Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases

Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases

by Robert J. Hoshowsky

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ISBN-13: 9781554887392
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robert J. Hoshowsky is an investigative journalist who has explored first-hand the world of cults, bikers, cops, killers, and thieves. A former researcher-reporter at Maclean's , Hoshowsky has had work appear in more than one hundred magazines and newspapers worldwide. His highly acclaimed book, The Last to Die , was shortlisted for the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Richard "Dickie" Hovey Eric Jones 23

Chapter 2 Catherine Edith Potter Lee Rita Kirk 52

Chapter 3 Ingrid Bauer 57

Chapter 4 Wendy Tedford Donna Stearne 64

Chapter 5 Chrystal Elizabeth Van Huuksloot 75

Chapter 6 Veronica Kaye 89

Chapter 7 Susan Tice Erin Gilmour 97

Chapter 8 Sharin' Morningstar Keenan 105

Chapter 9 Nicole Louise Morin 136

Chapter 10 Frank Roberts 155

Chapter 11 Domenic Nancy Ianiero 174

Chapter 12 Seven Feet Under (2007 to Present) 203

Notes 213

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Hoshowsky is a good writer. His prose, which is of a very high caliber, flows smoothly, almost in poetic fashion, with the result that Unsolved is very hard to put down.

"As Hoshowsky shows in his sensitive, non-sensationalist survey of 11 Canadian cases from 1968 to 2006, what progress has been made in solving [cold cases] has been a matter of technological wizardry."

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readerbynight on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Spanning the years from 1967 to the present, Robert J. Hoshowsky has selected sixteen cold cases either happened in Canada or happened elsewhere to Canadians, many very cold, of murders and disappearances, most still unsolved but remaining active. The oldest cases (1967) were solved during the writing of the book after 40 years. This book is not sensationalist, it is investigative reporting based on facts. Where facts aren't known theories and speculation are sometimes presented but are clearly defined as such. This book is for understanding, learning how to be vigilant, how to be aware of all around you. It is hoped to bring closure to families of victims who in turn are victims themselves.I found this book to be interesting, factual, and often triggering memories of the times these events happened. It is well-written, respectful to the families and to the victim. At the same time it takes us through the changes of forensic capabilities through the years, such as solving a forty year cold case with DNA. There are also a few photos showing original and aged photos some of the missing. People tend to think that these cases get forgotten through the years. This book will prove otherwise.I mentioned that the author has selected sixteen cold cases, two of which are now solved. There is also a mystery as the final selection. This one is not believed to be a case of foul play, although that has yet to be proven. This is the infamous case from British Columbia of the floating sneakers with socks and decaying feet in them. Beginning in 2007 to the present a total of eight floating shoes have turned up in various locations and at various times on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, one found on a beach at Pysht, Washington. All are athletic shoes but different colours and brands, several were different sizes, some were men's, some were women's, some for right foot, some for left foot and all but one contained a decaying human foot. This one, the sixth foot found, was proven to be a hoax and contained a decaying (possibly animal) foot, not human.A well-organized book that has been thoroughly research with the best of intentions, I was glad I had decided to read it.