Unsolved major crime files
There is one Major Crime Unit within RCMP J Division (New Brunswick) with offices in Bathurst, Fredericton and Moncton. Major Crime investigates serious crimes, including homicides and missing persons, where foul play is suspected.
There have been many advances in crime scene techniques over the years which have helped us to solve crime, such as the use of DNA. However, the most successful method of solving a crime is still the assistance of the general public.
The following cases are some of those we are currently investigating. Please have a look at the details of these cases. If you feel you have any information which may be of assistance, please contact us and speak with one of our investigators. All calls are confidential.
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Bergeron, Mario - homicide
Mario Bergeron, a Quebec City man known as a full patch member of the Hells Angels, went missing from the Quebec City area in April 2008. As the investigation into Bergeron's disappearance unfolded, credible information came to light that has led investigators to believe Bergeron was murdered and that his remains were buried in the Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska area of New Brunswick. Investigators continue to follow up on leads and have conducted searches, but so far, Bergeron's remains have not been found. He was 43 years old at the time of his disappearance.
Police believe the public may be able to assist in narrowing down the search for Bergeron's remains. Investigators are asking that anyone with information with regard to any suspicious activity they may have seen at the time of Bergeron's disappearance in April 2008 to come forward. This could include people in the area that local residents were unfamiliar with and possibly the use of heavy equipment in a location that was not under construction. Heavy equipment may have been used to dispose of Bergeron's body.
Boone, Alicia Dawn - suspicious death
On November 6, 2012, shortly before 1:30 p.m., an individual out collecting their mail from a roadside mailbox discovered the body of 26-year-old Alicia Dawn Boone along the side of Killarney Road, near Fredericton.
After an extensive investigation into the cause and circumstances leading to the death of Alicia Dawn Boone in November 2012, the New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit has released the cause of her death. The autopsy report revealed that the 26-year-old woman died from hypothermia due to exposure to freezing temperatures. The report also listed contributing factors to her death which included elevated drug levels in her system as well as positional asphyxia as she was face down on the ground.
Major Crime Unit investigators have determined the whereabouts of Alicia Boone on the night of November 5, 2012, but only to a certain point. The police have been able to confirm through witnesses that Alicia Boone, originally of Nackawic but recently living in Fredericton, was at an apartment on George Street in Fredericton until approximately 11:30 p.m. on November 5, 2012. Witnesses say she left and was planning on meeting someone on Brunswick Street. There are no other confirmed reports of her whereabouts after that. There is a gap of approximately 14 hours from the time she was last seen and when her body was discovered. The RCMP is continuing to seek the public's assistance to try to determine how Alicia Boone arrived on the Killarney Road, and who she may have been with in the 14 hours preceding her death.
Alicia Boone was last seen wearing blue jeans, a pink hoodie undershirt, and a black hoodie with "Aero 87" written in white letters on the front. The hoodie was black on the outside and contained black/white stripes on the inside. She was approximately 5'6" tall, and weighed approximately 130 lbs. She had blonde hair and blue eyes.
Boucher, Victor Kenneth - suspicious disappearance
On May 6, 1996, 35-year-old Victor Boucher of Minto, was last seen at his residence on the Tracy Road in Minto. Mr. Boucher was a jack of all trades and had built his own home where he lived at the time of his disappearance. At the time of his disappearance, the five-foot-six inch Boucher had blond hair, blue eyes, a closely trimmed beard and he walked with a slight limp.
Bourque, Clarence - attempted homicide
During the early morning hours of June 2, 1981, Constable Clarence Bourque, a member of the Shediac Town Police Force, was on patrol. At approximately 1:15 a.m., Cst. Bourque observed a male individual walking (stumbling) on Main Street near the high school. Cst. Bourque believed the individual was intoxicated and subsequently approached him. Upon being asked, the individual returned to the police vehicle with Cst Bourque but refused to get in and ran. Cst. Bourque gave chase and when the individual stumbled and fell, Cst Bourque attempted to handcuff him. A struggle ensued, during which the individual got a hold of Cst. Bourque's revolver and shot him at least three times. The individual left the scene in the police vehicle which was later located semi-submerged in the waters of the Northumberland Strait at Cap Bimet, N.B.
Bujold, Roger - suspicious death
On November 10, 1995, Roger Bujold was driving home after spending the week hunting with friends. Mr. Bujold was proudly displaying the deer he had killed on the roof of his truck. For an unknown reason, Mr. Bujold stopped his 1986 red Ford pickup truck on the side of Highway 108, 10 kilometers from the village of Plaster Rock. He was later discovered dead in the woods, approximately 800 feet from his vehicle. The deer that was on the roof of the truck had been stolen. The investigation revealed that Roger Bujold may have been murdered.
