August 22nd, 2011. Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Corey Scherbey was found dead in his home on August 22nd, 2011. The RCMP initially investigated his death as a homicide, but in 2014, Corey’s death was declared an accidental overdose. Corey’s family believes he was murdered. The way Corey’s body was found, details at the crime scene, and a strange letter leave some with the belief that this was a murder.
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This was at least on the unsolved mysteries podcast. I'm not sure if there was an actual
show about it, but
It's a mysterious death and
family and parents are
Not satisfied with law
For since explanation and
I will say that I do have some personal were experience
with this type of story, so I'll keep my opinions talent. So what that? What are we?
about tonight, we're talking about,
the august twenty eleven death
Corey Scherer be in his home in cello lack british columbia, canada.
never been to chill act, but it sounds
I got a nice quaint area.
apparently over by
coover, yet so corey
was born january, twenty third nineteen, seventy three he was born and raised in shallow act, british columbia, canada and he worked indy logging industry, as aid
joker, whose a person that secures cables around logs he had a twelve year old son, and he was
described by his former tenant as a great person. He was a gentle teddy bear
in his obituary. It said he cared depot.
For his family and friends and was always the first to lend a hand to those in need
said that he was a very happy and outgoing person?
Tat people never knew him to be in a bad mood. Now
as you already mentioned, the sewers august, twenty
He is thirty, eight years old.
He was last seen alive on august,
His father ed,
come by the house to drop off some dinner. He rang
doorbell and notice
the door was a bit ajar and he called out hikori. I got
you a couple hamburgers and he went to
top of the stairs and there was a woman in there. He didn't recognize. She was wearing a leather jacket. Corey
didn't, say much. He appeared to be maybe embarrassed and
Corey shewed his father out and in
want him to look again or see what was going on so Corey
walked his father out and said good by the very
It will end up telling his wife.
there- was a strange girl at the house.
And he says that she looks a little bit kind of spooky
What do you take that to mean justin? I think god
girl myself, I think black,
care, maybe some I make up, maybe not the time
of woman, they expected to be with their son or wanted to be with her son yeah. Now he began
It was little bothered by this, and so he was
talking to his wife, gladys and said I really
we should find out who she is,
his wife said they shouldn't bother corey just leave him be now.
This was before the weekend and
They haven't heard from him or weaken long, so they had tried calling, but
no answer and he didn't return their calls so
his mom and dad adding gladys decided they would
go to the house. This is monday and its
twenty. Second, twenty eleven nobody wants
so gladys his mother used her spare key to get in edward
Walked in and found Corey neil,
in front of his leather sofa. His head was buried into the cushions. She
lifted him up and
tried to lay on the floor and she saw a mass of pool of what looked like blood
She said that corey was on
Space was so decay
black and blue that she couldn't recognize her own son, so she ran out of the house screaming and of course,
add the father, peterson
It's going on, so he jumped up and run over and try.
he could her as she trusted.
Splain, what has happened, and
she's screaming someone has
build corey, murdered, murdered
there is also a man that lived below
and his name was kevin, Mcalpine and Kevin.
alpine. You know he'd brenda.
From corrie and because
the commotion he came up and saw what was happening so there.
Actually a couple of calls here tonight when one because this death occur.
for some time that weekend it makes it difficult because
hi heat. May there wasn't any air conditioning at the time so the high he
the state of the body. It was very difficult, even
try to figure out a time of doubts, other isn't one, but they feel
here that he must have died. Some time late august, nineteenth or early august twentieth of
eleven so that
friday, night or early saturday morning is what their think
about three days from four
they too monday, is the time
That's elapsed, its
little disturbing, but we do need to cover these details. They do become important. So, like you,
Ed Cory's face was buried into this
his body was bent sharply at the waist his Denham jacket,
actually covered his face and it was so
when gladys had seen him. She thought that at least one
His ears was missing.
and then, when she was looking at his face his eyelids
and his face were white and his nose was blue
had no hair on top of his head and, of course,
was this pool of fluids all over the floor and she thought it was blood. It measure
seventeen and a half by seven feet. This fluid had gone through the
ouch and all over the floor by the time
people arrived, it had hardened into a crust.
