By Peter B. Smith
Ten gripping stories of homicide and lacking folks express how skulls and skeletons display their secrets and techniques to forensic investigators. A cranium is located on a scree slope excessive above the mirror-calm waters of Spray Lakes. Bones rumoured for years to be buried in a medication Hat yard are eventually dug up. The trussed and tortured skeletal is still of an unknown guy are present in a septic tank close to Tofield. those baffling Alberta instances exhibit how dogged, outdated detective paintings combines with smooth forensic thoughts within the look for the reality.
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Investigators tried to read his background from his clothing. He could have been a farm labourer or a construction worker. He could have come from a Native reserve. He could just as easily have been a homeless vagrant from the streets of Edmonton. They really couldn’t narrow it down. His physical description was even less definite than his clothing. He had black hair and was probably a Native, but may have been Caucasian. He was thought to be between 23 and 32 years old. Most newspaper reports went with an age between the two extremes, saying the victim was probably 28.
The only thing that has ever haunted us is the media,” she said. After the story broke, the house became an object of fascination for reporters and voyeurs who repeatedly drove past it. “I feel very sorry for the Gawron family, but we’ve just been bystanders,” said Patsy. In late January 1998, Sofia, who was then 81 years old and confined to a wheelchair, was wheeled into a Medicine Hat courtroom by her two daughters for the legal proceedings. In question was Sofia’s mental fitness to stand trial.
The publicity brought four potential leads. Investigators chased all four down and eliminated each one. Thorough checking of at least 250 missing persons files threw up no likely candidates. Two months after the discovery, in June 1977, investigators turned to Canada’s dentists for help. First, they contacted all 800 dentists in Alberta, sending them the dental X-rays of the murder victim for comparison. He still had all his teeth, with some fillings and evidence of recent dental work. In case he’d arrived from out of province, they also contacted dental organizations in other provinces and placed notices in Canadian dental bulletins and magazines nationwide.