Tag: Canada

The Death of Alannah Jamima Cardinal

EARLY LIFE: Alannah Jamima Cardinal was one of nine children born to her parents. Her family, which included her grandmother Noreen Cardinal, were members of the Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation, a Cree community located about 185km northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up, Alannah was said to be an outgoing and smart girl, who was very

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The Disappearance of Caitlin Potts

EARLY LIFE: Caitlin Potts was from Samson Cree First Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta. She was the daughter of Priscilla Potts and sister to Ashley, Codi and Jeremiah Potts. Up until age 11, Caitlin lived in foster care, despite efforts by Priscilla to try to have her and her siblings returned to her care. While in

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The Death of Bella Marie Laboucan-McLean

EARLY LIFE: Bella Marie Laboucan-McLean grew up in Sturgeon Lake Cree First Nation, located approximately 250km north of Edmonton, Alberta. She had a large family, consisting of her parents, three older sisters and two younger brothers. Bella’s parents are teachers, who over the past three decades have worked to develop Cree curriculum for language revitalization, while

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Rockwood Jane Doe

DISCOVERY: On August 28, 2005, a bicyclist cycling through a picnic area in Eramosa Township, Ontario discovered the concealed body of a deceased female. The area, which is a wooded rest stop, runs along Highway 7. AUTOPSY: An autopsy was performed on the body upon it being brought in for examination, where it was learnt

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The Disappearance of Claudette Osborne-Tyo

EARLY LIFE: Claudette Osborne-Tyo was born on May 15, 1987. A member of Norway House Cree Nation, she grew up in an area where everyone knew everyone, and where there was a sense those around her had her back. Growing up, Claudette was a tomboy, who loved being around both adults and children her own

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