Comeau, Sonore - suspicious disappearance
Sonore Comeau, residing in Tabusintac near Neguac, N.B., was last seen on February 1, 1991. Witnesses reported that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of his disappearance. He was wearing a white jacket with brown trim, red checkered shirt, brown pants and brown boots. He was wearing silver trimmed glasses. Sonore Comeau was born on February 23, 1940 and is described as a Caucasian, height: 173 cm (5'8") weight:70 kg ( 154 lbs ). He is of medium complexion with black and grey hair, blue eyes, a moustache and he is toothless.
Dallaire, Philibert - homicide
On May 14, 1977, between 10 p.m. and 10:20 p.m., 57-year-old Philibert Dallaire of Cormierville, N.B., was viciously attacked with a baseball bat after getting out of his vehicle while he made his way to his house. Mr. Dallaire was later found unconscious and bleeding just outside his back step with severe trauma to his head. The culprits removed his wallet and its contents except for personal papers and then threw the wallet in the ditch in front of the house. It was fairly common knowledge within the community of Cormierville that Mr. Dallaire regularly carried a substantial amount of money. Mr. Dallaire never regained consciousness and later died in hospital on May 23, 1977 as a result of the injuries he received in the attack.
Dow, Gary Hazen "Giggie" - homicide
In August 1981, 29-year-old Gary "Giggie" Dow of Saint John, N.B., was reported missing to the Saint John Police Department. Prior to his disappearance, Mr. Dow was known to associate with individuals from Montreal as well as with Jacques Duguay, who himself disappeared and was reported missing in May 1982, to the Saint John Police Department. In June 2000, human remains were found near St. Martins, N.B., which were later identified as those of Mr. Dow.
Doyle, John Jr. - homicide
On September 22, 1984, 14-year-old John Doyle Jr. of Mitchell Settlement, near Jacquet River, N.B. left his residence at noon on his bicycle, to go to Jacquet River. John Doyle Jr was last seen alive between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. that same day. On November 23, 1984 his body was discovered underneath trees that had been set on fire. His bicycle was also located at the scene. The subsequent investigation revealed that John Doyle Jr was a victim of a homicide. Throughout the years, several suspects were investigated and eliminated.
Edgett, Douglas James - homicide
Update: On June 29, 2009, David Ouellette of Moncton, N.B., pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder in connection with the murder of Douglas James Edgett. He was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility of parole for 15 years. This investigation is ongoing as police believe other people may have been involved in this crime.
On Saturday, February 23, 1991, a lone snowmobiler, travelling along a woods road, just off the Pacific Junction Road near Moncton, N.B., happened upon a man lying face down in the snow. The snowmobiler notified the police who immediately attended at the scene. The body was identified as that of 25-year-old Douglas James Edgett of Moncton, N.B. The investigation revealed that he was last seen on Wednesday, February 20, 1991, and was reported missing the following day, Thursday, February 21. In June, 2009, as a result of the ongoing police investigation, one individual was convicted of the murder of Mr. Edgett and received a life sentence. The RCMP believe that other individuals were involved, either directly or indirectly, in the murder of Mr. Edgett and are continuing with the investigation.
Estabrooks, Jessica - homicide
20-year-old Jessica Estabrooks of Moncton, N.B. was last seen on August 23, 1996 as she walked home along Killam Drive in Moncton after finishing her shift at the Burger King restaurant. On October 21, 1996, partial human remains were found along the banks of the Petitcodiac River near Beaumont and were later positively identified as those of Jessica Estabrooks. A forensic autopsy was conducted and the results indicated that her death was due to a criminal act.
Felsing, John and Isabella - homicide
On Tuesday evening, October 19, 1965, John and Isabella Felsing were out walking their dog, as they did quite frequently. They walked along the Oromocto Flats Road, a dead end road near the river bank located in Lincoln, N.B. It was hunting season, and several hunters were in the area that day. As they walked along the road, John and Isabella Felsing were shot and killed, simultaneously, with one #4 shot, from a 12-gauge shotgun. The individual who shot the Felsings was standing between them and the riverbank, only 50 to 70 feet away (approximately 16 to 22 metres), when the individual took aim and fired. During the course of the investigation, numerous suspects have been interviewed, however, no new leads have surfaced. It remains unknown if the shooting was intentional or accidental.
