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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/belize-murder-fbi-investigation-1.4104849

FBI helping with Belize homicide case, but RCMP is not, local police say
Ontario mother Francesca Matus was killed along with her American boyfriend Drew De Voursney
By Trevor Dunn, CBC News Posted: May 08, 2017

Excerpt:

While Belizean national police are leading the double homicide investigation, they are now getting assistance from FBI officers, Raphael Martinez, a spokesperson for the Belize Police Department, said Monday.

But he said no such help has been offered by the RCMP.

"We haven't heard anything from them," Martinez said.
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One would think if she was found deceased that the media would at least put closure to their story. I hope her boys are faring ok.  I tend to think she was not found and Le have no trail to follow.
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In my opinion, the different media got things wrong regarding the January 12 resuming of search because there was so little information from police.
I had checked sometime way back and also could not find Anita on police site or anywhere as missing. Except for old media online.
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General Discussion / Re: Finally an Inquiry - untimely death of Betty Anne Gagnon
« Last post by Sap1 on May 09, 2017, 01:28:27 AM »
TY re: tip  :)

Regarding legal guardian, it seems as per articles that Betty had two older brothers and a father who stipulated she remain with the sister who was a nurse.
According to articles, before she left Calgary she had been a roommate of two friends. These friends claimed that Betty even had a job she attended, as long as she had some help. If she held down a job, she wouldn't have gotten AISH.
As soon as she stayed with her sister, she began declining. If the sister had been consistent and persistent, she probably would have been able to get AISH for Betty.
I suppose when the inquiry is finished we may know more. All the agencies who are there to protect vulnerable people, failed her badly.
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I cannot locate her name on any official or otherwise Missing Persons website - including police.
She is not on PG's RCMP Missing Persons site.. Maybe I am checking all of the wrong places?
and how long did the search continue in Jan/15 - last search one month prior?

jb
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Sap1
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These agencies need a huge overhaul because they have failed badly in protecting many different cases. Everyone passing the buck and washing their hands. It's still that way when one phones any government agency ... after about half an hour and many transfers ... no one is there. Answering machine tells you to call a certain number, so you get off the phone and dial the number and it happens to be the same number you just dialed. I let them know how incompetent I believe they are. They do not care b/c at the end of the day they leave there knowing they get paid.
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Here is a helpful hint..... threaten to go to the press.  I know of a few people who have given that threat, and probably meant it.... and got attention licky split.

Thanks Sap for the background on this case.  There is one thing that bothers me deeply.
A handicapped adult who cannot look after their affairs, requires a Legal Guardian - be it a family memeber, or failing that -- the Public Guardian.

Did this woman have a legal Guardian?  She would have received a monthly Provincial Disability Pension from the Province, that is a little over $1500 per month.  Guardianship papers must be presented to the authorities in order to receive it, I believe.

A legal Guardian can leave the province and still maintain Guardianship  - but not the country. Not sure, I agree with that rule.

So shocking - and horrible... it literally makes my stomache sick.

Time served was not long enough.  Sick and tired of people's defence focusing on the addiction, not the person's crime - nor the victim.

jb
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Timeline: Odd. Media made mistakes? This goes from search suspended to ruling out murder to search continues.

November 19, 2014 -- missing announcement

November 24, 2014 -- search suspended (per PG free press)

December 02, 2014 -- rule out murder

January    12, 2015 -- search continues
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I don't think she was found.  I searched for her several times, but the river meanders and its fast and deep in spots so it's difficult to search the river banks and there's bears.
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General Discussion / Re: Finally an Inquiry - untimely death of Betty Anne Gagnon
« Last post by Sap1 on May 08, 2017, 01:05:26 PM »
JB her caregivers in Calgary moved away and Betty Anne was taken in by her sister and BIL. Sister was an RN who was not working due to psyche issues apparently (and as alleged in articles). There seemed to be issues that the sister required help with mentally and didn't strive for. Instead she and her husband did crack, which very likely was the source of their psyche problems to begin with. Betty Anne's sister was offered help with Betty Anne but she never called the people back.
 
Lets hope there is something significant that comes out of this inquiry. These agencies need a huge overhaul because they have failed badly in protecting many different cases. Everyone passing the buck and washing their hands. It's still that way when one phones any government agency ... after about half an hour and many transfers ... no one is there. Answering machine tells you to call a certain number, so you get off the phone and dial the number and it happens to be the same number you just dialed. I let them know how incompetent I believe they are. They do not care b/c at the end of the day they leave there knowing they get paid.
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Nothing stopping Canada from sending the right person to Belize and have a look see .Belize has no problem with that.
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