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Why are many people unwilling to provide tips to police that could solve a murder?

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Calgary / Re: Jessica Rae NEWMAN - 24 - Last Seen March 10, 2015 - Calgary, AB
« Last post by jobo on March 26, 2015, 05:25:22 AM »
Interesting that Amber Tuccaro's name was brought up. 
Edmonton and Calgary are only a few hours apart and both women do seem to have vanished into thin air.  TIn Amber's disappearance,the recording of the perp's voice is such a huge clue, I'm surprised no one has called the police....yet.   He does NOT sound young.  I'm shocked that the Police have not solved this crime, to be honest.
Both women , however, look nothing like each other...but both women were out alone at night in fairly busy areas....sounds like there is bars in both areas.
IF there is any connection between Amber and Jessica's disappearances, then the common denominator would be the bar scene...no?
With Jessica....she switched her shift at work, so it wasn't her usual routine.  Who would know that?  Or is her disappearance a stranger crime?
We can pretty much say that Amber's disappearance was a stranger crime.
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Calgary / Re: Jessica Rae NEWMAN - 24 - Last Seen March 10, 2015 - Calgary, AB
« Last post by Clouddown on March 25, 2015, 10:55:31 PM »
It was her roommate in an interview that said something to the effect that he didn't make it there to pick her up and somewhere along the line through different communications it was mentioned that she had started to walk home.  Jessica worked at a bar in Clive, Alberta three to three and a half years ago.  However, that's quite a long time ago to come up with any sort of frequency of visit checks.
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Calgary / Re: Jessica Rae NEWMAN - 24 - Last Seen March 10, 2015 - Calgary, AB
« Last post by Clouddown on March 25, 2015, 10:43:35 PM »
They do and have for two and a half years.  Jessica, like Amber Tuccaro simply walked out the door and vanished, either taking or being forced into that elusive ride.
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Calgary / Re: Jessica Rae NEWMAN - 24 - Last Seen March 10, 2015 - Calgary, AB
« Last post by debbiec on March 25, 2015, 10:25:10 PM »
I heard that when she got off work she started to walk home because her roommate wasn't there to pick her up.  And yes, I am referring to a time 3 - 3 1/2 years ago when she worked at the Clive Bar.  Where she most definitely came into contact with an individual who is at least a sociopath who just happened to be in the Calgary area 2 days prior to her vanishing and was in need of extra financing (at least enough for a couple days of extending stay) at that time.  However, it's all just hypothetical until the Jury comes in....


Are we to assume that it was a co-worker(s) that made the statement "that when she got off work she started to walk home because her roommate wasn't there to pick her up?"   

Is the Clive the small town you referred to in your earlier post? I'm under the impression from things I've read that Jessica is originally from BC, although not sure how long ago she left that province.
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Calgary / Re: Jessica Rae NEWMAN - 24 - Last Seen March 10, 2015 - Calgary, AB
« Last post by jellybean on March 25, 2015, 07:42:59 PM »
Clouddown Thank you for filling us in.... gosh, do the police have this fellows name?

JB
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Calgary / Re: Jessica Rae NEWMAN - 24 - Last Seen March 10, 2015 - Calgary, AB
« Last post by Clouddown on March 25, 2015, 07:22:20 PM »
I heard that when she got off work she started to walk home because her roommate wasn't there to pick her up.  And yes, I am referring to a time 3 - 3 1/2 years ago when she worked at the Clive Bar.  Where she most definitely came into contact with an individual who is at least a sociopath who just happened to be in the Calgary area 2 days prior to her vanishing and was in need of extra financing (at least enough for a couple days of extending stay) at that time.  However, it's all just hypothetical until the Jury comes in....
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Victoria / Re: Michael Wayne Dunahee - Abducted - Victoria BC 1991
« Last post by Besani on March 25, 2015, 05:43:54 AM »
VANCOUVER – Michael Dunahee disappeared from the playground of a Victoria elementary school 24 years ago today. He was only four years old.

Dunahee was last seen at about 12:30 p.m. in the area of the school playground of Blanshard Elementary School on March 24, 1991.

He was wearing a blue-hooded jacket with red lining and red cuffs, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt, multi-coloured rugby pants and blue sneakers.

Victoria Police say Michael’s disappearance spawned one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history, and the case remains an active investigation. “Officers remain committed to this investigation and will continue to investigate the disappearance of Michael,” Victoria Police said in a release Tuesday morning.

In a March, 2013, interview with Global News, Crystal Dunahee looked back on that day: “Giving my permission to let him go play in the park by himself…I should have made him wait. That’s the hardest part to deal with.”

