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Vern Boettger
Still no sign of missing senior

By KEITH MCNEILL October 15, 2013 · 11:32 AM >S
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As of press-time earlier this week the search continued for missing Vavenby resident Vern Boettger and his 1997 Ford Ranger, B.C. license 8769HB. Boettger, age 78, was last seen Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6, driving his pickup. During this past long weekend, close to 20 Search and Rescue members plus about 30 non-member volunteers searched the thousands of kilometers of backroads in the area. “If it's drivable, we've been going down it,” said one searcher. Search and Rescue members from the Wells Gray, Kamloops, Logan Lake, and South Cariboo (100 Mile House) teams took part. Members from Robson Valley Search and Rescue combed the backcountry working south from Valemount. An RCMP helicopter plus volunteer-flown aircraft from PEP Air were also involved. Wells Gray Search and Rescue set up a command trailer at Vavenby Christian Church. The church is also being used for prayer and emotional support, friendship, and offers free coffee all day. Vern BoettgerAll the searchers meet there in the morning before setting out. They then check in when they return the evening and where they went is marked on a map. The search leader then holds a debriefing for everyone about what took place that day. Next he explains what will happen the following day. A question and suggestion period follows. Several of the search teams are equipped with satellite transceivers that allow them to communicate with base as well as show their location using GPS. The search effort has received good support from the community of Vavenby, said search manager Les Sakals.

“It's been fantastic,” he said. “They've been feeding the searchers three or four times a day. We got a roast beef dinner on Friday and a turkey dinner on Saturday.” “The church has been letting us use the photocopier, phone, building and washroom.” According to Clearwater RCMP, on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:45 p.m., a Vavenby woman contacted the detachment to report that she had not seen her father, Lavern Boettger since Sunday afternoon. She described her father as a loner who, when bored, likes to go driving on Forest Service roads in the backcountry. Although, elderly, police report that Boettger does not have significant medical/health issues, does not use alcohol or drugs and does not have dementia. On Tuesday, RCMP contacted Wells Gray Search and Rescue and advised them of the incident. A RCMP helicopter (Air 4) was also contacted and assisted with the search efforts. Initial information confirmed Boettger got gas in Clearwater and as a result the initial air search was conducted in the Clearwater area.
Clearwater RCMP received new information that night advising that a Vavenby resident who knows Boettger and his truck observed him in his vehicle driving north on Highway 5 from Vavenby.
Search efforts on Wednesday were concentrated between Vavenby and Blue River. Friends, family and other local residents helped in the search.
By the weekend the search area had been expanded again to include the roaded area from Tree Farm License 18 west of Clearwater to near Valemount.
Boettger has lived in the Vavenby area since the early 1960s. Now retired, he worked mostly in the forest industry.

Searchers in the North Thompson Valley are still holding out hope of finding an elderly Vavenby resident alive.
It has now been nine days since 78-year-old Vern Boettger was last seen - driving his black Ford pickup truck north on Highway 5.
Corporal Bart Doerr of Clearwater RCMP says every day that he is not found - his prospects grow bleaker.
Doerr adds a few tips have come in - but they have led nowhere.
He says searchers - including the RCMP helicopter - will go out again today
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Search-and-rescue crews in the B.C. Interior are spending the long weekend looking for a 78-year-old man who's been missing for a week
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Vern Boettger Description: Search expanded for missing senior in B.C.'s Interiorfrom the small community of Vavenby, about 150 kilometres north of Kamloops, hasn't been seen since last Oct. 6. The RCMP says Boettger was last seen in his pickup truck. Sgt. Kevin Podbisky says search-and-rescue crews from Kamloops and McBride have been called in to help the searchers from Clearwater who have already been on the case. Podbisky says the search has been expanded, but so far there's been no sign of Boettger.

Missing 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
Abigail Andrews
Missing Since April 7-2010


File # 2010-3291
2010-04-13 20:45 PDT >

The B.C. RCMP's Serious Crimes Unit has created a re-enactment video of the day Abigail Andrews was last seen in a northeastern B.C. city more than three years ago, in the hopes that that new information will come in about her disappearance.
The then-28-year-old woman was a glowing, expectant mother, when she went missing on April 7, 2010, in Fort St. John, police say.
Abigail Andrews - missing
Abigail Andrews was 28 and three months pregnant when she went missing April 7, 2010 after leaving her apartment in Fort St. John, B.C. A neighbour told police Andrews said she was walking to a male friend's house. (RCMP)
Her father, Doug Andrews, said it was out-of-character for his daughter to lose touch. In the video released by RCMP today, he said his daughter was looking forward to the birth of her child. She was three months pregnant at the time.
"She had pampers that she was stockpiling. She was stockpiling food, all kinds of garments and goodies, in preparation for the birth of this child. She was really excited about it, as were we," he said.
The narrated re-enactment video shows an actor portraying Abigail Andrews walking away from her home. Andrews reportedly mentioned to a neighbour that she was on her way to visit a male friend.
RCMP "E" Division Serious Crime Unit Cpl. Bill Robinson said investigators are pursing the case as a case of foul play.

"Our investigation to-date has resulted in the identification of a suspect. We believe that this person has spoken to people about what they did," he said. "We're asking those people to contact us, no matter how small or how unimportant they feel their information is."

Robinson said that this fall, Andrews' child would have been three years old.

Fort St. John family uses billboards to help find missing woman
By Yolande Cole, The Province June 9, 2010
The family of a young pregnant woman who went missing from Fort St. John in April is hoping that two new billboards will help to solicit tips from the public on how she disappeared.
Beth Cobbett, the aunt of 28-year-old Abigail Andrews, who was last seen on April 7, raised donations from family and local businesses to put up two large signs on the Alaska Highway leading into the northern B.C. town.
The billboards feature two large photos, a description of the young woman and phone numbers to call with tips.
Cobbett is hoping the signs will help to garner clues from the community.
“My hope is mainly to just raise awareness of what’s happened to her,” she said. “We as a family don’t believe that she just decided to walk away from her life and start a new one somewhere else. We believe that she’s met with some kind of foul play or someone has intercepted her along the way.
“Still there’s lots of talk that she’s just gone, she’s partying,” she added. “We just would like people to look at this more seriously and consider the fact that maybe there’s someone amongst them . . . who has information.”
Andrews was last seen walking away from her Fort St. John apartment on the evening of April 7. Her mother, Debbie Andrews, said Abigail called her to say she was going to a friend’s house, and was asked to call or send a text message when she got home, but never did.
Abigail is six feet tall with a large build, long dark hair, hazel eyes, fair skin and a tattoo of tribal art on her lower back. She was three months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. Cobbett said she also had a purple Guess bag and a pink Blackberry Pearl phone with her.
Cpl. Annie Linteau of the RCMP said the investigation is still under way, and that police have received dozens of tips from the public so far. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers or police.
Debbie Andrews said she is “in for the long haul now” with the investigation into her daughter’s disappearance.
“I don’t know how this all happened without anybody seeing anything or knowing anything, but maybe someone does know something and maybe their conscience will just get to them after a long time and they will just have to say something,” she said.
Cobbett sent a direct appeal to her missing niece on the “off-chance” that she is out there.
“We love you and we want you to come home,” she said.
ycole@theprovince.com
© Copyright (c) CW Media Inc.Fort St John - Police Search for Missing Person
File # 2010-3291 2010-04-13 20:45 PDT>
The Fort St John RCMP are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of Abigail Andrews. Her family reported her as missing on Friday, April 7, 2010 after concerns that she hadn't been heard from in couple of days. Abigail was last seen walking away from her residence on the evening of Wednesday, April 7, 2010.
The police have followed up on numerous tips from the public and continue to actively pursue all available leads received regarding Abigail's disappearance. All avenues of investigation are being explored but the police have not ruled out foul play at this time.
Members of the Fort St. John RCMP Serious Crime Unit and General Duty Section are working with the family in order to find Abigail. The family has established a Facebook site where photographs of Abigail can be viewed. Abigail is described as being 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and having brown hair. Abigail has hazel eyes and a tattoo of tribal art on her lower back.
The police are requesting that anyone who may have any information about Abigail and her disappearance, to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140.
If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. They are open 24/7. Tip can be left anonymously online at www.crimestoppersfsj.com. You do not have to give your name, address, or your telephone number. You do not have to testify in Court. A cash reward of up to $2000.00 will be paid for any information which leads to an arrest and/or charge.
Dylan Koshman's - Case Reference - family still searching 5 years

