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    Sleuths wanted for new Vancouver Cold Case Website.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Sle...977/story.html
    By Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press April 29, 2014



    "The website was launched Tuesday as an additional effort by the force to crack 313 unsolved homicides that have stacked up over the past 40 years. The eight cases online span between 1981 and 2008, while the force plans to add more over time.

    "We just want to breathe some life back into these cases," Deputy Chief Adam Palmer told reporters, explaining he hopes the clickable files, maps and photographs refresh memories.

    "Get them to recall things they may have been uncomfortable talking about at the time — either witnesses who may have seen something or heard something ... but now with the passage of time, they realize they may not be in any peril or it may be the time to step forward and do the right thing."

    The other cases involve six women and two men, and include details about the death of 61-year-old Cathy Berard, who was assaulted and left on the grounds of an east Vancouver high school in 1996. Another reveals that an anonymous letter was sent to police confessing to the killing of Danielle Larue in 2002. Her body has never been found.

    Families of the victims support the website approach, said Palmer, which the force believes could garner tips from a large public audience. Often a small lead, perhaps chatter along the grapevine, could be all that's necessary to re-activate a case, he said.

    "Armchair detectives" are encouraged to scroll through the files, he said."

    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Sle...#ixzz30O4waecg
    Last edited by dotr; 04-30-2014 at 03:02 PM.

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    Interesting approach. I like it and hope it's successful.

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    I just came here to post this, dotr. Thanks.

    Great move on the part of the VPD. Other jurisdictions should take note. This is in sharp contrast to the OPP's reaction to the public getting involved in cold cases, as evidenced by their reaction to Jackie English's case (London Ontario) as examined by the recent TV show "To Catch a Killer".
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    http://www.vpdcoldcases.ca/

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    "Help The VPD Catch a Killer

    The people on this website were murdered, and despite lengthy, complex investigations, their killers have not been caught. Look at their faces and read their stories – these people were somebody’s mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, or son. People cared for them and they are deeply missed.

    If you have any information about a case profiled here, please submit a tip online or contact the VPD Homicide Unit."

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    http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Sleut...977/story.html

    "We just want to breathe some life back into these cases," Deputy Chief Adam Palmer told reporters, explaining he hopes the clickable files, maps and photographs refresh memories.

    "Get them to recall things they may have been uncomfortable talking about at the time — either witnesses who may have seen something or heard something ... but now with the passage of time, they realize they may not be in any peril or it may be the time to step forward and do the right thing."

    The other cases involve six women and two men, and include details about the death of 61-year-old Cathy Berard, who was assaulted and left on the grounds of an east Vancouver high school in 1996. Another reveals that an anonymous letter was sent to police confessing to the killing of Danielle Larue in 2002. Her body has never been found.

    Families of the victims support the website approach, said Palmer, which the force believes could garner tips from a large public audience. Often a small lead, perhaps chatter along the grapevine, could be all that's necessary to re-activate a case, he said."

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    Good idea but they offer very little info to work with

    It seems like they are looking more for tips than people to review, the case.

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    Extremely intelligent comment RichKelly imo - you reap what you sow.

    Hopefully someday Canadian LE will 'get' the request for public help requires input from them. They only need to look south of the 49th parallel to see the difference in response.

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    Let's discuss the sleuthing and leave the politics in the Political Pavilion please. :kimsterwink:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodland View Post
    Extremely intelligent comment RichKelly imo - you reap what you sow.

    Hopefully someday Canadian LE will 'get' the request for public help requires input from them. They only need to look south of the 49th parallel to see the difference in response.
    Hold on, Im not saying anyone's better at what they do than another, there's an abundance of WELL qualified, individuals in Canada , believe me

    Im just saying that site isnt really a "sleuthing" site as much as a site to solicit possible tips .

    Id gladly take a look at ANY of those cases, if there were some more info on them

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    Feel free to start a thread on anyone of these cases if there is not already one started. We can sleuth here. I remember when Kare.ca had a forum but it was taken over by rubbish posts and crazyness. I am sure they are not looking for a repeat.

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    Hi dotr, I like this thread you've started. Hopefully there will be answers for so many women who are missing. A bit OT but have you seen this site? http://walkingwithoursisters.ca/

    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Sle...977/story.html
    By Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press April 29, 2014



    "The website was launched Tuesday as an additional effort by the force to crack 313 unsolved homicides that have stacked up over the past 40 years. The eight cases online span between 1981 and 2008, while the force plans to add more over time.

    "We just want to breathe some life back into these cases," Deputy Chief Adam Palmer told reporters, explaining he hopes the clickable files, maps and photographs refresh memories.

    "Get them to recall things they may have been uncomfortable talking about at the time ó either witnesses who may have seen something or heard something ... but now with the passage of time, they realize they may not be in any peril or it may be the time to step forward and do the right thing."

    The other cases involve six women and two men, and include details about the death of 61-year-old Cathy Berard, who was assaulted and left on the grounds of an east Vancouver high school in 1996. Another reveals that an anonymous letter was sent to police confessing to the killing of Danielle Larue in 2002. Her body has never been found.

    Families of the victims support the website approach, said Palmer, which the force believes could garner tips from a large public audience. Often a small lead, perhaps chatter along the grapevine, could be all that's necessary to re-activate a case, he said.

    "Armchair detectives" are encouraged to scroll through the files, he said."

    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Sle...#ixzz30O4waecg

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    http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/1...-case-website/
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    “We all know that the method and speed by which people communicate has changed dramatically in recent years,” said Deputy Chief Adam Palmer.

    The Internet has become a huge part of our lives. Our goal is to reach as large an audience as possible to give people an opportunity to provide valuable input on homicide cases, some of which have been inactive or cold for a number of years.”

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