Michele Trudeau


I was briefly hospitalized in Nelson B.C. during the fall of 1998 for minor surgery at the time when Michele Trudeau disappeared in an avalanche. A federal RCMP security team was brought in to the hospital where I was staying and my ward, two doors down from the intensive care unit was quarantined under a security perimeter. I was told that security checks were being done on all staff allowed in that area and that all calls were being monitored in preparation for his arrival. It was at this time that a friend called for me at the hospital and a cordless phone was brought in for me to speak with him. He then goes on to tell me a story about a person I had been asking about, Shannon Murrin's bank robbery partner. He tells me that he feels it's OK to tell me now that this person was just found dead of an apparent overdose. He goes on to say, but you think  Murrin's guilty because you saw him crossing the street and going into the park carrying a suitcase that night. I couldn't very well tell him that our conversation was being monitored by the RCMP when I wasn't supposed to know. I tried to act as if this was just a minor event that happened and told him I had to go because a nurse was waiting to change a bandage.

I noticed Plain clothes RCMP looking at me as they passed by in the hallway and I became concerned enough to ask a staff member to switch my bed to the other side of the room where another bed had just been vacated. The staff member obliged and I was moved that evening. A new person was brought in over night and was put in my old spot. I saw someone come in late that night and go up to him. He left and the man died overnight. After being discovered, the body was left there across from me for several hours before being removed. This was a hospital, the man was old and  ill, and this would not have appeared too unusual or suspicious at any other time.  But on that night I lay awake with a fear of foreboding as I looked over at the corpse laying on my old bed with my name tag still hanging on the wall above his head. I now knew that the RCMP had found out that I was the driver of the vehicle that they had been searching for.


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