Fight Crime in the World: March 2014


Jeffrey Boucher - Missing man in Whitby -

A Missing Whitby Man - Jeffrey Boucher - Where are you?

Jeffrey Boucher, 52, from Whitby Ontario has been missing since January 13th, 2014.  His wife, Kirstin Boucher has involved herself with the search, both on the pavement and online. Some say that she may be handling the situation with a lack of emotion.  I feel Kirstin Boucher is still going through shock, and proves her love for Jeffrey with the effort she is putting forward to find him.

If only Jeffrey had a cell phone with him.  This could have unlocked his location, or allowed him to call in distress.

One of the ways Kirstin is involved, she has joined the online conversation which you can see here:

Jeffrey Boucher info @ Websleuths.  On this site, members are trying to piece the timeline together, while also asking Kirstin questions.  She is very responsive, but there seems to be a limit to finding a conclusion, as we are dealing with too much "piecing the puzzle together".  Some of which, may actually lead somewhere, but with so many responses, it is hard to track the meaningful information from the useless posts.  The issue is we have to sift through the misleading theories, where many members of the community are making judgements and using light reasoning to promote it.  An example comes from a post where they claim that the night before Jeffrey likely saw a crime being committed and then was killed the next morning to silence him.  This is impossible…every time I have ever seen something that involves the cops I first tell my family.  I would want them to know immediately.  It is this sort of loose "piecing together" that inhibits us from having a consolidated page that details the good portions of the Websleuth Message Board.

Putting Jeffrey Boucher's Life and Recent Events Together:

Jeffrey was an avid runner.  He was very regimented, and never went off course in his planning.  Over 25 years he only missed one day of work!  He enjoyed the outdoors so much, that he would go to Collingwood every weekend to instruct skiing courses.  It is said that he would go without his family at first, but his daughter eventually got a job there and joined him on a weekly basis.

He loved Collingwood so much, that he and Kirstin were willing to move there.  In fact, they were looking at homes in Collingwood the night before he disappeared.

There are some anomalies in this case.  Why would a man that is so regimented in his ways do the following:

Why did Jeffrey go running the night before he disappeared and stay out way past his usual running time.  In 2005 he ran 10K in 45 minutes.  The night before he was gone for over 2 hours, which is the timing of a full marathon for this avid runner.  It was so odd for him to be gone this long, his family became worried and went looking for him.  They saw him running on the street and everything was ok.  He usually ran for 1 hour max, and in the morning.

Why would he have $3500 in cash stashed in his filing cabinet at work?  The police say it means nothing, but for someone to have the money there, unsecured, that is odd.  Especially since Kirstin was never made aware of the problem after the cops discovered that there was $3500 in there.  The Whitby Police say it is of no mind, but the act that Jeffrey did not say anything about it to his wife, shows there is a disconnection regarding the money that Jeffrey Boucher wanted to maintain.

Why did Jeffrey's boss send him an email on Sunday telling him she would like to see him Monday in the morning?  With the principal and the police involved in the $3500 in cash found, was Jeffrey going to be rep remanded Monday, the day he disappeared, and was he fearful of that?

If he went for a run, why did he not wear his Nike chip, or running watch?  A man of routine would always wear this to help him determine distance, calories, etc…oddly enough the running watch was found in his work shoes.

Theories About Jeffrey Boucher's Disappearance:

Attacked by a bear or coyotes in Heber Downs Conservation Area:
A big possibility.  Jeffrey would possibly venture off the path while jogging.
Here is a link to the trails:
Heber Downs Conservation Area

Coyotes have been seen at Heber Downs Conservation Area:
Warning of Coyotes at Heber Downs Conservation Area

Coyotes have killed humans before.  When they operate in packs, it is possible.  There is a story:

Coyotes have been known to chase joggers.  Also, there have been many dogs killed in Jeffrey Boucher's household vicinity over the past 3 years.  Not only that, but Coyotes are most active before dawn, right at the time Jeffrey Boucher disappeared.  

