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Charles Horvath
Kelowna BC
Surrey England

Mike Bosma
Kelowna BC
Since Jan. 6, 2006

Patty Peterson
Phoenix, AZ. USA

William Pilkenton
Tofino BC

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Sherman CT USA

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Denny Riha
Senior missing from Vancouver

By Staff Reporter, The Province November 12, 2009

Vancouver police are asking for the public's help to find a missing senior.

Denny Riha, also known as Zdenek, was last seen Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at his home in the 300-block Cordova Street.

Riha, 77, was reported missing Nov. 12. He is forgetful and has other mental-health issues, police say. He is not known to use transit and it is unknown if he has any money. In the past he has gone for walks in the downtown core.

Riha is white, five foot nine, 181 pounds and is partially bald with grey hair. There is no description of his clothing.

If you see Riha, stay with him and call 911.

Pierre Parkinson – Vancouver BC

Police seek missing Vancouver man

By Staff reporter November 9, 2009 1:02 PM

Vancouver Police are looking for a man last seen leaving his home at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Pierre Parkinson is Caucasian, 41 years old, five feet, 11 inches, 150 lbs., with a slender build. He has short salt-and-pepper coloured hair and green eyes. He was wearing a white toque with a blue stripe, a navy-coloured hip-length winter jacket, a black fleece shirt, blue jeans and grey Helly Hansen sneakers.

If you come into contact with parkinson, please stay with him and call 911 immediately.

Kousounesavath HOMSAVATH

Missing Person UPDATE

2010-01-20 08:00 PST

Surrey RCMP are again requesting the public’s help in locating 35 year old Surrey resident, Kousounesavath HOMSAVATH, who went missing almost two months ago.

On November 24th, 2009 at approximately 7:40 pm, a black 1995 Honda Civic was found abandoned mid-span on the Port Mann bridge. The vehicle had been parked in the west bound lane, running with its four way flashers on. Inside the vehicle police located a wallet for Mr. HOMSAVATH who is the registered owner of the vehicle.

Mr. HOMSAVATH is described as 5'10", 168 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. No clothing description is available. Inquiries with the family have indicated that the man’s behaviour had changed drastically in the days leading up to his disappearance.

Surrey RCMP Missing Persons investigators feel very strongly that a member of the public may posses information of value that could advance this investigation.

“Perhaps they may have offered assistance to this individual after seeing his vehicle stopped on the bridge or seen someone matching his description walking on the bridge,” says Surrey RCMP Cpl. Allison Douglas, Missing Persons Unit.

“For the sake of the family, we are hoping the public may have some additional information on this case so that there may be some closure.”

Anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed something is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604.599.0502


Surrey - Missing Person

File # 2009-148774 2009-11-26 11:19 PST

The RCMP are seeking any information from the public that may assist the police regarding a missing 35 year old Surrey resident, Kousounesavath HOMSAVATH.

On November 24th, 2009 at approximately 9:00pm, the Surrey RCMP were requested to attend the home of Mr. Homsavath after his vehicle was found abandoned. A black 1995 Honda Civic had been located mid span on the Port Mann bridge at 7:40 pm. The vehicle had been parked in the west bound lane, running with its four way flashers on. Inside the vehicle police located a wallet for Mr. HOMSAVATH who is the registered owner of the vehicle.

Mr. HOMSAVATH is described as being 5'10", 168 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. No clothing description is available. Inquiries with the family have indicated that the man’s behaviour had changed drastically in the past few days.

The RCMP in Surrey are looking to speak to anyone who may have been on the Port Mann bridge some time before 7:40pm on November 24th, 2009 and seen Mr. HOMSAVATH or his vehicle parked on the bridge.

Anyone with more information is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604.599.0502


Langley - Police Seek Assistance to Locate Missing Teenager

File # 2009-31897 2009-10-15 14:13 PDT

LANGLEY:  Langley RCMP is seeking the assistance of the public to locate a missing teenager.

Britanny BUCKLAGE-KOPAS, age 16 was last seen on October 9th at approximately 8:00 p.m. at her residence.

Britanny has been experiencing some emotional difficulties and is working with her caregivers and medical professionals towards good health. Brittany has been known to experience seizures. There have been occasions where Brittany has become violent.

She has been known to ride the sky train between Surrey and Vancouver for extended periods of time.

Britanny is described as 16 years old, Caucasian, 5’4”, 130 lbs. with long blond hair and blue eyes. She may have cut her hair or even shaved her head.

Anyone with information that would assist police to locate Britanny is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Angela Trang Le

 Missing teenage girl last seen on Hastings Street

By Staff reporter, The Province October 4, 2009

Vancouver Police are looking for a missing 18 year old female, last seen Saturday, October 3rd at 9:20 a.m. walking on the sidewalk in the area of Kamloops Street and East Hastings St.

Angela Trang Le is South-East Asian, 5’1” tall and 95 lbs with a slim build and dark shoulder length hair.

She has a small birth mark on her left eye lid, a scar across her nose, and large protruding top front teeth.

She was last seen wearing an olive green cord blazer with two buttons on the front, blue jeans, and lace up black sneakers.

Le has not gone missing before and it is not known if she has any money.

© Copyright (c) The Province

Aaron Derbyshire

Aaron DERBYSHIRE still missing after 7 years
Kelowna BC
File # 2006-53728 - 2013-09-30 10:30 PDT
It has been seven years since anyone has seen or heard from Aaron Charles DERBYSHIRE after he went missing one night while out with his friends.

