The Unsolved Mystery of Kelly Cook: A Tragedy that Shocked a Community

A community’s search for justice: The unsolved case of Kelly Cook. Kelly was a 15-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered in 1981. Her body was found bound and anchored in Chin Lake Reservoir, east of Lethbridge, Alberta.

Liam Hall
6 min readJan 16, 2023
Kelly Cook — Photo Credit

On April 22, 1981, 15-year-old Kelly Jane Evelyn Cook of Standard, Alberta received a phone call from a man identifying himself as Bill Christensen. The caller asked if she would babysit that evening and Kelly agreed.

The arrangements were made for the caller to pick her up at her residence. However, at 8:30 P.M., when a vehicle pulled up in front of the Cook’s residence, Kelly got into the car with the unidentified male and was never seen alive again.

Kelly’s body was found two months later in the Chin Lake Reservoir, east of Lethbridge, Alberta.

Her body was bound by ropes and anchored by two concrete blocks.

Description of the Suspect — Photo Credit



Liam Hall

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