Think of someone likely to be accused as a sexual predator and killer. Chances are that image bears no relation to Colonel Russel Williams. The commander of Canadian Forces Base Trenton and 8 Wing
, the veteran Canadian air force officer has been charged in the sexually-based murders of two women
, one Canadian air force Corporal Marie-France Comeau, and the other Jessica Lloyd of Belleville, Ontario. He also faces charges related to home invasion in both cases.
In addition, the Ontario Provincial Police
are investigating Colonel Williams as a suspect in other crimes
, particularly around Belleville. In fact, in an interview with the Toronto Star
, retired FBI profiler Mark Safarik advances the theory
that the crimes with which Colonel Williams is charged are the work of a serial killer. States Safarik: "People don’t just wake up one day and say, ‘I’m going to abduct someone and murder them.’ I’m sure there’s a history."
According to the National Post of Canada
, Canadian police agencies are indeed reinvestigating cold cases of murdered and missing women
near bases where Colonel Williams was stationed over his twenty-three-year military career. The National Post quotes OPP Detective-Inspector Chris Nicholas as saying that police were "tracking the movements of where this man has been over the past several years." That includes a secret Canadian base in the Persian Gulf.