Murder of trucker remains a mystery

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BURLINGTON, Ont. — Investigators are still coming up empty in their efforts to find out why trucker Michael Blais became the victim of an execution-style murder.

The professional driver was taken to a secluded area in North Burlington at about 5:30 p.m. on April 16 and killed.

His rig was found parked behind an old ice cream stand at the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Dundas Street, just west of Waterdown.

Despite heavy traffic at the time, no one has come forward as a witness to the tragic event. Investigators say this suggests Blais knew his killers and probably went with them willingly.

T.H. Schneider, who owns T.H. Schneider Transport, tells local media that Blais worked for his fleet for about five months before the incident. He describes the victim as an “easygoing” person and “one of the best guys” among his 15 to 20 drivers.

Halton police have established a toll free line for information about the Blais killing at 866-425-8847.

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