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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 10:54 AM

I thought we could track stuff here.

 

 

MISSING

 

Emma Fillipoff downtown area last seen - 2012

 

 

MURDERED

 

Lindsay Buziak - Saanich open house unoccupied home 2008

Richard Blair Young - body found off highway on Malahat 2017

Peter Hunter Thompson - James Bay his own apartment 2015

Euarchol Wanichpan - SJ Willis grounds female 25 y.o. 2017

Jeremy Gordaneer - Rockland relatives' home 2021

Brian Gamble - Beacon Hill Park body 2020

Saanich Battleford house - male  2021


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 December 2021 - 11:02 AM.

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#2 pontcanna

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 12:31 PM

From Eve Lazarus' Cold Case pages:
 
Alice Liu, 44 was murdered on November 13, 1996 her body dumped outside this warehouse on Gamma Street in Burnside, Victoria sometime while she was delivering newspapers for the Victoria News. She didn’t need the money, but enjoyed the paper route because it gave her exercise. The cause of death was not released, although one story speculated that it was a hit and run and the driver had panicked and left her face down under the trees. Alice lived a quiet life with her family after immigrating from China six years earlier.
 
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#3 pontcanna

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 12:44 PM

-Was this one resolved, one way or another?

 

Nadine Janice Marshall

 
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Detectives probe death of woman

Body found behind sports complex in Esquimalt

Katie Derosa, Times-Colonist

Aug 4, 2012

Victoria police detectives are chasing leads in the suspicious death of a woman found behind Esquimalt's Archie Browning Sports Centre early Friday.

Police have not yet ruled the death a homicide but the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit has been brought in to help piece together clues as to how she died.

The woman's body was discovered at about 3: 30 a.m. by maintenance staff in the sports centre's parking lot, on the side of the building facing Joffre Street.

Friday afternoon, forensic analysts were trying to confirm the woman's identity through fingerprinting, Victoria police said.

"Right now, this is just a suspicious death, so no suspects or any reason for the public to be concerned," police spokesman Mike Tucker said at the scene.

Tucker would not say if there were obvious signs of foul play.

He also would not comment on the state of the body or how long the woman had been dead, but said she was dead when paramedics arrived.

It's likely the body will be sent to Vancouver for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

One Joffre Street resident, who lives in the house just over the fence from where the body was found, said he woke up about 3: 30 a.m. to ambulance lights flashing.

C.K. Tang said he saw paramedics doing CPR, trying to revive the woman, but to no avail.

"It was like a movie," he said.

Tang said he didn't hear anything suspicious such as screams or cries for help.

He said the body appeared to be clothed but he couldn't tell the age of the woman.

The coroner removed the body about 8:30 a.m. after detectives collected evidence and a police dog sniffed for clues.

2016: "Her death was ruled suspicious and investigators asked people who may have seen Marshall on Aug. 2 or Aug. 3 to come forward. Four years later, the family continues to wait for news from the police department."


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Posted 10 December 2021 - 03:02 PM

MURDERED

 

Brian Gamble - Beacon Hill Park body 2020

 

 

 

Don't you mean Bree Gamble (Brianna Lozano) in 2021?

 

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 03:15 PM

Michael Widner (Port Renfrew/Sooke) 2017 

 

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#6 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 03:53 PM

MISSING

 

Emma Fillipoff downtown area last seen - 2012

Carmen Robinson - last seen exiting bus View Royal 1973

 

 

MURDERED

 

Lindsay Buziak - Saanich open house unoccupied home 2008

Richard Blair Young - body found off highway on Malahat 2017

Peter Hunter Thompson - James Bay his own apartment 2015

Euarchol Wanichpan - SJ Willis grounds female 25 y.o. 2017

Jeremy Gordaneer - Rockland relatives' home 2021

Brianna Gamble - Beacon Hill Park body 2020

Saanich Battleford house - male  2021

Michael Widner - Port Renfrew/Sooke 2017 

Nadine Janice Marshall - Esquimalt Rec Centre 2016

Alice Liu - Gamma St. 1996


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 December 2021 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2021 - 05:41 PM

Jesokah Adkens, missing since 2001, last seen at a bus stop in Sooke

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Posted 11 December 2021 - 06:50 PM

There was a famous unsolved case of the murder of Molly Justice in Saanich. This happened blocks away from my childhood home long before I was born. Years later our class in high school attended the perjury trial of Frank Pepler who was one of the two murder suspects.

