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https://www.canadapolicereport.ca/2019/06/10/peace-regional-r-c-m-p-seek-public-assistance-in-locating-missing-man-2/

Peace River, Alberta – Peace Regional R.C.M.P. are seeking public assistance in locating Cody Nagy, an 18 year old male resident of Peace River, Alberta. He was last seen leaving his Peace River residence on June 8, 2019, at approximately 5:00 P.M., driving a red, 2015 Dodge Ram pick-up truck, bearing Alberta license plate number CBV 1382. Police are attempting to locate Cody out of concern for his safety and well-being.

Cody is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 175 cm (5’9″) tall, 91 kg (200 lbs), with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a plaid, hooded shirt, black jeans and may be carrying a black and grey back pack. R.C.M.P. are asking anyone with information relating to Cody’s whereabouts, to contact the Peace Regional detachment at 780-624-6677.

Peace Regional RCMP

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https://globalnews.ca/news/5375297/missing-edmonton-woman-homicide/?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=GlobalEdmonton&fbclid=IwAR07JmZ43wrFjTA5MsyIdkhEXeRN1WqyrVo7A3XyIckP7OI5NvqsnPeF7u4


An Edmonton woman’s disappearance is now being investigated as a homicide, according to RCMP.


Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere, 25, was reported missing after last being seen in North Battleford, Sask., on May 1.



The Saskatchewan RCMP’s major crime unit north, with the assistance of an analyst from the forensic laboratory in Edmonton, have determined that her disappearance is the result of foul play, police said on Monday.

Over the last several days, police said they searched a number of locations in North Battleford and they are currently reviewing the information gathered.

Laverdiere had been in the North Battleford and Thunderchild First Nation areas to attend a funeral on April 27.

Investigators were working to determine if she left the North Battleford area, as she did not have a known mode of transportation or the means to return to Alberta.

WATCH (May 18, 2019): Edmonton woman’s disappearance now being treated as suspicious

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Son Torin posted the following to FB.


(Torin Segstro)
4 hrs
Everyone – My father has gone missing - I’m hoping some of you, or your friends, may have seen him or can look out for his vehicle. Please share if you would like to help!

Hans was last seen Wednesday May 29th at 10pm outside his north east retirement home located in Calgary (near Village Square Leisure Center)

He is 5'9", caucasion with a thin white beard and balding.

Here is what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance.

- Blue and white baseball cap
- Blue vest and blue t-shirt
- Blue jeans
- Brown crocks

I have also attached a photo from the security camera at his building taken as he left that night.

He may be driving a blue 2008 Kia Sportage with license plate
NAS-100
It looks similar to the one in the photos below, but will have winter tires on black rims.

If you see him or his vehicle, please reach out to me at
missing@calgaryfriends.net
or here on Facebook. You can also call the Calgary Police at 403-266-1234

Thank you for your help, and please share this post!

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General Discussion / A 2018 look at several cold cases by detectives
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:18:23 AM »
https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/cold-cases-the-search-for-justice-never-stops

It has been decades since the death of 13-year-old Valerie Anastacia Drew. It has been decades since the disappearance of 24-year-old Tom Gencarelli. It has been decades since 27-year-old Christine Ziomkiewicz mysteriously vanished.

It has been decades, but Kingston Police investigators, past and present, and the victims’ families, have not forgotten.

“There’s probably not a police investigator out there that doesn’t have a case, or many cases, that just sit idle in the back of their brains all the time,” retired Kingston Police inspector Brian Cookman told the Whig-Standard on Thursday. “It’s the ones that got away.”

Cold cases are investigations that have stalled. Today, Kingston Police have nine cold cases involving 10 victims. Evidence has been analyzed, interviews have been conducted and avenues have been exhausted, but still, solid answers elude investigators.

Kingston Police’s Sgt. Jay Finn now leads the Cold Case Unit, which was reopened in 2005. Whenever there’s the slightest lead or clue, the unit follows it, does interviews and grasps for a link. Since reopening, Finn said they’ve resubmitted DNA samples to the Centre for Forensic Science in Toronto for re-examination a number of times.

“Things change … DNA technology has increased dramatically,” Finn said. “When they first started testing, they needed quite a large quantity. Now what they need, in terms of pictograms, is way less than what they needed 15 to 20 years ago.”