On September 30, 2006, Aaron DERBYSHIRE was out with friends at the Level Night Club located at 275 Leon Avenue. At approximately 1:40 am, Aaron’s friends went to investigate an altercation outside the club, leaving him alone inside. He has not been seen or heard from since.
Seven years have passed and police are again appealing to the public for help in locating Aaron. Despite the passage of time, the investigation remains active and open; a status that will not change until Aaron is found. Hundreds of tips and hours of interviews have yet to reveal that one piece of evidence that will bring Aaron home to his family.Aaron is described as:
Caucasian - 160 lbs and 5'10" - Short brown hair -  Clean shaven -  He was last seen wearing a dark blue plaid shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Aaron Charles DERBYSHIRE is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at External link, opens in a new or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Please Help us Find Aaron Derbyshire
Please help us continue our on going search for Aaron Derbyshire. It has been 5 long years since we have last seen or spoke to Aaron, he is loved and missed more than words could ever describe.! Aaron's disappearance has left our family our hearts and our lives with a huge void that he once filled. We will never give up the search for answers as to what happened to him. Please help us keep Aaron'...s name alive and in the public, the littlest piece of information could be the missing puzzle piece. Always in our Hearts-Never Forgotten. The Search for Aaron Derbyshire; Kelowna: RCMP seek public's assistance in locating missing 22 year old man. Aaron Derbyshire was last seen on Saturday, September 30th, 2006 at approximately 01:40 am at Level Night Club (formally known as Splashes Night Club) located on Leon Avenue in Kelowna. Aaron Derbyshire was at the club with a group of friends who last saw him inside the club. He has not been seen since. Aaron Derbyshire is described as Caucasian, 160 lbs, 5'10", clean shaven, short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt (possibly plaid) and dark jeans. Kelowna RCMP are asking anyone who might have information about Aaron Derbyshire's whereabouts or who may have seen him around the time of this disappearance to give them a call at (250)762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Email: — with Aaron Derbyshire. According to The Province (12/26/06), "police have said they have no explanation for his disappearance and that he was not known to be involved with any illicit business. Also perplexing is that Aaron left his cellphone in his truck, which he parked at home, before going to the Level nightclub in downtown Kelowna. His mom said it was unusual for him to leave his phone behind since he always carried it with him. Aaron was carrying a bank draft for $6,500 made out in the name of a man from whom he was going to buy a Ski-Doo. But the draft was never cashed. His bank account has not been touched either." About Aaron Derbyshire; Aaron Derbyshire is the second of four boys in a tight-knit family. His mother, Glenda, told the Kelowna Capital News that she and her husband were high school sweethearts, both from large families themselves, who got married and started a family right away. "Our children, we believe, are a blessing to us," she said. She described Aaron as an amazing young man with a wonderful future ahead of him, and said she and his family miss him every day. She added that it is out of character for their son to go missing and, "there's no reason that anybody would want to hurt him." Aaron is described as "a vibrant, handsome and loving young man who has everything in life going for him. He is an avid snowboarder, golfer, bmx biker, soccer player, and an engineering technologist working as a land surveyor." "Aaron Charles Derbyshire was a happy, young boy when he became very sick at the age of 8. In and out of Children's Hospital frequently, Aaron was eventually diagnosed with Crohn's Disease (severe inflammation of the intestinal tract). This disease limited his ability to grow up healthy, enjoying all the activities that most children do on a regular basis. Aaron almost died during this time. Aaron was homeschooled most of his life, however, he became well enough to go back to high school in grade 11. At this point, he started recovering quite well and fit in right away with everyone he met. He graduated from Civil Engineering from Okanagan College and was heading into a very promising life. However, this was all shattered when he went missing from Kelowna on September 29th, 2006. Words cannot explain our loss, and anyone who knew Aaron or had the chance to run into him at some point in their lives, will tell you that it is a complete shock to have him gone. (December 19, 2007)." "Any lead, no matter how small it may seem, could end up being important when added to what is already known." - Royal Canadian Mounted Police. If you or someone you know saw Derbyshire around the time of his disappearance, call the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or email a tip from Your information will be kept strictly confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2,000. Facts of Interest: Name/age: Aaron Derbyshire, 22 Date of birth: 05/13/84 (Mother's Day) Last seen: 09/30/06, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Major: Civil Engineering grad, 2004 Physical Description: Caucasian, 160 lbs, 5'10", clean shaven, short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt (possibly plaid) and dark jeans.

What happened to Aaron Derbyshire?

Aaron Derbyshire's clothes still hang in the closet and his car sits in the driveway, but RCMP are no closer to discovering what happened to the young man three years ago.

Aaron's mother Glenda appeared along with other members of the family at a police press conference to plead for information into the disappearance of her son.

"It was three years ago today that I last saw my son and talked with him."
Glenda said the family has struggled with not knowing what happened to Aaron the night of his disappearance. She noted it would be completely out of character for him to just walk away.

"It's extremely difficult to go each day knowing he is not with us."

Glenda said an even more difficult experience is thinking that Aaron may not be found.

"We need to find him for us."

Glenda said Aaron was the second of four boys, and all of them are special to her. She asked that anyone with any information about Aaron's disappearance phone Crimestoppers or the local RCMP detachment. She pointed out that even little things that do not seem important could be a lead in the case.

Glenda said she and her husband were high school sweethearts, who got married and started a family right away. She noted that both come from large families.

"Our children, we believe, are a blessing to us."

Glenda said that Aaron was an amazing young man with a wonderful future being planned for him, and the family misses him every day. She said she only hopes that one day a phone call will come in with information leading to discovering where he is.

"There's no reason that anybody would want to hurt him."

Glenda added that the family is a close one, and the experience has been difficult. She thanked the family's friends and neighbours for their support.

RCMP Const. Steve Holmes said Aaron was last seen on Sept. 30, 2006 at the Level night club. Holmes said Aaron's friends left the club while he stayed behind. He noted the family reported him missing when he failed to show up for a planned rafting trip.

Holmes said RCMP members from the Serious Crimes Unit are dedicated to Aaron's case, and have interviewed close to 270 witnesses. Holmes noted that the time passed since Aaron's disappearance does not mean the case will not be solved.

"History shows it is possible to find out what happened to people even after many years."

Holmes said missing persons cases are reviewed and any information received is added to what is already known. He said that people deal with events differently and someone with information may yet come forward.

"Though they've been reluctant, they may reconsider."
Kelowna: RCMP seek public's assistance in locating missing 22 year old man.
Aaron Derbyshire was last seen on Saturday, September 30th, 2006 at approximately 01:40 am at Level Night Club (formally known as Splashes Night Club) located on Leon Avenue in Kelowna.
Aaron Derbyshire was at the club with a group of friends who last saw him went they left him inside the club to go investigate an apparent altercation outside the club. He has not been seen since.
The missing man's family say that this is out of character for their son to go missing.
Aaron Derbyshire is described as Caucasian, 160 lbs, 5'10", clean shaven, short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue plaid shirt and dark jeans.
Kelowna RCMP are asking anyone who might have information about Aaron Derbyshire's whereabouts or who may have seen him around the time of this disappearance to give them a call at (250)762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Sandra Kelly Harris

Osoyoos - Missing person- 41 yr old Sandra Kelly Harris


File # 2009-5079 2009-09-18 07:32 PDT

 The Osoyoos RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing 41 year old female. Sandra Kelly HARRIS was last seen in the 9100 block of Main Street, Osoyoos on September 14, 2009 at approximately 10:00pm.

The RCMP received information from the public, that Harris may have made her way to the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack area.