And it was a reddish color. Anyone could look at that and say: dried blood
There were other parts of it,
house, you know on the frames and you're the front entrance and near the
looks like it had some of this fluid on it too, and it said that
There was ready
residue in the bathtub in the bathroom. It said
There were smudges of blood on the door frame on this day
near the front entrance.
the blood on the ac unit. Next to the couch and his
Other ed said that it didn't look like the blood drew
to shout, it poured out not simple,
until now, they also
found bloody footprints and these appeared to be sock, prints
If someone wasn't wearing their shoes- and they were
down the hallway downstairs toward the patio doors going to the
through from the hallway and going from the dining room and living room area to the kitchen down the hall.
way to the bedrooms, turning towards the master bedroom and then
whether prince aside from those but because their sock prince-
the police when they were looking at them. They said
they varied in size from between an eight and a half or a nine, and even up to an eleven. Now this
where's bother gladys because-
She knew she never took her shoes off and yet she,
like it was suggested that the police said that maybe she made those prince when she moved around inside the home and obviously, if Corey
been murdered or is dead, these prints
if they are these bloody footprints, it somebody that has walked through this blood or this red fluid and left a trail. So this is after death. This is days after
yeah, because again it would take some time for the fluids to appear, and so
This is after death, after men, like you, said
so we ve eliminated corey, he's definitely not the one who left the prince, but what else
they find at the scene, justin
So there's a white jacket found on the floor with blood and bodily fluids. Andy family said they didn't recognize either the white one or the Denham jacket, oh jack,
appeared to be women's jackets. There was also a cardboard pizza box. It was found in one of
his closets it
had a weird message on it. That said better.
Be a funeral services.
britain and sharply on the box. It wasn't cory's handwriting, but again this is an empty pizza box found in the closet. I dont know if that can be.
Hide to this are not. But if you're looking for foul play,
Then that sticks out just
that it was found in a closet, though right here you can
If there is a message left that that box would have been out
and seen by anyone coming into the room
There are also some knives missing from the kitchen counter and there
as a search made to look.
these knives, but they were never located and according
to add cory's father. He said that Cory's wallet had a bloody finger.
print on it and their risk
ash missing from that wallet to the two
of a hundred forty dollars
There was a half class, a beer on the table. Evidence of drugs were present, there were needles. Sat on.
but the garbage can and the police
found a black bag with tinfoil in it
this was in the toilet. Now
ten foil is typically used to contain
looks like cocaine or heroin. Anything like that. This is sticking
to the police as drugs are involved so corps
with the cello lack r c m p, found no signs of trauma to korea. Herbie they didn't
see any kind of wounds.
if he were shot or stabbed, there didn't appeared
and when they examined the door there
no sign of forest century. But of course remember back, I mean
When I visited corey? He said that call
He seemed to not be expecting company, meaning him
the and his door. We hadn't been locked, so that may
be significant here and
it's possible that his body was so
far along in decay, that they were able to see puncture marks from needles or anything like that, because, again, through
The issue days later in a very hot apartment,
So what do we know? Just as we know from his father that Corey was with a young woman in a leather jacket she had.
the on and when he spoke with,
police about her. He told them about
dropping off the food he said
The police didn't seem to interested in this woman yeah
that's his impression ah, but they did. I guess, tape
the crime scene initially so now
could enter or leave, and that
give the impression that there are treating it as foul play, one of the things
we don't off and get into just in. Are the crime scenes? What happens
A residence is given back to the family so that they can have access to it, and in this case, when the sure bees visited
he's home after the police released, it
act to them. They are pretty
by what they found
didn't seem like the crime scene was cleaned up very well and even found a piece of corey scalp on the floor. Yeah
it's gonna, be very upsetting to anyone
any family. I will say this that I've been to a few crime scene sore scenes were. Somebody has died and having a piece of scalp there. I think they.
