Young man with short blond hair

Bobby Canton

Monday, January 11, 2021 – 5:21 p.m.

Bobby Canton is Katie Masters' ex-boyfriend.

Detectives Armstrong and Murphy got his contact information from Corrie Townsend and went to see him at his home.

Participants:

  • Detective T. Armstrong
  • Detective S. Murphy
  • Bobby Canton

Detective Murphy: Thanks for talking to us, Bobby. Would you state your name and address for the record?

Bobby Canton: I'm Bobby Canton. I live at 510 Maple Cove.

Detective Murphy: How old are you, Bobby?

Bobby Canton: I'll be 18 in March.

Detective Murphy: Do you know why we want to talk to you?

Bobby Canton: Because of Katie?

Detective Murphy: That's right.

Bobby Canton: I didn't do that to her, you know.

Detective Murphy: Do what?

Bobby Canton: I didn't kill her.

Detective Murphy: Do you know who did?

Bobby Canton: Probably somebody she made mad. She does that a lot.

Detective Murphy: Did she make you mad?

Bobby Canton: Only every day.

Detective Murphy: How did she do that?

Bobby Canton: She was always hanging all over other guys, making fun of me. Just being a b****, basically.

Detective Murphy: She was your girlfriend, wasn't she?

Bobby Canton: She was supposed to be. At least until she broke up with me for no reason.

Detective Murphy: When did she do that?

Bobby Canton: I don't know, like, three weeks ago maybe? I was going to dump her anyway, so it doesn't matter.

Detective Murphy: When was the last time you saw Katie?

Bobby Canton: At school on Friday.

Detective Armstrong: Tell us how you spent the day on Sunday.

Bobby Canton: The day Katie …?

Detective Armstrong: Yes.

Bobby Canton: You think I killed her?

Detective Armstrong: Should we?

Bobby Canton: No! I didn't!

Detective Armstrong: Okay. Tell us what you did on Sunday.

Bobby Canton: I don't know. I woke up. My mom made breakfast. I did some chores. I went out for a while. I came home. I had dinner. I did homework. I went to bed.

Detective Armstrong: Where did you go?

Bobby Canton: What?

Detective Armstrong: You said you went out for a while. Where did you go?

Bobby Canton: Nowhere. Just around.

Detective Armstrong: You must've gone somewhere, Bobby.

Bobby Canton: Fine. I met up with some people at McDonald's, then we went to this guy Jason's house to play video games. Then I went home.

Detective Armstrong: Who did you meet up with at McDonald's?

Bobby Canton: I don't know. Just some kids from school.

Detective Armstrong: A new girlfriend?

Bobby Canton: No.

Detective Armstrong: Did you see anyone else while you were at McDonald's?

Bobby Canton: No. … Oh, I forgot. Katie and her b**** friend Corrie were there.

Detective Armstrong: So Friday wasn't the last time you saw Katie?

Bobby Canton: Well, if you want to be picky about it, I guess, but it doesn't really count. They were way on the other side of the place. I didn't even get within 10 feet of them.

Detective Armstrong: Did you say anything to either Katie or Corrie?

Bobby Canton: No.

Detective Armstrong: Did you spend much time looking at them?

Bobby Canton: No. Why should I care what those b****** do?

Detective Armstrong: So if they thought you were staring at them like you were angry, they would've been wrong?

Bobby Canton: Damn straight! Is that what Corrie told you? She always wants to make everything into drama, but she got it wrong as usual. She's not very smart, you know. I wasn't looking at them, but even if I was, I wasn't angry. Bored maybe.

Detective Armstrong: While you weren't watching them, did you notice anyone hanging around them, watching them or talking to them?

Bobby Canton: No. Why would I care if she was flirting with some other guy right in front of me? She's not my problem anymore.

Detective Murphy: Bobby, what time did you leave McDonald's?

Bobby Canton: I don't know, like, noon, I guess?

Detective Murphy: And where did you go when you left?

