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By Chris Ryan

The Mounties don't continuously get their guy. there's a people legend dwelling in Bay Bulls, at the Southern Shore of Newfoundland, via the identify of Leo Crockwell. He ranks up there with legends like D. B. Cooper and Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River. this is often the tale of the way Leo Crockwell took on some of the most respected police forces on the earth, the Royal Canadian fastened Police, and walked away unscathed.

On December four, 2010, Leo Crockwell, fifty-five, an electric technician and lifelong resident of Bay Bulls, barricaded himself in his mother's apartment in Bay Bulls after an altercation along with his sister concerning a firearm. Chris "Dutch" Ryan, a pal and neighbour of Leo's, watched as for the following 8 days the RCMP applied each device at its disposal to extract Leo from the home and convey the standoff to a relaxed finish. yet nobody anticipated it to finish love it did.

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The next day, December 31, 1978, Jack Swanburg told Investigator Tucker that Spangler was willing to take a polygraph test. Swanburg took Bob Spangler to Ralph Severance’s office within the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office; once there, Spangler seemed eager to take the test, but he was also acting very agitated and hyperventilating. Severance determined that Bob was in no shape to take the test and told him to go home. ” By now he had retained the services of attorney John Burns. At nine-thirty that same morning Investigator Tucker and Investigator Karen Beauchamp went to Bullock’s Mortuary to meet Dr.

The cremated ashes of Nancy, Susan and David were shipped back to Ames, Iowa, the town that Nancy had grown up in and where she had first met Bob Spangler. Their ashes were interred in the Spangler plot on a small rise in the main municipal cemetery, but there was something missing on their grave markers. Only their first names and middle initials were imprinted on the markers, and no mention was made that their last names were Spangler, as if part of them ceased to exist. Meanwhile, back in Littleton, Colorado, Bob Spangler had Sharon Cooper all to himself now.

These gloves were tested at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. After the test Dr. ” Several detectives within the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office doubted that Bob Spangler was an innocent man. Just too many of his statements and actions didn’t seem to jibe. He would tell one story and then change key details later, but time and circumstances were working in Bob Spangler’s favor. There was no new evidence coming forward and the polygraph tests were inconclusive; so were the gunshot residue tests.

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