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Title: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: mharrison on November 12, 2014, 09:01:28 PM
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/nb/news-nouvelles/releases-communiques/14-11-11-153533-eng.htm


St. Stephen  RCMP is asking for the public's help to locate a 53-year-old woman who was reported missing.

Dorothy Tucker of McGeachy Lane in Oak Haven, N.B., was reported missing on November 10, 2014. The last time someone spoke to her was on November 9 shortly before 10 p.m. and she has not been heard of since.

Her family told police they are concerned for her well being and her disappearance is out of character.  Dorothy Tucker is approximately 5'5' tall and has a medium build.  She has shoulder length auburn hair, blue eyes and she wears glasses.  She may possibly have been wearing a navy sweater, dark coloured jeans with rips on the front and tan coloured boots.
 
If anyone has any information regarding Dorothy Tucker or her whereabouts, please contact the St. Stephen RCMP at 1-888-506-RCMP(7267) or Crime Stoppers at www.crimenb.ca or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
 

Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: mharrison on November 12, 2014, 09:04:39 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/foul-play-suspected-in-disappearance-of-dorothy-tucker-1.2832109



RCMP say foul play is now suspected in the disappearance of a 53-year-old woman from the St. Stephen area.

Wednesday morning, police called it a missing person's case. As time passed, a canine unit showed up to comb the woods around Tucker's home. Then, a police photographer arrived, donned a white suit and went inside.

Police are seeking the public's help to locate Dorothy Tucker, of McGeachy Lane, in Oak Haven.

Tucker was reported missing on Monday.

St. Stephen RCMP say she was last heard from around 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Cpl. Chantal Farrah says at this point, investigators consider the matter suspicious.

"Evidence found at her home suggests that foul play may be involved in her disappearance," said Farrah.

Investigators have been canvassing the area, searching for clues, she said.

"While there is some evidence to suggest that someone may have been involved in her disappearance, our goal remains to find Dorothy Tucker and bring her home to her family," said Farrah.

"We're doing everything we can too, so we're speaking with the family and with people in the area. We've also brought in a police dog."

Tucker's family says her disappearance is out of character and they are concerned for her well-being.

Tucker is described as five-feet-five-inches tall, with a medium build, shoulder-length auburn hair, blue eyes and glasses.

She may have been wearing a navy blue sweater, dark coloured jeans with rips on the front and tan boots.

The major crime unit is leading the investigation.

According to neighbour Jeff Leighton, Tucker lived with an adult male son.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call St. Stephen RCMP at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: debbiec on November 12, 2014, 10:31:00 PM
Dorothy Tucker is pictured below.

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Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: capeheart on November 13, 2014, 12:04:49 PM
I did see this news report on CTV news. However, it did not state who was living with Dorothy or any information on that. For someone to leave home at the hour of the night with no designated destination is very unusual. The fact that the police feel her disappearance is suspicious leaves much concern for her safety. The weather has not been good in the NB area either of late. Sure hope that her disappearance is solved very soon and she is found safe and sound. :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: OAKS on November 16, 2014, 06:42:22 PM
It was released today that the RCMP are expanding the search for Dorothy. This has, so far, included a wider grid search of the wooded areas and gravel pits near her home, as well as a dive search around a local wharf (Bayside).  It was also released last week,  that she lived with her adult son, or step son. Her vehicle and her sons vehicle have been towed for forensic search. It is such a sad story, one we can only hope comes to a happy ending. Given the Ident traffic in and out of her home, however, it is easy to feel discouraged.
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: OAKS on November 17, 2014, 06:34:18 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/new-brunswick/rcmp-divers-join-search-for-dorothy-tucker-near-st-stephen-1.2836908
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: mharrison on November 19, 2014, 05:01:23 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/new-brunswick/dorothy-tucker-s-disappearance-a-nightmare-family-says-1.2840716

Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: OAKS on November 20, 2014, 06:11:54 PM
A body has been discovered in a wooded are in St David's Ridge.  All that is known is that the body appears to have met with foul play. Age and gender "have not been determined". 
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: OAKS on November 20, 2014, 06:27:10 PM
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/mobile/n-b-rcmp-suspect-foul-play-after-body-found-near-oak-haven-1.2112116?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: eyeswideopen on November 20, 2014, 08:44:03 PM
This is not sounding good for Dorthy at this point, sure hope she if found safe but it doesnt sound like the LE think she is safe. I noted they didnt say the son or step son that lived with her reported her missing.  That makes me wonder who did and the very next day , makes me think the person was concerned for a reason 
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: capeheart on November 21, 2014, 10:07:51 AM
Dorothy Tucker's son Matthew Tucker has been charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of Dorothy Tucker. A body has been found by hunters, but is not identified as yet.  So basically, I guess it is Dorothy, because it was breaking news at this hour from N.B.  Sad that this lady had to die at the hands of a family member in another domestic violence episode. My thoughts and prayers to the friends and the family of Dorothy Tucker. Another senseless act of violence and by the person that should be trusted, a family member. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: OAKS on November 21, 2014, 10:26:33 AM
It was just officially announced that the body found was that of Dorothy Tucker. So sad. Another senseless act!
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: OAKS on November 21, 2014, 10:52:53 AM

Matthew Tucker looks like he hasn't slept in the past two weeks. His mother is dead, he is in jail and his four children are going to grow up with their dad or grandmother.

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=941144705913479
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: jellybean on November 25, 2014, 07:36:16 PM
Obviously her daughter-in-law loved her.  She pleaded for tips from the public.

