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Barbara Doucette holds a picture of her niece Laura Lee Cross in this 2003 photo. Police issued another plea for help in the case. via The Chronicle Herald - (Peter Parsons / Staff / File)
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - The RCMP is asking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a Dartmouth woman whose remains were found 18 years ago.
The case has never been solved and police say they continue to investigate Cross' death.
Her homicide has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in certain cases.
On October 14, 2002, at approximately 5:30 pm, police responded to a report of two hunters who discovered human skeletal remains off a logging road near Dollar Lake Provincial Park, located on the Old Guysborough Road near the Halifax International Airport. The skeletal remains were later identified as those of the victim, Laura Lee Cross.
The investigation revealed that the Ms. CROSS had last been seen on July 12, 2001, and she had been reported missing in August of 2001. Ms. Cross had been living at 18 Middle Street, in Dartmouth, at the time of her disappearance.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the death of Laura Lee Cross should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.
The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.
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Nearly 50 Years Later, There Are Still No Clues to What Happened to Virginia Sampare
October 14, 1971
18-year-old Jean Virginia Sampare was last seen by Alvin (her cousin) on Highway 16 outside Gitsegukla on October 14, 1971. He left her alone as he cycled home to get a jacket, and she was gone when he returned.
Sampare worked at the Royal Packing Company salmon canning plant in Claxton and was described as a healthy, normal 18-year-old woma nwho sang teasing songs to her siblings. She loved to play "nurse" with her siblings and would take turns with Winnie (sibling) being the nurse.