In 2013 police tested the DNA of a Surrey man following a tip from a member of the public that the man bore a striking resemblance to Michael.

The man said he had no prior memory to Grade 1, and believed there was a possibility he could be Michael Dunahee. However, it was confirmed he was not the missing boy.

The website michaeldunahee.ca was set up as a project of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, and provides information on the disappearance. The site displays family photos, home video, and maps of the area where he was last seen. It aims to raise awareness of the case as well as lead to new tips.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1900017/michael-dunahee-disappeared-from-victoria-school-24-years-ago/
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DNA voluntary sample request in regards to Sonia's murder.

Here is the promise - given to the public regarding the testing in Sonia's case.
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/817271/-update-sonia-varaschin-murder

Note that the canvass did not begin until May of 2011.

Investigators will be contacting a select group of males who were 18 years of age and older at the time of the offence and asking for a voluntary sample of their DNA in the form of a buccal (cheek) swab. This canvass is expected to continue for several weeks.

With respect to the collection of the DNA samples the following details are offered:
• There is no obligation to provide a DNA sample.   Participation is totally voluntary, safe, and completely confidential.
• The DNA samples will only be used to compare to DNA recovered during this investigation.
• Individuals providing a DNA sample are asked to sign a consent form and can contact legal counsel for advice prior to signing.
• Trained officers will be requesting a buccal sample.  A sterile swab is used to collect a buccal sample from the inside of the mouth.
The sample and all associated documentation are destroyed once deemed not to be a match to this investigation. Providers of samples receive written confirmation that this has occurred.

Investigators are also asking anyone to please contact the Orangeville Police Service Tip Line at (519) 941-2522, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 should they know of anyone who begins to exhibit a change in behaviour, who may be acting strangely or may have abruptly moved as a result of the notification of this DNA canvas.
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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/police-prosecutors-rcmp-database-remains-210000959.html

This is discouraging news.  Look at what law enforcement are up against.
Not to mention the terrible back log of dna testing in our labs.

RCMP database remains out of date, police and prosecutors say
CBCCBC – Tue, 10 Mar, 2015.

snippets:

An RCMP criminal database remains seriously backlogged six years after Canada’s auditor general warned the out-of-date system was undermining the courts and law enforcement.

The Canadian Police Information Centre database, known as CPIC, was designed as a national tool for police and prosecutors to check the criminal history of suspects and those charged with or convicted of new offences.

But the Mounties have failed to keep the information current, leaving justice officials and police blind to the recent criminal records of thousands of offenders.

The information gap can be two years or more because the RCMP has not yet entered hundreds of thousands of recent criminal records.

A spokesman for the Canadian Police Association says the federal government is focusing on the security of Canadians, yet fails to provide front-line officers with a basic tool.

“There’s great concern at the federal level about the security of citizens, but we’re calling on (Public Safety) Minister (Steven) Blaney to give us the necessary tools to be able to do our job,” Yves Francoeur, vice-president of the police association, said in an interview.

“In certain cases, this could effectively put lives in danger,” he said, saying that police need to know the criminal past of suspected terrorists they are monitoring, among others.

and apart from terrorists - it covers all crimes.

“Crown prosecutors ... each day have to make crucial decisions about the freedom of an individual and the security of the public with incomplete information, which is totally unacceptable,” said Thomas Jacques, spokesman for the Association of Quebec Prosecutors.

The most recent data from the RCMP indicates that in 2013 there were some 400,000 criminal records that had yet to be added to the CPIC database. Local and provincial police forces do keep up-to-date records, but if an offender moves to a new jurisdiction, they can effectively shed their criminal record for up to two years.

“The increased volume of requests and demand for criminal record checks from both criminal justice agencies and the public sector continues to exceed the RCMP’s current capacity to respond in a sustainable, timely manner,” said Mountie spokesman Sgt. Harold Pfleiderer, acknowledging the problem remains unsolved.“Until automation processes for the entire criminal records system is complete, quicker turnaround and sustainable delivery of service will remain a challenge.”

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Give this program more funds and a better data base. Increase the dna lab capacity.

jb



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Toronto / Re: Mariam Makhniashvili - 17 - Toronto - Found Deceased
« Last post by SAP on March 24, 2015, 08:24:27 PM »
It worries me JB. In his corrupt mind he could even see his wife and son as part of the system that he feels betrayed by. Things were quiet while he was locked up, but now, we can expect anything. If there were intentions of aftercare for him, he still cannot fathom he did wrong. That's a dangerous person on the loose.
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