Edmonton police are still investigating Koshman's disappearance
CBC News Posted: Oct 07, 2013 8:18 AM MT Last Updated: Oct 07, 2013 8:18 AM MT
Dylan Koshman disappeared October 10, 2008 after a fight with his roommate. He has not been seen since.
Five years after Dylan Koshman vanished following a late-night scuffle with his roommate, his family is still searching for answers.
Koshman was 21-years-old when he stormed out of his Edmonton home after a fight with his roommate on Oct. 10, 2008. He has not been seen since.
“It was shock, it was panic,” said Koshman's mother Melanie Alix.
After Koshman vanished, family members came to Edmonton from across Alberta and Saskatchewan to search for him.
“I was so scared," Alix said. "The next day we took off and went up to Edmonton and decided that we had to do something. And that's when all of our posters began and searching began. We stayed there for three weeks.”
The family handed out leaflets, made posters and posted billboards asking for information about Koshman.
Five years later, they have received plenty of tips, but no answers.
Now five years later, Alix said it is exhausting to continue with no idea what happened to her son.
“We don't have that final closure. And that's really hard,” she said.
“Not having closure means not being able to grieve properly if he is gone from this world and not knowing if he's suffering ... and it can be a struggle. You can be in the middle of the grocery store. And you can feel like you have to go home. It's anxiety. And that happens.”
More than anything, Alix says she hopes her family will one day find out what happened.
“I'd like this to end for all of us. I mean, there's somebody out there that might have the gift or the power to give us that closure. And I hope they come forward to do that for us,” she said.
Police investigation ongoing
Investigators have binders full of information on the case and say they have explored every possible lead.
Const. Sean Jenkinson has been working on the case for four years.
“To this day, it's gone,” he said, snapping his fingers. “I can put you down to a three or four minute window. And I don't know what happened in that window. And he's never been heard from since.”
Jenkinson said it's frustrating when long-term investigations slow.
“It's that slowdown period – when the family's calling to see what's going on and there's no new information coming in and you're trying to think of things you may have missed, so you go back and review," he said.
"That's the process we've been doing for four years. It's quite a mystery as to what happened.”
Jenkinson said police still receive tips that they follow up on. But, he said, finding missing people is a challenge.
“That's the unique thing about a missing persons investigation. It's a non-criminal event because, at the end of the day, it's not illegal to be missing.
“If someone is reported missing in one jurisdiction and then moves, through the course of the investigation, out of it – say they die – we may never put the two together.
“We've had files where the missing subject goes into the river in Edmonton and is recovered as far away as Langham, Saskatchewan –so that's quite a lot of geographic area to recover – and unfortunately the window of opportunity to recover someone out of the river is fairly small.”
Each year, EPS investigates about 1,600 missing persons cases. Of those, 98 per cent or better are solved, said Jenkinson.
Koshman's family will be back in Edmonton later this week to hold a vigil for their lost son.

Aaron DERBYSHIRE still missing after 7 years
Aaron Derbyshire
Kelowna BC
Missing Since Sept. 2006
Mother makes emotional plea to find Aaron. See Youtube
Missing 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016

Found Deceased
                                       
Missing person Kyung Chun

Nakusp BC
File # 2013-09-20 - 2013-09-20 13:15 PDT
The RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating a male who has gone missing near Nakusp. On Thursday the RCMP were notified by some campers in the Fosthall area of a van that appeared to be stuck and had not moved for approximately 5 days. Fosthall is located approximately 25 kilometers south of Nakusp after crossing the Arrow Park Ferry. The van was located a further 1 hour drive into the bush area where a base camp had been established.Description: photo of missing person Kyung Chun
Kyung Chun: non-white 71 yrs old male, black hair brown eyes, height: 170cm, weight: 60kg

Police determined the van belonged to 71 year old Kyung Chun of Burnaby. His family advised Chun had left with another male, presumably to go mushroom picking. Unfortunatley, no destination was provided to his family. The other male has been in contact with the family stating Chun had left the van to pick mushrooms and not returned. He stayed for an additional length of time then managed to make it to the highway where he hitch-hiked to Revelstoke. Unfortunately, the male did not report it to the police at the time and made has way back to the lower mainland. Police will be speaking to this individual to gather additional information.
Search and rescue conducted a cursory search on Thursday and will be conducting a more thorough search beginning this morning. Mr, Chun does suffer from some health concerns and requires medication. Police are concerned for his health as the result of being outside for a week. 
Anyone who may have seen Mr, Chun is asked to contacted their local RCMP office.

Update on the search for Mr. Shin Ik Noh
Coquitlam BC

File # 2013-27945 - 2013-09-23 11:40 PDT>
The Coquitlam Mounties continue their efforts, with assistance from Coquitlam Search and Rescue and the family, in the search for the missing person Shin Ik Noh. There have been confirmed sightings of Shin Ik Noh in the Burke Mountain area of Coquitlam over the past weekend.
The Coquitlam RCMP urges anyone who spots Mr. Shin Ik Noh to call 9-1-1 immediately and stay with him until the arrival of police officers.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Noh can call 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2013-27945.
Additional photographs are being posted depicting the shirt and shoes worn by Mr. Noh when he left his residence on September 18th, 2013

Distributed by BC Fanout and Coquitlam RCMP media list.
2013-27945 Media Availability
Missing man’s son pleads for public assistance to find dad
Shin Ik Noh, 64, was last seen by his wife at 10:30 am September 18th before he left his residence near the Lansdowne Drive and Guildford Way area for his morning walk. When he did not return a few hours later the family called the police. The media are invited to a news conference just outside the front doors of Coquitlam Detachment today. Cpl. Jamie Chung will provide an update on the investigation and the Shin Ik Noh’s son, along with his mother, will be pleading for public’s help to find his dad.
Date: Today, September 19, 2013 Time: 2:00 pm

Location:
In front of the main glass doors of the Coquitlam RCMP Detachment (2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam)
Parking: Media are directed to park at any unreserved parking space underneath the City Hall

Missing Person – Shin NOHDescription: Photo of the missing person Shin NOH.

Coquitlam BC
File # 2013-27945 - 2013-09-18 17:46 PDT >
Coquitlam RCMP seeks public assistance in locating 64 year old missing elderly male Shin NOH, reported missing from his home on September 18th. He was last seen on September 18th wearing a green and blue plaid shirt, dark green pants, and a black New York Rangers baseball cap.
NOH is described as: An Asian male, 5'6" tall, Average build, Clean shaven, Black hair which is greying on the sides.
If you spot Shin NOH contact your local police immediately. Anyone with information about NOH or his current whereabouts is asked to contact Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2013-27945. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2222-TIPS(8477) or online at www.solvecrime.ca.

