A national media report says it was tire tracks in the snow that led police to Colonel Russell Williams in the Jessica Lloyd murder case.
Officially police are being tight-lipped but the Globe and Mail newspaper reports that when police held the canvass of vehicles on higway 37 they were looking for a particular snow tire that had left tracks in the snow at Lloyd’s house. Colonel Williams was caught in that roadside check. The Globe quotes Williams’ neighbour at Cosy Cove Lane, Larry Jones, as saying of Williams “when he buys a set of tires, he buys the best.” Belleville Police Chief Cory McMullan says Williams “came to their attention in the roadside canvass,” but said she couldn’t give any other information without jeopardizing the investigation. Williams is charged with the murders of Lloyd and Marie-France Comeau, and two separate sexual assaults.