 

There is an interesting read on the case here



#9 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 08:44 PM

MISSING

 

Emma Fillipoff downtown area last seen - 2012

Carmen Robinson - last seen exiting bus View Royal 1973

Michael Dunahee - Kings/Quadra 1991

Jesokah Adkens - missing since 2001, last seen at a bus stop in Sooke

52-year-old Dominic Cormack - last seen in Victoria in January 2020

 

 

MURDERED

 

Lindsay Buziak - Saanich open house unoccupied home 2008

Richard Blair Young - body found off highway on Malahat 2017

Peter Hunter Thompson - James Bay his own apartment 2015

Euarchol Wanichpan - SJ Willis grounds female 25 y.o. 2017

Jeremy Gordaneer - Rockland relatives' home 2021

Brianna Gamble - Beacon Hill Park body 2020

Saanich Battleford house - male  2021

Michael Widner - Port Renfrew/Sooke 2017 

Nadine Janice Marshall - Esquimalt Rec Centre 2016

Alice Liu - Gamma St. 1996


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 December 2021 - 08:47 PM.


#10 FawltyVic

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 03:04 AM

Forgive me if I'm a bit out of the loop on some of these cases:

 

Murdered

 

Kimberly Dawn Gallup - November 21, 1990

Location: Colony Motor Inn

 

Cheri Lynn Smith - September 9, 1990

Location: In a Saanich regional park in underbrush near Munns Road

 

Chantall Marie Venne - February 25, 1986

Location: Along Devonshire Road in Esquimalt

 

Melissa Maureen Nicholson - June 8, 1991

Location: South of Shawnigan Lake

 

Carla Slotts - December 2, 2000

Location: Shawnigan Lake

 

Kristie Kathleen Fowlie - December 3, 1982

Location: Logging road east of Sooke

 

Donna Mitchell - November, 1983

Location: Beacon Hill Park

 

Roberta Jean Elders - January 31, 2001

Location: Pemberton Park, Victoria

 

Laura Lee Banman AKA Laura Lee Chalifoux AKA Raven (street name) - August, 1999

Location: (last seen) Nanaimo

Remains Found: logging road in Campbell River - May. 2000

 

Kari Ann Gordon - March 18.1998

Location: (last seen) Chilliwack headed to her home in Nanaimo. Remains found March 18 along  a forestry road at Little Lillooet Lake near Pemberton

 

 

 

Missing

 

William "Bill" James Lawrence Hamilton - 1959 or 1960

Location: In the waters off Vancouver Island

 

Marguerite Nicole Telesford - January 18, 1987

Location: Mount Douglas Cross Road, Saanich

 

Marilynne "M.J." Judith Neill - February 16, 2003

Location: Last seen at a Starbuck's in Victoria

 

Lindsey Jill Nicholls - August 2, 1993

Location: Royston Road, Comox Valley

 

Lisa Marie Young - June 30, 2002

Location: downtown Nanaimo

 

William Pilkenton - February 15, 2008

Location: Tofino


Edited by FawltyVic, 17 December 2021 - 03:07 AM.


#11 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 03:31 AM

MISSING

 

Emma Fillipoff downtown area last seen - 2012

William Pilkenton - February 15, 2008 Tofino

Marilynne "M.J." Judith Neill - February 16, 2003 last seen at a Starbuck's in Victoria

Marguerite Nicole Telesford (presumed murdered) - January 18, 1987 Mount Douglas Cross Road, Saanich

William "Bill" James Lawrence Hamilton - 1959 or 1960 in the waters off Vancouver Island

Carmen Robinson - last seen exiting bus View Royal 1973

Michael Dunahee - Kings/Quadra 1991

Lisa Marie Young - June 30, 2002 downtown Nanaimo

Lindsey Jill Nicholls - August 2, 1993 Royston Road, Comox Valley

Jesokah Adkens - missing since 2001, last seen at a bus stop in Sooke

52-year-old Dominic Cormack - last seen in Victoria in January 2020

 

 

MURDERED

 

Lindsay Buziak - Saanich open house unoccupied home 2008

Richard Blair Young - body found off highway on Malahat 2017

Peter Hunter Thompson - James Bay his own apartment 2015

Donna Mitchell - November, 1983 Beacon Hill Park

Laura Lee Banman AKA Laura Lee Chalifoux AKA Raven (street name) remains found logging road in Campbell River - May. 2000

Roberta Jean Elders - January 31, 2001 Pemberton Park, Victoria

Kristie Kathleen Fowlie - December 3, 1982 logging road east of Sooke

Carla Slotts - December 2, 2000 Shawnigan Lake

Kari Ann Gordon - March 18.1998 remains found March 18 along  a forestry road at Little Lillooet Lake near Pemberton