They could have at least take that up.
as far as blood
bodily fluids, typically that doesn't get cleaned up at all
yeah be interesting to hear from. I know we have listeners who work in crimes,
interesting to hear what they say about this. I'm sure some of them will say when we release seen back to the family.
Spick and span. Who knows better, be nice to hear about this? What I think have
here? Is law enforcement released it back
the family they were
going to be doing any clean up there,
We're going to leave it to the family to hire a clean up crew to do it, that's the impression,
I get, but I wasn't there. I dont know what was said. That's just my own anecdotal and personal experience with this cory's uncle marty, george
he said, he was struck immediately by the bloody footprint
on the stairs and what he called
the staggering volume of blood on the floor and, of course,
seeing his nephew scalp, laying in the middle of the living room floor. This
actually included in its two thousand twelve complaint,
consulted for family Jeremy Matic said that the police,
treated the house like a crime scene for two days than cleared everything out and refused to tell them anything
this is where we get different points of view. Justin,
police who had started this investigation as possibly being a homicide. They seem too
drift away from that fairly quickly. And then
fully believe that corey was murdered, especially
The police are really giving them much. They feel like the police,
start. Taking seriously enough. When you
into a scene where you find
your son or daughter, bent over the couch and why
appears to be blood everywhere and p
as of his scalp or his ears missing blood smears,
door frames and bloody footprints and yeah
That initial impression is absolutely. This is foul play somebody murdered him and hung out in the area until they were done,
Stealing, whatever they're gonna steal or doing whatever their can do, and then they laughed so the fact.
We actually comes up with the theory and their theory
involves Corey serbia's girl friend. Now they
been dating for about ten years ago.
the core, his aunt valerie,
story this girl, free?
was considered nice but possessive and
she wouldn't allow them to break up essentially is the way it said. This is, of course, just hearing
the family has to say we're not getting her side of things, but cory's girlfriend
not see him that weekend now they restock
have lunch on saturday, the twentieth- and this is where this theory
comes from is normally
Corey doesn't show up for a day if they're supposed to meet and he doesn't show up, all hell would break loose. She would know,
they call him repeatedly or just go and find him, and when the fan
got cory's phone records
they notice that his girlfriend didn't region
to him at all. That weekend
just as if she knew as what is how
interpret this budget.
Calling at about
p m on that monday, and so the families wondering did she go there.
Did she go to the residents the police do talk
we're just him. What are they learn? Well, she,
made a statement to police that she inquiry had an arrangement whereby, if we,
them didn't show up for a date. It didn't matter that much. She also said that corey had been assaulted in the past by people with bad connections. She did not know who they were but thought they might.
In a gang of some kind. She
He also states that she never noticed corey using drugs. She said that these
almost every day and she never noticed him being drunk or high now
who were these other bad.
People he's hanging around with. We don't get alot of insight into that. Just yet now is aunt. Heads,
open with unsolved. Mysteries,
according to her at court,
funeral his girlfriend was just hysterically crying and shaking and trembling, and
Apparently the family found that very unusual. They said she was
shaking so hard like out of
scared or fear.
you just in, but it's kind of difficult to try and imagine how someone supposed to react and if she's been dating corey shabby for ten years. The emotions are an all time high there and
ass if you're looking for, I guess
suspicion dear look
for signs or tells that somebody knows something. You can interpret a lot of things different ways, but
we crying out a funeral that doesn't stand out to me too much another,
theory they were working on was that possibly this was
it's a money. His death
serbia's hired, a private investigator,
According to that investigator, they found out,
that corey had invested in a real estate project and loaned a substantial amount of money. Now add new about
it's because Corey had told him that he was having a disagreement about the deal, but it wasn't
b. To those details that doesn't
really stand out to me that much on the face of it, he can invest in whatever he wants to go.
