Breaking News Merritt: Tracker nabs Accused Child Triple Murderer Schoenborn
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
After a 10 day Canada Wide manhunt, with the RCMP suffering the slings and arrows from a unforgiving public in the media in the failure of capturing an accused killer came to an end today with the capture of accused child murderer Allen Dwayne Schoenborn.
The tiny close knit community of Merritt had been gripped with terror by suspected Child Murderer Schoenborn.
Today Schoeborn was captured and charged with the brutal killing of his three children in Merritt 10 days ago.
The accused Murderer, cold, tired and hungry was caught, in the bush outside Merritt, British Columbia. No, not by the Mounties with the world of technological crime fighting resources made available to them, but by a local Seasoned Tracker who grew up in the area, a Tracker, the Mounties had quitely dismissed , when Local Tracker Tim Robinson offered his Tracking services in order "catch their man".
The RCMP had been on a Canada WIde Manhunt for the accused murderer. But it took the experience of a Local seasoned Tracker Kim Robinson's tracking skills along with his dog a Bull Mastiff to accomplish in only a day, what took the RCMP 10 days with no results.
Tracker Robinson, described as a man who took it upon himself in what is a "Truth and Justice" stance when the long arm of the law can't.
Merritt, British Columbia, a Cowboy and Rancher town, known more for it's North American Country Music Festivals the world over, than being featured in the media over the tragic deaths of three young children, will certainly celebrate that they have a "New Sheriff and Local Hero in Town.
A Celebration tempered by a grieving town sufferering the loss of three innocents.
Sometimes simpler methods are best, when an embarrassed RCMP Police force spending millions with all the latest in Crime fighting technology at their disposal, can't handle in 10 days, what a Local Tracker and his Dog can do in a day.
Trapper nabs SchoenbornFather suspected in murder of his three children was found near MerrittSusan Duncan and Neal Hall, Vancouver SunPublished: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
MERRITT -- Tracker Kim Robinson had been hunting for the father of three murdered children ever since their bodies were found in their mother's Merritt trailer on April 6.
This morning, following a tip from a local resident who told him he'd seen somebody on a hill above a tourist information stop on the outskirts of Merritt, he found Allan Dwayne Schoenborn, the gaunt and hungry subject of a Canada-wide police manhunt.
"He looked like he was whipped," Robinson recalled. "He was done, and so was his dog. He just looked like a piece of skin draped over bones. I didn't feel like he was a threat to me."
Below is a CTV Update
Update April 17th 2008
CTV.ca News Staff
Suspect in B.C. murders awaits court hearing
The father suspected of fatally stabbing his three children in Merritt, B.C., could make a court appearance as early as today.
Schoenborn is now being held in custody at the Merritt RCMP detachment headquarters.
CTV's Rob Brown, reporting from Merritt, said Thursday that Schoenborn could make a court appearance as early as this morning.
If Schoenborn appears before the court today, he will likely be taken to the nearby community of Kamloops. No charges have yet been laid against Schoenborn, said Brown.
"We're expecting word on that in the hours to come here this morning," he said.
"We are hearing that if charges are to be laid, the likely charge will be a charge of second-degree murder -- three counts -- so this implies that police believe there is intent in this act but not premeditation."