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Title: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: debbiec on March 18, 2010, 08:45:41 PM
The father of a missing Woodstock man last seen in Fredericton 14 days ago says it's out of character for his 30-year-old son not to have contacted his family for an extended period of time.

David Wry of Woodstock hopes that public assistance may aid the Woodstock Police Force in finding new leads into the disappearance of Gregory David Wry.

Wry came to Fredericton from Woodstock on Sunday, Feb. 21, and stayed the night at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel on Prospect Street, but hasn't been heard from since.

Woodstock Police Force investigator Cpl. John Foster said there's no known reason for Gregory Wry to have disappeared.

Woodstock police are asking anyone with information about his disappearance to contact them at 325-4601.

"There's not a lot that we know," David Wry said Friday.

Gregory Wry came home the morning of Feb. 21 after working a janitorial shift at the Atlantic Superstore in Woodstock. He's single and lives with his dad.

David Wry said his son told him he had an exchange of words with someone at work and was a bit upset, but as the morning progressed, he brightened up.

He left his residence at about 1 p.m., according to a Woodstock Police Force statement.

"He never said anything. He just went out the door just like you would any other day and cracked a joke," said David Wry.

Although his son didn't say he was planning on driving to Fredericton, David Wry said he thinks he might have been coming here to get his passport.

"He had the application form and went to Wal-Mart to get the pictures taken and he got a guarantor and filled out one of them and he thought it was going to happen overnight," David Wry said.

"My guess is that when he left the house on Sunday, maybe as an afterthought, he might of thought 'Why don't I go to Fredericton today and be there for the morning?' I'm speculating on that.

"There's very little to report as fact."

But Wry said it's out of character for his son not to be in touch with his family.

"If he had control of the situation, I think he would have called home," David Wry said.

He said he doesn't think his son had any acquaintances in Fredericton and police have contacted friends and relatives in hopes of turning up any leads.

As of Friday, Woodstock Police Force were still without fresh leads in the case.

Kelly Atherton of Woodstock, a first cousin to Gregory Wry, has been plastering his photograph on Facebook and reaching out to friends and acquaintances in an effort to fan out the search.

"I just can believe that he's disappeared," Atherton said.

She said her cousin had been friendly, happy and upbeat recently and there was no reason for him to just disappear.

"He's not your typical 30-year-old guy," Atherton said. "He's quite gullible. He's quit naive. He's not street wise. I think he's quite shy. He's very trusting. He's got a big heart and I think it would be awfully easy for someone to pull the wool over his eyes.

"I'm awfully worried about him."

Atherton said when her cousin left his Woodstock home, he didn't pack a bag or take items with him that would suggest he was planning to be away for long.

"If you're planning on going somewhere, you'd throw together an overnight of bag of some kind," Atherton said.

"If he just wanted to spread his wings ... I just can't see that he would do it in that way," Atherton said. "It's baffling."

Greg Wry is 5'8" tall and weighs 140 pounds. He has brown hair, worn brush-cut style, green eyes and has scruffy facial hair. He almost always wears a ball cap and was last seen in a jacket with leather sleeves and brown cloth patches, jeans and sneakers.

He drives a 2005, four-door Chevrolet Malibu, sandy brown in colour. It's has a New Brunswick licence - GMS-732.

The Woodstock Police Force has asked other police agencies and border security agents to be on the alert for Wry and his vehicle.

Woodstock Atlantic Superstore manager Barb Antworth, contacted Friday, declined comment on the case other than to say that Wry wasn't employed directly by the store.

The owner of the janitorial business Gregory Fry works for is on holiday and couldn't be reached for comment.

Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: capeheart on March 19, 2010, 03:15:53 PM
I understand that Gregory's car was found on March 6th. Gregory may have made friends at the hotel, even though he was just there one night. Any video surveillance that would be available to see if he was with another person or anything showing him outside the area of the hotel. He may have went for a drink and met someone. Maybe he picked up a hitchhiker. It is sad for his dad to not know what has happened to Gregory. Hoping there are answers soon to Greg's whereabouts. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: debbiec on March 19, 2010, 03:42:53 PM
Police say they've located a car belonging to a 30-year-old Woodstock, N.B., man who's been missing for two weeks.

Gregory David Wry was last seen leaving Fredericton's Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel on Prospect Street on Feb. 21.

Two men who were out walking on Saturday afternoon found Wry's beige 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, according to Carleton York District 7 RCMP.

The car was parked in a clear-cut area on an unserviced road near Pokiok, which was not plowed, said Sgt. Dave Vautour.

Police are now dusting the vehicle for fingerprints and searching for any other clues about his whereabouts.

An extensive search for Wry was held in the Allandale area, near Pokiok, over the weekend.

The two-day search involved the RCMP helicopter, police dog, and volunteers with the Carleton Ground Search Team, Vautour said.

"We have been looking for footprints, clothing, any articles that we could be able to identify as being part of Mr. Rye's possessions," RCMP Staff Sgt. Mitch MacMillan said at a news conference Monday. "That's one of the things that we would've been looking for and none of that was located."

