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Roslever:  Thanks for the post giving the string of events.

It is interesting that he spent a week-end on an island with NEW friends.  Were these University friends ? What if anything is known about them?


always have Kenley's case on my mind....  we have to keep digging and spreading!
Has anyone heard anything about the delay with Ron Lamothe and the "missing Kenley" story that was to be released by now.  I heard that the Police in Wolfville, N.S. are not assisting with the story or investigation at all.  I also heard that  there is some new information that the investigators have uncovered but the Police will not following up on any of this new info.   I think that this man's family have waited long enough for answers.  If anyone knows anything further, could you please update Kenley's profile here.  Thanks.

Last I read on his FB page, LE wouldn't give access to Kenley's file.

Allan Kenley Matheson - Missing Person added 2 new photos. January 8, 2016

After watching Making a Murderer on Netflix it really shows the difference between the two legal systems in Canada and the USA. I am still waiting to be assigned an investigator from the Information Commissioner of Canada (see attached letter). On October 15th, (after I sent in my appeal in August) after being officially told I could NOT have access to any of Kenley's files I was told I would be assigned an investigator to help with my appeal against the RCMP. I have not heard one peep since this time; contacted them yesterday and was told they work on a triage system.

If you saw Making a Murderer and the access they had to depositions, video, statements, etc. it is truly unbelievable to me and their case was regarding a MURDER trial! Our information request is just about statements that were made in the weeks after my own brother's disappearance. I believe the RCMP are hiding behind the Access to Information Act - Privacy Act to somehow protect themselves. Shouldn't they be trying to help Kenley and his case in any way they can???? We have this amazing opportunity where a documentary filmmaker is willing to put in the TIME and has the HEART and determination to carry this out, but he has nothing to build on. Can you imagine Making a Murderer without all the evidence provided to the filmmakers? It blew my mind as I was watching the documentary on Netflix. If Ron knew the red tape he would encounter when he started Missing Kenley I am sure he would have thought twice. It would be like asking you to write a book about World War II but you cannot look at any books, documents, film footage from the war. You only have one War veteran and his buddies to draw information from. The documentary filmmakers in Making a Murderer WERE trying to show the ineptitude and downright corruption within the police force. This is NOT something we were ever trying to do, but it sure seems suspicious when we are completely BLOCKED from Kenley?s information. Why is everything so protected? For whose protection may I ask?

Doesn?t it make you wonder WHY the RCMP and Canadian government are not cooperating in any way they can? I know for a fact that if it was their family member missing there would be rules bent and broken to accommodate any requests. Seriously what harm can come from us seeing these files and in my initial request I only asked for three things which involved statements from people directly involved (INCLUDING MY OWN STATEMENT!!!).
Do you also know there is a statute of limitations which is 20 years? Let me do this math?2016 ? 20 years = 1996. So that means that anything regarding from when he went missing in 1992 to 1996 should be readily available.
and just in case the link disappears (as usually happens with time) here is the age progression sketch of what Kenley might look like today:  and snip-it of the article.

Kenley's web site has been updated. I found a few more articles, added them to his site too along with the sketch. This way if the articles go offline, they'll still be available on his site. If anyone happens to catch an article they'd like added there, please let me know.

Reward. In 2012, the case was added to the Nova Scotia Department of Justice?s Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 902-679-5561, or contact Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637

quote Capeheart:

But I always felt he did not leave, because his sister was going to the same college. The thing is, this was a new school term. I always thought maybe there was a hazing ceremony that went on or some alcohol that was consumed or something that caused something awful to happen. We see that many times in colleges now, young people dying of alcoholic poisoning. So sad, because they don't know the dangers of alcohol. I do hope they keep this case alive also, there should have been answers long before now. I mean this is only a small town, where could someone disappear, only if someone wanted them to!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o

This is possible - he may have been grabbed and forcibly fed liquor.  Students do not like "nerds" = serious students.  There are such bullies on campuses.

I believe he went missing on the Saturday, and the witness seeing him on the main street was mistaken.  Unless - they stopped to talk to him - then that would give some weight to the witness.


September 20, 1992, the last time his sister saw him was a Sunday. If you go to the articles on his website,

N.S. RCMP release age progression sketch of student who disappeared in 1992 - Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:56PM ADT
Police say Matheson was seen by his sister and others on campus at Crowell Tower on Sept. 20, and was seen by a friend walking on Main Street in Wolfville the next day.

Police say he has had no contact with family members or friends, and there has been no activity on his bank account, since Sept. 21, 1992.

The loss of a son and brother cost an entire family their lives - July 15, 2012
We had arrived at Acadia around Labour Day that year, Sept. 7. We had a few days of student orientation before classes started. Kenley was apprehensive about the frosh activities and anything to do with initiation. Being two years older than most of the other first year students he took the chance to escape the first weekend with some new friends. They went to a place near Lunenburg called Corkum?s Island.