Sandra Harris requires regular medication and does not have hers with her.  HARRIS is a Caucasian female, 5' 3" tall, 175lbs with long red hair and green eyes.  The Osoyoos RCMP requests that anyone with any information on the whereabouts of HARRIS are to call the Osoyoos RCMP at (250)495-7236 or or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Maisy Odjick  --  Shannon Alexander

Maisy Odjick, 16, and her friend Shannon Alexander, 17, disappeared from the Kitigan Zibi-Maniwaki area, about 130 kilometres north of Ottawa, in 2008.
Photograph by: Courtesy, Odjick Family
Suicide note given to detectives working on case of aboriginal teens

By GARY DIMMOCK, The Ottawa Citizen August 18, 2011
OTTAWA — Police detectives investigating the 2008 disappearance of teenagers Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander from a reserve north of Ottawa are now analyzing links to a sex criminal who killed himself last month in the Hull jail after writing a suicide note.
The Citizen has also learned that Jacques Barbier, 39, was a suspect in the case and had been questioned by detectives.
Barbier lived about 10 kilometres from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, near Maniwaki, Que., where close friends Maisy, 16, and Shannon, 17, were last seen Sept. 6, 2008. His only known connection to the missing girls was through mutual friends and they did not socialize together.
Barbier pleaded guilty to sex crimes against a 14-year-old girl in June and was sentenced to 10 months in jail and three years probation. He pleaded guilty to sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.
Barbier was found dead in his jail cell and a guard later recovered a suicide note, which was then sent to Sûreté du Québec detectives working on the missing girls case.
The Algonquin reserve police at first assumed the girls had simply ran away, even though they left everything behind at Maisy’s home — including their wallets.
For this reason, an organized search for the missing girls wasn’t held until after snow was already covering the ground in December 2008.
There were also reported sightings in Ottawa and Kingston, but the Sûreté du Québec did not confirm the sightings in 2009 when they publicly revealed the runaway theory for the first time.
Because of the reported sightings in Ontario, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ottawa Police Department joined the investigation.
Laurie Odjick has often felt lonely in the search for her daughter and she wonders if the police investigation would have been more exhaustive if the missing girls weren’t native.
Unlike other missing-persons files, none of the police agencies in this case have offered a reward for information.
“I still feel that we’re doing this search on our own,” Odjick said.
A mother of three other children and an addictions counsellor, Odjick forces herself to keep going.
“It’s sad but life still has to go on. I wish I could stop this world and go back to that moment in time and make things different but I can’t. I have to go on with life, but not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. She is in our thoughts and prayers but we are without her presence and we miss her,” Odjick said.
Odjick’s mother was extremely close to her first-born granddaughter and still finds it hard to leave home for fear she’ll miss “that phone call.”
“I’m still waiting for that phone call, too. It would give us some sort of closure,” Odjick said.
“The anniversary is coming up and that’s the hardest day for us to get through,” she said.
Odjick dismisses the runaway theory, saying if in fact they did run, her daughter would have called someone or at the very least logged on to the Internet, something Maisy did daily.
Because of their age and the fact that they went missing at the same time, the disappearance of Maisy and Shannon has become one of the most high-profile missing persons cases in the country. Aboriginal communities say the disappearance of young native women has been a national disgrace and have been actively campaigning for more help with these cases.
Anyone with information should call Sûreté du Québec at 819-310-4141 819-310-4141 or the Kitigan Zibi Police Department at 819-449-6000. There is a $15,000 reward, offered by friends and family, for information that leads to their safe return.
Gary Dimmock can be reached at
© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

Sept. 8-11
Kitigan Zibi still searching, mourning for missing girls

The Ottawa Citizen August 20, 2011

Aboriginal women in Canada need to know that the police are working for them. That's one big reason why it's important to find the truth about what happened to Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander.

Another reason is that their family and friends have been through hell, and they need to know where the girls went after they were last seen on Sept. 5, 2008. The upcoming anniversary will be painful no matter what, but it will undoubtedly be more so if it passes with the case still unsolved. Maisy and Shannon were just 16 and 17 when they disappeared from Kitigan Zibi-Maniwaki area in Quebec. Family members have said that police seemed to assume at first that the girls were runaways. If the girls did run away, they didn't take anything with them.

As the Citizen's Gary Dimmock reported this week, police are now investigating potential links to a sex offender from the area who recently committed suicide in jail.

The Native Women's Association of Canada "has documented more than 600 cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls across Canada," according to a statement on its website. Every one of those girls and women has a story, and every one of those stories matters. So long as there are any lines of investigation to follow, the police must not let the cases of Maisy and Shannon drop.

© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

2 teenage girls missing from Quebec Algonquin community

Friday, Sep. 19, 2008 | 06:26 PM AT

Maisy Odjick, now 17, is six-feet tall, 125 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Maisy has two piercings on her bottom lip and one in her nose. Shannon Alexander, now 18, is five feet nine inches, 145 pounds and also has brown hair and brown eyes.

A vigil will take place on Sunday September 6th, 2009 in Kitigan Zibi, QC at 7:00pm to acknowledge one year has passed since Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander went missing. The vigil will begin with a walk starting at Home
Hardware located at 79 Kichi Mikan in Kitigan Zibi.  The walk will then proceed through Principale S street in the town of Maniwaki and will end at Nagishkodadiwin Park near the Chateau Logue Hotel.  Once the walk is complete, everyone will gather at Nagishkodadiwin Park for the vigil ceremony.

Elder Pauline Decontie will begin the ceremony with an opening prayer. Biola Smith will then lead a song performed by the Kitigan Zibi’s Women’s Drum Group. Eagle River Drum Group will also be drumming. The ceremony will continue with invited speakers that will address the disappearance of Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander.

Speakers include Kitigan Zibi Chief Gilbert Whiteduck, Pierre Hughes-Boisvenu, Association des Families de Personnes, Assassinees ou Disparues, Hull-Aylmer MP Monsieur Marcel Proulx, Craig Benjamin of Amnesty International, Carole Brazeau of Quebec Native Women Inc., Jennifer Lord of the Native Women's Association of Canada, and Miss Algonquin Nation’s Katrina Whiteduck. The speakers will conclude with members from both the Odjick and Alexander families.  
Candles will then be lit followed by a moment of silence to commemorate the missing girls. A closing prayer and songs will conclude the ceremony.

The Algonquin Anishinabe girls went missing together one year ago without a trace.  Maisy Odjick, now 17, is six-feet tall, 125 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Maisy has two piercings on her bottom lip and one in her nose. Shannon Alexander, now 18, is five feet nine inches, 145 pounds and also has brown hair and brown eyes.

$12,000 has been raised by the family as a reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of Maisy Odjick
and Shannon Alexander.  

Anyone with information should contact the Kitigan Zibi Police at 819-449-6000.

For more information, please contact Maria Jacko at 613-882-7907, or send an e-mail to

Gregory Owen Schleen


Missing person from Colony Farm Forensic Hospital

Coquitlam BC

File # 2012-13602 - Thu May 24 08:34:00 PDT 2012

Coquitlam – The Coquitlam RCMP is seeking public assistance to locate a missing person from Colony Farm Forensic Hospital. Gregory Owen Schleen, 49, was last seen by staff member at the hospital in the morning on May 23rd. He was supposed to be at the Coast Cottages on the Riverview site later in the morning but never showed up. Schleen is now wanted on a Canada wide warrant for Unlawfully at Large.

Schleen is described as:

·                  a Caucasian male,

·                  6’4 (193 cm) tall,

·                  150 lbs (63 kg),

·                  with blonde hair and brown eyes, and

·                  wearing a yellow Hawaiian shirt and khaki short at the time.

