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CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Murdered | Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« on: May 28, 2009, 06:58:15 AM »
Cherisse Houle, aged 17, was reported missing Thursday, May 21,2009. She was last seen downtown. She is Aboriginal, 5-foot-1, 90 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Winnipeg police at 986-6250.
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Re: CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Missing from Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 11:26:48 PM »
That is a lot of young girls missing in a short period of time.

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Re: CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Missing from Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 11:22:51 AM »
A body found in a river had been identified as her  :-\

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2009/07/03/mb-missing-girl-body-winnipeg.html

The body found in a stream just outside Winnipeg this week has been identified as a 17-year-old girl who had gone missing on previous occasions.

Cherisse Houle's body was found on Wednesday by construction workers levelling trenches near the riverbank in the Rural Municipality of Rosser, about 16 kilometres west of Winnipeg. She was discovered at about 3 p.m., according to the RCMP.

An autopsy was conducted on Thursday in Winnipeg. However, the cause of death remains undetermined, according to the RCMP, which has been investigating the site where Houle's body was located.

Houle, from Winnipeg, was one of four aboriginal teens and women who were the subject of a news release issued in late May by the Winnipeg Police Service and Child Find Manitoba. The missing people were highlighted as part of National Missing Children's Day.

Not long after that, Houle returned home but then went missing once again. She was last reported missing to the police on June 26.

Anyone with information regarding Houle's whereabouts on or after June 26 is asked to contact the Headingley RCMP detachment at 1-204-888-0358 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Re: CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Missing from Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 11:59:14 AM »

Body found in stream identified as missing Winnipeg girl, 17
Last Updated: Friday, July 3, 2009 | 11:29 AM CT Comments0Recommend3
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Cherisse Houle's body was found Wednesday in a stream near a section of dirt road just off Highway 221.Cherisse Houle's body was found Wednesday in a stream near a section of dirt road just off Highway 221. (Winnipeg Police Service)

The body found in a stream just outside Winnipeg this week has been identified as a 17-year-old girl who had gone missing on previous occasions.

Cherisse Houle's body was found on Wednesday by construction workers levelling trenches near the riverbank in the Rural Municipality of Rosser, about 16 kilometres west of Winnipeg. She was discovered at about 3 p.m., according to the RCMP.

An autopsy was conducted on Thursday in Winnipeg. However, the cause of death remains undetermined, according to the RCMP, which has been investigating the site where Houle's body was located.

Houle, from Winnipeg, was one of four aboriginal teens and women who were the subject of a news release issued in late May by the Winnipeg Police Service and Child Find Manitoba. The missing people were highlighted as part of National Missing Children's Day.

Not long after that, Houle returned home but then went missing once again. She was last reported missing to the police on June 26.

Anyone with information regarding Houle's whereabouts on or after June 26 is asked to contact the Headingley RCMP detachment at 1-204-888-0358 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Re: CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Missing from Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009, 10:48:12 AM »
this poor child.... she shouldn't be "gone".  The fact that she did return home and went missing again tells me she wanted to be safe.  ....wanted help even.  It seems to me that maybe just a little intervention on the part of others might have fallen short.  ...just thinking out loud maybe; but I wish something/someone could have prevented this.  What a waste of another young life! 

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Re: CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Missing from Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 03:58:05 PM »
Very sad ending for the family and friends of Cherisse. Hopefully the police will be able to find out where she was during the last days of her life. My condolences to Cherisse's family and friends. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Missing from Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 05:33:10 PM »
Very sad indeed. I hope they figure out who placed her there.


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Re: CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Murdered | Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 12:09:24 PM »
It must be so hard to be a family member of an unsolved murder victim. I am glad Winnipeg police created this new task force.

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Re: CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Murdered | Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010, 08:22:59 PM »
Yes, we need to have more rehab's for our young addicts.  I also think that the dealers should be serving longer sentences for their contribution to the deaths of so many of our young people, and the despair and anguish that these animals cause. It is a revolving door within the justice system with  these dealers. Most of them get off with a slap on the wrist. Too often we blame the parents for our child's drug addiction.  As if these parents don't feel enough guilt already by losing their precious child. Guilt that is often unwarranted. My blessings go out to you, and I hope that you will  remember the good times that you had with your daughter, and that you can  find some inner peace, so that you may  enjoy your grandchild's life.

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Re: CHERISSE HOULE ( 17) - Murdered | Winnipeg (May 21,2009)
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2010, 06:58:19 PM »
That is an interesting quote, that "they're doing their research...to identify where these missing and murdered girls and women have disappeared to" as this story is about a woman that was found. Seems odd that the story would say they spent a year trying to find out where she disappeared to.  ahhh.....(Let me help... in the sixth paragraph of the story the reporter has "discovered" that "Construction workers levelling trenches near the riverbank in ...found Cherisse dead.")  Now...can someone talk to the family perhaps they may find the family has a clue that may help, contacts, whereabouts....etc.... you just never know.


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Police task force 'all for show': grieving mom
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Cherisse Houle's body was found in a creek near a section of dirt road just off Highway 221. (Winnipeg Police Service)

A provincial police task force working to solve cases of murdered and missing Manitoba women is "all for show,
" the mother of a girl mysteriously found dead in a stream says.

Barb Houle, the mother of 17-year-old Cherisse Houle, said Tuesday that more than a year after the province struck the task force, she's yet to hear from any investigators Because I tried to get a hold of this task force, this so-called task force, not one person ever called me back," she said.

Houle spoke out as she and dozens of others gathered at the Manitoba legislature Tuesday to honour the more than 80 missing and murdered women in the province.

It's the first time the province has invited families of missing and murdered women into the legislature and officially acknowledged them for their suffering.

Construction workers levelling trenches near the riverbank in the Rural Municipality of Rosser west of Winnipeg found Cherisse dead on July 1, 2009. RCMP have never released her cause of death.

Shortly after Cherisse died, an 18-year-old friend of hers, Hillary Wilson, was found dead on a dirt path in a sparsely populated area in East St. Paul, just outside Winnipeg.

The RCMP are treating her death as a homicide.

In the days after Wilson was killed, the province, Manitoba RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service announced they were setting up an entity Manitoba Integrated Task Force for Missing and Murdered Women.

The declared mandate of the unit was to:

Review and investigate unsolved homicide files involving female victims.
Review missing-person files involving female victims where foul play is suspected.
Analyze those files to determine what, if any, links exist between the incidents.
However, some families, like Houle's, have publicly complained about a lack of communication from investigators.

For their part, police have said little publicly in terms of updates on the unit's progress.

Premier Greg Selinger asked for patience Tuesday, saying investigations take time.

"They've launched their investigations and they're doing their research required and investigations to identify where these missing and murdered girls and women have disappeared to," Selinger said.

"These processes take a lot of time."
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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/12/21/man-task-force-missing-murdered-houle.html