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104200189
Last Seen in Cornwall
PID: 420-09-2000-0189
Location: Cornwall, Ontario, Ontario
File: Disappearance of Troy Alfred Edgell
Status: UNSOLVED
Contributor: Michael B.

Troy

File Number: 104200189

Cornwall, Ontario - Troy Edgell was last seen in Cornwall on June 4, 2000. He gave a ride to a family member driving a maroon 1987, Lincoln that he had borrowed from a friend. A day later the Lincoln was located, burned, out in the Lanark Highlands, northwest of Perth, Ontario.

Edgell was expected at a friend's house in Smith Falls but never arrived. Contact O.P.P at 613-267-2626 or Crime Stoppers if you have any information.

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104200207
Last seen walking home with some friends after a Devil's Night party
PID: 420-09-2000-0207
Location: Midland, Ontario, Canada
File: Disappearance of Jake Nicholas Just
Status: UNSOLVED
Contributor: Michael B.

Jake Nicholas Just

File Number: 104200207

Midland, Ontario - The teenager had been at a bush party near Midland's Sunnyside neighbourhood.

On the evening of October 30, 1998, Jake had been partying with friends that night, drinking beers and horsing around by breaking bottles over their heads. At about midnight, Just was last seen walking home with some friends after a Devil's Night party.

On the way home, Jake decided to take a trail through the woods. His friend continued along the street and the two were to meet up at the point where the trail exited to the street. He was drinking heavily and was intoxicated.

A friend said Jake, who had been drinking, fled into the woods after being chased by a local resident as the party ended.

When friends began calling the house the next day looking for Jake, his mother knew something was wrong. She reported him missing that evening, almost 24 hours after he was last seen.

The problem for investigators has always been, now what? If Jake made it out of the woods, where could he possibly have gone?

Hampered by a possible head injury and under the influence of alcohol, did he lose his way and stumble into a boggy swamp, where he was swallowed up by so-called quicksand?

Although a marsh and quicksand were near the wooded trail, searchers could find no physical evidence to suggest that Jake, or anyone, had traveled near these areas in the days prior to Jake's disappearance.

Theories abound - some of them floated by psychic mediums hoping to help solve the case. One medium told Debbie Just her son made it out of the woods only to be struck dead by a car on the street, scooped up by the panicked drunk driver and whisked away.

Jake Nicholas Just mother Debbie Just

Debbie Just still has no idea what happened to her son Jake, who went missing in Midland on Oct. 30, 1998, when he was 18. Police are no closer to solving his disappearance today than they were 22 years ago. - Rick Vanderlinde/Metroland

Just, desperate for any clues, listened to the self-proclaimed psychics.

"Almost immediately one of the women grabbed my arm and said, "You know he's dead." "I was not prepared for that. Of course that is in the back of your mind but for someone just to say that."

In the end, psychics uncovered nothing solid, no credible leads for police to pursue.

"I haven't found they can truly solve or help," Just said.

Despite an eight day search, no physical evidence linking back to Jake was found.

When Jake entered the wooded area, he was carrying a knapsack. It has not been recovered.

There were hundreds of potential witnesses interviewed and numerous tips were follow up on.

In recent years, police have received more calls from people with theories than tips. One such theory has Jake deciding to follow a hydro corridor through the woods to the area of a Midland strip club, where he may have been abducted by unsavory characters.

Again, police have no evidence, no witnesses, that suggest Jake was anywhere near that area.

And his mother believes her 170-pound, six-foot-two son could take care of himself in an altercation, especially since had been studying karate since he was a child.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Ontario Provincial Police - Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit at 1-877-934-6363 - Toll Free in North America, 705-330-4144 - Local or outside of North America

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104200193
Missing since December 1, 1982
PID: 420-09-2000-0193
Location: Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
File: Disappearance of Robert Allan Asher
Status: UNSOLVED
Contributor: Michael B.