Schleen has friends and family both along the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. However, his whereabouts is unknown.

Schleen is suffering from mental disorder and should not be approached. Please contact your local police if you see him.

Released by

Cpl. Jamie Chung

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: (604) 945-1580
Fax: (604) 552-7300


Man missing from Port Coquitlam psychiatric hospital

By Staff Reporter, The Province September 3, 2009 7:01 PM

Photograph by: Handout, Coquitlam RCMP

Police are asking for the public's help to find a suicidal man missing from the Forensic Psychiatric Institute.

Gregory Owen Schleen, 47, left the Port Coquitlam hospital Wednesday around 11 a.m. on a day pass and has not been heard from since.

Schleen is believed to be suicidal and a danger to himself more than others, according to police.

Coquitlam RCMP say Schleen may have headed to Buntzen Lake in Anmore or Trout Lake in Vancouver for a swim.

Schleen is described as six feet tall, 250 pounds with brown hair, blue eyes and stubble on his chin. He has an eagle tattoo on his right arm. Schleen may be carrying a backpack containing a towel.

On May 8, 2006 Schleen was charged with aggravated assault in relation to a May 4, 2006 incident that took place on Quadra Island.

Anyone who sees Schleen is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.

© Copyright (c) The Province

Dave Evans

Dave Evans (Alan David Evans) has been missing since early morning on Friday, July 25 2009
-5'10 -approx: 200 lbs -dark brown hair - brush cut -brown eyes
-believed to be wearing jeans and a t-shirt
-last seen in Bathurst, New Brunswick
-if seen, contact the Bathurst Police Dept: 506-548-0420 or RCMP: 506-548-7771 with location and approximate time.

Ruby Anne HARDY

Birthdate 1965-03-23

Ruby Anne HARDY, age 37, born on March 23, 1965. Ms. Hardy was last seen in 1998 and was reported missing to Vancouver police yesterday, March 27th, 2002. She is described as being 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 131 pounds, having brown hair and eyes and being Native Indian. She often uses the name 'Ruby GALLOWAY'.

When the news about these women started to surface, many people approached me to find out if my mother was one of the first 50. I didn't want to think about it at all. I didn't want to picture my mother being hurt in the ways described in the media. I felt sick to my stomach hearing about what the things that happened to those women.

Once the names were revealed, there was a slight sense of relief when I didn't find my mother's name. Don't get me wrong, I obviously felt for the women and their families, but that hope was back in my mind that my mother was still alive. Once the news of the additional five women being added to the list came out, I was told that my mother was on the list. My heart sank. My fears were realized.

Even though my mother has been out of my life for many years, a day doesn't go by that I don't think about her. I always hope that she is doing all right, despite her problems. I remember my mother as a strong woman that knew how to survive. Despite what people may think, my mother took great care of me and my sister and brother. She always made sure that we had food, shelter and clothing. She was a loving mother that would do anything for her children. She did the best she could with what she had to work with

Despite her problems, I never questioned her love for us. I have come to realize that having an addiction is like having a disease. It takes a long time to get well again. I pray every night that my mother is safe and has started coping with her illness. I hope that having her name on the list will make her come forth and say that she is all right. However, if this doesn't occur, perhaps my family and I will have some sort of closure.

Crystal Hardy

Mom remains optimistic that daughter still alive - May 27, 2005

Ruby Anne Hardy-Mar 28, 2002


Family desperate to find son after 2007 disappearance


Date: Sunday Apr. 29, 2012 8:03 PM PT

The family of a 17-year-old boy from Mission, B.C. who disappeared without a trace five years ago has issued a heartfelt plea for answers.

Jeff Surtel vanished just after midnight on April 29, 2007 after he was last seen by neighbours riding his mountain bike. An intense search for the teenager followed shortly afterward, but neither he nor his bike was found.

Jeff's parents Gary and Dawn Surtel have not been able to move past the loss of their eldest son.

"It's been horrible. There's not a day that goes by that we don't think of Jeff. There's not a young man that I pass in the street and I don't look at him," Gary said.

"It's pretty unbelievable, just hope one day he's going to knock on the door, but he never does," Dawn said.

The week Jeff went missing his parents had discovered his grades were slipping. A month earlier he had stopped talking to his brother.

Dawn says someone must have information about her son's disappearance.

"I think he just went out to think and something happened, and somebody knows what happened," she said.

Gary says the discovery of Jeff's bike could give an important clue.

"Just wherever the bike was found would tell us where to start to look, because right now we have no idea which direction he went," he said.

The Surtels urge their son to call them or the police to let them know whether he is all right.

"I know he's a man now, he's 22, so if he is out there, wants to live his own life, just let us know. I mean we're just heartbroken here," Dawn said.

The couple knows there is a possibility Jeff may not be alive, but they are holding onto hope.

"It's a hard word that ‘hope,'" Dawn said. "It just leads to disappointment, every single time, but I guess you just can't stop hoping."

An age-progressed picture of the teenager has been released in an effort to help figure out what happened to him. Anyone with information on his disappearance is asked to call Mission RCMP or Crimestoppers.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Bhinder Sajan

Teenager Missing Since 2007

File # 2007-5465
2010-10-04 13:46 PDT

On the morning of April 17, 2007 Jeffrey SURTEL, age 17, was reported missing by his parents. He was last seen wearing dark colored jeans, a navy colored t-shirt and a blue hooded sweater. SURTEL may have been riding a distinctive blue CCM mountain bike with yellow front forks at the time of his disappearance.

SURTEL is a Caucasian male , and at the time of his disappearance was approximately 6"1" tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds, with medium length brown hair, brown eyes, no facial hair, and wore glasses.

Since SURTEL’s disappearance, police have followed up on several leads and possible sightings, however SURTEL remains missing.

Below is an age-progressed photo of Jeffrey SURTEL showing what he may look like today, at the age of 20.

Mission RCMP continue to seek assistance from the public in helping to locate Jeffrey SURTEL.  If anyone has information on the whereabouts of SURTEL, please contact the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161 or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  They are open 24/7.  You do not ahve to give your name, address, or your telephone number. 
Nothing substantial found' after search for Surtel

A Mission family made another plea to the community Sunday for information surrounding the mysterious disappearance of their son over two years ago.

Gary and Dawn Surtel spoke to media Sunday at Matsqui Trail Park, one day after volunteers from the Alberta-based Canadian Search Dog Association and Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) came to Mission to look for any sign of Jeff Surtel, who went missing from his home in April 2007.

"We're asking anyone who saw his bike at the [Mission] bridge to contact us. We just want to know where the bike was found, because that will determine where to start looking for Jeff," said father Gary. The bike is a distinctive blue CCM mountain bike, with a single shock rear suspension system, and yellow front forks.

The uncertainty over their son's whereabouts has left its mark on the Mission couple.

"I look at every kid on every bike," Gary noted. He still peers into the face of everyone he sees during his commute to work in Surrey, especially youth wearing hoodies, similar to what his son was last known to be wearing.

