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FORT McMURRAY — The Wood Buffalo RCMP and the missing’s family are asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing 40 year old Christine Woodcox out of the Fort McMurray, Alberta area.

Christine was last seen on June 23rd, 2019 in Fort McMurray itself.

She was last seen wearing blue denim jeans, a pink shirt and had a black purse with her.

Details about Christine’s disappearance are limited, so if you have any information please get in contact with police.

• GENDER: Female.
• ETHNICITY: Indigenous.
• HAIR: Brown.
• EYES: Brown.
• HEIGHT: 5 foot 6.
• WEIGHT: 175 pounds.
Interesting from many different perspectives. It says something but what? Was a permit required to do the work? Perhaps the property owners felt some obligation just based on the circumstance none of which is of their doing or fault. There are people like that, they feel and grieve for a victim yet are not part of the immediate family or close group of friends. Still they want to do whatever they can..

Aside that?
Absolutely, it was a very thoughtful gesture for someone to actually install a culvert to help access to Sonia's memorial marker from the road. Since this is the location where her body was found, I find it a bit eerie that Sonia's family has no idea who went to all that trouble. This effort is beyond a caring stranger leaving a bouquet of flowers at the site, which people tend to do at first, and friends tend to do for a few years.  But this culvert was built 9 years after her murder, sometime within the last year, without the family being told about it, or knowing who did it.

Hopefully a modest  friend will tell the family that they constructed the culvert. That is the likely outcome. But if nobody comes forward, I would be a bit disturbed at trying to visualize who would feel the emotional need to maintain the site where her murdered body was dumped and not come forward to share this with her family.

Just some thoughts.

London / Re: Jacqueline English - London, ON - Murdered - 1969
« Last post by factsfirst on June 18, 2019, 08:54:03 PM »
Attended an excellent presentation tonight at the London Public Library by Vanessa Brown about the Jacqueline English unsolved case. Lots of well researched and factual information. Plenty of good questions from the audience. Vanessa's new book called "The Forest City Killer" is due out on October 4 of this year, the 50th anniversary of Jacqueline's abduction. A small ceremony will precede this year's annual walk for Jacqueline English on October 4th.
Brother of murdered Orangeville nurse Sonia Varaschin thanks whoever made sister's memorial more accessible

A stone marker anchors a white cross dressed with fresh flowers along the less-travelled dirt road where Sonia Varaschin’s body was found. The flowers are replaced regularly, sometimes even watered. Nearly nine years later, the caretaker(s) continue to wait for an arrest.

This couldn't have been done by accident.

After someone recently visited the roadside memorial for murdered Orangeville nurse Sonia Varaschin, her brother, Viv, shared a picture of something we hadn’t seen before.

A culvert has been installed directly in front of his sister’s stone memorial. Images he posted online show a seasonal current of knee-high water flowing through the new culvert.

“It’s been a long while since posting. Think of you every day,” Viv stated in a comment posted in a Facebook group dedicated to his sister’s memory on Wednesday (June 12).

“I do not know who put in a culvert at Sonia’s memorial site,” the post continued. “But thank you for doing this for us.”

The culvert was not there when a Banner reporter last visited the site shortly before the ninth anniversary of Sonia’s slaying in August of 2018.

An about three to four-foot gap existed between the stone memorial and the edge of the road’s shoulder. The ditch made it much more difficult to get close to the monument.

The stone marker placed near where Sonia Varaschin's body was found reads: "If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again."

It’s been nearly nine years since a white Toyota Corolla with blood smeared on its bumper was found abandoned behind Orangeville Town Hall on Aug. 30, 2010. The vehicle ownership would lead police to Sonia’s townhome on Spring Street.

Other than blood discovered inside, Sonia was nowhere to be found and there was no sign of forced entry. On Sept. 5, 2010, Sonia’s body was discovered by a person walking their dog on Beech Grove Sideroad, a few hundred metres beyond a bend along the dirt road east of St. Andrews Road in Caledon.

Prior to the anniversary of her death last year, The Banner spoke with Det. Insp. Shawn Glassford, the lead investigator in her case. He indicated the OPP was closer to catching Sonia’s killer today than it’s been in past years.

There is a chance police are searching for more than one suspect. Glassford said investigators are keeping an “open mind” accomplices or more than one attacker may have been involved in the circumstances surrounding her death.

“One, two or three people, we won’t get into how many we think were involved,” Glassford told The Banner in August of 2018.

“We haven’t ruled that out or anything out as far as who did this,” he added. “We’re open-minded. We don’t have a closed mind as to who did this, who may have done this. Anything is possible.”
Ten people think that it would get easier as time goes on...but it hasn't...

We deal with it. We still think about you every day, and maybe we don't cry each time...we can even smile or laugh at some of the crazy memories that we have of you...but it isn't easier...

