Cold Case Files

If you have any information about the cases below and want to remain anonymous,  call Hamilton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or submit a tip online at  www.crimestoppershamilton.com (Submit a Tip) to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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 Ricky Doucette

Homicide

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 The one year anniversary is fast approaching for this crime.  Read below for details on the murder of Richard Doucette.  View the re-enactment and actual video surveillance of the killer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEQzREtjFwg .

On the evening of February 28th, 2014, at approximately 10:00 p.m. a male approached a female victim on the street in the area of Catherine Street North and Barton Street East, Hamilton. Following a brief conversation, the male suspect followed the female victim into her residence on Barton Street East.

Once inside, the female was attacked by the male with an edged weapon. Richard (Ricky) Doucette, who had been elsewhere in the premises, came to her assistance. As the suspect turned his attention to Ricky, the female managed to exit the residence. Shortly thereafter Ricky exited the residence and collapsed. The male suspect fled the area on foot, last seen running east along Barton Street East and then north in the vicinity of Mary Street.

Ricky Doucette suffered fatal stab wounds and died shortly after the incident.

The suspect was captured on area surveillance video and is described as a male, white, 20 to 30 years of age, medium build, standing 6-foot to 6-foot-2. He was wearing a long dark coat, a flat cap and carrying a bag.

Hamilton Homicide Unit Detectives have been actively investigating this murder and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for the murder of Ricky Doucette.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com (Submit a Tip)

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1-800-222-TIPS(8477)
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Jean Paul Page

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Jean Paul Page, 29 years old, of 4 Grosvenor Ave. S. Hamilton was murdered and found by his girlfriend on the morning of July 29, 2004.  The cause of death was multiple stab wounds.

The victim’s wallet containing a Royal bank card, a social insurance card, birth certificate and other personal items was stolen. The victim’s bank card was used at the Toronto-Dominion bank at King and Hughson streets in Hamilton at about 12 a.m. on the July 29 and the images a male was captured by the surveillance cameras.

The pictures show a black man 20 to 25 years of age, with a medium build and standing 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, wearing a white T-Shirt, dark zippered jacket, baggy beige or cream pants and similar-coloured shoes, wearing a “Von Dutch” baseball hat.

Hamilton Homicide Unit Detectives have been actively investigating this murder and are now seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for the murder of Jean Paul Page.  “We know that there are people out there that have information that would bring the individual(s) to justice. We are hopeful that over the passage of time, these people now see the importance and do the right thing of now coming forward and providing the necessary information that will bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or   (Submit a Tip) online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com  

Crime doesn’t pay…..Crime Stoppers Does
1-800-222-TIPS(8477)
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Thelma Clapham

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Case Number 97-309963

Circumstances:

On December 2nd, 2004, at approximately 11:30 am, police responded to apartment 903 at 226 Rebecca Street in the City of Hamilton.  Upon entering the apartment, they discovered the body of a 79- year old grandmother.

Thelma Clapham died as a result of blunt force trauma in her ninth floor apartment, where she had lived alone for the past four years.  There was no sign of forced entry to the apartment.  Police have yet to determine a motive for the slaying.

Hamilton Police Service Homicide Unit is seeking the community’s help in their continuing investigation into the killing of Thelma Clapham.  The investigation, which has included police interviewing over a hundred and fifty people and forensic work, has painted part of the picture.

Police now have information that a female may have been involved in this crime.  Although no weapon has been recovered, investigators also believe they know what was used to kill the victim.

On November the 21st at the Hamilton Police Service Board meeting, a reward of $5000 was approved in the Thelma Clapham Homicide Case. The investigation by Hamilton Police Homicide Unit has led to 200 people being interviewed and three search warrants being executed.  This has resulted in investigators becoming aware that there are people in our community who have knowledge as to who is responsible for this brutal crime.  Unfortunately for various reasons, these people are reluctant to come forward.

“We are hoping that this reward will be the impetus that these individuals need to speak to us.  Homicide Investigators will not rest until this senseless crime is solved,” said Detective Staff Sergeant Peter Abi-Rashed.

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to contact Det. Greg Jackson at 905-546-…. or Det. Greg Rodzoniak at 905-546-4863 to be eligible for a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. The identity of any person supplying information shall be treated as strictly confidential.

Or call Hamilton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)  or Submit a Tip on this website.

Helen Gillings

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Case Number 95-030477

Circumstances

Helen Gillings was a 19 year old Hamilton resident known to frequent the area of King and Emerald Street in Hamilton. She was distinguished by her petite size and long straight dark hair. Helen Gillings worked as a local prostitute.

At approximately 5:00 pm Friday February 17, 1995 her body was found in an alley at the rear of 483 King Street East in Hamilton. This alleyway is in the area of King and Emerald Street. She was last seen alive entering this alley with a male at approximately 1:00 am Thursday February 16, 1995.

The Hamilton Police Services Board is now offering a reward of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, to be paid in Canadian funds, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this murder. Claims will be recognized only when made in writing and final disbursement of funds will be determined by the Chief of Police.

The identity of any person supplying information shall be treated as strictly confidential. Please forward all inquiries and information regarding this case to: Hamilton Police Major Crime Unit S/Sgt Hrab 905-546-3829 or call Hamilton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)  or Submit a Tip on this website.

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