04-24-2014, 01:32 AM #1
Canada - Meagan Pilon, 15, Sudbury, ON, 11 Sept 2013
Sudbury teen missing for seven months -
It's been more than seven months since Meagan Pilon, a local teenager, went missing. With the last reported sighting of the 16-year-old in mid-January, her family continues to fear for her safety. Pilon left home in September 2013. The January sighting was in the downtown core. “Meagan has been gone since September 2013 (and) has not made any contact with family or police.”Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
"When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."
04-25-2014, 03:42 AM #2
It good to see that her father and others are still actively searching for Meagan. If you go to the father's fb you will see a post that has a little more details about the circumstances in which she went missing.
Meagan's fb account:
It's been an awful long time, meagan where are you?
04-25-2014, 12:31 PM #3
The 'Missing' posters include a direct plea to Pilon.
“MEAGAN, if you are reading this PLEASE make a call!” it reads. “Block the number if you must ... just let your family or police know that you are ok.”
05-03-2014, 08:25 PM #4
05-03-2014, 08:30 PM #5
Last weekend her family distributed more than 200 posters downtown, at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre and in the Donovan.
Officers continue to be in contact with people who know Pilon and that there have not been any recent sightings of her.
“Many rumours are going around that Meagan is fine, that she isn't missing, that she has contacted her dad. These are all incorrect,” her aunt, Ellen Pilon, said.
07-14-2014, 06:07 PM #6Former Member
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MISSING: A Sudbury father is spending the summer desperately searching for his daughter, 16-year-old Meagan Pilon, who disappeared last fall. Her case has been featured by a television program about missing people.
10-29-2016, 05:58 PM #7Registered User
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"Posters of Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson and One Direction decorate the walls of Meagan Pilon's bedroom.
Among the images is a yellowed sheet of paper that reads in awkward handwriting, "I'm sorry I can't be perfect."
Years have passed since Meagan wrote that note and slept beneath the gallery of posters. The musicians posing in the magazine pinups are no longer teenagers.
Time stands still in this two-bedroom housing unit and for Meagan's father Marc Pilon.
He won't move any of her furniture or attempt to organize the clothing she left piled inside the closet. "Just in case police need to look for anything," he says.
Meagan was one month shy of her 16th birthday when she disappeared Sept. 11, 2013.
Marc says police have searched Meagan's bedroom twice, looking for clues as to where she might have gone, even taking a sample of her DNA from her hairbrush.
"I'm living in hell," Marc says from the downstairs living room.
"Everyday is the same to me. I'm depressed all the time. I don't care much for anything anymore except my daughter."
Not knowing what has happened to Meagan has only further deteriorated his physical and mental health, forcing him to end a career as a chef. For 18 years, he worked at Mr. Prime Rib, the city's oldest independent steakhouse. But it's been years since Marc stepped into a kitchen. He spends his days at home, smoking, watching television, on the edge of breakdown. Waiting. When human remains were discovered in a remote area near North Bay, Marc immediately contacted Greater Sudbury Police. It wasn't Meagan, but the news brought little consolation.
Due to the length of time she's been missing, Greater Sudbury Police have classified her disappearance as a criminal investigation. Meagan is the tenth Sudbury resident listed on the police's historical missing person database that dates back to 1974.
At the time she went missing she was described as 5-foot-10, 140 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes. Meagan has distinct features: a small scar on her upper lip, a red birthmark in the left inner chest area and a playboy bunny tattoo on her left shoulder blade.
While there are reported sightings of Meagan across North America, none of them have led police to her. People post comments online suggesting Meagan might just not want to be found and rumours continue to circulate that Meagan is working in the sex trade, or being trafficked.
In researching Meagan's story, I came to learn that she is Metis, a detail that connects this story to a national tragedy. Like thousands of other Indigenous Canadian women and girls, Meagan has disappeared without a trace.
The last time he saw her
Marc was lying in bed with 23 stitches on Sept. 3, 2013, recovering from back surgery - a long overdue procedure - when Meagan entered the hospital room. She looked "out of it" but still managed to bend down to kiss and hug her dad.
"I'll see you soon," she said after a few minutes and then walked away. It was the last time he saw his daughter.
Over the next few days in hospital, Marc tried calling home where Meagan was to be staying. She never picked up the phone. He was worried. He didn't like the people she was hanging around with. That was why he had tried arranging for her to visit an aunt in Calgary while he was in hospital, but Meagan refused. When days passed without any contact, Marc picked up the phone and called police to report her missing.
Marc returned home after his hospitalization and said the place was "trashed."
Furniture was out of place. "Stuff was everywhere. " And Meagan left her health card, birth certificate and bank card behind.
Marc says a week passed before an officer came to take a formal statement.
In an interview, Det. Staff Sgt. Jordan Buchanan said that while it took days for an officer to visit Marc to take a statement, Meagan's information "was immediately on the system."
"Typically, we get a lot of missing reports from that age group," said Buchanan, adding that a week is a common length of time for a detective to meet a family member in such a case. When Marc's call first came in, it wasn't deemed high priority. What is deemed high priority when it comes to a missing person report? If that missing person is at risk of causing self-harm or attempting suicide.
Was Meagan known to police before she went missing? Buchanan would not comment on whether Meagan had a police record due to her age at the time of her disappearance.
But her father has said he didn't approve of the people Meagan was spending time with. One night when she didn't come home, he tracked her down. She was staying with a friend." More at the link.
10-29-2016, 07:11 PM #8
Has anyone come across anything on a boyfriend she had at the time? He is mentioned in the article above posted by north_west but I can't find any other info - like did he disappear at the same time, was he interviewed, etc...
10-30-2016, 03:05 PM #9Registered User
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An episode of Discovery's “Last Seen Alive” featuring Meagan
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