CANADA Canada - Noreen Greenley, 13, Bowmanville, Ont, 14 Sept 1963

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    http://www.drps.ca/internet_explorer/whatsnew/missingperson_view.asp?ID=123


    [​IMG]Noreen Greenley (DOB: 16 May 1950) was 13 years old when she went missing in September 1963 in the Town of Bowmanville. The Bowmanville Police Department investigated Noreen’s disappearance, and an extensive ground search was organized, but neither Noreen nor her remains were ever located. In 2003, the Durham Regional Police Homicide Unit revisited the disappearance of Noreen, and local media highlighted how her disappearance was a mystery. No information or Crimestoppers Tips were received by the investigators. Today, the Noreen Greenley Missing Person File remains open and unresolved for her family.
    Contact Information:
    If you have any information regarding this missing person please contact the Durham Regional Police Homicide Unit at (toll free) 1-888-579-1520 Ext #5400, or Crimestoppers at 905-436-TIPS or 1-800-222-TIPS.
     
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    http://www.tvtalkshows.com/board/showthread.php?t=129379

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    Bowmanville girl Noreen Anne Greenley vanishes without a trace on September 14th 1963!
    It was Saturday September 14th 1963, that the Bowmanville teen vanished and despite the efforts of police and the community, Noreen Greenley was never found. The members of my family have refused to give up their search for answers about Noreen. Bonnie Wilkins was Noreens best friend and was the last one to see the 13 year old Noreen. Bonnie recalls that night. "We were at the Liberty Bowl on Baseline Rd in Bowmanville that night with my new boyfriend Gary Woolner. Noreen and I bowled for a while and then we walked through town. We stopped at a restaurant and then went over to my house on Hwy #2.
    My parents were out for the evening. I wanted to spend some time with my boyfriend" Around 11 pm. Noreen walked the 20 minutes or so over to the North side of Hwy 2. She stood under the streetlight waiting for the Burley Bus. After about 10 minutes she returned to the Wilkins house complaining that is was cold and that the bus had not arrived. Bonnie offered her a coat but Noreen refused it and went back outside to wait for the bus which went down Hwy #2 every hour or so. That was the last time Bonnie saw her friend. At 3 am Noreens father Harvey reported his daughter missing to the Bowmanville Police. The bus driver Ivan Bulmer was interviewed and he confirmed that he did not pick anyone up at the intersection when the bus passed through shortly after 11:30 pm. As the days passed a number of large search parties were organized. On September 17th almost 400 people took part in the search. Neighbours, friends, family and even the entire sift from the Goodyear Plant in Bowmanville participated, helping to search the entire area north of Hwy 401 to the Third Concession of Darlington, including the entire town of Bowmanville and the area between Martin Road and Maple Grove Road. Noreen Greenley has vanished into thin air.
     
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    Noreen Greenley
    Missing since September 1963 from Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: May 16, 1950
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female.


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Greenley was last seen in Bowmanville, Ontario in September 1963.
    The Bowmanville Police Department investigated Noreen’s disappearance, and an extensive ground search was organized, but neither Noreen nor her remains were ever located.
    In 2003, the Durham Regional Police Homicide Unit revisited the disappearance of Noreen, and local media highlighted how her disappearance was a mystery. No information or Crimestoppers Tips were received by the investigators.
    Today, the Noreen Greenley Missing Person File remains open and unresolved for her family.


    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Durham Regional Police Service
    Homicide Unit
    1-888-579-1520 Ext #5400
    or
    Crimestoppers
    905-436-TIPS or 1-800-222-TIPS.
    Source Information:
    Durham Regional Police Service



    http://www.doenetwork.org/


     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://www.durhamregion.com/articlePrint/171201

    February 09, 2011

    JEFF MITCHELL

    Decades later, mystery of vanished Bowmanville girl lingers

     
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    I wonder if the man who phoned the family was for real, and if so - does he have the courage to phone again?
    http://www.durhamregion.com/durhamregion/article/987397
    "After a night of bowling with a couple of friends, the Grade 7 student went on her own to catch a bus home to the community of Maple Grove at about 11 p.m.

    But she never boarded the bus. No trace of her was ever found.

    Months after she went missing there was a report Noreen had been seen in Calgary. Her parents flew to Alberta, hopeful the lead was legitimate, but the trail led nowhere. Noreen became the child who simply vanished without a trace.

