By Letter to the Editor on January 11, 2018.
It has been largely reported in the media including the CBC that the Vielle case is the first triple murder in Lethbridge history. Not so.
To set the the record straight, I refer you to the Feb. 21, 1945 article from the Lethbridge Herald:
“Gun, Razor, Bring Death
George M. Ogloff Apparently Shot in Sleep at Henderson Lake Golf Clubhouse – Wife Found With Razor in Hand and Two Children Dead in Car – Jealousy Said Motive
Tragedy wiped out a Lethbridge family Tuesday at the Henderson Lake Golf Club when four persons father, mother and two children died according to the police by murder and suicide.
George M Ogloff, about 39
His wife, Wilma, about 35
His daughter, Lorraine, 9
And his son, Michael, 5
Investigation by city police and Dr. J.S. Wray, city coroner, indicated murder and suicide. Ogloff died of shotgun wounds in the left chest as he lay in bed.
Bodies of Mrs. Ogloff and the two children, their throats slashed, were found in the family car parked outside the clubhouse. Police and Dr. Wray said indications were that Mr. Ogloff died first apparently shot while asleep. The shotgun believed to have been used was found outside the clubhouse leaning against the wall.”
In the interest of history, I thought I should point this out. This makes the Vielle case at least the second triple murder in Lethbridge.
The article can be found online at http://www.uleth.ca/lib/digitized_collections/ourheritage/index_page_stuff/Local_History_Links/Historyclips/clip3_murder.html.
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