October 29, 2011
On Going Stories of Missing People in BC, Random Thoughts of a Mother
Criminal, Family, Grief Loss and Bereavement, mental health, missing person, RCMP, Substance abuse
When you have a child, adult, mother, father, brother, sister or friend go missing that is a prostitute, drug addict, suffering from mental health issues or homeless, it’s very hard to get the publicity you need in order to find your missing loved one. I am glad they are having an inquiry into all the missing women that went missing and were murdered by Willy Pickton over two decades. The public needs to be aware of the frustration the families dealt with and are still dealing with on a daily basis. I can remember in the early 80’s hearing about the Farm called Piggys Palace. I think I even heard some people talking about partying at that location. The families of these missing women tried in vain to get the police to listen to their concerns but their daughters/sisters/mothers were not considered important enough to be alarmed that they were missing.
I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and heartache that these families live with but have felt just a touch of it at times. Our son Michael went missing over five years ago. So many times when people find out our son is missing they will ask “What happened? Where did he go missing from?”I will explain that our son was schizophrenic and had just been released from the hospital. I have actually had people make the waving motion with their hand as if to brush it off since our son was mentally ill. I want to scream What difference does that make? He is still our son, our children’s brother, we still love him and miss him every day. Does the fact that he is mentally ill take away the fact the is loved and missed by his family and friends? And just because someone has a mental illness does not have to be the reason they went missing. The easy way out for many is to say he obviously committed suicide since he was mentally ill. Of course that is a very real possibility but there are so many young healthy men, just in the prime of their lives, that have gone missing from across Canada and there is no explanation.
We need to start treating every missing person as the same, whether you are rich, poor, have mental health issues, a street person or drug addict.
June 16, 2011
On Going Stories of Missing People in BC
body, Death, Detective, Family, Lost or Missing, Murder, Substance abuse
Saanich police have released the name and picture of the young woman who was found dead in Colquitz River park on Saturday June 11, 2011. Her name is Shannon Rogers age 26 and she was reported missing June 10, 2011 (the day before her body was found) by her boyfriend. Shannon had been missing for a week before her boyfriend reported her missing. When her body was found police said it had been in the location for some time but police were unable to say exactly how long. Shannon’s family is hoping that by releasing her name and picture that people may remember seeing her in the week before her body was found. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Police+release+name+Victoria+woman+found+dead/4954564/story.html
May 15, 2011
2005 Missing People of BC
mental health, missing woman, Substance abuse, Victoria
Belinda also goes by the name Engen has been missing since May 2005. Belinda suffers from Mental Health Issues and substance abuse.
May 15, 2011
2009 Missing People of BC
Family, Missing Man, Substance abuse
Robert was last seen at his home in Esquimalt BC April 4 2009. Robert uses his bike as a main transportation. Robert was known to have substance abuse problems and was involved with the downtown community. Robert’s family is very concerned for his well-being and are desperate for answers to his disappearance http://www.vicpd.ca/uploads/media_briefing/2009-09-01.pdf
May 15, 2011
2011 Missing People of BC
Burnaby, Health, Lost or Missing, Substance abuse
Janice was dropped off at the Gateway Skytrain Station in Surrey on April 18 2011. Janice has not been seen since that day and was reported missing three days later. There was a reported sighting of Janice on April 23 in Burnaby by Royal Oak and Kingsway.
Janice has suffered from substance abuse in the past and her family and friends are very concerned for her well-being. Janice is a very small woman, 4’8″ and weighs 90 pounds. Investigators believe that Janice could be in the Vancouver area.
March 17, 2011
On Going Stories of Missing People in BC
Criminal, Family, Grief Loss and Bereavement, missing woman, Murder, Port Coquitlam, Substance abuse
I thought I read the news story wrong at first. Robert Picton’s brother Dave Picton, and his sister Linda Wright are suing for damages to the farm when police searched for evidence of the missing woman that were killed and disposed of on the farm. They actually say that the damage caused by the RCMP rendered the property useless. Excuse me? It was the all the missing woman found on the farm that have caused the most damage!
This would be a joke if it wasnt so disgusting! The place was a horrible filthy mess and these two individuales actually believe there was damage done. If anything they should be paying the RCMP for cleaning up the ‘Pig Sty’!
The really sad part is I am certain that not all the DNA from the missing women were found. I’m sure there were more women killed and disposed of over the years. I find it hard to believe that Robert Picton’s brother did not know what was going on. I also find it hard to believe that Robert acted on his own.
Dave Picton and Linda Wright should be ashamed of themselves for causing more angish for the family of the women who were found on the farm and also for the family of the many women who may never be found!
Here is an article that shows what a mess this farm was before the search! http://v1.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070424.wpicktonweek3/BNStory/specialPickton/home
March 11, 2011
Found Missing Persons
Criminal, missing men, Substance abuse, Vancouver
Jason Michael Dagenais escaped from police custody, jumping from a moving police van in downtown Vancouver Thursday March 10. Jason is considered a high risk because he has a history of violence and substance abuse. Recently Jason told his therapist that he fantasizes about kidnapping a child and committing murder. Not a very good person to be out in the public. Please look carefully at his picture and if you see him call 911 immediately and get this criminal off of the streets and away from our children.