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Jessica Elizabeth Lloyd is described by her brother as a "witty, sociable girl
who liked being the center of attention. Her friends say she was a stunning
young woman who was quick-witted, with a big heart and a great sense of
A vivacious young woman, her family and friends could only see good things
for Jessica in her future. Sadly, that future was cut short, stolen from her.
MEMORIES OF JESSICA
Terra Dafoe (Friend since 3rd grade)
"The pictures obviously show the good-hearted person she was, but Jess was
also hilarious - she would have you in stitches within just two or three minutes
of sitting with her. There's a really beautiful person that has been lost in all of this."
THE LAST MESSAGE
2010 - January 28 - 10:36 P.M. - Jessica Elizabeth Lloyd (27) sends a text message
to a family friend. It is the last communication anyone receives
from Jessica. It's a cold night.
JESSICA LLOYD DISAPPEARS
Jessica Lloyd does not report for work at her job as an administrator at the
Tri-Board Student Transportation Services in nearby Napanee. Jessica
coordinated school bus schedules for the area.
Two hours after shift start, the office contacts her family. Andy, her brother,
lives in Belleville. Both he and and their mother, Roxanne McGarvey,
(their father died in 1996) immediately became concerned.
Andy LLoyd "We immediately knew something terrible had happened.
It drew a red flag so quick. That's not like her."
Jessica's brother and mother rushed to her house to see what was wrong.
Inside they find her purse, wallet, identification and glasses. Jessica's car
is in the driveway. There is no sign of Jessica.
One person who helped in the search for Jessica tells the media "There were
footprints outside her bedroom window."
A MASSIVE SEARCH FOR JESSICA BEGINS
Authorities launch a massive search for Jessica.
Extensive ground and aerial searches are conducted over the weekend. Members of
the tactical team, ATV unit and auxiliary police unit scoured the area around Jessica's
house Officers from the neighbouring Stirling-Rawdon police department, and the CFB
Trenton military base assist. The base also sends a helicopter. Police and 150 volunteers
canvass residences and search for Jessica.
Jessica's family and friends put up posters.
Facebook pages are created to spread the word about Jessica's disappearance.
Andy Lloyd (Brother of Jessica)
"We're just taking it day by day. I just hope she comes back healthy and safe."
ROADBLOCK YIELDS RESULTS
2010 - February 4 - Thursday - it is one week since Jessica Lloyd went missing,
7:00 P.M. -- 6:00 A.M. Friday morning -
Ontario Provincial Police place a roadblock on Hwy. 37, (which connects Belleville with
Tweed) not far from Jessica Lloyd's bungalow. Officers stop every vehicle travelling in
either direction. Questions are asked of persons in the vehicles. They officers are
also checking out the tire treads on the vehicles, hoping to find a match to "unusual
tire treads" found outside of Jessica Lloyd's house.
Col. Russell Williams (Svoka) has driven his Pathfinder instead of his BMW which
he usually drove. He is stopped at the roadblock and questioned. An officer
notices that the tire treads on his vehicle resemble the ones left at Jessica
11 days after Jessica's disappearance, tire tracks that were left outside her home
match the tires on Williams' vehicle.
Police have caught not only Jessica's abductor, but her murderer.
2010 - February 7 - Sunday -
A Behavioural Sciences Expert from the Provincial Police, Investigators and
Col. Russell Williams (Svoka) have an interview.
BASE COMMANDER'S ARREST
Col. Russell Williams (Svoka) is arrested later that day.
2010 - February 8 - Monday- Williams has directed police to Jessica Lloyd's
body, located off a winding, dark and secluded stretch
of road, about 13 minutes away from William's home
on Cosy Cove Lane.
Jessica Lloyd was asphyxiated - her death is ruled a
homicide. Prior to Jessica's murder, Corporal Marie-France
Comeau was found in her home, asphyxiated. Both women
had been bound and sexually assaulted.
Police Investigators search William's home and find "a "treasure trove" of perverted
pictures, including possibly, some showing the last terrified moments of murdered
Corporal Marie-France Comeau's life. They find "trophies" of women's lingerie.
CFB 8 Wing Trenton base commander Russell Williams is charged with the
first-degree murders in the asphyxiation deaths of both Jessica Lloyd and
Cpl. Marie-France Comeau. He's charged with two counts of forcible
confinement, two break and enter charges and two counts of sexual assault
prior to their deaths.
Williams is also charged with forcible confinement, breaking and entering
and sexual assault of two women attacked in break-ins at their homes.
During the attacks he is said to have forced the women to strip and pose
for photographs blindfold and naked. The women were attacked during
break-ins around the town of Tweed, Ontario, in September.
Williams is later charged with 82 separate burglary charges from repeated
break-ins at 47 homes, dating from September 2007 through July 2009.
One property was broken into 9 times.
TIP OF THE ICEBERG
In solving Jessica Lloyd & Cpl. Comeau's deaths, investigators are beginning to
work around the clock checking unsolved cold case files of assaulted or murdered
females in areas where Williams has been posted during the 23 years he served in
the Canadian Air Force.
2010 - February - Police believe that Russell Williams' connection with
Paul Bernardo is coincidental. (They attended the same
university and both graduated with a degree in economics).
However, authorities are examining Scarborough cold cases.
Police have said they are re-examining the cases that overlap
with when Williams attended UTSC. (University of Toronto
2010 - February 18 - Williams appears in court over video-link up.
2010 - March 25 - Russell Williams is remanded on murder and sexual
assault charges after a brief appearancein a Belleville, Ontario
court via video link to the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee.
2010 - August 26 - PRETRIAL - Russell Williams waived his right to a preliminary
Andy Lloyd (Brother of Jessica Lloyd)
"Anything that is going to shorten the trial we're happy with. Anything
that is going to bring a quicker resolution like we want, we're happy with."
2010 - October 7- Trial to begin - Ontario Superior Court.
Andy Lloyd (Brother of Jessica LLoyd)
"After months of brief video appearances that are just adjourned, I'm glad there
is some movement in the case. It feels kind of good, actually, to know the process
is actually starting now, I have a good feeling that something good is going to come
out of it.
I have faith in the police and the Crown.
"It does bring back emotions, but it's something like I say the emotions never
really go away, so it's kinda hard to bring them back up when they are constantly
My heartbroken family is still struggling to come to terms with why she was killed,
The big question is, you know, what happened? I think that's on everybody's mind
right now. There's obviously a lot of things that will come out, but why is the main
People are putting two and two together and they're making 10.
Anything's possible, but I highly, highly doubt that she knew him.
We have no indication that she had even laid eyes on him before."