NEWSROOM MEMORIES: Bethany Lindsay, news reporter

Position at the paper: News reporter

Years at the North Shore News: 2007-2010

article continues below

Current position: Web journalist, CBC Vancouver

I will never forget the time someone called me from an untraceable number and told me he was keeping the bullet-riddled body of North Shore gangster Omid Tahvili in his freezer. Tahvili had escaped from jail with the help of a guard 10 months earlier, and no one had seen him since. 

The caller told me the body was “stinky” and he needed my help negotiating a reward with the RCMP. It turned out the same guy had called police with this story, but they told me he refused to send pictures as proof of his claims. 

It’s been more than a decade since that phone call, but I have yet to have a more exciting day at work. And hey, investigators are still wondering what became of Tahvili after his daring escape. Who knows? Maybe the answer is still waiting in a freezer somewhere. ◆

Read Related Topics

© North Shore News

Report a Typo or Error

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The North Shore News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Popular News

Find the North Shore News
Get the North Shore’s top headlines in your inbox
Community Events Calendar