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Title: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Chris on September 24, 2007, 10:25:12 AM
CASE #     1975-14472
NAME:     Cameron Gerald MARCH
DATE (Last Seen):     7 May 1975
DOB:     31 March 1971
AGE (Last Seen):     4
GENDER:     Male
RACE:     Caucasian
HEIGHT:     92 to cm : 3 ft 
WEIGHT:     19 to kg : 42 to lbs
BUILD:     N/A
DENTAL:     Braces on lower left side of teeth,
    one top front tooth discoloured 
HAIR:     Blonde, just below the ears
EYES:     Blue
UNIQUE FEATURES:     N/A
MEDICAL:     N/A
HABITS:     N/A
CLOTHING:   
White T-Shirt, w/green band around neck &
monkeys climbing on front of shirt
Rust brown corduroy pants
Navy blue socks
Brown desert boots
 
PERSONAL EFFECTS:     N/A
SUMMARY:     MARCH was last seen in a neighbour"s yard adjacent to the home of his parents at about 3:00 pm. Extensive investigation and exhaustive land and air searches have been carried out; however, to date, this person has not been located. 
LOCATION (Last Seen):     In the area of 5349 Blind Line Road, Burlington, Ontario
 

Halton Regional Police are asking for the public's assistance in this investigation. Halton Regional Police are asking anyone with information related to this matter to contact the Detective Sergeant at the Major Crime Bureau at 905-825-4777 extension 5082 (charges collect) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Please quote the case number and victim's name when calling. Thank You
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Dave on February 26, 2008, 05:49:59 AM
Again, I have no idea how I came across this.  I was in High School when he was lost.  There were about 20-30 friends that cut classes to join in the ground search.  I was drawn from the Marianne experiance as a child I think.

I wish our efforts were more positive.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Chris on February 27, 2008, 05:12:24 AM
Hi Dave,

There does seem to be a few cases of young girls going missing in the GTA - London area during this time. Was there a fear back then that something was going on? Was there any theory that was accepted at the time as to what happened?

Thanks
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: AJ on April 07, 2008, 01:36:19 PM

I was Cameron's age when he disappeared and lived nearby.   My father and brother helped out in the search.  I remember coming home for dinner, late, shortly after he disappeared and my parents lost it on me.  They had called the police who were searching for me and my friend.  There doesn't seem to be much media attention on this.  I am having trouble finding old articles. 

There was a man in Kilbride who was considered a strong suspect in the Schuett case and considering Cameron disappeared from nearby I wonder if he was a suspect in Cameron's case as well.

Any new info or direction where to look for it, would be appreciated.
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Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Adrian on April 07, 2008, 10:33:09 PM


Hi AJ, You were a youngster yourself. I haven't heard of this missing child, but will try to dig up something, even remotely connected. It also appears that there many young, that disappeared, in Ontario.Some could be connected, who knows?

While growing up. did you hear of stories? What did people think?
Thanks for coming here.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Chris on April 08, 2008, 12:47:33 AM
Yes lots of young people missing or murdered in the mid 70's. Maybe more then ever!
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: AJ on April 08, 2008, 02:47:31 PM
Never heard a whole lot about it other then I was always wide-eyed when I biked or drove past the house.  What I do remember, correctly or not, is that his mom was hanging clothing in the backyard and he disappeared from the front yard.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Chris on April 08, 2008, 11:56:07 PM
That is really sad. Just like that. The monster must have been waiting for his chance. Must have been the worst feeling a human can experience to have that happen.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Fraser on April 23, 2008, 07:30:42 PM
Hi - I am new here. I found your website because occasionally I do a web search about this little boy. I was a teenager and clearly remember when he went missing. For some reason I always had it in my head that he lived in Caledon. I don't know why but this case is one that has always haunted me and I have always wondered what happened with it. I was out of the area for many years so I didn't know what had happened with it. I also remember that his mother was hanging laundry and that there was something about a waterhole or pond nearby and that she searched it for him. I think I even remember that she may have been pregnant at the time. I also thought there was something about a car being seen nearby, on a hill or something. Anyway, it has obviously stayed with me and I wish I could help with it.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Chris on April 23, 2008, 11:25:34 PM
Hello ohna,

I guess there was probably a big search in those days for the child. Do you remember if there was any other theories going around? I strongly suspect this was the work of a pedophile. Just how does a child disapear without a trace like that?

