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What Happened at 7809 North Highway Island?

Black CreekBritish ColumbiaCanada

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  • September 15th, 1997

    This was the home where mass murderer David John Gorton brutally murdered his fiance, Heidi Challand, 28, and her children Robert, 12, David, 9, Calvin, 6 and Jewel, 2. The victims were bludgeoned repeatedly in the head with an axe after Gorton became suspicious that Challand was having an affair. After a nationwide manhunt, Gorton was arrested and plead guilty to the murders. Gorton had a history of violence. In 1977, he lured his 16-year-old girlfriend to a secluded spot and stabbed her 19 times. She was hospitalized for a month. In 1983, he attacked his then-wife with a knife and served two years for aggravated assault.


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