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Author Topic: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered  (Read 37530 times)

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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2011, 09:45:35 PM »
Thank you jellybean for caring about my baby and for understanding me.  Dana IS my HEART.  I WILL NEVER GIVE UP FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE FOR MY BABY.  NEVER.  The world has lost an angel.  And so have I.  My angel.

Wendy

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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2011, 11:07:28 PM »
Dana Jane should have celebrated her 32nd birthday with her little boys and her loving family on October 28th of this year and she should be spending Christmas with us all.  Instead, we have a SYSTEM that is sick; and Dana paid the ultimate price.  When I say SYSTEM, I am using that word loosely.  What we have is responsible for my baby not being with us. 

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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2011, 04:56:08 AM »
I am so sorry for your pain...wfay45.   It is a sick system that doesn't protect the innocent. 
 When someone is in fear of another, the police always say their hands are tied.  And if, by some chance, an arrest is made, then our courts are too lenient on the dangerous ones.

I hope you get the Justice your daughter Dana (and you and her kids) deserve.


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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2011, 10:54:32 AM »

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2011/10/17/victims-mom-disgusted


Victim's mom disgusted

By JACKIE L. LARSON,Edmonton Sun

 First posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 07:11 PM MDT | Updated: Monday, October 17, 2011 07:19 PM MDT
 

Wendy Yurko, mother of Dana Turner, who was found slain south of Innisfail last week, reads a passage from Turner's diary detailing the knife attack she was subjected to by Mark Lindsay, son of a former police chief, at her home in Fort Saskatchewan.


As the Crown prepared to take Mark Lindsay to a hearing on Aug. 12 for the attack on Dana Turner, her mom, Wendy Yurko, expected a charge of attempted murder.

 Her daughter was told she needed to testify or she would be held in contempt of court, Yurko recalled.
 
Dana Turner never got a chance to tell the judge about the stabbing.
 
“He plea bargained down to nothing and Dana didn’t need to testify. If we had known she didn’t need to testify, I would have sent her out of there so quick and fast on a plane,” Yurko said.
 
Mark Lindsay was released for time served - 50 days, and given 18 months probation as well as a ban from owning a weapon for 10 years.
 
The sentence that turned Lindsay out on the street in less than two months disgusts Wendy Yurko.
 
“I don’t think these people should be able to make these plea bargains out that put these people out on the streets in a matter of days,” she said.
 
“It’s a total disgrace ... This justice system is here to protect the criminals and not the innocent.”
 
The adopted son of former Edmonton police chief and St. Joseph Basilica ordained Deacon John Lindsay, Mark Damien Lindsay, remains in the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre awaiting trial on unrelated charges of robbery and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose relating to a reported undercover officer. By closed-circuit video, Mark Lindsay appeared briefly in B.C. provincial court in Kamloops on Oct. 13.
 
As she waited for a death certificate that would enable Turner’s family to plan a funeral, Wendy Yurko mourned unimaginable loss.
 
“My daughter’s remains will be hermetically sealed, when mothers of other 31-year-olds are planning weddings and vacations with their grandchildren, I’m planning a funeral with my daughter in a body bag. Picking out a coffin for your child who should be living for another 50 years ... I’ve watched a lot of crime shows in my life, and I don’t think one rivals what we’re going through,” she said.
 
“Breathing is difficult most of the time,” she said.
 
One thought in particular haunts Yurko: the dread of the unsolved homicide.
 
“She’s bones and teeth. Maybe whoever did this to her will get away with this ... I am only living and breathing right now to bring justice to my daughter,” she said.
 
Horrendous dreams stalk her sleep, Yurko said this week, recalling a vivid nightmare that Dana was calling out to her from beyond the grave.
 
“Her voice said, ‘Mum, help me, Mum, help me, Mum, help me’ ... that’s how I woke up this morning.”
 
The RCMP are close-lipped about the investigation into Turner’s homicide. A spokesman told the Sun they haven’t publicly named any suspects.
 
