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104200011

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0011
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: VANISHED
Location:  Boise, Idaho, USA, United States 
File Name: Marital Turmoil
Author/Contributor: Joshua S.

Jeramy Burt

USA: Burt was having some serious marital issues at the time of his disappearance in US.

Burt was in the process of divorcing his wife and mother of his only child, after he was caught cheating on her with his attorney, Jeannie Braun. However, close family members, his ex-wife included, do not believe he ran away from his problems.

Every friend and family member stated Burt simply loved and cherished his young daughter too much to simply abandon her and never make contact with her ever again. It was also believed that he was dealing with his marital turmoil in an appropriate and mature manner.

However, on the night of his disappearance, Burt's wife received a text message from her husband's phone that stated he would be starting a fresh new life and was going to disappear. It was shortly after receiving the message, that the wife realized her husband had taken her car rather than his own.

The car was found burned in the middle of the desert miles and miles away from the residents he shared with his wife. No further clues were discovered when searching the car.

Burt's mistress, Jeannie Braun is considered a person of interest. Apparently, during some of the meetings the two had, Burt recorded her admitting to committing illegal acts under her practice.

The family believes Burt's disappearance is a matter of foul play, but there are still several people that believe Burt did indeed abandon his old life.

Missing Since: February 11, 2007 - Boise, Idaho, United States.

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104200009

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0009
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: MYSTERIOUSLY VANISHED
Location:  Shelby, North Carolina, USA 
File Name: Asha Degree Was Just a 9 Year-Old Girl
Author/Contributor: UCF

Asha Degree

USA: Missing since February 14, 2000 (Shelby, North Carolina, US) - Asha Degree was just a 9 year-old girl who lived with a happy family. On the night Asha disappeared, her father saw her sleeping in her bed at 2:30am in US. When 6:30am came around and the mother entered Asha's bedroom to wake her up for school, Asha was nowhere to be found in United States.

Later, two truckers reported having seen Asha on the night of her disappearance. They both recounted having seen Asha walking down a highway a mile north of her apartment

Her backpack (with her name and number scratched off) was found buried and inside two garbage bags; it was found 26-miles in the opposite direction where she had last been seen walking.

No one knows what prompted Asha to leave her house on her own accord, if in fact that was even the case, or who may have taken her.

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104200189

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0189
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Last Seen in Cornwall
Location:  Cornwall, Ontario, Ontario 
File Name: Disappearance of Troy Alfred Edgell
Author/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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104200014

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0014
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: DEATH - BODY FOUND
Location:  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Night of July 16th, 1976
Author/Contributor: Jim C. A.

Rhona Margaret Duncan

File Number: 104200014

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Rhona Margaret Duncan had attended a party the night of July 16th, 1976 when she had last been seen.

After leaving her friends to walk home around 2:45 AM, her neighbours woke up to people arguing in the street. After the neighbour yelled back the voices stopped.

Rhona's body was found the next morning in a different neighbour's garage. Murdered.

After conducting DNA and polygraph tests as well as speaking with her friends, family and acquaintances, all of the high profile suspects had been eliminated and the murder remains unsolved in BC.

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104200015

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0015
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: DISAPPEARED
Location:  Thompson, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: The murder of Kerrie Ann Brown
Author/Contributor: Damian B.

Kerrie Ann Brown
File Number: 104200015


Thompson, Manitoba - The murder of Kerrie Ann Brown is one of the most infamous the province of Manitoba has ever seen.

The 15 year old had gone to a party with her friend the night of October 16th, 1986 where she had last been seen.

Kerrie had been waiting outside for her friend who was grabbing something she left in the house. By the time her friend returned, Kerrie was nowhere to be found.

Since then DNA tests in MB point in the direction that two people were involved in Kerrie's disappearance, but regardless of arrests being made after the fact, there was not enough physical evidence to hold anyone accountable.

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104200180

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0180
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: 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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104200190

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0190
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: 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

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0183
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: 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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104200035

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0035
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: BODY FOUND IN A DUSTY CEMETERY
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Mexico 
File Name: Toronto-Area Woman's Murder in Mexico
Author/Contributor: Duncan M.

Victoria Tori Marsbergen

File Number: 104200035

Toronto, Ontario, Canada - They found Victoria "Tori" Marsbergen's body in a dusty cemetery near the airport in the lawless Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.

It was reportedly her first visit to the tough border town across the Rio Grande.

Overwhelmed local cops claimed she was battered to death with a rock and died from head trauma.

The 21-year-old Canadian woman, who is believed to be from the Toronto area had been living in El Paso, Texas, when she disappeared, El Diario De Juarez reported. Tori was last seen in this car bearing New Mexico plates. Tori Marsbergen had not been heard from since April 29, 2019 and her mom, Tammy Daniels, took to social media looking for help. She also filed a missing person report with the El Paso Police.

Daniels wrote on Facebook: "Her phone is off. Her phone is her life and she will never let it just die or turn it off, especially this long. Tori as everyone knows her, has not shown up for work either."

Victoria had the word "Kylie" tattooed on her chest, "Aaron Mathew" inked on her right clavicle area and a heart stating "Aaron" inked on the middle finger of her left hand.

Mexican authorities have not officially disclosed a reason why Marsbergen may have been in Juarez.

Mexican media reported that it was Tori's first time in Juarez, a city so dangerous that Canadian travellers are strongly cautioned against going there.

"Her presence here in Juarez was unusual, she had no roots here in the state, nor in the city, so we are investigating what was the reason for her presence because... we do not know who she was going to visit", said Cesar Augusto Peniche, state attorney general.

One Mexican report said Tori had recently received threats although who was doing the threatening is unclear.

This case remains unsolved.

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104200043

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0043
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: VANISHED AFTER A BIRTHDAY PARTY
Location:  Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Mysteriously Vanished!
Author/Contributor: George C.

Madison Scott

File Number: 104200043

On May 28th 2011, Madison (Maddy) Scott went missing after a birthday party at Hogsback Lake, 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Vanderhoof, British Columbia.

She planned to spend the night camping with a friend, but around midnight, a fight broke out between a few men at the party and the friend, who was injured as a result of the fight and drunk, decided to leave the party with her new boyfriend.

Witness accounts vary, but this was about three hours before the party died down and most people left. Some of the last people to have left, between 3 and 4 am, reported speaking with Scott and asking if she wanted a ride home. This was the last time anyone reported talking to Scott.

If you have any information at all please call the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Alternative mail Box 1190 Vanderhoof, B.C. VOJ 3A0

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104200049

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0049
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: HER AND BOYFRIEND VANISHED
Location:  Gitsegukla, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Last Seen On Highway 16
Author/Contributor: William R.

Jean Virginia Sampare

File Number: 104200049

Gitsegukla, British Columbia, Canada: 18-year-old Jean Virginia Sampare was last seen by her cousin on Highway 16 outside Gitsegukla on 14 October 1971.

He left her alone as he cycled home to get a jacket, and she was gone when he returned.

Her siblings are Anne, Winnie, Sandra, Virginia and Rod, with Sandra being the youngest. She attended high school in Hazelton, British Columbia. When she was older, she worked in a cannery and as a caretaker for her siblings.

She lived with her parents in Gitsegukla. Rod described their parents as very strict and watchful; the children were not allowed to play after 9 and their parents made them work hard.

Sampare was planning to move to Terrace with Rod later in the month that she went missing. Despite the police and local community searching nearby areas for her for the 8 days following her disappearance, their efforts proved unsuccessful.

She has not been seen since.

Shockingly, Sampare's boyfriend also had gone missing shortly before she disappeared. His remains were found after Sampare disappeared. He had drowned in the Skeena River.

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104200050

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0050
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SHE FAILED TO RETURN HOME FROM A WALK
Location:  Prince George, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: What Happened To Helen Claire Frost?
Author/Contributor: Sidra J.

Helen Claire Frost

File Number: 104200050

Prince George, BC, Canada - Helen Claire Frost was reported missing by her sister on 15 October 1970, having failed to return home from a walk two days earlier.

Helen Frost was born in Reigate, England on October 17, 1952 to parents Dennis and Daphne Frost. She had an older sister named Sandy. Her father was a green beret in the British Commando Brigade for 12 years, and worked on the docks in London during World War II. In 1956, the family moved to Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. After the move, Dennis worked for the city of Nanaimo as a sweeper operator.

Helen's family was stable and her mother and father were married for 67 years, until Dennis died on July 20, 2014. Sandy described them as "good parents despite the head-strong actions of their two rebellious teenage girls."

Helen moved to Prince George, British Columbia in 1969, and Sandy joined her in November of that year. They shared an apartment on the 1600 block of Queensway, along with a woman named Darlene and her infant child. In the spring of 1970, Helen went to a home for unwed mothers in Kamloops where she gave birth to a daughter, Sandra Jeanette, on May 13th of that year. Shortly afterwards, she returned to Prince George and her baby was taken into government custody.

She unsuccessfully tried to regain custody of the baby in the summer of 1970. Sandy recalled that Helen came out of the social worker's office, "just bawling her eyes out, and we never talked about it again."

Sometime between the birth of her child and her disappearance, her relationship with the father of the child, Stefan Grumpner, dissolved. She worked a number of odd jobs while she was in Prince George, including a busser at the Hudson's Bay Company cafeteria, and a gas station painter for a company that operated between Prince George and Prince Rupert.

Helen was single at the time of her disappearance. She had given birth to her daughter, Sandra Jeanette, on May 13, 1970 in Kamloops and moved to Prince George shortly afterwards. Her whereabouts remain unknown.

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104200051

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0051
Case Status: COLD CASE
Incident: WANDERED AWAY DURING A FISHING TRIP
Location:  Arnprior, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance Of Adrien McNaughton
Author/Contributor: Fred U.


Adrien McNaughton

File Number: 104200051

Arnprior, Ontario - On June 12, 1972, while on a family fishing trip at Holmes Lake near Calabogie, Ontario, Adrien McNaughton was fishing for about an hour with his father, Murray McNaughton.

Adrien became tired and stopped fishing because his line was tangled. He sat down on a nearby rock, then left the lakeshore to play a short distance away.

He then wandered away from his father, his two older brothers, and a friend of his father into a wooded area. The father after noticing that Adrien was missing, sent Adrien's eldest brother Lee McNaughton to the car to search for him.

When Lee didn't find Adrien a search was sent out to find him. Hours later when Adrien was not found, the police were contacted.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a blue nylon parka jacket, an orange striped shirt, brown shorts, and boots with rubber soles.

A massive search was conducted to find McNaughton as thousands of volunteers led by the armed forces searched the area where Adrien had gone missing.

While extensive searching was conducted, no clue to his whereabouts was found.

In 2009 with the use of new digital technology, his parents hoped to find him as an adult. Also in 2009 when Adrien's parents were contacted by the Toronto Sun, his mother declined to be interviewed and referred questions to the police.

A CBC original podcast called Someone Knows Something investigated Adrien McNaughton's disappearance, beginning in 2015. The show is hosted, written and produced by award-winning Canadian filmmaker David Ridgen, and its first episodes were released in March 2016.

On April 23, 2016, as part of the investigation for SKS, five highly trained volunteers conducted a search dive of Holmes Lake, looking for the remains of McNaughton, after four separate cadaver dogs indicated that they were detecting human remains in the area.

A tooth-like object and small piece of rubber that may have belonged to a shoe were uncovered under eight feet of water. The tooth-like object when examined by the police was found not to be human.

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104200052

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0052
Case Status: COLD CASE
Incident: THE CASE IS STILL AN OPEN INVESTIGATION
Location:  Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Vanished While Hiking Across Canada
Author/Contributor: Betty N.

Charles Horvath-Allan

File Number: 104200052

Kelowna, British Columbia: Charles Horvath-Allan, 20, disappeared in May 1989 from a campsite. A Canadian-born British national, was hiking across Canada and had plans to meet up with his mother and stepfather in Hong Kong by August 1989, but never made it.

He had been staying at a local hostel, the homes of friends and the Tiny Tent Town Campsite + RV Pk, 3316 Lakeshore Road, V1W 3T1, (near to route 97 in the city) and registered at various student employment agencies during May 1989.

He was last positively identified on the 26 May 1989 cashing a cheque at a bank in Orchard Pk. He was due to meet up with his mother and step-father in Hong Kong for his 21st birthday (and his mother's 40th) in August of that year.

He last contacted his parents by fax on 11 May 1989 but failed to contact them again to enable his mother to purchase his ticket to travel to Hong Kong.

A missing persons listing for Horvath-Allan noted that he left behind his tent and personal belongings and that foul play is suspected.

One source claims that they met Horvath-Allan in May 1989 and allowed him to stay at their home in Kelowna. The same source claims they saw him alive in the Live Wire nightclub in August 1989, but this claim is unverified.

Denise Horvath-Allan telephoned the Kelowna Detachment of the RCMP asking for their help in locating her son as she was anxious as she had not received an expected call from him in May 1989. After several more calls to the RCMP, Denise Horvath-Allan reported Charles missing on the 10 August 1989.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police launched a search of the area inside the campsite in July 1990, after his mother Denise Horvath-Allan advised them that Charles had been camping at Tiny Tent Town. The RCMP retrieved some of Charles' clothing and a shaving bag from a 1989 Tiny Town resident.

In September 1995, the police found a decomposed body in the logging country around Kelowna. Horvath-Allan's family waited for six weeks to be told that the body found was not of their son. At that time, the police hadn't contacted Mrs. Allan or any family member about the find of the dead body; the family were informed via friends and relatives who had seen reports in the local press.

By 2010, the Serious Crime Unit of the RCMP at Kelowna listed Horvath-Allan as deceased. According to the Police, the case is still an open investigation.

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104200053

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0053
Case Status: [ SOLVED ]
Incident: KILLER IDENTIFIED - DECEASED
Location:  Sunderland, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Who killed Christine Jessop?
Author/Contributor: Elvis M.


Christine Jessop

File Number: 104200053

Oct. 15, 2020 13:12 ET. Toronto police identified the killer of nine-year-old Christine Jessop, who was abducted from her Greater Toronto Area home before being raped and killed in 1984. Sources say Calvin Hoover, a Toronto man who was 28 years old at the time of Jessop's death, died by suicide in 2015. Full story » via CBC.

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104200056

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0056
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: VANISHED METERS FROM HIS PARENTS
Location:  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Gut Feeling: Something Wasn't Quite Right
Author/Contributor: Milton G.

Michael Dunahee

File Number: 104200056

Victoria, British Columbia - 29 years ago, on March 24, 1991 Michael Wayne Dunahee, 4, disappeared from a school playground at Blanshard Park Elementary School. His parents were just metres away from him, but no witnesses to his presumed abduction have been identified and no subsequent confirmed sightings of him have been made.

The family arrived at the school around 12:30 pm, and when they got there, Michael asked his mom if he could visit the playground, which was near the field where the football practice was taking place.

Despite having a gut feeling that "something wasn't quite right", his mother allowed him to walk over to the playground by himself, but told him that once he got there, he had to "stay there and wait for Daddy to come". However, when Michael's dad Bruce came to the playground, Michael was not there. Around fifty people began to look for Michael, and his parents immediately notified the police.

Michael's disappearance became one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history, and to this day, over 11,000 tips have been received by the police. The case was a major story for many years, and was reported across Canada and the United States. However, despite a large number of tips and a CAD$100,000 reward, the police still do not have any solid leads in the case.

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In 2006, reports of a young man who physically resembled Michael and had been living in the Interior of British Columbia since 1991 breathed new life into the case. However, this young man was confirmed by DNA testing not to be Michael.

In early 2009, police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin found a missing person poster of Michael at the home of Vernon Seitz, 62, who had confessed to his psychiatrist that he had murdered a child in 1959 when he was 12 and knew of another child killing. Seitz was later found dead by Milwaukee police, apparently from natural causes.

In 2011, with the 20th anniversary of Michael's disappearance approaching, the police were notified of a man living in Chase, British Columbia who looked like Michael, but DNA testing later confirmed that he was not Michael.

In 2013, a man with the username Canuckels posted on the message boards of the Vancouver Canucks' official website claiming that the police were coming for a DNA test. They had requested a blood sample from a man in Surrey, British Columbia who they believed could possibly be Michael. However, on September 9, the Victoria Police Department stated that the Surrey man was not Michael after DNA testing was done.

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104200058

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0058
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SECURITY CAMERA FOOTAGE RELEASED
Location:  Saint-Romuald, Quebec, Canada 
File Name: Is Marilyn Still Alive Somewhere in Canada?
Author/Contributor: Paul E.

Marilyn Bergeron

File Number: 104200058

Saint-Romuald, Quebec - Marilyn Bergeron, 24, left her parents' home around 11 am on 17 February 2008 ostensibly to go for a walk, leaving all her identification at home besides a credit card. She attempted to withdraw money from a nearby ATM, where security camera footage released later showed her looking nervously over her shoulder. Her attempt to withdraw CAD$60 was declined. Five hours later, she used her credit card to buy a cup of coffee in Saint-Romuald, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from her parents' house.