Ferguson, Dora - homicide
22-year-old Dora Ferguson of Island View, N.B. was last seen alive as she was walking along the Trans Canada Highway at Island View on August 22, 1979. On April 21, 1996, skeletal remains were found in a garbage bag by a man out walking along the Valley Trail just outside Fredericton, N.B. The remains were later positively identified as being those of Dora Ferguson and it was determined that she had been murdered.
Gagnon, Claire - homicide
On May 24, 1970, 16-year-old Claire Gagnon of Gould Street in Dieppe N.B. did not return home for Sunday dinner at 5 p.m. This was out of the ordinary for the teenager and concerned her parents. The last confirmed sighting of Claire Gagnon was sometime between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. that same day. On May 25, 1970, some 24 hours later, her body was discovered not far from her home. Follow up investigation confirmed Claire Gagnon was the victim of a homicide. Over the 40 years since her death, there have been numerous leads and investigators assigned to the file, however, to this date the person or persons responsible for her death have yet to be identified.
Harvey, Carl Murray - homicide
The RCMP Major Crime Unit in Fredericton continue to investigate the murder of 38-year-old Carl Murray Harvey, originally from the Woodstock, N.B. area but more recently from Canterbury, N.B. He was the owner of the "Kid Rock" Auto Body shop located on Main Street in Canterbury. Mr. Harvey's body was discovered by relatives on June 21, 2002. He was last seen alive earlier during the week of June 17, 2002.
Henderson, Paul David "Poncho" - suspicious death
On November 14, 1981, the body of 17-year-old Paul David Henderson, alias Poncho, was found by two young men playing on the catwalk under the Centennial Bridge in Miramichi, N.B. The investigation revealed that on October 31, 1981, Paul Henderson and a friend went to the Ambassador Hotel in Chatham, N.B. around 7 p.m. Henderson tried to enter on several occasions but was refused access because of his age. His friend was able to enter into the bar and it was the last time Henderson was seen alive.
LeBlanc, Maria and Cormier, Marcel - homicide
14-year-old Marcia LeBlanc and 17-year-old Marcel Cormier were murdered on a back road in the Saint-Antoine area on November 14, 1993. Investigators are very interested in speaking with Roger LeBlanc who is presently listed as missing and was 34-years-old at the time. Roger LeBlanc is a person of interest to investigators as he was known to frequent an after hours bar not far from the murder scene and went missing the day after being interviewed by investigators on November 21, 1993, regarding the murders of Marcia LeBlanc and Marcel Cormier. Initially, it was believed Roger LeBlanc was a lost hunter, however, it quickly came to light that Roger LeBlanc was in fact in the woods by choice. Some items belonging to Roger LeBlanc were found in the Canaan River. An extensive search of the area by police and volunteer search and rescue personnel met with negative results. It is believed Roger LeBlanc may be deceased. He was known to spend a lot of his time hunting in the Downey Siding area. Investigators are asking the public to pay attention during the hunting season for anything which appears unusual as Roger LeBlanc's remains could be discovered, if in fact he is deceased.
Léger, Henri - homicide
During the evening of November 28, 1990, two armed and masked male individuals forcibly entered the residence of 70-year-old Henri Leger located on the Ouellette Road in Haute-Aboujagane, N.B. Residing with Mr. Leger was his wife, Eveline Leger, and Sophie Leger, all senior citizens. During the home invasion, Eveline and Sophie Leger were tied up while Mr. Leger was severely beaten. The culprits searched the home and subsequently left with an amount of money. A search of the property and area led to the recovery of a revolver and nylon stockings possibly used during this incident. Mr. Leger never regained consciousness and died in August, 1993.
Mills, James Henry - homicide
On July 24, 1991, James Henry Mills was found dead in his cell while he was serving his sentence at the Atlantic Institution in Renous. Mills did not show up at the cafeteria for his shift at 6:30 am. His absence was reported to the guards who found Mills' body in his cell. The investigation revealed that Mills was the victim of a homicide.
Morrell, Lillian – homicide
On October 10, 2014, Lillian Morrell was found deceased in her home on Evergreen Drive in Moncton. The death was not initially deemed suspicious. In the weeks following the death, police received information that led them to determine that the 49-year-old woman was the victim of a homicide.
In 2014, two people were arrested as part of the investigation. They were later released, and no charges were ever laid.
Police have released three specific locations and timeframes of interest in the investigation. Anyone who was in the following areas at the specified times is ask to contact police:
- The home of Lillian Morrell, 41 Evergreen Drive in Moncton, any time on October 9 and 10.
- Irving/Circle K, 1930 Mountain Road, between 10 p.m. on October 9 and 3 a.m. on October 10.
