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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004

    Canada - Cheryl Hanson, 7, Aurora, Ont, 31 May 1974

    Cheryl Anne Hanson, 7, Missing since May 31, 1974 from Aurora, Ontario, Canada

    Cheryl Anne Hanson
    Missing since May 31, 1974 from Aurora, Ontario, Canada.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: July 25, 1966
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 7 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4' 0" - 122 cm; 51 lbs - 23 kg
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; blue eyes.
    Clothing: Cheryl was wearing dark brown check sweater and pants combination, a red nylon jacket / coat and white leather shoes. She also wore a gold necklace with a medallion on it. She was heading to her cousin's for a sleepover and was carrying her white pajamas with red flowers in a brown paper bag.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Cheryl disappeared from Ontario, Canada in 1974. She left her residence around 18:30 to walk down Bloomington Side Road to her cousin's home 10 minutes away. She never arrived.

    Thousands of volunteers, including police, CB radio operators, aircraft and Queen's York militia units, scoured the region for weeks in an unprecedented search of York Region. Cheryl Anne was never found.

    Convicted murderer Donald Everingham confessed to several murders, including that of Cheryl Hanson. He described Cheryl's clothes and drew a crude map of where he'd thrown her body. But the newspapers had been full of Cheryl's description and extensive police searches in the area he indicated never uncovered her body.

    Donald Everingham's confession was eventually refuted.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    York Regional Police

    Email: info@police.york.on.ca


    Homicide & Missing Persons Unit
    1-866-823-3334, Extension 7778

    Agency Case Number:1974-10461

    NCMEC #: RCMP0100680

    Source Information:
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    York Regional Police
    The Doe Network: Case File 670DFON



  2. #2
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    Sep 2004
    I wonder where Dennis Melvyn Howe was on 31 May 1974?

    See in Websleuths Cold Cases:

    Dennis Melvin Howe: Canada's Most Wanted

  3. #3
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    Oct 2014
    Cheryl has been missing for 42 years.

    Unsolved Canada

  4. #4
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    Mar 2014
    I have always seen a lot of similarities between Cheryl and El Dorado Jane Doe.

    The freckles, blue eyes, blonde hair and she went by the name Cheryl.

  5. #5
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    Oct 2014
    Cold Case Files: Family seeks closure after 7-year-old girl goes missing 42 years ago


    Cheryl packed her pajamas in a brown paper bag, put on her white leather shoes and red overcoat and walked down her driveway towards her cousin’s house.

    “I had a terrible feeling after she had gone,” Cheryl’s mother Patricia Hanson said.

    “I called up and said, ‘Did she get there?’ and they said no she’s not here yet. I went running up the road. I thought she might have been hit by a car or something and that was it. I never saw her again.”
    “We have had several witnesses at the time that had seen different vehicles in the area. We have a witness that say they saw a girl with red hair walking down the street when they looked out their window but made nothing of it at the time,” said Det. Bob Athwal.

    “It’s our opinion that she was abducted and met with foul play. To this date, Cheryl has never been located and there has never been any sightings of Cheryl Hanson.”
    Donald Harry Everingham confessed to Cheryl's abduction and murder but later recanted when investigators took him for a ride to locate her body.

    “He never gave us an alibi as to where he was in and around that time,” Athwal said. “At best, Donald Everingham remains a person of interest.”

    Everingham is currently living in a mental health facility.

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