Case File: 69UMBC
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Physical Description** Listed information is approximate
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The victim and his unidentified brother were located in a brush-filled area of Stanley Park in Vancouver
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.
The hatchet found at the scene was most likely used as the murder weapon, as one victim's skull had a wound to the back of the head which the hatchet fit in exact proportions. The other skull was fractured by what may have been the hammer of the axe.
Vancouver Police wish to identify a woman and two boys who may or may not have been involved with this case. In 1949 or 1950, a man who worked in a logging camp, and his buddy, picked up a woman with two 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 the woman is that she had red hair. The two boys who were with her were about 6 and 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.
The victim was initially believed to be female, however, DNA testing conducted in 1998 proved that victim was indeed male and the brother of the other victim.
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Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 3/28/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator
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