He returned from the South Shore safe and sound on Sunday, Sept. 13.

We went to classes the first full week and saw each other several times. It seemed like a good start. I had to go to Halifax the following weekend and there was a big party at his residence on Saturday night.

Upon my return from Halifax on Sunday, I went to see him around 4 p.m. He was in his room, slightly withdrawn, perhaps due to the festivities the night before. We planned to get together the next night to work on our calculus.

He had only been at Acadia for about 13 days.

Maritime Unsolved Crime Allen Kenley Matheson
Mr. Matheson traveled with some new friends to Corkum?s Island, Lunenburg County, NS, for the weekend. Mr. Matheson returned to Acadia for the upcoming week and on Saturday, September 19,1992, he attended a party on campus.

Mr. Matheson was seen by his sister and others at Crowell Tower (Acadia University) on September 20, 1992. On September 21, 1992, it is reported that he was seen by a friend walking on Main Street in Wolfville, NS.

Barrie / Re: Christine Jessop - October 3, 1984 - Age 9 - Murdered - Queensville
« Last post by jobo on September 25, 2017, 04:45:30 AM »
It was a neighbour walking his dog, that found Christine's body.  That neighbour lived on Simcoe St (county Rd #2) the back of his property backed onto the trailer property.
General Discussion / Re: Amber Alert Quebec now suspended - elderly man now found deceased
« Last post by Sap1 on September 25, 2017, 12:36:14 AM »
It's possible he was in the army but I didn't read that anywhere. Could be PTSD then if he had been in active combat.

In articles neighbors were quoted as saying they were a happy family at some time. He played a lot with his son outside. He also worked on documentaries on missing person's so he had a good heart. So I could see PTSD ruining his family life and then if he lost his son, well if the mother had most custody.

On CBC they also claimed that Yvon Lacasse was murdered so he's down for a 2 count. Poor little boy that will be without both parents now. I hope there are uncles and aunts/grandparents for him.

eta: Sounds like this man was a mixture of compassion to control freak and a loose cannon.

St?phan Parent, a filmmaker who worked with the man arrested in Ontario for the kidnapping of a six-year-old boy, and who knew the man and his wife well, said no one could have predicted the tragic events even if everyone in the couple?s circle hoped their unhealthy relationship would end.

The day before the boy?s mother was killed, Parent spoke to the father whose actions sparked an Amber Alert that had police in two provinces on his trail.

?He was going to couples therapy. The next day, I didn?t hear from him. When the Amber Alert appeared, I tried to reach him, but to no avail,? said Parent, adding he would never have imagined his friend capable of such a thing.

?I never saw him hit his son or his wife. Yes, he could be impulsive and yell. He could hit the counter, but to commit a murder? Never!? he said in shock and disbelief.

Parent said the relationship between the suspect and his wife was unbearable, however. ?Everyone would tell them, whether on his side or hers, to get out of this relationship,? he said. According to him, the Direction de la protection de la jeunesse (Quebec?s youth protection agency) had become involved in the family?s problems.

The couple had separated ?at least five times,? Parent said. The father, who worked for an extermination company, had even left the house to stay with his parents. He was not isolated, however, and could confide in his parents, his brother and his friend. He was also seeing a psychotherapist.

No morbid fascination

Contrary to some media reports, the 41-year-old man was not obsessed with stories of murder and kidnapping, Parent said.

?He was fascinated by the world of cinema. He had studied film and wanted to work in the film milieu. If I had done comedy or science fiction, he would still have worked with me,? Parent said.

The filmmaker explained the suspect could not even read an autopsy report or police report.

?When we did re-enactments, it was all staged, but he would have tears in his eyes. He would say he couldn?t believe people could do that and he would cry,? Parent said, adding he had also seen him cry with the victims? families as they shared their stories.

That?s why Parent feels profoundly betrayed after the events of last Thursday and Friday.

?For years, I?ve been meeting victims? families, we?re tracking down murderers, and denouncing these things in public. He?s giving the finger to me and all these victims? families with whom we?ve worked. He went over to the other side of the fence ? it?s surreal,? said Parent, who gave his friend a producer credit.

A great manipulator

What Parent can?t understand is how the person who sparked a search that ended in Ontario could be nice and helpful but also a manipulator. Parent had even begun to distance himself from his longtime friend after having seen changes in his behaviour.

?When I see the timeline of events, to see everything he put his son through instead of leaving him somewhere ? he?s only thinking of himself; he?s only thinking of his own welfare. He was always trying to force people into doing something for his own benefit,? he said.

