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Marion Bagshaw and Glenn Harris Kivell

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The Cold Cases of York Region: Marion Bagshaw and Glenn Harris Kivell

Angus Morton didn't think twice when he looked out and saw Marion Bagshaw's kitchen light on just past midnight on June 19, 1960. It wasn't unusual for the 36-year-old woman, who rented a home on Angus' father's property, to stay up late with her close friend, 46-year-old Glenn Harris Kivell.

To Angus and his father Harry, it came as a total shock when they found Bagshaw and Kivell the following day, shot to death in Bagshaw's kitchen. The pair were having a beer and preparing a meal in the late evening hours when they were killed by an unknown assailant.

Investigators from the Ontario Provincial Police determined that Bagshaw was shot first through a side door and didn't expect the attack - she never got up out of her chair. Kivell, who had rented a room at the Morton's farm since separating from his wife more than a year before, was killed after Bagshaw.

Based on bullet fragments found around the kitchen, police also know that the pair were murdered with a .303-calibre Enfield rifle. Many rifles were examined in the months following the murder, but the murder weapon was never recovered. 

From the cold case files

Crime Scene Photographs

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Points of Interest

Help solve this double homicide

Do you have information about the murder of Marion Bagshaw and Glenn Harris Kivell? Can you help identify their killer? 

If so, please contact the York Regional Police Cold Case Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or email the investigators directly. Want to remain anonymous? Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave a tip online at or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).