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104200180
PID: 420-09-2000-0180
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Vanished While Attending Acadia University
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Disappearance of Allan Kenley Matheson
Author/Contributor: Dave T.

Allan Kenley Matheson

File Number: 104200180

Wolfville, Nova Scotia - The sister of a Glendale, Inverness County man who disappeared in Wolfville nearly three decades ago is still feeling the pain of her loss but now is focusing on her brother's life, not his disappearance.

On September 7, 1992, Allan Kenley Matheson 20, and his sister, Kayrene Willis, 18, arrived in Wolfville for their first year at Acadia University. Kenley had taken two years off after graduating high school in Cape Breton to drive a motorcycle across the county, plants trees in BC, try to save the rainforests in South America, and visit Guatemala and Belize.

Kenley was going to major in biology; his sister, chemistry. They shared classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but they saw each other in Elliott Hall on Monday mornings as Kenley left his class, and Kayrene went to hers.

Kenley lived in a single room in Crowell Tower (the biggest dorm on campus, known for its parties). It was in Crowell Tower, on Sunday, September 20 at around 4 pm, that Kayrene saw her brother for the last time. She said he seemed 'slightly withdrawn', but attributed it to a large party that had been thrown in Crowell the night before. They made plans to study together on Monday night.

A friend of Kenley's said he saw Kenley walking down Main Street in Wolfville on Monday, but Kayrene didn't see him that morning in Elliott Hall. She called to leave him a message. He wasn't in class on Tuesday, so Kayrene went to his dorm room to leave a note on his door.

On Wednesday, when Kenley's RA let Kayrene into his room, Kenley wasn't there, but all of his things were. His passport. His clothes, and toiletries. Kenley had $3,000 in the bank (other reports say closer to $4,000), saved up from planting trees, that hadn't been touched and hasn't been touched to this day. Kenley was less than two weeks into his first semester, and he vanished without a trace.

With no evidence to go on, the possibilities of what happened to Kenley are almost endless. Did he decide that university wasn't him for him and just quit? Was Kenley secretly struggling with mental illness, or had something happened in his short time at Acadia to make him commit suicide?

Allan Kenley Matheson age progression sketch

A photo of Allan Kenley Matheson from shortly before his disappearance, and an age progression sketch of what he may look like today. (CONTRIBUTED / Herald composite)



In 2017, Kayrene said that although she still grieves the loss of her brother, she wants to remember how he was.

"I have to look at the fact that he has been gone for 25 years and I was the closest with him out of anyone in my life and it's still very painful but I have to find the joy in every day and not focus on his disappearance but focus on the time we had together," said Kayrene Willis.

At a school with less than 4,000 undergraduates, in a town of less than 5,000, where there aren't enough homicides to even warrant its own line in the town's crime reports, what happened to Kenley Matheson?

The case was added to the Nova Scotia Department of Justice's Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 902-679-5561, or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

Source: The Chronicle Herald

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104200139
PID: 420-09-2000-0139
Case Status: UNSOLVED
SHOT IN CHEST THROUGH THE DOOR
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
File Name: Domestic Bliss Was Shattered on July 8
Author/Contributor: Dave T.

Jason Nunn

File Number: 104200139

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Darren Greschuk lived with her common-law wife, Michelle Sansom, in a small bungalow on a quiet street in Riversdale. He owned a tow-trucking company. He was also a partner in a successful tree removal business. They'd been together since high school and had a son, Dustin.

Michelle Sansom still remembers the sound that changed her life forever.

A crisp, loud bang rang through Saskatoon's Riversdale neighbourhood.

The shot, fired into the darkness on that July night more than a decade ago, sent a shock wave through Sansom's comfortable, middle-class existence.

"At this time we were in the neighbourhood for ten years. We trusted it. We never had any issue. We were pretty comfortable," she recalls.

That domestic bliss was shattered on July 8, 2006.

It had been an unseasonably warm July and the rain that night was a welcome respite. The couple left their front door open to let the cool breeze into the living room. Dustin, who was 10 years old at the time, was sleeping at his grandparents' place. Michelle and Darren ate takeout burgers at the coffee table in the living room, listening to rain fall outside.

When Michelle went to bed first, around 10 p.m., Darren told her to leave the door open. He wanted to keep the refreshing breeze flowing through the house.

The next thing she remembers is waking abruptly to loud noises. She walked out of the bedroom, she says. That's when she first saw a face that would haunt her for years to come.

"It can really tear you apart. You brain is never the same after someone puts a gun to your head," she says.

The man had walked into their house and hit Darren over the head with a handgun. He demanded money, waving the gun and ordering them outside onto their deck.

"He kept demanding money, 'Where is your money?" He thought Darren had money, which he didn't," she says.

Once out on the deck, Darren convinced the man to go back inside the house for the keys to his garage. That's when Michelle ran, leaping off the deck. She squeezed herself between two houses and waited.

Riversdale


"It was just my instinct to run," she recalls. "I feel so bad to this day that I couldn't get help. I got away, but why couldn't I get help? I was so terrified."

Michelle sat there, huddled in the darkness for what felt like an hour. She threw stones at her neighbour's window, hoping to wake her up, but was afraid to make too much noise. The man who'd broken in said he had other friends coming, and she didn't want them to catch her.

Then the shot came - one of the loudest sounds she had ever heard.

Darren, it was later revealed, had locked the intruder out of the house, but the man apparently shot through the door, sending a bullet into his chest.

Darren died in a hospital bed two weeks later.

Talking to Saskatoon StarPhoenix in 2016, "It's been ten years of trying to block this Guy's face out of my mind," Michelle says of the intruder, who has never been arrested.

She has heard from investigators over that time, but they've given no indication of a break in the case. Through a spokesperson, police confirmed the file is "active."

"I can't believe they haven't made an arrest - I'm telling you that people know. It's as though Darren was nothing to nobody. And he was - so important to all of us," she said.

Greschuk's case is one of 12 unsolved murders over the last decade in Saskatoon. Police say most of the investigations are assigned to detectives and none have been declared 'cold' cases.

Detective Grant Little is in charge of the historical case unit, tasked with investigating old, unsolved crimes, but the seasoned detective also works active files.

He is not in charge of Greschuk's case, but two unsolved homicides from the last 10 years - James Favel and 23-year-old Anthony Gunn - are part of his active investigations.

He said he feels for victim's families who are still waiting for justice.

"There are things going on a regular basis, but unlike TV, it doesn't happen over the commercial break," he said.

Little said every passing year makes a homicide investigation harder to close. Memories fade. Witnesses or suspects die. Detectives retire. Physical evidence deteriorates.

"Where there is a will, there is a way, but the passage of time is a big enemy. It doesn't mean it can't be done, it just means it's harder," he said.

Investigators are hoping someone will come forward or leave a tip to bring closure and a killer to justice.

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104200147
PID: 420-09-2000-0147
Case Status: UNSOLVED
BODY DISCOVERED BURRIED IN SHALLOW GRAVE
Location: Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Disappearance and Death of Kevin Wesley Martin
Author/Contributor: Dave T.

Kevin Wesley Martin

File Number: 104200147

The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering a reward in the amount of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the homicide of Kevin Wesley Martin.

On May 19, 1994, Kevin Wesley Martin was reported missing from his residence in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. A missing person investigation was conducted by the Stellarton Police Service, however, he was never found.

On November 13, 2000, commercial loggers working in the Burnside area of Colchester County discovered Kevin's remains buried in a shallow grave. Physical evidence found at the scene established that his death was a homicide.

Police believe there are people who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges. Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Kevin Martin should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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