51/52 The Crimes of Russell Williams

In 2010, 27 year old Jessica Lloyd was reported missing from her home in Belleville, Ontario. She hadn't shown up for work, and the last time anybody heard from her was a late evening text message the night before.

A week after Jessica disappeared, the OPP called a Tweed man in for questioning.

What he revealed to police over the next 10 hours would not only come to shock the nation, but many thousands of employees of the Canadian Forces to their core. The man sitting in front of police admitting to a string of escalating offences against women - some horrifically violent - was the LAST person they expected to apprehend.

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Information Sources


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