Author Topic: Deidre Lynn Chukra | 24| March 8 2010 | Kenora, ON  (Read 3862 times)

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Deidre Lynn Chukra | 24| March 8 2010 | Kenora, ON
« on: May 15, 2010, 11:09:05 AM »
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Re: Deidre Lynn Chukra | 24| March 8 2010 | Kenora, ON
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 11:09:46 AM »
Body found in Kenora

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Re: Deidre Lynn Chukra | 24| March 8 2010 | Kenora, ON
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 12:05:22 PM »
This is getting depressing already; seems almost a daily ocurrance. Our laws are such that the criminals are better protected than the non-criminals!
Should young ladies start carrying knives or other weapons for protection, and use them against someone who plans to "off" them, injures the assailant/or kills him...would get a stiffer sentence due to "premeditated" I'm sure.
We'll hear in the next few days, but I do wonder about the last name...honour killing?

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Re: Deidre Lynn Chukra | 24| March 8 2010 | Kenora, ON
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 06:35:42 PM »
There is not much information on Deidre. Was she married or did she live with a boyfriend?? Or was she left off by a boyfriend to return to her residence? Possibly more information will be forthcoming on Deidre. Hopefully some answers will come soon on what happened to Deidre. I send my sympathy to her family members and her friends.  :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Deidre Lynn Chukra | 24| March 8 2010 | Kenora, ON
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 01:45:50 AM »
I have not found much on Deidre to see what the LE concluded, however I did find this article with some background that capeheart was looking for.

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Mike's Musings
Posted 7 months ago

Kenora's latest missing sister found dead

Tragically, on the morning of March 14, a Sunday, the body of Deidre Lynn Chukra was found by the Sylvan Street docks. She was just 24.

Sadly, the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police is involved in trying to piece together the final days of her life. She'd been listed as missing for six days prior to her death.

Unfortunately, the officers will be looking at the results of some medical tests, which will include a toxicology report. It's possible that alcohol or drugs may have been a factor.
In a case like this, there are more questions than answers. How did she die? What was the cause of death? Did others contribute to her death?

As of last week, police hadn't ruled out foul play, but they weren't prepared to say it was a homicide, either. It was still a matter of waiting, while the test results were being processed.

In the weeks leading up to her passing, she had been involved with the court diversion process at the Water Street courthouse. Defence lawyers, Crown attorneys and the judge had been in touch with social services in the community. Records showed they had kept up to date on her progress for much of the last year.

Undoubtedly, the most distressing question for those who had direct contact with her will be: Was there anything else that could've been done?

A list of her court dates describes the arc of a shooting star. Full of energy and passion, but spiralling in the wrong direction.

Back in August 2008, she was convicted on five charges. They included breaching an undertaking of non-communication, uttering threats against a police officer, assault against two police officers, as well as assault against an individual.

Her sentence by the provincial court in Bathurst, N.B., was 12 months probation. She was released on the condition she keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

The next entry comes from Sioux Lookout in 2009. Before the probation is up, she's arrested for breaching her probation. There's another charge of obstruction of justice, because she gave a false name.

This brings us to the most recent matter at hand. Chukra was due in court next week for an assault charge in Kenora.

Unfortunately, she won't make it. Instead, she joined the long list of aboriginal women, who are either missing or murdered.

Locally, the list already includes Jocelyn "Chippy" McDonald, who was found dead in the north end in the fall of 2000. Her murder, along with the beating death of Max Kakegamic sparked the Common Land, Common Ground initiative between Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield and Treaty 3 Grand Chief Leon Jourdain.

The alarming number of unexplained deaths in the early 1970s in Kenora led to the landmark report entitled While People Slept, which laid the groundwork for such initiatives as the NeChee Street Patrol and eventually Treaty 3 Police Service.

There are now more than 500 faces and names on that list from across the country. Given the demographics of most native communities, where half their population is under 25, we'll likely see many more sisters in spirit, unless things change to address the desperate social conditions they face.
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