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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, 29.1974-THE IETHBRIDQE HEBALP-9 Slayings particularly 6Kook' responsible for murders i I EDMONTON Journal says police in the interior of British Columbia believe "some kook" is responsible for what are described as the "sadistic" murders of three teenage female hitchhikers along Highway 5 last year. The paper says RCMP are conducting an investigation into the three deaths now because the bodies, all of which were decomposed, have only been found since heavy winter snows mC The decomposed body of Gale Weys, 19, a service station attendant from Clearwater, B.C., was found April 6 in a ditch near the North Thompson Valley town. The hacked, nude body of a woman, who has not been identified, was found May 26 just inside the west boundary of Jasper National Park, 250 miles west of here. The brutually beaten body of Pamela Lorraine Darlington, 19 was found in Kamloop.s last Nov. 6. She was found lying face down in shallow water at the edge of the Thompson River. Miss Darlington and Miss Weys were last seen hitchhiking. The Journal says all three victims were of similar height and build, and at least two the two identified victims had auburn colored hair. The evening newspaper quotes an RCMP spokesman at Clearwater as saying "it makes you wonder if some kook is wandering around the roads." Police are checking every missing persons report from B.C. and the Prairies in an attempt to identify the third victim. The paper says the woman's spine was cut near the waist and her body enclosed inside green plastic garbage bags. The bags were wrapped in a faded blue Indian-type blanket and tied with rope. A Prince George, RCMP spokesman is quoted as saying the blanket had come lose at the upper part ot the body and that animals had mutilated the body. The paper also says that North Vancouver RCMP are investigating the death last July 29 of a 17-year-old girl who was last seen while hitchhiking in Vancouver. It quotes an unnamed police'source as saying the killing may be related to the Yellowhead highway deaths. The girl Barbara Joan Statt, was found three days after she disappeared on the side of a North Vancouver mountain Quoting the police spokesman, the paper says the girl was sexually attacked and bludgeoned with near-by rocks The paper says the girl told friends several days before her death that she had met a male friend and described him as a creepy guy that lives in a car." Staff Sgt. Fred Bodnaruk, officer in charge of the North Vancouver police investigation, said "this is more or less the work of a murdering psychopath that would hit and run I think it's the style of somebody who is travelling and who murders on opportunity." A Cause of death of Miss Weys has not been determined. Her body had apparently been in a water-filled ditch seven miles south of Clearwater since her death. Several articles of clothing were found near the ditch, said nnl jnA The newspaper says police are uncertain whether Miss Weys and the as-yet unidentified woman found in Jasper National Park were sexually assaulted. They are certain the girl found dead in the Thompson River in a Kamloops City Park was sexually assaulted. A Kamloops RCMP officer is quoted as describing the death of Miss Darlington as "sadistic and very brutal." He said she had been sexually attacked and the body bore scrape marks from head to foot, as well as several cuts to the head The wounds were not inflicted by a knife, said police A reward was posted for information leading to the arrest of Miss Darlington's killer. RCMP said they believe her killer was driving a battered light grey or white car, possible a 1956 to 1959 Chrysler. The spokesman said the deaths of the two identified women seem connected but added "we're fising at straws right now." Both murders occurred within the Kamloops RCMP subdivision. 