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Why are many people unwilling to provide tips to police that could solve a murder?

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General Discussion / OCTOBER 11TH - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
« on: September 21, 2014, 05:53:08 PM »
The United Nations has declared October 11th, International Day of The Girl Child.  Canada has been a leader in promoting this day at the United Nations.  The International Day of The Girl is an opportunity to raise awareness about the particular challenges that girls face and to take action.

What are some of the issues?

 In Canada:

•46% of school girls in Ontario report being the target of unwanted sexual comments or gestures in the last three months;
•Young women aged 15 - 19 years experience ten times the rate of dating violence than young men;
•Almost one in ten First Nations and Inuit teenage girls are parents.

Around the World:

•Preferential feeding of boys leads to malnutrition for girls, which has lasting physical and mental effects;
•Each year roughly two million girls between the ages of 5 and 15 are trafficked, sold or coerced into the sex trade.
 

 

 

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Missing Person to locate – Terrance Michael LANDON
Kelowna

File # 2014-29751
2014-07-22 14:53 PDT

Police are seeking public assistance in determining the whereabouts of a man last seen in December, 2013.

On June 8, 2014 the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a missing person from a campsite near James Lake. Terrance Michael LANDON had been living in a tent trailer on Crown land for several months and was building a small cabin in the woods there. The last known contact with LANDON was on December 26, 2013 and when a friend recently went to check on him, they found his vehicle and trailer there but could not locate him.

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue has conducted multiple area searches but LANDON has not been located.

LANDON is described as:

•Caucasian male
•57 years
•5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
•141 lbs (64 kg)
•brown hair
•brown eyes
•full, grey beard
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Terrance LANDON is urged to contact their local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Released by

Cst. Kris Clark

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
350 Doyle Ave, Kelowna V1Y 6V7
Office: 250-470-6361
Fax: 250-470-6348

Email: Kelowna_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=50&languageId=1&contentId=37750

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This update below was first posted on the Tim Bosma thread by eyeswideopen (thanks eyes).


http://www.annrbrocklehurst.com/2014/06/murder-or-suicide-the-investigation-into-the-death-of-wayne-millard.html

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Kelly Cook - Part #1 can be found at:

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=53.0

Kelly's thread has become very long and hard to navigate. In light of that, we have started a second thread. Please continue here....

Please keep in mind

It's clear that not all who post on this thread are/will be of the same opinion. That's to be expected, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. As members of this forum each of us is entitled to respectfully voice our own thoughts and opinions. That having been said, we have to accept that others are entitled the same. That's the way it is on any given thread. This one is no different. Sometimes we have to agree to disagree and move on.

**as a side note: I've been told a few times by different members that they no longer attempt to post on this thread due to the fact that they are aware of the scrutiny and criticism that they feel they will be subjecting themselves to. IMO that is unacceptable.  Every effort and contribution is valued.



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Real Name: Jacqueline McAllister and Brian Major
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Blind River, Ontario
Date: June 28, 1991

Case

Details: On June 28, 1991, Gordon McAllister, 62, and his wife of thirty-nine years, Jacqueline, 59, were asleep at the rest stop in Blind River, Ontario, when at 12:55 AM, a man claiming to be a police officer knocked on their door. When Jackie opened the door, the man had two guns with him and demanded all of their money and valuables. He then shot them as well. Gordon was able to jump out of the motor home and hide under it. At around that same time, Brian Major, 29, arrived at the rest stop and was also shot by the gunman. He then got into his van and drove off. Gordon tried to get help, but Jackie was already dead, along with Brian. Gordon was wounded, but survived. A witness later came forward claiming that the gunman nearly hit their car shortly after he left the rest stop. Gordon helped police make a computer composite of his wife's killer. However, the murders remain unsolved.

Suspects: Gordon described his wife's murderer to police as 5' 10" with a slight build, long stringy blonde hair, and approximately 30 years old. He has never been identified.

Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the March 10, 1993 episode (Unsolved Mysteries).