    The story has been revisited from time to time over the years, including in 2003, when homicide investigators issued an appeal for information. But no calls came. Durham police consider the case an active file.

    Noreen's disappearance is the subject of much discussion and speculation on an online website dedicated to missing person files, but the chatter amounts to just that. No contributor has claimed to have an explanation for what happened to the girl.

    Ms. Greenley is convinced Noreen was the victim of a crime and that someone knows what happened that night. She recalls a phone call her mother received a couple of years ago: A man mentioned Noreen, stammered that he had something to get off his chest -- and then abruptly hung up."
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    I was looking for video on this case, but have not located any so far. Maybe it is time to make a new video and maybe flush out something new!
     
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    From the Calgary archives...at the time Noreen was supposedly spotted in Calgary and LE thought she may be working as a domestic.
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...5576,6294449&dq=noreen+greenley+ontario&hl=en

    Although I prefer to find my own links and info for WS, IO see that US has more info on this case, with some interesting recent feedback concerning the family and a psychic's comments..
    http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b5879e5703c470e3445b058cf2801bd&topic=3175.285
     
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    I have always found the 'friends' story wishy-washy and difficult to believe. Imo, it makes more sense Noreen never made it back to the friends house that night. On the UC site, a relative of NG's (I believe it was her sister) posted that the friend stopped cooperating with police when pressed for answers for that night.

    It would be interesting to know if that call was traced and if so, where it lead to.
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    In the meantime, maybe this handheld human remains device could be helpful in this case. thanks for the info. WL, maybe you are right, that if enough people want a machine like that, it could be made available for public purchase.
    Agile Technologies Inc
    10337 Yellow Pine Lane
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    (865) 693-6544
    President - Keith Vaigneur ext 100
    e-mail kvaigneur@agiletechnologies.net"
     
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    It has been 50 years since Noreen went missing...
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    http://www.durhamregion.com/news-st...rs-of-searching-for-missing-bowmanville-girl/

    "Fifty years of searching for missing Bowmanville girl
    Noreen Greenley disappeared Sept. 14, 1963. Her family is struggling to understand how 50 years later there have been no arrests, no body found, no progress made



    Clarington This Week
    ByJennifer O'Meara

    CLARINGTON -- The night air was unseasonably cool on Sept. 14, 1963. Noreen Greenley, 13, left her best friend’s house late that evening to catch a bus home, but dashed back to borrow a sweater. Then she set out again for the 11:30 p.m. Bowmanville bus, and seemingly vanished off the face of the earth"
     
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    "‘It’s been hell': family desperate for answers in Bowmanville cold case"

    http://globalnews.ca/news/2033307/age-progression-sketch-released-in-bowmanville-cold-case/

     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    This is beyond heart-breaking, hoping somebody out there will think about Noreen's remaining family and pass on any tips that they may have.
    Who did this, where is she??
    from the link..

    "Shelley Greeley said her sister’s disappearance shattered her family.

    “It turned my mother into an alcoholic. She fell into the bottom of a bottle and never came out,” said Greeley.

    Speaking to Global News, she said while her mother spiraled into alcoholism, her father suffered a brain aneurysm when she and her siblings were still young.

    “He died searching for her. It killed him. It killed them both.”
     
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    I am a little confused about the timeline.

    If she leaves at 11pm, 20 minute walk, waits 10 minutes and then walks back? Then why would they ask the 11:30pm bus driver and not the driver of the next bus?
     
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    I think the timing is that Noreen was only gone 10mins from her friend's house. Meaning she walked out for 5 mins and 5 mins back. Then set out again for the 20 min walk to the bus stop.
     
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    Bumping in light of a possible reference to this case in recent news regarding a teen missing since 2008, fwiw.rbbm.
    DNA profile of second woman found at home where teen's remains were found in Oshawa: Police
    July 10 2018
    Investigators have also been re-examining outstanding missing persons cases in Durham Region, noting that 2,000 of people are reported missing each year and only 43 people since 1963 remain unaccounted for.

    There are only two that “even fall close to the parameters” - a missing girl from 1963 and another from 1996.

    Police said they would re-examine the more recent of the two cases, but there's nothing to suggest her case is connected."
     

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