Posted November 18, 2018 05:18:17It was a Monday, February 19, 1970.
The family was at the local pub to celebrate the return of the football season.
On the patio, the father of two boys was sitting on a bench, eating a bowl of pasta.
His wife was also there.
She told him she was going to the hospital to see her daughter, who was in a coma.
Her mother-in-law, who had taken a different route, was already there.
Her sister-in‑law, in her 60s, was waiting in the car.
She told them that they would meet later.
They were just outside the hospital, but there was no sign of her daughter.
She walked out of the pub and into the driveway.
She didn’t go back.
They didn’t talk for weeks.
It was a long time before anyone found out about her disappearance.
Her disappearance was one of the most bizarre and baffling in Manitoba history.
Her car, the black Nissan Altima, was found on the side of the road a few kilometres away, in a field a few hundred metres from the family home.
The vehicle was abandoned.
The police didn’t even bother to go there and search it.
No trace of the vehicle or anyone else was ever found.
The family has been trying to find her for years.
They have searched for clues online, in books, newspapers, television programs and in the media.
The last time anyone heard from her was when a newspaper article ran about her on February 26, 1971.
A friend of the family posted it on Facebook.
I think it’s great that the media is paying attention.
And she’s just been missing for three months and I think she deserves a break.
The article was posted on March 1, 1971, and still has not been verified.
“We have to get a little bit more of a sense of closure here,” says Nancy, who has two younger sons, Jack and Matt.
It’s the only time in the family’s life they’ve had closure, she says.
The story is told in the book, “Locked In: The Disappearance of Cathy D. Dickson”.
“This is what the family is going through right now,” says Billie.
“I think it just makes it hard to go on.”
The family says it has been working on a book since Cathy disappeared.
It started in November of 2016, when they were able to finally get hold of the book and put it on their shelves.
“Cathy was our daughter,” says Danie.
Her husband, Mike, is Cathy’s great-grandfather.
He’s one of her favourite childhood memories.
“It was very difficult to sit down and read it, but it really changed the way we look at this whole situation.
It changed our view of life.”
Cathy Dickson, left, and her mother, Catherine.
The couple has been searching for answers for nearly three decades.
(CBC)When Cathy disappeared, she was only 13.
She left her family and moved in with her mother-to-be.
She never came home.
It took the family three months to track her down.
“She would never leave us,” says Cathy’s mother-of-two, Cathy.
“She would always be with us, and we were going to find out when she would come home.”
It was difficult to keep up with the case, but the family eventually found out.
On November 15, 1971 a news release was released by Manitoba’s Department of Public Safety.
The following day, Cathy Dickson was seen walking the streets of Winnipeg.
The next day, a newspaper reported that Cathy had been found, her car found and that she had been reported missing.
A photo of Cathy’s car was found in a dumpster near her home.
It was one week after the news release.
The police had no leads.
It would take months for police to get to the bottom of the case.
In October of that year, a search party from the Manitoba Crime Commission was called in to help find Cathy.
Police searched a number of locations, but no leads led to Cathy’s whereabouts.
A police officer from the Winnipeg detachment came to their house and found a scrap of paper in a notebook.
The handwriting was that of Cathy.
In the notebook, Cathy wrote a cryptic message.
She was asking for help.
I don’t know what to say.
Please tell me what you’re going to do,” she wrote.
It wasn’t until March 16, 1972, that the family was able to get Cathy’s DNA tested.
A match was found.
The results showed Cathy was a match.
On March 17, 1972 Cathy was reunited with her family.
The two of them went to Winnipeg and were welcomed by Cathy’s sisters, Cathy’s niece, and friends.
“My heart just sank when I found out what