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Alison May Campbell Parrott
Birth: Sep. 28, 1974
Death: Jul. 25, 1986

Murder Victim. At about 11 o'clock on the morning of July 25, 1986, she received a phone call at her Summerhill Avenue home in Toronto's Rosedale district. The male caller, claiming to be a photographer, asked her to meet him at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium where, he said, he would be taking publicity photos of her and her teammates: Alison, a member of the Tom Longboat Roadrunners, was to participate in an international track-and-field meet in Plainfield, New Jersey, on August first, exactly a week later. She phoned her mother, Lesley, at work and obtained permission to attend the session (the same man had called 11 days earlier, while Alison had been at summer camp, asking for her). She then left to keep the appointment, leaving word with the family housekeeper. When she failed to return home by six P.M., Peter and Lesley Parrott inquired among their neighbors, none of whom had seen her; they then called police. Alison was found dead two evenings later in a densely-wooded area of Kings Mill Park, on the Humber River just below the Old Mill subway station: she had been raped and strangled. The crime sent shock waves throughout Canada and elsewhere, in particular shattering the widespread perception of Toronto as a city safe for children. Perhaps most ironic was the fact that, besides living in an affluent neighborhood, both Alison and her then eight-year-old brother Calum had attended a police-presented streetproofing program sponsored by their neighborhood residents' association. The following May, Lesley Parrott, aided by colleagues at the advertising agency where she worked, launched the Canada-wide "Stay Alert...Stay Safe" program. Aimed at children aged seven through 10, the program's main objective was to attune children's instincts to dangerous situations, whether at home or elsewhere: eventually it extended even to promoting safety on the Internet. Alison's killer, however, evaded justice until July 31, 1996, when Francis Carl Roy was arrested. Roy, a Native Canadian from Manitoulin Island, was an avid runner with a keen interest in photography. He also had a long criminal record which included such offenses as burglary, petty theft, fraud, assault and rape. DNA evidence linked him conclusively to Alison's death: on April 13, 1999, he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole for 25 years. Among the facts withheld from the jury was that at the time of Alison's death, Roy had been on parole after serving only two and a half years of an 11-year sentence for the rapes of two teenaged girls. (bio by: Anonymous) 
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Toronto
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Plot: Section A, Lot 281 (ashes buried under a small flowering tree)
 
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Record added: Jan 11, 2004
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Alison May Campbell Parrott
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