Results: Unresolved. On Feb 14, 2012, Gordon passed away without ever seeing his wife's killer charged. In 1999, a suspect named Ronald West was named in the case. He is currently in prison serving time for two unrelated murders, but has never been charged with the Blind River Murders.

http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Jacqueline_McAllister_and_Brian_Major

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General Discussion / Spammers
« on: November 24, 2013, 05:57:02 PM »
Hi everyone,

For some reason we have been hit by an unusual amount of spammers over the last couple of days. There have been many user accounts set up and some of these 'members' have started threads. These are being posted in another language and all of them contain links. If you happen to come across one of these posts do not open any of the links as they could contain viruses.

I have sent a message to Chris, as he takes care of the technical end of things and will likely have to change some of the settings. Until which time that is done, I will continue to remove the threads/members as I see them.

Thanks,
Debbie

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Search resumes for Lorraine Roach 58-year-old woman missing since May 11

Todd Vandonk | May 24, 2013 - 9:19 AM 


(SELWYN) It has been 12 days since Lorraine Roach was last seen.

The ground search for the 58-year-old woman continued Thursday (May 23) after the search was suspended Wednesday (May 22) as Peterborough County OPP interviewed possible witnesses.

The command post was set up on Lily Lake Road Thursday morning and and members of the Central East Region OPP Emergency Response Team retraced their steps.

“As far as I know, they initiated the search again and they searched the area around where the vehicle was located and they broke off into grids,” explains Constable Iain McEwan.

Ms Roach was last seen when she left her Hilliard Street home at approximately 1:30 a.m. May 11. The 58-year-old woman was reported missing three days later.

Her Pontiac Montana van was found the same day near the access point to the Trans Canada Trail on Akinson Road. OPP have been scouring the area ever since with helicopters, the K-9 unit, all-terrain vehicles and a canoe, searching heavily-wooded areas and bodies of water.

“As long as information comes in, they will continue to search,” adds Const. McEwan.

He says police are still looking for the public’s assistance.

“There has to be someone out there that has seen her,” Const. McEwan says.
Despite many requests from Peterborough This Week the family has declined to comment on Ms Roach’s disappearance.

Ms Roach is described as 5-feet 4-inches tall with dark hair and brown eyes, She wa wearing a three-quarter length pleated coat and a pink sweater.

http://www.mykawartha.com/news/article/1621919--search-resumes-for-lorraine-roach

click to enlarge picture

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Police search for missing Halifax woman
Reita Louise Jordan, 34, last seen March 19 in Halifax

CBC News Posted: Apr 5, 2013 7:08 PM AT Last Updated: Apr 5, 2013 8:23 PM AT
 
 
Police are trying to find a Halifax woman was last seen more than two weeks ago.

Police said 34-year-old Reita Louise Jordan disappeared after seeing friends on March 19.

She’s described as 5’6”, 123 lbs. Jordan’s hair is dark, and at a medium length. Police said she often wears hoop earrings.

Jordan also has several tattoos: a heart on her left bicep, a heart on her left chest and a tribal tattoo on her ankle.

Anyone who may have seen Jordan is asked to contact the RCMP.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/04/05/ns-reita-jordan-missing.html

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Have You Seen Delvin D’Arcy?
Fraser Lake

File # 2013-123
2013-02-23 18:13 PST


Fraser Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man from Fort Fraser B.C.

55 year old Delvin D’Arcy was last seen on February 13th, 2013. Friends and Family have not heard from him since that time. Mr. D’Arcy has family in Ontario and therefore he may be traveling, though he has made no mention of traveling to friends or family.

Delvin James D’Arcy is described as;

55 years old
5’8 tall
210 – 220 Lbs
Blue Eyes
Grey Hair
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green jacket and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information about Delvin D’Arcy’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Fraser Lake RCMP at (250) 699-7777 or call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Released by

Cst. Lesley Smith

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George B.C. V2M 7E7
Office: (250) 561-3166

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

http://fraserlake.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=1017&languageId=1&contentId=29178

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Family pleas for information after Surrey mom beaten to death
 
By Elaine O'Connor, The Province February 21, 2013 2:13 PM


A street-involved Surrey woman who was brutally beaten and left for dead two months ago in Surrey was a mother of three whose struggle with mental illness led her to the streets, police revealed Thursday.