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today was she went to end gladys, his house and she,
them up by banging on their door
and she said I have to tell you something: Corey was killed over money and drugs, but she was too
scared to tell them who was involved
that cory's girlfriend either knew about his murder or was responsible herself and she said,
if they knew I was talking to you. I'd be next,
and then to add a weird spend two things. Tammy, wouldn't
dying of blood poisoning in fabric
following a long. She has
forward told the pair
instead, there son has been murdered and she
is too scared because of repercussions, and then she dies of what
consider a mysterious death. So if you
part of the serb family. This is just and forcing the belief that-
son corey was murdered. We talked about this complaint
Marty Jordan was part of he filed a fire.
page letter to the rcmp. This is on behalf of the shelby family, to complain about the
the condition of the home and a request
for the case to be open. It really fell
to them. Like the police. Again,
upon this case
two years using the access to information act to get a copy of cory's case file,
where they need an attorney beer. They hire.
Attorney Doug Christie to help them now he went
Do the coroner's report- and he said it-
is felt like something was off. Problem is
once again where they think they're getting some information well
again. The case takes it
and because Doug Christie
passes away on march eleven twenty thirteen, so there
dad and they're just left hanging with wax
to our saw, but the art
impede, does respond on june twenty first way. Thirteen chief superintendent Brien can Tara concur.
who did that the officers conducted a thorough investigation and the police have now
reason to believe that any person is responsible for cory's death. This is
That seems to actually finally give the family a lot of details and
kind of a cause of death to write this review concludes that the large pool
of blood as the family saw. It was not an unusual amount of body fluids in relate.
Into a body well into the process of decomposing.
this is where I kind of have to,
Ask for some empathy for the farmer,
here because they may not understand decomposition. All they understand is an especially from gladys, his point of view what she saw but stay.
Three of de composition is active decay and this
but I read online, but this should at least explain it to you at this point, the body
again to drain itself of what is known as perch fluid. This is the liquefied waste
of our own energy, which will see from the mouth knows or any
a as org,
his muscles and skin begin to liquefied. So I won't read the whole thing.
Essentially, that's where we saw there, it was liquefied nation
wasn't necessarily blood. It was a lot of things from his body day.
Also go on to say that the bloody footprints and smudges at the crime scene must
come from tee body. Removal crew now did add an gladys,
see these smudges when they initially went into the home or
they see them later after the boy
it was removed,
their memory wrong. This
what d at least a year, or so
m p is saying is they did see these smudges and footprints, but they were after the fact, not there,
at the time when they
called men when one in initially reported the body
and they went on to acknowledge the unfortunate event,
of leaving quarries scalp behind they called it
fortunate yeah. They said
the family, was not informed about sanitation services and then
Finally we get to the autopsy
and the coroner's report ruled
accidental overdose, it was an it
combined cocaine and ethanol intoxication, meaning
cain and alcohol which
Cocaine on its own is pretty bad, for you
in cocaine and drinking alcohol. It causes coca ethylene coca athletes
it is when you mix cocaine and alcohol ah
is the risk of stroke it true
the blood vessels raises your heart rate ambled pressure and can cause sudden brain bleeding and blood clots along with.
putting tons of stress on all of your major organs. It's even worse, though, if you inject cocaine,
We know there were needles found in his home
there was ten boil found in a bag.
The bathroom and
finding cocaine and alcohol in his system. So therefore
This is what the toxicologist and the autopsy report is. Gonna show
They also say that there were no signs of struggle at the scene.
Was no signs of. May
trauma or injury to his body, so
yeah, when you first look at the scene, you might think that here
got it. Unlike his,
that's an all. His blood came out, but they're not finding any puncture wounds or any kind of marks on his body. So
This bodily fluid, like you said
We came out of his orifices and not from a
stab wounds or anything else now wit.
