Author Topic: Priscilla Merle - London, ON - Murdered - 1972  (Read 21062 times)

chickapey

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Re: Priscilla Merle - London, ON - Murdered - 1972
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2013, 03:12:13 PM »
It seems to me the person who did this to Priscilla knew her quite well. This has been bothering me for a while now but why take the time to dismember a body? Why not just dispose of it as in so many other cases here? Also... if they took the time to do this, why didn't they do a better job of hiding their work? Paul Bernardo encased Leslie Mahaffey in concrete. Was this person just lazy or was this still some kind of comment? Christian Magee was a sadistic slasher. This was a bigger job.

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Re: Priscilla Merle - London, ON - Murdered - 1972
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 03:45:38 PM »
"Porn Man"  Does anyone know his real name?

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Re: Priscilla Merle - London, ON - Murdered - 1972
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 08:58:08 PM »
We heard about the "Porn Man" in the Toronto Star investigation series. Although this series provided info that was never released by LE, I feel that the Star reporters grouped Priscilla Merle, Jackie English and Soraya O'Connell together because they were known to hitchhike.  I always thought that this was a flimsy reason to group them as being connected to one killer.

I have been shocked at how many recent cases have involved victims' bodies being cut up into pieces before being disposed.  I assumed that it was a method of handling and transporting a body without detection to a disposal site.  One thing that I never considered (wish I didn't know) is that dismembering a body provides sexual gratification to some sexual perverts, in the same way as collecting human feces does, and did to the Porn Man.  The feces collecting Porn Man did exist, based on an unofficial police statement to the Star reporter, but he got away due to police moving in on him too early, whatever that means.  We will never know, and certainly we will never know his name. 


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Re: Priscilla Merle - London, ON - Murdered - 1972
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2015, 12:00:19 PM »
43 years ago today, Priscilla's family saw her for the last time. There is still hope the person who did this to her is still out there and if not someone knows something. It's time to start helping this family heal.

I do think she knew her killer. As far as I know this is the only case from the era where the body was dismembered and scattered Someone must have been very angry with her

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Re: Priscilla Merle - London, ON - Murdered - 1972
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2015, 12:15:41 PM »
In Arntfield's book he states that Det ALlsop was convinced that the brother of Merle's boyfriend who picked her up the night she went missing was responsible but never could prove it.

I note the address of where she was last seen was 257 Hill St was close to 227 Hill where this wonderful family lived:

http://www.chatelaine.com/living/the-sins-of-the-mother/


They had apparently moved a couple of years before PM's disappearance but they may still have neighbourhood ties.

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Re: Priscilla Merle - London, ON - Murdered - 1972
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2015, 06:05:30 AM »
I remember this in the paper when she was convicted. What a lovely woman  ::) I am fully convinced it was the brother of the man Priscilla was interested in. Detective Alsop did what he could in the day but short of a smoking gun or confession, there wasn't much more he could do

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Re: Priscilla Merle - London, ON - Murdered - 1972
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2016, 11:41:23 PM »
44 years without answers for Priscilla's family and friends. What a horrible thing to happen to a young mother and for her to be treated like she was after death is just unimaginable . Her family deserve and want answers.

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Re: Priscilla Merle - London, ON - Murdered - 1972
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2017, 07:37:43 AM »
You're not forgotten, Priscilla. x