Photos of cold case murder victims and missing persons on the wall of the Kingston Police Major Crimes and Cold Case Unit at police headquarters in Kingston, Ont., on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network STEPH CROSIER / STEPH CROSIER/KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD

In one of the nine cases, new technology has produced the DNA profile of a possible suspect, but it hasn’t been matched to anyone specifically, Finn said. The discovery was both exciting and extremely frustrating.

“If the DNA tests came back with the results that we wanted, there’d be people under arrest for these murders,” Finn said.

Despite working against time, with time comes evolution and developments in technologies — technologies that weren’t around 48 years ago.

On Sept. 27, 1970, Valerie Anastacia Drew was found dead in a wooded area that is now the present-day Compton Street apartment complexes. She’d been reported missing a day prior when a searcher found her at about 10:30 p.m., gagged by her own clothes and hit over the head with a large rock.

Drew was last seen alive two days earlier, when she left her Wiley Street home. She walked north with two teenage male friends, who then hitchhiked to Peterborough. Her family reported her missing the next day.

Former chief of Kingston Police Bill Hackett assisted Earl McCullough, who was the first lead investigator on the case. While Hackett retired in July 1995, he said this past Wednesday that the case has stuck with him.

“It was a terrible case,” Hackett admitted. “I still think that the perpetrator is still in that area. She was a smart young girl. Intelligent and well liked, and there’s been a lot of officers who put a lot of time into her case.

“I think the day will come that perhaps it will be solved.”

Hackett said the case has affected so many officers that he thinks any one of them would “go the extra mile” immediately should they receive any information.

“I’d love to see something come out of the woodwork for little Valerie Drew,” Hackett said. “I think it’s solvable. Just because of all the information that has been gathered, put together and investigated so far, it leads one to believe that it should be solved.”


Thomas Gencarelli’s picture from the wall of the Kingston Police Major Crimes and Cold Case Unit at police headquarters in Kingston, Ont., on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Gencarelli disappeared on Nov. 12, 1982. Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network STEPH CROSIER / STEPH CROSIER/KINGSTON WHIG-STAN

In the case of 24-year-old Tom Gencarelli, Kingston Police gathered enough evidence to charge Mitchiel “Micky” McArthur in 1996, but a key witness, a witness Finn says potentially helped McArthur, died before trial in 1998.

McArthur, who has changed his name to Michiel Hollinger, is 65 years old and is currently serving life in prison after being convicted of four counts of attempted murder and a slew of other violent crimes, including robbery, aggravated assault and use of a firearm to commit an offence, following a 1994 bank robbery in Port Perry.

“A lot of times in policing, we know who has done something, but we just can’t prove it, which is the worst situation to find yourself in,” Cookman said, referring to the Gencarelli case. With the death of that key witness, he said the investigation had to start from scratch again. Finn said they’ve attempted to interview McArthur a number of times, but with no obligation to talk, he stays quiet.

Gencarelli was a drywaller who left his Bayswater Place home to pick up his paycheque at work on Nov. 12, 1982, but he never arrived. His body was never found. The original investigators on the case were Harry Hickling and Gord Patterson. In 1999, it was handed over to Cookman.

“Cold cases never stop being investigated,” Cookman said. “It’s always in somebody’s hands. It’s never just shelved. It may not be active right now, but a phone call later today and all of a sudden it is active.”

The Gencarelli case piqued every officer’s interested at the time, Cookman said.

“Everyone had their ear to the ground. Every police officer was always thinking and listening and talking and trying to shake the trees to see what they could find out,” Cookman said. “It was just such a nasty bit of business, that whole thing.”

Cookman said he’ll never forget the look on the Gencarelli family’s faces when he explained to them that he was taking over and that the case hadn’t been forgotten.

“The look in their eyes, there was a pleading look of ‘please don’t let this not be investigated,’” Cookman said. “That’s what’s really stuck.”

Finn said Kingston Police are still adamantly against McArthur ever receiving parole. Cookman noted that McArthur’s track record is reasonably public and that his 1990 book, “I’d Rather be Wanted Than Had: The Memoirs of an Unrepentant Bank Robber,” speaks volumes of his character.

“He’s self-professed to be an outlaw,” Cookman said, noting that he estimates McArthur is approaching 300 prior convictions.

On June 23, 1978, 27-year-old Christine Ziomkiewicz mysteriously disappeared from her basement apartment on Park Street. With her car still parked outside the building, the Queen’s University lab technician had purchased groceries that day after work and left them on the kitchen table. Dirty dishes were found the sink waiting to be washed, a new sweater still in a bag was on her bed waiting to be worn, and there was no sign of a struggle, Finn said. Her body has never been found and police suspect foul play.

