TORONTO STAR: Cold case trail won’t heat up without law change, cops say
"Privacy rights shouldn’t trump earlier DNA collection, according to police, criminologists."
By Michelle Mcquigge, The Canadian Press Wed., June 8, 2016 thestar.com/
"A man stalked the streets of Toronto, a 45-year-old mother of four in his sights."
"He mapped her movements through her downtown neighbourhood, plotted his attack, then savagely struck one August night in 1983. When he was done, Susan Tice lay sexually assaulted, stabbed and breathing her last in her own bedroom."
"Four months later, the scene played out again, this time during the Christmas rush in the heart of Yorkville — one of the city’s most posh neighbourhoods. The victim, 22-year-old aspiring fashion designer Erin Gilmour, suffered the same horrific fate."
"That’s what detectives at the Toronto cold case unit believe happened. In both cases, they say the assailants left behind traces of his DNA, captured by police."Read More
FIRSTHAND CBC-TV: How filmmaker Dylan Reibling teamed up with former detective Dave Perry to solve a cold case
By Dylan Reibling, Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 9 PM www.cbc.ca/
"On April 3, 2002, the Toronto Police were called in to investigate a strange smell coming from the apartment of computer salesman Michael De Bourcier. They knocked on his door and called his phone, but received no response. They were issued a warrant to investigate and gained entry to the apartment. There they discovered Michael's body - dead from what appeared to be a heart attack. At 35 years old, Michael was not the typical profile of a heart attack victim. The police took note - more investigation might be needed."Read More
METRO NEWS: Spy before you buy that condo
By Duncan McAllister, July 16, 2015 nebulix.com
"To empower Canadian homebuyers to do their own detective work, real-estate brokerage TheRedPin recruited private investigator Dave Perry, a former Toronto homicide detective and cofounder of Investigative Solutions Network. He is regularly consulted to investigate investment neighbourhoods for a confidential roster of clients."Read More
Toronto Star: Toronto man’s quest to solve mystery surrounding dead friend still unfinished
By Lauren Pelley, June 14 2015 thestar.com
"A call from Toronto police letting him know that his old friend had died sent Dylan Reibling on a quest to find out what had happened. It turned out to be a mystery without complete answers."...
"Private investigator David Perry, seen in his office at Investigative Solutions Network Inc., helped Dylan Reibling in his search for the truth about Michael De Bourcier."Read More
Dave Perry to be honoured by District 60 Toastmasters - Presentation of The Communication and Leadership Award
- November 16, 2013 Toastmasters60.com
About the award winner:
Dave Perry is an accomplished senior executive who has established an international reputation as one of Canada's premier investigators. As a result of a distinguished, 27 year career with the Toronto Police Service, Dave is called upon regularly, by various media outlets to provide expert opinion on domestic and international cases. He has been sought out by the private sector and law enforcement and governmental agencies, worldwide, to conduct seminars on investigative strategies, interviewing techniques, and major case management.Read More
Global 16x9: A investigation into a Saint John police officer’s decades of child sex abuse
By Brennan Leffler, September 27, 2013 globalnews.ca
"David Perry has been investigating sex crimes for more than three decades, first as a Toronto Police officer, now as a private investigator. Even with all that experience, watching and listening as victims re-live childhood sexual abuse never gets easier."Read More
Global News: A city’s shame: reliving childhood sexual abuse
By Brennan Leffler, September 28, 2013 globalnews.ca
"The 58-year-old Montreal man who had been sitting across from me moments ago has disappeared. In his place sits a preteen boy, re-living a nightmare that started decades ago, back home in Saint John, New Brunswick."Read More
Telegraph Journal: Investigators expand Estabrooks probe
By April Cunningham, September 26, 2013
"Private investigators searching for new sex abuse victims of former Saint John police officer Ken Estabrooks are back in SaintJohn."Read more
Law Times: Investigators warned about privacy rules in social media checks
BY Charlotte Santry, July 22, 2013
"The digital age can be a hindrance when it comes to probing someone's past, says Ron Wretham, one of the chief executive officers of Investigative Solutions Network Inc. "With the proliferation of the Internet, people are able to purchase false documents like high school diplomas, university degrees""Read More
CTV NEWS: Discipline, preparation keys to years-long abductions, expert says
By CTVNews.ca Staff, May 7, 2013
"The discovery in a Cleveland residence of three women who had been missing for a decade has many people wondering how it’s possible they were confined so long without anyone knowing. Dave Perry, a former detective with the Toronto Police homicide and sex crimes unit, shares his insights."Read More
ISN: Interrogation - A Bad Word, An Even Worse Technique!
