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Stanley Park boys 1953



These two brothers were found in a brushy area of Stanley Park,Vancouver,BC. The children were covered by what appeared to be a woman's raincape. The bodies were laying in a straight line with their feet almost close together and their heads at opposite directions. Found among the bodies was a little blue tin lunchbox, the paper lining rotted to a pulpy mess. Also there was a small worn rusty hatchet of the type used by shinglers or lathers, it's handle broken in 2 pieces. The axe was most likely used as the murder weapon in these cases, as one victim's skull had a wound to the back of the head which the axe fit in exact proportions. The other skull was fractured by what may have been the hammer of the axe. Vancouver police wish to identify a woman & 2 boys who may or may not have been involved with this case. In 1949 or 1950, a man who worked in a logging camp, who was with his buddy, picked up a woman with 2 children. During the ride, she had told the men that she had been in trouble with the Mission police for vagrancy charges. They learned that either one or both her children at sometime attended Cedar Valley school and that she lived on Cherry Street in Mission, B.C. There is the possibility that the woman had meant "Vag C", which in the criminal code at that time meant prostitution. Thanks to the Doe Network for this info. Here also is a link to an article on this case and it's reopening by a retired detective in 2003 reproduced by BCTalk forum. Vancouver newspaper article reproduced on BCTalk forum
In the above mentioned article you will see that the boys were originaly dubbed "Babes In The Woods" by police,though I'd never heard this before reading the article. Also here is a link to the Myspace I created for them: Their Myspace created by me Thanks to the Doe Network for much of this info.

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