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Title: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on August 20, 2010, 08:04:55 PM
Another senior woman, missing from her home. Regular life. Hopes and prayers to her family.

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Woman's family worried

Local News

Posted By SARAH DEETH
Where is Carol Hodge?
The prolonged disappearance of the 64-year-old woman continues to baffle family members, her son, Mike, told The Examiner Wednesday.

As time marches on, concern about her disappearance grows.

Mike and his wife Lisa have been making trips to the city from Hamilton for the past 10 days.

On Wednesday the two were putting up missing-person posters in high-traffic areas throughout the city.

So far, he said, he has no sense that something bad has happened.

But his worries are starting to take root, he said, and conversations with police are taking a different tone.

It was Mike who phoned city police Aug. 9 and asked them to check on Carol.

He and his mom chat on the phone every two weeks. Carol and her sister talk more often, about twice a week.

Around Aug. 7 Carol's sister called, Mike said, and asked if he'd heard from her.

The two began leaving phone messages, he said, and when none of them were returned, he phoned police.

Initially, officers went over to check and make sure everything was all right.

Mike said he thought that his mom had just gone out and forgotten to tell someone.

City police Staff Sgt. John Lyons said police found nothing untoward at the house.

But there was a pile of newspapers at the front door, he said.

Her dog was found shut in the main bedroom with no extra food or water. The television in the bedroom was on and so were some of the lights.


That was a Monday and police returned again to check Tuesday. There was still no sign of Carol.

By Wednesday Mike arrived in the city to pick up the dog. That's when the search for his mom really began.

Everything looked like she had left to go run a few errands, Mike said.

"The key is that she left the dog behind, which is really unusual," he said. "It doesn't look like she meant to leave home for a long time."

On Saturday the two returned to the city and went through the house with the police.

Both Lisa and Mike said they felt like Carol wasn't really missing, that she'd drive up any second and berate them for going through her house.

It feels, Lisa said, like there's just something they're missing, a puzzle piece that can explain her disappearance perfectly.

Carol and her husband Tom moved to the city in the mid- 1970s. He died about a decade ago. Mike grew up in the city, moving away in 1992 to go to school.

Carol used to work at Purolator, Mike said, retiring about seven or eight years ago.

Since then she has dabbled in a couple of different things, Lisa said.

Carol likes decorating, landscaping and working around her house. She took classes at Fleming College once, Lisa said.

She was also a private person, Mike said, who liked to stay in and around her house.

She had a computer but Mike said she wasn't proficient with it, preferring to use it to play CDs than to communicate.

There's no history of mental health issues, he said, no indication that something sinister has gone on.

"We just want to know she's OK," he said.

Lyons said the next step in the police investigation is a forensic examination of Carol's computer.

There's always a chance she was communicating with someone her family didn't know, he said, or they could find a lead about where she was thinking of going.

"These days, people leave an electronic trail," he said.

Investigators have been patiently following every lead.

Lyons said they'll talk to anyone she knew and get a sense of where she liked to spend time.

They visit those locations, speak to people there, he said, and that almost always turns into a new set of leads.

"Really, it's a lot of beating the bushes," Lyons said.

Officers pursue everything, he said.

Sometimes it turns into a dead end, so they keep searching. Sometimes, he said, they find a missing person.

sdeeth@peterboroghexaminer.com
http://www.peterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2719798
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on August 20, 2010, 08:10:02 PM
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|Aug 11, 2010 - 5:39 PM
Carol Hodge missing

Police seek public's help in finding woman. Call 876-1122 if you can help.

Carol Hodge. Courtesy of Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service
Peterborough police are asking the public to help them find Carol Hodge, 64, who has been missing since Monday. 

She is described as 152 cm tall, weighing 63 kg, with short auburn brown hair and gray eyes.  She normally wears glasses and may be driving a silver Honda Civic, Ontario licence AFKB513.