“It’s a true mystery,” Finn said. “When you vanish without a trace, leaving no physical evidence, it makes a case very challenging. With Christine, it’s sad. The family was always looking for answers.”

In 2017, two men — one of whom the family’s private investigator believed to be Christine’s boyfriend — were located and interviewed by Kingston Police, Finn said. Travelling to British Columbia and the Maritimes to speak with both of them in person, investigators determined neither of them were in a romantic relationship with Christine.


Viva Mack’s photo from the wall of the Kingston Police Major Crimes and Cold Case Unit at police headquarters in Kingston, Ont., on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Mack was found dead in her apartment on Nov. 3, 1993. Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network

Finn said they also explored a possible connection with an inmate who hung himself in Kingston Penitentiary. In the inmate’s 1989 suicide note, the man “ranted” of the multiple murders he’d committed across the country, Finn said. That same inmate had a girlfriend, later his wife, who lived a few blocks away from Christine on Park Street. Prior to Christine’s disappearance, the inmate was given day passes to visit his girlfriend, but by the time Christine vanished, the couple were in Alberta.

In May, Christine’s brother Bernie Ziomkiewicz retired from Queen’s University, where he was a technician in the physics department. He was 25 when his sister disappeared and told the Whig-Standard this past Thursday that he remembers feeling very vulnerable.

“When something very unexpected happens like that, you start to wonder if it is going to happen again, and who’s next,” Bernie said. “When something so odd and unexpected happens, it opens the floodgates to what other odd and unexpected things can happen?”

In January 2017, Bernie also spoke with Finn and handed over three DNA samples: one to stay with the local force, one to go to the RCMP and one to go to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the U.S. Finn confirmed that Bernie’s DNA will be uploaded to the RCMP’s National Missing Persons DNA Program databank to compare to unidentified human remains that have been found over the past 50 years.

Despite the recent interviews, re-examination of evidence and handing over his DNA, Bernie is realistic. He doesn’t believe she left her apartment voluntarily, and if she hasn’t been found in 40 years, he’s not sure she’ll ever be found.

Bernie lives on Park Street and often drives past Christine’s old apartment, located at the corner of Park and Regent streets.

“I look at the apartment, wonder about the people living in there now,” Bernie mused. “I wonder if they have any idea of what happened there, the history of that apartment.”

Kingston Police have six other cold cases they continue to investigate whenever they get a lead, including:

On Aug. 26, 1978 Eleanor McGeachie, 63,  was found dead in her 795 Victoria St. home from an apparent home invasion. Finn said that while McGeachie’s family wishes for the case to be solved, they do not wish for any extra media attention.
On May 2, 1989, 21-year-old Jeffrey Thomas Leveque and 20-year-old Steven Wallace Hefford were killed when a homemade bomb exploded at a residence at 13 Shaw St. Three other people were injured but survived. Finn said that though the investigation was thorough, individuals involved weren’t talking. He is hoping as time has gone on, they may change their minds.
“There was a drug element to those murders, but these victims are still good people,” Finn said. “It’s horrible for what their families have gone through.”

Gordon Cameron was last seen in Ottawa in February 1993. In the spring of 2015, Ontario Provincial Police and Kingston Police scoured a 300-acre property on North Shore Road for two and a half weeks. Cameron’s disappearance has long been believed to be linked to the murder of Kevin John MacPherson. MacPherson went missing at the end of 1992, just before Cameron. McPherson’s body was found in two barrels that were welded together in Holleford Creek — just a 15-to-20-minute drive from the North Shore Road property. At the time, it was believed that MacPherson was shot to death at Gord’s Auto Body, a Westbrook area garage owned by Cameron.
Robert Shaw, then the president of the Kingston chapter of the Outlaws motorcycle gang, pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in the murder of MacPherson and was sentenced to three years in prison.

On Nov. 3, 1993, 65-year-old Viva Mack was found dead in her ground-floor apartment at 1508 Princess St., where she lived alone. Finn said the investigation suggests her death was the result of a home invasion and robbery.  Police have never released the circumstances of her death.
Henrietta Knight’s photo from the wall of the Kingston Police Major Crimes and Cold Case Unit at police headquarters in Kingston, Ont., on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Knight was beaten during a home invasion on June 2, 1995. She survived the initial attack, providing a statement and sketches of her attackers, but died five month later as a result of her injuries. Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network

Henrietta Knight was the victim of a violent home invasion on June 2, 1995. The 92-year-old lived in her Macdonnell Street home for more than 45 years when it was entered, she was tied up and beaten during the robbery. She survived the attack and spoke with investigators but died as a result of her injuries in November 1995.
“It’s rare in these investigations where we actually get to speak to our victim,” Finn said. “She was able to provide a statement and sketches [of the suspects].”

