Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by tarabull, Apr 10, 2010.
Missing woman's mom fears two lives are lost
Investigators from the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking the publics assistance in locating a missing woman from Brampton.
On Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., 27 year-old Poonam LITT left her family residence, in the area of Bramalea Road and Bovaird Drive East. Her intended destination was her place of employment, which is located in the area of Torbram Road and Bovaird Drive East. Mrs. Litt never arrived at work and her whereabouts are still unknown.
Mrs. Litt has no vehicle and normally walks to work. Investigators are concerned for Mrs. Litts wellbeing, as an absence this lengthy is extremely out of character.
Mrs. Litt is described as:
Female, South Asian
5'4", 130 lbs.
black shoulder-length hair
age: 27 years old
Last seen wearing:
Mrs. LITTs family has provided officers with video footage of her and it has been posted on You Tube. Members of the public are encouraged to watch this video and report any information they may have regarding the whereabouts of Mrs. LITT.
The video has been posted in both Punjabi and in English.
Follow the link to view the video, [YouTube - English] [YouTube - Punjabi]
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Poonam LITT or has information, are requested to contact Peel Regional Police, 21 Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-3311 ext. 2135 - Det. Kim Taylor, or Peel Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Reward offered in missing mom case
Investigators now suspect foul play in a baffling missing person case involving a 27-year-old pregnant mother of toddler, according to a published report.
Poonam Litt disappeared more than a year ago.
The Toronto Sun reports the Peel Regional Police homicide squad has taken over the case and are honing in on the woman’s in-laws.
More here: Foul Play Suspected in Missing Woman Case - April 14, 2010
Another article, providing a bit of info about the in-laws' attitude and background.
New twists in strange case of Poonam Litt
The second quote pretty much says it all.
How frustrating this must be for her parents.
Here's hoping this case is resolved quickly. It sounds like the Peel police are focused on family members and suspect foul play!
I haven't seen anything new on this in the last couple of weeks, but a couple of particularly disturbing/frustrating aspects are noted in these articles:
from April 9, 2010
and just a week later, this:
So, let's see, at first Manjinder says he isn't on speaking terms with his father (a registered sex offender) and had not even talked to him about his wife's disappearance since the day she disappeared, over a year earlier. The very next week Manjinder says he "has asked his father and sister so many times..".
Notice any consistency problems with his statements? :banghead:
Here's a slightly more recent article that I missed:
This reporter has been sticking to this story while other media has pretty much ignored it. Good for him! In this article he managed to get an interview with the mother in law.
This is not a new article, but contains additional bits and pieces of info:
New twists in strange case of Poonam Litt
Last Updated: April 15, 2010 9:30pm
read more = http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/joe_warmington/2010/04/15/13604556.html#/news/columnists/joe_warmington/2010/04/15/pf-13604556.html
Don't know much about this culture...but...
Is it possible that she would have been sexually assualted by her father-in-law and kept it quiet? Is it possible that she became a threat to him only after becoming pregnant...or others knowing she was pregnant? This family is horrible...regardless of their involvement or not, though I can't imagine why LE doesn't haul them in for questioning. How do you go an entire year without talking about your wife and daughter-in-law....how long did they wait to file a missing persons report?
It would be great if someone familiar with South Asian culture (in this case Punjabi Sikh, I believe) came on this thread. Clearly there are cultural factors at work here, but I certainly don't understand them. Everyone remains in the patriarchal house, even though they all appear to be very angry and essentially don't have any 'relationship' with the father anymore. Perhaps the daughter (Poonam's SIL) keeps bailing her father out of jail because it's her 'duty' as she lives in his house. Curiously, I have seen no specific mention of the SIL's husband in any of the news articles, other than he lives there.
Missing woman's kin quizzed by cops
Last Updated: May 11, 2010 7:05pm
[snipped...] Toronto Police quizzed the father-in-law of a missing Brampton woman after another woman complained about inappropriate behaviour outside the Woodbine Mall, the Toronto Sun learned.
Toronto cruisers went to the Cordgrass Cr, family home of missing 27-year-old Poonam Litt on May 6 after being called by a woman.
Police sources allege the 25-year-old woman said she was approached at a bus stop and asked if she would like a ride. She called police.
The woman was not harmed, said a 23 Division officer who didnt want to be identified. No charges have been laid at this time but the investigation is on-going.
We did speak to Mr. Kulwant Litt at his home on May 6, said the officer. We were responding to the concerns of a woman who complained of inappropriate behaviour and conduct outside of the Woodbine Mall on Rexdale Blvd,
Poonams father-in-law is before the courts on a criminal harassment stalking charge of another woman, who he was earlier convicted of stalking.
The 61-year-old was also convicted in 2007 of sexual assault.
KL seems like such a stand-up guy, doesn't he?
This is from Dec 30 2010
“Why don’t I have a mommy . . . where is she?”
Litt’s body was found in a field, described as “well-treed” by police inspectors, off Willoughby road.
The owners of the property where Litt’s body was found are not persons-of-interest, Peel police said during a press conference on Thursday.
Police are continuing their search of the Wolloughby road area in Caledon on Thursday as they continue to look for, what Peel Police Inspector George Koekkoek called “suspicious items."
I'm so sorry Poonam. You didn't deserve this. No one deserves being so isolated and alone...only to be taken advantage of.
Sweet dreams young woman. May someone carry your torch for you with your young child, unlike this horrible family. My thoughts are with your true loved ones, the family you were born into.
Poonam Litt. The saddest eyes I've ever seen.
May justice prevail. You didn't deserve to be thrust into this horrible family. JMO. I can only hope that there is at least one person in your 'in-law' family that has a spine and will stand up for you and has the true human caring spirit to step forward and tell what truly happened. We all know it's just not right. Let someone step forward and have peace in the rest of their life. MOO
Rest in peace Poonam. People who have never met you care about you. Wishing you freedom and love.
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