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Hello all.  How are your searches and cases going?  Nothing to report abut Bill..  Hoping his body will be found while I am living, but to be safe, I put my dna data on gedmatch.  Just in case it can help identify him.
Keep smiling!

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I DO NOT BELIEVE IT WAS EVER FOLLOWED UP .OR PURSUED IN THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF FEAR OF REPRISAL
          sounds like it was "tough guys" or else belonging to tough people.... or worse yet, someone involved who has status in the community! 

BTW December,  you might want to hit your caps lock key - usually 4th key up on the left of your keys.   :)
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 I WAS ABLE TO OBTAIN INFO FROM RCMP , OTTAWA RECORDS. IT CAME ON A DISC , WHICH I HAD PRINTED OFF ON PAPER .THIS PRODUCED 120 PAGES .TAGGED TO INFO I ALREADY  HAD , I WAS ABLE TO TRACK THE CAR THAT WAS INVOLVED . SADLY , IT HAD BEEN DESTROYED THE DAY AFTER THE MURDER .HOWEVER , THERE WAS ENOUGH EVIDENCE IN THE REPORT TO IDENTIFY THAT IT HAD BEEN SEEN LATE THAT EVENING ON FOLEY LANE , IDENTIFIED BY ARTHUR FOLEY , THE PROPERTY OWNER . I DO NOT BELIEVE IT WAS EVER FOLLOWED UP .OR PURSUED IN THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF FEAR OF REPRISAL .IN RECENT YEARS , AN ELDERLY GENTLEMAN VIVIDLY RECALLED THE CAR , IDENTIFYING THE COLOR AND MODEL .
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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
« Last post by Sap1 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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Cold cases report in 2018.

https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/cold-cases-the-search-for-justice-never-stops

Long article snipped for the case of Jeffrey.

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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.”
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Edmonton / Re: Missing - Nadia Atwi - age 32 - Edmonton ab
« Last post by Sap1 on May 31, 2019, 11:51:01 PM »
50,000. dollar reward posted by Nadia's family for any information regarding Nadia.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/nadia-atwi-missing-one-year-later-1.4938449

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."
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General Discussion / Babysitter/ alleged sex offender
« Last post by Sap1 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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The judge's decision is not expected until July 19.

New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench Justice Terrence Morrison had hoped to have a ruling ready by June 7. But after hearing closing arguments on Thursday, he said he now realizes that was "wildly optimistic."

  I wonder why closing arguments delayed the judge's expected time of ruling from June 7 to July 19?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/dennis-oland-murder-retrial-closing-arguments-1.5127906

I take him at face value when the judge he says that his original estimate of how long it would take him to render the decision was too 'optimistic' In the CBC's twitter reporting from the page you link he backs that up with notes to other Judge only murder trials. Given he had researched and was able to orate those case comparisons to the court he must have realized he would need more time before the closing arguments began, but didn't announce it until he made his closing comments after said arguments.   


Thanks BaySailer for the explanation-- I didn't read the twitters this time.
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FYI, I posted in Veronica Kaye's thread.

She was also murdered in roughly the same area 30 years prior, in 1980. Andy Karski was involved in her case, too, and held a press conference about the cold case in Bolton back in 2009, about 10 months before Sonia was murdered.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2009/11/03/ontario_police_chase_new_lead_in_29yearold_murder.html

She was about to begin a new job in Mississauga. The Square One Shopping Centre was Veronica's last known destination. Sonia had begun a new job in Mississauga shortly before her murder.

Veronica Kaye's body was found at Humber Station Road and Castlederg Sideroad, in/near the Bolton Resource Management Tract. Sonia Varaschin's body was found at Mountainview Road and Beechgrove Sideroad, in/near the Caledon Tract. Both are heavily wooded areas, less than 20 minutes apart. Video here:

https://youtu.be/rrSQ6rsm27c

https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9106384-ontario-cold-case-family-police-still-seek-answers-to-murder-of-teen-38-years-later/
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