August 2, 2015


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Under the Dome

Who killed Velicia?

News that killer Shawn Lamb will be locked up for what most likely will be the rest of his life brings only a small degree of satisfaction to our city and province.

At least he won't hurt anyone else. At least there's that.

Velicia Soloman

Velicia Soloman

Now attention turns, again, to the so many other unsolved murdered and missing women cases.

The one that sticks out in my mind is Velicia Soloman. She was also known as Felicia.

The 16-year-old was last seen in March 2003 when she disappeared during a lunch break at school. Her arm and leg were recovered days apart from the Red River that June. DNA comparison identifed her.

In reporting on her case when I was a police reporter, I at times as now tried to imagine how she met her killer. Or killers.

Did she know them? Did she go with them willingly? Was she abducted?

How did she die? Why dismember her?

Lamb is where he belongs, but there is a lot more to be done.

There are other monsters still out there. And they walk among us. 

bruce.owen@freepress.mb.ca 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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