A VIABLE SUSPECT The Story of Multiple Murders and How a Police Force's Reach Proved Too Short for Canada's Most Notorious Cold Case

Author: Ruhl (Barry)
Year: 2014
Publisher: Friesen Press (Canada)
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9781460247440
Price: 15.00
Hardback. For more than 30yrs, the author, a retired Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant, has believed that a criminal with whom he had a violent encounter early in his career might be responsible for a string of unsolved murders of young women in Ontario, including the 1959 death of 12yr old Lynne Harper. The only suspect ever investigated in that sensational case was 14yr old Steven Truscott, who was convicted and sentenced to hang before being cleared almost 50yrs later. But in the 1980s, the author had approached his superiors with a theory about an alternative suspect in the Harper murder and other similar cases. The book tells the story of how the author arrived at his conclusions, his frustrated attempts to prompt the OPP to thoroughly investigate Larry Talbot and the tragic irony of how, just when it seemed police were finally taking Ruhl's theory seriously, the suspect slipped out of reach, permanently. Illus., Footnotes, References, Time Line, Other Sources, Other Documents. 182pp. 8vo. h/back. As New in dw. I believe this is a POD publication.


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