Author Topic: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017  (Read 1681 times)

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FARMINGTON | The Lunenburg District RCMP is asking for the local public's assistance in locating missing 29 year old Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite out of the Farmington, Nova Scotia area.

Joshua was was last seen at home at 4 pm on August 4, 2017.

He may be wearing shorts or sweat pants and a dark shirt.
It is noted that Joshua does not have access to a motor vehicle.

JOSHUA IS DESCRIBED AS:
GENDER: Male.
ETHNICITY: Caucasian.
HAIR: Dark, short.
HEIGHT: 6 feet 4 inches.
BUILD: Heavy.
OTHER: Tattoo on his hands "Love & Hate", also "Yoshi" on right forearm and a tattoo of a feather on his leg.

JOSHUA MAXWELL SLAUENWHITE
DO YOU KNOW SOMETHING?
If you have any information in regards to Joshua's whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Lunenburg District RCMP at 902-527-5555.

WANT TO STAY ANONYMOUS?
If you wish to remain anonymous with your information, you are welcome to call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

http://atlantic.missing.report/joshua-maxwell-slauenwhite-farmington/
« Last Edit: August 22, 2017, 05:34:47 AM by Besani »

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Re: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 05:41:10 AM »
Joshua is an ex boyfriend of mine and has been a good friend since we were 5 years old.
I am honestly heart broken right now.
His Mother Corrine hasn't stopped searching for him and they've been doing everything they possibly can to try to find out where he went.

Please come home Josh! ❤️

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Re: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 10:00:32 AM »
I am very sorry to hear that you are missing a childhood friend Besani.  Hopefully he will reappear and will be found to be in good health.

Any relation to the Slauenwhite family of: Dawn Peacock?

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Re: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 07:56:53 PM »
Im not sure if they are related actually..

Josh, I dont know where you are, but if you somehow see this, I still care. Please come back. ❤️

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Re: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 09:28:28 AM »
Besani, is there any idea of what may have caused the disappearance? Was he happy at work? Personal life? Dating sites? Finanical crisis? Struggles? Any different routines or friends lately? Is there anything that the family of friends may know that can help people look for him? What kind of work does he do?

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Re: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2018, 01:35:56 PM »
Nobody knows why he disappeared. So many unanswered questions.

PLEASE COME HOME JOSH. ❤️

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Re: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 07:17:51 PM »
Nova Scotia RCMP are looking for a man from Lunenburg County who was last seen in August 2017.


According to the Mounties, Joshua Sluenwhite, 29, was last seen on Aug. 4, 2017, at a convenience store in Farmington, N.S., which he left on foot, walking towards New Germany, N.S.

Slauenwhite is approximately six-feet-four-inches tall and weighs 260 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and at the time he was last seen had short hair and a trimmed beard.

Joshua Slauenwhite was last seen on Aug. 4, 2017 at a convenience store in Farmington, N.S.

He has a tattoo of a feather on his leg and was last seen wearing a dark shirt and shorts and was carrying a black bag.

Police are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact RCMP at 902-527-5555.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4107791/rcmp-missing-lunenburg-county/?utm_source=GlobalHalifax&utm_medium=Facebook

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Re: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 12:36:11 PM »
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 was last seen on Aug. 4, 2017, at a convenience store in Farmington, N.S., which he left on foot, walking towards New Germany, N.S.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I am sorry to learn that your friend Josh has not been located, Besani.
Has he ever disappeared for short periods of time before?

I have many questions  and perhaps you do not know the answers - but here goes....
 He was last seen at home at 4 pm in first article.  Very confusing.... Where was he last see- home? or store?

How far away is New Germany? Is the distance walkable?

\Was he known to hitch hike?

Was he a loner?

Any electronic activity since he went missing?

What is the gut feeling of the family?

Did he live away from his family?

Was he employed at the time?

So many questions..... such a mystery.

jb
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Re: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 04:57:08 AM »
Corinne Cook thought her oldest child had finally silenced the voices that tormented him for far too long.

Leading up to his disappearance, Joshua Slauenwhite had endured a nightmarish four years. He had fought to overcome an addiction to prescription painkillers, overcame two suicide attempts and multiple stays at the South Shore Regional Hospital’s psychiatric unit.

But it seemed to Cook that for a period of seven months her boy was starting to overcome schizoaffective disorder, a condition encompassing both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder symptoms. He was painting again, regaining his quirky sense of humour and feeling increasingly optimistic.

But on the afternoon of Aug. 4, 2017, he walked off the family property in Farmington, Lunenburg County. Moments before that, Slauenwhite had declined his mother’s invitation to join her for a trip to Bridgewater.

