Author Topic: Francis Calder/ 23/ Trenton/ Murder/ May 24/ 1976  (Read 4066 times)

amIam

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Francis Calder/ 23/ Trenton/ Murder/ May 24/ 1976
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Re: Francis Calder/ 23/ Trenton/ Murder/ May 24/ 1976
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 01:48:04 PM »
Any indication that this may be tied to John Wayne Gacy?  Franics was th eright age and the time period fits when Gacy could have been making trips to Canada.

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Re: Francis Calder/ 23/ Trenton/ Murder/ May 24/ 1976
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 07:42:28 PM »
Sounds unusual the owner of the store driving in from Belville obviously before the store was open other wise it would have been the first arriving staff who found him.  Sorry to say but I hope the store owner was checked out as well. JMO

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Re: Francis Calder/ 23/ Trenton/ Murder/ May 24/ 1976
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 05:01:01 PM »
I would imagine the owner of both Dairy Queen stores was cleared of any wrong doing years past. Belleville and Trenton are very close in proximity.
It's comforting to know there is still an interest in this case after so many years.
Seems given the the individuals quoted in the article, Francis' murder should have generated far more interest and a conviction.
I am interested in LE Dingman's comment re the guy who was perhaps a suspect and yet killed in a motorcycle accident in Germany.  He went on to mention he had no idea where that went.
Interesting and glad there are still living parties that recall this murder

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Re: Francis Calder/ 23/ Trenton/ Murder/ May 24/ 1976
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 03:42:57 PM »
There has been some mention on another site regarding the DND contracting out in the major removal of mature trees in and behind the DQ store where Francis' body was found.  It's quite the undertaking and at this time the trees have been leveled.
The chatter on the other site is such, perhaps after all these years, a weapon has been found, a hammer has been mentioned but not confirmed by LE. And perhaps the " find" has re ignited this very cold case.
No one who does not live in Trenton would realise the significance of this copse of wooded area behind the DQ on Dundas Street.  Yes, it is DND property and part of what is known as Middleton Prk.  Not saying anything in particular.  Just random thoughts and jmo.