On March 30, 2002, Marion Joyce was found dead in her Meadowcrest Road home by her son. Finn said investigators determined the 74-year-old was murdered and possibly knew her killer, but they couldn’t say if it was targeted.
“Some of these families feel that we’ve failed them,” Finn said. “I don’t think we’ve completely failed them, but we’ve done our best and sometimes the results are what they are. I can assure you no detective wants to have an unsolved, cold case murder and to think about that for the rest of their life — and they do.”

As time passes, Finn hopes that anyone with information will finally come forward. It may be small and appear insignificant, but any piece of information can break a case.

“We can’t do it alone, never have been able to do it alone,” Cookman said. “It’s always the community rallying around its police service and helping.”

Hackett says that, for now, the families and the multiple investigators once assigned to the cases have no closure.

“Some of these cases are so close to being solved, in my opinion, that it’s scary.”

scrosier@postmedia.com

Twitter: @StephattheWhig

— With files from Postmedia Network

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General Discussion / Babysitter/ alleged sex offender
« on: May 30, 2019, 09:26:54 PM »
https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/edmonton-babysitter-facing-child-pornography-charges-1.4444592?fbclid=IwAR2DGUXzEYUHvFGIMq2yshUKr8pWFmb2o07Y65s-Yg1da_vhltXdtw6Mu1w

Edmonton babysitter facing child pornography charges

Colin Lee Betchuk, a part-time babysitter, was charged with possession of child pornography and is being investigated for sexually assaulting a minor. (EPS)
   
   
Diego Romero, Web Producer | CTV Edmonton


Published Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:14PM MDT
A 36-year-old man is facing child pornography charges and is being investigated for sexually assaulting a minor.

Colin Lee Betchuk was charged with possession of child pornography.

EPS believe there may be additional sexual assault victims.


Betchuk is a part-time babysitter and has previously posted his services online.

Police want to speak with anyone who has hired him as a babysitter.

EPS and the Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) are investigating.

Anyone with more information about Betchuk is asked to call EPS at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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https://globalnews.ca/news/4825048/missing-man-grande-cache-rcmp-pickup-truck/


Police are asking the public for tips after a pickup truck belonging to a missing 20-year-old man was discovered north of Grande Cache, Alta., without its driver.


According to the RCMP, Tommy Lance Harrington “was last believed to have been with his pickup” on Cinch Road, about 70 kilometres north of Grande Cache, at about 9 p.m. Saturday.


On Monday, police said the truck was found “stuck at that location” and “within sight of Highway 40.” It is not known if Harrington was picked up by someone in the area and he has not been in contact with anyone, police said.


“There is a general concern for Tommy’s safety and well-being,” the RCMP said. “If you have seen Tommy or have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Grande Cache RCMP.”

Harrington is about five-foot-eight and 145 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing jeans and a blue hoodie.

Anyone with information about Harrington’s whereabouts can contact the Grande Cache RCMP detachment at 780-827-3344. Tips can also be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.


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https://globalnews.ca/news/4824598/rcmp-search-for-missing-devon-woman-after-vehicle-abandoned/



The RCMP in Devon have issued a missing persons report for 25-year-old Kathleen Rose Ferraz-Duchesneau.


On Sunday at 11:10 p.m., police said Ferraz-Duchesneau’s vehicle was seen parked and running in the median between the north and southbound lanes of Highway 60, just south of the Devon Bridge.

Her family has not heard from her since that time and is actively coordinating search efforts in and around the river, according to her sister, Alexandra Ferraz.

Ferraz-Duchesneau is described as being 5’5″ and weighing 240 lbs. She has green eyes, blonde/brown hair and may have been wearing glasses.

RCMP say the missing woman may be wearing a purple jacket with white fur around the hood, as well as blue jeans.

Officers are concerned about her safety and well-being.

If you have seen Ferraz-Duchesneau or have any information on her whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Devon RCMP at 780-987-3414 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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General Discussion / Amber Alert OFF - Child found.
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:15:24 PM »
Good view of vehicle at link.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/amber-alert-issued-for-six-year-old-sask-girl-1.4096518


REGINA -- An Amber Alert was issued Sunday night for a six-year-old Saskatchewan girl who RCMP say was in the back of her family's SUV when it was stolen outside a strip mall in North Battleford.