Janice Shore was found bloodied, unconscious, and half-clothed in an alley near 104th Avenue and 135A Street on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 2. She died this week.

“Janice Shore was somebody’s sister, somebody’s mother and somebody’s daughter,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said a press conference Thursday.

“We are hoping that anyone with information at this point that has not spoken to police will contact us as soon as possible ... our main goal right now is to solve this crime.”

Police confirmed Shore was involved in “high-risk activities” at the time of her death, such as drug and alcohol use and street sex work. However, Paquet would not get more specific about which activities Shore was involved in. He stressed police were holding back some information for investigational purposes.

He would not reveal whether she had been sexually assaulted or whether a weapon had been used.

He did say police had warned others involved in those lifestyles in the area about the assault on Shore.

The 45-year-old was also not technically homeless, police clarified. She was “attached to a residence,” but was known to frequent homeless social agencies.

She died of her extensive injuries — including head injuries, facial fractures and broken bones — on Feb. 18. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case.

IHIT Cpl. Bari Emam read a statement from Shore’s family. In it, the family outlined how Shore’s life had taken a wrong turn.

“Janice battled with mental health issues most of her life. However, she did not deserve to die in such a way,” they wrote.

“Although distanced from most of her family for many years and living a life which may have ultimately led to her tragic death, Janice was still a member of our family whose death we are grieving.”

Shore’s family, which includes two brothers, a sister and three adult children, have asked for privacy to grieve.

Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Shore was known to visit the Surrey Urban Mission at 104th Avenue and 134th Street.

She was found by local resident Ken Smith, 51, who was walking through a vacant lot nearby when he saw her lying in blood behind a tire shop pleading for help.

Despite the fact they had shared meals together at the Mission, she was so badly beaten that Smith didn’t recognize her.

eoconnor@theprovince.com

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Homeless+Surrey+woman+dies+after+brutal+December/7996794/story.html

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General Discussion / The Gun Control Issue - Opinions?
« on: December 14, 2012, 12:01:43 PM »
This topic has been started in light of the recent school shooting and the public outcry that has followed. 

Please post comments pertaining to gun control on this thread.

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Another case where DNA was used to identify a person who had been missing for a very long time. This lady went missing 37 years ago.

DNA confirms body found by highway is woman missing since 1975

DNA confirmation was recent

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com
Posted: Friday, Nov. 02, 2012


Priscilla Blevins was a studious, pretty woman who’d studied Spanish at Wake Forest University, taught English in Bogota, Colombia, and wanted to be a translator for the United Nations. She disappeared without a trace shortly after Independence Day in 1975.

Now, police say they have solved the 37-year-old missing persons case thanks to a persistent family and a swab of DNA collected at a Winston-Salem bookstore.

It’s the oldest missing persons case the unit has solved, said Det. Lee Tuttle, the lead investigator who added that police still don’t know how Blevins died.

Blevins was last seen alive by her roommate at their apartment on Tyvola Road near South Boulevard. Her younger sister, Cathy Blevins Howe, who lived in Arizona at the time, still vividly remembers the long-distance phone call from her worried parents saying her older sister couldn’t be found.

As the years ticked by, the Blevins family stayed in constant contact with Charlotte police, urging them to find their daughter. But investigators had exhausted all leads.

They never knew that a woman’s body was discovered 10 years later in Haywood County, near the Tennessee-North Carolina border, roughly 150 miles from Blevins’ apartment. Unidentified, it was shipped to the chief medical examiner’s office in Chapel Hill in 1985. No one knew it was Blevins.

As her parents aged, Howe continued the search for her older sister.

“As I got older and had a daughter of my own, my curiosity about this continued and it just never let up,” she said. “I just decided that I wanted to see what I could find out.”

She called CMPD’s missing persons team in 2000. Tuttle, a 20-year-veteran of the department, who is also from Winston-Salem, called her back. Over time, he found an article about Blevins’ disappearance written in 1978. He also contacted a private detective who’d been hired by the family to find Blevins.

