Author Topic: Courtney Jennelle Struble (13) | July 09, 04| | Estevan (Murder Investigation)  (Read 89372 times)

debbiec

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A reminder that Courtney is still missing. Eight years today.

 
Courtney was last seen at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 9, 2004 in the vicinity of Highway 39 and Woodlawn Avenue in Estevan. She was wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans and runners. IDENTIFYING FEATURES: Courtney has an olive complexion. She is 5'3" and 130 lbs, with a medium build. There is a 1.5" birthmark on her neck and a scar on left shin.

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RCMP deem case of missing 13-year-old Saskatchewan girl a murder
The Canadian Press
Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:41:00 CST

ESTEVAN, Sask. - RCMP have concluded that a 13-year-old Saskatchewan girl who vanished eight years ago was murdered.

Courtney Struble of Estevan was last seen just after midnight on July 9, 2004, in the vicinity of Highway 39 and Woodlawn Avenue.

The RCMP's historical case unit case took over the case from Estevan police on April 21, 2011, and on Monday announced they have come to the conclusion Courtney was the victim of foul play.

Sgt. Robin Zentner says that in a missing person case, you usually look to see if there is any activity with personal items such as health cards or financial or banking records.

Zentner says in Courtney's case, there has been nothing.

He says a 13-year-old couldn't survive all this time without some movement, plus he says the RCMP has received pertinent information they can't yet make public.

But despite all the hard work, there have been no arrests made in the case. Zentner is hoping that will change one day with someone coming forward with the one last piece of the puzzle.

"With the passage of time maybe their personal circumstances have changed," he says.

"Now they are not fearful to talk to the police or maybe they had a loyalty to a particular person or group in the past and now that loyalty is no longer there."

Zentner believes the case will be solved.

"We are working diligently and very hard to try to get those answers in a thorough manner but also as quickly as we can for the family and the community of Estevan."

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http://www.leaderpost.com/news/RCMP+deem+case+missing+13yearold+Saskatchewan+girl+murder/6911137/story.html

Here is the full story  that was given to the leaderpost by the lead investigator.

He is a wonderful person who has worked diligently for courtney.

Chris

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Zentner believes the case will be solved.

That is comforting because you don't often hear the police say that. I think they know it is a matter of time. Whomever knows something needs to call the police and do so now.

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Chris Sgt. Zentner has always been positive that we will get the answers we need. Even more then justice I want to put her to rest. We are happy that he has not and will not give up until the end.

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Today you would have been 22 and no word.

Chris

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I hope not much longer aunty Jay!

debbiec

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It is ten years today since Courtney Struble went missing. Her disappearance remains a unsolved.



Search for Courtney Struble continues 10 years after disappearance

Updated: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:13:04 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca


Ten years after 13-year-old Courtney Struble was last seen in Estevan, Sask., police say they haven't given up on finding her.

Police spoke about the case Tuesday afternoon noting they are using aerial drones and ground-penetrating radar to try to find her.

Courtney's mother Joy was at the news conference and said she appreciated the effort the RCMP have put into the case.

"Losing a child is like losing a limb," she said. "You learn to function without it, but every day you miss it and you mourn for it."

Joy Struble also spoke about the ongoing questions surrounding the teen's disappearance.

"You need answers," she said. "And that's what we're hoping we'll get."

On July 9, 2004, Courtney Struble went to a friend's house and never came home. Police received numerous tips, but there have been no arrests and she was never found. Police believe they're dealing with a homicide.

Joy Struble said the family is anxious to learn what happened.

"Courtney deserves a burial, a proper burial. A proper resting place," she said. "And we deserve as a family to know where she is."

Her disappearance happened just days after another high-profile missing child case, that of five-year-old Tamra Keepness of Regina. Tamra has never been found either.

http://news.ca.msn.com/local/saskatchewan/search-for-courtney-struble-continues-10-years-after-disappearance

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I am surprised this is not solved yet. A few years ago, tehy seemed to think it was almost solved.

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I'll be in Estevan this spring. I hope to learn more.

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