Halton police say case of missing Burlington senior is still open
It’s been more than 13 months since Helen Robertson went missing, nearly four months since the last solid clue in the case, and Halton police appear no closer to solving the mystery of the senior’s disappearance.
The 79-year-old was last seen just before 1 p.m. on July 5, 2016 at her Millcroft Park Drive home.
“Police have followed up more than 80 leads and possible sightings — stretching from Niagara Falls, the greater Hamilton area, Burlington, Keswick and Richmond Hill,” said Det. Joe Barr of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau.
“Our search incident and rescue team (SIRT) has conducted extensive searches throughout the greater Burlington area in areas throughout Millcroft, Headon Forest, Bronte Creek and extensive searches throughout north Burlington.”
Barr said the SIRT searches have had help from uniform patrol, investigative support members, the marine and canine units of Halton police, and other police agencies.
Robertson had been suffering from Alzheimer’s for about three to four years before her disappearance. She and husband Don, a retired doctor, have lived in the Millcroft community for about 17 years.
In April, a wallet a boy found while fishing with his father at Bronte Creek was determined to be Robertson’s. “Beyond some personal effects of Ms. Robertson’s found in April, our search, unfortunately, has yielded no other evidence,” Barr said.
Robertson was last seen July 5.