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104200210
PID: 420-09-2000-0210
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Last Seen At About 9:30 p.m. Waiting for a Bus
Location: Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
File Name: The Strange Disappearance of Jesokah Adkens in Sooke, B.C.
Author/Contributor: Jessica B.

Jesokah Adkens

File Number: 104200210

Sooke, British Columbia - Jesokah was 17 when she went missing on Sept. 26, 2001. She was last seen at about 9:30 p.m. when she was waiting for a bus at the corner of Sooke Road and Idlemore Road in Sooke.

Her father said his daughter was well known and well liked and he couldn't imagine her taking off without telling anyone.

"She has a little puppy," said her father Clayten at the time. "If she was going to go off some place, she would bring the puppy here for us to look after. She didn't do that."

Jesokah was living with a friend at the time in downtown Sooke and was attending Edward Milne Community School.

Jesokah had lots of friends, a steady boyfriend, and attended high school in Sooke, B.C. Jesokah moved in with one of her girlfriends in August 2001 but she had a good relationship with her parents and kept daily contact with them after she moved out.

On September 26, 2001, Jesokah visited a friend in the afternoon then left shortly after 9pm to walk the short distance to the bus stop. She never boarded a bus and has not been seen since.

At the time of the disappearance, the police issued statements and undertook what they described as an intensive ground, air and water search of the area. Sooke RCMP soon announced foul play could not be ruled out. The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit took over the investigation.

Police conducted searches under the Sooke River Bridge but they found nothing.

The bus stop where Jesokah was last seen is gone now, moved to a different location, but an overgrown memorial to her disappearance still marks the spot.

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104200190
PID: 420-09-2000-0190
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Stabbed Multiple Times
Location: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Homicide of 80-Year-Old Sadie Mae Rogers
Author/Contributor: Jessica B.

Sadie Rogers

File Number: 104200190

Amherst, Nova Scotia - The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Sadie Mae Rogers.

Sadie Rogers was 80 years old in 1981 and lived alone in her home located at 112 Cordova Street, Amherst, Nova Scotia. Rogers, who was never married and had worked for most of her life as a housekeeper, was well known in her neighbourhood and was last seen alive on Saturday evening, September 26, 1981.

Neighbours became concerned after not seeing any activity at Rogers' residence for nearly a week. On Friday, 2nd October 1981, The Amherst Police Department was contacted. Police responded and found Rogers' body inside her home: she had been stabbed multiple times.

When police checked her mailbox, they discovered that mail delivered to her residence on 28th September hadn't been retrieved.

An investigation was launched and although law enforcement interviewed several suspects at the time, no one was ever charged - and it seems that little progress was made in the case in the years that followed.

In 2006 and 2007, someone sent a local newspaper (The Amherst Daily News) anonymous pencil-written letters allegedly containing information about the circumstances surrounding Rogers' murder. Investigators say they have received other tips over the years but are still seeking help from the public to solve a case that grows colder by the day.

Rogers' niece, Dorothy Snowden, said in a 2006 interview:

"To this day I keep asking myself: 'why would someone do something like this?' She didn't deserve to die like that. She had every right to live."

Snowden commented that Rogers' family believed the perpetrator was someone who knew the house due to the way they entered. According to her, the murderer "took the glass out of the front door, reached in and unhooked the latch."

The editor of the Amherst paper at the time said in a 2006 interview that robbery was suspected as the motive for the crime, but it's unclear whether any of Rogers' possessions or money were actually removed from her home.

Nearly four decades later, the case remains unsolved.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Sadie Mae Rogers should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

Source: Amherst News

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104200183
PID: 420-09-2000-0183
Case Status: UNSOLVED
The Body Was Discovered Discovered Within the Residence
Location: Weymouth North, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Homicide of Lynda Anne Comeau
Author/Contributor: Jessica B.

Lynda Anne Comeau

File Number: 104200183

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 the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Lynda Anne Comeau.

On September 1, 2016, at 3 p.m., the Digby RCMP received a call for assistance at a residence on Fort Point Road, Weymouth North, NS. The body of Lynda Comeau, 63, was discovered within the residence. It was determined that Lynda Anne Comeau's death was as a result of an injury and the manner of the death was ruled a homicide.

Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges. Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Ms. Lynda Anne Comeau 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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104200062
PID: 420-09-2000-0062
Case Status: UNSOLVED
VANISHED AFTER NIGHT OUT
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
File Name: Where Is Lisa?
Author/Contributor: Jessica B.

Lisa Marie Young

File Number: 104200062

Nanaimo, British Columbia: Lisa Marie Young, 21-year-old indigenous Canadian, disappeared on June 30, 2002. She had spent the night at a local nightclub and several house parties, before accepting a ride to a fast food restaurant from a man she had just met. Although Young has never been found, her disappearance is being investigated as a homicide.

