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    Missing Woodstock woman Brenda Duncan's car was found to the right of the green shed in McTavish Cemetery, just west of Tavistock, on Sunday, Jan. 16 afternoon. KATE DUBINSKI, The London Free Press



    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2...-16920151.html

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    A woman who lives near the cemetery said she saw nothing unusual until police arrived on scene Sunday.

    "I didn't see anything," said MT, who is one of only two residents in the vicinity of the rural cemetery.

    She and her husband own about 20 acres of land and brush in the area, where police were searching for Duncan Monday.

    "Someone could have easily snuck into the bush," she said, adding besides truck traffic to nearby farms, it is not a busy road.

    http://woodstocksentinelreview.com/A...168&auth=Carla Garrett and Heather Rivers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    The Weather Network reports "zero" precipitation, since the 13th, so, I am presuming that this is not a snowfall measurement.

    Historical Weather: Tavistock, ON

    Search Results: From January 13 , 2011 to January 16 , 2011 - Kitchener-Waterloo
    Max Temp: -3.3 °C
    Max Temp.Date: Jan.15 2011
    Min temp: -15.4 °C

    Min Temp. Date: Jan.16 2011

    Precip Accumulation: 0 mm

    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ind...ecode=caon0674
    We really cannot go by the good old weather man, my area was to get 2-4 cm on snow, we ended up getting 35cm...KWIM

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipflop View Post
    We really cannot go by the good old weather man, my area was to get 2-4 cm on snow, we ended up getting 35cm...KWIM
    Oh, definitely, Flipflop, that is the historical data from The Weather Network which I pulled, and that shows no precip, so, obviously IT isn't correct (even after the fact, lol).

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    Question

    I have a theory - but (as you know) I'm new to this site and I'm uncertain if I'm/we're allowed to post things that might tie it all together.

    I did read the rules - no profanity, no sexual discussions - and that makes sense to me.

    I just don't know if I'm able to post a logical theory about this woman's disappearance.

    Any/all advice is welcomed.

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    please theorize away and speculate, if you have any proof (news articles etc) please add a link.

    I for one am interested in all theories.

    I took the Rev. response to not being at "liberty" to mean the police asked him to say nothing. ditto with the contents of the vehicle.
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    Couple of Tweets on the case, by LFP Reporter:

    -People curious but interview-shy in Tavistock about missing woman's car being found on outskirts of their town.

    -The cemetery where Brenda Duncan's car was found. It's in a secluded spot, among corn fields.

    http://plixi.com/p/70638264

    -Brenda Duncan's van was found in this cemetery on Sunday. OPP now searching the area. http://plixi.com/p/70636675

    -Just arrived at Perth Rd 109 and the Perth-Oxford Line, where missing Woodstock woman Brenda Duncan's car was found yesterday. Many cops.

    -Off I go to Woodstock/Tavistock to chase story of missing woman Brenda Duncan. (Check out this story via WSR: http://bit.ly/eYV6sf )

    http://twitter.com/KateatLFPress

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    First, I have no proof of anything - hence, no links to be provided.

    Here's my theory:

    1. I think Southern Ontario has a killer running around. (Serial)

    2. The killer likes cemeteries - Audrey Gleave's house had a cemetery right behind it; Brenda's car was found in a cemetery.

    3. The recent spate of killings/attacks has many commonalities:
    - career women - Sonia,Audrey (retired),Shelley
    - cars are involved in two of the killings (Sonia & Audrey)
    - Audrey phoned her coffee group and said she was sick; Brenda called in sick
    - the killings/attacks all took place in very remote areas of the province

    Questions:

    1. Was Sonia's body found anywhere near a cemetery? (I'm not sure).

    2. Does Shelley live near a cemetery? (I don't know).

    That's a brief summary of my conclusions so far.

    I pray to God that Brenda is not found the way Audrey and Sonia were found. That said - the police seem to be very tight-lipped about all of these cases.

