Misty Eliuk, one of the victims of a four person murder-suicide in a remotenorthern Alberta town called Smith on Sunday July 26 2009.
Courtesy of CTV, Edmonton Journal
Jolene Eliuk, Misty Eliuk'smother, was one of thevictims of a four personmurder-suicide in aremote...Neighbours shocked bymurder-suicide in northernAlbertaFour die in farm tragedy innorthern Alberta
Money woes blamed for northern Albertamurder-suicide
Grieving father says his former in-law snapped under pressure, killing family
Alexandra Zabjek, Edmonton Journal: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Money was getting increasingly tightfor Ian Paget.Financial pressures may havecaused the Smith, Alta., man tosnap Sunday when he apparentlykilled his wife, daughter andgranddaughter and then himself, hisformer son-in-law says."This didn't just start on Sunday,"said Terry Eliuk, whosenine-year-old daughter Misty wasmurdered. "It wasn't a big happyfamily."Eliuk and Paget were neighbours,their rural properties within walkingdistance.They were also in-laws until Eliuk separated from his wife,Jolene, Paget's daughter.Jolene went back to live with her parents. The couple's twoyoung children, Misty and Dusty, went between the twohouses.Eliuk believes Paget may have been almost $500,000 in debtand was in danger of losing his land by the fall.The week before the murders, Paget went to Eliuk's property.It was the first time he had visited in five years, since aroundthe time Eliuk and Jolene separated.Eliuk had invited him over several times. He figured they could be neighbours, even if they were no
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