I assume you were just a kid yourself then, but I am sure it must have been very scary not knowing what happened.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Fraser on April 24, 2008, 03:41:04 PM
I honestly remember being in my bedroom with the radio on when they first announced he had gone missing. There was a massive search. They dredged the pond, everything. I seem to recall that his mother even tried to find him in the pond (that might be my imagination). I don't remember any theories but now that I see the other children that went missing in that area around the same time(Tracey Bruney, age 5, murdered, May 14, 1975 - Etobicoke
Kathryn Herbert, age 11, murdered (head trauma), Sept 24, 1975), it really makes me wonder if there wasn't a link between them. I think it has always stuck with me because he did just "vanish". Also, I find it strange that I always thought that he was from Caledon and I only learned last night of the disappearances of the two boys in 1981 from Caledon. Maybe I had heard of them and got their location mixed up with Cameron March's.

I also suspect that it has bothered me all these years because I had wished at the time that there was something I could do. I lived in Dundas at the time so I wasn't really close enough to be able to help.

Anyway, because of this web-site and the information I have learned from it I am considering volunteering with child find.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Chris on April 26, 2008, 02:42:44 AM
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considering volunteering with child find

I've thought of that too. That and training to be a PI. at least PI's are not restrained by procedure and law like police. I am sure lots more can be learned this way.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: alknon on May 31, 2010, 05:56:45 AM
I saw a photo (#194) resembling Cameron March with an unknown man at this web page... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/galleries/nypd_seeks_clues_from_photos_taken_by_serial_killer_rodney_alcala/nypd_seeks_clues_from_photos_taken_by_serial_killer_rodney_alcala.html
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Woodland on May 31, 2010, 11:55:23 AM
Here is a photo of Cameron from the Halton Region Missing Persons File.

http://www.hrps.on.ca/CrimeFiles/Lists/MissingPersons/DispForm.aspx?ID=5

alknon - do you know when the picture of the older child was taken?  The smile seems very similar.  Good eye for spotting detail.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: me on May 31, 2010, 12:44:49 PM
I went to the link to view the photos released by NYPD and I find it assinine that they would release most of these photos at all.  There are multiple photos of the same girls, there are shots of the backs of heads, photos so burred as to be unrecogizable.  I counted 10 pictures of the same girl before I stopped bothering to count.

Why in the world wouldn't they sort these photos and pick the clearest ones to show the public?  Shoddy work by both the police and the Daily News.

Sorry, venting >:(
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: me on May 31, 2010, 12:49:22 PM
viewed photo on linked provided by Woodland, can't really say that I think it is the same child.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Woodland on May 31, 2010, 02:14:40 PM
me - I agree it is difficult to know if this is the same child.  The smile is similar only.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: alknon on May 31, 2010, 04:13:21 PM
If you contact the police agency at the web page I posted on my last thread they may be able to tell you. Let me know what happens, good luck
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: alknon on May 31, 2010, 04:45:40 PM
The worst problem with the Alcala photo postings is that the D.A. waited 30 years to show these to the public and they wonder why these case gone cold!!!!  ???
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: alknon on August 18, 2010, 03:59:07 AM
The man seen with the boy in the Alcala photo seems to resemble Larry Morris who also went missing not long before Cameron March did.

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1422dmwy.html
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: itdoesntmatter on August 18, 2010, 07:09:58 AM
The worst problem with the Alcala photo postings is that the D.A. waited 30 years to show these to the public and they wonder why these case gone cold!!!!  ???