Quebec City police (SPVQ), who continue to investigate, have theorized that Bergeron committed suicide. Her family, who has put up a reward for information leading to the resolution of the case, believes she may have instead met with foul play. Shortly before her disappearance she had moved back to Quebec City from Montreal, where she told her parents, without being specific, that something had happened there and she no longer felt safe living on her own.

Due to this, and the jurisdictional limitations of the SPVQ, the family has repeatedly petitioned the provincial Ministry of Public Security to order the case file transferred to either the Montreal police or the Surete du Quebec, both of whom they feel could make more progress; the request has been refused.

In 2017, a friend who knew Bergeron in Montreal confirmed that she had grown increasingly fearful and reclusive there in the two months before her disappearance. He said he had asked her if she had been raped or witnessed a crime. She said what had happened to her was "worse" than that, but refused to elaborate.

Her family said it was obvious something was deeply troubling her. "Is there light at the end of this tunnel?" she asked her sister, Nathalie, over the phone. She said she did not want to return to Montreal again. But she would not say why. "We tried to get her to talk but she wouldn't talk, she would only cry", Nathalie told the Montreal Gazette a year later.

Her mother Andree Bechard confronted her about what had happened in Montreal that so perturbed her that she had to return home so quickly and leave behind her life there, apparently for good. Marilyn specifically denied that her problems involved drugs, debts, or a relationship. When Andree then asked Marilyn if she had been "assaulted", Marilyn said nothing.

Many sightings of her have been reported since her disappearance, especially in areas of Ontario just outside Quebec, but none have been confirmed.

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104200059

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0059
Case Status: COLD CASE
Incident: BODY FOUND BESIDE HER CAB
Location:  Thompson, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: Who Did This?
Author/Contributor: Amanda W.


Mellissa Ivy Chaboyer

File Number: 104200059

Thompson, Manitoba - Mellissa Ivy Chaboyer, 35, the mother of a 17-year-old son, drove for North Star Taxi in Thompson. She had worked part-time as a cab driver for about 20 years and worked full time with developmentally challenged adults.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2005 another taxi driver found Ms. Chaboyer's body beside her cab in the City Centre Mall parking lot. An autopsy revealed that she had been stabbed to death.

Hundreds of Thompson residents attended a memorial ceremony in the in the parking lot that afternoon and a vigil was held in the evening.

Thompson's three taxi companies (North Star, Driftwood Nickel and Cliff's) shut down from 3 p.m. until 7 the next morning as drivers attended the vigil. Cabs were parked bumper to bumper around the lot so that attendees could warm up after standing in subzero temperatures. Several restaurants donated coffee.

"She was one of the gentlest drivers in the whole industry," said Jas Gills, manager of North Star Taxi. "If someone didn't have the money, she'd smile and say, 'pay later.' She never would have gotten into a dispute with someone."

Cab driving is riskier than police work. In fact, taxi drivers and police have the highest on-the-job risk of murder, according to a Statistics Canada study of occupation-related homicides from 2000 to 2010.

Of the two, the study says, taxi drivers were twice as likely as police officers to be a victim of homicide while working, which drivers say reflects the fact that they are seen as vulnerable targets.

"It's not a good feeling to have a gun to your head," said Santanu, 41, a cab driver who lives in Rogers Park. He said he's been robbed twice while working the night shift since becoming a licensed cab driver in 2000. "It did shake me up quite a lot for a few weeks."

A 2008 University of Illinois at Chicago survey found that 58.7 percent of Chicago cab drivers said they have been threatened, attacked and subjected to hostile racial comments. During physical attacks inside the cabs, guns were the weapons most used against drivers, followed by knives, according to survey results.

The combination of isolation, picking up strangers and carrying cash makes taxi drivers a target for criminals, crime experts said, particularly during the busy hours of 1 a.m., 2 a.m., and 3 a.m.

No charges have been laid in Mellissa's murder, and the case remains unsolved.

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104200061

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0061
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: HOMICIDE BY GUNSHOT
Location:  Tofield, Alberta, Canada 
File Name: Body Found In Septic Tank
Author/Contributor: Aaron T.

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File Number: 104200061

Tofield, Alberta, Canada: In 1977, an unidentified murder victim was found in a septic tank thirteen kilometers west of Tofield, Alberta. Authorities suspect he was not from Alberta, but most likely worked as a migrant worker.

The victim was found wearing a blue Levi shirt with snap buttons, a gray t-shirt, blue jeans, and imitation Wallabee shoes. His decomposed body was wrapped in a yellow bed sheet and tied up with a nylon rope. He was found by a local couple scavenging their abandoned property for a septic tank pump.

After seeing his leg bobbing in their old septic tank, they alerted the Tofield Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment. Two officers came to the scene to recover his body, where they spent an hour emptying the 1.8 meter deep septic tank with empty ice cream pails.

A medical examiner in Edmonton determined the victim to be of European Canadian descent. His bones and teeth suggested he suffered from an unspecified illness at five years old. Cause of death was two gunshots to the head and chest, although it was possible there could have been more if any of the bullets did not reach his skeleton.

Before his death, he had been tortured; he'd been beaten, tied up, burned with a small butane torch and cigarettes, and sexually mutilated with farm shears. The sexual mutilation was so severe that the medical examiner took several months to positively identify him as a male. Based on the burn marks on his shirt sleeves, he could have been tied to a bed while tortured. After his death, he had been covered in quicklime, most likely in an attempt to quicken decomposition.

Due to a lack of evidence in the septic tank, the victim was most likely murdered elsewhere and the septic tank was only a dumpsite. His murderers are believed to have known him, due to how viciously he had been killed. It is also suspected they were Tofield locals or were familiar with the area, due to the location of the victim's dumpsite being on a rural property.

The victim's body has been exhumed from his unmarked grave in an Edmonton cemetery twice. In 1979, his remains were flown out to Clyde Snow and Betty Gatliff, Forensic anthropologist and medical illustrator at the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma who had been creating 3D facial composites from skulls since 1967.

Along with creating a facial composite for him, the two could tell by measuring his hands that he was right-handed. Snow believed the victim to be of Indigenous origin and around 35 years old, contradicting the RCMP's belief of him being a European Canadian and between 26 and 32.

The body was exhumed and reconstructed for the second time in 2000 by Cyril Chan, who was with the Edmonton medical examiner's office at the time.

The 1,200 residents of Tofield at the time were horrified to hear of his murder. Farmers checked their own septic tanks for bodies and business owners worried that the victim's murderers could have been regular customers. Many speculated he had been sexually mutilated due to committing a sex crime or being unfaithful in a relationship.

Ed Lammerts, one of the officers who helped recover the body, has since retired. He believes the victim will never be identified, despite sending X-rays of his teeth to 800 Albertan dentists coupled with publishing them in dental magazines, and spending $1,000,000 CAD on the case.

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104200062

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0062
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: 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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104200155

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0155
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Was Discovered Lying In Bushes
Location:  Cherrybrook, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Unsolved Murder of Christine Marjorie McLean
Author/Contributor: Osvaldo R.

Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick

File Number: 104200155

Cherrybrook, 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 murder of Christine Marjorie McLean.

On May 11, 1998, the body of 27 year old Christine McLean was discovered lying in bushes a short distance from a gravel road leading to the new water treatment construction site in Cherrybrook, which is located off Highway #7, east of Dartmouth

The investigation revealed that the victim had been reported missing to Halifax Regional Police on April 14, 1998, and she had last been seen alive on April 4, 1998. Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim was likely killed at some other location, and her body was transported to the above location and dumped there by the suspect(s). Police believe there are persons who have information that could result in an arrest and possible charges.

Police believe McLean was killed at another location and that her body was dumped at the site.

Investigators believe there are people who have information about her death who have yet to come forward.

"Someone knows what happened to Christine twenty years ago," said Cpl. Troy Murray in a statement. "It's time to come forward and talk with police."Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Christine Marjorie McLean 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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104200063

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0063
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Disappeared En Route To His Trial
Location:  West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Thomas Grant Hadwin
Author/Contributor: Gilbert H.

Grant Hadwin

File Number: 104200063

Thomas Grant Hadwin (1948 - February 1997) was a Canadian forest engineer. In January 1997, he cut down the Golden Spruce, a landmark tree in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, as a protest against the logging industry. While facing criminal charges, he disappeared en route to his trial.

Hadwin was born in West Vancouver, British Columbia. His family was active in the logging industry. Hadwin himself became a logger and later became a logging engineer. However, he became increasingly upset with the logging industry's methods and exhibited signs of mental instability. In January 1997, Hadwin went to the Queen Charlotte Islands and purchased a chainsaw. Early on the morning of January 20, 1997, Hadwin made a series of deep cuts in the Golden Spruce. The tree fell two days later.

After cutting down the tree, Hadwin left the islands. He sent a fax to the media and the Haida nation claiming responsibility for the act, saying that he was motivated by "rage and hatred towards university trained professionals and their extremist supporters...." The act outraged people throughout Canada and received extensive media coverage. Hadwin was arrested, ordered to return to the islands to stand trial, and released on bail.

Hadwin's court appearance was scheduled for February 18, 1997, in Masset, British Columbia. Numerous people speculated that Hadwin would be killed before he could stand trial. Hadwin said that he feared for his safety if he were to travel by ferry or plane; he decided to make the trip across Hecate Strait by kayak. On February 11, Hadwin set out from Prince Rupert, British Columbia, but turned back a day later after being caught in a storm. On February 13, Hadwin set out again. The next day, he was spotted north of Prince Rupert, but he failed to appear in court as scheduled. There have been no confirmed sightings of Hadwin since then.

In June 1997, Hadwin's empty kayak and most of his gear were found on an uninhabited island northwest of Prince Rupert. Because Hadwin was known to be an expert in wilderness survival, many believe that he faked his own death and vanished into the wilderness. However, because the winter weather was rough and Hadwin had made many enemies, he may have drowned or been murdered. Hadwin's ultimate fate is unknown.

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104200064

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0064
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: REAL ESTATE AGENT MURDERED
Location:  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Murder of Lindsay Buziak
Author/Contributor: Nicklis J.

Lindsay Elizabeth Buziak

File Number: 104200064

Victoria, British Columbia - Born on November 2, 1983 to Jeff Buziak and Evelyn Buziak, Lindsay Elizabeth Buziak, a Canadian real estate agent was mysteriously murdered on a property viewing in Saanich, a suburb of Victoria, on February 2, 2008.

She had one sister, Sara. In 2008, Lindsay, 24, was an ambitious Victoria estate agent who had made a promising start to her career and was described by her family, friends and colleagues as being popular and caring. Her boyfriend, Jason Zailo, is part of a prominent and wealthy family that owns a successful real estate business.

In late January 2008, Lindsay Buziak received a mysterious call from a woman who told her that she and her husband were looking urgently for a home to buy, with a budget of $1 million. According to Lindsay, the caller had a foreign accent that sounded "a bit Spanish but not really." Lindsay believed that the caller could have been faking an accent in order to conceal her identity. Unnerved by the nature of the call, Lindsay asked the caller how she had got her personal cell phone number, as she was a relatively junior employee. The caller said that a previous client of Lindsay's had passed it on to her.

Lindsay told her boyfriend, Jason Zailo, and her father, Jeff Buziak, about the call and revealed her concerns. Jason encouraged Lindsay to take on the client because of the high commission she would get from the sale, and to reassure her, Jason offered to be outside the property in his car in case anything went wrong. Lindsay found a suitable property and made an appointment with the client to view it at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2008.

Lindsay Elizabeth Buziak

That day, Lindsay and Jason ate a late lunch at a restaurant, paying the bill at 4:24 p.m. They left separately in their own vehicles. It is believed that Lindsay went home to change clothes first before the viewing.

Despite the client telling Lindsay that she would come alone, a couple turned up for the viewing. At 5:30 p.m., two witnesses saw a Caucasian man with dark hair and a blonde-haired woman aged between 35 and 45 wearing a distinctively patterned dress. The witnesses then saw Lindsay shake hands with the couple, and from the body language of their greeting it appeared that she had never met them before. The three of them then entered the house.

No Exit Street

Jason parked outside the property for about 10 minutes. He then decided to drive back out to Torquay Drive and park there, as he did not want to be "a nosey, interfering boyfriend". After waiting another 10 minutes parked on Torquay Drive, the street on which the house is located, De Sousa Place, is a small cul-de-sac (No Exit) road containing four houses. Number 1702 is at the outer end of the cul-de-sac on the intersection of De Sousa Place and a main thoroughfare, Torquay Drive., he texted Lindsay to ask if she was OK. She never replied.

Lindsay was found lying in a pool of blood in the master bedroom. She was pronounced dead when the paramedics arrived. She had been stabbed multiple times. There were no defensive wounds, indicating that she had probably been initially stabbed from behind and had no inkling of what was about to happen. None of Lindsay's possessions had been stolen and she had not been sexually assaulted.

The identities of the purported clients to whom she was showing the property and who are the prime suspects in her murder remain unknown. As of 2020, her murder remains unsolved.

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104200065

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0065
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: PUNCHED THE CLOCK AT 4:21 p.m
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Kimberly McAndrew Vanished
Author/Contributor: Alex B.

Kimberly McAndrew

File Number: 104200065

Halifax, Nova Scotia: On August 12, 1989, 19-year-old Kimberly McAndrew punched the clock at 4:21 p.m., walked out the back door of the Canadian Tire store on Quinpool Road in Halifax and vanished, never to be seen or heard from again.

The events of August 12th, 1989

[The Reader's Digest] 2002:

A happy, well-adjusted Dalhousie University undergrad, Kimberly was working for the summer as a cashier at the store. Her sister, her sister's boyfriend and Kimberly's boyfriend were to pick her up when she finished work at five.

But it was a quiet day at the store, and Kimberly's supervisor told her that she could punch out early. It wouldn't have been unusual for Kimberly to walk home on such a beautiful afternoon. The store was about a 15-minute walk from the apartment where she lived with her two sisters.

When they left to pick her up, Kimberly's sister and friends drove the same route to the store that she would have taken had she walked home. There was no sign of her.

Intelligent, outgoing, well liked at work, Kimberly was her usual upbeat self the day she went missing. Her father, Cyril, a retired RCMP officer, says that she longed to get the silver braces removed from her teeth. She would never have missed the appointment with her dentist that was to have taken place three days after she disappeared.

Possible Sightings (shortly after her shift ended)

[Halifax Regional Police]:

She was last seen at the Gardenia Flower Shop in Penhorn Mall in Dartmouth. She was identified by an employee at the flower shop as having bought a balloon and a rose. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing pleated, ankle-length navy cotton slacks with slash pockets in front and one pocket in the back, a white, short-sleeved "Esprit" t-shirt with red and green squares, a navy cotton oversize cardigan, and jade green flat-heeled slip-on loafers.

The police have conducted hundreds of interviews, several polygraph tests, and have even followed tips from psychics who contacted the department.

More on this case: Crimestoppers | 2017 CBC news article

Anyone with information on Kimberly's disappearance is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program is offering a cash reward of up to $150,000 for information in Kimberly's disappearance. They can be contacted at 1-888-710-9090.

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104200072

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0072
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SEXUALLY ASSAULTED
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Two Women Murdered
Author/Contributor: Rayman J.

Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour

File Number: 104200072

Susan Tice had recently made the move from Calgary to Toronto, Ontario before she went missing. When her brother hadn't heard from her after reaching the city, he ended up flying to Toronto to check up on her. When he arrived, Susan was nowhere to be found and her mailbox was overflowing with mail. Upon entering the house to look around he found that she had been sexually assaulted and stabbed to death.

Erin Gilmour was the next victim four months later after being discovered in her home in Yorkville a short walk away from Susan Tice's home. She suffered the exact same trauma and injuries that Susan Tice had endured and after the police conducted a DNA test in 2002, they discovered the same person had killed both women. Read full story »

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104200073

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0073
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: DISAPPEARED NEAR A CAF BASE
Location:  Clinton, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Murder Of Lynne Harper
Author/Contributor: Ann D.

Lynne Harper

File Number: 104200073

Clinton, Ontario: 12 year old Lynne Harper disappeared near a Canadian Air Force Base in 1959 before her body was found two days later on a farm located nearby. The first suspect was her schoolmate, Steven Truscott who was two years her senior and the last one to be seen with her.

Truscott was not only charged with the murder and found guilty but he had been tried as an adult and sentenced to death. The sentence was changed shortly after to prison for life. He spent 10 years locked up before a new investigation was conducted in 2007 that proved his innocence.

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104200074

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0074
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: STRING OF MURDERS
Location:  Prince George, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: The String Of Murders
Author/Contributor: Jack T.