?I had said to his wife that I understood her because what she went through at home, I was going through professionally,? said Parent, who made documentaries on the C?drika Provencher case and the disappearance of seven children in 1984.

Parent doesn?t know whether he?ll follow the details of the trial to come.

He said he?s worried for the children affected by these events. He said he is also questioning all his work, because he doesn?t think he is able to continue dealing with cases involving murders or kidnappings.

Ugo Gigu?re, Presse Canadienne
Barrie / Re: Christine Jessop - October 3, 1984 - Age 9 - Murdered - Queensville
« Last post by Snively on September 24, 2017, 11:49:25 AM »
It wouldn't surprise me if it was simply a case of someone asking about the trailer and being told it was only used on weekends.  It could be people walking their dog, kids on dirt bikes, hunters, or somebody working in the area.  It would be interesting to find out who was doing work in the area over the past year.  Everybody from road crews to utility crews to developers to construction crews to people picking up corn and hay to people hired to clean out lots. 

I do know the company James' worked for did lot clearings all around Durham and York Region, but the police have lost those records.
General Discussion / Re: Does This Sound Right?
« Last post by Long Gone on September 24, 2017, 06:45:27 AM »

Husband slain in FLQ robbery, but widow gets nothing; still angry 53 years later
NEWS Sep 10, 2017 by Tim Kelly  Markham Economist & Sun

More than 53 years have passed, and the 87-year-old still wakes up at night in a panic, her eyes watering.

It was supposed to be another routine Saturday on Aug. 29, 1964, when Alfred Pinisch went into his job at International Firearms in Montreal, with wife Shirley and sons Richard and Peter at home.

And everything went as planned until just before closing time at 5 p.m. Then, disaster.

At least six members of the fledgling Quebec separatist terrorist group, the Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ), entered International Firearms intent on stealing guns. The men quickly killed the company's vice-president Leslie McWilliams, 58, and lined up the other employees to kill them, too, but Pinisch, 36, was able to run downstairs where he pushed another employee out a window telling him to find a police officer. Pinisch grabbed a rifle intending to confront his captors and ran back upstairs. When he got to the main level he was met by officers coming through the door. Pinisch yelled, "Don't shoot, I'm an employee!" But in the confusion, an officer who thought he was one of the terrorists shot him in the neck, killing him.

Shirley Pinisch remembers getting that call from International Firearms.

"We had an accident here.?

?What happened??

"It involved your husband."

"Is he hurt? Is he hurt?"

"Mrs. Pinisch, Mrs. Pinisch, calm down!"
"Why don't you tell me? God, he couldn't be dead."


She remembers little of what happened next except for a harrowing scene several days later ? and its aftermath.

"There was a man in a grey suit outside at the funeral, he was stamping his feet on the ground and he was screaming and sobbing and I thought, I don't recognize this man, and I turned to someone and said, 'Who is he?' and they said, ?That's the policeman who killed your husband.?

?I was going towards him and someone pulled me back and I don't know what I was going to tell him or ask him. He said, 'Sorry madam, sorry madam.' This poor policeman, I heard, was hospitalized in a psychiatric ward after and he committed suicide.?

Pinisch said her friends rallied around her and told her she had to get a lawyer to get compensation from the government for herself and her two sons, aged 10 and 1.

?I spoke to a lawyer I worked with at my company and asked him, how do I get compensation? He said to me: ?Don't waste your money to get a lawyer. The coroner's report said it was an accident and nobody is responsible.?

?I thought, how could this be??

Despite efforts to try and receive compensation from several levels of government in the 1960s, Pinisch, who remarried in 1973 and again in 2003 after her second husband died of brain cancer in 1995, has never received anything beyond $200 a month in Workman's Compensation.

There were some hard years in the mid- and late-'60s and early '70s for the young Pinisch family as they tried to carry on after Alfred?s death.

The young widow remembers having to go to court in Montreal to battle to save her house after falling behind on tax payments. She succeeded, but not before a humiliating sexist experience enraged her.

?I had my own two-bedroom bungalow and needed to put a new roof on it and couldn?t pay the property tax,? she recalls.

?So they put an order on the house to sell it and sent a man out. He came out and said, ?You have a very nice house. In a place like Montreal, an attractive young widow shouldn't be in need of money, there are so many nice gentlemen around who would like to take care of her.?

?I was so angry I could have flown at him. I was so angry. I said to him, ?You're telling me to be a prostitute.? He said, ?Oh no, no, no!?

After the man quickly left, Pinisch remembers going down to court in Montreal and pleading her case, ?because they were going to sell my house. I couldn?t afford a lawyer and they had these big boys with two and three lawyers. They said, ?You know, Mrs. Pinisch, your taxes went up,? and I said, give me a few months to pay my taxes, which I did. But these things stay with you. Just talking about it, I can still feel the anger today,? she said.