We also have a chance that a bear was in the Conservation Area.  Here is a ling that discusses unconfirmed sightings and tracks that have been found at Heber Downs:

Jeffrey Boucher committed suicide:
He has two kids, a wife, and loved the outdoors.  Kirstin also states he could have anything he wants financially as well.  This year they had also planned a trip to Slovenia which Jeffrey Boucher seemed excited for.  He had his retirement to look forward to.  His wife gave him the freedom to travel alone, and he was nearing a 2 year vacation plan, which would be leading into that retirement.  Was he upset over something that happened the week before?  On Jan 10th the money found in his filing cabinet was told to Kirstin.  He did not prep for classes after that, which he usually does in regimented form.  Is this because he could not believe what had happened?  Was he deep emotional peril from something that happened on Jan 9th/10th, and did he ultimately kill himself before everything came to light?

Jeffrey had an accident while running/hiking through Heber Downs:
As a Hogtown Hash House Harriers (A hiking/running group) he was always seeking adventure.  The Boucher's hosted the group to their home in the fall, and there were pictures posted online, which shows them taking harsh trails that went through waterways, and through off-path adventures.  It is possible that he felt safe running through certain areas but then slipped and hit his head, or drowned as he feel through the ice.  Every unlikely trail needs to be searched in the Conservation Area, as there is a strong case for him being there.

Jeffrey Boucher was hit by a car, and then removed from the sight of passerby's:
Would someone actually go through the effort of removing someone they hit?  Perhaps they would just keep driving?  To put someone in a trunk, it takes a specific person to do that.  I do not think the common person that was driving to work could do something like that.  If this did happen, I feel they would leave him where he was and perhaps take off in a panic.

Jeffrey ran away with someone to never be found again:
Did he meet someone as a ski instructor?  Did he disappear for over 2 hours the night before because he was with this person plotting their plan to run away.  He could easily use "running" as a ploy to go meet someone.  But, if he was to do this in the neighbourhood, surely someone would have seen him doing so.  For this, we would need to find deception on behalf of Jeffrey Boucher.  The night before he was missing for 2 hours.  He said he went to the Heber Downs Conservation Area.  Using his posted running times, he could get there and back in 1 hour, as it is 6.5 km's to reach the Area.  The main trail is 2.5 Km's.  That would be a total of 15.5 Km's.  Since 10 Km's took him roughly 45 minutes to run, that is approximately 70 minutes for him to get there are back.  What else was he doing for the remaining 50 minutes?  Even if he ran the main trail twice, that would only add approximately 11 minutes to his total time.  Here is the trail map for you to see.  THE FACT THAT THE FAMILY WAS WORRIED, AND THE FACT THE TIMES DO NOT ADD UP, MEANS THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.  Was he possibly at  a pay phone?  Did he meet with someone?  This is a high traffic area, with many restaurants and stores in the area.  He could have been in many places the night before he disappeared.  I doubt he was running the whole time.
It is odd that he left his running watch, and Nike chip at home.  Did he do this because he knew he was not returning?

Jeffrey was involved in a foul play incident, which ended in his death:
Did he see a crime?  Did he run to someone's aid who was being victimized by a crime?  There would have to be two people dead in this scenario, as the other victim would most likely come forward if they were still alive.
Outlandishly thinking; it is possible that a house along his jogging route is where he was killed.  Is there a chance that he was having an affair with someone along the way, and when he went there that morning, he was killed?  This is a ridiculous scenario, but something that happened nonetheless
It is possible that the money issue has a large part in all of this.  The fact that the Principal said she wanted to see him before lunch on Monday may have been important.  She also took the step in her email to him to say not to worry about their meeting.  Perhaps Jeffrey is now dead because someone associated to the money was very upset about what came to light from the incident.  I think it is odd that the police were involved in the money incident from the start.  It tells me that there is something we are not being told about the issue.

I feel that with the above possibilities the emphasis must be put on an animal attack while jogging in the Conservation Area (assuming this is where he went), or there was an accident while he was in the Conservation Area and he fell.