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I am doing some research digging and will be posting historical news articles relating to some of the cases on here to add in details. The below article from the Daily Gleaner was published April 20th 1999

Police are continuing to piece together the homicidal jigsaw puzzle involving Dora Ferguson.

It's been three years since Ferguson's bones were discovered in a garbage bag under a partly burned tire along the Valley Trail at Island View. Dental records were used to identify her remains.

While the tips have dried up, investigators are in possession of some good evidence, said Staff Sgt. Jacques Ouellette, the officer in charge of the Major Crimes Unit at J Division in Fredericton.

"Hopefully with that information, something might come up" that will lead to the case being concluded, Ouellette said. "The consideration is that when you do these types of investigations, we only have one shot at the cat, which means we have to have all our 'i's' dotted and 't's' crossed.

"Because of that one shot, we have to make sure it is the right one."

Ferguson was last seen alive on Aug. 22, 1979, walking along the Trans-Canada Highway. She was 22 years old at the time and the mother of a five-year-old child.

Ouellette, while declining to be pinned down, said there are "some people" investigators are looking at more than others.

"There's still things to look at and there's still people to eliminate. What is difficult with this file was that we went on two occasions out west and we did quite a few interviews in Alberta (Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary).

"A lot of people have left the province here and it is difficult to get hold of them on occasion."

Wednesday will mark three years since Ferguson's remains were found.

This is an older article from 2004 but adding in as it has details which I did not see in alternate posts on the thread:

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A Dorchester girl, she had been a member of the Girl Guides, a beauty pageant contestant and pageant organizer, and a model student.

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Jessica Estabrooks of Moncton was, by all accounts, a nice person, a homebody and a country girl who had some apprehensions about living in the big city.

A Dorchester girl, she had been a member of the Girl Guides, a beauty pageant contestant and pageant organizer, and a model student.

Now working in the big city, she was looking forward to marrying her high school sweetheart and fianc e Shane Linthorne in the summer of 1997. He proposed in December, 1995.

On the night of Aug. 23, 1996, the 20-year-old girl with wavy shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes walked out of her Waverley Avenue apartment and disappeared into the night.

Two months later, a human skull and lower jaw bone were discovered on the banks of the Petitcodiac River near Beaumont several kilometres south of Moncton - and eventually identified as the skull of missing Jessica Estabrooks.

The partial remains were sent to forensic investigators for examination. Two weeks later RCMP concluded that Jessica Estabrooks had, indeed, been murdered.

An extensive search of the shoreline along the Petitcodiac was conducted but no other evidence or clues were found.

Throughout the investigation of her disappearance, there was no hiding the underlying thought that she had run into foul play. The lack of clues continued to plague investigators and frustrate her family and fianc e who desperately wanted to know what had happened.

Evidence at the apartment on Aug. 23, 1996, indicated she had arrived home early in the evening after her shift at a Burger King restaurant. She had talked with her fianc e who worked at Domino's Pizza. There was her work uniform, a partially eaten snack and a movie in the VCR that she had started to watch. Gone were her purse, white sneakers, blue jeans and possibly a white tank top. Her jacket was still in the apartment.

Police canvassed the area and appealed to anyone who might have seen Jessica walking after 8 p.m.

RCMP Major Crime investigators and Moncton Police Force officers pooled their resources in an attempt to find the killer.

The next big break came in September of 1997 when police announced they had a prime suspect in the murder.

The Crown prosecution sent the police file and other information in November to the director of prosecution in Fredericton for a decision on whether there was enough evidence to prosecute. No charge was ever laid and there are still no new reported developments seven years later.

Police are still hopeful that some new clue or evidence will eventually turn up to solve this cold case file.
Thanks for the update GSAR-Mbr
GSAR-Mbr, thanks so much for adding the picture and information.  :) :) :) :) :)
yes, I think that's right, SAP.  I don't know about "pastor"-individual relations, but for the Catholic church (with which I'm more familiar) the sacrament of confession is considered sacred and unbreakable, and priests can be de-frocked (!) for sharing information gleaned in the confessional, regardless of the import. This, I believe, includes statements on intention to commit harm or disclosures of harm -- which is fundamentally abhorrent to me. I hope someone will correct me on this :)
But my understanding is that Canadian *law*, on the other hand, places the burden of disclosure on clergy, lawyers, clinicians and any others IF there is risk of imminent harm to others. While these relationships carry recognition of their special nature (as in patient or client confidentiality), that special recognition upends if one has knowledge of potentional risk to others. I believe there have been some fraught and contentious interpretations of the law in past, but this is my inexpert understanding of the current state of law here. Which suggests some lapse in the law that Catholic doctrine (if I have it right; and, regardless, Catholic dogma is not specifically relevant to NWs case) has not yet been consitutionally challenged.
Yes, I agree that both the pastor and lawyer here have committed at least moral crimes and quite probably legal ones.
I was under the impression that when a perp confesses to a minister/priest, that the clergy person has an obligation to report confessions of murder.

