By Timothy Appleby
Ripped from the headlines, the bad and outstanding precise tale of the double lifetime of Russell Williams, who was once right now a revered determine within the Canadian army and a ruthless sado-sexual serial legal and murderer.
In the annals of psycho-killers, Colonel Russell Williams may be specified. A adorned air strength colonel, Williams used to be, for years, residing a double lifestyles as a sado-sexual domestic invader, burglar, pedophile, and, eventually, assassin. A version officer and elite pilot, he used to be relied on with flying foreign dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most vital army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery lifestyles integrated breaking into eighty two houses of ladies and ladies; thefts of huge quantities of undies (which he dressed in); weird and wonderful sexual attacks that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife's-edge; and finally, rape-murders. whilst police raided Williams's home--a domestic he shared together with his spouse, a revered expert in her personal correct who was once it seems that thoroughly ignorant of her husband's unconscionable double life--they discovered hundreds of thousands of pairs of women's lingerie, meticulously prepared and catalogued. during this publication, veteran Globe and Mail crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a real tale that can were lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, one who deals fascinating--and troubling--insights on human psychopathology.
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There are no present issues with regard to public safety,” an OPP officer said on November 30, five days after Corporal Marie-France Comeau’s asphyxiated, bloodied body was discovered in her bedroom, wrapped in a duvet. To the residents of Tweed, there was no special reason to make any connection between the events in their community and either of these incidents, particularly the Comeau homicide. Brighton seemed very far away. And for the handful who did hear about what had occurred, the least likely person to be in any way involved would probably have been the pleasant, seldom-seen military figure who had arrived in Canada from England more than four decades earlier.
In all, there were forty-five such burglaries in the area over a two-year period, many of them repeat trips to earlier targets (one residence was hit nine times). But almost all went unnoticed, or else they were not reported, possibly in some cases out of embarrassment. Police had been apprised of just one, and there was no mention of stolen underwear. Of course, no one in Tweed could have imagined that a similar wave of break-ins was simultaneously taking place in the Ottawa suburb of Orleans, 125 miles away.
At first the colonel wasn’t sure where exactly that was. Jones gave further directions. Williams responded, “Ah, yes,” and there the conversation ended. Initially Jones didn’t give the encounter much thought, even after a friend of his spotted Williams in the area a few weeks later, on foot, staring off into the distance and appearing lost. But when Williams was arrested, the exchange rushed back to haunt Jones. A few hours after Williams was charged, the body of his second murder victim, Jessica Lloyd, was located.