The worst part, to me, is that the perps of these crimes may very well be responsible for current crimes so they need to keep older cases alive and out in the public or on the internet.  I'm willing to bet that there are thousands of cold cases that aren't on the internet.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: art-hu on August 18, 2010, 07:19:50 AM
It looks like the comparison of the two men are very similar, only remove the glasses and add some beard. Also it could be that the one pic. could be wearing a hair piece. I have no doubt Alcala has been in Ont. The boys look to me like the same boy. Good work.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: itdoesntmatter on August 18, 2010, 07:28:27 AM
The boy looks like the same person to me as well.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Concerned on November 28, 2010, 08:03:52 PM
Cameron Gerald MARCH - Missing
Occurrence No.:   1975-14472
 
Date Last Seen:   May 7, 1975   
Build:   Unknown
Place Last Seen:   Area of 5349 Blind Line Road, Burlington, ON   
Height:   92 cm (3.0 ft)
Age (At Time of Disappearance):   4 yrs.   
Weight:   19 kg (41.8 lbs)
Date of Birth:   March 31, 1971   
Eye Colour:   Blue
Gender:   Male   
Hair Colour:   Blonde; Just below the ears;
Ethnicity:   Caucasian   Facial
Hair:   None
Complexion:   Unknown       
General Appearance:   Unknown
Marks / Scars / Tattoos:   Unknown
Dental:   Braces on lower left side of teeth; one top front tooth discoloured
Medical:   Unknown
Habits:   Unknown
Clothing:   White t-Shirt, w/green band around neck & monkeys climbing on front of shirt Rust brown corduroy pants. Navy blue socks. Brown desert boots
Additional Information: MARCH was last seen in a neighbour's yard adjacent to the home of his parents at about 3:00 pm. Extensive investigation and exhaustive land and air searches have been carried out; however, to date, this person has not been located.

If you have any information on this case, please call Regional Investigative Services at 905-825-4747 ext. 8760 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

http://www.hrps.on.ca/CrimeFiles/Lists/MissingPersons/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 (http://www.hrps.on.ca/CrimeFiles/Lists/MissingPersons/DispForm.aspx?ID=5)
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Woodland on November 28, 2010, 08:07:13 PM
This is a duplicate of a thread under Burlington.  Can we merge the two?
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: BCID on January 16, 2012, 03:58:25 PM
http://www.insidehalton.com/what's%20on/article/1217680--retired-crime-reporter-pens-book-about-missing-people

Tim Whitnell, BURLINGTON POST STAFF

Sep 30, 2011 - 5:44 PM

Retired crime reporter pens book about missing people

Missing people are often forgotten at some point by everyone except those who care most deeply about them.
 
Two years after writing his first book, about unsolved murders, local resident Cal Millar has produced his sophomore tome, this one about people who have disappeared and remain missing, from young children to seniors.
 
Millar, a retired Toronto Telegram/Toronto Star crime reporter, has penned I’m Missing - Please Find Me.
 
The 448-page book contains capsule reviews of 350 cases of people who have vanished across North America as recently as a year ago and as long as 40-plus years ago.
 
“It’s important for police to take immediate action when an individual is reported missing,” said Millar. “The first couple of hours is the critical window for investigators to find clues and make the public aware that someone has vanished.
 
“Sadly, a number of people who are highlighted in the book will not be found alive, but it’s important that law enforcement recover their bodies to obtain essential evidence that will bring killers to justice as well as allowing families to give the victims proper burials,” he added.
 
Just as he was happy to hear that his unsolved murders book might have played a part in solving a handful of cases he documented, Millar is thrilled one of the cases of a missing child that he wrote about in his latest book had a happy ending this week.
 
A British woman was arrested by Montreal police in connection with the December 2008 parental abduction of then four-year-old Pearl Rose Gavaghan Da Massa. Now seven, Pearl has been reunited with her father, Henry Da Massa.
 
Millar said the father was in Canada earlier this year pursuing leads on his daughter’s whereabouts and met with him in June to discuss the case.
 
It’s the rare happy ending like this one that gives Millar some satisfaction.
 
“I think this (book) might be more (personally) rewarding as the (missing) person might be found alive whereas when you solve a murder the person is still dead.”
 
Millar said about 3,000 copies of his first book, Find My Killer, were sold “strictly through word of mouth and through Crime Stoppers,” of which he is a past chair and a current board member of the Halton chapter.
 
His new book, I’m Missing - Please Find Me, is available through Amazon.com.
 
There are three Halton stories in his most recent book. One is of an apparent parental abduction that involves people in Oakville and India.
 
The other two Halton-based stories are of missing Burlington children with one of them still haunting Millar to this day — the mysterious disappearance of Marianne Shuett in the 1960s.
 
