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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009

    Canada - Cindy Halliday, 17, Barrie, Ont, 20 April 1992

    If Jackie slows down, she thinks about who isn't here: her daughter Cindy Halliday. Cindy's life was cut short by an unknown killer when she was just 17. And the person responsible for her murder is still at large today, 25 years later. The OPP will pay $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.

    Cindy went missing on Easter Monday, April 20, 1992, after visiting a friend living in a halfway house in Barrie. Growing up in Waverley, a small village between Hillsdale and Orr Lake on Hwy. 93, intersected by Hwy. 27, the teen often counted on the kindness of strangers and good timing to hitch a ride to Barrie or Midland when she needed to travel. Her older brother and sister had also used the same mode of transportation in their teenage years without incident. But Cindy never returned home that Easter Monday. Jackie reported her missing to Barrie Police the following day, April 21, 1992.

    Witnesses say they saw Cindy get into a car, described as a light colour Dodge Diplomat or Chrysler LeBaron, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on April 20 at the Hasty Market on Hwy. 27 in Midhurst.
    In May, her wallet and red, white, and blue jacket were found on Flos Concession 2 (Old Second South), just around the corner from where her remains would be discovered a month later in a reforestation area off Horseshoe Valley Road. Spring weather and animals had destroyed most of the body all that remained was Cindy's skull.
    Twenty-five years later, the OPP continue to actively investigate Cindy's homicide and need the public's help. It's never too late to provide a tip, even a detail you may think is of little value, said Detective Staff Sgt. Rob Lake in the OPP's criminal investigation branch.
    "The details they may believe are insignificant could spur the investigation forward. And that's what we're really looking for is any information," he said

  2. #2
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    Oct 2009
    Oct 19, 2007 by Lori Martin
    1992 was a year Barrie can’t forget.

    It was in the spring of this year that the remains of Cindy Halliday were discovered in a wooded area off Horseshoe Valley Road. The 17-year-old Waverley teen had visited a friend in Barrie on Easter Monday, April 20. She planned to hitchhike up Highway 27 and had accepted a ride near Finlay Road in Midhurst, but she never made it home.

    In May, her wallet and jacket were found on Flos Concession 2 (Old Second South), just around the corner from where her remains would be discovered a month later in a reforestation area. Spring weather and animals had destroyed most of the body … all that remained was Cindy’s skull.

    At the time Cindy went missing, Kristen French had been abducted days earlier in St. Catharines, and people were caught up in the story of a good student who had reportedly been abducted on her way home from school. Cindy’s story was different. She had dropped out of high school, hitchhiked often, and hung around with some people many parents would consider unsavoury.

    Then The Advance published a story about the kind of person Cindy was. She loved hockey, had a passion to one day become a social worker, and had strong connection with her family.
    “Someone must have had a friend of family member who came home [April 20, 1992] and was acting differently, or had injuries to their hands or face that they couldn’t explain.”
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  3. #3
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    Oct 2009
    Snippets from detailed timeline.rbbm.

    • April 20, 1992 – Cindy leaves downtown Barrie at 5:30 p.m. and says she is hitchhiking home to Waverley. This is four days after the abduction of Kristen French.
    • May 3, 1992 – Cindy’s wallet is discovered by a man collecting bottles in a wooded area off Horseshoe Valley Road, west of Highway 400.

    • May 6, 1992 – OPP’s canine unit is used to assist police in scouring the area. Nothing is discovered.

    • May 16, 1992 – Following the extensive search, a man picking morals near the area finds her red, white and blue jacket. Police say the jacket could not have been overlooked during the search and must have been placed there after.

    • June 16, 1992 – Skeletal remains are found by a man walking his dog near in a reforestation area where her wallet was discovered weeks earlier.
    Sept. 11, 1992 – An OPP profiler joins the case to create a description of the killer’s personality. She says the murderer could be a man in his late 20s or early 30s, who lives in the area and may have known Cindy. The profile indicates he would have been showing emotional and physical signs of severe personality changes after the murder.
    • March 19, 1993 – Witnesses come forward to say they saw a teen fitting Cindy’s description accept a ride in a 1979-1981, light-coloured Chrysler LeBaron or Dodge Diplomat from the Hasty Market in Midhurst.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2009
    May 31 2017
    Ontario police hope social media can shed light on cold cases
    Police are turning to social media in an effort to generate leads in unsolved homicides and missing person’s cases in central Ontario.

    Ontario Provincial Police and local police say four people believed to be victims of foul play in or near Barrie, Ont., will be profiled in episodic videos posted to a dedicated page on Facebook called Simcoe County Case Files.

    Police have also wrapped a cube van with case information to direct viewers to the Facebook page and encourage tips. The van will be strategically parked in various locations throughout the Greater Simcoe County area.

    Seventeen-year-old Cindy Halliday of Waverley, Ont., was last seen hitchhiking near Midhurst, Ont., on April 20, 1992. She had been visiting a friend in Barrie, and her remains were discovered in a wooded area of Springwater Township on June 17, 1992.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2014
    Richmond Hill
    Perhaps an interesting coincidence, but on September 1, 1983 a Toronto sex trade worker named Claire Samson, 23, was last seen getting into a large, beige-coloured car in front of the Essex Hotel on Jarvis St. in Toronto near Allen Gardens.

    The following day the woman's body was found in a wooded area near Oro Sideroad 20/21, off Highway 93 near Barrie and also very close to the location where Cindy Halliday's remains would be found in 1992.

    Cindy was also last seen getting into a 1979-1981 light-coloured Chrysler LeBaron or Dodge Diplomat.

    Similar ages, both considered a sex slaying, both were left in what people would consider a "lovers' lane", no effort was made to conceal either body, both were considered to have been transported long distance (Samson definitely was), both were found near a major expressway link.

    A cursory look at things could bring the 1985 murder of sex trade worker, Benita Tarantino, 17, who was last seen on September 28, 1985 getting into a vehicle near Allen Gardens and being driven away. Her nude body was found a month later on October 26, 1985 in a wooded area on the north side of Teston Rd. between Pine Valley Rd. and Weston Rd. in Vaughan off Hwy. 400.

    Throw in a guy from Parry Sound, the owner of a landscape company, who was arrested in 1998 for sexually assaulting and attempting to strangle a 24 year old sex trade worker that he picked up near Allen Gardens with a few more geographical and other similarities to the above?
    Last edited by Snively; 01-11-2018 at 02:12 AM.

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