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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


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

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
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
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!

General Discussion / A 2018 look at several cold cases by detectives
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:18:23 AM »

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.”

Twitter: @StephattheWhig

— With files from Postmedia Network

Cold cases report in 2018.

Long article snipped for the case of Jeffrey.

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.”

Edmonton / Re: Missing - Nadia Atwi - age 32 - Edmonton ab
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:51:01 PM »
50,000. dollar reward posted by Nadia's family for any information regarding Nadia.

Family of Nadia Atwi post $50K reward one year after her disappearance

'We’re frozen in one spot and Nadia is still missing,' Atwi's mother says
CBC News · Posted: Dec 08, 2018 7:46 PM MT | Last Updated: December 8, 2018

Nadia Atwi went missing a year ago. Her mother, Salwa Atwi, says her family is offering a $50,000 reward for information that helps locate her daughter. (Gabrielle Brown/CBC)
A year has passed since Edmonton woman Nadia Atwi went missing, but her family says time has stood still. 

Her mother, Salwa Atwi, doesn't know any more about her daughter's disappearance than she did last December.

"Every day you go to bed not knowing what happened. Your brain is going all day. We're still in the same circle and we did not move one step forward," she said.

"We're frozen in one spot and Nadia is still missing."

Nadia Atwi went missing on Dec. 8. Her car was found in Rundle Park later that afternoon, but few details about the case have come to light since. (Gabrielle Brown/CBC)
On Saturday, the family marked a year since Nadia's disappearance by posting a $50,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.

"Just think about your mom, your sister, your daughter, your friends," Salwa said. "Please help us solve this mystery and get Nadia back to her family."

General Discussion / Babysitter/ alleged sex offender
« on: May 30, 2019, 09:26:54 PM »

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.

Someone gets paid under the table and things go quiet. It happened in the Picton case. The retired RCMP member who worked on his own as a detective on Highway 16 murders even said pressure was on him to "quit" ruffling feathers. I also agree with Mr. Buziak.

ITA Cape. British Columbia is big on money laundering and crime. The police have to watch whose feet they step on and Mr. Buziak is the lesser of their worries. So sad that lives don't matter.

Solved Cases / Re: Cindy Gladue - death 2011
« on: May 24, 2019, 04:12:26 PM »
Bradley Barton to be tried in Supreme Court for manslaughter.

The Canadian Press
Published Friday, May 24, 2019 5:37AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, May 24, 2019 12:17PM MDT
The Supreme Court of Canada says Ontario trucker Bradley Barton should be retried for manslaughter, but not murder, in the case of Cindy Gladue, who bled to death in the bathroom of his Edmonton motel room.

In a 4-3 decision today, the high court says evidence about sexual history was mishandled at the original trial that led to Barton's acquittal on a charge of first-degree murder.

Barton acknowledged hiring Cindy Gladue for sex in 2011 and claimed the severe injury to her vaginal wall that caused her death was an accident that took place during rough but consensual activity.

The Crown argued that Barton intentionally wounded Gladue and was guilty of first-degree murder or, at the very least, manslaughter, because the 36-year-old Metis woman had not consented to the activity.

Barton was found not guilty by a jury that repeatedly heard references to Gladue as a "prostitute" and a "native. The Alberta Court of Appeal set aside the acquittal and ordered a new trial for first-degree murder.

A majority of the Supreme Court says Barton's new trial should be restricted to the offence of manslaughter, as the procedural errors at the original trial did not taint the jury's finding on the question of murder. The minority said he should be retried with both manslaughter and murder as possible verdicts.

"When Indigenous women are brought in as victims to many of these kinds of incidents ... they're often perceived almost like they're the criminal and that they have to defend themselves, and Cindy, in her death, couldn't defend herself. So we're grateful that there's going to be some seeking justice for Cindy and her family," said Melanie Omeniho, the president of Women of the Metis Nation, who was at the court for the decision.

It's not uncommon for cases involving the deaths of Indigenous women to go through multiple appeals and retrials, she said, as difficult as that is for victims' families.

Also there for the verdict was Qajaq Robinson, a commissioner in the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women, which is due to report in early June.

