Rolex Murder: How A Dead Man's Fancy Watch Led To His Murderer

By | October 16, 2019

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A Rolex watch helped to solve a crime and bring Canada’s most wanted criminal to justice. Source: (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Albert Johnson Walker was once Canada's most wanted criminal and near the top of Interpol's most wanted list. He was a white-collar criminal who soon found himself wearing whatever collar murderers wear, and he very nearly got away with it all. When he committed what he thought was the perfect murder, however, he forgot about one witness: the victim's fancy watch. Here's how the infamous Rolex Murder went down.

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Albert Johnson Walker presented himself as a financial planner. Source: (

The Criminal

Albert Johnson Walker was from Hamilton, Ontario, and he seemed to have the perfect life. The married father of three had started a small bookkeeping business that grew into a large financial company with six branches and more than two dozen employees. It seems it wasn't enough for ol' Albert, though, because it was soon revealed that he had been bilking his clients to the tune of $3.2 million. Facing 18 counts of fraud, money laundering, and theft, Walker fled to Europe in 1990, taking his middle daughter with him.