A lot of people to blame here.
Hey Concerned,

Just noted this while reviewing old posts on here, Dunbar road is much closer to Fredericton that Moncton :)
Just in the event anyone sees this post and it triggers a thought.

I read this case today, and wondered how many women's remains have been found in garbage bags and the garbage bag found along the highway. I hope this type of evidence can be put into a database to see how many others of like can be found. For instance in 2006 in Moncton a human skull was also found in a white plastic bag in a wooded area alongside Dunbar Road. (see story below) Maybe a break in one case can lead to the perp of another. Just a thought.

Found Human Skull - File 2006-1396744

On November 25, 2006, what appeared to be a human skull was found in a wooded area alongside Dunbar Road (near Route 8), Durham Bridge, N.B. The skull was located inside a white plastic bag. It was believed that the skull had been in this location for approximately four to five years. A forensic examination of the skull revealed that the skull belonged to a male who was between 20 and 55-years-old at the time of death nut most likely between 20 and 34-years-old.

Should you have any information pertaining to this matter, please contact the RCMP Major Crime Unit (South) at 506-452-3491 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Status: Missing

Name: Craig Joseph PERRY
Age: 23 Yr Old
Area of Disappearance: Lindwood/Monastary, NS
Location Last Seen: Community of Lindwood - Vehicle located at Barrios Beach on East Tracadie Road
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 165 lbs
Hair Color: Short Black Hair with Long Black Beard


Clothing Description:
Pants: Blue Jeans
Jacket: Black Winter Jacket with Leather Sleeves
Sweater: Black Hoodie with Pink writing

Vehicle Description: Vehicle Located by Police

Additional Information:[/i]
Antigonish District RCMP have resumed their search for 23-year-old Craig Joseph Perry today.

Favourable weather and ice flow conditions have allowed for the search to resume after it was suspended on February 20. The search is assisted by Strait Area Ground Search and Rescue, Larry's River and District Volunteer Fire Department, Pomquet Fire and Emergency Services Department and a helicopter from Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.

RCMP received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle on East Tracadie Rd. at Barrios Beach on February 18. The owner, Perry, who is from Afton, was last seen on this date when he left a residence in his vehicle in the community of Linwood.

Perry is described as a white man with short black hair and a long black beard. He is 6-foot-5 and 165 pounds and was wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie with pink writing on it and a black winter jacket with leather sleeves.

Police Contact Number:
Antigonish District RCMP is asking anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Craig Joseph Perry to contact them at 902 863-6500. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or by secure online tips at

Status: Missing

Name: William MACLENNAN
Age: 56 Yr Old
Area of Disappearance: Fredericton, NB
Location Last Seen: Downtown Area
Height: 6'
Weight: 190 lbs
Hair Color: Short Grey Hair


Clothing Description: UNKNOWN/NOT LISTED
Often wears large dark coats

Additional Information:[/i]
The Fredericton Police Force is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing Fredericton man.

56-year old William MacLennan was last seen on February 21, 2017.

William is described as:
6" tall
190 lbs
Short graying hair/ Wears dark large coats

William MacLennan was last seen on February 21, 2017 in the downtown area of Fredericton. MacLennan is usually seen downtown walking alone at any time in the day or night. He is usually smoking a cigarette or a cigar while drinking coffee. He can often be seen talking to himself and walks with a slow swaying gait.

Anyone with information about William MacLennan is asked to contact the Fredericton Police Force, at 506-460-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police Contact Number:
Anyone with information about William MacLennan is asked to contact the Fredericton Police Force, at 506-460-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Status: Missing

Name: Kenneth COLSON
Age: 48 Yr Old
Area of Disappearance: Halifax, NS
Location Last Seen:2100 block of Barrington Street
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 132 Lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown

Location of Tattoo : Both arms and his right hand
Writing with Tattoo : UNKNOWN/NOT LISTED

Clothing Description:UNKNOWN/NOT LISTED

Additional Information:[/i]
Missing man – police seek public’s help
Police Media Releases - Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:49am

Investigators are seeking the public’s help locating a missing Halifax man.

Forty-eight-year-old Kenneth Colson was last seen on April 18 at approximately 10 a.m. in the 2100 block of Barrington Street in Halifax. He was reported missing on May 1.

Kenneth is described as a white man, approximately 5’6”, 132 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes and has tattoos on both arms and his right hand. He also has a Newfoundland accent. There is no clothing description.

There is no information to suggest that Kenneth has met with foul play, however, police are concerned for his well-being. Officers request that Kenneth or anyone with information on his whereabouts calls police at 902-490-5020.

17- 62943

Police Contact Number:
There is no information to suggest that Colson has met with foul play but police are concerned for his well-being and are asking that Colson or anyone with information on his whereabouts call police at 902-490-5020.

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