Highway of Tears

File Number: 104200074

British Columbia - This highway is one of the most infamous due to the string of murders that occurred between the years of 1969 all the way up until 2011. Occurring between Prince George and Prince Rupert in British Columbia on Highway 16. The police have released a list disclosing that the victims count is currently at nineteen but many speculate that it goes as high as into the forties due to undocumented first nations women being abducted from the highway.

As of now only one of the many murders/ kidnappings has been solved, with Cody Legebokoff was found guilty. Though many speculate that serial killer Bobby Jack Fowler is the man behind most of the killings, police have never been able to prove it.

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104200075

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0075
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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104200076

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0076
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: VICTIMS REMAIN UNIDENTIFIED
Location:  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Babes In The Woods
Author/Contributor: Jonathan F.

Babes In The Woods

File Number: 104200076

Vancouver, British Columbia: "Babes In The Woods" - The victims of these murders remain unidentified but they were discovered in 1953 at Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC six years after the time they were actually murdered. Upon discovery and DNA testing a whopping 45 years after the bodies were discovered, the boys were identified as brothers.

The only information that the police had to go on was that the victims were between the ages of 7 and 10 and that both were wearing aviation helmets. They attempted to track down the mother of the victims but the woman they found a few years later could not be guaranteed to be who they were looking for.

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104200131

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0131
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: FOUND DECEASED
Location:  Shamattawa, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: Homicide of Marcia Koostachin
Author/Contributor: Betty N.

Marcia KOOSTACHIN

File Number: 104200131

On Wednesday, July 27th, 2005, Marcia Koostachin was reported missing to the Shamattawa, Manitoba RCMP Detachment. Three days later Ms. Koostachin was located in the community, deceased. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

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104200080

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0080
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: VANISHED IN FRONT OF THE EMPRESS HOTEL
Location:  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Help Find Emma Fillipoff
Author/Contributor: Andrew L.

Emma Fillipoff

File Number: 104200080

Victoria, British Columbia: Emma Fillipoff (born January 6, 1986) is a Canadian woman who has been missing since November 28, 2012, vanishing from in front of the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, at the age of 26.

Emma Fillipoff was last seen in the immediate vicinity of the Empress Hotel in Victoria between 7:15 pm and 8:00 pm on November 28, 2012. She was observed being interviewed by Victoria police. Her red 1993 Mazda MPV was found in the Chateau Victoria parking lot with almost all her belongings in it, including her passport, library card, digital camera, clothes, a pillow, assorted ornaments, laptop, and recently borrowed library books. It is believed she used the van as storage. She spoke with Chateau Victoria staff at 7:00 am on the morning of her disappearance.

In the days preceding her disappearance, Fillipoff had phoned her mother in Ontario, asking if she could come home. Each time her tone would quickly change and Emma would then ask her mother not to come. On the final call, her mother became aware that Emma had been staying at the Sandy Merriman House, and even though Emma had asked her not to come, she made plans to fly out immediately. Emma's last words to her mom were, "I don't know how I can face you." Emma's mother arrived at Sandy Merriman House at about 11:00 pm on the 28th, three hours after Emma had been last seen by police at the Empress Hotel.

Early on the day of November 28, Fillipoff had been captured on a 7-Eleven store video on Government Street purchasing a pre-paid cell phone. The video showed her hesitating in departing the store, seemingly checking the street outside. She returned to the 7-Eleven to buy a pre-paid credit card for $200. Reportedly, she left the Sandy Merriman House at about 6:00 p.m. that day. Soon after, she hailed a taxi and asked to be taken to the Victoria International Airport; however, she soon exited the taxi for lack of adequate fare, even though she had the $200 prepaid card.

Minutes later, Fillipoff was seen walking barefoot in front of the Empress Hotel. An acquaintance of hers, Dennis Quay, called 9-1-1 to say a woman was in severe distress outside the hotel. Victoria police arrived, took Fillipoff's name, and spent 45 minutes speaking with her. Deciding that she was not a threat to herself or anyone else, they released her. Until a report surfaced in June 2018, no one reported seeing Emma since 8:00 pm that night. Later that evening, police met Fillipoff's mother at Sandy Merriman House; by midnight Emma was classified as a missing person.

Post-disappearance:

Initially the police stated that Fillipoff had last been seen "with friends several blocks away on Burdett Avenue between Blanshard and Quadra streets." Investigators explored more than 200 leads, turning up minimal information. Most evidence indicates she was planning to return home to Ottawa, but there was no proof that she ever left Victoria. The cell phone she bought had never been activated.

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104200081

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0081
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SHOT AND KILLED IN RALEIGH
Location:  Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 
File Name: The Murder of Spc. Jose Melendez, Jr.
Author/Contributor: Mara M-B.

Spc. Jose Melendez, Jr.

North Carolina, USA: Spc. Jose Melendez, Jr. served in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg. On November, 29, 2017, Wednesday morning he was brutally murdered on Raven Road in Raleigh (the second-largest city in the state of North Carolina, after Charlotte) and Police Department doesn't have any leads nor witnesses. Please help and assist in sharing his story in any way possible, so we can bring awareness to this unsolved homicide case. "My brother was a good man and a great soldier!" His sister Mara Melendez-Baker said.

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104200082

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0082
Case Status: COLD CASE
Incident: MURDERED ABROAD
Location:  Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: The Murder of Two German Tourists
Author/Contributor: Charles J.

Andrea Scherpf and Bernd Goricke

File Number: 104200082

Chetwynd, British Columbia: Andrea Scherpf, 23, and Bernd Goricke, 26, were German tourists hitchhiking through Chetwynd. It is believed that the couple met their demise when they took a ride from a man in a 1960's Chevrolet Pickup truck in early October of 1983.

The unidentified driver of the vehicle shot both victims and dumped the bodies 32 kilometers west of Chetwynd. The killer stole the victims' property and dumped a pair of blood-spattered jeans in a nearby trashcan.

Andrea and Bernd's bodies were found approximately 20 miles from where they were picked up in Chetwynd, close to British Columbia Highway 97 and the Pine river. They had each been shot. Their estimated time of death occurred on or near October 3rd, considering Andrea's travelers checks had been used to purchase fuel on October 4th and 5th in Prince George, Quesnel, McLeese Lake, Lac La Hache and 100 Mile House.

A man named Andy Rose was falsely accused of the crimes by a coworker and subsequently served nearly ten years in prison for murders he did not commit. He was exonerated thanks to DNA testing in 1996.

Vance Hill, originally from California, was another suspect who wound up getting arrested for separate charges on October 21st, 1983. After his short prison stay, he moved back to California to be near his estranged wife and children. His wife, Willadeen Hill, told her nephew that Vance confessed to the murders before committing suicide in 1985. The nephew later turned the information into the police. Vance Hill was later exonerated as well, thanks to DNA evidence.

Andrea and Bernd's murders remain unsolved. If you have any information regarding the murders of Andrea Scherpf and Bernd Goricke, please contact the Royal Canadian Mountain Police at +1(250)-788-9221.

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104200085

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0085
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: CAT LADY AND 3 SENIORS VANISHED
Location:  Huntsville, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Joan Lawrence "Cat Lady"
Author/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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104200088

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0088
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: ABDUCTED AND MURDERED
Location:  Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Murder of Melanie Carpenter
Author/Contributor: Mercus N.

Melanie Carpenter

File Number: 104200088

Surrey, British Columbia: On January 6, 1995, Melanie Carpenter, a 23-year-old woman from Surrey, had received suspicious phone calls from a man feigning interest in a business deal. Later that day, Carpenter was abducted from where she was working alone at a tanning salon in the Fleetwood town centre of Surrey. Carpenter's corpse was found shortly afterwards along an isolated road in a First Nations reserve near Hope, a rural town in British Columbia's Fraser Canyon, 45 kilometers (28 mi) northeast of Chilliwack. Her body had been abandoned in a crevice and concealed by a white blanket.

According to her father, Carpenter was afraid of being abducted. He said he advised her not to put up a struggle if attacked by a man with a weapon, that it was better not to resist and to stay alive. Since her abduction, though, he has had cause to reconsider. "I wish," he said, "I had told her to fight with everything she's got."

The afternoon that Carpenter went missing, a bank security camera recorded a 37-year-old man, Fernand Auger, making a $300 withdrawal using Carpenter's debit card, and the footage was shown on national TV the next day. Auger was a drifter from Ontario, frequently working as a waiter in restaurants, and had been a resident of Calgary, Alberta, until moving to British Columbia days before the murder. In August 1994, Auger had been released from prison in Bowden, Alberta, where he had served a 16-month sentence for armed robbery, and was on parole at the time. Auger quickly became the number one suspect in the abduction, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On January 15, 1995 Auger was found dead at a vacant home in High River, Alberta, 55 kilometers (34 mi) south of Calgary, by a real estate agent during a viewing with a client. Auger had committed suicide in a garage on the property by inhaling carbon monoxide fumes from the engine of his car, a Hyundai Excel rented from Calgary.

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104200095

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0095
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: FIRST NATIONS TEENAGE MURDERED
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: Murder of Tina Michelle Fontaine
Author/Contributor: Ruth D.

Tina Michelle Fontaine

File Number: 104200095

Winnipeg, Manitoba - Tina Michelle Fontaine, 15, was a First Nations teenage youth who initially went missing multiple times throughout the early month of August 2014, but later found deceased. She was last seen alive accompanying an individual that was solicitating a sex act from her. Fontaine's body was later found at the bottom of the Red River on August 17. Police believe she had died on or around August 10. An autopsy was unable to conclusively determine a cause of death.

The teenager's 2014 death sent shockwaves through the city of Winnipeg and galvanised support for the better protection for indigenous women and girls.

In 2011, when Tina Fontaine was 12, her father was beaten to death; his two assailants were convicted of manslaughter. Fontaine's aunt recalled that her father's violent death deeply affected the girl. "She was very hurt, very lost. That's when she drifted away." Despite being eligible, she did not receive grief counseling following her father's death.

Reports found that she was often unable to access services despite clear indications she needed support.

Manitoba child and youth advocate Daphne Penrose released a long-awaited report into Ms Fontaine's life and how her case had been handled by various provincial agencies.

"Throughout her life, Tina needed an array of services from child and family, education, victim support, law enforcement, health, and mental health systems," Ms Penrose wrote in her 115-page report.

"At times, particularly in the final months of her life, some of these services were unavailable, not easily accessible, or ill-coordinated, which did not provide the supports and interventions she desperately needed."

Ms Penrose's report indicates that Ms Fontaine grew up in stable and loving home on the Sagkeeng First Nation, north-east of Winnipeg, from the age of five, living with her great-aunt.

But following the violent death of her father when she was 12, she began to struggle.

The report found the sadness caused by his sudden death "grew and expanded until it began to manifest in difficulty at school, experimentation with drugs and alcohol, running away, increasing violence, and being sexually exploited by adult men who preyed on her".

But the schoolgirl was never provided with a single counselling session or cultural healing services in the wake of his death, "despite ongoing assessments and recommendations that this was a critical need in her life".

Ms Penrose issued five recommendations to address "a number of gaps across these public systems" highlighted in her report.

Identified early as a suspect, Raymond Joseph Cormier was charged, but in February 2018, a jury acquitted Raymond, who had been charged with second-degree murder in her death.

Under new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2015, the government committed to creating an independent national inquiry into the issue of murders and violence against Indigenous women, which was started in 2017.

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104200096

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0096
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: CORPSE OF AN UNIDENTIFIED WHITE FEMALE
Location:  Napanee, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Napanee Jane Doe
Author/Contributor: Lisa M.

Napanee Jane Doe

File Number: 104200096

Jane Doe - The corpse of an unidentified white female between the ages of 18-25 years old was found in a ditch along a country road near Napanee, Ontario in 1984. It is believed that she was not local resident but had been murdered elsewhere, possibly in Quebec, and dumped at this location.

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104200102

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0102
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: KILLED VIA GUNSHOT WHILE GETTING OUT OF HIS CAR
Location:  Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Murder of Tara Singh Hayer
Author/Contributor: Ranbir S.

Tara Singh Hayer

File Number: 104200102

Surrey, British Columbia: East Indian newspaper publisher Tara Singh Hayer, 62, was killed in 1998 via gunshot while getting out of his car in the garage of his residency. It was later determined that Hayer was murdered after reporting about terrorism, as this had not been the first attempt on his life. As of 2020, no one was ever charged with Tara Singh Hayer's murder and the case remains unsolved.

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104200104

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0104
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: MYSTERIOUS HOMICIDE
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Mysterious Death of Dalmar
Author/Contributor: Sayed A.

Sumaya Dalmar

File Number: 104200104

Toronto, Ontario: Somali-Canadian transgender model Sumaya Dalmar, 26, died under mysterious circumstances on February of 2015. Many speculate that her death was a homicide and was one of the many violent hate crimes against transgender women of color which occurred around the same time of that year.

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104200125

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0125
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: DRUGGED AND STRANGLED
Location:  Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: The Murder of Cindy James
Author/Contributor: Daniel B.

Cindy James

File Number: 104200125

Richmond, British Columbia: With the exception of the Pickton case, very few Vancouver-area murders have caught international attention like this one. It was covered by Unsolved Mysteries, a Current Affair and other media publications. Why? Well...

In June 1989, the body of Cindy James, a 44-year-old nurse, was found in the yard of an abandoned house in Richmond. She had been drugged and strangled while her hands and feet had been tied behind her back. The autopsy report indicated she'd died of an overdose of morphine and other drugs, and despite being hogtied, her death was ruled a suicide by the RCMP.

But her family never believed this was a suicide. For more than six years leading up to her murder, James had reported hundreds of harassment incidents to the police and to her family. The specifics of the case are too lengthy to go into detail here, but it's worth reading in full.

The short of it is, soon after leaving her husband in 1981, James started receiving threatening phone calls. The police started to investigate but over the next several months, the harassment increased. She reported prowlers outside her house at night. Windows were smashed and phone cords cut. According to a friend, James claimed bizarre notes were being left on her doorstep, and that she had been attacked several times.

James tried to hide her identity, changing her last name, moving houses, painting her car, etc. But the harassment continued, including the violent attacks. But because there were never any witnesses, the police became suspicious that James was lying about the case, or was withholding important information.

Months before her death, James was found hypothermic in a ditch six miles from her home. She was wearing a man's work boot and glove and had a nylon stocking tied around her neck. She was cut and bruised, yet could not recall how she'd gotten to the ditch. Again, police were suspicious about her story.

Shortly after, a fire was started in her basement; an arson, according to police, that only could only have been started by someone in the house, since there was no evidence of a break-in, James was suspected and she was checked into a psychiatric facility. She checked out 10 weeks later.

On May 25, 1989, she disappeared. Her car was discovered not far from her house, with groceries and a wrapped gift in the backseat. There was blood in the car. Her body was discovered two weeks later in an abandoned house.

James' ex-husband, a psychiatrist, was considered a suspect. So was her boyfriend at the time, who worked as a policeman. Neither were charged. Even after a public inquest where 84 people testified, no arrests were made.

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104200105

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0105
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: GUNNED DOWN ON HIS WAY TO WORK
Location:  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Murder of Colonel Altikat
Author/Contributor: Kashvi B.

Atilla Altikat

File Number: 104200105

Ottawa, Ontario: Atilla Altikat, 45, was a Colonel in the Turkish Armed Forces who had been operating in Canada as a military attache. He was fatally gunned down in 1982 on his way to work as part of a series of attacks on Turkish diplomats around the world. Although far-left Armenian militant group ASALA claimed responsibility for these attacks, Altikat's specific killer has not since been named.

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104200106

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0106
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: ALL 52 PASSENGERS WERE KILLED
Location:  100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Domestic Flight Exploded
Author/Contributor: Nehrika N. T.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 21

File Number: 104200106

100 Mile House, British Columbia: A scheduled domestic flight heading to Whitehorse, Yukon exploded on July 8, 1965. All 52 passengers were killed, in this aviation incident that was later discovered to have been caused by a bomb. It is considered to be one of Canada's largest unsolved mass murders. RCMP investigators believe that the perpetrator was one of four suspicious passengers onboard, classifying it as a suicide attack.

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104200112

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0112
Case Status: COLD CASE
Incident: BODY FOUND FROZEN
Location:  Saint-Janvier, Quebec, Canada 
File Name: Cold Case: Gerald Lapierre
Author/Contributor: Andrew S.

Gerald Lapierre

File Number: 104200112

Saint-Janvier, Quebec - On January 16, 1980, the body of a man completely frozen and fully dressed was found by police officers patrolling on montee Saint-Victor, in Saint-Janvier. Gerald Lapierre, a man in his fifties, had been shot and killed.

The victim used to go to various licensed establishments in Montreal, including the Barachais. The last person who saw the victim alive was a waitress at that bar. If you have any information that could help solve this crime, contact the Centrale de l'information criminelle of the Surete du Quebec at 1 800 659-4264.

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104200113

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0113
Case Status: [ SOLVED ]
Incident: SHE WAS FOUND SAFE
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Vanished Mysteriously in Toronto
Author/Contributor: Matt N.

