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Author Topic: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam  (Read 13768 times)

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Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« on: October 04, 2007, 08:57:25 PM »


Awww.... :'(
All this time and I forgot about Casey Bohun. Little three year old girl who was abducted right out of her home in Port Coquitlam.
Here's the link I found this.
http://www.childcybersearch.org/casesearch/view-case.cfm

First Name Casey   
Middle Name Rose   
Last Name BOHUN   
Gender Female 
Age At Disappearance 3   
Age Today 21   
Missing Since 05-Aug-89   
Date of Birth 18-Jul-86   
Height 91 CM (2'11'')   
 
Weight 13 Kilograms (29 pounds)   
 
Eye Color Brown 
Hair Color Red 
Distinguishing
Characteristics Her photo has been age-progressed to 15 years. She has a chipped left top tooth.   
Medical
Information   
Other
Information Casey was last seen in her bed at home. She was last seen wearing a white T-Shirt and underwear.   
« Last Edit: September 04, 2008, 06:45:03 PM by Desespere »

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 09:28:17 PM »
Wow! That is rare. I wonder if this is a custody thing?

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 11:09:27 AM »
That is really freaky! I can't believe this case is not given a bit more publicity. How scary that would be!

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 04:50:16 PM »


I never heard of this case. I wonder if this little one , had any leads to the whereabouts, of this young girl.? ??? ???

It seems the more one looks, the more one finds. I wonder where some of these children end up.I hat to think of consequense, and I do feel deeply for family and child. These creeps that just take a child, for whatever reason, need life forever.They should never walk this earth again. :'(

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 10:44:56 PM »
Wish there was more details. It also very well could be a 'staged' kidnapping. Kind of like what may be happing with that girl in Portugul and last week in Denver.

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2007, 10:02:13 AM »
How awful, it would be so nice if this case would get solved.

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2008, 08:11:47 PM »
I just read through the links that were provided in the last post and it says that recently a picture from a European prostitution ring has been analysed with a 90% match to Casey. Wouldn't it be wonderful if this girl is still alive? I guess it is possible that because of her young age at the time of her abduction she would not remember her previous life. What a sad thing if that is the case.

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008, 03:22:51 AM »
Wow if they were able to match her 90%, I hope they are able to do a DNA test. I wonder what the girl would feel if it was her and she learned what happened?

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009, 05:02:59 PM »
An article on that Zandvoort site contends that pictures found were a likelihood to Casey and Nicole Morin. Those pictures could have been sold to them by whomever took the girls, not necessarily definitive that they were kidnapped and taken overseas...although you can't rule that out...

Troubled me when Casey's mom killed herself a few years back. Apparently she had other kids and they were taken away from her (social services) prior to suicide. The boyfriend came back from overseas for the funeral, police spoke with him, and that's when there were a few more rumblings on the case - as if to say they had new info. or a new direction to go?



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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 12:44:54 AM »
I'm confused, some reports say she went missing from her bed, another say she was playing outside. Below is the latest I have found on this little on. I'm wondering now if the mother had something to do with her disappearance.

Missing child's mom jumps from bridge - by Maureen Gulyas - May 2, 2001 Delta Optimist On-line Edition
Barbara Bohun was the mother of a toddler who disappeared 12 years ago

The mother of a girl missing for almost 12 years jumped from the Patullo Bridge Sunday morning, perhaps burying the mystery of Casey Rose Bohun's disappearance forever. Barbara Bohun, 40, was seen sitting on the railing at mid-span at 7:30 a.m. New Westminster police S/Sgt. Casey Dehaas said officers searched the bridge but couldn't find anyone. A few minutes later, witnesses reported seeing someone falling from the bridge into the Fraser River.

Police boarded a Westminster Tug and within half an hour retrieved the body of a female. The suicide of the mother of Casey, who was three when she went missing from her North Delta home in 1989, has renewed interest in the case for Delta police investigators. The file has never been closed.

While nothing new on the case has come to light recently, Delta police said Bohun's suicide is a significant turn of events. "Unfortunately, Barbara Bohun was obviously distraught about something. Whether it has anything to do with Casey Bohun's disappearance, we don't know yet," Det/Sgt. Ian Stabler said.

Police have not confirmed if a suicide note was found, but they are hoping. "We are following it up to see if we can find anything else out as to where Casey would be," said Stabler.

It was a warm August day in 1989 when Delta police officers responded to a call of a missing child. "We started a grid search immediately, street by street," remembers Const. John Horsfall, one of the first officers on the scene. Casey lived with her mother and mother's boyfriend at a home on 94A Street in North Delta. "The indication was she'd been playing on the front steps of the house and that was the last anyone had supposedly seen of her," Horsfall said.

From there the ground search escalated to a full scale air search of the area. They searched for three days but found nothing. It was as if Casey disappeared into thin air. While police were always careful not to name anyone, including the mother, as a suspect, they never ruled her out either. It only deepened the mystery surrounding the little red-haired girl's disappearance.

The only person ruled out as having knowledge of Casey's disappearance was the biological father, who was at one point was accused of abducting his child. That tip came in four years after Casey went missing. Former Delta police homicide detective Bill Jackson was involved in the investigation.

"We eliminated the father as a suspect and his family. He eventually took a polygraph and passed it," recalls Jackson, who is now retired. Jackson and another investigator also reviewed a tip of an alleged sighting of Casey in Kamloops in 1993, but investigators eventually ruled it out. For now, Delta police detectives are talking to the New Westminster police. Stabler called the suicide a "sad state of affairs."

