Les­lie Con­rad mur­der: story prompts peo­ple to con­tact daugh­ters

Annapolis Valley Register - - YEAR IN REVIEW - BY SARA ERIC­S­SON THE REG­IS­TER LOWER WOLFVILLE, N.S.

Les­lie Con­rad was

12 years ago, her body found near her Lower Wolfville home.

It’s a case that re­mains un­solved, and one I spoke about with her daugh­ters

Leah and Lacey in Septem­ber, as they marked the 12th an­niver­sary of Les­lie’s death. The sis­ters also mur­dered re­cently marked an­other mile­stone – Les­lie would have turned 58 on Dec. 8.

Since the story was pub­lished Oct. 2, Leah Con­rad says she has been con­tacted by peo­ple with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing her mother’s case, some of which she’d never heard be­fore.

“I’ve had dis­cus­sions with peo­ple who have things that have come up, or that they’ve heard about, that they are now feel­ing they can men­tion to me. This ar­ti­cle is cre­at­ing an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to talk about it again,” she says.

Con­rad says RCMP have not been in con­tact with her or Lacey since Oc­to­ber.

Leah says the sis­ters will con­tinue talk­ing about her mother in the hopes speak­ing out will “keep the story at the fore­front of peo­ple’s minds” and in­spire more peo­ple to reach out.

She says that’s the most they can hope for at this point.

“Some­one has done this to her – it wasn’t an ac­ci­dent, and she didn’t bury her­self in a shal­low grave on her own. Twelve years is a lot of time to think about what hap­pened,” she says.

“Some­body did take her life, and they don’t de­serve to be free. They’ve had 12 years of bor­rowed free­dom, and that needs to be brought to jus­tice.”

FILE PHOTO

De­vel­oper Ed Far­ren with An­napo­lis County Tim­o­thy Habin­ski dur­ing an an­nounce­ment Dec. 8 that Gor­don­stoun Schools Lim­ited of El­gin, Scot­land has granted Far­ren a fran­chise to cre­ate Gor­don­stoun Nova Sco­tia. Gor­don­stoun is con­sid­ered the top in­ter­na­tional pri­vate board­ing school in the world.

ASH­LEY THOMP­SON

Karen and Mervyn Hasler re­cently moved back to Nova Sco­tia af­ter spend­ing 10 years in Al­berta for work. They came home to be close to their daugh­ters but are now ques­tion­ing the move that has left them with­out a fam­ily physi­cian only months af­ter Mervyn was di­ag­nosed with a se­ri­ous heart con­di­tion.

Sara Eric­s­son

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