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Item 2016-08-12-03 - Scene of Double Murder is Believed Near Bradford

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Scene of Double Murder is Believed Near Bradford

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  • 1949-08-10 (Creation)

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Bradford Witness

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"The brutal murder of Robert McKay, young RCAF veteran and his wife, Gloria, on Monday evening [August 1, 1949] of last week, has aroused the people of this province as few such tragedies have ever done before and the setting for this crime appears to be definitely established in the Bradford area..."

Describes the events leading up to Mr. and Mrs. McKay's murder. The two were shot to death and found in Toronto. The killer, Stanley Buckowski, was found in Los Angeles as a serial robber and murderer, where he was charged and executed in 1952 by gas chamber. He was never charged for the McKays murder, though admitted to the crime and of another murder of RCAF veteran, Alfred Edward Layng, in Toronto on July 30, 1949.

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Bradford Witness
August 10, 1949
Vol 84, No. 32
Pg 1
Microfilm Reel # 77

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