Real Name: Unknown
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Murder
Missing Since: June 28, 1991
Details: On June 27, 1991, Gordon "Gord" McAllister, sixty-two, and his wife of thirty-nine years, Jackie, fifty-nine, stopped at a rest stop in Blind River, Ontario, to spend the night. They were from Lindsey, Ontario, and were on a vacation trip, traveling in their RV. At 12:55 am on June 28, a man claiming to be a police officer knocked on their door. He claimed that they had to move their RV.
When Jackie opened the door, the man had two guns with him and demanded all of their money and valuables. She put her rings and jewelry in her purse and then gave it to him. Then, for no apparent reason, he shot her. Gord was able to jump out of the motor home and hide under it as the man fired at him.
At around that same time, Brian Major, a twenty-nine-year-old husband and father, arrived at the rest stop and asked if the man needed help. When he noticed that he had a gun, he tried to get back into his car and start. He was then shot by the gunman. After that, the gunman got into his van and drove off.
Gord went out to the highway and tried to get help, but Jackie and Brian were already dead. Gord was wounded, but survived. Police began investigating and soon distributed a composite sketch of the killer. A witness came forward, claiming that the gunman nearly hit their car shortly after he left the rest stop. The gunman was driving a blue van, which continued driving east towards Sudbury, Ontario. Unfortunately, the witness did not see what license plates the van had. A search of vehicle records proved fruitless.
Recently, Gord helped police make a computer composite of Jackie's killer. He is described as 5'10" with a slight build, long stringy blonde hair, and approximately 30 years old. He has never been found.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the March 10, 1993 episode.
Results: Unresolved. In 1999, a former police officer named Ronald West was identified as a possible suspect. He is also suspected in a double murder in 1970. As of 1999, he was in prison for a string of robberies. In 2001, he confessed to the 1970 murders and is serving two life terms. He has not been charged in either of Jackie's or Brian's murders, but remains a prime suspect. Gordon later remarried, but he has since passed away on February 14, 2012.
- The Case on Unsolved.com
- Blind River Murders at Orton's Crime Blog
- Ronald Glenn West at Murderpedia
- Google Groups Articles on Case
- Jackie McAllister at Find a Grave