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IRG's own Kate Lines launches her book "Crime Seen"

A former criminal profiler is hoping her new book will remind people of the victims behind the crimes. Kate Lines, who was a criminal profiler and chief superintendent with OPP, recently launched her book, Crime Seen. "What prompted me to write it is my interest in telling and sharing the stories that hadn't been shared before about high-profile cases," said Lines. She gave the examples of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, noting people recognize the names of the killers more than the names of the victims. "They don't tend to hear stories on how those victims are doing today and kind of what happened behind the scenes or during the investigation -- family stories of how they've coped with their tragedies," said Lines. "These are the stories that I've tried to share in my book." A farm girl from Ennismore, Lines started her career with OPP in 1977 and served for 33 years. In June 1995, she took charge off the force's Behavioural Sciences Section in Orillia. Here, she spent the remainder of her career before she retired in September 2010. After completing the FBI's Criminal Profiling Fellowship Program in 1991--she was the second Canadian to graduate from the program -- Lines assisted in several high-profile cases, including the abductions and murders of Kristen French and Tori Stafford and the disappearance of Michael Dunahee. "They were all just fascinating cases to be involved in," she said. "Each of them had different aspects: different types of victims; some victims that survived, some that didn't; some cases that were solved, some that weren't."

Orillia Packet and Times