Wry lived with his father, David Wry, and worked as a cleaner at the Atlantic Superstore.

Gregory Wry's sister Lori and her father David were at the news conference but said they were too emotional to speak.

Andrew Garnett, Lori Wry's husband, spoke for the family and called Gregory "a great guy."

"We care about him greatly," he said. "We just want to know that he's okay, and where he is."

Gregory Wry is 172 cms tall ó or five-foot-eight-inches and weighs 63 kg or 140 lbs. He has brown hair worn brush-cut style, green eyes and scruffy facial hair.

Wry was last ween wearing a ball cap, a jacket with leather sleeves, jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the District 7 RCMP at 506-325-3000, or Woodstock police force at 506-325-4601
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: amIam on March 19, 2010, 03:52:29 PM
I'm pleased to see there is a missing link for Greg Fry.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: capeheart on March 23, 2010, 08:41:38 AM
Last night on the Global news a report indicated, the RCMP are conducting a ground search of the area Mr. Wry's car was found. Mr. Wry's brother-in-law was on the scene and indicated that things may not have a good ending in the search for Gregory. A pair of shoes were found in the woods in the area that Mr. Wry's car was found. The police indicated that there is no way of knowing if these are Mr. Wry's footwear or maybe even not connected. They were continuing their search in that area. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: Concerned on March 29, 2010, 10:20:09 PM
This link has a picture of Greg Wry:
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2010/03/17/13258526-qmi.html

This link has a picture of his 2005 Chevrolet Malibu being fingerprinted:
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/newbrunswick/article.aspx?cp-documentid=23601246

Family and Friends held a vigil. Even though other stories indicate that he lives with his dad, "The 30-year-old Woodstock man disappeared Feb. 21 after staying at a hotel in Fredericton." His vehicle was found in the woods near Pokiok, N.B., on March 6.
http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/canada/article/478497--family-of-missing-n-b-man-say-his-disappearance-is-out-of-the-ordinary-for-him

They have posted a Facebook page for him which provides some new information:  Gregory David Wry left his residence Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. and hasn't been seen by his family since. "He went for a drive and didn't come home," said Cpl. John Foster of the Woodstock Police Force...Police have determined that Wry stayed overnight at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Fredericton on the day he went missing but that was the last time his whereabouts have been confirmed.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=345467463806


Let's hope that maybe he has some clues on his computer, a Tweet, a text, on an online video game, etc. that may provide some clue as to where he went and with whom so that the police can follow up.



The RCMP posted an official update on March 8, 2010 which provides a way to contact the authorities of anyone has seen Mr. Wry or his vehicle:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/nb/news-nouvelles/releases-communiques/Mar0810_094936-eng.htm

Vehicle of missing man found, Pokiok, N.B.

2010/3/8


Carleton York District 7 RCMP have located the missing vehicle belonging to Greg Wry who was reported missing in February.

On Saturday March 6, 2010 an extensive search in the Allandale area near Pokiok was organized by the RCMP with the assistance of the Carleton Ground Search Team. The RCMP police dog and RCMP helicopter were also utilized during the search which spanned a two day period. A 2005 beige Chevrolet Malibu registered to Greg Wry was found parked in an open clear cut area on an unserviced roadway approximately 1 kilometer from the Y intersection, where the roadway was not plowed.

Greg Wry, a 30 year old man from Woodstock has been missing since February 21, 2010. He is 5'8" and weighs 140 pounds. He has brown hair worn brush-cut style, green eyes and has scruffy facial hair. He often wears a ball cap and was last seen wearing a jacket with leather sleeves and brown cloth patches, jeans and sneakers.

If you have any information which could assist us in locating Greg Wry contact the Woodstock Police Force at 506-325-4601 or the District 7 RCMP at 325-3000.


- 30 -

Sgt Dave Vautour
Woodstock RCMP
(506) 325-3000

Deputy Chief Keith Bull
Woodstock Police Force
(506) 325-4601
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: amIam on March 30, 2010, 04:51:40 PM
What has happened to this young man? Although there is much posted here, news wise, the news reports are somewhat sketchy and don't really say that much.

I wish Greg's family would make a public appeal as in the case of the missing woman from Moncton.

It saddens me that in some cases of missing people, their families appeals are all over the media.  And in others, nothing to speak of.

I have no idea what is involved to launch a media search and to get a loved, missing person's face plastered on every major news media.

Does it take money, does the family need to have pull..know people, be connected in some way? :-\ 

Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: Concerned on March 30, 2010, 05:25:46 PM
It appears from the Facebook page the family has been trying.  They have had several good news reports and they just held a vigil the other day to gain more awareness. I think most families just don't know what to do. Then there comes grief and everyone takes it so differently. Some are doing everything to just hold the pieces together and being in front of reporters is intimidating. If they are new to Facebook, they can feel that is causing some awareness. And, if you aren't use to the media, having one or two interviews can seem intimidating and overwhelming. Someone has to take the lead. In this case it appears his brother is coming forward as a point person. They mention a dad, but I don't recall much mention about the mother.

