A child killer is a rare bird in Canada and once one is identified he needs to have his
past whereabouts and activities scrutinized.
In light of the Police obstruction and evidence destruction, discovered in the Mindy Tran case, all other cases in which Murrin
was a suspect,
need to be watched closely. These are some of the other crimes that
has been implicated in or suspected of:
1976- Newfoundland Animal mutilation. Sources in Newfoundland claim that
Murrin had been convicted for horribly mutilating a cow in a church yard and
then leaving her
there to slowly bleed to death.
A Newfoundland prison warder reported that Shannon Murrin had completed a taxidermy
course while in prison and then roamed the streets looking for road kill to
experiment with upon his release. According to behavioral profilers, these
activities are how many serial killers began.
of killers who began by mutilating animals
1980- Kelowna rapist: A serial rapist was on the loose, another step
towards murder. Murrin was secretly operating as an informant for the RCMP in Kelowna at the
time. Sources claim that the Newfoundland police have privately
confirmed that Murrin was in B.C. at this time. Very little evidence was left
behind to prove Murrin's presence, except a sketch of the suspect circulated at the
time. The sketch of the rapist closely matches Murrin's appearance at the time.
see- story and sketch see- photo comparison
1981 disappearance of "Elizabeth" of Campbell River: There were
several witnesses at the time who knew Shannon Murrin and saw him leave with
Elizabeth. She has never been seen since. Murrin disappeared from Kelowna
shortly afterwards. Police forced witnesses to shutup! see past events
There are several other girls who also went missing from the St. John's area, all disappearing around Christmas time.
Was a serial killer returning home for Christmas year after year?
1978- Dec.29 - Sharon Drover
1981- Dec.18 - Dana Bradley
1982- Dec.10 - Henrietta Mille
1984- Nov.12 - Pamela Asprey
mid eighties- bank robbery and a reported three others. Former associates claim that
Murrin was involved in a series of bank robberies. He was supposedly caught and arrested for this one.
Murrin has recently been named by a tipster in another case involving a murdered
resurfaces again in reports from Edmonton where he was staying in a half way
house. These crimes followed.
1992- kidnapping and
murder of Corrine "Punky" Gustavson: For years Shannon Murrin was investigated as a suspect in this murder. One of the few details released about the suspect in
was that he
wore a size six men's shoe. Murrin is known to have very small feet and he was in Edmonton at the time.
(out on day parole)
see- original news report of the size six shoe
Mathew Sleigh, was arrested and convicted of the crime a decade later. More questions arose about the
handling of this case as the details leaked out. Sleigh confessed to everything
right up to the point where he would have to fit the size six shoe in order for his
confession to match the evidence. There his story deviates and reports later
surfaced claiming the shoe evidence did not match. Was another
see- tracking the size six
see- the strange DNA results- Updates:
Edmonton 1992: sexual assaults:
Murrin is the prime suspect in several other Edmonton sexual assaults. The
Kelowna RCMP have taken possession of the DNA evidence from the Alberta cases even though they are known to have tampered with and destroyed the DNA evidence from Mindy
Tran's case. No charges were ever laid in the Edmonton assaults and no explanation was
provided for what happened to the DNA evidence.
obtains DNA from Edmonton case
Edmonton 1992. Another child abduction and
the attempted murder of a
3/1/2 year old girl.
see- story Abduction and
Attempted Murder of Mandy Tremblay On the evening of 1992 May 26, Mandy Tremblay (3 1/2 years) was
abducted from the area of her home at Village Acres (129 Avenue and 67 Street,
Edmonton). Mandy was found the next day at 1400 hours in a farmer's field near
188 Avenue and 17 Street, Edmonton. Physical evidence suggests that she was
strangled and left for dead.To date, approximately 300 tips have been received,
none of which have led to the arrest of the person(s) responsible.A reward of
$40,000 is available for information leading to the apprehension and conviction
of the person(s) responsible for this crime.
Murrin briefly returns to Newfoundland where these murders
There is a 50,000.00 reward offered for information in the
disappearance of Worthman Lockyer.