Anyone who has seen Carol or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call police (876-1122) or Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477).
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 02, 2010, 03:08:09 PM
Today there was an article in the Brighton Independent newspaper..a Crimestoppers
article  regarding Carol's disappearance.  I have the hard copy but cannot find the article on their website.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on September 02, 2010, 05:44:39 PM
To state the obvious - all is not well here.  I hate like heck to say it, but I hope LE can check the finances of any family member that tends to gain by her demise.  I'm just saying...
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on September 02, 2010, 07:46:41 PM
Well if Carol's car is missing and she had her dog locked up in a room without extra food or water, that is definitely a red flag. Things are not looking good here, I think she could be a victim of foul play. She is missing now quite a while. And the fact she was always talking to family members often and she did not indicate going anywhere, that is quite surprising. Does she have close neighbours? And are there any sex offenders or violent criminals in or near where she lives. Someone could have been watching her. And is there any way of knowing when she left the house,  yes, I saw where some lights were on and the TV in the bedroom. She possibly opened the door to someone she trusted.  And did she have any CC that she would use and when were they last used. And also, does she have a cell phone and also a land line. Checking the calls that she last made on her phones or any incoming calls may help. Maybe someone came to the door and the dog was barking so much she put him in a room to keep him quiet, while she answered the door. She must have opened the door to someone she trusted. :o :o :o :o :o :o







Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on September 03, 2010, 08:03:14 AM
I'm beginning to get a very odd feeling about all these seniors missing in Canada. No bank account activity, etc. Is it open season on seniors for people thinking that maybe nobody cares about them, and it is a place to stay for a short period of time, or a car to get from point A to point B without paying a rental. After all, we had the guy that took the woman's apartment over and assumed the place as his, the couple whose trailer was borrowed for a few days and they remain missing....    I'm beginning to think these perps are ignorant, and seniors are losing their lives because of it. Maybe its time for a national awareness campaign that gears people up towards keeping in touch with their loved ones and monitors for activity. If it saves a few of these precious lives, I'm all for it. Educate the damn perps.

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Looks like Carol Hodge disappeared without a trace: police

Local News

Search continues for missing 64-year-old

Posted By SARAH DEETH, Examiner Staff Writer

Posted 2 days ago

It's beginning to look as if Carol Hodge has disappeared without a trace.

The 64-year-old resident has been missing since Aug. 9.

City police have been working the case since her son, Michael, alerted them to her disappearance.

He hadn't heard from her for about two weeks, and asked police to check on Hodge.

When officers arrived they found her dog shut in the master bedroom, the television on and a pile of newspapers at the front door.
City police Staff Sgt. John Lyons said an aerial search of the area failed to turn up any new clues.

As the investigation continues police are making a push to get more national attention in the hopes that it'll create more leads.

Solid leads, Lyons said, have been scarce during the investigation.

Investigators have followed up with friends and family, have monitored her bank accounts and have registered her vehicle, a silver Honda Civic, on police databases across the country.

Usually, Lyons said, investigators have a few solid clues, or an "aha!" moment they can work with.

Vehicles tend to show up because someone's noticed them parked in an odd spot, he said, or phone police because they've been parked in the same place for a long time.
But Hodge's vehicle hasn't been found. And her bank accounts remain inactive.

While information continues to come in, it hasn't led to anything of significance, he said.

Hodge is about five feet tall and weighs about 140 lbs.

She has short hair dyed auburn brown, and brown-grey eyes.

Her silver Honda Civic has the licence plate number AFKB 513.