I think also, at the same time he went missing, the Moncton missing stories were evolving. I wonder if news agencies have to run selectively, especially when more than one are hitting the news. In my family's case, our loved one was missing the same time little Victoria was missing. At some point, they just stop running stories, one reporter told me that it is hard to keep running stories because people don't like to be reminded of sad things. 

The public doesn't see is the breakdowns from searching weeks on end without but maybe an hour a day sleep. The letters to the food shelters, the homeless shelters, the mental hospitals, the clinics, the posting on the missing sites, registering with the proper authorities, maintaining web sites, MySpace, Facebooks and Tweets, making YouTube videos, posting posters and after it rains posting some more. The vigils and the fundraising.Then comes the mental breakdowns, the job loss, and the feeling of isolation.  Are we talking to the police too much? Too little? Being asked too many of the same questions. Or none at all.   It would be helpful to run a post that could act as suggestions to those in the unfortunate position of having to learn, from those of us who have had to learn.

I do believe he deserves just as much attention as any other case. I hope they find something positive, soon.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: capeheart on March 30, 2010, 08:32:12 PM
Last night on the Global news a report indicated, the RCMP are conducting a ground search of the area Mr. Wry's car was found. Mr. Wry's brother-in-law was on the scene and indicated that things may not have a good ending in the search for Gregory. A pair of shoes were found in the woods in the area that Mr. Wry's car was found. The police indicated that there is no way of knowing if these are Mr. Wry's footwear or maybe even not connected. They were continuing their search in that area. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
It was never elaborated on later if the sneakers they found were Gregory's. That was the last report I heard on Gregory. Hopefully they will find Gregory, but he has been gone for quite some time now.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: LanesEnd on March 31, 2010, 01:23:17 PM
To the best of my knowledge the sneakers have not been positively identified as belonging to him.  It is still unclear.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: capeheart on March 31, 2010, 06:02:19 PM
Lanesend, thank you for posting that. And if they were checking out that area, I guess they would have found something. I wonder if they are still doing searches of the area that they found the sneakers.  ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: LanesEnd on April 01, 2010, 02:39:17 PM
The following link may be of interest to anyone following this story.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1003541
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: capeheart on April 01, 2010, 02:50:58 PM
Lanesend, there was just a news statement related to Gregory. It was noted that the search for Gregory is discontinued, but it was noted that the file is open on Gregory. After reading the link and the statement related to the conditions in the search area and all the area they have covered, I can understand why they are not continuing the search. And this is a long period of time since he went missing and no sight of him. I believe the searchers have done their utmost to help find Gregory. I send my thoughts to the family and hope they do eventually find Gregory. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: LanesEnd on April 01, 2010, 05:03:31 PM
Yes, I agree the searchers deserve much credit for everything they have done so far & under extremely difficult circumstances.  Hopefully, there will be some news for the family soon.  I understand his father is not well & Gregory lost his mother last year.  A sister has been mentioned from time to time as well as a cousin and brother-in-law.  While things don't appear to look good at this point, I suppose there is still hope for a happy ending.  We had all but given up hope on the recent missing person case & she has been reunited with her family so maybe that will happen here, too.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: amIam on April 01, 2010, 05:30:25 PM
 Lanesend, I took the liberty of pasting the latest news story regarding Greg Wry.  I hope you don't mind.  Thanks for the link!

No more searches for missing Woodstock man
Published Thursday April 1st, 2010
A2By HEATHER MCLAUGHLIN
mclaughlin.heather@dailygleaner.com
Stumble Upondel.icio.usDiggFacebookPrintEmailSpeak UpA $2,000 reward from Crime Stoppers has been posted for anyone with information that leads to finding Greg Wry.

Wry of Woodstock disappeared the night of Feb. 21 after he checked into the Howard Johnson Hotel on Prospect Street in Fredericton.

Wry's car was found in a woodlot area about 32 kilometres east of Woodstock off Allandale Road at Pokiok. It was found in a clear-cut where timber was being harvested.

On March 19, a member of the Carleton Ground Search and Rescue team and an RCMP dog handler found footwear near the Shogomoc River.

It hasn't been conclusively identified as Wry's, although it's a similar size.

Woodstock police Chief Dana Collicott said several hundred metres were searched around the location of the car, where the footwear was found and around the family's camp in the Kilmarnock area.

Further searches are being halted unless there are new leads to pursue.

"In total, trained search and rescue volunteers tallied 217 hectares, about 535 acres, of thorough ground searching and almost 600 man hours," Collicott said.

Some 1,440 hectares, or 3,560 acres, were searched using the RCMP helicopter.

The Carleton Ground Search and Rescue team had assistance from search and rescue groups from Tobique, York, Sunbury and River Valley.

"Members of the Carleton Ground Search and Rescue, District 7 RCMP and Woodstock Police Force

have reviewed the areas that have been searched and have made the decision to suspend any further searches pending new information," Collicott said.

The search has been complicated by weather conditions, he said.

