Someone Knows Something - CBC
Podcast By David Ridgen, an award-winning filmmaker

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10
Edmonton / Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Last post by Sap1 on October 18, 2016, 01:33:33 PM »
The RCMP must have interviewed Jolene's team mates in order to realize that Jolene was not wearing the jewelry. As well they could have had their forensic computer specialist blow up the video pixels of the CCTV in Walmarts.
It's all sounding rather obvious now. I hope they found something in the lake that they need for evidence.
Edmonton / Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Last post by Sap1 on October 18, 2016, 01:20:36 PM »
I realize something similar has been posted a page back, however this has a video of the area police were working at this summer in June, just prior to Mike and new wife and family heading to Mexico.

See video as it has the best pictures so far.

Special dive team from BC. The RCMP mean business with a purpose. Kudos.

Published Monday, June 6, 2016 6:43PM MDT
Last Updated Monday, June 6, 2016 7:10PM MDT

Years after 36-year-old Jolene Cote was found dead in her Spruce Grove home, RCMP were back near the scene of the unsolved 2011 murder, trying to find more evidence.

RCMP detectives, and a dive team, were at Walker Lake just outside of Spruce Grove Monday, they spent the day searching the water.
“We want the public to know the investigation is moving forward and we are here continuing the investigation,” Sgt. Jack Poitras said.
 An undated picture of Jolene Cote, found murdered in her Parkland County home on October 13, 2011. RCMP are looking for information from the public in locating three unique pieces of jewelry missing from the family home.

An undated picture of Jolene Cote, found murdered in her Parkland County home on October 13, 2011. RCMP are looking for information from the public in locating three unique pieces of jewelry missing from the family home.

The RCMP dive team, from B.C. was wading into water behind the acreage home Cote shared with her husband and two children Monday.
It’s the second time investigators have combed the lake – the first time was after she was found dead, back in October, 2011.
RCMP haven’t revealed how Cote died, but have said her murder wasn’t random, and whoever attacked her intended to seriously harm or kill her.
RCMP have not identified any suspects in this case.

“Hopefully we get some new information, and maybe it can be the key piece that we’re looking for that needs to break the case,” Poitras said.
Investigators are also hoping to remind the public about Cote’s vehicle, a 2002 silver Jeep Liberty she was driving on the night of October 12, 2011. She had been at a soccer game, before making a stop at a store – the last place she was seen alive.

With files from Susan Amerongen
Hamilton / Re: Unidentified Human Remains | 40-65 Male | Hamilton | 2005 or 2006
« Last post by Long Gone on October 18, 2016, 01:10:03 PM »
Here is a picture Of John McCarthy  that was on the Le Site missing person site...

And the pic from this case of unidentified remains...

Ottawa / Re: John McCarthy | Ottawa | Missing since May 2006
« Last post by Long Gone on October 18, 2016, 01:06:18 PM »
Here is a picture of John McCarthy taken from;

And the picture from the unidentified eemains facial reconstruction photo from Hamilton...Could be..?
Edmonton / Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Last post by jellybean on October 18, 2016, 01:06:11 PM »
The police did drag the little lake near their home the first time, shortly after her death.

The second time they dragged the lake, was it this summer, or the summer before? -In addition, they were also using a metal detector, close to the shores. Searching for anything metal, I guess.

They might have some idea as to the weapon used, if a weapon was used, and they might also see if  there was  a possibility that her wedding and engagement rings, may have been flung into the water by the perp.

As we know, police are like bull dogs - they never give up..until all theories, and leads have dried up.  Even then, the file is never officially closed.

It has been five years, and the perp is very quiet....He has got away with it so far, so why confess?
The pain her mother and sister's feel is palpable.

All of my best wishes and support go out to law enforcement in solving this, and bringing the person to justice.  I hope the pieces are together and an arrest will be made soon.


Hamilton / Re: Unidentified Human Remains | 40-65 Male | Hamilton | 2005 or 2006
« Last post by AllApologies on October 18, 2016, 11:33:48 AM »
Any thoughts to John McCarthy from Ottawa as a match?

Similar age, height, weight and date of his dissapearance lines up as well.
Ottawa / Re: John McCarthy | Ottawa | Missing since May 2006
« Last post by AllApologies on October 18, 2016, 11:25:10 AM »
Any thoughts to this match from Hamilton?

"On April 9, 2007, a Caucasian male, believed to be between the ages of 40 to 65 years, was located in a forested area north of the intersection of Fiddlers Green Road and Glancaster Road in the community of Mount Hope, Hamilton. Anthropological analysis suggests his height was between 5'6" and 6'0" in life. He has grey hair that is several inches in length. His upper teeth had been lost or removed many years prior to his death. His remaining teeth include one canine and two premolar teeth on each side of his lower jaw. He was wearing a blue and green "Penmans" nylon zippered jacket, a long-sleeve denim button-down shirt (size Large), a "Fitrite" T-shirt (size Large), a pair of blue "Wrangler" jeans (size 34" x 34"), a black leather belt, a pair of white "Fruit of the Loom" underwear and one white left running shoe (size 9 1/2). He was also wearing a silver-coloured water resistant "U.S. Army" watch with a blue face on his left wrist. His personal effects include a silver-coloured folding knife in a sheath attached to his belt, a black/chrome "Zebra" pen, a black "Bic" lighter, a pair of "Trim" nail clippers, a pack of chewing gum, $12.99 CDN, and one discoloured coin of unknown denomination. He is believed to have been deceased for 7 to 8 months and possibly longer."

