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Title: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Desespere on April 26, 2007, 11:10:05 PM
Melanie Nadia Ethier
Age: 15
DOB: 1980/12/25
Missing
Date last seen:  September 29, 1996
Location last seen: New Liskeard, ON
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Melanie Nadia Ethier - September 29, 1996 - 15 - Missing - New Liskeard - At approximately 2:00 a.m., on Sunday, September 29, 1996, Melanie Ethier, then age 15, left a private residence to walk a short distance to her home in New Liskeard. Ethier did not arrive at her residence and was reported missing to the New Liskeard Police later that day.
Melanie Ethier is described as a non-white (black) female, 165 cm (5'5"), 54 kg (120 Ibs.), brown eyes, long braided black hair. Last seen wearing a green Nike jacket, blue jeans, white T-shirt with blue heart (Pepe logo) and black boots. Foul play is strongly suspected in this disappearance.
Any person with information regarding this investigation should contact the nearest police authority, the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122, the New Liskeard Police Service (705) 647-4388 or the Ontario Provincial Police, Temiskaming Detachment (705) 647-8400

http://www.opp.ca/Intranetdev/groups/public/documents/investigative/opp_001151.pdf
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: never_lose_hope on March 20, 2008, 08:47:45 AM
Just saw this case on Court TV last night, Missing without a single trace from a walk which should have taken 10 minutes. 3 weddings were letting out as were the bars in this town of 5000. No one has seen anything, nothing was found. It was so sad to hear the mother say, she thinks her daughter is dead. I can't imagine. :(
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on March 21, 2008, 03:29:19 AM
Just added a sort of simular one. Girl probably walking, gone missing. Near Hamilton. I have not heard a thing about this at all in the media, must be because in that area, girls going missing on reservations just is not news to them.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Adrian on March 21, 2008, 04:35:03 AM


The more I read, the more I research, the harder it is for me to think, that First Nations Peoples, are not being targeted.I know there are other races, but the amount of Natives far outways, the others, in shere velocity. :'( :'( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on March 22, 2008, 03:21:10 AM
Adrian, I agree with you. There is a reason for this I think. FIrst nations are not protected by human rights, each reservation is run by a powerful council which has too much power. It is hard to get issues addressed. No one wants to deal with anything. It is quite sad.

I think criinals know that killing a person from first nations is hard to solve and easy to get away with.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: wildchild on May 04, 2008, 07:57:25 PM
I think the reason for there being such a hard time in the Melanie Ethier case is that the community where she is from is a rather large farming community. Lots of spread out properties and plenty of wooded areas. I am not sure if she lived in the downtown core, but this area too is also widely spread out. The area is now called Temiskaming Shores and Lake Temiskaming is huge.

For a long time, we in the surrounding areas of where Melanie is from, thought she was with her father in another country. Unfortunately, we found this to be untrue.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on May 05, 2008, 12:49:28 AM
So it there a theory as what happened? Do people think foul play?
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Fraser on May 07, 2008, 06:58:54 PM
I'm confused...a couple of you talk about her being First Nations but the description says she is "black"...I know it says she has long, braided hair but, am I missing/not understanding something?
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Adrian on May 08, 2008, 03:22:24 AM
 Sorry, I posted, my above post in the wrong thread. :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Fraser on May 08, 2008, 04:27:08 AM
Okay Adrian...thanks, I'm not confused anymore.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: wildchild on May 09, 2008, 04:16:17 PM
No one really knows for sure what happened. I will never give up hope that she will be found. Searches have been done in and around a dumping area and around construction and highway repairs sites. All to no avail.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: wildchild on May 09, 2008, 05:44:49 PM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/Dragonfly1515/melanie.gif)

This is Melanie Ethier
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on May 11, 2008, 11:09:08 PM
How come a 15 year old is out at 2:am?

YOu have to wonder if a person offered her a ride or something and then killed her when things got out of hand. I have seen that many times. Poor child, I hope they find her and bust the person who harmed her.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: wildchild on May 12, 2008, 06:23:24 PM
I often wondered about the 2am thing myself. Nothing much was said about it. I know at that age I wasn't allowed out at 2am.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Adrian on September 16, 2008, 01:38:33 PM
  I received a message from Guest:

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=221.msg12141#msg12141

The reporter has made the following comment:
this is slanderous, hurtful and completely innacurate.

Regards,
The Unsolved Murders | Missing People Canada Team.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on September 17, 2008, 01:54:43 AM
To the person who sent a message about this post.

Sorry, it has been removed. I hope this case is solved, if there is anything you want to add, please use the contact form on the top menu and send it to me.

Thanks for the message.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: UMFan on September 26, 2008, 12:29:51 PM
I often wondered about the 2am thing myself. Nothing much was said about it. I know at that age I wasn't allowed out at 2am.

It is funny that this issue has come up.  I grew up in a little town not far from New Liskeard and I must say that I never considered the fact that Melanie was out at 2 am to be particularly odd to me.  However, if this had happened in a more urban setting, I would probably feel the same way as some of the posters in this thread about her being out at 2 am.  What has to be considered is the culture of that particular area.  I believe, having grown up in that area, that the parenting is more permissive up there.  That isn't to say that it is good or bad - I think that most of those who I grew up with and received such parenting have done okay in life - but it is just different.  People in that area believe that they are insulated from events like what happened to Melanie and they don't really think twice about their teenager being out that late.  She wasn't very far from home and her mother probably just didn't think that anything like this could happen to her and the reality is that these kinds of cases are rare, even in big cities (although we are led to believe differently because of the media attention that such cases receive).