"I think it's a step forward that the court has recognized that in cases of sexual assaults involving Indigenous women and girls, that there's an obligation on courts, on judges, to be gatekeepers -- to ensure that bias, prejudice, racism and sexism to do not form part of the evidence, are not what juries and judges rely on to make their decisions," she said. "This is a big step forward."

She agreed with Omeniho that women who encounter the criminal-justice system often feel reduced to stereotypes and that "they do not get the justice that other Canadians get from the system."

Two experts testifying at the original trial for the Crown said the 11-centimetre cut in Gladue's vaginal wall was caused by a sharp instrument. A defence expert said the injury was a laceration that resulted from blunt-force trauma.

Barton, who hired Gladue for two nights of sex, testified that he put his fist in her vagina on both occasions, but on the second night she started bleeding.

Barton said when he woke up the next morning he found Gladue dead in the bathtub.

In its decision, the Supreme Court says the trial judge failed to apply provisions in the law that limit the extent to which an alleged victim's sexual history can be discussed during proceedings.

It says these provisions should have been followed before introduction of evidence about Gladue's sexual activity with Barton on the first night.

If any of the evidence had then been deemed admissible, careful instruction by the trial judge was essential to ensure the jury understood the permissible uses of that evidence, the Supreme Court adds.

Thank you for the information Jamesmusslewhite. Well it appears to me that this case probably never will come to trial, given all what has happened so far.
Problems finding defence witnesses or problems finding those who will perjure themselves I wonder.
Prosecuting judges have a short life span/likely fear to continue.

Other Alberta Locations / Re: Lyle and Marie McCann part 2
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:17:04 AM »

Convicted killer Travis Vader's bid for a new trial has been rejected by the Court of Appeal of Alberta.

"Based on the facts as he found them, the trial judge was ultimately correct in convicting the appellant of manslaughter," the appeal court said in a judgment released Friday.

"We see no prejudice having befallen the appellant as a consequence of the trial judge's analysis, and no benefit in a retrial to test again whether the appellant should have been convicted of manslaughter, in the robbery killings of the McCanns."

Vader's lawyer, Brian Beresh, said he plans to seek leave to appeal Friday's judgment to the Supreme Court of Canada.

"This is not the end of the road," Beresh told reporters Friday.

"There will be leave sought from the Supreme Court of Canada. We think the issues were wrongly decided by the Court of Appeal. We think that the issues that we raised are of national importance and should be heard and determined by the highest court in this land."

In January 2017, Vader was sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter in the deaths of St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie McCann.

Last November, lawyers for Vader appeared before the appeal court to argue he should get a new trial on grounds that a number of errors were made during his original trial.

They argued that the trial took too long. They said his convictions should be stayed.

Vader, now 47, was originally convicted of two counts of second-degree murder.

But after it was discovered that Court of Queen's Bench Justice Denny Thomas had relied on a section of the Criminal Code that had been ruled unconstitutional, Thomas downgraded the convictions to manslaughter.

The McCanns, who were in their late 70s, vanished in 2010 after leaving their home to go camping in British Columbia. Their bodies have not been found.

Their son, Bret McCann, said Friday it's still important for the family that their remains be located. It's also important for Vader to reveal that information, he said.

"He's got to say where are the bodies of my parents," McCann said. "Acknowledging his guilt is critical, I think, to his rehabilitation. So I'm hopeful, not optimistic, that this decision today will encourage him to start acknowledging his guilt.

"It's still very important to our family that he says what happened to my parents."

Lawyers seek new trial for Travis Vader in deaths of missing Alberta couple
'Terrifying for all Canadians': Travis Vader gets life sentence for killing elderly Alberta couple
CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices|About CBC News

Very long article snipped (just most recent copied). Please see url for more.

It’s been seven years since Amber Alyssa Tuccaro disappeared from Nisku, Alta.

Now, her loved ones say they are planning to increase the $5,000 reward they’re offering for new information that could help solve her murder.

“(The reward has) been there before but now we’re going to up it, we just haven’t set the amount yet,” Paul Tuccaro, Amber Tuccaro’s brother, told reporters on Monday. “Because now, with this inquiry, it’s going to be getting more press and so now, hopefully, my sister’s name will be in the news again.”

