Saturday, April 23, 2016

Post 3246 - Nova Scotia Missing Persons Casefiles - Leslie Katnick

Let's see here. I am ensconced in my home office, surrounded by books. Patricia is two stories up, watching a movie. Nobody can hear me scream. Good thing the doors are locked.

What do you know about this case? The following is from the Halifax police website. 

Leslie Katnick was a resident of Montreal until November 1, 1991, at which time she moved to Halifax and was never seen by any of her friends or family again. The police looked into it and learned that a woman by her name had registered at the Halifax YMCA on November 2nd, returning the key on November 4th. She used her bank card for the last time on November 2nd, probably to pay for her room at the Y,  and likely holding on to enough cash to cover any meals and incidentals. Then, nothing. She simply vanished.

I'm very curious about this case. Why would a woman who didn't seem to know anybody here, uproot herself and move a few provinces over, settling into a temporary accommodation? What did she do during those two days she was at the Y? And why would she stay at the YMCA, anyway? Would a woman new to the city not feel more comfortable staying at the YWCA, not far away, close to the corner of Barrington and South? An easy walk, and an even easier cab ride. 

The Cellar Door, a local website about missing person's cases and unsolved murders, provides a bit more information, and tries to link this case to unsolved murders. There's a lot of speculation there, and I don't want this series to be about speculation, but fact. No offense to the folks behind The Cellar Door.

If you know anything about the whereabouts of Leslie Katnick, please contact your local police department. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can contact me privately and I can forward that information to police. 

If there is a missing person's case you want me to look into, you can contact me here, or you can write me on my Facebook or tweet me privately at @bevboy0223

Let me know what you think of this series. It is a work in progress.

See you tomorrow.


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