But the key to cracking the case would be newer investigative methods.

For the past five years, the N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office has collected DNA from unidentified bodies and entered them into the FBI’s national DNA database, in Quantico, Va., Tuttle said.

During that time, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have also been collecting DNA from family members, which can help identify human remains.

Tuttle met Howe at a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Winston-Salem. They had coffee, chatted about the case, then he had Howe run a cotton swab against the inside of her cheek. The DNA from that drop of saliva was sent to the FBI’s lab and entered into the national database.

Matching the DNA is not a quick process, especially in a 30-year-old missing persons case. Other cases, especially those awaiting prosecution, are often prioritized.

Two weeks ago – three years after putting Howe’s DNA in the database – Tuttle’s phone rang “out of the blue,” he said. Howe’s DNA matched DNA from another sample in the system.

The body at the medical examiner’s office was Priscilla Blevins.

Howe was equally surprised by his knock on the door the next day.

Now she’s planning a homecoming of sorts for her sister – a memorial ceremony at Wake Forest University, and a burial in the family plot.

“I have friends who scarcely know that I had a sister,” Howe said. “Now I get to scream it from the rooftops in a way that I couldn’t comfortably do before.”

Tuttle said the department will close one of its oldest missing persons cases. Authorities in Haywood will try to determine how Blevins died.

He hopes Blevins’ story encourages families of missing people to not give up hope.
Staff writer Maria David and The Winston-Salem Journal contributed.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/11/02/3637127/police-solve-charlotte-1975-missing.html

Priscilla Ann Blevins is pictured in this family photo from her high school graduation. Winston-Salem Journal -- Courtesy the family

 

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Calgary / Body found in Bow River
« on: November 12, 2012, 01:30:34 PM »
Body found in Bow River

12/11/2012 1:56:00 PM
CTV Calgary
 
Police are investigating after a body was found in the river by a passerby.

Emergency crews were called at about 10:00 a.m. on Monday for reports of a body in the Bow River near the Langevin Bridge.

The Calgary Fire Department launched a boat to retrieve the body and brought it to the north bank of the river.

Emergency crews believe that the body is that of a woman in her 30s.

There is no word yet on the woman's identity or cause of death.

http://news.sympatico.ctvnews.ca/local/ab/body_found_in_bow_river/c6758629

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Missing person David Anthony Klammer

Revelstoke
File # 2012-3616
2012-11-07 09:15 PST


On October 8, 2012 thirty-nine year old David Anthony Klammer left his parents residence in Saskatchewan in his White 2003 Subaru Impreza. David was expected to be returning home in White Rock, BC, but has yet to arrive. David was reported missing by his family on October 21, 2012.

On October 26, 2012 a backpack, believed to be David's was found in the brush along a logging road referred to as, twelve mile, South of Revelstoke, BC.

On November 5, 2012 David's vehicle was found to be parked on the logging road at the end of twelve mile. RCMP Air Services conducted a search of the twelve mile area with negative results.

As of November 6, 2012 Search and Rescue are in the process of conducting a ground search. David Klammer is described as a Caucasian male, 188cm (6'2), 89kg (196lb), brown hair with blue eyes. David could possibly be wearing a brown leather jacket with a brown hoodie.

If you have seen David Klammer, or have any information about David Klammer that would assist the  RCMP, we ask you to please contact the Revelstoke Detachment at, 250-837-5255.
 


Cpl Thomas Blakney

Revelstoke RCMP Detachment

Released by

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk

Senior Media Relations Officer
South East District
1168 Main Street, Penticton B.C. V2A-5E8
Office: (250) 492-4300
Cell: (250) 863-7433
Fax: (250) 492-4851

Email: dan.moskaluk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

http://revelstoke.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=503&languageId=1&contentId=27704

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A garden of tears: the murder of Kathryn-Mary Herbert

A casefile of events and story related to the 1975 murder of Kathryn Mary Herbert (Sutton).

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