Before Chris Watts, there was Jon Rallo. The Rallo family murders, were Hamilton Ontario’s most notorious crime of 1976.
On August 18, 1976, the body of a 5-year-old girl was found in a duffle bag floating in a waterway of Jordan Harbour, near St Catharines Ontario. That same day, Doug Pollington reported his 29-year-old daughter Sandra Rallo and her two children, Jason, 6, and Stephanie, 5 as missing.
The evidence pointed directly at Sandra’s husband and father of the children, Jon George Rallo. Although Rallo claimed he was innocent, the evidence mounted against him, and resulted in three charges of first degree murder for the unthinkable killing of his family.