Homicide detectives take over case of missing couple
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:12PM MDT
No new leads in the case of a missing couple from Edmonton have led police to hand over the case to homicide detectives. Officers are still looking for information that may help them lead to the whereabouts of the couple who have not been seen or heard from since December 27th, 2010.
"The investigation hasn't come to us for any other reason other than it is a natural progression when all normal investigative channels by the Missing Persons Unit have been exhausted. What we can say is that we consider the couple's disappearance to be suspicious," said Det. Dale Johnson with the EPS Homicide Section.
Police said co-workers of 72 year-old Perry Kit Wong and his common-law-wife 71-year old Eloise Fendelet, reported the couple missing after they failed to return to work on January 3rd.
The couple owned a dental lab in west Edmonton.
Police reported the couple has been known to travel, but investigators said the couple didn't take any of their vehicles and there has been no bank or credit card activity that could lead to their whereabouts.
"That's what's so hard to deal with, it has been so long that they've been missing and we don't get no news of any kind, no leads or nothing," said Fendelet's aunt, Cecille Fendelet.
Police aren't sure if the couple went missing together, but their investigation has led them to believe that Wong was meeting up with friends in the southwest neighbourhood of Wedgewood.
"Mr. Wong was last seen on Dec 27th, in the west part of Edmonton, he was apparently seen getting into what's described as a silver Mercedes," said Johnson.
Investigators have said they want to speak to anyone who has information about the Mercedes.
If you have any information that can assist investigators you are asked to call police at (780) 423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
With files from Sonia Sunger