Marilyn Bergeron’s family says they have received new information that will help clarify the mystery of the young woman’s disappearance in Quebec City on February 17, 2008. The family is appealing to the people of Montreal to incite ” people who would have other information to talk about “.
In a press conference held this morning in Montreal, a childhood friend, Jonathan Gauthier, of Marilyn Bergeron said that she confessed to him, a few weeks before his death, that he had received threats that made him fear for his life.
According to lawyer Marc Bellemare, the statement of Mr. Gauthier “confirms what explains the precipitous departure of the young woman from Montreal”. “Either she had witnessed something very serious, or she was aware of a tragedy that took place in Montreal,” said Bellemare, in an interview with La Presse.
Let’s not forget that Marilyn Bergeron returned to her parents’ home in Quebec a few hours before she disappeared. Before, she lived in Montreal for three years.
The Bergeron family took the opportunity to send a message to their loved ones in Montreal. “We want to make a specific appeal to those around her in Montreal, particularly those who lived in the Hochelaga neighborhood and those who frequented Steve’s Music where she worked,” said Marc Bellemare.
She would have been seen in Ontario too
Last February, the family had increased to $ 30,000 the reward promised to anyone who would provide information to find Marilyn Bergeron. Since then, 43 people have come forward. “The people who contacted us often confirmed that she had a traumatic situation in Montreal,” said Bellemare.
“Eight people also told us that they saw it in Ontario, particularly in Kingston Station,” said Bellemare. We are convinced that we will find it. Live or dead.
Marc Bellemare criticized the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ), which has so far refused to treat this disappearance as a criminal case. “It’s hard to understand why they refuse. The fact that it is not a criminal record, it puts less energy.
In 2015, the Bergeron family asked the Department of Public Safety to authorize the Sûreté du Québec to take over the investigation into the disappearance of their daughter. This request was refused.
Marilyn Bergeron is 5’7 ” (1.70m) tall. At the time of her disappearance, she weighed 52 kg (115 lbs), had brown hair and green eyes. She has a Pegasus armadillo on the right side of her chest.
Anyone with information on this subject is asked to contact Marc Bellemare confidentially at 418-681-1227.