"She's a distraught lady obviously to do something like that. It's very sad, really," Stabler said.

Delta police were told Bohun had been living in Kamloops but recently returned to Vancouver. While it is not confirmed, police said they believe another child of Bohun's was seized by government authorities in Kamloops a month ago.

 

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 01:31:45 AM »
Another write up about little Casey Bohun.

Girl's disappearance dates back 15 years - by Maureen Gulyas - 2004
In Sgt. Mike Leary's office at Delta police headquarters, a stack of boxes, labeled Casey Bohun, reach the ceiling. Leary was the last investigator - there have been several over the years - to delve into the troubling mystery involving the disappearance of the little girl.
Bohun was just three when she went missing from her North Delta home on Aug. 5, 1989. Next week will mark 15 years since her disappearance, an anniversary of sorts the Delta police would like to end. But that won't happen unless the department receives new information that will lead to a conclusion in the case.

While there have been many theories floated since the little red-head disappeared, police believe she could be living elsewhere in Canada or the United States. "It is possible Casey was abducted and we are seeking national assistance from he public as the 15th anniversary of Casey's disappearance nears," Delta police Const. Paul Eisenzimmer said.

While 15 years have passed, many agencies, including the Delta police that haven't forgotten her. The Doe Network, as in Jane or John Doe, issued a reminder this week that Bohun is still missing. "Around the time of the anniversary I've been trying to contact people, newspapers, trying to remind them of the disappearance," said Elizabeth Myers, a B.C. area director for the network, which is based in Louisiana.

The Doe Network, which also includes missing adults, has successfully concluded 21 cases of missing persons in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. It is a volunteer group that assists law enforcement agencies in solving cold cases concerning unidentified victims and missing persons. Several theories have emerged over the years into Bohun's disappearance. There have been alleged sightings, one which sent another group of investigators to Kamloops and Kelowna in the early 1990s.

But it wasn't until April of 2001 that the case was picked up once again. On that Sunday morning, Casey's mother, Barbara Bohun, 40, leaped to her death from the Patullo Bridge in New Westminster. Friends say she was distraught over the loss of Casey so many years before and the more recent loss of her other two daughters. Social services took the girls from her over concerns about a disciplining incident. Police say there was no suicide note.

Out of that incident came a chance for police to interview Bohun's boyfriend, the man who lived with her at the time of Casey's disappearance. In recent years, he had moved to Korea where he taught English at a college. The boyfriend attended Barbara Bohun's funeral and it was then police investigators interviewed him. That interview raised new questions and police have so far been unsuccessful in their attempts to re-interview him. He is still in Asia, police said.

It was a warm August day in 1989 when Delta police officers responded to a call of a missing child. Casey Bohun lived with her mother and her mother's boyfriend at a home on 94A Avenue in North Delta. Police were told at the time the couple had returned home the evening before, put Casey to bed and that was the last time they saw her. A ground search escalated into a full-scale air search of the area. They searched for three days but found nothing. It was as if the toddler disappeared into thin air.

Police did not name anyone as a suspect, but say even today the only person they've ruled out is Casey's biological father, Donald Bohun. Former homicide detective Bill Jackson, one of the investigators who became involved in the file in the early 1990s, eliminated Donald as a suspect after he passed a polygraph test.

Delta police say the file is still open. "We'd like to talk to anyone who may have information about Casey's disappearance," said Eisenzimmer.

If you have information, you're asked to call Sgt. Mike Leary at 604-946-4411.


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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010, 05:00:27 PM »
Hi

I hate to admit it but I hadnt thought about Casey Rose Bohun in years. I thought her case was solved.

The articles I have just finished reading, indicated her family is ruled out, but what about their contacts and friends have  they been ruled out. I am wondering was their anyone working in the neighborhood, in the house or just visiting in the days and weeks prior to the kidnapping who may have had contact with either Casey or her family.

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2010, 05:47:24 PM »
Thought I would add the RCMP Case Number to this thread. The RCMP state she is missing from Delta, BC. Don't know if that makes any difference.

She's a little cutie. I hope they find answers. I can think of a handful of cases a child was taken from their own home. Most have some resolve. She deserves resolve as well. I wish we knew more about this case.

Case Number: 9400180

Missing Since: 05 August 1989
Missing From: Delta, British Columbia, CANADA
Details: Casey was last seen in her bed at home. Casey's photograph is age-progressed to 15 years old.

Missing Child:

Casey Rose BOHUN

Date of Birth: 18 July 1986
Sex: Female
Hair: Red
Eye: Brown
Height: 91 cm (Unknown)
Weight: 13 kg (Unknown)
Additional Information: Casey has a chipped left top tooth.
Alias(es):

http://www.ourmissingchildren.gc.ca/cgi-bin/case.pl?id=278&lang=eng

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2012, 12:32:21 PM »
This is the first time that ive heard of this case but when i saw her picture i recognized her from somewhere...maybe on tv when i was younger? I honestly dont know but she looks familiar.

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Re: Casey Rose Bohun - Age 3 - Missing - 1989 - Port Coquitlam
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2012, 05:53:09 PM »
This case certainly did get local interest, though not as you say the national recognition that other more prominent cases such as Michael Dunahee have. The mother may not have had the strength and resources to wage the public campaign that some families have. She is not the only single mother of a missing child to commit suicide and it does not mean she was guilty, just obviously troubled and who wouldn't be?

 

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