Cold Case Chronicles: Nadine GURCZENSKI

Victoria Avenue, also known as Regional Road #24, stretches through the epicentre of Niagara region, starting from the north shore of Lake Ontario, including through Vineland and spread among endless views of surrounding farms and fields.

Suspect composite sketch from 1999 courtesy of: Niagara Regional Police Service

An area known for its quaintness and peaceful country like tranquility, it can quickly transform into a dimly lit stretch of highway at night, amid a minimal local population.

“The investigation into the unsolved homicide of Nadine Gurczenski remains open & the Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to continuing this investigation in order to identify the person or persons responsible.”

Detective Sergeant Jackie MOORE – Niagara Police Cold Case Unit

On Saturday May 9, 1999, a woman’s body was found along this very stretch of road in Vineland, in a ditch beside Regional Road # 24, just near 8th Avenue.

“May 8th, 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of this homicide. This composite drawing was created 20 years ago and an individuals physical descriptors change during a 20 year time span.”

D/Sgt J. MOORE, NRPS Cold Case Unit

To read my full COLD CASE CHRONICLES story in Niagara This Week from April 2019 click the link: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/9297580-cold-case-chronicles-nadine-gurczenski/

Cold Case Chronicles: Frank PERRY

Courtesy of: Niagara This Week

It was a regular summer day on August 27, 1992, in a normally quiet, serene area of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

At 9:08am that fateful day, a friend stopped by the Perry residence, finding Frank Perry deceased in his bed. Foul play was immediately suspected. Police were called, and a criminal investigation ensued.

“The investigation into the unsolved homicide of Mr. Frank Perry remains open & the Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to continuing this investigation in order to identify the person or people responsible.”

Staff Sergeant Luigi GRECO, NRPS Major Crime Unit

In March 2019 I began writing a monthly COLD CASE CHRONICLES column for Metroland Media Group Limited that appears in Niagara This Week. To read more about the unsolved homicide of Frank PERRY in Niagara This Week, click : https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/9218077-cold-case-chronicles-frank-perry/