The dog teams scoured the river bank, the wooded area between Fraser River Heritage Park and St. Mary's, and other locales.

They turned up nothing.

According to Gregg McMartin, an investigator with MCSC, it's not unusual to conduct a search this long after the disappearance.

"We have files from coast to coast, and several are five to 10 years old. The parents just want to know," he noted.

The search crews were out from Saturday morning until evening, and "nothing substantial was found," McMartin concluded.

Jeff went missing sometime between midnight and 5 a.m., April 29, 2007. His neighbours saw him ride off on his bike. He is six-feet-one inches tall, weighs around 150 lbs., has medium-length brown hair, brown eyes and wears rimmed glasses. He was last seen wearing dark-coloured jeans, a navy coloured T-shirt and a blue hooded sweater.

Anyone with any information about Jeff’s whereabouts is urged to call Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.

Disappearance still a mystery

By Jason Roessle - Mission City Record - April 24, 2008

No day within the past year weighs more heavily on the Surtels' minds than April 29.

Exactly one year ago next Tuesday, the Mission couple's 17-year-old son, Jeffrey, went missing from his family's home.

Gary and Dawn still have no idea what happened to their boy. Jeff went missing sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. April 29.

The last people to see the 17-year-old were neighbours who had seen him ride off on his bike. Searches of the area by locals and a poster campaign have failed to find any trace of him.

About two months ago, a heart-wrenching e-mail came across Jeff's Hotmail account, which Gary regularly checks. It was an e-mail saying an iPod Nano had been purchased and the registration filed.

For about two hours, Gary thought his son was alive.

Unfortunately, after the RCMP jumped onto the clue, they quickly discovered the registration was for an item purchased before Jeff had disappeared.

"I went to bed and cried," admitted Gary.

Another strange occurrence in August has also raised more questions for the couple.

When The Record reported on the theft of a valuable cross from Westminster Abbey, it was also related the thief or thieves left a missing person poster, and some other items.

Gary said he found out from someone at the monastery that the poster was one of Jeff's.

"[Police] never did confirm whether it was his poster or not," he said.

If it's true, it opened a new series of questions for the Surtels agonize over daily.

"Maybe he joined a cult, or maybe they have him and it was a message," said Gary.

The parents have gone through a nightmarish year, and have struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy in their lives. But with the anniversary of Jeff's disappearance, it's hard.

"It's always in the back of your mind, but it's more lately," said Gary.

The first week of February, Victoria Search and Rescue came out with highly sophisticated sonar equipment to scan the Fraser River bottom from Matsqui to the Mission Bridge. This sonar is able to probe up to three feet through silt.

The SAR team found nothing.

The Surtels were hoping at least to find Jeff's distinctive bicycle, the one he was last seen riding, but to no avail.

The bicycle has become the new focus for the family.

They figure someone must have seen the bike somewhere in town, and if so, Gary just wants them to contact someone and detail where it was seen.

"We just want to know where it was found. That would give us a direction to go on," he said.

The night before Jeff’s disappearance, he had helped his father pick a movie from the video store. That was at around 6 p.m. The family had planned to watch the movie after Gary and his wife returned from a birthday party. But when they returned home, at about 9 p.m., Jeff had changed his mind.

“Something happened between six and nine when, all of a sudden, he didn’t want to watch it. I don’t know what happened.”

Surtel said his son stayed up late that night watching television.

When the family checked his bedroom Sunday morning his bed hadn’t been slept in.

“I don’t think he planned to stay away for a long time because he didn’t take any clothes or money.”

Jeff left behind $200 in cash in his bedroom as well as his bank cards.

“If you’re running away you would be taking all the cash you can get.”

While the family has had to look at the possibility that Jeff may have been contemplating suicide, his father said, “He seemed absolutely normal. He didn’t seem like a person contemplating harming yourself. You would think if you were going to kill yourself you would be different.”

The family is still baffled as to why Jeff would have run away.

“He’s very quiet ... the happiest, perfect kid you could ever ask for. He was never in a bad mood. He was so easy to raise and have around, and this is just out of the blue. There’s no inkling that this could ever have happened. It just came from nowhere, which makes it scary.”

Gary says he constantly looks into the face of every teenager he sees during his daily commute to his job in a Surrey sawmill — especially those wearing hoodies.

"I don't drive on until I get a good look at their face," he said.

Dawn made a plea to her son:

"If you're out there and you read this, we want you to come home, no matter what," said the petite woman.

Jeff was last seen on his bike, which is described as distinctive. It is a blue CCM mountain bike with a single shock rear suspension system and yellow front forks.

He is six-feet-one inches tall, weighs around 150 lbs., has medium-length brown hair, brown eyes and wears rimmed glasses. He was last seen wearing dark-coloured jeans, a navy coloured T-shirt and a blue hooded sweater.

Anyone with any information about Jeff’s whereabouts is urged to call Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.

- with Black Press files

RCMP Request Public’s Assistance in locating a missing teen
Mission, BC: Mission RCMP are looking for Jeffrey SURTEL, a male aged 17 who was reported missing by his parents Sunday morning, the 29th of April 2007.
SURTEL is a Caucasian approximately 6'1" in height, has medium length brown hair and weights approximately 150 lbs. He has thin rimmed glasses, brown eyes and no facial hair.
SURTEL was last seen wearing dark coloured jeans, a navy coloured t-shirt and a blue hooded sweater. SURTEL may be driving a distinctive mountain bike, blue in colour with yellow front forks.
The Mission RCMP is seeking assistance from the public in helping to locate SURTEL. If anyone has any information on Jeffrey SURTEL, please contact the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.
Released by: Cst David COWLEY Mission RCMP  Phone#: (604)826-7161


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Kamloops City - Missing 20 year old male

File #2009-1453 2009-01-23 13:12 PST
On the morning of January the 19th, the Kamloops RCMP received a report of a missing 20 year old male named Nicholas CAZZADOR. Not having seen her grandson in almost two months, the grandmother of Mr. CAZZADOR called police to express her concern. Since receiving the report the detachment has conducted extensive inquiries, however have been unsuccessful in determining where Mr. CAZZADOR may be. Police did learn that in 2007 he went missing for an extended period only to be found in Vernon. Investigation has determined that Mr. CAZZADOR suffers from A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder) and Oppositional Defiance Syndrome and normally works as a dry waller. Nicholas CASSADOR does not own any vehicles nor has he been in contact with any person that police are aware of. A photograph of the subject is not yet available.

Any person with information on this missing person is asked to call the Kamloops city RCMP at 250-828-3000 or the family.


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Surrey - Surrey Missing Person

File #2009-9553 2009-01-25 07:45 PST

Marian TURRIFF - Missing Person from Surrey
50 years old
race: white
height: 5'4 ft
weight: 111 lbs
Brown hair, Hazel eyes

Last seen wearing: black winter jacket with blue stripes on the arms, blue jeans and Phat Farm shoes.