 

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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2011, 11:08:53 AM »
http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/news/130789328.html

Murder suspect in ‘Mr. Big’ sting is son of former police chief

■Bail hearing in “Mr. Big” sting adjourned
■Mountie stabbed in Mr. Big operation
■Lindsay now facing new charge
 
By Tim Petruk - Kamloops This Week
 Published: September 29, 2011 9:00 AM
Updated: September 29, 2011 4:52 PM

The murder suspect arrested last week near Kamloops in connection with the stabbing of an undercover cop is the son of a former Edmonton police chief who stepped down amid a storm of controversy in 2000.

KTW has learned Mark Lindsay, the 24-year-old man who remains in custody following his arrest by Kamloops RCMP on Wednesday, Sept. 21, is the son of John Lindsay​, former chief of the Edmonton Police Service.

John Lindsay resigned as police chief in November 2000 after months of controversy surrounding the department, including allegations he had been turning a blind eye to organized crime corruption within the force.

Mark Lindsay is the suspect in an Edmonton homicide investigation and had apparently been the target of an RCMP “Mr. Big” operation until he allegedly stabbed one of the undercover officers involved last week in Barriere.

The alleged stabbing took place at about 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 21, while Lindsay and the undercover officer travelled in a pickup truck from Edmonton to an unknown location in B.C.

The injured officer was able to call for medical help and Kamloops RCMP set up roadblocks north of the city.

Lindsay was arrested near McLure.

He is now facing charges in Kamloops provincial court of robbery and possession of a weapon.

Suspects in murder cases are sometimes targeted by the RCMP for so-called “Mr. Big” operations, in which undercover officers pretend to be members of a criminal organization in an attempt to gain the trust of the suspect.

Posing as criminals, the officers attempt to recruit their target into a fictitious gang.

Typically, the suspect travels across Canada performing tasks for the group — often involving moving packages and sometimes depicting staged violence.

The operations generally culminate in a meeting with a “boss” — Mr. Big — where the suspect is asked to come clean about any previous crimes.

While Lindsay has been identified by the RCMP as a homicide suspect, he has never been publicly named. It is also unknown what murder he is suspected of committing.

What is known is that Lindsay entered a guilty plea in August in an Edmonton courtroom to one count of assault with a weapon after stabbing his girlfriend, 31-year-old Dana Turner, in the head with a paring knife nearly two months earlier.

He was handed a conditional sentence order and an 18-month probation term and released from custody on Aug. 12. Turner went missing on Aug. 14 and has not been seen since.

Last week, after Lindsay had been arrested in Kamloops, Alberta RCMP released a statement saying they had found Turner’s vehicle, but wouldn’t say when or where it was located.


Police in B.C. and Alberta are not saying anything about Lindsay and the story is going largely unreported.

RCMP media liaisons in both provinces have been citing a publication ban on the file, refusing to offer any comments. While there is a publication ban on Lindsay’s file in Kamloops, there has been no bail hearing and no evidence has yet been banned.
Lindsay is slated to appear in a Kamloops courtroom on Monday, Oct. 3, for a bail hearing. It is not yet known if his father will be present for that hearing, or if he will attempt to act as a surety for bail.

John Lindsay is now a deacon in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.

Attempts by KTW to contact him were unsuccessful.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2011, 05:35:19 PM by jellybean »

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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2011, 11:22:22 AM »

I have posted the above two articles, as this should never be kept away from the public.
He has caused more heartache and tragedy to others than one could ever imagine.

Mark Lindsay is a dangerous individual, even in prison he is uncontrollable. 
He should never be allowed to walk in amongst society again.

The police will not rest  until all present charges laid against him are prosecuted to the fullest extent.  And while he is caged in jail for those, we hope that they will continue to persue the homicide and bring justice to a grieving mother, and family members.

