Melanie Nadia Ethier: Canada teen missing since 1996

Melanie Nadia Ethier: Missing from Ontario, Canada since 1996 - True Crime Diva. 15-year-old Melanie Nadia Ethier disappeared on September 29, 1996 after leaving a friend’s house to walk home. She has not been seen since.

About the Case

In 1996, Melanie Nadia Ethier, 15, resided in New Liskeard, Ontario with her mother and five-year-old sister. On the night of Saturday, September 28th, Melanie left her residence around 10:00 p.m. to go watch movies at a friend’s house on Pine Street East, a few blocks away. She left the friend’s residence around 2:00 a.m. to walk back home. The walk should have taken her only about 10 minutes, but Melanie never made it home and has not been seen since. read more

Missing Person of the Week: Tersilla Catterina Bonthoux

Each week True Crime Diva will highlight a missing persons case that has little or no information available regarding the circumstances of disappearance. It is important that we also remember these victims regardless of how much time has passed.

True Crime Diva’s Missing Person of the Week

Tersilla Catterina Bonthoux

Tersilla  Catterina (Cecile) Bonthoux was born on August 22, 1875 in Villar Focchiardo, Torino, Peimonte, Italy. She married Julien Adrien Bonthoux from France in 1894, and together they had one son*, Marcel, born in 1913. read more

Robert Pickton – The Case of the Killer Pig Farmer

Today’s post is a guest post written by Laura Lewis. Please see her bio at the end of the post. Thank you, Laura for such a great post!

Robert Pickton – the case of the killer pig farmer

Back in 2007, the world was shocked and appalled by the revelations that came out of a small farm in Canada. Robert Pickton was arrested and charged with the murder of 26 women, but the murders were just the tip of the iceberg. read more

Mabel Crumback: Canadian missing since 1950

I meant to have this post and another one up yesterday but that didn’t happen. I did manage to get this one done, and will be working on the next one shortly.

This post is longer that I wanted it to be, but I kept thinking of different things as I was writing it lol.

19-year-old Mabel Crumback disappeared from her Toronto, Ontario home in the early hours of May 28, 1950. She has never been found. read more

Michael Dunahee: Missing since 1991 from British Columbia

Four-year-old Michael Dunahee  disappeared from a Victoria, British Columbia playground in 1991. He has never been found.

About the Case

Michael Dunahee
Michael Dunahee. Image source:

Around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 1991, Michael Dunahee was playing on the playground at Blanshard Elementary School in Victoria, British Columbia while his mother, Crystal Dunahee, was getting ready to play ladies touch football at an adjacent field. His father, Bruce Dunahee, was helping Crystal with Caitlin and the equipment. At some point shortly after Michael went to the playground, he vanished without a trace. Not one person saw what happened to the little boy. read more

Richard David Marlow: Missing since 1944 from Toronto

Richard David MarlowOn July 18, 1944, nine-year-old Richard David Marlow vanished without a trace near his Beta Street home in Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario. He was last seen riding his older sister’s bicycle up and down the street. The bicycle itself was left in the yard.

A few members of Richard’s family were at the movies that evening. Richard had been the night before, so he stayed home with one of his younger brothers. Gertrude, his mother, Richard’s sister, and his other younger brother went to the show. Their father, John was in the military and stationed out of town. Richard’s two older brothers were fighting in Belgium as World War II raged on. read more

Who Killed Christine Jessop in 1984?

On October 3, 1984, nine-year-old Christine Jessop walked off her school bus in Queensville, Ontario, Canada at around 3:50 p.m. She stopped to get the mail before heading into her home. The house was empty. Her dad was at work and her mother was running errands. Between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m, Christine was seen walking to a nearby grocery store to buy bubble gum. This was the last sighting of Christine alive. read more