New PDF release: British Columbia Murders. Notorious Cases and Unsolved

By Susan McNicoll

ISBN-10: 1926936140

ISBN-13: 9781926936147

In July 1924, Scottish nursemaid Janet Smith was once murdered in Vancouver's filthy rich Shaughnessy Heights. Her killer used to be by no means apprehended, however the research had surprising outcomes. two decades later, Molly Justice used to be stabbed to dying in a Saanich park. Her assassin hasn't ever been charged, although police have been nearly convinced of his identification for over 50 years. Susan McNicoll's dramatic money owed of six of British Columbia's such a lot fascinating murders span a century of crime, from a 1904 Victoria Chinatown homicide to a contemporary chilly case from Vernon solved via DNA research of an strange sort.

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Only 60 metres long and too narrow to allow two people to walk through side by side, the alley still held numerous gambling houses and many restaurants to feed the gamblers. Most immigrants were male (often leaving wives and children in China), had low-paying jobs and lived in rundown rooming houses. They drank and gambled to relieve loneliness. Prostitution was rampant, and opium houses did a steady business. In fact, opium addiction was becoming a problem in Victoria at that time, although the opium houses were completely legal and the British Columbia government made a great deal of money by imposing annual licensing fees on the operations.

My feet would not move, it seemed as if we were nailed to that spot . . There was no man to be had within 3 miles of the place. At least not one who was alive. James, it turned out, had been shot in the head. Elizabeth Coward, born Elizabeth Scarper in 1883, was married for the first time at 13 to a man whose last name was Dell. He died a year later, leaving her with a baby. Elizabeth then married a man named Calabrese. Theirs was a tumultuous union, and within 10 years divorce proceedings were underway.

In order that the tong of the injured actor would not lose face, Quong had been requested to pay money to erase the insult. He did not like the idea and had been slow to pay up. After giving him a couple of warnings, the See Yup decided they had to kill him in order to prevent further losing face. As Wong On and Wong Gow were members of the Sam Yup tong, it was simply a bonus to be able to frame them for Quong’s murder. In addition to all this information, Perdue discovered that the killers of Quong were, in fact, the very guests who had fingered Wong On and Wong Gow.

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