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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2011, 08:05:03 PM »
http://www.talkofthetown.name/Jolene-Cote-Memorial.html
This tells us more about beautiful Jolene.  She was a credit to all who knew her.
She and her husband loved to scuba dive, and they were into sports. They did everything together. They always spoke highly of each other. He must be devastated.
I so hope the police are successful on this one.

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2011, 09:35:19 PM »
Just heart breaking.

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2011, 04:36:09 PM »
This article does says that EMS arrived on  the scene.  This is a little different from the other articles.
http://www.sprucegroveexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3340659

Last week’s death of Greystone teacher now ruled a homicide
By Jordan Wilkins

Posted 1 month ago
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Jolene Marie Cote, 36, was found dead in her residence on Range Road 264 north of the Yellowhead, after EMS were called to the scene with a report of an injured person on Oct. 13. unquote
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Originally classified as a suspicious death, the RCMP ruled the matter a homicide after an autopsy last Friday.

RCMP released statement saying that they are exploring a number of different avenues of investigation in this case, as the cause of death is not being released at this time.

The statement also recognizes that members of the public may be concerned with their safety but that there is no reason to do anything different to keep themselves safe.
unquote:

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2011, 02:52:28 AM »
Thanks for that. At least it makes more sense now.

I hesitated writing this following b/c I couldn't remember the name of the little place, and it probably is not connected ... however I will, just b/c it bothers me. (Remembered the place ... Gainford, Ab)
About 22 years ago a woman was killed just off Highway 16, in her farmhouse. She was found at the kitchen sink on the floor ... I was told it looked as though she was beginning the evening meal for her family. Her back would have been to the door. At the time it was called random. There were no clues left but there was talk that the perp was possibly someone driving down the highway and that his brainwave cycle hit that spot that propels him to murder. I can't get this thought out of my mind since Cote's lived off highway 16 as well.
 
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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2011, 09:16:45 AM »
I remember  hearing about that case. 
In Jolene'case, that is another possibility as well.
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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2011, 01:12:24 PM »
I have searched for updates on this with no luck, any one else found anything more on Jolene's case?

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2011, 07:19:42 PM »
So, coming from this area and it still having a small town type setting and being that my family lives within 5 miles this is what I have heard so far.

She came home from a soccer game at around 11:30 that night.  Husband and children are already in bed.  Husband gets up for work at 6:00 in the morning and notices his wife is not in bed and goes looking for her.  The back of her SUV is open still and no one about.  Husband goes outside looking for Jolene and finding her carries her into the house and calls 911.  That is why they said they found her "In" the house.  She was actually attacked outside of the home and rumor in town indicates that the perp hit her on the head several times.  Some were saying that the perp was possibly trying to break into the holiday trailer...again there is no factual information from the Police confirming or denying the trailer thing.

It has really intrigued me from the beginning b/c of the lack of information being released.  I am close in age and from the area and I suppose that is the connection but I can't stop feeling like she had so much ahead of her and she is missing out on raising her babies, I feel so awful for her family and children.  After Jolene's death her daughter was saying that her mommy was going to get her dressed for Halloween and she was excited... 

There is a special place in hell for those who commit such crimes.  Starting with living with the fact that you took someones life and constantly living in fear of finally being caught, then ostracism and disapproval, then living out eternity in hell, that all sounds quite just.

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2011, 08:13:06 AM »
Praying and hoping thanks for sharing that with out.  My god that is even more terrifying .  Wonder why the police dont alert everyone to be careful obviously there is a killer on the loose and right outside her own home for god sakes.  The police have definately slacked on this epecially in not alerting everyone of the risk. JMO

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« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2011, 12:48:05 PM »
Welcome Praying, and thank you for the information. So it appears that Jolene surprised an intruder, yet police initially said this was not random. I suppose that was to alleviate the fears of neighbors.

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2011, 02:50:42 PM »
I would think it kind of dumb on the police to try to ileviate fear in the neigbors but rather that they should have been warning them.  She was attacked in her own yard upon comming home , and could also happen to any one else in the neighbor hood I would think unless the police knew for sure who and that it wasnt anything that could continue> JMO

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2011, 03:24:37 PM »
It is odd to me that Jolene would come home @11:30 p.m and just happened to come across "an intruder".    11:30 at night is awfully early for "an intruder"....geesh some people are still up watching the news at that time of night.

Did someone follow her from the soccer game?