(No photo available)

Missing from : Surrey, BC
Last seen: January 23, 2009 at 1530 hours

Missing driving: Gray 1992 Toyota Tercel, BC licence plate 103DXP
**passenger side window smashed and has a plastic covering

TURRIFF has been evicted from her residence two days ago. She has a history of mental health issues that cause police to be concerned for her safety.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Marian TURRIFF, please contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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West Shore - Police Request Contact

File #2009-3910 2009-03-20 10:07 PDT

West Shore RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in locating Ian NOAKES. West Shore RCMP need to speak with Ian in regards to an urgent, private family matter.

Ian NOAKES may be associated to a red 1997 Volvo 850 bearing BC license plate 949LDX.

If Ian is located, please direct him to contact the West Shore RCMP. If anyone has any information as to Ian NOAKES' current whereabouts, they are asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

Cst. B. (Brian) LUCAS
General Duty
West Shore RCMP Detachment

Bonnie Joseph
Ft. St. James BC

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Disappearance worries family

Citizen staff   

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Bonnie Joseph has been missing for more than a year and her loved ones are worried nobody has noticed.
Joseph, 32, was not missing in the usual sense, at least not at first. The Yekooche woman had a longtime drug addiction and was prone to unreliable behaviour, family said, but then things took a couple of turns that were alarming even on her scale.
"She's been fighting for her kids since day one; she never misses her court days or her visitations, but now its been more than a year. It is not like her at all," said Dean Joseph, a cousin and Yekooche band's treaty consultation co-ordinator.
"She has very concerned relatives. They are all coming to me to find out if I've heard anything, and everytime there's a body found they all call."
Police, led by the Fort St. James RCMP are aware of the disappearance and are investigating.
Another cousin, Jo-Anne Bertram, said Joseph has fallen through some significant cracks. She does not have much community support, which is partially why she ended up addicted in the first place and partially why she was not considered missing for quite some time, Bertram said. Her mother and father are both deceased, her grandmother recently died and only her grandfather William Joseph remains from her ascendants.
"Most of her family members are drinking or on the streets. It is a sad, sad story," said Bertram. "All the people who really cared about her are gone and most of the ones left behind aren't really here, either. I was pretty close to that same road, too, but my mom put me into counselling and I straightened out my life. I had lots of support from family and friends, but without that support you can easily go off the path."
Joseph's path involved a lot of hitchhiking. She sometimes lived on the Yekooche reserve out in the remote wilderness beyond Fort St. James. Sometimes she lived in Vanderhoof and sometimes she lived in Prince George. The high-risk mode of highway transportation was what she commonly did. The last time Bertram saw her was at a bar in Vanderhoof in the fall of 2007 as Joseph was about to hitchhike to Prince George. Bertram loaned her some money and it was the last time she saw or heard from her cousin.
It was not the last evidence of her whereabouts, however.
"I went about it a different way; I went through the Ministry (of Children and Family Development) following the last place she got her (social assistance) cheque," said Dean Joseph. "We found out that in early summer she picked up her cheque in the Kamloops area, and she said then she wouldn't be applying there again, she would be working her way home, but she never arrived. That's where we lost track of her."
For several months nothing has been known of her whereabouts.
Bonnie Joseph is described as five-feet, four-inches and 120 pounds with dark-brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort St. James RCMP at 250-996-8269 or give information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS /

Herbert Pederson

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Man Missing from Delta
Delta Police are asking for your help to find a missing elderly man
79-year old Ernest Herbert Pederson was last seen by his family Sunday afternoon around 3:30pm when he said he was going for a short drive around 80th Avenue and 120th Street in North Delta.
He didn't return.
Police say Pederson is caucasian, about 6' 1", 165lbs with a slim build and balding white hair.
He's believed to be wearing a light tweed jacket and brown shoes.
The vehicle he was last seen driving is a grey 1990 Chevy Astrovan with BC License Plate KDM 356
Pederson is said to have no physical or mental problems
Delta Police say they've searched around 80th and 120th thoroughly and contacted local hospitals and other policing agencies but haven't found Pederson.
Anyone who sees Ernest Pederson or knows where he is is asked to call 911 immediately.

Coquitlam BC

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2008-07-07 10:43 PDT - File #2008-11376
Patient from Colony Farm missing

The Coquitlam RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating a resident of the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital located in Coquitlam. Tsoona STELLA is described as a 68yr old non-white male who is 5'8", 212 lbs. with brown eyes and grey hair.
He was last seen on April 7, 2008 and is wanted on a Canada wide warrant. He is described as a loner and could be traveling anywhere between British Columbia and Alberta.
If you have information about this individual please contact the Coquitlam RCMP at (604)945-1550 or the police agency in your area

Kevin Alan Fletcher

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Police Look For Missing Man - File Ridge Meadows 2008-4957
Maple Ridge, B.C. - Ridge Meadows RCMP are requesting help in locating a 36 year old man who has been reported as being missing. Police are looking for Kevin Alan Fletcher. He was last seen on Friday February 29, 2008 around 11:30 p.m. in Surrey, B.C. He left a residence there, and it was felt he was heading to his residence in Maple Ridge, B.C., but he has failed to show up.
Fletcher is described as a White Male, 5'10" tall, weighing 200 pounds (heavy build), has short brown hair, and blue eyes. He was wearing a white shirt, which has vertical blue and green stripes; blue jeans; a black baseball hat with ‘DINO’ printed on it; a black leather jacket with ‘Kevin Fletcher’ written on one sleeve, and the logo of a drilling machine and ‘Yellowknife’ printed on the back of the jacket; and light brown suede shoes. Fletcher was driving his black 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlas, 4 door, British Columbia Licence plate# 466 AVX. No photo is available at this time.
Police are asking for anyone with any information as to Fletcher’s whereabouts to contact Ridge Meadows RCMP at PH# 604 463-6251.


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File #Coquitlam 2008-2668 2008-02-20

The Coquitlam RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Yvon PERRAS. Mr. PERRAS suffers from Schizophrenia and requires medication for his condition. He left his Port Coquitlam group home on January 25, at around 10am and has not been heard from since.

He is a 66 year old Caucasian male, 5'6", 185lbs with short grey hair , brown eyes and wears glasses. He is fluent in both English and French. (no photo available).

