LATEST NEWS Reaction to the Telegram story on Saturday taken from the Telegram website: Dee October 26, 2014 - 09:59 To the RCMP: The public is asking you to dig this car up!!!! If not it will appear to be a cover up. There will be no closure to Roberts story if you do not and the public will never let it go. Reply Shawn October 26, 2014 - 00:36 by not digging up the car makes it feel like its more of a cover up then anything else. Just wondering if this group of cops and investergators would be allowed to have it dug up and examined without the RCMP help Reply Wanting Justice October 25, 2014 - 20:50 Robert may not have gotten all the details right, but he was six and talking about a severely traumatizing event from 33 years ago!!! How exact would anybodys memory be? What he did speak clearly about is the fact that the murderer had to bend over and open the door for Dana as the door was broken and didnt open from the outside. This matches eye witness accounts of the young boys who saw her get into the car (that the driver opened her door). Unless linked to a specifically vivid event how would a child even remember that detail of a parents car from so long ago? I would imagine the car might still have this problem today with the door.. Criminals at that time didnt know about forensics and in the night time would have done a basic clean eliminating only the visible blood (blood would have absorbed leaving evidence beneath). DIG UP THE CAR! Its excavation is going to be done for free, and you have permission from the owner of the property.. Even family members of the accused are calling for it thinking that he is not a murderer. Hes a criminal with a horrific record of hurting children........is it that much of a stretch to think one fought back and was killed? Everyone wants this car dug up. Shame the devil and dig it up so the community can get on with their lives without him in it. Reply Jenn October 25, 2014 - 19:07 It has long been speculated that the RCMP has tried to cover up parts of the Dana Bradley murder and that they know who murdered her but have never brought charges against the monster for reasons unknown. This article really solidifies that speculation as fact in my mind. Why would you flat out refuse something that may bring justice or closure and will not even cost the RCMP a thing?? Is there a way around the RCMP? If the family got a lawyer and filed some sort of suit could they not get access to the details of the investigation and have the excavation and analysis gone from that route? Reply RLR October 25, 2014 - 18:05 Maybe we should all make sure that this is shared Canada wide, then maybe theyll get off their behinds. If it leads nowhere then at least another door can be closed. So for now lets make sure its wide open. Maybe finally the poor girl can get some justice. Reply Dig_up_that_car October 25, 2014 - 17:57 There should be a public petition and inquiry to why they wont dig up the car. Please spread the request to dig up the car on social media. what an outrage! How bad is the RCMP and what kind of image do they want to portray to the public? what about their motto Maintiens le droit(defending the law). By ignoring this possible evidence they are just ignoring peoples well being, ignoring the case and dont care enough to bring justice and closure to this case. Even if it was proven to not be the car, at least the public can know they cared enough to peruse the case to the fullest. What kind of place are they running there? The RCMP has been offered an opportunity to solve this case. How great would that look for them and the to the public? RCMP if you wont dig up the car, by ignoring this you are surely not giving people confidence in you. Pass this case off to a competent department that care enough to solve this case and bring the person to justice. just another black eye for the RCMP. A total disgrace! RCMP please show the people of this province you care about public safety and defending the law What ever happened to the saying the Mounties always get their man ? Reply Verna October 25, 2014 - 16:08 I believe that the police, in this instance, have minimal to lose in that the removal will be done at no cost. The lab fees etc. I know will have to be paid but if this car is the one used that will be money well spent and if not it will eliminate a vehicle that is now very suspect. Reply Wendy October 25, 2014 - 15:48 Process of elimination, I would think, is beneficial for any criminal investigation. Dig it up if only to rule it out. Reply Lynette October 25, 2014 - 14:58 What is going on?? dig up that damn car. For the love of god at least put everyones mind to rest that everything that can be done is being done. It sicknens me it really does someone took a 14 year old girls life and forever changed her families life her friends her peers, my lord it is pathetic day when you get this kind of lead and chose to ignore it, which is basically what the rcmp are doing. disgusting. Reply seanoairborne October 25, 2014 - 14:45 Get of your azzes and dig this car up!! The piece said that the original RCMP Officers didnt look inside the car or the trunk!! Thats incredible!! Where did they get their badges from, Cracker Jack Boxes? I think that the original officers have a lot to do with the authorities not wanting to dig this vehicle up. They dont want them to look like the Keystone cops that they were? Reply Brian V. Butt October 25, 2014 - 13:12 Why would you not dig it up? This guy holds the key to the murderer! Reply Virginia Waters October 25, 2014 - 12:13 One the one hand, we have a group of retired investigators who feel there is a strong possibility this car is linked to the murder. On the other a police agency that has already discounted the lead on the basis it does not fit other elements of the crime, some of which have been withheld from the public (which of course is standard operating procedure). Is it pride that accounts for the RCMP response or merely an unwillingness to commit investigative resources to a wild goose chase? There are at least two avenues the group could pursue. The first is to take their case to the RNC. As I recall, the case was switched to RCMP jurisdiction when the body was discovered outside what was then the city limit. It is now in the city and Im not aware of anything that would prohibit the RNC from revisiting the case. No doubt they have - or would be given - access to the evidence accumulated thus far. Of course the RNC might not want to get involved for