 Jette and Rachael Bagnall
PEMBERTON NEWS>

Still no evidence of Jette, Bagnall three years after disappearance BACKCOUNTRY

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 
ERIC MACKENZIE
ERIC@WHISTLERQUESTION.COM
Jonathan Jette’s father has been in the Pemberton area over the past couple of weeks as he continues to seek clues about what happened to his son three years ago.
Vancouver residents Jette and Rachael Bagnall have not been located since they left for a multi-day hike in the area around Cassiope and Saxifrage peaks in September 2010, and repeated searches of the area they were believed to be in have turned up no evidence of their whereabouts. Jette and Bagnall were added to the National Missing Person list earlier this year.
Jette’s father, Jean-Guy, and a family friend spent time meeting with RCMP and Lil’wat Nation officials during their visit from Quebec. Speaking for the family via email, Jette’s brother Miguel said they were able to search some areas not searched before that were identified as potentially dangerous by band officials. However, the recent searches again turned up no signs of the missing couple.

“We basically want to cover as many places as we can,” said Miguel Jette. “Unfortunately, nothing much has happened in the past week but we’ve eliminated some more places. Every search is positive, even when there is no outcome.”
Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair of the Whistler RCMP said the Jette family has inquired about installing permanent signs at the Cassiope-Saxifrage trailhead that asks hikers to keep their eye out for anything that could be associated to Jette and Bagnall.
Earlier this summer, police sent out a request to anyone hiking through the Spetch Creek, Valentine Lake and Cassiope-Saxifrage areas to be on the lookout for abandoned camping gear or clothing. Updated posters have also been circulated in recent months. “We’ve posted those posters in various stores in Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Mount Currie and D’Arcy,” said LeClair. “We intend to hopefully get up and do a day search again up in the area.” LeClair said he went over the file in “great detail” with Jean-Guy Jette upon his arrival in B.C. and has committed to keeping the family up-to-date on any possible leads in the case.
The Jette family is also looking to enlist a private company specializing in topography analysis to conduct aerial searches of the region, with the hope of identifying some new locations to investigate.
Miguel Jette said the Lil’wat Nation has been “wonderful” in assisting the family’s search.
“They know the mountain inside and out,” he said. “They’ve even gone on a few day and multi-day hikes themselves searching for clues. They have been amazingly supportive … (and) when they have ideas, they send us notes.” Even if more formal searches of the area take place, LeClair is hopeful that members of the public will be able to provide some information as well. “We know that people do hike in that area, and there are also people that go berry picking and mushroom picking in the area around there. Those people are going to be our best chance of finding something,” he said. “It’s a missing persons case so it’s never closed until the people are found … and we’ll actively investigate any tips that come in.” Miguel Jette said he and his family “speculate all the time” about what happened to his brother and Bagnall, but that they have no plans to give up the search. “I know we haven’t found anything, but we always keep hope,” he said. “We have a ton of ideas of what to do next. We won’t stop until we find them.

“We keep hope. We keep searching. Every place we visit is another place crossed off the long list. For more on the ongoing efforts to find the missing couple, visit the ‘Jonathan Jette and Rachel Bagnall’ page on Facebook.

Rachel Bagnall - Jonathan Jette
Quebec father returns again to look for missing son
Missing 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016

Missing David CZERMAN

File:2013-158838
- Date: 2013-12-11>

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing male.
David Michael CZERMAN was last in the City Centre area of Surrey on November 22nd, 2013 and has not been heard from since that day. Police and family are concerned about his well-being and safety as he is believed to be suffering from a series of medical conditions.

CZERMAN is described as a 68 year old white male, 5’8", 148 lbs,with shoulder length brown hair. (Please see photo attached). It is unknown what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance, however,CZERMANis known to wear a bandana around his head.

If you know the whereabouts of this person please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, call 911, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 quoting file number 2013-158838.

Bonnie Marie Joseph
Public Assistance Sought in Missing Woman Case

Fort St. James BCDescription: Photo of Bonnie Joseph
File #2007-4626 - Monday - Sep. 09 -2013>
Fort St. James RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance with a missing person’s case as it marks the 6th year anniversary and the investigation remains open.
6 years ago Bonnie Marie Joseph was last seen by her family in the Vanderhoof area of British Columbia. JOSEPH was known to be very independent and traveled frequently from her home town of Fort St. James to the Vanderhoof and Prince George areas of B.C.
She was last seen by family in September of 2007 and reported missing in December after friends and family had not heard from her.
The RCMP continue to search for answers into the disappearance of Bonnie Joseph  Stated Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media Relations Officer,  We have no leads as to whether Bonnie got a ride with a friend, hitchhiked or took a bus to a nearby community. We are hoping someone may recognize her photo and shed some light on
this 6 year mystery. Description: Photo of Bonnie Joseph
Bonnie Marie Joseph, known as Bonnie M, at the time of her disappearance
was described as; 31 years old, 5'4" tall, 120 lbs, Short Brown Hair, Brown Eyes.
If you have any information in relation to the disappearance of Bonnie Marie Joseph please contact the Fort St. James RCMP Detachment at (250) 996-8269. If you would like to remain anonymous, please call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Perry Sebastian

Boxing Day Marks 2nd Anniversary in the Disappearance of PJ
Burns Lake BC
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File # 2012 - 64 - 2013-12-19 14:18 PST
December 26th, 2013 marks the second anniversary in which Perry "PJ" Sebastian went missing near Southbank, BC.  The RCMP continue to investigate SEBASTIAN's disappearance and to date have obtained numerous witness statements and completed over 180 tasks attempting to locate Perry. The RCMP continue to seek information regarding Perry SEBASTIAN's disappearance.
SEBASTIAN was 28 years old at the time he went missing and is described as First Nations, with brown eyes and black hair. He has a slender to medium build and is approximately 5'11 and 170 pounds. SEBASTIAN was last seen wearing a camouflage toque, black hoodie, navy track pants and black shoes. SEBASTIAN was last seen in the early morning hours of December 26th, 2011 near Southbank, BC.
This investigation remains a high priority for the Burns Lake RCMP and anyone with information is asked to contact the Burns Lake RCMP at 250-691-7171 or Crimestoppers at (250)222-8477 (TIPS) or www.bccrimestoppers.com.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING MISSING MAN

BURNS LAKE, B.C. (Monday, January 9, 2012) - RCMP Burns Lake are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing man.

At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012, Burns Lake RCMP Detachment received a report of a missing adult male. Perry SEBASTIAN, 28 years old of Hagwilget, B.C., was reportedly last seen during the early morning hours of Monday, December 26, 2011, near Southbank, B.C.

SEBASTIAN is described as First Nations, with brown eyes and black hair. He is of slender to medium build, approximately 5'11" (180 cm) and 170 lbs. (077 kgs).

SEBASTIAN was last seen wearing a camouflage toque, black hoodie, black vest and gray shirt along with navy track pants and black shoes (runners or hikers).

Anyone with information on SEBASTIAN or his whereabouts are asked to contact the RCMP Burns Lake Detachment at (250) 692-7171 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Missing 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016

RCMP seek assistance in locating Dean Morrison reported as missing
Merritt BC
    Photo of missing person Dean Morrison

File # 2013-5428 - 2013-10-31 12:24 PDT

The Merritt RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating 44 year old Dean Kelly Morrison of Merritt who was reported missing by family on October 28th, 2013.

As of October 23, 2013, family members have not heard from Dean Morrison since he left a family residence at the Stump Lake Ranch that day. Mr. Morrison’s current whereabouts are unknown. Family and friends are very concerned about the sudden and unusual disappearance and lack of communication from Dean Morrison who is father of three young children. RCMP investigators have not been able to establish any associated vehicles to the man.
Dean Kelly Morrison 44 years old is described as:
Height 167 cm, Weight 68 k, brown hair, blue eyes.