On the night of June 29, 2002, Young left her parents residence at 11:00 P.M. to go to a nightclub with several friends. Her parents found it strange, as Young had a busy schedule for the week. Young spent the night at a nightclub in Downtown Nanaimo called Jungle (now known as Club 241) where she and several friends celebrated the birthday of their friend, Hulley. After the nightclub closed at 2:30 A.M. on June 30, 2002, one of Young's friends began a conversation with Christopher Adair, who offered them a ride to a house party in southern Nanaimo in his red Jaguar. Despite just meeting him, Young and friends accepted the offer.

The group spent an hour at the first house party before moving onto a second house party. At the second house party, Young became hungry, but could not find anything to eat that party because she was a vegetarian. Adair offered to take her to a nearby sandwich shop, which Young accepted. The last time Young was seen was around 3:00 A.M., where she was leaving the house party with Adair.

Not long after Young left the party, Hulley received a phone call from her. She told him Adair did not take her to a fast food restaurant nor drop her off at home, but instead she was sitting in his car in a driveway and Adair would not let her leave. The final time Young contacted Hulley was at 4:30 A.M., when she sent him a text message reading: "come get me, they won't let me leave."

Young's final phone signals were from the Departure Bay area of Nanaimo. Family members of Young have never heard anything about her cellphone being traced down and do not know what happened to it.

Adair was interviewed two months after Young's disappearance. Young's mother spoke with Adair in a police interrogation room. Prior to the meeting, she was asked to bring pictures of Young as a child, with the hopes of guilt tripping him into confessing.

She asked him of Young's whereabouts, where he responded with: "I can't. I'm sorry, I don't mean to disrespect your family." Authorities refuse to confirm the validity of this conversation. Adair's car belonged to his grandmother,  Geraldine "Gerry" Adair , who was a prominent member of the business community in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. She sold the car during the investigation and threatened to take legal actions if her grandson continued to be implicated in Young's disappearance. She died in 2011.

Hulley, the last person to hear from Young, died on March 25, 2018. While walking along British Columbia Highway 19A with a 27-year-old female friend at 1:00 A.M., he stepped into the northbound lane to retrieve something he had dropped, only to be struck by a car.

In May 2020, 'Where is Lisa?' a new in-depth podcast about Lisa Marie Young's case was published. Lisa's story was the first season of Islandcrime.ca The podcast reached the top 10 True Crime podcasts in Canada on the Apple charts.

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104200123
PID: 420-09-2000-0123
Case Status: UNSOLVED
BODY FOUND IN HER RESIDENCE
Location: Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
File Name: Suspicious Death of Charlene Ward
Author/Contributor: Jessica B.

Charlene Ward

File Number: 104200123

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba - The RCMP Historical Case Unit, Portage la Prairie RCMP Detachment and Manitoba Crime Stoppers are seeking the public's assistance with solving the following Suspicious Death:

On November 1st, 2007 at 8:45 a.m., Charlene Ward was found dead in her residence by her daughter and granddaughter. A party had transpired at the residence the night before and into the early morning hours, ending at approximately 8:00 a.m. Charlene was 46 years old. The investigation into her death continues, and to date no charges have been laid.

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104200136
PID: 420-09-2000-0136
Case Status: UNSOLVED
HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE 2004
Location: Grand Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada
File Name: Disappearance of Leonette Purcell
Author/Contributor: Jessica B.

Leonette Purcell

File Number: 104200136

Grand Lake, Nova Scotia: The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Leonette Marie PURCELL.

Leonette Purcell, a 56-year-old homemaker, has not been seen or heard from since she disappeared on December 16, 2004, from her Grand Lake home situated near the Halifax International Airport. Items in the Purcells' home appeared out of place or disturbed contrary to normal routine. An extensive search in the area of Grand Lake failed to reveal her whereabouts. Her personal banking and communications devices have not been accessed since her disappearance.

Investigators are interested in identifying two unidentified males who were seen on a security camera at the Enfield Irving Big Stop, one of whom the camera caught calling the Purcell home on the morning Mrs. Purcell disappeared. Neither of these men were identified. The investigation is ongoing and police are asking for the public's assistance.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Leonette Marie PURCELL 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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October 14, 1971
Gitsegukla, BC
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18-year-old Jean Virginia Sampare was last seen by Alvin (her cousin) on Highway 16 outside Gitsegukla on October 14, 1971. He left her alone as he cycled home to get a jacket, and she was gone when he returned.

Sampare worked at the Royal Packing Company salmon canning plant in Claxton and was described as a healthy, normal 18-year-old woma nwho sang teasing songs to her siblings. She loved to play "nurse" with her siblings and would take turns with Winnie (sibling) being the nurse.

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