FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 9, 2013
PROVINCIAL PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE ON MISSING PERSONS
Missing Persons Week in Saskatchewan
The Government of Saskatchewan proclaimed the week of May 5 to 11, 2013 as Saskatchewan Missing Persons Week. The theme will be dispelling common myths and each day of the week will highlight and dispel a myth about missing person situations.
Myth 4: Cold cases are closed cases.
Fact: ALL unsolved missing person investigations remain active until there is some sort of outcome.
In discussions with families and communities, there is a concern that, in the absence of regular contact from investigators, the case involving their missing family member or friend is no longer being actively pursued. The Saskatchewan Association and the Saskatchewan Police Commission are working to ensure regular police investigator communication with the family, even where there is nothing new to report, to confirm that the case is still open.
There is a group of cold case investigators who meet bi-annually in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Association of Cold Case Investigators share information and knowledge between agencies.
This video profiles one of their cases:
For more information, please visit:
Saskatchewan Police Commission policy: Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police website: www.sacp.ca/missing/index.php
Government of Saskatchewan: www.justice.gov.sk.ca/MissingPersons