5th Anniversary of Marilyn’s disappearance: The Main Points

Here is the list of events or documents related to the 5th anniversary of Marilyn’s disappearance.

1. Invitation to a press conference by the Missing Children’s Network and the Québec City Police Department.

2. Press Conference on February 14, 2013 by Mrs. Andrée Béchard (Marilyn’s mother), Pina Arcamone (Executive Director of Missing Children’s Network) and Catherine Viel (Spokesman of the Québec City Police Department).

3. Press release by the Missing Children’s Network ”A Widespread Operation to Locate Marilyn Bergeron Missing Since 2008“.

4. The details of the new campaign to find Marilyn.

5. Message by Marilyn’s parents on February 13th, 2013.

6. Missing for Five Years, Open Letter to Marilyn, on February 18th, 2013.

7. Message from Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu.

8. The article or articles recently published in the media can be found in the Press section.

RCPM Launches National Public Website for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains

Source: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/news-nouvelles/2013/01-31-ncmpur-cnpdrni-eng.htm

January 31, 2013 — OTTAWA —The RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) is pleased to announce the launch of a new national website.

The NCMPUR website, located at www.canadasmissing.ca, is Canada’s first national website designed to engage the public in reporting tips and information related to ongoing cases. The site is a key component of the federal government’s commitment to the Canadian public to help identify remains and bring the missing home.

“This website gives the public a chance to make a difference in finding some of Canada’s missing. Each person who takes the time to visit canadasmissing.ca could help bring a loved one home to their family,” said the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety.

“Canadasmissing.ca provides law enforcement, medical examiners and chief coroners with a powerful tool in resolving missing persons and unidentified remains cases and gives the public an easy-to-use access point to ensure that relevant information is received by investigators,” said RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.

While in some cases many years have passed since a person has gone missing or human remains have been located, police, medical examiners and chief coroners remain committed to resolving these cases.  The participation of the public is often vital in locating missing persons and identifying human remains.  Regardless of how old an investigation is or how insignificant a piece of information may seem, a member of the public may have the one key element needed to successfully solve a case.

The website is operated by the RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains. The cases on the new website are a sampling of cases from across Canada.  The information contained on canadasmissing.ca is submitted by police officers, medical examiners or chief coroners.  Cases may be added to the website at the request of primary investigators.  All tips and information received from the public through the website will be relayed to the investigating agency.

To visit the site, please follow the link below.


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For further information:
RCMP National Media Relations

Knowledge Base

Number of kids reported missing in the Province of Quebec: 22 per DAY

Number of kids reported missing in Canada: 67,000 per YEAR

Number of unidentified remains in Canada: 600

Number of missing people in Canada (active cases, still not found): 7,000

Length of Marilyn’s disappearance:  5 YEARS

To this date, there is still no database for missing people and unidentified remains. There are also no statistics available on missing adults in Canada. A centralized repository and resource center should be available for searches by the general public, medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials, etc. to help with solving cases.

Update January 2013:

There is finally a centralized database of Canada’s Missing. The National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is Canada’s national centre that assists law enforcement, medical examiners and chief coroners with missing persons and unidentified remains investigations across the country. The NCMPUR incorporates the existing National Missing Children Operations (NMCO).

February 2013 Statistics


211 active cases of missing person. Source: Avisderecherche.tv.

50 active files (24%) included in the new database in Canada. Source: Canada’s missing.


717 active files (a little bit more than 10%) included in the new database in Canada. Source: Canada’s missing.

Unidentified Remains Canada
About 600 active files.
-Only 1 case added to the database from the Province of Quebec.
-156 cases added in other regions.
-Total 26%

I am still looking for the official statistics of the year 2012. A recent report indicates that “more than 100,000 people are reported missing each year and most of them are found very quickly. However, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) indicates that about 4800 people were still not found after one year, and that the number of missing persons over a long period continue to increase: about 270 new cases of missing persons are reported each year. Moreover, each year, the human remains of 20 to 30 people are discovered in Canada.”

Source: Coordinating Committee of Senior Officials (Criminal) Missing Women Working Group, Report and Recommendations on Issues Related to the High Number of Murdered and Missing Women in Canada.



Recent Articles


Triste anniversaire: Marilyn Bergeron est disparue il y a cinq ans“, sur http://fr.canoe.ca/infos/societe/archives/2013/02/20130217-120824.html, publié le 17 février 2013.

Triste anniversaire pour Marilyn Bergeron“, sur http://tva.canoe.ca/emissions/salutbonjour/chroniques/sbwe/actualitesemaine/181331/triste-anniversaire-pour-marilyn-bergeron, publié le 17 février 2013.

Disparition de Marilyn Bergeron: une campagne pour relancer l’enquête“, sur http://m.radio-canada.ca/regions/Quebec/2013/02/14/004-marylin-bergeron-enquete.shtml, publié le 17 février 2013.

Disparition de Marilyn Bergeron: l’espoir perdure“, sur http://www.journaldequebec.com/2013/02/17/lespoir-perdure, publié le 17 février 2013 à 13h55.