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    new video here, interview with Chief Freeman

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/user/HeartFMNews#p/u/0/eFp3QG-daQI"]YouTube - HeartFMNews's Channel[/ame]

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    I wonder if Brenda had any patients or family in the nursing homes in Tavistock, I'm not sure what else there is there, but I believe they have 2 or 3 nursing homes and a lot of folks from Woodstock go there as spaces are so limited elsewhere. This sure isn't looking good, I hope she is found soon.

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    I would guess if she had a full caseload she probably had clients in the Tavistock area. I have a friend who is in the same position in Stratford and her client list has her travelling VERY extensively in the area, from one end to the other, even though there may be employees that are closer to certain clients) I'm also curious as to whether she is working exclusively with seniors, or is she working a more 'well rounded'(For lack of a better word) clientele? My friend who works in the same area(and same organization just different community) works with 19 year olds with severe schizophrenia and seniors in nursing homes. However her agency also does not assign clients to one caseworker, and all caseworkers see ALL patients at random. But again, who knows if the agency out of Woodstock runs the same way.

    It seems odd that her husband wont elaborate on whether or not they know anyone who is buried in the cemetary, but then I've never been in that situation so who knows what I would do in his case.

    For some reason, I feel like she left of her own accord, and that this will not have a positive outcome, but I hope beyond all that I am wrong.

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    At first I was thinking she may have left on her own accord, but having found her car in a remote area of a cemetary gives me a bad feeling.

    Praying she comes hope safe and soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellabella View Post
    I would guess if she had a full caseload she probably had clients in the Tavistock area. I have a friend who is in the same position in Stratford and her client list has her travelling VERY extensively in the area, from one end to the other, even though there may be employees that are closer to certain clients) I'm also curious as to whether she is working exclusively with seniors, or is she working a more 'well rounded'(For lack of a better word) clientele? My friend who works in the same area(and same organization just different community) works with 19 year olds with severe schizophrenia and seniors in nursing homes. However her agency also does not assign clients to one caseworker, and all caseworkers see ALL patients at random. But again, who knows if the agency out of Woodstock runs the same way.

    It seems odd that her husband wont elaborate on whether or not they know anyone who is buried in the cemetary, but then I've never been in that situation so who knows what I would do in his case.

    For some reason, I feel like she left of her own accord, and that this will not have a positive outcome, but I hope beyond all that I am wrong.
    Brenda is a pediatric case manager and her area is not in Tavistock

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    On Calling in Sick:

    -What phone did she do that from? Cell phone? Land line?

    -Did Brenda call in sick very often? Out of character? Had she been ill in days prior?

    -Why did she call in sick and then go somewhere? Getting medication? Something pressing that needed to be done? Is there any video surveillance of her/her car?

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    Duncan's red Mazda minivan was found abandoned by a worker at the cemetery Sunday afternoon.

    The van was parked near a shed on the graveyard grounds, tucked in behind a hill and not visible from the road.

    It's become the only real clue in the case that has left police, family, friends and neighbours baffled.

    But Wijnands said the first big break in the case has been dampened by a weekend of drifting and falling snow that obscured any further clues -- footsteps, perhaps, or tire impressions -- that may have led police to the missing woman.

    Police still say they have no reason to suspect foul play, saying there was nothing suspicious in the abandoned minivan.

    "We're broadening who we're talking to," said Woodstock police Const. Steve McEwen.

    "That's what we've been hoping for — locating the vehicle. That gives us more to work with. There isn't much more to do except search and see if anyone from her family or someone that knew her comes through with some new information."

    Police aren't planning to get the public involved in the search, he added.

    http://www.torontosun.com/news/canad.../16923206.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Duncan's red Mazda minivan was found abandoned by a worker at the cemetery Sunday afternoon.

    The van was parked near a shed on the graveyard grounds, tucked in behind a hill and not visible from the road.

    It's become the only real clue in the case that has left police, family, friends and neighbours baffled.

    But Wijnands said the first big break in the case has been dampened by a weekend of drifting and falling snow that obscured any further clues -- footsteps, perhaps, or tire impressions -- that may have led police to the missing woman.

    Police still say they have no reason to suspect foul play, saying there was nothing suspicious in the abandoned minivan.

