Mooers Murder Suspect Linked to Killings in Canada
Mooers, New York - May 16, 2007
The man wanted for killing a northern New York man is also wanted for a pair of murders in Canada. Police believe Glen Race, 26, of Halifax, Nova Scotia was on the run from the first two murders when he killed Darcy Manor in Mooers last week.
It all started in Nova Scotia two week ago. Police there say Race murdered Michael Knott, 44, and Trevor Brewster, 45. The bodies of the two gay men were found five days apart dumped in remote areas.
"Mr. Race had become a person of interest in the last few days of the investigation as leads started to come forward," explained Halifax Police Dept. Dep. Chief Chris McNeil.
By then, police believe Race had already fled in Brewster's black Honda. He traveled West through Quebec. Police think he ditched the car and may have crossed the border on foot into town of Mooers. That is where he encountered Darcy Manor last Thursday. The 35-year-old Ellenburg man was making repairs at a summer residence when he had the misfortune to cross paths with a killer.
"There is no known connection between Mr. Manor and the (Canadian) victims or the suspect in this case," said New York State Police Capt. Robert LaFountain.
Police say Manor was shot to death with a rifle taken from the camp. Investigators believe Race then stole Darcy Manor's pickup truck and fled South, eventually abandoning the vehicle in Houston and then making his way to Brownsville, where he was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents.
"At the point of the arrest, the suspect resisted arrest and the agent had to subdue him," explained Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Rosendo Hinojosa.
Police say Race was carrying the gun used to kill Darcy Manor and some of Manor's possessions.
Race is being held in Texas on charges of assaulting a federal officer. But he's expected to be extradited to New York to face a murder charge.
"I'm very relieved we found out who did this to Darcy. He was a good guy," said Darcy Manor's aunt, Karen Begore.
While Manor's killing may have been the desperate act of a fugitive, police in Canada have not indicated a motive for the killings there. But in the neighborhood where Race lived, residents say he was known to suffer from mental illness. One woman said just a few weeks ago, she saw Race sitting on his front step, naked, holding a gun.
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