The Merritt RCMP and Morrison family are asking that if anyone sees Mr. Morrison or has information about his current whereabouts to contact the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262 or their local police services.

Missing 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016

Description: photo of missing person - Donald PETTERSON  
Re-appeal for historic missing person – Donald PETTERSON

Surrey BC
File # 1996-60622 - 2013-09-24 10:52 PDT
 Donald PETTERSON The Surrey RCMP’s Missing Persons Unit is once again re-appealing for public assistance on a historic missing person case that dates back 17 years.

On June 3rd, 1996 Donald PETTERSON called his wife to advise her that he had travelled to Vancouver Island and was looking at retirement property and would return shortly. He advised that he was staying at the Arbutus Hotel in Courtenay, BC.

Over the next few days PETTERSON was seen in and around the Courtenay area. He was last seen by family friends on June 6th at the Cumberland Hotel in Courtenay. The last official sighting of PETTERSON was on June 9th, 1996 in the Port Alberni area.

Since that time there has been various unconfirmed sightings of PETTERSON at various locations on Vancouver Island. Nothing has been confirmed by police, however, and to this day his file remains an open missing person case.

Investigators from the Surrey RCMP and police detachments on Vancouver Island have been engaged in this file from the onset. Numerous interviews have been done with friends, families, and associates, along with checks with government and financial institutions all to no avail.

Donald A PETTERSON was born on April 23rd, 1939. He was married to his wife Patricia PETTERSON for over 30 years and they had 3 children together, Donna, Lisa, and Chad. Donald worked for Overwaitea Foods and was three years away from a full retirement package. According to his family, Donald was a devoted husband and very much involved in the lives of his grandchildren and would never have intentionally left the family. There is no history of depression or suicidal tendencies. At the time of disappearance he was described as a Caucasian male, 5’11, 178 lbs, with a light complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes. He would now be 74 years old.

The Surrey RCMP Missing Persons Unit currently has conduct of this file. Investigators are hoping that by bringing this file out into the light someone may recall some information that can assist them and provide some answers to Donald’s surviving family. Donald’s wife, Patricia PETTERSON passed away in 2011 never knowing what happened to her husband.
Anyone with information about this case, no matter how seemingly insignificant is asked to call the Surrey RCMP Missing Person Unit at 604-599-0502 and ask for Cpl. Barb Creighton. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Kenneth (Ken) A. Hooper
West Shore RCMP Seeks Help from the Public to Locate Missing Person
West Shore BC
File # 2013-108742013-08-20 08:23 PDT>>

On July 31, 2013, Kenneth (Ken) A. Hooper age 34, was reported missing to the West Shore RCMP. Hooper is a Langford resident but frequents various locations throughout the CRD area. Hooper likes to camp and family has confirmed his tent is missing. An associate of Mr. Hooper reportedly saw him on August 2, 2013 at around 7 pm in downtown Victoria but investigators have not received any further reports of his whereabouts since then.

Hooper is described as 5’6 tall, approximately 150 lbs, with short dark brown hair. Family and friends are concerned about Hooper’s whereabouts as they have not heard from him and he requires medication on a regular basis which he does not have with him. Investigators are seeking the assistance of the public to help locate him.
Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP comments, We are really hoping the public can assist us in locating Mr. Hooper, our investigators are continuing their efforts but to date we have not been able to locate him. If you see Mr. Hooper in your travels, or have seen him in the last few weeks or know of his whereabouts, please contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

Edna Bette-Jean Masters
Kamloops Rural RCMP Reviewing Historical File

Kamloops Rural BC
File # 2000-990 - 2013-08-08 08:31 PDT
Kamloops RCMP, like other RCMP detachments in this province, regularly review missing/historical missing persons files as new technology and investigative techniques are developed. A review of the 53 year old case has prompted investigators to see if they can take thisDescription: Bette-Jean Masters case further with today’s investigative techniques.

On July 3, 1960, police received a report of a lost child in the Red Lake area, 45 miles Northwest of Kamloops. 21-month-old Edna Bette-Jean Masters was never found and no evidence of what happened to her was located. Known to the family as Bette-Jean, she was last seen playing with family and friends at a friend’s residence. At the time of her disappearance, Bette-Jean was wearing a green bonnet with white frill, an undershirt, pink short sleeve t-shirt, faded pink overalls, white socks and sandals. She was weighing about 24 pounds, blonde fine curly hair, blue eyes, and fair complexion. Of interest, she had a small oval shaped burn scar on her left arm between her elbow and shoulder.
In 1960, the area was searched extensively by volunteers, police, airplane and police dog.Description: Bette-Jean Masters The search included the yard, surrounding forests, ponds and roadways. Numerous tips were generated,
however, nothing has been found that would determine or suggest what happened to Bette-Jean. The RCMP have also attempted to identify and wished to speak to the male and female who were seen in the area in a rust colored 1959 Chevrolet Car with cat eye or bat wing style tail lights and with Alberta plates. The couple is described as being in their late twenties.
There are a number of scenarios that could be imagined, but the family of the missing girl, who would now be 55 years old, is still looking for answers and closure. Cpl. Cheryl Bush says that missing person files, or any other cases, are never closed until they are solved. We strive to find answers and bring closure to the families of missing loved ones. With the advent of new technology such as DNA, internet, social media and photo age enhancement, police are looking at further follow up.

Investigators are hoping that by bringing this file out into the light, someone may recall some information that can assist investigators and provide some answers to Bette-Jean’s family. Anyone with information about this case, no matter how seemingly insignificant is asked to call Kamloops Rural RCMP at (250) 314-1800.

Immaculate BASIL
Search Underway for Missing Female

Fort St James BC
2013-06-18 12:27 PDT
Fort St. James RCMP and local Search and Rescue volunteers are currently searching the Leo Creek Forest Service Road area for missing female, Immaculate BASIL Description: Photo of Immaculate Basil

Search Concluded for Missing Female

Fort St James

2013-06-25 11:26 PDT

After an exhaustive search effort, Fort St. James RCMP and Search and Rescue Teams have concluded their search for missing woman, Immaculate Basil.
26 year old Immaculate Basil was last seen on the night of June 13th, 2013 when she and 2 other persons were traveling south from a cabin in the Leo Creek area, north of the Tachie Reserve. RCMP were advised that BASIL was missing on the evening of June 17th and RCMP along with Search and Rescue, initiated an organized ground/air/water search on the morning of June 18.
A number of Search and Rescue Teams from the surrounding area traveled to assist with the search. Fort St. James SAR, Mackenzie SAR , Burns Lake SAR , Vanderhoof SAR and numerous volunteers from the community and surrounding areas scoured the very dense and thick forest, searching for any sign of Basil. The organized ground search consisted of volunteers on foot, on ATVs and included the use of an RCMP Police Dog. An Ariel search was conducted by an RCMP Fixed wing aircraft, RCMP helicopter and a private helicopter. The search area also included the Tachie River and with the use of a swift water boat, RCMP and volunteers patrolled the rivers bank and any debris pools but nothing was located.
On June 21 the RCMP/SAR search was concluded after four continuous days of searching. At that point BASIL had been missing for 8 days. The search had scoured all relevant areas based on information provided to police. The Fort St James RCMP wishes to sincerely thank the Tlaz'ten First Nation for their integral support and assistance with the ground search. Fort St James RCMP are continuing the missing person investigation with the assistance of the North District Major Crime Unit. Any members of the public with information are encouraged to contact the Fort St James RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

26 year old, Immaculate BASIL was reported missing to police by her family on June 17th 2013. Family and friends last saw Immaculate Basil on the night of June 13th, 2013. Information was provided to police that she may have been traveling to a cabin in the Leo Creek area. She was last seen wearing grey yoga pants, white shoes and a black hooded sweatshirt with a red maple leaf on the front.
RCMP and Local Search and Rescue have been deployed in order to search for 26 year old Immaculate Basil Stated Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media Relations Officer We are in the preliminary stages of this search and therefore any updates will be provided once they become available. 

