Category: Murder

Murder in James Bay

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The following story is an excerpt from Sensational Victoria: “Murders in the Capital.”

A few years after the Bests’ bought their James Bay home, a young woman knocked on the door and asked if she could come and take a look inside. She told them that her grandparents had lived in the cottage in the 1950s and she’d grown up believing that they were killed in a car crash.

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Kat Thorsen and the Babes in the Woods

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The full story of Babes in the Woods appears in Cold Case Vancouver

In 2003 Kat Thorsen was studying psychology and taking courses in criminal profiling and forensics when her father handed her an article from the Globe & Mail. The story came on the 50th anniversary of the Babes in the Woods discovery, and detailed retired Vancouver Police Sergeant Brian Honeybourn’s obsession with the murder of the two small boys in Stanley Park.

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Who were the Babes in the Woods?

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The full story of Babes in the Woods appears in Cold Case Vancouver

The Babes in the Woods case–the story of two young children found in Stanley Park, is one of Vancouver’s oldest unsolved murder mysteries.

While the murders likely happened in October 1947, the story starts in January 1953 when a Vancouver Parks Board employee stepped on a skull in a remote area of Stanley Park.

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