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Michael Leonard Hamm

Fatally Shot
UCF #104200164
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
File: Unsolved: Michael Leonard Hamm
Contributor: Cuauthemoc P.

Michael Leonard Hamm

File Number: 104200164

Michael Leonard Hamm was shot dead while walking along Windsor Street near Duncan on August 28, 1985.

Halifax Regional Police are hoping someone will come forward with new information as they marked the 35th anniversary of the murder of Michael Leornard Hamm this year.

Police were called to a west end neighbourhood at around 7:45 p.m. on August 28, 1985 after gunshots rang out. Arriving officers found Hamm's body near the corner of Windsor and Duncan streets. He had been shot dead.

Before being shot, police believe Michael had left his Tower Road residence and he had been walking along Windsor Street. When he neared Duncan Street, they believe a suspect ran up to him, shot him, then fled the area.

According to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, Hamm had also been the victim of a shooting earlier that year and police haven't ruled out a connection between the two incidents.

"Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Michael's murder and we hope that the passage of time will encourage them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know," said police in a news release.

"It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation."

Police can be contacted at 902-490-5016 and anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers.

As the case is also a part of the province's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, those who offer up information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $150,000. All calls to 1-888-710-9090 are recorded and those who come forward need to provide their name and contact information, and might be called to testify in court.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

Tammy Pipe

Body Found in a Wooded Area
UCF #104200170
Location: Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada
File: The Homicide of Tammy Pipe
Contributor: Cuauthemoc P.

Tammy Pipe

File Number: 104200170

The murder of Tammy Pipe, 24, is considered one of three murders in a series called The Hemlock Valley Murders. Tammy, Tracy Olajide and Victoria Younker were all sexually assaulted, killed by strangulation and their bodies were left in a similar fashion in remote areas of Fraser Valley in 1995.

Tammy was last seen on Tuesday, August 29, 1995, at the Cobalt Hotel on Main Street in Vancouver.

Tammy's body was found in a remote, wooded area near Agassiz, British Columbia on September 2nd, 1995. She was left in the middle of a side road North of Lougheed Highway #7, leading to a hang-glider launch area of Mount Woodside and no attempt was made to conceal her body.

Mount Woodside

Mount Woodside Hang Glider Launch Area. - Photo Credit: Tricia D. Stobbe,

A fleck of red vehicle paint was found at the scene and is believed to be connected to the killer. The terrain was rough and would have been difficult for the average vehicle to manage.

Yellow flecks were also found at the scene and authorities were unable to identify their source.

Tammy dreamed of being a dancer and what she regarded as "interpretive dance routines" were seen by others as "stripping". She was known to be charitable in the area of the Patricia Hotel on Hastings Street and Victoria Drive and Franklin Street where she worked in the sex trade to support her cocaine habit.

When serial killer Robert Pickton was arrested in 2002, authorities initially believed he was also responsible for Tammy's death but no sign of her, Tracy, or Victoria were found on his pig farm. Police believe a separate, unconnected serial killer is still on the loose.

Authorities possess a DNA sample of the killer for future comparison.

If you have any information regarding the murder of Tammy Pipe, you are encouraged to contact the RCMP Missing Women Taskforce at 1-877-687-3377.

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