Did Dorothy have other sons? Was he the only one living with his mother?

We may never know what prompted her son to kill his mother.  I feel sorry for the whole family, especially her grandchildren,  and yes - including him.

I would think that if he could turn back the hands of time - he certainly would.
He has caused a tragic loss - ruined the lives of others including his own.

JB
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: SAP on November 26, 2014, 01:21:50 AM
So tragic. RIP now Dorothy. My heartfelt thoughts to all the family.
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: capeheart on November 27, 2014, 08:10:42 PM
Jellybean, in most of these cases the signs of violence are there, but the person always thinks that it will never happen to them. They think that they will never be the victim. This just didn't happen in the blink of an eye, she was possibly a victim of abuse for a long time and hid it from her friends. The same as a husband and wife relationship, keep it a secret and think it's going to go away. I sure feel sorry for those left behind.
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: GSAR_Mbr on December 05, 2016, 02:56:04 PM


Matthew Tucker has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of his mother, Dorothy Tucker, of Oak Haven, near St. Stephen.

The 36-year-old man showed little reaction to the verdict.

Second-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no eligibility of parole for a minimum of 10 years.

Following the verdict, Justice William Grant sent the jurors back to see if they could agree on a sentencing recommendation on how long Tucker should serve in prison before becoming eligible for parole.

The jury declined to make a recommendation.

Grant set Dec. 13 as the date for a sentencing hearing, where the Crown and defence will put forward their recommendations for parole eligibility.
Tucker did not testify

Tucker did not testify in the trial and the defence did not call any witnesses.

Earlier in the day, the Crown and defence offered sharply differing views of Matthew Tucker's mental state as they made final arguments at his second-degree murder trial.

Tucker was charged in the shooting death of his mother in November 2014.

Hunters found Dorothy's body in woods near St. Stephen 10 days after she disappeared from the home she shared with her son in Oak Haven, near St. Stephen.

Hours before her disappearance, Matthew Tucker flagged down RCMP officers in Oromocto and asked to be taken to hospital.

The officers described a man who was fearful, shaking and talking of a disembodied head he was seeing in the woods.
Matthew Tucker, 36, Oak Haven (DOB Nov. 10)

Matthew Tucker, 35, of Oak Haven, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his mother, Dorothy Tucker. (CBC)

But Crown prosecutor Jill Knee reminded jurors that Dr. Linda Hebb, an emergency room physician at Oromocto Public Hospital, said Tucker calmed down after talking with her for a few minutes.

She determined he was not a candidate for a Form 1 under the Mental Health Act, which would have allowed hospital officials to hold him against his will, if necessary, for treatment.

Knee told jurors Tucker later loaded a gun, shot his mother, disposed of her body and tried to deflect the blame onto others.

She described blood-stained blue jeans that bore the DNA of both Matthew and Dorothy Tucker, along with the blood stains and shotgun pellets found in the bedroom.

"It comes together," said Knee. "The evidence has come together."
Sees no motive

Defence lawyer Brian Ferguson told the jury the Crown had not presented any evidence of a motive that would have driven Matthew Tucker to kill his mother.

He asked the jury to consider Tucker's state of mind carefully.

He reminded them that Oromocto RCMP Const. Valarie Caron grew more concerned with every minute she spent with Matthew Tucker after he flagged down her cruiser.

He referred to Caron's testimony that Tucker cried when his mother's name was mentioned.
Left gun out in open

He also said Matthew Tucker let police officers into the family home when they arrived looking for his mother following a missing person report.

Furthermore, a shotgun and blood-covered plastic were left in plain view, Ferguson said.

Jurors had the options of finding Tucker not guilty, guilty of manslaughter or guilty of second-degree murder.

With files from Connell Smith

N/A

WebURL: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/matthew-tucker-trial-1.3851424
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: capeheart on December 09, 2016, 12:05:31 PM
I do hope he gets the maximum sentence in this case. He took the life of his own mother, what is any worse than that.  I believe he should have been convicted of FDM. These guys are getting off too easily. If you assault a woman in any way and it is violent, you know it can only end up in death. It is by far the most horrible crime, I hope he has nightmares for the rest of his days in jail. Hopefully he will get the maximum sentence.
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: BaySailor on December 09, 2016, 03:32:29 PM
LE and doc testimony showed the guy was actively psychotic before the murder, and there is no evidence of pre-planning, and I doubt he was even capable of planning at that point, so FDM seems to me to be completely at odds with the prosecutions evidence. He clearly has significant mental health issues. It seems to me it's cut and dried second degree murder, unless he can prove he was psychotic at the moment he pulled the trigger. He shouldn't have been let go from Emerg., and either the training or decision making of the Emerg. doc, the lack of a psychiatrist on call at the hospital, or the Mental health act needs review IMO. This should have been prevented by an effective screening process when he presented his symptoms to LE and the hospital.   
Title: Re: Dorothy Tucker (53) Missing - St. Stephen [Oak Haven]
Post by: RubyRose on December 10, 2016, 03:40:14 PM
I agree, BaySailor.   This was definitely preventable.

If my memory serves me correctly (and it doesn't always),  RCMP Const Caron expressed surprise in her testimony that he was not held at the hospital (even if against his will) for treatment.

Very sad.  I doubt if he is even yet fully aware of what he has done.  I seriously doubt if he will receive the help he so desperately needs in prison either.  In any event, it's too late for Dorothy.