By David A. Gibb
Canadian Air strength Colonel Russell Williams commanded the most important Canadian Forces base within the nation. He had in my view piloted major ministers, dignitaries, and participants of the British royal relatives, and was once some of the most revered and depended on squaddies within the military.
He used to be additionally a rapist and a murderer.
This is the nerve-racking actual account of the way one among Canada's optimum- rating army officials turned one among Canada's so much infamous criminals, together with his final seize, trial, and conviction for a twisted spree of sexual deviancy and brutal rapes and murders.
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William Roughead was content to stay with the official theory that there had been no theft from Elmgrove, but it appears that he was not familiar with Detective Trench’s feature on the case which appeared in the Weekly News on May 1st 1915. Here Trench stated that in addition to the handbag containing £17 in gold, he had also found three more handbags which were devoid of money – two small ones on the dining-room table and another one in the bedroom. ‘It is remarkable’, the article reads, ‘that a lady who was travelling on the [tram] cars and who made small purchases on the last occasion she was seen alive should not have had some silver or gold about her...
The hall at Elmgrove in November must have been cold, with the body lying very possibly on tiles, and therefore better preserved than in a warmer environment. Any miscalculation by those performing the post-mortem would have, notionally, put the real date of death further back in time, and would not favour Troup’s sighting, which was too recent. On Monday November 4th, Detective Lieutenant Trench, of the Glasgow City Police was called in for his known expertise in difficult cases. The resemblance to the case of Miss Gilchrist, in which he was later to play an important part, was not lost on him.
On Saturday the 18th, a notice was broadcast to all police offices: Wanted, on Sheriff’s warrant, charged with murder by poisoning, John James Hutchison... The notice stated that he had with him £25, mostly in gold, and carried a new brown leather handbag. He might now be wearing a dark brown coat. It was thought that he might be making for London and was probably intending to go abroad. All shipping offices and hotels were to be alerted. The detailed description of the wanted man was effective, because he was seen and recognised in the Strand, and Detective Inspector Laing went to London to work with Scotland Yard.