Anyone with information about Yvon PERRAS is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at (604)945-1550

Zabrina Maria Mackie

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has been MISSING SINCE 2005
The following message has come as a plea from an elderly Mother who is quite sick and whose daughter is missing. Unfortunately there is no picture available. So please look close at her description and help wherever you can.
Mom asks;
“I am trying to find my daughter, who was last heard from around 2005. Her name is Zabrina Maria Mackie, she will be 40 on her birthday. The last time I heard from her when she lived in Calgary Alberta. She was born in Nova Scotia, and she has a daughter named Candace. I am still wondering what happened to my daughter. I have contacted the police in Alberta, but no sign of her. Could you please help me”.
Her birthday is March 29, 1970 - Weight maybe 135 to 145lbs. - Height is 5 feet. - She has lots of tattoos mostly on her arms. - Her hair is usually died blonde (it is naturally brown). - She had a daughter Candace who was taken away from her. - If you have any information that will help find Maria, please contact the nearest Police Department or email me at

David Robert Neill
Aldergrove/Pitt Meadows, B.C.
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·         Ridge Meadows R.C.M.P. are looking for a 36 year old man who has been reported missing by his employer in Aldergrove, B.C. David Robert Neill was last seen on Friday October 19, 2007 at the Aldergrove Credit Union in Aldergrove, B.C. He failed to show up for work on Monday October 22, 2007. His last known address in Pitt Meadows, B.C. was checked, but Mr. Neill no longer resides there.

·         Mr. Neill is described as a white male, 183 cm (6'00") tall, 84 kgs (186 lbs.), with brown hair and brown eyes. He operates a white 1991 Honda Civic 2 door hatchback, British Columbia Licence Plate# 922 KSC.

Police are concerned for Mr. Neill’s well being, as this is totally out of character for him. If you know of Mr. Neill’s whereabouts you are requested to contact Ridge Meadows R.C.M.P. at PH# 604 463-6251.

S/Sgt. A.J. Bodden
Operations Support N.C.O.

Dan Herbranson, .
Ridge Meadows Media Relations
11990 Haney Place
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 9B8

Phone: (604) 467-7607
Fax: (604) 467-7633

Rowland SUCHI
Whistler BC

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On November 4, 2007 Rowland SUCHI, described as being approximately 220 lbs, 6'2", with long white hair, last seen wearing a brown lambskin jacket, a white sweater, blue jeans, a black cowboy hat, and carrying two bags of luggage, took a bus to Whistler from Vancouver after missing a plane. It is confirmed that SUCHI arrived in Whistler but has failed to return home since.

On November 5, 2007 at approximately 3:30 pm, Whistler RCMP received the information about SUCHI being missing. There is reason to believe that SUCHI may have headed South on this date. SUCHI suffers from dementia and might be suffering from its onset at this point.

Anyone with information which may help locate SUCHI or any information in relation to any other crime is asked to call Whistler RCMP or Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2000 for usable information and caller identity is kept anonymous. Whistler RCMP can be reached at 604-932-3044.

Jackie Myerion
Coquitlam BC
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The Coquitlam RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jackie Myerion. She was last seen by her family in Coquitlam on Saturday October 27 at around 9pm.

She is described as a First Nations , 25year old female with long brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’9”, 185 lbs , has a pierced eyebrow and tongue and a tattoo of a pair of eyes on her lower back . She was last seen wearing blue jeans, pink and white layered tank tops and a black jacket with silver dots that may have the logo TNA on it.

She is believed to be using public transportation. If you have seen Jackie or have information about her whereabouts please contact the Coquitlam RCMP at (604)945-1550.

·  Missing Since: October 27, 2007 from Coquitlam, British Columbia

·  Classification: Missing

·  Age: 25

·  Height: 5'9

·  Weight: 185 lbs

·  Hair Color: Brown

·  Eye Color: Brown

·  Gender: Female

·  Race:Native

·  Distinguishing Characteristics:Pierced eyebrow and tongue and
a tattoo of a pair of eyes on her lower back. Long brown hair.

·  Clothing: She was last seen wearing blue jeans,
pink and white layered tank tops and a black jacket with silver
dots that may have the logo TNA on it.

Doreen Marie SCHMIDT
Missing Elderly Female

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The Surrey RCMP are seeking the public's help in locating a 68 year old woman from the area of 96th Avenue and 124th Street, Surrey.
Doreen Marie SCHMIDT was last seen shortly after midnight of Friday, September 21st, 2007. Her description is as follows:
a slender build white female, 68 years old, 5'6", 80 lbs, shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes, eyeglasses, and was last seen wearing a light coloured turtle neck sweater, blue jeans, and blue slippers.
Anyone with any knowledge of the missing female's whereabouts are asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at (604)599-0502 or their nearest RCMP Detachment or Police Department.
A photo of the missing female is currently not available, but efforts will continue to locate a recent photograph to add to the website in a supplemental press release.
Sgt Geoff Shaw
Duty NCO
Surrey RCMP

Lori Lee Farkas
Missing Person
Nanaimo, B.C.
The Nanaimo RCMP need your help in locating a missing person.
Lori Lee Farkas has been missing since July 27th, 2007. She is 157 lbs and is 5'2" she has brown hair and hazel eyes. Lori Lee Farkas is 46 years of age, she is Caucasian and she was last seen at her home in the Townsite area.
Foul play is not suspected and we are asking for anyone who has seen this woman to please call the
Nanaimo RCMP at 754-2345. In the event that Lori Lee Farkas is located we ask that she contact Cst. Emma Rutledge of the Nanaimo, RCMP.
Krista Hartley, Cst.
Nanaimo Detachment
303 Prideaux street
Nanaimo, bc v9r2n3

Beverly Warbrick
Prince George BC

The RCMP are looking for help in finding a missing female. A week ago  the RCMP received information that Beverly Warbrick had not been seen nor heard from since the beginning of June of this year. Warbrick had last been seen in the 21 Hundred Block of Oak Street. She is a Caucasian blonde in her late 30's and stands about five seven. Anyone with any information on Warbrick is asked to contact Prince George RCMP 250-561-3300

'Charles' Karoly John HORVATH-ALLAN

Charles Horvath
Kelowna BC
Surrey England
40 years old (Born :21Aug1968)
6ft tall, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, weight 175lbs.

Tattoo on his left upper arm of a skull with mohair.

Denise Allan - The Brevity Memorial

Cpl. Lisa Cullen - Denise Allan
A Plea from Charles Mom Denise

My son 'Charles' Karoly John HORVATH-ALLAN, born 21 Aug 1968, in Cochenour, Ontario - raised in England went missing from Kelowna BC Canada whilst working and back packing his way across Canada, the Country of his birth.