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2011, 11:44:43 PM »
To prayingnhoping, thank you for your post. I too am from the area, just doors away from Jolene...
I am the same age as Jolene and yourself. I have been terrified ever since this happened and have taken extra measures of security. This is because at the same time last yr (oct), my "female" neighbor, who was home alone with her kids and also our age, interrupted an intruder in the middle of the night who was up on her top deck. Luckily he went away. Most of us here have walk out basements, so, to get up on the top deck, an intruder would have to be brazen enough to creep up a staircase. The police were called and investigated this. Never got him. My neighbor was scared stiff for a month. Due to this and then what happened to Jolene, I think we do need to take extra measures to be safe...so I did. As for the police, remaining tight lipped and trying to make us feel safe when we clearly are not isn't the right thing to do. There are lots of drive bys here too..cars driving by slowley all hours of day and night..shady looking vehicles going off into the dark corners of our neighborhood hanging out... Police were informed of that too, yet I don't see them here looking into it...very unpleasant.
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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2011, 12:29:47 PM »
My question is: How do you get passed it?...being scared that is..
I'm a little surprised at myself because I'm not normally a scared over reactive person so I don't know why this is bothering me so much.

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2011, 01:19:25 PM »
Taken from Edmonton Journal Dec 28/11

Family, neighbours await word on Spruce Grove homicide

Comedy shows planned to raise reward money
 By Brent Wittmeier, edmontonjournal.com December 17, 2011

EDMONTON - Every two weeks for the past two months, Rhonda Berg has met with RCMP investigators about her sister’s death. In between those meetings, she called them dozens of times.

Each time, the answer is the same. There is no new information.

Berg is fine with police remaining tight-lipped about the Oct. 13 homicide of 36-year-old Jolene Cote, a Spruce Grove teacher found dead in her home northeast of Spruce Grove. Police have not said how the married mother of two young children was killed, if the attack was random or if they have any suspects.

“It’s very difficult to not know anything, but I’m not frustrated with the police at all,” said Berg. “They’ve treated us very well through the entire investigation and I completely understand why they’re not able to give us any new information.”

Berg is hoping a pair of upcoming comedy shows, set for Monday and Tuesday night at the 318-seat Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove, will help spotlight the case and perhaps ease the tension a deadly mystery has brought to the community.

“Jolene had a great sense of humour,” Berg said. “She enjoyed going to comedy shows. One of the nice things about the event is that we’ll all be able to laugh and enjoy ourselves the way we used to with Jolene.”

A group of 40 Spruce Grove students, parents, and community members have helped organize and sell tickets for the events.

“They’ve received cash donations from people like crazy,” Berg said. “The support we’ve received from people we didn’t even know before is amazing. It’s helped us realize as a family just how many lives Jolene impacted.”

In November, Cote’s family set up a $25,000 reward fund in hopes of finding her killer. They’ve been trying to raise funds for both the reward and to ensure the post-secondary education of her two small children.

Shortly after the homicide, police and the Parkland Search and Rescue Society searched for evidence around the home in a wooded area. RCMP have said little else, apart from asking anyone who was north of Highway 16, between Highway 60 and Highway 44, on the night of Oct. 12 or the early morning of Oct. 13 to call police.

The lack of information since has been difficult for the neighbours, said Karl Kocon, who lives in one of about 20 houses in the subdivision.

“Everybody drives into their garage, they close the door, turn off the car, and go into the house, turn off the alarm,” Kocon said. “That’s not the way we used to live.”

Kocon is one of the only local residents who actually met Cote. He cleared snow from her driveway and helped her get a friend’s vehicle out of a ditch. The couple built the home last winter and were “absolute outsiders” in the neighbourhood, Kocon said.

After the killing, Kocon was chosen to introduce a group of neighbours to Cote’s husband. The group offered the family prepared meals, teddy bears and their willingness to help with anything they needed.

In the meantime, Kocon won’t let his children outside unaccompanied. All he wants to know is whether police have any suspects.

“If it was a stranger that was going to rob them, then we have some grave concerns,” said Kocon.

Berg agrees that the lack of information has permeated the wider Spruce Grove area.

“There is a lot of fear in the community because we don’t know at this point, it hasn’t been released at all if it was random or not,” Berg said. “I think it’s heightened a lot of people’s fear and sense that this kind of thing can happen to anyone.”

On Saturday, RCMP spokesman Sgt. Tim Taniguchi said there are no new updates. Between eight and 12 investigators are on the case, he said.

bwittmeier@edmontonjournal.com

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Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2011, 03:53:25 PM »
Fancy Camper: I can't tell you how to get past the fear when there's a murder of a neighbour involved as I haven't been there. In my own case, oddly enough having an intruder break into my home and managing to flush him out by flicking on and off the basement lights (wasn't sure if it was an intruder or the landlord or someone else at that point) made me less fearful about such things than I had been in the past. So I was lucky. Also I knew there was a locked door between him and me in the basement so that helped enormously! 

I think once the murderer is caught it will help everyone a great deal to be less fearful. The police cannot always do this on their own. Everyone is the community has to keep an eye and ear to the ground to find out who this could be, even if it's the son of a local neighbour for example.