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File Token: ucf9f1b0420900691
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Condition: LONGEST-RUNNING MISSING CHILD CASE
Location: Ballyshannon, Ireland
File Name: Disappeared While Walking
Author/Contributor: Don B.


Mary Boyle

File Number: 104200069

Ballyshannon, Ireland: Mary Boyle, 6, disappeared on March 18, 1977 while walking back to her grandparents' house. The investigation into her death has been criticized by some parts of her family and former police officers have stated that they believe Boyle was killed. Boyle is Ireland's longest-running missing child case.

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File Token: ucf9f1b0420901221
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Condition: RAPED, MURDERED
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
File Name: The Disappearance and Murder of Mindy Tran
Author/Contributor: Amanda W.


Mindy Tran

File Number: 104200122

Kelowna, British Columbia: It's been 26 years since Mindy Tran rode her bike down a quiet Kelowna road and became the victim of one of this city's most infamous and ultimately unsolved crimes.

The eight-year-old had gone out to play just after dinner, Aug. 17, 1994. When she didn't return, a search was called and hundreds of area residents fanned out across the neighbourhood to find who was described by many as a studious and friendly child, according to Capital News archives.

Her body, which showed evidence of strangulation and sexual violation, was ultimately found six weeks later, Oct. 11, 1994, when a man with a divining rod led police to a shallow grave in Mission Creek Regional park.

Last year 2019, 25 years later, a small group of mourners met at the Mindy Tran Memorial, a tree with a sign next to it featuring her school photo and a dedication to the memory of the little girl.

The dedication reads, "See this tree that will grow instead of Mindy."

Roses were laid, kisses were blown and a prayer was said in Tran's memory.

"I want to remember the little girl. I want her to rest in peace," said Shui Lee, a friend of Tran family who helped search for Mindy.

Lee spoke on behalf of her parents who did not attend the ceremony because it was "too painful." However, Lee said that the couple is still grateful for the support of the community in the search for their daughter.

"Every night they are still so angry," said Lee.

For Sandi Giddings, her son lost a best friend all those years ago.

"There's not a day that goes by that we don't think of her," said Giddings, who also helped search for Tran.

Tran's memorial and her tree sits at the Springfield/ Ziprick Road parking lot, close to where she was found.

Shannon Murrin, a neighbour, was charged with her murder, but was acquitted and returned to Newfoundland, joined by one of his jurors, Kathy MacDonald, who later admitted they had fallen in love during the trial.

Since Murrin's acquittal, the murder remains unsolved.

What happened? Who is responsible? What do you think?

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File Token: ucf9f1b0420901541
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Condition: DISAPPEARED OUTSIDE KITIGAN ZIBI
Location: Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada
File Name: Two Quebec Girls Mysteriously Vanished
Author/Contributor: Nicklis J.


Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick

File Number: 104200154

November 9, 2020 - It's been nearly 12 years since two Indigenous teenagers disappeared from Maniwaki, QC., just outside Kitigan Zibi First Nation.

On September 9, 2008, Maisy Odjick's family went to the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Police Department to report her missing.

On September 10, 2008, Shannon Alexander's father went to the Surete du Quebec de la Vallee de la Gatineau police station to report her missing.

The investigation revealed that the two young women were last seen together at Shannon Alexander's home located in Maniwaki on the morning of September 6, 2008.

Here's a look back at the major developments in the case, so far.

The disappearance - September 2008

- Maisy Odjick, 16, and Shannon Alexander, 17, are last seen in Maniwaki, Que. on Sept. 6, 2008, before heading out for a night of dancing.

- Police publicize their disappearance when the girls do not return to Alexander's home - and her father finds their belongings there the next day.

- Later that month, volunteers comb the riverbanks of the Kitigan Zibi First Nation.

One year later - September 2009

- One year after the Quebec girls vanish, the families say they're heartbroken.

- Maisy Odjick's clothes, her flute, her camera and treasured photos are still where she left them at the home of her grandparents.

- Investigators say the search is focused in Ontario because a number of possible sightings were reported to Ontario Provincial Police. Read full story »

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Shannon and Maisy

Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick border= Two Quebec Girls Mysteriously Vanished - On September 9, 2008, Maisy Odjick's family went to the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Police Department to report her missing. On September 10, 2008, Shannon Alexander's father went to the Sûreté du Québec de la Vallée de la Gatineau police station to report her missing.

By: Nicklis Maniwaki, Quebec

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