Anyone with information regarding Immaculate Basil’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Fort St. James RCMP Detachment at (250) 996-8269.

Dad pushes for new leads on case of missing Abbotsford mother of three
See complete article HERE
Description: Abbotsford mom off three Candace Shpeley, who disappeared March 31, 2007, would turn 30 on Friday. Her father Barry feels investigators are ignoring her case and hopes someone will come forward with information about her disappearance.

Steven YIP
IHIT File:  2013-1098  - Richmond File: 2013-12914Description: C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\1L1MFR1A\YIP Steven1.jpg
Public Assistance Requested – Missing Person Steven YIP
Richmond BC: On May 06, 2013, Richmond RCMP received a call from concerned family members of a male identified as Kiem Cuong “Steven” YIP.
Mr. YIP’s family has not seen or heard from him since April 20, 2013.  His last known whereabouts was in the Richmond area where he resides.

Due to evidence and information received to date, Mr. YIP’s disappearance is suspicious in nature and investigators believe he has met with foul play.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in to lead this missing person investigation with the assistance of the Richmond RCMP.
“Missing person investigations, where foul play is suspected, is part of IHIT’s mandate, therefore, IHIT has been called in to lead this investigation.  So as to protect the investigation, details surrounding why it is believed to be suspicious will not be released at this time, “says Sgt. Jennifer Pound

Steven YIP is described as a 45 year old male, 5’6”, 130lbs, slim build with brown eyes and short dark hair.  A photo is attached.
Investigators are also looking to locate Mr. YIP’s vehicle.  It is a grey 2003 Toyota Corolla 4 door sedan bearing BC licence plate 712TTH.  A similar vehicle photo is attached for reference.

If you have any information regarding Mr. YIP’s disappearance or know the location of his vehicle you are asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Jamie (james) Gregory Lee
Possible New Information In Missing Person Case

By LynnWas | Posted August 31, 2014
CNN PRODUCER NOTE This weekend marked the third anniversary of James "Jamie" Lee's disappearance from a campsite in Grand Prairie, Alberta, according to Alberta authorities. Anyone with information relating to the whereabouts of Jamie Lee is asked to please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
A video recently obtained may shed light into the disappearance of James “Jamie” Lee from Grande Prairie, AB. It is potentially Jamie in the video and it is raising the concern that Jamie may be a victim of human trafficking.
Private Investigator Chuck Foreman of Chuck Foreman Investigations is assisting the family and encourages all members of the public to look closely at the slides from the video that are on the attached flyer. Mr. Foreman says “Human trafficking is very real and it is happening everywhere – Canada, Mexico, the United States, it is a global epidemic. It is critical that all members of society take the time to acknowledge it, learn to recognize it and do their part in putting an end to it. When you see an article, read it. When you see a flyer, share it. It takes all of us and everyone taking the time to look and share goes a long way toward resolving a case. We are seeking any information concerning the filming location of this video as well as any information concerning the wallpaper in the background, anyone with information needs to come forward. The video is out there on the internet, we need to know where it came from.”
James “Jamie” Lee was age 19 when he went missing in 2011 from a campground in the early hours of the morning on September 4th. Though he went missing from Canada - Houston, Texas has been named as a potential location of interest.
In the years since he went missing Jamie's mother Julie has never given up hope or efforts when it comes to locating her son. In a plea to the public, she said “All I can do is ask everyone to please keep their eyes open for him and that if they know ANYTHING it could bring a son home or at least a family answers.”
If you have any info concerning the video, location of filming or have seen or know where the wallpaper in the background was sold please contact Private Investigator Chuck Foreman of Chuck Foreman Investigations 512-644-9856.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business in the United States alone and is happening worldwide every day. It is reported that 1 out of 3 missing children will be targeted by a trafficker within 48 hours. Everyone must take a stand.

One Year and the Search for Sandra Wilson Continues
Kamloops City BC
  File # 2012-9452 - 2013-04-12 10:10 PDT
It will be one year ago tomorrow that Sandra Lynn

Also See Link to Kamloops This Week Article
 
Wilson(B: 70-Dec-12) was reported as a missing person to the RCMP in Kamloops.
Sandra is described as a Caucasian female with a medium build, 5’ 5 (165 cm) tall weighing 99 lbs (45 kg). She has a fair complexion, blue eyes and black shoulder length hair sometimes worn in a ponytail
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Sandra also has a bird tattoo on her upper right chest.Sandra was last seen leaving her residence located at 5th Avenue and St. Paul Street between 12:40 AM and 1:00 AM on April 6th, 2012 which was Good Friday. Surveillance video images shows Wilson in the foyer of her residence wearing knee high black boots, light colored pants, and a black jacket. She had a black bag slung over her right shoulder.

Despite extensive investigative efforts by the Kamloops RCMP to locate Sandra, she has never been seen or heard from since and investigators believe foul play is involved in her disappearance.

Police are once again appealing to anyone who may have seen Sandra Wilson after 1:00 am on Good Friday morning of 2012 to contact the Kamloops RCMP, their local police Crimestoppers. Even the smallest fragment of information could be vital and should be brought to the attention of the investigators.

Mila Johnson


Description: Michael Dunahee was four years old when he disappeared from a Victoria playground in 1991.Michael Dunahee was four years old when he disappeared from a Victoria playground in 1991. (MichaelDunahee.ca)
Police say they haven't stopped looking for Michael Dunahee, who went missing just over 22 years ago. Dunahee was four years old when he vanished from the school playground at Blanshard Elementary School in Victoria, B.C., on March 24, 1991.
His disappearance was widely reported in Canada and the United States and sparked one of the biggest investigations in Canadian history, resulting in at least 11,000 tips.

Const. Michael Russell with the Victoria Police department says the case is still an active investigation.
Over the years, police have released a number of composite sketches to show what the blond-haired, blue-eyed boy might look like as a teen and young adult.
Russell is asking anyone with information about Dunahee's disappearance to call the Victoria police detachment or Crime Stoppers

 Vaclav (Walter) SIMEKDescription: C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\D085PWRY\SIMEK_1.jpg
File:2013-43817  - Date: 2013-04-24
Another appeal for assistance in case of man last seen in Langley
May 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Surrey RCMP’s Missing Persons Unit is re-appealing for public assistance on a man who vanished more than a year ago.
Vaclav (Walter) Simek was reported missing on April 10, 2013. He was last seen on March 7, 2013 when it’s believed that he was dropped off in the area of 200 Street and 40 Avenue in Langley.
The police investigation has revealed that Simek rented a car between Feb. 23 and March 7, 2013 and used it to move belongings from his residence to an unknown location. The rental car was returned on March 7.
Since then there has been no banking activity or cellphone use, said Surrey RCMP. There is no evidence of foul play, nor is there any evidence to suggest he has left the country.
Simek is described as a 53-year-old Caucasian male, 6’3”, 210 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.
Simek’s brown and white springer spaniel named Tucker is also missing. Simek is not known to police. He has a wide network of friends. He is also an avid outdoorsman and a restoration mason by trade.
“Numerous interviews have been done with friends, families, and associates, along with checks with government and financial institutions across the entire country and abroad, all to no avail,” said Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr.
His family and friends are hoping for answers as to his whereabouts.
Anyone with information about this case, no matter how seemingly insignificant is asked to call the Surrey RCMP Missing Person Unit at 604-599-0502, quoting file number 2013-43817. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Surrey RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing man.