Tuccaro said he can’t yet say by how much the reward will be increased but added it was coming out of the pockets of his family and the community.

He said he came to Edmonton from Fort Chipewyan this week to meet with officials with Canada’s inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Edmonton hearings don’t take place until November but the inquiry is holding a community meeting in Alberta’s capital this week.

Paul Tuccaro, whose sister Amber Alyssa Tuccaro disappeared from Nisku, Alta. In 2010, said he came to Edmonton from Fort Chipewyan this week to meet with officials with Canada’s inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Late Monday afternoon, Tuccaro’s brother held a news conference in Edmonton.

It’s been seven years since Amber Alyssa Tuccaro disappeared from Nisku, Alta. Now, her loved ones say they are planning to increase the $5,000 reward they’re offering for new information that could help solve her murder.

Last month, the family launched a social media campaign and started a Justice for Amber Facebook page to continue raising awareness about her case.

“You know, they hung on to the tape for as long as they did and not release it… Where’s their priorities?” Tuccaro asked. “If they would have had that tape, released it – or if the process.. that’s supposed to be followed was followed, not just pushed aside, maybe things would have been different.”

In March 2014, an RCMP spokesperson said she “recognizes initial elements of the investigation were mishandled.”

“The RCMP missing persons unit along with new policies and procedures were created because of the Amber Tuccaro file and other factors learned over the course of other investigations,” Sgt. Josee Valiquette said at the time.

Tuccaro said Canada’s inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has been difficult for his family, particularly with the mounting number of people involved with the inquiry who have resigned.

“It’s been mentally draining because when you talk to the inquiry, you talk to (so) many different people,” he said, adding he has been told the inquiry may not include his sister’s death.

“We were told that because my sister’s case is ongoing that her story might not be included in the inquiry,” he said. “And we’re like, ‘Well, why not?’

“It upsets the whole family because you get all these women that are missing, and the majority of them, the cases are ongoing, but yet they’re included. But yet, (with) my sister, they said they had to check with their legal team to see if she could be included.”

This summer, the commission has heard from family members of missing and murdered women who say they have lost faith in the process, which is expected to take at least two years and cost $53.8 million.

In an open letter released earlier this month, some families called on the commission to start over from the beginning because of the resignation of one of the commissioners in July. The commissioners have said they are moving ahead with their work.

Tuccaro said his family is still hopeful the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will yield results but that he is also considering other steps if it doesn’t.

“(We’ll) see what happens with the inquiry and then… there’s been talk of our family with other families starting our own inquiry.

“The biggest thing is we owe it to my sister and to all the other women that went missing. They’re all First Nation and it seems like… everybody’s got families, all these women and girls they all have families… we’re not going to go anywhere. We owe it to my sister.”


Missing Devon woman found deceased
Kathleen Rose Ferraz-Duchesneau

Alex Antoneshyn, Web Reporter | CTV Edmonton


Published Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:40AM MDT
Police have found the body of an Alberta woman who was reported missing in January after her vehicle was located empty and running near a highway.

RCMP said they are no longer seeking public information regarding 25-year-old Kathleen Rose Ferraz-Duchesneau.

Her body was recovered from the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton on Thursday.

Ferraz-Duchesneau’s vehicle was found in the median south of the bridge near Devon, Alta., on Jan. 6. Friends, family and the community searched the area in the days following her disappearance.

The trial is still on-going. The judge had retired so the case was but on hold. Unfortunately the judge was later assassinated by two thugs on a bike in front of a local restaurant. There was a new judge (a female) assigned to the court and the defense was suppose to present the firsts of their witnesses. Each of those hearing dates, for various reasons, were rescheduled for later dates. That newly appointed female I was told has left, for what reason I do not know. Nor do I know when a new replacement will be assigned to the court. Once the replacement judge has been assigned and hearing dates rescheduled, then I will update this thread.

I wonder if there are  some very powerful people, who do not want this trial to go forward?


Wow! I just caught this now as I wasn't around very much last year. However, Jellybean, I immediately had the same thoughts as you.
So no further news on trial dates.

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