JB


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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2011, 12:00:10 PM »
Thank you jellybean for posting those articles.  Getting ANYTHING in the media was almost impossible.  If it was not for Tim Petruk in Kamloops This Week and a couple of other people who have morals and ethics (Byron Christopher and JT Lemiski), no one would know about my baby at all!  Censorship is alive and well in Canada.  We must protect the guilty and people with position and power in this country and our sick SYSTEM!  We would not want Canadians actually knowing what is really going on!
Wendy 

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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2011, 12:17:12 PM »
wfay45: No need to thank us - that is what we do here  :)
We will keep this thread going, until justice prevails for Dana and her family.


JB
« Last Edit: December 11, 2011, 12:41:05 PM by jellybean »

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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2011, 02:27:35 PM »
Totally outrageous! agghh, I too hope everyone will sit up and take notice of what is going on here. There are anomalies that surface every once in awhile that say volumes about a secretive part of our Canadian system. Keep copies, there may come a time when this information disappears and no one will believe it.

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Getting ANYTHING in the media was almost impossible.  If it was not for Tim Petruk in Kamloops This Week and a couple of other people who have morals and ethics (Byron Christopher and JT Lemiski), no one would know about my baby at all!  Censorship is alive and well in Canada.  We must protect the guilty and people with position and power in this country and our sick SYSTEM!  We would not want Canadians actually knowing what is really going on!
Wendy 

Great catch J.B.-
Reminds me of a similar article once posted in the Globe and Mail.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/article748840.ece


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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2011, 10:57:45 PM »
There is a video of my daughter, Dana Jane at the Quality West Harvest Inn at 7:02 a.m. on the morning of August 14 with A MAN holding her guitar.  I was told by RCMP that the video had been TAPED OVER.  When I called the Motel and told them I was going to speak with a Lawyer, the taped over video appeared miraculously NOT TAPED OVER.  The video has never been released to the public (even though I feel it could have helped find my baby much sooner and saved her life or helped preserve evidence for a conviction).  There is also a video of my daughter's car at the Domo Gas Station (potentially with a passenger/s) that has also never been released.  My daughter's beautiful bones are still at the Coroner's Office in Calgary and there is NO ARREST in sight. 

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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2011, 09:19:45 AM »
There is a video of my daughter, Dana Jane at the Quality West Harvest Inn at 7:02 a.m. on the morning of August 14 with A MAN holding her guitar.  I was told by RCMP that the video had been TAPED OVER.  When I called the Motel and told them I was going to speak with a Lawyer, the taped over video appeared miraculously NOT TAPED OVER.  The video has never been released to the public (even though I feel it could have helped find my baby much sooner and saved her life or helped preserve evidence for a conviction).  There is also a video of my daughter's car at the Domo Gas Station (potentially with a passenger/s) that has also never been released.  My daughter's beautiful bones are still at the Coroner's Office in Calgary and there is NO ARREST in sight. 


I hope these video tapes are now in the right hands.

Police must hold everything close to their chests, much to the frustration of family members. They tell the family only what they feel that they need to know - nothing more. This causes even further distress to the family.


with some defence of the RCMP, the Mr. Big was probably being used to get a confession re the murder of Dana Jane, however this sick individual took a pen and did harm to the undercover cop.  Game over.

This guy is as crazy as a fox.

These are not intended as false soothing words to Dana Jane's Mom, but I don't think the police will  ever give up until they get him  or whomever for the murder of Dana.

In the meantime he will be spending his time in solitary confinement.  Not only to keep him safe, but other prisoners as well. We can bank the farm on that.!!

