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Highway of Tears
STRING OF MURDERS
UCF #104200074 Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada File: The String Of Murders Status: UNSOLVEDContributor: Jack T.
File Number: 104200074 British Columbia - This highway is one of the most infamous due to the string of murders that occurred between the years of 1969 all the way up until 2011. Occurring between Prince George and Prince Rupert in British Columbia on Highway 16. The police have released a list disclosing that the victims count is currently at nineteen but many speculate that it goes as high as into the forties due to undocumented first nations women being abducted from the highway.
As of now only one of the many murders/ kidnappings has been solved, with Cody Legebokoff was found guilty. Though many speculate that serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler is the man behind most of the killings, police have never been able to prove it.
Allan Richard Teather
KILLED IN THE PARKADE
UCF #104200134 Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada File: Murder of Allan Richard Teather Status: UNSOLVEDContributor: Jack T.
File Number: 104200134
Calgary, Alberta - On January 9, 2008, Allan Richard Teather was shot and killed in the parkade of a southwest condo complex in the 100 block of Village Heights SW. The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is currently investigating the file and believe the murder may have been financially motivated.
Investigators are seeking information from anyone who may have known TEATHER or who were in contact with him during the days leading up to his murder. Police are particularly interested in information with respect to his close friends from this time period.
Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Bernard "Bernie" Carlson
SHOT AND KILLED BY AN INTRUDER
UCF #104200150 Location: Thompson, Manitoba, Canada File: Murdered By An Unknown Intruder In His Own Home In Middle Of The Night Status: UNSOLVEDContributor: Jack T.
File Number: 104200150
RCMP continue to look for answers in the murder of 61-year-old Bernard "Bernie" Carlson, which took place just over a decade ago, when he was shot in his own home by an unknown intruder in the middle of the night.
The RCMP's historical case unit says Carlson's murder, which took place in Eastwood area of Thompson around 1 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2007, has haunted investigators.
"Here was a guy, asleep in his home, and seconds later, he was dead," said Sgt. Dan Barnabe, head of the historical case unit in a Nov. 3, 2017 press release. "Investigators at the time did everything they could, and now it sits with my team, who specialize in investigating historical homicides. We need to find out what happened to Mr. Carlson."
Bernard Carlson Carlson and Elva Carlson, his wife of 40 years, had gone to bed Oct. 25, 2007 with their home's front and back doors locked and one light left on. The couple's dog Missy started barking around 1 a.m., awakening them, and Bernard Carlson went to see what was the matter. Suddenly, Elva heard gunshots and footsteps running away and, when she went to the bedroom door, her husband was lying in the hallway, shot. She hid in the bedroom and called police, who arrived to find the front door forcibly opened and Bernie Carlson dead.
"I relive that night over and over," said Elva Carlson. "I want to know who did this. I want to know why they did this. Somebody knows what happened that night, and I beg them to come forward to the police."
Bernard Carlson left behind not only his wife but also two adult sons, one of whom realized a dream of becoming an RCMP officer at the age of 40, a few years after his father's death.
Sean Carlson told the Thompson Citizen in 2016 that he would like answers in his father's killing as well.
"I miss him a lot," Sean Carlson said at that time. "It's never far from my thoughts at all. There isn't a single day that goes by that I don't think about it. I don't let it dominate my thoughts, I don't let it control my life. For the family, for myself as a person, I'd love to see an end to it, to have some amount of closure. Whether or not we get that remains to be seen. I hold a lot of hope and faith that someday someone will be arrested and charged and convicted and I firmly do believe that that day will come but we have to wait and see. If somebody does know something, by all means contact the Thompson RCMP. Let them take a look at it. Maybe it is nothing, maybe it's the golden key that breaks it open."
Anyone with information about the death of Bernard Carlson 13 years ago can call the RCMP historical Crime Unit at 204-983-6880 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
Nude Body Was Discovered
UCF #104200177 Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada File: Cold Case: Aielah Was Found Near the Tabor Mountain Ski Resort Status: COLD CASEContributor: Jack T.
File Number: 104200177
Aielah Saric-Auger was born on December 30, 1991 in Edmonton, Alberta. A member of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, she was the youngest of six children.
Aielah didn't have an easy life growing up. When she was young, she and her mother, Audrey, were driving when their car slid on black ice. The pair ended up in the ditch and Aielah is said to have temporarily lost consciousness.
Then, in 2000, the family learnt that she was being abused by a relative who had come to stay with them. Despite Audrey removing the children from the situation, they found themselves living in various motels until CPS caught up with them and separated the children, with Aielah in particular being sent to live with her paternal grandparents.
In 2004, Audrey made the decision to relocate the family to Prince George, British Columbia, where her older brother resided. While she went to find a place to live, the children went to live in Enoch, a Cree Nation reserve located approximately 35km west of Edmonton. Once in Prince George, the family lived in a rented trailer just off Highway 16, on the western edge of the city.
On the day that Aielah disappeared, Feb. 2, 2006, she left home with her brother and sister for a day at the mall.
She has been gone just over a week from her home, and her family has plastered "Missing" posters all over the downtown Prince George area, where she was last seen. But Aielah Saric-Auger is not coming home.
About a week after she went missing, on February 10, a motorist travelling east to Prince George on Highway 16 contacted police after seeing something in the ditch, near the Tabor Mountain ski resort. When officers arrived on location, they discovered the nude body of a deceased female.
According to the website firstnationsdrum.com, her "small body was found and identifiable, but so much of it was missing that the family had to have a closed casket funeral."
Through the necklace found around her neck, her mother was able to positively ID the body as Aielah. The public were notified of the identification on February 15, 2006.
The highway on which Aielah's body was found is known as the Highway of Tears. It's a 725km stretch of desolate road between Prince George and Prince Rupert and has been the site of many murders and disappearances, starting in the late 1960s and continuing to this day.
The majority of the cases involve Indigenous women and girls, and many remain unsolved.
Those with information regarding the murder of Aielah Saric-Auger are asked to contact the Prince George detachment of the RCMP at 250-561-3300. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via British Columbia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.