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Missing Person Christina Calayca

Christina Calayca
On Monday the 6th of August 2007 Christina Calayca, a resident of the Toronto area, was camping with friends at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park located near Schreiber Ontario. At approximately 6:30 am Calayca indicated to a friend that she was going jogging and was last observed on a park campground roadway.
 
 
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September 7, About 20 members of Christina Calayca‘s family, will hold a pray vigil at Rain Bow Falls Provincial Park begining at 3 p.m. Saturday September 8th,. Karen Caguicla, Calayca‘s aunt and godmother, is reported as saying “We are trying to be positive, but we believe something happened to her,” Caguicla said.
“Christina is just too smart to get lost.” They also wish to meet all those who assisted the family and help in the search so that they can thank them

September 2, volunteer searchers may take another look for Toronto‘s Christina Calayca this fall, but there appears to be no plans for the type of massive organized search that took place last month. “A few of us (hunters) might take a walk through during moose season,” Schreiber‘s Pat Halonen, one of the organizers of an earlier two-day civilian ground search, said Friday. Halonen, a Schreiber town councillor, said visibility in the rugged park might improve this fall when birch and poplar leaves have are off the trees.
 
The OPP called off the Search August 23rd,

Family members remain at the park  in the hope of finding clues. Christina's mother and uncle are planning to stay in the area until Sunday evening, with more relatives convening at the park later this week, said Karen Caguicla, Christina's aunt.
And the family is frustrated their questions are not being answered. For Caguicla, it makes no sense her "smart, mature" niece would just disappear without a trace.
We do suspect that foul play occurred, and we've told the OPP repeatedly that's our suspicion."  OPP called of the search August 23rd.
 
Today, August 23, 2007,  Thunder Bay, OPP have called off the search for Christina Calayca, 20 who went missing while going for a run at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park east of Thunder Bay, Ontario
No clues turned up in 17 days of intense searching. Teams of up to 80 police, trained civilians and family members scoured Rainbow Falls Provincial Park in northwestern Ontario for daycare worker Christina Calayca, 20, from dawn to nightfall up until Wednesday evening.
Police will continue to treat the disappearance as a missing persons case, following numerous tips or leads closely. So far, this investigation hasn’t turned up anything.
Anyone with information on the on-going investigation should call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
 
The search style is changing because we‘ve completed searching all the primary search area, there‘s been no evidence found that indicates the active movement of a person in the bush and due to the length of time that Christina‘s been missing.
Now, tt‘s “a more detailed grid-style searching for a non-responsive person.
Tuesday, searchers will go back to areas closer to where Calayca was last seen on one of the paved roads inside the park, and do a more detailed grid search of the ground.
The initial search method was designed to cover ground as fast as possible, looking for a responsive person.
For two weeks, search teams went into dense bush with start and end points in mind, and moved quickly as they called out to the 20-year-old woman, hoping she was able to reply.

“Now that all that area‘s been exhausted, it‘s become the more detailed search in the closer, more significant points of proximity to where she was last seen.
 
The massive search involving a helicopter, dog search units, fire departments and a plane has not turned up any clues as to her whereabouts.
OPP said the search has gone on this long because searchers believe Calayca could have survived the recent warm summer weather. Also, an abundance of natural water and no evidence of aggressive bears in the area has raised searchers‘ hopes of finding her alive.
About 50 people were involved in the search Saturday, including members from Lakehead Search and Rescue, and Geraldton Search and Rescue.
  
On Wednesday, four of Calayca‘s family members, including her father, returned to the Toronto area after having viewed the park from a police helicopter.

About 600 people packed the pews of Prince of Peace Catholic Church for the vigil Wednesday night, with dozens more standing at the back of the church and in the lobby and filling the seats of an overflow room off the lobby.

Police believe she went down a park trail but they don‘t know which one. Investigators don‘t believe Calayca was abducted or attacked by a black bear
The massive search involving a helicopter, dog search units, fire departments and a plane has not turned up any clues as to her whereabouts.
OPP said the search has gone on this long because searchers believe Calayca could have survived the recent warm summer weather. Also, an abundance of natural water and no evidence of aggressive bears in the area has raised searchers‘ hopes of finding her alive.
About 50 people were involved in the search Saturday, including members from Lakehead Search and Rescue, and Geraldton Search and Rescue.
  
