Jockey Dan Beckon Suicide Inquest

July 2 1987

On July 2, 1987, well known Canadian horse jockey Dan Beckon's dead body was found at a farm in Bolton, Ontario. The police ruled the matter as a suicide. The family and their lawyers called in William C. Deer of Dallas, Texas, known (arguably) to be the best Investigator in North America. The family maintained Beckon had been murdered.

On March 22, 1988, William Deer (right) and Corpa's President, Kevin Bousquet (left) and a team of other investigators reenacted Beckon's death.

The police investigation maintained that Beckon shot himself in the head with a Winchester .22 rifle. The spent .22 casing was measured metres away from the body. The investigative team reenacted the scene several times, both as a murder and a suicide. When reenacted as a suicide, the casings fell no further than one metre. However, when reenacted as a murder the casings landed approximately the same distance as measured by police. The conclusion of the video taped reenactment gave every indication th at Beckon could not possibly have shot himself, as the casings were found too far from the body at the crime scene.


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