Anyone with information can call police at 876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Article ID# 2737211
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: jobo on September 03, 2010, 09:22:02 AM
The OPP are also looking for Jeffrey Bishop (35) from Peterborough...last seen June 21,2010.... last known to have been at the LCBO in Omemee.....family is very concerned, as Jeffrey was depressed.    He was driving a 2007 silver, Freestar Van...This is on the OPP ( missing )website..
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on September 03, 2010, 12:28:04 PM
Seniors do have to be made aware of what is happening these days. But also in Carol's case, who were the people who did live around her and knew she was living alone??? They might look close to home for the perp in this case. Someone she recognized came to that door and she locked the dog in to keep him from barking. Does her family think she would open her door to anyone in the evening or was she a nervous person and kept the doors locked. Did she have anyone doing yard work??? Any new people doing chores around her property?? Any new delivery people or someone like that, who would believe she is an easy target. Just about a month now and nothing. Also, her vehicle has not been found, very troubling. But I hope they check out her phone records and see if she had called anyone or anyone called her that was not a familiar number. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 18, 2010, 01:19:35 PM
I haven't heard or read anything as of late regarding Carol, or any sign of her car.  At least nothing that has been reported to media.  It's odd she placed her dog in another room, obviuosly it must have been a stranger who came to her door..and not a family member. 
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on September 18, 2010, 02:06:35 PM
Someone coming to her door is a good theory - but a theory so far.  Did Carol drive away in her car or did someone put her unwillingly in her car and drive away?
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on September 18, 2010, 07:19:18 PM
I believe she recognized the person at the door, but her dog may just bark at whoever comes to the door and she just put him in the room temporarily. I don't think she would have opened the door to someone who was not familiar to her. If it could only be noted at what time she opened the door. Why would someone abduct her, for her car I would say. I believe it is someone from around her area that knew she lived alone. Somebody that waited for the opportune time. They had to take her with them, because she recognized them. There would be no other reason for them to take her unless she recognized them. That is my feeling on it. She trusted the person and opened the door to them. :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 19, 2010, 02:48:29 PM
So if Carol's car VIN has been registered with the data bank as missing..why hasn't it surfaced?
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on September 19, 2010, 03:22:04 PM
In early 2001 my husband was a victim of identity theft - some guy drove out of a car lot in Toronto behind the wheel of a $48,000 Mercedes using his good name and good credit.

It's never been found.

At the time, LE figured that by the following day in was on a boat and landed somewhere between Eastern Europe and Russia.

Stuff happens.  VIN or no VIN.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on September 20, 2010, 02:19:51 PM
There are so many cars on the road and so much traffic, unless there was a different detail on the car and it was hot pink in colour or something like that, it could go unnoticed for a very long time. With no activity on Carol's bank cards, she certainly did not leave voluntarily, I would say. If a person took this vehicle, they could be anywhere right now., US or Canada. Because she was missing for quite some time possibly before anybody reported her missing. It certainly is a mystery of what has happened to her. Is there another Russell Williams out there????
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 20, 2010, 02:40:10 PM
Is anyone aware of the breed of dog Carol owned?  I am curious as to why she felt the need to  to place it in another room.  I know a number of single, older women who so dote on their
pets to such a degree they are ones who are controlled..small dogs seem the worst to this
degree. A canine Napoleon syndrome... if you will.  Her dog locked in a room likely means nothing, it probably figured out long ago that if  it yapped enough,  it got a treat.  I know of an older lady who owns a Siberian Huskey, she gave up her bed for the dog and now sleeps on the couch..

I would gather registering a missing vehicle is waste of time.  Most owners of lost, stolen or missing vehicles if they are legitimately insured will contact LE who will (of course) take the info
and the rest is up to the insurance companies.  And since Carol is still just a missing person insurance companies won't pay out..and even if she is found deceased they probably won't pay out. 
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: jobo on September 20, 2010, 02:46:16 PM
Everytime I go out, I look for Carol's car.   I have the license plate memorized.   
The dog is on my mind too.     Some people will put their dog in another room, so they can answer their door without a huge commotion from the dog.
Others put their dog in a room when they go out.
Another thing, what if the dog went into the bedroom and the door closed behind him?   And he couldn't get out.   Yes, I have had dogs do this. 
We need to know what was Carol's usual procedure with her dog?
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 20, 2010, 03:01:42 PM
One has to be so very careful with identity theft, I am sorry your hubby had to go through all of this.  It's a great turmoil and one must to be so very wary.  I hope he managed to reassume his good credit rating. 
Personally, I shred and or burn anything where my name appears.  I split the shredded paperwork into two piles and NEVER put them out on the same recycling day.
I know of someone who recently registered for online banking and rec'd one of those phishing emails, he responded and 80 grand was removed from his bank account.  In the end TD covered his losses as all CDN banks do ( by law) up to 100 grand. 
However, I am surprised that if LE had any idea as to where this Mercedes went..why couldn't they make an arrest..of sorts??

In early 2001 my husband was a victim of identity theft - some guy drove out of a car lot in Toronto behind the wheel of a $48,000 Mercedes using his good name and good credit.

It's never been found.

At the time, LE figured that by the following day in was on a boat and landed somewhere between Eastern Europe and Russia.