Report. Obviously the authorities believe that they have proven that korea,
Arby's, death was
accidental overdose right
one thing that I've read:
that when you mix cocaine and alcohol like that you're gambling, but when it comes
to it. The family. There not shaken
this news they're not
everything on their belief that Cory's death was a homicide.
Their legal researcher, jeremy matic. He has a number of points
after reviewing this, this report,
and he says that there is no evidence that Corey was drinking excessively before he died. He said
the police never tested the zip block bag that they suspected contain drugs. This bag was
even found near cory's body. He said that
he too use needles in the garbage can well then
found needle marks inquiries body and the hour.
impey never tested the needles for drugs because they assumed the death was an accident. The last point,
makes. I think this one's a very interesting point is he said the police
note that the house was locked. After all, remember gladys had to use a key spare key to get in
Corey had remote garage doors, so someone could
opened the garage door hit close
and then slipped out just in time which may
appear as if the house was locked and nowhere else,
had been there at the time. There is
point of contention of
bloody smears and footprints left before or after again, the investigator even suggested that gladys,
had left them so
leaves her her mind
spinning thinking they don't know what you're talking about. So that's why
The case sat for a while until twenty
fourteen when gladys found a disturbing anonymous note had her home and it read,
dear MR mrs irby shakespeare, said Hell hath. No,
area than a woman scorned, that's
kind of homicide, it was a scorned, woman. Those who know who was belong to too tight
group to say a word. I think your son,
we decided to late to back off in jeopardy.
his well being his life signed a reader of its.
H. W k times so that's the church
work times, and this story has been in the newspaper so
person knows about the story, because
read the newspaper, maybe
or at someone that knows something right. I think that's what added gladys would believe table.
This was a homicide, and now they have this letter
note saying it was a homicide, they don't think that
their son, used any type of drugs, they dont think even drink alcohol. Really they said that corey didn't even like taking aspirin
he was a logger ass, hard labor in your back in your arms, I'm sure her when you're doing not all day long and fur corey not even be an aspirin or tylenol taker from this. Is that
impression of their son,
so they feel like they can't make any headway here. They feel like the government. The authorities have just literally shut down this case, so in two thousand
sixteen the servies higher doktor chris for green, easier
physician and a fellow at the amount
an academy of forensic sciences, he's tat,
with writing an independent report now? Accordingly,
doktor greens report. He suggests
Corey was the victim of a homicide, but why well here
says that the amount of metabolize cocaine in his body was not enough for him to
overdosed. He said that
check the liver and what not he tested
zero for cocaine, meaning
How could he have overdosed if he didn't have enough cocaine in a system? He also says there was no
a hole in a system which this is
obviously going head to head with the toxicology report.
Then there is this explanation that when a body is decomposing, a cat,
produce some alcohol. Naturally dont know if that's a thing or not, but even if
it. Does he saying there wasn't enough alcohol and a system to kill him
really have sing. I feel that he's not saying that corey didn't use cocaine. He saying that the cocaine was fully metabolize in his system before Corey died.
We saying there's not enough stuff in his system to cause death according to him,
He also says that Cory's body decomposed at a faster rate than normal, which he said
as could suggest foul play,
He goes on to say that corey may happen
strangled smothered or possibly tortured and suffocated before he overdosed, which is strange
he's saying. There was no overdose. I think he
smothered and there were suffocated because of corey's.
