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Prince George RCMP seeking Information from Friends of Colten FLEURY

The Prince George RCMP are continuing to investigate the disappearance of a missing Prince George teen that has not been seen since May 3rd, 2018.

On Friday May 4th, 2018, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a missing person, 16 year old Colten Therrin FLEURY of Prince George. Colten was last seen at his residence on Thursday May 3rd, 2018.

Colten is described as:

  • First Nations male
  • 173 cm (5’8)
  • 54 kg (120 lbs)
  • Brown eyes
  • Short brown hair

Colten, who would now be 17 years old, was last seen wearing a red hoodie and jeans. He is not associated to any vehicle.

Extensive efforts to find Colten have been undertaken throughout the Province of BC and into other provinces, all without success. The RCMP can confirm that there has been no credible information to suggest that Colten ever left the Prince George area and that no signs of foul play have surfaced during this investigation.

Colten’s primary source of communication was through the social media application, Facebook Messenger. The RCMP are asking anyone who had communication with Colten leading up to or after May 2nd, 2018, to come forward to speak to investigators. Further, anyone that knows persons that were communicating with Colten, are encouraged to contact police.

We are convinced that persons in this community, particularly youth, were messaging Colten right before he was last seen, and possible afterwards says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. We would like those persons to contact our investigators and help us find out what happened to Colten Fleury.

If you have any information about Colten Therrin FLEURY or where he might be, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers

December 13, 2018 / by / in
Laval woman’s body found in Mexico days after travel partner’s suicide in Quebec

The body of a Laval, Que., woman who went missing last week has been found near her hotel in Mexico, local authorities say.

Christine St-Onge, 41, was last heard from on Dec. 4.

Her body was found near a hotel in Los Cabos, a popular tourist destination where she had been staying with her partner, Pierre Bergeron.

The state attorney’s office said during a news conference Wednesday that St-Onge died from a head injury and her body was moved to outside the hotel.

Investigators said she had been dead for at least five days.

St-Onge had travelled to Mexico with Bergeron, who returned to Quebec on Dec. 5. The prosecutor said the man did not take any luggage with him when he returned to Canada.

He was found dead the next day. Provincial police said it was death by suicide.

After the man’s body was found, a joint investigation was launched by the RCMP, Quebec provincial police and Mexican authorities.

Provincial police say they are in contact with St-Onge’s family, and a second autopsy will be performed on the body once it is returned to Canada.

The Sûreté du Québec is treating the death as suspicious and is waiting for the body to arrive in Canada before confirming it is St-Onge.

“You have to understand that there is some complexity,” SQ spokesperson Sgt. Claude Denis told Radio-Canada.

“This is not in Quebec, it is in another country. But there are investigative steps to formally establish the identity of the body that was found.”

The RCMP said in a statement that it is in contact with provincial police concerning this case and will “support law enforcement partners as appropriate,” but declined to comment on any co-operation with law enforcement in other countries.

December 13, 2018 / by / in
Laval woman missing in Mexico, travel partner dead

The Sûreté du Québec is asking for the public’s help in locating Christine St-Onge, a Laval woman who did not return home from Mexico last week.

Authorities say the 41-year-old was travelling with a male friend who came home alone on Dec. 5.

That man was found dead the next day in an apparent suicide.

Family members fear for her safety.

St-Onge is five feet four inches tall, 122 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

The RCMP and Mexican authorities are aiding in the search.

Police ask anyone with information to call 911 or the SQ’s centre for criminal information at 1 800-659-4264.

Source: Global News

December 11, 2018 / by / in
Oceanside RCMP Desperate for Clues

In mid-November 2017, 36 year old Carmel GILMOUR went missing after she was last seen near Little Mountain in Parksville, BC. She was seen leaving the area alone in her brown 2002 Chevy Venture. Carmel’s vehicle was seen along the water front in Qualicum Beach the next day and was recovered by police from that area a week later.

Over the last year the Oceanside RCMP has followed up with numerous tips and leads trying to determine what happened to Carmel but have learned very little to help them in their search.

I feel that someone in the Oceanside Community knows what happened to Carmel and I encourage them to come forward and speak to Police, said Sergeant Stephen Rose of the Oceanside RCMP, Carmel has left behind children that she loved and this is completely out of character for her.