Vaclav (Walter) SIMEK was reported missing on April 10, 2013. He was last seen in late February at his residence in the 16300 block of 8thAve, Surrey.

Investigation has revealed that SIMEK rented a car between February 23 and March 7, 2013 and used it to move belongings from his residence to an unknown location. The rental car was returned on March 7, 2013. Since then there has been no banking activity or cell phone use on any of SIMEK’s accounts. There is no evidence of foul play, nor is there any evidence to suggest he has left the country.

SIMEK has a Cocker Spaniel dog named Tucker which is always byhis side. SIMEK is not known to police and it appears he does not have a wide network of friends. SIMEK is described as a 52 year old Caucasian male, 6'3", 210 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. It is not known what he was last wearing

Police would appreciate the assistance of anyone who knows SIMEK to come forward with any information they may have that could assist this investigation, no matter how seemingly insignificant.
If you know the whereabouts of this person please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, call 911, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477, quoting file number 2013-43817

Years later, search for hikers continues
P
olice in Whistler-Pemberton will be putting up posters this spring to remind hikers to keep an eye out for any signs of Rachael Bagnall and Jonathan Jette.

Bagnall, 25, of Prince George and her boyfriend Jette, 34, from Quebec, went missing in September 2010 after going on a backpacking trip in the area. Whistler-Pemberton RCMP spokesman Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said the goal of latest poster campaign is to raise awareness about the case and hopefully lead to some tips.

"At this point in time we're hopeful we'll find the remains at some point and we're expecting that might happen with people out hiking and recreating in the area," LeClair said. "If people are aware that there's something out there then the chances of them finding something and reporting it to us are that much higher."

The posters will be going up in May and June to coincide with the opening of hiking season in the region.

Last fall police spent two more days searching the area around where the couple's car was found, but located no further evidence.

"We don't know what happened in this particular incident," LeClair said. "The fact that two people went missing is very unusual."

Although it's been 2 1/2 years since the pair was last seen, LeClair said police never consider a missing case closed until the people are found.

"There are people out there whose loved ones who have gone missing and we're not prepared to just give up," he said. "If there are any new leads that come in, we'll investigate."

In addition to the posters, Whistler RCMP are also proceeding with paperwork to get Bagnall and Jette added to the national missing persons database. Police will also be posting information about the case to popular hiking websites and are committed to keeping the story alive in the local media.
Rachel Bagnall - Jonathan Jette
Quebec father returns again to look for missing son


Rachel Bagnall  -  Jonathan Jette

Charles HORVATH-ALLAN
Police continue to search for man missing 24 years
Kelowna BC
File # 1989-21784 - 2013-05-30 09:25 PDT
The ongoing search for 'Charles' Karoly John HORVATH-ALLAN has spanned nearly two and a half decades since his disappearance.Description: 'Charles' Karoly John HORVATH-ALLAN

Charles was a 20 year old Canadian-born British Subject who decided to hitchhike across Canada in 1988. In the spring of 1989, he registered at the Tiny Town Campground in Kelowna and was working at the now defunct Flintstones Bedrock City. He had maintained contact with his family throughout his travels and when he failed to finalize arrangements to meet them in Hong Kong as planned, he was reported missing.
Charles was last seen in the summer of 1989 and his whereabouts remain unknown.

The police file is open and will remain active until Charles is found.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Charles HORVATH-ALLAN, please contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving an online tip at External link, opens in a new windowwww.crimestoppers.net or texting CRIMES (274637), subject line ktown.

Delvin D’Arcy

Case reference 2013000143
Fraser Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man from Fort Fraser B.C.
55 year old Delvin D’Arcy was last seen on February 13th, 2013. Friends and Family have not heard from him since that time. Mr. D’Arcy has family in Ontario and therefore he may be traveling, though he has made no mention of traveling to friends or family.
Delvin James D’Arcy is described as;

55 years old, 5’8 tall, 210 – 220 Lbs, Blue Eyes, Grey Hair
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green jacket and a baseball cap.
Anyone with information about Delvin D’Arcy’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Fraser Lake RCMP at (250) 699-7777 or call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

ONE FOUND - See below
After locating Chinese National Suqin Feng yesterday in Richmond, Richmond RCMP is still investigating the disappearance of 61 year old Yanyun Chen.

 
Two More Chinese Nationals Go Missing From Tour Groups
Richmond BC

File # 2013-2210 & 5126 - 2013-02-22 17:19 PST>>

Yanyun ChenDescription: Photo of Yanyun Chen.
Richmond RCMP is investigating its third & fourth instances since last August where Chinese Nationals have been reported missing from tour groups.
On January 22nd around 10:30 p.m. Richmond RCMP received a report from a tour guide that a female in their group was missing. The tour group was staying at the Hampton Inn located at 8111 Bridgeport Road & was visiting Canada for unspecified reasons. The group was scheduled to return to China that morning.
Yanyun Chen, a 61 year old female from China, was last seen at the hotel January 21st around 8 p.m. Chen was scheduled to meet the hotel shuttle the next morning at 7 a.m. but never did. Investigators confirmed that Chen did not board her flight back to China & noted that Chen’s luggage was missing from the hotel as well.
Chen is described as an Asian female, 5 foot two inches tall, 90 pounds, brown hair & brown eyes, last seen wearing a three quarter length black coat & black knee high heeled boots.
The most recent incident occurred on February 19th around 11 p.m. Richmond RCMP received a report from a tour guide that a female in their group was missing.

Timothy Cameron

Timothy Cameron is still missing. Police request public’s assistance.

North Vancouver BC  File # 2012-22171 - 2013-01-15 10:22 PST>
The North Vancouver RCMP continues to investigate the disappearance of Timothy Cameron. Mr. Cameron was last seen by family in North Vancouver on August 18, 2012. A press release was done on August 27, 2012 asking for the public’s assistance.

All efforts to locate Mr. Cameron have proven negative. The RCMP’s investigation thus far has concluded that Cameron has not made any contact with family or friends, which is concerning to all. Timothy Cameron led a lifestyle that left little trace even prior to his disappearance, so the fact that we cannot find a trace of him now, doesn’t necessarily mean anything. We are faced with two scenarios, said Cpl. Sue Tupper, officer in charge of the North Vancouver’ Missing Persons Unit. Either something has happened and he is no longer alive or he intentionally does not want to be found. The Missing Persons Unit does know that he has been out of touch with loved ones and has left behind clothing and personal items.
Cpl. Tupper explains the reason behind this second media release, We’d like to get this message out to Tim Cameron, and we would like to talk to him. He is not in any trouble; we just want to confirm his wellbeing. This is also an appeal to the general public. If anyone has seen Tim, if he is working for you, or if you know him and have an idea where he would go, please call our unit. Cameron has been known to take cash jobs with commercial fishing vessels.
Timothy Cameron is described as: 53 years old, Caucasian, 6’ 0 (183 cm) tall, slim build, grey hair and brown eyes
Anyone who may have information related to this investigation is asked to contact the North Vancouver Unsolved Homicide/Missing Persons Unit at 604-969-7568 or by email at nvcoldcase@rcmp-grc.gc.ca . If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).RCMP
Gui Feng TONG>
The Burnaby RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing elderly, Asian female. Gui Feng TONG, born November 17, 1946. She is missing from North East Burnaby. Ms. TONG hasn't been heard from since Wednesday, Januray 16. She is described as 5', 100 lbs, slim build. The attached photo is one week old.
Ms. TONG walks and uses transit, only speaks Mandarin, and has no known medical issues.
It's possible Ms. TONG is staying with friends unknown to her family, and is unaware her family is looking for her.
If you know of Ms. TONG's whereabouts or have seen her in the past three days, you're asked to call the Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922

Tyler Walton

Tyler Walton missing from Williams Lake for four years

 GOOD NEWS AT LAST

Murder charges in deaths of 12-yr-old Monica Jack and 11-yr-old Kathryn-Mary Herbert

B.C., Project E-PANA
2014-12-01 14:45 PST
Three decades of investigative efforts, led by investigators from Project E-PANA and the Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit have resulted in homicide charges being laid in two BC homicide cases from the 1970s.