Shuett was just 10 years old when she disappeared from the north Burlington rural hamlet of Kilbride. On her way home from Kilbride elementary school and just steps from her home, the dark-haired girl got into a stranger’s car on April 27, 1967, and hasn’t been seen since.
 
The vanishing attracted volunteer help from all over, 20,000 people, to look for the little girl, said Millar, who remembers the case well.
 
“I worked at the (Toronto) Telegram when the story broke. It’s a story that has bothered me for a long time. I lived in Burlington and I got a call from a police officer,” who told him about the young girl’s disappearance.
 
He recalls spending four days in the Kilbride area tracking the story. Search teams found one of her running shoes 24 kilometres to the north on Hwy. 25, near Speyside, but no other clues.
 
Millar’s book says a man police considered a possible suspect when the case was being reviewed years later committed suicide in 1991.
 
The last potential solid lead in the cold case came earlier this year when Halton police followed a tip and searched an abandoned well. Bones were found but they were determined to be from an animal, said Millar.
 
The other seemingly long forgotten missing child case in Burlington is that of Cameron Gerald March.
 
The blond-haired, four-year-old boy hasn’t been seen since May 7, 1975. He was last seen playing in a neighbour’s yard in the town’s north end, near Blind Line and Colling Road.
 
An extensive search of the rugged area over 16 days turned up no clues.
 
“Nobody brings it up,” he said of the March case.
 
No ransom demands were ever made in the Schuett or March cases.

 
As for his next project, Millar said he is collaborating with a Toronto Sun newspaper reporter on a book about the police investigation end of the case involving infamous Canadian killer/sexual predator Col. Russell Williams.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Logical on January 27, 2012, 03:31:31 PM
I lived in the Kilbride area, in between Cameron's home and Marrianne's home, I did not live in the area when Marrianne went missing but did attend Kilbride school in 1972. I was visited by detectives when Cameron went missing ( I was 10 yrs old and went to school at Fairview PS on Brittania Road, my best friend lived on Blind Line, 5 houses away), this was not far up the street from Blind line.  I had seen a child that had monkey's on his t-shirt he was close to a forever running well (water - not deep, all locals would come and fill water for at home here) right beside the Kilbride general store. I had told another student who then passed on to other detectives.  Unfortunately it was not the same day in question and not the same child that I saw.

This case has haunted me ever since, dectetives visiting you is very scary for a child. We lived in the area for 13 years, and I remember that parents were concerned about us kids cutting through the woods and accross 8th line (in the Kilbride area) to go to the general store, they said it was a scarey street that children are known to go missing in the area and that the farmer will shoot you with a salt gun if he catches anyone on his property. When our parents would warn us again and again we got the feeling it was more than just Marrianne and Cameron that they were referring too, it was the way they said it made it feel like it was more than 2 children gone missing, they said it had been going on for years, (children disappearing)

It is all country/rural up in this area, a number of bodies have been found "discarded in the area" (between 1st side road and Britannia Road along Cedar Springs Road) Cameron and Marrianne lived with in 5KM of each other, on opposites sides of Brittannia Rd.

Blind Line is not a long road, it starts at Brittannia Road and ends at the next street Collings Road, it is maybe 1 KM long, grabbing a child and exiting this street is easy, houses are 1 acre apart for most of them, Collings Rd was used mainly for local traffic and dump trucks going to the quarry, Brittannia Rd was more travelled and many more homes closer together. Collings or Brittannia take you to either Cedar Springs Road, or Guelph Line, both are major streets and access to a speedy getaway.  Everyone sped on these roads, a speeding car leaving the area would not have been odd.

How I wish they could solve this case, I think of Cameron often.
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: dagc on April 26, 2012, 03:41:25 PM
So whatever happened to the poster that said the two boys look alike?, personally I see a resemblance
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: databrain on December 07, 2013, 06:02:28 PM
I first read about this guy James Cooper last year - see the article below, and a newer article from yesterday, saying he is being released in Brantford.  If he could do such horrible things to his own children, I can only imagine....

He lived in Waterdown - really close to Cameron March and Marianne Schuett.

All I'm saying is, I hope the police have looked into him as a possible suspect in these cases - where he lived.

