When a man goes missing after meeting someone from an online dating site, homicide investigator Bill Clark finds himself in one of the largest cases in Edmonton history. Clark goes deep into the world of Internet homicide and faces the sickening potential that the murder was filmed and for sale to the highest bidder.
What made this case unique?
The Twitchell investigation involved more than 100 police officers and was one of the largest in Edmonton's history.
The trial was one of the most widely-reported in Canadian history, attracting heavy international media attention. Everyone wanted to catch a glimpse of "The Dexter Killer.”
The case set a precedent for how to smoothly conduct high-profile trials in Canada. In order to balance fairness with a huge public interest, the judge set up the media in a separate courtroom, with a live audio feed — a practice that now serves as a precedent to justify public access to other high-profile cases across the country.
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About the detective
(Photo courtesy Bill Clark)
Staff Sergeant Bill Clark served the Edmonton Police Service for 38 years. He has been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal as well as the 20-year Exemplary Service Medal and Kiwanis Top Cop Award Winner in 2003 for outstanding community volunteer.
|Lochlyn Munro||DETECTIVE BILL CLARK|
|Detective Mark Anstey||MICHAEL IRONSIDE|
|Mark Twitchell||JARROD VANVOLKENBURG|
|Detective Brian Murphy||MICHAEL DANIEL MURPHY|
|Detective Paul Link||JOHN WILDMAN|
|Nancy Allen||MYLÈNE DINH-ROBIC|
|Dale Smith||ZACHARY CREATCHMAN|
|Joss Hnatiuk||JONAH CARSON|
|Gilles Tetreault||SEAN COLBY|
|Gary Altinger||BRETT WATSON|
|Mexican man with Clark||JUAN CARLOS ESCOBAR|
|Jess Twitchell||CHRISTINA KELLY|