"A fairly significant snowfall occurred during that time period, making detection of clues very difficult.

"The unseasonably warm temperatures at the time of the search made the operations more difficult and dangerous. The rough terrain coupled with melting snow created a treacherous combination," he said Wednesday.

The chief said police are continuing to investigate and anyone with information is asked to contact District 7 RCMP at 325-3000 or Woodstock Police Force at 325-4601 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: Concerned on April 07, 2010, 06:26:25 PM
It always breaks my heart when I hear a reward for a family member. To think of what it takes for people missing a loved one, to gather whatever they can together to offer a reward.  Especially when the searches have ended. Bless their hearts. We all know there is no value that can be placed on those you love. I hope someone comes forward with some good news soon. Prayers, again, for the family.

No more searches for missing Woodstock man
Published Thursday April 1st, 2010

A $2,000 reward from Crime Stoppers has been posted for anyone with information that leads to finding Greg Wry.

Wry of Woodstock disappeared the night of Feb. 21 after he checked into the Howard Johnson Hotel on Prospect Street in Fredericton.

Wry's car was found in a woodlot area about 32 kilometres east of Woodstock off Allandale Road at Pokiok. It was found in a clear-cut where timber was being harvested.

On March 19, a member of the Carleton Ground Search and Rescue team and an RCMP dog handler found footwear near the Shogomoc River.

It hasn't been conclusively identified as Wry's, although it's a similar size.

Woodstock police Chief Dana Collicott said several hundred metres were searched around the location of the car, where the footwear was found and around the family's camp in the Kilmarnock area.

Further searches are being halted unless there are new leads to pursue.

"In total, trained search and rescue volunteers tallied 217 hectares, about 535 acres, of thorough ground searching and almost 600 man hours," Collicott said.

Some 1,440 hectares, or 3,560 acres, were searched using the RCMP helicopter.

The Carleton Ground Search and Rescue team had assistance from search and rescue groups from Tobique, York, Sunbury and River Valley.

"Members of the Carleton Ground Search and Rescue, District 7 RCMP and Woodstock Police Force

have reviewed the areas that have been searched and have made the decision to suspend any further searches pending new information," Collicott said.

The search has been complicated by weather conditions, he said.

"A fairly significant snowfall occurred during that time period, making detection of clues very difficult.

"The unseasonably warm temperatures at the time of the search made the operations more difficult and dangerous. The rough terrain coupled with melting snow created a treacherous combination," he said Wednesday.

The chief said police are continuing to investigate and anyone with information is asked to contact District 7 RCMP at 325-3000 or Woodstock Police Force at 325-4601 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: Concerned on April 25, 2010, 06:39:07 PM
Missing man's family stays hopeful
Published Monday April 19th, 2010
By HEATHER MCLAUGHLIN

It's been eight long weeks since 30-year-old Greg Wry of Woodstock disappeared, but family and friends continue to cling to hope that he's still alive.

A Facebook page dedicated to locating Wry is filled daily with prayers and hopes for his safe return. Friends have spread Wry's picture across the country, hoping someone might recognize him.

He was last seen in Fredericton on Feb. 21 at a hotel.

Woodstock Police Force and District 7 RCMP called off further ground searches for Wry at the end of March after hundreds of hectares were trod to look for him in a clearing where his vehicle was found March 6.

Wry's beige Chevrolet Malibu was parked and locked in woods off Allandale Road, which is 32 kilometres east of Woodstock.

The car didn't show any signs of a disturbance and a forensics review hasn't turned up anything that would point to foul play.

On March 19, a pair of shoes were found near the Shogomoc River. Investigators have been trying to find evidence that might conclusively identify the footwear as belonging to Wry.

The shoes are of a similar size, but family members weren't able to be 100 per cent certain if they came from Wry's closet.

"One of the things we're awaiting word back on is the shoes that were found. Were or were they not his shoes?" said Andrew Garnett, Wry's brother-in-law.

"We want them not to be, because it may lead to a less happy ending if they are."

Garnett, who is married to Wry's sister Lori, said the family is trying to remain optimistic.

"The family is still positive, still in hopes that he is alive," he said.

But every day that passes without word from or a sighting of Greg Wry is disappointing.

Although the search was called off, Garnett said he was thankful for the extensive effort to search near the location of the car, the location of the footwear and the family camp in the Kilmarnock area.

Trained search-and-rescue volunteers covered 217 hectares of ground on foot. Another 1,440 hectares were searched by air. A police tracking dog was called out to help with the ground search.

Garnett said police have made a number of inquiries.

Wry came to Fredericton on Feb. 21 and stayed at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, formerly the Wandlyn Inn, on Prospect Street for the night. He didn't come back for his deposit the next morning, which was taken as a damage security because he paid for his room in cash.

Garnett said police have questioned hotel staff, but nothing was unusual about Wry's demeanour.

When Wry got to the hotel, he went to the hotel bar for a drink to take back to his room. A hotel employee told police she had to deliver the drink to his room for him because of provincial liquor laws which don't allow customers to carry their drinks out of the bar to other parts of the hotel.