Surveillance camera footage from a nearby convenience store, captured the same day he disappeared, is all Cook and the RCMP have to go on. Slauenwhite purchased cigarettes, an energy drink and a sandwich before he was on his way. He has not been seen since.

Accusing RCMP of giving up

Cook is devastated. She’s also angry. Her anger is aimed both at the RCMP and the province’s mental health-care system, accusing both of abandoning her son.

“My son never had a counsellor he could go to, he was left on his own,” said Cook. “We couldn’t afford his treatment. We had to get help from a neighbour to pay for it. His doctors should have known he was too sick to work, but they let it happen and showed no concern.”

Cook says over the past month she’s been attempting to talk to someone at the Lunenburg RCMP detachment about her son’s file. She says she was told by a Lunenburg RCMP officer in January that the media would soon be notified of her son’s unsolved disappearance. The news release, prompting the public to help in the search, was issued by police on Tuesday.

She believes the police stopped looking for her son two days after he went missing.

She said an RCMP-led search and rescue team arrived on her rural property the day after he was reported missing and the operation wrapped up the following day.

“You can’t help but think that all of this has so much to do with your social stature. If me or my son had money he would have gotten the care he deserved. The RCMP wouldn’t have given up on us this early and my son’s disappearance would have been all over the news.

“It’s somebody’s son. Joshua’s my son and you’re fighting to get a call-back from the cops.”

The RCMP would not provide details on its efforts to track down Slauenwhite.

Cook has taken it upon herself to find her boy. Back in the fall, she rounded up a small group of friends and family members, including her daughter, and for eight straight weeks covered hundreds of kilometres of ground trying to find her son. They continue to plaster missing person posters at various locations across the South Shore, holding out hope for a breakthrough.

“I have to believe he’s still alive,” Cook said through tears. “He’s got a little brother that he loves. But he’s a danger to himself if he’s not medicated.”

Terrified and pleading

There was a time when her son showed promise. He moved to Red Deer, Alta., in 2009, where he found part-time work as a computer technician and was a student at Red Deer College, enrolled in its visual arts program. He also got married there. But his illness surfaced and he turned to prescription painkillers. His marriage and life fell apart.

Cook says the family shared the cost of bringing her son home four years ago. The first six months he was home he spent in and out of the psychiatric unit at South Shore Regional Hospital. Two years ago he was finally diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Before then he had been fed a concoction of medications, including venlafaxine, olanzapine and lorazepam.

His paranoia became so extreme that it was impossible for him to hold down a job. For a period of time, he worked at Bridgewater’s Michelin plant and on several occasions Cook recalls driving her son to and from work and he’d be in tears.

“His pants were soaked with urine and he was crying like a baby, saying, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’”

During a stint working at A&W in Bridgewater he became so distraught he walked off the job without telling anyone. An RCMP officer eventually found him wandering along Highway 103.

“Nobody listened. He complained to his doctors that people were after him. He was terrified. He pleaded for help with his addiction. But there was no support.

“He ended up living with me. I did my best, but it wasn’t enough.”

The Chronicle Herald enquired with the Nova Scotia Health Authority for details about Slauenwhite’s case, but no information was provided.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1557176-with-her-son-missing-since-august-lunenburg-mom-longs-for-answers

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Re: Joshua Maxwell Slauenwhite | 29 | Farmington, NS | August 4, 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 01:20:00 PM »
This is a very tragic situation.  I should be mortified, however I am not.  The lack of mental health care in our country is appalling.

It should be a number one priority for our nation.  Families have suffered terribly.... and society loses in the end.

This man and his mother have pleaded for help, both from the medical community, and the law.  It has fallen on deaf ears..

She is not alone in this..... There are thousands of family's whos  pleas for mental health care for their loved ones go unnoticed and ignored. The patient receives a patch up treatment, released without appropriate follow up and care.  The fact that this young man became addicted to Dr's prescription is not uncommon. 
All too often it is the family who are left to cope with their loved one on their own.

Because of Joshua's illness, he is vulnerable to mishaps, or harm inflicted
 to self or being taken advantage of  by others.  All the more reason why starting the search quickly, rather than drag feet.

 "Special People" deserve special concern and effort to  locate them as soon as possible.

This mother has been through enough.  She needs all of the help that she can get.

The people of Nova Scotia should be outraged at Joshua's treatment and the lack of support from law enforcement in the search for her beloved son. As a mother,  I find it an insult that the police cannot pick up the phone and give the mother a call.

Both the Federal and Provincial Governments have the ability to make changes in the mental health field  quickly, if they desire to do so. 

Seems their half hearted attempts have failed.  A strong push and commitment for improvement is sorely needed in this country, and it is time that elected officials sit up and take notice.

Let us hope that this news article is published across Canada for all to read and to understand. :'(
Mental illness can strike any family.... at any time...

jb
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