Murder of Wendy Kratzert
- Sue, Chuck and all -
Not meaning to demean the importance nor the significance of Chuck Chamber's
work, I just wanted to bring another similar story to your attention.
In 1985 at the World Association of Detective's annual conference, I had the
honor and pleasure of meeting a private investigator named Jim Conway. He
was the recipient of the then "Truth in Action" award which is typically
presented to a non-member of W.A.D. for distinguished service in the fields of
private security, investigations, law enforcement, or the complimentary
technical and scientific professions.
"Just Another Missing Kid" is a documentary film about the search for
missing teenager, Eric Wilson, directed by John Zaritsky. Eric left his native
Ottawa in July 1978 in a VW camper on a trip to Boulder, Colorado. He
disappeared. The movie traces how his family and private investigator Jim Conway work to
find out what had happened. The film focuses on how little help was given by
the various police forces and is an indictment of the apathy and bureaucracy
of the legal system on both sides of the border. Raymond Hatch and Bertram
Davis, hitchhikers Wilson had picked up, eventually confessed to the murder.
Originally produced by CBC Television for the documentary news program the
fifth estate, it was broadcast on CBC television to much acclaim in 1981. It
was released in theatres in the United States in 1982. In Canada it won an
ACTRA Award for the best television program and garnered a number of
international awards including the 1982 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. In 1985,
the story was made into a feature film called, "Into Thin Air", starring
Ellen Burstyn and produced by Ron Howard.
For those of you who have not seen it and more importantly for those of you
who have never truly worn out the show leather on one case, this is a MUST SEE
Sarkis Detective Agency
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