Whitehorse Daily Star from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada on March 2, 1993 · 3
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Whitehorse Daily Star from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada · 3

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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Tuesday, March 2, 1993
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Offices0 has tmuhie interviewing KRYSTAL SENYK Father laid complaint Continued -from front March 2 1992 She had been supporting her best friend Lynn Bax through the couple’s mamag breakup After her gunshot body was found police took 16 people including Lynn Bax and the couple’s two sons into protective custody for nearly two weeks Massive searches involving aircraft and ground teams at the time of the murder as well as in the spring found no trace of Bax Plustwa points1) the case of Walter Code who was arrested last March for murdering an'elderly man in Whitehorse nearly 20 years previously as anjxjpple of how long it Mah will be examined A Faro manYacing 12 charges relating to three separate attacks against his wife yvill be sent to British Columbia for a psychiatric examination Ronald Ni jSs Power 32 appeared in court Monday afternoon on the charges include assault causing bodily harm break and enter uttering thre and several weapons offences The Crow isccutor made the application in conjunction with the defence atto because of the number and severity of the charges Power wl ppear in court after the examination on April 5 for a bail hearing RONALD BAX Still sought can take ip track someone down He says RCMP are still following up tips from across Canada The number of reported sightings and tips have dwindled in recent months after the first spurt when a wanted poster featuring Bax’s photo and description was produced Tips from outside Canada were received and checked out but turned up nothing Plustwa won’t say what cyintry they came from At the time of the 29-year-old Senyk’s murder and Bax’s disappearance police were working with the theories that he had gone into the bush to commit suicide or that he had escaped He is 3 1 now if he’s still alive Star File Photo Krystal Senyk was murdered in her Tagish Road home on March 2 1992 Plustwa said it is the largest search in the Yukon in recent times He can’t begin to estimate the number of personnel or hours spent on the case Since the days following the murder there have been rumors and allegations that the police knew of the threat Bax posed to Senyk and that she asked for help and was denied That question is also no closer to resolution Last November Senyk’s father Philip launched a complaint through the RCMP Public Complaints Commission Philip an Ontario resident alleges that the RCMP refused to assist Krystal on the night before her murder when she spoke to an officer about Bax and threats he had made to her He made the complaint after receiving a one-page summary from the Kaushee’s Place transition home The Whitehorse STAR Tuesday March 2 1993 3 21 about Krystal’s involvement with the shelter It outlined a conversation she had with an officer who told her there was nothing he could or would do for her The board of directors of Kaushee’s has refused to release any more specific information to Philip Senyk It has since retained local lawyer Lynn Gaudet to handle all questions regarding the police investigation into the complaint Staff $gt Gord Shaw is the officer investigating that complaint He says the matter is still iq the initial stages because he is having trouble speaking to one of the two people he must 141 Pubic Wwkl Tnvtun public Canada Canada OEV US m THE The public ismvited to attend the official celebration of the Whitehorse Government of Canada Building on Wednesday March 3 1993 at 12:15 pm in the main floor atrium at 300 Main Street r The building will be dedicated to the late Elijah Smith a respected First Nations elder A ceremonial dance will be performed by the relatives of Elijah Smith I An open house will follow the celebration Tha Canadian Cmmimant Coming T ogetben to Sv Yot Bette -Y UKON witness interview Shaw wouldn’t comment further on who that person is or why he is -having difficulty Gaudet could not be reached for comment this morning & Chief coroner Joan Veinott had planned to hold an inquest last November into' Krystal Senyk’s death That was postponed because the investigation was still active she said at the time - ' Veinott said she would make a decision in January or February on-when the inquest would be held but she has been away ill for the past month Canad'ij A

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