As far as what happened in this particular case, my guess is that Melanie was a victim of foul play and was probably killed by somebody who knows that area well (as tends to be the case in most such murders).  Anyone who has been up in that area of the country knows that there would be ample places to place a body without it being discovered for many years, if ever.  Is the person responsible for Melanie's disappearance still in the New Liskeard area?  I think that odds are better than not that he or she still is but the person doesn't appear to be a serial killer because there have been no other disappearances in that area to my knowledge since Melanie's.  My theory is that the abductor meant to sexually assault Melanie and went further than he or she meant to but that is only my theory and there just seems to be no evidence at all here.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: debbiec on September 26, 2008, 02:40:07 PM
I also wondered about the 2am thing UMFan as it just seems like common sense to be aware that things like this occur (and often under the cover of darkness). I really don't agree with you're statement that this is rare, especially in big cities. Maybe most don't culminate in murder, but their is a very high rate of sexual assault on girls in her age range. That is from statistics. As a mother I just wouldn't take a chance that it would not happen to my daughter, but that's just my opinion. In light of you're other statement, what makes you think that the person is from you're area? Don't you think that it could have been someone just passing through? I'm not familiar with the area, so just curious. Do you see a conscious effort on the part of the police to keep this in the public eye? It would be great if they could solve this, and give the family some closure.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: lostlinganer on September 26, 2008, 03:45:47 PM
That girl is strikingly beautiful.  I was always overprotective of my two because I raised them alone; if they weren't in at 10 pm, I was on a mission to bring them home.... right up until they went off on their own.  There are creeps everywhere and in every society ... always someone passing through or keeping watch.  ...and this girl is above average on the attractive scale so quite a temptation to a creep.  If only she could have survived this disappearance!  Definitely too many lives wasted - especially in the native community.  I keep hoping these girls will get together and start protecting themselves and each other.  It's gone beyond out of control... somebody better do something!  ...at least get them to understand the danger and be more aware.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: mauvelilac on September 26, 2008, 05:40:05 PM
Yes Ling I agree. She was a beautiful young girl. Seems to me very trusting as well. But she wasn't native, if I remember right her father was from Africa or thereabouts. You have to understand that many of the small towns up north and I'm even finding it here in my community in Eastern Ontario there's a mentality that bad things only happen in the bigger cities and that perverts are only to be found there. Trois Riviere' is a good example, not a very big city but a well known disappearance there.
I totally agree with you. I was a very paranoid mother. And I'm even worse as a grandmother of four boys.
My daughter is always chastising me saying, "Mom, they won't grab a boy." I always snap back at her, "I wouldn't take that to my bank." Perverts aren't choosy. In Melanie's case though I don't think they were perverts. I think they just took something way too far.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Adrian on September 26, 2008, 10:01:21 PM
Mauve:
Perverts aren't choosy. In Melanie's case though I don't think they were perverts. I think they just took something way too far.
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If more than one person killed Melanie, then it is a gang rape, and they took things way too far. Death was the cover up.Also she may have knew them, or him. There is no body found yet.

I hate to suggest this, yet alone believe this, but it seems that many abductions, rapes, are often leading to murder.If the body is buried, away from the scene, there is little chance of finding remains, unless someone is digging, or the bones partially rise, or property being built.

People who do this, or participate in it, are supreme perverted, creeps.Those that know, and hide the fact, are holding hands with these killers, and deserve time in jail. JMO I am not letting these suckers away with anything, nothing.The judicial system is so corrupted, they often say, well things went too far. Life is life, death, is death.

Whether it is a beating, swarming, strangulation, or using a weapon, death is most likely the intent. A barfight, could be manslaughter. A fight for your life, as in defending it, the creep who started is in the wrong. We do have the right to defend ourselves, and will if we stand a chance.

Melanie met up with the wrong people, God rest her soul! :( :'(
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: mauvelilac on September 29, 2008, 05:57:36 PM
Adrian: Maybe my choice of words wasn't the greatest. When I said went too far, I mean't it didn't start out to finish like it did. I don't think they picked her up with the intent to harm her in any way. Obviously, once she was with them something horrible happened. And I honestly don't think it was a gang rape either. I think it was a situation like Helen Betty Osborne where one did the actual act while the others sat back and looked like the idiots they were. That's what came to my mind with Melanie. It doesn't make the other three any less guilty by any stretch of the imagination.
You're right, she did know at least two of them. The sad part is because of Ontario's juvenile law even if Melanie were found at this late date the two she knew would be charged as a juvenile and their time in jail would be brief.
Melanie, your Mom misses you. Your friends miss you. Please find some way to show someone where you are.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: cardem on January 28, 2009, 06:13:54 PM
I think about this case often, for some reason it has really touched my heart. Maybe because it's close to home or maybe because I am a parent; but whatever the reason I'll probably follow this until it is solved.

In response to your e-mails you seem to know alot about this case.  Are you from New Liskard?  How do you know there are several (specifically) 4 people involved.  You also mentioned that you hoped Melanie would find a way to let someone know where she is ~ I think she will and someday she will be found.

Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: mauvelilac on January 28, 2009, 06:39:10 PM
Car: I don't make it a secret on this forum that I'm psychic. I'm not the only one but I am by far and wide the most vocal. I don't get information on every case but the ones I do get information I make it a practice not to advoid that information because it is given to me for a reason and that reason is to find the missing person or the murderer whatever the case may be.
I'm not sure if you're speaking to me? I have followed this case from almost day one because Melanie was very insistent in the beginning. She didn't leave of her own volition. I've made yearly, sometimes twice a year visits to New Liskeard when I lived in Sudbury. I was there this summer albeit briefly.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Adrian on January 29, 2009, 05:23:28 AM


I really hope that Melanie is found. I also believe that there are people who do know what happened to her. They are scared to speak out, as maybe their own involvement could have them charged.

This beautiful young girl, did not ask for this, and she probably trusted the wrong people. I hope she didn't suffer.

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People who do this, or participate in it, are supreme perverted, creeps.Those that know, and hide the fact, are holding hands with these killers, and deserve time in jail. JMO I am not letting these suckers away with anything, nothing.The judicial system is so corrupted, they often say, well things went too far. Life is life, death, is death.

Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: JW091955 on October 22, 2009, 03:04:12 AM
Although I have no direct new information on the case, I have now followed it since the first day. I live in the area. And I know there are many theories and there have been searches and there are plenty of clues. But what really bugs me is the way the case is being handled. Had this happened in Toronto or some other big Ontario city, there would be an entire task force working on the case until it was solved. But now it seems the police here are relying on some big break from an informant before anything more is done. Something happened along that short walk from school and somebody knows something. I know it's not easy searching for that one clue that might break the case and find Melanie, but somebody from one of the police forces (Temiskaming OPP or New Liskeard Police) should be actively involved. In Toronto, there would be a task force working 24/7 to solve the case. But, I guess we in Northern Ontario, don't get that. As I said, I have no information and no facts. But I do believe there are facts out there and somebody should be finding them. There might have been a very serious crime committed here that isn't getting serious attention.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: lostlinganer on October 22, 2009, 07:55:27 AM
JW09, I agree.  Seems like this just got thrown to the back of someone's office and nobody cares.  Not enough people are kicking up a stink...especially loved ones.... that's the only way to get something done.  And in cases where there are no "favored informants or corrupt officials" involved, a lot of stink could result in some action.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on October 22, 2009, 05:02:00 PM
That probably is true.... but there is also the chance the police pretty much have this case solved but the Crown is not satisifed enough to move forward. In that case, there is not much else they can do. But I do wish cases like this would at least get some more attention!
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: rapsman on December 29, 2009, 12:24:30 PM
             I'm not sure but I might have a POSSIBLE suspect for this case. He is my step father, and in the last few years alot has been discovered about his past and his serious sexual harassement ways. He was on the hailebury force and was let go for unknown reasons.

           After he was kicked off the force we moved to St. Catharines Ont. where we lived for quite a few years. He had to go to court in hailebury for something that happened when he was a cop and no one knows why. But when hew went it was  close to the date that melanie was missing ( I don't know for sure). That's why I'm looking for the court date for an x OPP named KEN BOYD.

           This man has sexually harassed every female in my family (including my grandmother) and he needs to be stopped. I need to know the reason he went to court, the court dates.

           He also had a cop partner AL COOK known as (cookie) which I think knows more to this story than anyone else.

Now I just want to clarify that this is my strong feeling for this case and there is a lack of evidence. I can bet money that the evidence was tampered with if there was any at all. Both of these individuals are no longer on the OPP force and also don't talk about it very much.

            Everyday the pieces to the puzzle are coming together, because I lived with him my whole childhood and realised the things he said or the slips he made. My mother is trapped with this guy and cannot get away and I think its because she knows something. I hoped I helped, but I guess we will find out.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: lostlinganer on December 29, 2009, 01:21:01 PM
keep the heat on rapsman;  but watch your back >:(

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And in cases where there are no "favored informants or corrupt officials" involved, a lot of stink could result in some action.

see what I mean!
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on December 29, 2009, 03:05:51 PM
Hey rapsman, thanks for posting.

Have you sent your concerns to the OPP? It might not be such a bad idea. There is a good chance, that the police know who commited this crime, but have no proof. Maybe now after so much time, someone might be willing to talk.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: rapsman on December 29, 2009, 04:44:32 PM
Now I just want everyone to know that I'm not sure about this. I definately know that he did something serious to be removed from the force. He wouldn't allow my mother to go to court with him. Something happened long before Melanie's disappearance but the missing date is very close to the time of the court date.

The weirdest thing is that he has an old style gun in his drawer that I found when I was young and returned it to right away out of fear. The gun is atleast 80 years old and untraceable. This has been the scariest thing of all.

When I was young (kids don't understand certain things), I asked him about his old job (OPP) and he freaked out on me and told me never to mention that again.

If this man is not responsible for melanie's disappearance, then I would bet my life that one or more of the missing person's and/or rape, sexual harassement victims are tied to him.

Can someone post a list of missing person's in the area from say around 1978-1990.

I know this man is intelligent and evil. I was raised with him unfortunately. I can no longer wait for this evidence to be found so I'm exposing myself to make sure whatever he did he pays dearly for.

I will keep posting as time caries on.


Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: rapsman on December 29, 2009, 04:51:58 PM
Hey rapsman, thanks for posting.