I have been searching for the fate of my only son for 19 years and have made many extensive trips to Canada to search for Charles.
May 2008 - 19th Anniversary - The Kelowna Chapter of the Compassionate Friends had Charles' name engraved upon their Brevity Wall in the Kelowna Cemetery.
Corpl Lisa Cullen - Serious Crime Unit now has Charles' missing person
file no 89/21784.
Tel 250 470 6329 email:

It is the belief of the RCMP that Charles is deceased.
Charles' Nana and I made our first trek across Canada in 1990 to back track all the places Charles had visited to see if we could find him.  I established that he had been working student jobs and camping in Kelowna where some of his belongings were later recovered by myself and Const Norm Blaney.
Ads were placed in many newspapers.
Families, people who had befriended or met Charles were in touch. 
He was registered at several local employment agencies who had found him work.
11 May 1989 - Charles sent his last letter home by fax from Roche Stationers in Kelowna re meeting up in Hong Kong his his 21st and Moms 40th Birthdays.  This was the last communication home.
26 May 1989 - Charles cashed his pay cheque which he received from Flintstones Amusement Park, Kelowna at The Royal Bank in Orchard Park.  This was the last confirmed sighting.
Charles had been camping at Tiny Town Trailer Park, Lakeshore Road, Kelowna and left his tent and personal belongings there.
1989 August
An unconfirmed sighting was at The Live Wire Nightclub, Kelowna.
Charles has not been since alive since the Summer of 1989.
His beloved Nana passed away 2 years ago without knowing the fate of her only grandson.
I would be deeply grateful if you could include Charles name to the Highway of Tears website.
Yours sincerely

Denise Allan (Mrs)  Tel 011 44 208 332 6776
Flat 18 Aspen House Ct
10 Forest Road
Surrey England

Denise Allan with Constable Heather Mcdonald during last year's visit to Kelowna. It's highly speculated that Charles Horvath's body is in Okanagan Lake. (Photo: Kelly Hayes)

To Charles Horvath's Killer

by Contributed - Story: 19018
Jun 2, 2006 / 5:00 am

Denise Allan, the mother of Charles Horvath who disappeared and presumed murdered during his visit to Kelowna in 1989, has written a poetic appeal to her son's killer.
Allan, who resides in England, has visited Kelowna on a regular basis -- making public appeals for the whereabouts of her son's body and ultimately to find Charles' killer.
Here is her appeal:
17 years of tears only 20 birthdays to remember - you took the rest
To the person or persons who know the fate of my son 'Charles' Karoly John Horvath-Allan - born August 21 1968
17 years without seeing his beautiful smile
17 years without feeling his warmth, his touch, his love
17 year without hearing his voice, his laughter, his sense of humour
Will you ever tell where you put him
Will we ever find the answer
Will you ever allow us to have closure
Never again to receive a 'Moms Day' card
Never again to hold him in my arms
Never again being able to say 'I am sorry'
Do you ever sleep at night
Do you have children of your own
Do you have a Mom
On Wednesday at 7.15 am the
21st day of August - the Summer of 1968
a baby boy - my son was born
One day in the Summer of 1989
you took away my only son my mom's only Grandson
a 20 year old young man from our lives
On the 17th day of August - the Summer of 1949 - I was born
my Mom - Charles' Nana gave me life
On Sunday the 9th of January 2006 - my Mom died
My Mom died after living in hope for nearly 17 years
that her beloved grandson 'Charles' would be found
Is this to my fate
to die
never knowing where Charles' remains lie
Denise Horvath-Allan

Patty Peterson

Phoenix, AZ.  USA
Patricia Leanne Peterson - Patty Peterson
Missing Since November 4th
Tulsa, OK - Milan, NM - Patty's last confirmed sighting was at the QuikTrip Travel Center in Tulsa, OK (at I-44 Exit 238 at 161st E Ave).  An eye witness and security camera have Patty getting into a truck driven by a female truck driver named Tatina (Tina).  Patty was trying to get home to Phoenix, AZ. 
There are reports that she then showed up at the Petro Truck Stop in Milan, NM (I-40 Exit 79 (at Horizon Blvd) with the same person and another unknown female.  She has not been seen or heard from since and Tatina (Tina) has disappeared. 
Any information, please email or call Tulsa CrimeStoppers at (918) 596-COPS Reference Report # 079617.

William Pilkenton

Tofino BC

Hundreds search for boy missing from B.C. beach

Bill Cleverley , Canwest News Service

Published: Saturday, February 16, 2008

VICTORIA - Hundreds of people continued to search Saturday but could find no sign of seven-year-old William Pilkenton, the curly haired youngster who vanished a day earlier from a Vancouver Island beach.
As time passed, residents could only hold on to the hope the child had wandered into the bush and hadn't been swept into the sea.

"People are getting concerned, I think," said John Fraser, mayor of Tofino, B.C., the community from which William went missing.
"It hasn't been too bad, weather-wise. There was a short period of rain yesterday afternoon. It was dry last night but frosty. If he's on land, he's probably still OK, but if he's in the water, it's been a long time."
Hundreds of community volunteers have joined the search for the young boy who was visiting the area from Birmingham, Wash., with his family, said RCMP Const. Susan Boyes.
The ground search continued well past dark Saturday night and was scheduled to resume this morning.
The search initially focused on the waterfront and the forest areas near Duffin Cove, where the boy vanished around 10 a.m. Friday.
William and his father, David, were apparently walking along the rocky beach close to the bed and breakfast where they were staying when the father left his son for a short period of time

When he returned, William was missing. The distraught father called the RCMP within 20 minutes and the search hasn't stopped since.
The pebbly beach was wet and extremely slippery due to recent rains, the RCMP said.
Commercial divers worked the shoreline throughout the night.
The mayor described the search as "full bore."
"There are helicopters. We've got one police dog and two search-and-rescue dogs now here this morning. There are boats on the water and planes in the air. There are hundreds of people looking."
Official search efforts included two RCMP boats, coast guard, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans vessels, a Canadian Forces Cormorant and a Buffalo aircraft from 442 Squadron in Comox, B.C.
An RCMP dog team arrived Friday night, and more search-and-rescue dogs came in Saturday morning. The RCMP helicopter was also in the air.
"We don't want to be too focused in one area, so land, water and air, we're searching it all," Boyes said.
William, who will be eight next month, is described as a friendly boy who loves the water and animals. He was wearing a red jacket with horizontal white stripes, and jeans. He suffers from attention deficit disorder, but had apparently taken his medication Friday.
Victim services support workers were staying in constant contact with William's parents, David and Camilla, giving them search updates, the RCMP said.
Duffin Cove opens to Templar Channel, which opens to the Pacific Ocean, and there are numerous small islands in the area.
"The search area is vast, both on the water and on land. The land search is both rocky shores and sand beaches and through both rural residential areas and dense forest," the RCMP said in a news release.
Steve Ironside, owner of the Water's Edge Inn, which is close to where the boy disappeared, said he heard shouting from members of the fire department and went to see if he could help.
"I just started looking around my place first. It's pretty dense rain forest and I personally fell in a big hole up to my waist," he said.
"It's thick and dense and gnarly and horribly wet."
Anyone near the water has to be aware of rogue waves at this time of year, Ironside said, particularly as the water is cold, between 7 C and 10 C.
All the searchers went through highs and lows throughout the day, Ironside said.
"We realize the horror of it, but people gather solace and comfort from each other. No one wants to give up hope."
Ram Tumuluri of the Cable Cove Inn said his whole family spent the day searching.
"I don't think anyone was working today, everyone was out looking for this kid. We're planning on heading out again (in the) morning," he said.
Like others, Tumuluri is hoping William is somewhere in the forest and not in the water.
"It's a small town. If he didn't fall into the water, we should be able to find him. We're hoping for the best."

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