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Remembering Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Two Indigenous KPU instructors and “Butterflies in Spirit” hosted an event to raise awareness on Sept. 26

(From left to right) Billie Jeanne, KPU professors Melinda Bige and Lisa Monchalin, and Maranda Johnson. Jeanne, Monchalin and Johnson are members of “Butterflies in Spirit”. (Ashley Hyshka)

In Canada, around 1,000 Indigenous women and girls have been reported by the RCMP as missing or murdered over the last four decades. Other statistics put that number as high as 4,000.

KPU instructors Lisa Monchalin and Melinda Bige drew attention to that issue with an on-campus event called “Raising Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls”, hosted by the Indigenous Activism and Introduction to Indigenous Studies courses that they teach.

Students created posters stating that “Indigenous women are loved and valued” in class before proceeding to the KPU

Read more at: http://runnermag.ca/2017/10/remembering-canadas-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls/

Plans unveiled for West Mesa memorial to 11 slain women …

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The city on Thursday released this rendering of a park to memorialize the 11 victims of the West Mesa murders. (Courtesy City of Albuquerque)

EDITOR’S NOTE: A more specific address of where the park will be built is 118th Street and Amole Mesa SW.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — For now, a group of modest wooden crosses adorned with plastic flowers marks the West Mesa location where the bodies of 11 slain women were found in 2009.

But on Thursday, city leaders unveiled long-awaited plans for a simple, elegant memorial park to honor the West Mesa victims. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year.

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Landscape architect Elizabeth Reardon said the park, at 118th and Amole Mesa Avenue, will be quiet and contemplative. It

Read more at: https://www.abqjournal.com/1067262/plans-for-west-mesa-memorial-park-unveiled.html

Plans unveiled for West Mesa memorial to 11 slain women

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The city on Thursday released this rendering of a park to memorialize the 11 victims of the West Mesa murders. (Courtesy City of Albuquerque)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For now, a group of modest wooden crosses adorned with plastic flowers marks the West Mesa location where the bodies of 11 slain women were found in 2009.

But on Thursday, city leaders unveiled long-awaited plans for a simple, elegant memorial park to honor the West Mesa victims. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year.

Landscape architect Elizabeth Reardon said the park, on Amole Mesa Avenue near 98th and Gibson, will be quiet and contemplative. It features an oval turf area surrounded by a sidewalk dotted with 11 engraved memorials – one for each woman. Across

Read more at: https://www.abqjournal.com/1067262/plans-for-west-mesa-memorial-park-unveiled.html

Ugandan women fear serial killer on the loose

Ugandan women are living in fear for their lives as a suspected serial killer continues to mutilate and kill mostly young females in the Wakiso District in the centre of the East African country.

Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Monday that at least 20 women had been found dumped in two areas of Wakiso District since May.

Many of the victims had been raped and strangled, some had sticks shoved into their vaginas, while others had body parts sawn off.

Local farmers reported a rising number of bodies. At first a body was discovered once a month, then every two or three weeks and then once a week.

In the suburb of Nansana, in the capital Kampala, and 35 kilometres southwest in Katabi, close to Entebbe, women reported seeing similarities in the murders which have hit their neighbourhoods, further fuelling rumours of a serial killer on the loose.

Furthermore, the grisly killings have continued even

Read more at: https://citizen.co.za/news/news-africa/1658121/ugandan-women-fear-serial-killer-on-the-loose/

Ugandan women fear serial killer on the loose | The Citizen

Ugandan women are living in fear for their lives as a suspected serial killer continues to mutilate and kill mostly young females in the Wakiso District in the centre of the East African country.

Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Monday that at least 20 women had been found dumped in two areas of Wakiso District since May.

Many of the victims had been raped and strangled, some had sticks shoved into their vaginas, while others had body parts sawn off.

Local farmers reported a rising number of bodies. At first a body was discovered once a month, then every two or three weeks and then once a week.

In the suburb of Nansana, in the capital Kampala, and 35 kilometres southwest in Katabi, close to Entebbe, women reported seeing similarities in the murders which have hit their neighbourhoods, further fuelling rumours of a serial killer on the loose.