Have you sent your concerns to the OPP? It might not be such a bad idea. There is a good chance, that the police know who commited this crime, but have no proof. Maybe now after so much time, someone might be willing to talk.

I have not spoke to anyone within the OPP about it. I'm not sure how to because of the chance of being wrong. I'm going out on a limb on this site because I can't handle not knowing his past anymore. I beleive one day this SOB is going down and I will be there to watch it.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Fraser on December 29, 2009, 05:48:07 PM
On this forum:

1982/12/01 - Robert Heintz - Age 12 - Missing - Kearns, ON - 40km E. Kirkland Lake  

rapsman....just do a search (upper right on this page) on Robert Heintz and you will see the info on this little guy
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Fraser on December 29, 2009, 06:05:58 PM
I look further into these and I have to wonder about the guy who was arrested(2009) for the murder of Kathy Wilson (1970). His name was Barry Manion and he apparently hung himself not long after he was sent to prison. He was Kathy Wilson's second cousin. Kathy Wilson, Robert Heintz, and Melanie Ethier went missing many years apart from each other but, to me, Kirkland lake is a pretty tiny place to have this many kids go missing. Notice, from what I see on the map, it is not far from Hwy 11. Anyway, just pondering.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on December 29, 2009, 11:37:34 PM
If you can afford it, a PI would be able to tell you almost anything you want to know. And the service is not as expensive as most people think. It might be a good idea to find out what. If it had anything to do with vilence or sexual in nature especailly with a child, maybe you should go and see the OPP.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: lostlinganer on December 30, 2009, 10:57:05 AM
good point made by Fraser!
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Bohuts on January 01, 2010, 10:21:59 AM
Searches have been done in and around a dumping area and around construction and highway repairs sites. All to no avail.

Wild Child is right. There are too many places to look. This is also an historical mining area (Tri Towns is). There must be some disused and abandoned mine shafts and other pits.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Bohuts on January 01, 2010, 10:55:15 AM
she is from is a rather large farming community. Lots of spread out properties and plenty of wooded areas.

Wildchild is right. There are too many places to look. This is also an historical mining area (Tri Towns is). There must be some disused and abandoned mine shafts and other pits.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Bohuts on January 01, 2010, 11:35:40 AM
Missing without a single trace ........... No one has seen anything, nothing was found.


May be she was kidnapped / abducted. Is this not possible ? Stories of Organised groups abducting young girls for re-sale as sex slaves are not very uncommon.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Bohuts on January 02, 2010, 12:58:27 AM
As far as what happened in this particular case, my guess is that Melanie was a victim of foul play and was probably killed by somebody who knows that area well (as tends to be the case in most such murders).  Anyone who has been up in that area of the country knows that there would be ample places to place a body without it being discovered for many years, if ever.  ..............................................

My theory is that the abductor meant to sexually assault Melanie and went further than he or she meant to but that is only my theory and there just seems to be no evidence at all here.


Sounds like she was the only black kid (or person) in a completely white community. Is it not possible that she could have gotten pissed off with something and decided to run away from home ?
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: never_lose_hope on January 07, 2010, 04:35:53 PM
To clarify something a couple pages back... Although it's odd she was out at 2 in the morning, this was not something she was allowed to do often or ever befoe then, her mom in an interview said it was the first time she did it and of course it only takes one time for something to happen.

Also she was not the ONLY black girl in the town there was another girl around Melanie's age in the neighbourhood which had police thinking at first it may be a case of mistaken identity or something..

(I've watched a lot on this case)

Happy New Year by the way everyone!
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: starr on February 04, 2010, 09:33:29 AM
Hi! I went to school with Melanie and she was also my best friend when we were little.  She was a great person, and she is greatly missed by everyone who knew her!!
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: starr on February 04, 2010, 09:36:50 AM
Hi! Melanie was one of my best friends in my pre- teens, I remember the day she went missing like it was yesterday. She was a fantastic person, who was always there to help you out when you needed it. I will always keep in my heart that she will be found. I miss you Mel
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on February 06, 2010, 07:22:02 PM
I'm sorry about your friend, that must be really sad.

Do you have any idea what probably happened to her?
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: lostlinganer on February 07, 2010, 10:26:04 AM
Starr; I just want to say I think losing a loving or admirable friend leaves a pain and void as deep as losing a family member....especially in the case of young friends.  I do hope and pray you and others will take the time, and make the efford, to reach Melanie's loved ones, and help them to keep this case alive - help them to nag the authorities enough for some action.  This lovely young woman should not be forgotten.  Her killer/s should not have any peace or enjoyment in life.  Get your friends together and start digging for facts....it won't get done if someone doesn't see that it gets done.  ....again, my condolences to you and her other friends and loved ones.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Concerned on November 21, 2010, 08:41:32 PM
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ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE MISSING PERSON
MELANIE ETHIER

The Government of the Province of Ontario is offering a reward in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Melanie ETHIER.

At approximately 2:00 a.m., on Sunday, September 29, 1996, Melanie ETHIER, then age 15, left a private residence to walk a short distance to her home in TEMISKAMING SHORES, Ontario. ETHIER did not arrive at her residence and was reported missing to the Temiskaming Shores Police Service later that day.

Melanie ETHIER is described as a non-white (black) female, 165 cm (5'5"), 54 kg (120 Ibs.), brown eyes, long braided black hair. Last seen wearing a green Nike jacket, blue jeans, white T-shirt with blue heart (Pepe logo) and black boots. Foul play is strongly suspected in this disappearance.

