Corrine gustavson

Corrine Gustavson

Real Name: Unknown
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Abduction, Rape, Murder
Missing Since: September 1992


Details: American and Canadian police are searching for the rapist and killer of six-year-old Corrine "Punky" Gustavson from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Corrine was abducted from her back yard on the morning of September 6, 1992, while playing hide and seek with her friend, Lindsay Knott. The neighbor and another child saw the abductor throw Corrine into a blue van and drive off. A police search soon began for Corrine and her abductor.
Tragically, two days later, Corrine's body was found in a truck lot nine kilometers from her home, sexually assaulted and smothered to death. Authorities have no suspects in the case, but believe that Corrine's murder may be related to the abduction and attempted murder of a three year old girl named Mandy Tremblay who was kidnapped from a park near her home in May of 1992, and the next day was found sexually assaulted and severely injured in a field several miles away. However, the killer remains at large.

Clifford sleigh

Clifford Sleigh

Extra Notes: This case first aired on the November 24, 1993 episode. This case was also covered on America’s Most Wanted and Cold Case Files.
Results: Captured. Ten years after Corrine's abduction and murder, the police arrested Clifford Matthew Sleigh in connection with her murder after his DNA matched that found on her body. He was convicted of her murder and is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years. Interestingly, Corrine's uncle was originally the prime suspect in her death because her body had been found underneath his truck, but he was later cleared through DNA evidence, which later led to Sleigh's arrest. Authorities suspect that Sleigh may have been involved in attacks on other girls, including Mandy's, but has not been charged in those cases.

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