Police said that Emma O'Keeffe is Caucasian, three-feet-six-inches tall, and weighs 44 pounds. She suffers from epilepsy and autism, and is non-verbal and unable to walk.

"I think any six-year-old that was taken against their will is definitely a risk," RCMP Corporal Rob King said. "This girl, given her medical conditions, is at higher risk."


 Amber alert vehicle
The suspect is believed to be driving a dark grey 2010, Mercedes Benz GL350 Bluetec SUV with Saskatchewan license plate 897 HMX. (RCMP)

RCMP said the vehicle was taken Sunday at around 5 p.m. after the girl's mother left it running and went into a business in the strip mall.

The girl was secured in a child seat in the back of the SUV and police said they don't believe she would be able to get out of the vehicle herself.

The suspect is believed to be driving a dark grey 2010, Mercedes Benz GL350 Bluetec SUV with Saskatchewan license plate 897 HMX.

Police said it's a case of an abduction by a stranger and there is no indication a family member is involved.

"This is a stolen SUV with a child in the back seat," King said. "This is not a parental abduction."

Emma has brown, jaw-length hair and was last seen wearing a navy-blue, long sleeve T-shirt, black jeans, pink socks and no shoes. She was also wearing a diaper.

Police said the girl requires medication every 12 hours and that missing a dose could lead to extreme medical distress.

There is no description of the suspect at this time and police said they don't know what direction the vehicle was headed. The Alert has been expanded beyond Saskatchewan to include Alberta and Manitoba.

Investigators contacted the vehicle's manufacturer to find out if it had GPS tracking, but were told it likely does not. They said it was something they were looking into further.

The SUV has a keyless entry system so police said that once the suspect shuts off the vehicle, it cannot be started again.

The vehicle is estimated to have had a half tank of gas.

Police said they are also reviewing any surveillance video that may be available.

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Debbie grab your stuff and run!

I have learned to pray again and my tears with every picture I see out of BC. The latest round were the pictures of a moose family surrounded by fire getting into the water (lake), and another mother deer calling out against a backdrop of huge flames and have to wonder if her baby made it out. Bears terrified and running but nowhere to run to. Then a heart touching photo of a rather ragged firefighter, holding a very frightened fawn in his arms.
Either dense smoke or flames hundreds feet high.
 
My heart just breaks!

I hope you all keep safe. My prayers for your safety. :( 

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General Discussion / Bruce McArthur's killing fields
« on: June 03, 2018, 04:42:06 PM »
Victim's pictures and other links at link below.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/mallory-canine-search-ends-1.4687132Forensic teams wrapped up their meticulous search of the apartment in mid-May. They collected around 1,800 exhibits and took around 18,000 photographs of the scene.

Toronto police say trove of evidence found in alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur's apartment
Lead investigator Det.-Sgt Hank Idsinga says his teams are now conducting follow-up investigations to determine if further property searches will be required.


McArthur is scheduled to make his next court appearance on June 22, two days after a judicial pretrial.

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General Discussion / A totally horrifying new terrorism ... Toronto
« on: April 25, 2018, 03:35:37 PM »
This is really very disturbing to say the least because it can happen anywhere and any time unless these groups are found and watched. What else can be done since people have so many rights to "free speech"? There is no forewarning when that speech goes into action!


http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-full-episode-1.4633051/why-some-incels-are-celebrating-accused-in-toronto-van-attack-1.4633057

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General Discussion / Suspected gangland killer Free in Calgary Ab
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:35:06 PM »
Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould's job was to bring changes to our justice system by way of adding more murder trial judges but recently I have read she was waiting ... for what, I cannot remember.

No justice for the victims of Nick Chan's crimes.

Snipped: See link for links to other articles and pictures.

   https://globalnews.ca/news/4149670/nick-chan-murder-charge-stayed/



Notorious Calgary gang leader Nick (Nicholas) Chan is a free man.

He was scheduled to stand trial in front of a jury this week. Instead, Justice Paul Jeffrey stayed three charges, including one count of first-degree murder.Chan has been released from custody.

In March 2016, Chan was acquitted of first-degree murder in connection with the Bolsa triple-murders.



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Three stabbing charges within 4 months, plus other violence related incidents and he is on bail. With promises to obey. Yep, we've heard that before. It was too good to be true when justice department said there would be changes. 

https://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/stabbing-suspect-released-bail-20180327

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