a whole bunch of reasons. In that event the group might consider going it alone. Assuming a cooperative land owner, etc., the group would seem to have the requisite skills to supervise the excavation and careful recovery of any possible evidence, including samples for DNA testing. The whole thing might cost less than $10,000 which could easily be crowd sourced given public interest in this unsolved murder. And, of course, television producers might be willing to finance the whole thing - say, a more interesting, credible substitute for the outlandish plots of the now discontinued Republic of Doyle. Reply Andrew J October 25, 2014 - 16:15 One police force taking over the investigation of another has only occurred in rare instances where there has been allegations of the initial force mishandling the investigation. I hope that doesnt happen in this case. Dig up the car! Its an afternoons work, at no cost besides the forensic groups regular pay. Virginia Waters October 25, 2014 - 18:18 Noted, Andrew, and no disagreement. There is no suggestion the case was mishandled. I think it comes down to costs, resources and prioritization. As the comments show however, there is still strong public support for solving this case and bringing closure to the family. Readers might be interested to know how police on the other end of the country are handling a cold case murder that occurred just a few months before Danas. Thirty-four year old Kristin Gurholt from Nova Scotia was found naked with her skull crushed in an alley in downtown Vancouver on September 4, 1981. In an effort to rekindle the investigation, Vancouver Police recently created a website and posted details of the case, some of which had not previously been made public. The hope is that it might twig something in someones memory or that it might attract - as they call them - digital sleuths capable of opening new leads. Perhaps were ahead of the game given the efforts of these retired investigators. Todays officers shouldnt take it as a slight that their predecessors see an opportunity to get involved. If the RCMP arent willing or able to exhaust every reasonable lead, they should at least be open to help from others. Rick October 25, 2014 - 12:11 Since the group has already acquired documentation, permission from the landowner to dig, and a free excavator, is there any reason they cant dig up the car themselves? If the trunk yields DNA evidence, tthe group can have it analyzed, obtain a report, staple it to the forehead of the perpetrator, and deliver him to the RCMP. Maybe then theyd show a little more interest. Reply Rick October 25, 2014 - 12:04 Since the group has already acquired documentation, permission from the landowner to dig, and a free excavator, is there any reason they cant dig up the car themselves? If the trunk yields DNA evidence, tthe group can have it analyzed, obtain a report, staple it to the forehead of the perpetrator, and deliver him to the RCMP. Maybe then theyd show a little more interest. Reply Nono October 25, 2014 - 20:57 Cant do that. It would be great, but the evidence would not hold up due to possible cross contamination, etc. i wonder if the RNC would handle it carogers October 25, 2014 - 11:00 I heard a rumor for years that car was buried nothing new about that. The excavator is being offered for free, the land owner has signed for permission to access the land. What is the problem? Dig the dam thing up your selves if the RCMP wont. The evidence will be there if this is the right vehicle, surely there are experts aside from the refusing RCMP officials that can properly collect evidence. Once the car is dug up no one can refuse to see the obvious. Reply Concerned Citizen! October 25, 2014 - 10:45 For the sake of Danas family, this should be looked in to/checked for evidence. Please dont leave any stone unturned! Reply Concerned Citizen! October 25, 2014 - 10:43 For the sake of Danas family, this should be looked in to/checked for evidence. Please dont leave any stone unturned! Reply Alice October 25, 2014 - 10:32 What in Gods name is wrong with the Law today??? They spend thousands of taxpayers dollars years ago to dig up a supposed vehicle then but wont spend a few hundred dollars to dig up one that Robert said is certainly THE CAR !!!! Lets give Danas family some closure to this case and do whats right for her memory and everyone involved not to mention putting that monster that took her life so savagely behind bars for the rest of his miserable life or whats left of it !!! Reply Marie smith October 25, 2014 - 21:31 Probably because years ago they knew it wasnt the right car ...seems like RCMP is hiding something... thankful October 25, 2014 - 10:19 Thank you to the reporters and your dedication to justice. We are very lucky to have you Reply thankful October 25, 2014 - 10:15 Thank you to the reporters and your dedication to justice. We are very lucky to have you Reply kimberley October 25, 2014 - 09:46 i believe that the car that is most likely buried in robin hood bay was the one that was used in dana bradleys murder. I sense that the weapon that was used to kill her is in the back trunk of the car i believe also that the car wasnt there when police were looking for it but later buried there. Please dig up the car it might hold the key evidence to solve this case. It would be hard but it will finally bring closure to a childs death and solve the mystery. i believe what robert is saying is true Reply Jimmy October 25, 2014 - 20:21 Kimberley...Robin Hood Bay and Maddox Cove are not even in the same area. Margaret October 25, 2014 - 09:39 This needs to be taken quite seriously by the RCMP and now. Reply Jim October 25, 2014 - 09:06 If the RCMP are that opposed to checking this car, I would not trust them at this point. I hope the RNC takes it from here. I have much more respect for the RNC those days. Come on RNC! Please! Reply Marie October 25, 2014 - 21:25 Jim is right ! Makes you wonder if RCMP is not hiding something themselves !!! I wonder what ! Come on RNC we need you , this is awful !! Judy October 25, 2014 - 08:46 If they have someone who is willing to dig this car up, free of charge, then why not do it and get answers one way or another. Personally, I think its worth a shot. Reply Judy October 25, 2014 - 08:37 If they have someone who is willing to dig this car up, free of charge, then why not do it and get answers one way or another. Personally, I think its worth a shot.
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