"They talked with them (hotel staff) directly. He (Wry) went down there (to the bar) and went back to his room fairly quickly."

But Garnett said Wry didn't mention anything to the bar worker that seemed out of place or that would supply a fresh lead.

"They recognized him from being there and showing up on that evening," Garnett said.

The family has talked about posting a reward, but one has already been posted by Crime Stoppers which will pay $2,000 for information which leads to Wry's whereabouts.

Garnett said police have advised the family that for the time being, it's probably best to work through Crime Stoppers, which vets tips anonymously.

Anyone with any information about Wry is asked to contact the Woodstock Police Force at 325-4601, RCMP at 325-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Wry is 5-foot-8 and weights 140 pounds. He has brown hair worn brush-cut style, green eyes and scruffy facial hair.

He often wears a ball cap and was last seen wearing a jacket with leather sleeves and brown cloth patches, jeans and sneakers.
http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/front/article/1021680
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: jellybean on August 10, 2010, 04:04:03 PM
quote: Woodstock police Chief Dana Collicott said several hundred metres were searched around the location of the car, where the footwear was found and around the family's camp in the Kilmarnock area.  I do not live in this province.  Did the family have a camp site, which they owned.?  The shoes were found around the car area, surely then, they must belong to him.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: lostlinganer on August 10, 2010, 05:27:37 PM
This would be Greg with baseball cap... last seen wearing a baseball cap:

Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: amIam on August 19, 2010, 05:00:35 PM
I can't believe there has been nothing on this poor young man since LE ( after much prompting) found his car and runners in the snow.

quote author=lostlinganer link=topic=3318.msg41094#msg41094 date=1281482857]
This would be Greg with baseball cap... last seen wearing a baseball cap:


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Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: jellybean on August 19, 2010, 10:03:43 PM
I ask myself, why did he want a passport? To travel obviously, but there was no mentioning by his Dad as to why his son wanted a passport,  or where he wanted to travel to.  This man was very sweet and very gullible.  (I don't mean that in a derogatory way) eg. not knowing that you can't take a drink up to your room.. My gosh, most people know that. So, obviously he didn't stay in hotels very often, if at all. I am not familiar with that area, but does it look like he was heading back home in his car, which was found abandoned?  Did LE check the passport office, to see if he did get a passport?  His Dad said that his son expected to receive it right away. I get the impression that he just applied for it.  Don't know about you, but it can take up to 6 weeks.  Let us hope that the shoes do not belong  to him.  We are all vulnerable to our lives changing in an instant, and the answers are not always forthcoming.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: amIam on August 21, 2010, 02:09:13 PM
I could be wrong but from a few articles I have read regarding Greg his family weren't in very close contact with him for quite some time.  The runners that were found..his family were unable to identify them as they were unaware of his shoe size...
I am unsure as to whether LE has checked re passport..but one would surely think they
would have.  IF they have done so they would be able to determine if he had left the country.
 

I ask myself, why did he want a passport? To travel obviously, but there was no mentioning by his Dad as to why his son wanted a passport,  or where he wanted to travel to.  This man was very sweet and very gullible.  (I don't mean that in a derogatory way) eg. not knowing that you can't take a drink up to your room.. My gosh, most people know that. So, obviously he didn't stay in hotels very often, if at all. I am not familiar with that area, but does it look like he was heading back home in his car, which was found abandoned?  Did LE check the passport office, to see if he did get a passport?  His Dad said that his son expected to receive it right away. I get the impression that he just applied for it.  Don't know about you, but it can take up to 6 weeks.  Let us hope that the shoes do not belong  to him.  We are all vulnerable to our lives changing in an instant, and the answers are not always forthcoming.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: jellybean on August 21, 2010, 06:30:55 PM
Thank you for the update on him. Could they not check the DNA from the inside of these shoes?  Or would that be taking up too many resources?
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: amIam on August 31, 2010, 06:01:52 AM
A badly decomposed body has been discovered in the Saint John River.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/1195900
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: Concerned on August 31, 2010, 11:30:51 AM
amIam, is there any mention Gregory Wry is under consideration in this discovery?  I've been following this story. As much as we would like to find Gregory, this is perhaps not the way one would hope to find him.

I was trying to map out the possibility, but my google map skills are useless. If anybody is good at locating multiple points on a map to look for possibility, here are the addresses I was able to find:

Greg Wry lived in Woodstock, New Brunswick.
He was last seen at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Fredericton. Address: 958 Prospect Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
His vehicle was found 1 kilometer from Y intersection near where roadway is not normally plowed and is unpaved.
The article states the decomposed body was discovered in the Saint John River.

Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: amIam on August 31, 2010, 02:41:56 PM
Hi Concerned, I know nothing other than the link I posted.  The badly decomposed remains were found in the Saint John River in the city Saint John.  The Saint John River is very long and
winds it way far north of Fredricton NB and ends in Saint John as it empties into the
 Bay of Fundy.
(The Reversing Falls is located in Saint John and has been known for years as place of choice for those desperate souls whose only option they feel is suicide)  This could be the case as mentioned in the article.
Perhaps I should not have posted it....

 
amIam, is there any mention Gregory Wry is under consideration in this discovery?  I've been following this story. As much as we would like to find Gregory, this is perhaps not the way one would hope to find him.

I was trying to map out the possibility, but my google map skills are useless. If anybody is good at locating multiple points on a map to look for possibility, here are the addresses I was able to find:

Greg Wry lived in Woodstock, New Brunswick.
He was last seen at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Fredericton. Address: 958 Prospect Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
His vehicle was found 1 kilometer from Y intersection near where roadway is not normally plowed and is unpaved.
The article states the decomposed body was discovered in the Saint John River.


Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: Concerned on August 31, 2010, 02:56:05 PM
amIam, actually I was just fishing for more info if you had it. Personally, believe it is great when any leads are posted on the threads. So, please don't stop. With my poor mapping skills it actually looks like it could be a possibility. Straight paths down major roadways in the area.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: amIam on August 31, 2010, 03:29:57 PM
No I have nothing further to add than the newspaper has stated..perhaps something
tomorrow.  Somewhere along the way, I either heard or read that Greg never returned to retrieve his security depost for his room at the Howard Johnson Plaza hotel in Fredricton.

amIam, actually I was just fishing for more info if you had it. Personally, believe it is great when any leads are posted on the threads. So, please don't stop. With my poor mapping skills it actually looks like it could be a possibility. Straight paths down major roadways in the area.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: Concerned on September 03, 2010, 08:19:07 AM
They have ruled the body found in the St. John River is not Gregory David Wry, but a man in his 20's who committed suicide. The search for Gregory continues. Prayers to the family of this young man.

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Body from river identified

Police have identified the body that was found in the St. John River last weekend. A man in his 20s died about two months ago after he leapt from the Reversing Falls Bridge, committing suicide, said Sgt. Pat Bonner of the Saint John Police Force. At the request of family, the man's name is not being released. Bonner said investigators likely used dental records and DNA to identify the man's remains.
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/city/article/1202289


Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: debbiec on January 15, 2011, 08:10:42 PM
In try to do an update on the disappearance of Gregory David Wry, this police report from the end of November, is the most recent information I was able to find. I am left to believe he is still missing.


Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week - Disappearance of Gregory David Wry, Woodstock, N.B.
2010/11/29

Crime Stoppers and the Woodstock Police Force are looking for information concerning the disappearance of Gregory David Wry of Woodstock, N.B.

Gregory David Wry was reported missing on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Wry left his home at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, and stayed at Howard Johnsonís Plaza Hotel in Fredericton. He hasnít been heard from since.

His car, a sandy brown 4-door 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, licence plate GMS 732, was found abandoned on the Allendale Road 32 kilometres east of Woodstock. All attempts to locate Gregory have failed.

Gregory is 30 years old, 5'8", approximately 140 lbs., and has brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a ball cap, a jacket with leather sleeves and brown cloth patches, jeans and sneakers.

If you have any information that might shed light on Gregoryís disappearance, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or contact us through our website at www.nb.crimestoppers.ca (http://www.nb.crimestoppers.ca).


http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/nb/news-nouvelles/releases-communiques/Nov2910_080002-eng.htm (http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/nb/news-nouvelles/releases-communiques/Nov2910_080002-eng.htm)
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: Concerned on May 29, 2011, 05:38:58 AM
They now have a Crime Stoppers video on him posted on You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_y7qmwB_5M

There appears to be a reward being offered:

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Crime News and Public Notices
Jan 31, 2011
Woodstock Police investigating disappearance of Gregory David Wry of Woodstock, N.B.
Crime Stoppers and the Woodstock Police Force are looking for information concerning the disappearance of Gregory David Wry, of Woodstock, N.B.

Gregory Wry was reported missing on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. He left his home around 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 21 and spent that night at the Howard Johnsonís Plaza hotel in Fredericton. He hasnít been heard from since.

His car, a sandy brown, four-door 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was located abandoned on the Allendale road, 32 kilometres east of Woodstock.

All attempts to locate Gregory Wry have failed. He is 30 years old, measures 5'8", weighs 140 lbs., and has brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a ball cap, a jacket with leather sleeves and brown cloth patches, jeans and sneakers.

If you have any information that might shed light on the disappearance of Gregory Wry, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Any information leading to his whereabouts could qualify for a cash award of up to $2,000.

There are 3 ways to submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers:
TALK: Call us toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
TYPE: www.crimenb.ca/tips or directly at www.crimetip.ca
TEXT: TIP212 plus your message to CRIMES (274637)

http://www.crimenb.ca/news/60/96/Woodstock-Police-investigating-disappearance-of-Gregory-David-Wry-of-Woodstock-N-B/



Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: GSAR_Mbr on June 02, 2011, 08:56:44 AM
Hello All,

Just wanted to take a moment and add a few responses to questions I saw from above.