Photo of Kathryn-Mary Herbert

On September 24, 1975, 11-year-old Kathryn-Mary Herbert was heading to her Abbotsford home when she disappeared. Her mother reported her missing and tragically 2 months later her remains were located near Harris Road in an undeveloped area. The investigation into her death underwent extensive reviews by various police agencies over the years. In October 2005 investigators from the Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit assumed conduct of the case.

The murder of 11 year old Kathryn-Mary Herbert was heinous and horrific. It devastated a family and deeply impacted a community. The investigation into the murder spanned years and required a concerted effort by law enforcement to gather the necessary evidence to bring charges against a suspect. The journey to arrive at this point, however, was not just the product of a continued effort by police; it was also the result of the tenacity, persistence and love demonstrated by her mother, Shari Greer, says Deputy Chief Rick Lucy of the Abbotsford Police Department.

Photo of Monica JackOn May 6, 1978, 12-year-old Monica Jack was riding her bike along north on Highway 5A just south of Quilchena near the Nicola Ranch in Merritt, BC. While her bike was discovered a day later, it would be another 17 years before her remains were located on June 2, 1995, in a rural area north of Merritt about six kilometres from Highway 5A. Investigative efforts moved forward and in 2007 her murder was added to the Project E-PANA investigation.

Both Monica and Kathryn were young, vibrant and happy girls last seen travelling on roads not far from their homes. Both children also had incredibly strong mothers – Madeline Lanaro and Shari Greer- who have been amazing advocates for their daughters, says Chief Superintendent Jim Gresham head of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section. Ensuring they had the answers they so rightly deserved was a powerful force that guided us over these many years. While these investigations were led by two different investigative and integrated teams, information has been constantly shared and efforts combined when the same suspect was identified in the two cases.

Photo of Garry Taylor HandlenThe totality of three decades of investigative efforts has result in 2 murder charges against 67-year-old Garry Taylor HANDLEN of Ontario. Based on the Criminal Code that was in place at the time of the offences HERBERT is facing one count of First DEGREE MURDER in connection with the death of Monica JACK and one count of First DEGREE MURDER in connection with the death of Kathryn-Mary HERBERT.

The road to today’s announcement has been long, says Supt. Ward Lymburner – Officer in charge of Special Projects Unit. In Monica’s investigation alone, once it was transferred to the E-PANA team, police reviewed over 500 investigative tasks and then initiated another 241 tasks including re-interviewing individuals and exploring new forensic analysis options. Our efforts to bring the girls’ alleged killer to justice have been extensive and exhaustive.

HANDLEN was arrested without incident in Surrey on November 28, 2014. He will remain in custody and is scheduled to appear in Abbotsford Provincial Court on Monday Dec 8, 2014.

In order to further our investigative efforts, police are taking the step of releasing of photo of HANDLEN around the time of alleged offense. Police are issuing a plea to the public that if anyone has any information about Garry Taylor Handlen, or the disappearances of Monica JACK and Kathryn-Mary HERBERT, please call the TipLine at 1-877-543-4822.

STATEMENTS BY POLICE
Statement by C/Supt. Jim Gresham,  Officer in Charge of BC RCMP Major Crime Section
Statement by Supt. Ward Lymburner, Officer in Charge of Special Projects Unit
Statement by Deputy Chief Constable Rick – Abbotsford Police Department


Mom of murdered girl says anonymous donation answered part of her prayers

By Mike Raptis, The Province March 8, 2012 6:29 PM
Shari Greer (left), mother of Kathryn Mary Herbert, held a press conference with police to announce the $10,000 reward in the cold case.
Shari Greer (left), mother of Kathryn Mary Herbert, held a press conference with police to announce the $10,000 reward in the cold case.

Photograph by: Ric Ernst , PNG

Shari Greer still prays daily for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for her 11-year-old daughter’s 1975 murder.

In early December 2011, shortly after what would have been Kathryn-Mary Herbert’s 48th birthday, the Chilliwack mom feels her prayers were somewhat answered.

“I asked God to do something that would work,” Greer said Thursday from RCMP headquarters in Vancouver. “A week later, I received an anonymous donation for 10 thousand dollars for a reward in Kathryn-Mary’s case.”

Greer says she has no idea who dropped the reward off at her Chilliwack home — made out simply to the Kathryn-Mary Reward Fund.

“I was just in heaven, I could not believe that anybody had this kind of kindness in their heart,” said the deeply religious woman, who has tragically buried three of her children.

The reward has resparked an investigation that went cold decades ago.

RCMP Insp. Gary Shinkaruk said Thursday he admired Greer’s strength and courage in her attempt to generate new information to move the investigation forward.

“Thirty-six years does not deter us,” Shinkaruk said, pointing to other 30-plus-year cold cases the RCMP have cracked.

Shinkaruk spoke of Kathryn-Mary’s last night in Matsqui.

On Sept. 24, 1975, she had visited a friend and was walking home after 8 p.m. when she met another friend who let her “double up” on his bicycle.

Kathryn-Mary was dropped off within a mile of her Matsqui home.

Witnesses recall seeing a man in a white, American-made vehicle idling between the spot Kathryn-Mary jumped off the bicycle and her home.

Her body was found 55 days later a few miles away near a Mastqui First Nation cemetery by residents preparing a burial.

Police have had a number of suspects over the years — some still alive — but have never been able to narrow down the investigation.

The file was first handled by the Matsqui police then the Abbotsford police.

It has now been reviewed by various police agencies.

Shinkaruk says investigators have resubmitted exhibits over the years that may benefit from technological advances, such as DNA evidence.

He also says the passage of time sometimes helps.

“Some of the reasons or some of the relationships people might have with the killer ... that those relationships deteriorate to the fact that they either find some moral compass and the right reasons to come forward,” said Shinkaruk.

Two other cold case murders from the same era and area have similar earmarkings as the Herbert case, says Shinkaruk.

Greer believes there is someone still out there who knows what happened to her daughter: a bright, musically gifted girl with a voice that will never be forgotten.

Two rewards totalling $2,000 were originally offered in November 1975.

Greer, who holds an annual grief retreat at her Chilliwack home, says the continued support she gets from others — and her belief in God — helps her continue to cope.

“There is no shelf-life for grief. It can come up and hit you in between the eyes when you least expect it ... there’s no such thing as closure, only resolution.”

Police ask anyone with information to call the RCMP’s major crime unit at 1-877-543-4822 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

mraptis@theprovince.com

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Statement by Insp. Gary Shinkaruk

Good afternoon,

I would first like to thank Shari Greer for being here today.  None of us can imagine how difficult the last 36 years must have been for her.  After all these years, Shari remains determined to do all she can to find answers and find out who is responsible for the death of her daughter, Kathryn-Mary.  I admire your courage and strength Shari and thank you for creating the opportunity to hopefully generate more information to move this investigation forward.

On September 24, 1975, Shari reported her 11-year-old daughter, Kathryn-Mary missing to the Matsqui Police Department. 

On November 17, 1975, a partially decomposed body, later confirmed through dental records to be Kathryn-Mary’s, was located near Harris Road, an undeveloped area of the Matsqui First Nations Reserve, by two residents. Evidence from the scene led investigators to believe that her body had been there for some time.  An autopsy confirmed that the victim’s death was the result of a homicide.