Jacqueline McNeil

File Number: 104200113

Jacqueline McNeil was found safe.

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104200127

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0127
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: ASSAULTED PRIOR TO HIS DEATH
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Unsolved Murder of Donald David Snelgrove
Author/Contributor: Mike P. C.

Donald David SNELGROVE

File Number: 104200127

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 murder of Donald David SNELGROVE.

On August 21, 2000, at approximately 1:20 pm, police responded to a report of a death at 3628 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS. Upon police arrival, the victim, Donald David Snelgrove, was found deceased in the livingroom of his Windsor Street apartment.

The investigation revealed that he had been assaulted some time prior to his death, and this assault was a contributing factor in his death. Police have information about an alleged disturbance and assault, of which Mr. Snelgrove was the victim, which occurred on Romans Avenue, Friday, August 18, 2000. Police are also interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen his 1988 grey Plymouth Reliant in the area at the time of this disturbance and assault.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Donald David Snelgrove 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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104200128

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0128
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: LAST SEEN AT A HOUSE PARTY
Location:  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: Jennifer Leigh Catcheway Disappearance
Author/Contributor: Nicole B.

Jennifer Leigh Catcheway

File Number: 104200128

On Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 Jennifer Leigh Catcheway was last seen at a house party in Dakota Tipi First Nation near Portage la Prairie Manitoba. Catcheway was reported missing when she failed to attend her own 18th birthday party. She was never seen again!

If any one has information about her disappearance, please call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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104200129

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0129
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SUCCUMBED TO HIS INJURY
Location:  York Landing, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: Homicide of Jeremy Saunders
Author/Contributor: Patrick C.

Jeremy Saunders

File Number: 104200129

During the early morning hours of April 8th, 2012 30 year old Jeremy Saunders of York Landing, Manitoba was visiting at a residence in Ilford, Manitoba. He left the residence just before 5 AM and was found a short time later by one of the other visitors lying in front of the house suffering from a serious injury. He later succumbed to his injury. The police are treating the incident as a homicide.

If any one has information, please call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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104200115

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0115
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: VEHICLE WAS FOUND ABANDONED
Location:  Chipman, New Brunswick, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of James Austen MacKey
Author/Contributor: Justin E.

James Austen MacKey

File Number: 104200115

Chipman, New Brunswick: The West District RCMP are continuing to ask for the public's assistance in relation to a missing 58-year-old man from Chipman, N.B.

James Austen MacKey was reported missing to the RCMP after his vehicle was found abandoned on the Harley Road in Redbank, N.B., northeast of Chipman, on November 29, 2012. At the time, an extensive search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the RCMP helicopter, RCMP Police Dog Services and York-Sunbury Ground Search and Rescue, but nothing was found to indicate the whereabouts of Mr. MacKey.

In 2018, the photo (shown) police have released of James Austen MacKey was taken in 2012. He is described as approximately 5'8" tall, weighing 180 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.

"We have not given up trying to locate Mr. MacKey," says Cst. Phil Brannon of the Chipman RCMP. "Now that spring is here (2018), there will be more people out and about and perhaps in the woods. If anyone is in the Redbank area near the Harley Road and comes across anything unusual that they think may help us, please call police."

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of James Austen MacKey or who may have seen or spoken to him prior to his disappearance is asked to call the West District RCMP at 506-357-4300. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting TIP212 + your message to "CRIMES" (274637).

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104200116

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0116
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: STABBED AND MUTILATED
Location:  Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada 
File Name: Murder of Mary Ann Birmingham
Author/Contributor: Seagal B.

Mary Ann Birmingham

File Number: 104200116

Iqaluit, Nunavut: On May 26, 1986, Mary Ann Birmingham, 15, died at the hands of an unknown assailant who stabbed and mutilated her inside her family's housing unit near the beach.

She's one of the nearly 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls whose deaths and unexplained disappearances have provoked a Canada-wide demand for the national MMIW inquiry that the federal government is now preparing for.

Sevigny had flown back that day from Montreal, where her mother, Sarah Birmingham, had taken her little brother, the late Lyta Birmingham, to be treated for leukemia.

"I know now that I was in shock. But the RCMP officer I talked to at the station was very good at helping me out of it and getting me to talk," said Barbara Sevigny, who later became a trauma and grief counselor.

Police, however, were not able to solve the crime. Through the spring and summer of 1986, many Iqaluit residents were haunted by the knowledge that a brutal killer was likely still at large.

The late Fred Coman and the late Lionel Jones, along with other benefactors, put a up a $10,000 reward for information that could solve Mary Ann's murder.

For many months, Nunatsiaq News donated space every week to advertise the reward, but police could not find enough evidence to identify the killer and lay a charge.

In the fall of 1986, an Iqaluit man named Jopie Atsiqtaq murdered Pootoogoo Eyesiak, 21, and his mother, Oolayou Eyesiak, 51, using a kitchen knife.

Police arrested and charged him the next morning. Because the apparent facts were so similar, many Iqaluit residents believed Atsiqtaq was responsible also for the death of Mary Ann Birmingham.

It was Mary Ann's sister, Barbara Sevigny, now a counsellor with the Tungasuvvingat Inuit organization in Ottawa, who found Mary Ann Birmingham's body, some days after the teens's death.

For that reason, Justice David Marshall of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories decided that, to give Atsiqtaq a fair trial, a 12-person jury be chosen in Rankin Inlet and flown to Iqaluit.

In early 1988, that jury found Atsiqtaq guilty on two counts of second degree murder.

Marshall sentenced him to life in prison, with no eligibility for parole for 10 years. Atsiqtaq has never received parole and still serves out his sentence at a federal penitentiary.

In a letter to Nunatsiaq News that was never published, but shared with the court and admitted as evidence at trial, Atsiqtaq apologized for killing the mother and son, but emphatically denied any responsibility for Mary Ann's death.

Police later charged him with that crime, but after a preliminary inquiry, a territorial court judge found insufficient evidence to send him to trial.

No other arrests have occurred or suspects named in Mary's murder. Her older sister is active in the MMIW community and assists other families going through a similar process with their own missing or murdered family members. May Mary rest in presence and may her family and community receive justice.

Anyone with information about Birmingham's death can call the RCMP's tip line toll free at 1-844-370-7729, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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104200118

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0118
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SHOT STANDING IN DRIVEWAY
Location:  Preston, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Unsolved Homicide of Jerell Aaron Wright
Author/Contributor: Jeffrey A.

Jerell Aaron Wright

File No.: 104200118

North Preston, 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 Jerell Aaron WRIGHT.

At about 10:45 p.m. on May 13, 2009, Mr. Wright (aka Rutu) arrived at a residence on 16 Clarence St., North Preston. He was standing in a shared driveway when a series of gunshots were fired in his direction from a vehicle driving by. Mr. Wright was shot and later died in hospital. According to police, those responsible for the shooting immediately left the area in the vehicle.

The investigation, to date, has led police to believe the victim was not alone in the driveway when he was shot and that he was not the intended target. 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 murder of Jerell Aaron WRIGHT 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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104200120

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0120
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: STRANGLED, STABBED
Location:  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, PEI, Canada 
File Name: Murder of Byron Carr
Author/Contributor: Mary Ann H.

Byron Carr

File No.: 104200120

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Byron Carr was last seen alive at approximately 3:00 am, Friday November 11th. 1988, which was the beginning of a long Remembrance Day week- end. He was found dead in the bedroom of his home, 24 Lapthorn Avenue, Charlottetown, 31 hours later. Time of death was determined to be between 3:00 and 9:00 am, November 11th. Evidence at the scene indicated his death followed a sexual encounter with another male. Carr was strangled, stabbed and the killer left a note saying; "I WILL KILL AGAIN!"

A witness reportedly saw Carr parked talking to a man on a bicycle at Prince and Richmond Streets. Carr pulls away, driving north up Prince Street in the direction of his house. The man on the bike appears to follow. This is the last known sighting of Carr alive. Police believe the cyclist may be his killer.

Carr, a 36-year-old gay teacher who tried to keep his sexuality a secret, was known to cruise the Queen Square area of Charlottetown, a place where other gay men commonly frequented. In the early hours of Friday, Nov. 11, 1988, Carr dropped off a friend in the city's downtown area. He was last seen Friday between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. driving a white Ford Tempo west on Sydney Street approaching Great George Street. Next day Saturday, at 2:30 a.m., residents in his area reported hearing Carr's dog barking, which wasn't common, and a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

Police believe the murderer and a second man returned to the house, and this is what the dog was barking at. It was at this time, they believe, the message "I will Kill Again" was written on the wall and Carr was stabbed with a long-handled kitchen knife. Police believe the two men were looking to retrieve items from the house that might identify the killer. A pair of socks was left behind in the kitchen garbage.

Concerned that Carr has not appeared at a family function, relatives went to the house. They find the kitchen door ajar and the dog in his kennel. Carr's body is discovered in his bedroom at 11a.m.

Investigators are interested in speaking to anyone who may have been on city streets at that time. Anyone with any information regarding this crime, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is asked to call the CCPD Hot Line 1 877 566-3952 or PEI Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 TIPS.

You will remain anonymous and Crime Stoppers will pay an award of $2000 to anyone who provides information that will lead to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Byron Carr. If anyone has information they are asked to Call the Charlottetown Police, Crime Stoppers or the Byron Carr Hotline 1-887-566-3952.

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104200121

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0121
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SHE LEFT HER TOWNHOME UNIT
Location:  Brantford, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Mary Emma Hammond
Author/Contributor: Daniel N.

Mary Emma Hammond

File Number: 104200121

Brantford, Ontario: Mary Emma Hammond (nee Bisenthal) left her townhome unit on Elgin St., around 3:30 a.m. on September 8, 1983. She had the early morning shift at the former Buns Master Bakery, 110 Morton Ave., where she had worked for approximately one year.

Mary declined her husband's offer to drive her to work and left the home alone on the approximately 1.5 km walk.

Walking north on Park Road North (now Wayne Gretzky Parkway) she passed the Massey-Ferguson factory and cut across the field towards the rear of the bakery. Approximately 4:00 a.m. a co-worker called Mary's husband asking why she hadn't arrived at work. Her footprints were followed to the property line at the rear of the bakery and to a point where Mary cut across a field. They then disappeared.

Police were notified. Evidence at the scene includes some items from her lunch, a cup, dish and a half-eaten apple, one of Mary's white sockettes and a small quantity of blood in an area of the field.

At the time of her disappearance Mary Hammond was 25 years old, 5'10", 140 lbs., with long straight reddish-brown hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion.

She was last seen wearing a blue, mauve and red lumber jacket, blue jeans, white Adidas running shoes with a silver stripe and a yellow T-shirt.

Investigators received information that a pickup truck left the rear of the bakery around the time Mary disappeared. The truck was seen parked at the back of the bakery parking lot and later driving through the rear lot. It is described as an older brown pick-up possibly a Ford, with painted bumpers and round headlights. Despite appealing to the public and an exhaustive police investigation, no truck matching that description has ever been found.

Anyone with information about Mary Hammond is to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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104200122

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0122
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: RAPED, MURDERED
Location:  Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: The Disappearance and Murder of Mindy Tran
Author/Contributor: Amanda W.

Mindy Tran

File Number: 104200122

Kelowna, British Columbia - It's been 26 years since Mindy Tran rode her bike down a quiet Kelowna road and became the victim of one of this city's most infamous and ultimately unsolved crimes.

The eight-year-old had gone out to play just after dinner, Aug. 17, 1994. When she didn't return, a search was called and hundreds of area residents fanned out across the neighbourhood to find who was described by many as a studious and friendly child, according to Capital News archives.

Her body, which showed evidence of strangulation and sexual violation, was ultimately found six weeks later, Oct. 11, 1994, when a man with a divining rod led police to a shallow grave in Mission Creek Regional park.

Last year 2019, 25 years later, a small group of mourners met at the Mindy Tran Memorial, a tree with a sign next to it featuring her school photo and a dedication to the memory of the little girl.

The dedication reads, "See this tree that will grow instead of Mindy."

Roses were laid, kisses were blown and a prayer was said in Tran's memory.

"I want to remember the little girl. I want her to rest in peace," said Shui Lee, a friend of Tran family who helped search for Mindy.

Lee spoke on behalf of her parents who did not attend the ceremony because it was "too painful." However, Lee said that the couple is still grateful for the support of the community in the search for their daughter.

"Every night they are still so angry," said Lee.

For Sandi Giddings, her son lost a best friend all those years ago.

"There's not a day that goes by that we don't think of her," said Giddings, who also helped search for Tran.

Tran's memorial and her tree sits at the Springfield/ Ziprick Road parking lot, close to where she was found.

Shannon Murrin, a neighbour, was charged with her murder, but was acquitted and returned to Newfoundland, joined by one of his jurors, Kathy MacDonald, who later admitted they had fallen in love during the trial.

Since Murrin's acquittal, the murder remains unsolved.

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104200123

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0123
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: 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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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0124
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: FOUND LYING IN THE ROADWAY
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Homicide of Jonathan Reader
Author/Contributor: Donavan C.

Jonathan Reader

File Number: 104200124

Halifax, 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 murder of Jonathan Reader.

At approximately 04:10 am on August 7, 2005 Jonathan Reader was found lying in the roadway at the intersection of Radcliffe Drive and Dunbrack Street in Halifax. Mr. Reader was unconscious and bleeding and was transported to hospital by ambulance where he died a short time later. Autopsy determined that Mr. READER was the victim of a homicide inflicted by blunt force trauma and police believe that the incident occurred at the location he was found.

The investigation has revealed that Mr. READER had been in the downtown of Halifax and attended the Pacifico Bar and Grill with some friends and left at approximately 01:57 am with a female who has not been identified to this point. Mr. READER was last observed to be by himself at approximately 03:20 am on Dutch Village Road walking toward Lacewood Drive in Halifax.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Jonathan Reader 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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104200126

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0126
Case Status: COLD CASE
Incident: VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE
Location:  Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Edna Bette-Jean Masters
Author/Contributor: Cameron N. P.

Edna Bette-Jean Masters

File Number: 104200126

Kamloops, British Columbia: The Mounties are re-examining a missing-person case in British Columbia that dates back half a century, hoping renewed publicity might spark an old memory that could explain what happened to a 21-month-old toddler who vanished without a trace -- or possibly prompt the missing girl herself, if she is still alive, to come forward.

Edna Bette-Jean Masters disappeared on July 3, 1960, as she was playing at a friend's house in the Red Lake area, west of Kamloops in B.C.'s Interior.

Her disappearance prompted a massive search, but police and search-and-rescue personnel were unable to turn up any sign of her.

Now, investigators plan to use new technology, such as DNA examination and software that digitally ages photographs, in an effort to generate new leads in the case.

In 2013, the case was re-opened by B.C. RCMP after 50 years. Cpl. Cheryl Bush pointed out there has never been any evidence to suggest the girl is dead, raising the possibility Masters, who today would be 62 years old, is out there somewhere.

"There is a possibility that this person is still alive. There was never any evidence found to the contrary," Bush said in 2013.

"If that's the case, then maybe this will spark somebody to ask some questions that they always wondered about their past."

Masters, who was referred to by her middle name, Bette-Jean, was last seen playing with family and friends at a friend's residence.

The young girl, who had curly blonde hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion, was wearing a green bonnet, a pink T-shirt and faded overalls at the time. She had an oval-shaped burn scar on her left arm, which investigators believe would still be there today.

When Masters was reported missing, the surrounding area was searched extensively. RCMP officers used an airplane and a police dog and enlisted the help of volunteers, but they were unable to turn up any trace of Masters.

One of the only leads was a sighting of an unfamiliar 1959 Chevrolet car with Alberta plates that was seen nearby with a man and woman in their late 20s. The car had either "cat eye" or "bat wing" tail lights, the RCMP said.

Investigators have never been able to determine the identities of the couple or whether they were connected to Masters' disappearance.

Masters' mother and two siblings are still alive and still wondering what happened to the young girl, said Bush.

Bush said police hope the attention to the case might prompt someone to remember a detail that could be related, no matter how seemingly insignificant, and contact police.

She said such reviews are routine in historic missing-person cases.

"It's part of our standard practice to review these files, just like any other RCMP detachment in the province, particularly for historical cases that were investigated prior to new technology or investigative techniques," she said.

Bush did not have any details about what specifically the review will involve or how long it might take.

Anyone with information on Bette-Jean's disappearance, no matter how minor the detail, is asked to come forward and contact the rural RCMP at 250-314-1800. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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104200144

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0144
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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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0133
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: DISAPPEARED IN 2007
Location:  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 
File Name: What Happened to Jack?
Author/Contributor: Patrick C.

Jack Nutter

File Number: 104200133

Moncton, New Brunswick: The RCMP New Brunswick Major Crime Unit is seeking the public's help with an ongoing missing person investigation.

