Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Suspect interviewed 23 years before arrest
A retired high-ranking Winnipeg police officer says he didn't view Mark Edward Grant as a suspect when he interviewed him in 1984 while investigating the disappearance of 13-year-old Candace Derksen.
Grant, 47, is now on trial for first-degree murder in Candace's death.
She disappeared Nov. 30, 1984, and her bound and frozen body was found in a brickyard shed Jan. 17, 1985.
Menno Zacharias, a detective sergeant in the youth division in 1984, said when he talked to Grant, it was to check out claims by Grant's girlfriend that she had seen Candace after she disappeared. Please read about Candace Derksen's Murder