-Similarities in age, height and weight and time of dissapearance. 
Edmonton / Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Last post by Sap1 on October 18, 2016, 10:00:08 AM »
Thank you for pointing that out JB.

From December 2011 from poster Prayingnhoping who lives in the area:

So, coming from this area and it still having a small town type setting and being that my family lives within 5 miles this is what I have heard so far.

She came home from a soccer game at around 11:30 that night.  Husband and children are already in bed.  Husband gets up for work at 6:00 in the morning and notices his wife is not in bed and goes looking for her.  The back of her SUV is open still and no one about.  Husband goes outside looking for Jolene and finding her carries her into the house and calls 911.  That is why they said they found her "In" the house.  She was actually attacked outside of the home and rumor in town indicates that the perp hit her on the head several times.  Some were saying that the perp was possibly trying to break into the holiday trailer...again there is no factual information from the Police confirming or denying the trailer thing.

It has really intrigued me from the beginning b/c of the lack of information being released.  I am close in age and from the area and I suppose that is the connection but I can't stop feeling like she had so much ahead of her and she is missing out on raising her babies, I feel so awful for her family and children.  After Jolene's death her daughter was saying that her mommy was going to get her dressed for Halloween and she was excited... 

There is a special place in hell for those who commit such crimes.  Starting with living with the fact that you took someones life and constantly living in fear of finally being caught, then ostracism and disapproval, then living out eternity in hell, that all sounds quite just.

From Pressreader in 2013: (I am unable to c/p the article)

Mike states in a family interview that Jolene had a large gash on her head. I suppose that whatever caused the gash is what police were dragging the lake for?
Not a thing was ever said regarding defensive wounds. Anyone being attacked by a stranger would put up a fight, scream and yell, and imo, there would be defensive wounds.

Niagara Region / Re: Sheryl SHEPPARD - Murder (January 2nd, 1998)
« Last post by hardware on October 17, 2016, 11:28:23 PM »
It is frustrating as the years go by. This case is old and needs a new detective on it. Is don still on this one. They shouldn't leave a case with one detective for 20 years. He's already accused someone and doesn't want to admit maybe he's wrong and look passed it. Personally speaking to the detective i found him very rude and unprofessional and wouldn't want him working on my behalf. He made it clear to me by yelling at me in a phone call if i talked to the mother again i would be charged for harassment by him. He is one sided and just wasting time as i feel. What has he done besides accuse someone publicly who has never been charged. Then to say there was no cooperation from the party. That basically means they didn't admit to something even though they could of been totally innocent in the first place and didn't know anything. But they wanted a confession because really they don't care who they lock up. I've been bent over the bar stool before by the finest and know just all too well how they work. I feel for the family and hope one day they get closer.     
Edmonton / Re: Jolene Cote 36 - Murdered - October 13, 2011 - Edmonton, AB
« Last post by jellybean on October 17, 2016, 10:45:09 PM »
This case may appear to be slow, but in my opinion some progress has been made.

This is from a news article from the Edmonton Journal posted in reply #51.
This is the early part of the investigation.

But Sgt. Tim Taniguchi said RCMP decided to release the surveillance video in hopes it may prompt new information for homicide investigators working to fill-in the seven-hour period between when Cote left the store and when she was found dead. RCMP also released pictures of Cote’s silver Jeep Liberty, and of her wedding and engagement rings and a diamond necklace. The jewelry has been missing since her death.

Taniguchi said Cote’s missing jewelry is “one of the pieces of the puzzle that we have to find.”

Cote’s sister, Rhonda Berg, said finding the jewelry is also very important for Jolene’s family, and especially her husband.

“Those were her wedding rings, and the diamond pendant necklace was his 10-year wedding anniversary gift to her,” she said. “It could very well be a piece of the puzzle in solving her homicide, but at the very least it would be nice to locate them so they are returned to her husband. It would mean a lot to him.”

She described Michael Cote as “devastated” by his wife’s death.

Now in 2016 we have; (copied from post 165 -  the RCMP update)

In the early days of the investigation in late 2011, it was reported that theft or robbery may have played a role in the attack on Jolene Cote which resulted in her death as wedding rings and a necklace belonging to her were reported missing.

Consequently, one of the tasks of the investigation was to determine whether the missing jewelry was related to the offence.  Police have determined that Jolene Cote was not wearing the jewelry on the evening of October 12, 2011, when she was killed.  In addition, police confirm that there is not any evidence to suggest that theft or robbery was a motive in the attack that ended Jolene Cote’s life, nor do police believe this to have been a random act.

The investigation to date, including examination of the crime scene, autopsy reports, witness statements, forensic examinations and other pieces of evidence gathered during the course of the investigation, indicate that whoever attacked Jolene Cote was someone who had the intention to seriously harm or kill her.  The evidence obtained by police does not support the idea that Jolene Cote interrupted someone in the midst of committing a robbery or theft at her residence as was suggested initially in some media reports.

Such a difference.  So, by all accounts,  her wedding/engagement rings and necklace missing from the home, that was reported by her hubby, to the police; it  had nothing to do with her murder.

The police have made some progress.


Pages: 1 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10