Bobby Canton: To this guy Jason's. I told you that already!

Detective Murphy: That's where you played video games?

Bobby Canton: Yes.

Detective Murphy: How long did you stay at your friend Jason's?

Bobby Canton: He's not my friend. He's just this guy I know from school.

Detective Murphy: Okay. How long did you stay at Jason's house?

Bobby Canton: I don't know. 'Til about 4:00 p.m., I guess.

Detective Murphy: Do you know how we can get in touch with Jason?

Bobby Canton: I've got his number in my phone.

Detective Murphy: Okay. We'll get that from you before we go.

Bobby Canton: Whatever.

Detective Murphy: And when you left Jason's, where did you go?

Bobby Canton: Home. I told you!

Detective Murphy: Did you stop anywhere on the way?

Bobby Canton: No.

Detective Murphy: Did you go out again at any time on Sunday?

Bobby Canton: No.

Detective Murphy: Was anyone else here when you got home Sunday afternoon?

Bobby Canton: My parents.

Detective Murphy: Anyone else?

Bobby Canton: No.

Detective Murphy: Are your parents going to confirm that you came home Sunday afternoon and never left?

Bobby Canton: You aren't going to tell them about this, are you? My mom's gonna go nuts if she finds out the cops were here, and I didn't tell her.

Detective Armstrong: Do you want us to talk to your parents, or would you rather be a murder suspect?

Bobby Canton: Can I think about it?

Detective Armstrong: Sure, kid. While you're thinking about it, tell us, have you ever been to the Kangaroo Express on University?

Bobby Canton: Yeah. Who hasn't?

Detective Armstrong: When was the last time you were there?

Bobby Canton: I don't know. Last week sometime?

Detective Armstrong: Which day?

Bobby Canton: Thursday, maybe?

Detective Armstrong: So when we check the security video, we're going to see you there on Thursday and not anytime since then?

Bobby Canton: I guess? How do I know what you can see on their video and what you can't?

Detective Armstrong: Do you know anyone who works at Kangaroo Express?

Bobby Canton: No.

Detective Armstrong: Did Katie?

Bobby Canton: Not that I know of, but I don't know all the guys she knew. She threw herself at every guy she ever saw, so she might've known someone there.

Detective Armstrong: You seem pretty angry at Katie still.

Bobby Canton: If you knew her like I did, you would be too.

Detective Armstrong: So what's it going to be, Bobby? We talk to your parents, or you go on our suspect list?

Bobby Canton: Talk to my parents, I guess. They'll be here soon anyway. But can you maybe tell them you want to know where I was for some other reason and not because of Katie?

Detective Armstrong: Like we're checking your whereabouts because you might've been involved in an armed robbery or something like that?

Bobby Canton: Yeah, that would work. Can you do that?

Detective Armstrong: We'll see what we can do, kid.

Interview ended – 5:58 p.m.

 

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This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

What was the follow up with Jason? Still, if Bobby left at 4, that is plenty of time to gather stuff and go kill Katie.

  Alac
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I have more questions for Bobby. Like can he give me some examples as to how he knows Katie the way he did to better help us understand. I'd like to see a Bio on him as well. Why does he think Corrie is wrong as usual and why does he think she's...

I have more questions for Bobby. Like can he give me some examples as to how he knows Katie the way he did to better help us understand. I'd like to see a Bio on him as well. Why does he think Corrie is wrong as usual and why does he think she's a b*****? I would like to have another interview with him. I think there's more he can tell us, I feel he is holding back a lot.

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  Kenda
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Bobby didn't seem to have a reaction when asked about the cameras. We know that they weren't working, and he says he doesn't know anyone who works there. So two things, he's lying and already knew the cameras weren't working so he knows their...

Bobby didn't seem to have a reaction when asked about the cameras. We know that they weren't working, and he says he doesn't know anyone who works there. So two things, he's lying and already knew the cameras weren't working so he knows their bluffing or he's in fact telling the truth.

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  Tania Rivera
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