1 KAMLOOPS B C. (CP) RCMP say a fourth death is under investigation as possibly being connected with the three killings of young women in the British Columbia interior in the past eight months. An RCMP spokesman said Friday the discovery of a nude female body near Penticton within the last week bears some similarity to the other three. The spokesman confirmed earlier reports that the deaths ol Gail Weyes 19, of Clearwater, B.C., Pamela Darlington, 19, of Kamloops, and an unidentified woman, 25 to 45 years old, near Valemont were being investigated for a possible connection. The RCMP spokesman said, "While there are similarities in the physical appearances of all these victims and in the manner of their deaths, there are also differences which could well mean they are not connected by anything other than coincidence." All four cases involved young women found beaten and un- The RCMP spokesman said, "We have not closed our minds to the possibility of a single killer and in cases like this it is not abnormal for investigative paths to cross." A fifth similar death in North Vancouver last fall has also been investigated by the Kamloops RCMP for possible links North Vancouver police officials have been in Kamloops at least twice in the last six months to check on details of the Darling- ton and Weyes murders, the spokesman said. 1 I I THE Sunday Crossword I formerlv the New York 1 leralcl Tribune Crossword I Edited by Robert B. Gillespie CrOSSWOrd A NUMBER OF THINGS By Lucille H. Bowers ACROSS 1 Suit; be healthy 6 Raise or praise 11 Dempseyin 1919 16 Confronted 21 H. Higgins' girl 22 Later 23 Do the roof or road agair; 24 Loiterer 25 The year of Revere 27 Muse for poets 28 Full of blood vessels 29 'Ouse 30 Electrical unit 31 Bondsrr.en 33 Law matter 35 Never in Berlin 36 Fit Of ill humor 38 Ethiopian title 40 Tout's offering 41 Hit with the home fans 43 Faces East 47 Scot's precipitation 48 Chem. suffix 49 Hip place to be in 51 Surrounded by 52 William and son 54 Certain palms 58 Bad road area 59 Tell it 61 Control 62 Charm 64 N.Y. Theater 66 French vineyards 67 Doubter's name: abbr. 68 Succulent 69 High note in ale 70 Some pastries 72 Hasan obligation 73 Never 74 Item for Hope or Burns 75 Sleep disturbers 76 Like some dogs 78 Customary payment 79 Keats' "To e.g. 115 117 118 80 Hebrew letter 81 Bristles, from swan 82 19th Greek letter 84 African port 120 87 Part of song about Indians 124 89 Love potion 93 Church seat 125 94 Detonated 96 Bishops' 126 territories 97 Holds for pugs 129 or Romeos 130 98 Socialized 131 medicine foe 99 Some bills 134 100 Chanmng or 136 Streisand 101 "In them 137 hills" 102 Work units 139 103 Shaggy 105 Part of a 141 hand or loaf 106 Intones 144 108 Juin to Aout 145 109 Ranch denizen 146 110 Mount for 147 Lancelot 148 112 Simple Simon's wish 149 113 Naive 150 countrymen 151 Some records Money: si- Sight, smell, hearing, feel and taste Basketball player, e.g. Declare play a turkey Prefix for gram or cure Watercolor, of a sort Chem. suffix Kind of gin Skillful performer 100: abbr. 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Brit- tania" man 76 Dolt 77 Tools'or cobblers Diagramless 17 X 17. bv Martha J.DeWiU ACROSS 1 Took part in 19 One-piece bee 6 Mongolian 66 Dodge 67 Charges 49 Burden DOWN 51 Beys and deys 1 Gives foundation 21 Dreadful 7 Conversations 22 Thm 11 Bootblack's 25 Daunis query 27 Prescribed 12 Crowd con 14 Poorly inecnarr 16 Jumped back 18 Bride's name 32 Way 34 Aulry 35 Boal propeller 36 Doggone 38 Adjudge 40 Fnnl dnnV. 41 43 is OTIC 45 Cuam 61 Noel supervisor 63 Soapwnils tn Nanrwrdfyes 64 Conversed 78 Sweet in Seville 80 Impresses deeply 82 Benny age 83 Scot number 84 Warm-water fish 85 Bill word 86 Cognizant 87 Comers 88 Shade of blue 89 Five year 10 Step 11 Scoff 13 Scion 14 Face-io-Jace 52 Engrave 54 Sale sign 56 Spoilage 57 llems often crossed 59 sparingly 2 Kneecap 3 AndalUhs 4 Late Broadway comedian 5 Run second 7 Encouraged 8 Femur's end 9 ine mark 90 Kind of hearty meals per day 91 Peit.loa mil. group 92 Sibilants 94 Antique bed 95 Bank abbr. 97 Dance step 100 Sow 101 "All the world is queer save and me" -si. 104 Word with sufficient or control 105 Take testi- mony fton. 106 Not mil 107 Dreaded sea letters 111 Stereo item 112 Flight feathers 114 "Down Under bird Crystal ball 132 133 116 Hurok 118 Shortening 119 Jellyfish larva 120 Took part m a quarrel 121 Image. coTnb form 135 122 Stranger: Gr 138 123 Banquet dnnk 140 124 Smooth down 142 '127 One kind of machine tnm 143 another Blood vessel: comb, form State of agitation: si Place for chapeau Dental deg Verb for poet Mouths Fish turns to shelter Rattle as- EARLY WEEK SPECIALS Orange Juice ii___n.... i.._ nr nnt urt'H Aft fl 117 till BBBB 0 Town House Pure from Cone., sweet or unswt'd, 48 fl. oz. tin Ice Cream Snow Star Assorted Flavours. 3 pint carton Tomatoes Town House Canada Choice Whole. 19 fl. oz. tin Peanut Butter SOLUTIONS Of VAST WtEK S CRYPTOGRAMS TALKIN L OXOX L X S1- UK KXW1L OXES TXLWIKFVXZ1, VR R VV Z XEZ ZNUEW KV X TALKIN _ M.Spmj" liMZR SMOKEZKJNZ WKISEIO ZNS SEISM! 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