Hi, I’m Christine. I’m a true crime researcher, writer, and editor. I run a true crime site called The True Crime Files. My site is dedicated to all things true crime: investigations, reviews, updates, etc. I focus on unsolved murders and disappearances in hopes to reinvigorate interest in the cases. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to write this guest post for Considering Cold Cases. Thanks for reading, and happy holidays!
Susan Tice; Erin Gilmour
In July 1983, Susan Tice had moved to the neighbourhood known in Toronto, Canada as Little Italy. Susan and her husband had been living in Calgary, Alberta. They were separating, and Susan and her husband both moved to Toronto from Calgary, but lived in separate homes.
Susann was 45 years old and a mother of four children. She worked with disadvantaged children and had obtained a nursing degree from McMaster University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. She lived alone in her home at 341 Grace Street.
In Canada, dozens of women have been murdered or disappeared along Highway 16 in British Columbia. Most are still unsolved. Many of the women are of Indigenous descent. Indigenous women in Canada are four times as likely to be murdered than non-native Canadian women. Indigenous groups have long claimed that police do not properly investigate these cases because of racial prejudice, however, it should be noted that the solution rate for homicides of Indigenous women is nearly identical for the solution rate for homicides involving non-native women. The Highway of Tears has a particularly high murder and disappearance rate because of poverty and a lack of public transportation in the area, which has lead to increased hitchhiking, where many women have met their death.
15 year-old Kelly Jane Evelyn Cook lived with her parents in the village of Standard, Alberta. This village is about 70 kilometres northeast of Calgary, a big city in Alberta, Canada. It’s a small village – today the population is 353. The Wikipedia page for the village includes only three sections: Demographics; Athletics; and The murder of Kelly Cook.
Thelma Krull, age 57, was last seen leaving her in Winnipeg Canada on July 11, 2015. There are no known sightings of her since then.
On March 24, 1991, 4-Year-Old Michael Dunahee disappeared in broad daylight from Victoria, Canada while his parents were only meters away. There have never been any solid leads in the case.