In April 2009, the family of Jack Nutter of Dieppe reported him missing. He had limited contact with his family and the last time they had heard from him was in July 2007.

Police consider the disappearance of Jack Nutter suspicious as he was no longer attending routine appointments or attending a rental property he owned on Universite Avenue in Moncton. Police have been actively following leads over the years to locate Mr. Nutter. At this point of the investigation, it is hoped someone may have information to assist police in locating him.

Jack Nutter was 65 years old in 2007. He had a thin build, weighed approximately 145 pounds (66 kg) and was approximately 5'7" (173 cm) tall. He has brown eyes and gray hair. He would now (2020) be 78 years old.

Police are asking anyone that may have known Jack Nutter, either personally or through business, and may have information on his whereabouts to contact them at 506-851-7281. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

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104200135

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0135
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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104200136

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0136
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: 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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104200138

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0138
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: LAST SEEN LEAVING THE ELEMENT RESTAURANT
Location:  Thompson, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: Unsolved Murder of Jason Nunn
Author/Contributor: Patrick C.

Jason Nunn

File Number: 104200138

Thompson, Manitoba - Thompson RCMP is asking for the public's assistance with the on-going investigation into the murder of Jason Nunn.

On Sunday, April 24, 2011, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Nunn was observed leaving the Element Restaurant and Lounge in Thompson. At approximately 6:15 a.m. his body was found in a parking lot behind the Juniper Centre on Nelson Road.

RCMP are asking anyone that may have information about Nunn's movements after leaving this establishment to call the Thompson RCMP at (204) 677-6909 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) OR submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com Text: "TIPMAN" plus your message to CRIMES (274637)."

The Element Restaurant and Lounge is located at 60 Commercial Place. The bar is perhaps best known still to long-time Thompson residents as the Headframe, River Cabaret or Perrie's Cabaret. It was built in 1971.

After being closed for several years, new owners began renovating it in May 2007 and it reopened two years later on May 1, 2009.

Sources: Thompson Citizen

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0140
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: LAST SEEN AT THE CORNER OF SELKIRK AVENUE
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: Justice For Hillary Angel Wilson
Author/Contributor: Amanda W.

Hillary Angel Wilson

File Number: 104200140

On Thursday August 20, 2009 shortly before 3 pm, the body of 18-year-old, Hillary Angel Wilson of Winnipeg was found at the intersection of Highway 59 and the North Perimeter (101). Her death is considered a homicide.

RCMP Serious Crime Unit and Crime Stoppers are requesting the public's assistance with this investigation. Hillary was last seen at the corner of Selkirk Avenue and McKenzie Street in Winnipeg on Wednesday, August 19th at about 7 pm.

Hillary Angel Wilson's Mom

(Photo via CBC) Gwen Wilson, mother of slain teen Hillary Angel Wilson, addressed members of the RCMP at Winnipeg public forum in 2016. » Video



Hillary Angel Wilson's Mom, Gwen Wilson

Gwen Wilson holds a banner with photos of her daughter, Hillary Angel Wilson. Wilson was found dead at age 18 just outside Winnipeg in 2009. (Photo: Jaison Empson/CBC)



Hillary Angel Wilson's Mom

Friends and family of Hillary Angel Wilson leave items in memorial on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature on August 20, 2013. (Photo: Jordan Pearn/Global News)



To mark the fourth anniversary of the disappearance and death of Hillary Angel Wilson, friends and family gathered for a walk and candle light service.

Her family hosted a Justice for Hillary Memorial Walk in 2013, Monday morning where they marched to the Manitoba Legislature. Later, mourners gathered again at the Legislature for a candle light vigil. About 20 people attended the vigil.

Wilson's mother says it's cultural tradition to stop after four memorials but she won't stop looking for justice, "I wish this and many other cases could get solved," she told Global News. "I'm patiently waiting and trying to do what I can."

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0141
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: FOUND DECEASED
Location:  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: Suspicious Death of Sherri Leigh Green
Author/Contributor: Seagal B.

Sherri Leigh Green

File Number: 104200141

On September 17, 2009 at about 7:30 p.m., the Wasagaming RCMP Detachment were dispatched to a complaint of a suspicious death in the "Old Campground" area of Wasagaming. Upon arrival, police found a deceased female. RCMP identified the deceased as 39-year-old Sherri Leigh Green of Brandon, Manitoba.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0142
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: HUMAN REMAINS FOUND
Location:  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance and Death of Laura Lee Cross
Author/Contributor: Jenny P.

Sherri Leigh Green

File Number: 104200142

October 14, 2020 - The RCMP is asking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a Dartmouth woman whose remains were found 18 years ago.

The case has never been solved and police say they continue to investigate Cross' death.

Her homicide has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in certain cases.

On October 14, 2002, at approximately 5:30 pm, police responded to a report of two hunters who discovered human skeletal remains off a logging road near Dollar Lake Provincial Park, located on the Old Guysborough Road near the Halifax International Airport. The skeletal remains were later identified as those of the victim, Laura Lee Cross.

The investigation revealed that the Ms. CROSS had last been seen on July 12, 2001, and she had been reported missing in August of 2001. Ms. Cross had been living at 18 Middle Street, in Dartmouth, at the time of her disappearance.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the death of Laura Lee Cross 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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104200156

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0156
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Vanished While Out On Her Bike
Location:  Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Cedrika Provencher
Author/Contributor: Adama N.

Cedrika Provencher

File Number: 104200156

November 25, 2020 - Cedrika Provencher (born 29 August 1997), disappeared aged 9 on 31 July 2007. Her disappearance resulted in one of the biggest police searches in Quebec's history. She was declared "missing" on 31 July 2007 (but some media already believed that she was kidnapped), and "likely abducted" 72 hours later.

Despite the offer of a reward, her whereabouts remained unknown for more than eight years.

On 12 December 2015, Quebec provincial police (SQ) announced that her remains had been found by hunters in a woody area not far from Trois-Rivieres. No one has been charged in relation to her death.

Early in the search, witnesses reported her asking for help finding a man's lost dog. Four other girls also came forward to report that a stranger had asked for their help tracking down a dog.

She cycled around the area, knocking on doors and asking residents if they had seen the dog. She was seen emerging from a wooded area with a friend, closely followed by a man. She was then seen on her bike in a local park and on various nearby streets. At 8:30 pm, her bicycle was found leaning against a fire hydrant on the corner of streets Chabanel and Chapais.

On 2 August 2007, 72 hours later, municipal officers suggested that she had been abducted, even though it was already known since day one that a man asked her about a dog.

On 11 December 2015, three hunters stumbled upon a set of human remains in the woods in Saint-Maurice, a small town near Trois-Rivieres close to Highway 40, about 15 km from the last place Cedrika had been seen.

This case remains unsolved.

Some facts about child abductions in Canada

More than 42,000 children were reported missing across Canada last year. By the numbers:

27: Abducted by strangers

31,000: Runaways

58%: Female

73%: Runaways

62%: Cases resolved in 24 hours

92%: Cases resolved within a week

SOURCE: Statistics Canada

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104200143

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0143
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: BEATEN TO DEATH
Location:  Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Justice for John Horvath
Author/Contributor: Matt N.

John Horvath

File Number: 104200143

A property crime escalating into a cold-blooded homicide is a rarity, but the Niagara Regional Police Service believe this is exactly what transpired twenty years ago when victim John Horvath interrupted a break and enter inside his Welland home.

On Jan. 4, 1999, during the early stages of the investigation, police discovered a back door to the Norway Avenue home of Horvath had been physically forced open. Police were initially contacted by concerned neighbours after snow from a recent storm had yet to be shovelled by Horvath.

Upon entry, and what appeared to be a routine break and enter quickly morphed into a homicide investigation when the body of Horvath was located mere steps away, inside the unsecured home at the bottom of stairs that led to the basement of the home.

Police believe the forced entry and homicide occurred two days earlier, on Jan. 2, 1999. Horvath had been beaten to death.

Police believe the suspect(s) were anticipating the Norway Avenue home to be unoccupied. Instead, the person or persons responsible were unexpectedly confronted by the homeowner after forcefully entering the home by unknown means.

Horvath was a former shop teacher from E.L. Crossley Secondary School in Welland. At the time of the murder, Horvath was a retiree in his mid-seventies, living alone in his Norway Avenue home.

Niagara regional police are seeking the public's assistance for any information pertaining to the solvable cold case homicide of Horvath, 20 years after this horrific crime occurred.

"The investigation into the unsolved homicide of Mr. John Horvath remains open and the Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to continuing this investigation in order to identify the person or people responsible," says Staff Sgt. Luigi Greco from the Niagara Regional Police Service major crime unit.

Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have information related to this unsolved homicide to contact the homicide unit at 905-688-4111 ext. 4200 or online at www.niagaratips.ca.

To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online: www.crimestoppersniagara.com.

Crime Stoppers guarantees that you will remain anonymous through any of the methods offered to provide tips and you will never be asked to appear in court. You may also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0145
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: BODY FOUND UNDER A SET OF STAIRS
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Unsolved Homicide of Jean Hilda Myra
Author/Contributor: Wayne E.

Bobbie Lynn Moose

File Number: 104200145

Halifax, Nova Scotia - On April 5, 1990, at 10:48 a.m., police responded to a report from a citizen who had been walking on the west side of the grain elevators just south of South Bland Street, and discovered a body under a set of stairs next to the grain elevators. Upon police arrival, Jean Hilda Myra was identified as the deceased victim and she had been the victim of a homicide.

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 Jean Hilda Myra.

The investigation revealed that the victim had been residing at the YMCA at the time of her death. The victim had last been seen leaving a tavern located in the south end of Barrington Street around midnight on April 4, 1990, and she was known to frequent the general surrounding area in the south end of Halifax. 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 murder of Jean Hilda Myra 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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104200146

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0146
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: BIDY FOUND IN A ROOF WATER TANK
Location:  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Creepy and Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam
Author/Contributor: Cameron N. P.

Elisa Lam

File Number: 104200146

In 2013, a Canadian student, a Canadian student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, went missing while traveling in California. She was traveling alone and had scheduled to check out of her hotel on Jan. 31, but once the front desk didn't hear from her, they called the police.

After about a week of searching, the police released a disturbing video that showed Elisa's last known sighting. In the footage, Lam is seen exiting and re-entering the elevator, talking and gesturing in the hallway outside, and sometimes seeming to hide within the elevator, which itself appears to be malfunctioning. The elevator surveillance footage showed Elisa acting strangely, and as the video went viral, many people had several theories for her behavior, from mental illness to paranormal forces.

Maintenance workers at the hotel discovered the body from a water tank atop the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on February 19, 2013 when investigating guest complaints of problems with the water supply. Guests at the hotel also started complaining about "black" and foul-smelling water. Investigators said the cause of death was drowning.

Elisa Lam

The circumstances of Lam's death, once she was found, also raised questions, especially in light of the Cecil Hotel's history in relation to other notable deaths and murders. Her body was naked with most of her clothes and personal effects floating in the water near her. It took the Los Angeles County Coroner's office four months, after repeated delays, to release the autopsy report, which reports no evidence of physical trauma and states that the manner of death was accidental.

Guests at the Cecil, now re-branded as Stay on Main, sued the hotel over the incident, and Lam's parents filed a separate suit later that year; the latter was dismissed in 2015.

As for why or how Elisa got into the water tank remains a mystery.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0147
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: 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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104200148

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0148
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: DISAPPEARED AFTER CALLING STEPFATHER
Location:  Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Pedersen, 10, Vanished Without a Trace
Author/Contributor: Amanda W.

Joanne Marie Pedersen

File Number: 104200148

On the 19th of February, 1983, at approximately 8:15 pm, Joanne Marie Pedersen, 10, went missing from the Penny Pincher Store near the corner of Vedder Road and Watson Road in the Vedder Crossing area of Chilliwack, BC., after a trivial argument with her sister, who was then 11.

According to The Globe and Mail, the spat occurred while the girls were walking home from the mall with their 14-year-old cousin. Joanne's mother and stepfather were at a nearby Legion hall, Constable Lea-Anne Dunlop of the Upper Fraser Valley detachment said.

Her sister and cousin ran ahead and, as a prank, locked Joanne out of the house. Joanne tried for a few minutes to get in. But it was cold and raining, Constable Dunlop said, and she went to a corner store close to the house to phone her parents. By the time her sister opened the door, Joanne had already left.

Joanne reached the store, but the clerk was busy with other customers. Joanne went outside to use a pay phone. She called the operator for the number at the Legion and then phoned her stepfather, who arranged to pick her up. When he arrived at the store a half-hour later, she was gone.

In 2008, Joanne's mother made an impassioned plea for an unidentified man who was seen with her daughter shortly before she vanished to finally speak to police.

"As a mother, I have suffered very much through the years. I really miss Joanne," Angela Reilly says in an emotional videotaped message distributed by the RCMP.

"She was so happy. She sang a lot," Ms. Reilly says despondently, as she urges the man to contact police. "As a mother, I'm pleading with you to come forward. Please do that for me."

Police say Joanne was last seen with an adult man at a telephone booth. The man was described as Caucasian, approximately 20 to 30 years old, 5'6" to 5'7" in height, slim to medium build, with light to dark hair that was below the ears. He was clean shaven and wearing a dark jacket.

Initially, the unidentified man was painted in a negative light, Constable Dunlop said. But after consulting with a behavioural scientist, police now believe the man last seen with Jo-Anne was there to help her. "Our hope is that the individual will know we understand he was trying to help and will come forward to talk to police," she said.

In 2011, an anonymous letter was sent to the Chilliwack RCMP about Joanne's disappearance, but while it generated lots of tips, her case remains a mystery. They believe the man is still somewhere in the Fraser Valley and aware of the media coverage, Constable Dunlop said.

Joanne's family did not want to speak to the media about their ordeal, the constable added. A re-enactment of the incident, staged by the Chilliwack RCMP and Crime Stoppers, is on YouTube.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Chilliwack RCMP Community Policing Office, Serious Crime Unit, at 1-604-792-4611 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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104200149

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0149
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: MYSTERIOUSLY VANISHED
Location:  Ajax/Pickering/Scarborough, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: 6 Lost Boys of Pickering in 1995
Author/Contributor: Matt N.

6 Lost Boys of Pickering in 1995

File Number: 104200149

In what would become a fateful headline, the 'Lost Boys' of Lake Ontario - and an unsolved case of multiple missing persons - has left many questions unanswered for 25 years today (2020).

Pickering, Ontario, 1995: After leaving a neighborhood basement party on a cold night a group of six teenage boys (who had been drinking) headed out for some clandestine 'goofing around' at the Lake Ontario.

The last time the Lost Boys were seen was when they stumbled into the marina on March 17, 1995 after a night of partying. Jay, 17, was with Chad Smith, 18, Robbie Rumboldt, 17, all of Pickering; Jamie Lefebvre, 17, of Scarborough; Michael Cummins, 17, of Oshawa; and Danny Higgins, 16, of Ajax.

Jay was tall and muscular, and had a blazing fastball that labelled him as a baseball phenom in his early teens. He'd done time for assault and was facing more assault and weapons charges. He also had a daughter with his girlfriend Monique, who shared a rented basement apartment with Boyle.

That night, Boyle's mother was taking care of baby Kierra, who turns 21 this year (2020). The boys broke into two marinas and stole a four-metre imitation Boston Whaler, and made off with that, a three-wheeled paddleboat they boosted the night before and a case of beer they found in another boat. Residents heard the sound of a motorboat at 2:30 and 3 a.m., but the boys were never seen again.

A massive search effort was underway 36 hours after the boys were last seen. Durham and Toronto Police were joined by the Coast Guard, a Hercules C-130 aircraft and a helicopter from the Canadian Forces base in Trenton. Nothing was ever found. None of their bodies nor the boats they were on have ever been found. More on this case »

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104200150

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0150
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SHOT AND KILLED BY AN INTRUDER
Location:  Thompson, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: Murdered By An Unknown Intruder In His Own Home In Middle Of The Night
Author/Contributor: Jack T.

Bernie Carlson

File Number: 104200150

RCMP continue to look for answers in the murder of 61-year-old Bernard "Bernie" Carlson, which took place just over a decade ago, when he was shot in his own home by an unknown intruder in the middle of the night.

The RCMP's historical case unit says Carlson's murder, which took place in Eastwood area of Thompson around 1 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2007, has haunted investigators.

"Here was a guy, asleep in his home, and seconds later, he was dead," said Sgt. Dan Barnabe, head of the historical case unit in a Nov. 3, 2017 press release. "Investigators at the time did everything they could, and now it sits with my team, who specialize in investigating historical homicides. We need to find out what happened to Mr. Carlson."

