Author Topic: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)  (Read 140384 times)

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #105 on: March 14, 2010, 03:13:53 PM »
That's what I was saying lost... maybe they didn't know then that thre were child predators in the building but to go back now over the tenants list I'd bet dollars to donuts you'd find someone with a record who wasn't really intereviewed back then.. but people get sloppy and caught..

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« Reply #106 on: March 14, 2010, 03:31:10 PM »
Maybe Nicole was taken by an older man, a parental figure, maybe by someone the parents knew. Which means Nicole would probably have had contact with this person in some form, even if it was slight as in seeing him with her parents at times.

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #107 on: March 14, 2010, 04:11:26 PM »
Fraser, so there you go..if you at 4' 10" could fit in a duffel bag it would have been very easy to do the same to an unconcious child.
Yes, I agree sometimes a mother "knows" however I have not personally read the Toronto Star report..it was just stated here.
I personally am not in favor of newspaper quotes as I have been a victim as a result of personal tragedy.  I was quoted in the Toronto Sun and learned weeks later what was "quoted"


 

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #108 on: March 14, 2010, 04:19:11 PM »
Sleuth, I am not certain but I believe everyone the parents knew were cleared.  However, was involved in a local church and there has been some speculation over the years that perhaps the church was somehow involved.  Personally, I doubt it but you never know..given what we now know reagarding churches and some members.

Maybe Nicole was taken by an older man, a parental figure, maybe by someone the parents knew. Which means Nicole would probably have had contact with this person in some form, even if it was slight as in seeing him with her parents at times.

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #109 on: March 14, 2010, 04:30:02 PM »
Maybe Nicole was taken by an older man, a parental figure, maybe by someone the parents knew. Which means Nicole would probably have had contact with this person in some form, even if it was slight as in seeing him with her parents at times.

I agree with your thinking on this sleuth. It would certainly be possible that Nicole's parents may have known the person that took her, even if only casually. There is the possibility that he could have lived in the building. Even if Nicole's parents did not know him personally she may have seen them interact with him, say in a laundry room or even in the lobby while getting the mail. Children are very trusting also and even if they have just seen someone around they often feel like they know them.

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2010, 04:37:35 PM »
There are a cluster of high rises where Nicole lived.  In 1985, when she disappeared these buildings were very high end luxury apartments. Nicole lived in what was termed the "penthose." Many of the folks that lived there at that time were very well off.  I don't know how well the police investigated all the tenants or even if they did.  It was 1985, bad stuff never happened in Etobicoke..it was a very wealthy area.
For a time the police were searching for a well dressed woman seen going door to door in the building with a clipboard but she never came forward.  There were no reports she ever contacted a tenant..she was just seen in the hallways.

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #111 on: March 24, 2010, 01:17:32 AM »
A while back, sometime last year, summer, late summer?, a new comer posted only one post on this thread. Then early the next day she removed it.
What she had to say was interesting. She mentioned that she? or a friend? of hers on the way home from school? for lunch? or after School? was approached by a man, in front of or near where Nicole lived, and offered to buy her candy. Her friend became frightened and ran away. The poster mentioned the man had brown hair and that there was a Tuck Shop in one of the buildings. I think it was before Nicole was taken.

I wish you would come back Ms Poster and repost your message again.

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #112 on: May 15, 2010, 06:23:12 PM »
Sleuth, that would be so great if that poster would repost her experience.  This seems like such a vital clue and may be very valuable.

I didn't know Nicole, we moved to the area in '87, my son attended J/K at Wellsworth PS, the same school Nicole attended. I knew Nicole's teacher, she was so devasted at Nicole's disappearance.

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #113 on: July 04, 2010, 07:54:26 PM »
About two summers after that little girl's disappearance I was packing to catch a train for a short family visit.  The t.v. was on in my bedroom and the news was on.  It was one of those New York State channels from Buffalo, Rochester or Syracuse.
The story was about a cache of child porn magazines siezed by authorities.  The camera showed a stack of these mags and the top one had a head shot of a little girl who looked just like Nicole Morin except she was very heavily made up to look older.
  I phoned the police and described what I had seen.  The policeman took all the info I had.
I didn't hear anything back.  I just pray that they were able to follow up on that. 

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #114 on: July 15, 2010, 03:25:41 PM »
Hello Grandma, welcome!  I am now one also but at the time Nicole disappeared I was just the mother of a child who attended Wellsworth Public School.  So many years have gone by since she disappeared without a trace.  Thank you for reporting what you saw on the Buffalo area news.  I am not surprised the Etobicoke police...22 Division did not do a follow up with you.  They should have for unless some bored cop was watching the channel he would have no way of knowing futher.jsut a desk guy taking a report that perhaps is now buried, in a warehouse somewhere or just slipped off the desk into a basket.

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #115 on: August 02, 2010, 10:55:50 AM »
I can't imagine that it's been 25 years since Nicole went missing.  Here's an interview with her father:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/842909--nicole-morin-s-disappearance-still-haunts-her-family?bn=1

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #116 on: August 04, 2010, 12:01:24 PM »
Thanks for this Miss R, I too can't believe it's been 25 yrs.  I have never been able to understand how Nicole just disappeared without a trace. Her poor father and late mother had such
anguish and still so.  One would never have imagined something like this happening in such
affluent ( at the time) area.  The Toronto Star article also provides links to Facebook pages of groups.  Some of the comments truly bother me.  How can people be so cruel regarding her parents.  Both were cleared immediately regarding Nicole's disappearance. 

If anything, they should be jumping all over 22 Division for not contacting Tony Warr of the homicide squad until a week after her disappearance. 

I can't imagine that it's been 25 years since Nicole went missing.  Here's an interview with her father:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/842909--nicole-morin-s-disappearance-still-haunts-her-family?bn=1

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #117 on: August 14, 2010, 08:31:20 AM »
25 years...

in the article, Miss R, the following I feel are worth note in the thread:

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However, throughout the 25 years of media attention, manpower and resources devoted to the case, including private investigators hired by Morin, not a single clue has emerged about what happened to Nicole that fateful morning.

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Even a private eye was hired:
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However, throughout the 25 years of media attention, manpower and resources devoted to the case, including private investigators hired by Morin, not a single clue has emerged about what happened to Nicole that fateful morning.

Nicole predicted she was going to disappear:
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There is a book:
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A Facebook vigil continues:
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Nicole's case was featured in over 1,000 Crime Stoppers programs in over 17 countries within the last 25 years:
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In 2001, an updated photo of Nicole showing her as a woman in her mid-20s was sent via the Internet to over 1,000 Crime Stoppers programs in 17 countries worldwide.

At one point her uncle was a POI, but since cleared:
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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #118 on: August 17, 2010, 07:47:52 PM »
Recap:
There is now an English version:  http://www.droitfondamental.eu/07-Nicole-Louise_Morin-EN.html

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Re: Nicole Morin: Missing (Toronto, 1985)
« Reply #119 on: August 17, 2010, 08:23:47 PM »
Good work Miss R,

The I.D. is considered undeniable.  Nicole is incontestably a victim of Zandvoort. Very sad. R.I.P. Nicole.