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Author Topic: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard  (Read 24998 times)

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Melanie Nadia Ethier
Age: 15
DOB: 1980/12/25
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Date last seen:  September 29, 1996
Location last seen: New Liskeard, ON
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Melanie Nadia Ethier - September 29, 1996 - 15 - Missing - New Liskeard - At approximately 2:00 a.m., on Sunday, September 29, 1996, Melanie Ethier, then age 15, left a private residence to walk a short distance to her home in New Liskeard. Ethier did not arrive at her residence and was reported missing to the New Liskeard Police later that day.
Melanie Ethier is described as a non-white (black) female, 165 cm (5'5"), 54 kg (120 Ibs.), brown eyes, long braided black hair. Last seen wearing a green Nike jacket, blue jeans, white T-shirt with blue heart (Pepe logo) and black boots. Foul play is strongly suspected in this disappearance.
Any person with information regarding this investigation should contact the nearest police authority, the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122, the New Liskeard Police Service (705) 647-4388 or the Ontario Provincial Police, Temiskaming Detachment (705) 647-8400

http://www.opp.ca/Intranetdev/groups/public/documents/investigative/opp_001151.pdf
« Last Edit: December 29, 2009, 02:02:53 PM by Desespere »

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Just saw this case on Court TV last night, Missing without a single trace from a walk which should have taken 10 minutes. 3 weddings were letting out as were the bars in this town of 5000. No one has seen anything, nothing was found. It was so sad to hear the mother say, she thinks her daughter is dead. I can't imagine. :(

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Just added a sort of simular one. Girl probably walking, gone missing. Near Hamilton. I have not heard a thing about this at all in the media, must be because in that area, girls going missing on reservations just is not news to them.

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The more I read, the more I research, the harder it is for me to think, that First Nations Peoples, are not being targeted.I know there are other races, but the amount of Natives far outways, the others, in shere velocity. :'( :'( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Adrian, I agree with you. There is a reason for this I think. FIrst nations are not protected by human rights, each reservation is run by a powerful council which has too much power. It is hard to get issues addressed. No one wants to deal with anything. It is quite sad.

I think criinals know that killing a person from first nations is hard to solve and easy to get away with.

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I think the reason for there being such a hard time in the Melanie Ethier case is that the community where she is from is a rather large farming community. Lots of spread out properties and plenty of wooded areas. I am not sure if she lived in the downtown core, but this area too is also widely spread out. The area is now called Temiskaming Shores and Lake Temiskaming is huge.

For a long time, we in the surrounding areas of where Melanie is from, thought she was with her father in another country. Unfortunately, we found this to be untrue.

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So it there a theory as what happened? Do people think foul play?

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I'm confused...a couple of you talk about her being First Nations but the description says she is "black"...I know it says she has long, braided hair but, am I missing/not understanding something?

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 Sorry, I posted, my above post in the wrong thread. :-[ :-[ :-[

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Okay Adrian...thanks, I'm not confused anymore.

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No one really knows for sure what happened. I will never give up hope that she will be found. Searches have been done in and around a dumping area and around construction and highway repairs sites. All to no avail.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2008, 04:21:01 PM by wildchild »

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This is Melanie Ethier

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How come a 15 year old is out at 2:am?

YOu have to wonder if a person offered her a ride or something and then killed her when things got out of hand. I have seen that many times. Poor child, I hope they find her and bust the person who harmed her.

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I often wondered about the 2am thing myself. Nothing much was said about it. I know at that age I wasn't allowed out at 2am.

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Re: Melanie Nadia Ethier | September 29, 1996 | 15 | Missing | New Liskeard
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2008, 01:38:33 PM »
  I received a message from Guest:

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=221.msg12141#msg12141

The reporter has made the following comment:
this is slanderous, hurtful and completely innacurate.

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The Unsolved Murders | Missing People Canada Team.

 

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