Stuff happens.  VIN or no VIN.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 20, 2010, 03:17:04 PM
Jobo, there is very little info as it always seems to be there is really nothing background wise to add to yet another missing single older woman in Ontario, with grown children, who live elsewhere and check in from time to time.

Everytime I go out, I look for Carol's car.   I have the license plate memorized.   
The dog is on my mind too.     Some people will put their dog in another room, so they can answer their door without a huge commotion from the dog.
Others put their dog in a room when they go out.
Another thing, what if the dog went into the bedroom and the door closed behind him?   And he couldn't get out.   Yes, I have had dogs do this. 
We need to know what was Carol's usual procedure with her dog?
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on September 20, 2010, 05:25:44 PM
It's irrelevant to Carol's thead but there was an arrest - the brazen a-hole called the car lot a couple of days later to say that his friend really likes the car and made an appointment to bring him down to see one.  LE attended the appointment as well.  The car lot ended up eating the cost.  Hubby's a newfie by birth - a rather alert person noticed that the gene pool of the guy that drove off in the Mercedes didn't match that of The Rock in the 50's.

Getting back to Carol - her car could be anywhere - even right under everyone's nose.  Painted, a different plate, wrecking yard or shipped anywhere in the 24,500 mile circumference of the the plant.

Just as intriguing is where is her purse and ID?
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 20, 2010, 06:04:47 PM
Yes..it's far irrelevant to Carol's thread but you commented regarding stolen vehicles, your Newfie husband, stolen identity and costs incurred.  I am glad it all worked out and there was an arrest.  Being a Newf myself, I have always been partial to their observations.  For that matter anyone from the East Coast....

Carol's car could be anywhere, painted any color and bedecked with stolen plates.

My son's truck was stolen a few years back,,right out his driveway, it was cute little short boz side step '89 GMC, the cops here have never found it..the VIN is also registered.  Such joke as with nost everything else in Ontario regarding LE.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on September 25, 2010, 10:58:21 AM
Attached is an article from 4 September 2010 where police indicate it looks like Carol had just gone out for a short time and disappeared.  If so, she would have taken her purse which imo is why it was difficult to raise the alarm immediately.

http://www.northumberlandnews.com/news/northumberlandcountynews/article/161189

Besides the dog locked in a room, her TV and some lights were on - indicating she left after dark or was intending to get back after dark?

I'm wondering if she was called out by someone she knew with a ruse similar to 'my car broke down, can you pick me up'?

Leaving of her own accord would not raise any concerns with anyone noticing her drive away - everything would appear normal.  Trying to think back days later when exactly the last time you saw a neighbor could difficult - sometimes you see them and wave, sometimes you don't.

Also attached is a twitter alert from CHEX news stating police have made a change in direction in the search for Carol.  Does anyone know what that was?

http://twitter.com/CHEXNewsWatch/status/22202615145

By now, someone else will have to care for her property, finances, bills etc.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on September 25, 2010, 12:50:25 PM
When was that newscast supposed to be, what date?? I wonder too what is the different direction they are looking at here. I don't think she would leave her beloved pet without food in a room, if she was contemplating suicide, if that is what the direction is. Hard to know what was going on here and how people disappear without a trace. I am going to be posting a case on here, a new thread related to a person who went missing 20 years ago in North Wales. I know that is a world away from us, but very strange circumstances and she was never found. This has to be very hard on the family members when they cannot find where Carol is. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on September 25, 2010, 01:21:51 PM
26 August 2010.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on September 25, 2010, 01:44:10 PM
Here you go W. Interesting last sentence.

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Known sex offenders to be interviewed in disappearance
By SARAH DEETH , EXAMINER POLICE WRITER
Posted 3 days ago

City police will be digging into the backgrounds of people who knew Carol Hodge and knocking on the doors of known sex offenders as they continue their search for the missing 64- year-old.

It has been six weeks since Hodge was reported missing, seemingly vanishing.

No one has seen any trace of the resident since at least Aug. 9. Investigators say she hasn't accessed her bank account, or used any credit cards.

Her vehicle, a silver Honda Civic, has also disappeared.

City police Sgt. Deb Gillis said speaking with known offenders and examining backgrounds of Hodge's associates is just another part of the investigation.

