February 12, 2007

Thompson Road, North Dundas Township

Rankin, 46, was found dead of a gunshot wound inside his Morewood home, south of Ottawa. He was shot through a basement window.

Rankin was a frequent contributor to a harness racing website, vowing to publicize corruption. In 2004 he gave evidence to an Ontario Racing Commission probe into race-fixing allegations at Rideau-Carleton Raceway.

Rankin was also a children's entertainer who performed across Eastern Ontario.

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