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#21 FawltyVic

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Posted 19 December 2021 - 01:38 AM

Missing

 

Sylvia Apps - Last seen July 11, 2014 south of Castlecrag Mountain, Strathcona Park

 

Carmel Gilmour - Last seen mid-November, 2017 near Little Mountain in Parksville

 

Ami Guthrie - Last seen June 2, 2020 in Courtenay

 

 

 

Homicide

 

Amy Watts AKA Amy Coady - Discovered June 3, 2021 in a small wooded area near the intersection of Albert Street and Victoria Crescent in Nanaimo


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#22 pontcanna

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Posted 22 December 2021 - 07:19 PM

Here's another, now over 9 months old, don't think there has been an arrest:

 

Shane Wilson (Metchosin, March 5, 2021)

 

https://vancouverisl...ified-1.5339126

 

 

 


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#23 FawltyVic

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 03:40 AM

Courtesy of the National Centre For Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains:

 

Missing

 

Brent William Bassett AKA Coyote

Last Seen: December 1987 - Victoria

 

Belinda Ann Cameron AKA Belinda Ann Engen

Last Seen: May 11, 2005 - Shoppers Drung Mart, 870 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt

 

Tyler Eugene Desorcy

Last Seen: December 30, 2020 - 900 block Pandora Avenue, Victoria

 

Sheryl Lyn Donahue AKA Sheryl Lyn Springall

Last Seen: May, 1985 - Victoria

 

Matthew Jonas Midas Leblanc

Last Seen: September 22, 1999 - bus stop at intersection of Superior and Menzies Street - Victoria

 

Roderic Paul Maynard

Last Seen: January 23, 2012 - Salt Spring Island (although for some reason the entry into the file says "Sidney")

 

Linda Christian Pedersen AKA Woffar

Last Seen : June 3, 1981 - Victoria

 

 

 

Unidentified

 

50-65 year-old White Male

Date/Location Found: July 18, 1988 - In the bush area of Beacon Hill Park, Victoria

 

55-70 year-old Female

Date/Location Found: In the waters of the Salish Sea southwest of Victoria.

 

20-30 year-old White Male

Date/Location Found: November 13, 1983 - south side of Cracroft Island


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#24 Mike K.

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 07:12 AM

Fawlty, regarding the unidentified 55-70 year old female, is there a date?

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#25 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 07:15 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

Robert Micheal Slaughter - Esquimalt April 4, 2009

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

Brent William Bassett AKA Coyote - December 1987 - Victoria

Belinda Ann Cameron AKA Belinda Ann Engen - May 11, 2005 - Shoppers Drug Mart, 870 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt

Tyler Eugene Desorcy - December 30, 2020 - 900 block Pandora Avenue, Victoria

Sheryl Lyn Donahue AKA Sheryl Lyn Springall - May, 1985 - Victoria

Matthew Jonas Midas Leblanc - September 22, 1999 - bus stop at intersection of Superior and Menzies Street - Victoria

Roderic Paul Maynard - January 23, 2012 - Salt Spring Island (although for some reason the entry into the file says "Sidney")

Linda Christian Pedersen AKA Woffar - June 3, 1981 - Victoria

 

MURDERED

 

Lindsay Buziak - Saanich open house unoccupied home 2008

Richard Blair Young - body found off highway on Malahat 2017

Shane Wilson - Metchosin, March 5, 2021

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


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 December 2021 - 07:19 AM.


#26 FawltyVic

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 10:35 AM

Fawlty, regarding the unidentified 55-70 year old female, is there a date?

Yes, sorry.

 

I typed all those new names out while I was half asleep which is how I used to do it back in the day.

 

The date of discovery for the 55-70 year-old Female was January 19, 1978.

 

It is believed she was deceased anywhere from 3 months to years.previous.


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#27 FawltyVic

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 10:44 AM

I have to ask, what is the whole objective of this list?

 

Is it going to just sit on this forum as a reminder of past cases or will a sub-forum with a post for each person be created?



#28 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 10:48 AM

I believe no such compact and inclusive list exists elsewhere on the internet.

Police/government don’t seem to keep one. For example, Greater Victoria Crimestoppers only lists 4 “cold cases”.

https://victoriacrim....ca/cold_cases/




I thought it would be a good place to keep a list.

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#29 Nparker

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 10:50 AM

...will a sub-forum with a post for each person be created?