Police still have no reason to suspect any foul play, she said.

A recently released photo-graph of Hodge in a blue hat was taken July 28 at a bank, Gillis said.

Hodge's son called city police to check on Hodge after he hadn't heard from her for about two weeks.

When officers arrived to check her north-end home they found her dog shut in the master bedro om with no extra food or water.

The television in that room was on and a pile of newspapers was at the front door.

Her missing car continues to aggravate the investigation. Police have said that a vehicle, found in a parking lot or on the side of the road, can be a good indicator of where investigators should look.
http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2767790
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on September 25, 2010, 01:54:58 PM
Thanks, Woodland.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 25, 2010, 02:51:48 PM
No one seems to have any clue as to when Carol disappeared, surely the piled up newspapers could give an approximate time.  And then there is her dog..food they can do without but not
water.  Was it near death when rescued?  This seems much similar to Penny Warne, her little dog was her buddy and yet found outside in the bitter Feb. cold and yet seemingly with no apparent ill effects. 
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on September 25, 2010, 03:19:35 PM
Thanks C I missed the sex offender interview article.  This article tells me LE is doing alot here - nothing we will hear about in the short term.

Her missing car would definitely aggravate the investigation.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on September 25, 2010, 07:35:20 PM
Good going there Am, definite clue would be the dates on the newspapers and it would then have the exact date of when she went missing and would narrow it down. I posted a while back that I was wondering if there were any sex offenders living in her neighbourhood. I am glad to know the police are checking that out.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 26, 2010, 02:52:42 PM
C, what is the date of the article below?
The article you posted states, no activity regarding Carol's bank accounts or credit cards since Aug 9th, the last time Carol was sighted.

City police, Sgt.  Debbie Gilles goes on to say LE at this point have no reason to suspect
foul play.

Am wondering why the interest in interviewing known sex offenders " in the area" is of a priority when there is supposedly no reason to suspect foul play?

LE probably has no idea who is in their midst..as is the norm. 


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Known sex offenders to be interviewed in disappearance
By SARAH DEETH , EXAMINER POLICE WRITER
Posted 3 days ago

City police will be digging into the backgrounds of people who knew Carol Hodge and knocking on the doors of known sex offenders as they continue their search for the missing 64- year-old.

It has been six weeks since Hodge was reported missing, seemingly vanishing.

No one has seen any trace of the resident since at least Aug. 9. Investigators say she hasn't accessed her bank account, or used any credit cards.

Her vehicle, a silver Honda Civic, has also disappeared.

City police Sgt. Deb Gillis said speaking with known offenders and examining backgrounds of Hodge's associates is just another part of the investigation.

Police still have no reason to suspect any foul play, she said.

A recently released photo-graph of Hodge in a blue hat was taken July 28 at a bank, Gillis said.

Hodge's son called city police to check on Hodge after he hadn't heard from her for about two weeks.

When officers arrived to check her north-end home they found her dog shut in the master bedro om with no extra food or water.

The television in that room was on and a pile of newspapers was at the front door.

Her missing car continues to aggravate the investigation. Police have said that a vehicle, found in a parking lot or on the side of the road, can be a good indicator of where investigators should look.
http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2767790

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Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 26, 2010, 03:07:35 PM
Cape, way too little info in my opinion has been released by LE.  I doubt much that a sex offender went to the trouble of abducting Carol from her home as there was no sign of a struggle.  seemingly. it was as if she ran off suddenly to run a last minute forgotten errand and something happened along the way.
As per usual, in cases such as these, there are the veiled comments that tend to elude to a certain degree of inside knowledge...which as a rule never has a basis.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on September 26, 2010, 03:07:58 PM
amIam, I believe the article was published online on September 22, 2010.  It sounds to me that they are going down the list of items to do when a person goes missing, and they happen on the part that says, check known sex offenders. It appears the list also has on it to check into those the missing person associates with. That is how I read the article. I know in my family's case they also did something similar. I'm guessing that is probably established protocol in a handbook somewhere.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 26, 2010, 04:45:59 PM
C, do you have the link available for said article?  You are usually very good with adding same to your posts.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on September 26, 2010, 05:14:03 PM
http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2767790