Body position and how his face was buried into the cushions. I think they're saying somebody
held his head there
until he stopped breathing
what I'm, assuming so
he says he's basing this off of a review of academic articles were bodies found in unusually advanced states of decomposition had ever
of suffocation as a causing or contributing factor to death, plus, like you
the position of his body and the d
it goes on to note that the woman who was known to be a quarry on
at evening was never found now the police,
wrote in their report that she may have been a sex worker now
the father, as we stated when
for the house to drop off some dinner and it wasn't cory's girlfriend
was there it was the spooky girl remember so this is somebody else. This isn't his girlfriend to me
throwing the whole the girl friend
scorn woman thing on its head a little because wooden
be the last person to see corey alive. Therefore,
possibly a sex worker, this strange woman that was at his house both difficult
I get. We are saying- and I think that's you know the outcomes razor here, but
it's possible that some people would suggest that, after that, woman left that his girlfriend showed up yeah. That's that's a theory, but there's no evidence of it, because there's no communication that we can find on record here
there's no phone call, but she
could have just shown up his girlfriend. Could it just shown up without contacting them, and then she walked in and caught him in this other women? Something like that. You know it's. It's possible families
still not satisfied and
when he seventeen, they apply for the corners office to reopen the case and there
requesting an inquest
into this entire investigation into every single finding that investigators and the corner have done while the minister refused this. So the
Bees asked for a judicial review of that decision and they get it
judge to agree with them: twenty eighteen justice, John Steve's and Victoria called for
of the case
twenty eight arcy mp, commissioner, Brenda lucky
to the arcy mps, civilian review and complaints. Commission.
And she said she agreed with the commission's finding that the initial investigation was not reasonably thorough and she order
the cello whack arcy mp to apologise in it,
in change here. Just because all the way up till now it's been we about
get it this we just
I see a homicide
there was even a sorry, but in
when he eighteen because of this justice and because of this commissioner, the arsenal
issued a formal apology to
glad assure me for how they investigated cory's death. Justin
Thank you and I have covered a number of,
in cases where drugs are involved and it does seem as you,
regularly harp on that the authority,
you don't seem to take cases involving drug deaths very seriously compared to drug sales right now and so
Think it's interesting that here there is a little bit of a push and there is a change of heart year where they actually do say sorry may we could have done better I'd.
No a better way to put this, but the
Overall attitude is another dead junkie, we dont care and they move on.
If you are law enforcement out there, and you don't feel that way, I'm not talking to you I'm talking!
but the general consensus and attitude that everyone has everyone's
section is of law enforcement investigating drug overdoses, and this is
based on people with person
sperience absolutely and we ve got
cases like this again. I'm sure there are officers detectives who take
riquet seriously, but we know there are some who doubt because drugs those people don't matter as much, they took their risk and they lost in the other
So this is, u find somebody that's oded on drugs. Well, who cares they died
they did it to themselves.
the to who sought them.
these drugs. Let's check their phone records. Let's do this. Let's do that. Let's find the dealer, but if it
They require some investigation into words.
got these drugs from that doesn't happen very often, they did end up
king down the person who is possibly his drug dealer and when they,
both to this person, he
denied everything and wouldn't really talk
them so they fell
it was a deadly, but like
said it seems like they should. Tractors
of downright I mean why did they give up so early so easily? Well, I think it's because they said, but he died, of an overdose. We need to move on. We have other cases to work.
I wish it was a little different and in this case I really wish that law
foresman and the investigation team would have been a little bit more forthcoming with the family and the parents right off the bat its
seems like it took years and the family
during private investigators and lawyers before they even got.
any insight into where the investigation was and cause of death
This is where the interaction between law enforcement and the family matters. I'm not saying you at a fixed it, but I think the way that
enforcement interacts with such families. If they'd be a little bit more apathetic,
I go a long way because I think like we're.
talked about. If you think that someone who overdoses isn't worth your time well, what does that tell the family
this is someone they loved and some
who many people up
Ok, so they use drugs. Should that be it for them. First
a people that is it. You might as well be dead because there
absolutely zero sympathy out. There
for someone that has an addiction problem and its really sad. This path.
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Wendy. Nineteen a couple of things happen: justice, jennifer power in victoria, erst the solicitor general to reconsider. The inquest
and I may twenty ninth of twenty nineteen minister of public safety and solicitor general MIKE Farnsworth wrote a letter.
the coroner Margaret Janson ordering an inquest
here's what he said I.
invent set in this case. The public interest is best served by such a public fact.
