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Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« on: October 19, 2011, 10:06:22 AM »
20 year old, who was "normal" - serial killer./ How often do we hear that?/jb


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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 10:33:05 AM »
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2011/10/19/accused-serial-killer-was-a-totally-typical-kid


Accused serial killer was a 'totally typical kid' "He was my two stepping partner nights we would go out dancing, I have seen him in bar fights and I have pissed that boy off a few good times, and not once had he ever shown any signs to lose his mind and kill me or anyone else."
 
-- with files from Nadia Moharib
 
michael.platt@sunmedia.ca
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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 05:39:33 PM »
Hi Jellybean and everyone,

This case has really caught my attention for a number of reason's.  My heart goes out to the families and friends of these four young women.  This must be a horrible time for them though I suspect it must be a relief that this Legebokoff is off the streets.

I am so very impressed with the rookie cop who followed a hunch to recover Loren and catch this guy so quickly, I look forward to finding out who they are at some point after the investigation is over.  I read they are (understandably) keeping his or her name under wraps for now. 

From what I've read in the media, the forensic tests on his vehicle after they found his 15 year old victim is what tied him to her and the other three murders. The police have reason to believe he acted all alone. Despite his youth, there doesn't seem to be any reason for the investigators to suspect a mentor or partner to his crimes.  If I'm mistaken about this someone please correct me because something keeps gnawing at me;
the other three victims all look alike, were all adult women, were all mothers and it seems linked to the sex trade.  Loren did not look like these other's, nor was she an adult, a parent or from what we know a sex trade worker.  What gives? Anyone else notice this? Loren was the last killed in a year long spree, he may have been active longer and in other places which I believe the police from various towns are looking into.  Could he have switched his preferred victim base that completely?  Does anyone know of any other serial killing cases where the perpetrator changed his selection process so radically?

Thank-you.

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 06:04:28 PM »
Perhaps these women (appearance reminded him of a relative) and the girl - the same. First it was reported that the girl met him on a dating site, then the mother reported that the girl hitchhiked. 
Can anyone clear it up? The street women did not have access to a computer according to one article.
From what I gather this young man spent time in Lethbridge Alberta, and so far our Alberta police cannot tie him in with anything here. But I feel if they dig deeper, and they will for sure, they may come up with more victims of his in this province (AB)
Here is the thing that gets me, forensics discovered evidence in his truck re: 3 missing women after one year. Amazing!!

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 06:39:36 PM »
The Rookie Cop definitely deserves a medal!!

I agree that his last victim was way younger than the other women, and blond rather than dark.  Maybe at first he acted more opportunistically...but his last Victim was more planned, more to where his sick fantasy life was taking him.   
If he disappeared from home for two weeks prior and up to the murder of Loren, it seems to me the urge to go follow his diabolic plan took him to his Victim.
Just my opinion....

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 09:24:32 PM »
Pictures of all four of the victims were posted with this story.


Suspected serial killer is 21
by Jennifer Zielinski - Story: 66143
Oct 17, 2011 / 1:00 pm


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Cody Legebokoff
Cody Alan Legebokoff has been charged with three counts of first degree murder.

RCMP in Prince George called a press conference Monday morning to announce a series of homicide charges in connection with an investigation dating back to 2009.

Insp. Brendan Fitzpatrick says a 10 month investigation that included the unusual step of utilizing a Forensic Specialist from the United States, led police to arrest Legebokoff.

"The 21-year-old was arrested at the Prince George Regional Correction Centre, as he is currently awaiting trial in the November 2010 homicide of 15-year-old Loren Donn Leslie from Fraser Lake, B.C."

The three new counts of first degree murder against Ledebokoff are in connection with deaths of 35-year-old Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35-year-old Cynthia Frances Maas, and 23-year-old Natasha Lynn Montgomery.


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Jill Stuchenko
Jill Stuchenko, a mother from Prince George, was reported missing to police on October 22, 2009. Her body was found on October 26, 2009 in a gravel pit off Otway Road in the outskirts of Prince George.

Cynthia Maas, also a mother from Prince George, was reported missing by her friends on September 23, 2010. Her family was concerned because they had not heard from her over the course of several weeks. Maas' body was  found on October 9, 2010, in LC Gunn Park, a remote area of Prince George.

Natasha Montgomery was reported missing on the same day as Mass. Montgomery was originally from Quesnel but had been living in the Prince George area.