amIam, Are you talking about the story on my last post?  I always include the link on the bottom of the article.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on September 27, 2010, 02:45:47 PM
C, as always( at least for me) all does not always appear in posts.  Some posts never appear at my end until much later..as in a recent post from Lost re: RW's Timeline. Geez and I have a snazzy computer with all the bells and whistles..one would think there would be no problem.
It's really odd ya know that these sorts of things happen no where else but on this site. 
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on October 01, 2010, 09:47:21 AM
I was speaking to my sister this morning from Ontario. A man has been arrested driving a car and in possession of credit cards of a woman that has been reported missing. She did not remember the name of the woman and I am thinking that maybe it was Carol Hodge. I did not see anybody post anything here related to Carol's case, maybe it is another missing person.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Miss R on October 01, 2010, 10:27:32 AM
Capeheart:  Perhaps this has to do with Valerie Xavier, 80, missing from Brockville?

Here's the news link:  http://www.cfra.com/?cat=1&nid=75959
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on October 01, 2010, 08:10:55 PM
Miss R, that is the report she heard for sure, because everything fits. Thanks for that info. Another case that we did not hear about. It just goes to show how people have to be on guard at all times, there is so much crime against people living alone. :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on October 08, 2010, 09:14:27 PM
Police are asking for the pubic's help in finding Carol Hodge's car

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Police hunting for missing woman's car
By SARAH DEETH , EXAMINER POLICE WRITER

Gone too is her car, a silver Honda Civic. And it's disappearance, police said, is a frustration for investigators.

Police are asking everyone to check their workplace parking lots, their streets or neighbourhood shopping centres for Hodge's vehicle.

The vehicle's licence plate number is AFKB 513.

It's a common car that can blend in with its surroundings, city police Staff Sgt. John Lyons said.

Sometimes, he added, a car may be sitting in a lot for weeks, even months, before someone notices it's there and takes a closer look at it.

The car hasn't been seen since Hodge disappeared and that continues to raise red flags with investigators, Lyons said.

A vehicle in a missing person's case is like an anchor, he said. If, for example, police find a missing person's vehicle in a wooded area, they can start searching from that point.

When police first arrived at Hodge's home they discovered a pile of newspapers at the front door and her dog shut into the main bedroom

Hodge often travelled to Curve Lake to shop. Police are checking River Rd. for any signs of skid marks or an indication that Hodge's vehicle may have veered off the road.

Police are going to be doing another aerial search soon, Lyons said, hopefully with the help of the OPP helicopter.

"It's got to be somewhere where it can't be seen," Lyons said.

This weekend marks the last week of boating along the Trent- Severn Waterway and water levels will drop when the locks close, he said.

Investigators continue to pursue all the tips they get, but Lyons said nothing has led them anywhere.

Police are also re-checking everything several times to make sure nothing is missed, he said.

Police can't presume that Hodge has died, he said.

"She might have just wanted to slip away."

Hodge often paid for things in cash, Lyons said, and police routinely check to see if her accounts have been accessed.

There was nothing irregular in her banking habits before she disappeared, he said, and Hodge didn't make any large withdrawals.

NOTE: Anyone with any informat ion on Carol Hodge's whereabouts should call police at 876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2791942 (http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2791942)
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: jobo on October 09, 2010, 06:56:05 AM
I have driven to Curve Lake many times.....I don't think that there is any spots where the water meets the road.  If a car wiped out, it would be noticable...That area from Peterborough to Curve Lake is fairly well-travelled...lots of people go up for the Indian smokes.
That is possible (slightly) that Carol could have met the teen that has been charged with Valarie Xaviar's murder...although the kid was known to Valarie.
If, by chance he is involved, then LE needs to be looking for Carol's car down by Brockville.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on October 31, 2010, 08:17:29 PM
Thoughts and hugs to the family, tonight.

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Body found in car pulled from river
By QMI AGENCY
Last Updated: October 31, 2010 8:57pm

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - A silver Honda Civic belonging to Carol Hodge was pulled from a river on Saturday afternoon. She has been missing nearly three months.

A body was found inside the car, and Peterborough police Staff Sgt. John Lyons said he presumes that the body is that of Hodge, 64.

Confirmation of the body's identification will follow a post-mortem examination, he said, which will happen Monday or Tuesday.

