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Scarred but not broken - part one |15

On a cool rainy day in the summer of 1999, an old Chevy van was seen speeding on a highway from the backcountry eastbound towards Rocky Mountain House, Alta. There was a large piece of canvas attached to the bumper and it dragged behind the van. A short time later, the vehicle pulled into the ambulance bay at the Rocky Mountain House hospital. A man went in and identified himself as Brian Hogg. He was covered in blood and had lacerations to both of his wrists. Hogg asked the doctor to check on his son, who was still in the van. A little boy was found seated in the front passenger seat. He had blood on his neck, face, chest, arms and legs. His throat was cut, but he was responsive. The seven-year-old was rushed into the emergency room. But he wasn’t the only child inside the van. There was a little girl, unresponsive, on top of some sleeping bags. The doctor who made the horrific discovery noted the two-year-old was cold to the touch. She had no vital signs when was rushed into the emergency room and was later pronounced deceased by the local medical examiner. The case was now considered a homicide. In part one of this two-part series of Crime Beat, Global News crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares how this senseless crime continues to impact the officers who investigated the case. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: Email: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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