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Loren Donn Leslie
She was reported missing by her family after not contacting them for several weeks. Her body has not been recovered.

But investigative findings have resulted in a murder charge in relation to her disappearance, says Fitzpatrick.

Montgomery was also a mother.

All four were women loved by their friends and family stated Fitzpatrick.

"All four were homicide victims. As a result of Project E- PRELUDE, all four of these murdered women have been connected to a single suspect."

According to Fitzpatrick, over the course of the investigation a number of search warrants were executed at two Prince George homes associated with Legebokoff.

"The vehicle he was driving during the aftermath of Leslie's November 27, 2010 murder was also painstakingly forensically examined over the course of several weeks."


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Natasha Montgomery
The investigation is still ongoing says Fitzpatrick, and the police do need the public's help.

"It should be known that Mr. Legebokoff lived in Lethbridge, Alberta for a short time between June 2008 and August 2009."

Fitzpatrick says the police are certain there are others who have been in contact with Legebokoff or the victims and may posses information that can assist the on-going investigation.

"We are asking anyone with any information between the time period of October 2009 and November 2010 to call a special Tip Line that has been established for this case. The number 1-877-987-8477 (TIPS)."


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Cynthia Maas
After news of the charges being laid against Legebokoff, the family of Cynthia Maas released the following statement:

"I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life-Ghandi"

Our family has come forward publicly to speak on behalf of Cindy and the importance of  recognizing who she was as a person and to highlight the urgency to ensure safety for all women in our society. Cindy had a right to live, to overcome her struggles, to become strong, and to be the mother she wanted to be.
   
The programs in Prince George available for struggling persons are what brought Cindy to Prince George for help. Cindy  was a social victim of disability, ethnicity, class, gender as well as suffering the greatest indignity as a victim of murder, she is a poster child for vulnerability in our society.

We would like Canada to strengthen the human rights of women, to provide policies and legislation which protect the vulnerable in our society. We are asking those in leadership to increase the funding for victims of violence, mental health and addictions.

Our family would like journalists to please refrain from highlighting gender and lifestyle descriptions  as it numbs public empathy and  detracts from  focusing on the  brutal murder, in essence it does not help  to prevent further injustices against women.

We are concerned about all the other unsolved missing and murdered women. Murders do not just harm families but our society is harmed as we forget and are numbed by senseless violence perpetrated against women portrayed as deserving of death.

Our family acknowledges society does not intend to harm the disabled through lack of opportunity, or the aboriginal through racism, or the female through classification and role distribution, but the harm is evident  as women in Canada continue to struggle.

Our family would like to see police around Canada attain the resources they need to solve these crimes as they occur. We would like to thank the investigative team from the RCMP detachment in Prince George who worked diligently and with great sensitivity to our families.

The Maas family

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story--3-.htm

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 10:06:57 PM »
Dear Hazel: It is not unheard of for a serial killer to target different types of victims. Look no further than Clifford Olsen who killed both boys and girls.

I think it's an unfortunate example for the grandfather to have been quoted as saying his grandson had a totally normal upbringing in that he grew up hunting and fishing. While these may be considered normal and acceptable things to do, in a budding psychopath, killing animals is probably not such a good thing to grow up doing.
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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 06:22:06 AM »
Thanks everyone for your input.  Good points all around.

JB that is really an interesting observation: about the lack of computer acces by the other three victims.  I'd be interested in finding more info on that. And yeah 1 full year, great job by the forensics team!

leonagleant
Clifford Olsen popped right into my mind right away but... he didn't focus solely on one type then switch.  He was pretty disorganized and was a sexual sadist and opportunistic.  However, switching victim types is what kept him from getting caught for so long.  Maybe Cody was thinking along those lines somewhere in that scrambled brain of his.  Any other examples that you can think of cuz this is really strange.  On hunting etc? Point taken.  I think it's great to be self sufficient in the woods and stuff but it does feed the budding psychopath doesn't it?

Jobo, I think you could be right.  Like he was building up to a "personal challenge".  His disappearing act gives one the impression he was planning Loren's murder. I also read a quote in a few articles that he had a tendency to "be in the wrong place at the wrong time" frequently.  I'm thinking that's significant.

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 10:00:13 AM »
Hazel: I think if you read about serial killers, you will probably agree with me that they are all sexual sadists and opportunists. Even the infamous Ted Bundy who was said to have targetted women who looked alike and were generally young adults, also wound up preying on younger teens on occasion.