Hodge's son, Michael, reported her missing on Aug. 9 after he hadn't heard from her in about two weeks.

When police checked her north-end home they found her dog shut inside the master bedroom with the television on.

There was a pile of newspapers at the front door.

At this point, police don't suspect foul play.

"Our anticipation is that she's just driven off the road and into the water," Lyons said, adding that there are no barriers or roadblocks along that section of the river.

Lyons said the autopsy would determine the cause of death, if possible, including any underlying medical conditions.

The vehicle was found in about six metres of water.

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/31/15899896.html (http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/31/15899896.html)
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: amIam on November 01, 2010, 05:35:52 AM
How sad, condolances to Carol's family.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: capeheart on November 01, 2010, 10:45:04 AM
My deepest sympathy to Carol's family. At least they now know what has happened to her. Carol may have died of natural causes, could have taken a heart attack or swerved to avoid an animal or something. It is strange that she left home the way she did though, leaving everything on in the house and such. It is hard to know at this stage what did happen to her, but the family can at least have some comfort in knowing where she is now. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on November 01, 2010, 01:11:25 PM
My deepest sympathy to the family as well.

Capeheart - I'm glad you mentioned the way she left home - this has been on my mind as well.  Carol disappeared closer to the end of the August long weekend in what appears to be the evening, or with the intent of arriving back in the evening.  Her history conveys she had a destination - ie was not wandering.

Her sister will hold alot of answers and insight.  I hope Carol's case has a sincere and dedicated police officer intent on ironing out the wrinkles.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: jobo on November 01, 2010, 03:20:08 PM
That is very sad news.   
 A couple of weeks ago, we were driving along the highway, and I could see bits and dabs of the Otonobee River.   It is quite wide in spots.    We did not know where Carol Hodge lived, just says north end of Peterborough, so I couldn't visualize the route she would have taken to go to Curve Lake, If that is where she was heading. To go there and back, would not take her long, so that is probably why the dog was left the way he was.
  But it sounds like she did not make it out of Peterborough, as she ended up in the river.   
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on November 09, 2010, 01:02:51 AM
Autopsy and son have confirmed Ms. Hodge, identity. 

What I find odd is that the dog was found shut in the master bedroom. It is my experience that when someone knocks at the door, you put the dog in the room so it doesn't jump all over guests. But, if just going up to the store to get something, the dog usually has roam of the house.  I find these facts odd.

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Body pulled from river identified as that of Carol Hodge
Local News
Peterborough woman had been missing since Aug. 9
By SARAH DEETH , EXAMINER POLICE WRITER
Updated 12 hours ago

Autopsy results have confirmed that the body found in a vehicle pulled out of the Otonabee River is that of Carol Hodge, 64.

Ms. Hodge's son, Michael, has confirmed her identity.

Ms. Hodge has been missing since Aug. 9.

Her car was found in the Otonabee River Oct. 30, after an OPP helicopter spotted the vehicle just north of the dam at Trent University.

City police have been searching extensively for Ms. Hodge since her disappearance.
Michael phoned police after he hadn't heard from his mother in about two weeks, asking officers to check on her at her north-end home.

When police arrived they found a pile of newspapers at the front door and her dog shut in the master bedroom with the television on.

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2835961 (http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2835961)
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on November 09, 2010, 06:41:41 AM
The alarm was first raised about Carol on 7 August (Saturday) when her sister had not been able to reach her during the week prior to 7 August.

Other family left messages 7 and 8 August but did not make the drive to her house to check on her on the Sunday.  It's easy to find neighbours now using 411, maybe not everyone knows that feature.  Instead police were called on Monday to check on Carol and found the dog and a pile of newspapers.

It must be difficult to determine exactly when Carol left her home, including the time of day.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: jobo on November 09, 2010, 07:28:08 AM
I would like more info too....as to where her car went into the Otonobee River.   Peterborough is a busy little city...where did her car go off the road and into the river, where no one saw??
I don't find the dog in the bedroom too suspicious....although I lock mine out of the bedrooms..as I don't want him peeing on the carpet (yes, the buggar does)...
But some people might opt to do that, to keep him contained and relaxed while they go out on errands.
I had read that sometimes Carol goes to Curve Lk., shopping.  If she was a smoker, she probably got her smokes there....and the family would know that info, and whether or not she needed them. Usually when people drive up there for smokes, they take orders from friends and family...    Perhaps she was going there that day, and just put the dog in the room for a few hours.   That's all it would take her to go there and back.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on November 20, 2010, 05:48:07 PM
Not much info on Carol since she was identified, which is all that has been released from the autopsy.

