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The Forest City Killer

review The Forest City Killer characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanessa Brown Vanessa Brown ✓ 3 free read Vanessa Brown's FOREST CITY KILLER about how 50 years ago Jackie English was found murdered in a river and her kil. This book seriously suffers from discontinuous story lines It puts forth the theory that a string of sexual murders in the 1960s in London Ontario were all committed by one individual I found it unconvincing and frustrating to read It seems to be an outline or notes for a book rather than finished work

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review The Forest City Killer characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanessa Brown Vanessa Brown ✓ 3 free read Ler was never identified; starting from the original case files the author reopens the investigation and closes in. The Forest City Killer is the story and investigation of the disappearance and subseuent murder of Jackie English a resident of London Ontario in 1969Having read reviewed and interviewed the author of Murder City a book about both the murders in her hometown of London Ontario between 1959 and 1984 bookseller and author Vanessa Brown s curiosity about the unsolved murder of Jackie English inspired her to dig deep and write her own book focusing specifically on English s mysterious death Through interviews with those connected to Jackie and with access to Detective James Alsop s files the man obsessed with bringing to justice the person responsible for English s grisly death Vanessa reopens the case and furiously investigates with the hope of solving the decades old cold caseThere s nothing special about Jackie s disappearance in and of itself She had been waiting for a bus following her shift when she was picked up on the side of the road by an unidentified man driving a Ford Witnesses were sparse but they all seemed to corroborate one another s story The sad fact is that Jackie s disappearance was one of many during this time and what author Vanessa Brown hopes to accomplish is to lay out the evidence to support her theory that Jackie s murder and several others were possibly committed by one or two menBrown examines the similarities among the murders of Jackie and those of several others during the latter half of the 1960s There are several items that can connect them but at the time investigators were uick to wash their hands of the potential of a serial killer living among them Seeing as the case remains unsolved a book of this nature could possibly fall into the trap of editorializing and manipulating evidence to support the author s agenda but Brown is very uick to differentiate her theories from the hard facts and how they connectThere are than a few staggering revelations here the biggest surrounding a section of the book devoted to the murder of Georgia Jackson Brown believes this may be the earliest murder connected to the Forest City Killer However the surprise lies in the judge s throwing out of the rape charge given that he didn t believe he could classify as rape what the killer did after the victim had passed The book is filled with how those responsible for investigating and carrying out justice seemed to fumble their responsibilitiesThe Forest City Killer continues the trend of amateur sleuths doing the heavy lifting for the overworked or possibly apathetic law enforcement as seen in books like Michelle MacNamara s I ll Be Gone in the Dark and James Renner s True Crime Addict Given the crowded market place and the high expectations put forth by true crime aficionados there isn t any room for slackers Brown is the furthest thing from lazy in putting forth the effort to compile an engaging narrative surrounding the mid century killings and allows readers to digest the evidence and make up their own minds about who is responsibleSide note this book contains one of the most Canadian paragraphs I ve read in a book An hour s drive southeast of London Aylmer is a small town It serves as a hub for summer tourists at nearby cottages where city dwellers vacation along the shores of Lake Erie The population swells during hot weather Crowding the sidewalks in their swimsuits and flip flops families check out little boutiues get some beer at the LCBO for a campfire buy some bug spray at Shoppers Drug Mart and grab four litres of bagged milk from the Valu mart

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review The Forest City Killer characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanessa Brown Vanessa Brown ✓ 3 free read On a killer who evaded justice for decades to Jack David at ECW Press in a nice deal for publication in fall 2019. London Ontario earned its nickname The Forest City during its establishment in 1826 when it was little than a village among the trees Today London is a mid size city with a population of about 400000 that spreads out along the River Thames London is a community much like any other but from 1959 to 1984 the town was said to have had active serial killers than any other locale in the world It was reported by criminologist Michael Arntfield in his book Murder City that there were at least six serial killers active in London during this era including Russell Maurice Johnson known as The Bedroom Strangler Gerald Thomas Archer known as The London Chambermaid Slayer and Christian Magee known as The Mad Slasher The Forest City Killer explores the murders of several young women and children linked by location and manner of death whose killers were never officially identified Amateur historian writer and antiuarian bookseller Vanessa Brown presents Information about several of the cases that remain unsolved from the late 1960 s drawn not only from public record but also her own interviews with relevant persons and from the personal files of a now deceased detective who played an active role in the investigation of these crimesBrown begins with the murder of fifteen year old Jackie English who disappeared on her way home from work one evening in 1969 Her nude body was found under a bridge a few days later she had been beaten raped and strangled Her unidentified killer is who Brown calls The Forest City Killer and it is this case that she finds the most compellingBrown s personal theory links the murder of Jackie English with the murders of at least two other teenage girls Jacueline Dunleavy and Soraya O Connell as well as a woman in her mid thirties Helga Beer and three young boys eleven year old Bruce Stapylton nine year old Frankie Jensen and sixteen year old Scott Leishman I m not sure I agree that all the murders and at least one other disappearance are the work of a single killer but Brown does suggest points of comparison that could be of significanceUnfortunately the investigation of the cases were cases were uneven largely a byproduct of the times The police chief was uninterested in the disappearance of young women in particular uick to suggest they were off partying or were simply runaway s so official searches were delayed The London police force also generally lacked experience and an understanding of sexually motivated crimes evident by some shocking statements of victim shaming While blood fluids and other evidence were collected from many of the scenes forensic investigative techniues at the time were primitive and it is unclear if any of it still existsBrown s material on these unsolved cases is interesting and readable though at times the narrative feels a little cluttered with extraneous personal detail I do think the book would benefit from summary s of each case s details and perhaps a comparison table or something similarBrown states that her main purpose in writing The Forest City Killer is to renew interest in these unsolved cases and to urge the Ontario Provincial Police to re investigate these crimes vigorously using all DNA and other evidence in their possession I hope that her aim is achieved and the family s may finally get the answers they have long hoped for

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  • The Forest City Killer
  • Vanessa Brown
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  • 03 June 2017
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