Marilyn Bergeron disparaissait il y a cinq ans“, sur http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/justice/faits-divers/201302/17/01-4622514-marilyn-bergeron-disparaissait-il-y-a-cinq-ans.php, publié le 17 février 2013 à 09h17.

Il y a cinq ans, Marilyn était vue pour la dernière fois“, sur http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/justice-et-faits-divers/201302/17/01-4622535-il-y-a-cinq-ans-marilyn-bergeron-etait-vue-pour-la-derniere-fois.php, publié le 17 février 2013 à 11h55.

Cinq ans plus tard, sa famille garde espoir“, sur http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/faitsdivers/archives/2013/02/20130217-084903.html, publié le 17 février à 8h49.

Disparition de Marilyn Bergeron“, sur http://fr.video.sympatico.ca/actualites/regional/watch/disparition-de-marilyn-bergeron/2165989369001/#.UR-rrxzwF_U, publié le 14 février à 11h11.

Affiches pour retrouver Marilyn Bergeron“, sur  http://journalmetro.com/actualites/national/257280/affiches-pour-retrouver-marilyn-bergeron, publié le 14 février à 11h11.

Disparition de Marilyn Bergeron: blitz d’espoir pour une mère bouleverséesurhttp://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/justice-et-faits-divers/201302/10/01-4620265-disparition-de-marilyn-bergeron-blitz-despoir-pour-une-mere-bouleversee.php, publié le 11 février 2013 à 7h34.

Après cinq ans, où est Marilyn Bergeron?, sur http://www.nouvelleshochelagamaisonneuve.com/Actualités/Vos%20nouvelles/2013-02-11/article-3175018/Apres-5-ans-ou-est-Marilyn-Bergeron/1, publié le 11 février 2013.

Marilyn Bergeron: disparue depuis cinq ans,sur http://www.quebechebdo.com/Actualites/Actualites-regionales/2013-02-06/article-3171984/Marilyn-Bergeron%3A-Disparue-depuis-5-ans/1, publié le 6 février 2013.


Disparition de Marilyn Bergeron: la famille n’abandonne pas”, at http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/Quebec/2012/02/17/001-marilyn-bergeron-disparition.shtmlpublished on February 17th 2012 at 8:01 a.m.

Isabelle Chabot, “Quatre ans sans nouvelles”, at http://www.quebechebdo.com/Actualites/Faits-divers/2012-02-17/article-2898491/Marilyn-Bergeron%3A-Quatre-ans-sans-nouvelle/1published on February 17th.

Mathieu Boivin, “Marilyn Bergeron: quatre ans d’attente insoutenable”, at http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/justice-et-faits-divers/201202/15/01-4496035-marilyn-bergeron-quatre-ans-dattente-insoutenable.phppublished February 15th 2012 at 5:00 a.m.

Maxime Deland, “Quatre ans sans donner signe de vie”, at http://fr.canoe.ca/infos/societe/archives/2012/02/20120215-135505.htmlpublished February 15th 2012 at 1:55 p.m.

Mathieu Boivin, “Disparition de Marilyn Bergeron, la thèse du suicide privilégiée”, at http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/justice-et-faits-divers/201102/17/01-4371525-disparition-de-marilyn-bergeron-la-these-du-suicide-privilegiee.php, published February 2011 at 5:00 a.m.

“La famille de Marilyn Bergeron critique le travail des policiers”, at http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/Quebec/2011/02/17/001-bergeron-marylin-critiques.shtml, published February 17th 2011 at 11:35 a.m.

Thaïs Martel, “Troisième anniversaire de la disparition de Marilyn Bergeron: la entre l’espoir et l’impatience”, at http://www.lactuel.com/Actualites/2011-02-17/article-2250501/Troisieme-anniversaire-de-la-disparition-de-Marilyn-Bergeron-%3A-la-famille-entre-l%26rsquo%3Bespoir-et-l%26rsquo%3Bimpatience/1, published February 17th 2011.

Serge Forgues, “Trois ans d’angoisse et d’espoirs”, at http://fr.canoe.ca/infos/societe/archives/2011/02/20110216-193452.html, published February 16th 2011 at 7:34 p.m.

February 2013

When a disappearance affects a family, it often turns into a great deal of solidarity for those who live the same tragedy. On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the disapearance of my sister Marilyn, I also want to share the images of those who are missing in Quebec. Who knows? Perhaps one of the 211 missing people will be found by you.

Source: http://avisderecherche.tv/disparus-suspects.php?&type=normal&mode=normal&estAvancee=oui&categorie=Missing&motsCles=&nom=&codeADR=&noEvent=&date_incident1=&date_incident2=2012-12-13&police=-1&etat=-1&recompense=sans&rechercherFiches=Rechercher&hiddenText=&orderBy=dateIncident%20DESC

Message from Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu

To the Bergeron family,

Five years later and still no answer… There is no worse pain for a mother, father, or sister than to remain without any news of their loved ones who disappeared.  On this day, we all think about Marilyn. I’m wholeheartedly with you and I pray that she will be found alive.

To all of the families who live with the disappearance of a relative, keep your hope alive and do not ever give up.

One day you will have an answer.