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Young, attractive Evelyn Dick has been sentenced to hang for the murder of her husband, John, whose torso has been found on Hamilton Mountain. His head and limbs have been severed from his body and burned in the furnace of Evelyn''s home by her father. The murder trial of Evelyn Dick, one of Canada''s most infamous murderers, grabbed headlines across the country in 1946 and 1947. Represented by J.J. Robinette in the ensuing trial, Dick acquitted in what turned out to be one of Canada''s most fascinating murder trials ever. However, during the murder investigation police found a suitcase containing the body of Evelyn''s baby boy, encased in cement. The best Robinette could do on that charge was a verdict of manslaughter for which she served eleven years in penitentiary. Evelyn Dick''s whereabouts have been unknown to the public since her release from prison. If she is alive today, she would be 79 years old. Where has she gone? Could she be living somewhere under an assumed identity? As someone''s next-door-neighbour? Writer and world-renowned journalist Brian Vallée, after several interviews with police chiefs and journalists who covered the original case, has written a spine-tingling account of what is one of Canada''s most infamous murder trials and investigations. With never before published material, The Torso Murder follows up where the criminal system left off. It is a captivating and not-to-be missed read. A one-hour documentary on the life of the famous Torso murderer, and a made-for-television movie will air on CTV in Spring, 2002.