Any person with information regarding this investigation should contact the Director of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or (705) 329-6111, the Temiskaming Detachment at (705) 647-8400, Temiskaming Shores Police Service at (705) 647-4388, their nearest police authority, or Crime Stoppers.

File #955-10-1996-175

This reward will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services for the Province of Ontario and the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Julian Fantino, Commissioner.
777 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, Ontario, Canada, L3V 7V3.
Date: February 14, 2007
Telephone: (705) 329-6950
Facsimile:   (705) 329-6077

http://www.opp.ca/ecms/files/250382790.4.pdf (http://www.opp.ca/ecms/files/250382790.4.pdf)
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Concerned on May 16, 2011, 05:04:44 AM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/Dragonfly1515/melanie.gif)
Malanie Nadia Ethier
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: jobo on May 16, 2011, 02:13:16 PM
I still have ties to New Liskeard,  and I will never forget this young girl...
There is billboards on Hwy #11 north of North Bay to remind us this mystery has not been solved.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: para93 on January 04, 2012, 05:01:55 PM
Hi there. I'm from a town not too too far from new liskerd, and this case has made me question the people around me for many years. I do however think that most people on here are missing the most important factor to this case, to find out what happened. In all reality, Melanie will most likely never be found, but I do believe that it is possible to find out what happened to her, which would help her mother more than anything at this point.

I wonder if there was any ever digging done into the situation described by another blogger on this site who described their step father as a possible suspect. Even though it may not be logical due to the little amount of information provided, it is worth investigation if there is any worry. Melanie's mother has been through enough... it's time to find Melanie.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: jobo on January 04, 2012, 05:14:31 PM
Welcome para93!   The reinactment says that Melanie is thought to have made it as far as the bridge in New Liskeard.  That bridge is right where the downtown begins and it is a main street as it joins downtown to Walmart etc.  How could this young girl just disappear without witnesses, unless she went with someone she knew and no scene was created?   That's where my thinking goes.

Should talk to more locals that seem to have demons they can't shake. 
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: para93 on January 04, 2012, 06:55:12 PM
Based on the fact that this case has been at a standstill for so long that is my thinking as well. It was also the case of Kathy Wilson who disappeared in the 1960s in Kirkland Lake (a town not too far from New Liskerd). She was taken by her second cousin, whom she knew. This case however, has been solved, even though her remains were never found, it was at least something for her surviving family members and friends who questioned how she disappeared without a trace.

I think that the same possibilities are here for Melanie.

Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: wherecouldtheybe on February 17, 2012, 01:38:29 PM
http://www.facebook.com/groups/136947720554/

This is a group on facebook dedicated to melanie.  There is a wonderful video that her mother made on valentines day.  It is very moving..
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Jessica- on November 12, 2012, 03:28:15 PM
I living in Kirkland lake have heard lots of theories considering what may have happened to melanie... the most credible i believe is the following which ive heard from multiple people, friends of the suspect, and sexual partners of the suspect... ive heard/know/ and met  a guy named ___ in virginia town that was looked at as possible suspect and they searched the dump out there, near the quebec border but never found anything. Virgina town is literally 3 minute drive from the quebec border.. This theory has been confirmed to me by multiple sources that live in virginia town, which is very small, a couple hundred people and are so called apparent friends/aquaitances of the so called suspect  ____. Apparently there were a few people involved but one person ultimately controlling the situation being _____. Another interesting fact is that my so called suspect ( when i say suspect i mean individual who was most responsible in the group) had been in a relationship with a women that is now an in-law of mine, which ive also heard this from with her being beaten and bruised, he was very violent apparently and mentioned melanies dissapereance to her..im not sure on exact details just that he insisted he was involved and she would end up like melanie type of thing...she broke up with him at a later point. The approximate age of the suspect is about early to mid 30s. would have been late teens at the time melanie dissaperared, likely able to drive with valid license. I can see this theory being most likely due to the fact that new-liskeard is literally a rock throw away from the quebec border, with many small french speaking towns within 30 minute drive of where melanie went missing. I think that it may be likely that a few of these older teens at the time may have drove up the back highway from larderlake/v-town to new-liskeard, and went drinking at the bars..Then at some point running into melanie, and then it going south from there.. I find it EXTREMELY unlikely that at even 2am that noone would have noticed melanie on the street, back in 96-97, when she went missing there were only a handful of black-people and when we would see blacks up here it would always cause EVERYONE to take a second look, wether in your car or walking , whatever (im not racist just stating a fact in small northern communities in the mid to late 90s.. I believe melanie was transported out of the area by car or truck and taken closer too or across to the quebec border..This is due to the fact i believe the suspect is french speaking and they may have been thinking that if they brought melanie across to quebec that there would be less attention from the quebec authorities on her dissapearance, and would cause problems for OPP. If youve spent alot of time in quebec as i have you would know that the communication between OPP and QUEBEC POLICE is horrible at best, I myself know this but wont specify how.. At the time the suspects would have been fairly young with their parents being involved with the bikers..more specifically "montreal hells angels, dealing with coke", so i can also see help coming from them as they had large rolls in the hells angels pushing cocaine all over northern ontario and have been involved with killing involving drugs in the past.One of the ppl in the  group i believe may have harmed her had been charged and convicted in a shooting death in the area (interesting fact, also when a teen). Ive never contacted  the police with my information due to the fact i believe if i know it and hear it , that other people must also being hearing the same thing.. I have worked in the mining exploration industry for about 15yrs, searching the bush, old mine shafts and adits, etc.. and i would not be surprised that melanie could be on the side of the road in one of thoose old exploration structures and never been found.. It is a very big area, with lots of bush, lots of roads for access, and very little people to bother you if you want to do something quietly and low-key. I dont think it was a drifter due to the fact that downtown new-liskeard is off the main trans-canada highway, and where she went missing is not really a place a drifter would be at 2am. I really do think about this often being close to the same age as melanie and growing up soo close.. I find it very depressing that the OLD new liskeard police did not do much from the sounds of it, as i dont hear much or find much about the case... Then the OPP taking over hasnt brought any new clues or theories for the public.. It upsets me that the police have shared no information with the public what soever, with regards to theories or possible scenarios, the public are the ones who usually solve this cases and the fact that the police dont share much with us doesnt help! I think this needs a kick start and have to get something going or the police will just continue to wait until we the public solve it , and by then maybe theyll figure out this person has killed many times. as thats how it usally turns out.. I hope melanie is in peace wherever she is and that her mother gets peace of mind soon... wish i knew her, she seemed like she had quiet the spirit! Thought i would share this with someone P.S- I dont want to put suspects name for my own safety but am willing to provide it to the right people...

