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104200089
PID: 420-09-2000-0089
Case Status: COLD CASE
BODIES FOUND IN A BURNING HOUSE
Location: Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada
File Name: Murdered Along With Her Daughter
Author/Contributor: Kristen M.

Jane And Cathryn Johnson

File Number: 104200089

Turner Valley, Alberta: Jane Johnson, along with her daughter, Cathryn, were murdered in their home on the evening of September 3rd, 1996. The culprit(s) set fire to the residence in an effort to conceal the crime. According to the RCMP, these killings were likely committed by an individual(s) who had been acquainted with the victims and was aware of their routinely day-to-day patterns.

Most reports on the case narrow it down to two persons. Sam Johnson is Jane's ex-husband and Cathryn's father. Henry Reichert was Jane's boyfriend at the time Jane and Cathryn were murdered. Jane and Henry had been together for four years. Henry maintains that he was at his home the night that Jane and Cathryn died. Several other suspects were identified but there was insufficient evidence.

Firefighters found the remains of Jane Johnson and her daughter Cathryn inside a burning home in Turner Valley, AB, on Sept. 3, 1996. An autopsy revealed that Jane was five months pregnant and was stabbed to death. Cathryn's cause of death has never been released.

Before Jane and Cathryn's lives were tragically cut short, Jane worked with special needs children at Millarville Community School, and Cathryn was getting ready to start Grade 3 at Turner Valley School.

In 2011, Alberta RCMP announced that a 'person of interest' in a 15-year-old double-murder case may be living in B.C. Alberta RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb said that the fire had been deliberately set. "Although the fire was initially thought to have caused their deaths, it was soon determined that they had been murdered and that the fire had been set to cover the evidence," Webb said in a written statement.

Investigators spent thousands of hours gathering physical evidence, interviewing and re-interviewing witnesses, checking and following up on hundreds of tips, but charges were never laid.

Jane and Cathryn's murder remains unsolved.

A reward of $50,000.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible. If you have any information about this case, please contact "K" (AB) Division, Serious Crimes Branch South Airdrie at 403-420-4900 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

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Any update on this case, please contact us at fileupdate@unsolvedcasefiles.ca (File # 104200089).


104200137
PID: 420-09-2000-0137
Case Status: COLD CASE
PICKED UP BY AN UNIDENTIFIED MALE
Location: Standard, Alberta, Canada
File Name: Abduction and Murder of Kelly Cook
Author/Contributor: Kristen M.

Kelly Jane Evelyn Cook

File Number: 104200137

Standard, Alberta - Kelly Jane Evelyn Cook, a 15 year-old female, lived with her parents in the village of Standard, Alberta, which is located 70 kilometers north east of Calgary, Alberta.

On April 22, 1981, at 8:20 A.M., Kelly received a phone call from a man identifying himself as Bill CHRISTENSEN. The caller asked if she would babysit that evening. Kelly agreed and arrangements were made for the caller to pick up Kelly at her residence.

At 8:30 P.M., a hehicle pulled up in front of the Cook's residence. The unidentified male and Kelly were last seen departing the residence. Kelly was not seen alive again. Her body was discovered in the Chin Lake Reservoir (east of Lethbridge, Alberta) on June 28, 1981. The body was bound by ropes and anchored by two concrete blocks.

It is believed that the perpetrator of this crime had planned the abduction over a one or two-month period.

While Kelly's body was at a funeral home in Calgary, an unknown man demanded to see her body. Even though he claimed to be a family friend, he was denied and eventually left. This man has never been identified but authorities believe it may have been her killer.

A one hundred thousand dollar reward ($100,000.00) from the Village of Standard is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of this crime.

This case caught the public's attention like few other murder cases because it was so unusual, with the killer actually picking up his victim at her house while her mother watched through the window.

Despite the publicity generated by this murder case, and a $100,000 reward is still offered by the Village of Standard for information leading to the arrest of Kelly's killer, the case currently remains unsolved.

If you have any information about this case, please contact "K" (AB) Division, Serious Crimes Branch South Airdrie at 403-420-4900 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

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Any update on this case, please contact us at fileupdate@unsolvedcasefiles.ca (File # 104200137).


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