Unidentified White Male
Vital Statistics Right: One of the two boys found murdered in Stanley Park in 1953 was wearing this shoe.
Reconstructed Image of Victim
Left: Model of murder victim wearing a red tartan jacket, leather helmet and cream or fawn corduroy slacks.;
Unidentified White Male
Right: One of the two boys found murdered in Stanley Park in 1953 was wearing this shoe.
The victim and his unidentified brother were located in a brush-filled area of Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada in January 1953.
Their heights, weights and eye colors are undetermined due to skeletal remains located at the scene.
The children were covered by what appeared to be a woman's rain cape. The bodies were laying in a straight line with their feet almost close together and their heads at opposite directions.
Found among the bodies was a little blue tin lunch box, the paper lining rotted to a pulpy mess. Also there was a small worn rusty hatchet of the type used by shinglers or lathers, it's handle broken in 2 pieces. The axe was most likely used as the murder weapon in these cases, as one victim's skull had a wound to the back of the head which the axe fit in exact proportions. The other skull was fractured by what may have been the hammer of the axe.
The victim described in Case File 69UMBC was initially believed to be a female child; however, DNA testing conducted in 1998 proved that victim was indeed male and the brother of this victim.
Vancouver police wish to identify a woman & 2 boys who may or may not have been involved with this case. In 1949 or 1950, a man who worked in a logging camp, who was with his buddy, picked up a woman with 2 children. During the ride, she had told the men that she had been in trouble with the Mission police for vagrancy charges. They learned that either one or both her children at sometime attended Cedar Valley school and that she lived on Cherry Street in Mission, B.C. There is the possibility that the woman had meant "Vag C", which in the criminal code at that time meant prostitution. The only description available for this woman is that she had "red hair". The 2 boys who were with her were about 6 & 7 years old and at least one wore an aviator flying helmet. Because of this lead, the police managed to find the family name of "Grant", but this lead was exhausted after speaking to surviving family members.
Investigators Source Information: Vancouver Police Department
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Ret. Sgt. Brian Honeybourn
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