CODY LEGEBOKOFF : Accused Serial Killer

Cody Alan Legebokoff

 

In an odd twist of fate (and perhaps by sheer coincidence), at least some of the loved ones who have lost someone along the Highway of Tears may finally get some closure, and at the same time, future abductions may be prevented. I was excited to learn that someone likely responsible for several of the murders in the Highway of Tears area was apprehended. This suspect, Cody Alan Legebokoff, has been arrested and charged with the murders of Cynthia Maas, Jill Stuchenko, Natasha Montgomery and Loren Leslie. The presumed serial killer was 19 at the time of his first alleged kill in 2009. Though too young to have been involved in many of the murders and disappearances that span as far back as the 1960’s along the Highway of Tears, he may be responsible for several of the recent string. Typically serial killers only commit their first offenses in adulthood as the necessary skills and planning required to carry out their murderous acts are not present early in life.


Cody Legebokoff, currently incarcerated, first came to the RCMP‘s attention after a routine traffic stop on Nov 27th, 2010. A rookie from Fort St. James and another patrol officer from Vanderhoof were scheduled to meet along a lonely stretch of Highway 27 in order to exchange case notes. At around 9:45 PM, the constable from Fort St James saw a GMC pick up truck swerving and speeding erratically onto the highway off of an old unplowed logging road west of Prince George. He pulled the vehicle over and upon questioning the driver, identified as the accused, the officer became suspicious at  his responses. A second officer arrived to assist, at which time neither were satisfied with his responses so they called in a conservation officer on suspicions of poaching. Around midnight the conservation officer followed the tracks of the vehicle 500 meters through freshly fallen snow and found footprints that lead to the body of 15 year old Loren Donn Leslie, a happy-go-lucky, visually impaired student from Vanderhoof who had been murdered just hours before. Cody Legebokoff was subsequently jailed and charged with her murder.

Investigators served two search warrants on residences where the accused was known to live. They have also dedicated a large part of their investigation to social media sites of which he was an avid user and the text messages on his phone. According to Loren Leslie’s father, they found evidence in his 2004 GMC pick up truck to link him to the murders of the three other women mentioned above. Investigators suspect that Mr. Legebokoff’s first victim was a 35 year old mother named Jill Stuchenko who was reported missing on October 22, 2009. Four days later her body was found in a gravel pit off Otway road in the outskirts of Prince George - the small northern city where Mr. Legebokoff lived.

Almost a year later, the body of Cynthia Maas - another 35 year old mother - was found in L.C. Gunn park in a remote area of Prince George. She had been reported missing on September 23, 2010 by her friends. The very same day, Natasha Montgomery, a 23 year old mother, was also reported missing. She had been living in Prince George but was originally from Quesnel. Although her remains were never recovered, the RCMP has enough evidence to link the suspected serial murderer to her death. The family of the young teen, Loren Leslie, takes comfort in knowing she may have unknowingly brought a serial killer’s reign of terror to an early end before he had the chance to bring sorrow to other families. Their daughter was known to go out of her way to passionately help anyone she could, and even in death, may be continuing that legacy.

 

Cody Alan Legebokoff


23 Responses to “CODY LEGEBOKOFF : Accused Serial Killer”

  1. Mike D says:

    What a fuck head.

  2. Corey says:

    Always great to see someone like that stopped from continuing their horrible acts.

    • CHIEF says:

      yes it certainly is great but its not truly “proven” yet. trial still hasn’t happened but its not looking good for him so far.

  3. John says:

    Let’s hope if this is true justice pans out. Great update Chief!

  4. Troy says:

    Do they have the death penalty in Canada? Generally speaking I think the death penalty is wrong, but when I get the details on individual cases my inner rage wants these scum bags to die. Chief, can you keep us posted on this case? Living in Cleveland , Ohio we get very little if any news about Canada.

    Thanks,

    • Andrea says:

      Canada does not have the death penalty.

      • Mike D says:

        that’s actually really awesome. i don’t want him dead, i just wish they would address whatever is propelling him to act like an idiot. assuming it’s proven he was the one who did the killing, i actually feel kinda bad he’ll most likely be spending the rest of his life in jail.

    • CHIEF says:

      I will keep ya posted as much as possible. I understand your inner rage If he ends up guilty as charged it’ll be nice to see justice upheld to prevent any further loss. He doesn’t look as creepy as that Anthony Sowell character from your neck of the woods though.

