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Season 2 | Episode 4: Jackie

204 - Oct 11, 2018

When Detective Mike Richard’s nephew was the prime witness to the abduction of an 8-year-old girl in 1995, he was immediately thrown into the middle of Fredericton’s worst crime in decades.

With nothing to go on but a child’s description of a burly, bearded man, Richard took a big risk and sacrificed protocol to find a suspect before it was too late for Jackie.

"I felt it was more important to try to find her than it was to follow some sort of judicial procedure."

What made this case unique

In June of 1995, there was no legal way to collect DNA samples of the accused without consent. The DNA warrant legislation changed during the middle of the Jackie Clark case.

The DNA warrant used in this case was the first of its kind in Canada and has been used as a reference in following criminal investigations. 

About the detective

Retired Detective Mike Richard worked in law enforcement for 16 years in Fredericton, N.B. and Sarnia, Ont. He worked as a sergeant in the patrol division, as a corporal in the criminal investigation division and as a detective in the major crime and homicide division.

He retired in 2000 and went on to be awarded the Canadian Information Productivity Award – Judges Innovation Award for building Canada’s first municipal free public Wi-Fi system.

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Episode cast

Detective Mike Richard KENNETH MITCHELL
Detective Larry McGuire FRANK SCHORPION
Jackie Clark SONIA MARIA CHIRILA
Murray Lyons DEREK GILROY
Steve Carbonneau MARCEL JEANNIN
Matthew ZACHARY TADMOR
Cathy PATRICIA SUMMERSETT
Tammy Clark ADRIANNE RICHARDS
Bruce DOMENIC DI ROSA
Carla LEE MARSHALL
Samantha SARAH WHAMOND
Robert Keppel ARTHUR HOLDEN
Randy Reilly JULIEN IRWIN DUPUY
Maria Breau SARAH SEGAL-LAZAR
Pathologist JULIE TAMIKO-MANNING
Robyn GEORGIE IORDANIDIS
Martins RODRIGUES A. WILLIAMS

 

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