He interrupted a break & enter in his own home & tragically paid the ultimate price – with his life. In 1999 John Horvath was a retiree in his mid-70’s & had been beaten to death in his Welland, Ontario home. Twenty years later this case is still unsolved. The link to my full #ColdCaseChronicles story in #NiagaraThisWeek https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/9552931-cold-case-chronicles-john-horvath/
Who shot Joseph Marsala? To read more about this unsolved cold case from Niagara Falls, Ontario in Niagara This Week, click the link:https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/9494325-cold-case-chronicles-joseph-marsala/
Who murdered Jeannette Jugaru? To read more about this unsolved cold case from Niagara Falls, Ontario in Niagara This Week, click the link: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/9394727-cold-case-chronicles-jeannette-jugaru/
Victoria Avenue, also known as Regional Road #24, stretches through the epicentre of Niagara region, starting from the north shore of Lake Ontario, including through Vineland and spread among endless views of surrounding farms and fields.
An area known for its quaintness and peaceful country like tranquility, it can quickly transform into a dimly lit stretch of highway at night, amid a minimal local population.
“The investigation into the unsolved homicide of Nadine Gurczenski remains open & the Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to continuing this investigation in order to identify the person or persons responsible.”Detective Sergeant Jackie MOORE – Niagara Police Cold Case Unit
On Saturday May 9, 1999, a woman’s body was found along this very stretch of road in Vineland, in a ditch beside Regional Road # 24, just near 8th Avenue.
“May 8th, 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of this homicide. This composite drawing was created 20 years ago and an individuals physical descriptors change during a 20 year time span.”D/Sgt J. MOORE, NRPS Cold Case Unit
To read my full COLD CASE CHRONICLES story in Niagara This Week from April 2019 click the link: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/9297580-cold-case-chronicles-nadine-gurczenski/
It was a regular summer day on August 27, 1992, in a normally quiet, serene area of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
At 9:08am that fateful day, a friend stopped by the Perry residence, finding Frank Perry deceased in his bed. Foul play was immediately suspected. Police were called, and a criminal investigation ensued.
“The investigation into the unsolved homicide of Mr. Frank Perry remains open & the Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to continuing this investigation in order to identify the person or people responsible.”Staff Sergeant Luigi GRECO, NRPS Major Crime Unit
In March 2019 I began writing a monthly COLD CASE CHRONICLES column for Metroland Media Group Limited that appears in Niagara This Week. To read more about the unsolved homicide of Frank PERRY in Niagara This Week, click : https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/9218077-cold-case-chronicles-frank-perry/
Dr. K. Costello, Mohawk College
“People undoubtedly have a fascination with ‘evil’ and extreme criminal behaviour. Part of this fascination stems from a desire to understand the criminal mind. In our unique course, we bring Steve’s expertise in organized crime and my expertise in the psychopathic mind to give students a unique glimpse into the complex issues underlying the extreme criminal mind.”
From the April 2019 issue of Canada’s Blue Line Magazine:
Stephen METELSKY, a criminology professor at Mohawk College who spent 21 years with Halton police, including working in organized crime.
“The power vacuum and the void in the city (Hamilton) is widening.”
Story by Nicole O’Reilly, Hamilton Spectator, Feb 1, 2019 https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9153736-mob-hit-cece-luppino-gunned-down-at-his-parents-mountain-brow-home/