  5. Andrea says:

    Thanks for the update Chief. I have not heard about this in Ontario. I feel so sad for the families of these women

    • CHIEF says:

      your Welcome. I’ve got a lot of stuff to bring out even things that don’t really make the news but need to be known.

  6. Rob says:

    The pictures of the women make it especially sad for me.

    Dude is young- I wonder what happens to lead people down this sort of path.

    There’s a section in the Sandman comic series that takes place at a serial killer ‘convention.’ In the end, the Sandman, the embodiment of Dream, says something like: ‘No longer will your dreams of grandeur stand. Henceforth, you will know yourself as you truly are’ or something like that. No retribution dispensed, only that insight into the vacuous life they’re living.

    Somehow, seemed powerful and fitting.

    • CHIEF says:

      my research has lead me to believe it is caused by a society that promotes this sort of behavior allowing secluded self indulged behavior that escalates. I’ll et into a big post about it. The books I’ve read on the subject of serial killers to understand the highway of tears has been interesting.

      • Mike D says:

        it’s interesting what a lack of community will do for some. matt made a post about some building that was set up for homeless people, even gave them alcohol. over time it was shown most decreased their drinking, and some even stopped boozing all together.

        • CHIEF says:

          yep I believe fully in that system and that is where most of my focus is. building up community makes all the difference.

      • Anonymous says:

        Hi, Im not meaning to intrude on anyones blogs, I understand and totally agree with everyone that it is great to have these killers locked up and finally letting these families have closure. but i do want to make a comment about this whole” lack of community” playing a part of it. Before anyone takes this the wrong way, I am not standing up for him, what Cody did was disgusting. I know Cody, we graduated together, he was a friend of mine in High School and I can tell you this, no one would have ever thought that he would be capable of doing something so horrific, he was a normal teen. But the Community had nothing to do with it! Fort St. James is a great little community, sure we have our problems but what place doesnt! When all this happened it put the town in complete turmoil, i felt for his family because people were turning to blame the family, but thats nonsense! just like its nonsense to blame it on the community. He obviously had a chemical imbalance in his brain and snapped because i can guarantee this person is not Cody anymore. I apologize for ranting and i do not mean to piss anyone off, i just experienced this as part of the community and dont need to see people start pointing fingers because we become the victims too.

  7. Andrea says:

    I appreciate that you’re trying to defend your community. But you should know that the idea that “no one would have ever thought that he would be capable of doing something so horrific” is one of the most common things people say after someone they know has committed such a crime. Yes, we as a community can see violence events coming. We choose not too. Maybe we don’t have the tools to understand it at the time, but people don’t just snap.

    For more info, see books by Gavin de Becker.

    I would also you suggest looking into murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada. Accused killers such as Legebokoff target these women because of systemic racism.

    • K says:

      Hmm yeah I agree. At least, with my limited knowledge of this stuff, it makes sense. XD

      I recently read Derf Backderf’s comic MY FRIEND DAHMER. Derf knew Jeffery Dahmer in high school, and meticulously researched his story, partly as therapy, but also as a way to honestly portray the person before the monster, if that makes sense.

      All the adults in the story, even Dahmer’s parents, were oblivious to the extent of his problems, and often didn’t realize there was anything at all out of the ordinary with him, despite his heavy drinking before and during the schoolday. The community was, in general, not that bad, really. But even in seemingly nice communities, people will, and do, fall through the cracks. Perhaps, this is due to naivety, self-absorption, and pretence. I obviously cannot comment on Fort St. James, however.

      • K says:

        But then again, there are probably like, sociopathic people or whatever, who are very charming and really show little sign of their depravity.

  8. Anonymiss says:

    I was living with my ex at the time that his cousin, Loren, was murdered. I never met her, but I could see from how hurt everyone in her family was, that this was beyond horrific. I feel like we should understand these murderers more to help impede this sick behavior from developing. It’s shocking to even be remotely connected to those murdered and it still hurts to read about it.

    • CHIEF says:

      I agree. Sadly in order for it to change I believe we need to revamp everything in society right down to the way food is consumed in order to see change in that regard. It is not a coincidence that the more we become technologically “advanced” the more we see things like this increasing in frequency. This sort of thing does not occur in communal living, only in a highly narcissistic, self destructive and disconnected society that revolves around consumption….. or as I like to call it Uncivilization AKA the Matrix.

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