Murder label 'not right': Family friend
By Kathleen Harris, Parliamentary Bureau

Fri, October 29, 2004

A former Gloucester councillor who is friends with the Truscott family said the phrase "justice delayed is justice denied" rang loud and clear yesterday. "When they say Court of Appeal, you know it won't be a day, a week, a year. How long will it take for the court to hear this?" Ken Vowles asked. "He'll continue to go to bed a murderer, and that's not right."

Vowles was an air force police officer at Camp Borden in June 1959 when he boarded a bus as part of search party to find a missing girl near Clinton. By the time he arrived, the body of 12-year-old Lynne Harper had been discovered.

Vowles said he believes the real murderer was Sgt. Alexander Kalichuk, an alcoholic who was a convicted sex offender known to like girls.