Having exercise that will determine the cause and circumstances surrounding Mr Serbia's death and status
the community, that the death of
its members was not overlooked, concealed or ignored,
of this because it's not about whether this was an overdose or not. This is letting
public know that every case is important
so it's twenty twenty. They
do their inquest and, of course it got rescheduled
delayed because of coated butter hissing
wes begins and the first witness at trial was cory's former tenant cabin mcalpine and he rented
The basement underneath corey
or six hundred dollars a month, didn't
Corey was dead until he heard his mother screaming on
twenty. Second, he had not.
upstairs or anything that whole weekend. He was more
ass just renting, so you didn't have a lot of interaction with corey,
he said he went upstairs that day and the living room was littered with dead flies,
overwhelming stage. It testified that corey
did occasionally use cocaine
Sometimes he shut his curtains and locked his doors to avoid him
Corey once invited a sex worker into his home and they spent the day
They got into an argument and corey ended up asking her to leave.
Again. This is kevin downstairs. He can hear
thing that's going on here,
a pretty good idea. What's going on, he knows
this person is a sex worker. He knows this person's getting into an argument with glory. He said that
Corey had his demons, but would
give you the shirt off of his back, which is pretty straightforward, but
think the next witness they bring up to date.
the file, is,
probably the more important one. Don't you think I did both them.
but this cab driver is important because he
interacted with corey, that night driving him to and from a location, and so this taxi driver picked up a passenger
a cory's house at ten p m on Friday night. This is
a few minutes after add, had stop by
He saw a male and female leaving the house. He did not recognise those people he drove them
to not the best neighbour head in shallow lack,
he said the man asked him to stop but stay on call because you need a ride. Back. The woman left, the car, the
got back in the car with a different woman. A second woman.
driver didn't know her either and they
to go back to.
man's home this man,
korea herbie. He said that the man's
Weiss was unusual anymore
I've had a speech impediment. But
He did not have a speech impediment the taxi,
were founded unusual that he didn't recognize any one. He picked up that night. He regularly drove in downtown cello lack and was familiar with the sex workers in the area. So,
just didn t have any idea why Corey would have a speech impediment if he didn't naturally have one.
Korea might have been on drugs or drunk and slurring. I think
a very simple explanation to
what's going on here and the fact that
taxi driver didn't recognize any the people that he picked up at night,
I don't read anything into that at all. There's a lot of
bull and shows a lack of water.
People in a lot of different industries and doing a lot of different thing. So there now,
having gladys may,
They never saw corey under the influence of drugs or alcohol right is,
That's strange that corey would not want to show them that side of himself
if he was using drugs or alcohol. I know it's weird that I have to say it, but especially as mother. Why would he want to use drugs around his mother there and this
something that I feel for his parents greatly but I'll go.
alex and drug users are really good about hiding it, especially from
her parents or anyone that
important to them. More loves them, because
not going to show them their addiction. They're, not gonna, show them their problems. It's obvious,
he was using drugs. His neighbor downstairs testified to it. It was it
that night, it apparently had been going on much longer and there was
Drugs and alcohol found at his apartment
I don't think someone's showing up murdering him and then planting drugs and alcohol on him. I think
They were all using drugs and alcohol together. So the present
in coroner over this inquest. Margaret Janson did
allow doktor greens report to be allowed into evidence. This was the report that was done at the behest
the sharp family now
The genes in she said doktor green, is
expert in radiology and neuroscience, not pathology there,
are essentially saying all of these different doctors. Different mds they'll have their own discipline. The sky.
ecology, reports or autopsies so
this isn't in his wheel house sure
in figure. It out sure he has the knowledge and the know how, but
He is not in that field. Therefore we're not going.
