September 17, 2009
Alleged break and enter, unlawful confinement and sexual assault. The victim's civil suit
(PDF 453kb) alleges Williams broke into her home at 1:00 AM and sexually assaulted and photographed her for his own sexual gratification, until leaving sometime after 3:00AM.
September 30, 2009
Tweed – Alleged break, enter, unlawful confinement, and sexual assault. The victim has said she was tied up, her clothes were cut off, and she was beat, sexually assaulted and photographed for 2 1/2 hours.
Tweed – The same day, following the second sexual assault, Central Hastings Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) issue a warning to the public to be vigilant and lock their doors
October 29, 2009
Central Hastings OPP look at Larry Jones as a possible suspect in the two sexual assaults. They exercise search warrants on his home and bring him in for hours of questioning, fingerprinting, DNA sampling, and a polygraph exam. Weeks later he would be told he was no longer a suspect.
November 27, 2009
Brighton – Northumberland County OPP issue a press release
(PDF 55kb) telling the public: 'there are presently no issues with regards to public safety.' They also say that following an autopsy, Comeau's death has been ruled a homicide.
December 2, 2009
Northumberland County OPP issue a press release
(PDF 49kb) stating that they are canvassing door to door, and appeal to the public for any information related to Comeau's murder.
January 28, 2010
Brighton – Northumberland OPP issue a press release
(PDF 64kb) renewing a call on the public for any information related to the Cpl. Comeau murder investigation.
Belleville – At 10:30 PM Jessica Lloyd sends a text to a friend. It is the last time she is ever heard from.
January 29, 2010
Belleville – At 3:00 AM under a full moon, two local men driving South on Highway 37 spot an SUV parked in a corn field not far from a home. The vehicle appears to be empty. It strikes them as very odd.
Belleville – That morning Lloyd doesn't show up for work. Concerned co-workers call her mother to make sure she's all right. Soon Lloyd's family is at her home where they find her keys, cell phone and purse. She is nowhere to be found. They call the Belleville Police who respond immediately and begin their search. Andy Lloyd and his friends conduct a quick search of the area around her home. They observe tire tracks in the snow and notify police.
January 30, 2010
Belleville – The search for Jessica ramps up; a large search party and Belleville Police officers conduct a ground search.
Belleville – Late in the day one of the local men who saw the SUV at 3:00 AM the day before sees the police vehicles at Lloyd's house and realizes his information may be valuable. He tells police what he saw.
January 31, 2010
Belleville – While a massive search involving dozens of citizens and police officers takes place, the other local man who saw the SUV in the field not far from Lloyd’s home goes to police. With the tip, police are able to connect a date, time and vehicle type to the location of the tire tracks found two days earlier.
February 1, 2010
Belleville – Police call off the ground search for Jessica saying that they will recommence the search if new information comes to light.
February 3, 2010
Belleville – Belleville Police issue a press release
(PDF 61kb) stating they are now working with OPP "to determine any potential links to cases currently being investigated by the OPP." They also warn women living alone that there is a concern for their safety.
February 4, 2010
Belleville – OPP and Belleville Police set-up a road-side check. They are looking to match their tire track print with the tires of an SUV. Throughout the day and evening many drivers are stopped at the check point on Hwy #37. Amongst the many is Col. Russell Williams. The tires of his silver Nissan Pathfinder SUV are found to be a match. He is placed under surveillance from this time forward.
February 7, 2010
Ottawa – Williams is called in to talk to investigators. He participates in a 9-hour interrogation.
Tweed – Police locate the body of Jessica Lloyd. She is found in the woods off Cary Road, not far from Cosy Cove.
Belleville – OPP and Belleville Police investigators tell the Lloyd family Jessica's body has been found.
February 8, 2010
Belleville — Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Marie France Comeau and Jessica Lloyd. He also faces two counts of forcible confinement and sexual assault in relation to the September attacks.
Tweed, Westboro – Williams and Harrimans’ Ottawa and Tweed homes will be searched by investigators over the coming days. Police allegedly recover boxes of stolen ladies’ underwear, lingerie, bathing suits, and robes.
March 22, 2010
Quinte Correctional Centre – Williams and wife Mary Elizabeth Harriman make financial agreement to transfer property ownerships: the Tweed cottage to become solely owned by Williams and the Westboro home to become solely owned by Harriman. The conveyance would be frozen following a court challenge issued by a sexual assault victim's lawsuit. Harriman plans to defend the victim's suit against her, stating, 'The revelation of these charges has been devastating to me.' (PDF 2.2mb
) Williams too intends to defend against the lawsuit.
April 29, 2010
Belleville – Williams is charged with 82 break, enter and theft – related offences. Police reportedly obtained a journal which was a record of all 82 alleged attempted break and enters, citing the addresses, time entered and time exited, and details such as whether the attempt was successful.
August 26, 2010
Belleville – Williams appears in court via video link and waives his right to a preliminary inquiry. He will next appear in Superior Court October 7th.
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