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The Disappearance of Lori Lee Kasprick

EARLY LIFE: Lori Lee Kasprick was born in 1961. One of seven kids, her upbringing was difficult. Her mother wasn’t always around, and according to her brother, Rick, their father struggled to raise the children by himself. The Kasprick family lived in Winnipeg and Vogar, Manitoba before relocating to Hilliard, Alberta. Despite being a happy-go-lucky

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The Disappearance of Shelly Dene

EARLY LIFE: Shelly Tannis Dene was born in 1988. A member of Alberta’s Fort McKay First Nation through family ties, she also had a strong connection to the Mikisew Cree Nation of northeastern Albert and the Northwest Territories. Growing up, Shelly dealt with the lasting effects of residential schools. Both her parents had been placed

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The Murder of Leah Anderson

EARLY LIFE: Leah Anderson, of the Cree community of Gods Lake Narrows in Northern Manitoba, was known as a vibrant 15 year old. Despite she and her sisters having a difficult start in life, she remained resilient and tried her best to have a positive outlook on life. The foster care system was a constant

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The Disappearances of Shannon Alexander & Maisy Odjick

EARLY LIFE: Shannon Mary Dale Alexander was born on March 29, 1991. A member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, she lived in the nearby town of Maniwaki, Quebec with her father, Bryan Alexander. According to those who knew her, Shannon was an outgoing and loving girl who would go out of her way to

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The Death of Brooklyn Moose

EARLY LIFE: Brooklyn Moose was born on February 24, 1989 to her parents, Margaret Moose and Delbert Sabit. Known for her sense of humour and infectious smile, she was one of 10 children, with her nine siblings being Terell, Jason, Joel, Riley, Raven, Jesse, Leo, Deveal and Jonny. During her short life, Brooklyn became the mother

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