Bernard Carlson Carlson and Elva Carlson, his wife of 40 years, had gone to bed Oct. 25, 2007 with their home's front and back doors locked and one light left on. The couple's dog Missy started barking around 1 a.m., awakening them, and Bernard Carlson went to see what was the matter. Suddenly, Elva heard gunshots and footsteps running away and, when she went to the bedroom door, her husband was lying in the hallway, shot. She hid in the bedroom and called police, who arrived to find the front door forcibly opened and Bernie Carlson dead.

"I relive that night over and over," said Elva Carlson. "I want to know who did this. I want to know why they did this. Somebody knows what happened that night, and I beg them to come forward to the police."

Bernard Carlson left behind not only his wife but also two adult sons, one of whom realized a dream of becoming an RCMP officer at the age of 40, a few years after his father's death.

Sean Carlson told the Thompson Citizen in 2016 that he would like answers in his father's killing as well.

"I miss him a lot," Sean Carlson said at that time. "It's never far from my thoughts at all. There isn't a single day that goes by that I don't think about it. I don't let it dominate my thoughts, I don't let it control my life. For the family, for myself as a person, I'd love to see an end to it, to have some amount of closure. Whether or not we get that remains to be seen. I hold a lot of hope and faith that someday someone will be arrested and charged and convicted and I firmly do believe that that day will come but we have to wait and see. If somebody does know something, by all means contact the Thompson RCMP. Let them take a look at it. Maybe it is nothing, maybe it's the golden key that breaks it open."

Anyone with information about the death of Bernard Carlson 13 years ago can call the RCMP historical Crime Unit at 204-983-6880 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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104200151

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0151
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: FROUND FROZEN TO DEATH
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: A Chat Line With Strangers
Author/Contributor: Jenny B.

Nicole Daniels

File Number: 104200151

Winnipeg, Manitoba - First, she was gossiping on the phone, likely on a chat line with strangers, her mother recalls.

Then her stepfather watched her climb into a truck and take off into the night.

Within 14 hours, the 16-year-old girl was discovered dead in a Transcona snowbank after freezing to death.

She was bruised and had large amounts of alcohol in her system from an unknown source.

On April 1, 2009, Nicole was found face-down in the snow behind an Enterprise car rental outlet on Regent Avenue. A condom was in her jacket pocket, according to an autopsy report.

She had bruises and cuts on her forehead, nose, wrist and finger. She also had a bruise on the left side of her head.

"How the hell could she get so drunk?" asked Frances Daniels, Nicole's mother.

Daniels said she wants to know who gave her underage daughter alcohol and how she ended up in a parking lot about 1.5 kilometres from where the family lives, like someone "kicked her out of the car after they used her."

Daniels said her daughter spent most of her time by herself listening to music in her room, but she sometimes went on a local chat line to make friends.

"She never went out," she said. "She didn't even go out with the girls to the mall and stuff like that. She was in her room."

Once before, she'd returned home drunk, with her pants unbuttoned, boots slipping off and jacket open.

Nicole had struggled with alcohol and drugs, and had previously attempted suicide, said the autopsy report obtained by the Free Press.

Police told the family officers questioned a man who spent part of the evening with Nicole but he was not criminally charged, Daniels said.

"I'm just wondering how she could get so damned juiced that she would fall, pass out, in behind a car place," Daniels said.

The autopsy report documents 11 cuts and bruises on various parts of Nicole Daniels's body, including her face, arms, wrists, legs and inner thigh. The colour of the bruises ranged from red to purple to yellow or brown.

Daniels's aunt wants to know why no charges were laid in relation to supplying alcohol to a minor. "Where is a 16-year-old going to get alcohol? She didn't have a job," Winning said. "She didn't have that kind of money to put that much alcohol in her system herself; someone supplied her with all that alcohol."

Her mother believes there is someone who knows more about her daughter's death.

"These girls don't do that to themselves, put themselves in a ditch with their face down," she said.

She said police reviewed phone records to find people her daughter spoke to. "They named a number of men, older men, like my age.

"They were in the Transcona area, one was even on Regent, probably married," she said.

Daniels said she believes that man may have taken her daughter to the parking lot to have sex, and then dumped her there.

"There are a bunch of perverts on that chat line that are after young girls, underage girls, especially native girls, is what I think," she said.

"The police investigation and the autopsy into her death was determined to not be a murder. As a result, no charges were laid as there was no evidence of an offence," an email from a Winnipeg Police Service spokesperson stated. "There was no evidence of sexual assault nor supplying liquor to a minor and hence no charges. A thorough investigation was completed."

But Daniels said the task force needs to focus on cases like that of her daughter.

"Look at all these innocent little girls that are dying," she said.

"There's no one accountable for that at all. Drunk enough to go behind a real dark building that you can't even see without a flashlight and then knock herself out, give herself a bump on the head and a bunch of scrapes on her hands and knees?"

The autopsy report said Nicole's blouse was unbuttoned and her jacket was off when she was discovered in the snowbank.

The report attributes this to "paradoxical undressing," where people suffering from hypothermia begin to remove their clothing.

The autopsy report also noted Daniels may have been under the influence of sedatives.

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104200152

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0152
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SHOT DEATH INSIDE THEIR HOME
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Double Homicide of Richard Joseph and Gail Marie
Author/Contributor: Roberto M.

Richard Joseph and Gail Marie

File Number: 104200152

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Police are renewing calls for clues in the 22-year-old shooting death of a Halifax couple.

Officers responded to a report of a double shooting at 15 Parkmoor Avenue in Halifax around 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 20, 1998.

Police found Gail Marie Stone inside the home suffering from gunshot wounds. She was taken to hospital where she died from her injuries four days later.

Richard Joseph Marriott, Stone's common-law husband who was confined to a wheelchair, was pronounced dead at the scene.

This case is still unsolved.

Police believe there are people with information that could help them advance the case and they want them to assure them that it's never too late to come forward with what they know.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit at (902) 490-5333. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The case is also a part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the deaths of Richard Joseph and Gail Marie Stone Marriott 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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104200154

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0154
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: DISAPPEARED OUTSIDE KITIGAN ZIBI
Location:  Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada 
File Name: Two Quebec Girls Mysteriously Vanished
Author/Contributor: Nicklis J.

Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick

File Number: 104200154

November 9, 2020 - It's been nearly 12 years since two Indigenous teenagers disappeared from Maniwaki, QC., just outside Kitigan Zibi First Nation.

On September 9, 2008, Maisy Odjick's family went to the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Police Department to report her missing.

On September 10, 2008, Shannon Alexander's father went to the Surete du Quebec de la Vallee de la Gatineau police station to report her missing.

The investigation revealed that the two young women were last seen together at Shannon Alexander's home located in Maniwaki on the morning of September 6, 2008.

Here's a look back at the major developments in the case, so far.

The disappearance - September 2008

- Maisy Odjick, 16, and Shannon Alexander, 17, are last seen in Maniwaki, Que. on Sept. 6, 2008, before heading out for a night of dancing.

- Police publicize their disappearance when the girls do not return to Alexander's home - and her father finds their belongings there the next day.

- Later that month, volunteers comb the riverbanks of the Kitigan Zibi First Nation.

One year later - September 2009

- One year after the Quebec girls vanish, the families say they're heartbroken.

- Maisy Odjick's clothes, her flute, her camera and treasured photos are still where she left them at the home of her grandparents.

- Investigators say the search is focused in Ontario because a number of possible sightings were reported to Ontario Provincial Police. Read full story »

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0157
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Victim of a Home Invasion
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Unsolved Murder of Kevin James Petrie
Author/Contributor: Brenton M.

 Kevin James Petrie

File Number: 104200157

November 26, 2020 - Halifax Regional Police say they continue to investigate the murder of Kevin James Petrie, 16 years later.

Police are hoping the passage of time will encourage someone to come forward with information about the case.

Police say that on March 28, 2004, officers responded to 7132 Spruce St. for a report of a man in medical distress.

On March 28, 2004, at approximately 1:00 pm, police responded to a report that a male was having unknown medical problems at 7132 Spruce Street, Halifax. Upon police arrival, the victim, Kevin Petrie, was observed in medical distress. Petrie was transported to the QEII Hospital, where he later died.

The investigation revealed that Petrie had been the victim of a home invasion and a serious assault on March 17, 2004, which occurred at 269 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth. It is believed that the injuries Petrie sustained during this home invasion were a contributing factor in his death.

Halifax Regional Police say that they believe people have information about Petrie's murder and are asking them to come forward.

"It's never too late and no piece of information is too small; it could be just what is needed to advance the investigation and find justice for Kevin and his loved ones," read a statement from the police force.

The case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice's rewards for major unsolved crimes program, which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016 or to call Crime Stoppers.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0158
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Was Discovered Near Roseau River First Nation
Location:  Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada 
File Name: What Happened to Bud Paul?
Author/Contributor: Nicklis J.

Bud Paul

File Number: 104200158

RCMP are seeking information regarding the murder of 56-year-old Bud Paul, who was last seen on August 1, 2020, at the MLCC store in Neepawa, Manitoba.

On August 11, 2020, the body of Paul was discovered near Roseau River First Nation.

Paul was last seen in the company of two individuals and may have traveled with these individuals from Neepawa to Dauphin in his red Chevrolet Trax with Manitoba license plate KHE 314.

RCMP are requesting any information regarding the whereabouts of Paul as well as the two people pictured below between August 1, 2020 and August 11, 2020.

Police are also interested in information anyone may have regarding Paul's vehicle between those dates.

A vehicle was later found destroyed near Polo Park mall in Winnipeg.

Female Male Vehicle Burned Vehicle

Manitoba RCMP said that a burned vehicle found in the 200 block of Queen Street belonged to Bud Paul.

Manitoba RCMP are looking to identify this woman

Female suspect

Police published an image of a woman they hope to speak with, saying they believe she and another man jumped in a taxi after abandoning the vehicle.

The stepdaughter of Bud Paul wants whoever is responsible for his death brought to justice.

"What happened to him? How did this happen?" are a couple of questions that ran through Sabrina Clarke's mind when she found out Wednesday Bud Paul's death is now being investigated as a homicide.

"We just want answers."

Officers said Paul worked for a furniture company in Winnipeg where Clarke said her stepdad was well-liked.

"That's where he met my mom," said Clarke, noting Paul had been living on his own since her mom died four years ago.

Clarke, who now lives in Alberta, said while they haven't seen each other much in recent years due to distance Paul was "Grandpa Bud" to her children.

"He was a very mild-mannered, sweet man," said Clarke. "He had a really big heart. He was funny."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the RCMP Major Crime Unit at 431-489-8551 or Crime Stoppers.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0159
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Disappeared from Her Bedroom
Location:  North Delta, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Casey Rose Bohun
Author/Contributor: Amanda W.

Casey Rose Bohun

File Number: 104200159

November 28, 2020 - Casey was only three when she disappeared from her bedroom in North Delta, British Columbia. She was last seen by her mother at bedtime in the evening of Aug. 5, 1989. She was living with her mother, her one-year-old sister and her mother's boyfriend.

Casey didn't know the neighbourhood very well because the family had only moved to the area a month before.

Police say it is possible Casey was abducted and is living somewhere else in Canada or the United States. She would now be 29 years old.

Casey Rose Bohun

Casey Bohun when she went missing (on the left) and what she might have looked like in 2016 (on the right).



Missing since - Aug. 5, 1989

Year of birth - 1986

Age at disappearance - 3

Gender - female

Eye colour - brown

Hair - red, short

Teeth - Other, chipped left top tooth

Height - 91cm / 3 ft 0 in

Weight - 13kg / 29lb

Build - slender/thin

Complexion - light/fair

Dozens of volunteers joined the search for Casey, but no trace of her has been found.

Officers say the girl's disappearance had a devastating effect on her family and her mother committed suicide in 2001.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0161
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Found in a Parking Lot
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Donna Was Four Months Pregnant With a Baby Boy
Author/Contributor: Miguel S.

Donna Oglive

File Number: 104200161

December 2, 2020 - Donna Oglive, a resident of British Columbia, was in Toronto for five weeks before she was killed, police said. She was four months pregnant with a baby boy.

The body of 24-year-old Donna Oglive was found after 7 a.m. on March 8, 1998, in the corner of a parking lot at 130 Carlton St. on the east side of Jarvis St. She had been strangled, police said in a news release.

Just year, Toronto police appealed to the public for information leading to the killer of 21-year-old Lisa Lynn. She was found after 9 a.m. on May 12, 1997, face down in a laneway south of Front St. E. and west of Cherry St. She was also strangled.

Oglive had been working as a sex trade worker in the Gerrard Street East and Church Street area at the time of her death.

Lynn worked in the sex trade industry in the area of Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street before she was killed.

Homicide cold case Det.-Sgt. Stacy Gallant told the Star that the DNA profile of the killer from both cases do not match, and that the cases are not considered linked.

But there are similarities in that the two victims were sex trade workers of about the same age and were both killed in similar circumstances in the downtown core.

I want people to know these are not forgotten cases," said Gallant, who was on his last day at work before retiring after 31 years with the Toronto Police Service.

The DNA profiles of the killers weren't on the national database, Gallant said.

Donna Oglive was known to travel between British Columbia and Toronto regularly. She was of Filipino descent, with dark skin, about 5'5", and approximately 160 pounds. She had black shoulder-length hair and was wearing a long white high heel boots, a mini skirt and fur jacket.

Anyone with information on the two deaths in Toronto is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0162
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Strangled to Death
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Death of Lisa Lynn Anstey
Author/Contributor: Miguel S.

Lisa Lynn Anstey

File Number: 104200162

21-year-old Lisa Lynn Anstey, was found after 9 a.m. on May 12, 1997, face down in a laneway south of Front St. E. and west of Cherry St. She was strangled.

Anstey and Donna Oglive worked in the sex trade industry in the area of Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street in Toronto before they were both found strangled to death. Full story »

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104200163

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0163
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Foul Play Suspected
Location:  Lake Loon, Nova Scotia 
File Name: Unsolved Case of Josiah Kaelin Sparks
Author/Contributor: Brenton M.

Josiah Sparks

File Number: 104200163

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 Josiah Kaelin Sparks.

On September 14, 2017, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to an address on Cherry Brook Road, Lake Loon, to a report of family members having located the body of Josiah Sparks. Investigators believe that Josiah Sparks met with foul play sometime between the dates of September 11 and September 14, 2017.

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 Josiah Kaelin Sparks 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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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0164
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Fatally Shot
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Unsolved: Michael Leonard Hamm
Author/Contributor: Cuauthemoc P.

Michael Leonard Hamm

File Number: 104200164

Michael Leonard Hamm was shot dead while walking along Windsor Street near Duncan on August 28, 1985.

Halifax Regional Police are hoping someone will come forward with new information as they marked the 35th anniversary of the murder of Michael Leornard Hamm this year.

Police were called to a west end neighbourhood at around 7:45 p.m. on August 28, 1985 after gunshots rang out. Arriving officers found Hamm's body near the corner of Windsor and Duncan streets. He had been shot dead.

Before being shot, police believe Michael had left his Tower Road residence and he had been walking along Windsor Street. When he neared Duncan Street, they believe a suspect ran up to him, shot him, then fled the area.

According to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, Hamm had also been the victim of a shooting earlier that year and police haven't ruled out a connection between the two incidents.

"Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Michael's murder and we hope that the passage of time will encourage them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know," said police in a news release.

"It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation."

Police can be contacted at 902-490-5016 and anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers.

As the case is also a part of the province's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, those who offer up information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $150,000. All calls to 1-888-710-9090 are recorded and those who come forward need to provide their name and contact information, and might be called to testify in court.

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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104200165

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0165
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Was Discovered In a Roadside Ditch
Location:  Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Murder of Nadine Gurczenski
Author/Contributor: Adama N.

Nadine Gurczenski

File Number: 104200165

On Saturday, May 8th, 1999, the partially clad body of Nadine Gurczenski, 26 years, was discovered in a roadside ditch beside Victoria Avenue (Regional Road #24) near 8th Avenue in Vineland. The area consists of farmland and is sparsely populated.

It was more than two weeks before the Toronto area woman was identified. The cause of her death was not released, and it is believed she had been beside the road for approximately one day.

Investigators are seeking to identify a man that had been seen with Nadine on more than one occasion, just prior to her death. He is described as being in his late 20s, 6', medium build, with short brown hair and clean shaven.

Composite of person seen in the company of Nadine Gurczenski

Composite of person seen in the company of Nadine Gurczenski courtesy of: Niagara Regional Police Service



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104200167

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0167
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Found Wrapped in a Towel by a Local Woman
Location:  Brantford, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Mysterious Death of Newborn Baby in Brantford
Author/Contributor: Brenton M.

Baby Parker

File Number: 104200167

December 10, 2020 - It's a case Brantford Police say they will never give up on.

15 years ago, July 2005, a newborn found dead beside a Brantford, Ont. street was buried without a real name.

Baby Parker was found wrapped in a towel by a local woman walking her dog near Parkside Drive and Dufferin Avenue. The next day, Brantford police received a call from somebody who found a "bloodied object" in their backyard, which was revealed to be Baby Parker's placenta through DNA.

