Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Timeline of the Case of Candace Derksen, Winnipeg Teen Found Dead in 1984

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Timeline of the Case of Candace Derksen, Winnipeg Teen Found Dead in 1984

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A timeline of the Candace Derksen case

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WINNIPEG - Mark Grant is on trial for the second time in the killing of 13-year-old Winnipeg teen Candace Derksen in 1984. Here is a timeline of the decades-long case:

Nov. 30, 1984: Candace disappears on her way home from school.

Jan. 17, 1985: Her body is found in a storage shed near her house. She had been tied up and left to freeze to death.

2001: RCMP test the twine used to bind Derksen, as well as hair found at the scene, but results are inconclusive.

2007: A private lab, Molecular World in Thunder Bay, Ont., tests the twine and hair again.

May 16, 2007: Police charge Mark Grant, a man with a long criminal record, with first-degree murder.

Jan. 17, 2011: Grant's murder trial begins, 26 years to the day after Candace's body was found. …

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