- NB Liquor, 1855 Mountain Road, between 10 and 11 p.m. on October 9.
Nutter, Jack - suspicious disappearance
Jack Nutter of Dieppe has had no contact with his family since July of 2007. He was reported missing to police in April 2009. Even though he lived in Dieppe, he was known to frequent the area around Université Avenue and Mountain Road as he owned property on Université Ave. Investigators consider his disappearance suspicious.
At the time of his disappearance, Jack Nutter was 65 years old. He had a thin build, weighed approximately 145 pounds (66 kg) and was approximately 5'7" (173 cm) tall. He has brown eyes and gray hair.
O'Donnell, Andrew - homicide
In the early morning hours of July 8, 2005, the body of Andrew O'Donnell was discovered lying in a pool of blood inside a residence on Prince of Wales Road, Prince of Wales, N.B. No one else was in the residence at that time. Mr. O'Donnell was the victim of a gunshot wound, possibly after an altercation.
Redmond, Mary Beatrice - homicide
On March 24, 1974, the body of 55-year-old Mary Beatrice Redmond was found in the entrance of her residence located on the second floor of 88 Bridge Street, in Chatham Head, N.B. The investigation revealed that Mrs. Redmond, was at the 7:00 p.m. Catholic Mass. She then stopped at the Henderson Convenience Store to purchase cigarettes and a newspaper. It would be the last time she was seen alive. Her leather purse, cigarettes, the newspaper and her light brown leather jacket have not been found.
Sivret, Jeanne - homicide
On May 11, 1986, Mrs. Jeanne Sivret left her residence to take a walk after a dispute with her husband, Ernest Sivret. Mrs. Sivret was last seen by witnesses at 11:30 p.m. the same day. She never returned home. The next day she was reported missing by her husband before he went to work. The body of Mrs. Sivret was found late that evening by a search team. The investigation revealed Mrs. Sivret was the victim of a brutal murder.
Springer, Jami - suspicious disappearance
Twenty-eight-year-old Jami Springer was last seen in Moncton on August 31, 2016. She has not been seen nor heard from since, and police consider her disappearance suspicious. An award of $12,000 is being offered through Crime Stoppers for information that leads to finding her.
Jami Springer is described as Caucasian, with dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'4" tall, and weighs approximately 106 lbs. She has numerous distinctive tattoos, including a molecule on her inside left forearm, a pink ribbon below her right shoulder blade, a flower on her upper back, a butterfly on her lower back extending around her waist, the Lord's Prayer on her left thigh, "MaryJane" on her left collarbone, "MJ" inside her left ear, a red-white-blue popsicle on her right upper arm and multiple colourful tattoos on her right upper arm including lollipops, an ice cream cone and a birthday cake.
Swanson, George Edward - homicide
A few days before December 21, 1977, George Edward Swanson went to the Hub City Lounge, located at 636 Salisbury Road in Moncton, N.B., with a few acquaintances. Swanson and a friend sat down, and were joined by others. After midnight, Swanson and others are believed to have visited other locations in the city. Then, sometime during the early morning hours, Swanson was driven toward Turtle Creek, N.B. The vehicle turned onto the Dewey Road, and drove almost to the end where the snowplow turns when cleaning the road. Here, Swanson was removed from the car by more than one person, and shot to death with a 12-gauge shotgun. Swanson's body was found in the snow, on the Dewey Road on Wednesday, December 21, 1977.
Wedge, Michelle - suspicious disappearance
On July 2, 1975 7 1/2 year old Michelle Wedge of Dominion Street in Moncton left her residence at approximately 8:30 p.m. on her bicycle. Witnesses reported that she was last seen riding her bicycle in the area of John and Dominion Street in Moncton. She has not been seen or heard of since. Her bicycle was found late that evening on the southwest corner of John and Dominion Streets. At the time of her disappearance she was wearing navy blue shorts, navy blue knee length socks, navy blue sandals and a red and white T-shirt. Michelle Lise Wedge was described as being: 4' tall (122 cms), brown eyes, slender/thin, light/fair complexion and light brown hair.
Welner, "Kathy" Katheryn Diane - homicide
45-year-old Kathryn (Kathy) Diane Welner of Moncton was believed to be last seen alive on the evening of May 12, 2005 from her residence on Lutz Street in Moncton, N.B. Her naked body was discovered on May 17, 2005 at approximately 7 pm under an ATV bridge at the head of the Shediac River in Stilesville, NB. She is also known as Kathryn (Kathy) Diane Pyne and is described as being 157 cm tall, weighing 49 kg with brown hair and hazel eyes.
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