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Did the family have a camp site, which they owned.?  The shoes were found around the car area, surely then, they must belong to him.

If my memory on this file serves me correctly, yes the family did have a camp site, or a camp of a friend that they frequented. It was searched extensively to my knowledge by RCMP PDS and GSAR personell.

Thank you for the update on him. Could they not check the DNA from the inside of these shoes?  Or would that be taking up too many resources?
JB, I dont think that resources in this case came into play, my understanding of the circumstances were that due to the spring thaw which was occuring and the length of time that the shoes were out in the wooded area it would be difficult to gather a sample for DNA testing. Now I have no experience with DNA testing myself but for the shoes I would presume the only source would be caused by the bodies persperation? Thinking of the thaw/rain etc I would think that it would be so diluted that they may not have been able to gather enough of a sample if they tried?


This search actually pulled teams from across the Province and I was out to assist on this one. The police along with our Search Managers have gone over many theories in regards to the status of Greg still being missing. 

The family was unable to confirm 100% that they were Greg's shoes but if I remember correctly they noted he had shoes like them. I dont think that many people could say with 100% certainty that a pair of shoes belonged to their loved one, I know I could say whether I thought they might be my sisters shoes if I were in the same situation but I wouldnt be sure.

I simply say this because it was my understanding that Greg was usually in contact with his family and I noticed above that someone said he wasnt or that they thought he wasnt. Just wanted to put what my memory serves to me on this one, I do not know that for a fact.


I will also note that there is a Facebook Group for Greg and some locals are discussing going out to the area where Greg's car and "The shoes" were located. I think this is a great idea and wish them all the power. Hopefully they turn up a clue that the police and GSAR members didnt find.

For those that are wondering the footwear were located be an RCMP PDS member, his K-9 Partner and a GSAR Member. I cant give any other details on that though as until Greg is home with his family/returned to his family this could all end in court if there ever was found to be foul play.


Hope my comments make sense.

-GSAR_Mbr


Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: debbiec on June 02, 2011, 09:38:25 AM

Crime Stoppers, cops seek information about missing man
Published Wednesday May 18th, 2011


Crime Stoppers in New Brunswick and the Woodstock Police Force are looking for information concerning the disappearance of Gregory David Wry of Woodstock.

Wry has been missing since Feb. 21, 2010. He left his home around 1 p.m. on Feb. 21 and spent the night at the Howard Johnson Plaza hotel in Fredericton. He hasn't been heard from since.

His car, a sandy brown, four-door 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was located abandoned on Allendale Road, 32 kilometres east of Woodstock.

All attempts to locate Wry have failed. He's 30 years old is 5'8" and is slightly built at 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a ball cap, a jacket with leather sleeves and brown cloth patches, jeans and sneakers.

If you can any information about Wry, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit at www.crimenb.ca Any information leading to his whereabouts could qualify for a $2,000 cash award. The Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week video can be viewed on YouTube.


http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1407442 (http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1407442)
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: jellybean on June 06, 2011, 01:53:23 PM
Thank you GSR - The term "family camp" confused me - and thank you for your clarification. I did not know if the term meant family camp (as in family unit) or family camp (a place where the family would go). - I am not from that area, and so terminology (which might be local) made me wonder. And all of your comments make sense. 

There might be some type of foul play here? ( Just a question, of which I do not expect you to answer) - or am wondering if perhaps he was upset about the argument he had with his past  employer (which may have caused him great  distress) , thus  he attempted to walk to his family camp for solace and reflection?
For what it is worth, I feel the latter.  Searches can be off by a few feet, even cadaver dogs can be confused afer a period  of time. NO? YES?  GSR, please correct my way of thinking.


Thanks again

PEACE
JB
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 27, 2011, 02:34:54 PM
And to this very day still no sign of Greg Wry.  Why is that?
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: GSAR_Mbr on September 30, 2011, 02:22:18 PM
JB Sorry for the 4 month delay in response I hadnt received a notification of your question!

Thank you GSR - The term "family camp" confused me - and thank you for your clarification. I did not know if the term meant family camp (as in family unit) or family camp (a place where the family would go). - I am not from that area, and so terminology (which might be local) made me wonder. And all of your comments make sense. 

There might be some type of foul play here? ( Just a question, of which I do not expect you to answer)
Could there be foul play, at any stage in a Ground Search & Rescue Operation we assume that it could be a criminal incident and it is treated as such until proven otherwise. In this case to this day it is my understanding that all options are still open.

 - or am wondering if perhaps he was upset about the argument he had with his past  employer (which may have caused him great 
distress) , thus  he attempted to walk to his family camp for solace and reflection?
Hmmm. This is a possibility however I can only say what I last heard didnt made that sound extremely likely. Again limited on comments here I know you understand.

For what it is worth, I feel the latter.  Searches can be off by a few feet, even cadaver dogs can be confused afer a period  of time. NO? YES?  GSR, please correct my way of thinking.

