It was odd how eager the library was to hand me over documents, having I did not present any particular reason for wanting them. A week later I received copied documents regarding the Patment family, investments, family, etc.
I discovered the family lived in a three story farm house out in the country in Saskatchewan. They owned and operated a moderate sized farm which grew crops and raised barn animals. The area has since been demolished and the farmland taken over, but the land has since not been able to yield as much as a pea pod. The family had been large, Catherine had five older siblings, and her aunt and uncle lived in the home as well with their two children, both also older then Catherine. I have come to believe the family was respectable at the time, as the family held several awards regarding large pigs and respectable vegetables.
I was alarmed to further discover that the entire family was discovered on April 15th murdered in the farmhouse, including Catherine. The fields, at a distance appeared fine, but upon closer inspection had be rid of all crop, corn stalks held no corn, and pea pods were empty.
All the barn animals were let loose and were wondering about into the nearby tree cover aimlessly. I was surprised I had never heard of such a murder on late night TV. Apparently the police and government kept the incident away from media as to not cause alarm. Each family member was identified by distant relatives and neighbors, and received an autopsy. Here is something, tremendously shocking.
Each member died of a stab wound, to the top of the head. However each member also received additional stab wounds prior the the fatal blow, one to the right shoulder, one to the right knee, and each person had all toes severed completely.watch
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Apparently the police were afraid that if the murders were made public the killer may be more inclined to strike again. However it did not happen again, and the messy murder remained a little known fact and no reports can be found online. This murder distracted me for a while, because after I discovered this I looked online for similar murders. I found over 30 ore accounts of murders where the victims had, the trademark wounds.
No one seemed to remember the Patments and their own cruel fate. The weeks following the murder of the Patments police received several reports from locals who lived in the town next to the Patments former farm. Witnesses claimed to have seen Catherine, heard her singing, and on one occasion a neighbor spoke to her. The neighbor claimed she was jumping rope and humming, "Head shoulders knees and toes. Police tried to assure the locals that Catherine was dead, she had been identified and buried, but following more complaints the police were faced with no choice but to dig up Catherine's body.
When they did everyone was shocked to find a body. The body of a mangled and bloody stray dog. Immediately people began to search for Catherine, dead or alive, but came up empty handed. I couldn't find any information regarding what happen after that, I can only assume that they never found anything and the sighting stopped occurring. I cannot wrap my head around how such a mystery, and murder, has managed to be kept so quiet.
Perhaps it is just that no one has looked until now. How could something like this be possible? How does one become like Jeff and Bloody Mary, how do such things come to exist, and is that what happen the Catherine? I am only left with questions and seem to have exhausted all my sources of information. I said I would get back to the diary, and I have. Unfortunately just several months ago a candle caused the left side of my home to burn down. The diary did not burn, no, it vanished. In the burnt bits left of my room there was no part of the dairy to be found, including the metal lock pieces, leaving me to believe it must have vanished.
And I've only remembered the first two pages by heart. The first page, as I have stated, read only. Catherine's full name. The second page read a poem, and like all pages after page one, I had to put great effort into finding out what it said, as the diary was written by an eight year old.
The poem read:. On your shoulders it's a heavy weight, Something your poor knees can't take, and without your toes you will not run. You will never end my fun. The poem is a bit disturbing for a child, and I am puzzled as to where she learned it, or if she wrote it herself. After this page there are a dozen or so pages poorly written about her family life. It appeared that being the youngest caused Catherine great distress. Thank you so much, Catherine. I was at first intimidated by the very experienced writers in the room but found it was an opening up process for me, especially at this time in my life.
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