Today is the 24th anniversary of the disappearance of Michael Dunahee. I was living in Petawawa Ontario at the time; I was 10. I recall seeing Michael Dunahee’s missing posters; they were everywhere, posted on every single store front, telephone pole. The impact it had on me was powerful. Every where I went, it was on the back of my mind to be watching for him and until this day, it still is.

Michael’s disappearance spawned one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history, and today the case remains an active investigation.

Michael went missing from Blanshard Elementary School on March 24th, 1991. He was last seen around 12:30 p.m. in the area of the school playground. He was 4-years-old at the time.

If anyone has information about Michael Dunahee’s disappearance they can contact VicPD at 250-995-7261 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Officers remain committed to this investigation and will continue to investigate the disappearance of Michael.


Date of Birth: May 12, 1986
Missing Since: Mar 24, 1991
Missing from: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Characteristics: Michael was starting to show freckles when he disappeared.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond
At the time of disappearance: height: 3’0″; weight: 51 lbs

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