Death of Theresa Allore
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|Body discovered||Compton, Quebec|
|Known for||Unsolved death for 38 years, 7 months and 15 days|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg)|
Theresa Allore was a 19-year-old Canadian college student who disappeared on Friday, November 3, 1978 from Champlain College Lennoxville in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Five months later, on April 13, 1979, her body was discovered in a small body of water approximately one kilometer from her dormitory residence in Compton, Quebec. Upon her disappearance police initially suggested she was a runaway. When her body was discovered police then suggested that she was the possible victim of a drug overdose, perhaps with the assistance of fellow college students. In the summer of 2002, the family of Theresa Allore enlisted the support of an investigative reporter and friend, Patricia Pearson, who produced a series of articles for Canada's National Post newspaper that presented compelling evidence that Theresa Allore was a victim of murder, and that her death was possibly linked to two other unsolved local cases; the death of 10-year-old Manon Dube in March 1978, and the murder of Louise Camirand in 1977. The theory was supported by geographic profiler and then FBI consultant, Kim Rossmo, who suggested a serial sexual predator may have been operating in the Quebec region in the late 1970s and advised police to investigate the three deaths as a series. Rossmo later gained notoriety when, in 1998, he suggested that Vancouver police create a serial killer task force to investigate the multiple cases of missing women from Vancouver's downtown Eastside. Robert Pickton was eventually arrested and found guilty of six murders, though he was accused of, and implicated in, an additional 26 murders of Vancouver missing women.
The deaths of Theresa Allore, Manon Dube, and Louise Camirand remain unsolved cold-cases.
Since 2002, John Allore - who maintains the website, Who Killed Theresa? - has continued the investigation. Allore has geographically identified an additional 15 unsolved murders from 1975 to 1981 which may be associated. The related cases are: Sharron Prior, Lise Choquette, Louise Camirand, Jocelyne Houle, Chantal Tremblay, Johanne Dorion, Hélène Monast, Katherine Hawkes, Denise Bazinet, Manon Dube, Lison Blais, Theresa Allore, Nicole Gaudreaux, Tammy Leakey, and Johanne Lemieux.
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