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 06:41:07 PM »
I don't understand people sometimes.  Here we have his community shocked with the news that he has been charged with murder of 3 more women. 
He was already in jail since May of 2010, for the murder of Loren, and now they are shocked, and can't believe that he would kill anyone?
Where were these townsfolk in May of 2010.  Were they not shocked then? Shocked that this all around Canadian boy will murder a `15 year old legally blind girl.  It appears not!
Or was this whole thing kept hush, hush by the police. re: An arrest in Loren's murder.
These townsfolk are not adding up.

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2011, 07:22:37 PM »
leonagleant I respectfully disagree. The sexual sadist gets the most attention perhaps, but there is a wider world of serial killers out there than the type you describe: Kapal Nath, Beverley Gail Allitt, Michael Swango, Eileen Wournos just off the top of my head.

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2011, 08:06:45 PM »
JB, I just spent close to an hour searching through news articles about Cody Legebokoff's arrest for the murder of Loren Leslie from 2010 looking for even one comment about Cody's all around good boy rep, and you seem to be right.  So far I haven't found one glowing character report about the guy from friends, family, or teachers in contrast to the last two days of coverage.  However from day one (almost) the names of Cynthia Maas and Natasha Montgomery were unofficially linked to him. So it looks as though he was a suspect in those two murders right away.  Why the townsfolk are only now expressing shock over the latest three charges is beyond me, delayed reaction?

As posted by Livvy elsewhere on this forum back in 2010
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=4197.0

Cpl. Moskaluk said investigators from Prince George working on the death of Cynthia Maas are consulting with those working on the murder of Fraser Lake area teen.

RCMP discovered the body of the 35-year-old Maas on Oct. 8 at L.C. Gunn Park in Prince George. Her death is considered a homicide.

"Nothing has been ruled out," said Cpl. Moskaluk.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20101129/PRINCEGEORGE0101/311299985/-1/princegeorge/web-update-logging-road-encounter-led-to-discovery-of-dead-teen

And here at news 250 November 29 2010, Montgomery's name is also mentioned even though a "link" could not be speculated at that time, it sure was alluded to.

Man Formally Charged in Weekend Murder
By 250 News
Monday, November 29, 2010 03:59 PM
http://www.opinion250.com/blog/view/18503http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/mark-hume/a-terrible-wait-along-bcs-highway-of-tears/article1834869/

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2011, 05:05:51 PM »
A beautiful little girl. How tragic and how pathetic this murderer is.  They are cowards, who choose the vulnerable every time.
It has never been clearly stated whether she met him on a fb site, or via hitchhiking.
Since his family owned property and were once lumber barons and had employees in their mill, perhaps the town kept quiet about the first arrest, in case they lost their jobs. And now that it has REALLY COME OUT, they appear to be shocked, saddened and feel sorry for his wonderful family. Why the silence on the first arrest by the townsfolk?
One would expect those comments to come out then - not now.

That surprises me.
JB

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2011, 08:13:10 PM »
Hazel: I stand corrected: the vast majority of serial killers who do not also happen to be female, medical murderers or cannibals are typically sexual sadists. I think the latter type is what we generally get in Canada anyway! Their victims are typically women and children. I think if we describe them for what they are we will have a better understanding of the problem. For example, why use the term "pedophile" to refer to murderous killers of children? Murdering pedophiles don't actually love children too much as the name might suggest, they sexually torture the children, just like serial killers generally sexually torture grown women.  Once you see the common thread, it isn't such a jump for Legebokoff or Bundy to attack both women and younger girls.

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Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2011, 05:23:05 PM »
Just wanted to share a few comments from the perspective of someone who knew Cody. The first arrest was not kept hush hush and everyone who knew him was deeply shocked when he was arrested. My first thought was that there had to be some sort of mistake. While I knew it was possible that he had killed before, it is very hard to wrap my head around the fact that the guy I knew could do that. I am sure that all who knew him are feeling the same way. I think the term sociopath is best applied here. This is someone who could kill and then come to work and act as if nothing unusual had happened. I would also like to point out that there has been some misinformation that people are accepting as fact. Cody was not a mechanic and he never had any training to do so. He did not disappear leading up to Loren's murder. He went to visit his family one weekend and he was at work every day...including the Saturday of his arrest. Perhaps if he had disappeared we would have realized that there was something going on but this just came out of left field. One comment about the hunting and fishing: if this is an activity that could send someone down the path to murder then I would think that the majority of Northern BC are potential serial killlers.