On June 12, 2007, around 7:30 p.m., police opened the trunk of a rental car left in the parking lot of an Edmonton church at 144 Avenue and 94 Street.. Inside, officers found the body of Richard Harris, 22.He had been beaten with blunt force and stabbed multiple times.
Michele Peotestio was a person of interest immediately in the case. Witnesses helped with evidence in 2014 but it wasn’t quite enough to get charges. Almost 13 years after the Edmonton Police Service said Michele (Micheal) Potestio, 45, was arrested without incident in B.C.’s Lower Mainland in March of 2020.
On April 7th, 2007 a 32 year old figure skating coach looked outside of her home in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She seen an object sitting perfectly at the end of her driveway. She thought the yellowy white skull belonged to animal. She kicked the skull into a nearby ditch. A couple of days later one evening a neighbor was walking their dog near the figure skaters house. They seen the object that the neighbor kicked into the ditch and upon further investigation on it discovered it was a human skull. On April 18th, 2007 the Hamilton Police along with local search and rescue
After being able to match the skull to remains investigators believed the Hamilton John Doe could of died as early as the spring of 2006 or even the fall of 2005. He was wearing a water proof army brand watch with a blue face on his left wrist. The watch cost at least $400 and weren’t made after 2003.
The Hamilton Police have tried to link Hamilton John Doe to other missing persons cases but have had no luck. Hamilton John Doe is believed to be between 40-65 and was 5’6-6’0 tall. DNA was taken from his femur and is available for matching. No foul play was suspected.