Missing Persons

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary are asking that anyone with any information regarding the disappearance of either of these individuals to contact the R.N.C. Major Crime Unit at 709-729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com. Opens in New Window

For More Information Contact

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Missing Person Coordinator
Major Crime Unit
(709) 729-8000
Fax: 729-8248
E-Mail: contactrnc@rnc.gov.nl.ca

Cortney Lake

Date reported missing:  June 7, 2017
Missing from:  Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at the time of Disappearance: 24 years

Circumstances:
Cortney Lake was last seen in St. John’s on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. She is described as being 5’8” and 110-120lbs with light brown hair. Courtney Lake was last seen wearing a grey hooded parka with a pink hoody and pink and white plaid shirt and black pants and glasses. Video stills obtained from Esso on Elizabeth Ave in St. John’s show Cortney Lake hours before she went missing. This is one of the last known visuals police have of her.

David Howlett

David HowlettDate Reported Missing: December 3, 2015
Missing From: Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 45 years

Circumstances :
David Howlett reported missing from his home in Paradise, NL on December 3rd, 2015. David was reported missing by a family member who had last seen him on that same date. David’s car was located in the area of Cape Spear but David has not been seen since. There was a search conducted in this area over the following days but there was no sign of David. David was described as being 5’11”, slim build about 180lbs, short white hair, glasses, blue eyes, and fair skin with freckles. David was possibly wearing a camouflage jacket and green rubber boots when he went missing.

Daniel MacKenzie

Daniel MacKenzieDate Reported Missing: July 31, 1981
Missing From: Border of Newfoundland and Labrador and Schefferville, Quebec
Age at time of Disappearance: 23 years

Circumstances :
Daniel MacKenzie was reported missing from the border of Newfoundland and Labrador and Schefferville, Quebec by his family on July 31, 1981. He had attended the area of Lake Huston with his wife and friends. As they were being conveyed home in a taxi cab Daniel MacKenzie fled from the taxi cab into the wooded area on foot and was never seen again. An extensive search of the area was conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Quebec Provincial Police, and individuals from the Matimekosk Reserve, he was never located. Daniel MacKenzie is described as 5’9, 175lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Nicholas Leonard

Nicholas LeonardDate Reported Missing: September 3, 1990
Missing From: Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 28 years

Circumstances :
Nicholas Leonard was reported missing from Wabush, NL on September 3, 1990. He was reported missing by a friend after he failed to return from a trip to a cabin located at Lower Loon Lake, Wabush, NL. Nicholas Leonard had last been seen by acquaintances in the afternoon of September 1, 1990 rowing a homemade kayak towards the North End of Lower Loon Lake. An extensive search by air, land and water was conducted and Nicholas Leonard’s remains were never located. Some of Nicholas Leonard’s family members believe that he may still be alive. Nicholas Leonard is described as 5’7, 141 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Jessica Heppner

Jessica HeppnerDate Reported Missing: May 29, 2015
Missing From: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 21 years

Circumstances :
Jessica Heppner was reported missing from St. John’s, NL on May 29, 2015. She was reported missing by a friend and travelling companion three days after she was last seen, which was in the area of Topsail Rd, Paradise, NL. Jessica Heppner is originally from Ontario and while visiting St. John’s was staying at the Sheraton Hotel, but she did not return to the hotel to retrieve her personal belongings. She was known to utilize Taxi Cabs as her mode of transportation. Jessica Heppner is described as 5’9”, 160 lbs, with long blonde hair and green eyes.

Joshua Miller

Joshua MillerDate Reported Missing: February 10, 2013
Missing From: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 20 years

Circumstances :
Joshua Miller was reported missing from St. John’s, NL by a family member on February 10, 2013. He was last seen on the downtown area of St. John’s. At this time there is no evidence to support foul play however the RNC is continuing to investigate all possibilities surrounding the disappearance of Mr. Miller. Joshua Miller is described as being 6’1”, 185 lbs, he has short sandy colored hair and blue eyes. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing jeans and a black t-shirt.

Aaron Dragonetti

Aaron DragonettiDate Reported Missing: November 21, 2014
Missing From: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 32 years

Circumstances :
Aaron Dragonetti was reported missing from St. John’s, NL on November 21, 2014 by a family member for outside NL. Aaron Dragonetti was last seen in the area of Southside Rd, St. John’s and is described as being approximately 5’10”, 180 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

Nam Kwon Kang

Nam Kwon KangDate Reported Missing: November 1st, 1996
Missing From: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 27 years

Circumstances :
Mr. Kang arrived in Canada from Korea and vanished while visiting a friend in St. John’s on November 1st, 1996 after only one week in the city. Kang was an experienced rock climber who had been climbing in the area of Kelly Island and Signal Hill in the days leading up to his disappearance. Kang was a paratrooper, martial arts expert and an experienced rock climber. His personal belongings were left at his apartment, Kang had been studying at Toronto Hansaw Language school and was a past member of the Korean Forces.