The baby's body was taken to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto for a post mortem examination while police canvassed the area. They visited over 200 homes and took DNA samples in the hopes of tracking down a match.

"The residents in the neighbourhood were extremely cooperative with police," a news release reads. "Just fewer than 100 samples were collected, and all were analyzed by the Centre of Forensics and found to have no biological link to baby Parker."

A week later, Brantford police received a handwritten letter from "a young girl" claiming to be Baby Parker's mother. In the letter, she wrote that she knew she was pregnant but kept it a secret because she didn't know who the baby's father was. While she was partying at a local park, she went into labor, where a female friend helped her deliver the baby. Her friend claimed the baby was dead and disposed of the body in some bushes.

Baby Parker Letter

Brantford police have release a letter sent in 2005 from a woman who claimed to be baby Parker's mother. (Brantford Police Service)



The letter says the mother was partying at Lansdowne Park when she went into labour. "I didn't know what to do," the letter reads. "My friend helped me through it - she told me my baby was dead. She told me she was going to place it in the bushes and we'd come back later."

The letter ended with the writer begging the police not to perform DNA tests on the baby out of fear that his father may be located, as he had nothing to do with it, and she was eventually going to come forward about what happened after she mustered up the courage.

Police have not heard from the writer since. Fingerprints were found on the letter but have not matched to anyone in any databases.

Characteristics:


- A DNA profile revealed that Baby Parker was 89% Caucasian and 11% percent Native American. Both of his parents would've looked Caucasian in appearance.


- Baby Parker was born alive but had trauma to his ribs and skull.


- No drugs or alcohol were found in Baby Parker's system


The towel Baby Parker was wrapped in a beige "Select Editions" towel and a "Sea Same" tag. It was 100% cotton, 2' x 4' in size, and made by Cambridge Company. The towel was in good condition.

"If you were with a group of youths in any of the parks or local hang out spots several days prior to the discovery of the lifeless infant's body please come forward," a police statement reads. "You may hold key information without realizing the importance."

The baby is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Brantford police at 519-756-0113 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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104200168

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0168
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Found Laying On The Ground
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Homicide of Benjamin "Loka" Lokeny
Author/Contributor: Adama N.

Baby Parker

File Number: 104200168

December 12, 2020 - 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 Benjamin Loka Lokeny.

On July 20th, 2017, members of the Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a male who was laying on the ground at the corner of Buddy Daye and Gottingen Streets, Halifax. When officers arrived, they located Benjamin Lokeny unconscious on the ground. The investigation determined that Benjamin Lokeny was the victim of a serious assault, he was taken to the QE11 hospital where he remained in a coma until August 28th, 2017, when he died in hospital. The medical examiner later determined the cause of death was a homicide.

Investigators believe there are persons who have information they have not offered to the police that could result in arrests and possible charges.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Mr. Benjamin Lokeny 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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104200169

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0169
Case Status: COLD CASE
Incident: Found Dead in Her Apartment
Location:  London, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Cold Case: Unsolved Murder of Patricia Bovin
Author/Contributor: Osvaldo R.

Patricia Bovin

File Number: 104200169

December 15, 2020 - Patricia Bovin was murdered when she was only 22 years old. She lived at 790 King Street in London, Ontario with her two children.

A friend called Patricia on Thursday, April 24th, 1969. When she didn't answer, the friend went by the apartment at 4:00 pm that afternoon and found Patricia's body.

It was a nightmare scene. Patricia's two young boys, aged one and three, were by their mother's body. It was as if they were waiting for her to wake-up. They were sobbing, dirty, and hungry.

The front door that accessed the staircase was unlocked. And a neighbour found a pillow case covered in blood by the front of the building. Therefore, the front door was the probable entry point. There were no obvious signs of forced entry.

The apartment was in disarray. Chairs and other items were scattered around. Not by the murderer, though. The children had moved the items in an attempt to reach food.

Nothing was stolen from the apartment.

Patricia was stabbed over a dozen times in the torso while asleep on the couch. She had no defensive wounds and wasn't sexually assaulted.

Patricia's murder remains unsolved. If you have any information about this murder please call police or Crime Stoppers.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0170
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Found in a Wooded Area
Location:  Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: The Homicide of Tammy Pipe
Author/Contributor: Cuauthemoc P.

Tammy Pipe

File Number: 104200170

The murder of Tammy Pipe, 24, is considered one of three murders in a series called The Hemlock Valley Murders. Tammy, Tracy Olajide and Victoria Younker were all sexually assaulted, killed by strangulation and their bodies were left in a similar fashion in remote areas of Fraser Valley in 1995.

Tammy was last seen on Tuesday, August 29, 1995, at the Cobalt Hotel on Main Street in Vancouver.

Tammy's body was found in a remote, wooded area near Agassiz, British Columbia on September 2nd, 1995. She was left in the middle of a side road North of Lougheed Highway #7, leading to a hang-glider launch area of Mount Woodside and no attempt was made to conceal her body.

Mount Woodside Mount Woodside Hang Glider Launch Area. - Photo Credit: Tricia D. Stobbe, Alltrails.com

A fleck of red vehicle paint was found at the scene and is believed to be connected to the killer. The terrain was rough and would have been difficult for the average vehicle to manage.

Yellow flecks were also found at the scene and authorities were unable to identify their source.

Tammy dreamed of being a dancer and what she regarded as "interpretive dance routines" were seen by others as "stripping". She was known to be charitable in the area of the Patricia Hotel on Hastings Street and Victoria Drive and Franklin Street where she worked in the sex trade to support her cocaine habit.

When serial killer Robert Pickton was arrested in 2002, authorities initially believed he was also responsible for Tammy's death but no sign of her, Tracy, or Victoria were found on his pig farm. Police believe a separate, unconnected serial killer is still on the loose.

Authorities possess a DNA sample of the killer for future comparison.

If you have any information regarding the murder of Tammy Pipe, you are encouraged to contact the RCMP Missing Women Taskforce at 1-877-687-3377.

Sources: RCMP

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104200171

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0171
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Found At The Rear of Roy James Construction
Location:  London, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Who Killed Susan Cadieux, 5?
Author/Contributor: Miguel S.

Susan Cadieux

File Number: 104200171

On Friday, January 6, 1956 at about 7:15pm, 5-year-old Susan Cadieux was playing in the schoolyard of St Mary's School located at 345 Lyle St with her older brothers and another girl from the neighbourhood. The Cadieux family lived across the road at 665 York St, not far from the school.

At approximately 7:45pm, a man approached the group and spoke with Susan who relayed to the other children that the man was going to give her something.

The male also told them that he was supposed to meet with the St. Mary's church priest and stated that he lived on York St. as he pointed his finger towards King St.

When the children got distracted by a nearby fall on the ice, the male walked away with Susan.

By 8:00pm, Susan's brothers ran home to tell their parents what had happened and a search for Susan began. The London Police Force became involved in the search by about 9:30pm that night and by 1:30am on the morning of January 7, over 300 people were searching for Susan.

At 10:08am, Susan Cadieux's fully clothed body was found at the rear of Roy James Construction located at 609 William St. alongside the CPR spur line.

Man Who Was Last Seen With Susan
Sketch of the male last seen with Susan Cadieux

In the 1950's police sketches were actually done by hand. The picture above is a sketch of the male who led Susan away.

He was described as white, 30-40 years old, tall, thin, and unshaven. He was wearing a light brown overcoat which was unbuttoned, unbuckled black galoshes that flapped openly, and a dark Russian style or army Melton hat with ear flaps.

If you have any information about Susan's death, please call London Police Service at 519-661-5670.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0172
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Missing Since 1998
Location:  Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Missing Person: Darren FORTIER
Author/Contributor: Viki K.

Darren FORTIER

File Number: 104200172

December 22, 2020 - On December 30, 1998, Darren FORTIER (age 21) was last seen walking alone in a rain storm, south on Highway 19 from Port Hardy at approximately 8:00pm. FORTIER suffered a brain injury in 1995 due to a serious car accident. He was reported missing on December 31, 1998 and all attempts to locate FORTIER were met with negative results.

He disappeared without a wallet, money or identification. FORTIER has been described as a white male, 5'9" inches tall and weighing approximately 160Lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. When he disappeared he was wearing a black fleece jacket with a blue outer jacket, a baseball cap with the word "Avalanche", and brown shoes. Darren FORTIER has been declared as legally deceased. He was never located and his family remain hopeful of Darren being found.

When Darren Fortier was involved in the accident in 1995 he had a set of pins and plates surgically implanted to fix a broken leg; when Darren disappeared he had a full set of braces on his teeth. Hunters and hikers alike in the North end of Vancouver Island are encouraged to be aware that if any pins and plates or braces are located to Contact the RCMP in the area.

If you have any information regarding Mr Darren Fortier, please contact the your local Police agency or Crime Stoppers.

RCMP Island District General Investigation Section Police File 2010-198 & Port Hardy Detachment file 1998-2700.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0173
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Shot and Killed at Home
Location:  Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: A father of Four Lost His Life in front of His Home
Author/Contributor: Andres A.

Edward William PHALEN

File Number: 104200173

December 24, 2020 - The murder of a Pictou County man is the latest case to be added to Nova Scotia's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Nine Years have passed since 44-year-old Edward William Phalen, a father of four, was shot and killed in front of his home in Trenton, Nova Scotia.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2011, Mr. Phalen left his home on Mechanic Street, Trenton, and drove to the local convenience store. Mr. Phalen was shot and killed minutes later outside his residence.

Police believe that the suspect or suspects were waiting for Mr. Phalen to return home. Witnesses heard gunshots and saw a suspect fleeing the scene on foot. At the time of the shooting, Mr. Phalen's wife and children were inside their home.

His family is still looking for answers about what happened the night of Oct. 25, 2011.

"He had a lot of friends, but he must have had enemies too, or this wouldn't have happened," says his mother, Carol Phalen.

Police say Eddie Phalen left his home on Mechanic Street and drove to a nearby convenience store around 7:45 p.m. that night.

He was shot minutes later outside his home and police believe the suspect, or suspects, were waiting for him to return home.

Phalen's wife and four children were inside the home when he was killed.

Witnesses told police they heard the gunshots and spotted a suspect fleeing the scene on foot.

Carol Phalen believes her son was executed.

"And they waited for a rainy night, to carry out their execution," she says.

The government is offering $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. They hope the cash incentive will encourage people to come forward.

"The types of leads that are present are not coming to the level that we'd like it to come," says Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry.

"We're hoping that with the awards, it will motivate some people to give some reflection and bring information forward."

The victim's family says they want answers, and sooner, rather than later.

"My husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer and it's like a double whammy for us," says Carol Phalen. "It's not getting any easier."

Under terms of the program, anyone with information about Phale's death must provide their name. They may also be called to testify in court.

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

Source: With files from CTV Atlantic's Dan MacIntosh

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104200174

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0174
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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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0176
Case Status: [ SOLVED ]
Incident: Disappeared Driving to a Wedding
Location:  Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Janet Farris
Author/Contributor: Amanda W.

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104200175

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0175
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Found Murdered In His Residence
Location:  Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Unsolved Homicide of Harold James "Buster" Slaunwhite
Author/Contributor: Wayne E.

Harold James

File Number: 104200175

Dominion, 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 murder of Harold James "Buster" Slaunwhite.

On September 10, 2006, "Buster" Slaunwhite was found murdered in his residence at 97 Brook Street, Dominion, by family members. Mr. Slaunwhite's residence is situated near an area that was a hangout for local youths.

On September 9, 2006, the investigation revealed that "Buster" Slaunwhite was last observed operating his motor vehicle, a 2005 blue Ford Taurus, Nova Scotia license plate BBV-949, during the daytime. "Buster" Slaunwhite was an 83 year old veteran who had served his country in World War II as a medic. He had been in good health before his tragic death and had recently taken a trip with his son.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Harold James "Buster" Slaunwhite 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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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0177
Case Status: COLD CASE
Incident: Nude Body Was Discovered
Location:  Prince George, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Cold Case: Aielah Was Found Near the Tabor Mountain Ski Resort
Author/Contributor: Jack T.

Aielah Saric-Auger

File Number: 104200177

Aielah Saric-Auger was born on December 30, 1991 in Edmonton, Alberta. A member of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, she was the youngest of six children.

Aielah didn't have an easy life growing up. When she was young, she and her mother, Audrey, were driving when their car slid on black ice. The pair ended up in the ditch and Aielah is said to have temporarily lost consciousness.

Then, in 2000, the family learnt that she was being abused by a relative who had come to stay with them. Despite Audrey removing the children from the situation, they found themselves living in various motels until CPS caught up with them and separated the children, with Aielah in particular being sent to live with her paternal grandparents.

In 2004, Audrey made the decision to relocate the family to Prince George, British Columbia, where her older brother resided. While she went to find a place to live, the children went to live in Enoch, a Cree Nation reserve located approximately 35km west of Edmonton. Once in Prince George, the family lived in a rented trailer just off Highway 16, on the western edge of the city.

On the day that Aielah disappeared, Feb. 2, 2006, she left home with her brother and sister for a day at the mall.

She has been gone just over a week from her home, and her family has plastered "Missing" posters all over the downtown Prince George area, where she was last seen. But Aielah Saric-Auger is not coming home.

About a week after she went missing, on February 10, a motorist travelling east to Prince George on Highway 16 contacted police after seeing something in the ditch, near the Tabor Mountain ski resort. When officers arrived on location, they discovered the nude body of a deceased female.

According to the website firstnationsdrum.com, her "small body was found and identifiable, but so much of it was missing that the family had to have a closed casket funeral."

Through the necklace found around her neck, her mother was able to positively ID the body as Aielah. The public were notified of the identification on February 15, 2006.

The highway on which Aielah's body was found is known as the Highway of Tears. It's a 725km stretch of desolate road between Prince George and Prince Rupert and has been the site of many murders and disappearances, starting in the late 1960s and continuing to this day.

The majority of the cases involve Indigenous women and girls, and many remain unsolved.

Those with information regarding the murder of Aielah Saric-Auger are asked to contact the Prince George detachment of the RCMP at 250-561-3300. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via British Columbia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0178
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Was Discovered In a Wooded Area
Location:  Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada 
File Name: Mystery Continues to Surround the Murder of Steven Hall
Author/Contributor: Jeffrey A.

Steven Michael Hall

File Number: 104200178

On April 27, 1996, Kelly Weisner dropped her brother off at a gas station in the Chester Basin, N.S. area. She would be the last family member to see Steven Hall alive, and 24 years later, his murder remains unsolved.

"I pulled up and he got out of the car, looked in and said, 'See you later sis,' shut the door, I looked in my rearview mirror, and that was the last I saw of him," she recalls of the last time she saw her brother.

Steven Hall disappeared on Saturday, April 27, 1996. He left his parent's home in Seffernville, Lunenburg County, around 10:30 AM. Mr. Hall paid a bill at the Ultramar in Chester Basin. While at the service station, Mr. Hall was seen having a brief conversation with a person in a vehicle at the gas pumps. Mr. Hall last seen hitchhiking on Highway #3 towards Chester.

Weisner, who was 18 at the time, says Hall told her he was planning to hitchhike to his girlfriend's home in Chester, N.S. which wasn't unusual for the 21-year-old.

"A couple of days later got a phone call from his girlfriend, asking if we had seen or spoken to him, and that's when it started cluing in to us that something's not right," she says. "You always heard from Steven. You always knew where he was, he was always calling, bugging somebody for something or a ride."

The family contacted police, who searched the area, handed out flyers and put up posters.

Hall's body was discovered on November 23, 1996, in a wooded area on the Hogg Lot Road, which is off Highway #14, approximately 13 kms North of the Chester area. This was seven months after his disappearance. It was determined that he died of unnatural causes. An extensive investigation ensued, however, no criminal charges have been laid.

Although this investigation remains unsolved, it is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about Hall's case is asked to contact the RCMP or the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

$150,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Steven Michael Hall.

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104200179

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0179
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Found Deceased in Her Apartment
Location:  London, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Young Mother of Two Was Found Deceased in Her Apartment
Author/Contributor: Daouda K.

Lisa Leckie

File Number: 104200179

The young mother of two Lisa Leckie, 25, was found dead in her third-floor apartment on Southdale Road by her common-law husband, Derek, who was coming home from work shortly before 7 a.m. on March 24, 2009.

There is little information out there about Derek and Lisa's relationship. Derek did call police after discovering Lisa's body.

While still in high school, Lisa and Phil married. They split up more than a year before Lisa's murder, and the couple had one son together: 8-year-old Sean.

Her eight-month-old son was unharmed and found in his crib.

Over a decade later, investigators still haven't found her killer.

Investigators believe she was killed on the evening of March 23, 2009, or in the early morning hours of March 24, 2009. The autopsy revealed that she died as a result of asphyxiation.

