08-26-2009, 09:08 AM #31
Where is Claudette Osborne? This beautiful young woman has been missing since July 24, 2008.
If you can help find Claudette Osborne, you're asked to call the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at (204) 986-6050 or the Police Non-Emergency line at (204) 986-6222.
08-26-2009, 02:29 PM #32
Woman fears for life after friends found dead
The recent deaths of two young aboriginal women near Winnipeg may be connected, according to a close friend who is now scared for her own life.
The woman, who CBC News is not identifying because of her concerns, said she was best friends with Cherisse Houle, 17, and Hillary Angel Wilson, 18, when they got involved a few years ago with a group of men who used them for sex in exchange for food, clothes and crack cocaine.
Unsolved murders of women under review by Winnipeg police2 Winnipeg friends found dead weeks apartRCMP reviewing cold-case homicides for signs of serial killerBody found in stream identified as missing Winnipeg girl, 17Police seek help locating missing Winnipeg girlsWinnipeg's murdered women deserve task force, say aboriginal groups
08-26-2009, 05:53 PM #33Registered User
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Very chilling indeed to think that there may be an organized group preying on these young woman. Let us hope that this is cracked wide open soon and that the women from the communities receive the support they need. Safehouses, community programs, etc etc.
It is heartening to see that this situation is finally receiving national attentionas well. Hopefully the integrated task force from Winnipeg, RCMP and the First Nations will be successful in solving these horrible crimes, bring the perpetrators to justice create measures to protect the vunerable women from further predation.
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08-27-2009, 07:29 AM #34
Task force to probe missing, murdered women in Manitoba
The Manitoba government, RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service formally established a task force Wednesday to review cases involving missing and murdered women in the province.
"The province is supporting police in this vital task," Attorney General Dave Chomiak said.
"These women were mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Many are aboriginal. We share a common goal with the police, helping as they seek answers in these cases. The unit will help move these investigations to the next level."
Members of the Manitoba Integrated Task Force for Missing and Murdered Women are experienced investigators, Chomiak said, noting the unit includes three RCMP officers, two RCMP analysts and four officers from the Winnipeg Police Service.
08-27-2009, 01:54 PM #35
I am so glad to see this finally getting some attention.I think the police should also look into the cases in Manitoba & Saskatchewan being related.Tamra Keepness's case has always sat wrong with me,I have always thought someone in her immediate family isn't telling everything they know about the night she disappeared.Carolyn Pruyser missing since May 17,1984 please read her about her case Here
08-28-2009, 04:15 PM #36
RCMP searching rural Prince George, B.C. property for just one set of remains
Possible Break in the Highway of Tears Cases!!!!! It is my opinion also that the homicides in B.C. , Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba could be related.
RCMP investigators descended on a two-hectare property west of Prince George on Thursday in connection with what they called a "historical homicide."
08-28-2009, 05:18 PM #37
Friday, August 28, 2009 12:24 PM
Prince George, B.C.- Investigators from the "E" Division Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit are continuing their search of a property located at 31645 Pinewood Road in the District of Isle Pierre, west of Prince George.
Investigators have now confirmedwhat opinion 250 reported last night, namely that they are searching for evidence on the property that will help further their investigation into the 2002 disappearance of Nicole Hoar.
01-26-2010, 09:41 AM #38
I live in rural Manitoba and a friend of mine is very connected to the Winnipeg Police Force. He once told me that law enforcement does believe there is a serial killer in Winnipeg as well as one operating in Edmonton. He also told me that he two girls (Houle and Wilson) were part of a sex trade ring and were killed because they talked to the police and not by a serial killer. Aboriginal leaders have been demanding for years that the RCMP take the situation of missing aboriginal women in Canada seriously.
02-07-2010, 10:56 AM #39
Missing-women task force sees links in Manitoba deaths
The task force was announced last August after the deaths of Hillary Angel Wilson, 18, and Cherisse Houle, 17.
Wilson’s body was found in the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul, and classified as a homicide.
In July, Houle’s body was found dumped in a field. Police said it was a suspicious death.
The possibility of a serial killer had been raised at meetings between the RCMP, residents and the province’s justice minister.
Under pressure to deal with the killings and disappearance of women in Manitoba — the same kind of incidents that have happened across Western Canada — police agreed to form the task force.
Speaking this week, RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Line Karpish and Winnipeg Police Service spokeswoman Const. Jackie Chaput did not identify the number of homicides among the 84 Manitoba cases, or say how many involve missing women where foul play is suspected.
"We’re going to be pursuing certain investigations more aggressively and in a more in-depth fashion," said Chaput.
12-08-2010, 10:45 AM #40
Global News: Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Up until now, it was believed she was last seen at the Lincoln Hotel on McPhillips Street. But now, investigators confirm that she left the hotel and was seen at the corner of Selkirk Avenue and King Street around 6:30 a.m.
"Now we need people to think, King and Selkirk at that time and that place," said Winnipeg Police Service Det. Clyde Raven. "Did they see her? Did they see where she went? Did they see who she could have been with at that time?"My posts are merely my humble opinion. Unless you are quoting within Websleuths Forums, you do not have my permission to copy nor use any post made by me for anything.
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06-25-2012, 03:38 PM #41Registered User
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"WINNIPEG - A 52-year-old Winnipeg man charged with killing three Winnipeg prostitutes between September and January was initially being investigated for sexual assault, police revealed.
Shawn Cameron Lamb is being held on three counts of second-degree murder in the slayings of Tanya Jane Nepinak, Carolyn Sinclair and Lorna Blacksmith, court records state.
All three women were reported missing to Winnipeg police."
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"Police Chief Keith McCaskill acknowledged that people have been speculating for some time there was serial killer preying on women in Winnipeg, but there hadn't been evidence to tie any cases together until now.
"We never said there was no serial killer. We said we had no evidence to suggest there is one," McCaskill said. "Now we have that evidence."
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"The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) held a news conference following the police announcement Monday.
Grand Chief Derek Nepinak said First Nations women are sacred and valued citizens of aboriginal communities and must not be treated as second-class citizens.
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief David Harper said that he is demanding a public inquiry into missing and murdered women in Manitoba.
The AMC will be holding a vigil for Sinclair, Nepinak and Blacksmith on Tuesday at the Manitoba legislature and said members will not leave until a public inquiry is called.
Police said they are looking into the possibility that there could be more victims"
06-25-2012, 11:53 PM #44Registered User
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My heart truly goes out to the families of these young ladies.
APTN news video
"All three women disappeared within the space of five months around the same street, Ellice Ave, known locally as Winnipeg’s “street of tears.” Nepinak disappeared last September, Sinclair in December and Blacksmith disappeared in January of this year.
According to court records, police allege that Blacksmith was killed Jan. 12, while Sinclair was killed Dec. 18, 2011, and Nepinak was murdered on Sept. 13, 2011."
06-26-2012, 02:37 PM #45
All women are sacred and valued citizens.
An inquiry after Lamb's conviction would be interesting. The justice officials can then explain how this person was released again and again on a recognizance or bail.
Another big problem is the sex trade on the city streets. Not just in Winnipeg but in every city. Why is there a market for young girls??"No one believes a word out of your mouth, why do you keep talking?" --Ryan Owens (ABC News)