 As far as the searching I will again note that I was out on this one for a day and our critical separation was perfect, as well as the areas while wooded were not thickets. (see Critical Sep. Note below) Our coverage for my team leaves little likely hood of him being passed by BUT as always anything is possible.

 For this event we did not have Cadaver Dogs out, we had tracking dogs which are trained to follow human scent and detect human scent be it on articles of clothing or a person themselves. I will correct my note... we did have a dog there who is training for cadaver searches. She is good since she did hit where a team of 4 dogs and handlers have located a likely area for another set of remains in another part of NB. (Sorry dont ask I cant tell) Long story short though Seeing how these dogs did so well I can say with great trust that a cadaver dog is very effective 3 years later. While talking to the lead handler she advised me that they had actually just hit on what is presumed to be a 100yr old burial site. The dogs indicated an area and ground penetrating radar has shown there is indeed soil disruption. So as per cadaver dogs they can be very effective.


Thanks again

PEACE
JB
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: jellybean on October 01, 2011, 05:07:46 PM
We know that if any crime was committed, it certainly wasn't car theft. - which can often be the case. Surely the police have done background checks on the victim, and made a list of who he knew, who he worked with etc.  Why would strangers wish to kill Greg, if not for his car?

 Possibly his passport, but even then it has not been established to us on this site, if he received his passport, of if he had just applied for a passport.

We all know how valuable a passport can be to criminal elements, and Greg was naive in many ways \(my own conclusion after reading a few articles posted on here) So he may have been set up for the theft of it.

However, if that was the case the theft and murder would have occurred, to my way of thinking,  well before it had taken Greg to drive his car to the place where it was found abandoned.

The mystery continues, but in the end, the answer is out there, and it is probably a very simple one, and may even be staring us in the face.

JB
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: HeavyM420 on February 20, 2013, 08:09:49 PM
Greg Wry has been missing since February 21, 2010. He was last seen at the Howard Johnson in Fredericton. His Car was found 3 days later just west of Nackawic but there was no Track found since 3 to 5 inches.  His family is still hoping he is still alive. If anybody help call the Woodstock Police Dept or Crime Stoppers.
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: jellybean on February 20, 2013, 08:20:57 PM
What do you mean " no track found since 3 to 5 inches".  Kindly clarify for us. Do you mean there was a track 3 to 5 inches from his car that belonged to him?

JB
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: HeavyM420 on February 21, 2013, 08:46:33 PM
I knew Greg for years. We use to drink and play 45s with Greg 10 years ago and about A week or 2 before he disappeared we played Poker together at a local card came.  I am still shocked that he is good and I can't believe he went missing.  All I want is get news of what happen to him so that Dave can get some closure in this!!!!!
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: capeheart on March 09, 2013, 12:29:06 PM
HeavyM420, glad to see someone on here that knew Greg. I am astounded as I've said before, at how many people go missing in N.B., without a trace. So Greg went to a hotel to stay, maybe he wanted a night out, a few drinks and some R&R. If he was going to do himself in, this would be a weird way of doing it.  Parking his car in an isolated area and just walking away, doesn't seem logical. It would be interesting to know how his evening at that hotel went. Was his car out of gas or did it break down (don't remember seeing that in earlier posts)? Not finding him, possibly his shoes, sounds like hypothermia. But how far away were the shoes found??? Could he have drowned, was there a large body of water in the area??? You mentioned a camp, so was there a camp in that area that the family used to go to??? If so, it could very easily have been that he got lost and may never be found for years.  I remember a case in my home town years ago of a man that went missing, while he went hunting. I was only small then, but everyone in town thought he left his wife ( she was a cranky old bat), but that is what they said. Thirty years later they found his body leaning up against a tree with the gun alongside of him. He died of heart failure, no suicide, natural causes. So that is how things can happen. I send my prayers to the family of Gregory, hoping they find out what has happened to their loved one. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: jellybean on October 29, 2016, 12:18:11 PM
6 years later, and no further appeals in the missing person case of Gregory David Wry.

Not a word from police - as to what they believe may have happened to him.

Question:  Was David known to gamble often? He did play
 poker according to a friend.

jb
Title: Re: Gregory David Wry - Missing - February 21, 2010
Post by: jellybean on December 13, 2016, 04:38:39 PM
It appears that his father passed away this year.  His son is still missing.

http://www.carletonfuneralhome.ca/obituaries/107940

David Gordon Wry
1947-2016
David Gordon Wry
David Gordon Wry, 68, of Woodstock, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Upper River Valley Hospital in Waterville, NB. David was born in Bath NB on October 5, 1947, the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Matheson) Wry.

David is survived by a daughter, Lori Garnett and son Gregory (Missing), granddaughter, Emma Garnett, and her father, Andrew; sisters, Louise Wry, Toronto, and Sybil Coleman (Mark), Mass.; brother, Douglas (Fran) Saskatoon several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Elaine and brothers, Walter and Donald.

There will be no visitation, by request.Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm. at The Carleton Funeral Home & Crematorium, 337 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville, NB.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Parkinsonís Society.

www.carletonfuneralhome.ca

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