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Title: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: jtmtpleasant on September 03, 2016, 03:31:20 PM
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6782737-still-missing-where-is-helen-robertson-/

I've been following this case since Mrs Robertson went missing back in early July 2016.

Just searched for an update and apparently she's still missing.

Extensive police and volunteer searches were conducted.

No trace. No clues. Nothing.

I hate to say it but if I were the police, I'd focus the investigation in her children at this point. An elderly lady, living with Alzheimers. Living at home with her son I believe. I don't think I'd have to look very far for motive.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: Sap1 on September 03, 2016, 04:43:01 PM
A bit of history on this lady in this article. If she has only been diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the past four years, I fail to see that she would have been so badly off and so confused to go missing totally without asking for help. jmho.

Links within this article include info on related searches.

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/6759787-family-of-missing-burlington-woman-thankful-for-community-support/

Family of missing Burlington woman thankful for community support
Helen Robertson, 79, who suffers from Alzheimer's, has been missing since Tuesday from her Millcroft home. Police will be conducting another search of the area tonight and are urging residents to check their properties.
Burlington Post
By Kathy Yanchus
Needless to say the past four days have been exceedingly stressful for Helen Robertson’s family.
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UPDATE: Halton Police continue...
Robertson, 79, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, slipped away from her Millcroft home sometime early Tuesday afternoon and has not been seen since, despite continued search efforts by Halton police, family and neighbours.

Although police have received several tips, no sightings of the petite senior have been confirmed, said her daughter Jill, who resides in Kitchener.

“Our worry is that people are walking by or driving by and she’s just not visible, maybe because she’s injured herself,” said Jill.

“Or she’s suffering from dehydration,” said Jeff. “It’s very concerning that it’s been a number of days and we haven’t heard anything.

“There have been a lot of responses from the public. I think the public has been very good, it’s just taking time to work through all that (information).”

Robertson and her husband Don, a retired Halton GP, have lived in the Millcroft neighbourhood for the past 17 years.

“She has suffered from Alzheimer’s for about three or four years,” said Helen’s son Jeff of Georgetown, who has joined in the search along with Jill and other extended family members. “It’s been a gradual decline.”

It’s not unusual for their mother, who is 5-foot-two, “less than 100 pounds” to wander despite the best efforts of their dad to

“keep track of her,” said the family.

“She’s very fit. Other than the Alzheimers, there are no issues. She’s quite a walker,” said Jill of her mom, a former schoolteacher and nutritionist.

On one occasion about a year ago, Robertson slipped away and was found in the area of Winston Churchill Boulevard and Lakeshore Road, after a security guard discovered her on private property and called police.

“This has been a bit of a challenge to the search,” said Jill. “Normally they can have a smaller radius but with mom they need to search a wider radius.”

On previous occasions when their mom has slipped away, they have been fortunate that she has been found immediately.

“We’ve either gotten a call from the police or somebody has brought her home. I thought it would get resolved fairly quickly but now that it hasn’t and with the extreme hot weather, we’re very concerned.”

The family is not completely sure of the clothing Robertson is wearing but suggest she may be in a red long sleeved collared shirt with two different shoes, one a white and blue Nike high top and the other a white with silver Reebok. She will likely be clutching a purse, said Jill.

The family wanted to thank everyone for their support, in particular Halton police.

Kathy Yanchus is a reporter with the Burlington Post. She can be reached at kyanchus@metroland.com . Follow her on Twitter and the Burlington Post on Facebook
Title: Re: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: Sap1 on September 03, 2016, 06:36:23 PM
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6782737-still-missing-where-is-helen-robertson-/

I've been following this case since Mrs Robertson went missing back in early July 2016.

Just searched for an update and apparently she's still missing.

Extensive police and volunteer searches were conducted.

No trace. No clues. Nothing.

I hate to say it but if I were the police, I'd focus the investigation in her children at this point. An elderly lady, living with Alzheimers. Living at home with her son I believe. I don't think I'd have to look very far for motive.

Thoughts?

The son Jeff lives in Georgetown, and Helen lives with her husband, Donald Robertson, a retired Doctor of GP.

I think she just up and started walking, probably became dehydrated and more confused and could not find her way back. Since she was fit, she may have wandered further, and past the area that has been searched. Some Alzheimers patients when more confused and scared sometimes crawl into tiny spaces for comfort. I believe people were asked to check their yards and out buildings for this reason.
Title: Re: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: justsayin on September 06, 2016, 10:23:34 AM
This is very sad.  There are varying degrees of alzhiemers, and four years for one person can be a completely different stage for another person.  Some peoples personalities change completely, some experience a great deal of anger, and there are also physiological aspects to the disease that come in to play.  There appears to be a great deal of green space in that area.  I have a feeling this will not end well.
Title: Re: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: jobo on March 04, 2018, 09:11:25 AM
Wonder why there was NOTHING in the wallet when the boy found it. Wonder what Helen usually carried in it.
Title: Re: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: looking on March 05, 2018, 08:18:07 PM
Sounds like she's in the creek????
Title: Re: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: jobo on March 06, 2018, 07:17:26 AM
I remember that searches never found Mariam...And seriously don’t understand why.
Having said that, now I’m worried that the same thing has happened with Helen.

The Bronte creek is not that close to her home, but that is where her wallet was found....but not her purse.
In order to get to the creek, Helen would’ve passed many, many homes....and no one noticed an elderly lady with mismatched shoes?
Title: Re: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: Sap1 on March 06, 2018, 12:47:30 PM
This is very sad.  There are varying degrees of alzhiemers, and four years for one person can be a completely different stage for another person.  Some peoples personalities change completely, some experience a great deal of anger, and there are also physiological aspects to the disease that come in to play.  There appears to be a great deal of green space in that area.  I have a feeling this will not end well.

Yep true. However considering all the facts known about this lady ... no other health issues, lived a healthy lifestyle and was active, was not overweight, healthy outlook, etc etc I cannot see her that demented at all. There are varying stages.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers-disease-fact-sheet
Title: Re: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: jobo on March 06, 2018, 02:24:38 PM
Oh sorry...I should have said her whole name...Mariam Mikhniashvili.
She was the young girl who went missing and was found several months later by passers by, in a ravine near Yonge St. And the Hwy. 401.
Title: Re: Missing Helen Robertson
Post by: capeheart on March 06, 2018, 02:41:12 PM
If we only had the real statistics for how many persons with dementia that have gone missing across Canada, there would be quite a number and several have never been found.  I recall a couple of people in Nova Scotia, can't remember names, but they just disappeared, walked away and were never seen again. Also in N.B. there was a gentleman who was well known kind of in the community by seeing him around, he just disappeared and never seen again. So one wonders if there is something going on that is not because of their illness, it could be foul play and it is not being picked up because of not enough information and not enough police to investigate the disappearances. It is so very sad that this person just disappeared and nobody knows what has happened to her. :o :o :o :o :o :o