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Cold Cases: Bodies of Worthman and Lockyer discovered

The Story


One of Newfoundland's unsolved mysteries is beginning to unravel. In 2006, nearly 13 years after the couple suddenly vanished from their St. Philip's home, the bodies of Dale Worthman and Kimberly Lockyer are discovered in a lonely stretch of nearby woods. Both had been shot in what police are now labelling a double homicide. As we see in this report from CBC-TV's Here and Now, the discovery answers some questions, but the biggest one remains: who killed the young couple?

Medium: Television
Program: Here & Now
Broadcast Date: Aug. 21, 2006
Guest(s): Simon Avis, Joe Browne
Reporter: Nancy Walsh
Duration: 2:33

Did You know?


• The skeletal remains of Kimberly Lockyer and Dale Worthman were discovered in a wooded area after a man involved in the murder approached police in 2005. Joseph Anthony Oliver was tried and convicted of manslaughter in 2009. In an agreed statement of facts presented to the court, it was revealed that he came to police in 2005 with information about the killings. According to CBC News, "Oliver asked an RNC officer for two pounds of marijuana, as well as a job paying at least $15 per hour, before he would divulge details about Worthman and Lockyer. The RNC declined." In July 2006 he led officers to the wooded area where the skeletal remains were found.


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