On Wednesday, four of Calayca‘s family members, including her father, returned to the Toronto area after having viewed the park from a police helicopter.

About 600 people packed the pews of Prince of Peace Catholic Church for the vigil Wednesday night, with dozens more standing at the back of the church and in the lobby and filling the seats of an overflow room off the lobby.

Police believe she went down a park trail but they don‘t know which one. Investigators don‘t believe Calayca was abducted or attacked by a black bear
The massive search involving a helicopter, dog search units, fire departments and a plane has not turned up any clues as to her whereabouts.
OPP said the search has gone on this long because searchers believe Calayca could have survived the recent warm summer weather. Also, an abundance of natural water and no evidence of aggressive bears in the area has raised searchers‘ hopes of finding her alive.
About 50 people were involved in the search Saturday, including members from Lakehead Search and Rescue, and Geraldton Search and Rescue.
  
On Wednesday, four of Calayca‘s family members, including her father, returned to the Toronto area after having viewed the park from a police helicopter.

About 600 people packed the pews of Prince of Peace Catholic Church for the vigil Wednesday night, with dozens more standing at the back of the church and in the lobby and filling the seats of an overflow room off the lobby.

Police believe she went down a park trail but they don‘t know which one. Investigators don‘t believe Calayca was abducted or attacked by a black bear
 
OPP, have no plans to scale back the search, Police say the decision to continue looking for the 20-year-old woman for a ninth straight day has nothing to do with the attention her case has received from the Toronto media, or the fact that more of Calayca‘s family members have come to the park to await her return.
“Our decision (to continue) is made at the site and is not swayed by the presence of TV cameras,” Thunder Bay OPP regional spokeswoman Sgt. Deb Tully said Tuesday.

Last summer, provincial police called off a search for a 26-year-old tree planter after seven days when he went missing in the bush near White River. 
The tree planter, also from Toronto, has never been located and some officers speculated he may have been killed by an animal. White River is about 120 miles east of Rainbow Falls Provincial Park on highway 17 leading to Sault Ste Marie.  See story below
 
The Ontario Provincial Police are continuing to conduct an extensive search for Christina.  This search includes police officers from the Northeast and Northwest Region.  This search has been supported by canine units, the OPP’s flight services (helicopter and fixed wing), CASARA (volunteer air search and rescue association), the OPP’s marine unit and also local volunteer search and rescue personnel from surrounding municipalities (including volunteer firefighters).

About 100 civilians were permitted to search through the less treacherous parts of the bush this weekend. The OPP had previously discouraged civilians from combing the park as the terrain is dangerous and the bush is dense.

Police have ruled out a black bear attack, noting that while there have been some bear sightings this summer at Rainbow Falls, there have been no reports about aggressive bruins in the park adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway.
Nor do police suspect foul play on the part of Calayca‘s travelling companions, three other members of a Catholic youth group.
 
The family plans to hold a vigil at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday in Toronto at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 265 Alton Towers Circle near McCowan Rd. and Steeles Ave. E.
The family welcomes anyone who wants to join in prayer for Calayca.
 
Any information or possible sightings of Christina should be reported to the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.
Tips may also be reported to the OPP’s Missing Persons Unidentified Bodies Unit at 1-877-934-6363 or e-mailed to: opp.isb.resolve@ontario.ca.
 
 
Aju CHUKWUDIEBERE IROAGA

Aju CHUKWUDIEBERE IROAGA

On the 16 May 2006, a worker from a local tree planting site left his place of employment on foot and has not been seen since. Aju Chukwudiebere IROAGA DOB: 17 May 1980 was last seen on May 16th at 1630 hrs by coworkers at Domtar Rd 100 (aka Danny Lake Rd) Bayfield Twp, Lake Rampieke. IROAGA is in very good shape, approx 6' tall, 180 lbs, black ethnicity, originally from Nigeria. He was last seen wearing a camouflage hoodie sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown running shoes, black tilly hat and a black toque.
 
Last summer, provincial police called off a search for a 26-year-old tree planter after seven days when he went missing in the bush near White River.
The tree planter, also from Toronto, has never been located and some officers speculated he may have been killed by an animal.
 
This search did not receive the same media attention in the Toronto media that the search for Christina Calayca has received.
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