayor Greg Pasychny said in an interview.

?I?m shocked again. I am really glad that she is alive. I know that she is shaken up, but she is alive. We know now that he is still around the community and that there is a very good chance of apprehending him. And that makes me excited because I want him caught in the worst way.?

The second attack came as the medical examiner confirmed that Emily Stauffer, 14, was murdered, but police would not say how she died or if she was sexually assaulted.

Emily?s body was found Saturday afternoon on a trail on the outskirts of the oil industry town west of Edmonton.

 
RCMP Cpl. Wayne Oakes said police won?t release details of the crime because it might interfere with the investigation. He said some of the evidence has been sent for forensic examination.

The Mounties are appealing to the public for tips in the case and have urged people not to take the law into their own hands.

People in Edson have been edgy and fearful since her death, with many parents driving their children to and from school.

RCMP ordered three schools in the area to be locked down Tuesday and educators decided to lock down two more as a precaution.

Parents were telephoned to come pick up their children if they walked, while students who take the bus were escorted by their teachers, said Nicole Merrifield, a spokeswoman for the Grand Yellowhead School Division.

Younger students were not told the reason for the lockdown but the older students understood what was going on. Merrifield said everyone in town has been nervous since Emily was killed on Saturday.

?As a mother and someone who works with students this hasn?t been something easy to handle,? she said. ?Emily was a wonderful girl, a beautiful girl, a loving child. To lose her was shocking enough. To have this happen today is just more so.?

RCMP have warning people to stay away from Edson?s trail system for at least the next 24 hours and to travel in groups. The suspect has been described as a muscular white man in his mid 20s who reeked of strong body odour and cologne. On the weekend Mounties said they were searching for a 30-year-old white man wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans who may have been driving an all-terrain vehicle.

Police were comparing details of the attack for similarities to the girl?s murder.

Pastor Steve Rigby of the Alliance Church said that since the fatal attack on Emily, the daughter of a pastor of the Edson Baptist Church, people in the oil and natural gas industry town were full of grief. Leaders of all churches in the community are to meet Wednesday to come up with a plan to help people cope.

Some people have asked him how God could allow something so bad to happen to such an young, innocent girl.

?Edson is hurting. There is anger and hurt in the community and we need to process that,? he said. ?We have to come back to our faith in Christ. God is still God. He has not abdicated. He has given us a free will and some people choose to use that free will in a very bad way. But we can use our free will to gain victory over bitterness and anger.?

Investigators have said that Emily was killed by a man who approached her as she strolled along a tree-lined walking trail. The girl was a nature buff who often walked in the woods to take photographs.

Police said two young boys riding their bikes witnessed the attack and pedalled home for help, but by the time emergency crews arrived, the girl was dead.

Nearby resident Jim Lozinski said he saw police performing CPR on the girl and saw a bloody rope on the trail.

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2008, 02:45:36 AM »
Thanks Alberta C., Just got this info: Press link for more information. THX

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2008/10/01/6937791-sun.html

By MICHELLE THOMPSON AND TAMAS VIRAG, SUN MEDIA

An RCMP dog unit searches wooded trails near Edson yesterday, part of a manhunt for teen Emily Stauffer?s killer. Another young woman was accosted in Edson yesterday. (PERRY MAH/Sun Media)

The town of Edson is gripped in fear as another young woman was attacked on a trail yesterday, three days after local teen Emily Stauffer was murdered.

"Definitely there's more shock in the community and there's added fear right now. To have another person attacked in our community is definitely shocking," said Edson Mayor Greg Pasychny. "This isn't supposed to be happening in our community."

Mounties were at a loss to explain how a woman was accosted in the town filled with dozens of cops looking for Emily's killer.

The latest attack occurred within kilometres of where Emily was slain.

"It defies logic and until we have an opportunity to identify and speak with the person involved we will be as mystified by this as the next person," said RCMP Cpl. Wayne Oakes.

Officers were on the ground and in the air, collecting every bit of information they could about the circumstances of the 14-year-old's death.
   

But, despite the heavy police presence, a woman in her early 20s was "accosted" around 1:30 p.m. as she walked along a path near the Tim Hortons on the town's east side.

Though this was across town from the walking path Emily was slain on, Oakes said considering Edson's small size "there's not a great distance involved" between the two incidents.

Oakes said the woman was not seriously injured, but he declined to say whether a weapon was used, whether there were any witnesses or who called police.

When asked if the attack was sexually motivated, Oakes refused to answer the question, calling it "inappropriate."

Police say it's too early to say whether this altercation and Saturday's homicide are related, but they say it's a possibility they're looking into.

Meanwhile, Oakes said yesterday that an autopsy completed Monday confirmed Emily, killed while strolling along a popular trail Saturday, was the victim of foul play.

Police won't say how the teen died, nor will they speak to whether she was sexually assaulted.

Sharing that information could compromise the investigation, Oakes told reporters.

"Investigators will not be releasing those details at this time," he said. "We are in the process of having aspects of evidence enter the forensic analysis stage, which is hoped to provide further assistance in solving this homicide investigation."

On Sunday, police released a sketch of a "person of interest," but Oakes said the man depicted in that drawing is not the same man suspected of killing Emily.

"I stress the person in this sketch is not a suspect and is not the person that we previously described as being a suspect," he said.

"This is a person that investigators want to speak with."

The slaying suspect has been described as being about 30 with brown hair. He was wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.

The suspect in yesterday's attack was described as a white man in his mid-20s, who is taller than five-foot-nine. RCMP say he has a muscular build, had dirty hands at the time of the attack and had a strong smell of body odour and cologne about him.

He was wearing a black hoodie - with white lettering on the chest and red lettering or red material around the edge of the hood - and black BOCA pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Edson RCMP at (780) 723-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Re: A Young Girl Killed in Edson!
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2008, 11:24:22 AM »


The police are on the news, wondering if the killing of 14 year old Emily Stauffer, is connected to recent attack on trail.3 days after the killing!!!

Please read the above posts as this is BREAKING NEWS!

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2008, 12:06:22 PM »
 :'( :'( :'( >:( >:(
 I pray with all my heart they get this KILLER. Before he strike again 3 days after Emily's MURDER
 is too close. With this many Police Officers in Edson you would think they would get this evil
 person. They should just bring back the Death Penalties and get rid of these EVIL MONSTERS.

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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008, 02:14:23 PM »


I am with you all the way on this one Sue! Get the SOB now, and end it quick! These perverted jack a**es, need the DP.

Because this thread was kinda hidden, I put it in General discussion, with the link from this one. It needs exposure NOW!!
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PS: Sue, Do you know of Jacqueline Murdock/h, whose DNA was found at the Pig Farm, and hidden for years by cops to the family. They were not allowed to speak of it, till Pickton trial over? I am looking for my dad's side, and she may be a relative? THX  I am trying to contact. waabzy knows also.

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Re: A Young Girl Killed in Edson!
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2008, 04:08:19 PM »
 Hi Adrian,
I'm sorry I never heard of Jacqueline Murdock being at the PICKTON 's FARM OF HORRORS.
 But I do now know quite a few family's who have lost-ed there loved one to this EVIL MONSTER.
Why waste the tax's payer money ,just put him to DEATH and good ridden of evil monsters.
 Now there is going to be a second trial for 22 more victims at his farm of horrors.
 I met all the Paplins sisters in July, Sandra Gagnon who sister Janet Henry was MURDER BY
THIS EVIL MONSTERS. There are just so many.Also shame on those cops they should be lock up
and the key throwing away. Also if Jacqueline was a family member my heart goes out to you
and your family. :'( :'( >:(