A little more than fourteen years ago, 13-year-old Courtney Struble left her friend’s house after watching movies. That was the last time anyone saw her.
Struble went missing on July 8, 2004, on the outskirts of Estevan as she walked to her dad’s place.
Even with all the time that has passed, police remain committed to finding her.
In 2009, the Estevan Police Service asked the RCMP historical case unit to conduct an independent review of the file.
“Have a different set of eyes to look at it and then in April 2010, determined that her disappearance was, in fact, a homicide,” said the RCMP’s Rob King.
The RCMP still receive tips about Struble and follow up with any information that is presented to them.
“This investigation will never be closed until we have an answer,” King said. “Somewhere out there has that one last crucial piece of evidence or information — and they may not even know they have it — that can send investigators in the absolute right direction.”
He said RCMP are looking for anyone who was in the area at that time or knew of her movements after she left her friend’s house.
King said cases that go on this long are frustrating for everyone, especially the family.
“They’ve had so long to deal with this, they want answers and we want to give them those answers.”
There have been over 60 investigators who have looked into the case since 2004.
RCMP are still actively investigating the case and encourage anyone with information about the incident come forward to help them find answers.