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Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« on: August 28, 2007, 09:20:56 AM »
 1959 ? Real Tessier, 33, was last seen alive March 31 at the Empire Hotel
in St. Thomas. He was found shot dead beside a vehicle outside the city less
than an hour later .

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This is to advise this case description contains graphic details!


The body of Real "Ray" Ouard Tessier, 33-year old service station operator from City Service, was found Tuesday night on a concession road (March 31, 1959) in Yarmouth Township two miles south of St. Thomas.

Half his head was missing. It appeared from marks on the ground that he was shot, his car was then pushed into a ditch and his body was dragged up beside it.

Posted by Woodland on December 20, 2010:

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=710.45

How horrific for this family.  I wish I had more to offer the writer of the letters above than best wishes.

This military person having a gun(s) or access to them had me think of Real Ouard Tessier, shot to death at the end on March 1959, in his car with a 12 guage shotgun soon after locking the service station he operated in St Thomas.

One reason this victim came to mind is how senseless this shooting was - $200 is reported to have been found on the victim and he was found in the opposite direction of his route home.  According to the author of the letters above, her father trusted no one near his wife.  Could he have perceived an affair?

Also, while writing the project Angel thread, I made a note that a 35 year-old man was held and questioned for 5 days regarding Tessier's murder.  The writers father would have been 35 or so at this time (her father lied about his age in '41 to enter the army, making him 16 or 17 then).  I will look for the article I made this notation from.


Police who previously worked on this case:

Inspector Jack Craig - Ontario Provincial Police - Toronto
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Re: Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 02:53:07 PM »
A man today(2012) showed up at our house who actually believes he saw the person that murdered this man. He apparently was visiting the people who lived at our house back in 1959( he was a teen at the time) when someone showed up at the side door to report an accident a bit up the street. When the teen went out to investigate he found the man who had originally reported the accident had disappeared into the darkness and fog of the night. This ( teen at the time) went out to find the car accident and saw that the victim's head was 1/2 gone realizing it was not an accident but a murder. To this day he drives by our house often and the incident still haunts him ( you can clearly see in his eyes). Today it is still an unsolved murder and he doesn't understand why the investigators never questioned him more about the man that came to the door? We had not known anything of this until today!
It's been very intriguing!

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Re: Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 03:28:17 PM »
That is very interesting Jayanne. If this man (then a teen) remembers the incident clearly, is there a chance he could describe the features to a sketch artist for picture circulation? Or perhaps he did that back in 1959? Lately there have been some very cold cases being solved.

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Re: Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 06:54:34 PM »
He is writing a paper on the incident and said he would give us a copy. He said I think that they won't reopen the case. Anyways, I will post once we get the copy of the paper he writes on the subject. This is a lot of years and he still seems to be haunted with the images of what he saw. I'm guessing he is in his 70's and still obsessed enough with it to to take a course in unsolved murders and write this paper. I don't know how well the incident was investigated and if there was any DNA saved or what other evidence they had at the time that they could use now to reopen the case.

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Re: Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 06:59:54 PM »
are there any photos of Real Tessier ???

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Re: Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 07:34:29 PM »
It is mind boggling how many murders/abduction in such a small radius in a ten year period.... just doesn't seem normal!

https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=101245346500527054025.000434b49abfd6637bf5f

and then there is this.... so cold cases were being looked at for the area:  but I cannot find the date or original source of the info. that was blogged.

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A pretty decent bit from our neighbors to the North:
LONDON, Ontario -- The Ontario Provincial Police say
they have found new leads that could help them solve
20 Lomdon area murder cases going back more than
40 years.

The OPP says the unsolved murders include the sex slay-
ing of 5-year- old Susan Cadieux, whose body was found
in a London yard in 1956, with *tears frozen on her face*.

Cops suspect the 20 cases may be linked and could be the
work of one or two serial Heroes.

The OPP have put together a team of 15 detectives who've
been working on the cases over the past year, though De-
tective Inspector Mike Coughlin says investigations of mur-
ders "are never closed."  He says police keep looking for the
killers, no matter how slim the chances are for an arrest.

What is new is that investigators are now applying tech-
niques that were not previously available, including DNA
testing and databasing, and police have sent many of the
samples to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.

And now for the juicy stuff -- the victims:

 * 1956 -- Susan Cadieux, 5,was playing with friends when
a man who appeared to be going to visit St. Mary's school
stopped to talk to her on Jan. 6. She vanished a few min-
utes later. After a huge search involving thousands of Lon-
doners, her body was found the next morning on the CP
Rail tracks. She had been sexually assaulted.

 * 1959 -- Real Tessier, 33, was last seen alive March 31 at
the Empire Hotel in St. Thomas. He was found shot dead
beside a vehicle outside the city less than an hour later .

 * 1963 -- Margaret Sheeler, 20, left her London home in
December 1963. Her partially clothed body was found near-
ly a month later in a field. Killed by head injuries, she
showed signs of being sexually assaulted.

 * 1964 -- Victoria Mayo, 32, was found dead of multiple
stab wounds in her basement apartment. Entry to the
apartment had been forced.

 * 1967 -- Glenda Tedball, 16, was last seen walking into
a bush on Halloween day near her home. She has never
been found.