We talk about you a family....with friends...pretty much with anyone who is willing to listen to us as we share our thoughts and stories about you. Your picture is here, and the little ones who have joined our family during the past few years see you and know who you are, even if you have never met them.

You are are are still a part of us...
Other Alberta Locations / Cody Nagy - age 18 - Missing - Peace River Ab - June 8/19
« Last post by Sap1 on June 11, 2019, 05:38:06 AM »

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
Victoria / Re: 1959-00-00, HAMILTON, William "Bill" James Lawrence - missing
« Last post by Concerned on June 09, 2019, 08:59:49 AM »
Billsdaughter, I'm sorry you are going through this. But, why I'm writing this is to say, even when found we often really don't have answers as to how and why. I don't know if that makes any difference for you. Just thought I would share in case it would.

When I look at the details in this thread, one thing stands out. If Bill did escape to another life and leave all of you behind due to financial difficulties, a lot of time has passed. His financial difficulties should no longer be a burden or hinderance, or a legal issue, to him allowing you, his child, to have at least some peace in life. I would like to leave a message for your father in case he finds this thread: If you are out there, William "Bill" James Lawrence, what would it take at this time to lend some peace to your daughter? Set her free. That's some kind of love for your child to have for you to want to know if you need to be found, if she should keep searching. Give her at least that. Contact her and let her know. You can set boundaries, discuss that you have a new life now, or whatever is your concern. But, do one huge favor for mankind and give her something that can take away the need to keep searching. Set her free. Let her live her life, especially if you have been able to live yours. It's a tough pain to wonder if there is someone out there that needs to be found. Set her free. Let her move on.

The same can be said for any possible friend or connection that may also have answers. Choose to be humane, take the burden off your conscience, and let Bill's daughter gain peace.

And, billsdaughter, here's a few thoughts to offer to you on your search:
  • Don't just rely on the one DNA database. Be proactive and have your results entered into both the Canada and U.S. national missing person and unidentified database. Have them assign a case number and case details into their databases. Make sure they include your DNA information as well. This is new technology since your father's disappearance that tries to cull all the details of cases that need to be solved. As they upgrade, the system is able to provide matches, or those who find people are able to match details to missing person cases. 
  • You may want to add the DNA information to other DNA ancestry databases as well, because they don't all share information. Having your listing in some of the majors may expand your reach of finding relatives and answers, with or without your dad's disclosure.
  • There are now DNA experts (search "Forensic DNA Experts" for databases of these people) who devote their life to helping to give families much needed answers. Finding missing persons, and connecting family. They have access to more databases and ways of connecting your sample to the many resources out there. Most of these experts are hired to research and give legal testimony in court, but they have people on staff that do their groundwork... maybe someone at that level is more affordable. Some of these DNA experts do so publicly as part of a television or news show (search "genealogy television shows" or "tv shows researches dna to find answers"). If the story is interesting enough and successful in their finds, they sometimes do this pro bono in order to enhance their programming and their reputation in successfully finding others. Either way, a DNA forensic expert has many, many tools at their disposal more efficiently than you or I to find the answers you are looking for. May be worth a try.

Hope this may help. I'm sorry that you are still searching. There is peace in knowing your loved one doesn't need to be found any longer. I hope you may have your answers soon. Good luck to you.
Other Locations / John Varga Cuevas | Parental adduction | July, 2018
« Last post by Ron on June 09, 2019, 03:58:04 AM »
 Police seek missing father, daughter in parental abduction case

Posted Jun 8, 2019 5:16 pm EDT

Last Updated Jun 8, 2019 at 5:24 pm EDT

A Canada-wide warrant is out for John Varga Cuevas, 39, after he failed to return from a vacation last year with his five-year-old daughter Tatianna. PRP/HO

Peel police are asking for the public’s help in locating a father and his daughter who have been missing since last summer.

Police say John Varga Cueves, with the consent of his ex-wife, took his five-year-old daughter and left for a vacation to France and Germany back on July 29, 2018.

The pair were set to return to Canada on August 12 of that year.

On August 14, police were informed that Cueves and his daughter did not return home from their vacation.

Investigators have since been working with the RCMP and Interpol in an attempt to locate Cueves and his daughter and a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest on abduction in contravention of a court order.

A court order in place states that the girl must reside with the mother and the case was deemed an abduction when the father did not return with her, according to police.

Police say they are asking for the public’s help nearly a year later because all leads have been exhausted overseas.

Cueves is described as multi-racial with a light complexion, five-foot-eight, 160 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes and possibly has a chinstrap goatee.

Tatianna Cueves, who is now six-year-old, is described as black, thin build, four-feet-tall, 80 pounds with brown shoulder length curly hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts or who has been in contact with them is asked to contact police.

Almost 1 year has passed...trail is probably getting cold.

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