Melissa Maureen Nicholson - June 8, 1991 south of Shawnigan Lake

Cheri Lynn Smith - September 9, 1990 in a Saanich regional park in underbrush near Munns Road

Kimberly Dawn Gallup - November 21, 1990 Colony Motor Inn

Euarchol Wanichpan - SJ Willis grounds female 25 y.o. 2017

Chantall Marie Venne - February 25, 1986 along Devonshire Road in Esquimalt

Jeremy Gordaneer - Rockland relatives' home 2021

Brianna Gamble - Beacon Hill Park body 2020

Saanich Battleford house - male  2021

Michael Widner - Port Renfrew/Sooke 2017 

Nadine Janice Marshall - Esquimalt Rec Centre 2016

Alice Liu - Gamma St. 1996


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 December 2021 - 03:35 AM.


#12 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 03:42 AM

On the Battleford Avenue murder, is it strange we have heard nothing?

 

If police are investigating it as a domestic/family or co-living person as the suspect would they not normally have charged a suspect yet?  If not, wouldn't the time be right to ask the public for any help?  Or is there a chance a person/persons has been charged but police have not publicized this?

 

Are there circumstances that a homicide might not bring any charges?  I suppose if someone was clearly acting in self-defence.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 December 2021 - 03:44 AM.


#13 pontcanna

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 04:03 AM

"Brianna Gamble - Beacon Hill Park body 2020"

 

The date was March 3, 2021.



#14 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 04:06 AM

MISSING

 

Emma Fillipoff downtown area last seen - 2012

William Pilkenton - February 15, 2008 Tofino

Marilynne "M.J." Judith Neill - February 16, 2003 last seen at a Starbuck's in Victoria

Marguerite Nicole Telesford (presumed murdered) - January 18, 1987 Mount Douglas Cross Road, Saanich

William "Bill" James Lawrence Hamilton - 1959 or 1960 in the waters off Vancouver Island

Carmen Robinson - last seen exiting bus View Royal 1973

Michael Dunahee - Kings/Quadra 1991

Lisa Marie Young - June 30, 2002 downtown Nanaimo

Lindsey Jill Nicholls - August 2, 1993 Royston Road, Comox Valley

Jesokah Adkens - missing since 2001, last seen at a bus stop in Sooke

52-year-old Dominic Cormack - last seen in Victoria in January 2020

 

 

MURDERED

 

Lindsay Buziak - Saanich open house unoccupied home 2008

Richard Blair Young - body found off highway on Malahat 2017

Peter Hunter Thompson - James Bay his own apartment 2015

Donna Mitchell - November, 1983 Beacon Hill Park

Laura Lee Banman AKA Laura Lee Chalifoux AKA Raven (street name) remains found logging road in Campbell River - May. 2000

Roberta Jean Elders - January 31, 2001 Pemberton Park, Victoria

Kristie Kathleen Fowlie - December 3, 1982 logging road east of Sooke

Carla Slotts - December 2, 2000 Shawnigan Lake

Kari Ann Gordon - March 18.1998 remains found March 18 along  a forestry road at Little Lillooet Lake near Pemberton

Melissa Maureen Nicholson - June 8, 1991 south of Shawnigan Lake

Cheri Lynn Smith - September 9, 1990 in a Saanich regional park in underbrush near Munns Road

Kimberly Dawn Gallup - November 21, 1990 Colony Motor Inn

Euarchol Wanichpan - SJ Willis grounds female 25 y.o. 2017

Chantall Marie Venne - February 25, 1986 along Devonshire Road in Esquimalt

Jeremy Gordaneer - Rockland relatives' home 2021

Brianna Gamble - Beacon Hill Park body 2021

Saanich Battleford house - male  2021

Michael Widner - Port Renfrew/Sooke 2017 

Nadine Janice Marshall - Esquimalt Rec Centre 2016

Alice Liu - Gamma St. 1996



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Posted 17 December 2021 - 04:40 AM

Sean Hart missing since nov 2020 https://findseanhart.ca/
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#16 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 04:49 AM

MISSING

 

Emma Fillipoff downtown area last seen - 2012

Sean Hart - November 2020, from residential facility in Blenkinsop Valley

William Pilkenton - February 15, 2008 Tofino

Marilynne "M.J." Judith Neill - February 16, 2003 last seen at a Starbuck's in Victoria