I hope that the prosecutor presses for him being labelled a dangerous offender. That way, he may never see the light of day!!
 >:( :( :'(
JB
PS to SAP: the news article with it's sidebar topics (sorry, I didn't read them as I assumed it had to do with ML, also included another murder.  That individual may get the psychiatric way out for murdering his father.
Why the newspaper would throw that in amongst ML's situation beats me. So I went back and deleted the topics
relating to that individual.
I apologize for not checking each one out. But then again, you may end up by being right, as I wouldn't put it past ML's lawyer  to attempt to  pull that one off/jb
« Last Edit: December 12, 2011, 06:14:34 PM by jellybean »

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« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2011, 12:06:35 AM »
There are potential complications to watch for here.
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The video has never been released to the public (even though I feel it could have helped find my baby much sooner and saved her life or helped preserve evidence for a conviction).


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Getting ANYTHING in the media was almost impossible.

This may be the only way out of a bad situation all around.
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I hope that the prosecutor presses for him being labelled a dangerous offender. That way, he may never see the light of day!!

Litmus test, what charges and sentence arose from his knife attack on mr. big? Best witness around, all being documented (recorded) ? No brainer, next incident right in the prison. Justifies being labelled a dangerous offender. imo

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« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2011, 05:35:32 PM »
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    Lindsay chooses jury
    High security for Lindsay's court appearance
    Lindsay charged following jailhouse stabbing
    Lindsay now facing new charge
    Lindsay makes Kamloops court appearance
    Alberta police locate body of Lindsay's girlfriend

By Tim Petruk - Kamloops This Week
Published: December 12, 2011 4:00 PM
Updated: December 12, 2011 4:18 PM

Trial dates have been set for the son of a former Edmonton police chief accused in two separate violent incidents in the Kamloops area.

Mark Lindsay did not appear in court today (Dec. 12) as lawyers met to set dates for a pair of jury selections and trials for next summer.

The 24-year-old is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon.

One of the aggravated assault charges stems from an incident in October in which Lindsay is accused of stabbing his cellmate at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre in the eye with a pen and a pencil.

The other charges were laid after Lindsay was arrested on Sept. 21 near McLure, after allegedly stabbing an undercover RCMP officer he had been travelling with from Alberta.

It’s believed the two were headed from Edmonton, where Lindsay lives, to B.C. as part of an RCMP “Mr. Big” sting operation.

The stabbing is alleged to have taken place in Barriere.

Mr. Big stings are elaborate undercover investigations undertaken by the RCMP, in which murder suspects are recruited into a fictitious criminal organization by undercover cops posing as gangsters, with the ultimate goal of having the target come clean about crimes in his or her past.

In addition to the charges in B.C., Lindsay is also a potential person of interest in the disappearance and murder of his girlfriend in Alberta.

Lindsay served 50 days in jail this summer following an altercation with his girlfriend, Dana Turner, in June, during which he stabbed her in the head.

Originally charged with attempted murder, Lindsay pleaded guilty on Aug. 12 to a reduced charge in an Edmonton courtroom.

He was sentenced to time served and released from jail.

Turner, 31, went missing two days later, on Aug. 14.

Her body was found just outside Innisfail, in central Alberta, on Oct. 9.

Lindsay has not been charged or identified publicly as a suspect in Turner’s disappearance or death.

However, KTW has learned Lindsay has been identified as a homicide suspect by the RCMP. It is not known which murder he is suspected of having committed.

RCMP media liaisons in B.C. and Alberta will not discuss Lindsay’s charges relating to the alleged stabbing of the undercover officer, citing a publication ban on the file.

While there is a ban on publication, it applies only to evidence heard at a bail hearing.

Lindsay has not sought bail.

Lindsay is the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay, who is now a deacon in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.

Mark Lindsay has been housed in KRCC’s segregation unit since the alleged jail-cell stabbing. Court has previously heard Lindsay has to be escorted by a three-person team every time he’s moved within the facility.

Jury selection for the charges from KRCC will begin on June 4, with a one-week trial to follow the week of June 11.

They jury which will hear the trial on the charges out of Barriere will be selected on Aug. 7, with a 10-day trial slated to begin the week of Aug. 13.

