Lacking girl dwelling outdoors Canada full time since 1980, current dying: Ottawa police

Ottawa police stated on Wednesday {that a} girl who went lacking in 1980 had been dwelling outdoors Canada full time and had just lately handed away.

In a information launch, police stated Del Nancy Wyman’s household was just lately contacted by a 3rd social gathering who reported the information to them.

Police stated Wayman had gone lacking on July 16, 1980.

She was 22 years previous and lived along with her household on Washington Avenue, which was then town of Vanier.

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Police stated she advised some members of the family that yr that she was planning to depart the home and left the home with a suitcase simply earlier than midday on July 16.

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Wyman hailed a taxi and went to Voyageur bus station on Catherine Road. Police stated she didn’t inform her members of the family the place she was going.

Police stated investigators spoke to the one witness on the time – the taxi driver – who stated Wyman talked about he didn’t know the place she was going, probably Toronto or Montreal.

The taxi driver entered the bus station to get espresso after dropping him off and noticed Wyman speaking to 2 younger adults, who have been by no means recognized.

That was the final time anybody in Ottawa noticed him.

Final yr, police launched age-progressing sketches of Wyman made by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Police additionally launched a message from her sister, saying her household “by no means stopped in search of her.”

“Dale is significantly missed by his brother and two sisters,” his sister Brenda Larche stated on the time.

“We’ve got an empty area for him in our hearts and we pray and hope that somebody can keep in mind him by some means. Please assist us resolve this and discover some peace and closure.”

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Over time, investigators instructed that Wyman might have lived in Alberta and the Toronto space within the early Nineties. Police stated her household thought she might have been in Alberta or Saskatchewan in some unspecified time in the future.

However on Wednesday, police stated a 3rd social gathering noticed final yr’s put up and contacted Wyman’s household to tell that she was dwelling in another country and handed away just lately.

Particulars Linda Nethercott from the Lacking Individuals Unit of the Ottawa Police confirmed the knowledge.

Police didn’t particularly say the place she was staying.

“The household and the Ottawa Police want to thank everybody for his or her help in closing this file,” Nethercott stated.

“The household has been ready for this information for 40 years….

“Unresolved instances are by no means closed, and households are ready to be heard, regardless of how a lot time passes.”

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