Devant la Commission Brossard, il a été prouvé hors de tout doute que cette note avait été écrite par Thomas Miller, un Gaspésien qui avait participé aux recherches des trois chasseurs. Il l’avait laissée sur une roche pour informer d’autres chercheurs qu’il se rendait à un endroit particulier où on pourrait le rejoindre si nécessaire.[ii]
[i] Rapport Brossard, p. 320
[ii] Rapport Brossard, p. 319 et 320
(My translation) On television, in 1963, constable Lewis Sinnet revealed the existence of a piece of paper dated June 13th on which one of the three victims would have written a note. We quickly drew from that note the following conclusions: a) Coffin was innocent since on June 13th, 1953, at least, one of the three victims were still alive, Coffin having come out of the bush in the evening of the 12th, and b) this writing had been concealed from the jury.
Before the Brossard Commision, it has been proven beyond doubt that this note had been written par Thomas Miller, a Gaspé resident who had been active in searching the missing hunters. He had left this note on a rock to inform other searchers that he was going to a particular place where he could be reached if necessary.