By Dave Perry, May 2013
"Perhaps the best way to determine how you want to be perceived as an interviewer is to ask yourself this question. What kind of an interviewer would you want to be questioned by and how would you like to be treated? Regardless of the situation, would you prefer an angry, aggressive interrogator using methods that would be ruled inadmissible in most courts? Or a skilled, well spoken interviewer using rapport based systems that fall well within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I firmly believe that the word interrogation and most of the techniques associated with it by definition have no place in the Canadian interview process. "Read More
Telegraph Journal: New victims of ex-cop come forward
By Reid Southwick, November 8, 2012
"Private investigators have identified more than a dozen new victims of a former police sergeant who was already convicted of abusing children while he was on the job."
"David Perry, a former Toronto police detective now leading the Saint John investigation, is working with a $100,000 budget as he and his team continue their search for victims of Kenneth Byron Estabrooks, who died in 2005,and offerthem support."Read More
CTV Atlantic: More victims come forward in Kenneth Estabrooks case
By Mike Cameron, November 7, 2012
Investigators in New Brunswick say more than a dozen people have come forward in recent weeks, alleging they were molested by a former Saint John police officer.Read More
CHSJ News: 12 victims have come forward in Estabrooks investigation
By CHSJ News, November 7, 2012
Over 12 abuse victims of a deceased former Saint John police officer have come forward since the City of Saint John announced the hiring of a Toronto investigation firmback in August.Read More
Telegraph Journal: Ex-cop led double life
By Reid Southwick, August 25, 2012
" Kenneth Byron Estabrooks is shown in 1999. The former Saint John police officer showed no remorse for sexually assaulting three boys and a girl, one of whom was just five years old during the time of the abuse, court documents show."Read More
Telegraph Journal: Ex-cop's victim still haunted by abuse
By Reid Southwick, August 23, 2012
"SAINT JOHN –A man who was molested by a former Saint John police officer when he was just seven years old says he is still haunted by the cruel abuses he suffered so many years ago. Those chilling memories, the nightmares, never go away, he says."
"And now, as private investigators seek out more victims of convicted child abuser Kenneth Byron Estabrooks and offer them counselling, this 60-year-old man says city officials never showed any concern for his well-being during the criminal trial or in the years after ward."Read More
Telegraph Journal: City trying to right a wrong, mayor says of Estabooks probe
By Reid Southwick, August 22, 2012
"SAINT JOHN – Private investigators reviewing a new sexual assault complaint filed against a former Saint John police officer are searching for more potential victims who have never before reported the assaults."
"David Perry and his partner Ron Wretham, both former Toronto police detectives hired by Saint John city hall, are investigating a new complaint filed against Kenneth Byron Estabrooks, who is now dead but committed sex crimes against youth when he was a police officer."Read More
Telegraph Journal: Former Toronto Detectives to look into another sex assault complaint against Estabooks
"SAINT JOHN – Saint John city hall has hired high-profile private investigators to probe a new complaint that a former city police officer – already convicted of sex crimes – sexually assaulted someone else."
"The city has tapped David Perry and Ron Wretham, former Toronto police detectives, to conduct the investigation. Perry, who led several high-profile cases with the Toronto force’s sex crimes and sexual assault units,confirmed he and his partner are looking at a “historical” sexual assault case in Saint John,but would not name the subject of the investigation.Read More
CTV Atlantic: New investigation launched into decades-old child abuse case
By Mike Cameron, August 21, 2012
"A new investigation has been launched into a decades-old case of child abuse by a former Saint John police officer."
"Kenneth Estabrooks was convicted in the 1990s of sexually abusing children, connected to complaints dating back to the 1950s."Read More
metro: Sex assault accusation involves dead cop
By Metro Staff, August 21, 2012
"SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The city of Saint John, N.B., has called in a private investigator to address a sexual assault allegation against a former police officer who died seven years ago."
"David Perry, of Toronto-based Investigative Solutions Network, says the city received a sexual assault complaint involving Sgt. Ken Estabrooks earlier this year that dates back to the 1970s."Read More
CHSJ News: City Hires Firm To Look Into New Abuse Complaint
By CHSJ News, August 21, 2012
The City of Saint John learning early this year of a new sexual abuse complaint against deceased Saint John police officer Ken Estabrooks.Read More
Toronto Sun: Cops rail against prostitution ruling
By Tamara Cherry, September 28, 2010
Retired Toronto Police detective Dave Perry, who locked up countless pimps, said striking down the laws "is like handing out licences to pimps."
"We are heading down a slippery slope which leads to violence against vulnerable women, legalized abuse and a masking of the real issues," Perry said.Read More
CTV News: Video made the difference in Tori's case: ex-cop
By CTV Toronto, May 20, 2009
"The short, grainy surveillance video that showed Victoria Stafford walking away from school with a woman is unquestionably the key to cracking the case, says a former Toronto homicide detective."
"Without that piece of evidence, this would have been a very difficult case to solve -- and it might not have been solved," Dave Perry told ctvtoronto.ca on Wednesday.Read More