Carmel Gilmour is described as:

  •  A white female
  •  36 years old at the time of her disappearance
  •  Hazel eyes
  •  Brown hair
  •  5’6 tall (168 cm)
  •  150 lbs (68 kg)
  •  Medium build

Anyone with information regarding Carmel Gilmour is asked to call the Oceanside RCMP Detachment at 250-248-6111 and ask to speak to Constable Nardi.

For those that wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

December 10, 2018 / by / in
Father of Promise Chukwudum asks for help in finding his son: ‘It’s been a long time’.

The search for a missing 19 year old man continued Saturday in downtown Regina.

Promise Chukwudum, also known as Max, was last seen on November 17th in a northwest Regina neighbourhood.

On Saturday, a search party, comprised of several teams, dispatched from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in an effort to find the University of Regina student.

Among those participating in the search was Chukwudum’s father, David, who’d flown in from Nigeria to find out what’s happened to his son.

“Anyone that have any information on my son, please let that person call the police or Crimestoppers and give the information so that Promise will be found soon,” he said. “It’s been quite a long time.”

Chukwudum’s sister Chinaza also participated in the search, noting it’s unusual for her brother just to go silent.

“It’s definitely unusual. I wouldn’t think of any reason of why he would just leave because we had plans, especially this Christmas,” she said. “We were always talking about and he was pretty much excited.”

For anyone who knows of Chukwudum’s whereabouts or has information on him, you’re asked to contact Regina Police.

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December 8, 2018 / by / in
Vacation Photos Can Help Stop Sex Trafficking

If you’re on vacation somewhere, and you enjoy uploading photos to Instagram or Facebook to tell all your friends about your hotel room, please take a few more photographs and upload them to TraffickCam, an app that compiles these photos from all over the world to help police stop sex trafficking.

The sad reality is that hotel rooms are used by these lowlives, too: Traffickers post photos or videos of their victims from hotel rooms, for their online ads. We’ll give you a moment to recover from that information, and then tell you that investigators can help track the traffickers’ movements by identifying the hotel rooms in which these photos were shot. This is where you come in.

“The purpose of TraffickCam is to create a database of hotel room images that an investigator can efficiently search, in order to find other images that were taken in the same location as an image that is part of an investigation,” reads the About page on their website.

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TraffickCam is accessible both as an app for iOS and Android, and as a website. All it needs is for you to take a couple of photos of your hotel room—make sure there are no people in the photos—and upload on the app or website. They suggest taking a photo of the room from the foot of the bed, and one of the bathroom from the entryway. A photo of the entire room from a corner would be helpful, too. Enable your location services while you’re taking photos with your phone, too, as the geotags is also useful information for the police.

Lastly, tell people about this app. It was designed by the Exchange Initiative in 2015, and it needs as many users as possible to build a comprehensive database of hotel rooms around the world.

 

 

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December 6, 2018 / by / in
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known informally as White Ribbon Day, is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, in which armed student Marc Lépine murdered fourteen women and injured ten others in the name of “fighting feminism”. The commemoration date was established by the Parliament of Canada in 1991. The legislation was introduced in the House of Commons as a private member’s bill by Dawn Black, Member of Parliament for New Westminster-Burnaby, British Columbia, and received all-party support.

Canadian flags on all federal buildings – including the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario – are flown at half-mast on December 6. Canadians are encouraged to observe a minute of silence on December 6 and to wear a white ribbon (or a purple ribbon) as a commitment to end violence against women.

The victims of the 1989 massacre were Geneviève Bergeron, 21; Hélène Colgan, 23; Nathalie Croteau, 23; Barbara Daigneault, 22; Anne-Marie Edward, 21; Maud Haviernick, 29; Barbara Klucznik, 31; Maryse Laganière, 25; Maryse Leclair, 23; Anne-Marie Lemay, 22; Sonia Pelletier, 23; Michèle Richard, 21; Anne St-Arneault, 23; and Annie Turcotte, 21.

In response to the event, many Canadians have worked hard to establish memorial sites all across the country to ensure that people will become more aware of the incident that occurred. This is intended to force society to recognize how often violence occurs towards women and to appreciate the lives of the women who were killed. Feminism advocates and activists trying to stop violence directed towards women have shown concern about using the massacre to solely represent violence against women. The details of the event may over-shadow the deeper meaning of the day.

The day is aimed to examine the power dynamics between men and women. The news took the ascribed perspective of the killer having mental problems. This effectively dismissed feminist analyses stating that the killer went to this extent to proclaim his anti-feminist opinion. Every act that exists on the spectrum of violence against women happens due to women being viewed as less human than men. That is why the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Woman stands for more than simply one massacre. It stands for awareness and change against the violence that occurs to women all around the world at the hands of men. Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence, according to the United Nations. This day stands for change and for awareness of the power dynamic existing between men and women all over the world.

