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On Friday the Thirteenth of October 1995, a sexual predator prowled the quiet city streets of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Two teenage girls were viciously attacked with a baseball bat. Tanya Smith died at the hands of their attacker, and Misty Cockerill only just survived, as she was driven by incredible fighting instinct and the will to live. Now the only living eyewitness, Mistys life would remain in imminent danger. Through the Valley of the Shadow, by Inspector Rod Gehl, is the true story of the manhunt for the Abbotsford Killer. As police investigated this crime, the old adage fact is stranger than fiction proved true many times over. For seven months Inspector Gehl and members of the Homicide Task Force found themselves drawn into a bizarre game of cat and mouse as the Abbotsford Killer made taunting phone calls, sent messages bragging about his actions, and threatened to kill again. Would they catch the killer before he struck again? For the police, it was like chasing a shadow; for the communities involved, the Abbotsford Killer was truly the shadow of death. THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW: The Search for the Abbotsford Killer-Rod Gehl.