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Please Help Me Help #FindNicole

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Watching the news last night brought back some awful memories for me.  I was teenager living in Toronto 29 years ago when 12-year-old Nicole Morin vanished from her apartment complex in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, after leaving her apartment to head down the elevator to meet her friend at the pool.  She was never seen again.

Nicole’s case was featured prominently in the news for weeks after her disappearance, and brought fear to kids and adults across Toronto.  I remember seeing headline after headline featuring Nicole in the Toronto Star and wishing there was something I could do to help find Nicole. Nicole’s adorable face has never left my memory since those days, and I have often thought of her from time to time over the years.

Now, 29 years later, I CAN try to help find Nicole.  With my blog,  and my social media channels, I’m hoping I can help make a difference in this case.  Toronto Police have brought Nicole’s missing persons case forward with a new informational video, an age-progressed photo of Nicole showing what she might look like today, and a Twitter hashtag and Facebook page dedicated to solving the mystery of Nicole’s disappearance.

Nicole disappeared at a time long before we had tools like the internet, social media, and even cell phones to help us. There was no such thing as an “Amber Alert” when Nicole went missing.  Police are hoping that, by putting information about Nicole’s disappearance back into the public eye via social media, they will finally be able to solve this mystery.

Here’s what Nicole looked like around the time of her disappearance:



And here is Nicole showing how she may look today:

NicoleMorinAgeProgressionAs we’ve recently seen with other missing persons’ cases, there still is hope of finding Nicole – even 29 years later.  Please help me, help Toronto Police solve this mystery. Let’s help Nicole’s family find answers to the question they’ve been asking for years.  Where is Nicole?

Here is the video re-enactment of Nicole’s disappearance:

Please take a moment to share Nicole’s video and photos over your social media channels.  We’ve all seen what the power of social media can do.  Toronto Police have set up a special Facebook page featuring Nicole Morin. Police are also asking us to use the hashtag #FindNicole when sharing the information about Nicole via social media.

Please help.  Let’s work together to help #FindNicole.

If you can’t help with Nicole’s case, maybe you can help solve the mystery of some of Canada’s other missing children’s cases.

Like I have, you can also sign up to the Missing Children Society Of Canada’s Valuable Project by donating your social media feeds to alerts sent out by the MCSC in the moments after a child goes missing.





  1. July 31, 2014


    It’s a shame that things like this happen! I can imagine how something like this happening in your community would affect you. I’m glad that you’re able to do something to help find her or at least have someone come forward with some information. If only the internet and Amber Alerts were around millenniums ago!

    • July 31, 2014


      Thanks Jason! Appreciate you helping me share this 🙂 Yes, I always wonder if things would have been different if technology had been where it’s at today. Thanks for stopping by, Jason!

  2. July 31, 2014


    This is so sad and hopeful at once!

    I have shared your blog post!

    One wonders, did something come up recently that prompted police to reopen this particular case?

    • July 31, 2014


      Thanks so much for sharing it, Peady! I’m not sure what has caused them to reopen the case in this way, but like you, I suspect that something has come to their attention recently which may help them solve Nicole’s disappearance. I heard one news reporter state that some feel there is a good chance she is still alive and being held captive. Not sure the validity of that though. Thanks for stopping by to comment, Peady!

      • July 31, 2014


        Anytime, Sandy. Honestly.

        It would be amazing if she was found alive and well. Stranger things have happened.

        Her poor family!

        • July 31, 2014


          Yes, I really feel for her family. It must be so hard “not knowing” 🙁 I say there is always hope, especially in light of some of the abducted girls who have been found in recent years. You can never give up! Thanks again 🙂

  3. July 31, 2014

    Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo

    I remember when Nicole went missing. Thank you so much for reminding us that she still needs our help. I am sharing on social media.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    • July 31, 2014


      Sarah, thank you so much for helping me to spread the word about Nicole. Hopefully, with our help, Nicole’s family can get some answers…or maybe another family whose child is missing and who is featured on the MCSC website. Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

  4. July 31, 2014


    I don’t remember this story growing up but my heart goes out to her family. This is another sad story and I hope it gets solved.

    • July 31, 2014


      Yes, unfortunately, Nicole’s is one of many stories of kids who have gone missing 🙁 You can see that from the MCSC site. Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to spread the word Ladena!

  5. July 31, 2014

    Matthew Tully

    Such a sad story….I’m on it let’s get the word out!

    • August 1, 2014


      You rock, Matthew! Thanks for your help!

  6. August 2, 2014

    Nancy T

    I was delivering the Toronto Star when I saw her on the cover of the paper – I would have been around 13 or 14 and to see an 8 year old go missing. I really hope they find her.

    • August 2, 2014


      Sounds like you have a lot of the same memories as me Nancy 🙁 That’s the paper I read all the stories in also. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment!

  7. June 13, 2016

    Lynn Duchesne

    I remember this little girl very well. My mother knew her Nicole’s mother. I remember my Mom telling me what happened. I will share on all my media platforms. #FindNicole

    • June 13, 2016


      Oh wow Lynn 🙁 Sorry to hear that. Must have been horribly upsetting for your mother at the time (and having her own daughter). I’ll never forget Nicole’s face. Her disappearance made such an impression on me at the time. Thanks so much for sharing!

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