December 6, 2018 / by / in
Huntsville man walks cross-Canada for the missing and murdered

The numbers are staggering.

An RCMP report found that 1,017 women who identified as Indigenous were murdered between 1980 and 2012. Indigenous women’s groups disagree; they document the number as more than 4,000 women.

Those findings do not include the individuals who are missing under suspicious circumstances. Estimates are Indigenous women are up to seven times more likely to be murdered that non-Indigenous women.

One of those missing women is Frances Brown. On Oct. 14, 2017 she was out picking mushrooms in a remote area near Smithers, B.C. when she never returned. Despite a multiday search she was never found.
Now, her nephew and former Huntsville resident, Matthew Jefferson, is walking across the country as part of a charity walk for the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and two-spirited. Called “The Walk to Remember” Jefferson wants to help remove the barriers between Indigenous and non-Indigenous in hopes of moving past the environment that has allowed this to occur.

“Systemic violence, systemic racism, systemic violence against women — that’s a taught knowledge. This plague is two-sided and it’s going to take both Indigenous and non-Indigenous to heal through this by working together,” said Jefferson.

“We have the power to change the way the world is, but it’s going to take all of us to work together. We have to put aside our differences and celebrate them instead of have them separate us.”

Jefferson stopped in Huntsville in late November. He was raised in the community, but started the walk on June 1 in Victoria, B.C.
Since then, he has been through 37 First Nation communities and met with 42 families who are missing loved ones. A handful of the names of the missing are signed on a shirt he is carrying.

The signed shirt along with the way he is travelling set up a way to spread his message to the communities he walks through.

“I can meet a lot more people by walking. It takes more time and it’s a lot more organic and intimate with communities. It takes me a while to get through a town so generally someone is going to see me and ask me what’s with the names on the back, what’s with the picture and then I can explain to them what I’m doing and why I’m doing it,” said Jefferson.

During his travels, Jefferson mostly sleeps in his tent but has been hosted by a number of First Nations communities along the way.

Along the way Jefferson has feasted together with entire communities and taken part in a sacred ceremony known as a blanket dance. He describes the whole experience as deeply spiritual and said he has never felt so much love in his life.

“It has been incredible. I’ve been learning ceremony and tradition. I’ve been brought from long houses to teepees to roundhouses, back to longhouses. I’ve been to so many different lands and tribes and people but there is no community like First Nation community. Their sense of community is second to none,” said Jefferson.

Born in Orillia and raised in Huntsville, Jefferson is Wet’suwet’en or Caribou Clan and The Killer Whale and Sun on his father’s side.

He believes not growing up on a reservation has given him a unique perspective.

“I grew up here in Huntsville, my reservation is 3,000 miles from here, so I didn’t grow up with my culture or my tradition or even my language. I grew up in Huntsville in the early ’90s and we were one of the first mixed race families here in Huntsville and that had a lot of challenges to overcome but its afforded me a very unique outlook and position and knowledge of how to deal with things,” said Jefferson.

For more information, visit Jefferson’s “The Walk to Remember” Facebook page or email him at matthew.jefferson1986@outlook.com.

He aims to finish the walk in Cape Spear Newfoundland by the end of February.

December 4, 2018 / by / in
Remains of Missing Saskatchewan Female Discovered in Rural Area

Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan – On November 25, 2018, Blaine Lake RCMP received a report of a missing person form the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. Deanna Greyeyes had not been seen in the past few days and her family was growing concerned as it was out of character for her to not be in contact with her family members.

On November 26, a local search party made up of residents of the community were searching for Greyeyes in rural area near Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in the mid-afternoon, when they discovered human remains that have since been positively identified as Deanna Greyeyes.

The RCMP Major Crime Unit North has been involved in the investigation since the morning of November 26 with the assistance of the RCMP Forensic Identification Units from Saskatoon and North Battleford.

The Major Crimes Unit is currently trying to retrace Greyeye’s movements and who she may have come in contact with over the last few days in order to further the investigation and is seeking the public’s assistance.

If anyone saw Greyeyes between November 23 to 26 or saw her 2015 Red Kia Optima 4-door sedan during the same time period, they should contact police with their information.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact Blaine Lake RCMP at 306-497-3600 or you may contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

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November 29, 2018 / by / in