    "We're broadening who we're talking to," said Woodstock police Const. Steve McEwen.

    "That's what we've been hoping for — locating the vehicle. That gives us more to work with. There isn't much more to do except search and see if anyone from her family or someone that knew her comes through with some new information."

    Police aren't planning to get the public involved in the search, he added.

    http://www.torontosun.com/news/canad.../16923206.html
    "Whoever" parked that van knew that it would not be found for a few days. I find it interesting that LE is still not suspecting foul play. I guess part of that is based on "what" was found in the van.

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    I wonder if this is a misprint,
    Police were also searching a 20-acre property of land which Duncan and her husband own.
    http://www.torontosun.com/news/canad.../16923206.html

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    The video at this CTV link gives a much better perspective on just how big this cemetary is.

    It is FAR larger than it appears, in the pictures with the headstones.

    It was a destination, that is for sure.

    Someone posted upthread about 4 recent episodes of vandalism. Is there a link for that? I wonder if some kids actually found her van somewhere else, and then left it at the cemetary.

    That shed is an extremely odd spot to leave a vehicle, IMO.

    Where were the keys? In it? Hopefully LE gets some good prints.

    http://swo.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/C...7/?hub=SWOHome

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxfactor View Post


    Could be a misquote because from post # 77 I take it that the lady they were talking to was the one who owned the 20 acres in question.

    {{{{{{A woman who lives near the cemetery said she saw nothing unusual until police arrived on scene Sunday.

    "I didn't see anything," said MT, who is one of only two residents in the vicinity of the rural cemetery.

    She and her husband own about 20 acres of land and brush in the area, where police were searching for Duncan Monday.}}}}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    The video at this CTV link gives a much better perspective on just how big this cemetary is.

    It is FAR larger than it appears, in the pictures with the headstones.

    It was a destination, that is for sure.

    Someone posted upthread about 4 recent episodes of vandalism. Is there a link for that? I wonder if some kids actually found her van somewhere else, and then left it at the cemetary.

    That shed is an extremely odd spot to leave a vehicle, IMO.

    Where were the keys? In it? Hopefully LE gets some good prints.

    http://swo.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/C...7/?hub=SWOHome


    I posted the thing about the vandalism but I believe it was 3 or 4 years ago it happened,
    I got it from the following link.

    http://freepages.history.rootsweb.an...emArticles.htm

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    You can't do a Google Walk-About on Road 109 and Perth-Oxford Road, but, here is the overhead shot of the cemetary. The location of this cemetary clearly indicates to me, that it was a destination, either by Brenda, someone who found her car etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rudie View Post
    Brenda is a pediatric case manager and her area is not in Tavistock
    Now this just adds to my theory that all of these murders/attacks are linked. Sonia Varaschin was a pediatric nurse specialising in epilepsy. (Still praying that I'm completely off base here.)

    Too coincidental............
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    I couldn't get there today b/c I ended up having to work overtime & didn't want to drive up there after dark (!) but I see that a reporter was there & published pictures so it would have kinda been a wasted trip for me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudie View Post
    Brenda is a pediatric case manager and her area is not in Tavistock
    I believe you are correct rudie; seems she works with children. This is Brenda's answer to:

    "Question of the Month" (published August 2007)
    "I am inspired by the families of the Special Needs Children we serve. They are examples of courage, determination, persistence, dedication and love."

    Brenda L. Duncan, Case Manager
    Children's Health Team, Woodstock
    Link to above quote (scroll ALL the way down - page 4) = http://www.ccac-ont.ca/Upload/sw/Gen...tinAug2007.pdf

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    Still don't know what to make of her vehicle being found in that location ... doesn't seem logic she will park there, abandon her car and go on foot.
    IMHO, there has to be another vehicle involved. I would really want LE to let us know if Brenda's purse was in the car, and more specifically if they found her cellphone. Is the cellphone still with her?
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    Unhappy

    Still Missing This Morning

    http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.c...aspx?e=2934619

    This is going on far too long. I'm becoming less positive by the minute.
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