Police revealed last year that a note written on a typewriter was left behind by her killer. The contents of the letter will not be released but investigators are hopeful that releasing the fact a typewriter was used will resonate with someone.

Head of the London police major crime section, Det. Sgt. Alex Krygsman, says the note indicates this was not a random act and that Lisa was targeted by someone she knew.

"We firmly believe that someone knows who killed this kind and loving mother, and we are appealing to that person's conscience."

Officers have also released surveillance footage pulled from a camera near Leckie's south London apartment. Police say the footage was recorded the night before Leckie's body was found.

A man described as 5-foot 11-inches and 200 pounds can be seen in the video. Investigators are looking to speak with him in regards to Leckie's murder.

Sean Leckie, who was eight at the time of his mother's murder, is pleading for someone to come forward.

"It affected everyone who had come into contact with her, to know that someone so special to us could be gone in an instant," said Leckie, in a video statement released by police.

Anyone with information can contact investigators with the Major Crime Section at 519-661-5674 or anonymously report to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

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104200181

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0181
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: March Disappeared After Calling on Sleeping Friend
Location:  Burlington, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Baby Boy Cameron Gerald March
Author/Contributor: Elvis M.

Cameron Gerald March

File Number: 104200181

Burlington, Ontario - It was on May 7, 1975, that four-year-old Cameron Gerald March went missing from the family's house in the Blind Line Road area in north Burlington.

According to the RCMP, the blond-haired and blue-eyed boy was last seen by his mother at around 3:15 p.m. He was reportedly playing on a swing set in a neighbour's yard not far from home. Cameron went into the neighbour's residence to play with a friend but was told that the friend was sleeping. He then left the residence and walked towards his house.

Not a day goes by that Gerry March doesn't think about his son Cameron, who disappeared more than 45 years ago.

March, who is turning 78, recalls the day he received the news.

"I was setting up a show at the CNE grounds. In those days you had no cellphones. So I never found out anything was going on until I got back to the office. All I was told was that he was missing. So I had to go from Mississauga back to Burlington," he said.

He felt "devastated" upon returning home, while his wife, Barbara March, "was just beside herself."

Extensive investigation and searches for the boy went on for "many, many days" and helped by "thousands of people."

The Milton Champion reported on its May 14 edition in 1975 how the aerial and land search efforts "covered the wooded swampy areas bounded by Blind Line, Colling Road, Guelph Line and Britannia Road."

It was later extended to the Lowville area and the Nelson Sand and Gravel pits, where "ponds in the area were dragged and explored by divers."

But their efforts were "to no avail" and to this day, Cameron's whereabouts are still unknown.

Over four decades later, March still keeps a box with newspaper clippings and "things from people." He's also still in touch with the police, the last time being a little over a year ago.

"They said they hadn't heard anything," March said.

Det.-Sgt. Kevin Britton of the Halton Regional Police Service said Cameron's disappearance remains open "until we're able to locate him or confirm what has happened to him or where he's gone."

"We are aided by tips from the public and if people provide us with new information... we will look into any new and all information we receive," he said.

In 1981, the March family decided to move from Burlington to Parry Sound, "not (to start) a new life but a different life."

"It was tough but we stuck it out and we made the best of it and moved away from where we were," he said, feeling blessed that they got to raise their other son - and now have a couple of grandchildren.

Cameron Gerald March's VITAL STATISTICS

Date Of Birth: March 31, 1971

Age at Time of Disappearance: 4 years old

Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'0" - 92 cm; 42 lbs. - 19 Kg

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blond hair; blue eyes.

Clothing: White T-Shirt, with green band around neck and monkeys climbing on front of shirt. Rust brown corduroy pants. Navy blue socks and brown desert boots.

Dentals: Braces on lower left side of teeth, one top front tooth discolored.

If you have tips or information, please contact the Regional Investigative Services at 905-825-4747, ext. 8760. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit www.haltonpolice.ca for more details.

Source: Inside Halton

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104200182

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0182
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Boys Disappeared from Family's Farm
Location:  Caledon, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Dsiapearance of John Patrick McCormick and Eric Larsfolk
Author/Contributor: Miguel S.

Cameron Gerald March

File Number: 104200182

Caledon, Ontario - It's been nearly 40 years since Eric Larsfolk and John Patric McCormick Jr. were reported missing.

Lloyd Larsfolk reaches into his back pocket and pulls out his wallet. He digs into a slot with his aged thumb and slides out a folded piece of paper. Creased and cracked from age, the paper symbolizes his life for the past 30 years. A photo of his son Eric is on it, taken the day he won a bicycle from Dairy Queen. Below the photo is the toll-free number for Child Find and a description of what his then 14-year-old son was wearing the day he vanished - literally, it seems to Larsfolk - off the face of the Earth.

The 80-year-old father of four holds onto the ripped card as a constant reminder of his desire to find his youngest son. Eric and John McCormick Jr. were last seen on the McCormick family farm on Horseshoe Hill Road on August 24, 1981 driving a field car.

Their whereabouts to this day, dead or alive, is unknown.

Sitting in a chair in his bachelor apartment in downtown Brampton, Larsfolk is visibly tired. For three decades he has held onto hope one day his son, a dedicated member of Scouts Canada who dreamt of owning his own business, might turn up. There is only the tiniest glimmer of hope Eric is alive, and Larsfolk understands the chance is very little.

"I just want to know what happened to my son before I die," he said, a heavy, tired sigh rustling through his entire body. Times were tough for the Larsfolk family in 1981. The family lived in Fort Erie, Ont., and ran a greenhouse business. It paid the bills, said Larsfolk, and he worked hard to keep putting food on the table. Eric put in a lot of time at the greenhouse, but also many afternoons on the Niagara River casting his fishing line.

"He used to catch fish and sell them to men who were at the racetrack there, so it would look like they were fishing instead of at the track," he said, adding a lot of American businessmen used to cross the border to go to the track, telling their wives various tall tales. "He was a really smart boy."

Eric wanted to take over the business one day, but things just got too difficult financially, along with constant battles with the town over re-zoning issues. The Larsfolks' were eventually forced to close their business.

Larsfolk and his family picked up their lives and moved to a farmhouse on Horseshoe Hill Road near the end of July, 1981. He found work in Brampton and told his wife Beverly and the kids to find a house they liked.

John Patrick McCormick

McCormick (Left) and Eric Larsfolk (Right)

John Patrick McCormick's VITAL STATISTICS

Date Of Birth: February 26, 1966

Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old

Height and weight: 5'4"; 95 lbs

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blonde hair; blue eyes. McCormick is right-handed, has freckles on his face and has a thin build.

Dentals: His upper teeth are straight and the lower teeth slightly crowded.

If you have any information concerning Eric and McCormick's whereabouts, please contact: Caledon Provincial Police Department at 416-584-2241.

Source: Caledon Enterprise

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104200184

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0184
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Last Seen in Regina, SK
Location:  Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Gary Percival
Author/Contributor: Brenton M.

Gary Percival

File Number: 104200184

Regina, Saskatchewan - On April 9, 1973, Gary Percival was last seen in Regina, SK. A witness did state that he may have been a patient in a hospital in New York State in 1974.

Percival has not been located and his whereabouts is unknown.

Date Last Seen: 1973-04-09
Last Seen Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Age: 28 Years Old
Date of Birth: 1945-11-27
Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male
Height: 188 cm (6'2")
Weight: 78 kg (171 lbs)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Features: Unknown
Clothing Worn at time of disappearance: Unknown
File #: 1973-06908 and 2002-14794
Agency: Regina Police Service

Anyone with information regarding Gary PERCIVAL is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or (if applicable) contact the nearest detachment of the RCMP.

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104200185

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0185
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Six Men Vanished in Same Region of B.C.
Location:  Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Six Men Mysteriously Vanished in Same Region of British Columbia
Author/Contributor: Ryan A.

Six Men Mysteriously Vanished in Same Region of British Columbia

File Number: 104200185

Between 2017 and 2020, five men have mysteriously disappeared or died in British Columbia in the area north-east of Vancouver, around D'arcy, Kamloops and Merritt. Despite extensive searches and investigations, only two bodies have turned up and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) remain baffled.

Marshal Iwaasa, 26 - last seen November 17, 2019

Marshal Iwaasa

Marshal Iwaasa, 27, was last seen by his family in Lethbridge on November 17, 2019, and planned to go to a storage locker. He told his family he was returning to Calgary but hasn't been seen or heard from since.

Iwaasa's burnt out GMC pickup truck was found by hikers on a remote forest service road near D'Arcy B.C., on November 23, 2019. The location was close to the trailhead to the Brian Waddington Hut near Pemberton.

When he was last seen, Iwaasa told the family he was going to visit his storage locker and the storage locker key and logs show his code was used to enter the facility and then, about two hours later, leave the compound.

Lethbridge police said that from the onset of their investigation, Iwaasa's disappearance has been considered suspicious, but there is no "credible, corroborated or compelling information to suggest foul play or that the occurrence is criminal in nature." Police said their investigation had determined that before he went missing, Iwaasa had "hidden the fact that he had stopped attending post-secondary classes." "In examining Iwaasa's personal affairs in the months leading up to his disappearance - including interviews with close friends as well as his financial, medical and social media activity - there is evidence to suggest he was experiencing stress in his life and had become withdrawn," Lethbridge police said.

Ryan Provencher, 38, and Richard Scurr, 37 - last seen July 17, 2019, found dead one month later

Ryan and Richard Ryan Provencher(Left) and Richard Scurr (Right)

Ryan, 38, and Richard, 37 were last seen alive on July 17, 2019 in metro Vancouver. Provencher's white 2019 Jeep Cherokee was found on July 21, parked in a wooded area near Logan Lake. The lake is between Kamloops and Merritt. One month later, their bodies were found in a rural area north of Spences Bridge, 80 kilometres away.

The RCMP has said there was "criminal behaviour" associated with the case, but no further details or cause of death have been made public.

Police said they planned to travel to the southern Interior and preliminary information indicated the men reached their destination, 35 kilometres northeast of Lytton, along the Thompson River.

In 2005, a then 23-year-old Richard Allan Scurr was arrested and subsequently sentenced to seven months in jail and two years probation for trafficking in cocaine and related offences. At the time, RCMP alleged he was a key member of The Crew, a gang affiliated with the Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels.

Ben Tyner, 32 - last seen January 26, 2019

Ben Tyner

Tyner, a working cowboy, disappeared from the Merritt area, after riding into the hills to look for cattle. His abandoned horse was found fully saddled on a forest service road northwest of the city two days later. Police said Ben was last seen at 2 pm, but it's unknown when he rode into the backcountry or where he was heading.

Search and rescue teams scoured the area, including crews from Nicola Valley, Kamloops, Shuswap, Central Okanagan, Penticton, Princeton, Logan Lake, Chilliwack and Surrey. Police said nearly 40 search and rescue members were on site , along with dog services, snowmobiles and air support.

"We've had tremendous support from search-and-rescue teams across the province," Merritt RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore said. She said it was "very unusual" for a seasoned cowboy to be separated from his horse.

Even after this extensive search no trace of Ben has been found.

Ryan Shtuka, 20 - last seen February 17, 2018

Ben Tyner

The 20-year-old disappeared after leaving a house party at the Sun Peaks Ski Resort outside of Kamloops. RCMP and hundreds of volunteers searched extensively through the village and its surrounding trails, forests and mountains, but few clues have ever emerged as to what happened to him.

Luke Neville, 48 - last seen October 9, 2017

Luke Neville

Luke Neville was last seen in Spences Bridge on October 9, 2017 and his burned out white 2003 Ford E250 van was found on the Sackum Forest service road 20km from his home the following day.

A cadaver dog search of the area in June 2018 turned up nothing. The Neville family erected a billboard on the Trans Canada Highway in Spences Bridge, asking anyone with information to come forward. Police say they consider the disappearance suspicious. Brother Mark Neville says the family has not been informed of any developments in the case. "No leads, no suspect, no news," he said. "It's all in the police's hands and up to them."

According to an RCMP spokesman, all the cases remain open in each of their police jurisdictions. "The investigators in these matters are familiar with other ongoing investigations," said Cpl. Christopher Manseau. "The only thing noted to be in common is that the missing persons or victims are male, and their geographic location."

Source: CBC

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104200186

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0186
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Vanished Without a Trace
Location:  Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: Suspicious Disappearance of Brianne Wolgram
Author/Contributor: Osvaldo R.

Brianne Wolgram

File Number: 104200186

Revelstoke, British Columbia - Brianne Wolgram was just 19 years old at the time of her disappearance.

Many people viewed her as shy or timid. Those who were lucky enough to get to know her would say she was outgoing, fun, and absolutely hilarious.

Over two decades years ago, Brianne seemingly vanished without a trace from her hometown of Revelstoke, B.C.

According to reports, Brianne was last seen on Sept. 5, 1998, around 11:30 p.m at the Revelstoke 7-11. She was in the company of three other young unidentified women. Brianne was supposed to meet up with a friend that night, but never arrived.

Five days later, Brianne's newly purchased black Acura Integra with gold-coloured rims was found in the ditch 16 kilometres up a logging road towards Alkolkolex Falls. Her wallet, drivers license and $200 in cash were still in the car.

Hundreds of people searched the woods, boats scanned the shores of rivers and planes and helicopters provided air support. There was even a $20,000 reward for information that would lead to Brianne, but no one stepped forward.

Brianne resided with her parents, Sheryl and Cliff. She has two older brothers, Troy and Todd, who were not living at home during the time of Brianne's disappearance.

On March 25, every year, her mother burns a candle to commemorate her birthday.

It's to light the way home," said Sheryl Wolgram, mom.

Sheryl said in many ways, it's like her daughter disappeared yesterday. She has good days and bad days.

The Angel of Hope statue

The Angel of Hope statue at Woodenhead Park is to commemorate Brianne Wolgram. Before it was put behind bars, vandals broke off the angel's wings and caused other damages three separate times. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

"It's like a radio dial in my head. Sometimes I need to change the channel."

Sheryl finds going to funerals particularly challenging, because at funerals there's closure. She doesn't have that.

Anna Swayze, friend of Brianne's, started a GoFundMe to collect money to offer a reward for information that will lead to Brianne's whereabouts.

Not long before she disappeared, Brianne had purchased a black Acura Integra with gold-coloured rims that was her pride and joy. It was in pristine condition and she made sure to take good care of it. That last summer was filled with "Slurpees", rocky beaches, and the loud blaring of Beastie Boys from her new car.

Swayze wants the RCMP to release photos taken on scene of Brianne's car when it was found.

"It should get people talking about it again, regardless if it's for good or bad" Swayze said.

Anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding Wolgram's disappearance is asked to contact the RCMP or Missing Children Society of Canada at 1-800-661-6160.

Source: Abbotsford News

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104200187

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0187
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Tyner Was Last Seen January 26, 2019
Location:  Nicola Valley, British Columbia, Canada 
File Name: What Happened to Cowboy Ben Tyner?
Author/Contributor: Cameron N. P.

Ben Tyner

File Number: 104200187

Nicola Valley, British Columbia - It has been just over two years since Ben Tyner's disappearance in the Nicola Valley.

The Wyoming cowboy, who was working as manager of Nicola Ranch, was last seen Jan. 26, 2019, and reported missing on Jan. 28 when his rider-less horse was found in the backcountry of Swakum Mountain.

It's believed the man may have set off to the nearby foothills of the Nicola Valley, searching for cattle. While his absence was not initially thought to be suspicious, major crime detectives were brought in two months later.

Following his disappearance an intense search consisting of RCMP, more than a dozen search and rescue teams, air services, police dogs, drones and volunteers on snowmobiles, horseback and in vehicles and helicopters took place. Searches were eventually called off for poor weather and freezing temperatures, and yielded few clues.

Two years after Tyner rode off, his family is still wondering what happened.

Last month, on the anniversary of Tyner's disappearance, his parents issued a public plea for information. Their plea came in the form of a video, which was recorded and passed on with help from the FBI.

The Tyners live in the U.S. and could not come to B.C. due to COVID-19 border restrictions.

Sitting in what appeared to be their living room, Jennifer and Richard Tyner spoke to those who may know more.

"The last two years have been filled with horrendous heartache, continued hope and many, many prayers," Richard read.

His parents, sitting next to his brother, Jack, said their son's friends have stayed in touch, and there are constant reminders of him around their farm.

"Ben was not just a cowboy, he was a voracious reader. He loved to experience new places and cultures," his father said.

Tyner's parents described him as a team player and a gentle giant.

"It should get people talking about it again, regardless if it's for good or bad" Swayze said.

Anyone with any information is urged to call their local RCMP, the Southeast District Major Crime Unit Tip Line at 1-877-987-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Source: Merritt Herald

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104200188

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0188
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Disappeared After Asking Her Mother To a Sleepover With Her cousins
Location:  Aurora, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Disappearance of Seven-Year-Old Cheryl Anne Hanson
Author/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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