Pamela Asprey

Pamela AspreyDate Reported Missing: November 12th, 1984
Missing From: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 20 years

Circumstances:
Pamela Asprey went missing from St. John’s on November 12th, 1984. Asprey was reported missing by her roommate two days after last seen alive. Asprey was known to frequent the Duckworth Street area of St. John’s and was last seen getting into a vehicle near the War Memorial. The male operator of this vehicle was described as having a large build and wore a baseball hat. Asprey had left her wallet with a friend at a nearby bar advising that she would return in twenty minutes, she was never seen again.

Sharon Drover

Sharon DroverDate Reported Missing: December 29th, 1978
Missing From: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 17 years

Circumstances:
Sharon Drover was last seen on December 29th, 1978. Drover left her boarding house on Livingstone Street in downtown St. John’s to go to work the evening shift at McDonalds Restaurant on Kenmount Road, St. John’s. She completed her shift after midnight and it is believed that she intended to hitch-hike home. Following publicity in the 1990s two brothers came forward stating that on December 29th, 1978 they picked up a female hitch-hiker on Kenmount Road and dropped her off on Long’s Hill adjacent to the apartment she was residing at. They believe this was Sharon Drover. After exiting their vehicle the young woman spoke to some people near the front door of her apartment. They had the impression that the conversation was heated. Moments later the young woman was seen running south on Long’s Hill.

Henrietta Millek

Henrietta MilleDate Reported Missing: December 10th, 1982
Missing From: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 25 years old

Circumstances:
Henrietta Millek was originally from Nain, NL but had been living in St. John’s for some time prior to her disappearance. She was known to frequent clubs in the downtown area one of which was the Key Club. After her disappearance numerous persons were interviewed and it is believed that on the night of her disappearance she had been having trouble with at least two men at the club and may have left the club against her will. Her keys and purse along with other belongings were found at the club. Millek did not return for her personal belongings and was never seen again.

Daniel Joseph Pickett

Daniel Joseph PickettDate Reported Missing: October 25th, 2006
Missing From: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Age at time of Disappearance: 25 year old

Circumstances:
Daniel Pickett was a fisherman who was working on a vessel that had been tied up at the small boat basin in Fort Amherst, St. John’s. Daniel had gone out with crew members to the George Street bar district and was last seen between 10-11 p.m. on 2006-10-24. Daniel never returned to the vessel that night and missed his ride to Clarenville the next day at 1 p.m. on 2011-10-25. Daniel is described as 5’7″, 150lbs with blue eyes and blonde hair. He was said to have been in good mental and physical condition when last seen.

Adam Matthew O’Brien
Mitchell Gary Marcus O’Brien
Trevor Anthony Thomas O’Brien

Adam Matthew O’Brien
D.O.B: October 28th, 1982
Height/Weight: 5’0″ (152 cm), 99lbs (45kg)
Description: White Male, brown hair, blue eyes

  • Photo 1: Adam Matthew O'Brien
  • Photo 2: Adam Matthew O'Brien

Mitchell Gary Marcus O’Brien
D.O.B: November 29th, 1991
Height/Weight: 3’0″ (91cm), 46lbs (21kg)
Description: White Male, brown hair, brown eyes

  • Photo 1: Mitchell Gary Marcus O'Brien
  • Photo 2: Mitchell Gary Marcus O'Brien
  • Photo 3: Mitchell Gary Marcus O'Brien

Trevor Anthony Thomas O’Brien
D.O.B: May 8th, 1985
Height/Weight: 4’8″ (142 cm), 70lbs (32 kg)
Description: White Male, brown hair, blue eyes

  • Photo 1: Trevor Anthony Thomas O'Brien
  • Photo 2: Trevor Anthony Thomas O'Brien

Circumstances:
On November 9th, 1996 Adam, Mitchell and Trevor O’Brien were abducted by their father Gary Joseph O’Brien. O’Brien failed to return the three children to their mother and rigged their family home in Torbay to explode. Neither Gary nor the three children have been seen since. An extensive an ongoing investigation which has expanded borders have identified numerous leads which have been investigated, however their whereabouts are still unknown. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have age enhanced photos on their website. Their abduction has been featured on “Americas Most Wanted” and “The Montel Williams Show”.

Suspect:

Gary Joseph O'BrienGary Joseph O’Brien
D.O.B: October 17th, 1956
Height/Weight: 5’10”, 132lbs
Description: White Male, Grey Hair, Blue Eyes