Was she released for burial?

An explanation of how she ended up in her car in a river with no witnesses seems in order.  Hopefully her son will allow that to be released soon.
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on November 20, 2010, 06:01:56 PM
W, I had read this on Carol, from the son's interview since Carol was found. Even though the cause of death has yet to be determined, as well as how the vehicle got in the water, the son says he is relieved that it was an accident.  The investigation is pending toxicology reports, still.

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Ordeal over for family after police confirm woman's death
News
By SARAH DEETH , EXAMINER POLICE WRITER
Posted 11 days ago

Michael Hodge realized about six weeks ago his mother, Carol Hodge, likely wouldn't be coming home.

Mrs. Hodge was reported missing Aug. 9 and city police launched an extensive investigation, speaking with Michael about every three days.

It was her son who had called police and asked them to check on Mrs. Hodge, 64, after he hadn't heard from her for about two weeks.


At first, he said, he thought his mother had gone on a road trip or decided to take a break from people.
He thought when she returned she'd be angry that her hiatus had caused such a fuss, he said.

But as the weeks wore on, the conversations he had with investigators took on a different tone.

"I knew, at this point, that this was a case where she was somewhere where she wasn't able to let people know where she was," he said.

"The odds were really stacked against a more joyous outcome."

She was found in her car in the Otonabee River on Oct. 30 after an OPP helicopter spotted the vehicle just north of the dam at Trent University.

Autopsy results confirmed Friday the body found inside the vehicle was that of Mrs. Hodge.

Speaking with The Examiner on Monday morning, Hodge said he has mixed feelings.

"You're relieved it's over, but it's not the outcome you wanted," he said.

The weeks of worrying, the stress of a missing person's investigation, the waiting and the constant unknown aren't something that he'd wish on anyone, he said.

"The whole thing has been exhausting," Michael said. "It drains you, emotionally."

But, he said, there is a sense of relief.

A cause of death hasn't been determined. Investigators haven't determined how the car got into the river. Foul play isn't suspected.

Hodge said he hopes his mother was unconscious when the car went into the river.

"The only thing that vexes my sleep is whether she had to struggle in the car," he said.

Many different outcomes ran through his mind, he said, some of them much worse than others.

This, he said, was one of the better ones.

"It was an accident," Hodge said. "Thank God, it was just an accident."

City police Staff Sgt. John Lyons said police are waiting for the results of a toxicology report from the Centre of Forensic Science.

That information could take months to receive, he said, but it could help determine the cause of death.

Investigators are still trying to determine how Mrs. Hodge's car wound up in the Otonabee and spent a part of last week searching the shores of the Otonabee.

Answering those questions is part of the investigation, but Lyons said there's a chance police may never get definitive answers.

Officers will keep investigating until they've exhausted all possible leads, he said.

NOTE: Services for Carol Hodge are being held Thursday at the Turner and Porter Chapel at 2180 Hurontario St. in Mississauga. Friends are welcome to arrive at 2 p.m. A memorial service takes place at 3 p.m.

sdeeth@peterboroughexaminer.com
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Obituary:
http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oid=437738 (http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oid=437738)

Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Woodland on November 20, 2010, 06:37:54 PM
Thanks Concerned.

I'm wondering why officers will continue to investigate when the son has determined this to be an accident ahead of the ME determining the COD, completed toxicology reports and LE determining how her vehicle ended up in the river without any witnesses.

Good for LE.


Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: jobo on November 30, 2010, 05:57:26 PM
If you go up County Rd #32 just north of Trent University, the Otonobee River runs pretty close to the road in spots, and there isn't guardrails in some areas. 
Title: Re: Carol Hodge | 64 | Missing | Peterborough | August 9, 2010
Post by: Concerned on March 06, 2011, 11:14:05 AM
Any determination on the cause of death? What did completed toxicology reports say?