01-14-2011, 07:13 PM #1
Canada - Brenda Duncan, 57, Woodstock ON, 11 Jan 2011
So very sad, I hope they find her soon. Looks like her husband is the Rev at the church where Tori went.
WOODSTOCK --Without informing her family, a Woodstock woman called in sick to work Tuesday morning before disappearing without a trace.
Her husband, Rev. David Duncan of College Avenue United Church, said he only found out his 57-year-old wife Brenda Duncan had called in sick when he contacted her place of work on Tuesday evening around 6 p.m.
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01-14-2011, 07:55 PM #2.
Brenda Duncan, 57Brenda Duncan, 57, called in sick for work that morning but still left home.
Woodstock police say there has been no activity in Duncan's bank or credit card's accounts since her disappearance.
The social worker's work cellphone has not been used either, the authorities told CTV News on Friday.
Police say they have Duncan's passport. They don't believe she has left the country.
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01-14-2011, 08:13 PM #3
Odd. I hope they can trace who she may have talked to that morning.
01-14-2011, 08:16 PM #4
Brenda's vehicle is also missing
2008 Burgundy[red MAZDA 5 minivan - Ontario Licence Plate BCSJ - 791
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01-14-2011, 08:26 PM #5
I am thinking that perhaps she stopped at a pharmacy or a convenience store to get some over-the-counter medicine? Or a walk-in clinic? Or maybe a coffee at TH?
Duncan works for the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
"Brenda is an incredible person and a highly valued member of our team," said Sandra Coleman, the CEO of the South West CCAC. "We're doing everything we can to help her family.
http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.c...aspx?e=2926097Duncan, 57, has been missing since she left her Woodstock home Tuesday around 8 a.m.
She was last seen by her daughter Shawna Ricci, 24, and hasn’t been heard from since.
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01-14-2011, 09:40 PM #6
Just thinking over what has been reported:
Brenda gets up Tues. morning, dresses for work, possibly in a red velvet blazer and black pants.
Then she calls in sick to work.
But, leaves the house between 8:00am and 8:30am, seen by her 24 yr old daughter, who thought she was going to work.
She did not change into her pajamas and go back to bed.
I agree with other posters.
Were there any security cameras on the way to work? Near her home?
Did she have any health problems? Was calling in sick due to a health problem?
What did she say to her employer as to the reason she was sick? Did she say, I'm coming down with a cold or stomach upset?
Did she suddenly feel worse?
Did she call a dr's office or urgent care from the house or her cell phone?
Would she have left home to go get drugstore supplies?
Has the route in leaving her home been checked throughly? Maybe she had an accident?
Hoping she is found safe.
01-14-2011, 09:45 PM #7
He said a widespread helicopter search Thursday didn't turn up anything to help with the investigation.
Police searched Woodstock and surrounding townships as well as to Port Rowan, where Duncan is known to visit.
"What we need is a citizen or a police officer to find that van," said Freeman. "That will be the break in this case."
01-14-2011, 09:49 PM #8
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01-14-2011, 09:55 PM #9
Forum based in Canada about unsolved crimes.
Daughter, Shawna R, works for same employer as Brenda.
Other daughter, Heather, was home sick that day.
Dad drove the daughter's friend to school.
One poster says they live very close to the water.
01-14-2011, 10:13 PM #10
Actually, I thought the opposite, that she might have felt better, and changed her mind, and finally decided to go to work. Her 24-year old daughter saw her before she left, so IMO, Brenda would have mentioned something to her about feeling unwell.
The way the story is being told, seems as if the 'calling-in sick" was an excuse for not showing up for work that day. It makes no sense that Brenda's family didn't know she was not feeling well.
Brenda not telling her daughter that she was not going to work while leaving home, is very puzzling.
I too would like to know what Brenda told her employer: cold, flu, upset stomach?
A few more questions:
- Did LE verify that last phone call to find out the exact time?
- Did Brenda place that phone call using her home phone or cellphone?
- Has LE tried to "ping" her cellphone? (In the event she had an accident or her car is stuck in a ditch/embarkment)
- Have they checked gas stations? Hmm, though LE said there was no movement of her bank and credit cards
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01-15-2011, 12:08 AM #11
It sounds to me like she is suffering from depression. I truly hope that Brenda is well and safe.
In the video above, LE says that Brenda called 'before' she left home. How would they know that unless, either, she called from the home phone, or, she called from her cell, but the call was placed before she was last seen. Based on this, I don't think she 'suddenly felt worse'. ThIf she called work 'after' she left the house, then the possibility, which I believe is remote, of foul play exists.
I may have the address wrong, but there is a D. Duncan at 20 Jack Poole Drive. This address is VERY near the river/dam. Brenda would have headed away from the river, however, if she was driving to work.
01-15-2011, 12:29 AM #12
LOL, you beat me to it Snoopster - I was about to post a MAP, and I got the same addy using 411.
C = indicates Brenda's home
B = Community Care Access Centre (Brenda's place of work)
A = College Avenue United Church
Link to MAP = http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&sourc...05681&t=h&z=18
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01-15-2011, 12:33 AM #13
Good map, Hazel. So much better than mine! Thanks!
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This is purely conjecture but in order to avoid traffic and lights it would probably be more efficient for Brenda Duncan to take Devonshire to Clarke (or Landsdowne) and down to Dundas to work. She would also pass two Tim Horton's along the way if she is a typical Canadian and needing her morning coffee.
Strange that she would call in sick to work and than leave with her daybook, lunch etc , (as per husbands video interview). Hope that she is found well soon.
01-15-2011, 02:52 PM #15
Point #1....I'm a bit confused about Shawna, the 24 year old daughter, being the last to see Brenda. Does the older daughter live with her parents? If she works at the same office as her mother, why wouldn't they go together? (Perhaps hours are different?) Why didn't David mention the older daughter in the timeline, if she was the last to see her mother?
Point #2...Why would Brenda make her lunch and take her daybook if she was planning on a life-changing event? (i.e. running away or suicide) Was it just to stick with the family routine so as to not cause concern?
Point #3...Could a stranger have been involved in her disappearance? How could that have happened?
- As she backed out of her driveway? (Perhaps a 'fugitive' or mentally unstable person who had been hanging around the river? Not sure this makes sense because it would have been incredibly cold overnight and would have involved incredible timing.)
- If she stopped somewhere on the way to work? The only three likely reasons I can think of are to get coffee (but Tim Horton's typically has drive-throughs); to stop for gas (most stations have pay-at-the-pump though), or, to stop at a variety store for something (cigarettes? throat lozenges?). It is just difficult to imagine a complete stranger abducting her in broad daylight on her way to work.
Just some thoughts rolling around in my cluttered head.
My thoughts are with Brenda's loved ones and friends. I hope she is found safe!
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