Local woman remembers cold case
When Stanstead’s Pat Jory heard from her sister that the RCMP was re-opening the over fifty year-old case of little Edna Bette-Jean Masters who went missing at 21 months of age while playing outside of a friend’s home in the Kamloops area of British Colombia, she probably got shivers down her spine.
“We knew the family and had visited the baby after she was born,” said Mrs. Jory in an interview. “She had been playing when the other kids went inside to get koolaid. She was left alone for just a few minutes. The police came out with a blood hound but it stopped sniffing at the end of the lane. Then volunteers came from all around and people walked hand-to-hand, a mile wide. They thought they would at least find her shoes because they used to fall off easily,” added Mrs. Jory who was only twenty years old at the time with a few young children of her own. “I was so scared for my children after that we would
always have a fence around our property.”
The police have decided to re-open the cold case of Edna Masters, who went missing without a trace on July 3rd, 1960, now that they can use new technology such as DNA examination and computer software that can age the faces of young children, showing what they would look like as adults.
“That story always intrigued me. And you never know where someone can end up,” said Mrs. Jory, explaining why she brought the story to the attention of the newspaper. “Look at me, I ended up out here all the way from British Colombia.”