You could always make an tip and remain unknown, you don't have to fully be involved just get the opp going.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Chris on November 16, 2012, 12:01:47 AM
Yes have been contemplating that but have just been reluctant due to the fact i feel as if what i know, the cops already know, they searched the dump out there and questioned him but i think it comes down to evidence and there isnt enough.. I could be way off , but just seems like theres definitley a link between this person and melanie... If someone more personally related to the case can tell me if theyve heard of this person and the possibilites i outlined.. then i can go ahead with some more digging of my own..as i have access to these people...

The cops may already know him. But don't assume they know everything. It is not a bad idea to write down everything you can possibly think of, including names of people for the police to talk to. After this much time, someone new might be willing to talk. Sounds like this _____ is capable of hurting others in the future.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: never_lose_hope on November 16, 2012, 09:25:04 AM
@dale PLEASE regardless of whether or not you thin the OPP may have the info please take it to them. Her poor mother posts about her daily and how nice would it be if this one tip, they take a second look at this person and it's the key to it all! Closure for her mother could change everything. I compell you to please come forward to the OPP with this, there is a reward in the case too, they can help you if you don't feel safe with it, but I beg of you to bring it forward!

Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: debbiec on November 16, 2012, 10:51:23 AM
Dale, I agree with the others, and encourage you to come forward with your information. You just never know which tip may be the one needed to solve a case. IMO it's best to give the information and let the police decide if it's important.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: jobo on November 16, 2012, 04:03:07 PM
Yes, dale.....so much time has passed and if you anonymously submitted info, perhaps the Police could/would talk to the guy's "old circle" to get more info.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: GoArmy36 on March 26, 2013, 04:20:25 PM
Hello. This is my first visit.  Because I am from northern Ontario these missing persons cases caught my eye  I read the story about Julie Fortier which then led me to Melanie Ethier's.  Numerous times driving home I would drive by her billboard, but knew nothing about her, but reading the post were a blogger suspected her step father and maybe his old partner who were OPP brought something back that actually almost mad me sick to my stomach. Back in 2000, it was either the weekend after June 6th (was going to Matheson for my grandmothers memorial service) or it was the weekend of 15 July (it would have been their 40th wedding anniversary). The whole family was going up to make sure grandpa was not alone that day. I think it was the later though. Anyway my husband ( soldier in Canadian armed forces) myself and our 4 1/2 month old son were on our way up from petawawa.  As I am from the north and have relatives in Kirkland lake, Matheson, and engle hart I knew the area well. It was late at night and very dark. We were in between tomiskaming (sorry for my spelling)and new liskard. I remember that there were no other cars on the road and there were no lights at all other than our headlights. I saw a man on the opposite side of the road. My husband being a good soldier turned the car around and stopped beside him.  I rolled down my window and asked him if he was ok. He told us that he grew up in new liskard but had been away for over twenty years and was hitch hiking home. He didn't know any of his old friends numbers or if they were even still there after twenty years. My husband I decided to drive this man the remainder of the way. We were only 10 min out. He told us he had no money to give us. We got out of the car. My husband to rearrange the back seat for me to get into with our son, and I to have a smoke. He offered to buy a smoke off of me.  This is where I started to have an uneasy feeling. He had no money to give us but was willing to buy a smoke off of me. I gave him one and then grabbed our cell phone. I said aloud to my husband that I was going to call grandpas to let them know what we were doing and that we would be late. I could not get any service so I pretended to leave a voice mail. My husband was talking to the man letting him now he was a soldier etc...  I got in the back with my son and the man got in the front with my husband. We were about to take off when there was a knock on the drivers side window. Both me and my husband jumped.  I could see at this time my husband was shaken up. He rolled down his window and asked this other guy what he wanted. He told my husband not to bother driving the guy in the front seat and that he knew the guy and he would take him. The guy got out of our car, I stayed in the back seat and we drove off. My husband and I were silent for quite a while when he told me he had no idea where the other man came from. Neither he or myself seen or heard the car pull up behind us, meaning the lights were not turned on. Nothing of what happened made sense. We both new that we had just got away from something bad. We both could feel it. After talking it all out we concluded that the two men were working together and the second guy had to be hidden in ear shot to hear the conversations we had with the man. I remember my husband talking about the car having its headlights off when it pulled in behind us and that he came in so slow that we could not hear it either. He said that cops do that. They put their emergency break on just a little which turns the lights off but allows them to still drive slowly. I forgot all about this day until today reading the post where a blogger accuses her step father an ex OPP officer. Now it makes me wonder, did we really escape something awful. Where they scared to carry on with their plan when they found out my husband was military and that I had left a voice mail with my grandpa. I think we avoided something very bad. Both men were physically fit looking, white, late 30's to early 40's, and both wore baseball caps. They both wore dark clothing and the car was mid size and of dark colour. If this triggers any memories from other travellers maybe the OPP should be contacted. I spoke with my husband before placing this post. We discussed everything that happened that night and we are positive that the two men meant us harm.  I really hope they find the whereabouts of Melanie. As a parent I could not imagine the not knowing.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Fraser on March 26, 2013, 05:23:04 PM
Hi - I just wanted you to know that I think you were absolutely correct in your suspicions and trusting your instincts. Way to many things about those guys are just wrong. I am so glad you played it safe.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: leonagleant on March 28, 2013, 09:47:18 PM
A little town, only so many people out and about at that hour, some rumours and gossip to go on, and 17 long years for the murderer(s) to run free. The case was eventually turned over to the OPP and  I hope small town policing hasn't been a liability to solving the case sooner. I would start with a list of all the teenage to adult men in the city at the time, and particularly those that attended the two weddings and bars that night. The city had a population under 5,000 in those days before amalgamation. That brings the suspect list down to something like 2,000 or fewer possible men if it was a local. If there were any DNA to go on, it would be almost easy to find the suspect. Melanie's family deserve an answer and justice. If the poster who posted the rumours on here has not yet contacted police or crimestoppers, please do. The murderer may have kids of his own by now and some realization of what he did. I'll bet he's really protective of those kids if he has any.


