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104200075

ConID: C0420-09-2000-0075
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: VICTIMS WERE DISCOVERED IN EAST VANCOUVER
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
File Name: The Hemlock Valley Murders
Author/Contributor:  Sandra M. 

Tammy Pipe, Tracy Olajide and Victoria Younker

File Number: 104200075

Vancouver, British Columbia: The Hemlock Valley Murders - Three murder victims were discovered in East Vancouver in 1995, Tammy Pipe, Tracy Olajide and Victoria Younker. The women were all prostitutes that had worked in the same area of Vancouver, BC. As well, they had all been murdered the same way and left in the same area. Quickly the police realized they were looking for one serial killer and believed it was Ronald Richard McCauley.

The suspect had a history of assaulting and attacking prostitutes and had previously served time in jail for rape and attempted murder. While he was indefinitely jailed, police still couldn't fully prove it was McCauley.

By 2001, police tested DNA samples that had been collected in 1995 and discovered that they did not match Ronald McCauley. Since then there have been no other suspects.

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104200196

ConID: C0420-09-2000-0196
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Missing since July 2, 1975 from Moncton
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
File Name: The disappearance of Michelle Wedge
Author/Contributor:  Sandra M. 

Michelle Lise Wedge

File Number: 104200196

Moncton, New Brunswick - Michelle Lise Wedge had been left in the care of her older siblings and was riding her bike in the neighborhood as dusk was approaching.

Her older brother who was watching her, had friends over and no-one noticed that Wedge had disappeared until her sister got home around 21.00 and realized that Wedge wasn't in the yard playing.

Initial interviews with friends and neighbors determined that Wedge had last been seen at around 21:10, about 40 minutes after her brother recalled having heard her exiting the house to play outside.

Someone had seen her riding her Mustang-style bicycle north on Dominion Street, near the intersection with John Street, just a few houses away from her home. Another individual reported seeing the same thing at about the same time. Still another seemed to recall seeing a young girl getting into a car at that corner that night.

Michelle Wedge's bike

Michelle's bicycle was found by her brother on the boulevard at the southwest corner of Dominion Street and John Street. (RCMP)

This case began as an abduction case, because of the testimony of two girls, who said that they had seen Michelle get into a car with a man, who had earlier tried to coax them into his vehicle. The girls gave a detailed description of this suspect, helped produce a composite sketch, and a Canada wide warrant was issued for the suspect. The suspect was described as follows:

Male, mid to late twenties, thick black hair and eyebrows, dark complexion, 2 inch scar on right side of face, thin mustache with full beard, dark, thick rimmed glasses. Speaks with a strange voice. Suspect drives a small, dark green car, with a black interior. (source: Telegraph-Journal)

In the July 11 newspaper article, Moncton police were expressing doubts about the statements of these two witnesses. They had indeed found a suspect matching the witnesses' description, and had questioned him, but then released him. The article suggested that the RCMP did not completely dismiss the statements of the two girls, but given that the RCMP website simply lists Michelle as a missing person suggests that they did not regain any confidence in their claims, over the course of their investigation.

Also, the suspect described by the girls is of such conspicuous characteristics, it is hard to imagine anyone matching that description evading detection for long, with a Canada wide warrant out for his arrest. Nevertheless, the other witnesses did corroborate the bit about the suspected vehicle being small and dark green in color.

Although it's been over 45 years since since she disappeared, the RCMP believe it's a case that can still be solved. If someone somewhere thinks of something, please contact the RCMP or Crimestoppers.

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104200144

ConID: C0420-09-2000-0144
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: FOUND DECEASED
Location: Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
File Name: Did You See Bobbie Lynn Moose?
Author/Contributor:  Sandra M. 

Bobbie Lynn Moose

File Number: 104200144

On Thursday, October 17th, 2019, at 5:10 pm, Thompson RCMP received a report of a deceased female found at a location near Nelson Road in Thompson, Manitoba. The deceased was identified as Bobbie Lynn Moose from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. Her death was determined to be as a result of homicide. Ms. Moose was last seen at Walmart in Thompson on October 1st, 2019. She is described as 29 years old, indigenous, approximately 5' tall, weighing 110lbs and was last seen wearing a plain black winter coat over a grey North Face jacket with red trim and hood, black tights, and black boots.