Marguerite Nicole Telesford (presumed murdered) - January 18, 1987 Mount Douglas Cross Road, Saanich

William "Bill" James Lawrence Hamilton - 1959 or 1960 in the waters off Vancouver Island

Carmen Robinson - last seen exiting bus View Royal 1973

Michael Dunahee - Kings/Quadra 1991

Lisa Marie Young - June 30, 2002 downtown Nanaimo

Lindsey Jill Nicholls - August 2, 1993 Royston Road, Comox Valley

Jesokah Adkens - missing since 2001, last seen at a bus stop in Sooke

52-year-old Dominic Cormack - last seen in Victoria in January 2020

 

 

MURDERED

 

Lindsay Buziak - Saanich open house unoccupied home 2008

Richard Blair Young - body found off highway on Malahat 2017

Peter Hunter Thompson - James Bay his own apartment 2015

Donna Mitchell - November, 1983 Beacon Hill Park

Laura Lee Banman AKA Laura Lee Chalifoux AKA Raven (street name) remains found logging road in Campbell River - May. 2000

Roberta Jean Elders - January 31, 2001 Pemberton Park, Victoria

Kristie Kathleen Fowlie - December 3, 1982 logging road east of Sooke

Carla Slotts - December 2, 2000 Shawnigan Lake

Kari Ann Gordon - March 18.1998 remains found March 18 along  a forestry road at Little Lillooet Lake near Pemberton

Melissa Maureen Nicholson - June 8, 1991 south of Shawnigan Lake

Cheri Lynn Smith - September 9, 1990 in a Saanich regional park in underbrush near Munns Road

Kimberly Dawn Gallup - November 21, 1990 Colony Motor Inn

Euarchol Wanichpan - SJ Willis grounds female 25 y.o. 2017

Chantall Marie Venne - February 25, 1986 along Devonshire Road in Esquimalt

Jeremy Gordaneer - Rockland relatives' home 2021

Brianna Gamble - Beacon Hill Park body 2021

Saanich Battleford house - male  2021

Michael Widner - Port Renfrew/Sooke 2017 

Nadine Janice Marshall - Esquimalt Rec Centre 2016

Alice Liu - Gamma St. 1996



#17 Spy Black

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 06:56 AM

That's becoming a rather long list.

One wonders how such a lengthy list, over such a relatively short period of time, should reflect on the Police Departments (presumably Detectives) in what is largely Victoria and Saanich?

 

Is such a long list of unsolved murders typical for a population of roughly 200,000 people?

 

(A a portion of the "missing" list are very likely murders as well, Marguerite, Carmen, Jesokah)


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#18 FawltyVic

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 12:29 PM

That's becoming a rather long list.

One wonders how such a lengthy list, over such a relatively short period of time, should reflect on the Police Departments (presumably Detectives) in what is largely Victoria and Saanich?

 

Is such a long list of unsolved murders typical for a population of roughly 200,000 people?

 

(A a portion of the "missing" list are very likely murders as well, Marguerite, Carmen, Jesokah)

There's plenty more.

 

There's cases going back decades right down to early 20th century.

 

The problem is confirming names as solved or found when there is no follow-up in papers.

 

I still have some files (media articles, scribblings and copies of PDFs) from various cases (some may still be from Victoria) tucked away.

 

Of those files, one was a Victoria missing persons case that was big headlines in the early half of the 80's before Telesford. But at the time I could find no internet trace of the case and I hadn't yet found a resolve during my research with the local papers.

 

Another one was early 70's abduction of a man from the Red Lion parking lot. He was shoved into the trunk of a car and driven away. No resolve could be found on that either. Hopefully I have the info kicking about somewhere.


Edited by FawltyVic, 17 December 2021 - 12:31 PM.


#19 FawltyVic

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 12:40 PM

William "Bill" James Lawrence Hamilton - 1959 or 1960 in the waters off Vancouver Island

 

Hamilton was born on Salt Spring Island but went to school at Victoria High.

 

RCMP had a file on him from the time as a missing person but they no longer have the file since it's considered too old a case.

 

His wife left him and took their kids with her to Ontario. RCMP had found his boat empty floating near one of the gulf islands. It's thought he either committed suicide or made it look as such. Boating accident was highly unlikely. He was an avid fisherman, an expert boater and he worked in the fishing industry for a time.

 

Much of the info for this case can be found on the ex Unsolved Canada website (now located on the internet archive Wayback Machine) and Porchlight. I believe a file is also up on Doe Network.



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Posted 17 December 2021 - 02:19 PM

Don't forget Rob Slaughter!

 

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