Oh please no!



#30 pontcanna

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 10:53 AM

I think it's valuable to keep this list up. The papers don't do enough coverage of cold cases in general. I believe Katie DeRosa with the T-C had an article on unsolved murders once, many years ago. Keep the victim's names out there.



#31 FawltyVic

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 10:58 AM

I believe no such compact and inclusive list exists elsewhere on the internet.

Police/government don’t seem to keep one. I thought it would be a good place to keep a list.

It doesn't right now. Doe Network is international cases. The closest thing we had was Unsolved Canada but that site went down and is now partly archived. I still have no idea to this day what happened.

 

Cases get attention when they hit the net. Cases I can mention for this are Marion Joan McDowell, the Pauls family and the Nation River Lady. There is nothing more rewarding then seeing an unsolved case get attention, even if it's for a single tip.

 

It would be nice to see you guys make it happen.

 

And I mean coverage of Vancouver Island and the surrounding gulf islands. Doing anything more would be crazy.


Edited by FawltyVic, 23 December 2021 - 11:12 AM.


#32 pontcanna

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 07:41 PM

Two more names for the list...

 

Mother of Duncan murder victim appeals for clues to 2019 Christmas Eve double homicide

December 23, 2021

Still grieving, Lucia Del Santo visited her son’s memorial Thursday at the scene of his Christmas Eve 2019 murder in Duncan, hanging pictures of Fran Shurie and his common-law wife Nellie Williams in happier times.

“I am just so sorry, so sorry he’s gone,” said Lucia Del Santo, who travelled from Kaslo to Duncan.

 

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Friday marks two years since the couple was brutally killed in Duncan’s Charles Hoey Park, but according to Del Santo, the pain of the crime going unsolved makes it feel like just yesterday.

“I am so sorry I wasn’t there. I am so sorry I could not have done anything,” said Del Santo.

 

According to the RCMP’s Vancouver Island Major Crime Unit, the couple’s murder is still an active investigation, but have no updates on their case.

 

More: https://www.cheknews...omicide-929937/

 



#33 pontcanna

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Posted 10 January 2022 - 07:28 PM

Foul play suspected in disappearance of Comox Valley man

Comox Valley

2022-01-10 - File #2020-6597

It has been almost two years, and investigators now suspect foul play in the disappearance of John Wesley Edwards ( Wes ) who was last seen in Courtenay on March 20th, 2020.
 
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Investigators have been actively following up on tips, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence since the initial Missing Person report was received in 2020 said Cpl. Matt Holst, Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit. Recently, new information has surfaced that Wes may have died as the result of foul play. His disappearance remains a priority for us to investigate. Wes was 45 years old when he disappeared. He is 5’9 tall, weighs approximately 145 pounds with blonde/grey hair and blue eyes.

As this investigation continues to move forward, the Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit would like to ask anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to come forward and speak with police.

If you have any information about the disappearance of John Wesley Edwards ( Wes ), please call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321 and refer to file number 2020-6597.

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#34 North Shore

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 08:39 AM

 

MISSING

 

 

Robert Micheal Slaughter - Esquimalt April 4, 2009

 

 

 

I knew Rob, loosely, through cycling.  He was/is the same age as me.  Every time I'd show up at a bike race in my early 20s, this animal from Victoria would show up, and 'slaughter' the competition. I always wished that I could ride as hard as he did.  Seeing his name on these sort of lists always makes me sad.


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#35 FawltyVic

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Posted 19 January 2022 - 01:07 AM

Here is a nice historical one for you:

 

Harry Smith (25 years of age), son of George Smith,  murdered between October 23-27, 1897.

 

He was found in a shack his family owned in Telegraph Cove.

 

Family friend Bill "Billy" Hammond, a former Royal Navy sailor was suspected. No clear motive could be established and not a trace of blood could be found on Hammond or his clothing.



#36 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 January 2022 - 03:31 AM

Michael Dunahee disappearance focus of new podcast series; discusses suspects, couple of them named

 

Michael Dunahee, four years old at the time, disappeared from a Victoria playground on March 24, 1991.
 
 
 

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#37 pontcanna

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 07:39 PM

Large reward offered for information about missing Nanaimo woman

February 1, 2022

Investigators hope a financial incentive may lead to more information about a Nanaimo woman who went missing nearly two decades ago.
 