Robert Allan Asher

File Number: 104200193

Dunnville, Ontario -Asher and his vehicle, a 1970 Pontiac LeMans, were last seen in his hometown of Dunnville, Ontario Ontario in the winter of 1982. Despite an extensive police investigation, neither Asher nor his vehicle have been located. He was known to be involved in the illicit drug trade and police suspect foul play is involved in his disappearance. He was reported missing May 1, 1983.

Missing Vehicle Description: 1970 Pontiac LeMans, 2 door hardtop, brown/gold in colour, bearing Ontario plate CKY315 and V.I.N. 235370112993.

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104200085
CAT LADY AND 3 SENIORS VANISHED
PID: 420-09-2000-0085
Location: Huntsville, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
File: Disappearance of Joan Lawrence "Cat Lady"
Status: UNSOLVED
Contributor: Michael B.

Joan

File Number: 104200085

Huntsville, Ontario: Last known to be living on the property of the Laan family touted as a retirement home, Joan Lawrence, 77. was paying over $700 in rent for an uninsulated shack without running water, heat, or electricity. It is believed that Lawrence, a "cat lady," selected this accommodation to keep over 30 cats as pets.

After being reported missing on 25 November 1998, the resulting Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigation did not locate Lawrence's body but identified three other residents - John Semple (90), John Crofts (71), and Ralph Grant (70) - as missing. Their pension cheques, however, were still being cashed.

No bodies have been recovered and no one has faced charges in Lawrence's presumed homicide. Read full story »

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104200188
Disappeared After Asking Her Mother To a Sleepover With Her cousins
PID: 420-09-2000-0188
Location: Aurora, Ontario, Canada
File: Disappearance of Seven-Year-Old Cheryl Anne Hanson
Status: UNSOLVED
Contributor: Michael B.

Cheryl Anne Hanson

File Number: 104200188

Aurora, Ontario - It has been nearly 47 years since seven-year-old Cheryl Hanson disappeared, but her family says they haven't given up hope.

Cheryl Hanson was 8 years old when she disappeared from Aurora, Ontario, Canada on May 31st 1974. She was last seen at approximately 5:30 pm after she asked her mother for permission to have a sleepover with her cousins who lived approximately 10 minutes away from her family's farm. Her mother initially denied the request but then let her go. Cheryl packed her pajamas into a brown paper bag and was seen walking down the driveway towards her cousins house.

"At first I said no. Not tonight. Not today. She kept wanting to go and I agreed."

Cheryl's mother said she had a "bad" feeling after Cheryl had gone and called the house to see if Cheryl had made it to the house. Cheryl never arrived to her cousins house and was never seen or heard from again.

"I called up and said, 'Did she get there?' and they said no she's not here yet. I went running up the road. I thought she might have been hit by a car or something and that was it. I never saw her again."

After Cheryl disappeared, several witnesses came forward and stated they had seen Cheryl walking along Bloomington Road in Aurora. An extensive search which included over 411 volunteers commenced but no trace of Cheryl was ever found. Authorities believe that she was abducted and the victim of foul play.

"If we knew something one way or another, it would at least [bring] some closure - and we are not getting any younger," Cheryl's mother Patricia Hanson said.

A few months after Cheryl's disappearance, Donald Everingham was charged with the sexual assault and the attempted murder of a 9 year old girl. He confessed to several other murders, including the murder of Cheryl. He provided a description of the clothing that the girl was wearing and led authorities to the place that he allegedly disposed of her body. Cheryl's remains were not located and Everingham has since recanted his confession. He remains a person of interest in the case, however. He was unable to provide an alibi for the time that Cheryl was likely abducted.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact York Regional Police at 905-830-0303.

Source: Global News

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104200216
Presumedly Murdered By Loan Sharks
PID: 420-09-2000-0216
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
File: Murchant Marine, Gerald Charles Rideout Murdered. No Records Of Investigation
Status: UNSOLVED
Contributor: Michael R.

Gerald Charles Rideout
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File Number: 104200216

Montreal, Quebec - The story in the family is that Gerald Charles Rideout was murdered by loan sharks. I attempted contacting the Quebec police to confirm this however they did not respond to my email. My grandfather was murdered and no justice has been served.

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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.

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