• Short Summary

    THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE HAVE INSTITUTED A MASSIVE HUNT FOR THE KILLER OF A FAMILY OF NINE AT A LONELY FARM AT SHELL LAKE IN SASKATCHEWAN ON MONDAY.

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    ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICEMEN AT PETERSON FARM.




    Initials PBS/C-TELERECORDING/JH/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE HAVE INSTITUTED A MASSIVE HUNT FOR THE KILLER OF A FAMILY OF NINE AT A LONELY FARM AT SHELL LAKE IN SASKATCHEWAN ON MONDAY.

    THOSE KILLED WERE JAMES PETERSON, HIS WIFE EVELYN AND SEVEN OF THEIR CHILDREN, AGED FROM 17 TO ONE YEAR. THEY HAD ALL BEEN SHOT AT CLOSE RANGE BY BULLETS FROM A POINT TWENTY-TWO RIFLE.

    THE MASS KILLING WAS ONE OF THE MOST HORRIFYING CRIMES IN CANADA'S HISTORY. THERE WAS ONE SURVIVOR A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL, WHO WAS FOUND LYING SHOCKED AND HYSTERICAL BETWEEN THE BODIES FOR TWO OF HER SISTERS.

    POLICE ESTIMATE THAT FOURTEEN SHOTS WERE FIRED AT THE FAMILY. SIX OF THE CHILDREN WERE FOUND DEAD IN THEIR BEDS. MRS PETERSON WAS SPOT JUST OUTSIDE THE HOUSE AND MR PETERSON WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE KITCHEN.

    THE KILLING WAS DISCOVERED BY ONE OF THE PETERSONS' NEIGBOURS. POLICE IMMEDIATELY BEGAN A MASSIVE SEARCH OF THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE, AND SET UP ROAD BLACKS ON ALL ROADS INTO THE DISTRICT.

    POLICE SAY THERE WAS NO APPARENT MOTIVE FOR THE CRIME. THE FARM??? USE WAS UNDISTURBED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3EX0P31FSFXKTG04EJ54SHWU9
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EX0P31FSFXKTG04EJ54SHWU9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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