Murder. It's horrible to imagine someone you know or love could ever fall victim to such a heinous crime. Worse is an unsolved crime, when families never learn why their loved ones were taken, or by whom. They wait and hope that somewhere, someone will come forward with information on these and so many more of Canada's cold cases:
* The last time anyone saw 14-year-old Dana Bradley alive, she was thumbing a ride along St. John's, Newfoundland's Topsail Road; her body was found four days later
* Sharron Prior, 16, kissed her mom goodbye and set off to visit friends at a neighbourhood pizzeria in the Point St. Charles section of Montreal; her body was discovered four days later
* Charles Horvath of Britain disappeared while backpacking through Canada; rumours initially led investigators to believe he'd been a victim of foul play, but his body was never recovered
* When Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Roland Cook didn't come home after an overnight excursion from their Vancouver Island home to Washington State, their families' worries turned into a nightmare when Tanya's body, and then Jay's, were discovered
* Theresa Allore, a student at Champlain College in Lennoxville, Quebec, decided to forgo a holiday weekend to work on a psychology paper; her partially clothed body was found the following spring.
And so many more tales of unsolved murders in Canada.