Furthermore, the grisly killings have continued even

Read more at: https://citizen.co.za/news/news-africa/1658121/ugandan-women-fear-serial-killer-on-the-loose/

Serial killer Cyanide Mohan, who killed 20 women, sentenced to life in fourth case

MANGALURU: The sixth additional district and sessions judge DT Puttarangaswamy on Friday awarded life Imprisonment to Mohan alias Cyanide Mohan in connection with the murder of a victim from Puttur.

Mohan, a teacher by profession who allegedly poisoned 20 young women to death using cyanide between 2003 and 2009, was convicted in a three cases was awarded death sentence in 2013. This was the fourth case.

“The court has ordered life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 under IPC Section 302, seven years rigorous imprisonment (RI) and a fine of Rs 5,000 under Section 376, seven years RI and a fine of Rs 4,000 under Section 328, six years RI and a fine of Rs 4,000 under Section 366, five years RI and a fine of Rs 4,000 under Section 392, five years RI and a fine of Rs

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangaluru/serial-killer-cyanide-mohan-who-killed-20-women-sentenced-to-life-in-fourth-case/articleshow/60531133.cms

Nine women found dead, two still missing: Nearly 30 years later, the mystery of the New Bedford Highway Serial …

The first body turned up in July of 1988, about 30 feet from the road on northbound Route 140 in Freetown, Massachusetts. A motorist who had stopped to relieve herself on the Sunday of the July Fourth weekend came upon the partially clothed, unrecognizable corpse, a bra around its neck – and investigators who soon arrived on the scene could tell the body had been there for months.

What they couldn’t have guessed, however, was just how frequent such grisly discoveries were about to become.

That body, identified five months later in December 1988 as Debra Medeiros, marked the first in a series of killings that would come to be attributed to the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer. Nine women were found, two remain missing to this day – and the murderer has never been caught.

The deaths are the subject of a new book by journalist Maureen Boyle

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4880476/New-Bedford-Highway-Serial-Killer-case-unsolved.html

Canada’s forgotten women

Sarah de Vries started running away when she was 13, in 1983. She lived in cheap apartments and grim hotels in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia – places that would let a teenager turn tricks. Later, she got hooked on heroin.

Sarah’s big sister, Maggie, remembers a bubbly, adorable baby. But life was not always easy. Of mixed race, with some black and aboriginal ancestry, Sarah was targeted by racist bullies, and sometimes felt disconnected from her white adoptive family.

In 1995, she wrote about how many women were missing from her neighborhood, Vancouver’s rough Downtown Eastside.

“Am I next? Is he watching me now?” she wrote in a journal her sister published years later, after Sarah, too, disappeared. “Stalking me like a predator and its prey. Waiting, waiting for some perfect spot, time or my stupid mistake.”

We know now that the Downtown Eastside was where serial

Read more at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/canadas-forgotten-women-1462907

Mystery: Are 4 murders, disappearance of 2 women linked to suspected serial killer from Colorado?

A break in a case from New Hampshire might bring it close to home.
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It is a mystery straight out of a scriptwriter’s imagination – four bodies found in 55-gallon drums in New Hampshire, a woman missing for decades, a child abandoned in California who didn’t know her real name for more than 30 years.

And at the center of it all: A man suspected of as many as six murders who used multiple aliases, moved through numerous states and died in a California prison in 2010 while serving time for the killing of his common-law wife. He used a host of names – Bob Evans, Gordon Jenson, Curtis Kimball, Gerald Mockerman, Lawrence Vanner – but investigators suspected for years he wasn’t really any of them.

Read more at: http://www.9news.com/news/investigations/mystery-are-4-murders-disappearance-of-2-women-linked-to-suspected-serial-killer-from-colorado/465509074

Mystery: Are 4 murders, disappearance of 2 women linked to …

A break in a case from New Hampshire might bring it close to home.
KUSA

It is a mystery straight out of a scriptwriter’s imagination – four bodies found in 55-gallon drums in New Hampshire, a woman missing for decades, a child abandoned in California who didn’t know her real name for more than 30 years.

And at the center of it all: A man suspected of as many as six murders who used multiple aliases, moved through numerous states and died in a California prison in 2010 while serving time for the killing of his common-law wife. He used a host of names – Bob Evans, Gordon Jenson, Curtis Kimball, Gerald Mockerman, Lawrence Vanner – but investigators suspected for years he wasn’t really any of them.

Read more at: http://www.9news.com/news/investigations/mystery-are-4-murders-disappearance-of-2-women-linked-to-suspected-serial-killer-from-colorado/465509074