 

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« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2011, 06:10:31 PM »
And then we have this:

http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/news/132713268.html

High security for Lindsay's court appearance

■Lindsay makes Kamloops court appearance
■Lindsay chooses jury
■Lindsay back in Kamloops court on Nov. 14
■Trial dates set for Lindsay
■Lindsay now facing new charge
■Lindsay charged following jailhouse stabbing
 
By Tim Petruk - Kamloops This Week
 Published: October 27, 2011 10:00 AM
Updated: October 27, 2011 4:36 PM


The son of a former Edmonton police chief now accused of stabbing his cellmate in the eye made a brief in-person appearance in Kamloops provincial court this morning (Oct. 27).

Five sheriffs stood guard as Mark Lindsay was led into Courtroom 2D at the Kamloops Law Courts.

The 24-year-old was charged last week with one count of aggravated assault in relation to the jailhouse stabbing.

Last Thursday (Oct. 20), emergency crews were called to Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre after an inmate was stabbed in the eye with a pen and a pencil.

Michel Desmond Fougere, Lindsay's 21-year-old cellmate, underwent brain surgery the following day at Vancouver General Hospital.

He is still recovering in hospital, but is expected to be returned to KRCC once cleared by doctors.

Fougere's sister told KTW surgeons removed three pieces of pencil from her brother's brain.

She also said her brother told her his attacker made references to "black magic" prior to the stabbing.

Lindsay remained silent for most of the brief hearing this morning, but said "Thank you" to the judge after having his matter put over until Monday, Oct. 31.

Monday is also when Lindsay is expected back in court on charges stemming from an alleged incident in Barriere last month, for which he's facing charges of aggravated assault, robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Lindsay has been in custody at KRCC since Sept. 21, when he was arrested by Kamloops RCMP in connection with the alleged stabbing of an undercover police officer in Barriere.

The 24-year-old Edmonton man had been travelling with the undercover cop in a pickup truck hauling a trailer.

In Barriere, it's alleged Lindsay stabbed the undercover officer and stole the truck and trailer.

He was driving south toward Kamloops when he was stopped by a Kamloops RCMP roadblock near McLure.

It is believed he was the target of a so-called RCMP Mr. Big operation, in which undercover officers posing as gangsters recruit a suspect into a fictitious criminal organization.

The supposed gangsters build up the suspect's trust by having him perform a number of tasks, usually involving moving packages and often including staged violence.

The operations culminate in a meeting between the suspect and the fake gang's boss, at which the target is asked to come clean about any crimes in his past.

KTW has learned Lindsay has been identified by police as a homicide suspect, but he's never been publicly named and it's not known which murder he's suspected of committing.

Lindsay served 50 days in jail this summer following an altercation with his girlfriend, Dana Turner, in June, during which he stabbed her in the head.

Originally charged with attempted murder, Lindsay pleaded guilty on Aug. 12 to a reduced charge in an Edmonton courtroom.

He was sentenced to time served and released from jail.

Turner, 31, went missing two days later, on Aug. 14. Her body was found just outside Innisfail, in central Alberta, on Oct. 9.

Lindsay has not been identified publicly as a suspect in Turner's disappearance or death.

RCMP media liaisons in B.C. and Alberta will not discuss Lindsay's charges relating to the alleged incident in Barriere, citing a publication ban on the file.

Lindsay is the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay​, who is now a deacon in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.
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Re: Dana TURNER - 31 - Missing - Aug 14, 2011 - Edmonton, AB - Murdered
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2011, 02:32:26 PM »
Wayfay45. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Dana Jane. And my heart goes out to you for your loss, and the anguish that you are feeling at this time.

I know that Christmas will never be the same, but I am hoping that somehow you can eventually get past that, which will take time. 

Acceptance of this loss, will take time and the circumstances of you daughter's loss is  so unfair!

We must hope that this monster who took her llife wil be convicted.

In the meantime, it is so important  to us, that you recieve support, during this very nightmare time.

With deep respect.

JB
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