UPDATED: Peterborough Police Are Searching For Missing 45-Year-Old Man

UPDATE: March 4th From Peterborough Police: "On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 3, the Peterborough Police Service located missing person 45-year-old Craig McLaughlin deceased. Our Service has notified next of kin. At this time it appears to be non-suspicious. We continue to work jointly with the Coroner’s Office.  No further details will be released."


Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 45-year-old Craig McLaughlin. McLaughlin was last seen on Saturday, February 21st at approximately 9:30 p.m., leaving his Park Street North home in his vehicle: a blue, four-door Subaru license plate 448SLM.
Mr. McLaughlin is described as follows:
·         Male
·         Caucasian
·         6'0"
·         Medium build
·         Short brown hair
·         Clean shaven
·         Brown eyes
·         Reading glasses
·         Pierced right eyebrow
·         Unknown clothing
·         Driving Blue Subaru ON marker- 448SLM
***Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 ext. 217 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women Awareness Campaign Launched By Peterborough's STRUTT

Peterborough's STRUTT Central has launched an "Unmask the silence" campaign to raise awareness about the number of Indigenous women who are going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than other women in Canada—a rate so high it constitutes nothing less than a national human rights crisis.

STRUTT's program was undertaken with young girls from the Cree Nation of Wemindji to spread awareness on this crisis. The impactful photographs below (and above) from the series were taken by Paisley Spence Photography. The campaign was directed by Christina Abbott, who tells us the backstory for how it came together in this photo essay below...

Christina Abbott... "I was working with Mickey Decarlo, a First Nations Woman in our community, and her group of young Cree women. Mickey serves as a mental health worker at the Cree Nation of Wemindji Wellness and Culture Program. She meets with the girls individually every week to discuss issues concerning them over lunch."

Abbott... "Mickey, who lives in Peterborough, brings the girls from Wemindji to Peterborough at least once a year, and arranges fun and meaningful activities for them while they're here in town. Amnesty international states that: 'Indigenous women are going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than other women in Canada—a rate so high it constitutes nothing less than a national human rights crisis.' As a First Nations woman, Mickey sought to educate the girls on the seriousness of this crisis by challenging them to picture the effects of similar tragedies on their family and/or loved ones."

Abbott... "Together, we decided to make an awareness campaign as so many, including myself, have gone years without knowledge of the extent or severity of the crisis affecting Aboriginal women. By asking the girls to act as models in campaign photos showcasing facts and figures on the crisis, we endeavoured to educate them on the dangers they may face, as well as spreading awareness beyond their community."

Abbott... "The butterfly is the national symbol behind the struggle to combat this crisis; it represents the individual beauty of each woman that is missing. In our images, the butterfly mask being removed symbolizes the unmasking of the cold hard facts that we all need to face together. We want Canadians to see the plight of these women as though they were our sisters."

View more photos in the striking series below...

You can view the entire photo essay here on the campaign. (Hair and Makeup by STRUTT Beauty's Jasher Guiel, Carolyn Abbott, Brandy Aston, Jacqueline Hoss, Christina Abbott. Creative Direction by Christina Abbott. Research facts by Camellia Shaw.)

For more information, check out Amnesty International and Native Womens Association of Canada.

Please spread the word about this campaign on your social media channels.

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Pictures & Info: Help Find Two Missing Crestwood Teens

[UPDATE, MONDAY OCTOBER 29th] OPP say the teens runaways have been located safe.


From an OPP release today...


(Cavan Monaghan Twp., ON) – Peterborough County OPP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two missing teens.

Selena DAWSON age 15 years of North Monaghan Twp and Cole DOLEY age 15 years of Peterborough were last seen leaving Crestwood Collegiate on the afternoon of Monday October 22, 2012.

Officers have conducted a search in the wooded area immediately behind Crestwood Collegiate and contacted their friends. Their parents have posted photos of the two missing youths and police have also checked places that DOLEY and DAWSON were known to frequent.

Selena DAWSON is described as:

  • Slim build
  • Black hair                                            
  • Hazel eyes
  • White
  • 160 cm tall
  • 38.5 Kg weight


Cole DOLEY is described as:

  • Medium build
  • Blonde Hair
  • Blue eyes
  • White
  • 168 cm tall
  • 70 Kg weight

Police request that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Selena or Cole is requested to contact the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police at 705-742-0401 or 1-888-310-1122. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Peterborough Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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