'All fits': Christine Jessop 's brother, Kenney, reveals how Calvin Hoover abducted his sister
# CHRISTINEJESSOP: October 15, Toronto Police identified Hoover as Jessop's murderer.
"It's a real-life wonder."
After learning that the man who murdered his sister, Christine, 36 years ago, was his family and father's good friend, Calvin Hoover, who died in 2015, Kenney Jessop kept saying these terms in a 15-minute conversation.
Investigators, trailing his mother, Janet, heard the explosive news during a police visit to her home in Niagara Falls.
Kenney shared his own explosive tale from this insight, describing who Hoover was to the family, how he believes Hoover tricked Christine into his car, and why Christine may have run back for her notorious recorder, which was finally found near her body.
James Ramer, Toronto Police Chief, confirmed investigators solved the decades-old investigation, one of the most notorious in Canadian history.
It was achieved using genetic genealogy, a cutting-edge tool that allowed researchers to equate the DNA contained in Christine 's underwear to samples in a U.S. database. Investigators were able to narrow down the hunt to the mysterious Hoover.
Christine was kidnapped in Queensville on Oct. 3, 1984.
Her body was discovered that year in a wooded area 56 kilometers away in Sunderland.
She was killed, her attacker tortured her body gruesomely.
While Kenney, who was accused of being the true killer before now, doesn't clearly know Hoover, he remembers going to the Hoover family home and the Hoover family coming for barbecues, birthdays and other activities.
"When we came together, the kids would go one direction, the fathers another, and the mothers another," he said, noticing distinctly that the Hoovers had more than one boy — probably two or three.
He explained Hoover 's wife, Heather, was very similar to Janet, working with his father, Bob, as an Eastern Independent Telecom receptionist.
What he feels about the television, Kenney said now that he knows the facts, it makes sense.
"Everything fits together," he said. "He 's identified!"
Through that, he referred to the fact that Heather was one of three people who knew the family was going to the East Detention Center to see Bob, who was incarcerated on charges of misappropriation. Calvin may have learned that Christine is alone.
"My mother called (my father's) lawyer, supervisor and friend (Heather) Hoover," he said, adding that Janet was curious if any details needed to be passed on to Bob during the tour. "In the background, (Heather) must have heard Christine meltdown because she couldn't come to prison with us. She's too young."
Kenney said he thinks Heather might have told Calvin the details while she was crying and yelling at Christine's telephone call.
"Maybe she said that off the cuff," he said, adding that very few people heard of his father's legal issues or the fact that he was locked up at the time. "I said it was somebody we met from day 1 who met he was in custody."
Kenney thinks Calvin should have used this experience in several respects.
"He'd use the pick-up line he 'd take to visit her daddy in jail," he said.
Christine went to the gum shop after returning to an empty home after classes.
At house, Kenney claims Christine met Calvin.
Calvin possibly hanged her coat at this stage, which was later found by family and police on a hook way too high for her to access, Kenney said.
Before they left, Kenney claims Christine rushed home to get the recorder she had gotten that day at school to show her father.
Kenney assumes this was the way Christine imitated her boyfriend, who intended to bring the awards he 'd received the night before during his triumphant baseball tournament.
Kenney said after visiting his father, he and Janet went to Sears to buy Kenney a watch before going to the dentist.
Only when they arrived home later did they find Christine's haphazardly tossed on the ground by the doorway.
Toronto police found Calvin 's name in Jessop 's cold case file in 2015, after an interrogation, Kenney said.
Not long after, he said, Calvin died of suicide. Toronto police refused an interview.
Kenney said he's relieved for his mother, Janet, who, though furious at Calvin's supposed betrayal, can now sleep peacefully at night, finally gaining the closure she's so long wanted.
"The news is happy," he said. "She's disappointed that's someone we met.
"She won't go to bed for the first time in 36 years to figure out who murdered her daughter. It's miraculous. I can't find another word. Policemen never give in.
Fortunately, he and his mother went two weeks ago on a "memory weekend," visiting Child Find Canada's long-lost mate, and then returning to Christine 's grave in Queensville, a place they hadn't seen since the body was exhumed 30 years ago.
"I'm overjoyed for Christine," said Kenney. "I 'm happy that no one can point fingers at Guy Paul; I 'm happy for myself, but the person I'm happiest is mum. She started pretending she'd never know.
He clarified that he nearly fainted when police actually told him the story.
"They forgot to order me to sit down," he said. I had goosebumps. I was over the chart.
"Thanksgiving was last month, but I'm most thankful for today. I'm still unbelieving. I'm still afraid I'll wake up tomorrow to find out it's all a dream."
As for his alienated father, Bob, Kenney said he actually lives in Keswick and has Alzheimer's disease, but he evidently reflected on being "sickened" when told.
"I 'm glad for him, though we don't talk," Kenney said.
He's not the only response to the announcement.
Guy Paul Morin, Christine 's immediate neighbor at the time of the murder, who was cleared, but arrested and jailed, expressed gratitude in a statement issued Oct. 15.
"I 'm glad the Toronto Police remained on the case and eventually cracked it," Morin said. "When DNA exonerated me in January 1995, I was confident that one day DNA would expose and have the true murderer.
"Christine 's death was horrific and devastating. In the conditions, that's the only comment I'll make.