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Lisa Marie Young went missing in Nanaimo in 2002. On June 30, of that year, the 21-year-old was out at a bar with friends before going to a house party. She left with a man in a Jaguar before calling a friend back at the party.

Cyndy Hall, who has been advocating on behalf of Young for years, is among those with new hope there may be a break in the case.
 
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“The reward would be for information leading to Lisa’s body. It won’t be for anything else like information about where she might be. The person has to lead the police to Lisa’s body and then they’ll be able to collect the reward,” said Hall.

A donor who wants to remain anonymous is giving $50,000 dollars U.S. for the information.
 
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“Anything that helps bring information to the investigation is a positive thing and hopefully this is something that will do that,” said Cpl. Markus Muntener, with Nanaimo RCMP who has been leading the investigation in recent years.

“We believe there are still witnesses out there that have information that they’re potentially holding back from us for various reasons but we’re hoping that this might be enough to encourage some of those people to bring those final pieces forward to us,” said Cst. Hayley Pinfold, another investigator on the case from Nanaimo RCMP.
 
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A podcast called Where is Lisa? first published in 2020 also shed new light on Lisa Young’s case.
 


#38 Theapat

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Posted 01 April 2022 - 02:05 PM

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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)

 

it would be great to know the stats on the number of total murders, not just those unsolved to get an idea of the solve success rate for the vicpd ???

does any one know where one might access this data?  I am the wife of unsolved murder victim Jeremy Gordaneer (Aug 2021) and we are desperate for answers and are not given much info of any kind from the vicpd...

 

part of me trusts they are doing all they can but when i see that list of unsolved cases it does make me wonder....

 

and what do we do? if the police are bad at their job?



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Posted 06 May 2022 - 08:55 AM

Red Dress Day | Do You Have Information About Missing Esquimalt Indigenous Woman Belinda Cameron?

 

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - File: #2005-28114

 

Victoria, BC – On Red Dress Day, a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, we are asking anyone with information about missing Esquimalt Indigenous woman Belinda Cameron to come forward and share what they know.

 

On this national day where we at VicPD both recognize and remember all Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people who have gone missing or have been murdered, as well as honour their families, loved ones and communities, we are continuing our search for Belinda in our effort to help her family find answers.

 

Belinda Cameron, a mother to two young girls, was confirmed to have last been seen on May 11th, 2005. Belinda was last seen at Esquimalt’s Shoppers Drug Mart in the 800-block of Esquimalt Road that day.

 

Belinda was reported missing nearly a month later, on June 4th, 2005. Officers conducted an extensive investigation and a series of searches for Belinda. She has not been found.

 

At the time of her disappearance, Belinda was a 42-year-old Indigenous woman who stood five feet, eight inches tall with a medium to large build, and weighed approxim ately 170 pounds. Belinda had long, dark brown hair that she wore parted in the middle, and dark brown eyes. She wore silver-framed glasses. Two pictures of Belinda are below.

 

Belinda’s daughters are now adults and are seeking to understand their mother’s disappearance. Our detectives are committed to bringing closure to Belinda’s family and believe that somebody knows what happened to Belinda.

 

Belinda’s disappearance is considered suspicious and investigators believe that Belinda was the victim of foul play. Her disappearance continues to be investigated as a homicide.

 

If you have any information on where Belinda Ann Cameron may be, or what may have happened to her, you are asked to call our Historical Case Review Office as 250-995-7390, or call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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#40 FawltyVic

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Posted 08 May 2022 - 09:42 PM

I believe this is still a unsolved case.

 

George Down (17)

Found Friday, August 30, 1963 - 4:30 a.m.

 

Found dead at the foot of the lower ramp in the Hudson's Bay Parkade at the Herald Street/Blanshard Street corner by two Victoria City Policemen.

 

Down was killed on the spot at about 1:15 a.m. He was struck twice at the back of the head with a blunt instrument (details may be changed as more research is done).

 

Down was last seen alive leaving Coffee Mac's on Gorge Road East at 12:45 a.m. He was occupying a booth with 3 youths. The youths did not leave with Down.

 

Down left his home on Kinver Street earlier at 6:30 p.m. on August 29th.

 

Down was a delivery boy for B & D Stationers.

 

Funeral service was at Hayward's Chapel with burial at Hatley Memorial Gardens.


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