http://www.nugget.ca/2011/09/28/melanie-ethier-missing-15-years

The problem, Barron says, is that the investigation has been underway for so long that anyone who might still have information may not realize its significance.

"Anyone who might have information should call with it. It might be the final missing piece," Barron says.

The former New Liskeard Police Service and the OPP worked the investigation in the early days, but after the formation of Temiskaming Shores, the OPP took over policing in the community - and the file.

Tips are still called in to the police, about two dozen this year, and all are actively followed.

Police did look at Barry Vincent Manion, convicted in 2009 in the 1970 murder of Katherine Wilson in Kirkland Lake.

"Investigators did look at him as a person of interest, but he was eliminated," Barron says.

"Somebody out there knows what happened," she says. "For whatever reason we don't have that information yet.

"Call us. We are sure the answer's out there. We will do everything we can to solve this."
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Im_new_here2 on March 28, 2013, 10:18:49 PM
Hey everyone,,I just wanted to take a second to say that we should all be thinking about the case that was just solved in HANOVER Ontario . It was i think 30 years ago that it happend and they solved it just this month so don't loose hope call everything in any details and it dont matter if its a small one or a huge tip you just never know remember one benefit in this case is all the new technoligy we have now that could make a difference...
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: jobo on March 29, 2013, 08:05:46 AM
New Liskeard is the biggest town around for people to party in, which means they are coming from all the small towns in Northern Ontario and even Quebec to party in New Liskeard.   I have been to the two main bars in New Liskeard and they are packed at night.
The border between Quebec and New Liskeard is about 23 kms away from the Mall...a lot of the young people (I know) from Ontario buy their beer in Quebec and on the other hand, lot of people from small town Quebec come and shop at the New Liskeard Mall....one of the highways joining the two provinces leads right to the Mall.
The population of New Liskeard may have been 5,000 back in 1996, and the other towns around would barely have a thousand residents then..so there could've been lots of (fairly local) out-of-towners around New Liskeard that night.
For example if you drive on Hwy 11B (north from Cobalt), it pretty much joins Cobalt, Haileybury, New Liskeard, and Dymond together....can barely tell where one town ends and the next begins.

GoArmy36, welcome,...you came across quite a weird scene....who knows what these two guys were up to on such a desolate highway at that time of night.  I have also driven that highway at night, pretty much the only other vehicles are truckers.   

Two people have gone missing from Marten River area, so that area feels eerie to me...especially that store with the red roof on the highway.
I think I would be way too scared to stop for someone out there on the highway in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night.   Like you mentioned, there is barely any cell phone service.

Im_new_here2.....I do think Melanie's disappearance will be solved....I just have that feeling.  And all it takes is someone to come forward with the info.  No one so far has come forward, so that makes me wonder if it is a very tough crowd....the kind with guns and drugs...and those that know are afraid for their own safety....I just hope that if it is a case of being afraid to step up and tell, then one day soon that person will feel safe enough to do so.


Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: GoArmy36 on April 09, 2013, 12:19:59 PM
Jobo.  What are the names of the two that you say went missing in Martin River?  I would like to research it, and if there are similarities to what happened to me and my husband, I will definitely be calling the OPP.  I know you all think that stopping that night was stupid, but me growing up in Northern Ontario and my husband in Newfoundland, that is what we do, we help people I guess.  Since my original post, my husband and I have talked about that night many times.  Would we ever stop to help a man in the middle of no where again?  Probably not.  But seeing that he and I are military, I think we were pretty confident at the time.  I really hope they put closure to this case soon.  As a parent that is my biggest fear, losing a child and not knowing what happened.  I just really found it weird when that girl posted about her step father (ex opp and his partner).  The car that pulled up behind us was done so with absolute stealth.  My husband who had many years in the Canandian forces at the time is trained to be observant, and since the birth of our first child, has been hypervigilant with his observation skills.  I really think that girl's step father, and what happened to my family is somehow connected.  Police all the time, put their emergency break on just enough to cut out the head lights, but still able to drive.  My husband have brainstormed quite a bit lately, and that is the only conclusion that we can come up with.  God, I hope that I am wrong.  Talk about the perfect criminals.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Fraser on April 09, 2013, 02:05:15 PM
Jobo - would the two you mention be Shannon Alexander, 17, and Maisy Odjick, 16, who went missing in 2008? Just guessing, I only heard about them a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: debbiec on April 09, 2013, 02:12:53 PM
Fraser, not intending to speak for jobo, but I think she may possibly be referring to Barbara Sadowski and Robert Aho.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Fraser on April 09, 2013, 02:24:22 PM
Okay, thanks, no worries....I noticed she did say two "people", not women/girls. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: jobo on April 09, 2013, 06:02:47 PM
Yes, debbiec....Robert Aho and Barbara Sadowski are the two people I was refferring to, thanks.  Both went missing at different times from around Marten River area.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: bob89 on April 16, 2013, 01:15:38 AM
IF YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE, CRIME STOPPERS, OR MYSELF MELANIE'S CASE IS STILL VERY ACTIVE. THE POLICE HAVE NEVER STOPPED WORKING ON HER CASE. THERE HAS BEEN MANY TIPS SINCE MELANIE WENT MISSING 16 YEARS AGO. EVERY TIP ARE ALWAYS SO DIFFERENT. THEY ARE ALL BEING LOOKED INTO. I KEEP ON HOPING THAT THE RIGHT TIP WILL COME IN SOME DAY AND THAT MELANIE WILL BE FOUND. UNTIL THAT DAY I AM ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC TO BRING FORWARD ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY HAVE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STATE YOUR NAME IF YOU WISH NOT TO IM JUST ASKING PLEASE PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE COME FORWARD WITH IT EVEN IF YOU DONT THINK IT WILL HELP EVERY LITTLE PIECE WILL HELP EVEN IF IT IS SOMETHING YOU HEARD FROM SOMEONE ELSE..
THANK YOU.
help find Melanie Ethier who has been missing from New Liskeard since September 29, 1996 (she was then 15 yrs of age). Last seen wearing a green Nike jacket, blue jeans, white T-shirt with blue heart (Pepe logo) and black boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Branch, Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or (705) 329-6111, the Temiskaming Detachment at (705) 647-8400, Temiskaming Shores Police Service at (705) 647-4388, their nearest police authority, or Crime Stoppers.

The File # for this case is 955-10-1996-175

SOME ONE OUT THERE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED... SO WHY DONT YOU COME FORWARD AND HELP MELANIE'S FAMILY/FRIENDS FIND CLOSER OR YET BRING MELANIE HOME WHERE SHE BELONGS!!!
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Axio300 on May 05, 2013, 01:51:38 AM
now im 15 but i grew up here my whole life (heileybury) there is so much wooded ares behind cobalt and have they even checked the mines
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: jobo on May 05, 2013, 05:41:56 AM
Axio300:   There is also another woman missing from Cobalt......Shelley M. Anderson....there is a thread on this forum for her.   You are correct about all the abandoned mines....wonder how far they have looked for Shelley.
In my opinion, I would think Melanie is closer to New Liskeard....even north near Larder Lake....but that is just what I feel, not what I know for a fact.

Also some men missing from that area, who's names escape me....but they are also on this forum.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: Im_new_here2 on August 19, 2013, 04:51:33 PM
I only visited New Liskeard once as my cousin moved there because her father is a farmer actually i can remember that he had oh i don`t know like 50 akers of land give or take on the out skirts of town. I remember going on a wagon ride out in the field once and my uncle showed me a spot on the ground where if i stood there and widend my stance I had one leg in Ontario and the other in Quebec lol . My 3 cousins all girls went to school in New Liskeard and my one cousin who is the same age as me was in the same class as Melanie and thats what drew me to this case at first...

Just curious ..Do they still have the big Bill Board of Melanie and the circumstances of her disappearance.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: jellybean on August 19, 2013, 05:54:43 PM
Never lived there,  BUT one would assume that since she disappeared in '96, we are now in 2013, that this bill board has been taken down.  I don't live there, but one can assume this is a cold case by now, and posters and billboards may have been removed by now = in 2013.


JB
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: jobo on August 19, 2013, 06:55:53 PM
I am pretty sure the billboard has been kept up...I know it was there on Hwy. #11, 4 years ago for sure.
Title: Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
Post by: forest on October 24, 2018, 01:31:43 PM
The Billboard with Melanie's info was still up in the summer of 2016. It was slightly grown over with bush