Author Topic: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986  (Read 77931 times)

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Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
« Reply #135 on: August 01, 2015, 04:06:53 PM »
The persons who know and do nothing are just as guilty as the one who did the crime, imo. How can people live with themselves after harboring such a cruel secret and cause countless grief to loved ones?!

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« Reply #136 on: August 01, 2015, 09:44:51 PM »

You are right on SAP.  Those who know who murdered an innocent victim, and won't turn them in, have blood on their hands.  They may be a close relative of the killer--sister, brother, parent.  They may be a close friend.  But do they ever consider that their "loved one" is capable of killing other innocent victims?  Are they in such denial that they think that this was just one "mistake"?  Murdering an innocent person is not a mistake, regardless of the circumstances or the excuses.  Your loved one is a murderer, and he may be capable of doing it again.  Has he received psychological help?  Will you wait to turn him in after the next murder?  How bloody do your hands have to become before you stop him from killing?

Then there are the people who know who murdered an innocent victim, but are afraid to report him.  They may fear for their lives, and have been threatened to remain quiet.   I understand that, and this is a legitimate concern.  Trust me--you can give information to Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous to Police.  You just name the killer, and give any info that will help put him away, without implicating you as the source.  You don't have to go to court as a witness--you are totally unknown to everyone.  Crime Stoppers don't know who you are, let alone police.  Just do it.  You shouldn't have to carry this burden for the rest of your life.

Then there is the killer.  If you are truly remorseful and this is destroying your life, it is time to stop the pain and turn yourself in.  You need to put this right.  Man up and do the right thing.  It is time to end the 29 years of suffering for everyone.

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Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
« Reply #137 on: August 02, 2015, 12:12:42 PM »
You said it so well Have Faith.

It would be interesting to know who all knew who the perp was because if he was the one who phoned in a murder before Kerrie was discovered was real afraid, or perhaps the person saw or knew only and had nothing to do with it, probably the latter. I think now that calls probably can be traced better but I also believe it should not have been difficult to figure out who used the phone at Norway House ... was this a residence for homeless people?
Post # 125 on page 9 says it all, plus there seems to also be a combination of the same that Pandabear posted under Halifax regarding: Dead Wrong: Halifax's unsolved murders.

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Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
« Reply #138 on: October 16, 2016, 08:18:43 AM »

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« Reply #139 on: October 16, 2016, 10:44:25 AM »
Thank you Tallgirl, for posting the update.

I hope this Twitter campaign brings out the witnesses.

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Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
« Reply #141 on: October 17, 2016, 11:07:26 AM »
Thanks JB for posting the whole article.
Last night on The National they gave good coverage as well, so this went Canada wide. Twitter and FB also got covered.

They really need to speak again to the initial suspect and get some names from him. The initial suspect had Kerry's blood and hair on his T-shirt.

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Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
« Reply #142 on: November 04, 2016, 07:35:19 PM »
Since she was "poked with sticks", this screams youths (young and more than one) imo

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Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
« Reply #143 on: October 20, 2018, 09:55:22 AM »
Since she was "poked with sticks", this screams youths (young and more than one) imo

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I just saw this recent article about an upcoming CBC podcast "Someone Knows Something"on Kerrie's case. Apparently she wasn't "poked with sticks" as previously noted, but was actually bludgeoned to death with tree branches. Regardless, I agree that this still screams youths, and very possibly more than one.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/kerrie-ann-brown-murder-cold-case-1.4859553?fbclid=IwAR3nOH9NU6q7bB3ycoET0-i3f4xN1SAUhFOt_RuzBL1X6ZUYG_VhB2QAgLc

Read more, including photos and trailers at above link.
The killing is the subject of the new season of the CBC podcast, which found new witnesses and information about the case.
No one was ever convicted. A local man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, but a judge stayed the charges in early 1987, citing a lack of evidence.

Over the years, the sheer volume of interviews, evidence and paperwork ballooned into the largest unsolved cold case file in Manitoba, said Const. Janna Amirault of the RCMP's historical case unit in Winnipeg. Forty-five boxes hold 14,000 documents and details about the 2,500 witnesses, friends, suspects and investigators involved over the years.

The mystery still weighs on Kerrie's best friend, Nicole Zahorodny.

The night of Oct. 16, 1986, Zahorodny and another friend stopped by the Brown family home in Thompson. "I replay that night so much," she said. "I can see us skipping down the road arm in arm, going to this guy's house."
Zahorodny recalls Kerrie sitting on her lap in a recliner at the party when Kerrie's ex-boyfriend came down the stairs. They had broken up just days earlier, and now he was hand in hand with another ex-girlfriend he dated before Kerrie.

"There was no arguing or bad blood or anything like that. It was an awkward situation," Zahorodny said.

"He had gone back to his ex-girlfriend, and we were teenagers, so it was pretty upsetting."

The girls left but re-entered the house because Zahorodny had forgotten her purse.

Zahorodny went downstairs to grab it and got into an argument with her own ex-boyfriend.

She suspects Kerrie got tired of waiting for the two to work things out on the stairs and left at about midnight.

A few minutes later, Zahorodny emerged to find a single set of footsteps in the snow leading down the driveway and ending at tire tracks on the street. They were Kerrie's, she says.
Kerrie was supposed to sleep over at her house that night. Zahorodny searched nearby streets, returning to the house party twice. Unable to find her friend, panic set in.

Zahorodny is the last person known to have seen Kerrie.

She soon found herself before a group of mourners reading her friend's eulogy. That was eventually followed by seven years of psychotherapy.

"PTSD, survivor guilt … that doesn't go away, no matter how much therapy you have."

(Donna Covic and her friend Judy found Kerrie's body while horseback riding 40 hours later)
They saw Kerrie's body lying on a jacket, with one hand up and one down. She was dressed in a pink and black leopard-print outfit and white socks, Covic said.
"You could see the face was smashed and beaten."

Someone had raped Kerrie and bludgeoned her to death with branches. Police found them at the scene, stained with blood.

Tire tracks were also found, along with a red-and-blue air mattress and a black rubber car mat, suggesting a vehicle used them for traction to get unstuck from the mud before driving off.

At the time, two teenagers described seeing a green muscle car and a white van with their lights off leave the area around midnight the night Kerrie disappeared.

Those descriptions helped RCMP identify a local 22-year-old owner of a similar muscle car, who became their prime suspect.

He was charged and there was a preliminary hearing in the case, but the judge decided not to proceed to trial, saying there was a lack of evidence against the accused.

The case languished for years until investigators found a glimmer of hope. Advances in DNA technology not available at the time of the crime helped them build profiles of two new suspects.

Investigators collected DNA samples from people associated with Kerrie or suspected of being connected to her death, but in the end, no new charges were laid, and RCMP haven't released details of the DNA profiles.

The Mounties renewed their call for tips in 2016, on the 30th anniversary of her disappearance.

The investigation is still open.

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Re: Kerrie Ann Brown - Murder - Thompson, Manitoba - October 16, 1986
« Reply #144 on: October 29, 2018, 10:08:20 PM »
The pod cast is well done. Really hope the cobwebs are shook off and get the ass or asses who did this.