Two bodies have recently been discovered in a wooded area directly behind
Murrin's family home.
updates The Newfoundland RCMP list Murrin as the prime suspect in several other murders and assaults
on children. See Tidsbury's notes.
resurfaces back in the Okanagan Valley B.C. again where these crimes followed.
murder of Jennifer Cusworth. Murrin moved back to Kelowna just before Jennifer
was murdered. Sources claim that Jennifer had been associating with a woman who was involved
in drugs and was said to be a known associate of Murrin's. Jenn was seen at this
woman's residence. This woman was found dead just shortly before Jenn herself was found murdered.
claim that Murrin was staying at a residence located only one block away from where Jennifer was last
seen alive. The map shows how close Murrin was
supposedly staying to where Jennifer was last seen. The rooming house at 911
Borden had a small upper room with a private entrance. Over one hundred and eighty people who had attended the same party
as Jennifer submitted their DNA for testing in this case. Has Murrin's DNA been
see- RCMP cold
case file see- map and photo of
the residence where Murrin was staying.
RCMP investigate new leads
1994 break and
enter and theft of numerous weapons from a Rutland gun shop.
It was disclosed that Murrin had robbed a Rutland gun shop several weeks
prior to the abduction of Mindy Tran. The person who disclosed this information was fencing these weapons for
Murrin but disappeared from Kelowna shortly after Mindy's abduction. During an
interview Murrin admitted to be selling weapons at the time of Mindy's
kidnapping and murder of Mindy Tran:
This investigation became part of a huge serial killer investigation involving
police agencies from all over western Canada. There were more than enough witnesses and
the evidence was available for the RCMP to solve this murder. After finding the
perpetrator, the RCMP obstructed the investigation to the point where the
suspect had to be acquitted due to the actions of the RCMP. The RCMP have not yet
even obtained or secured the evidence that is still available. The serial
killer investigation appears to have been terminated!
see the serial killer investigation quote: However, tracing the crime locations reveals a possible itinerary beginning in Victoria for
the first abduction, sweeping northeast to Edmonton for two murders, moving back to B.C. for an abduction in Kamloops followed by four
murders in the Okanagan.
Along with Mindy Tran, the grisly list of victims includes:
* Michael Dunahee, 4, abducted from a Victoria playground on March
24, 1991, while his parents were playing touch football. He has never
* Corrine (Punky) Gustavson, 6, abducted outside her Edmonton home
on September 6, 1992. Her body was located two days later in a truck
yard in southeast Edmonton. She had been sexually assaulted.
* Mandy Tremblay, 3, abducted in May of 1992 outside her Edmonton
home. Her body was found 19 hours later in a farmer's field. She had
* Sherri McLaughlin, 21, disappeared in the early hours of
September 19, 1993, while riding her bicycle in Kamloops. Her body has
never been found.
* Jennifer Cusworth, 19, found dead on October 17, 1993, in a
ditch beside a Kelowna home.
* Jamie Dawn Vanwieren, 17, disappeared last July 22 in Vernon.
Her semi-nude body was found the next day in Vernon Creek. Police
believe her drowning was a murder.
* Tina Louise Parr, 25, whose partially nude body was found
September 26 in Kelowna. She had been strangled.
Given the number of victims attributed to Murrin, with several disappearing
right after last being seen with him, or their bodies found virtually in his
back yard, the odds of this being entirely co-incidental are slim.
claimed that he was writing a tell all book. This would have confirmed his
where-a bouts at the times of the crimes that he has been implicated in. Apparently this book was just a ruse so that the public would believe that they
were eventually going to hear the real story from an honest and
innocent person. No such luck. Almost a decade later and counting, why the silence, where is the book?
This is serving as a delaying tactic while public outrage subsides. Murrin was
on parole for most of the time while he operated as an informant for the RCMP.
He would be required to check in, there would be records and there fore his
activities and where a bouts are verifiable within the RCMP. Why has this
not warranted a geographic profiling investigation? The RCMP have a new
geographic computer profiling system and the evidence easily demonstrates a
similar pattern of travel. What happened to the RCMP's Behavioral Profilers.
Maybe someone should
file a missing person report. Murrin's crimes continue.