The investigation determined that earlier in the evening of her disappearance, Kathryn-Mary had been at a friend’s house in Abbotsford.  At about 8:30 pm, while walking home, she met another friend who “doubled” her on his bicycle and took her part-way home. At about 8:50 pm, they parted company near the intersection of Townline and Marshall Roads in Abbotsford.  Kathryn-Mary never arrived home, and this was the last known sighting of her.   

During the course of their investigation, police identified witnesses who saw Kathryn-Mary Herbert in the company of her young friend.  These witnesses also observed a white, older model, American made vehicle, occupied by a lone male, parked south of that intersection.  The investigation found that the vehicle, which appeared suspicious to witnesses,  was parked between the location the victim was last seen and her home.   The occupant of this vehicle was never identified. 

This investigation has undergone extensive reviews by various police agencies over the years.  The purpose of these reviews was to look at previous investigative avenues to ensure that nothing had been missed and develop new investigative strategies that would hopefully lead to identifying and apprehending the person or persons responsible for the victim’s murder.

Over the years, investigators have also resubmitted exhibits for analysis to benefit from technology not previously available at the time.

In addition to speaking to witnesses, family members and friends of Kathryn-Mary’s, investigators have also spoken to the original investigators of the case as well as followed-up on a number of tips. Unfortunately, the person or persons responsible for her homicide remain at large.

Investigators believe that there are individuals who have information that police need to solve this case and bring some measure of resolution to the victim’s family and friends.  Investigators urge these individuals to come forward and provide police any information they may have in relation to Kathryn-Mary’s disappearance and homicide

Police are also seeking any information in relation to the suspicious older white American made vehicle and its lone male occupant observed by witnesses in the area the victim was last seen.  We believe that this person may have information that could help further the police investigation.

Anyone who has any information in relation to this homicide are asked to call 1-877-543-4822 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

I would now ask Shari Greer to say a few words.

Statement by Shari Greer - Kathryn-Mary’s Mother

Good afternoon.  My name is Shari Greer.  I am the mother of Kathryn-Mary Herbert.  Kathryn-Mary was 11 years old when she disappeared and she was found just after her 12th birthday.

Kathryn-Mary loved singing.  She had a very nice voice and she could play piano by ear.  A friend of her’s once told me that she could always remember her beautiful voice.

For many years, I have been relentlessly pursuing this case and trying to find answers.  Awhile back, I prayed.  I asked God to do something because this needs to be resolved.  Then one week later an anonymous donation for a reward was given to me for Kathryn-Mary.

In an effort to get much needed answers, I am offering a private reward of up to $10,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the death of my daughter, Kathryn-Mary

Someone knows what happened and who did this to Kathryn-Mary.  I hope that with the passage of time this person will come forward and call the police with any information they may have.

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36 years later, Chilliwack woman believes daughter's killer will be caught
By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun March 8, 2012 4:01 PM
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11-year-old Kathryn-Mary Herbert was out with a friend on Sept. 24, 1975 and walking home when she was snatched a short distance from her Abbotsford house. Her body was found two months later.

Photograph by: Handout , RCMP

VANCOUVER -- Even 36 years after her little girl was murdered, Shari Greer still believes the killer will be caught.

The Chilliwack woman announced a $10,000 reward Thursday for information leading to an arrest in the 1975 murder of 11-year-old Kathryn-Mary Herbert.

Herbert was out with a friend on Sept. 24, 1975 and walking home when she was snatched a short distance from her Abbotsford house.

Two months later, her body was found under a wood pile in the Matsqui First Nation burial ground. She had a fractured skull and a broken jaw.

"Someone knows what happened and who did this to her," Greer said. "I am never going to lose hope."

Greer spoke at a news conference at RCMP headquarters in Vancouver Thursday with Insp. Gary Shinkaruk of the provincial unsolved homicide unit.

Shinkaruk said police want to talk to anyone who saw an older-model white American car with a lone man in it parked south of Townline and Marshall roads on the night Herbert disappeared.

Shinkaruk said there are "persons of interest" in the case though not enough evidence to charge anyone yet.

A reward of $2,000 was offered in 1975, but yielded little.

Less than a year after Kathryn-Mary was found, another girl — Theresa Hildebrandt of Matsqui — also disappeared.

Hildebrandt's body was found four years later, also killed by a blow to the head and buried in a shallow grave.

Greer's life has been full of tragedy. The year before her daughter was murdered, her nine-year-old son Donnie drowned. And in 1983, another son committed suicide. His mother believes it was directly related to his sister's murder.

The still-grieving mother has created a special garden outside her home to remember those who have disappeared or died.

She said Thursday that she holds a grief camp every summer for those that have experienced loss like her.

"People put a shelf life on grief but there is no shelf life on grief," she said.

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Reward offered in 1975 killing of Matsqui girl

By Mike Raptis, The Province March 8, 2012 4:03


It’s been over 36 years since her daughter’s unsolved murder, but Chilliwack’s Shari Greer still grieves — and refuses to give up hope.

On Thursday, Greer will make another appeal to the public to help find the killer of her 11-year-old daughter Kathryn-Mary Herbert, and offer a reward for the 1975 homicide: one of B.C.’s most infamous cold-case files.

Greer has done everything a mother would do after losing a child.

She reported Kathryn-Mary missing the same September night in 1975 her daughter was expected to return home from a friend’s house.

She has kept up with a police investigation that went cold decades ago, even accusing police of bungling the case at times.

She has turned to private detectives, politicians and the media.

When reached by The Province at her Chilliwack home Wednesday afternoon, Greer said she still doesn’t know what she’ll say when the cameras are on her Thursday afternoon at RCMP headquarters in Vancouver.

“I don’t know what to say, darling,” she said in a hushed, motherly tone. “Honey, I want the focus on my daughter, not on anything else,” said Greer.

Greer said she has been instructed by the RCMP to wait until Thursday before bringing her daughter’s cold case back onto the front burner.

Two rewards totalling $2,000 were also offered in November 1975.

On Sept. 24, 1975, Kathryn-Mary disappeared near her Matsui First Nation home — only to be found murdered two months later by a group of band members preparing an ancient burial rite.

An autopsy of the freckle-faced, brown curly-haired girl revealed a fractured skull and broken jaw.

A hunt for Kathryn-Mary’s killer turned up suspects, but no arrests were made. A convicted rapist who was dating a girl living in Greer’s house in 1975 was a suspect. He has since raped again, but is now a free man.

Less than a year after Kathryn-Mary was found, another girl — Theresa Hildebrandt of Matsqui — also disappeared.

Hildebrandt’s body was found four years later, also killed by a blow to the head and buried in a shallow grave.

The tragic story of Greer’s life doesn’t end with the loss of her daughter.

In 1974, her nine-year-old son Donnie drowned in a gravel pit.

In 1983, her son Butch, 21, committed suicide.

“He killed himself because he felt he’d failed his sister. He couldn’t solve her murder,” she told The Province in 2004.

Greer dedicated a web page to her three dead children, and began a “Garden of Tears” at her Chilliwack home in May 2003 as a memorial for her kids and others who have suffered the same unjust fate.

People have come from as far away as Australia to paint stones and dedicate them to lost loved ones.

Greer has dedicated her life to finding Kathryn-Mary’s killer, though she didn’t expect the hunt to last nearly four decades.

She ends a Nov. 23, 1975, poem she penned one week after her daughter’s body was found with the following lines:

“No matter what or who he is,

Nor, how much time has past (sic)

The Police will surely catch him

The man — who killed my Kath.”

mraptis@theprovince.com

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