What we know so far about Sheryl Sheppard
Sheryl, 30, was last seen January 2, 1998 after her fiancée Michael Lavoie (pictured to the right) allegedly dropped her off at Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls, ON. Her disappearance has been ruled a homicide and Lavoie has been publicly named as a suspect in the case.
A beautiful portrait of Sheryl Sheppard by artist Ilene Sova can be seen here.
The 2014 CBC article "Advocating for victims of crime" highlights the Victims Services advocacy done by the Hamilton Police Services and their awareness-raising campaigns every April for the victims of crime.
The 2011 Hamilton Spectator article "In a cold case, hope is hot" interviews Sheppard's mother and discusses the only suspect in the case -- Sheppard's fiancée Michael Lavoie. In 2008 Lavoie was named the person of interest by the head of the Homicide Unit, Staff Sergeant Ian Matthews.
In 2011 the Sheppard case also received some publicity for increasing the reward from $10,000 to $50,000 for tips leading to a conviction.