Christine Jessop’s family experience ‘relief’ after police identify her killer

From Global News.

The day after Toronto police say they solved the 1984 murder of nine-year-old Christine Jessop, her family sat down to describe how they’re feeling.
Police identified Calvin Hoover Thursday using genetic genealogy based on a DNA sample from Christine’s underwear. Investigators confirmed he was 28 at the time of her murder and that he died in 2015.

Kenny Jessop, Christine’s older brother, said the revelation that Hoover had killed his sister “came out of the blue,” though he said he always had an inkling the killer would be someone they knew.

The family confirmed to Global News that they knew Hoover and his then-wife Heather.

Nine-year-old Christine Jessop went missing on Oct. 3, 1984 in Queensville, Ont., and her remains were found three months later on New Year’s Eve in a rural part of Durham Region.

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