 * 1968 -- Jacqueline Dunleavy, 16, was a 10th Grade stu-
dent at Westminster secondary school when she was killed
in January. She was strangled with either her scarf or a belt
 and struck on the head. Her partially clothed body was
found in the driveway of what was then Katherine Harley
school. There is evidence she was sexually assaulted.

 * 1968 -- Frankie Jensen, 9, disappeared on his way to West-
dale public school. His body was found two months later in
the Thames River near Thorndale. He had a fractured skull
and was partially clothed. It is unclear if he was sexually
assaulted.

 * 1968 -- Scott Leishman, 16, was missing for three months
before his body was found in Port Burwell harbor on May 15.
There were no signs of violence but some of his clothing was
disturbed. It is unclear if he was sexually assaulted.

 * 1968 -- Helga Beer, 31, was found in the rear seat of her
car in a parking lot off Carling Street. She had been beaten,
strangled and sexually assaulted. She was last seen alive lea-
ving a friend's apartment Aug. 6th with an unknown man.

 * 1968 -- Lynda White, 19, was a student at the University
of Western Ontario who disappeared after writing a French
exam on Nov. 13. Her remains were found five years later in
a shallow grave in Norfolk County. No clothing was found
and police were unable to determine the cause of death.

 * 1969 -- Jane Wooley, 62, was found partially  clothed Feb.
3 in her apartment on York Street three days after she was
killed. She had been brutally beaten. She was last seen lea-
ving the London House hotel where she was a chambermaid.
There was no evidence of sexual assault.

 * 1969 -- Patricia Anne Bovin, 22, was found stabbed and
strangled April 24 on the second floor of the King Street
apartment where she lived with her two young sons.

 * 1969 -- Robert Bruce Stapylton, 11,disappeared from his
Piccadilly Street home June 7. His body was found in a wood-
lot in London Township. Police could not determine the
cause of death and there was no evidence of sexual assault.

 * 1969 -- Jacqueline English, 15,  was last seen getting into
a car Oct. 4 at a shopping plaza. Her nude body was found
five days later in Big Otter Creek near Tillsonburg. She had
been sexually assaulted and killed by a blow to the head.

 * 1970 -- Soraya O'Connell, 15, vanished after telling friends
she was hitchhiking from a camp at the Fanshawe Youth
Centre in northeast London on Aug. 14. Her body was found
four years later in an old dump south of Stratford. Little clo-
thing was recovered but it is unknown if she was sexually
assaulted.

 * 1970 -- Edith Authier, 57, was found stabbed, beaten and
sexually assaulted in her home Sept. 5 by a friend.

 * 1972 -- Priscilla Merle, 21, was last seen getting into a car
outside her sister's home in London on March 4. Her left arm
was found two weeks later in Kettle Creek, north of Port Stan-
ley. Her upper torso was found beside a Kettle Creek marina
a month later. For the next several months, police continued
to recover pieces of her body in the area.

 * 1975 -- Irene Francis Gibbons, 66,  was found dead in the
bedroom of the bungalow where she lived alone. She was
strangled but not sexually assaulted and no valuables were
stolen.

 * 1978 -- Irene MacDonald, 36, was last seen in September.
She was reported missing by family five months later and has
never been found.

 * 1983 -- Donna Jean Awcock, 17, was last seen leaving a
convenience store near her Cheyenne Avenue housing com-
plex. Her strangled, partly-clad body was found about 15 me-
tres down an embankment overlooking Fanshawe Dam. She
had been sexually assaulted.

And who knows? Maybe our Hero picked up and moved to
"greener pastures" --

                                          -- and is still at it. Somewhere.
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Re: Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 11:12:46 AM »
Lostlinganer, this blog is in reference to Project Angel, a joint OPP/London Police re-investigation of unsolved cases using new dna technology. The task force operated between 1997 and the summer of 2000.

I find it disturbing that the blogger refers to serial killers as serial "Heroes".  The word hero is used twice, so it can't be a slip.  Sounds sick doesn't it?

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Re: Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014, 11:55:45 AM »
Sounds very sick, I agree. 

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Re: Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014, 03:25:58 PM »
That disturbed me also;  the only thing I could arrive at concerning the blogger use of the words "hero/s" was the writer expressing a deep feeling sarcasm toward the murders and their types of crime.  otherwise, I hope to God this blogger doesn't actually share a sick association with the killer/s... should that be the case, the blogger too might be a killer or associate thereof.  I hope the right people read his blog site... maybe this blogger is a clue if the later is the case.

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Re: Real Tessier - St. Thomas, ON - Murdered - 1959
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2014, 11:19:05 AM »
Glenda Tedball is in that list above and the list claims she walked into the woods never to be seen again. That may have been the step mom's story at the time, however on her death bed she confessed to what happened.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/no-jail-in-canada-for-rape-abortion-and-murder

Also this link below, scroll down about 1/4 way:

http://www.physiciansforlife.org/content/view/1164/26/

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GRATTON: Edward Gratton, 34, of London, Ontario, raped 16-year old Glenda Tedball repeatedly, and she became pregnant. When her pregnancy became known, Gratton grabbed Glenda and held her down while her own mother, Norma Poore, forcibly aborted her. Glenda died soon after (London, Ontario, Canada)

eta: This man could have been a suspect in many other cases in the area in regards to missing females.
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