I was surprised (as perhaps anyone in Durham Region) to become privy to our biggest cold case in this geographic area having read a few newspaper articles, including that by Dave Flaherty in the Oshawa Express on Oct. 24, recently.
It concerns a 55-year-old unsolved disappearance (and assumed murder) of a Noreen Greenley, a 13-year-old girl in 1963 in the Bowmanville area.
I am flummoxed as to why this case has never been solved and left to go ice cold since 2005 when the case was last reopened with new developments in 2016.
Why was a “Laissez-Faire” attitude so prevalent in this case when there has to be grieving family members after all this time.
If there was a deathbed confession indicating an area where her body may have been interred tragically within a car, why were only two trenches of 100 to 150 feet long dug?
Why weren’t numerous trenches, in fact, the entire area, not overturned.
So no evidence was found on a dig and miss?
And this poor child will stay missing for another half century until all her family members die.
Does that solve the crime technically speaking?
It’s just not acceptable in any fashion, never mind the price tag.
How tragically sad that every fibre has not been examined especially with increasing technology as years go on.
A similar cases is Nicole Morin in Toronto in the 1980s.
The police forces in question need to never rest in bringing closure to these heinous cases and most importantly bringing these missing children home once and for all.