09-09-2016, 06:44 PM #1Registered User
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Canada- Mom discovers missing son was in morgue for two years,TorontoDovi Henry, 23, a University of Toronto student, went missing in June 2014.
Sep 9, 2016 rbbm.
OTTAWA — An Ottawa mother spent two years searching for her missing son, only to discover him in a Toronto morgue. He’d been there all along.
Due to a bureaucratic runaround, Maureen Henry said her son Dovi was never declared a missing person.
It was only a chance Google search that finally led Maureen to the heartbreaking end of her desperate quest.
All the while, Maureen repeatedly kept in contact with Ottawa and Toronto police, checked with morgues, appealed to her MPP and MP, registered with a family-finder service, inquired at jails and shelters, appealed to friends, scoured Facebook, even tramped through his Toronto haunts — to find any trace of her son.
This April, she Googled the words “black, remains, unclaimed” and came upon a website of missing, unidentified persons from across Ontario. She began to click through. One entry — which included a clue about a male’s teeth — struck her as a possible match.
After an exchange of dental records, it was confirmed: Dovi’s badly decomposed remains had been pulled from Toronto’s lakefront in July 2014 and kept in a Toronto morgue, unidentified, since then.
09-09-2016, 06:46 PM #2
Wow!Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.
“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
The missing and murdered cannot cry out for Justice. It is the duty for the living to do so for them.
09-09-2016, 06:50 PM #3Registered User
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What really happened to Dovi Henry, a promising Ottawa poet found dead, decomposing in the water, along Toronto’s lakefront on July 27, 2014?
And why did it take almost two years — and his mother’s own detective work — to finally identify the morgue remains on April 29, 2016?
Maureen Henry, 53, would like to know — dearly. “I couldn’t rest,” she said one day this week. “It just did not make sense. He was not a guy to just disappear.”
As she spoke, she sorted through Dovi’s things, kept in a large bin at her Breezehill Avenue home, including a photo album, Love You to the Moon and Back, little books with hand-written poetry and Mother’s Day cards in verse.
She refuses to accept Dovi may have taken his own life. “That’s not Dovi.”
A mother of three, she describes a stressful 18 months during which she repeatedly tried to locate her oldest, a Glebe Collegiate graduate who died shortly after his 23rd birthday.
“It’s a sad case,” said Toronto police Det. Jessica McInnes, who says she spent countless hours trying to identify Dovi’s body, found near a marina at Ontario Place.
The body was so badly compromised that it was difficult to tell the height, weight, age and even racial makeup, she said. There was virtually no clothing left. And there were no indications of foul play or trauma, so the cause of death was listed as “undetermined,” with no criminal involvement suspected.
McInnes said she tried to match the scant information with thousands of missing persons reports from across Canada, the United States and even Mexico. DNA was even extracted. “We had a body and, unfortunately, no missing persons report that matches this description.”
So the case stalled.
“If a person is missing in Ottawa and never gets reported missing in Ottawa, us in Toronto have no idea the person is missing,” McInnes said. “I don’t know what else we can do for this family.”
The detective’s answer, however, possibly points to the problem. Maureen says she tried to report Dovi missing in Ottawa but, because his last address was in Toronto, was told to call the Toronto police.
Maureen and others describe a remarkable individual.
He was a striking figure — tall, thin, with long dreadlocks much of his life — and had a strong creative side, which expressed itself in poetry (written and spoken), and music. He was part of a gifted program in elementary school and, though new to the language, became so adept at French that he was later a tutor.
09-09-2016, 07:00 PM #4Registered User
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Also posted on this thread, for a moment thought they were one and the same..
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