She also had to work three jobs ? a full-time day job as a secretary, nights selling cosmetics, and weekends helping out a photographer ? to make ends meet on her own.

?I didn't have time for myself, didn't have time for my children. I never saw my children grow up, my husband did have a small life insurance policy and I paid off the house with that, but I just worked all the time, I was so tired all the time,? she remembers.

The Barbados native, who came to Canada in 1950 as a 20-year-old, was able to bring a young Caribbean woman to Montreal in the wake of her husband?s death to help keep house for her and look after her young children. The presence of the young woman allowed her to continue working full-time to pay the bills.

Her oldest son, Peter, took the loss of his father especially hard, Pinisch said.

?My eldest son has never gotten over his father?s death.? She said he suffers from PTSD and has depression, but is married with ?two beautiful children and a grandchild.?

Her younger son, who was just one when his father died, struggled as well.

?When you miss those teenage years, you're way behind. I think I got married the second time because I think I wanted a father for my younger son,? Pinisch said.

Pinisch, who lives in a Markham seniors' home with her third husband, Vincent Chevalier, 93, is still unhappy with how it?s all unfolded.

What upset her this summer was the announcement the federal government gave $10.5 million to Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who spent 10 years in Guantanamo Bay after the Canadian Supreme Court determined the government had denied him his rights as a Canadian citizen when Canadian intelligence officials interrogated him as a youth and shared their information with U.S. intelligence officials.

Khadr sued the government under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for infringing on his rights. He also received an apology from the government.

Pinisch compares the treatment and compensation from the government Khadr received in 2017 with the treatment she received in 1964.

"I was ignored. Nobody wanted to handle it, it was too political (her husband's death). The friends of my husband wrote letters all over. I was so worried about getting somebody to listen to my story, just talking about it gets me so angry," she said as tears flow down her face.

"When I see people, and it's not only Omar Khadr, whose rights have been violated, what the heck rights have been violated? I mean these people went to countries that they knew were at war; the government didn't send them there, but they came back and said, we were tortured and they were compensated.

"And something that has happened right here in Canada and it was an international story, and there is nothing done. I was there, I never had a car in the 1960s, I had to take the bus, work three jobs to survive after my husband died. It's not fair," she said.

Shirley Pinisch, 87, holds two of only a small amount of photos she has of her former husband. She was widowed on Aug. 29, 1964, when the FLQ (a Quebec terrorist organization dedicated to Quebec separation from Canada) robbed a gun shop in Montreal and her husband, Alfred Pinisch, 36, was killed. She was left behind with two children, 1 and 10, and compensation of $200 per month from Workmen's Compensation and nothing from the Government of Canada. - Steve Somerville/Metroland

I am sure Le questioned the employer and bar patrons that could be found.

Could Joanne have met someone that no one else knew about ?  A bar patron that chatted her up and they may have either been from out west or talked about heading west ?   After work the perp talked her into getting into a vehicle in the guise of driving her to pick up her belongings. Along the way the perp made thier move and things went bad for Joanne.   Very strong  possibility that  Joanne never left the area .  Reminds me of the cases, Lois Marie Hanna and Lisa Maas.    All 3 cases could be the same perp roaming around that area  each summer.  I wonder how many other women have been murdered or disappeared in the area ?
The OPP Forensic Identification and Photographic Services Section has recently used age progression composite technology in an attempt to assist in the historic disappearance case of Joanne Foley. This completed age progression composite, which has just been released, demonstrates what Joanne Foley may look like today.

The Southern Georgian Bay O.P.P. Detachment is requesting the assistance of the public to help bring resolution to the family of Joanne Foley, who went missing during the holiday weekend of May 24, 1989. Joanne Foley was last heard from when she contacted her roommate in Port McNicoll Ontario from a bar in Midland where she was employed. Joanne had advised her roommate that she intended to travel to western Canada, however Joanne never returned to her residence to collect her belongings. Joanne has not been seen or heard from since that time, and she was subsequently reported missing by her family.

If you can help, contact the Simcoe County Case Files Hotline toll-free at 1-844-677-5030 or email Submit a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or

Barrie / Re: Christine Jessop - October 3, 1984 - Age 9 - Murdered - Queensville
« Last post by jobo on September 24, 2017, 05:08:00 AM »
My question is, and always will be, did the perp know about this property with the trailer, and how did the perp know the trailer had not been used in a month or so, due to the fact the wife of the owner was ill?
I pass the spot several times a year....and feel that the perp had to have known about this property, too many other places along concession 4 that he could have left Christine.....where he left her was (I believe) the last driveway before Simcoe st....which is a county road....further west, concession 4 is very swampy...
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