There is also a case on here from AB - where a man named James Cooper called a real estate agent asking to see land.  Although he would have been in Waterdown in that year, his past is sketchy before that.  No one really knows what he was up to. And he was in real estate at that time.


Feb 27, 2012
‘Pure evil:’ James Alfred Cooper was the country’s worst pedophile
James Alfred Cooper’s crimes were so horrific they left justice officials reeling and his victims — his own stepchildren — forever shattered.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2138203--pure-evil-james-alfred-cooper-was-the-country-s-worst-pedophile/


Pedophile released to Brantford halfway house
Saturday, December 7, 2013 7:51:44 EST AM
http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2013/12/06/pedophile-released-to-brantford-halfway-house
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: jellybean on October 05, 2014, 01:35:37 PM
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4897838-notorious-hamilton-pedophile-out-of-jail/

Looks like James Cooper has been released again. Note date of article is Oct 4, 2014.


I thought we had a thread just for him, but if we do,  I can't locate it -

Notorious Hamilton pedophile out of jail

Hamilton Spectator
By  Joanna Frketich 


Notorious pedophile James Cooper is living in Toronto after being released from prison again.

The 78-year-old Hamilton man who is considered one of the worst sex offenders in Canadian history has been on statutory release since Sept. 17.

He was sentenced to 30 years in 1993 for raping, torturing and beating six children aged 7 to 14. At the time, it was the harshest penalty ever handed down to a child molester in Canada but it was later reduced on appeal.

Cooper's been out on statutory release numerous times before and returned to prison. His last release to a Brantford halfway house in December 2013 was revoked in May because the Parole Board of Canada found he was "engaging in behaviour which strongly suggests a return to predatory behaviour potentially against women and children."

Despite past issues with his release, legislation makes it automatic for him to go back out into the community after serving two-thirds of his sentence. Although, Correctional Services Canada could have made a recommendation to the parole board that Cooper be detained until his warrant expiry date on Jan. 5, 2015.

Cooper's victims were notified he is out of jail again. One told The Spectator's columnist Susan Clairmont that Cooper is in Toronto and has had no contact with them. The victim was relieved Cooper was living further away from Hamilton than Brantford this time.

The board laid out conditions for his September release months in advance including: no contact with his victims; not being with children unless pre-approved by his parole supervisor and accompanied by a responsible adult; residing at a halfway house; reporting all intimate sexual and non-sexual relationships with females who have children; getting psychological counseling and taking medication as prescribed during psychiatric treatment.



jfrketich@thespec.com
Title: Re: Cameron Gerald March | 4 | Missing Burlington, Ont. | Last seen May 7, 1975
Post by: Logical on October 31, 2014, 09:22:12 PM
The time before he went missing has new details not mentioned on the site.



https://secure.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/missing-disparus/case-dossier.jsf?case=2013000012&id=3

Case Reference: 2013000012
On May 7, 1975, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Cameron MARCH was observed by his mother playing on a swing set in a next door neighbour's yard located on Blind Line in the City of Burlington, Ontario. MARCH followed the adult neighbour into the residence and asked to play with a friend. When told the friend was sleeping, MARCH left the residence and was last observed walking towards his house.

This case has 1 Missing Persons

Missing From : Burlington , ON

Missing

MARCH, Cameron Gerald



Personal Details
 
Wearing/Features
 
Gallery
Missing Since   May 7, 1975
Year of Birth   1971
Age at Disappearance   4
Gender   Male
Bio Group   White
Eye Colour   Blue
Hair   Blonde , Cut just below ears
Teeth   Good , Braces on lower left side of teeth. One top tooth discolored.
Height   91cm / 35 inches
Weight   19kg / 42lb
Build   Medium
Complexion   Light/Fair
As of November 1, 2014 . Verify current information and status at www.canadasmissing.ca or contact the agency below.

If you have information on this case, please contact any of the following:

Halton Regional Police Service : 905-465-8760 or/ou 905-825-4776
Reference Case#: 75-MP-14472

Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or online at https://www.tipsubmit.com
Crime Stoppers provides anonymous tipping

Send email to the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains at:
canadasmissing-disparuscanada@rcmp-grc.gc.ca





Date modified :2012-11-30