More than a hundred family, friends and concerned citizens of Thompson gathered on Nelson Road Oct. 23 to remember Bobbie Lynn Lee Moose of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN)

"We want to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bobbie," said NCN vice-chief Cheryl Hunter-Moore at the vigil, attended by many friends Moose had come to know from the Thompson Homeless Shelter. "We all know that Bobby was a fearless and courageous woman." Thompson MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) of Manitoba said that statistics show that Moose was more likely to have her life end in violence because she was Indigenous.

"Indigenous women and girls are four times more likely to experience violence in their lifetime and 2.5 times more likely to have their lives cut short due to violence than non-Indigenous women and girls," she said. "I am not prepared to shrug off Bobbie's loss as an unfortunate random event."

"Somebody knows who took Bobbie's life away," said NDP Churchill-Keewatinook Aski MP-elect Niki Ashton. "We must make sure that people know they must come forward. We know that silence kills. There must be justice for Bobbie and there must also be a call to end the violence against women, against Indigenous women. As a woman, as a member of this community, what happened to Bobby sent a chill down my spine. This makes people here in Thompson feel unsafe. It shouldn't be like that. I appreciate that there's an investigation going on and we must continue to keep the pressure and ensure that that investigation goes as it should but we know that sometimes these investigations might take too long. The pressure must go on. We demand answers and we demand justice for Bobbie Moose, for her family, for NCN and for Thompson, for all our north." via Thompson Citizen

Anyone with information related to her death or her activities between October 1st and October 17th is asked to contact the Thompson RCMP Detachment at 204-677-6909 or submit an anonymous tip at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS).

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104200135

ConID: C0420-09-2000-0135
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: ASSAULTED
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
File Name: Assault and Death of Dorothy Abel
Author/Contributor:  Sandra M. 

Dorothy Georgina Abel

File Number: 104200135

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - In July 1996, 39 year old mother Dorothy Abel was assaulted which led her to remain in a coma for four years at Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton until she tragically passed away in 2000.

When the MMIW (Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women) inquiry started occurring in Canada, Dorothy's family asked police to provide records of the investigation into her death. They were floored to find that all records related to the investigation were missing or destroyed. No arrests have ever been made in Dorothy's case and her murder remains unsolved.

She left behind 5 children. Today she has 5 beautiful grandchildren and 5 grown children.

May Dorothy rest in presence and may her family and community receive justice.

If you have any information regarding the assault and eventual death of Dorothy Abel, you are encouraged to contact the Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111.

Tribal Information: Unknown

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104200174

ConID: C0420-09-2000-0174
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Found Dead in a Salisbury, N.B., Apartment
Location: Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada
File Name: Sabrina Polchies's Case Still Raises Questions
Author/Contributor:  Sandra M. 

Sabrina Polchies

File Number: 104200174

Sabrina Polchies, 22, was last seen alive on July 1, 2010, and found dead in a Salisbury, N.B., apartment five days later. RCMP officials ruled no foul play was involved. But her mother, Mary Polchies, says she thinks Sabrina ran into the wrong crowd.

Mary Polchies said she received a phone call from her daughter the day she died, and could hear men yelling abusive comments at her.

"She called me and she said, 'Mom, your worst nightmare came true.'" Mary said Sabrina told her she had befriended some people, but they had become mad at her. She said Sabrina didn't know where she was.

"In the background you can hear men talking, 'What the fuck you fucking squaw.' The phone went dead and I never heard from her again. I called the cops. My poor baby laid there for three days."

Sabrina's body was found on July 5 in a Salisbury, N.B., apartment. New Brunswick RCMP said there was no foul play in her death, and the case was concluded.Her friends and family were left with plenty of questions about her death.

Sabrina told her friends on Facebook that she was leaving for Moncton to "start a new life." "Its a big world out there and I want to c what it has to offer," she wrote to her friends.

In a Facebook group titled "Restinpeace Sabrina Polchies<3," a member wrote, "Who was the last to see her alive? What happened? When are the questions going to be answered?"

Mary said she can't remember whether RCMP officials explained their findings to her, but she knows she never received a coroner's report.

"It's like a blur," she said. "I don't know what happened to her. I really want to know. My poor baby never got justice."

Source: CBC

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