Take his report or findings under advisement, so
coroners jury on november fifth, twenty twenty declared Corey serbia's death, an accidental overdose, not a surprise
the jury recommended that the RCMP E division review policy to ensure the collection of all evidence and future death investigations.
Just you- and I spend a little time today before we recorded talking about. Did they do enough in
Yes, that's where they do
do enough? Eventually they did do enough.
what I think and most people's mind, to figure out.
Where his cause death was where they absolutely failed was in their communication with the family, especially
right off the gecko, but should they of
ass, did the needles should they have tested the foil should
tested every single thing they found in that apartment? Probably, but it doesn't take.
A lot of
acting the dots to see,
It talks, ecology report, see alcohol and cocaine, and someone system see
the drug paraphernalia and the needles connect the dots,
they should probably go one step further, but they didn't now the show
We family, they talk to the press after this inquest there
disappointed they don't like the verdict.
Add surely said that he doesn't believe all of cabins testimony here.
Feels like they discredited corey. Now the way
Put it. This guy's, a working man work ten to twelve hours a day. All they did is discredit him, so
in the end, there
feel like all this investigation? All this inquest, all the report dead, was try to pull.
Corey in a bad light that he was seeing
ex workers and that he was doing drugs and alcohol and get you can kind of
where the family wouldn't like this, because Corey
a complete person, and yet, if you go through
this case and you're looking at just the facts, were they cause
the information that the police in the event,
figures bound. It looks
he's just a drug user, but there's a
more to him and that's
the things we strive for with our show, just in as we try to put people in the right light.
Like you know the vanished does right is not about the one thing you did on a friday night
what was your interaction like with your mother? You know what about the fishing trip with your dad, what about helping her cousins move, etc there so much more to life than in
the dose of alcohol cocaine,
and so, no matter where we fall. In this case, we have to point out.
Korea. Shirley was a well liked man and, like you,
started. To show. With I mean this, is a tragedy and are
researcher on this case olivia. She had her final thought. She said
I don't think there is enough evidence to fully support the conclusion that corey died of an expert on orders. I was surprised by ad in gladys insistence that corey didn't do drugs. Plenty of peace.
Oh, don't tell their parents everything about their private lives. She says, in my opinion, it's definitely possible that korea had a deal gone wrong and real state or with purchasing of drugs.
and someone wanted revenge on him, and I think that
kind of summarizing, possibly how the parents feel he
I had a deal had gone wrong
and whether he was trying to negotiate for drugs or for sex.
and then somebody killed import, but I
have enough experience of my life with a couple of my siblings that I absolutely think this was.
I know that a body can decompose. Very
clearly in a hot rumour apartment and so
its bodily fluids everywhere. I know that
shoot up drugs or use drugs, intravenous Lee you can
shoot up in a chair
because your slide out or fall out of the chair
dont want a needle on your arm when deciding on falling under the ground so loud,
Will it shoot up we'll neil in front of a couch aura chair, so they can
all forward into it, that's
pretty common knowledge amongst people.
use heroin or shoot cocaine whatever it is there
neil in front of a couch because it will break their fall.
anything I've. I read about in this case I've
What experienced myself when they describe
weird positioning of his body. I was like that's not weird at all. That's that's what somebody
sheets of drugs? Does? Is nothing
What about that? To me, I don't mean to come.
Coldly or anything, I have complete sympathy
where's parents, but
They don't know much about drug use and addiction, and it sad that they were
due to it in this way and that
his wife, I believe in you likely believe that they can
except the findings, because it's not something, they know it's not common knowledge for them. Just in it,
not common knowledge for me. Now
you have way more experience in this area than I do. I haven't had to go visit a home of someone. I know that's gone through this. You have
So it's sad. I know you have simple
for this family. That's not it.
I shall just some of them
our little naive when it comes to this stuff, because we haven't had to experience it.
Unfortunately, for the sharpies, like you said, this is how they were introduced to it, and I can ex
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