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Loc Token: ucf9c1g0420900851
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Condition: CAT LADY AND 3 SENIORS VANISHED
Location: Huntsville, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
File Name: Disappearance of Joan Lawrence "Cat Lady"
Author/Contributor: Michael B.

Joan

File Number: 104200085

Huntsville, Ontario: Last known to be living on the property of the Laan family touted as a retirement home, Joan Lawrence, 77. was paying over $700 in rent for an uninsulated shack without running water, heat, or electricity. It is believed that Lawrence, a "cat lady," selected this accommodation to keep over 30 cats as pets.

After being reported missing on 25 November 1998, the resulting Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigation did not locate Lawrence's body but identified three other residents - John Semple (90), John Crofts (71), and Ralph Grant (70) - as missing. Their pension cheques, however, were still being cashed.

No bodies have been recovered and no one has faced charges in Lawrence's presumed homicide. Read full story »

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