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Loc Token: ucf9c1g0420900601
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Condition: DISCOVERED IN ALBERTA IN 1979.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
File Name: Found By Hikers
Author/Contributor: Simon V.

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File Number: 104200060

Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Banff Jane Doe was estimated to be between the ages of 24 and 25 when she died approximately a year prior to being found by hikers on April 8th, 1979. She was found in Banff National Park about 300 meters off of the Trans-Canada highway. It's possible that Jane is another victim of the Highway of Tears.

Jane is thought to have been between 5'2 and 5'3 tall. She had prominent, high cheek bones and perfect teeth in her upper jaw (her lower jaw was never recovered). Her hair was thick, long, and either brown or black in color. She also is thought to be Indigenous.

There is little information available in her case and Jane remains unidentified.

If you have any information regarding the death or identity of the Banff Jane Doe, you are encouraged to contact the Medical Examiner in charge of her case at 780-427-4987.

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Loc Token: ucf9c1g0420900711
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Condition: LAST SEEN AFTER GETTING INTO ARGUMENT
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
File Name: Murder of Barbara Jean Maclean and Melissa Rehorek
Author/Contributor: Brian J.

Barbara Jean Maclean and Melissa Rehorek

File Number: 104200071

Calgary, Alberta: Barbara Jean MacLean was described as a socially outgoing free-spirit who liked to hang out late at the local bars. By November, 1976 she had found a stable, well-paying job at the Palliser Square Branch of the Royal Bank and shared an apartment with her boyfriend.

February 25th 1977 was the last time Barbara Jean Maclean was seen after getting into an argument with her boyfriend at the Highlander bar after a night out. Witnesses say the two exchanged heated words and after some time Barbara returned to the bar and continued drinking until closing time. Meanwhile, her boyfriend waited for her in his dark green 1970, Volvo parked just outside.

When the bar closed at 2:30 a.m., Barbara returned to the vehicle where she and her boyfriend continued fighting. The altercation escalated and the couple split. Her boyfriend stormed off in his car, leaving Barbara behind in the parking lot. Witnesses stated that her boyfriend drove off at 2:30 AM leaving Barbara alone where she reportedly was planning to hitch hike to a different party but she never got here.

The following morning, a man walking his dog discovered Barbara's fully-clothed, strangled body beside a gravel road near 80th Avenue and 6th Street N.E. in Calgary.

Although she was fully clothed circumstances led detectives to believe that she was sexually assaulted. A thorough examination of the crime scene also led investigators to surmise that she'd been killed at another location then moved to the gravel road some time later. Whoever gave Barbara a ride that night is in all probability, the same person who murdered her.

After further speculation the police believed that her murder was connected to Melissa Rehorek's who had been murdered the previous year on September 16th. She had last been seen leaving the YMCA where she was planning to hitchhike to the city for the weekend.

Police traced her movements the night before to the Highlander Hotel tavern, where she and her boyfriend had argued after closing time.

The daughter of a retired physician, MacLean was originally from Nova Scotia and had moved to Calgary, where she worked at the Royal Bank, the Calgary Herald newspaper reported after the murder.

The only suspect was Gary McAstocker who was a known sex offender. He committed suicide after he found out that the police wanted to talk to him about the murder of another girl named Tina McPhee.

McAstocker had just been released from prison after serving his full 11-year sentence for a 1982 rape and a subsequent 1988 sexual assault committed while on parole.

RCMP investigators also suspected her killer might be the same man who killed Melissa Ann Rehorek, 20, who was found Sept. 16, 1976, in a ditch along a gravel road about 20 kilometres west of Calgary near the Trans-Canada Highway. She had been strangled.

McAstocker was also reportedly the prime suspect in the 1976 murder of an Edmonton teenager, Marie Judy Goudreau, 17, who disappeared Aug. 2, 1976 on the way home to her family's farm on the edge of Edmonton. Her body was found two days later near Devon, southwest of Edmonton.

McAstocker hanged himself in 1994 in his Edmonton home hours before he was to be questioned by police.

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Loc Token: ucf9c1g0420900941
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Condition: BODY FOUND WRAPPED IN A BLANKET
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
File Name: Murder of Erick Joseph Danis
Author/Contributor: Wayne E.

Erick Joseph Danis

File Number: 104200094

Calgary, Alberta: Nine years after an Airdrie father's death, his family continues to search for the person or people responsible.

Someone on an ATV discovered 37-year-old Erick Joseph Danis' body wrapped in a blanket in a field northeast of Calgary on April 22, 2011.

"He was just fun to be around," said Erick's sister, Manon Danis to Global News. "He had a great sense of humour, he was the joker of the family.

Manon said her brother became addicted to opioids and there would be long periods when she wouldn't hear from him.

"The doctors gave him medication and he got addicted fast, really fast," she said. "He went from doctor to doctor until he got flagged." Manon said she last spoke with her brother in November 2010.

"He called me and he was not making any sense at all. And I said to him, 'Erick, something's wrong with you.'"

Manon wouldn't learn about her brother's death until several months later when his body was discovered.

Investigators said that since Danis' death, they have interviewed several people of interest but have not yet zeroed in on a suspect.

"The RCMP feel that it's a very small circle of people who know exactly what happened to Erick," said Sgt. Jason Zazulak with the RCMP K-Division's serious crimes branch. The cause of death has not been released to the public in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.

"The very specifics of what the cause of death were would possibly be only known to a small number of people, and that could be significant evidence in the case," Zazulak said.

Erick left behind a daughter who was only two years old when he died.

"We didn't even have a celebration of life for Erick, we didn't have a funeral," Manon said. "This little girl is not going to know her father."

Manon is now working to help other families who are battling addiction and hopes that one day soon, Erick's killer will be brought to justice.

"No one deserves to die like that, his family [members] are now the victims, over and over and over."

Anyone with information that might assist police in investigating the circumstances of Erick Danis' death is asked to call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Loc Token: ucf9c1g0420901341
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Condition: KILLED IN THE PARKADE
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
File Name: Murder of Allan Richard Teather
Author/Contributor: Jack T.

Allan Richard Teather

File Number: 104200134

Calgary, Alberta: On January 9, 2008, Allan Richard Teather was shot and killed in the parkade of a southwest condo complex in the 100 block of Village Heights SW. The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is currently investigating the file and believe the murder may have been financially motivated.

Investigators are seeking information from anyone who may have known TEATHER or who were in contact with him during the days leading up to his murder. Police are particularly interested in information with respect to his close friends from this time period.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Loc Token: ucf9c1g0420901531
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Condition: BODY FOUND IN A POND
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
File Name: Unsolved Homicide of Anita Gilavish
Author/Contributor: Jeffrey A.

Anita Gilavish

File Number: 104200153

On January 18, 1992, the body of Anita GILAVISH was located in a pond at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. GILAVISH's death was determined to be a homicide.

New technological advances developed after the case can be used on the surviving evidence to identify suspects. Your tips can help solve this case.

Tips and information, please call Crime Stoppers at 1 -800-222-8477

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